Month: June 2013

Jun 29
Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Reviews 5 ★★★★½

Poison is a delightfully cute and light fantasy novel.  The book is published by Disney Hyperion, which makes complete sense because it fits right into their wheelhouse – I could easily see this as a Disney movie!  The book was the perfect diversion from some of the darker fantasy and dystopian novels that I read and I loved it! The story centers around Kyra, a young potions master who is on the run after attempting to murder her best friend, the princess (I won’t spoil why, but she did have good reason).  Kyra believes that she has to finish what she started, so she enlists the help of a cute little tracking pig to help her find the princess (who has been hidden away since the assassination attempt) while simultaneously avoiding the guards (along with her ex-fiance).  Along the way, she meets up with Fred, a sweet and charming guy… Read more »


Jun 24
Sunday Post 6/23/13

Sunday Post 6/23/13

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog, showcase books and things I have received and share news about what’s coming up on my blog for the week ahead.  Last week on FYFA: Rift Healer by Diane M. Haynes (book blast & giveaway) – still time to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Top Ten Tuesday & Teaser Tuesday – Top Ten Summer Reads and teaser from Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy by Jeff Gunhus (click on the link to see my review and the giveaway on Best Kids’ Reads) Aberrant by Ruth Silver (book blitz & giveaway) – still time to win the $25 Amazon Gift Card, character named after you in the sequel and lots of other fun prizes! Visited by Janine Caldwell (book blitz & giveaway) – still… Read more »


Jun 21
Feature & Follow Friday – Literary Quotes

Feature & Follow Friday – Literary Quotes

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week! So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun! Here’s today’s question – Q:  Share your favorite literary quote! A: I love this quote from Mark Twain –“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” I’d love it if you could follow me via BlogLovin’, Network Blogs, email or RSS, just in case GFC disappears for good! Links are all to the right.


Jun 21
ARC Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

ARC Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Reviews 13 ★★★★

Title: Viral Nation Author: Shaunta Grimes Release Date: July 2, 2013 Pages: 320, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.2 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Content Rating: PG Summary from Goodreads: 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 Time… Read more »


Jun 19
Top Ten Tuesday (Top Ten Summer Reads) & Teaser Tuesday (Jack Templar, Monster Hunter)

Top Ten Tuesday (Top Ten Summer Reads) & Teaser Tuesday (Jack Templar, Monster Hunter)

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is the top ten books on my summer reading TBR list.  Here goes! Long Overdue (Meaning, everyone else has already read these!)        City of Bones – With the movie coming out soon, I really want to read this one. Cinder – I wasn’t sure if I was interested in this book or not at first.  Cyborgs are not always my thing.  But, it has gotten such rave reviews from so many people that I’ve decided to check it out after all. Shadow and Bone – Okay, I have to confess that I often judge a book by its cover and this cover just didn’t get me interested in the book.  But, the rave reviews did, so I definitely want to read it soon. The Selection – I’ve been wanting to read this book for awhile and I’m finally getting to it.  I actually picked this book up from the library just… Read more »


Jun 17
Sunday Post 6/16/13

Sunday Post 6/16/13

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog, showcase books and things I have received and share news about what’s coming up on my blog for the week ahead.  Last week on FYFA: Never Let You Fall by Michele G. Miller (review/top 10 list/giveaway) – giveaway ends tonight – last few hours to win! Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (review) Colour Wielders by Dawna Raver (review & excerpt) – Loved this book! The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain (review & author interview) Family Magic by Patti Larsen (review/author interview/giveaway) – Kindle Fire Giveaway is still open! Feature & Follow Friday – Book Spine Poetry Fae Books 3000 FB Likes Giveaway – Still time to enter to win tons of prizes! Last week on Best Kids’ Reads:I don’t usually post about my “other” blog here, but there are a couple… Read more »


Jun 14
Feature & Follow Friday – Book Spine Poetry & GFC on it’s way out completely?

Feature & Follow Friday – Book Spine Poetry & GFC on it’s way out completely?

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week! So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun! Here’s today’s question – Q:  Activity: Spine Poetry. Create a line of poetry with your book spines (take a picture). Not feeling creative? Tell us about your favorite poem. A: This is kind of an eclectic mix of books, but I liked the poem that it created! The Power of a WhisperWelcoming the StrangerMostly HarmlessThe WhisperLost and Found I keep hearing that it has been announced that GFC (Google Friend Connect) will no longer be available after July… Read more »


Jun 11
Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Reviews 20 ★★★

Title: Obsidian Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Publisher:  Entangled Teen Release Date: May 8, 2012 Pages: 361, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.36 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.  The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m… Read more »


Jun 10
Sunday Post 6/9/13

Sunday Post 6/9/13

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog, showcase books and things I have received and share news about what’s coming up on my blog for the week ahead.  Last week on FYFA: Challenge Updates – NetGalley, Goodreads and DAC Challenges Parallel by Lauren Miller (review) June Random Read – The New Hunger by Isaac Marion The Best Book Ever Giveaway Hop (giveaway) – still open for one more day! Teaser Tuesday – Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (review) Big Summer Sky by Linda Lael Miller (review) Snow White Sorrow (book blitz & giveaway) – still open! Coming this week on FYFA: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (review) Never Let You Fall by Michele G. Miller (review/top 10 list/giveaway) The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain (review) Family Magic by Patti Larsen (review) Fae… Read more »


Jun 07
Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Reviews 24 ★★★★

Title: Anna and the French Kiss Author: Stephanie Perkins Publisher:  Dutton Release Date: December 2, 2010 Pages: 372, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.19 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.  But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? MY TAKE Okay, so I’ve been reading so many dystopian/paranormal novels lately that I felt like I needed to take a little break and read something lighter.  And everywhere I turn lately I’ve been hearing about Anna and the French Kiss.  I… Read more »