Saturday, March 31, 2012

On My Reader (7) - March 31, 2012


On My Reader is a new feature were I highlight recent ebooks I've added to my digital collection.
Inspired by In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren. 

No linky this week (again) but PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you want to do or have done your own On My Reader post and would like to link it up for others to see!

Book links are to Goodreads
Download links (when available) are to where I got my copies

For Review

From NetGalley:
May 1, 2012 from Sourcebooks Fire

April 10, 2012 from Thomas Nelson

Bought

iBooks


So, what's on your reader? :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Book Review: The Sapphire Talisman (Talisman #2) by Brenda Pandos

Reading Level: Young Adult
Publication Date: December 2010
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain
Pages: 318
Series: 2nd in a trilogy
Acquisition: received for review

Summary:
With the local vampire coven decimated, Julia and Nicholas try to begin a somewhat normal life together. Bound by secrecy, Julia isn't allowed to tell Nicholas the leader survived. When Alora returns, bent on revenge, the reunion forces Nicholas and Julia to choose what they are willing to live and die for. (from Goodreads)

My thoughts:
Having read book 1, The Emerald Talisman, over a year ago, I had forgotten a lot of the characters and settings and unfortunately, this made it a little hard for me to really get into this one. I was a little lost and confused at the beginning, however, after a few chapters, details began to come back to me and I was able to enjoy the story more.

The Sapphire Talisman has a lot of pretty interesting characters, including one that I wasn't expecting and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. One character I did really enjoy was Scarlet. She has such a mysterious past and even though Julia can't stand her at times, I really liked her spunk.

The one thing that didn't work for me was the disconnection I felt with the Julia. I never really warmed up to her and a few of the things she did really didn't make any sense to me. Because of the 1st person POV, it was hard for me to stay interested in what was going on because I never formed an emotional bond to Julia.

Final verdict:
Overall, I didn't absolutely love The Sapphire Talisman but by the end I found that I was fully invested in the story. Less vampire action then in book 1 but more character development, which I liked. The romance or maybe I should say romances didn't always click with me but I'm actually on the fence as to how I want things to turn out for Julia, which doesn't happen often for me so I'm really excited for book 3!

Overall Rating:
3 / 5 Stars

Books in the Series:
#1 The Emerald Talisman
#2 The Sapphire Talisman
#3 The Onyx Talisman

Linkage Love:
Author's blog
Goodreads
IndieBound

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is hosted by Book Chick City :)

I love Goodreads! I'm always adding books that look interesting to my wishlist and it's always so much fun checking my list for books that might have fallen off my mental radar - this is one of those! 
Sounds like a good one.

May 8, 2012 from Little Brown Books for Young Readers

As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.
A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger — and more sinister — than she ever imagined. (from Goodreads)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Book Review: Slide by Jill Hathaway

***2012 Debut Author***
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins / Balzer and Bray
Pages: 256
Series: 1st in a series
Acquisition: ARC trade

Summary:
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again. (from Goodreads)

My thoughts:
Slide was an amazing read for me. I could have read it in one sitting if I had the time - I really never wanted to put it down. The characters were easy to like (or not) and every action of theirs felt genuine. I can't say enough how much unrealistic characters and social settings can ruin a book for me but with Slide, happily, I felt like everything was real - like it could really be happening to someone I knew.

And speaking of characters, there is one in particular that I absolutely loved! He made the book for me really (not saying who for fear of spoiling the ending!)

Oh! And speaking of endings - I was not prepared for this one. I really really thought I knew what was going on and I was a little disappointed at the predictability of it - BUT! I was so wrong! I love being surprised by an ending. And this wasn't an out of left field type of surprise - it really made sense once I saw all the pieces.

I couldn't help but be reminded of Lisa McMann's Dream Catcher series when reading Slide so if you're a fan of those books, you'll really enjoy this one. On the flip side, I liked Vee from Slide a little better then Janie from Dream Catchers - both in personality and in paranormal ability so if you didn't love Lisa's books I still think Slide is a great book to try.

Final verdict:
With an ending that both gave me closure and left the door open for more, Slide, in my opinion is perfect as a standalone book. However, there will be a sequel and this could not make me happier! Also, the way Slide ends? It's going to be hard waiting for book 2 (because I love the characters so much) but I'm not on pins and needles NEEDING to know what happens next. I WANT to know what happens next and this makes all the difference when it comes to really great series books for me.

Highly recommended! A great YA paranormal read that is quick yet satisfying. The perfect book to read as a pick me up. Jill Hathaway is an author to keep your eye on! Fantastic debut!

Overall Rating:
5 / 5 Stars

Books in the Slide Series:
Slide
Impostor (March 2013)

Linkage Love:
Author's blog
Goodreads
IndieBound

Sunday, March 25, 2012

In My Mailbox - March 25, 2012

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

I didn't buy anything this week! Pretty sure next week will be different ;)

Links are to Goodreads

From PaperBackSwap
Don't let the pretty, calming, sweet cover fool you - I've heard this one is creepy as hell! Been on my wishlist for a while so I was really happy to snag a copy :)

For Review

(ARC - May 1, 2012 from Spencer Hill Press)
2012 DEBUT AUTHOR!!!!
The synopsis is pretty mysterious and I've heard really great things about this one.

(ARC - May 8, 2012 from Point)
Haven't read book 1 yet but it's coming up next on my list. Meg Cabot as been hit or miss for me in the past but I'm looking forward to reading this series.

Bonus
A Temptation of Angels postcard from Michelle Zink
I've gotten a bunch of stuff from Michelle in the past. She is one of the sweetest authors out there - always sending her fans little things in the mail :) 
I'm going to be picking up or ordering my copy this week!

That's it for me this week!
What's in your mailbox? Leave a link in the comments and I'll try to stop by :)
Happy Reading everyone!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

On My Reader (6) - March 24, 2012

On My Reader is a new feature were I highlight recent ebooks I've added to my digital collection.
Inspired by In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren


Hi guys!
I'm back home from my business trip. I learned a bunch, read a bunch and even had a chance to dip my toes in the ocean :)

Even though I was mostly MIA this week, I was able to snag 1 book off of NetGalley -- and a truly fabulously awesome book this is!

I'm about 75% done with it and I'm loving it.

If this one isn't already on your wishlists - go add it now!

I have an IMM for tomorrow and then next week I should be back on schedule with regular (at least for me ;) postings.

No linky this week since no one has really expressed an interest in posting their one On My Reader posts but I would still love to know about any e-books you've added to your collection this week :)


Book link is to Goodreads

For Review from NetGalley
April 24, 2012 from Harlequin Teen
The first book in Julie's new series - think dystopian, vampires and a kick a** heroine. Again, I'm loving this book!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Contests Ending + out for a few days

Hi Guys!
I'm heading out on a business trip tomorrow (Tuesday) and I don't know how much I'll be able to post while I'm away - try not to miss me too much! :)

I have 3 contests running that all end this week - if you haven't entered already, now's your chance.


INTERNATIONAL
Ends 3/20

US
Ends 3/21

US / CANADA
Ends 3/22

Saturday, March 17, 2012

On My Reader (5) - March 17, 2012

On My Reader is a new feature were I highlight recent ebooks I've added to my digital collection.
Inspired by In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren,
I'll post on Saturdays and you can leave your own post link below if you'd like to join in!

Book links are to Goodreads
Any download links are to where I got my copies

Free Downloads
Fated: Selected Scences by Alyson Noel
Alyson's new soul seeker series is due out in May. This free e-sampler is a sneak peak into book one, Fated along with a special note from Alyson. (iBooks)

Bought

Another short story from the world of the Drake Chronicles. This one takes place in 1816. (Kindle $.99) 

Set in the world of Kelley's Darkest Powers series. (iBooks $.99)

These posts are really helping me to organize my ebook collection!
If you've gotten any digital books this week I would love for you to join in! Write up a quick post and link it below!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gone Reading helps libraries and you can too!


Recently I found out about an awesome organization and website called 

Gone Reading International LLC was founded to help put the magic of reading in every one's reach. Whether it be small villages without access to books or well established libraries who are struggling with funding.

Gone Reading donates 100% of it's after-tax profits to provide new funding for libraries and reading-centered non-profits. By donating to organizations such as READ Global and Ethiopia Reads, Gone Reading hopes to change the world for the better.

And you can help!

By purchasing merchandise from their site, you can add to their effort.
I personally love this bookmark:



You can check it out HERE, along with lots of other really cool book related gifts.

And!

Thanks to Gone Reading founder, Brad Wirz, from now until April 11 if you make a purchase at www.GoneReading.com and use the coupon code REDHOUSE25 you will receive 25% off your total!
*excludes bookends

If Gone Reading is new to you, I urge you to check out their site, read about their PHILANTHROPIC MISSION and maybe make a purchase.

Gone Reading is also on Pinterest and Brad can be found on Twitter - @gonereading4evr

If you do make a purchase, I would love to know what you picked! 
I'm thinking to start Christmas shopping a early this year ;)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On My Wishlist: 2012 Debuts

On My Wishlist is hosted by Book Chick City :)

Some 2012 Debut Authors / Books on shelves already or hitting them soon!
Links are to Goodreads

Februrary 28 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven's death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg's caste system, and the whole city along with it. (from Goodreads)

April 1 from Arthur A. Levine Books

Matthew has always lived in Safe, a community hidden far beneath the pipes and tunnels of the city Above. The residents fled to Safe years before to escape the Whitecoats and their cruel experiments, and now Matthew is responsible for both the keeping of Safe’s stories and for Ariel—a golden-haired shapeshifter, and the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen.
But one horrifying night, an old enemy murders Safe’s founder, Atticus, and the community is taken over by an army of shadows. Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of friends escape Above. Now they not only have to survive in a sunlit world they barely know, but they must unravel the mystery of the shadows’ fury and Atticus’s death. It’s up to Matthew to find a way to remake Safe—not just for himself and his family, but for Ariel, who’s again faced with the life she fled, and who needs him more than ever before. (from Goodreads)

March 13 from Delacorte Books for Young Readers

HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER
Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.
He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined.  . . . (from Goodreads)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Book Review: May B. by Caroline Starr Rose

***2012 Debut Author***
Reading Level: Middle Grade
Publication Date: January 2012
Publisher: Random House / Schwartz and Wade
Pages: 231
Series: no
Acquisition: NetGalley

Summary:
I've known it since last night:
It's been too long to expect them to return.
Something's happened.
May is helping out on a neighbor's Kansas prairie homestead—just until Christmas, says Pa. She wants to contribute, but it's hard to be separated from her family by 15 long, unfamiliar miles. Then the unthinkable happens: May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May's memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her. But she's determined to find her way home again. Caroline Starr Rose's fast-paced novel, written in beautiful and riveting verse, gives readers a strong new heroine to love. (from Goodreads)

My thoughts:
To say that May is courageous would be an understatement. As a young girl living on the frontier in 1870 her life is sure to be a hard one. After having to leave school because of her dyslexia, which is unknown of in the 18th century, her family heirs her out to her neighbor and his new wife. And then things really take a turn for the worst.

Written in prose, May B. tells the story of an amazing young woman struggling to survive. Her family is a loving one but after she is forced to leave school, they really have no other choice but to send her away. Her neighbors aren't mean people but May never was and never becomes a priority in their lives. The events that unfold are strange and scary and if I were in May's shoes, I'm not sure I would have survived.

Final verdict:
I was left with a strong respect for young May and the hardships she faced and I absolutely loved the prose style writing - it just made it that much more enjoyable. I really think May B. would do well in the hands of young reluctant or non-readers. The easy flow of the words, the engaging story, the memorable characters all in all I think would appeal to younger readers.

May B. is a book I hope to share with my little one as soon as she's old enough. It's the type of book I would have read in middle school and one that I'm sure I would still remember vividly to this day.

Caroline Starr Rose's debut made huge impression with me and I know I'll be reading more of her books in the future.

Overall Rating:
5 / 5 Stars

Linkage Love:
Author's website
Goodreads
IndieBound
Caroline Starr Rose Feature Post

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cover Reveal: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

I'm so happy to be a part of the cover reveal for Rachel Harris's debut!
My Supper Sweet Sixteenth Century releases in September from Entangled Publishing 

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.
Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.
Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever? (from Goodreads)

And, as a special bonus, I have an excerpt to share:
     I hear their muffled whispers and understand every Italian word. Every witty comment made at my expense. 

     It’s like my brain is automatically translating. 

     I bunch the soft fabric of the dress in my hand and then reach up to feel the ribbon in my hair. I lightly skim my fingers over my chin and feel my lack of zit. I take in the costumes of the crowd, the stench of the animals, and the Italian I can now speak and understand. And suddenly it hits me. 

     Reyna must have pulled some kind of gypsy mojo. 

     Maybe this is one of those nifty “change your life” magic scenarios like in the movies. I mean, mostly I’m still expecting to blink and be right back in the midst of overpriced, gaudy tourism, but for now, the gypsy-time-warp explanation is infinitely better than thinking I’ve lost my mind. As I decide to go with that option, I feel my frantic tension melt away. 

     The growing crowd seems to notice my change in demeanor and begins shooting one another amused looks, but I don’t care anymore. A smile stretches across my face. Evidently, I was wrong earlier; Reyna is a psychic mind reader, because if this is her special brand of bibbity-bobbity-boo, then she made my exact daydream from earlier in the courtyard come to life. 

     The long red gown, the braided hair, the Italian merchant’s daughter, the time period. I am in Renaissance Florence.

     I stare dumbly at the ground, the words and reality sinking in.

     I’m in Renaissance Florence!

Pre-order it now

Sunday, March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox - March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

I didn't have anything this week until yesterday when my order form my local bookstore came in. Supper excited for all of these!

To see what I got in my digital mailbox check out my ON MY READER post from yesterday

Links are to Goodreads

Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington
Why? I already read this one and I love this series! I really hope Kim write more, I miss Clare Fern already.

Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
Why? I didn't absolutely love Delirium like a lot of people did but I'm still curious as to how this story will play out. And I love this cover.

The Dead of Night (39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers #3) by Peter Lerangis
Why? I'm in love with this entire series. This one is part of the second set of 39 Clues books and there are just as good as the first.

The Sisters Grimm: A Very Grimm Guide by Michel Buckley
Why? This is a companion guide to Michel's Sisters Grimm series - which is one of the best middle grade action adventure / fantasy series I have ever read! I've pushed these books on young readers before with great success :)

So, what's in your mailbox?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

On My Reader (4) - March 10, 2012


On My Reader is a new feature were I highlight recent ebooks I've added to my digital collection.
Inspired by In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren,
I'll post on Saturdays and you can leave your own post link below if you'd like to join in!

Book links are to Goodreads

For Review from NetGalley
The Wicked and The Just by J. Anderson Coats - April 2012 from Houghton Mifflin

Free Download
The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos / iBooks

Add your link below if you've done an On My Reader Post this week!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

Reading Level: Young Adult
Publication Date: June 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 324
Series: 1st in a series
Acquisition: NetGalley

Summary:
What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?
Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.
But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else. (from Goodreads)

My thoughts:
While at times I felt that the story was a little drawn out, overall I enjoyed Spellbound. Suspenseful and engaging with a cast of characters I found easy to like, I didn't love every aspect of the story but it was a enjoyable read.

Emma is s strong character that stand up for herself and the people she cares about. She's a very real character. She's scared and self conscience but she also knows what she wants and isn't afraid to fight for it. Her swooning over Brendan was a little over the top at times but her feelings for him did seem genuine.

The background mystery of Spellbound was a little far fetched. Soul mates and ancient curses and natural born witches. At times it was a little hokey but again, overall it kind of worked for the story.

A few 'what were you thinking' moments, a few unrealistic social settings and a lot really sweet moments. Emma and her family, Emma and Brendan - there were more then a few sappy scenes but I really liked them all!

Final verdict:
A paranormal tale with heart. Nothing too over dramatic and very enjoyable to read, Spellbound has a few very important things going for it. Realistic characters that I felt connected to coupled with a storyline I couldn't help but be drawn into. AND as a bonus, NO love triangles!

I really feel like Spellbound would be perfect as a standalone. Meaning, I'm not sure I'll read book 2. While I like this world, I wasn't completely draw into it. We'll see though!

Overall Rating:
3.5 / 5 Stars

Books in the Series:
#1 Spellbound
#2 Spellcaster (March 2012)

Linkage Love:
Author's website
Goodreads
IndieBound

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

***2012 Debut Author***
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publication Date: January 2012
Publisher: Macmillan / Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 387
Series: 1st in a 4 book series
Acquisition: NetGalley

Summary:
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. (from Goodreads)

My thoughts:
Take the story of Cinderella, add in some androids and cyborgs, a plague and oh, evil moon people trying to take over the world. Doesn't sound like it would work? Wrong! Cinder is all of these things and more and it's fantastic!

Somewhat dystopian, somewhat hard science fiction, Cinder tells the story of Cinder, a cyborg (part human part machine) living in New Beijing. Her life is not entirely her own as she is under the control and ownership of her stepmother who in true Cinderella fashion, pretty much hates her.

I really loved this retelling. It's unlike anything I've read in a long time and reminds me of the science fiction stories my father use to feed me as a kid. Cinder's world is amazing. The cyborgs and androids (fully robotic machines) were enough to keep me engaged but this story has so much more to it. There is tension and well done, not over the top romance. There's a scary as hell plague and a mysterious legacy that may hold the key to everything. And a lot more I'm not going to talk about because you should really just read it for yourself :)

Final verdict:
I pretty much loved this story from beginning to end. The first of 4 books that I'm pretty sure I will be devouring as soon as they hit the shelves! Marissa Meyer's debut is a fantastic science fiction / fairy tale retelling / dystopian explosion of awesomeness! I highly recommend this book to fans of these YA genres.

Overall Rating:
5 / 5 Stars

Books in the Lunar Chronicles:
#.5 Glitches - online prequel you can read HERE
#1 Cinder
#2 Scarlet (2013)
#3 Cress (2014)
#4 Winter (2015)

Linkage Love:
Author's blog
Goodreads
IndieBound

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

NetGalley Reading Challenge March - Link Up Your Reviews!

Participants 
It's time again to share some reviews

Haven't signed up yet?
No problem! You can still join the fun.
Head over HERE and add your name to the list. Even if you only read 1 NetGalley book in 2012 it's worth it ;)

Rules:

1. Be sure you are signed up for my 2012 NetGalley Reading Challenge.

2. LINK UP 1 NETGALLEY BOOK REVIEW YOU POSTED IN MARCH. 
The link "Name" should be the book title and author.

3. Visit other links! Read reviews and leave thoughtful comments :)

4. For every review your visit and comment on, you can post another one of your reviews in the linky. Any review posted in March is eligible, so you can come back at any time and leave your link.

5. You can post up to 5 of your own reviews (1 for 'free' and 4 others IF you visited and commented on 4 other reviews)

6. Please be honest and please leave actual thoughtful comments (the same type you yourself would like to receive)

I'll be doing this every month in 2012 so again, if you're a NetGalley member and haven't signed up for my 2012 NetGalley Challenge, now is your chance :)

If you're one of the first to visit, be sure to leave your link and check back later for others.

Review links for previous months can be found to the right in my sidebar.

If you have any questions at all, please let me know either in the comments or via email :)


Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox - March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren :)

I haven't gotten any physical books in a while (just digital ones :) 
Supper excited for this one!
Big thank you to Paul and Random House :)


What's in your mailbox?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

On My Reader (3) - March 3, 2012

On My Reader is a new feature were I highlight recent ebooks I've added to my digital collection.
Inspired by In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren,
I'll post on Saturdays and you can leave your own post link below if you'd like to join in!

Book links are to Goodreads
Any download links are to where I got my copies

For Review from NetGalley
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers - April 2012 from Houghton Mifflin

Free Downloads
Full Speed Ahead by Susan Kaye Quinn / Omnific Publishing
Swim Recruit by Jennifer Lane / Omnific Publishing
The Summer Prince by Carol Oates / Omnific Publishing

Bought


Friday, March 2, 2012

Contest Round Up

I don't think I've ever had this many contest running at once :)
I love giving things away!

INTERNATIONAL
Ends 3/5

US / CANADA
Ends 3/9

INTERNATIONAL
Ends 3/20

US
Ends 3/21

US / CANADA
Ends 3/22