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Coranne reviews Where Treetops Glisten

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Where Treetops Glisten: Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II By  Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin Published on September 16th 2014
Published by WaterBrook Press
Source: Publisher
The crunch of newly fallen snow, the weight of wartime

Three siblings forging new paths and finding love in three stories, filled with the wonder of Christmas

Turn back the clock to a different time, listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow, as the realities of America’s involvement in the Second World War change the lives of the Turner family in Lafayette, Indiana.

In White Christmas by Cara Putman, Abigail Turner is holding down the Home Front as a college student and a part-time employee at a one-of-a-kind candy shop. Loss of a beau to the war has Abigail skittish about romantic entanglements—until a hard-working young man with a serious problem needs her help.

Abigail’s brother Pete is a fighter pilot hero returned from the European Theatre…

Taylor reviews Kiss of Broken Glass

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Kiss of Broken Glass By Madeleine Kuderick Published on September 9th 2014
Published by HarperTeen
Madeleine Kuderick’s gripping debut is a darkly beautiful and lyrical novel in verse, perfect for fans of Sonya Sones and Laurie Halse Anderson. Kiss of Broken Glass pulses with emotion and lingers long after the last page.

In the next seventy-two hours, Kenna may lose everything—her friends, her freedom, and maybe even herself. One kiss of the blade was all it took to get her sent to the psych ward for seventy-two hours. There she will face her addiction to cutting, though the outcome is far from certain.

When fifteen-year-old Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom, she is sent to a facility for mandatory psychiatric watch. There, Kenna meets other kids like her—her roommate, Donya, who’s there for her fifth time; the birdlike Skylar; and Jag, a boy cute enough to make her forget her problems . . . for a moment.
A novel written as a poem, “Kiss of Broken Glass” is based ar…

Fingers in the Mist by O'Dell Hutchison ~ Jaime's Blog Tour Review ~ Giveaway

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Fingers in the Mist By O'Dell Hutchison Published on February 24, 2015
Published by Month9Books LLC
Sixteen-year-old Caitlyn Foster never believed in the legend of the Redeemers. That was before the trees started to whisper her name. Before a murder of crows attacked the town. Before she and her family came home to find a bloody handprint on their front door, marking one of them as a sacrifice.As Caitlyn’s friends are ripped from their homes, she knows it’s only a matter of time before the Redeemers come for her. Caitlyn has the power to stop the terror, but she’ll have to decide if she’s willing to sacrifice herself to save those she loves.



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As I'm sure many of us have, I started following O'Dell at his wonderful blog, Book Twirps, a long time ago. It was one of my absolute favorite blogs to visit! I loved reading his reviews, and seeing his thoughts on the books I was interes…

Horror Business by Ryan Craig Bradford ~ Jaime's Blog Tour Review ~ Giveaway!

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Horror Business By Ryan Craig Bradford Published on February 2015
Published by Month9Books, LLC
Source: WHERE
Armed with a passion for classic B-grade horror movies, a script co-written by his twin brother, and a wicked crush on his death-obsessed neighbor; hardcore horror fan Jason Nightshade must finish his student film.
But his plans are derailed when the children of suburban Silver Creek start disappearing – his twin brother among them. Battling a possessed video camera, a crazy zombie dog, a monstrous bully, and a frighteningly broken down family life, Jason embarks on a mission to find his lost brother so the two can write an ending for his story.
As any horror fan knows, saving the day won’t be easy, as Jason finds himself forced to face the real world where death isn’t just a splash of fake blood on a camera lens. Add to Goodreads
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My Thoughts
What an incredibly strange, gory, crazy ride this was! I am a huge fan of all of the old horror fl…

Taylor reviews Gone Girl

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Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn Published on May 24th 2012
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. …

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas ~ Jaime's Blog Tour Review & Giveaway!

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A Wicked Thing
by Rhiannon Thomas
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 24th 2015
Read an excerpt
Rate: 3 Stars!
Synopsis:
Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.
Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. 
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to s…

Blog Tour: What's Your Winner's Curse?

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As we gear up for the release of the latest book in Marie Rutkowski's Winners trilogy -- The Winner's Crime on March 3rd, we're going to talk a bit about the winner's curse.

No, not the book, the phrase.  

The ‘Winner’s Curse’ is an economics term that means you’ve gotten what you wanted – but at too high a price.  What would you pay too much for?


A few of our bloggers have stopped by to tell us what they think they would pay too much for.  See what they have to say....





Wow, heavy heavy question.  And I could give a fluffy answer, but that isn't the one that would be truthful for me.  My answer would be equally as heavy.  I would pay too much to ensure my kiddos safety and that my oldest son would grow up in an environment where people cared about him and cherished him for who he is.  I would pay too much for therapies for him to be able to develop and grow and be able to live with the struggles he has but be able to not let them define him.  I would pay too much for t…

Spotlight: HEART OF STONE by Kelly Keaton

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A CHILD FATED TO START A WAR.
A LOVE SHE’LL RISK EVERYTHING TO PROTECT.

Set in New 2, a dangerous and lush alternate New Orleans, the fourth book in Keaton’s Gods & Monsters series, finds the God-killer Ari and Mistborn Sebastian on the hunt for Archer, infant son of Athena, a child fated to bring about the Blood Wars, the ultimate showdown between the gods and the monsters they created, a war that will trap mankind in the middle of a destructive conflict thousands of years in the making.

As Ari and Sebastian attempt to rescue the child, forces pull them apart, sending Sebastian on a perilous journey to the desert sands of Egypt and into the lair of a dark, enthralling entity, and Ari to the Halls of Olympus and, darker still, the very heart of the Underworld where Death awaits with a bargain that brings Ari’s worst nightmares into sharp and heart wrenching focus.

Published: February 17th, 2015 Add to GoodReads




A LOOK INSIDE HEART OF STONE....

Excerpt from a scene featuring Sebastian…

The Winner's Crime

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The Winner's Crime By Marie Rutkoski Published on March 3rd 2015
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux
Source: Publisher
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their cri…

Greta and the Glass Kingdom by Chloe Jacobs ~ Jaime's Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

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Greta Book #2's YA Bound Tour Schedule HERE

Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles #2) By Chloe Jacobs Published on February 9, 2015
Published by Entangled: Teen
Once upon a dark time…

Greta the human bounty hunter never quite fit into the shadowed, icy world of Mylena. Yet she's managed to defeat the demon Agramon and win the love of the darkly intense Goblin King, Isaac. Now Isaac wants her to rule by his side—a human queen. And the very announcement is enough to incite rebellion…

To make matters worse, defeating Agramon left Greta tainted with a dark magick. Its unclean power threatens to destroy her and everything she loves. With the Goblin King's life and the very peace of Mylena at stake, Greta must find a cure and fast.

Her only hope lies with the strange, elusive faeries in the Glass Kingdom…if she can get there before the evil within her destroys everything. Add to Goodreads
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Cut Here by Azzurra Nox ~ Excerpt Tour Post and Giveaway Link ~ by Jaime!

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About Cut Here


Cut Here By Azzurra Nox Published on February 13, 2015
YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Lena Martin's idyllic world shatters the night her mother dies due to a hit and run accident. Two years later, her dad relocates her from Italy to Los Angeles to help her put behind the time spent in a psychiatric ward following her mother's death. But the move only proves to be a fatal mistake. Shortly after her arrival, the classmates of her new private school begin to commit suicide under mysterious circumstances after reading a cult book called Cut Here.

Determined to unravel the mystery behind the suicides, she bands together with loner Jonathan Russe and outcast Hope Peters to figure out exactly what is happening, not realizing that this places them under a dangerous radar. During this same time, Lena falls for a mysterious and attractive guy named Michael, who is as equally disarming as he's dangerous.

As h…