Day 63 of 365 - May 22, 2013                                                                                 Free 4 Day!

Post anything you want, just make sure it's related to Divergent
I'm sharing the different Divergent covers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Reading Map Wrap Up

I'm excited because I read 10 books this month. I know it might not seem like a lot but I don't read fast and I didn't think I would finish them all. I barely pulled it together this last week, I had to read two books at the same time plus the Read A Long book that I read throughout the month.
I've also been timing myself to see how fast I read and organize myself better when it comes to scheduling my posts for tours.

I've found so many good books that I want to read thanks to Waiting on Wednesday, Teaser Tuesdays, Feed My Reader Friday, It's Monday, what are you reading?, Who? What? Where?

Each month just gets better as I learn more. I've joined 6 reading challenges, 1 Read A Long, 1 book club on goodreads and 1 blogger book club; it starts tomorrow (March): YA Blogger Book Club.

*The books will take you to the review post, there they will take you to goodreads

Delirium


This month I joined Evie @ Bookish and Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts on the Read-A-Long for Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
There were four discussions including spoilers, Evie and Rachelia took turns posting them on their blogs along with a recap of the chapters read.
The wrap up is on Feb 28 for you to link your reviews but also to share your favorite quotes and parts @ Bookish and @ Bookish Comforts


*February is over and now is time for the spoiler free review


They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever.

And I've always believed them.

Until now.

Now everything has changed.

Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.


Grimm Chronicles Vol 1

Today I am part of the Grimm Chronicles Vol 1 blog tour. I have an interview with the authors, my review and a giveaway ending March 15. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops.

Book

200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally. Now the characters of the Grimms’ stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them.

For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.

This book contains the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed series:
Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!
Episode 2: Happily Never After
Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats


Delirium RAL #4

This month I'm joining Evie @ Bookish and Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts on the Read-A-Long for Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

Each week they take turns putting up a recap of the chapters read and a discussion. This week is @ Bookish

Since the discussions include spoilers of the chapters read, I'll include all my thoughts so far on the book. My blog is spoiler free except for the Read-A-Longs.
Continue at your own risk, spoilers ahead

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Last Song


Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them.

Who? What? Where?


I decided to join Melissa @ My World... in Words and Pages for this.
Who are you with? Where are you at? What's happening?


One of the reasons I started blogging was because I thought it would be fun to read with others. This wont include spoilers.
If you want to share where you are at this point in your book, make sure to check Melissa's post.

Black Irish



Absalom “Abbie” Kearney grew up an outsider in her own hometown. Even being the adopted daughter of a revered cop couldn’t keep Abbie’s troubled past from making her a misfit in the working-class Irish American enclave of South Buffalo. And now, despite a Harvard degree and a police detective’s badge, she still struggles to earn the respect and trust of those she’s sworn to protect. But all that may change, once the killing starts.

When Jimmy Ryan’s mangled corpse is found in a local church basement, this sadistic sacrilege sends a bone-deep chill through the winter-whipped city. It also seems to send a message—one that Abbie believes only the fiercely secretive citizens of the neighborhood known as “the County” understand. But in a town ruled by an old-world code of silence and secrecy, her search for answers is stonewalled at every turn, even by fellow cops. Only when Abbie finds a lead at the Gaelic Club, where war stories, gossip, and confidences flow as freely as the drink, do tongues begin to wag—with desperate warnings and dire threats. And when the killer’s mysterious calling card appears on her own doorstep, the hunt takes a shocking twist into her own family’s past. As the grisly murders and grim revelations multiply, Abbie wages a chilling battle of wits with a maniac who sees into her soul, and she swears to expose the County’s hidden history—one bloody body at a time.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
                   - Grab your current read
                   - Open to a random page
                   - Share two "teaser" sentences from that page
                      *Remember not to include spoilers
                   - Share the title and author so others can add the book to their TBR shelves if they like it!

Fallen


               
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's Monday!


It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila

Delirium RAL #3

This month I'm joining Evie @ Bookish and Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts on the Read-A-Long for Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

Each week they take turns putting up a recap of the chapters read and a discussion. This week is @ Bookish Comforts

Since the discussions include spoilers of the chapters read, I'll include all my thoughts so far on the book. My blog is spoiler free except for the Read-A-Longs.
Continue at your own risk, spoilers ahead

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Know Me Better

Know Me Better is hosted by I am A Reader, Not A Writer
Each week she picks 5 questions for us to answer.
This week's questions:
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Favorite Literary Characters?
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Things that bring a smile to your face?
Do you have a favorite saying?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Jesse James Book Review


Jesse James and the Dragon's Egg! Feast your mind on the thrilling adventures of young Jesse James as he and his friends plunge headlong into peril! See the horrible Shaddach! Read on, aghast as these living dead creatures hunt our heroes mercilessly! Fear the vile Arthur King! See this madman destroy everything that is dear to our noble young heroes! Thrill to daring escapes and feats of bravery never before seen by man! Watch as these brave children face death and danger where even adults fear to tread! Beware Jesse James, for evil walks among us!


Feed My Reader


Feed My Reader Friday is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer to share the new ebooks we've added to our readers, computers or phones.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Terra Tour Stop

Today I am part of the Terra blog tour. Check out an excerpt, my review and a giveaway! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops.

Book

A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.
A discovery that will change everything.
In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.
Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.
The first book in debut author Gretchen Powell's anticipated Terrestrials series, Terra catapults you through a story filled with blood-pumping action, intrigue, and surprising twists that will both wrench and warm your heart. As the hidden truths of this world unfold, new dangers that loom on the horizon are sure to leave you waiting breathlessly for the sequel.

Who? What? Where?


I decided to join Melissa @ My World... in Words and Pages for this.
Who are you with? Where are you at? What's happening?


One of the reasons I started blogging was because I thought it would be fun to read with others. This wont include spoilers.
If you want to share where you are at this point in your book, make sure to check Melissa's post.

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Here we talk about a book that you're waiting to be released. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
                   - Grab your current read
                   - Open to a random page
                   - Share two "teaser" sentences from that page
                      *Remember not to include spoilers
                   - Share the title and author so others can add the book to their TBR shelves if they like it!

Tide Ever Rising



Today I am honored to be part of the Tide Ever Rising release tour. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops.
Book

Kadence Reynold’s favorite pastime is exploring old ghost towns, but when she and her sister, Maysha, stumble across an old journal and cheap pendant hidden in the depths of a crumbling foundation near Eureka, Utah, their world is suddenly turned upside down. Immediately, strange dreams and premonitions begin to haunt “Kadie” as she learns more about the author of the journal, Charlotte Clark. Kadie sets out on a journey to learn more about Charlotte and her family, and she and Maysha travel to Bremerton, Washington, where they discover Charlotte's still living twin sister, Adelaide and her family.
Kadie and Maysha, upon arriving in Washington, are immediately immersed in Adelaide and Charlotte’s story. Kadie soon learns that Charlotte disappeared the night of a tragic fire that took the lives of Adelaide’s entire family. With the help of Logan Mathews, Adelaide’s handsome grandson, and Charlotte’s ever disconcerting presence, Kadie delves into the past. Hoping to solve the mystery of Charlotte’s disappearance, Kadie immediately discovers the secrets contained in the journal will toss her and Adelaide’s family into a world filled with mystery, past regrets, and dark unknowns.


Leap Frog Follow Hop

Leap Frog Follow Hop
This is a new meme hosted by Paperbook Princess and Readers In Wonderland
The point of the meme is to find new blogs. You can read the full rules here
The point of the meme is "leap frog" so it is a requirement to follow the person in front of you on the list! Not everyone, but the person directly before you. (And the hosts!)
Remember:
This runs for the ENTIRE week, meaning you have the entire week to go around and follow/enter.
Question:
Do you return comments on your blog? Or do you have a specific system for which blogs you will always comment on?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Delirium RAL #2

This month I'm joining Evie @ Bookish and Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts on the Read-A-Long for Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

Each week they take turns putting up a recap of the chapters read and a discussion. This week is @ Bookish

Since the discussions include spoilers of the chapters read, I'll include all my thoughts so far on the book. My blog is spoiler free except for the Read-A-Longs.
Continue at your own risk, spoilers ahead

Know Me Better

Know Me Better is hosted by I am A Reader, Not A Writer
Each week she picks 5 questions for us to answer.
This week's questions:
Pieces of Advice you have for aspiring writers?
Favorite TV show when you were younger?
What would we find if we looked under your bed?
Book Store or Library?
Heads or Tails?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Here we talk about a book that you're waiting to be released. 

Who? What? Where?


I decided to join Melissa @ My World... in Words and Pages for this.
Who are you with? Where are you at? What's happening?


One of the reasons I started blogging was because I thought it would be fun to read with others. This wont include spoilers.
If you want to share where you are at this point in your book, make sure to check Melissa's post.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
                   - Grab your current read
                   - Open to a random page
                   - Share two "teaser" sentences from that page
                      *Remember not to include spoilers
                   - Share the title and author so others can add the book to their TBR shelves if they like it!

I didn't do much yesterday because I wasn't feeling well, I didn't visit many blogs yesterday and didn't reply to comments. I didn't read, even though you can do that anywhere I didn't feel strong enough for it. I'm back today and I hope to finish this book.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Leap Frog Follow Hop

Leap Frog Follow Hop
This is a new meme hosted by Paperbook Princess and Readers In Wonderland
The point of the meme is to find new blogs. You can read the full rules here
The point of the meme is "leap frog" so it is a requirement to follow the person in front of you on the list! Not everyone, but the person directly before you. (And the hosts!)
Remember:
This runs for the ENTIRE week, meaning you have the entire week to go around and follow/enter.
Question:
Its almost Valentines Day, and EVERYONE knows that Book Boyfriends are better then real boyfriends/husbands. If you could choose one boy from any book who would you want to take you out on a date on V-Day? Where would you want him to take you?

It's Monday!


It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Know Me Better

Know Me Better is hosted by I am A Reader, Not A Writer
Each week she picks 5 questions for us to answer.
This week's questions:
I can't live without...
Do you make your bed each morning?
City or Country?
Most embarrassing moment?
What do you think of book trailers?