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Labor Day Read-A-Thon Book Goals

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Host: Letters Inside Out
 
You can sign up until Sunday so stop on over there!!
 

 
These are a couple titles I have for review
 
Oracle: Fire Island by C.W. Trisef (paperback)
Power Within by C.L. Causer (ereader)
 

Once by Anna Carey (paperback ARC)
 
 
I might add some more books depending. Once I actually have been reading so I need to finish it.
 

Feature and Follow


Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

If you would like to follow me, you can do so by GFC, Twitter or Linky (right side).

I also make sure to go back and follow everyone that comments and I try to always follow twitter along with GFC/Linky. So if you have a twitter that is not on your page for some reason leave it in the comments and I will follow you that way too!

Alison's Q: Best cover? What is the best cover of a book that you've read and loved?

This question is hard because there are so many cover that I have loved and also loved the book.


 
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Are two of my absolute favorite covers of YA books that I have read. I actually also love the paperback version of The Night Circus and kind of want to buy it for that reason. Plus it's one of my favorite books. I still find myself staring at the cover of Everneath every once and in a while and I loved the book too!

Labor Day Read-A-Thon

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Alright so I've been swamped at work and with two kids waiting for me when I get home, I'm lucky if I can get my eyes to focus to find my own bed let alone stay up reading. (kids bedtime is mommy read time). Since it's a holiday weekend, I thought hey why don't I give this Read-A-Thon a try and then I will need to do a Reveiw-A-Thon right after. So I'm going to try to knock out my TBR list and then I will post my progress here. Kind of like the Goodreads Status updates.So bring it on Labor Day weekend, with your Fantasy Football Draft party and two crazy kids running around.....Oh my can I do this.....
 

Cover Love: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

 
Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Author: Aimee Carter
March 2013
 
I saw this on Harlequin Teen's Facebook page and I gasped because I can't wait for the book and I love the covers because they all match up. I love the Anciet Greece look that they all have, so excited!!!

Cover Reveal: Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter


Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter
2013
 

 
I'm a fan of the new cover, especially the warm tones in the background. It's nice that even though there is a girl on the cover, she is not taking up the whole front. I love when there are added details around the focal point.
 
Of course what's a cover without a giveaway but you are going to have stop over at C.C. Hunter's blog for a chance to win, not only an awesome Shadows Falls t-shirt but an advanced readers copy of Whispers at Moonrise which hits stores in October. So many great things happen in October, so get on over there and leave a comment about how much you LOVE the new cover!

Book Haul : Sunday Post


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Another week gone already. I feel like time is flying by right now. I haven't been on a computer at all this weekend, except for right now of course. Hmm so what did I get for books this week, well Barnes and Noble was having a sale on Fantasy Adventure books, which is a great time to pick up paperbacks, since their hardcovers are normally 39% off already.


Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Legacy Cayla Kluver
 
So these books have been on my tbr list for a while and since they were only 5 dollars each, I thought why not pick them up. Which I did. Yay! My job is in one of it's busiest periods so I've been pretty exhausted. I'm excited for things to slow down hopefully soon so I can get reading like crazy.


Feature and Follow



Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

If you would like to follow me, you can do so by GFC, Twitter or Linky (right side).

Q: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved?

This is a tough question. I can't think of any horrible covers of books I have loved. There are some really simple ones like Tuesdays with Morrie but I'm not sure about bad.

Waiting on Wednesday: Origin by Jessica Khoury

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

 
 
Title: Origin
Author: Jessica Khoury
Release Date: Sept. 4, 2012
 
Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.
 

 
I was already excited for this book but since I've been doing the #OriginOlympics I've gotten to the point where I'm dying for the book. :o)

Book Haul: Sunday Post


Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Another crazy week for me as Summer is winding down. My son is turning 3 this week so we had his birthday party over the weekend so I'm getting to this post a little late. I have to say with Summer coming to a close we are getting closer to my favorite season, Fall and with Fall comes Pumpkin flavored goodies. I've already had all 3 different Pumpkin Lattes from Caribou coffe (they just started them on Friday), now if I could sit somewhere quiet and sip them while I read....then that would make for an even better day.

So my haul this week is pretty exciting. I'm part of the C.C. Hunter street team so I got my kit yesterday. Hooray!!


So Thanks to the always wonderful St. Martin's Press who sent me this nifty Shadow Falls bag, t-shirt, notebook, bookmarks, signed book plate and of course ARC of Whispers at Moonrise. I might have given it all a little hug...or a big hug. I'm excited to get the word out about the series.

If you haven't made it over to Jennifer L. Armentrout's blog to check out the laptop scene from Obsidian....well you are missing out so do it. Laptop Scene.
 
Alright I'm off to write a bunch of reviews. Thanks for stopping by!!

Feature and Follow


Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

If you would like to follow me, you can do so by GFC, Twitter or Linky (right side).

Q: What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn't have to be a book blog.

The first book blog I really got into was Mundie Moms and I still really love that blog but I have to say that I'm always inspired by Author blogs. I love reading what's going on with the writers of the books I read.

Besides that I mostly read Tech, News and Mommy blogs. I really enjoy Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech, they are definitely awesome mom blogs.

Book Haul: Sunday Post


Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

 
So I spent the majority of my week on vacation. Hooray! We spent a lot of time in the car but I just can't read while traveling the way I did when I was a kid. Even just looking at my phone makes me car sick. So I didn't really get a ton of reading done and I didn't buy any books. I did stop at some local bookstores and of course found myself drawn to the New York Public Library, which I instantly feel in love with.


 I came home to a happy surprise of books waiting for me so I do have some to
share!

I'm participating in the Nerve Blog Tour and so I'm part of the group reading the traveling Arc, so I've actually already read it and will be mailing it out to the next person on Monday.

A very cool signed and personaled Remembrance by Michelle Madow bookmark. Although I don't think bookmark is the right word for it since it's bigger but it will go in my book.


I won an ARC copy of Once by Anna Carey from Victoria Scott, because I stalk her blog.... I'm pretty excited to see what happens in this book. I feel like it's been many moons since I've read Eve. She also sent a Dante Walker bookmark....Mmm Dante Walker. Which if you haven't checked out his new site it's a must!

Book Trailer: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is some Alien Hotness you do not want to miss. Check out the book trailer, VLC did another amazing job!! I've read the book and it's amazing, now I'm ready for the Opal Trailer!

Feature and Follow


Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participating, and to expand their following. Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, each of whom feature a chosen blog for the week, it's an interesting way to get to know one another.

If you would like to follow me right now you can do so by GFC, Twitter or Linky (right side).

Q: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?
I would like to do more with my design. I used to do more with designing but I just don't have the time anymore and now I'm rusty.

Waiting on Wednesday: The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton

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

Title: The Torn Wing
Author: Kiki Hamilton
Release Date: October 2, 2012
 
A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation...

Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge. As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, is attacked. In order to protect her family and those she loves, Tiki needs to know the meaning of an fáinne sí, the birthmark that winds around her wrist. But will she be brave enough to face the truth?


I can't wait for this book to come out. I absolutely loved the first one! It's a definite pre-order for me.

YA Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx
Series: Lux #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Author Info: Website / Twitter / Goodreads / Facebook
Pub Date: August 14, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Purchase: Indie / Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Summary:

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.


Review:


If anyone knows how to make a swoon worthy book its Jennifer L.  Armentrout. Onyx was everything I wanted and more and holy alien hotness the cliffhanger has me on the edge of my seat.
I loved Katy in this book even more than the first one. She has grown and changed and we see the progression of it. She becomes even more kick ass than the ending of Obsidian. There were times that I wanted to yell at her for being stupid, but then I thought about it and realized that I would have the same reaction. I think I love her character because I feel like I can relate to her so easily and it goes beyond the book loving/blogging. She is just very down to Earth and I love how she won’t make anything easy for Daemon. She makes sure that her voice is heard and won’t allow herself to become a push over.
If you loved Daemon and though he couldn’t get any sexier than you are absolutely wrong. Even though Daemon still has his attitude we see some more dimensions to him. There is something beyond that rough and gruff exterior but don’t get me wrong, even in the most serious situations he still has the perfect snarky comment. Just like in Obsidian, I loved his loyalty to the people he loves and I feel like he is not as candid about his feelings toward Katy as he was in the first book.
The plot of this book had me on edge; everything you thought you knew has been thrown out the window. Nothing is quite as it seems and you are never sure who to trust. I’m pretty sure I thought every person was the “bad guy” at some point. I loved that Jennifer threw in someone for Katy so that Daemon had a little bit more of a challenge. We also still have all the familiar characters and even have some twist in their lives too. It’s a plot that is well written and leaves you wanting to bang on the publishers door for Opal.
If you haven’t read this series, it’s a must!  It’s by far one of my favorites and I don’t think I could rave about it enough to do it justice!

Book Haul


 Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews

So I have not been purchasing many books lately, although I've been staring longingly as we drive by bookstores. I did win a book this week which is always exciting. So what I won is Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter. I actually won my choice of book 10 dollars and under and since I didn't have this one I thought hooray I can get it. So Thank You My Devotional Thoughts


Besides that, I do have a review of Onyx scheduled this week and tons of reviews to write so hopefully the blog will be exploding with them in the next couple of weeks. It's just been an extremely busy summer.

Dante Walker Website...You don't want to miss this!

So all of us YA Book Boyfriend Fanatics know about the YA Crush Tourney, but do you know about the hotness that is Dante Walker? Well you are going to and I'm happy to be able to share my little crush with you. Dante has his own site now and it's one you should check out, of course you are going to need the password until August 8th.....do you want it? Well I'm sure you do but do me a little favor first, make sure to add Dante to your goodreads list because he definitely needs to be on your to-read pile.


The Collector : A Dante Walker Novel
March 2013



So no more waiting it's time to  get into the site.... Dante Walker and the password is Charlie



Waiting On Wednesday: Witch Born by Amber Argyle

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



Title: Witch Born
Author: Amber Argyle
Release Date: September 5, 2012

Brusenna thought it was finished.

She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong.

She was wrong.

Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands.

Some things can't be saved.

A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything.

Including her life.

Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice




So I read the first book in this series recently and it completely sucked me in. So now I'm pretty excited for the next book.