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Feb 9, 2016

GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard Release Day Celebration Blast & Giveaway



I'm so happy to be able to participate in this release day celebration for Glass Sword! I loved Red Queen and I heard this one is even better! Can't wait to read it! 

ABOUT THE BOOK



GLASS SWORD 

Red Queen #2 
Author: Victoria Aveyard 
Pages: 448 
Release Date: February 9th, 2016 
Publisher: HarperTeen 


SYNOPSIS:

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.  

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. 
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.  
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.  
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR.


Victoria Aveyard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen. Victoria was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She has sold several television pilots and feature-length screenplays. You can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.com or on Twitter at @VictoriaAveyard.




GIVEAWAY




One winner will get a RED QUEEN Prize pack from HarperTeen, which includes:
- 1 Physical Copy of CRUEL CROWN (0.1 & 0.2 Red Queen)
- 1 Red Queen foam sword that reads “Kneel or Bleed”
- 1 Scarlet Guard scarf

Must be 13+ To Enter | Ships in US only | 
See Terms & Conditions for full contest rules before entering some restrictions apply




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Feb 8, 2016

What's New? I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil




 



Hi guys!
Today, my What’s New? is the newest book by Gretchen McNeil. I few years ago I read 3:59 and I really enjoyed it, but I haven’t read anything by her after that.
This book though… it sounds like fun!
Check it out!

Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Balzer + Bray 


  I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Cover to come
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She's starting senior year at the top of her class, she’s a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she’s got a new boyfriend she’s crazy about. The only problem: All through high school Bea and her best friends Spencer and Gabe have been the targets of horrific bullying.

So Bea uses her math skills to come up with The Formula, a 100% mathematically-guaranteed path to social happiness in high school. Now Gabe is on his way to becoming Student Body President, and Spencer is finally getting his art noticed. But when her boyfriend dumps her for Toile, the quirky new girl at school, Bea realizes it's time to use The Formula for herself. She'll be reinvented as the eccentric and lovable Trixie—a quintessential manic pixie dream girl—in order to win her boyfriend back and beat new-girl Toile at her own game.

Unfortunately, being a manic pixie dream girl isn't all it's cracked up to be, and “Trixie” is causing unexpected consequences for her friends. As The Formula begins to break down, can Bea find a way to reclaim her true identity, and fix everything she's messed up? Or will the casualties of her manic pixie experiment go far deeper than she could possibly imagine?


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Feb 5, 2016

Some Books Ago: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


Every Tuesday I post about the new books I discover. So, I wanted to give a shout out to all those books published some years ago, I don't want to you to forget them!


I’m so embarrassed to say that I started listening to this audiobook, but stopped halfway because my English sucked more and I didn’t understand some parts.
Yeah, that’s what happened.
But from what I “understood” this book was kind of great. I hope to give it a second chance someday. For now, maybe you want to give it a chance if you haven’t read it.


Nightshade was published on October 19th 2010 by Philomel


 


Summary:

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. 
But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. 
By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
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Feb 4, 2016

Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher


Never Never Part 1, 2 & 3
Authors: Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Series rating: 3 stars
Source: bought.
Summary:
Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget
 
 
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I love these authors so much that when I Heard they were going to write a YA book together, I just couldn’t wait!
This, however, changed a little when I read there were going to be three novellas and the first of them wasn’t as awesome as I expected. Don’t get me wrong, I gave it 4 stars, even though it was only an introduction to the mysterious things going on between the main characters.

Never Never Part 1, is the introduction to the weird things happening around Miles and his girlfriend Charlie. They both lose their memories every 48 hours and of course, they don’t have an idea why, so they start looking for answers.
Never Never Part 2, gives us some answers. After another set of amnesia, Miles goes looking for Charlie because she’s missing. I might say that this novella was my favorite. There are some creepy moments, there’s mystery, some new characters. I had a feeling something paranormal was happening and I enjoyed it so much!
Never Never Part 3, was disappointing. I never expected this coming from Tarryn and Colleen. I was expecting something that keeps me on the edge of my seat, something to give me butterflies, something that makes me want to scream.
Yeah, there were some swoon-worthy moments. But, what about the mystery? And those hints about paranormal stuff? And the big revelation?
The answer to the biggest mystery of all was so EASY. I wanted to laugh when I read it. I thought, “Well, I wasn’t expecting that,” because I was expecting something better!

There might be people glad with the ending, thinking it was sweet and cute but I can’t forget how all the intrigue was for nothing.
What started like a page turned with the vibe of a thriller ended up being disappointing.
It was entertaining, though, that’s all I can say. 


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Romance Is In the Air Giveaway Hop (INT)

 
Hi there! Welcome to The Reader Lines! 
This Blog Hop is hosted by Book Hounds. To see the list of bloggers participating, click HERE.

This hop is about romance in books, that's why you can win one of my favorite romances. I still haven't read some of these books, but I've heard the romance is amazing!


The Rules:
One winner will pick one of the following books.
INT as long as TBD ships to you.
Winner will be contacted via email and has two days to reply.


Enter HERE and good luck!






          

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Feb 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour


 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...

 


Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.

Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the best-selling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.

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Why am I waiting on this book? Because I ADORE David Levithan's writing! I've read many of his books and I'm still in awe everytime he writes something new. This book sounds great. I'm dying to read it!

What about you?

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Feb 2, 2016

STARFLIGHT Launch Blitz & Giveaway



Hey there, booklovers!

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m thrilled to announce the release of STARFLIGHT, the first in a brand new sci-fi series from Disney-Hyperion. I originally pitched this story to my editor as “Overboard” (one of my favorite romantic comedies) meets “Firefly” (an amazing show that was tragically cancelled after one season). STARFLIGHT follows the misadventures of Solara Brooks, a penniless felon who indentures herself to her high school nemesis, Doran Spaulding, in exchange for passage to a new world. But when Doran’s memory is temporarily erased, Solara convinces him their roles are reversed—that she’s the master and he’s the servant—and leads him onto a renegade spaceship, where intergalactic shenanigans ensue. STARFLIGHT is very different in tone from the Alienated trilogy, but the story is still filled with all the things I love: humor, heart, and adventure.


The Book
 
 Synopsis.
Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She's so desperate to reach the realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he's been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe...


What do reviewers have to say?

“Get ready for blast-off! Action-packed and utterly addictive, nobody writes like Melissa Landers. A smart, satisfying romance set in a vividly detailed world, Starflight was just plain fun!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

“Teens will be bracing themselves during the swashbuckling action scenes. A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist


If you like your sci-fi adventure served with a side of romance, I hope you’ll pick up a copy of STARFLIGHT today. It’s now available in stores and online.

Book Depository (free international shipping).


The Giveaway.


To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a STARFLIGHT swag pack, complete with custom nail wraps, bookmarks, and a mini poster! The giveaway is open internationally. Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.

Best of luck, and happy reading!




About The Author: 

 

Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit www.melissa-landers.com.

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