[Blog Tour + Giveaway] Book Review: Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster

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favoriteTitle: Sisters in Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Date of Publication: September 9, 2013
Series: The Snow Sisters #1

Purchase at:  Amazon ll Barnes and Noble

Acquisition: Tasty Book Tours

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.
Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.
When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.
SISTERS IN LOVE is a light, uplifting work of women’s fiction and will resonate with readers who enjoy emotional journeys of the heart with strong heroines and sexy, lovable heroes. Readers of books by Jane Porter and Beth Kendrick will enjoy Danica and Blake’s story.

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Book Review: Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

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favoriteTitle: Insignia
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Published: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN13: 9780062093004
Format: Paperback
Series: Insignia #1
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.
Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test, and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War Three. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?
Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid’s futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.

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ARC Book Review: The Pentrals by Crystal Mack

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WARNING: There may be some spoilers ahead~ Even the synopsis has spoilers. I tried very hard to keep my review very vague, but some parts may escape me. If you do not want to read any spoilers, then jump over to the OVERALL and rating part.

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Title: The Pentrals
Authors: Crystal Mack
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: Apologue Entertainment, LLC
Series: The Pentrals #1
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley

Purchase at: Amazon

Picture your life without free will. 
No choice. No voice. No personal direction. 
For 17 years, it’s the only path I’ve known. Always a follower, never in control, I am an afterthought, burying my impulses as I bend to the whims of another. I dream of someone taking notice-of falling in love and being kissed. But I probably never will. 
My name is Antares. I am a Shadow.
Deep in a secluded canyon lies Talline, a metropolis of mirrors filled with forces called Pentrals that outline our very existence. Antares, Pentral Class Two, took an oath to act without influence—to echo without opinion. But in a cruel twist of fate, she must watch as Violet, her person, encounters a tragedy that will change both their lives forever. When Violet starts making careless choices, Antares can no longer remain a silent silhouette. She won’t allow lost friendships, broken hearts, or those mysterious menaces looking out from the glass to tear apart Violet’s very being. In doing so, Antares unknowingly crosses forbidden boundaries and ends up illuminating a darkness much deeper than her own.

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Liebster Awards~ (Again)

So I got nominated again~ See here for last time’s awards. This time by indiereadergirl0329 and Flood of Books, etc. Thanks to the both of you~ I won’t be nominating anyone else anymore though because I don’t think I know enough to do so, but I will answer the questions these two lovely people gave me so here goes~ Continue reading

Book Review: Deviants by Maureen McGowan

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Title: Deviants
Author: Maureen McGowan
Published: October 30, 2012
Publisher: Amazon Children’s Publishing
ASIN: B00749XXLS
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: Dust Chronicles #1
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

In a post-apocalyptic world, where the earth is buried by asteroid dust that’s mutated the DNA of some humans, orphaned, sixteen-year-old Glory must hide and protect her younger brother. If their Deviant abilities are discovered, they’ll be expunged—kicked out of the dome to be tortured and killed by the Shredders. Glory would give anything to get rid of her unique ability to kill with her emotions, especially when Cal, the boy she’s always liked, becomes a spy for the authorities. But when her brother is discovered, and she learns their father, who was expunged for killing their mother, is still alive, she must escape the domed city that’s been her entire world.
Outside in the ruins, they’re pursued by the authorities and by sadistic, scab-covered Shredders who are addicted to the lethal-to-humans dust now covering the planet. Glory’s quests to transport herself and her brother to safety make up the thrilling and fascinating first volume of The Dust Chronicles.

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YA Love Story

In Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss
I’ll be your Anna if you’ll be my Etienne
I’ll be the new and different girl
and I will always be your best friend

 

In Oliver’s Delirium
I’ll be your Lena if you’ll be my Alex
I’ll let you infect me with your love
and guide me to whatever comes next

 

In Collins’ Hunger Games
I’ll be your Katniss if you’ll be my Peeta
I will go against all odds
and keep you safe from all harm

 

In West’s Pivot Point
I’ll be your Addie if you’ll be my Trevor
I may not be able to choose you now
but a way back I shall promise to ensure

 

In Messenger’s Let The Sky Fall
I’ll be your Audra if you’ll be my Vane
I will bond to you forever
and always think only of your gain

 

In Peterfeund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars
I’ll be your Elliot if you’ll be my Kai
I will hold my feelings true throughout everything
and love you forever for all time

 

In the real world we live in
I’ll be yours if you’ll be mine
We can write our own love story
to last us our whole lives

[Blog Tour + Giveaway] Book Review: Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

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Title: Not Pretty Enough
Author: Jaimie Admans
Date of Publication: August 1, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA comedy

Purchase at:  Amazon

Acquisition: Oops! I Read Again Tours

“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”
Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?
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Not Pretty Enough is a contemporary young adult comedy suitable for ages thirteen and over.
Book two in the series will be released early 2014.

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Book Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars

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favoriteTitle: For Darkness Shows the Stars
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Published: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN13: 9780062006158
Format: Paperback
Series: For Darkness Shows the Stars #1
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

Fans of Divergent will love Diana Peterfreund’s take on Jane Austen’sPersuasion set in a post-apocalyptic world.
In the dystopian future of For Darkness Shows the Stars, a genetic experiment has devastated humanity. In the aftermath, a new class system placed anti-technology Luddites in absolute power over vast estates—and any survivors living there.
Elliot North is a dutiful Luddite and a dutiful daughter who runs her father’s estate. When the boy she loved, Kai, a servant, asked her to run away with him four years ago, she refused, although it broke her heart.
Now Kai is back. And while Elliot longs for a second chance with her first love, she knows it could mean betraying everything she’s been raised to believe is right.
For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking YA romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

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