Jun 27
Review & Giveaway: Rift Healer by Diane M. Haynes

Review & Giveaway: Rift Healer by Diane M. Haynes

Reviews 7 ★★★★

Tour Schedule Title: Rift Healer Author: Diane M. Haynes Release Date: March 12, 2012 Pages: 306, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.64 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Content Rating: PG (There is kissing and mention of the word sex, but that’s about it.) Synopsis: Rift Healer is the first installment of the ‘Forest Magic’ series, a Young Adult Fantasy/Romance set in Central and Western Massachusetts. After a minor earthquake, the enchanted forest in Bidwell, MA, is infested with monster-spewing rifts. Gisele Westerfield’s great nephew, the gifted Micah, and his distant cousin, Selena, arrive to assist. Together with Gisele’s summer students, twins Haley and Lacey, they will try to heal the magical forest. Much to the consternation of the beautiful Selena, Micah identifies Haley as The One whom he’ll share his future. But after witnessing a terrifying display of Micah’s Gift, Haley cools to his advances and unexpectedly discovers her own Gift– she can heal the earth. Monsters, mayhem, and… Read more »


Jun 24
Review: Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer

Review: Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 7 ★★★★★

I saw this book on a blog that I follow (I wish I could remember which one, but I just can’t) and the review that I read was so compelling that I had to immediately go and buy the book on Amazon.  Still, it was outside of my normal genre and I had so many books that I needed to read for reviews that I just didn’t get to it right away.  How to solve the problem?  Sign up for a blog tour so that the book would go to the top of my To-Read list!  I’m so glad that I did! I LOVED this book!! Why I loved it: Travis Walker.  I have to admit that I was worried when I started the book.  Travis comes off as an arrogant womanizer at first and I thought, “Really, I’m supposed to love this guy?”  But it didn’t take long before… Read more »


Jun 24
Sunday Post 6/23/13

Sunday Post 6/23/13

Sunday Post 0

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

Feature and Follow 10

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 11 ★★★★

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)

Teaser Tuesday, Top Ten Tuesday 13

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

Sunday Post 4

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?

Feature and Follow 62

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 14
Review, Author Interview & Kindle Fire Giveaway: Family Magic (Hayle Coven #1) by Patti Larsen

Review, Author Interview & Kindle Fire Giveaway: Family Magic (Hayle Coven #1) by Patti Larsen

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 17 ★★★½

Make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post to check out the Kindle Fire giveaway! Title: Family Magic Series: Hayle Coven Author: Patti Larsen Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy Release Date: October 27, 2011 Pages: 466, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.96 stars My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Content: Rated PG (one kiss and one magical battle scene – but definitely appropriate for younger readers). Summary:  Her mom’s a witch. Her dad’s a demon. And she just wants to be ordinary. I batted at the curl of smoke drifting off the tip of my candle and tried not to sneeze. My heavy velvet cloak fell in oppressive, suffocating folds in the closed space of the ceremony chamber, the cowl trapping the annoying bits of puff I missed. I hated the way my eyes burned and teared, an almost constant distraction. Not that I didn’t welcome the distraction, to be honest. Anything to take my mind from what went… Read more »


Jun 13
Review & Author Interview: The Cypher (Guardians, Inc. #1) by Julian Rosado-Machain

Review & Author Interview: The Cypher (Guardians, Inc. #1) by Julian Rosado-Machain

Reviews 3 ★★★

Title: The Cypher Series: Guardians, Inc. Author: Julian Rosado-Machain Release Date: February 26, 2011 Pages: 238, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.00 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars Content: Rated G Summary: A chance reading of a newspaper ad will send 16 year old Thomas Byrne into a world within our world.  Following the ad he will find Guardians Incorporated, a seven thousand year old organization charged with protecting the balance between Magic and technology.  Through their guidance, technology has kept Magic at bay since the Renaissance, but the balance is shifting and soon all those creatures we’ve driven into myth and legend will come back with a vengeance. To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future and to unlock the future they need a cypher. MY TAKE This book was an interesting read for me because I had no idea what to expect.  The story centers around Thomas, a 16-year-old boy who discovers that not only does magic… Read more »