Monthly Archives:: April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop

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I haven’t done a giveaway hop in a long while but with all these awesome releases lately and 10% off The Book Depository, my affiliate account (aka everyone’s shopping sprees) is allowing me to participate in the Spring Fling giveaway hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Eve’s Fan Garden! There are close to 200 blogs participating, so lots of chances to win!

What’s up for grabs?
One book of choice at The Book Depository up to a value of 10$.
 Open Internationally as long as TBD ships to you (is your country on the list? Click here)
Giveaway ends on May 7th, 2012
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Make sure to hop along the other participants for more chances to win!
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Hemlock Tour Stop

Hemlock Tour Stop

Posted by on 04/30/2012 • 38 Comments

Kathleen Peacock is visiting Xpresso Reads today for the blog tour of her wonderful book, Hemlock. This is one of my top favorite reads of 2012 so I’m very excited to have her over for an interview. Let’s first have a look at my glowing review! =)

Hemlock Kathleen Peacock Series: Hemlock, #1 Release date: May 8th, 2012 by HarperCollins

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Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country….

Xpresso Weekly (1)

Posted by on 04/29/2012 • 110 Comments

Xpresso Weekly features blog news/happenings of the past week, and the bookish goodies received.

Hi guys!! Soooo, you may notice something is very different on the blog today! I am extremely thrilled with my new beautified blog a la Parajunkee. She’s amazing and I definitely recommend her to ANYONE looking for a design. She made this in less than a week! She freaking blows my mind! So anyways, I’m sure you’re all aware of the plagiarism story and can thus deduce why I’ve decided to move on from the In My Mailbox meme. I’m not going to be a broken record, so if you want to know the full story – click here. The opinions in PJs post mirrors my own, that’s all I’m going to say about it. All …

Fresh Batch (April 29th – May 5th)

Posted by on 04/28/2012 • 29 Comments

Exclusively titled for Xpresso Reads, Fresh Batch features the hottest releases of this upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Sweet EvilWendy HigginsRelease date: May 1st, 2012by HarperTeen

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What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.


Giveaway: Something Strange and Deadly

Posted by on 04/27/2012 • 54 Comments

Something Strange and DeadlySusan DennardRelease date: July 24th, 2012by HarperTeen

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There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces….

Review: Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman

Posted by on 04/27/2012 • 17 Comments

Eve of DestructionPatrick CarmanSeries: Dark Eden, #2 Release date: April 24th, 2012by Katherine Tegen Books

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Will Besting and the other teens who were “cured” at Fort Eden are still experiencing the strange signs of aging  that were a part of their recovery. Now they are being called back to Fort Eden because Mrs. Goring is dying, and  for some reason she wants to see the seven teens together again.

But once Will and the others arrive at Fort Eden, they find themselves ensnared in a dangerous plan to finally end  the reign of Rainsford. Will must lead the group through a perilous underground trap masterminded by two devious  souls. Can he outwit both Rainsford and Goring and find a new cure?  Patrick Carman’s Dark Eden…

Cover Reveal x 3

Posted by on 04/27/2012 • 28 Comments

TeethHannah Moskowitz Release date:by Simon Pulse

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Hannah Moskowitz’s (author of BREAK and INVINCIBLE SUMMER) TEETH features a sixteen-year-old boy whose family, in an effort to cure his ailing brother, relocates to a remote island where legendary magic fish are said to have healing powers, and he discovers the island has terrible secrets, including a half-teenager, half-fish.

Monstrous Beauty Elizabeth Fama Release date: September 4th, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Add it to your Goodreads

Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.

Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger…

Review: Fairy Metal Thunder by JL Bryan

Posted by on 04/26/2012 • 24 Comments

Fairy Metal ThunderJ.L. BryanSeries: Songs of Magic, #1Release date: September 16th 2011

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A rock & roll fairy tale.

Jason plays guitar in a teenage garage band called the Assorted Zebras, but they have no fans, no gigs, and they’re going nowhere. Even worse, Jason has a crush on their lead singer, but she doesn’t seem interested in him at all.

Then Jason steals instruments from the fairy world. Soon the band is enchanting crowds, and Jason is a step closer to the girl of his dreams, but the new gear is brimming with dangerous and destructive magic they can’t control.

Their shortcut to success has cost a troupe of innocent fairies their livelihood and turned Jason and his band into enemies of the powerful…