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Freebie Friday (56) Free Young Adult, Contemporary, Post/Apocalyptic E-Books

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.

 Young Adult What Kills Me by Wynne Channing The fight for survival begins.

An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?

The Guardian by Ka…

Cover Reveal: Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann

Release date: March 4, 2014 by Phantom Owl Press Everyone thinks Harper Young killed her boyfriend. No one will say it to her face, but the signs are everywhere.

It’s almost been a year since Gavin was torn from Harper’s arms and brutally murdered. The police wrote it off as a freak accident, deciding Harper’s strange testimony was given under duress. But she knows something unnatural was involved and refuses to stop looking until she finds his killer, even if it means her reputation as a senior is ruined. Even if it means there really are monsters living among us.

With the discovery of the mothmen, witches, vampires and all the creatures she always suspected were out there, Harper finds herself amidst a complex bundle of unseen heroes who call themselves "Keepers", sworn to keep the secret of the paranormal creatures that walk this earth. As she tries to understand what’s so special about her that she’s able to break an old Keeper law, Harper has a baffling vision of kissin…

Booking Through Thursday (41) Multi-Tasking & Hated Books

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:
Do you do other things while you read? Watch TV? Cook? Brush your teeth? Knit?

Unless I'm reading at night and trying not to wake my husband I usually have something going on as I'm reading. I'm a big muti-tasker so I'll find time to read whatever I'm doing be it cooking, taking a bath, watching TV, biking (Audiobooks come in handy) walking, you name it and I've probably done it while reading. I'm especially bad when on the phone. Most of the time the conversation bores me (I know I'm awful but in defense I hate talking on the phone) so I'll be reading my latest book and just sort of grunting at appropriate moments when expected. Let's be reasonable though, if the task is even slightly dangerous it's best to put the book down.

Review: Grim by Ellen Hopkins, Julie Kagawa, Rachel Hawkins plus many more....

Author(s): Kimberly Derting | Sonia Gensler | Tessa Gratton | Claudia Gray | Rachel Hawkins | Amanda Hocking | Ellen Hopkins | Shaun David Hutchinson  | Julie Kagawa | Malinda Lo | Myra McEntire |Saundra Mitchell | Jackson Pearce | Sarah Rees Brennan | Dia Reeves | Jon Skovron | Jeri Smith Read Genre: Dark Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Harlequin Teen Expected Publication: February 25, 2014
Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today.
Pre-Order a copy:  Amazon | Barnes & Nobles | Indiebound | Bookdepository 
ReviewI don't read many Anthologies, in fact, I tend to avoid them because I wind up being disappointed by the content inside more often than not. However, despite my less than stellar track record when it comes to anthologies I decided to picked this one up because a. I love the Grimm Fairy Tales and b. I'm an admitted sucker when it comes to Grimm retel…

Waiting On Wednesday (84) Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page

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 Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige which is the first book in the twisted retelling of The Wizard of Oz.
Expected Publication: April 1, 2014 by Harper Teen I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come bac…

Book Trailer Tuesday (79) The Rule of Three by Eric Walters & Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

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 The Rule of Three by Eric Walters & Uninvited by Sophie Jordan.

Available Now:
The Rule of Three by Eric WaltersA person can last 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food. A community begins to die in just seconds.

One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley's high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam's are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises m…

Movie Recommendation Monday (2) The Super Bowl Edition

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner *woot,woot*.  To help get you in the mood for tailgating,touchdowns and halftime shows I've compiled a list of movies with a Football theme for your viewing pleasure.

Gridiron Gang is a 2006 movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Sean Porter a disgruntled prison guard who wants to help the teenage inmates he's been tasked to watch over. He creates a Football team called The Mustangs and successfully takes them to the State Championships. The film is loosely based on the true story of the Kilpatrick Mustangs during their 1990 Season.

 To Learn more about this film click Here.

The Waterboy is a 1998 sports comedy starring Adam Sandler as Bobby Boucher a socially awkward,stuttering,water boy with hidden anger issues. Bobby goes from Waterboy to one of the most feared linebackers on the field despite setbacks caused by the  constant teasing of his teammates and excessive smothering by his mother, Helen.

To learn more abou…

Weekly Wrap Up (70)

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.

What you missed last week Monday: From Page To Screen (63) The Shawshank Redemption Tuesday: Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday (83) Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera Thursday: Review: Angel Burn (Angel #1) by L.A. Weatherly Friday: Freebie Friday (55) Free Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction E-Books Saturday: An Incurable Insanity Tour Finale & Giveaway! Zurvival Saturday (81) Recently Watched Zombie Movies
Books Received For Review
The Zombie Film: From White Zombie to World War Z by Alain Silver Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca
Moonless by Crystal Collier

Thank you to Applause Theater & Cinema Book Pub…

Zurvival Saturday (81) Recently Watched Zombie Films

Yesterday I took a break from reading and decided to spend some time watching Zombie movies on Netflix instead.

I started my afternoon of Zombie watching goodness by viewing a movie called A little Bit Zombie. This title was one I hadn't heard of before so I figured why not give it a shot. A Little Bit Zombie is on the cheesy side of the Zombie movie spectrum but the film did have a distinct Army of Darkness feel to it which didn't go unnoticed. Basically the main character Steve is infected with a Zombie virus via mosquito bites he receives at the beginning of the film. He remains mostly himself (for awhile anyway) but does develop a strong craving for what else but brains. Sadly, poor Steve finds himself in need of sufficient nourishment and animal brains simply won't do. From that point on the time is spent bouncing between Steve giving into his cravings and him being hunted by some hunter/scientists who may or may not hold the cure for his affliction. Overall, this fi…

An Incurable Insanity Tour Finale & Giveaway!

The Review Tour for An Incurable Insanity by Simi K Rao!
We offer flowers in traditional welcome. You are our honored guest...
You saw The Exotic Tour... you got a taste for the beautiful culture and the romantic attraction of our spunky young characters... now we've reviewed it and have shared the Prologue and first four chapters with you. Did you miss any of them? Read them now!
1/13 Launch - Prologue
"Her heart fluttered when she heard the sound of the key turn in the lock. She quickly adjusted her maroon silk sari with the yellow border, the one that had caught his eye, and waited eagerly for his footsteps..."
Mel's Shelves - Chapter 1, Part I and Review
"I wasn't impressed with Shaan at the beginning. We find out why he married Ruhi, which didn't paint him in the best light, either, but he shows a lot of growth and maturity as time goes on and redeemed himself to me in the end. There were some crazy, dramatic parts and also some calm, tender momen…

Freebie Friday (55) Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction E-Books

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.

Science Fiction & Fantasy  Noah's Ark by Andrew J. Morgan When Alex Latham and Michael Beecham are brought together by a series of explosions around the world, little do they know that things are about to go from bad to worse. Tasked with saving mankind from extinction, they battle a powerful evil, but soon they discover that what they're fighting is far beyond anything they ever thought it could be...

A Shadow in the Flames by Michael G. Munz  Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent and corrupt, it is a common enough city in the mid twenty-first century, yet discoveries beneath the Moon's surface have marked it with their first distant echoes.

Into Northgate …

Review: Angel Burn (Angel #1) by L.A. Weatherly

Author: L.A. Weatherly
Series: Angel #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: May 24, 2011

They're out for your soul.
And they don't have heaven in mind...

Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. she has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil.

Review The good news is Angels walk amongst us, The bad new is they aren't the benevolent creatures we've come to expect. The Angels wor…