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Friday, 27 June 2014

Blog Tour: UNDERSTUDY by Cheyanne Young


UNDERSTUDY
Author: Cheyanne Young
Standalone
Publication date: February 15th, 2014
Publisher: 336Love
Number of pages: 142
Date read: June, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Review Copy provided by Oops I Read Tours
Format: Ebook
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The high school play is in two months and senior Wren Barlow just became director. Wren still isn't over the fact that she got stiffed as a stagehand instead of the lead role that she totally deserved. Now she is in charge of rehearsals, costumes, navigating around cast member hookups and managing the real life drama at home.

The principal counts on her to succeed because tickets have been sold and the money has been spent. But when he drops a gorgeous bad boy on her and wants him to help the play for extra credit, she falls hard for someone she knows she can't date. With everything spinning out of control, the mysterious and secretive detention king named Derek has a few tricks up his sleeve and wants to help—too bad Wren is scared to give him a chance to prove himself.

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Wren is only auditioning for the school play as it will help her get into her dream college, however Wren gets lumped with the roles of understudy and stagehand. 
Add a guy only known as trouble and she almost has her hands full.

When their director, Wren's overly dramatic aunt, quits her jobs as their teacher and director, Wren is coerced into taking over the reins and then she really does have her hands full. Busy dealing with set designs, casting issues and personal troubles, the "bad" boy is her one bright spot, but will she give him the chance he's hoping for?

Understudy is a very fast-paced read, time passing is a little difficult to tell throughout the novel because of the fast pace, as in months have passed in the story but it doesn't quite feel like it.

Wren is very self-absorbed, she doesn't tend to consider how others feel or anything except how circumstance affect her chances at her dream college and how she isn't getting what she wants. Despite not really caring much about acting, she really is quite dramatic. This is not to say that I didn't like Wren's character, but she did irritate me a great deal.
The times I liked her character best were when she was being nice and relaxed while having fun hanging out with Derek.
It was also awesome to see how she loved creating things in her wood workshop class and was interested in interior decorating.

Her friendship with her best friend is tried throughout the novel but I loved the resolution between the two.
Derek is my favourite character in this story, I just loved him, he had to deal with rumours and comments and yet managed to always remain the sweetest guy. 
I really like how even though Wren has heard had things about Derek, she stills hangs out with him and gets to know him.

Although, Wren does struggle with the fact that Derek can't tell her the whole truth about his situation and I feel she really should have been more understanding and less over-the-top about it all, but the situation was unique and the truth is something you will find yourself wondering about until the very end of the novel when it is all revealed.

The secondary characters are well-rounded, each of them had their own issues going on, and I liked the way Gwen seemed to end up happy.
Wren's aunt however, is unchanging and poorly behaved.

I liked the ending, although I would have liked Wren to apologize for her hot-and-cold behaviour which was a little much.

A very quick read, with a sweet romance and theatrical characters - Understudy contains some really cute moments. 


I rate UNDERSTUDY Three out of Five!!!

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Excerpt:

School has been out for thirty minutes so I’m surprised to find a student in the back of the warehouse using the skill saw. I don’t recognize him from behind, but from what I can see of his backside, he’s too hot for Lawson High. Maybe he’s a movie star researching his next film role. He’s wearing jeans a tight fitting black shirt. His brown hair touches his shoulders and is as silky smooth as mine is after an hour of flat-ironing it to death. Ugh, why do guys always get the best hair?
Mr. Harrison gives an old man arthritic grunt as he settles onto his work stool. He slides the longest piece of molding across the workshop table toward me. “Cut this on the chalk line.”
I slide open my tape measure, but he stops me. “Use the square. Come on girl, I taught you better than that.” Of course he did. The normal me would have known to grab the square to mark a perfect line, but right now I can’t think over the thudding of my heart in my chest. How is it that I’m more nervous standing across the room from a guy who hasn’t even noticed that I exist, than I was moments ago while auditioning for the biggest role in the school play?
I head over to the pegboard wall with all the tools on it. The square, which actually looks like a triangle, should be on the lower left corner but it’s not. I check the workspaces around me but still can’t find it. I’m about to tell Mr. Harrison that someone stole his tools again when I see it.
It’s shoved in the back pocket of the hottest ass I’ve ever seen. I make my way over to the possible movie star, miraculously not dropping dead from cardiac arrest. A sheepish grin falls over my face. “Can I have that square?”
Hot Boy turns around, a carpenter’s pencil sticking out of his mouth. He takes the square from his pocket and hands it to me. “Thanks,” I say. He glances over at my project and then back at me, and I’m pretty sure his eyes graze over my entire body in a split second, but it feels like it takes an hour.
“Crown molding?” He says it like he’s confused. Like we’re in a shoe factory instead of wood shop.
I give an awkward shrug. “I want my room to look like a French boudoir.”
He nods and this smirk spreads across his lips as he looks at the molding and then back at me, as if suddenly understanding my entire personality.
There’s something in his smile that makes me want to rip off my shirt and throw myself into his arms, declaring my soul as his love slave, like some lunatic in an Axe body wash commercial. He holds out his hand. “I’m Derek.”


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About Cheyanne Young

Cheyanne is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, nail polish and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her family, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.

She also writes under the pen name Amy Sparling.





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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#50) Kids In Love

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:


Kids In Love

(Saturn #1.5)



by Nikki Godwin

Publication date:
August 2014

Description (from Goodreads):

As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever.



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Love, Love,  LOVE Nikki's books and I am through and through a Saturnite!
If you don't know what that means then you obviously need to pick up American Girl on Saturn and read it quick smart ;)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Young Adult DNF Review: V IS FOR VIRGIN by Kelly Oram

V IS FOR VIRGIN
Author: Kelly Oram
Series: V Is For Virgin (#1)
Publication date: December 5th, 2012
Publisher: Bluefields
Number of pages: 360
Date read: June 24th, 2014 - DNF
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Ebook
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When Val Jensen gets dumped for her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, the nasty breakup goes viral on YouTube, making her the latest internet sensation. 


After days of ridicule from her peers, Val starts a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. She meant to make a statement, but she never dreamed the entire nation would get caught up in the controversy. 

As if becoming nationally recognized as “Virgin Val” isn’t enough, Val’s already hectic life starts to spin wildly out of control when bad boy Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for the hit rock band Tralse, decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge.

How can a girl stay true to herself when this year’s Sexiest Man Alive is doing everything in his power to win her over?


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"Dish the drama."

I've read up to 60% of the way through this story on my Kindle Cloud Reader, and sadly, I jut cant' bring myself to read anymore, I'm really just tired of this book and it's characters.

Valerie is determined, assertive and blunt, but she is also very short sighted, I felt.
She takes on the cause of letting teens know that not everyone is having sex and encourages abstinence - which is great, it's an awesome thing to read about. 

However, she's very short-sighted in that she does everything because of what happened to her birth mother and she's so sure that she is never going to change her mind about the subject of not having sex before marriage, even though she has never been in a serious or loving relationship, she's never been put in a situation where her resolve is genuinely tested as it seems as though she tries to avoid such situations. 

If her resolve had actually been tested she may still have decided to stay a virgin until marriage, but we don't get to see anything like that which I feel is a let down to the plot, as is the fact that she never thinks about any method, other than abstinence, of preventing teen pregnancy - like contraception, or being careful with your decisions. Val is extremely one-sided.

I will admit that the whole reason I wanted to read this book, the (pretty much) whole reason I picked up V Is For Virgin is because it sounded as if it had a really compelling romance - this is not the case.
Kyle was not very charming and was rather obnoxious and arrogant, I wanted to like him despite him not really being very sexy, nice or likable. His song was something I actually found to be disrespectful.


Cara started out witty and definitely wearing the best friend shoes, but Val became concerned with her cause and Cara got a boyfriend and... their friendship seemed to very quickly evaporate, with Cara seeming like the one to blame, being jealous of Val's new friends and being too concerned with her boyfriend.


This book started out strong (witty, audacious and funny), but quickly dwindled until I couldn't be bothered with the characters or the story, or any of it anymore, so I decided to not finish the book.
After deciding to DNF V Is For Virgin, I read a few spoilerific reviews to find out how the story ended, and from what I read, I'm glad I put this one down - it covers some great points but fails with the romance and doesn't cover more than one side of the issue.


Did Not Finish!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Cover Reveal: Watch Your Back by Tracy Bilen

Watch Your Back
by Tracy Bilen

Release date: April 2015
Publisher: Tulip Romance

Blurb:
When sixteen-year-old Kate hears the boom that ends her parents’ life, she doesn’t even realize it has anything to do with her. Until the police arrive at her front door.
 
Sent to live with her aunt at a ski school in Vermont, Kate tries to adapt to her new life. But then Kate’s aunt is hit by a speeding car and a rogue FBI agent tries to force Kate into his car at gunpoint. She’s saved by Ryan, the risk-taking skier she’s only just met.

On the run, the two must unravel the truth about her parents’ murder in order to stop a terrorist plot and save their own lives.

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Watch Your Back sounds really exciting and interesting, I will definitely be checking this one out!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Young Adult Review: BABE IN BOYLAND by Jody Gehrman

BABE IN BOYLAND
Author: Jody Gehrman
Standalone
Publication date: February 17th, 2011
Publisher: Dial Books
Number of pages: 292
Date read: June 21st, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Borrowed from Library
Format: Paperback
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What do guys REALLY think?

Natalie
is going to find, 
even if it means disguising herself as a guy, 
enrolling at an all-boys prep school, 
and trying not to crush on her hot roommate
to get the answers.

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“The point is, feelings can change - and often do - abruptly. It's one of the riskiest aspects of falling for someone, especially during these tumultuous years when we're young and restless.” 

I've been wanting to read this book for SO long, so it was great to finally get my hands on a copy and get to read it.

Natalie has an alter-ego, Dr Aphrodite - her schools newspapers' love columnist, and that alter-ego is receiving a lot of hate from the male population of her school. They're saying things like: she doesn't know what she's talking about, and her advice never takes a guy's view point into consideration, so she's come up with a plan to remedy this.

Natalie decides to undercover at the local all-boys prep school as Nat.
She thinks that this way she can get honest answers to the seven questions girls' most want answered, but she never counted on having a hot roommate...

Natalie isn't very experienced in the love department, in fact, she doesn't really know much at all. She is amazingly determined and does her best to do right by people, she grows so much throughout this novel and becomes a better person along the way, however she does struggle as her situation becomes more and more convoluted.

Chloe and Darcy are Natalie's best friend and wholly support her with her undercover mission. Chloe is strong-willed and often comes across as bitchy, she also is somewhat obsessed with cleanliness. Darcy is sweet and friendly, she is a little weak-willed about a guy in the beginning, and acts as a kind of mediator between her two best friends upon occasion.
I love the friendship between these girls, it's so real and full of the ups and downs and unconditional support of real-life friendships.

Tyler is a sweety, he's totally awsome.
Emilio is gorgeous, sweet and down to earth, however he loves his privacy.
The friendship that starts awkward but quickly developes between Nat(alie) and Emilio is intriguing and very well written.

By going undercover as Nat, Natalie learns so much more than she ever expected, about girls and boys, and what it really means to appreciate being a girl. She also learns that there's more to people than looks or social status, and that everyone has different faces they put on when with different people.
She sees a whole new side of her friends and of herself as well.

The part of the story concerning Emilio's sister was really awkward, mostly at the end of it, while I understand how most of that story-line served a purpose of illustrating how girls' put up fronts when trying to impress guys and it was successful in getting that message across, I just felt that it shouldn't have ended the way that that single branch of the story did - it was a bit too much and it's really the only thing I didn't like in the story.

Aside from that, I LOVE the way that the overall story wrapped up, how all the facets came together. This is a fast-paced, light and fluffy kind of read that you can get through easily, it has depth, humour and is incredibly well thought out.

Anyone who likes the movie She's the Man will absolutely love this novel, without a doubt.


“Supposedly, guys think about sex every eight seconds. If that's true, how can they talk to their grandmothers?” 


I rate BABE IN BOYLAND Four and a Half out of Five!!!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Young Adult Review: ASSAULT by Brian Falkner

ASSAULT
Author: Brian Falkner
Series: Recon Team Angel (#1)
Publication date: November 1st, 2011
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Number of pages: 365
Date read: June 19th, 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Suspense
Source: Borrowed from Library
Format: Paperback
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The first in a high octane sci-fi adventure series by best-selling and award-winning author, Brian Falkner.


It is 2030, and the world is at war with an alien race. The Bzadians. The battleground: Earth. 

Recon Team Angel, made up of teenagers from around the world, has been training for years. They have learned Bzadian languages. Learned how to operate their weapons. How to work, eat, and think like them. 


Now it is time to act. Recon Team Angel must slip behind enemy lines, work their way into the top-secret alien facility under Uluru, and uncover the truth. But what they discover will shock not just them, but all of humanity.


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What drew me to this novel was the name of the series (Recon Team Angel) - it just sounds so cool, and the cover - it's so intriguing.

Set in the year 2030, Earth has been invaded and what is left of humanity is at war with an alien race: the Bzadians - a race of ugly, vomit-coloured beings who have no care for human life, other than the desire to eradicate it.
Recon Team Angel is a group of teenager of multiple nationalities joined together to go undercover, infiltrating the enemy to learn their secrets and report back.
Disguised as their enemies, a team of six "Angels" goes behind enemy lines to learn truths, but their mission is compromised from the get-go: there's a traitor.
Not every Angel is going to make it out alive...



Very interesting introduction, it surprised, but then again I probably should have actually read the blurb before I started reading the actual book...
There is also a glossary that helps you to understand some of the language the characters in the story use.

Chisnall is brave and easy for anyone and everyone to under-estimate. Seargeant Holly Brogan is tough and icey, "Phantom" Price is awesome (one of my favourite characters) - she's fast and determined, Monster likes to talk about "The Monster" in third person which is amusing, Wilton is funny and skilled, and Hunter is a smart-arse.
They all come together to make one hell of a team. The story os told from Chisnall's point of view, with a few scenes evry now and again from the view point of a Bzadian.


The author does reiterates the meaning of words that are included in the glossary at the start of the book, throughout the novel for the first time each of the words is used, which is useful as it means you don't have to keep racking your brain to remember the definitions or keep flipping back to where the glossary is.

There is suspense throughout the novel as you are kept genuinely wondering who the traitor is, I did have a feeling about who it would be but it wasn't even slightly confirmed until about halfway through part two of this book.

The story only reveals small amounts of information pertaining to the plot at a time, and only as they become relevant - this allowed the story to continually hold my interest as I had no idea what was coming next.

Assault sticks to a steady pace and has an incredibly interesting concept.

I thought some of the names/labels in the novel were a little juvenile, but they add some fun to the story, especially when paired with witty and sarcastic banter and general teenage antics.

Intriguing, pacey, funny and action-packed - definitely an enjoyable read.


I don't know how I feel about the epilogue, it seemed not very happy, and a little too final, plus it made me a little sad,  and it made it so I really, really want to read book two: I have to know what happens next, I need to know everything!

....just ordered book two.


I rate ASSAULT Four out of Five!!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Young Adult Review: THE AVERY SHAW EXPERIMENT by Kelly Oram

THE AVERY SHAW EXPERIMENT
Author: Kelly Oram
Standalone
Publication date: May 4th, 2013
Publisher: Bluefields
Number of pages: 278
Date read: June 15th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Ebook
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When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically. 



The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.

Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest.


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I think that it is actually impossible to not love this book right from the get-go. I was drawn to this book by the interesting title and the really cute and romantic cover, and knew I'd be buying it as soon as I'd finished reading the summary.

The Avery Shaw Experiment is an absolutely genius book, it had me laughing from the very start and totally swooning.

Avery has just had her heart broken and she doesn't know how to fix it.
So, she deals with things the only way she knows how: scientifically.
Avery figures out a way to heal her heart and to try to win the up-coming science fair all at once, and she enlists Grayson, the older brother of the guy who broke her heart, to help her out in enchange for helping him pass physics - for her experiment she's going to experience the stages of grief and hopefully cure her heart along the way.

I loved the alternating viewpoints, switching between Avery and Grayson.
Avery is sweet, unsure, and thinks she's in love with Aiden (Grayson's younger brother). Avery also suffers quite severe anxiety (which was great to read since not many YA characters suffer any mental health issues).

Grayson is gorgeous, flirty and beyond swoonworthy. He is the sweetest thing and does his best to help Avery in any way he knows how.
Aiden is a dick, for the most part.

Libby is Avery's best friend and she has to be one of the most hilarious characters ever written, she's blunt, no nonsense, a total smart-arse and is totally outgoing.
The interactions between Libby and Owen throughout the novel are so funny, it's insane.

This novel is witty, sweet, gorgeous and deal with things like social status, social science, mental health and what it means to gain and lose friends.
I loved this book, so incredibly cute! And the characters grow so much all throughout.

All I want right now is another novel by Kelly Oram to read because one is simply not enough!


I rate The Avery Shaw Experiment Five out of Five!!!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Young Adult Review: CHARM AND CONSEQUENCE by Stephanie Wardrop

CHARM AND CONSEQUENCE
Author: Stpehanie Wardrop
Series: Snark and Circumstance (#2)
Publication date: May 28th, 2013
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Number of pages: -
Date read: June 9th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Ebook
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Sixteen-year-old Georgia Barrett is no expert on guys, but her bio-class partner is harder to dissect than anything in their lab tray. He’s smart, almost as sarcastic as she is, and cute in that preppie way. Things are great . . . until he decides her vegan activism is ridiculous and suddenly can’t refuse a date with her fast enough.

So why does he seem so upset that a senior hottie has taken an interest in her? 

Could he be interested in Georgia after all?

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In this sequel to Snark and Circumstance, Georgia and Michael are getting along a little better, however he's still making fun of her stand on veganism, and when it seems like they might actually be becoming friends, he flat out refuses to go to the movies with her, no "maybe" about.

However, he doesn't like it when a fellow ex-Pemberley student starts taking an interest in her. So, where exactly does that put the two of them?

It's frustrating, at the end of the previous novella, it seemed as though they were finally getting their act together and starting to move forward, only we get to this novella and the whole thing is almost a one-step-forward-two-steps-back scenario.
Luckily things do improve reasonably quickly.

Georgia can sill seem extremely judgmental on some front, while Leigh gets a little more screen(?) time. 
Michael's behaviour can be more than a little confusing but he without a doubt proves that he is genuinely a decent guy. He and Georgia have a couple of potentially cute moments and he starts to make more of an effort and I really, really hope this continues into the next novella.
I am most definitely not a fan of Jeremy - he just seems kind of slimy (you know: untrustworthy, a user, someone with ulterior motives) and I don't like the way Georgia can get a little swept up with him at times.

While there were a few small annoyances in this novella, I will be reading part three because I simply must know what happens!


I rate CHARM AND CONSEQUENCE Three and a Half out of Five!!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Cover Reveal: Kids In Love by Nikki Godwin

Kids In Love
(Saturn #1.5)

by Nikki Godwin

Release date: August 2014

Book summary: As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever.





Author bio: Nikki Godwin is a YA/NA/LGBT author. She can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, and music by Hawthorne Heights. When not writing, she internet-stalks her favorite bands and keeps tabs on surf competitions. She adores pro surfer John John Florence and has made it her life goal to meet David Desrosiers of Simple Plan.



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This is such a cute cover - I really love it and I am SO excited for this novella! I loved American Girl on Saturn and I am dying to learn more about this incredible boyband and find out what happens in Tate and Darby's story.

If you're unfamiliar with Nikki's writing then I seriously recommend any of her work: I've read and loved and re-read American Girl on Saturn (Saturn book one) and Chasing Forever Down (the first book in her Drenaline Surf series) and both are extraordinary!
I dare you to check them out! You won't regret it!

Cover Reveal: The Hound at the Gate by Darby Karchut

The Hound at the Gate
(The Adventures of Finn McCullen #3)
by Darby Karchut

Release date: January 13th, 2015

The cover is by Lisa Amowitz.

Blurb:

Autumn: the season of endings. And beginnings.
Especially for one young apprentice.
At the annual Festival of the Hunt, thirteen-year-old apprentice goblin hunter Finn MacCullen and his master, Gideon Lir, join other Tuatha De Danaan to honor their people's heritage. But Finn soon realizes that there are some who denounce his right to attend due to his half-human bloodline.
As he struggles to keep his place by his master's side, he finds himself embroiled in a decades-old grudge between Gideon and another Knight, bewildered (and beguiled) by a female apprentice with a temper as explosive as his own, and battling a pack of goblins determined to wipe out the entire camp in a surprise attack. 
It's going to take some fancy knife work, the help of a female Knight with a lethal bow, and one old pick up truck to defeat the goblins and prove to his people that Finn's blood runs true-blue Tuatha De Danaan.

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#49) Overpowered

This is a weekly meme 'Waiting on Wednesday' that I take part in, it is hosted by Breaking the Spine
It is a meme where you post about a yet-to-be-released book that you are looking forward to reading. Here is a book I have been highly anticipating:

Overpowered

(Powered #1)


by Cheyanne Young

Publication date:
August 1st, 2014

Description (from Goodreads):

After rescuing Nova from a life of evil, Maci fears she's made a huge mistake. As if she didn't have enough trouble fitting in with her fellow Supers, Nova outshines Maci in personality and power. 

In the midst of this one-sided sibling rivalry, humans are dropping dead from a powerful drug that originates in the underground tunnels of King City. Someone is a traitor and Maci wants to capture the villain before anyone else—especially Nova.
With Nova in the spotlight, Maci needs to set aside her jealousy before more humans die and the future of King City is changed forever.

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I really enjoyed reading powered, it was an awesome book, and I am definitely excited for this sequel!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Cover Reveal: One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

One of the Boys


by Lisa Aldin

Book Blurb:

Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures any day. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a "lady" while the guys move on without her.
 Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date to make Emma's ex jealous. Soon word spreads of Toni’s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine’s Rent-A-Gent Service. 
But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends—the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.

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Book Information:
Paperback, Spencer Hill Contemporary
Expected publication: February 11, 2015

Author Bio:
Lisa Aldin graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in English Literature. She loves reading and monster movies. She lives in Indiana with two cats, two dogs, and her husband and daughter. 

Learn more about her at lisaaldin.wordpress.com

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