Showing posts from June, 2014

Boneseeker Blog Tour: Review from Jaime

The rest of the Tour Stops can be found HERE!
Boneseeker By Brynn Chapman Published on June 17, 2014
Published by Month9Books, LLC.
Source: Month9Books, LLC.
Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn't fit the role of a proper 1900's lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella's dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.

Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment--to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.

But this is no time for child's play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their …

The Half Life of Molly Pierce Blog Tour: Review from Jaime + Giveaway!

The Half Life of Molly Pierce By Katrina Leno Published on July 8th 2014
Published by Harper Teen
Source: Publisher

BOOK LINKS: GoodreadsAmazon Barnes & Noble (B&N) iTunes   Bookdepository Kobo You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.

You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.

You live and you remember.

Me, I live and I forget.

But now—now I am remembering.

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our fut…

The Summer I Wasn't Me - Two Reviews!

THE SUMMER I WASN'T ME By Jessica Verdi Published on April 1 2014
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Netgalley
Lexi has a secret.

She never meant for her mom to find out. And now she's afraid that what's left of her family is going to fall apart for good.

Lexi knows she can fix everything. She can change. She can learn to like boys. New Horizons summer camp has promised to transform her life, and there's nothing she wants more than to start over.

But sometimes love has its own path... From Crystalee....

With all of the recent books about LGBTQ youth coming out, I had almost forgotten that I requested this one from Netgalley. I'm so glad I found it in my virtual "pile" of books to read and gave it a shot.

This isn't the first book I've read about a teen sent to a "de-gayifying camp." Emily M. Danforth's epic novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post  also conquers this difficult subject. Unlike Danforth's book, however, The Summer I Wa…

The Fault in Our Stars Movie Review

The Fault in Our Stars Movie Review Released June 6, 2014
Synopsis from the book (Goodreads): Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
 The Fault in Our Stars was released in early 2012, and from the moment that I heard about it I have refused to read it. From that very first time hearing about the book, I started hearing readers thoughts on the book, and was told time and time again that I needed to just "read the darn book already, Jaime" and "You will not regret it, I promise you". Despite all of the recommendations and the promises made, I stuck with my decision to stay far, far away from this book. Let me explain a little.... I had no doubt that John Green had written an…

Destined for Doon- Excerpt!

Destined for Doon By Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon Published on September 2, 2014
Published by Blink
The second book in the popular new Doon YA series that takes on a classic story, Brigadoon, and spins it in a new way to give readers a fresh, modern experience.

In this sequel to Doon, Kenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake-choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. Worse, she's received proof she and Duncan are meant to be, along with torturous visions of the prince she left behind. So when Duncan shows up and informs Kenna that Doon needs her, she doesn't need to think twice. But even if Kenna can save the enchanted kingdom, her happily ever after may still be in peril.
 Ahhh this book!  If you have read this site you KNOW how much I loved Doon.  I can't wait until I get my hands on he sequel- I have to know what happens to Kenna!  To hold you (and me!) over until September- here is a never before released bonu…

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I was going to do half likes and half dislikes, but I decided that I would much rather share all of the beautiful likes! Makes a much more appealing (and eye-catching) post when there is nothing by awesomeness!

Alienated by Melissa Landers I love covers like this one, half and half covers. Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins is another example.

The One by Kiera Cass My relationship with these types of covers, the infamous "chick in a dress" covers, is interesting. I will be honest and say that I really do love them. They are some of the most stunning covers. BUT I want the cover to match the story, and sometimes dress covers just don't match the story.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Give me a beautiful drawing on a cover, and your cover will more than likely end up on a favorites list of mine someday! Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, anyone?

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Let that font be the Star, desig…

Renegade (Mila 2.0 Book 2)

Renegade By Debra Driza Published on May 13th 2014
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Publisher
There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows.

But Hunter has no idea who—and what—Mila really is. She can’t bear to reveal her secret, even though he’s unwittingly joined her search for Richard Grady, a man who may know more details of Mila’s complicated past.

Yet the road to the truth is more dangerous than ever. With General Holland and the Vita Obscura scouring the earth for her whereabouts, Mila must rely on her newfound android abilities to protect herself and Hunter from imminent harm. Still, embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity—as well as Hunter’s real motives.

Perfect for fans of I Am Number Four and Divergent, this action-packed and heart-wrenching second installment of MILA 2.0 will leave readers breathlessly awaiting the series conclusion.

Action packed is right.  This series is some sort of combina…