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Freebie Friday (59) Free Middle Grade, Mystery,Suspense,Thriller & Young Adult Paranormal E-books

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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 for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.





Middle Grade Books The Acolytes of Crane by J.D. Tew [Purchase]
Twelve-year-old Theodore Crane is a prankster from a small Minnesota town, who half-heartedly shares a friend with a belligerent bully. When he is not spending his days dodging an abusive father, he is out fleeing the scenes of goofy pranks and dares.

With the help of his loyal friend Jason and a mysterious amulet, Theodore finds the courage to oppose his cruel father. When Jason's life is cut short by an accident, Theodore questions everything about himself, his family, and the universe.

Three years after the tragedy, Theodore searches for answers by returning to the scene of Jason's death and discovers the tr…

Booking Through Thursday (42) Fanfiction

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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:
What do you think of fanfiction? In general—do you think it’s a fun thing or a trespass on an author/producer’s world?  Do you ever read or write it yourself?

I have a love hate relationship with Fanfiction. Part of me loves seeing stories continue on what I believe should've been the stories proper course. Their are some seriously talented Fanfiction writers out in the world and many can show differing pov's of a character that I or another may never notice. In that context Fanfiction is interesting for me to read even if it never becomes Cannon. I can recall reading an amazing piece of Fanfiction set in the world of True Blood that had Eric & Sookie sailing off into the sunset together. That Fanfiction was so much better than the series end for me so in tha…

Review: Wanderers (Wasteland #2) by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan

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Author(s): Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan
Series: Wasteland #2
Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: March 25, 2014



The former citizens of Prin are running out of time. The Source has been destroyed, so food is scarcer than ever. Tensions are rising…and then an earthquake hits.

So Esther and Caleb hit the road, leading a ragtag caravan. Their destination? A mythical city where they hope to find food and shelter-not to mention a way to make it past age nineteen.

On the way, alliances and romances blossom and fracture. Esther must rally to take charge with the help of a blind guide, Aras. He seems unbelievably cruel, but not everything is as it seems in the Wasteland.…

In this sequel to Wasteland, the stakes are even higher for Esther, Caleb, and the rest of their clan. They're pinning all their hopes on the road...but what if it's the most dangerous place of all?

ReviewThe second book in Laurence Klavan and Susan…

Book Trailer Tuesday (82) Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake & The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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Book 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 Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake & The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

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Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart i…

Movie Review: The Lego Movie

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IMDb Director(s): Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Genre: Action, Animated Comedy
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Run Time: 101 Minutes
Rated: PG

An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. 
Movie Review The Lego Movie is one I've wanted to see for a long time now so naturally I went into the film with some pretty big expectations. Long story short, not only were my expectations met but they were blown completely out of the water. From it's incredible animation, to the acting of all those involved I simply couldn't be any happier when it came to this film. 
One of the absolute best parts of this film for me was the plot. I loved how the writers tied everything all together. Sure the Lego World inhabitants were a large part of the film but the scope of their existence including the choices they made transcended worlds. Truly, I never saw the "twist&…

Weekly Wrap Up (73)

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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.



Posts from this past week.
Sunday: Review: Half Bad by Sally Green
Monday: Movie Recommendation Monday (3): The Olympic Edition
Tuesday: Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway! Uncovering You by Scarlett Edwards
Book Trailer Tuesday (81) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows & The First by Lisa M. Green
Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday (86) The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain
Thursday: Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Friday: Freebie Friday (58) Free New Adult, Young Adult & Horror E-Books

Book Received For Review
Hidden Like Anne Frank by , Afterparty by Daryl Gregory Big Thank You to Arthur A. Levine books & To…

Freebie Friday (58) Free New Adult, Young Adult & Horror E-books

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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 for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.




New Adult Books The Other Sister by Leanne Davis [Purchase] General Travis Bains has two daughters, one who is good, and one who is bad. Everyone knows Lindsey is the good one, and Jessie is the bad one.

Jessie Bains is the other sister, the bad sister, which she has proven more often than not, until the day she gets kidnapped and brutally raped. Will Hendricks, one of her father's soldiers, rescues her and brings her home, but fears she may be nearly destroyed by what is done to her. The most important thing, however, is that no one can know, per the general's orders.

Jessie's life was always far from normal as the daughter of one of the most revered generals in the wor…

Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

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Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fairy Tales, Retellings
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: January 3, 2012

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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Review Take one part Sailor Moon and one part Ghost In The Shell and mix with a healthy dose of Fairy Tale characters…

Waiting On Wednesday (86) The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. For this weeks Waiting on Wednesday, I chose The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain.


Expected Publication:
March 11, 2014 by Edgmont


Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race.

Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High’s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father’s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon rea…

Book Trailer Tuesday (81) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows & The First by Lisa M. Green

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Book 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 Incarnate by Jodi Meadows & The First by Lisa M. Green.

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Incarnate by Jodi Meadows NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana's new soul is good a…

Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway! Uncovering You by Scarlett Edwards

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Genre: New Adult, Dark Romance
Expected Publication: March 27, 2014 When I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what's waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind.
Reality is much worse:
A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning.
I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude. The only information I have about my captor are the two small letters inked at the bottom:
J.S.
Armed with only my memories, I must do everything I can to avoid becoming ensnared in his twisted mind games. But in the end, it all comes down to one choice:
Resist and die.
Or submit, and sign my life away. ___________________________________________
 Uncovering You Excerpt “Lilly.”
Oh God. It’s him. There’s no mistaking that rich, masculine treble.
What’s he doing down here?
“M-Mr. Stonehart,” I stutter, turning. I curse my inability to hide my surprise. He totally caught me off…

Movie Recommendation Monday (3) The Winter Olympic Edition

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The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are in full swing so naturally that means it is time for another Movie Recommendation Monday! This week all my recommendations will be based on movies taking place around or during the Winter Olympics. These movies range from the silly to the serious but all of them embody the Olympic spirit and what it means to be an Olympian representing your Country in the games.

 Cool Runnings is a 1993 sports movie which stars most notably John Candy as disgraced bobsledder turned coach Irv Blitzer. When top Jamaican athlete Derice Bannock fails to qualify for the Summer Olympics he enlists the help of Irv Blitzer as well as several other top Jamaican Athletes to create Jamaica's very first Bobsled team. Cool Runnings is loosely based on the true story of the Jamaica national bobsled team's debut in the bobsled competition of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

To learn more about this film, Click Here.


Blades of Glory is a 2007 Comedy…