Friday, October 21, 2011

Hurricane Winner!

So, I realized today that I hadn't announced a winner for the Hurricane ebook! Sorry, I'm in the middle of midterms. Anyways, the winner of the ebook is Bethzaida!!
Make sure you check your email soon! I will be emailing the author today to inform her that you won!! :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

More fun!

OK, so this is probably my fourth post apologizing about my lack of posting. So, I have to apologize again because I noticed that I've lost a couple followers recently. I swear I'm still here and I'm reading when I can but I am in my first semester of College right and I am right in the middle of midterms! AH!! I'm trying to squeeze in reading when I can but I have had 5 essays, an APA paper, and 3 tests due in the last week. I have a midterm tomorrow and Tuesday. So, I'm really really busy. But I promise I will start reading more (I hope) and posting more once I get through midterms. Thanks guys!! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

Reading Level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 368 Pages

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH

ISBN: 978-142312131-1

My Rating: 5/5
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (a.k.a. witches, shapeshifters, and faeries). But then she discovered her family secret, and the fact that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.
Turns out, Sophie's a
demon, one of only two in the world-the other being her father. What's worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will either destroy her powers for good-or kill her.
But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery. Her new housemates? They're demons too. Meaning,
someone is raising demons in secret, with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they're using Archer to do it. But it's not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

The first thing I have to say about Demonglass is, what an ending. Like, total cliffhanger of the worst AND best kind. I mean, love it but hate that I have to wait! UGH! haha. I'm definitely going to be die before the next book comes out. I literally can not wait to read it! Demonglass picks up right where Hex Hall left off.

Demonglass is the continuing story of Sophie Mercer. She was a student at Hecate but finds herself rushed off to live in England with her dad. This book was just as amazing as the first one and 9 times out of 10, that's almost impossible to do. Hex Hall was one of my favorite reads of 2011. It is full of action and romance and all things that make books amazing. Demonglass does not disappoint! I found myself loving it as much as the first one!

I don't want to say too much about 'Demonglass' especially if some of you haven't read 'Hex Hall' yet. But if you haven't, you need to! It's amazing!! I usually try to read my books in the order I buy/receive them but for this one, I couldn't wait. I knew how much I loved the first one which is what made me grab it right away! I am anxiously awaiting book 3 in the 'Hex Hall' series, if that cliffhanger doesn't do me in first! Definitely, definitely check out this series, it's amazing!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop!

Friday's Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books!

Book Blogger Hop
This week's question is:
It’s time to spread some love beyond the borders of the Book Blogger Hop! This week, we aren’t answering a question. We are spotlighting our fellow bloggers. Find your favorite(s) author interview(s), guest post(s), book review(s), or bookish article(s) that ANOTHER BOOK BLOGGER featured on their site recently and tell us why you love it/them! As an additional challenge, find your favorite one of EACH of the categories above and spotlight all 4 (interview, guest post, review, article).

So this one is really tough! haha. I love all the blogs I follow but I'll post about this one because she is super fantastic! And because I was just over on her blog earlier snooping around hehe. She is:
The Crazy Bookworm

The Crazy Bookworm! and she recently did this (unrelated) post about her top 5 favorite zombie movies (LOVE ZOMBIES) and umm she's awesome! haha. Check it out! Also, she is having the best Halloween giveaway ever! So check that out too!! :)

So that's my one pick for right now haha. I might go hop around and find some more and then post those as well! :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Author Guest Post and giveaway!!!!

Guest post by author Jenna-Lynne Duncan! She has a totally awesome book coming out soon called 'Hurricane' that I think everyone should get, it goes towards a well worthy cause! It's explained in the post! Also, I am giving away 1 ebook version of 'Hurricane' for Jenna-Lynne Duncan!

“When I woke, Hayden hovered over me. I was outside, lying on the hard gravel of an unpaved country road.
“What purpose does this serve?” Luke spit as he leaned against the front of the truck.
“Quiet. She just needs some fresh air.” Hayden was kneeling down beside me, his body so close I could feel the sweet heat of his breath as he spoke. I didn’t want to move, but I couldn’t ignore the reality of the situation. I was being kidnapped and heading deeper into the swamp, where it was likely my body would never be found. The alligators would eat my remains, and soon there would be nothing left of me. I could see the headlines in the fictional newspapers in my head. I didn’t hesitate to think out an escape plan. Before I knew it, I was on my bare feet taking off in the other direction. I didn’t think about the alligators that were likely in the water next to me. I just knew I had to get to the main road.
“She’s running away?” I heard Hayden say in a surprising tone.
“Go get her!” Luke yelled from behind me. “
New Orleans has always been a place of intrigue and mystery; the setting of endless vampire and ghost stories. Some are more real than you may think. I wanted to tell Madame Lalaurie’s story and the history behind New Orleans most haunted mansion. It plays a brief, but dark, role in my novel Hurricane but there is a truth behind it.
 When writing, I tried not to do extensive research on the house on Rue Royal. I wanted to use only information that I myself had heard growing up, making it a true ghost story. Importance is not in the details, rather how the story is told. Of course, today I do know more about Lalaurie and the mansion on Royal Street than perhaps I would have liked to. It all goes back to the 1800’s. 1140 Royal Street was the tallest and most beautiful house at that time. Three stories high, it had a big wraparound porch on the second level; perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras activities. But, there would be no fun in that house. It was a house filled with horror. In the late 1830’s Madame Lalaurie was a socialite. To those who were her guests, she was described as kind, and charming. But to her servants she was anything but. She would severely mistreat them; beat them- she even threw a young girl off her third story balcony. One day there was a fire in her home. As the town people came to help her retrieve her valuables, they made a gruesome discovery in the attic. The servants had been beaten up and chained to the floor. After the townspeople made the discovery, a mob had called for Lalaurie’s blood. By that time, she had fled. Some say she was reportedly laid to rest in France, while others claim she never left. You can still visit the house today - if you dare. In the market for a new home? Lucky for you, the house is for sale. Its previous owner, Nicholas Cage, recently foreclosed and the house is now bank- owned.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog and I hope y’all will check out my novel Hurricane; the first book in a brand new series.
About Hurricane:  Hurricane is a paranormal romance novel for young adults. It follows Adriana Alexander, a high school teen whose dreams predict the future. When her dream of two mysterious brothers attending her school comes true, she makes it her goal to figure out the brothers’ secret. What she didn’t predict was that the brothers would kidnap her on the eve of Hurricane Katrina. The book chronicles the trio’s evacuation from New Orleans, complete with a touch of voodoo and a vengeful ghost, and Adriana’s eventual return to the devastated city she loves. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Orleans Habitat for Humanity.

1. You do NOT have to be a follower to enter
2. You must be 13 or older in order to enter
3. Contest Deadline is October 18th.

To enter the giveaway for 'Hurricane' just click here: