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Jun 22, 2011

Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

A Spellbound Novel

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date: June 30, 2011
Official Website: http://www.sherrysoule.com

Thirteenth daughter. Heritage witch. Demon slayer.


They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.


Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them before it’s too late.


Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?


It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been
normal and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.


With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and decide how much she's willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.


Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

Beautifully Broken - Book Trailer


 
 

So...what do you think? *pause* I KNOW RIGHT?! I totally want to read this book too! On July 6th mark your calendars and come back to Books Over Boys because Beautifully Broken will be stopping by for a Q&A that you won't want to miss! :)


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Jun 21, 2011

Cover Reveal: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Cate Cahill and her sisters are considered eccentric bluestockings—a little odd, a little unfashionable, and far too educated for their own good. The truth is more complicated; they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it could mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave. Before their mother died, she entrusted Cate with keeping them safe and keeping everyone, including their father, in the dark about their powers. When her father employs a governess and Cate begins to receive notes from her missing, presumed-mad godmother, her task becomes much more difficult. As Cate searches for answers in banned books and rebellious new friends, she must juggle unwanted proposals, tea parties, and an illicit attraction to the new gardener. Cate will do anything to protect her sisters, but at what cost to herself?
 AH! Doesn't it sound and look amazing?! I want a copy of this in my hands - ASAP. Like yesterday already. ;)

Jun 11, 2011

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon!

Today, in this very second is the kick-off for the Once Upon A Read-A-Thon hosted by Lori at Pure Imagination, Candace at Candace's Book Blog, and Angela at Reading Angel!


Once Upon a Read-a-Thon
 
This button links back to all the information you need to know about this read-a-thon!

I really only have a day to read because today is Saturday and I'm going to be busy and then that leaves Sunday and Monday...but the two books that I am planning to read NEED to be read before Monday because...well, because I'll be meeting the authors, LOL :) BOO YAH! So, that basically only leaves me with Sunday...I CAN DO THIS!

My goal, like I mentioned above is to read two books: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater and Abandon by Meg Cabot. I will be going to their book signing on Monday in San Francisco; the This Is Teen book signing so that is my motivation to get these books read before then!
 
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.


Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1)
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

Good luck to everyone and happy reading! 
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*UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE*

OK! I know, I am an idiot. I did not notice that the button said JULY 11TH-JULY 13TH. So here's this post stating what I was going to read for the read-a-thon IF it had started today. Well, if you want to participate, then click on the button above and go sign up. I will still be reading these two books this weekend anyway, so think of this as an impromtu read-a-thon for myself! :) *facepalm* YES, I know, I am a moron. Thank you for stating the obvious. <3

Again, happy reading!

Jun 9, 2011

Mass death after completion of #FearTheReaper contest hosted by @CAMoulton!

That is what this post will headline because it seems like the giveaway has come to an end. 
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[Angelfirecovercopper.jpg]If you aren't aware of it, on Tuesday, June 7th, the incredible Courtney Allison Moulton revealed the cover to the second installment in her Angelfire series, Wings of the Wicked. She did not only reveal the cover, but she also hosted one of the most awesome, amazing, incredible, epic, gruesome, tiresome, exhausting, and torturous give away in all of blogger history!

The basic details of it was that all you had to do was a leave a comment...or a few. There was no limit to how many you could leave; the more you leave, the higher your possibility of winning.

Me, being the crazy that I am, left a huge amount of comments for CAM and that is an understatement. As of right now, in this very moment, I am not quite sure if the give away is completely over but CAM has been MIA for the...well, since midnight so I'm feeling like it is over, hence my post.

But talking about the details of the give away is not the point of this post. I want to share with all of you, my experience, and overall how much fun it has been. So, being a twitter addict, I have it set up so that I get certain people's tweets on my phone, and of course CAM is one of them. Monday night there were a few tweets floating around that she was going to reveal the cover and an epic give away the following morning. I was prepared.

Come Tuesday morning, I got up at 8AM my time (11AM EST) and prepared for the post to go up; when it finally did, my eyes ran over the give away details uber fast and I got straight to commenting. I commented all day that Tuesday until 11:30PM (2AM EST) when the comments finally reached 5,000. Because we reached the max for comments at such a late time, CAM was already deep in slumber so the second post did not go up until the following morning (Wednesday). That Tuesday night, after I was sure there wouldn't be another post, I finally got to doing some of the things that I had put off, like showering and eating. LOL

By the time I got to bed, it was around midnight. I knew that the second post was going to go up asap, so I went to sleep right away AND I even set my alarm to get up early. My alarm went off at 5:15AM (8:15AM EST) and I stayed up and waited for the second post, which came up around 9-10AM EST. Again, right when it went up, I became a mad commenting machine and went at it.

Wednesday seemed to go by extremely slow in comparison to Tuesday and I guess it was because most of the hype flew out the window after Tuesday had come to an end. But of course we didn't falter, we reached 5,000 comments last night around 9PM (12AM EST). CAM was stunned by our hard work and dedication so she informed us that the give away would end quite sooner than planned. We were SO relieved; I swear when she told us, it was like hearing angels sing from the heavens above, no joke!

So after we reached 10K, CAM opened up a third post and went to bed. The third post most definitely meant pulling an all-nighter. And duh, I had to stay up and comment, I NEED Wings of the Wicked! Eventually, as the night went on, people slowly drifted out and soon enough it was just Kira, Emmy and I left commenting during the wee hours of the night. Kira dipped out for an hour or so to catch some zzZZ but Emmy and I stayed and posted the weirdest, stupidest, and dumbest comments that could ever be found. Trust me, for your own good, I don't think you would want to read them; you might end up feeling more dumb than when you started. Not that I'm saying you're dumb. ;)

When the morning finally came, people came back and by then, commenting just became robotic. Type and publish. Type and publish. Type and publish. There wasn't much thinking to it. Whatever came to the top of my mind went into the comments. AH! Around 7AM or 8AM, I dozed off for about 30 minutes or so *facepalm*, such a fail right there! I was so mad at myself, seriously. I kicked back into full gear and we all raced towards the 5,000 mark - making the end result of the comments 15,000! I swear, that has GOT to be a world record! It should be in that world record book...whatever it's called.

That's how I looked after!
SO *breathes out* didn't that sound like something FUN?! ;) It was a lot of fun to see CAM randomly pop in on the comments; whenever she did, the energy picked up. Also, because we were all so awesome, whenever we reached a milestone of 1,000 comments, CAM would post a little teaser from Wings of the Wicked for  us and those were a REAL treat. I licked and chewed up every single one of them - my anticipation for Wings of the Wicked went from 10 to 1xinfinity! She also named us her little reapers! (NOTE: the badge at the top of my blog to the right! Team Will, reppin'! LOL)

Also, it was surely something to read all of our absurd comments. Honestly, if someone would LOVE to go through and count ALL of my comments for me, I'll definitely give you a treat! We could work something out! ^___^ 

BUT yeah back to the comments. SO many of them cracked me up so bad; I would love to meet all of you guys, all of you crazy little reapers! One day...like on the release day for Hymm to the Fallen *HINT HINT* We should all fly out to CAM's launch party and just hang out. You guys up for it? I think it would be a SPLENDID idea! Genius, really. We should organize. NOW.

Now, readers you guys are probably wondering why I keep saying "WE" and you guys are probably curious of who WE is so below, I will link back to the AWESOME little reapers (who have a twitter) that endured all of this with me.

- Kailia
- Emmy
- Alexis
- Rachelle (aka Wulf)
- Kira
- Chen
- Anaiz
- Mandi

and of course, the woman behind ALL of this, the one and only

- Courtney Allison Moulton

There are a few more but I'm not sure what their twitters are. If you were there and would like to be added to the list, drop a comment below.

Overall, I am beyond tired for anything anymore. I just want to give everything up BUT I won't! I want to win Wings of the Wicked; I always will! :) I had SO much fun and I am in a lot of pain for it, but I would do it all over again...ONLY because I know I survived it! Bwahaha! And for those of you, who STILL haven't seen the cover, here it is in all of it's awesome glory:




AMAZING isn't it?! Now check out the book trailer:


 
WICKED awesome!

Here are the links back to post 1, 2, and 3...if you wanted.

- Post One - 5K
- Part Two - 5K
- Part Three - 5K

=15,000 comments.

I am still blown away! I will catch all of you on twitter!

XOXO, Momo
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*UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE*

SO. After I had published this post yesterday evening, I felt like it was time for me to take another nap, so I did. I probably slept for two hours or so because I remember going to sleep around 5PM (8PM EST) and waking up around 7:30PM (10:30PM EST). Like I said, I get certain people's tweets on my phone or whoever mentions me, I get their tweet. I was sleeping, all comfortable and everything. When I rolled and turned around, I came to and immediately I reached for my phone. I had oh I don't know, like A MILLION text messages. I was instantly wide awake. Some of the little reapers had mentioned me and told me that there was a fourth post that had went up and to hurry up and go comment! OF COURSE, I ran out of bed without a second thought to it and rushed to get on the computer and start commenting away! I commented with everyone else for about two more hours and finally, FINALLY I tell you, the give away e n d e d.
Courtney Allison Moulton
I have to say, I am super proud of us reapers; we reached THREE THOUSAND comments in the time frame of the fourth post going up to the give away ending. I think that beats our record of the 15,000 mark from earlier. In TWO hours, we reached 3K comments. That...that is amazing! But yeah, the little reapers already know that. DUH, we are epically awesome! ;)  

So when it finally reached midnight on the east coast, CAM stuck around and gave us the three teasers she owed us, lol and yes the winners were chosen! You will probably never understand the pain that I was suffering through when she was picking the winners. Actually, all of the little reapers who were there in that moment probably felt the same way. My muscles were more tense than any moment in my life, my body was shaking so bad. I couldn't relax, heck I don't even know if I am relaxed right now. LOL

Eventually, after 10 lifetimes of sitting there, waiting for the winners to be posted, CAM finally told us who they were. I was SO scared to look at the winners. My heart would have dropped BUT...oh, just look at it for yourself.

It's a little hard to read, but it says first place is Chen, second place is Momo, and third place is Kira!

AAAHHHHH! TOTALLY awesome! I'm still not over it! I don't think I will ever be! So, Chen, Kira and I won! :) Woot woot! I really feel like celebrating; I think I will. For myself. Wicked.

Also, wicked...it will totally mean something else to me now. Maybe that's the new word that should mean the same thing as dedication. ;)

I CANNOT, I repeat, CANNOT wait to hold this 500+ pages of WICKED awesomeness in my hands! AAAHHHHH!

Please excuse me as I resume running around the house screaming like a little kid.
*runs back, out of breath*

OH, here's...*pants* the link for the fourth post...if anyone of you want *pants* to check out our awesomeness:

- Post Four - 3,417 comments

*resumes running around the house, screaming like a madman!*
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*UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE*

My friend, Brielle counted up all my comments for me and I had a whooping total of: 2,814 comments! WOOT WOOT! Wow, I gotta say, I kick ass! ;) LOL, okay, I'm done gloating now.

Jun 8, 2011

Descent of the Angels Reading Challenge: June



Here's the linky for the month of June! I hope all of you are having a blast devouring all of these angel books...cause I know I am! ;)

The winner for the month of May has been contacted already, and it was:

Anna

Congratulations!

I have been trying really hard for the past couple of months to get all participants onto the linky so IF YOU ARE A PARTICIPANT, MAY YOU PLEASE HEAD ON OVER HERE AND RE-SUMBIT YOUR INFORMATION! PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

Now onto this month's prizes and the mister linky.
  • A copy of Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens along with a T-shirt
  • An ARC of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • INT'L winner: any book $10 or under from The Book Depository
Remember to leave the direct link to your review and leave the name/alias you signed up with! Good luck and happy reading! :) Also, if it isn't too much, would you mind leaving a comment after you link your review so I can be sure to check out your review? Thank you! *__*

If you want to sign up, the original post can be found here!

NOTE: I am using a new linky so if your review URL is more than 100 characters, please leave the link to your review in the comments and I'll find a way to link it! I apologize for the inconvenience!

Jun 7, 2011

Book Review: Possession

PossessionTitle: Possesion
Author: Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 7th 2011)  
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Series: NA
Pages: 416
Source: Received from publisher

Find Elana Johnson Online: Twitter | Blog | Website | Facebook

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

 
My $0.02

WOW, Possession is surely something; I just finished the book about 30 minutes ago and I haven’t come up with a word to describe it yet. All in all, I enjoyed it very much. Through it all, there were many parts where I was confused…or scenes that I couldn’t quite picture, but I mustered through it and got past it.

From the get go, you are thrown into Vi’s world, within the first chapter or two, so much is happening, you just better grip onto your seat and hold on! We are introduced to Violet Schoenfeld who is very kick-ass, rebellious, and just totally awesome! She lives in a world where Thinkers control everything and everyone. There are the Goodies and the Baddies; the Goodlands and the Badlands. From the first page or so, you are also introduced to Zenn – something about him is very…I can’t pinpoint it, but just know that he’s totally hot!

Throughout Vi’s journey, she begins to question everything! There are so many puzzles left open for debate that now I’m left questioning everything I know! :) She meets Jag Barque—how I feel about him: asfjklskjdsfjejlsd, translate: hummanah! Their relationship is…perfect! LOL, I love how they are with each other; they’re like the same, but not exactly either. They just fit well together!

Elana Johnson’s very important message throughout Possession leaves me questioning what I would do. The antagonist in Possession argues how the human race has no control, how no one cares for anyone else but themselves—and in doing so, we’re all going to destroy ourselves. The other side of that argument is our freedom, being allowed to choose what we want to do, what we want to say. Like the book says, control or be controlled.

The ending to Possession leaves you wishing there were more pages—as if 400+ pages weren’t enough, but seriously! I want more. No, I NEED more! It just leaves you with the feeling of wanting to fight back. You are thrust into this journey where all you do is fight, fight, fight, and then at the end, these calming feeling washes over you and for me, as the reader, I wanted to fight back! I am on a mission to get a second installment out of Mrs. Johnson! ;)

Possession really does leave you wondering what is right or wrong—or if right or wrong really matters. What does it mean, besides being labeled? You get told that doing or saying something is wrong…but what is really wrong? See, I’m questioning everything now! LOL!

Possession was an interesting read for me; besides the fact that I couldn’t quite picture what was going on, such as all the technology involved, the love and the relationships in the story pulled me through! If you love anything dystopian, don’t hesitate to pick up Possession—in stores today! (Wow, did I just sound like a commercial right there?!)

Links to purchase Possession: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders

Jun 1, 2011

Books Uncovered!

Today, while I was at school, LOTS of amazing things occurred! At 8AM EST, the cover for Julie Kagawa's IRON KNIGHT was revealed AND at 12PM EST, Leah Clifford's book cover and title for book two in her Touch Mortal series was revealed as well! AH! I was so mad that I didn't have immediate access to drool over these two covers! Anyway, I had my sister check 'em out and she sent me text messages with the covers and I almost fell out of my seat gaping at both of them! You might have already seen them, you might not - either way, here they are! :)

A Touch Morbid

A Touch Morbid! How 'bout that?! :) I absolutely love it! Something about the colors!

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The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)

AAAHHHH! Raise your hand if you are totally and utterly devoted to Team Ash?! <3 SWOON! LOOK AT THAT COVER?! I have no words!

ALSO, today was the release day for Julie Kagawa's ebook novella called Summer's Crossing! Ah, freak out! You can purchase the novella for free if you follow this link: http://bit.ly/jGe2uN! Happy reading!

What do you think of these two gorgeous covers?! Are they YAYs or NAYs for you? Leave your $0.02 in the comments! ;)