Oct 20
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/20/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/20/13

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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 and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.  Last week on FYFA: Family Magic by Patti Larsen (birthday bash giveaway) – Giveaway ended. Cover Characteristics – Jackets Twisted by KayCee R (book blast & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a $50 gift card! The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (review) The Long Game by J.L. Fynn (review) Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings by Angela Townsend (book blast & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a $100 gift card! Swoon Thursday – Switch by Janelle Stalder Feature & Follow Friday – Magazines After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue (review) Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot (review) Switch by Janelle Stalder (review) Coming this week on FYFA: From Gods by Mary Ting (book blast & giveaway) Divergent by Veronica… Read more »


Oct 19
Review – Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Review – Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Title: Unmaking Hunter Kennedy Author: Anne Eliott Release Date: October, 2012 Pages: 422, eBook Goodreads Rating: 3.85 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (No more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: After a car accident–an event he considers a prank gone bad–pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work. Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a ‘nice’ guy. Funny thing is…Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also can’t seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out… Read more »


Oct 18
Feature & Follow Friday – Magazines

Feature & Follow Friday – Magazines

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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: What are some of your favorite magazines? I don’t really read magazines ever.  I used to read TV Guide Magazine once upon a time, but now I just get my TV fix from TVGuide.com (and lately I don’t watch all that much TV anyway!).  How about you?    I prefer to be followed via Bloglovin’, but another way will work if you don’t do Bloglovin’.


Oct 18
Swoon Thursday – Switch by Janelle Stalder

Swoon Thursday – Switch by Janelle Stalder

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It’s that time again! The gals over at YA Bound created a HOT meme, and if you’re new to the game, here’s how to join in the fun:From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it in the comments on YA Bound, or grab the steamy button above and share it on your blog. We want to know! Switch by Janelle Stalder Most of the swoon-worthy sections of this awesome NA book are a little too steamy for me to share on my blog, but this one should give you an idea of the chemistry going on between Dinah and Pete… Dinah held her breath as he skimmed his nose just under her jaw. He nipped at her earlobe lightly before placing… Read more »


Oct 15
ARC Review – The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

ARC Review – The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: The Iron Traitor Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2 Author: Julie Kagawa Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release Date: October 29, 2013 Pages: 384, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.31 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: IN THE REAL WORLD, WHEN YOU VANISH INTO THIN AIR FOR A WEEK, PEOPLE TEND TO NOTICE After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.  But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of… Read more »


Oct 13
Cover Characteristics – Jackets

Cover Characteristics – Jackets

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I’ve seen this meme a few times now and decided that, considering my love for pretty covers, it was perfect for me.  So I just had to join in! This is a new meme hosted by Sugar & Snark. It came about when Sugar was wondering which cover to use for her #70 Cover of the Week post. Sugar kept on thinking of more than one, and they all seemed to have a theme/characteristic. So she decided to switch things up a bit! Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite cover’s with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit). You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and… Read more »


Oct 13
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/12/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/12/13

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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 and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.  Last week on FYFA: Unwanted by Alivia Anders (excerpt & giveaway) – Giveaway ended. Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win the trilogy! Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win an awesome prize pack! More by T.M. Franklin (review & giveaway) – Giveaway ended. The Curse Giver by Dora Machado (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter! Born of Deception by Teri Brown (cover reveal & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a signed ARC! Feature & Follow Friday – My favorite bloggers! The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (review) Coming this week on FYFA: Family Magic by Patti Larsen (birthday… Read more »


Oct 12
Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Release Date: June 4, 2013 Pages: 336, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.91 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+? (No more than kissing, but a decent amount of violence) Summary from Goodreads: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?  The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.  Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming… Read more »


Oct 11
Feature & Follow Friday – My Favorite Bloggers!

Feature & Follow Friday – My Favorite Bloggers!

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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: Feature your own favorite blogger, have it be a surprise. Oooh!  I love this one!  Of course, I have LOTS of favorite blogs because there are so many amazing book blogs out there.  I’m actually going to feature two of my favorite bloggers (because like everything else in life, I just can’t choose).  Please check out these lovely ladies!!  Naomi at Nomi’s Paranormal Palace.  She has got to be one of the friendliest bloggers… Read more »


Oct 10
Review & Giveaway – The Curse Giver by Dora Machado

Review & Giveaway – The Curse Giver by Dora Machado

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 2 ★★★★

    Title: The Curse Giver Author: Dora Machado Release Date: July 4, 2013 Pages: 510, ebook Goodreads Rating: 4.5 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult (While the sex scenes in this book are not super-explicit, I would say that the book is intended for a mature audience). Summary from Goodreads: Lusielle’s bleak but orderly life as a remedy mixer is shattered when she is sentenced to die for a crime she didn’t commit. She’s on the pyre, about to be burned, when a stranger breaks through the crowd and rescues her from the flames. Brennus, Lord of Laonia is the last of his line. He is caught in the grip of a mysterious curse that has murdered his kin, doomed his people and embittered his life. To defeat the curse, he must hunt a birthmark and kill the woman who bears it in the foulest of ways. Lusielle bears such a mark. Stalked by… Read more »