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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Dance the Moon Down by R.L. Bartram

Synopsis from Amazon UK:
In 1910, no one believed there would ever be a war with Germany. Safe in her affluent middle-class life, the rumours held no significance for Victoria either. It was her father’s decision to enroll her at university that began to change all that. There she befriends the rebellious and outspoken Beryl Whittaker, an emergent suffragette, but it is her love for Gerald Avery, a talented young poet from a neighbouring university that sets the seal on her future. After a clandestine romance, they marry in January 1914, …

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[19 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
A Spark Unseen Blog Hop - Day 9

We are so excited to be a part of the ‘A Spark Unseen’ Blog Hop!  I’ve read both The Dark Unwinding (Book 1) and A Spark Unseen (Book 2), and love both! One of my favorite characters is Uncle Tully. He is an amazing inventor, with a quirky way of getting things done. Today we get to bring you some fun facts about Uncle Tully…

“It was for this those men upstairs had come, for the strange and wonderful contents of my uncle’s mind. And they could not have it.”
                                                                                                -Katharine, A Spark Unseen

Five things The …

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[11 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

How to get the boy or girl of your dreams
Courtesy of Ava, Goddess of Love.
(Aimée Carter (@aimee_carter) www.aimeecarter.com)
You might think being the Goddess of Love would make dating a whole lot easier, but not even I can catch a break sometimes. Every so often the boy I love is seeing someone else, or he’s not that into me (and also might be a bit crazy, but that’s beside the point). Or he doesn’t like girls at all (which is how I’ve found some of my best friends). Whatever the case may …

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[7 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Day 7: 2012 YASSH

It’s Day 7, and I have today’s trivia questions from Fiction Fervor’s 2012 YA Story Scavenger Hunt here for you. 2012YASSH challenges you with your knowledge of YA books published this year, and if you enter, you might win a prize! Check out it here for more info. And be sure to read the rules!
Without further ado, today’s questions come from Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake.
Easy: What is Jestine being trained for?
Medium: Where do Cas and gang have to travel through to meet the Order?
Hard: What is the Order’s …

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[5 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
Venom by Fiona Paul

Venom is the first novel in The Secrets of the Eternal Rose trilogy, by Fiona Paul. Those of you who enjoy a beautiful historical fiction, intriguing paranormal plots, and breathtaking romance will adore Venom!  Cassandra is a young woman faced with finding the killer of other young girls in her city before she herself is killed.  The brave and taboo Falco enters Cass’s life by accident, and lingers.  Falco may be sticking around to help solve the murders, but finds himself drawn more to Cass than the mystery.  Cass struggles …

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[6 Aug 2012 | One Comment | ]
Rift by Andrea Cremer

Rift, by Andrea Cremer, is the first prequel to her Nightshade Series.  I have no qualms admitting that Andrea is one of my favorite writers in YA today.  Cremer’s Nightshade Series is definitely my favorite “wolf” trilogy, and this glimpse into the creation of her world is full of conflict, combat, and chemistry!  I have been telling friends all over that Rift is a YA version of Dinsey’s ‘Brave’.  Your daughter or little sister can have Merida, and you can live vicariously through Ember!
The setting, characters, and plot left me …

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
GRAVE MERCY-The Question

This month’s Book of the Month is GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers, and I have a question to put forth for the other reviewers AND you, our blessed readers! Now, I’m going to warn you…this question may come across as a bit gruesome for some of you to think about, but….I’m going to ask it anyway. You might really need to dig down deep to your darker side in order to answer it.
So…I want to know-If you were to become a Handmaiden of Death, what would your form of killing …

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[5 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
June's Book of the Month-GRAVE MERCY

I know, I know…I’m late with this post! I’m so sorry, but believe me when I tell you it will have been worth the wait! Our Book of the Month for June is GRAVE MERCY by R.L. LaFevers. This book is freaking amazing, and you are going to LOVE it! You can read Kallie’s and Melissa’s review right HERE. We all think this is a book you will want to read and reread again, so go out and grab it and read it with us this month!

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[29 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Bourne by Lisa T. Bergren

Bourne is the fourth installment in the the River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergren.  While I don’t normally make a huge deal about e-novellas in general, I wanted to point this one out because I love the series so much! Novellas are quite the trend in YA right now… There are prequel novellas, mid-series novellas, and what I like to call the ‘I love this series so much that I need more!‘ novellas.  If you’ve read Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent then you know what I mean by not …

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[24 Apr 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Interview with Jessica Spotswood ~ Born Wicked

We are so lucky to have Jessica Spotswood on the site for an interview.  Jessica and I met a few months ago at a Breathless Reads Tour, and I just love her debut novel Born Wicked!  Today, get to know Jessica Spotswood a little better with us…
1. What did you do on your release day of Born Wicked to commemorate it and get through it?
 
In the morning, I celebrated on Twitter and Facebook. Then my husband and I went to five local bookstores for me to sign stock, and afterwards …