Monday, December 14, 2015

(Review) The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

Title: The Fiddler
Series: Home to Hickory Hollow #1
Author: Beverly Lewis
Pub. Date: April 10th, 2012
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers


Amelia "Amy" DeVries, a 24-year-old violinist, is disillusioned with life and love after the collapse of her long-running romance. Weary of endless rehearsals and performances, Amy sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains. She leaves her cell phone behind so life's demands can't intrude on her solitude. She doesn't know, nor care, where she will end up.
When her car breaks down deep in the mountains, Amy realizes the flaw in her "no cell phone" plan. She abandons her car and walks the winding roads, searching for help. Following the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of music, she finds a rustic log cabin. There she meets a young Amishman--and through him a community--that will change her life forever.


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(Mini Review) The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Title: The Duff
Author: Kody Keplinger
Pub. Date: September 7th, 2010
Publisher: Poppy


Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “Duffy,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.


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(Review) The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher

Title: The Seventh Bride
Author: T. Kingfisher
Pub. Date: November 24th, 2015
Publisher: 47North
Young Rhea is a miller’s daughter of low birth, so she is understandably surprised when a mysterious nobleman, Lord Crevan, shows up on her doorstep and proposes marriage. Since commoners don’t turn down lords—no matter how sinister they may seem—Rhea is forced to agree to the engagement.

Lord Crevan demands that Rhea visit his remote manor before their wedding. Upon arrival, she discovers that not only was her betrothed married six times before, but his previous wives are all imprisoned in his enchanted castle. Determined not to share their same fate, Rhea asserts her desire for freedom. In answer, Lord Crevan gives Rhea a series of magical tasks to complete, with the threat “Come back before dawn, or else I’ll marry you.”

With time running out and each task more dangerous and bizarre than the last, Rhea must use her resourcefulness, compassion, and bravery to rally the other wives and defeat the sorcerer before he binds her to him forever.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

(Review) OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

Title: OCD Love Story
Author: Corey Ann Haydu
Pub. Date: July 23rd 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse


When Bea meets Beck, she knows instantly that he’s her kind of crazy. Sweet, strong, kinda-messed-up Beck understands her like no one else can. He makes her feel almost normal. He makes her feel like she could fall in love again.

But despite her feelings for Beck, Bea can’t stop thinking about someone else: a guy who is gorgeous and magnetic... and has no idea Bea even exists. But Bea knows a lot about him. She spends a lot of time watching him. She has a journal full of notes. Some might even say she’s obsessed.

Bea tells herself she’s got it all under control. But this isn’t a choice, it’s a compulsion. The truth is, she’s breaking down...and she might end up breaking her own heart.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Warm Bodies Parody

I don't know about you guys, but I love the Hillywood Show parodies, especially their Twilight Saga and Vampire Diaries ones. So when I saw they had made one for Warm Bodies, I had to watch it. No, I haven't read the book. I know! Shame on me! BUT I did watch the movie the other day and convinced everyone in my house to watch it just so I would have an excuse to replay it to death. That's how much I loved it. Hopefully I'll get around to reading the book soon.

Here's the video.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

(Cover Reveal) Libera Me by Christine Fonseca + Giveaway

If you are a fan of Christine Fonseca like I am, then you may have heard about, and read, her Requiem Series. Well, she is now giving her books a fresh look and today Libera Me's new look has been revealed and it's gorgeous! Go check the post out HERE for more info!

Here's the new cover,

But that's not all, she's also hosting an International giveaway from July 9th to July 26th. Don't be shy and participate for a chance to win ebooks and posters! Click on the image.

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Libera Me


Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In life, she teaches her own children to embrace their unique talents and find their voice by being a force of positive change in the world.

When she’s not writing or developing programs to support children with exceptional needs, she can be found spending time with her family, sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her at


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Monday, July 8, 2013

It's Monday! What are You Reading? #8

"It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?" is weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I am currently reading:

1. Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian
2. Broken Prince by Jen Wylie

I recently finished:

1. Branded by A. Ketner and M. Kalicicki
2. Surface by Tiffany Daune

I will be reading soon:

1. The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

*Clicking on the covers will direct you to Goodreads and clicking on book titles will take you to my review of it if there's one available.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

(Cover Reveal) The Promise by C.E. Wilson

"Photo-manipulation" by Katarina Maline


What does it mean to be a human?

Lily Larkin is about to find out when on what should have been a day of great happiness, she is diagnosed with a rare and unbelievable disease. She is shrinking, possibly without limit.
As her life starts to spin out of control and the world starts to grow around her at an uncontrollable rate she is forced to confront her greatest fear - losing the man whom she loved from the moment she saw him. Can they stay together even though she feels her humanity slipping away? Can she trust him with her secret and, as her disease progresses, her safety and even her life? Can she trust herself?

A bittersweet story of love and loss, The Promise is a YA
Paranormal Fantasy that will have you questioning the meaning of your own humanity and the weighing of trust against love.

What will Lily choose?

What would you choose?

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About the author

C.E. Wilson is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and her two dogs and two cats. They are all the loves of her life. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels, she enjoys writing short stories on her Deviant Art page. She loves to write stories involving giants and little people (also known as GT) and nothing helps her to write more than Coca-Cola and glazed doughnut holes.

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(ARC Review) Branded by A. Ketner & M. Kalicicki

Title: Branded
Series: Sinners #1
Author: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
Pub. Date: June 28th 2013


Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.



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Friday, June 28, 2013

(Review) Golden by Jessi Kirby

Title: Golden
Author: Jessi Kirby
Pub. Date: May 14th 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

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