Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves
Stacking The Shelves October 31st 2015
Stacking the Shelves is a meme by Tynga Reviews that let's bloggers share their new books and swag, whether they are physical or virtual. I'll include books I've been sent, emailed, purchased, won and for review.

Just a few this week. 

For review
None this week. 
Ordered this trio from amazon on Thursday will be here later today. I'll update with a picture of them when they arrive. 
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin - Gooodreads
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman - Goodreads
Black Widow by Margaret Stohl - Goodreads


Fallout by Gwenda Bond - Goodreads
Live Me by Celeste Grande - Goodreads
Autumn Thorns by Yasmine Galenorn - Goodreads
Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard - Goodreads
Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy - Goodreads
Recombinant by Shannon Mayer & Denise Grover Swank - Goodreads
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly - Goodreads
Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen - Goodreads
Roommates by Erin Leigh & Tara Brown - Goodreads
Until I Met You by S.L. Scott - Goodreads
Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane - Goodreads
Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster - Goodreads
Our Lady of the Ice by Cassandra Rose Clarke - Goodreads
Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin - Goodreads

Plus a whole bunch of kindle freebies. I just can't help myself. 

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Manga Review: Attack on Titan Vol 5

Title - Attack on Titan, Vol 5
Author - Hajime Isayama
Series - Attack on Titan #4
Genre - Horror Manga
Published - March 26th 2013
Publisher - Kodansha Comics
Format - Kindle 

Thanks to Eren, humanity has taken the town of Trost back from the Titans. Exhausted, Eren falls into a coma for three days – and wakes in shackles, staring at Erwin Smith, leader of the Survey Corps. Certain that Eren’s father’s research holds the key to the mystery of the Titans’ rise, Smith wants an expedition to retrieve it from the house where Eren grew up. But that’s deep in Titan territory, and to get there Eren will need to master a power he still doesn’t fully understand…

Chapters List:-
19.Still Can't See
20.Special Operations Squad
21.Opening the Gate
22.Long-Distance Enemy Scouting Formation

I watched the first few episodes on nextflix but it’s not in English so I opted to go with the manga to check it out because the complete series exists instead of just season one. This is my first manga so I don’t really have any prior experience to base it off when it comes to the art or story. I like the art it’s not over complex when it comes to telling the story it seems to work for the gritty horror story. So far the story while is well developed it’s easy to get lost turning the pages.

The fifth installment is Eren is on trial to decide if he should be dissected or used in the survey corps to stop the titan attacks. Thankfully he’s sent to the survey corps where he might just be able to help stop the titans and figure out what’s going on with himself. He’s been assigned under Levi which is a hero among the squads but he’s also one they feel if Eren got out of control could handle him. We also had an encounter with a titan who happened to have a little more intelligence than the prior ones so far. We also have a new squad leader who happens to be researching the titans that they have snagged. 

I enjoyed the fifth installment we are at last getting out of the walls to maybe fight the titans and figure out what is really going on with Eren. I actually just wanted to read a few pages but ended up staying in bed reading till I was done and had to fight the urge to move to the next book. I’m curious to learn more about Levi since it’s clear he’s going to be a major character unless Eren eats him. We’ve seen a few little snips of him in prior books but now with the new squad we have new people. I’m really enjoying the story even if it did have a break in the action packed giant zombie humanoid fight. I already have the rest of them loaded on my kindle so just now to find the time. I still recommend them. 

Book Review: Silent Stalker

Title - Silent Stalker 
Author - Richie Tankersley Cusick 
Genre - YA Horror
Published - April 1st 1993
Publisher - Simon Pulse
Format - Paperback

"Beware of the one who hides, who watches in the dark!"

Before Jenny Logan even entered the forbidding castle - a replica of the Worthingtons' ancestral home in England - a terrified stranger warned her away. Was the warning real - or just another example of the family's macabre sense of humor? Jenny couldn't be sure. She only knew her summer vacation with her father suddenly became a nightmare when the predatory Sir John Worthington invited them to stay - and his grandsons, the gorgeous Malcolm, his twin Derrick, and their mischievous cousin Wit spun a web of intrigue, romance and deceit around her. She's forced to play by their rules now, and battle the castle's ancient curse, which decrees that she will go mad, or die...or simply disappear...

Jenny is spending some time with her dad who happens to be working which mean she’s stuck tagging along with him. This week it’s to an old castle with a renaissance fair but her dad hasn’t made arrangements on where to stay so he’s hoping they can stay at the castle. While driving up to the castle in the rain Jenny’s door is thrust open with a warning that she shouldn’t go any forward but she didn’t listen.  Instead at her father’s insistence they continue driving up to the castle even planning on seeing if they can stay at the castle while he’s writing his piece for the article.

Jenny and her father are staying at the castle only instead of staying in rooms together they have her staying tucked away in a tower. At least she won’t be alone there are three guys as well as their father and some help in the castle. Her first night is anything but restful when she’s dragged from her bed hunted by the executioner who’s said to roam the halls of the castle. While Jenny tries to survive her time at the castle she needs to figure out what the secret the guys are keeping from her is. Will she make it out alive or be the executioners next victim?

It’s been at least 10 years since I read Silent Stalker but I still had a general idea how it would play out. It’s a fast paced story that is a quick read I had no problem finishing it in a little over an hour. I like the idea of the creepy castle as well as the fair going on it was very unique. A good suspenseful thriller I just wish it wasn’t so short now that I’m older I want more. I also found the concept and secrets surrounding the guys a great twist I didn’t see it coming. I connected with Jenny to the point that I liked her and didn’t want her to die but I just didn’t get enough time to really love her. Honestly I enjoyed Silent Stalker it’s a perfect book for a quick scare if you have a little downtime because it has a mystery romance and a killer who keeps you on the edge of your seat. Considering it’s over twenty years old it’s a perfect quick scare. I can only imagine if the author wrote the same kind of books with the modern spin on them. Super curious to check out her newer books. 

Book Blitz: Zola Flash

Zola Flash
Release Date: October 30th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:
Zola is a Victian. And for as long as she’s been alive, her planet has been at war with the ruthless, demeaning Payohlini.

After witnessing the gruesome murder of her family, Zola Flash decides it is time to escape with the one person she was taught to hate before she meets the same fate. Earth seems to be the perfect place to hide out – to pretend her whole life didn’t come crashing down.

While on Earth, fitting in and making new friends are Zola’s main goal. It’s what she wants. A family to call her owns. But then, Zola uncovers family lies and the true reason behind this never ending war.

Now it's up to Zola and the enemy, who is swiftly stealing her heart, to save her people and gain retribution for her family. But when revenge and protecting her people mean relinquishing her freedom, she's left with a difficult choice. 

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Pin searches my eyes as if the truth lies within them, before he pulls up a seat and sits in front of me. “Zola, how old are you?” he asks in a steady voice.

“Sixteen. Why?”

“Two years early,” Pin murmurs to himself.

He gets up and paces across the floor. He glares at me for a moment in a way that worries me. In a few strides, he marches back over to me, grabs me off the bed, and cradles me in his lap. He traces a finger across my healed wounds, as I daze into those immaculate eyes of his.

Halting in his ministrations, he frowns. “Would you like to hear a bedtime story before I leave?” he asks without meeting my gaze.

“I think I am a little too old, but okay.”

He takes a deep breath and begins, “Around sixteen years ago, when I was seven, my father was called to fight in the battle between our people. I didn’t want my father fighting, so he asked to be dismissed from his duties. I guess what I wanted wasn’t what I needed. A few days later, I found my father’s lifeless body on the floor.” His eyes crease slightly at the corners as he continues, “Before my father’s executioners could get to me, the Payohlini Guardians came and adopted me. They prepared me in the ways of the Guardians. On my eighteenth birthday, they assigned me a charge to look after. She was an adorable eleven year older. She had the most magnificent stardust blue eyes.” Pin looks up at me, a pain in his eyes that tugs at me somewhere within my chest. “So I studied her. Her flaws and perfection. Her past and future. But what I discovered . . .” He trails off.

“So . . . um . . . I guess you are an expert on all things Zola.” I smile, trying to make light of the moment, until the rest of his story slowly sinks in. “But I don’t understand. Why do I need a guardian? I’m no one special. I am just a normal Victian girl.”

“Are you telling me you don’t know anything about yourself? About the war?”

I shake my head.

“Why do you think Rican and I refer to you as Princess?”

I frown. “I thought it was an insult.”

Pin seems to study me for a long time. I trail my fingers over his silky black hair, but he jerks away from me. Taking that as my signal, I remove myself from Pin’s lap and cross back to the bed.

“You’ve had a long day, Princess,” he says gruffly. “Get some rest and I’ll tell you more of the story later.”

“Wait.” I twisted back. “I have one more question.”


“Why did they choose you to be my guardian?”

“They gave me the honor of protecting you because I’m the youngest. The Guardians wanted someone who could work well with you. Figured I could. Now get some rest.”

I watch Pin leave with longing in my soul. Why do I feel so much for him when I’ve only known him a day? Why doesn’t he feel the same way?

More importantly, why would the Payohlini assign him to guard me when they are at war with my people?

About the Author

Hi!  I’m La’Teaikia, and I write YA Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Romance.  I’ve been an avid reader since ninth grade when I first discovered Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight.   I know, I know. Most people think sparkly vampires are just wrong.  I am NOT one of those people.
Even though I’ve only been reading for a short time, unlike most authors,  I’ve been writing since I was seven.   And before you ask, that was fifteen years ago.
To me, everything have to be perfect, which is why it has taken me so long to publish my debut novel, Zola Flash.  I tend to plan out and list everything.  My husband think it’s excessive.
So with that being said, here are a few things you should know about me, other than what I’ve already said.
  1. I live in the lonely state of Arkansas.  I plan to move as soon as I complete my graduate degree, preferably someplace where Taylor Swift tours.
  2. If you didn’t get the hint from my first point, I’m a HUGE Taylor Swift fan.
  3. When I’m not reading or writing, I’m designing clothes and handbags and watching Doctor Who.
  4. I’m a kid at heart.  I love Barbie Movies.  I love watching Disney Channel.  However, them thinking that every movie they come out with needs to be a musical is a bit much.
  5. Chocolate is my life.  I’ll eat anything with chocolate . . . well, maybe not anything.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Cover Reveal: Walking Heartbreak

Walking Heartbreak
Sunniva Dee
Publication date: December 17th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Don’t judge me
I am not what you see.
I am the opposite.
—Nadia’s lipstick note on Bo’s mirror.

Indie-rocker Bo Lindgren is worshiped for his looks and musical genius. It’s been lonely at the top since his ex left. Bo will never take a girlfriend again though, because he doesn’t have the chops to love. He knows he’s poison, a heartbreak waiting to happen for anyone he allows too close—like his ex. Bo screws his way through the fangirls until he’s sick of it all. Until the dark gaze of Nadia Vidal appears in the door to his dressing room.
Saved from an arranged marriage by Jude, the love of her life, Nadia eloped and got married at nineteen. But now, two years later, life is wilted, dead, and not what anyone should have to endure.
Nadia, with her secret-keeper eyes and instant understanding of who Bo is, attracts and fascinates him without even trying. The ring gleaming on her finger should keep them apart, but morals can’t always resist destiny.
When brokenhearted meets heartbreaker, whose heart is really at stake?

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Author Bio:
Sunniva was born in Norway, the Land of The Midnight Sun, but spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece—Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in California, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah. Sunniva has a Master's degree in Spanish, which she taught until she settled in as an adviser at an art college in the South.
Sunniva writes New Adult fiction with soul. Sometimes it's with a paranormal twist, like in Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love. At other times, it's contemporary, as in Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, Adrenaline Crush, and now Walking Heartbreak.
Sunniva is the happiest when her characters take over, let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep you on your toes until the end of each story.

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Signed paperback giveaway: Goodreads runs a signed paperback giveaway for Walking Heartbreak and will pick two winners on December 15th, two days before its release. The giveaway is open internationally. To enter, go to:

Facebook release party with fun and giveaways raised with Sunniva and a few of her author friends. The party runs December 17th between 7 pm EST and 10 pm EST. Join asap and you will receive a reminder when the time comes:

Release party authors: the list will be updated with more writers, but for now, these are attending with giveaways ++ : Addison Moore, Alessandra Torre, Angela Mc Pherson, Beth Michele, Cheryl McIntyre, D Nichole King, Kristin Vayden, Laura Thalassa, Lynn Vroman, Penelope Ward, SC Stephens, and Sunniva Dee.

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M9B Friday Reveal: Horror/Halloween – MG Edition with Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we present to you the
Horror/Halloween – MG Edition
presented by Tantrum Books/Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
Dead Jed is Shaun of the Dead meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jed's not your typical junior high geek. He is, to use the politically-correct term, cardiovascularly-challenged. And while his parents have attempted to shield him from the implications of being 'different' for as long as they could (Jed was 8 and at a friend's sister's birthday party when he blew his lips off onto the cake in front of everyone, finally prompting the “Big Talk” from his parents and an emergency SuperGlue repair by his dad), 7th grade at Pine Hollow Middle School as a target of Robbie the supreme school bully and his pack of moronic toadies is rapidly becoming unbearable.
From being stuffed in a filled trash can as “dead meat” and into a trophy case as the bully's “prize,” to literally having his hand pulled off in the boys' room (Jed's always losing body parts. Luckily, a good stapler and some duct tape and he's back in the action) and a cigarette put in it and try to frame him for the recent reports of smoking in the school, Jed's had enough and is ready to plan his revenge. Besides, it's awesome what you can do when you're already dead!
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The first part of seventh grade was rough on Jed, but things are looking up now that Christmas is almost here. As with past Christmases, Jed asks for the one thing he’s always wanted–a dog–and again, his parents tell him they’re not ready. But fate has a different plan when Jed sees a dog get run over by a car. Then, it happens. Jed suddenly has a pet, Tread, a zombie dog bearing his namesake–a tire tread down his back. Jed may have gained a dog, but he loses his best friend Luke, who fears the way Jed created his undead pet.
When Jed returns to school, he finds a mysterious group called the No Zombies Now Network spreading rumors of the dangers the undead pose to normal people. Forced to disprove Hollywood stereotypes, Jed has his work cut out for him as stories of a zombie dog begin to circulate. Jed could be expelled if he can’t expose the NZN Network as a fraud. Jed needs help from his kind of girlfriend Anna, especially after he discovers Luke has joined the shadowy group.
Once again navigating the treacherous waters of middle school, Jed does his best to stay in one piece. Only this time he’ll need even more duct tape and staples than usual.
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Proud graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, have one son who will turn 18 in March 2013, now a features writer for The Arizona Republic.
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The Corpses are up to something.
U.S. Senator Lindsay Micha has been kidnapped and replaced with a “dead” ringer, the sister to Lilith Cavanaugh, the Queen of the Dead. Now Will Ritter must go undercover in our nation’s capitol to ferret out the truth and try to stop this ambitious deader. But his mission becomes even more dangerous when he learns of a mysterious ten-legged monster that prowls the halls of the Capitol Building — a lethal monster with a taste for Corpse flesh.
The Undertakers: Secret of the Corpse Eater is book three in the wildly popular The Undertakers series from Ty Drago.
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While away on an undercover mission, Undertaker Will Ritter has made an unthinkable alliance...with a Corpse! But though Robert Dillin (aka 'The Zombie Prince') is indeed one of those alien invaders who animate and possess the bodies of the dead -- unlike the rest of his kind, Dillin isn't evil. In fact, he wants to help. And Will needs that help, because the Queen of the Dead has learned the location of Haven, the Undertakers' secret HQ, and is planning a massive and deadly assault.
With the last day of the Corpse War finally upon them, Will and his friends find themselves in a desperate race to close the Rift between worlds and forever kill the Corpses. But can they do before Haven is overrun?
For that matter, can they do it at all?
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Ty Drago
Ty Drago does his writing just across the river from Philadelphia, where the Undertakers novels take place. In addition to The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses,The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead, and The Undertakers: Secret of the Corpse Eater, he is the author of The Franklin Affair and Phobos, as well as short stories and articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest. He currently lives in southern New Jersey with his wife and best friend, the real Helene Drago née Boettcher.
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Lucas Mackenzie has got the best job of any 10 year old boy. He travels from city-to-city as part of the London Midnight Ghost Show, scaring unsuspecting show-goers year round. Performing comes naturally to Lucas and the rest of the troupe, who’ve been doing it for as long as Lucas can remember.
But there’s something Lucas doesn’t know.
Like the rest of Luca’s friends, he’s dead. And for some reason, Lucas can’t remember his former life, his parents or friends. Did he go to school? Have a dog? Brothers and sisters?
If only he could recall his former life, maybe even reach out to his parents, haunt them.
When a ghost hunter determines to shut the show down, Lucas realizes the life he has might soon be over. And without a connection to his family, he will have nothing. There’s little time and Lucas has much to do. Can he win the love of Columbine, the show’s enchanting fifteen-year-old mystic? Can he outwit the forces of life and death that thwart his efforts to find his family?
Keep the lights on! Lucas Mackenzie’s coming to town.
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Steve Bryant
Steve Bryant is a new novelist, but a veteran author of books of card tricks. He founded a 40+ page monthly internet magazine for magicians containing news, reviews, magic tricks, humor, and fiction; and he frequently contributes biographical cover articles to the country’s two leading magic journals (his most recent article was about the séance at Hollywood’s Magic Castle).
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Can one boy stop a nefarious plot to turn kids into super-mutants?
Maverick Mercury enjoys his life as the sideshow attraction known as “Gator Boy” at Grumbling’s Traveling Circus and Sideshow.
His freakish mutations are the result of some billionaire geneticist’s experiments gone awry. But life as a mutant is about to get worse, as Maverick uncovers a plot to kidnap kids, turns them into super-mutants, and sells their powers to the highest bidder.
Now, Maverick is on a mission to find the mad scientist who may have created him and destroy his sinister plans!
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Samantha Verant
Samantha Vérant is a travel addict, a self-professed oenophile, and a determined, if occasionally unconventional, French chef. Over the years, she’s visited many different countries, lived in many places, and worked many jobs— always on the search for the one thing that truly excited her. Then, one day, she found everything she’s been looking for: a passion for the written word and true love. Writing not only enabled her to open her heart, it led her to southwestern France, where she’s now married to a sexy French rocket scientist she met over twenty years ago, a stepmom to two incredible kids, and the adoptive mother to one ridiculously expensive Bengal cat. When she’s not trekking from Provence to the Pyrénées, tasting wine in American-sized glasses, or embracing her inner Julia Child while deliberating what constitutes the perfect boeuf bourguignon, Samantha is making her best effort to relearn those dreaded conjugations.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Review: Life After Falling

Title - Life After Falling
Author - Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genres - New adult, Contemporary Romance
Published - October 15th 2015
Format - Kindle Review Copy

One tangled cassette tape. Two tangled lives.

Cassidy snaps. She quits her job and fiancé all in the same day and ends up on her parents’ doorstep. In the midst of everything she is determined to fix a broken cassette tape that she thinks holds the key to rediscovering happiness.

On her quest to fix the tape she meets Leo, a guy as down on his luck as she is lost. What starts with curiosity leads to something resembling a relationship and maybe a chance at love. 

I received Life After Falling in return for an honest review from the author. Cassidy has left her finance quit her job and returned home in hopes of finding what she’s lost. Only to find that her parents have moved her stuff into the basement, her brother’s new girlfriend controls his life and she needs a haircut according to her mother. Hoping to reset herself on the path of life she’s determined to listen to a cassette tape from her childhood the only issues is she doesn’t have a tap deck so she sets off to find one. While she does return with a tape player it doesn’t want to play the tape and after many failed attempts she finds herself back at the store she purchased the tape player requesting help.

Cassidy doesn’t ask for help but almost begs Leo to help her because she has to listen to what’s on the tape but she doesn’t tell him just that she needs it. Leo offers to help Cassidy get the tape fixed but it’s going to take a few days before his friend can fix it. During that time Cassidy and Leo find a friendship that both of them seemed to be lacking and needing. Each one has a shattered path but together things really seem to work for both of them.  Will this happy ever but in their future or will the secrets they each have be too much for them?

I like Cassidy and Leo they are perfect for each other both have a past that they need the other to help them move on from. I kind of loved Leo’s past it’s a very real part of life and it was interesting to see how it would play out in the story. I also found Cassidy’s to be a unique story about what happened with her fiancé it’s not something you see every day. I like that it just started out as friendship but built into more it was sweet yet steamy. 

I just knew I had to read Life After Falling the moment I saw the cover plus it’s from one of my favorite authors so it’s a must read. However as much as I hate to admit it real life got in the way so it sat on my kindle a little longer than I expected it to and I very much regret that. It’s such a beautifully written story it captured my heart I just loved Cassidy and Leo so much they just work so well together. I don’t know about Fluffy he was so grumpy but maybe it’s because I’m a dog person and he’s a fluffy white cat. I honestly loved every moment of the story it was hard to put down and I finished it in one afternoon it was perfect for cold day with a fluffy blanket. I did find this one played a little more on my heart strings but I think it’s because of Naomi she had me right from the start. Another exceptionally written book by the author it’s a perfectly told story, and might just be my new favorite couple, hope it’s not the last of them we see. I loved it!!!!!!!

#DustOffYourBookshelf #31

#DustOffYourBookshelf #31

Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and I have teamed up to encourage ourselves and others to use Instagram more. 
 So we come up with #Dustoffyourbookshelf where you display a book that you have had on your shelf for a long time and probably forgotten about. If you have time to grab it off the shelf and read it that is great, but you don’t have to read what you display. You can be creative in your displaying or you can just take a picture of it on your shelf. We are mainly doing this to get into instagram but thought it would be fun to do a post on Thursdays since we didn’t have a lot of post normally for Thursdays.  If you would like to follow along feel free to make a post and link it below. It’s not technically a meme yet unless we get some followers! :) You can follow us on instagram @bmreviewsohmy & @ReadingDiaries

This weeks book is one on my kindle that I picked up as a freebie in fall of 2014. I love the cover it's interesting and the synopsis sounds good. Might be one I can talk my husband into reading we will just have to see. 

Hybrid by Justin Anderson

Living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Joshua Mercer struggles to keep himself and his little sister, Chloe, alive. But genetically altered creatures called Shells have covered the planet, slaughtering and feeding on every living being. With an ever present sense of death Joshua fights to survive. And he will soon find that Shells aren't the only things to be afraid of.

Have you read this one?  

Feel free to dig through your shelves and share what you find.
Please leave a comment telling me where I can check it out. 

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M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz: Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil and To Bear an Iron Key by Jackie Morse Kessler with Giveaway #T4T

Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy, and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!
This week, #T4T presents to you:
Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil and To Bear an Iron Key by Jackie Morse Kessler
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
Thyra Winther's seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can't reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she's doomed to spend eternity as a wraith. Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact.
Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal. A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai's childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra's willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts - to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast.
Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup's devotion and the fire of a young man's desire, the thawing of Thyra's frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.
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“Crown of Ice was great young adult fantasy novel. It offers an interesting and refreshing retelling of Snow Queen fairytale, but also so much more – realistic, confident and a bit bad heroine, magic, cute animals, subtle romance, …”Dragana, The Paisley Reader
“Crown of Ice, is a luscious and fantastical retelling of the Snow Queen.”Tina, Goodreads Reviewer
“A solid YA adventure with teenagers who learn so much about themselves, and each other. Even the expected happily ever after offers believable surprises that underscore the maturity and independence they each have gained.” All Things Urban Fantasy
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Vicki Lemp Weavil was raised in a farming community in Virginia, where her life was shaped by a wonderful family, the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and an obsession with reading. Since obtaining her undergraduate degree in Theatre from the University of Virginia, she’s gone on to acquire two masters degrees, living in places as diverse as New York City and rural North Carolina. She’s currently the library director for a performing an visual arts university. Vicki loves good writing in any genre, and has been known to read seven books in as many days. She enjoys travel, gardening, and the arts. Vicki lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and some very spoiled cats.
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This richly-imagined universe from an acclaimed fixture of YA storytelling introduces a the young witch Bromwyn, a strong heroine who wields great power. Five years ago, Bromwyn refused a gift from the powerful fairy king. Tonight, on Midsummer, that decision comes back to haunt her. When her best friend Rusty picks the wrong pocket, he and Bromwyn are all that stand between their village and the rampaging fairies who have pushed through the World Door. If they cannot outwit the fairy king and queen before the World Door closes at sunrise, the friends will lose everything--their village, Bromwyn's magic, and Rusty's life.
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If you want to get lost in magic and spend some time away from this grey, dreary world of reality, then look no further.” – Nicky Peacock, Author
“his was a really strong little book--a wonderful start to a brand new series, and I think it's safe to say I'll be looking for more of Jackie Morse Kessler's work!”Kels, Literature Obsessed
“This is a great tale about the transitions in youth and of true friendship. It also depicts the emotional wounds caused from misjudgment and rejection.” – LuAnn, Rockin Book Reviews
Jackie Morse Kessler grew up in Brooklyn, NY, with a cranky cat and overflowing shelves filled with dolls and books. Now she’s in Upstate NY with another cranky cat, a loving husband, two sons, and overflowing shelves filled with dragons and books (except when her sons steal her dragons). She has a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature, and yet she’s never read any Jane Austen (with or without zombies). She also has a master’s degree in media ecology. (The living study of technology and culture. Which is cool, but she still can’t figure out how to use Tweetdeck.)
Jackie spends a lot of time writing, reading, and getting distracted by bright and shiny new ideas. (She just came up with a new idea right now.) She has a weakness for chocolate and a tendency to let her cat take over her office chair.
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