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Release Day Book Blitz & Giveaway! The Last Seer by Cerece Rennie Murphy

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We're celebrating the RELEASE for The Last Seer by Cerece Rennie Murphy!
Would you want to hold the future of the world in your hands? 

Read more about the Order of the Seers Trilogy below and enter the fabulous giveaway!

The Order of the Seers Trilogy & Review Opportunity
In Order of the Seers (Book I), the Trilogy begins with a family tragedy that sends a
brother and sister on a perilous journey to escape an organization that will
stop at nothing to destroy all that is left of their family. From there, the
story quickly expands into a global conspiracy that extends from the suburbs of
Oregon to the plains of rural Tanzania. 

Order of the Seers: The Red Order(Book II), continues the story of the Seers as their freedom reveals a deeper meaning and purpose for their power that could alter the course of human
evolution. 

 The epic conclusion of the Trilogy, Order of the SeersThe Last Seer was released today, September 30, 2014.
Would you like to review the series? Find out more by cli…

From Page to Screen (76) The Maze Runner

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This week on From Page to Screen I'll be tackling The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

First Let's Discuss The Book
Here is a bit of back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. The Maze Runner is a book written by Author James Dashner and was published in October 2007 by Delacorte Press. The Maze Runner follows the story of a boy named Thomas who is brought into a place known as the Glade, with no memories except for his name. Upon release, The Maze Runner received widespread praise from critics and readers alike.




Let's take a look at some of the characters now
Thomas - The protagonist of the story. Thomas arrives in the Glade with no knowledge of who he is or was besides his name. Thomas proves to be brave, loyal, and clever, with isolated telepathic powers and a very limited memory of previous knowledge of the Maze. Soon after arriving in the Glade, Thomas makes both friends and enemies amongst the Gladers.

Alby - The leader of the Gladers, Alby has auth…

Weekly Wrap Up (87)

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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
Monday: Review: H20 by Virginia Bergin
Tuesday: Book Trailer Tuesday (98) Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane & Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday (110) Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe
Thursday: Cover Reveal: Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan
Friday: Review: The Wonder (The Queen of Hearts Saga #2) by Colleen Oakes
Saturday: Zurvival Saturday (108) Zombie Shorts

Books Received For Review

Sheila: Baby's First Zombie Apocalypse by Brian Malbon The Wake by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy Dead Over Heels by Alison Kemper The Book Of Ivy by Amy Engel Silvern (Gilded #2) by Christina Farley

Zurvival Saturday (108) Zombie Shorts

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Lately on my wanderings through the Web I've come across some incredible Zombie shorts that I thought were worth sharing with all of you. Some of these seem to be made for promotional purposes such as the Boost Mobile Ads but all are nonetheless amazing and the attention to detail and story is equal to or maybe even better than half the big budget films being produced recently. So without much further ado and in no particular order here they are!

1.) Stay Living- Ben's Film

Boost Mobile - Stay Living - Ben's film from oksana valentelis on Vimeo.

2.) Stay Living- Saff & Jen's Film

Boost Mobile - Stay Living - Saff and Jen's film from oksana valentelis on Vimeo.

3.) Stay Living- Mary's Film

Boost Mobile - Stay Living - Mary's film from oksana valentelis on Vimeo.

I love all three of these shorts and am just sad that I hadn't heard of them sooner. Boost Mobile should seriously consider funding a full length film with these characters. I know I for one wou…

Review: The Wonder (The Queen of Hearts Saga #2) by Colleen Oakes

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Author: Colleen Oakes
Series: The Queen of Hearts Saga #2
Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Spark Press
Publication Date: September 23, 2014

An Exiled Princess.
An Ancient Tribe.
A Dangerous Stranger with Unknown Loyalties.

Dinah, the former Princess of Wonderland Palace, has been chased into the wilds of Wonderland after the brutal murder of her brother and the ruin of her impending crown. Now, as her half-sister Vittiore sits on the throne beside her Father, the brutal King of Hearts, Dinah finds herself alone in the forbidding Twisted Wood with only Morte, a homicidal beast, for company.

Hunted by the King and his army of Cards, Dinah struggles to evade those who long for her head, including Cheshire, the King’s clever advisor, who is slowly tightening his grasp around her. Spurred on by her rising terror, the former Princess finds herself at the center of a web of conspiracy reaching far beyond the Palace and deep into the mysterious Yurkei mountain tribes.
Even with the ba…

Cover Reveal: Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan

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Author: Kellie Sheridan Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Patchwork Press
Expected Publication: November 4, 2014 The odds of giving birth to identical quadruplets: 1 in 13 million.

The population of Fairview, a town so small that all anyone talks about is the Fairview Four returning after fourteen years: 7208.

The chance of Reagan blending in with the crowd after a boy in her new town starts to see her for who she really is: zero.


Following in the footsteps—and all too often, the shadows—of her sisters was nothing new to Reagan. But after fifteen years of fading in to the background, she’s finally finding her own way. Amidst all the gossip and assumptions, one person sees Reagan for what she’s always wanted to be. One of a kind.

Finally feeling like she belongs, Reagan wants to enjoy every possibility her new life has to offer, but things aren’t going as smoothly for her sisters. How can Reagan possibly let herself be happy—or maybe even fall in love—when her family is final…

Waiting On Wednesday (110) Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe

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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. This week I'm turning my spotlight on Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe.


Expected Publication:
October 28, 2014 from Razorbill Canada

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Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help--but with…

Book Trailer Tuesday (98) Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane & Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

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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 Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane & Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick.


Available Now:
Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane When high school junior Tommy Smythe goes missing, everyone has a theory about what happened to him. Tommy was adopted, so maybe he ran away to find his birth parents. He was an odd kid, often deeply involved in his own thoughts about particle physics, so maybe he just got distracted and wandered off. He was last seen at a pull-out off the highway, so maybe someone drove up and snatched him. Or maybe he slipped into a parallel universe. Tommy believes that everything is possible, and that until something can be proven false, it is possibly true. So as long as Tommy’s whereabouts ar…

Review: H20 by Virginia Bergin

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Author: Virginia Bergin
Genre: Survival, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Expected Publication: October 7, 2014

It's in the rain...and just one drop will kill you.

They don't believe it at first. Crowded in Zach's kitchen, Ruby and the rest of the partygoers laugh at Zach's parents' frenzied push to get them all inside as it starts to drizzle. But then the radio comes on with the warning, "It's in the rain! It's fatal, it's contagious, and there's no cure."

Two weeks later, Ruby is alone. Anyone who's been touched by rain or washed their hands with tap water is dead. The only drinkable water is quickly running out. Ruby's only chance for survival is a treacherous hike across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive.


Review
H20 or The Rain (if you're from Britain) is a book that I've been really looking forward to reading for quite some time. We all need water to survive so the conce…

Zurvival Saturday (107) Review: What Remains by Kay Holland

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Author: Kay Holland
Series: Dead World #1
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Publisher: Indie Inked
Publication Date: September 21, 2013

Project Fed. It was supposed to be the answer to hunger, but instead, it was the destruction of the world as we knew it. The growth of chemically enhanced "super" fruits and vegetables began in unmarked farms across the Nations, as well as their distribution in small towns. Within hours of Project Fed's first delivery and primary consumption, something far beyond expectancy was unleashed. Something far beyond what anyone could help.

Four months later, Seventeen year old Max Cade is trying to survive amongst what remains of her old life. In an effort to escort an awry "Doctor" from one camp to the next, she will have to reintroduce her two young friends to the horrors beyond their shelter that she so badly wanted to shield them from. Getting there was supposed to be the easy part, but when travelling through a world of ruin, sometimes the…

Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

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Author: Ryan Graudin
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Little, Brown
Expected Publication: November 4, 2014
Links: GoodreadsBarnes & Noble

There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run.

Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there run drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.

Review
There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run.

The Walled City tells the story of a girl named Jin who under the guise of being a man enters the seedy underbelly of Hong Kong's infamous Walled City to search for her sister Mei Yee whos…

Cover Reveal & Giveaway!! Reborn (Angel Creek #3 ) by Ada Adams

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Genre: Vampires, Paranormal, Young Adult Series: Angel Creek #3 Expected Publication:March 2015
Also Check out the other books in the series!!

Revamped (Angel Creek #1) [Purchase] [Review]
ReAwakened (Angel Creek #2) [Purchase] [Review]

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About the Author "Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out."
A self-proclaimed book and TV junkie, Ada Adams spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the kick-butt female characters she enjoys writing about, she is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as a Masters of Science in Education.

Ada began her writi…

Waiting On Wednesday (109) Harry Potter: The Creature Vault by Jody Revenson

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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. This week I'm turning my spotlight on Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films) by Jody Revenson.


Expected Publication:
October 28, 2014 from Harper Design

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Dementors and House-elves, merpeople and Chinese Fireball Dragons—these are just a few of the magical creatures and frightening monsters populating J. K. Rowling's wizarding world. Harry Potter: The Creature Vault is a fascinating look at how this menagerie was brought to life for the blockbuster Harry Potter film series. Detailed profiles of each creature include rare concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photography, and filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archive. A removable poster picturing each of the creatures and an interactive Eeylops Owl Emporium catalog complete this must-have package.



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