Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Beth Revis' Shades of Earth Blog Tour

Beth Revis is releasing her new and third book in the Across the Universe series, SHADES OF EARTH on January 15, 2013.
To celebrate, enter to win signed copies of the entire Across the Universe trilogy, including a paperback of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and A MILLION SUNS and a hardcover of SHADES OF EARTH.

For a special bonus read the FREE and exclusive novella, AS THEY SLIP AWAY and all this week, Monday through Friday, a different chapter will be posted on a different blog in an unique blog tour.

First section posted January 7th by Making The Grade
Second section post January 8th by Hypable
Third section posted January 9th by YA Book Central
Fourth section posted January 10th by Secret of the Stars
Fifth section posted January 11th by Alice Marvels

Full version of the story available January 12th by Penguin Teen

For more information about the author:
Twitter: @bethrevis
Facebook: authorbethrevis

Edited to add: I will delete any comment with links to porn or other inappropriate sites.

Friday, December 7, 2012

James Patterson's "The Fire" - Banned Materials

Excerpts of NEW ORDER PROPAGANDA as Disseminated by The Council of N.O. "Arts" section.

Here are my guesses for the third book, "The Fire".

Traditions And The Figureheads Thereof Who Place A Deity Above The One Who Is The One:
Accem - Mecca
free will
Mopus Day - Opus Dei
The Reformed Nation

(More) Especially Offensive Books That Have Been Banned: As Dictated by The One Who Bans Books:
The Adventures of Yingying - The Adventures of Tintin
Backward Stories From Resistance School -
The Mysterious Derelict Civilization - The Mysterious Benedict Society
Steve Plymouth - Scott Pilgrim
The Shadowick Chronicles - The Spiderwick Chronicles
A Crinkle In The Mind - A Wrinkle In Time
The Susie Darkshack Series - The Sookie Stackhouse Series

Prohibited Websites Meant For Subterfuge: As Proclaimed by The One Who Surfs The Cyberspace:
Critter - Twitter
Juggle - Google
MyTaste - MySpace
Countenance Digest - Facebook

Inappropriate Telecasts That Promote Absurdity And Delusions Of Grandeur: As Shut Down by The One Who Restructures The Visual Media:
Flee - Glee
Disappeared - Lost
The Hospice - House
Saw And Molder - Law & Order
The Real Churls - The Real World
Who Wants To Be The One Who Is The One? - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

"Witch & Wizard" and the sequel, "The Gift".

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Above by Leah Bobet

From Goodreads
"Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee’s wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above—like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers. But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe’s history and the shadows’ attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home—not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before."
Sometimes a sentence will stay with you and I loved this one:
"...and the sky stared you down into nothing with stars."

This is how the narrator, who grew up in Safe described being outside or "Above".

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Blogger hasn't let me log in for so long that is feels strange to blog again. Has it really been almost a year?! I'm rusty and I have gotten out of the habit of reading and reviewing here but I'll try as long as Blogger allows me to log in. Wish me luck!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Books read - August 2011

Overbite (Insatiable, #2) by Meg Cabot
Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) by Kiersten White
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (re-read)
Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Blood Red Road (Dustlands, #1) by Moira Young
Quinn by Iris Johansen
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The Silver Bowl (Silver Bowl, #1) by Diane Stanley
The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire #1) by Deborah Cooke
Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire #2) by Deborah Cooke
Kiss of Fate (Dragonfire, #3) by Deborah Cooke
Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable #1) by Carrie Harris
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) by Paolo Bacigalupi
Brother/Sister by Sean Olin
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Way We Fall

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
Expected publication: January 24th 2012

From Goodreads:
It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in. And then you're dead.

When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back.
Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.
Because how will she go on if there isn't?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Fever

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano
Expected publication: February 21th 2012

From Goodreads:
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.
Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.