Monthly Archives:: December 2012

Feature and Follow #12

Feature and Follow #12

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! When did you start blogging? I started this blog September 27, 2012    But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though. What is your favorite part of book blogging? Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love. What is your… Read more »

December 21, 2012 Uncategorized 17

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Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

WIN a $15 GIFT CARD to AMAZON OR the equivalent price of a book from THE BOOK DEPOSITORY OR PAYPAL CASH! THE HOP Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop is hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and is Co-hosted by Oasis for YA, and it goes a little something like this: A bunch of blogs sign up to host a giveaway and then we link up together (using the Linky list below) which enables everyone who’s participating in the hop, as well as all of our collective followers, to visit each giveaway blog.  This allows blogs to get new followers and followers to find new blogs!  Everyone wins!  The Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop is scheduled from December 21st at 12:00 AM to December 27th at 11:59 PM. THE PRIZES ONE lucky follower will win a $15 gift card to AMAZON OR PayPal CASH OR the equivalent price… Read more »

December 21, 2012 Uncategorized 2

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COVER REVEAL: Dangerous by Suzannah Daniels

COVER REVEAL: Dangerous by Suzannah Daniels

Dangerous by Suzannah Daniels Publication date: February 10th 2013 Cover designed by Okay Creations Stone Hamilton had never known fear…until the accident.  Since then, his life has spiraled out of control.  He’s been kicked out of private school, deemed a disappointment by his father, and forced to endure his own guilt, anger, and grief.  The last thing he wants is a relationship with someone who will have expectations of him.  But once he’s enticed by the shimmering pink lips of the oh-so-popular, academically-excelling, straitlaced hottie from his new school, he knows he’s in trouble. Seventeen-year-old Dara Golding has one goal for the summer.  Make enough money to buy a car, so that she can drive to school her senior year.  After starting a new job, she realizes that she’ll be working with the brooding, motorcycle-riding, bad boy who started attending Quail Mountain High last year.  With his less than stellar reputation, he’s everything she’s afraid of…and that makes him dangerous. Their undeniable attraction has Stone struggling with his inner demons.  As Dara… Read more »

December 20, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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REVIEW: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

REVIEW: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Let me just start with this…the second I closed the cover of Days of Blood and Starlight, I immediately asked myself if it was OK to begin re-reading the series. That’s how wonderful this story was for me, so you can probably tell I’m giving it five stars. But besides the rating, if you have the hard cover – and I urge you to get it if you love this series – it is a beautiful book. Just gorgeous. The cover is stunning, the map of Eretz, with the angel and demon wings and chimera and angel warriors is beyond beautiful, and the little details at chapter headings as well as the “once upon a time” vignettes just take your breath away. If you don’t have it, get it.  It’s a work of publishing art. OK, back to Karou – if you weren’t thrilled with the flashbacks of the previous… Read more »

December 19, 2012 Uncategorized 2

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REVIEW: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

REVIEW: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (DOSB) is the first book in the angel-apocalypse fantasy series by Laini Taylor. I read this book back when it came out because I was drawn to the cover. Yes, I admit it – I DO judge a book by its cover. But I was quickly engrossed in Karou’s fantastical real-life of chimeras, wishmongers, and angels. I love a good angel story and DOSB is a very good start to an enthralling angel story. Karou is an art-student living in Prague, she has a best friend named Zuzana, an ex-boyfriend who thinks he’s a street actor, and is the foster-daughter of a chimera called Brimstone. He’s the Devil, they say, but Karou only knows him as Brimstone. The creature who took her in and cared for her as a baby. A chimera is a combination of animals and human and there are more fantastical combinations… Read more »

December 19, 2012 Uncategorized 2

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Top Ten Books I Read In 2012

Top Ten Books I Read In 2012

Top Ten Tuesday – is an original feature – weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and exists so that everyone can share their love of lists with other bookish peeps!    For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate click here! Julie’s Top Ten Favorite Books Read In 2012 Fiction 1.  Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – this was, hands, down, the best book I read (besides my own, of course) in 2012.  I had mixed feelings about the first one, not really enjoying the back story as much as the present story, but this book changed all that for me.  I never did connect with Karou’s old self, but I did appreciate the multiple points of view a little more this time around.  I‘m really looking forward to the next book and I sincerely hope she’s hard at work… Read more »

December 18, 2012 Uncategorized 3

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Retrograde: Week In Review #2

Retrograde: Week In Review #2

Retrograde is a weekly meme I do to look back on my week and look back on a favorite book and reintroduce it to the world.  This week my pick is Watership Down by Richard Adams.  Today this book is a classic, but when I first read it, it was pop fiction!  I was in 4th grade and my language arts teacher recommended it to us.  As I was trying to think of another new adult book that I could resurrect from the past, Watership Down wasn’t the first book on my list.  But when I started to think about it more critically, the characters, who are all rabbits, if you’ve never read the book, are actually little bunny versions of new adult people (in their own little rabbit way). You see the main characters are Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig.  They are part of a big warren of rabbits (a… Read more »

December 17, 2012 Uncategorized 2

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Stacking the Shelves #2

Stacking the Shelves #2

This is my second week of Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This is a really great way to find new books and bloggers to watch and I can see myself doing this meme regularly…at least the weeks where I get new books.  If that turns out to be every week I might not have time to do anything BUT read!  OK, here’s what I got: Free For Review The Second Sign by Elizabeth Arroyo – Elizabeth will be here in February for a tour stop Bought in Print to Review This is Not a… Read more »

December 15, 2012 Uncategorized 8

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Feature & Follow #11

Feature & Follow #11

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! When did you start blogging? I started this blog September 27, 2012    But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though. What is your favorite part of book blogging? Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love. What is your… Read more »

December 14, 2012 Uncategorized 13

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