Saturday, June 29, 2013

Good Bye Google Friend Connect



I hate to say it but Google Friend Connect is shutting down, it was my favorite way to follow all the blogs that I love.
But there are other ways to follow. 
There's Bloglovin' 

Follow on Bloglovin



 or Networked Blogs, Linky, and Google+ or you can follow me through Twitter, if you'r interested.



Friday, June 28, 2013

Freebie Friday 6/28/13

Here are a few books that are free today for the Kindle!  

The Cold King
Cold King by Amber Jaeger  

Halfway
Halfway by Stephanie Void  

Snitch
Snitch by Kat Kirst

Branded (Fall of Angels #1)
Branded by Keary Taylor

Branded (Book 1)
Branded by K.L. Hawker




Saturday, June 22, 2013

Review: Proxy by Alex London


Proxy (Proxy, #1)

Title: Proxy
Series: Proxy #1
Author: Alex London
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Thiller, Dystopian
Reading Source: NetGalley
Reading Level: 12+  
Length: 384 pages 
Format: ebook
    Cover Art: 3/5
  Overall: 3.5/5  

Goodreads:
Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.


Review:
 In this futuristic novel the world is divided by the rich, the Lux, from the poor.

 The wealthiest people can get anything they want; latest technology, genetically modified genes; or even get away with murder.
They are patrons, they have proxies to take their punishments. 

Knox is from the Upper City and Sydney Carton or Syd, is from the Valve, a part of the Lower City. An orphan, he has never known his parents, and has nothing but debt.

When Knox gets into a car accident and kills a girl, it's Sydney who has to pay the price, with his life. 
But Syd is no ordinary proxy. And when Knox meets Syd their lives are altered. 

Marie is from the Upper City, but she's not like other kids form the Upper City. She's a Cause Girl, someone who believes the world can be different, better, for everyone. She will do anything she can to try to change it. Along with Knox, she helps Syd get to the Rebooters. A group of people who have plans on overrunning the system. 
 

There was a lot of action in this book. I liked the twists and turns. The end of the book surprised me. I will keep an eye out for the next book.

A huge hank you to Penguin and NetGalley for this ecopy in exchange for an honest review.










Friday, June 21, 2013

Freebie Friday 6/21/13

Here are a few books that are free today for the Kindle! 

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides, #1)Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy, #1)
Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides #1) by Jody Gehrman 

Anathema by Megg Jensen 

Cursed (The Devil's Roses, #1)Bane (The Devil's Roses, #2)Hyde (The Devil's Roses, #3)
Witch (The Devil's Roses, #4)Death (The Devil's Roses, #5)
Cursed (The Devil's Rose #1) by Tara Brown  

Bane (The Devil's Rose #2) by Tara Brown  

Hyde (The Devil's Rose #3) by Tara Brown
 ~Amazon

Witch (The Devil's Rose #4) by Tara Brown

Death (The Devil's Rose #5) by Tara Brown 



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday & W.O.W 6/19/13


Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper & Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.
Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)


 



Title: Perfect Ruin
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books
Release Date: 10/01/13 


On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.


Why I need it: 
Just look at that cover! And how AMAZING does that sound? Pretty darn amazing that's how. (=

Friday, June 14, 2013

Freebie Friday 6/14/13

Here are a few books that are free today for the Kindle! 

Undermountain (The Undermountain Saga, #1)Just Remember to BreatheSplinter
Undermountain by Eric Kent Edstrom

Just Remember to Breathe by Charles Sheehan

Splinter by London Cole  

My Soul to Keep  (Soul Keeper, #1)Always Wanted (Xander Barns, #1)Released (Romani Realms, #1)
My Soul to Keep by Melissa Solis  

Always Wanted by Sarah Tork  

Released by Mia Fox  

Aliens Are Real: Part 1Aliens Are Real: Part 2The Chosen of Gaia
Aliens Are Real: Part 1 by Sabrina Sumsion

Aliens Are Real: Part 2 by Sabrina Sumsion  
 ~Amazon

The Chosen of Gaia by M. Mariz 

Wish Upon a Star
 Wish Upon a Star by Sabrina Sumsion
 ~Amazon
 



Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper & Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to post books that you have been really wanting for a long time.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

 




Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black 
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Release Date: 09/17/13 


Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.



Why I need it: 
I have heard nothing but good things about this book.


*Photo from Goodreads*

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Stacking the Shelves 6/8/13


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

Library:Chopsticks
by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral   

and because I think everything deserves a second chance I checked this book out also, the first time I read it I didn't like it that much. I'm hoping I like it more this time round.    (=

Matched (Matched, #1)
by Ally Condie  

Bought:
The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring, #1)
by Kiki Hamilton  

(Ebooks)
Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)
Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)
by Samantha Durante  
Kindle freebie!


Review Books:
Proxy (Proxy, #1)
Proxy (Proxy #1)
 by Alex London





 

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