Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Books Giveaway Hop!

A Christmas book! I'm giving one of you awesome people a CHRISTMAS BOOK.
*Which* Christmas book, you ask?
Ha, that's a good question.
The Christmas book I'm giving away is...
Winter Town by Stephen Emond
Winter Town
Okay, now you're asking "WHY?" Right?
Or maybe not. You may just be skipping this and heading right to entering...ah...
Well, I'm going to tell you anyway.
I'm giving away this book because it makes me smile right now just thinking about it.
All right, NOW you can enter...
-My giveaway policy applies, so make sure you know what it says, pleeeease
-One person will win a copy of Winter Town. ONE person. One.
-This giveaway IS international. Never tell me I don't keep my promises ;)
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Blog Tour: Unresisting by Shane Morgan (Excerpt + Giveaway)


Unresisting by Shane Morgan
Release Date: November 21, 2012
Purchase: Amazon

Description from Goodreads:
Seventeen year old Natasha Johnson is having a rough year. Her twin brother, Sean, died last summer after a car crash, and her parents decided to pack up and leave the only home she’d known all her life. It's a lot to take in, and Nat has decidedly given up on the world, until moving to Stetson Valley and meeting high school ‘outcast’, Chace Owens.

Chace's dark and mysterious aura is not exactly seen as 'normal', but Nat already knows that not a lot of things are of the norm when it comes to her life. She soon finds herself unable to resist Chace's strange pull on her heart, unleashing a sudden attraction to the unnatural forces that have always been burning within her. But with uncovering her true self brings forth great danger, as Nat learns that her brother's death had a lot more to do with the side she's unable to resist.

Can Natasha calm the blazing flames and withstand the threat of danger, or will this new found power destroy her?

            “C’mon, Nat, it’s getting closer. Get up!” He shouted. I couldn’t move. I was exhausted, emotionally and physically. My legs were cramping as well.
            “I can’t…” I pushed him to go one but his grasp only tightened. It was that of a man in love.
“Are you crazy? I’m not leaving you, now come on.” He pulled me up and I hopped with him in front of a large tree as the beach got closer. But I knew it was only a matter of time before it found us, my heart was beating so loud even a deaf person could hear it.
I covered my mouth and leaned further into Chace’s embrace. We stood still as he wrapped his arms around my body in protective mode.
The beast stopped running. It began searching the area, sniffing at our scents like a dog. Great! It’s definitely going to find us now.
Author Spotlight:
Shane Morgan is a lover of "interesting" books. Her imagination is always running wild so it's best to collect and organize them into separate stories.

Shane's love for writing started the moment she picked up a Nancy Drew book. At a young age, she began writing short stories, divulging in a variety of genres; from comedy and drama, to horror, and romance. Shane's quite intrigued by the otherworldly or things otherwise deemed "impossible." Well, in her opinion, people never really grow up, do they?

Unresisting is the first book in her new YA series of the same title. Prepare to join Natasha on her journey of self discovery as she learns to control her powers and use them for good, fighting all the bad along the way. Of course we can't have a girl being alone throughout the story, there has to be some romance thrown in there. And Chace will definitely steal the hearts of every female reader.

The author is hosting a giveaway! Use the Rafflecopter to enter to win!
**This is not one of my giveaways, so my giveaway policy does not apply. I am not responsible for the entries/winnings entered in this form. That's all done by tha author, people.**

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Miller

Today I'm helping to reveal the cover of The Summer I Became a Nerd! I love this title. Hehe.
Soooo....wanna see the pretty?
On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.
Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.
Me. I do. Really. AH.
And the cover? It's so summer-y! And I love the shoes. What do you think?
About Leah Miller: Born and raised in northern Louisiana, Leah Rae Miller still lives there on a windy hill with her husband and kids. She loves comic books, lava lamps, fuzzy socks, and Cherry Coke. She spends most of her days reading things she likes and writing things she hopes other people will like.
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Sooo, extra things! The Summer I Became a Nerd is set to release on May 7, 2013. From what I hear, there's going to be a contest leading up to the release... I STRONGLY suggest you keep an eye on Leah's blog for details on that. Because, urm...goodness knows I will. ;)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Review: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

The Edge of Never

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Format: ebook, 426 pages
Source: Annie! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Description from Goodreads:
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

Warning: It's a New Adult book, so it'll be a little more mature than a YA book. You should know this.

This book was quite literally shoved in my face. I was on Goodreads, saw Annie's review of this and commented on it. Then she told me lots of happy things about this book, thus making me want to read it. She even gifted me the book. THAT'S how amazing this book is. It's good enough someone else might want to buy it for you. But seriously, don't wait for that because you need to read it NOW.

In a perfect world, you would have taken me at my word two seconds ago and bought this book and instead of reading this, would be reading The Edge of Never. But chances are, you're still waiting for me to comvince you. So...I'm going to try. Let me tell you now, though. This book? Is something you have to experience. It's incredibly hard to explain the beauty that is this book.

At first glance, The Edge of Never seems like just another NA contemporary romance. I think you should know this first: IT'S NOT. It is so, so much more. Yes, it is romantic, and there is a main plot about a boy and a girl falling for each other that is so sweet, my stomach is all aflutter right now just thinking about it. But beneath that? This is a story of hope. Of becoming comfortable with yourself. Of ACCEPTING yourself. much more. As I said, I can't describe everything.

Character Rundown:
Camryn: In the beginning of this book, Camryn really doesn't seem like anything special. Just another whiny MC. But as the story progressed, she changed. She formed into a character that not only did I want to read, but one that I didn't want to stop reading. She's kind and caring and feels so much, which is a HUGE change from the way she began. In the end, she was a great character.

Andrew: How in the world am I going to put this guy into words? Remember how Daemon Black was hotness personified? And how Aiden MacRae was the reason the word "sweet" was invented? Well Andrew Parrish? Andrew Parrish is the reason the word PERFECT was invented. He is seriously perfect. Not in the obnoxious way, but in the completely adorable way. He's not perfect in the impossible way, but in the everything-I-could-ask-for kind of way. Andrew...he just has so much heart.

Plot. The premise of this book was intriguing to me. I like that Camryn dropped everything and did what she felt she should. I respect that kind of bravery. And then we met Andrew, and I got more glad for what Camryn did by the second. and GUYS. This book will surprise you. In more ways than you're probably imagining right now. There are curveballs, my friends, and they pop out of nowhere. Seriously, I cried. And went into giggle-fits. And cried somemore. And hyperventilated. And...SO MANY FEELS.

So. Sweet. Camryn and Andrew are such a cute couple, I can't even tell you how precious they are. They make one of my favorite contemp couples of all time. They're one of those couples that acts like a couple long before they officially BECOME a couple, and it was so much fun reading this. I was completely amused. These two are so clearly made for each other. *sigh*

The ending. I can't say anything about this without messing up your experience, but I'm going to tell you this--I cried. A lot.

Overall, this is one of my favorite books of 2012. It's a stunningly beautiful story that resonates so much hope. It also crushed my heart. I just...there are no words. I can't even think of anything else to tell you right now. Words are failing me. Read this book, then come talk to me as you cry and throw things. I will understand.



Waiting On Wednesday! (17) ♥ Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Expected Publication: December 11, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Description from Goodreads:
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword...

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
Why I can't wait for this? I can't think of a reason I SHOULDN'T be waiting for this. The synopsis is something that seriously intrigues me, and I've heard so many great things. I honestly think I'm going to love this! But first I must wait...
What are YOU waiting on this week? Link me up!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dreaming of Summer Giveaway Hop!

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For this one, I'm giving away three books that I hold very near and dear to my heart.
The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)
The Summer I Turned Pretty
It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)
It's Not Summer Without You
We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)
We'll Always Have Summer
These books tear my heart apart and make me smile so big at the same time. I love them in a way that astounds even me. And, because you should know, Jere's a sweetheart, but I'm Team Conrad. Always have been, always will be. It's hard to choose between the Fisher boys, though...
Anyway. All three books. One winner. Because I cannot bear to be so cruel as to give someone only one of these books. You need all three, or else your life would not be complete.
-This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL (I promised, didn't I?)
-One winner gets all three books in paperback
-My giveaway policy applies, so make sure you've read it
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Blog Tour: Saving You, Saving Me by Kailin Gow (Review)

Saving You, Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy, #1)
Saving You, Saving Me by Kailin Gow
Release Date: April 16, 2012
Format: ebook, 290 pages
Series: You & Me Trilogy #1
Source: Author for blog tour
Description from Goodreads:
18 year old high school senior and aspiring psychologist Samantha Sullivan (Sam) never thought she would fall for the one mysterious guy she has been speaking to over the phone for months, the boy the counselors called Daggers. She wasn't supposed to talk to him outside of their sessions. But as she began to peel the layers of Daggers and learn who he is, the one boy she is supposed to be saving, might just be the one who is saving her.

Saving You Saving Me inspired the Saving You Saving Me Project found at:

The Saving YOU Saving ME Project was inspired by the book, which tells the story of Samantha (Sam) Sullivan, who becomes a peer counselor at a teen and young adult crisis center called Sawyer House. The Saving YOU Saving ME Project tries to replicate the atmosphere of Sawyer House by allowing a place for teens through adults a place to share their issues anonymously and in doing so, might be able to help others learn from it or might receive feedback from people about what to do.
So far, Saving You, Saving Me has been my favorite Kailin Gow book. I'm not saying it was perfect, but it was a book I really enjoyed reading.
This book deals with issues that we don't exactly see in books often. I really liked that. Plus, the story was written in a way that I was always caught up in what was happening, and I didn't much get bored, even when backstories were being explained.
Character Rundown:
Sam: I do not like Sam. Her character was interesting to read, but she makes me mad. She agrees to things I would never agree to in a million years and I kind of wanted to slap her.
Collins: I did like Collins. I almost love it, but he does creep me out a teeny bit. He's kind of demanding and somewhat arrogant. Which is fine, but as of right now, I'd like to see him work his way past that.
Daggers: I loved Daggers. He was honest and open and seriously willing to work through his problems. I admit, though it was kind of obvious who Daggers really was. But aside from that, Daggers was probably my favorite character in this book.
Other characters: There are some other characters, but they aren't very important. There's a little sister and a good friend, but this story is pretty much built for the three main characters. I liked that.
Relationships. Collins & Sam: There are things I really like about this relationship and things I really don't like about this relationship. As I said, Collins is demanding. Even a little dictative. I don't like that Sam goes along with it and lets it be that way. She should have more backbone. But I DO like how cute they are together. They're so sweet. I hope it all works out for them, in the end. Sam & Daggers: Their relationship is pretty much all over the phone, but still. I loved their conversations.
The plot. Honestly, it was predictable in some parts. Like Daggers. I knew who he was the whole time. Other parts had me floored, though. A few particular instances where I was surprised that someone showed up somewhere I was not expecting them to be, so that was fun.
The ending. I really want to read the next book now, to see where their story is goes. I'm hoping for the best, but I really need to see!
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book very much. It's a heavy contemporary, but the sweet parts are super sweet.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What I Got! (17) GUYS. The Edge of Never!!

What I Got is a weekly meme hosted by Monica over at Cover Analysis :)
For Review:
Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire, #3)
Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton
GUYS. I've finished this, and...the ending to this trilogy is so great. If you're a friend on Goodreads, look at my review to see. I just...AH.
First Comes Love (First Comes Love, #1)
First Come Love by Katie Kacvinsky
I got this through ARCycling, and I'm currently reading it. I feel like I'm going to really like this one!
The Way We Fall (Fallen World, #1)
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
Hey, Monica? I FREAKING LOVE YOU. I'm so glad I own this book now. And it's signed! Christmas gift #1? Heck to the yes.
  Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)Pure (Covenant, #2)Deity (Covenant, #3)
Half-Blood, Pure, & Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Um, yeah. I got all these books. Again. Signed. Long story short, THANK YOU, JEN. Plus, I have more swag. So if you win one of my giveaways, chances are you're going to be a very happy camper. I like to throw extra goodies into prize packages ;)
The Edge of Never
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
I'm reading this one as we speak, and...OHMYGOSH, GUYS. I'm only 8% in, and I'm already flipping out. I'm telling you right now--you want this book. Seriously. AH.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, ANNIE! Annie's the amazing person who gifted it to me. *squee!*
And...I think that's it. If I missed anything, I'll be sure to list it next week. Now, link me up to what YOU got. I like to know these things!

Blog Tour: Blood Debt by Nancy Straight (Character Interview!♥)

Character Interview:
Now I get to do a character interview with Daniel! After reading my review, can you guess how happy that makes me?!?!?! *SQUEE!*

Daniel! I’m so happy to get to interview you today.  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!
Geeze, Jessica.  You know how to make a guy feel welcome.  Nancy told me you were one of her favorite bloggers, she didn’t tell me you’d be so hot!  Could I sit on the couch with you? *eases closer*

*blushes and pretends not to notice* *clears throat* So, what was it like growing up with Camille?
*eases further away* Right, Camille.  I almost forgot about her for a millisecond.  Thanks for bringing her back up.  *eyebrow furrows*  We had a great time as kids.  *sighs*  I was a little scrawny when I first met her in the third grade.  There was this boy that had repeated third grade, like twice, so he looked like a fifth grader.  He was on the playground and took my kickball.  I tried to play it off like I didn’t care, but Camille saw what he’d done, walked straight up to him, doubled up her fist and punched him in the nose.  *laughs hard*  The kid grabbed his nose and let the kickball fall to the ground, Cami picked it up, walked over to me, and asked if I wanted to play.  *big smile*  That’s what life was always like with Cami.  She didn’t take crap off of anyone and she was always sticking up for others, even people she didn’t know. 

Awww, that's sweet!

Are there any particular things about Camille that just get on your nerves?
Only like every decision she’s made the last few months.  Her mom died and she went on this stupid quest to find her dad.  I get why, but it was only supposed to be a few days.  She disappeared for months:  no email, no text, no calls.  It’s like she forgot she had a life out here in Cali, you know?

Oh, I know. I KNOW. Poor Daniel...

Camille’s a very stubborn girl.  What is your opinion on this?
Stubborn?  Cami?  *smirks*  I know she’s got Centaur blood, but I swear somewhere along the way her DNA got crossed with a mule, too.   

This would not surprise me. Hehe.

You and Camille are just friends.  Best friends, actually.  That said, do you get jealous of her interactions with other guys?
*eye muscles flex* What?  No!  What do I have to be jealous of?  She’s a magnet for losers.  One day she’ll. . .  I mean, she’s. . . the guys she wants. . .   Hey, can we just go to the next question? *bright red blush*

Aww, but you're so cute when you blush!

What’s something about Cami that no one knows but you?
Up until she left for South Carolina I would have bet I knew everything about her.  Even things she didn’t know about herself.  *lips purse together hard*  Something no one else knows?  Cami comes off like she’s real tough, but that’s just a front, you know?  She’s got a heart of gold and would do anything for a person who needs help, even a stranger. 

She and I were supposed to meet at the movies when Transformers first came out.  I told her I’d pick her up when she got off work, but she said she was only a couple miles away and would take a cab so I didn’t have to fight traffic to get there.  She showed up thirty minutes late, came walking to the theater by herself, in the dark.  I started to lay into her for walking there after dark by herself and she told me she saw a mom and two kids standing outside the Burger King right next to where she worked.  They’d been there for hours, she used her cab fare to buy food for the kids. 
No wonder you two are best friends...

What’s your favorite thing about Cami?
Her smile.   Hands down, her smile.

AWWW! Such a sweet answer. <3

If you could change one thing about your and Cami’s situation, what would it be?
Anything?  *taps finger to chin* I’d go back in time and tell her mom never to tell Cami who her father was.  If Cami had never made that call, everything would be the way it was.  I wouldn’t be going out of my mind with her being who knows where.  I wouldn’t be on the outs with Pops, sorry, Jessica, I mean my dad.  My boss wouldn’t be an inch away from firing me for blowing off work and flying all over the country looking for Cami.  *nods confidently* Yeah, if I could change one thing, I’d have convinced her mom not to tell Cami anything about her dad. 

What’s your favorite memory with Camille?
The one I told you about the playground in third grade is one of my favorites, but I have hundreds like that.  Cami and I have been inseparable since third grade, well, up until a few months ago we were.  *rubs temples hard*  I remember our eighth grade dance when she was more interested in surfing than dancing and her mom practically had to yank her out of the ocean and force her into a dress.  I remember how excited she was when I made the varsity football team as a Sophomore; she had everyone in the stands chanting my name every game.  I don’t know, there’s just too many to pick one. 

Now, let’s focus on you for a second.  Describe yourself in five words or less.
Funny, strong, sexy, charismatic, loyal and humble.  Wait that’s six.  Scratch humble.

HA! Humble wasn't really fitting in with the rest of those, anyway. Those are dad on, though...
Can you tell us something about you that we don’t already know?  Any secrets hidden behind your cute face?
*laughs* Well if I told you, they wouldn’t be secrets, would they?  There is this one thing. . . I’m not like Cami, I’m not a pureblood Centaur, but my dad is. 

You don't have to be a pureblood Centaur to be super cool ;)
Now, because it’s fun, describe Cami in five words or less.
I think I’ll use just one, and it’ll be yours, in case she finds out I stopped by for this interview:  stubborn.  Now if she sees this, I’ll blame it on you.

I am okay with this. I like to think if I knew her, we'd be friends... :)
Last question:  can you tell us a little of what to expect in the rest of the series, from an insider’s point of view?
Nancy told me the only thing I could share was that there will be surprises no one will see coming in Centaur Legacy.  Zandra isn’t as evil as everyone thought she was in Blood Debt, but I’m not sure I believe Nancy on that one, because I think Zandra is pure evil.

I don't like Zandra much either. She creeps me out.

Now, pick one!
Water ski or snow ski?  Snow Skiing at Big Bear
Salty or sweet?  Salty
Vanilla or chocolate?  Vanilla Ice Cream with Hot fudge. Ohmygosh, YES.
Morning or night?  Night I am a night owl myself...
Hug or big, giant, bear hug? C’mere, Jessica, and I’ll show you!

All right, thank you so much for stopping by, Daniel.  It was awesome having  you by the blog today! I certainly hope you’ll stop by again soon.  Now give me one of those hugs.  J
Thanks, Jessica for having me today!  I’d love to see you again, just say the word.  *big, giant, bear hug*

And that's it for my interview with Daniel!! I really hope I get to interview him again sometime. Before I let y'all go, wanna know a fun fact? DANIEL IS MINE. Seriously. He is. This is 100% true. Just so you know. ;)


Blog Tour: Blood Debt by Nancy Straight (Review)

Blood DebtBlood Debt by Nancy Straight
Release Date: July 15, 2012
Format: ebook, 194 pages
Series: Touched #1
Source: SupaGurl Tours
Description from Goodreads:
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus.

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.

Blood Debt
I loved Blood Debt!
This story begins in a way that made me want to keep reading, then kept going on to things that made it IMPOSSIBLE for me to stop reading. I didn't take many breaks throughout my reading of this book, which was amusing for some of my good friends on Twitter. I kind of tweeted the heck out of THAT particular experience...
Character Rundown:
Camille: Cami is very down to Earth. She handles everything really well, considering she was thrown into quite possibly the most awkward situation EVER. Plus, she was brave when she needed to be. She's a good, strong MC. She has her flaws, of course, but she had so many good qualities to make up for it.
Drake: Soooo. Drake. He's a good guy. But he's realy not assertive enough, in my opinion. I understand that their society is the way it is, but if he REALLY wants to be with Cami, he should do something about it instead of cowering. In the end, I ended up loving his character, but for a good part of the beginning, I wanted to slap him silly.
Daniel: I. LOVE. DANIEL. No lie, he's my boy. He's funny, he's sweet, and he does what he wants.
Other Characters: There are LOTS of other characters. 5 brothers, 2 parents, 1 opposing male, and 1 evil grandmother, for starters. All of these characters were amusing, and reading them was fun. Especially Gage. I like Gage.
The plot. DO NOT EXPECT ANYTHING. Because Nancy will surprise you. Seriously. I was completely floored AT LEAST twice while reading this. At least. It could have been more. My point here? You're going to be surprised.
Relationships: Drake & Cami: So adorable. Some of my favorite lines of the book come from this relationship. Cami & Daniel: I really hope they stay just friends...because as I said, DANIEL IS MY BOY. He and Cami make really great friends, though. Cami & Gage: I was rooting for them for a while there. Gage can be so incredibly sweet, you know. I seriously like this guy. I hope we get more of him!    

The ending. Such a sweet ending. I'm pretty sure it can be considered a cliffhanger, but that's okay because it has the sweetest last paragraph ever. As I say all the time in my JLA reviews--sometimes other aspects of the book make up for these tyoes of things.

Overall, I vote we all read this book. It's fun, it;s exciting, and the characters make me all kind of happy. Especially Daniel. Hehe ;)


Dante Update + OPAL things! (Jen's GIVEAWAY)

1. Have you added Dante on Goodreads yet? Because if you haven't...urm. Yeah. DO IT. Here's what'll happen if we get enough adds:

4,000 adds by December 31, 2012 = exclusive excerpt provided to all Family members to read, post on their sites, etc.
4,500 adds by December 31, 2012 = exclusive trailer (approved by Dante himself) provided to all Family members to watch, post on their sites, etc.
Current Total = 3,225
Click HERE to add Dante to your Goodreads list!
2. Did you see Victoria's announcement? Dante is going to be sold in big, happy places!!!! (Ha, I just realized that I refer to this book as "Dante" and awful lot, don't I? It's called THE COLLECTOR, people. I hope you know that.) Anywho, this is a BIG. DEAL. Seriously. *squeee!*
To see Victoria's crazy town announcement, click HERE
3. If you actually looked at the crazy town announcement, you should know this, but if you are lazy (LIKE ME) and didn't I should tell you this...THE COLLECTOR's release date? It's not on March 12, 2013 anymore. *cries* It got pushed back.
The new release date for THE COLLECTOR is April 2, 2013.
I was sad about this, but I got over it. It's only three weeks. Plus, this will make Dante more accessible so we gush about it to more people! The sad part for me, though, is that the release won't be one month after my birthday anymore. No fun Victoria Scott things around birthday time. But we all shall live. :)
Now, for Daemon...
No, this is not at my house. HA, I WISH. No, this is at Jen's. Yes. Jen's. As in Jennifer L. Armentrout, my favorite author EVER. She got all this gorgeousness in the mail on Friday.
I know what you're thinking: "What is she gonna do with it?" I thought the same thing. I mean, all that awesomeness in one house would surely cause something to blow up, right? THOSE POOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES. But Jen's already told us what she's going to do with some of that Daemon-ness.
She's giving some of it away.
You heard me. She's being her sweet, generous self and giving three copies away, plus some beautiful Lux swag!!
How do you enter, you ask?
Click HERE to head on over to Jen's blog for the deets!
If you're still here, I just want to make one more quick comment: I love what she titled that post. "Want To Read OPAL?" Hehe.
Now, if you're STILL here, I'm going to tell you this: the OPAL trailer was revealed this week. Um, yeah. If you haven't already seen (though you probably have, because it was EVERYWHERE on the blogosphere on Wednesday), you can see it here!

AHH, I can't wait for this book. ;)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Blogger Interview ♥ Justin from Justin's Book Blog!

Today, I have Justin from Justin's Book Blog!
Jusin's Book Blog is one of those that I check on a very regular basis, so I'm seriously glad he took the time to answer some questions!
1. Let's start off with hearing a little about your blog. Tell us about it!

Well, there really isn't to much to tell. I am a Young Adult book blogger although I do review Middle Grade and Adult books from time to time. I've had the blog for a little over a year and already it has went through a lot of changes. My current design, and one I plan to keep on the blog as long as I am running it was done by my friend Evie and I couldn't be happier with it. I will admit lately I have been a little slower with posting, and while it frustrates me I have to focus on things that are more important first. But I always do a weekly blogger interview on Wednesday, and then a video post on Thursday which is for a vlogging team I am part of with some awesome bloggers. The channel name is "BookBuzzers" you should check it out. But other than that, I try my best to do two or three reviews a week. It just really depends on how much reading time I get each week.
I watch BookBuzzers. I agree--everyone should check it out!
2. What's your favorite type of post to write? A review, author/blogger interview, etc?
I would have to say Author and Blogger interviews. I love all the posts I do, but I just feel like those are so much fun. I love the community, bloggers and authors alike. So It's really fun when I get to do interviews with people and learn a little more about them and to be able to share all of that with my readers.
3. What would you say is your absolute favorite read of 2012 so far and why?
I would have to say my favorite read so far of 2012 would have to be a series. Can I cheat this answer? :P But easily my favorite of 2012 would have to be ReVamped & ReAwakened by Ada Adams. There is just so much awesome in these books, and it really restored my faith in the vampire genre. If you haven't read them, I can't recommend them enough. They are phenomenal.
4. What book are you most anticipating in 2013?
This might sound crazy, but I really haven't payed much attention to everything that is coming out in 2013. I have just been so swamped with trying to get through all the books I currently have to even try to focus on what will be coming out. I should probably get on that though, huh?
5. All right, so I stalk visit your blog often. Are there any blogs that you visit frequently?
Aw, well I really love that you enjoy visiting my blog. I like to hope that it is a place with content people will enjoy, but you never know. There are quite a few bloggers pages that I visit often, I am horrible at commenting but I do enjoy going and reading the posts. I would feel bad for leaving anyone out, because there are quite a few that I enjoy. I guess the best way to see some of my favorite blogs would be to check out the list of bloggers in the sidebar of my blog.
6. We all have blogger friends. Obviously. Are there any you are absolutely glad you have the chance to interact with?
This is another really tough question as far as making a list. I have made quite a few really amazing friends through blogging, and I am honestly very happy to know them all. There are a lot of amazing people in the community. It's such a great thing to be a part of.
7. Author friends! We all love those, too. Are there any that make you so incredibly happy you'd like to mention them right now?
You know, I honestly don't have many author friends. I have talked to a lot of authors on Twitter, etc but there are only two that I am friends with. And that would be Ada Adams and Lindsay Cummings. They are both such great people. I have quite a few friends that write (Megan, Myranda, Lena) and a few others, but from what I took from the question you meant authors that were published. I love all my author/writer friends though, it doesn't matter to me if they are a published author or just a writer. It's all about who they are as a person, and I am thankful to have them all as friends.
8. What are you currently reading, and what are your impressions of it so far?
Right now I am reading The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. And honestly, I haven't had much time to read lately so I am a little behind. Haven't made it far enough to really make a solid statement on it yet. By the time this interview goes up the review should have been up for quite awhile. :)
9. This is a very, VERY silly question, but I honestly want to know--if you were to have a pet tiger, what would you name it and why?
Wow, I honestly don't know on this one. I laughed when I saw this question though, because there is a funny story involving a friend of mine and a tiger. I won't go into that though. I am so bad at coming up with names, is it bad that I honestly can't think of a good name? I really like the name Rajah though, it is Jasmine's tigers name in Aladdin. Still love that movie.
Book (if you had to name one): Just one? Hmm... The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. There are so many standalones that I would say are favorites though.
Book Cover: I honestly don't have an all time favorite cover. I adore the Barnes and Noble leather bound Classics though.
Color: Light Blue
Sports Team: St Louis Cardinals (Baseball) - LSU Tigers (College Football)
Book Series: Harry Potter
Author (if you had to name one): J.K. Rowling
Song: Currently it would probably be Some Nights by Fun.
Holiday!: Christmas.
And that's all the questions I ahev for today. May I just say that I flipped out when he said "Some Nights by Fun."? Because, ahem, I LOVE THAT SONG. Yeah.
Thank you so much to Justin for stopping by the blog!