Apr 27
With All My Soul Review

With All My Soul Review

With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent Series: Soul Screamers #7 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Date Published: March 26, 2013 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Rating: Description: What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It’s time to kick some hellion butt… After not really surviving her junior year (does “undead” count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish… Read more »

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Apr 26
Rush Review

Rush Review

Rush by Maya Banks Series: Breathless Trilogy #1 Publisher: Berkley Date Published: January 15, 2013 Genres: Erotica, Romance Format: Paperback Rating: Description: Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking… When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his… Read more »

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Apr 22
Wool Review

Wool Review

Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey Series: Wool #1-5 Publisher: Broad Reach Publishings Date Published: January 25, 2012 Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction Rating: Description: This Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and who wish to save a dollar or two while picking up the same stories in a single package. The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was released over the next six months. My thanks go out to those… Read more »

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Apr 19
City of Ashes Review

City of Ashes Review

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare Series: Mortal Instruments, #2 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date Published: March 25, 2008 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Rating: Description: Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go… Read more »

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Apr 16
Top Ten Tuesday REWIND: Favorite Fictional Characters

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND: Favorite Fictional Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme run by The Broke and the Bookish   Favorite Fictional Couples in Books    Rose’s Top Ten 1.  Alexander Belov and Tatiana Metanova, The Bronze Horseman 2. Jamie Fraser and Clare Beauchamp, Outlander 3. Dean Holder and Linden Sky, Hopeless 4. Lucas Maxfield and Jacqueline Wallace, Easy 5. Will Cooper and Layken, Slammed 6. Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace, The Fault In Our Stars 7. Reid Alexander and Dori Cantrell, Good for You 8. Jace Garret and Samantha Reed, My Life Next Door 9. Josh Bennett and Nastya Kashnikov, The Sea of Tranquility 10. Noah Hutchins… Read more »

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Apr 12
The Sea of Tranquility Review

The Sea of Tranquility Review

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay Publisher: Atria Books Date Published: June 4, 2013 Genres: Young Adult Format: eBook Source: Netgalley Rating: Description:  I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk. Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get… Read more »

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Apr 10
The Host review: Movie vs. Book?

The Host review: Movie vs. Book?

The Host by Stephenie Meyer Series: The Host, #1 Publisher: Little Brown and Company Date Published: May 6, 2008 Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction Rating: Description: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man… Read more »

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Apr 09
Nightline Segment

Nightline Segment

NIGHTLINE SEGMENT!!!! As if one trip wasn’t enough fun, I got invited back by ABC’s nightline to take part in a segment discussing the genre shift from YA to NA.  It was a blast! I got to meet the ever personable Colleen Hoover again! Along with Losing It author, Cora Carmack!  If you missed the air on TV, I posted the video below.  I have to admit I was a bit disappointed by the producers insistence that sex and sensationalism is what is selling NA books.  Everyone present for the taping insisted that the reason we enjoyed NA so much… Read more »

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Apr 09
City of Bones review

City of Bones review

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Series: Mortal Instruments #1 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date Published: March 27, 2007 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Paperback Rating: Description:  Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the… Read more »

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Apr 06
Giveaway: Signed Copies of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Giveaway: Signed Copies of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire came to Katy Budget Books to do a signing and we picked up a copy of each book, Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster, to giveaway to *one* lucky reader!  See, they’re signed! This signed copy and its mate will soon be in the hands of one lucky reader!  See that photo below? That’s her signing one of the copies. Look how excited she is to be talking with her fans! Goodreads description of Beautiful Disaster: INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE. Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby… Read more »

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