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Waiting On Wednesday (65) Sick by Tom Leveen

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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 Sick by Tom Leveen.
Expected Publication: October 1, 2013 by Amulet Books

Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreak.
Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and the troublemakers—the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.
The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. The whole school goes on lockdown, but Brian and his best friend, Chad, are safe (and stuck) in the theater department—far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie, and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to …

Trailer Tuesday (60) The Forest Of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan & Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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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 The Forest Of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan & Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choo…

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!! Rising Sun,Falling Star by Vickie Hall

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Welcome to my stop on the Rising Sun, Falling Star blog tour!  To follow along with the rest of the tour Click Here!
Author: Vickie Hall
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: June 1, 2013
Copy Provided By: Author



Different eyes and skin
Mock me from the mirror’s light
Enemy am I.

Dec 7, 1941
Today my life changed forever . . . I am no longer considered American, but by shear heritage I am now the hated enemy . . .
The lives of Kenji and Aiko Onishi and their American-born children are about to unravel when the United States is thrust into war with Japan. Confronted by insurmountable prejudice and fear, the family is ripped from their California home without just cause by the American government and sent to an assembly center “for their own protection.”
Forced to live in deplorable circumstances, every aspect of their lives regulated and controlled, the Onishi’s freedoms are stripped from their grasp as they struggle to survive behind barbed wire. It isn’t long before the …

Weekly Wrap Up (54)

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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..). 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:Book Blast & $50 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway: A Cast Of Stones by Patrick W. Carr From Page To Screen (49) Tomorrow, When the War Began
Tuesday:Trailer Tuesday (59) Shymers by Jen Naumann & All Our Yesterdays Teaser by Cristin Terrell
Wednesday:Waiting On Wednesday (64) The Living by Matt de la Pena Mini Reviews: Cinderella Is Evil by Jaime Campbell & Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor Lavelle
Thursday:Dear Diary: Confessions From A Blogger (17) Top 5 Reading Pet Peeves
Friday: I was offline most of the day due to a leaking wall and moving wet items away from it. :(
Saturda…

Zurvival Saturday (65) Free Zombie E-Books

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For this week's Zurvival Saturday I have a bunch of Free Zombie E-Books to share with all of you!! All you have to do is click on the link below the cover and it will take you straight to the purchase page. I've tried incorporating books for a variety of E-Readers. Most Smashwords books can be downloaded in any format needed. Let's get to the books now, shall we!


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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 if you notice this so I can replace with another :)

*Authors Have an upcoming Zombie book that will be FREE let me know, I'd love to feature your work in my post.
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Well that about wraps up this weeks Zurvival Saturday. Like what you see? Pl…

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!! Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones

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Welcome to my stop on the Oracle of Delphi blog tour!  If you would like to follow the rest of tour Click Here!

Author: Diantha Jones Series: Oracle Of Delphi #1 Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, YA Publication Date: March 1,2012 Copy Provided By: Author She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy k…

Dear Diary: Confessions From A Blogger (17)Top 5 Reading Pet Peeves

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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. Last chat I shared my Blogging Pet Peeves so I figured this week I'd share my Reading Pet Peeves as well!

Here is my confession:

You know how it is. You start a book and suddenly wham a scenario you've seen played out in dozens of books before appears. Or worse you don't even start the book since you can tell from the synopsis that the book will probably be filled with things that peeve you off.  I'm sure some of my pet peeves are things you love and I understand what one person loves another might hate. I only ask that you please refrain from throwing anything hard. Since I'm awesome I've provided some water balloons by the door if you do have the urge to pelt me with something.  With that being said, here a my Top 5 Pet Peeves while reading:

1. Love Triangles- I…

Mini Reviews: Cinderella is Evil by Jaime Campbell & Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor Lavelle

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Author: Jaime Campbell
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Young Adult
Length: Short Story (30 pages)
Series: The Fairy Tales Retold
Publication Date: March 27, 2013

History is told from one person’s perspective. Sometimes they don’t get it right.

Ugly Stepsister Anna has wrongly been accused of being mean and evil. Now it is time she got the opportunity to tell her side of the story.

With Cinderella so perfect and wonderful, it is no wonder Anna feels ugly in comparison. Dealing with bullies, a grumpy mother and the death of her step-father, Anna is at her wits end.

When the Prince’s ball approaches, Anna is told she must find a husband to save the family fortune. Attending with her sisters, the sulky Prince Charming only has eyes for Cinderella.

With the burden of being the only one to unite her step-sister with the Prince, will Anna act as cupid? Or will she protect Cinderella from the arrogant Charming?

Mini Review I came across Cinderella is Evil on a friends Facebook page. Sinc…

Waiting On Wednesday (64) The Living by Matt de la Pena

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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 The Living by Matt de la Pena.




Expected Publication: November 12, 2013 by Delacorte Books

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two—every cruise has different passengers, after all.

But everything changes when the Big One hits. Shy's only weeks out at sea when an earthquake more massive than ever before recorded hits California, and his life is forever changed.

The earthquake is only the first disaster. Suddenly it's a fight to survive for those left living.


___________________________________  Why Am I Waiting?
It feels like it has been forever and a day since I've read a proper disaster book. The Living according to some early reviews sounds like Lost just without…

Trailer Tuesday (59) Shymers by Jen Naumann & All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrell

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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 Shymers by Jen Naumann & the teaser trailer for All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrell.

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Shymers by Jen Naumann In a distant future, Olive Mensing is raised in the solitude of the forest by her parents, away from Society. For a time she is happy and content, trusting in everything her parents tell her, and thinking she has the rest of her life ahead of her. But not long after her father’s mysterious death, Olive and her mother are torn from their home and thrown into the very place Olive was raised to fear. There she will discover the brutal truths her parents had tried to keep from her - a Society divided by two classes (Shymers and Futures) based on how many days people have to live, and a govern…

From Page To Screen (49) Tomorrow, When The War Began

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For this weeks From Page To Screen I'll be comparing the book turned film Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden.

First Let's Discuss The Book.
Here's a bit of back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. Tomorrow, When The War Began is a novel written by Author John Marsden. The book was originally published in 1993 by Pan Macmillan. The idea for Tomorrow, When The War Began series came to the Author after watching a Parade where teenagers were paying tribute to past generations. He wondered how those same teenagers would react if they were placed in the same situation as their grandparents. The book released to wide spread praise and remains to this day a beloved book for Australian readers both young and old.



Let's take a look at some of the characters now, shall we.
Ellie Linton- The main protagonist and narrator of the series. Ellie was born and raised on a cattle and sheep farm on the edge of the town of Wirrawee. She is loyal to her fr…

Book Blast & $50 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!! The Hero's Lot by Patrick Carr

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The Hero's Lot
Riveting Sequel from Christian Fantasy's Most Talented New Voice.

When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.

In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol's home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting.
Buy It Now: Amazon * Barnes & Noble

Hero's Lot is the Sequel to A Cast of Stones

An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers Will Love.
In the back…

Weekly Wrap Up (53)

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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..). 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 (48)World War Z
Tuesday:Early Review: Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Wednesday:Waiting On Wednesday (63) Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
Thursday: Booking Through Thursday (34)Summer Reading Redux
Friday:Review:Concealed Power by K.J. Colt
Saturday:Zurvival Saturday (64)Death during a Zombie Apocalypse
Sunday: Mini Review:The Art of The Last of Us
Books received for review
*Thank you Raymond Esposito for the copy.
Books purchased
I also picked up these Audiobooks from Audiobooksync.com
Books Won
*I won this back in May from Book Bite Reviews but had to wa…