Sunday, September 30, 2012

Giveaway Alert!

This little meme is to show you guys what giveaways I've currently found.
Awesome giveaways.
Here's today's:
Unfortunately, there is no button for this awesome giveaway, but it's by:
It's the only button I could find. Anyway, she's reached 1200 Followers, and to celebrate, she's giving away a $25 GC to Amazon or B&N.  Awesome huh?
Click below to enter.
100 followers. Now she's past that. But I remember when I reached 100 followers. I was very happy.
And Lili is too. To celebrate, she's having a little giveaway. She's giving away an ARC of--
Ashen Winter (Ashfall #2) by Mike Mullin (signed October release)
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry (favorite of 2012)
The Raven Boys (The Ravel Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater (signed September release)
The Pledge (The Pledge #1) by Kimberly Derting (finished copy)
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch - (October release)
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone (October release)
Destiny by Gillian Shields
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (finished copy)
--to one winner. Not all of them of course. Just one. But the list will continue to grow as the giveaway goes on. Awesome huh?
To enter, click the button on the right or below:
That's all. :D
Until Next Time!

Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.
Review: Okay, going to do this review a bit differently than the others. Only because I dont' know how to go at it the other way I do it.

The Good: One thing I loved about this book was how it followed the curses to a T. Mostly the Disney versions, but still, to a T. I loved the fairy tales. And the characters are physically like the character princesses and princes we all know and love, except maybe their personalities aren't the same. They were more modern, which I have to complement her on. They weren't old time princes with heroic thoughts only on their mind. And they weren't just pure, innocent princesses. They were very much like teens these days. And the overall plot is like Disney's Sleeping Beauty, except Aurora never went back to find her parents. Then there's the hidden plot of one fairytale (though I wouldn't call it that) that I've never heard of. I think it was cleaver the way Cross used it, but at the same time kind of confusing. All in all, it lead up to Mira' curse being full filled.

Oh, one of the characters I truly did like was Freddie, Mira's prince charming. In the book, he's an Honor-Bound, or someone meant to break a curse. He was a prince, and he was always focused on making himself look the best so when he has to save his princess, well--Happily Ever After. He was the prince always looking for a damsel in distress, and he did a good job at it. The rest of the characters had an teenly air to them, but when it came to their fairy tale side, they suck. End of story.

The Bad: One of the biggest situations that keep recurring was the fact that everyone said Felix is extremely bad and Mira must avoid him at all cost, but no one is willing to tell her. I'm fine with that, but it's how everyone kept tip-toeing around the subject by taking Mira everywhere they went just so she wasn't with Felix alone got annoying. The was most of the middle of the book. I mean, this situation had it's significance towards the end, but it seemed to drag on. It got boring, especially with Blue's and Mira's relationship. Blue is the typical bad boy that doesn't want anyone to know is dark little secret unless someone finds out for themselves. One minute he's nice, the next he's a jerk. I don't like these guys. Well, I do, but if done in a way that it's not one second and then the next. To, that's multiple personality disorder or bipolar disorder or something. Anyway, it got annoying.

And then the romance of the book. Don't get me started. Well, actually, yes, let's let me go on and on how much I HATED it. So, this is how the crappy love triangle went: After three hours in Beau Rivage, Mira meets Felix, and then there's "an instant attraction" and then about a week or so later, she decides she's in love, and he displays the same back, supposedly. And then during that week, Mira fights her attraction to Blue and blah blah blah. It was like the fairytale version of Twilight. Gah! And let's not forget. At the end of the week, Mira chooses her guy, and they are madly in love! (Someone gag me.) Considering the backstory of the two brothers, it makes a bit of sense on why the romance is like this, but the way it was wrote.....i'm sorry, but I just don't like insta-love. It makes no bit of sense. Two people can't fall in love in such a short time period. Sure, I'm kinda contradicting myself, considering I read a lot of Debbie Macomber books that sometimes deal with people falling in love fairly fast, but i think my problem mostly lies with teens and love. No one, not even a teen, can fall in love that fast.

The Ending: This was confusing. In the book, it says Felix never leaves a job unfinished, which left an opening for a sequel. But then, the way it ended, with a Happily Ever After, it said: This is the end. Done. No more....So, who knows if there will be a sequel or not.
The Future: Like I said, I don't know.
Rating & Ending:
I love this cover. That's why I wanted to read it in the first place.
*Bought this book.
Keep On Reading!
Up Next:

Killing Two Birds with One Stone #29

This little meme is all about getting those awesome bonus points for "Blog About It" out of the way all at once. :D
Here's this week's:

The Nocturnal Library
So, our friends over at Nocturnal Library, Maja and Lisa, are having a little giveaway for:
Why? Just cause. They received an extra copy and want to give it to someone else.
So, to enter, click the link below.
And it's signed! Awesome huh? Anyway, our friend over at A Book Vacation is holding a giveaway for this awesome book. So, to enter, click below.
Until Next Time!

A Shell Full of Books #22

A Shell Full of Books is my version of IMM of the Story Siren's. Only with a different blurb everyday because I can't remember what I said the previous week. :D
Here's this week's!
Thanks goes to Rochelle from Books Likes Stars
Envy (The Fury Trilogy #2) by Elizabeth Miles
Thanks goes to Amber from Down The Rabbit Hole
Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine
Thanks goes to Asher from Paranormal Indulgence
Thanks goes to Ashley from Wholly Books
Up For Trade:
That's all......OH WAIT!!
I keep forgetting to do this. I'm sorry! I've been busy with school and crap. Anyway, just pick anybook from the store and it's on sale. :D Just email here if you see a book you want.
Thanks guys!
Until Next Time!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Killing Two Birds with One Stone #28

KTBWOS is a meme I created here (and abbrievated) to bring you guys a billion giveaways in one post. This meme is ment to be the little bonus point for the point "Blog about it!"
This is totally different from the meme "Giveaway Alert" I have. That one is only for giveaways I just found. :D
So, here are today's:
1000. I can't wait until I get there. :D But anyway, this is exciting and awesome for Annabelle. She's so happy that she went to the extreme with this giveaway. How?
"I'm giving away some lovely books from The Book Depository!
To be exact, there will be TEN winners who can each choose TWO books. No price limit as long as you guys stay reasonable. You always have in the past, so I don't doubt you one bit." quoted.
Holy crap. Ten winners. Two books each. Wow.
Well, to say thank you, and to celebrate with her, click the link below to enter and say thank you, or click the button on the right.
Mostly YA Book Obsessed's Nereyda got a blog makeover from the awesome Lea @ LC’s Adventure’s In Libraryland.
To celebrate, she's having a giveaway. One winner can win:
"I have 12 books that are waiting for a new home and they will all be going to one lucky reader. (US only) International readers can also enter to win a $25 Gift Card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or The Book Depository." quoted
And here are the books:
Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson (finished copy)
A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies (finished copy)
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (ARC)
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (finished copy)
Entice by Jessica Shirvington (ARC)
Promised by Caragh O’Brien (ARC)
Soulbound by Heather Brewer (ARC)
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier (ARC
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield (ARC)
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton (ARC)
League of Strays by LB Schulman (ARC)
Flirting In Italian by Lauren Henderson (finished copy)
Awesome huh?
Well, to enter, click the button to the right or click below.
That's all!
Until Next Time!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Giveaway Alert! w/ The Midnight Garden

Bring giveaway to you happening around the blogosphere.
Today's another one with our friend:
The Midnight Garden
She's giving away:
stormdancer jay kristoff blog tour giveaway
stormdancer yukiko buruu jay kristoff
At first, I wasn't into this book, but then I reread the summary, and now I really want it.
Anyway, she's giving away this book as part of the Stormdancer's Blog Tour.
Awesome huh?
And it's signed!
And of course, it's always easy to enter her giveaways. :D
So, head over to this click to enter!
Until Next Time!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cover Reveals

Bring you guys new covers for new books. :D
This round has some awesome covers, by the way.
Sirens (Faithful #3) by Janet Fox
Losing It by Cora Carmack
Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra
Winter Wonderland by Belinda Jones
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
Better Than Chocolate by Shelia Roberts
If I Let You Go by Kyra Lennon
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
The Forgotten (The Barronlands Trilogy #2) by Claudia Carozza

Empty by K.M. Walton
Fire Dance (Fire Wars #3) by Kailin Gow
Undone by Cat Clarke

Last but not least!
(Don't you love the cover? Aren't those two familar? I think so. :D )
That's all!
Until Next Time!