May 30
Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Guest Post, Giveaway and Book Blast: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Title: Awaken Author: Jaime Guerard Publication Date: March 2013 Goodreads description:  Three things run through my mind at this very moment… ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same. TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist. THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death. Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she… Read more »

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May 29
Armchair BEA 2013 –  Blogger Development and Genre Fiction

Armchair BEA 2013 – Blogger Development and Genre Fiction

The topics for day 2 of Armchair BEA are: How do we develop ourselves as bloggers Genre Fiction – what draws us to a specific genre      Julie’s Thoughts    This is only my second month book blogging, so I definitely have a lot more development to do as a blogger. I think it really helps that we started this project together, so we already have our own support system. We’re starting off on a free wordpress site, but hope to eventually upgrade. It would be awesome to start earning some money through the blog, at least to cover giveaways,… Read more »

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May 27
Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions

Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions

Book Expo America (BEA) is going on in NYC, but not all of us are lucky enough to be able to attend. So this wonderful thing called Armchair BEA was created so some of us can participate from the comfort of our homes! We’re thrilled to participate in this huge event in our second month of blogging! Woot! Armchair BEA is kicking off with introductory posts so we can get to know everyone better.    Julie’s Introduction What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? Well you can see what I’m… Read more »

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May 24
Book Blast, Guest Post and Giveaway: In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater

Book Blast, Guest Post and Giveaway: In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater

Title: In Darkness We Must Abide: The Complete First Season Author: Rhiannon Frater Genre: NA Modern Gothic Horror Publication Date: May 24, 2013 Synopsis: In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night. Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.  As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a… Read more »

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May 24
City of Glass Review

City of Glass Review

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare Series: The Mortal Instruments #3 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date Published: March 24, 2009 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Rating: Description: To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As… Read more »

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May 22
Bruiser Review

Bruiser Review

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman Publisher: Harper Teen Date Published: October 1, 2011 Genres: Young Adult Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins Rating: Description: “There’s a reason why Brewster can’t have friends – why he can’t care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can’t be explained. I know, because they’re happening to me.” When Brontë starts dating Brewster “Bruiser” Rawlins – the guy voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” her twin brother, Tennyson, isn’t surprised. But then strange things begin to occur. Tennyson and Brontë’s scrapes… Read more »

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May 21
Dragonfly In Amber Review

Dragonfly In Amber Review

Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon Series: Outlander Series #2 Publisher: Delacorte Press Date Published: July 1, 1992 Genres: Historical Fiction Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 39 hrs and 28 mins Rating: Description: With her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters — Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful follow-up to Outlander…. For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire… Read more »

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May 21
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme run by The Broke and the Bookish Favorite Book Covers of Books I’ve Read:    Rose’s Top Ten (in no particular order)           1. Hush, Hush 2. Shiver 3. The Bronze Horseman 4. Rules of Attraction 5. Easy 6. Graceling 7. Divergent 8. Outlander 9. Walking Disaster 10. City of Ashes    Julie’s Top Ten         1. With All My Soul 2. City of Ashes 3. Walking Disaster 4. All That Bleeds 5. Firelight 6. Anna Dressed in Blood 7. Supernatural Freak 8. Would Be Witch 9. Sea Witch 10. Firelight Subscribe… Read more »

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May 18
Guest Post and Book Blast: Eyes Ever to the Sky by Katie French

Guest Post and Book Blast: Eyes Ever to the Sky by Katie French

Title: Eyes Ever to the Sky Series: The Sky Trilogy #1 Author: Katie French Publisher: Katie French Books Publication Date: May 13, 2013 Goodreads description:  When Hugh wakes up in a smoldering crater—no memory, no clothes—a single thought echoes in his head…trust no one. Frightened and alone, with no memory of who he is, he stumbles upon a grisly murder scene and is fatally shot. He wakes, only to find he can heal himself. He has superpowers, and he’s going to need them. Desperate and bleeding, Hugh stumbles upon fifteen-year-old Cece, who’s got enough troubles of her own. Between caring… Read more »

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May 17
Screwed Review

Screwed Review

Screwed by Laurie Plissner Publisher: Merrit Press Date Published: May 18th, 2013 Genres: Young Adult Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Rating: Description: Flattered by the attentions of Nick, the cutest guy in school, seventeen-year-old Grace Warren, captain of the math team, lets down her guard and gets pregnant the night she loses her virginity. Hopeful that Nick will drop to one knee and propose when she breaks the baby news to him, Grace is heartbroken – Nick wants nothing to do with her. Her best friend, Jennifer, thinks she should get an abortion, but Grace is certain that her morally upright… Read more »

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