Showing posts from June, 2013

Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Author: Shaunta Grimes
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian,Young Adult
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Format: E-Book
Copy Provided By: Netgalley
Expected Publication: July 2, 2013

After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before they can be committed.

Brilliant but autistic, sixteen-year-old Clover Donovan has always dreamed of studying at the Waverly-Stead Academy. Her brother and caretaker, West, has done everything in his power to make her dream a reality. But Clover’s refusal to part with her beloved service dog denies her entry into the school. Instead, she is drafted into the Tim…

Zurvival Saturday (62) Zombie Apocalypse Celebrity Survival Team Pt.2

A few weeks back I shared my Zombie Apocalypse Celebrity Survival Team just for a bit of fun. However, I had quite a few people mail me saying you forgot so and so or those aren't good what about adding insert name.  After thinking long and hard I've come up with a few more celebrities I'd love to have on my side if the Zombie Apocalypse happened. So in no particular order here are my second round picks:

1. Les Stroud- I love me some Survivorman. Not only is Les Stroud an awesome survivalist but he just seems like he'd be cool to hang around. Also he has a proven track record surviving in the wild not only in a wide range of climates but also with the barest of supplies. When food in cities and towns become scarce he could help hunt and teach us all what wild edibles are safe to eat.

2. Alexander Skarsgard- Well I know he's been quoted he likes to fish so that's certainly a helpful skill. Also he served in the Navy so a military background is a bonus. Oo and …

Freebie Friday (45)

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.

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*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.

Dragonfairy Press Summer Sale & Giveaway!!

For a limited time, all Dragonfairy Press Kindle ebooks have
been reduced in price. All stand-alones and first-in-series titles are
$0.99, and all later-in-series titles are $1.99.

Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review: The Forgotten by Saruuh Kelsey

Author: Saruuh Kelsey
Series: The Lux Guardians #1
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult
Expected Publication: July 30, 2013

Good and goodness will prevail.

Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin.

Forgotten London is a dismal place of containment, rationing, and a four-family-per-house regulation. Twenty five years ago the world was set ablaze when solar flares obliterated three quarters of the Earth’s population and wiped out whole continents in one blow. The flares brought with them The Sixteen Strains: agonizing and fatal diseases that plague each of the forty one zones of Forgotten London and the rest of the world. The only places that escaped fatal damage were two countries now known as The Cities – States and Bharat. The rest of the world – The Forgotten Lands – is contained within borders for the people’s protection against even deadlier Strains outside the barrier. But fifteen year old Honour thinks differently. He thinks that…

Waiting On Wednesday (60) Nomad by J.L. Bryan

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this weeks Waiting On Wednesday I chose Nomad by J.L. Bryan.
Expected Publication: July 26, 2013

They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood.

By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight.
____________________________________  Why Am I Waiting? The cover for Nomad was just released on Monday. Isn't it like totally kick ass. Of course I've really come to expect nothing less from Phat Puppy Art. Her covers are some of the best around. When I saw the cover revealed…

Trailer Tuesday (56) Alpha Girl by Kate Bloomfield & The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna

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 Alpha Girl by Kate Bloomfield &  The Theory Of Everything by Kari Luna.
Available Now:
Alpha Girl by Kate Bloomfield
Seventeen year old Rose Goldman is highly unpopular in the little town of Halfway. Ever since the 'attack' when she was a little girl, people and animals have been afraid of her. She gets bullied in school, and called 'wet dog' because of the way she smells, despite being extremely hygienic. However, life takes a turn when a new teacher starts at Halfway High. Mr. Stone, the quirky and charismatic English teacher is twice Rose's age, but she feels an unexplainable pull towards him from day one. Despite her better judgement, Rose pursues a friendship with Mr. Stone, who seems unable to stay a…

Review: Quarantine: The Saints by Lex Thomas

Author: Lex Thomas
Series: Quarantine #2
Genre: Survival, Young Adult, Horror
Format: E-Book
Publisher: Egmont USA
Copy Provided By: Netgalley
Expected Publication: July 9, 2013

A cross between the Gone series and Lord of the Flies, Quarantine #2: The Saints contunues this frenetically paced and scary young adult series that illustrates just how deadly high school can be.

Nothing was worse than being locked in—until they opened the door...
McKinley High has been a battle ground for eighteen months since a virus outbreak led to a military quarantine of the school. When the doors finally open, Will and Lucy will think their nightmare is finished. But they are gravely mistaken.

As a new group of teens enters the school and gains popularity, Will and Lucy join new gangs. An epic party on the quad full of real food and drinks, where kids hookup and actually interact with members of other gangs seemed to signal a new, easier existence. Soom after though, the world inside McKinley takes a s…

Weekly Wrap Up (50)

Welcome to my Weekly Wrap Up!! Each week I share My Weekly Wrap Up of everything Book related (reviews,books purchased,won etc..). Each picture is linked for your convenience. All you need do is click on the cover and it will take you to the appropriate page! I'll also be linking my post up to Stacking The Shelves & The Sunday Post . So let's get to it shall we!

What you missed last week Monday: From Page To Screen (45) Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban Tuesday: Review: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday (59) Uninvited by Sophie Jordan Thursday: Book through Thursday (32) Nightmare Casts Friday: Dear Diary: Confessions From A Blogger (15) Bad Blogging Habits Saturday: Zurvival Saturday (61) Audiobook Review: Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne
Books Received For Review
Books Purchased This Week *My Soul To Lose is an Audiobook.
I also picked up Once on Audiobook from
Well I think that about wraps up my Week. Link me to your…

Zurvival Saturday (61) Audiobook Review: Day By Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne

Author: J.L. Bourne
Series: Day By Day Armageddon #1
Publisher: Permuted Press
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Format: Audiobook
Publication Date: May 1, 2010 (originally published 6/11/04)

Start intercept: Sporadic reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through U.S. cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet. The dead are rising to claim the Earth as the new dominant species in the food chain. Intercept complete.
In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.
Review I actually read Day By Day Armageddon several years ago and really enjoyed it. When I saw the Audiobook on sale from Audible I knew I had to pick it up. While I did listen to a sample before purchasing I must say I still found the narration strange. If you've ever watched King O…

Dear Diary: Confessions From A Blogger (15) Bad Blogging Habits

We all know what goes on behind the scenes at our own blogs but rarely do we lift the curtain and share those experiences with others. Dear Diary: Confessions From A Blogger stems from the curiosity. This week I want to share some of my bad blogging habits.

Here is my confession:

Bad blogging habits aren't something I'm proud of. I know that I should strive to be the best little blogger I can be but I'm not perfect and I realize that while I'd like to be it's simply never going to happen. I'm human, sometimes I'm lazy, sometimes I'm just busy and then other times I simply forget. So today, I want to share three of what I feel are my worst blogging habits. These are the areas I know I need improvement in and have been really trying to overcome slacking on them.

1. Commenting on other blogs: This I feel is probably my worst blogging habit. While I do have a list of blogs I try to visit daily I know I could do so much better. Some of the ways I've been …

Booking Through Thursday (32) Nightmare Cast

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme where participants are asked a series of questions about their reading habits. To join this or future Booking Through Thursdays Click Here.

This Week BTT Asks:
Which actors have been particularly badly cast in roles of characters you first met in the pages of a book?
Do you blame the actors or the writers and other film-people for the failure?
Who would you have cast instead??

Oh this is going to be fun!! I'm going to share the character and then answer the questions based on the person because all badly casted characters aren't created equal. So rather then me babbling, let's get to it.
In no particular order, here are my choices:

Edward Speelers as Eragon from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Let's be honest this movie was just badly done to begin with but the horrible acting by Edward Speelers didn't help any. He delivered every line as if he was bored, had a very limited range of emotions and worst …

Waiting On Wednesday (59) Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this weeks Waiting On Wednesday I chose Uninvited by Sophie Jordan.
Expected Publication:  February 25,2014 You can’t change your DNA…even when it says you’re a murderer.

When Davy tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, aka “the kill gene,” she loses everything. Once the perfect high school senior, she is uninvited from her prep school and abandoned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her parents are now afraid of her—although she’s never hurt a fly. Davy doesn’t feel any differently, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.

Without any say in the matter, Davy is thrown into a special class for HTS carriers. She has no doubt the predictions are right about them, especially Sean, who already bears the “H” tattoo as proof of his violence. Yet when the world turns on the carriers, Sean is the only one she can trust. Maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly. …

Review: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

Author: J.R. Johansson
Series: The Night Walkers #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery
Publisher: Flux
Format: E-Book
Copy Provided By: Netgalley
Publication Date: June 8, 2013

It’s been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me.

Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death.

Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. Parker starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia’s eye every day. Everyone at school thinks he’s gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when Mia is threatened by a true stalker, everyone thinks it’s Parker.

Suffering blackouts, Parker begins to wonder if he is turning into …