Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday & Teaser Tuesday 7/31/12



Top Ten Tuesday: 

Hermione Granger- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Clary Frayfrom The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Princess Mia- The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Anna  Oliphant- Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Ismae- Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers

Lyra- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman 

Bella Swan- Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

Sophie Hatter- Howl's Moving Castle Series by Diana Wynne Jones 

Evie from Paranormalcy by  Kiersten White 

Megan Chase- The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa 



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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... 
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)

Darkness. We slumped forward, knocking our temple, hard, against the table.

I screamed.

~ What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
-page 63

*Photo from Goodreads*

NetGalley KnowDown: Fail




Rebekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews is hosted the Netgalley Knockdown read-a-thon!  I tried it, and failed. I only read one NetGalley book.  

The books I had planned to read was...

Glitch (Glitch, #1)The Treachery of Beautiful Things
 The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)The Assassin's CurseMystic City (Mystic City, #1)
Only finished...

Glitch (Glitch, #1)

The review is HERE

I had such a busy month, and it's not even August yet! 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Colonization by Aubrie Dionne

I am so honored and delighted to be part of the cover reveal for Inkspell Publishing's upcoming novel, Colonization by Aubrie Dionne!
Such a stunning cover!  And it sounds awesome!  


Finding a new home has never been so dangerous.
Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.
But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius's ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus. 
Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to protect her new home. What she didn't expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.  
Can she save the colony and discover her true love? 
Released: November 7, 2012 


Author Bio:
Aubrie Dionne writes science fiction fantasy with romantic elements. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Inkspell Publishing, Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She’s also a professional flutist in New England.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stacking the Shelves 7/28/12

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews is just that, it's all about adding  (stacking) to you'r bookshelves.

Ebooks 
Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1) 

That's all I got this week. :)
*Photo from Goodreads*

Friday, July 27, 2012

TGIF #1 Christmas In July



TGIF is a meme hosted by Ginger over @ GReads! Every week there's a question to answer. 


Q: Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree?

A: 
Carnival of Souls
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.

From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series and "Graveminder," comes a brand-new tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny.
I love her other books and this sounds like it would be great!

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.



I have a never ending list, but her are just a couple that I can't wait to get.

*Photos and Summary from Goodreads*

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Time Will Come #25

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. 
-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... 
Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)

 It sounded like a good book, but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. It sounds like Across the Universe, which surprise, I have not read yet either, lol.

*Photo from Goodreads*

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #16


Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.  



Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)



Title: Throne of Glass #1
Author: Sarah J. Mass
Release Date: 8/7/12
"After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined."

Why I need it:
Some people compare it to Grave Mercy and Kristin Cashore's books which I loved!

*Photo and Summary from Goodreads*

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday & Teaser Tuesday 7/24/12


Top Ten Tuesday: Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books


 Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1) Anna and the French Kiss Cinder

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)

HGTrilogy.JPGMiboxed set.jpgComplete set of the seven books of the Harry Potter series.


The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) 

The Morganville Vampires: Books 1-8Kristin Cashore eSampler


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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... 
When the Sea is Rising Red

"Look," I say as I pull away. The air is cold and smells of salt and fish, but it's a clean smell.

Dash looks down. "There's the tale," he says, "that the whalers tell, about how sea-mist that comes in this far is all the spirits of the dead, looking for the ones they left behind."

~ When The Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
-page 152

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stopping Picture This

I know that I already did a Picture This post today but that is going to be the last post I do, Jude over at In Between Writing and Reading has made a post about this, about the copyright problems that has been plaguing the blogging community I have to agree with her,  it's best to stop posting any more Picture This posts. 

To read Jude's post click HERE
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Find out the what Roni Loren went through, click HERE

Picture This 7/23

This meme used to be Daily Dose (hosted by Holly @ Good Golly, Miss Holly), but now it's going to be Picture This and hosted by Jude @ In Between. The pictures are still @ We Heart It though. 

Color Me Pretty, Baby.

SkyandStars♥

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I hope you choke..

Photography

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Boat,Clouds,Phot

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sacking The Shelves 7/22/12

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews is just that, it's all about adding  (stacking) to you'r bookshelves.

This week I only got ebooks 
Bought:
The Unquiet
The Unquiet
 by Jeannine Garsee

Lightbringer (Lightbringer, #1)
Lightbringer 
by K.D. McEntire   

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe
Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe 
by Shelly Corriell  

Pretty Crooked
Pretty Crooked 
by Elisa Ludwig

For Review:
Dark Star
darkstar 
by Bethany Frenette 

The Demon Catchers of Milan
The Demon Catchers of Milan 
by Kat Beyer

Thanks to Hyperion & EgmontUSA!

That's what I got this week! 
 

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