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Review: Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks (Robert Gray)

Product details: Reading Level: upper elementary, MG
Pages: 252
Publisher: November 8th 2011 by Createspace
ISBN: 9781463765668
Source: review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

For fourteen-year-old Eve Hallows, life can be summed up in one word—horrible. She has the most horrible friends. She lives in a horrible old castle. Even her family is a bunch of horrible monsters.

However, in the monster-inhabited world of Gravesville—a world where messages are sent through Ouija boards, jack-o’-lanterns get facials to suit their moods, and the worst thing Eve has to deal with are those annoying zombie tourists who overrun her favorite graveyard during the Halloween season—horrible means wonderful. And everything for Eve is perfectly horrible.

But her life is about to go head over heels when a mysterious group known as The Source starts terrorizing Gravesville. Now she must move to the human world—where everything is opposite ... and for Eve, that's absolute…

Summer Giveaway Hop

I can't believe how quickly the summer went by! In honor of my favorite time of year, I am participating in the Summer Giveaway Hop being hosted by Imareadernotawriter and BookHounds. Woo hoo!



I think I have a great prize up for grabs this time around. I am offering up the first book in Neil Shusterman's super creepy dystopian series: Unwind. So if you haven't had a chance to read this book, now is your chance. Plus, the second book--Unwholly-- will be coming out later in August! I promise you, this book will leave you gasping. It's like nothing I have ever read before.
Not sure what Unwind is about? You can read my review HERE to decide if it's for you. You can also check out the synopsis for the second book, Unwholly, HERE. (You may even want to go ahead and pre-order your copy!)
The rules:
* You must complete the Rafflecopter form below. * You must be 13+ to enter * You must have a US shipping address (no INT shipping) * You must reply to the confirmation email with…

July Wrap Up

Man, it's been forever since I did a wrap up post. Sigh.

It seems that when the end of the month approaches, I just don't have the time to put a wrap up together. Of course, some months are also rather uneventful, so I don't want to draw extra attention to that.

But since it's summer vacation, I did manage to do a good bit of reading. I also managed to make a wrap up post. (Go me.) Here is how my month went:


Read and reviewed: (click the cover to see my review)







Read (upcoming review):












Giveaways:

I hosted a super fun mermaid inspired giveaway for the Splash Into Summer Event.


Guest Post:

Also for the Splash Into Summer Event, I wrote a guest post on my top 5 reasons being a mermaid would rock. You could read it HERE.

So that was my July! Whew. It doesn't seem as impressive as other readers' progress, but considering I also went to Alaska, Orlando, North Carolina, and spent a week doing VBS this summer, I think this was alot.

Review: Nerd Girls 2: A Catastrophe of Nerdish Proportions (Alan Sitomer)

Product Details: Reading Level: MG * Pages: 272 * Publisher: July 31, 2012 by Disney-Hyperion Books ISBN: 9781423139973 * Source: NetGalley My review of book 1: Nerd Girls: Rise of the Dorkasaurus is here

The Nerd Girls are back. And though they seek to leave behind all the drama with the popular girls, the ThreePees feel they have a score to settle with the Nerds and will stop at nothing to do so. Fed up with the perpetual infighting, the school principal insists that if the two groups want to continue to "compete" with one another, they will do so in a productive manner and thus forces all six girls, Nerd Girls and ThreePees, to participate in the Academic Septhalon. But Maureen has family troubles. And issues of self-esteem. And a desire to bury her head in the sand and pretend that all of the very real issues she's facing as a kid who is now growing up are not really happening to her. Are cupcakes, a sarcastic sense of humor and a hope that it will all &quo…

Pinterest + Images = Book Cover Love (Fairies)

This week is all about Fairies! I fell in instant love when I saw these images on Pinterest. I'm sure my friends think I'm nuts when they see some of my random pinnings, but that's ok.

Wouldn't these make amazing book covers?  What do you think?










Next Week: Unicorns