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Mini-review: Stirring Up Trouble (Juli Alexander)

Product Details: Reading Level: YA Pages: 186 Publisher: Create Space (january 17, 2012) ISBN: 9781468152784 Source: copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review


What’s worse than lusting after my best friend’s on again off again boyfriend? How about my dad dating his mother, and my mom redesigning his bedroom for her show? With fate interfering so cruelly, can you really blame me for putting my magic potions to not-so-good use?

I’m Zoe Miller, a fifteen-year-old witch with only one power-—a talent for potions. I have my life all mapped out. I plan to be a doctor and develop drugs to cure disease. We already have potions to help all kinds of symptoms, but none of them will get by the Food and Drug Administration. I mean, the government bureaucrats are not going to okay the ingestion of bat wings or unicorn horns. Luckily, fat-free margarine has already been found to be an adequate substitute for dead man’s toe. So, I really hold out hope that I can make things work. Loo…

Cover Reveal: Reached (Matched #3)

Check out the cover for book 3 in the Matched (Ally Condie) series...





It's sad for me to admit this, but I have the other books sitting on my shelf, untouched. BUT, my BFF just told me how much she loves these, so I think I'll start reading them soon. She's pressuring me on Facebook, so I better get on it. 

On sale today...

Looking for a few good books to pick up this week? Check out the awesome books on sale today. Personally, I'm intrigued by Perception and Embrace and have already ordered a copy of both. If you want more information about the books, follow the links below.




You thought you knew him. You were dead wrong.

Carver Young dreams of becoming a detective, despite growing up in an orphanage with only crime novels to encourage him. But when he is adopted by Detective Hawking of the world famous Pinkerton Agency, Carver is given not only the chance to find his biological father, he finds himself smack in the middle of a real life investigation: tracking down a vicious serial killer who has thrown New York City into utter panic. When the case begins to unfold, however, it’s worse than he could have ever imagined, and his loyalty to Mr. Hawking and the Pinkertons comes into question. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes dire, Carver must decide where his true loyalty lies. More…

February Wrap Up

Wow, so I haven't done one of these in a bit, but since I was feeling productive this month I thought it would be a good time to post a monthly wrap up post. So here it is... my February.. err..accomplishments. ("Accomplishments" is for lack of a better word!)

Read and Reviewed:
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Whew... There were several WoW and "On Sale Today" posts, but I am happiest with my reading. Cleaning of this TBR shelf, one book at a time! bam!

EPIC Hunger Games Giveaway

So, I've been thinking about doing this for some time. Well, here it is... just in time for the movie premiere. I know you're excited. Try not to get your undies in a bunch. =)

Here's what's up for grabs:


and no, that's not all. There is more!








Still not done...

You can follow THIS LINK to see the two tee-shirts I've picked out for the giveaway. You can decide which one you want if you win. =)

and yeah... that's a whole lot of awesome heading your way.


Rules:
* Open to US mailing addresses only. Sorry.
* Must be 13 or older to enter.
* Contest runs from 3/1-3/16.
* Enter the form below to be entered.
Want to enter? Fill out the form below.


Waiting on Wednesday (18)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. It seems I have a while to wait for this book, but wait I will! How awesome does this one sound? Seriously! This hits the shelves just before my birthday, so I know what I'll be asking for! Available: August 28, 2012. Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. She was made as a copy of someone else, expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other,” if she ever died. Eva spends every day studying that girl from far away.
But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.
Now she must abandon everything and everyone she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.
Win a copy from Goodreads!

Review: Katniss the Cattail (Valerie Frankel)

There are some books that just deserve a permanent home. This is one of them. If you're a fan of The Hunger Games, you need this book! Period.


When I originally finished The Hunger Games trilogy, I had mixed feelings. I was a little disgruntled by the quick wrap up in Mockingjay. But now, after reading Katniss the Cattail by Valerie E. Frankel, I realize how brilliant Suzanne Collins really is. Oh. My. Goodness.
If you are a fan of The Hunger Games, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of Katniss the Cattail. Why, you ask? The answer is simple. This book explains the symbolism throughout the series. Sure, you may think you have already figured out the majority of the books’ hidden meanings, but let me assure you—you are wrong. The plant names and “big” symbols are easy to dissect. There is no challenging that; but did you realize that almost every name in this book has some link back to Roman civilization? More importantly, to the overthrowing of Caesar? Amazing stuff.
I devoured…

Get ready for The Hunger Games giveaway

Since I just finished reading The Hunger Games trilogy, I decided to jump on the bandwagon in time for the movie release next month. What better way to celebrate an awesome series than with an awesome giveaway?

Here's what's up for grabs:

plus...
SWAG from Amazon. Click here to see the list of items that will ship from Amazon. Oh, and you get your choice of shirt, since I know not everyone was Team Peeta.  
So go check out the loot on Amazon, and then come back Thursday to enter!

Fill out this form to enter:

Review: Divergent (Veronica Roth)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 487
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (March 1, 2011)
ISBN: 9780062024022
Source: My own copy


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastatin…

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren to highlight all the wonderful bookish things bought, borrowed, downloaded, or received during the week.

So, it's been a pretty slow couple of weeks around here, but I don't mind. I've been able to catch up on some much overdue reading! But the good ol' mailbox is feeling the love once again...
For review:
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never head of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as "Prince Charming." But all of this is about to change...

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Guztav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragon…