Monday, 29 October 2012

Cover Reveal!

Awaken (Abandon #3) by Meg Cabot

Publisher: Point

Release Date: May 7th/2013
Pages: N/A
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What It's About!

 Description not available yet.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Cover Reveal!

Unbreakable (Unraveling #2) by Elizabeth Norris

Publisher: Balzer + Bray 

Release Date: April 23rd/2013
Pages: N/A
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What It's About! 

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben
is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

BookSparksPR Speaks Out Campaign

Speak out against bullying - The Salt God's Daughter by Ilie Ruby

The Salt God's Daughter by Ilie RubyNote from Ilie: The stories of the women who populate The Salt God’s Daughter were inspired by the confluence of real life and a Celtic myth, which I learned from a folksong my mother played on the guitar, The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry. While the myth is the map, its many roads reflect the experiences of my grandmothers, of my mother, of my friends, and of seventeen young girls I never knew but whose histories found me. My wish was to illuminate the female experience through generations–not only those times that are shrouded in shadows, but also those that are lovely and beautiful, and made indelible with light. At its heart this is a story about true love, sometimes found between mothers and daughters, in the secrets of sisters, and in the arms of the first person with whom you shared your heart. When all is said and done, this novel belongs to resolute sisters Ruthie and Dolly. They are my champions. Their journey of discovery and survival is the heart of this story.

Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows three generations of extraordinary women who share something unique—something magical and untamed that makes them unmistakably different from others. Theirs is a world teeming with ancestral stories, exotic folklore, inherited memory, and meteoric myths.

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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Blood Twist Review

Blood Twist by Bonnie Wheeler

Release Date: August 25th/2012
Pages: N/A 
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*A copy was provided by Bonnie Wheeler for review*

What It's About!

Find out what happens to the Erris Coven when Lexie's BFF Liz comes to town.

Braden Murphy knew he was going to die. There was a twist to his family secret – one that was forced upon him from the time he was a child. For years he envisioned his final days and tried to be strong enough to leave his family. Now that it was time, he was ready to make good on a deadly promise. Except for one unexpected glitch, a raven haired beauty insisted on joining him.

Liz Sanders thought her best friend’s stepfamily was weird, but she never would have guessed they were werewolves. Now Liz must travel with a secretive half-vampire in search of a lycanthropy cure. Landing in a nest full of blood thirsty vampires wasn’t on the agenda, but neither was falling in love.

Braden is tempting, but Liz’s feelings for him are complicated. She wishes he would open up about his past and give her a reason to trust him.

Just when Liz thinks she can let her guard down, she’s forced to confront the evil that has been stalking Braden’s past for years. Death is here and ready to destroy everything they've fought to save.


I was SO happy when I finally got to find out what happened next after reading Fate Fixed forever ago. Even though this book had a bit more blood and gore in it than the first book, it was still really good. My favorite thing was definitely Liz and Braden's relationship, it had so much spark and passion, I just couldn't stop reading.

I love how we got to see the POV from 2 different characters that had been briefly touched in the first book. It was such a fresh take on the same world but different views. While Liz and Braden were discovering their new feelings for each other, there were a lot of other things going on. There were a lot of twists throughout the book that really kept it interesting. I even came to like a few unexpected characters, and got a few surprises along the way. The whole book I was trying to figure out if Braden would really die the way he thought he would and who death actually was.

There was so much mystery woven throughout the story, it had just the right amount of hints and details to make me think and just when I thought I figured it out, I was thrown another direction entirely. Slowly there was more and more of the mystery unraveling until the end, when everything comes out.

This book was really amazing, there was just the right amount of romance, action and mystery, the way I love it. This is definitely not a book to miss for vampire and paranormal lovers!


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Book Reveal!

The Elite by Kiera Cass

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: Apirl 23rd/2013
Pages: 336
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What It's About!

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Cover Reveal!

Tidal (Watersong #3) by Amanda Hocking

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin 

Release Date: 2013
Pages: N/A
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What It's About!

Description not available

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Poser Review

Poser by Marley Gibson

Publisher: TKA Distribution

Release Date:  June 26th/2012
Pages: 186
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What It's About!

I’m Chai Devareaux. By day, I’m your average senior at Miami’s South Beach High. I love hanging with my friends at the beach, and I work hard to keep up my grades so I can get in Columbia University in the fall. But every afternoon and night? I transform into the model in front of the camera with the smoky eyes, perfectly styled hair, and fitted designer clothes.

I’m the girl in all the hottest clubs where the beautiful people frequent and the fashion photographers gather. I’m the girl who everyone else wants to be. The problem is it’s not my dream. I want to be a doctor.

But try telling that to my mother, 80’s supermodel icon, Claire-Ann Devareaux, a hard-living, hard-loving plastic surgery addict who’s still chasing what’s left of the limelight. And it makes my life a living headache. Even hooking up with hot teen supermodel Ty Willingham hands me more challenges than ever.

Yeah, I might look like I have it made, but it’s just the role I play.

I’m such a poser.


At the beginning of the book, I really enjoyed it until I got maybe 3 or 4 chapters in, and then it just started annoying me to no end. I don't know if the author was trying to write an actual novel, or a guide book to modeling and how to handle being famous. The book was basically about this 17 yr old girl, named Chai, and her mom is a famous model that's had every face-lift and plastic surgery under the sun. Chai's mom wants her to become a famous model just like her, only Chai wants to be a doctor.

I was so intrigued by the description of the book, but after reading the book, I'm not very impressed. I found it so hard to follow the story with all the name brand names and things being dropped constantly. Every few pages the story was pretty much put on hold just to describe in great detail how hot this guy was, or to describe exactly what everyone was wearing (all big designer brands, of course) and it just put me off totally. In the end I don't even really remember what the actual story was, due to the fact that I got so many designer names and big brands shoved in my face I can't really remember anything past them.

All the characters in the book were so superficial, flat and unrelatable. Chai bugged me the most though. She "didn't want to be a model" or be involved in the famous end of things, she just wanted to be normal and a doctor, but she didn't seem to like that either. She was basically your typical rich kid, can't be grateful for what she has and complains about it and lets her mother control her constantly. She wanted to break out to be her own person and a doctor instead of her mother's little shadow, but she had no backbone to come into her own.

Poser would have been so much more enjoyable if there wasn't so much name dropping and the constant need from the author to impress the readers with their "knowledge" of designer brands and being famous. It was just so annoying.


Friday, 5 October 2012

Sheltered by Debra Chapoton

 Debra Chapoton

Author: Debra Chapoton
Title: Sheltered
Purchase Links: Available in Paperback and Digital Copies

What It's About! 

Living together unsupervised, five troubled teens confront demonic forces and are compelled to deal with their problems in distinctly different ways. Paranormal meets psycho meets Goth in this story of a supernatural haunting and budding love.

High school junior, Ben, hacks into his step-father's real estate holdings and provides rooms in an old two-story house to various outcasts: the schizophrenic kid, the angry Goth girl, and the homeless girl who worships him. When Megan needs a place to live she comes to the rooming house with a different set of problems and the ability to confuse and attract Ben.

One by one strange and mysterious occurrences stretch the teens’ beliefs in the supernatural. How they deal with demons, real and imagined, has tragic as well as redeeming consequences.

Sneak Peak!

Next Wednesday
Emily knew the precise moment that Ben returned, she felt him in her scars. She watched him carry some things to the house, heard the door close; she smiled when she heard him call out that Santa was here. He did that once before, in early December, insisting that she accept the gift he held out, not wanting her to wait until Christmas to use the mittens he knew she needed.
She went toward her door now, wondered what he had brought, and then heard Megan’s voice below. Oh no, he probably brought something for her. She scuttled back to her nest by the window and stared outside, was still staring fifteen minutes later when she saw them walk down the street, Ben shouldering a shovel, his other hand knotted with Megan’s.
She touched the skin on her arms, lightly at first, making it tingle. The image of Ben with Megan multiplied across her mind in broken mirrors, a repugnant picture that reflected her own self-loathing. She scratched at her scabs, felt the pricks of pain force away the ticklish sensations. She closed her eyes.
When she opened them she saw a figure standing at her door.
“Who–?” she started, but the figment waned to less than a shadow. Still, though, there was something at her door.
She rose slowly and held her hand out.
Its face was more womanly now, friendly, motherly. Yes, she knew this face. Its pearly white skin so shocking against the ruby lips, the stringy hair a match to her own. Her mother.
She stretched her fingers toward the face. The hallucination faded then sharpened. The eyes began to blaze. She drew her hands back to her own face. What’s wrong with me?  The delusion grieved Emily; all around her fluttered a longing.
And a deadly fear.

 About The Author! 

Debra Chapoton has taught kids of all ages in her main career as a teacher. She has a BA in Spanish and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English. She started writing in 2002 and was surprised to find out that the characters quickly take over the action and dialogue in the stories.
Her first YA novel, Edge of Escape, was self-published and then discovered by Piper Verlag Publishing and translated into German. Stalking and obsession get a sympathetic twist in this story of physical and psychological survival.
Her second YA novel, Sheltered, detours into a different genre as she writes about five teens who confront supernatural forces. Two boys and three girls all harbor secrets which make some of them susceptible to demon possession. Embracing all things supernatural might protect them, but are they ready for the consequences?
Chapoton has also written eleven chapter books for middle grade kids and a non-fiction work for adults, Crossing the Scriptures.
When she’s not writing Chapoton enjoys the quiet of the full log home she designed and built with her husband. They live in the middle of 62 acres of beautiful woods in northern Michigan.

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