Saturday, August 31, 2013

Radiant

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a riveting original novella (available only as an ebook) set in the world of the Unearthly series.

Clara is desperate to get away--from the memories that haunt her in Wyoming and the visions of a future she isn't ready to face--and spending the summer in Italy with her best friend, Angela, should be the perfect escape. . . .

For as long as she can remember, Angela has been told that love is dangerous, that she must always guard her heart. But when she met Phen two years ago she was determined to be with him, no matter the costs. Now she must decide whether she can trust Clara with her secret, or if telling her the truth will risk everything she cares about.

Alternating between Angela and Clara's perspectives, Radiant chronicles the unforgettable summer that will test the bounds of their friendship and change their lives forever.

Author: Cynthia Hand (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: HarperTeen/HarperCollins
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

**Ebook borrowed from the national library**
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this book because for one, it becomes much clearer to me now that when I read Radiant and everything that happened to Clara and Angela's Italy trip. I get to know more too, about the characters - the most is Angela.

Friday, August 30, 2013

American Girl On Saturn by Nikki Godwin (Book Blast + Giveaway!)

American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin
Publication Date: August 28, 2013

Blurb:

The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Blitz: Aberrant by Ruth Silver + Giveaway!


Aberrant (Aberrant )
by Ruth Silver
Release Date: 04/17/13

Summary from Goodreads:

In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Destruction of the Soul by J.L. Vallance (Promo Post + Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the Destruction of the Soul blog tour hosted by Enchantress of Book Blog Tours.

I will be able to share a sneak peek/teaser from the book! All thanks to the author for letting me to. I am very excited for you to read it *HAPPY DANCES* and try to spot for a Russian phrase in it - I'm in love!

Plus, check out the book's soundtrack! I listened to the songs and I happened to enjoy the song Opposite by Biffy Clyro very much! SO good! I'll leave the rest for you guys to check out!

Released Date: August 20th

Book Blurb:

“There is more at stake in Aedan’s war than any of you realize.”
Vivienne Drake is lost.

She’d let every one of her walls down, finally allowing others into her guarded circle, and all it brought her was pain and devastation. Now, out of fear and desperation, she’s turning to the one being she believes will be truthful with her; the only being that’s dared to give her anything resembling an honest answer--Linux, The Cruciatum.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Phoenix

The boundary walls couldn't keep them apart.

Engaged to be married, Ash and Natalie are just starting to build a life together when things in the United Sentry States go from bad to worse. Ash and Natalie find themselves at the center of turmoil when dictator Purian Rose threatens Natalie’s life unless Ash votes in favor of Rose’s Law—a law that will send Darklings and other dissenters to a deadly concentration camp known as the Tenth.

When Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings, her fate is sealed. Enter Elijah Theroux, the handsome Bastet boy Natalie once saved from her mother’s labs, where he’d been experimented on and tortured. It was his venom the Sentry used to create the lethal Golden Haze, the heart of the government conspiracy that led to Black City’s uprising and Ash’s rebirth as the Phoenix, the face of the rebellion. Elijah is back and Ash doesn’t like him; it’s clear he’s taken with Natalie, and Ash fears she may have feelings for him as well.

But Elijah also may have the answer to taking down Purian Rose for good—a powerful weapon called the Ora. Ash, Natalie and Elijah just have to escape Black City undetected to find it. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon (if it even exists) are easier said than done, and the quest could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.

This enthralling sequel to Black City is just as absorbing, delicious and steamy as the first book, leaving readers hungry for the series conclusion.

Author: Elizabeth Richards (Website, Twitter, Facebook)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Book borrowed from the national library

(Actual) Rating: 5 of 5 stars
(Actual) Rating: 5 of 5 stars

The book is still in both Ash and Natalie's point of views, allowing us how they see the situations of what Phoenix has to reveal to the readers. Let me share a little background, so that it'll be clearer for those who haven't read Black City. I hope this might help you, why you should start reading Black City and Phoenix before the final installment, Wings! Wings COVER REVEAL - Check it out on my blog - click HERE!

Purian Rose was absolutely infuriated of how Ash's reputation is causing the uprising and rebellion against his law. People are starting to turn to him for his help that would finally bring down Purian Rose. Ash is also known as Phoenix when he was restored to life from his execution, the day he was served justice. Now, Ash is all set and determine to bring down Sentry government, with the support of members of Humans for Unity that would finally fulfill the hunger for freedom and equality among the races.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Devil's Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor (Excerpt + Teasers)


The Devil’s Tattoo
Contemporary Romance
(18+ due to adult themes, sex scenes and coarse language)
Release date: 1st September 2013

Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She's been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That's until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Dead Silence

Violet thought she'd made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers...that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.

Author: Kimberly Derting (Website, Twitter, Facebook)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wasn't really intrigued from the start. It felt that I had a lot of stuffs running through my head and was pretty distracted when I read this book. I started reading the book with such intensity and concentration and enjoyed it.

Vampire Academy #5: Spirit Bound

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong...

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true— Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. Only this time, he won't rest until Rose joins him...forever. 

Author: Richelle Mead (Author's Website, VA books official website, Twitter)
Publisher: Razorbill
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I'll probably keep my thoughts about the book short and sweet.

Book Blitz: Camp Boyfriend by JK Rock




Camp Boyfriend (Camp Boyfriend #1)
by J.K. Rock
Release Date: 07/02/13
From Spencer Hill Press

Summary from Goodreads:

The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.

They said it couldn't be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren's nerves and she can't wait to return to summer camp where she's valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to yearround status once she's broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn't even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Creatura by Nely Cab

I am really glad to have signed up for Creatura (book blitz) by Nely Cab! Do you remember I shared the cover reveal to you -- HERE! Super duper awesome!! Don't forget to read the lovely interview right below at the end of the post! *hugs book cover*

Also, I got the opportunity to host a giveaway! It's about time a bookworm do a *book shimmy* movement! Enter to win the rafflecopter! Open internationally - everyone can participate!


Creatura by Nely Cab
Publication date: August 6th, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Synopsis:

Isis can control her dreams. Or she could-until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Over the Rainbow by Brian Rowe (Extreme PROMO Blitz)





Over the Rainbow by Brian Rowe
Genre: YA Fantasy
Date Published: 8/6/2013

16-year-old Zippy Green never meant to fall in love with a girl, but when she does, her ultra-conservative father tries to send her to anti-gay camp. At the Kansas City airport, however, she hides inside a giant suitcase and sneaks onto an airplane headed not to the camp, but to Seattle, where her online love Mira lives. Halfway through the flight, the plane barrels out of control and crashes into the ground, knocking her unconscious.

When Zippy awakens, she finds that most of the passengers have vanished. She doesn’t know what’s happened, but she’s determined to find out. She begins a quest on foot toward Seattle, and along the way, she meets a teenager with a concussion , a homeless man with a heart condition, a child without a shred of bravery, and a terrier named Judy. Together the group discovers that more than two-thirds of the world's population has mysteriously disappeared. But that's only the beginning...

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