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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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[25 May 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Blog Tour/Review: Inception by Teal Haviland

Bookshelf Banter is excited to bring you an interview with the main character of Inception, Gabrielle.  I really enjoyed this character, and think you should get to know her before you read Teal Haviland’s debut novel…
1. Can you tell us what it’s like to be the Reaper of Karma?
Honestly, it is a huge burden to be tasked with a job that carries with it such significance whether or not those on the side of Light have success in winning the Great War. But, there is no other job I would …

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[23 Apr 2013 | 8 Comments | ]
Review of Beautiful Disaster/Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster, by Jamie McGuire, was released in August of 2012, and Walking Disaster was just released this month.  The former is the story from Abby Abernathy’s POV, and she pushes past being the whiny bad girl, but still has a slew of issues to work through.  The latter is Travis Maddox’s POV, and he has spent his life avoiding the emotions by focusing on the physical.
I’ll start out by saying that this novel came highly recommended by a girlfriend of mine, and I usually like 80% of the novels …

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[10 Apr 2013 | 9 Comments | ]
Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Nobody, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, started out as a promising mix of YA paranormal and sic-fi. Claire could be depressing and whiny, but despite no one paying any attention to her for her entire life she sucks it up and works on her tan.  Then there is an attempt on her life.  Claire is unaware that she has a rare ability, but when she sees the guy that wants to kill her it starts a string of events that bring the two to work together.
I really liked the character Claire, …

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[29 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

A Shimmer of Angels, by Lisa M. Basso, is a refreshing new young adult novel all about a girl named Ray and her ability to see angels in her everyday life.  One reason I love this new paranormal is that Basso doesn’t romanticize Rayna’s life, and her ability to see angels.  Rayna can see both the good and the bad, the black and the white wings… The acting angels and the fallen.
Rayna knows she’s not crazy, but her family can’t help but worry about her and the things that haunt her. When …

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[8 Feb 2013 | 8 Comments | ]
Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison + a Giveaway!

Synopsis of Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison:

They say first love never dies…
When sixteen-year-old artist Olivia Tithe is visited by the ghost of her first love, Lucas Stern, it’s only through scattered images and notes left behind that she can unravel the mystery of his death.
There’s a catch: Olivia has gone colorblind, and there’s a good chance she’s losing her mind completely–just like her mother did. How else to explain seeing (and falling in love all over again with) someone who isn’t really there?
With the murder trial looming just …

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[2 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry

A Royal Pain, by Megan Mulry, is a fun romance full of British accents, snarky language, and sensational settings.  Bronte Talbot is lovable from the start of the story.  Her desire to find love, and a balance between that love and her career is relatable and endearing.  Meeting up with Mr. Texas seems like a dream come true, until their relationship moves out of the bed and into a daily routine.
Bronte is at a loss when the relationship ends, and has lost all hope of ever having a balanced love …

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[11 Sep 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
Blog Tour: The Childe by C.A. Kunz

The Childe and Dark Days are the first two novels in The Childe Series, by C.A. Kunz.  We are thrilled to be a part of The Childe Blog Tour, an offer you the chance  to win the first two books and swag!
Catherine starts out her freshman year of high school, in The Childe, and is seeking out a ‘normal’ life, but the paranormal just keeps getting in the way!  In Dark Days, Cat battles through her Sophomore year literally and figuratively.  These books are great for young teen paranormal fans. …

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[28 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Book Synopsis from Amazon.com:
Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans and absorb their positive energy. Usually, they select their victims at random, but this time around, the underwater clan chooses its target for a reason: revenge. They want to kill Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother’s death.
It’s going to take a concerted effort to lure the aquaphobic Hancock onto the water. Calder’s job is to …

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[30 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Journeys of John and Julia in Chapter One: Genesis

The Journeys of John and Julia, by Aurelia, is the first novel in a series about two thirteen-year-old kids that have been thrown together by a group called The Twenty-Two.  The group is working to fulfill Julia’s unknown wishes, after the divorce of her parents.  I found the beginning of the book a bit difficult to get into.  The best way I can describe it is that it lacked literary fluidity. I felt that the author described each person and situation, but it didn’t transition well from scene to scene.
While …