Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #20

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab you'r current read
Open the book to a random page
Share with us two (2) "teasers" sentences form that page
Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like  
Today my teaser comes from... 
Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)

"I know I'm different." My throat closed, and my voice squeaked. "And I was hoping to find out how I fit in."

"By running through Range in you'r socked feet?" One corner of his mouth tugged upward when I glared. "A joke?"

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
-page 34

Check out my Incarnate giveaway

Monday, January 30, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Incarnate (NewSoul) by Jodi Meadows

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)


Incarnate (NewSoul #1)







Jodi Meadows







HarperCollins



Goodreads:
NEWSOUL 
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why. 

NOSOUL 
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame? 

HEART 
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all? 

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

Review:
A huge thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for allowing me to review this book. 

The cover is beautiful (I think everyone loves the cover) but the book matches the cover, it's just as beautiful. The story and the writing style was amazing! 

Everyone in Range is a reincarnate, except Ana, she's not supposed to exist. She took the place of Ciana when she died. To her abusive mother she's a nosoul.
She leaves her abusive home to find the city of Heart, to find answers about herself, and how or why she's become.

Along the way Ana meets, is saved by actually, a boy named Sam. At first Ana doesn't trust him, but she soon finds out that Sam is different than everyone else. Sam is sweet, kind and caring. There was no instinct love at first, it started as a friendship, then evolved into a sweet, natural romance. 

I loved Sam. Ana as well, it was hard not to like her. This book has everything fantasy, action and romance. Everything flowed easy, I got warped up in the story. I read this book within a day. I can't wait for more in the series. When is the next book in the series coming out? 


5/5 Stars


Sunday, January 29, 2012

IMM #18

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books you have received/bought/won this week.  

Bought:
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
Blood Red Road 
by Moira Young  
-I like the paperback cover better than the hardback.

Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #1)
Moon Spell 
by Samantha Young 
- It's free for the Kindle!

Won:
The Grimoire Chronicles: Veil Between Worlds
The Grimoire Chromicles: Veil Between Worlds   
by Sally Dubats  
Thank you to Nicole @ Nicole's YA Book Haven & Sally Dubats!

Touch of Power (Healer, #1)
Touch of Power (Healer #1) 
by Maria V. Snyder  
Thanks to Janina @ Synchronized Reading!


Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
Incarnate (Newsoul #1) eARCs 
by Jodi Meadows  
 

Thank you to Soumi @ Pages From My Thoughts Pragya @ Reviewing Shelf!

~I'll be having a giveaway when I post the review because I have 2 eARCs of Incarnate so keep an eye open!~  
 
{One is a .pdf and the other is a .epud, I'm not sure what the difference is or if it even matters}

-I'd like to have the review up before it comes out on the 31st of January but I'm not sure if I'll have it reviewed by then.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Outside


Outside - a post-apocalyptic novel (The Outside Series #1)Outside - a post-apocalyptic novel









Shalini Boland








Goodreads:
Book One in The Outside Series. 

The future is divided by Perimeters: high-security gated communities where life goes on as normal. If you’re inside you’re lucky. If you’re outside, life expectancy takes a nose dive. 

Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the fence. But her cosseted life of privilege comes crashing down when someone breaks through and murders her sister. 

She forsakes her own safety to go in search of the killer. Luc decides to go with her otherwise she’ll be dead before she’s past the security gate. But what awaits her outside is more unbelievable that she ever imagined. 
  




Review:
Thanks to Shalini Boland for giving me this book to reveiew and giveaway. I didn't know about this book until she contacted me, I'm glad she did. I'm a huge fan of post-apocalyptic novels.
From the first page I was hooked. It was fast paced which made it a quick read.
This is a futuristic dystopian set somewhere in England, which is divided by Perimeters, the Inside and the Outside. Life is good for those who live Inside of the Perimeter. For Riley, life is normal, until someone breaks into the Perimeters and murders Skye, Riley's little sister. In hopes of finding the killer Riley and her seventeen year old neighbor, Luc, leave the protection of the Perimeter.
There was suspense, action, romance, unexpected twists and turns. It was realistic. Riley was a strong and brave, you can't help but love her. This is the first book in the series, I'm looking forward to more books in this series.
I recommend this book to any dystopian fan.



5/5 Stars



Now for the giveaway! This is an e-book of Outside.





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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Third Sentence Thursday #7

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme that Heather @ Proud Book Nerd hosts.
How to play along... 
1. Take the book you are currently reading and post the third sentence,
2. Share you'r thoughts on the sentence.
3. Post a link to you'r blog in the link list (Leave it in the comments if you don't have a blog)
4. Visit the other blogs to check out their third sentence. 
Here's mine:
Unearthly (Unearthly #1)

I don't know what else is that unique about me.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
page 48


The Time Will Come #17

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join? Sounds good, it even has fa
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book 
-Link the post in the linky
-Visit other blogs
This weeks book is... 
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)

Yes another vampire book, that's probably most of what my shelves are filled with. I love vampire books! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Giveaway



Courtney Allison Moulton is hosting a Giveaway. The Prizes are both of her books!
Check out her website to find out how. I've been wanting to read these books for a long time.


                                              Click HERE to enter! 

2000 Follower Giveaway!

Congratulations to Mary @ Sparkling Reviews on reaching 2000 followers! Shes having a giveaway! The prizes are amazing! How would you like to win a 93 inch Mitsubishi TV? Well you can, and some other great prizes as well. Here's whats in the giveaway.  



2000 Followers Giveaway!
includes:
*1 73 inch Mitsubishi TV 
*1 Sony Home Theater Set (includes Blu Ray Player , iPod dock, and speakers)
*1 $1000 Visa Card (Cause you need food too right? nothing like a movie and take-out)
*1 $1000 Amazon Card (Cause you need Blu Ray movies to watch on your new system!)

Awesome right? Click HERE for more info.

Wishlist Wednesday #10


Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.  
Entangled
Goodreads:
The same questions whirl round and round in my head: 
What does he want from me? 
How could I have let this happen? 
AM I GOING TO DIE? 

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here. 

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unraveling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. 

Grace must face the most important question of all. 
Why is she here? 

A story of dangerous secrets, intense friendship 
and electrifying attraction.

Sounds like something I'd like.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #19

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab you'r current read
Open the book to a random page
Share with us two (2) "teasers" sentences form that page
Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like  
Today my teaser comes from... 
Partials (Partials, #1)

"It's stupid," said Marcus. "It's stupid and unfair and I know - I can only imagine how it feels. I think it's a terrible idea, and I hope it dies as quickly as possible."

"Thank you."

~ Partials by Dan Wells 
-page 31

Outside - a post-apocalyptic novel (The Outside Series #1)
This weekend I'm going to post my review of Outside by   and I'll be having a giveaway. My first giveaway! Thanks to Shalini for kindly giving me this book to review and to giveaway. It'll run the 28th to the 30th. I'm going to use Rafflecopter, I've never used the Raffle, thingy, so please bear with me.  ':)           I hope I get everything right, if anyone has any advice for me, please tell me, thank you!












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Sunday, January 22, 2012

IMM #17

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books you have received/bought/won this week.    

NetGalley:
Partials (Partials, #1)
Partials 
by Dan Wells

Won:  
Carrier of the Mark 
by Leigh Fallon


Dark Parties
Dark Parties 
by Sara Grant 
Thanks to Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews 
Thank you! C:

Signed Wide Awake bookmark :)
Thanks to Jean @ Book Nerd for the bookmark! (=

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review: The Way We Fall

     The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe           




The Way We Fall







Megan Crewe






Disney-Hyperion


Goodreads:
It starts with an itch you just can't shake.  Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat.  A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends.  Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.   And then you're dead. When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back. Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.   Because how will she go on if there isn't? Megan Crewe crafts a powerful and gripping exploration of self-preservation, first love, and hope.  Poignant and dizzying, this heart-wrenching story of one girl’s bravery and unbeatable spirit will leave readers fervently awaiting the next book in this standout new series.

Review:
Thanks to Disney-Hyperion and Netgalley for kindly providing me an eARC of this book to read and review. 
This book is written in a diary-like format from Kaelyn, the main character, to Leo, her friend who lives in New York. 
Kaelyn lives on an island off the coast of Canada. She used to be shy but with the new school year starting up, wants to change all that and become more outgoing. 
When a mysterious and deadly virus outbreak hits the tiny island, no one is safe from it. Its unlike anything doctors have seen before. It seems like a cold or the flu, at first, with the coughing, and sneezing. Then the infected start to scratch at their skin profusely. The last stages of the virus makes the contaminated people confused and do unpredictable things. And the final stage of the deadly virus is just that, death. 
The government becomes afraid and quarantines the island, making everyone on the island either survive it or die from the virus. 

Terrifying and heartbreaking at the same time. A great Dystopian book. Kaelyn is a believable character, I like how she grows within the book. 
The ending was kind of sudden, I'll keep my eyes peeled for book two.


4/5 Stars

13 Inch Macbook Air and Apple TV Giveaway!

Giveaway a Mac, I must be crazy? Nope this is a real giveaway! :)





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Processor

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Memory

  • 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 onboard memory


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Check it out HERE!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

JANUARY MYSTERY BOX Non Fiction edition

Want to win a mystery box of ARCs! Of course you do! :) 
And you can because BookHonds is having the giveaway!  *.*



Find out how to HERE

Third Sentence Thursday #6

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme that Heather @ Proud Book Nerd hosts.
How to play along... 
1. Take the book you are currently reading and post the third sentence,
2. Share you'r thoughts on the sentence.
3. Post a link to you'r blog in the link list (Leave it in the comments if you don't have a blog)
4. Visit the other blogs to check out their third sentence. 
Here's mine:
Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1)

You can smell them a mile away.
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Only on page 1 so I don't know what to expect, it's getting 4 & 5 stars from Goodreads though. :)

The Time Will Come #16

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join?
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book 
-Link the post in the linky
-Visit other blogs
This weeks book is... 
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

 I love these books, I started this one, but stopped it because I was going to reread them all before I read this.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #18

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab you'r current read
Open the book to a random page
Share with us two (2) "teasers" sentences form that page
Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like  
Today my teaser comes from...  
Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1)

"We'll talk again soon. We have some time." He glances over his shoulder. "But think about what I've said, and don't be surprised if you have an unexpected visitor."

"You're not a visitor. You're a menace."

~ Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay 
-page 104

Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: Halflings by Heather Burch

Halflings (Halflings, #1)


Halflings (Halflings #1)




Heather Burch





Zondervan



Goodreads:
After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with. 

A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world.

Review:
Thank you Netgalley and Zondervan publishers for allowing me to review this book. 
I haven't read any angel books before this one, and I can't say I'm disappointed, this was a great book. It was fast paced, I could not put it down. I read it within one day. 
Nikki Youngblood is having a seriously bad day, she is chased by strange dog like creatures, and then nearly run over by a SUV, until three incredibly gorgeous guys, Halflings, half fallen angels, half humans, are sent to protect her from the forces of evil. 

Nikki is a tough character, she comes off somewhat of a tomboy to me, she likes motorcycles, and has a black belt in karate, she don't care much for fashion, or boys, unlike her boy crazed best friend, Krissy. 

The ending was one of those cliffhangers, I'm looking forward to the second book.


4/5 Stars

Sunday, January 15, 2012

IMM #16

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books you have received/bought/won this week.    
Bought:  
Tempest (Tempest #1)
Tempest  
by Julie Cross

Won:
Legend (Legend, #1)
Legend 
by Marie Lu

And a pin!

Thanks to Mundie Moms. This book sounds so good, I can't wait to start it! 

Swoon (Swoon, #1)
A signed copy of Swoon by Nina Malkin

Swear (Swoon, #2)
And a signed copy of Swear by Nina Malkin!

And I won these books, but I don't know who they are from, I'm sorry, I wish I knew who I won them from so I can thank them properly.  
 

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