Monthly Archives:: April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop

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To thank my wonderful friends and followers for being all kinds of awesome, I decided to join the Spring Fling giveaway hop to give a little back! Plus, spring rocks my socks off (I mean, literally–hello flip flops)! Special thanks to I Am A reader, Not A Writer, and Eve’s Fan Garden for hosting!

What’s up for grabs?
One YA book of choice at The Book Depository up to a value of 15$.
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Giveaway ends on May 7th, 2013

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Review: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

Posted by on 04/30/2013 • 25 Comments

 The Rules for DisappearingAshley Elston Genre: YA Contemp/Mystery Publication date: May 14th 2013by  Disney-Hyperion

She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If…

Review: If You Stay by Courtney Cole

Posted by on 04/29/2013 • 33 Comments

If You StayCourtney Cole Series: Beautifully Broken #1Genre: NA Contemporary Publication date: February 5th 2013by  Lakehouse Press

24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.


He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match. But he’s got his reasons.

His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count.

As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade….

Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (53)

Posted by on 04/28/2013 • 48 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

How is everyone this week? Spring is finally starting to show its face and I’m so happy! And is everyone ready for BEA, too? I know I am and am stoked to meet everyone there! 😀 So this week on the blog was pretty giveaway-tastic! For my Canadian peeps you can win a copy of The Beautiful and the Cursed! And my international lovelies can win book 1-3 of the Revenants series by Amy Plum which is awesome!

Reviews on the blog this week:

Xpresso Book Tours

NEW Tours open for sign ups:— Identified: The…

Fresh Batch (April 28th – May 4th)

Posted by on 04/27/2013 • 19 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Sweet Peril Wendy Higgins  Series: The Sweet Trilogy #1Publication date:  May 1st 2012by HarperTeen

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.


Giveaway: The Beautiful and the Cursed

Posted by on 04/27/2013 • 26 Comments

The Beautiful and the CursedPage Morgan Series: The Dispossessed #1Genre: YA Gothic Publication date: May 14th 2013by Delacorte Books for Young Readers 

After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.

In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.

And Grayson has gone missing.

No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.

Ingrid is sure…

Review: The Program by Suzanne Young

Posted by on 04/26/2013 • 27 Comments

The ProgramSuzanne Young Series: Program #1Genre: YA Dystopian Publication date: April 30th 2013by Simon Pulse

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can….

If I Should Die Tour Stop: Guest Post + Giveaway

Posted by on 04/26/2013 • 77 Comments

Being a fan of this series I’m excited to have the If I Should Die blog tour drop by the blog today. We’ve got a fun Video-filled guest post featuring Kate’s (the MC) favorite fight scenes, and a fab giveaway!

If I Should Die Amy Plum Series: Revenants, #3Publication date: May 7th 2013by Harper Teen

I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it…