Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cover Alert! Rua by Miranda Kavi

by Miranda Kavi
Expected Pub: September 3, 2012

A girl with an unknown destiny.

A boy from a hidden world.

When Celeste starts at a new school in a small, Kansas town, she hears whispering voices, has vivid nightmares, and swarms of blackbirds follow her every move. She is oddly drawn to aloof Rylan, the other new student who has his own secrets.

The exact moment she turns seventeen, she wakes to a bedroom full of strange creatures, purple light emanating from her hands, and Rylan breaking in through her bedroom window.

He knows what she is . . .

Intriguing and deeply romantic, RUA is page-turning YA novel with a supernatural twist.

Miranda Kavi
Miranda Kavi is a YA and Urban Fantasy author. She has worked as an attorney, an executive recruiter, and an assistant in a biological anthropology lab. She loves scary movies, museums, and is hopelessly addicted to chocolate. She lives in the Houston area with her husband and daughter.

Author Links:

IS THE COVER NOT PRETTY??? I think it's gorgeous! 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Series Review: Bartimaeus Trilogy

*Image is from Google*

I read this series when I was in middle school and I loved it! It was so good .I think it's a very interesting series and it introduced me to a new and interesting world.

The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1)

Blurb: Nathaniel is a magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who's boss. With revenge on his mind, he summons the powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelace's greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion.
Source: Bought/Gifted
My Thoughts:I love Bartimaeus.He's just so sarcastic and smart.I never thought djinn(pronounced as jinn ) could be such amazing fellows .There were times when I was wondering who was the master and who was the servant (can't think of a better word).I loved the world Stroud introduces us to in this novel.He kept me on my toes and I loved the twists and turns.Nathaniel is an interesting character too.Comparing to the other books in the series, I liked Nathaniel the most and for the longest duration of time in this novel.If you're looking for a book with a sarcastic djinn, magic, interesting plot and world building and don't mind if there's no romance in a book YOU NEED to pick this book up now!

My Rating: 4.5/5

The Golem's Eye (Bartimaeus #2)

Source: Library 
My Thoughts:
I didn't enjoy this as much as the first one because this was quite a bit more serious than the first.I have mixed feelings about the new addition to this book (Kitty).This book is definitely much more action packed than the first but Nathaniel became a little irritating in this one.Bartimaeus was AMAZING as usual but I wanted more of him and less of Kitty.Some parts were a little boring and the book could easily have been a little shorter.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus #3)

Source: Library
My Thoughts:
OMG! What an ending!!! I did not see that coming at all.I was near tears at the end (That almost never happens )
Now I will give no spoilers but this book was great.Bartimaeus was more frustrated than usual but sarcastic as ever.I also got to see a very humane side of Nathaniel.Kitty grew on me too.The wait was worth it and it was definitely MUCH better than the second novel in the series.The world building was great .There were ample of twists and turns and THE ENDING .God I have no words about the ending.Just that I felt kind of guilty about a LOT of things after I finished reading this book and I DID NOT want it to get over.

My Rating: 4.5/5

Overall,this book series is worth a read.Beg/borrow/buy atleast one of these books and give it a try .

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Calling All Indie Authors! Indie Authors Book Event!

So I've decided to host an Indie Books event in the month of August and It's going to be called


So I have a lot of Indie book reviews,interviews and giveaways planned.

Now If  an indie author would like to be a part of this event .PLEASE feel free to email me at 

Unfortunately due to my huge To Be Read pile,I will not be able to review any more indie books but I would love to host an excerpt,interview and/or giveaway of  your book.

Keep in mind that there are limited spots.

Readers if you have any special indie author in mind that you'd like to be a part of this event PLEASE help spread the word to that author about this event.

What Are Indie authors or books?

Eisler defines self-publishing: ‘it means you keep the rights to your book and publish it yourself using distributor/retailers like Amazon, Apple, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords, and Sony, typically retaining 70% of the cover price instead of the 17.5% offered by legacy publishers (for digital editions). This isn’t what “most people” mean when they say self-publishing; it’s what everybody means when they say self-publishing

At its most basic, indie means there is no separate publisher involved. Many indies may have setup their own micro-press, so their books still have a publisher name that is not the author’s name but the publisher is not one of the author services companies. The indie author most likely owns their own ISBNs. The indie pays the bills and is paid by the distributors e.g. Amazon/Smashwords directly. The only middleman is the distributor.
source of definition (see this link for more clarity )

Some examples of Indie books :


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting! This week I am waiting on....'

 *CONTAINS SPOILERS for the previous books*
With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

This is the third book in the elementals series.I loved Storm(book #1) so much and recently read the second book (it's on netgalley) The sneak peak of this one ended with a BANG! I cannot wait for this one !

FYI: You can win a copy of the first or second book of this series by entering my 500 followers giveaway :)

Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles #1)
While trying to save her brother four years ago, Greta was thrown into the witch’s fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon.

To survive, seventeen-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young Goblin King, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her determination to escape.

But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back.

Does this sound awesome or what? I mean just read the blurb! READ IT! and tell me that it does not sound awesome...


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here are my teasers from this AWESOME book Storm
(Click image to see my review)
He couldn't remember two words he'd spoken to Becca before that mess in the parking lot.Now he couldn't make himself forget a single thing about her.-Pg.253
"I owed you."
"I probably should have just taken the cash."
He laughed softly,but then silence fell between them again.He glanced over.
That was a mistake.Her shirt was slicked to her skin,catching the light from oncoming cars to accent the soft curves of her body.
He jerked his eyes back to the road.-Pg.134
Feel free to share your teasers ...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review:Over You

Over You
After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

Brilliant at bringing humor to the trials and tribulations of the lovestruck, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have crafted a tale that will resonate with any girl who has ever been in love or had her heart broken. It brims with smart observations, features a pitch-perfect teen voice, and will attract fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Barnholdt. Readers are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp spin on breaking up, making up, and getting even.

Source: Edelweiss (Thanks HarperCollins!)

Links: Goodreads

Note: Younger readers strongly cautioned,
My Thoughts:

Well,I was very intrigued by the concept of this novel.I picked it up thinking it would be a nice fun read.Unfortunately I was disappointed.

I don't read a lot of contemporary novels but most of what I've read so far ,I've loved so it's not like I can't stand contemporary novels but I read less of  contemporary fiction.

The concept of this novel was great.It had SO MUCH potential.It could have been so much fun but the authors didn't try to make it fun. I was hooked in the beginning.When I had read through half of the book I finally realized what my problem with this novel was, I didn't like the way it was written.I couldn't get invested in the characters or the story.Secondary characters too weren't fleshed out.

The main love interest was a guy I should have loved but I just couldn't.He was perfect crush material but I just couldn't connect with him.Also,WHY is he interested in Max,again?

But the deal breaker for this novel was the main character,Max.I liked her in the beginning but by the end I wasn't her biggest fan.I get the fact that everyone makes bad decisions but she was BLIND(not literally )!!  I mean what was she thinking? 
Also,She kept on postponing her post-breakup cleanup.

After her horrible and if you ask me unforgivable mistake.Her friends forgive her without too much drama (WHY?) and the love interest... Well you can find out for yourself.

I have to give the authors props for keeping the story unpredictable.I did not see that climax coming and there were ample surprises,but unfortunately some of them weren't pleasant surprises for me.

Overall,I think this book just didn't work for me but it wasn't bad,it was OK.I was hooked and managed to finish it (considering the amount of books I don't even bother to finish that's a big deal).I would say if you want ,you should give this one a shot but borrow it from the library or your friend because I don't think it's worth the $1o.If I was dying to read it I'd wait for the paperback .

My Rating:

Loads of potential but no spark.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting! This week I am waiting on....'

Stand by as Riley prepares to kick some serious demon butt for the last time in this thrilling, dramatic and sexy conclusion to The Demon Trappers series.

Riley’s always known that Beck had a chequered history, but she’s not prepared for what it actually means to be in love with a guy with this many dark secrets. Now that he’s finally admitted to himself that he’s in love with her too, there’s no more hiding the truth about his past. And as it turns out, fending off a demon apocalypse is nothing compared to what’s to come...
Expected publication: August 2nd 2012 by Macmillan Children's Books

US publication: December 2012.

I love this series and cannot believe it's ending!! 

 Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora’s just your average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father, her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike
Expected publication: January 8th 2013 by Walker Childrens


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

JLA Reading Challenge

Deity Island  is holding a Jennifer Armentrout Reading Challenge from August to December....

In their own words...

Jen has got FIVE, count 'em FIVE books (plus a novella) coming out in the latter half of the year and wouldn't you just love the challenge of reading all her books and talking about them with other fans?! In case you didn't know, her upcoming releases for the year will be Onyx (Lux Series #2)CursedUnchainedDeity (Covenant Series #3)Elixir (Covenant Series - Aiden's novella), and Opal (Lux Series #3).


I CHALLENGE YOU... to (re)read all of JLA's books and post a NEW review/post about it from August 1st-December 31st, 2012. Each month, a new post will go up explaining which book(s) to read and a Linky List will be provided for you to add your review/post. At the end of each month, we will be giving away one of Jen's books to one lucky person who links up their review/post.

There will also be a giveaway every month!! SO if you're a JLA fan you need to sign up now!!!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Cover Alert!

The cover Inbetween by Tara Fuller has been redesigned....
The Old Cover

The New Cover
Since the car crash that took her father’s life two years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead; especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left. His soul.

Publication Date: August, 2012
Imprint: Entangled Teen
Novel length: 400 pages 
Format: Trade paperback and eBook
           Add Inbetween to Goodreads

The author
Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.
Where you can find Tara.

Go to Tara’s website to read the prologue! http://www.tarafuller.com/

What do you think about the new cover? Do you like it or did you prefer the old cover...
Share your thoughts 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review:Pushing The Limits

Pushing the Limits


So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.  Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

Source: Netgalley(Thanks HarlequinTeen!)

Links: Goodreads

Note : NOT recommended for younger teens due to language and mature themes also some sexual content.Some mentions of drug use

My Thoughts:
This review convinced me to pick up this novel.GUYS seriously that review was so good that I cannot resist posting a .GIF from it 

This .GIF is so APT for this novel.I just thought Yarethzia was using it for dramatic effect but after getting halfway through this novel I couldn't stop myself from screaming this too!

This book was so good! I don't read a lot of contemporary novels but this book sucked me in completely and I had to force myself to put it down.I was near tears half the time and yelling "Why them?" to myself through the other half.

I just want to give this guy a hug.
Noah was such an awesome guy and so many bad things have happened to him but he's still good inside.I loved this character.He had so much depth and so many layers.I have no WORDS to describe how much I liked this guy.He wasn't a jerk ( BONUS POINTS ) and he was always just there for Echo and his family.

My main problem with this character is her name.I'm sorry but Echo is such a lame name.Aside from this, I have no problems with her.I want to give her a hug too.She's been through so much too .In my opinion she's been through tougher times than Noah in some instances.I loved her character too.Even if she wasn't talking to a guy ,she still helped him out.She's so strong inside.

All the characters were memorable and this story leaves a very strong impression.It's not a light read but I enjoyed reading this book.I cannot believe this is written by a debut author, it's such a beautiful book. 

MY main complaints  problem with this novel is the amount of profanity used.I don't usually notice the amount of swear words used  but almost every sentence out of Noah's mouth had a profanity and I'm just not used to that.I get why the author used it but it still made me a little uncomfortable.The other problem was something I'm not sure will be there in the finished copy.As the book is told from both Echo's and Noah's point of view the switch was very confusing as there was no clear demarcation that the point of view had been switched. Apart from these two things, I have no complaints with this novel.

This book was amazing.I usually stay away from books with lots of angst and mature themes but this one was SO GOOD.This book gives us hope for a better tomorrow and helps us to realize that things aren't so bad and we should enjoy the little things.The story gripped me and didn't let me go till the end.I WANT MORE but I'm not sure if I want more of Beth (Katie  is writing a book about Beth for those who didn't know)

Overall,fans of contemporary fiction NEED to read this and those who don't read contemporary fiction you should definitely give this one a shot.

My Rating:




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