April 2012

Letters in Cardboard Boxes by Abby Slovin - Review - Interview & Giveaway

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Summary

Letters In Cardboard Boxes tells the story of an eccentric grandmother and her granddaughter alongside a series of fantastical letters they once exchanged. Their letters once traversed the East River to help Parker escape the loneliness of a childhood without her globe-trekking parents and communicate during her turbulent teenage years. Now, nearly a decade later, Parker begins to rediscover the evidence of this letter writing tradition, as well as the family’s untold stories and, unexpectedly, letters from her grandmother’s own youth that paint a very different portrait of the woman who raised her.

Letters carries us through the universally-shared experience of loss and the process of coping with life’s unexpected twists and turns.… Read more >>>

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A Bite’s Tale: A Furry Fable  By Veronica Blade  Blog Tour - Promo Stop

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A Bite’s Tale: A Furry Fable
By Veronica Blade 

A sweet romantic tale with a Cinderella spin featuring vampires, witches and werewolves

Blurb: 

A Cinderella who spends her nights as a wolf. A prince with a taste for blood.

Seventeen year old Cydney struggles against her werewolf nature, trying to keep everyone around her safe. No way will she risk exposing the beast at the prince’s ball, no matter how her two cousins try to persuade her. Even as she attempts to get on with her life, Cydney can’t forget the boy she loved three summers ago — or what she did to him after losing control.… Read more >>>

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On The Cover (15)

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On The Cover is a feature I am going to do every Friday, Where I pick one book cover that sticks out, is really interesting or just plain beautiful. I think the cover of a book is very important, it’s the first thing a person sees, and some of the time it’s the reason why a person will pick a book up and read the back. I will just pick a book that catches my eye from throughout the week.

 So come on Book Cover Lovers, share with me your favourite book covers.

My Pick This Week:
by Sarah Addison Allen

Summary


Welcome to Walls of Water, North Carolina, a place where secrets run thicker than the town’s famous fog.

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Dying To Know You by Aidan Chambers

Summary

In Dying to Know You, award-winning author Aidan Chambers has created an indelible portrait of a young man discovering his own voice in the world, and has constructed a love story that is as much about the mind as it is the heart.

In this contemporary love story, a teenage boy named Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl isn’t convinced he’s good enough with words, so he tracks down Fiorella’s favorite author and begs him to take up the task.
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Going Under  By Georgia Cates - Blog Tour - Guest Post

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Going Under
By Georgia Cates 

Genre: YA 

Jessie Boone is a self proclaimed bad boy and doesn’t march to the beat of anyone’s drum, but his own. Growing up in less than desirable circumstances has made him no stranger to the hard knock life and his determination to leave it behind is fierce. When he finds himself transferred to East Franklin High School, he sees his opportunity to use his athletic ability to snag a college football scholarship, but Forbes Henderson, the player Jessie means to replace isn’t giving up his spot willingly. In fact, Forbes is willing to go to extreme measures to retain his place as first string quarterback.… Read more >>>

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Martha and the Bunny Brothers by Clara Vulliamy

Summary

Starting school has never been so fun! The first in an exuberant, feel-good new series from Clara Vulliamy. I Heart School is pure sunshine in picture book format, every page will make you smile!

The Big News in the launch title of this joy-filled new series is that it’s Martha’s first day of school! It’s all so exciting! She needs to choose the perfect first-day-at-school outfit and decide what to pack in her new school bag, which is proving quite tricky…

Trouble is, she may be able to take her snowdome and her fairy wings and her scooter, but she has to leave behind her two not-so-happy little bunny brothers…

But Martha finds room in her school bag for a very special picture that the Happy Bunny Club has made especially for her, and it’s not long before she’s back from school and Martha and her bunny brothers are reunited (in their secret den)!… Read more >>>

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Portal by Imogen Rose - Blog Tour - Promo Stop

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Portal
by Imogen Rose 

Blurb: 

Come Find Me Two Years Ago…

Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension.

She suddenly found herself in the past. In one moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself transported from a happy life with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one living with her mother whom she hates. Apparently it’s a life she’s always lived in.

Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isn’t. She is Arizona Stevens.

As she struggles to find answers she is certain of one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible…

PORTAL is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darley’s attempt at creating a perfect world for herself and her children.… Read more >>>

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The Gates by Rachael Wade - Blog Tour

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The Gates On Tour! 

Book 2 of The Resistance Trilogy, a paranormal fantasy romance series. Available 4/25 from Amazon, Barnes and Noble.

* Song: Hero of the Story
* Artist: Regina Spektor
* Tour Date: 4/22/12
* Venue: Samira’s Castle
* Scene Snapshot: Gavin’s will and inner strength are tested when his entire mission is at stake thanks to a new burden he must bear.
* Anthem: He never ever saw it coming at all It’s al-right, it’s al-right, it’s al-right, it’s al-right It’s al-right, it’s al-right, it’s al-right
No one’s got it all
I’m the hero of the story Don’t need to be saved

Be sure to read book one before you read The Gates.… Read more >>>

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Illicit Magic By Camilla Chafer - Blog Tour - Guest Post & Giveaway

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Illicit Magic
By Camilla Chafer

Blurb:

More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it’s happening again.

Racing from attack by the ruthless Brotherhood in London to the powerful witch council in New York, twenty-four-year-old novice witch Stella has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive but she might not be any safer in their midst than from the danger she is running from.

Sent to an extraordinary safe house by the sea to learn her craft, Stella finds there is more than one dark secret in her new family: Étoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful witch but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human?… Read more >>>

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals comes a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.

Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are—the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.

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