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Waiting On Wednesday (4)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this Weeks Waiting on Wednesday I chose *drumroll* Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

ISBN: 1423121325 (ISBN13: 9781423121329)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Hex Hall #3
Publisher: Hyperion Books CH
Expected Release: March 12th 2012




From Goodreads: Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from endi…

Trailer Tuesday (4)

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It's time again for Trailer Tuesday. This week I am Showcasing Everneath by Brodi Ashton and After the Snow by S.D Crockett





Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Publication Date: January 24th 2012
ISBN: 0062071130 (ISBN13: 9780062071132)
Publisher: Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray





Fifteen-year-old Willo was out hunting when the trucks came and took his family away. Left alone in the snow, Willo becomes determined to find and rescue his family, and he knows just who to talk with to learn where they are. He plans to head across the mountains and make Farmer Geraint tell him where his…

Book To Movie Monday (3)

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For this weeks Book to Movie Monday I have decided to cover the movie TwilightIMDB. I am someone who was dead set against having anything to do with the Twilight series sparkling vampires and all that jazz. Plus I admit I really do not enjoy K.Stewart on screen. But eventually I was coerced into at least trying out the first movie. So back in late 2010 I watched it for the first time. Knowing that the movie was obviously based on the book I decided to then read it as well. Thus my love/hate relationship with The Twilight Saga was born.


First let's discuss the Book. Below is the Cover:


Now for a little backstory in case some of you aren't familiar with the Novel. Twilight is written by the Author Stephenie Meyer and was published back in 2005. Stephenie had at least 14 rejections for her series before being picked up by Little,Brown and Company. Stephenie Meyer has stated that the idea of Twilight came to her in a dream back in June,2003. From that moment on she couldn't …

Weekly Wrap Up (4)

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Since I had a very long day I'm going to keep this weeks Wrap Up fairly short. I was pleased as punch to find a few books at the store I've been wanting but disappointed that I still haven't found a couple others. Oh I could just buy them online but whats the fun in that. Plus I really hate paying S&H. Yeah I know it prob equals the gas I spend but I don't know I just like going into bookstores better and if I can give some mom and pop my business even better! Let's get to the books then shall we!

For Review
Short Description:
In a world where ZOMBIES control banks and governments, only one young man sees the way things are and emerges from the CHAOS and destruction: GUY BOY MAN. Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies is part Napoleon Dynamite, part The Matrix, and ALL AWESOME. It’s the first book in the How To End Human Suffering series.

Books I won or had gifted

None this week :( but I did win a Survival Kit from a Megan Crewe giveaway so that is pretty awesom…

Zurvival Saturday (3)

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For this Weeks Zurvival Saturday I want to talk about Bug Out Bags. The purpose of a Bug Out Bag is to provide the tools and supplies needed to deal with a disaster, in this case The Zombie Apocalypse. A Bug Out Bag is basically an expansion of your everyday survival kit.

Bug Out Bags are typically used to help you survive the first 72 hours after an attack or natural disaster. This is the time when things will be most chaotic. Wouldn't it be nice knowing you had taken precautionary steps beforehand and could focus on the days ahead rather then your immediate survival due to lack of food, warmth and water?

Why can't I stay in my home and just keep it stocked?


While you should keep your home stocked for any circumstance sometimes staying just isn't safe or possible. In the following days after catastrophe strikes Fires, Looting and gangs of marauders become a threat as Emergency services are pushed to the limits or in the worst case scenario fall to the undead hordes. I…

Freebie Friday (3)

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page. This week it's the Short Story/Novella Edition. I've found the best in my opinion at least on the Web (Top 3 Kindle, Bottom 2 Nook)to share and hope you enjoy.

Sun-dwellers are foul monsters that eat a human’s flesh from their bones…or so sixteen-year-old Lyra has always been taught. To keep their citizens safe, her colony seals itself into the vaults by day. Moonwalkers are horrible beasts that feed on the blood of men…at least, that is what Perseus was told. The only sure survival for his people is to lock themselves into their repositories each night.

Both labeled as undesirable by their respective kinds, a fated meeting in the forbidden forest offers Lyra and Perseus an unexpected chance at happiness. If they can overcome their own prejudice…

Review: The Way We Fall (Fallen World #1) by Megan Crewe

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ISBN:1423146166 (ISBN13: 9781423146162)
Publisher:Disney-Hyperion
Language: English
Hardcover Edition: 309 Pages
Author: Megan Crewe

It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.

And then you're dead.

When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back. Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival.

As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest. Because how will she go on if there isn't?

Fir…

Zombie Reading Challenge 2012

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As soon as I came across this reading challenge I knew I had to enter it. Zombies are my passion so it was the perfect challenge for me to join.


Challenge Details

• Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012

• Rules: There are FOUR (4) LEVELS to choose from:

- One Chomp: Read 6 Zombie books in 2012

- Two Chomps: Read 12 Zombie books in 2012

- Three Chomps: Read 18 Zombie books in 2012

- Four Chomps: Read 24 Zombie books in 2012

• You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

• You can join at anytime. All books read in 2012 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.

• At the beginning of Jan 2012, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews.

• Audiobooks do not count, but all other formats are accepted.

• Only fiction, no non-fiction ;)

• This challenge can crossove…

Ten Sentence Thursday (2)

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Ten Sentence Thursday is a Weekly blog post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each Thursday I'll grab a book off my shelf flip to Ten separate pages and grab Ten Sentences to share with you all. For this weeks Ten Sentence Thursday I am Picking....

ISBN: 0061834580 (ISBN13: 9780061834585)GoodReads Page Here

Here Are My Ten Sentences

I died on a bitter,cold night.

This silent-treatment bit you've got going on is getting really old.

I glance through the windshield at the stories of pure creepiness as Papa Dan ends the oat-and-ivy tunes and starts whistling The Twilight Zone's theme music.

A flock of birds takes flight inside my chest as I peek inside the house.

"I don't think I've used a chain saw in any of my books yet. I like to dream up my own unique methods of dismemberment."

I'm heading for the closet when I hear a loud thump at the window and turn to look.

Mom stares at me likes she's shocked that a demon has possessed her silent, okay-wh…

The Fallen One (Sons of the Dark Mother,Book One)

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ASIN: B0073YAS8A
Publisher: Triquetra Press Publications
Language: English
Epub Edition: 516 pages
Author: Lenore Wolfe


An ancient race and a prophecy foretell of four dark princes, the sons of the dark mother, who will rise up with a nation of old vamps to stop the rogue factions from ruling over mankind. Justice is the first in that prophecy, from the ancient Jaguar People. He is the Prince of Fire. Jess is one of the three sisters of the Jaguar witches who must help him to stop these factions of rogue vamps--or none of their lives will ever be the same.


First off lets get the technicalities out of the way. I was given this book to review by the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.

That being said this is my review. This is the first in a planned trilogy of Dark Mother books. The Book Starts with the gruesome (albeit justifiable) murder of a local street gang. Justice the sole survivor of the attack is the one responsible but with no clue …

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking the Spine. For this Weeks Waiting on Wednesday I chose *drumroll* Above by Leah Bobet

ISBN: 0545296706 (ISBN13: 9780545296700)
Author: Leah Bobet
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Expected Release: April 1st 2012



From Goodreads:
Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above—like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.

But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe's history and the shadows' attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home—not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before.

This book has been in my TBR sights for awhile now. From the few Pre-release reviews I have read…

Trailer Tuesday (3)

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For this weeks Trailer Tuesday I have two I want to showcase. The first is a Book that was released at the beginning of this month but has such a good trailer that it's worth the mention. The second is an upcoming release that I personally have really been looking forward to reading.



Plagued by waking visions and nightmares, inexplicably drawn to the bones of dead animals, Faye thinks she's going crazy. Fast. Her parents beleive Holbrook Academy might just be the solution. Dr. Mordoch tells her it's the only answer. But Faye knows that something's not quite right about Dr. Mordoch and her creepy, prisonlike school for disturbed teenagers.

Publication Date: February 2nd, 2012
ISBN: 0399256687 (ISBN13: 9780399256684)
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile



In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party--her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her…

Book to Movie Monday (2)

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For this Weeks Book to Movie Monday were comparing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I actually saw the movie first (Norwegian version 2009) and remember just being completely absorbed by everything on screen. After reading comments about it on IMDB I decided to search out the book. The Movie alone was great but the book was outstanding! Please note: This Book is definitely for those 18+ So read on with caution.

First let's discuss the Book. Below is the Cover


Now for a little backstory in case some of you aren't familiar with the Novel. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is by the late Author and Journalist Stieg Larrson. It was originally published in Swedish under the title Män som hatar kvinnor translation Men Who Hate Women. Stieg Larrson died in 2004 and never saw his Book become the bestseller it is now known as today. It's been reported that He wrote the book after being traumatized watching his "friends" gang rape a girl when he was 14-15 years old. Havin…

Cover Reveal Inbetween by Tara Fuller

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INBETWEEN (Kissed by Death, #1) by Tara Fuller (Expected Release August 7, 2012)


Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s
life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving
“accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so
Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling
in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who
makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate
has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him
hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn't let her die before,
and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves
from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the
only thing he has left…his soul.

Chapter 1 Sneak Peek

Finn

Sometimes Emma made me feel so alive, I almost forgot I was dead.

Almost.

I…

Weekly Wrap Up (3)

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Wow this week flew by. I had a great book related week. Not only did I buy a bunch of books but I also won some as well! Since I had a very long day I'm going to keep this weeks Wrap Up fairly short. Let's get to the books then shall we!

For Review:

Short Description: An Ancient race and a prophecy foretell of four dark princes, the sons of the dark mother, who will rise up with a nation of old vamps to stop the rogue factions from ruling over mankind.

I'm only a few chapters in and so far it's quite good.

Books I won or had gifted:
Short Description:There was a girl....
lost in despair
alone in a world she didn't recognise
a prophecy she didn't understand
a future she refused to accept
a past she couldn't remember
a dream that brought it all together
and a love... that made it all worth while

Short Description:Sophia Parsons’ family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves...Solving the mystery of an ancestor’s hanging might silence the clashing whisper…

Zurvival Saturday (2)

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It's time again for another Zurvival Saturday. This week it's all about Pride Prejudice and Zombies and it's Prequel Dawn of the Dreadfuls (which I have yet to read but wanted to mention). I first heard of Pride Prejudice and Zombies when walking through a Barnes and Noble near Halloween 2009. I at first couldn't believe someone had thought to mash these two very different genres together. But curiosity prevailed so onto my pile it went.

When I brought it home my husband was the first to snatch it up. I pouted but was happy he wanted to read something I was interested in. The book became a bathroom reader and slowly but surely both of us got through it. Since many books from that period are quite wordy even with the awesome add of Zombies it took me roughly 2 1/2 weeks to finish and him 3.

In the end we both liked it and thought the idea worked. The Author Seth Grahame-Smith seemed to have no trouble blending a world of Zombies into the Aristocratic Victorian settin…

Freebie Friday (2)

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page. This weeks Freebie Friday is all about Vampires.

At the Afterlife Academy of Exceptionally Dark Arts, Lily Fielding is a measly trainee who dreams of one day becoming a Savior—those who visit vampire-infested high schools and put down the undead with their deadly crossbows. When Lily and her classmates Alice and Cara begin their latest assignment, it seems like just another run-of-the-mill gig: they’re to simply spot the Vamplayer—part vampire, part player—identify the popular girl he’s set his sights on, and befriend her before the Vamplayer can turn her to do his bidding. Before long, however, the Vamplayer sets his sights on Lily's friends, and she is left to face the threat alone while protecting her friends from the dark forces she has sworn to resist.


Sex, lies and experiments - Sometimes blood is not enough.

After four years as an unwilli…

Ten Sentence Thursday

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I have finally decided on a Weekly Thursday Meme for my Blog. I've come up with Ten Sentence Thursday. Each week I'll grab a random book I own, open it up and pick 10 random sentences from it to share. For my first Ever Ten Sentence Thursday I am picking....

Here are my Ten Sentences:

I tried to open the door to Stefa's wardrobe, my fingers eased into the dark wood as though into dense cold clay.

Formality seemed a little absurd after all that we Jews had suffered.

I'll never forget her look of spiteful hate; the transformation seemed worthy of a devil in a painting by Bruegel.

I'd never heard bone breaking before, but the crack was unmistakable.

He seemed a good man, but I didn't trust him; he was a christian, after all- with a wholly different destiny from ours, whether he wanted it or not.

Water dripping from the ceiling stepped its fingertips across my neck as I edged forward.

I drank gratefully.

They had sympathetic eyes and the same gaunt features we all…