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Review: The End Games by T. Michael Martin

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Rating: ★★★
Title: The End Games
Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Zombies, Young Adult
Format: E-Book
Publisher: Harper Collins
Expected Publication: May 7,2013
Copy Provided By: Edelweiss



It happened on Halloween.

The world ended.

And a dangerous Game brought it back to life.


Seventeen-year-old Michael and his five-year-old brother, Patrick, have been battling monsters in The Game for weeks.

In the rural mountains of West Virginia, armed with only their rifle and their love for each other, the brothers follow Instructions from the mysterious Game Master. They spend their days searching for survivors, their nights fighting endless hordes of “Bellows”—creatures that roam the dark, roaring for flesh. And at this Game, Michael and Patrick are very good.

But The Game is changing.

The Bellows are evolving.

The Game Master is leading Michael and Patrick to other survivors—survivors who don’t play by the rules.

And the brothers will never be the same.

T. Michael Martin’s debut novel is a transcende…

Trailer Tuesday (49) Deadgirl by B.C. Johnson & Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

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Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released.

This week I focus my spotlight on Deadgirl by B.C. Johnson and Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff.

Available Now: Deadgirl by B.C. Johnson"You know how it is: go on a date, get killed, wake up the next morning. No? Just me?" - Lucy Day

Fifteen-year-old Lucy Day falls between the gears in the machinery of the afterlife. She is murdered while on her first date, but awakens a day later, completely solid and completely whole. She has no hunger for brains, blood, or haunting, so she crosses “zombie,” “vampire,” and “ghost” off her list of re-life possibilities. But figuring out what she is becomes the least of her worries when Abraham, Lucy’s personal Grim Reaper, begins dogging her, dead-set on righting the error that dropped her back into the spon…

From Page To Screen (39) Les Misérables

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For this weeks From Page To Screen, I have decided to cover Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.

First let's discuss the book. Below is the cover.


Now for a bit of back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. Les Misérables is a novel written by author Victor Hugo. The book was originally released in 1862 by A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie. Les Misérables is a French historical epic that spans a total of 17 years. While critical reactions for Les Misérables usually landed on the negative side it was a commercial success. Fun Fact: The Character Jean Valjean is based loosely on the life of Eugène François Vidocq, an ex-convict who became a successful businessman widely noted for his social engagement and philanthropy.








Let's take a look at the characters now, shall we.

Jean Valjean (Monsieur Madeleine)- Convicted for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's seven starving children Jean Valjean is sent to prison for five years. Upon his parole from pr…

Cover Reveal & Giveaway!! Follow The White Rabbit by Kellie Sheridan

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Series: Beautiful Madness, #1 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy 
Expected Publication: May 21, 2013 For centuries, Wonderland thrived as the domain of beautiful bedlam and unapologetic madness. It was a place like no other. All it took was one girl slipping in through the cracks of the universe to start chaos spiraling toward order. In the 150 years since Alice’s visit, the realm has become tainted—almost normal. Rabbits in waistcoats and playing card minions are little more than creatures of myth, and Wonderland is literally falling to pieces.

For Gwen, Rose, and Lucky, Wonderland is home, and yet they know little of its former glory. When the Alice prophecy resurfaces, they’ll have one chance to use Wonderland’s own legends to bring a little mayhem back into their reality. For she who controls Alice controls the fate of Wonderland.
***Giveaway*** Win an E-copy of Follow The White Rabbit -Open Int Ends May 6
All you need to do to win is pick a number between 1-500 and also tell me who yo…

Review: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

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Rating: ★★★★★
Title: The Nightmare Affair
Series: The Arkwell Academy #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Paranormal
Format: E-Book
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Copy Provided By: Netgalley

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.

Literally.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder.

Then Eli’s dream comes true.

Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.



Review
The Nightmare Affair is a book I'…

Weekly Wrap Up (42)

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Welcome to my Weekly Wrap Up!! Each week I share My Weekly Wrap Up of everything Book related (reviews,books purchased,won etc..). So let's get to it shall we!

Books Reviewed Worm by Tim Curran
Forty Days by Stephanie Parent
Book Received For Review
Taking on The Dead by Annie Walls
Boyfriend From Hell by E. Van Lowe Earth Angel by E. Van Lowe

 Books Purchased Ixeos by Jennings Wright Vampire Miami by Phil Tucker Desolate The Complete Trilogy by Robert Brumm Jr.
Books Won/ Gifted Best New Werewolf Tales by Various Authors *Gifted from Author Anna Tarborska Bitten by Tristan Vick *Won From Author Oasis by Bryce Beattie *Won From Author Undead Drive-Thru by Rebecca Besser *Won from Author Zom Alive: 2110 by Billie Sue Mosiman  A Taste Of You by Angela Meadon *Won From Author A Fistful Of Zombies by Dane Hatchell *Gifted from Author
I participated in a Zombie Fest this week and won a ton of Amazing Zombie books.  I know I'm missing a few that I won so will add them next week :)
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Zurvival Saturday (53) Zombie Apocalypse Celebrity Survival Team

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For this weeks Zurvival Saturday I wanted to dog something a bit fun by sharing my Zombie Apocalypse Celebrity Survival Team. I have to give credit to Gary's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. group on Facebook for giving me this idea. Without further ado, here are my picks!

1. Norman Reedus- Not only does he portray the badass Daryl Dixon on TV's The Walking Dead but I honestly believe he'd be a great guy to have around when the shtf. He seems like the type who could handle himself well and be an asset while still bringing common sense to the table. I wouldn't have to worry about Norman doing anything stupid like trying to save some ridiculous mansion in the Hollywood hills and he certainly doesn't seem the prissy type who'd be embarrassed by lack of hygiene in the event water plants shut down. So yup I'm claiming Norman for my team.



2. Michael Rooker-  Not only is Michael a great actor but he's a man's man. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty, believes self pro…

Review: Worm by Tim Curran

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Rating: ★★★  Title: Worm
Genre: Horror
Format: E-Book
Length: Novella Publisher: Dark Fuse
Expected Publication: May 28,2013
Copy Provided By: Netgalley

On Pine Street, the houses begin to shake. The earth begins to move. The streets crack open and yards split asunder...and rising from subterranean depths far below, a viscid black muck bubbles up and floods the neighborhood.

In it are a ravenous army of gigantic worms seeking human flesh. They wash into houses, they come up through the sewers, through plumbing, filling toilets and tubs, seeking human prey.

Cut off from the rest of the town, the people of Pine Street must wage a war of survival or they'll never see morning. As bad as the worms are, there's something worse—and far larger—waiting to emerge





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Oh how I wanted to love Worm by Tim Curran. Unfortunately, I only ended up just liking it. Worm had a great premise but its execution just sort of fell flat. While the killer worms were certainly cool they didn'…

Freebie Friday (40)

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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 below each cover and it will take you to the purchase page.

*Sorry for being late today. I had to run to the grocery store and ended up taking longer than intended. Anywho, here's the Books I've found. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Young Adult


Horror/Paranormal/Urban Fantasy *Though free at time of posting, please verify that the “Kindle Price” is actually $0.00. If you see a price for “Prime Members” or “read for free”, then the book is NOT free any longer. Please leave a comment (only applies if day posted) if you notice this so I can replace with another :)

*Authors Have an upcoming book that will be FREE? If so, let me know I'd love to feature your work in my post. Please share this post!! I thank you if you do.

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!! Forty Days by Stephanie Parent

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Welcome to my stop on the Forty Days blog tour hosted by YA Bound.   Click HERE to follow the blog tour!
Rating: ★★★★
Series: Neima's Ark #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic
Format: E-Book
Publication Date: February 10, 2013
Copy Provided By: Author



The entire village knows Neima’s grandfather is a madman. For years the old man has prophesied that a great flood is coming, a flood disastrous enough to blot out the entire earth. He’s even built an enormous ark that he claims will allow his family to survive the deluge. But no one believes the ravings of a lunatic…

…until the rain starts. And doesn’t stop. Soon sixteen-year-old Neima finds her entire world transformed, her life and those of the people she loves in peril. Trapped on the ark with her grandfather Noah, the rest of her family, and a noisy, filthy, and hungry assortment of wild animals, will Neima find a way to survive?

With lions, tigers, and bears oh my, elephants and flamingos too, along with riva…