Monthly Archives:: November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Reader Wonderland Giveaway (Canada only)

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Thanks to the lovely people at Ladbrokes, I have a very special holiday treat for my fellow Canadians. You can not only win 2 James Bond eBooks (I mean, who doesn’t love James Bond?), but you will also get your very own Kindle to read them on! You can then experience the thrill of the casino and the rush of adrenaline that comes with playing poker, without ever leaving your favourite reading spot! How great is that for a Christmas gift? ūüôā
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Ladbrokes has generously offered one (1) Kindle and the James Bond eBooks listed below to one lucky Canadian winner.


Giveaway ends December 15th, 2012
Open to Canadian addresses only
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Note that there is another chance to win over at Alluring Reads!
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Review: Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

Posted by on 11/30/2012 • 16 Comments

Gone, Gone, GoneHannah MoskowitzPublication date: April 17th 2012by Simon Pulse

 

It’s a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge and trying to make sense of these random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.

Craig‚Äôs crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him…and if he‚Äôll do it again…and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.

Lio feels most alive when he’s with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable…and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.

*A copy was provided by Simon &…

Review: Altered by A.D. Croucher

Posted by on 11/29/2012 • 15 Comments

AlteredA.D. CroucherSeries: Altered Sequence, #1Publication date: July 16th 2012

 

Reese has a plan: keep his grades up, work hard on the basketball court, apply to his favorite Ivy League college, and don’t get arrested.

There’s just one problem.

Reese knows things no one should know. He always thought he just had good instincts, but he’s noticed that it’s been getting worse. Lately it seems like something else.

Something more than instinct.

And he’s not the only one that has noticed.

They’ve been waiting.

Watching.

And now it’s time.

With his life in danger, Reese needs a new plan: escape.

*A copy was provided by A.D. Croucher for review purposes*

Not to mistake this book with the upcoming Jennifer Rush novel by the same name, Altered by AD…

Waiting on Wednesday (63) — Movie Edition

Posted by on 11/28/2012 • 60 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at¬†Breaking the Spine¬†and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.¬† Special Movie Edition! Since I could not, for the life of me, find a book that was suitable for a WoW this week, I decided to make a movie edition as there are great books-to-movies that I’m STOKED for that are coming up! So why not?

The Host Stephenie Meyer Release date: March 29th, 2013 Goodreads / IMDB

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining “wild” humans,…

Possession Tour Stop: Interview + Giveaway

Posted by on 11/27/2012 • 40 Comments

I am happy to be a part of the Possession blog tour that is dropping by the blog today. I’ll be sharing an interview I did with Elana Johnson, along with some fabulous giveaways!

PossessionElana JohnsonSeries: Possession #1Publication date: June 7th 2011by Simon & Schuster

 

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of…

Cover Reveal: The Midnight Spell

Posted by on 11/27/2012 • 5 Comments

The Midnight SpellRhiannon Frater & Kody BoyePublication date: February, 2013

 

Best friends since kindergarten, Adam and Christy have always been the perpetual outsiders in their small town in Texas.  The other kids call Adam gay and Christy a witch.

On both counts the bullies are right.

Their junior year in high school seems destined to be the same old same old until Christy decides to cast a love spell for Adam at the midnight hour. The next day an alluring and mysterious boy enrolls at school and sets hearts a flutter, including Adam’s. Meanwhile, Christy’s mad crush on the handsome football player Ian seems to be going nowhere fast and her witch puberty is making her life miserable.

When a great evil arrives in town that threatens everything…

Review: The Darkest Minds

Posted by on 11/26/2012 • 36 Comments

The Darkest Minds Alexandra BrackenSeries: The Darkest Minds #1Publication date: December 18th 2012by Disney Hyperion

 

When Ruby wakes up on her tenth birthday, something about her has changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her–East River. She joins a group…

Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (31)

Posted by on 11/25/2012 • 54 Comments

Xpresso Weekly is my edition of Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews featuring the books I got this week, and I also mention blog news/happenings of the past week. This week at Xpresso Reads

So does everyone have their tree up yet? I plan to put up mine soon! I just got back from the SAnta Claus parade tonight and Alek loved it! Though he was pretty confused as to why this was all happening >.< I love toddlers. On  the blog this week it was a pretty review only week with just one highly for my fellow Canadians who can enter to win a copy of Love and Other Perishable Items. I did share a couple cover reveals on my Facebook page if you missed any.

Reviews on…