Friday, December 07, 2012

Angelfire Read-Along: Week 1

I'm so excited to participate in my first read-along! Even better? We're reading Angelfire. And it's hosted by two awesome bloggers: Momo at Books Over Boys and Nicole at The Reader's Antidote. This week, we read chapters 1 - 8 and were re-introduced to the amazing cast of characters, as well as Ellie's mysterious power . . .

Book Blitz/Excerpt/Giveaway: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four


Title: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four
Author: Nya Jade
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .

Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.

As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the target of shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.

Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and spycraft take on great importance as a menace stalks the campus, with Phoebe as its target. Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship with Colten, quickly morphs into heartache when she suspects that something sinister lurks beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame. Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where she doesn’t know who to trust, and needs to rely on herself—and her secret power—to get to the truth and to stay alive.
Doesn't that sound exciting? I genuinely can't wait to read this since the synopsis caught my eye immediately! Plus, we get a lovely excerpt to read from this book!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Book Blitz/Excerpt/Giveaway: Frost Fire by Olivia Rivers


Title: Frost Fire
Author: Olivia Rivers
Publication Date: November 20, 2012
“Magic is just like love, Allai. It won’t wait for permission before it destroys you.”



Like sand in an hourglass, Allai’s future is dwindling away. She’s spent her entire life fighting the Mages who threaten humanity, and dreams of someday eradicating magic. But all it takes is an anonymous phone call for the truth to spill out: Allai is the one thing she despises most. 



She’s a Mage. 



Though ancient law mandates Allai’s death, she still has one last chance of survival. His name is Drake Rhaize, and he swears he can lead Allai to a sanctuary for Mages. Allai hasn’t seen Drake in years, but she remembers him as the Demon boy who used to hold her close and softly whisper that he’d keep her safe. But Drake has changed since then: He’s now suspected of murder, and has been out-casted for betraying his own kind. 



While Allai doesn’t trust Drake, she has no choice but to put her life in his hands and hope he can get her to safety. Because Allai’s father has hired a pack of Demons to bring her back to him, dead or alive–and Demons never stop the hunt.
Doesn't this sound amazing? And just take a look at that cover! *Drools* I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Book Blast/Giveaway: The Immortal Circus by A. R. Kahler


Title: The Immortal Circus
Author: A. R. Kahler
Publisher: 47North  
Publication Date: December 4, 2012
Format: Kindle eBook
Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader Mab is the Faerie Queen of legend…and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts.

Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his smart-ass assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargains for.

The show's just beginning.

Step right up . . .
Sounds fascinating? Wait till you read the rest!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Cover Reveal: Desolate City by Racquel Jones

Title: Desolate City
Author: Racquel Jones
Expected Publication Date: January 10, 2013
After being invited to a party, Seiren never dreamed of being haunted by the Haydens--supernatural beings--of her city. She was suppose to forget about how they watched her every move days before. She was suppose to forget how everything went downhill after meeting a certain white eyed Hayden. But that would be too simple...

Ereshkigal, a group of powerful beings that all Haydens resent, have their sights on Seiren and Haydens from every corner of Black Phoenix will do everything in their power to stop them.

With the help of the gun-toting agent Luann and Hayden guardian Julius, Seiren must figure out her place in all of this and why she is literally running for her life.
Though this sounds more mature than my usual reading choices, it sounds positively intriguing and something I'd love to know more about the world of Desolate City and watch the world build around Seiren.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Cover Reveal: Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

Title: Deeper We Fall
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Expected Publication Date: January 12, 2013
Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to try and forget the night that ripped her life apart.

Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face.

Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible.

The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. She must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.
I love angsty, sad stories. I love stories that feature broken characters. I have a feeling I'm going to end up sobbing on my bed, tearing over Lottie's pain and heartbreak. I love what this book promises. And you know what? I think I love the book already.

Cover Reveal/Giveaway: Hover by Melissa West

You've read Gravity. Now you'll see the beginning of Hover.

Title: Gravity
Author: Melissa West
Publication Date: November 20, 2012
In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Now that you've read the wonderfully intriguing synopsis of Gravity, are you ready to see the cover of Hover?

(Funny, that rhymes.)
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