Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wesnesday is hosted at Breaking the Spine

By Claudia Gray
Released: September 13, 2011

From GoodReads:

In Fateful, eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, overbearing family she works for. Once the ship they’re sailing on reaches the United States, she’ll strike out on her own. Then she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets....

Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves are real and they’re stalking him—and now Tess, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.

Featuring the opulent backdrop of the Titanic, Fateful’s publication is poised to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the ship’s doomed maiden voyage. It is sure to be a hit among Titanic buffs and fans of paranormal romance alike.

This book looks like a really great read! Reading Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices has turned me onto historical fantasy ( or whatever that genre is being called) I can't wait to read it!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Follow Friday!


A. There are a lot that I would love to exist, but since I am reading LOTR right now I am going to say that I wish hobbits would announce themselves as being real. It would be awesome. I think the world would be a better place with hobbits in it. And since I live in a hilly area I imagine that I would have a few as neighbors. Ents would be awesome too. Just sayin'.

What's your answer this week? Be sure to leave a link so I can check out your blog too!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Review: Mortal Obligation

Title: Mortal Obligation
Author: Nicole Chase
Publisher: Self-published
My Rating: 5/5
Author Blog

Description: (from GoodReads)

Ree will face the darkest form of betrayal before the year is out.

Seventeen year old Ree McKenna has three goals: get through high school, convince her crush she is more than his best friend’s little sister, and save money for college. Fate, though, has other plans for her. After the untimely death of her older brother, Ree is haunted by dreadful nightmares and terrifying visions. To make matters worse, Ree has started to suspect that something dangerous is stalking her from the shadows.

A night full of frightening surprises leaves Ree with unsettling news. Gifted by the gods with unusual powers, she must devote herself to a battle that could very well lead to not only her death, but the demise of everyone she knows and loves. After all, Ree is the only mortal standing between the Earth and utter darkness.

Set in Savannah, Ga, Mortal Obligation is the first book of The Dark Betrayal Trilogy.


Hey guys, sorry I haven't been able to get this up earlier, I have been really busy and only had time to do memes and things related to the giveaway. Hopefully I'll be able to start posting reviews more regularly again now. *crosses fingers*

I loved this book. I had been following the author's blog for a while prior to the book's release and the premise had intrigued me: a young adult urban fantasy, a character that stands between the certain destruction of the human race, and the promise of a romantic side story. My type of book. It took me about a chapter to really get into it, but after that it just got better and better.

I really liked Ree, I thought she was a spunky, well developed character. And it was great because it wasn't just her and one other friend against the darkness, there was a whole cast of characters each with their own distinct personalities. I have to say though, that my favorite character is Roland. I kinda heart him. Like a lot.

The pacing was really good also. I think it is really hard - especially since I am a fantasy writer myself- to write a fantasy and tell the reader everything about the new world or version of the world in a way that is interesting and not just a list of all the things that are different. You can't really have a whole chapter dedicated to describing how this is different than that and so on. I thought that Nicole Chase did a good job slipping information in without losing my attention.

I definitely recommend this book, it was a great read. There aren't any final dates as to when the second book will be released, but when I asked Nicole on her blog she said it would be before Christmas, so it can't be that long of a wait unlike some certain authors I could name *coughs* Christopher Paolini, Cassandra Clare *coughs*. Anyway, check this book out, you'll be glad you did!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

All right. Today I am announcing the winners of my Summer Reads, Fall Conclusions giveaway!
Drumroll Please....
The Healing Wars Package goes to: Lindsay at Every Day Is An Adventure
The Leviathan Package goes to: Aimee at Getting Your Read On

Congrats Lindsay and Aimee! These two lovely ladies have 48 hours to respond to my email that I sent them so I can get their awesome books to them!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Follow Friday/ Very Last Call For Giveaway


A. Hmm, that is a good question. I think I would be in a fantasy. I would love to be a shadowhunter kicking demon butt! I would be one of those sharpshooters for the Accords though, so I would have a lot I'd Downworlder friends. :-)

What did you pick? I would love to see your answers! Feel free to leave a link!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Giveaway Push Part 4

In two days my Summer Reads, Fall Conclusions Giveaway will end and I will find my winner! Today I will be displaying one of the books in my giveaway packages. I am using this as my final push to have people sign up before the 20th!

Giveaway Sign Up HERE

The fourth book is:

Description: (sequel to Leviathan) The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers.

Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what's ahead.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Giveaway Push Part 3

In three days my Summer Reads, Fall Conclusions Giveaway will end and I will find my winner! The next two days I will be displaying one of the books in my giveaway packages. I am using this as my final push to have people sign up before the 20th!

Giveaway Sign Up HERE

The third book is:


Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Giveaway Push Part 2

In four days my Summer Reads, Fall Conclusions Giveaway will end and I will find my winner! The next three days I will be displaying one of the books in my giveaway packages. I am using this as my final push to have people sign up before the 20th!

Giveaway Sign Up HERE

The second book is:


(This is the sequel to The Shifter)
Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseer’s trackers. Wanted for a crime she didn’t mean to commit, she risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke from using them in his fiendish experiments. But resolve isn’t enough to protect any of them, and Nya soon realizes that the only way to keep them all out of the Duke’s clutches is to flee Geveg. Unfortunately, the Duke’s best tracker has other ideas.

Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer she gets to uncovering the Duke’s plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer—if she doesn’t destroy it first

Monday, August 15, 2011

Blog Award!

The Amazing Maryann Nixon from Words on the Shelf gave me the Liebster Award! a million thanks to Maryann! You guys should all go on over and check out her blog.

This award is for blogs that have less than 200 followers, which is great because it gets other bloggers publicity who might not yet be at Parajunkee status. This is what Maryann said about my blog: love her blogs and her all round personality that you can see in her blogs.

That really made my day, especially since I have ben feeling a bit crumby lately.

Here are the five blogs which I have awarded the Liebster award to....

1. Fragments of Fiction I love this blog's awesome design and honest reviews. I really love the way this blog and its posts are laid out!

2. Amanda the Aspiring I love Amanda's writing! she is currently working on several novels and from the teasers I have read they are going to be awesome! I love her personality that you can really see in her posts!

3. Cafe of Answers I love this blog for many reasons, but the biggest of all is that when I was just starting out blogging I emailed the writer and asked her to help me set up a button. That adorable turtle was made by her - Thanks a ton Tiffani!!!

4. A Novella's Tale This blog just has the cutest design! I love it! Lauren has a gives her blog a great personality!

5. A Backwards Story This is another blog with a great design! The reviews are great and often not ones I have heard of before!

all right so here are the rules for passing on this award:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.

5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!

p.s. my giveaway ends in 5 days, so be sure to check it out!

I'm back!/ giveaway push part 1

Hi everyone,! I am back from my three week road trip of epicness!

In five days my Summer Reads, Fall Conclusions Giveaway will end and I will find my winner! The next four days I will be displaying one of the books in my giveaway packages. I am using this as my final push to have people sign up before the 20th!

Giveaway Sign Up HERE

The first book is:


Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body. But unlike her sister, Tali, and the other Takers who become Healers' League apprentices, Nya's skill is flawed: She can't push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it into another person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden from forces occupying her city. If discovered, she'd be used as a human weapon against her own people.

Rumors of another war make Nya's life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. At first Nya refuses, but when Tali and other League Healers mysteriously disappear, she's faced with some difficult choices. As her father used to say, principles are a bargain at any price; but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?