☄ Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway - ARC Review + Giveaway

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Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway

Call Me Grim
Elizabeth Holloway
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Book Depository
Publication Date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books

The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake — and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn’t shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron’s the local Grim Reaper… and he only saved Libbi’s life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place.

And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark… but only if she accepts Aaron’s job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.
Advanced Review Copy provided by Month9Books for the blog tour

I fully admit I signed up for the blog tour because of the way the synopsis is written – it speaks to me! Of course I'm excited! Except there's a big problem: what if I don't like it? What if I hate it, or, or, want to throw it out the window because it was just that terrible?

☄ Saturday, September 20, 2014

Movie Review: The Lightning Thief + Sea of Monsters

Contrary to everyone thinking the Percy Jackson movies were disastrous, they weren't all that terrible in my opinion. Of course, the movies do have some parts that I pretty much disliked, especially the first one.

☄ Friday, September 19, 2014

Blog Tour: Stone of Destiny - Review + Giveaway

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Stone of Destiny by Laura Howard

Danaan #2
Laura Howard
Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Publication Date: February 28, 2014
Publisher: Self Published

Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn't entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress's plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison's parents apart forever.

Despite Allison's efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she's ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.

Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan' s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?
Note: This Review appeared back in August for the Blog Tour.

A few confessions regarding Stone of Destiny:
  • I called this "Souls of Destiny" for quite a while. Good thing no one actually heard me say it...
  • Coincidently, I finished the prequel to Stone of Destiny, The Forgotten Ones, a few days before I got a tour invite. How could I not sign up? Oh, and no mind reading was involved. If that's the case, it's ALWAYS a coincidence. But I do love how some people think I have some sort of psychic ability and start asking about their future. *ominous voice – crystal ball and all* "The future holds the unknown...."

☄ Thursday, September 18, 2014

10 Spells I Would Want on a Deserted Island

Lately I've been extremely bored enough to talk about PvP and well... the Hunger Games. Then later I started thinking about deserted islands and what I would do there... and a lot of other stuff. Surprisingly enough, you can come up with lots of posts about deserted islands. Like 10 Characters You Would Want with You on a Deserted Island... or NOT want with you. The most popular one: 10 THINGS You Would Want with you on a Deserted Island... or NOT want with you. And so on. Need I say more?

☄ Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ARC Review: Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Tabula Rasa
Kristen Lippert-Martin
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: EgmontUSA

The Bourne Identity meets Divergent in this heart-pounding debut.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. Or so the doctors tell her. She’s been undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa—a blank slate. Memory by memory her troubled past is being taken away.

But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital under cover of a massive blizzard, her fresh start could be her end.

Navigating familiar halls that have become a dangerous maze with the help of a teen computer hacker who's trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, Sarah starts to piece together who she is and why someone would want her erased. And she won’t be silenced again.

A high-stakes thriller featuring a non-stop race for survival and a smart heroine who will risk everything, Tabula Rasa is, in short, unforgettable.
Advance Copy provided by EgmontUSA for review via Netgalley – thanks!

I was extremely curious about Tabula Rasa when I found out what it meant (Latin: Scraped Tablet. AKA, a newborn basically.) I also thought it would be a really interesting read – I mean, girl has a tragic past, and is basically a lab rat in a procedure to erase those memories. Oh, and what's even more intriguing? Most of the "rats" are delinquents. I suppose from a delinquent's view, one would want to erase memories. Better than sitting in juvie, right? :p