March 30, 2015

GIVEAWAY: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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Thanks to the lovely creators of OwlCrate, you kindly sent me one of the March boxes to unhaul and review! This month's theme was FANTASY, and the included book was none other than V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic. I happened to already own a copy of this book, as it is the readalong pick for my book club (Little Book Club), so I decided to share the excitement of not only this fantastical book, but of OwlCrate's initial success! This month was their first ever and it seems to have done extremely well, with next month's box selling out in less than 24 hours!

I'm sure you are most excited about the giveaway details, so here goes! If you would like to see what else was included in the March OwlCrate box, check out my unboxing video located below the giveaway form.

Giveaway Terms
- open INTERNATIONALLY
- must be 18+ to enter, or 13+ with parental consent
- winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be announced

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March 3, 2015

February Wrap Up | 2015

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*****

Reviews
- The Whispers of the Fallen & Rebellion by J.D. Netto (video review)
- The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell (video review)
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (video review)




Books Acquired:
- Bossypants by Tina Fey
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
- Talon by Julia Kagawa
- Fairest by Marissa Meyer
- Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
- Burning for Revenge by John Marsden
- Kissing in America by Margo Rabb




Books Read:
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

Currently Reading:
- The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
- You by Austin Grossman




March TBR:
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
- The Monk by Mark Lewis
- Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- The Selected Writings of Poe
- Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

February 1, 2015

January Wrap Up | 2015

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Reviews
NONE!?




Books Acquired:
- Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
- Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
- Spellwright by Blake Charlton
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- Unwanted by Amanda Holohan
- Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
- The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden
- Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden
- The Night is For Hunting by John Marsden
- The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden




Books Read:
- Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
- Bossypants by Tina Fey
- The Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto
- Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
- Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell
- Rebellion by J.D. Netto

/In Progress/
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
- Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

February TBR:
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- Saree by Su Dharmapala
- Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
- You by Austin Grossman

January 1, 2015

December Wrap Up | 2014

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The last wrap up of the year, and I must say, I was really happy with my reading throughout 2014.


*****

Reviews
NONE!?

Additions to Reading Challenges
Animal Farm - Classics Challenge



Books Acquired:
- This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- Rain by Amanda Sun
- Hans Christian Andersen Tales
- Po de Lua by Clarice Freire
- Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo
- The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
- Bellagrand by Paullina Simons




Books Read:
- This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
- The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell
- Warm Up by V.E. Schwab
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

/In Progress/
- Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
- Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
- Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
- The Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto

January TBR:
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

December 13, 2014

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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Today I am joined by the lovely Amie Kaufman, co-author of the Starbound trilogy, in anticipation for the release of the second book in the series, This Shattered World!
We talk about getting put on watch lists due to supicious internet search history, hate to love relationship stories, the pros and cons of co-authoring among many other exciting tidbits relating to this awesome trilogy (there are cupcakes, too!)
One last thing, don't forget to check out the exciting giveaway below. All of the information is at the end of this post. Enjoy!




This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound Trilogy #2

Released: December 23rd 2014
Pages: 390
Source: Publisher
Buy it: Books of Wonder | The Book Depository (Free shipping worldwide

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.



About the Authors

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the Skylark trilogy, currently lives in Asheville, NC, while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts.

Visit the These Broken Stars website for the latest news on the series and follow the authors on Twitter at @AmieKaufman and @MeaganSpoonerThis Shattered World is available for pre-order (with fun swag) and will be released in North America on December 23, 2014.



Giveaway

Grand Prize:
- Signed copies of THESE BROKEN STARS + THIS SHATTERED WORLD
- Starbound swag
- A special letter from Tarver to Lilac written specifically for this tour! This can be kept secret by the winner, or shared publicly as he or she wishes.
- Coffee with Amie and Meagan at one of their US tour stops OR a Skype visit

Other prizes:
- 5 additional This Shattered World hardbacks.

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Tour Stops
December 8th: The Midnight Garden Secrets of Starbound: Characters
December 9th: The Book Smugglers Making an Audiobook
December 10th: Ivy Book Bindings Secrets of Starbound: Science and Settings
December 11th: Cuddlebuggery How Amie & Meagan Met
December 12th: Little Book Owl Book Talk with Amie Kaufman
December 15th: Mundie Moms Shooting the Cover
December 16th: Xpresso Reads Starbound Inspirations
December 17th: A Book Utopia Your Next Book Boyfriend
December 18th: Supernatural Snark Q&A
December 19th: Love is Not a Triangle Gender in Science Fiction

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