Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Giveaway: Nightshade!

Remember how I told you I loved Nightshade by Andrea Cremer? And you know all that festive stuff going on this month? Well, I'm putting them together to have a Nightshade Holiday Giveaway! Seriously, I think this was one of the best books that came out this year and you all need to read it, so here's your chance to win it free! :)

Rules & Info
-Enter by commenting below
-Be a follower of this blog and get an extra entry.
-Get one more extra entry by either tweeting, facebooking, &/or blogging the contest. (Please leave the link in your comment)
-This is for U.S. residents only. (Sorry international friends. I'll do one for you guys some time!)
-Make sure you leave your email address, so I can contact you if you win.
-I'll pick a winner on December 14th that way the winner can get the book by the end of the month holidays!


Meet one of the characters, Shay Doran, in the video below and go here if you want to read my review.




Good luck everyone and Happy Holidays! I know I'm excited for Christmas. What about you guys? Any traditions you do for the holiday season? I just decorated my place and now it looks and smells like Christmas here!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Review: Inside Out


Description:

Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
Or Else.


I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution


Review:

I loved this book! The world of Inside was amazing and planned out really well. The characters were great. I fell in love with all of them and thought the relationships between all of them were wonderful and really believable. The writing style was really fluid and smooth and there were so many twists and turns in this story that I didn't see coming, some sad and some great! I can't wait for the next book in this series, Outside In, that is set to come out March 2011. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for a good read!

Review: Tithe Series

Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside make up this trilogy by Holly Black

Description (For book 1, Tithe, in the trilogy):

Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces the sixteen-year-old back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms -- a struggle that could very well mean her death.

Review:

I liked this series. I enjoyed the writing style and the storyline of all three books. Holly Black blends the real world with the world of unfriendly faeries together in a really great and believable way. The characters were all believable and the story unravels with great timing. It does have references to drinking, smoking, and drugs in case those might be things you like to steer away from, but I thought it was a good series and I'm glad I read them.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Matched Winner!


And the winner for the Matched by Ally Condie giveaway is....

Chrystal678

http://chrystal678.blogspot.com/


And because I liked this book so much, I going to choose a second winner!

Aurora M.


Congrats winners! You will each receive a copy of Matched by Ally Condie! I'll email you for your mailing addresses and I hope you love the book as much as I do! Also, don't forget, friends, Matched comes out Nov. 30th, so if you weren't a winner this time be sure to pick this book up at your local library, bookstore, friend, ect. because it was really good!

And be sure to check back here soon, lovely readers, because I'm thinking that I loved Nightshade so so SO much (seriously, it was awesome) and it's getting closer to the Christmas season, so another giveaway might be in order soon! ;)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hunger Games Awesomeness

So this video should be watched by all fans of The Hunger Games trilogy. It's amazing! It was made by fans of the books and I definitely think they would be amazing in the real movie!

It's the Katniss/Rue death scene. Be warned, you might cry from it--it's that good!

Night Star & Harry Potter

Hey friends! I feel like I've been a bit neglectful lately with the posts, so I thought I'd let any of you Alyson Noel fans out there--that don't already know--that Night Star (the Immortals series #5) came out today! Yay! So, don't forget to read it! And if you haven't read the books before, you should check them out. Starting with Evermore.



AND! who is excited about the new Harry Potter movie coming out on Friday?! I'm excited! I can't wait to see it, but I think I'll opt out of a midnight showing this year so I can actually hear the movie and so I'm not a zombie at work. Any of you lovely readers seeing Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1 on Friday or even Thursday night?
Also! Don't forget to enter my giveaway for Matched by Ally Condie! Go here to enter and here to read the review! One week left to enter and two more before the book is released!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cover Reveal!

Here are some just released covers of some much anticipated books coming out in the near future! Enjoy the prettiness! And click on the picture for information about each book!


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And don't forget to enter my giveaway for Matched by Ally Condie one post below!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Matched Giveaway!

Hey friends!,

It's time for another Giveaway! And since I loved Matched by Ally Condie I'm going to give a copy of it away! So, go here if you want to read my review!~

And check out the awesome book trailer for it below!





Rules & Info
-Enter by commenting below
-Be a follower of this blog and get an extra entry.
-Get one more extra entry by either tweeting, facebooking, &/or blogging the contest. (Please leave the link in your comment)
-This is for U.S. residents only. (Sorry international friends. I'll do one for you guys some time!)
-Make sure you leave your email address, so I can contact you if you win.
-I will pick a winner on November 23! and mail the book to you after it's release on November 30th.(Usually that same day or the day after)

And good luck everyone!

Christina

Monday, November 1, 2010

Upcoming Books (2)

Upcoming Books (2): November-January
These are just a few books that I know--and can't wait for--that are coming out during this time!

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Click on the Book title for a link to the full synopsis!

Fractured: Happily Never After by Joanna Karaplis- Out November 1st
Snippet of Synopsis: "What would happen if Snow White were around today? Would Cinderella still need a fairy godmother? And would the Little Mermaid show up on YouTube?"

Entice (3rd book in the Need series) by Carrie Jones- Out December 7th
Snippet of Synopsis: "...even if Zara and her friends discover the way [to Valhalla], there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't just turned. She's Astley's queen."

Last Sacrifice (6th book in the Vampire Academy series) by Michelle Read- Out December 7th
Snippet of Synopsis: "Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them."

Deadly Little Games (3rd Book in the Touch series) by Laurie Faria Stolarz- Out December 28th
Snippet of Synopsis: "Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch...Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp these abilities, an unresolved family tragedy resurfaces in Camelia's life, irrevocably changing everything she cares about."

Across the Universe
by Beth Reid- Out January 11th
Snippet of Synopsis: "...Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next..."

Vesper (1st book in Deviant series) by Jeff Sampson- January 25th
Snippet of Synopsis:
"...The thing is, Emily doesn’t know why she’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the same old boring Emily, but by night, she turns into a thrill seeker. With every nightfall, Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just her personality that changes..."


I can't wait to read Across the Universe and also--now that it's Nov. 1st--get a copy of Fractured! The other books look awesome too! What about you lovely readers out there? Any books you are excited to get your hands on?

Also, good luck to all you writers out there that are taking part of NaNoWriMo! I'll be trying to finish my WIP during the month of November, but I'm not technically taking part in the event.

Happy reading (& writing) friends!

Christina