Book Review: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

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Title: The Carrie Diaries
Author: Candace Bushnell
Publication Date: January 1, 2010
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Series: The Carrie Diaries #1
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

Meet Carrie Bradshaw before ‘Sex and the City!’
The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation.
Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small town girl who knew she wanted more. She’s ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything.
With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself, and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we’ll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

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[Book Blitz] Siren’s Curse by Sara Jiang

Siren's Curse

Title: Siren’s Curse
Author: Sara Jiang
Date of Publication: December 5, 2013

Circe only has seven days to live… and time is ticking.

Long ago, Sirens were cursed to stay on the rocks. If they ever stopped eating human flesh, their horns would pierce their bodies and they would die.

Circe had a choice: stay on the Perch with her sisters, feeding off of sailors for all time, or to dive into the deep, face the unknown, and take her chance at freedom.

On her journey into the ocean Circe meets a precocious little sea dragon, a heart-throb shark, and an eel with a vengeance. She comes face to face with witches, madmen, monsters, and a mysterious, loud rumbling that seems to only be getting louder.

Can she break the curse?
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About Sara Jiang


Sara Jiang was born in 1991 and lived on a sailboat in the Caribbean for 3 years when she was younger. This exposure to the ocean influences much of her art and writing. She is currently studying for her Bachelor’s in Vocal Music Education at Abilene Christian University.

Sara Jiang does commission artwork and recently won Abilene Christian University’s Summit Art Contest with one of her pen and ink drawings.

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[Book Blitz with Excerpt + Giveaway] #ABreathofWinter by @HaileyEdwards

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Title: A Breath of Winter (Araneae Nation #4)
Author: Hailey Edwards
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: December 10, 2013

Purchase at: Amazon l B&N l Samhain

There’s no easy cure for a love of epidemic proportions.
Araneae Nation, Book 4
Zuri and her mercenary brothers had a simple mission. Transport a captured harbinger to Erania and collect the bounty. But this job turns out to be anything but easy.
Their welcome to the northland is nothing short of frigid. A scuffle with border guards and her prisoner’s attempted escape leave Zuri injured—and she and her brothers stuck in quarantine. Worse, the bounty comes with silken strings attached. Strings held by a scientist with a daring, dangerous plan.
Because Zuri and her prisoner barged in before his fail-safes were in place, Henri had no choice but to lock them all down until he’s sure there’s no risk of spreading plague. He’d planned to study the harbinger, but it’s the mercenary holding the leash who intrigues him the most.
When Henri’s experiment goes awry, they learn they’ve all been pawns in a plan with one goal: bring the Araneae Nation to its knees. Zuri is forced to make a choice that could sign her death warrant—or sacrifice everyone she loves.
Warning: This book contains a chair-bound heroine who won’t let anyone—least of all a man—push her around. Expect tea-drinking, net-tossing, and knife-wielding. Should you feel compelled to indulge in a bear ride, please keep your hands on the reins and your feet in the stirrups. Author not responsible for possible maulings.

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[Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY] Book Review: Finding Home by Lauren K. McKellar

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Title: Finding Home
Author: Lauren K. McKellar
Date of Publication: October 1, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA

Acquisition: Home of a Book Lover Tours

Moody, atmospheric, and just a little bit punk, Finding Home takes contemporary YA to a new level of grit…
When Amy’s mum dies, the last thing she expects is to be kicked off her dad’s music tour all the way to her Aunt Lou in a depressing hole of a seaside town. But it’s okay — Amy learned how to cope with the best, and soon finds a hard-drinking, party-loving crowd to help ease the pain.
The only solace is her music class, but even there she can’t seem to keep it together, sabotaging her grade and her one chance at a meaningful relationship. It takes a hard truth from her only friend before Amy realizes that she has to come to terms with her past, before she destroys her future.

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November Wrap-up

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I know this is a little late, but I got caught up with a lot of things, and I only got to do this now. Better late than never. 😛 Well, basically, I just want to recap what I read, reviewed, posted, and whatnot. And something I’m doing for the first time, I’m posting a playlist for November’s theme/reads. So the songs relate to the New Adult books that I read and reviewed last month~

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#DreamyDecDays RaT Day 7: Author Feature, GIVEAWAY, Updates, Daily Challenge

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It’s the last day of Dreamy December Days. Wow. We did it. Congratulations to everyone who met their goals or simply read a lot or even anyone who just participated. You’re all awesome! Hopefully we’ll be able to announce winners on Sunday, Dec. 8 so watch out for those? I’ll be sending out emails (if I manage to find your emails on your blogs. Haha!)

Just a little reminder: Farzy @ Books Keep Me Sane will be hosting a Twitter Chat today, Saturday, at 2am (EST). It will run for 3 hours. That’s on Saturday at 3pm in our country. Here’s a good Time Zone Converter to help you. Look for #DreamyDecDays on Twitter and Farzy’s twitter handle: @musicmae12. I will also be holding another one on the same day, Saturday, at 9pm(EST). My twitter handle: @fslovesbooks. That’s the last activity for the read-a-thon and will only run for 2 hours because sadly I have to go out, but I do hope to see a lot of you there! We’ll give away prizes then too~ 😀

DON’T FORGET to Complete the Checklist for more prizes! 😀 Late posts are welcome~ 😛

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#DreamyDecDays RaT Day 6: Author Feature, GIVEAWAY, Updates, Daily Challenge

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It’s Day 6! Wow. Time flies~ I can’t believe we’re almost over.

Just a little reminder: Farzy @ Books Keep Me Sane will be hosting a Twitter Chat on Saturday, at 2am (EST). It will run for 3 hours. That’s on Saturday at 3pm in our country. Here’s a good Time Zone Converter to help you. Look for #DreamyDecDays on Twitter and Farzy’s twitter handle: @musicmae12. I will also be holding another one on the same day, Saturday, at 9pm(EST). My twitter handle: @fslovesbooks. That’s the last activity for the read-a-thon, and I hope to see a lot of you there! We’ll give away prizes then too~ 😀

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