Authors Are Rockstars: J.K. Rock

Aug 24, 2013

Rockers and rollers, I am very honored to be a part of the 2nd Annual Authors Are Rockstars tour! And today I have not one, but two author rockstars: J.K. Rock, the sisters-in-law duo of Joanne and Karen Rock, and the creators of Camp Boyfriend!

While I can't say that they wear leather and put three bottles of hairspray in their hair every week (or do they?), I can say that J.K. Rock are total rockstars. For one, they are great at socializing and interacting with people on Twitter, which I just love. They also rock out on Pinterest, where they have a Rock Star Bloggers' Hall of Fame! If that's not enough, Joanne and Karen are just so stinkin' nice, and you can't help but want to be friends with them! Therefore, I'm stoked to have them on the blog today as they discuss a fun camp related topic. Oh, and did I mention that there's a totally rocking giveaway? So stick around, my fellow reading rockers, and prepare to ROCK ON with J.K. Rock!

Waiting on Wednesday (47)

Aug 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I first heard about this book when the cover was revealed on Icey Books, and since then I've been wanting to read it. The cover grabs my eye, and the synopsis is AWESOME--I mean, it's set in the future, and it's a retelling of THUMBELINA? (I think. Or something like that.) YES, YES, YES. Somebody get this book in my hands!

Top Ten Tuesday (47)

Aug 20, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Things That Make Your 
Life as a Reader/Blogger Easier

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Aug 19, 2013

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publishing Date: January 3, 2012
Pages/Format: 387, Hardcover

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Initial Reaction of Book in One Word: WILD

Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Aug 15, 2013

Title: Vanish
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publishing Date: September 6, 2011
Pages/Format: 294, Hardcover
An impossible romance.
Bitter rivalries.
Deadly choices.

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?
Initial Reaction of Book in One Word: LIKE

Waiting on Wednesday (46)

Aug 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I'll be honest: historical fiction isn't really my thing. (And neither is history itself.) However, every once in awhile a book comes along that's set in a time period I don't mind: Anna Godbersen's The Luxe series in 1900; Jillian Larkin's The Flappers trilogy in the 1920s. Today, I happen to be waiting on a book set in London in 1909, and with a premise that sounds interesting. It may be mad, and it may be wicked, but I'm hoping reading this will not be a folly. (I think I used that word correctly...)

Top Ten Tuesday (46)

Aug 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Favorite Books With X Setting:
Foreign Settings

Check It Out: Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock

Aug 12, 2013

I've got a book to share with you today that I've been wanting to read for quite some time--Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock! I'm super excited to tell you about this book, as well as the two totally rocking authors who wrote it--plus, there's an excerpt and giveaway! Be sure to check it all out!

A-Z Book Survey

Aug 10, 2013

Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner (a super nice blogger, in case you didn't follow her blog or Twitter) posted a very interesting, fun post to lighten up the blogging atmosphere and help with slumps: an A-Z Book Survey! And she welcomes other people to do it, too--just link up on her post! I thought the idea was great, and after reading her answers, I decided that I wanted to do it, too. So, here are my answers to the A-Z Book Survey, inspired by Jamie's post!

Blog Tour: Uninvited by Leah Spiegel and Meg Summers

Aug 9, 2013

Welcome to my stop on the blog for Uninvited by Leah Spiegel and Meg Summers, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! I've got everything you need to know about this funny, YA Chick-Lit book, and I'll tell you a little about the authors in a fun interview! And I also happen to have a giveaway for the book, so be sure to check that out, and thanks for stopping by!

Waiting on Wednesday (45)

Aug 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

You know what I like? Contemporaries. You know what I really like? Super cute contemporaries. And this week, I happen to be waiting on something that sounds just like that. Sometimes I need a book that's cute and fun, and this one is currently sitting on my Kindle, just waiting to be read at the right moment. It sure sounds promising and amazing...

Top Ten Tuesday (45)

Aug 6, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books I Wish 
Could've Had Sequels

Check It Out: A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris

Unless you've been hiding in the sixteen century, you may or may not know what book releases today: A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris! Rachel also wrote My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, so you know her latest is bound to be a fun time warp. It's just a step to the left! (Please tell me you get that reference.) In honor of Rachel's latest release, I've got everything you need to about her and the book, an excerpt, and a giveaway! It's the launch of the century (I can't help myself!), so be sure to check it out!

Check It Out: The Defiance by A.G. Henley

Aug 5, 2013

It's here! It's here! The sequel to A.G. Henley's The Scourge and the second book in the Brilliant Darkness series has arrived! I hope you're all ready for...The Defiance. Fortunately, I have all you need to know about The Defiance and its predecessor today, as well as where you can find A.G. Henley, an excerpt, and a giveaway! Don't be defiant and ignore it--scourge all the goodness that's in this post!

Check It Out: Levitate by Kendra Saunders

Aug 1, 2013

We've all had to suffer through the wait of a book's release, especially when it's a part of a series. But what if you read parts of a book and didn't have to wait long for the next part...maybe, say, a week? You could live through that with just enough pain to satiate your masochism, right? Fortunately, I've got something just like that for you: Levitate by Kendra Saunders.

Cover Reveal: Torch by Cambria Hebert

Courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours, I've got a sizzling cover reveal for you today--Torch, the first book in Cambria Hebert's New Adult Take it Off series! It's a hot cover, so be sure to check it out!

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