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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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[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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[30 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Year In Review: Our Favorite Books Of 2012

It’s the end of another year, and since we’re still here (take that, Doomsday!) it’s time for us to bring you our picks for our favorite reads of 2012.  We each picked five (or ten) of our personal favorites, which you can see below, as well as the ones we most look forward to reading in 2013.  Happy holidays, and happy reading!
Krystal’s favorites:

In no particular order, here are my favorite reads of 2012:
1.  A Million Suns by Beth Revis
2.  Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
3.  Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
4.  Grave Mercy …

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[30 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
The October Book of the Month Is... "Protection for Hire"!

Our October Book of the Month is Protection for Hire by Camy Tang. This in an action-packed book about a kick-butt girl named Tessa. The sequel, A Dangerous Stage, is out October 30! Here’s the Protection synopsis from Amazon:

Tessa Lancaster’s skills first earned her a position as an enforcer in her Uncle Teruo’s Japanese Mafia gang. Then they landed her in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Now, three months after her release, Tessa’s abilities have gained her a job as bodyguard for wealthy socialite Elizabeth St. Amant and …

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[1 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
The July Book of the Month Is... "The Name of the Star"!

Our July Book of the Month is The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. It is book one in the Shades of London series, and Hollywood Crush has the sequel, entitled The Madness Underneath, listed as coming out February 26, 2013! The Name of the Star has ties to Jack the Ripper so, of course, it has those creepy elements to it. And if you’re one for murder-mysteries then this book is definitely one you should add to your to-read pile!
Go HERE to watch Kallie’s and my vlog reviews (we have one key …

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[6 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Happy Birthday Kallie!!

So yesterday was our Fearless Leader’s Birthday! We think she’s amazing and wonderful so we thought we would share just a few things about her.
From Stephanie:
I’ve known Kallie for almost two years now and in that time she has been such a generous friend, and her enthusiasm for all the fansites she runs is awe-inspiring. She’s also pretty awesome because she’s da da daaaaaa: Super Reader! I don’t know anybody else that reads as fast as her. It’s insane, you guys! Kallie, I hope you have a mahhhvelous birthday!
From Krystal:
My …

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[5 Apr 2012 | 14 Comments | ]
Ruby Red Book Challenge Questions...

Krystal’s Book Challenge:

The questions we want answers to:
1. Did you like Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier?
2. If you were a time traveler, where in the world would you want to live?
3. What time period would you want to go back to?
4. What THREE skills would you want to take with you?
5. What ONE object would you take?
*Leave your answers in the comments below!
Kallie’s Answers

1. Did you like Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier? LOVED IT!
2. If you were a time traveler, where in the world would you want to live? London, …

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[2 Mar 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
WIN Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare #LuckyDayGive-A-Way

Congrats to Christy, our Lucky Day winner!
The book we are giving away TODAY (March 3, 2012) is a paperback copy of…
Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare

Each contest will be posted at midnight (EST), and you will have 24 hours to enter!   The winner will be randomly chosen each day from the comments section of each post on BookshelfBanter.com, retweets onTwitter, and/or comments on our Facebook page.  (The more you ‘resharement’, the more likely you are to win.)  The winner will be announced after he/she is contacted, and confirms their email/mailing address.
There is only one way to find out EARLY, which books will …

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[27 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Iron Thorn Video Challenge!

To celebrate our Book of the Month, The Iron Thorn, I have a challenge for the Bookshelf Banter ladies! Check it out in the video below:

Yay! I’m first… I WIN!

1. If you knew you were going to go crazy at a certain age, would you try and fight it or just accept it?
2. In The Iron Thorn, the main character’s name Aoife. (Which I had to look up to see how to pronounce!) What’s been the most memorable and unique character name you’ve come across?
3. The Iron Thorn is set …

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[25 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Interview with Colleen Houck

On this podcast, we were lucky enough to have Colleen Houck on the show for an interview!  Krystal, Kelly, Stefanie, and I picked Colleen’s brain about the series… And tried to pry information from Colleen about future books!  We hope you will enjoy the show!
*We will be working on a transcript soon!
If you are interested in more about The Tiger Series, you can can check out Colleen’s website, and our new fan site TheTigerSeries.com!