January 2013

Beautiful Creatures: The Manga (A Graphic Novel) - Sneak Peek & Giveaway

I am very excited to give you a sneaky peek of the upcoming Beautiful Creatures graphic novel today! I have been sharing little things from the wonderful world of Beautiful Creatures this week and I hope everyone has already read the first book as the film is coming really really soon! Apologies if I am telling you this twice, but on Sunday 27th Jan @8PM GMT Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia will be on Twitter answering questions live about their books and the upcoming film (using #penguinchats), which is very exciting indeed! Below is a sneak peek at the Manga plus a chance for a UK resident to win one for themselves!! 
*CLICK THE IMAGES TO ENLARGE*

The world of Beautiful Creatures comes to life in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of the bestselling love story.Read more >>>
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Beautiful Creatures #penguinchats

Hello everyone! I was asked to spread the word about something really exciting called Penguin Chats! A ‘Penguin Chat’ itself will be a 30 minute Q&A with a Penguin author on Twitter, using #PenguinChats and hosted by @PenguinUKBooks. And, I am thrilled to announce that the first authors will be Margaret Stohl (@mstohl) and Kami Garcia (@kamigarcia), this will take place on Sunday 27th Jan @8PM GMT. In the half hour the authors will answer questions about the series and the upcoming movie (how exciting?) I will posting some wonderful Beautiful Creatures content this week so be sure to come check it out!… Read more >>>
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The Tragedy of Knowledge by Rachael Wade

Summary from Goodreads

The Battle Comes Home.

After arranging a hopeful but risky alliance during their visit to the Amaranthian realm, Camille, Gavin, and the resistance don’t have much time to recover from their failed mission. Forced to create a new strategy to achieve their goal, they embark on a different mission—one that possibly holds the missing key to their quest for victory, and their deadliest one yet.

As they attempt round two to restore peace and freedom for their kind, they must rely on help from the living, the bayous, and beyond to decipher allies from enemies, good magic from bad, and whether the source claiming to lead the way to their destiny can be trusted.… Read more >>>

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Eric! by Chris Wormell

My Review

I really don’t think I can possibly put into words how much I love this book! My daughter loves it too, but it is one of my personal favourites. I think the story has a great lesson for both adults and children alike. The story is of a little boy (who is adorable) called, Eric, who all his life has been called names and put down. Feeling pretty down in the dumps he wanders off, only to be put in the face of danger, because he thinks he actually is all those mean things people called him. But things have a funny little way of working themselves out and Eric not only becomes an unlikely hero, he makes an unlikely friend.… Read more >>>

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The Love Hurts Blog Tour! UK giveaway of Easy by Tammara Webber & Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

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I was thrilled to have been asked to take part in this awesome tour! I hope everyone has by now heard about these two fantastic books and are eagerly awaiting their release! I will be posting my review of Easy within the next couple of days, I have read it already and it was a big 5 star read for me. I’m also super excited to read Reason to Breathe! Penguin is very generously giving away a copy of each book to 5 lucky UK winners, there is a Rafflecopter below, so be sure to fill it in to be in with a chance to win!… Read more >>>
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On The Cover #38

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On The Cover is a feature I am going to do every(ish) Friday, Where I pick one book cover that sticks out, is really interesting or just 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.
 
*I’m putting this meme in early because I have a wonderful blog tour stop on the blog tomorrow*

 So come on Book Cover Lovers, share with me your favourite book covers.Read more >>>
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Waiting on Wednesday #37

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 “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
 Summary 
 
or Lily and her twin sister Mel there is only the Farm . . .

It’s a prison, a blood bank, a death camp – where fear and paranoia rule. But it’s also home, of sorts. Because beyond the electric fence awaits a fate much, much worse.

But Lily has a plan.

She and Mel are going to escape – into the ravaged land outside, a place of freedom and chaos and horrors.

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Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway

Summary from Goodreads

Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know. 

After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendants of Medusa.
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Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles) by Kresley Cole

Summary from Goodreads

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.

She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known.… Read more >>>

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On The Cover #37

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 On The Cover is a feature I am going to do every(ish) Friday, Where I pick one book cover that sticks out, is really interesting or just 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: 
Summary
 
When seventeen-year-old Vanessa reunites with her biological mother, she faces the dilemma of a siren’s existence, that in order to survive she must endanger the lives of those she loves most.Read more >>>
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