Tuesday, May 28

Spensations: Spotlight On... Copper Girl


Hey Guys,
Welcome to another installment of Spensations. Okay so this one is going up crazy late but this month has been so hectic and better late than never right?

I am so excited to feature this book today as I have already read it and it is absolutely amazing!

Let me introduce the awesomeness that is... Copper Girl, book one in the Copper Legacy Series.

Copper Girl (Copper Legacy #1)
Jennifer Allis Provost

Published By: Spence City
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Genre: Adult - Dystopia/Urban Fantasy
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From Goodreads:
Sara had always been careful.
She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.
Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara's dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

There are no words to explain just how excited I am for this book to be released into the world. I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Spence City of this book and I devoured this book. It is genuinelly phenomenal. I just adored every single second of it. It's one of the most unique books I have ever read and I loved that it has a mix of two genres. It's an Urban Fantasy novel set in a dystopian society... that is just so awesome to mix those genres. I adored it. Check back on June 12th to see my review as part of the blog tour.

The Copper Legacy Series will look like this:
#1 Copper Girl
#2 Copper Ravens
#3 Copper Veins
#4 Copper Princess
^Information from www.jenniferallisprovost.com

Now I am so excited to welcome the phenomenal Jennifer Allis Provost here.

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Hi Jenn
Thank you for being here on K-Books and joining me for this feature.
Thank you for having me! You know how I love to talk J
Well I am such a massive fan of Spencer Hill Press, including the new imprints Spence City and Spencer Hill Contemporary. What’s it like being a part of the amazing Spencer Hill Press family?
It’s completely, totally awesome! My first exposure to Spencer Hill Press was when they accepted one of my short stories for their UnCONventional anthology. I was thoroughly impressed with their attention to detail – you get more editing at SHP that at most of the larger publishers. When you pick up a title from SHP, you know you’re getting a quality product. 
So you have a book, Copper Girl coming out with Spencer Hill Press. What was the inspiration behind the story?
As you know, Sara works in an office that cranks the air conditioning to Arctic proportions. A few years back, I had a similar experience in my office and got into the habit of spending my lunch hour in my car, warming up. I parked near the back of the lot, and I’d end up staring at this weird pine tree every day – it was like someone had taken two trunks and knotted them together. That tree became the Lover’s Pine, which became from where Micah used to watch Sara.
Is there any particular character that you enjoyed writing more than others?
Max is, without a doubt, my favorite. He’s that perfect blend of noble intention and bad execution.
Are there any particular scenes that you enjoy writing more than others?
Hmm… maybe the scene in the oak? ;)
So I absolutely loved the book I thought it was fantastic. What gave you the idea to do a fantasy with a twist of a dystopia-type society?
I got to wondering what it would be like if the world had had magic, but then it was taken away. How would people who’d once freely used magic react to living like regular people? Mundane people, even? I was also a bit fascinated with the idea of such an oppressive government, and the lengths people would go to in order to hang on to their sense of normalcy.
I loved the different Elementals in the book, where did that idea come from and how did you develop it?
I make jewelry, and I love working with copper findings. In the summer of 2011, I was in a bar in New Hampshire with two of my friends, (we’d just heard Neil Gaiman read from American Gods - he was AWESOME!). The ladies’ room at the bar had the most beautiful copper sinks and fixtures, and I remarked that copper was my favorite metal. One of my writer friends (I can’t remember which one) had said that I should write a story about copper. This was around the same time I’d seriously started thinking about Copper Girl, but I hadn’t quite yet worked out how to make the magic different. (The working title was Dreamwalker) Then it hit me – Sara is an Elemental, with her power based in copper. The idea of Elementals grew from there.
Copper Girl is categorized as the Urban Fantasy genre. What made you decide to write in this genre?
Well, I didn’t, actually. I first wrote it as a YA, but the story just didn’t work. Then I rewrote it as a paranormal romance; it was better, but it still wasn’t quite right. So, I added missing family members, chopped out a big hunk of the romance, and ended up with an urban fantasy. Serendipity at its finest.
So is there any inside information or sneak-peaks about Copper Girl that you can give us?
Little known fact: my short story Zombie Love Song takes place in the same world as Copper Girl. You won’t find Sara or Micah, but there are plenty of Peacekeepers and zombies. It’s in the Hell Hath No Fury anthology, which you can learn more about here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11326194-hell-hath-no-fury
Copper Girl is due for release in June. How excited are you about releasing the book into the world?
I can’t even believe it! It seems so unreal.
And finally what can we expect from you in the future after Copper Girl?
Copper Girl is the first in a four book series, The Copper Legacy. The next installment, Copper Ravens, is due out in May 2014, followed by Copper Veins, in May 2015. The wrap-up, Copper Princess, will release in May 2016.
Also, there is a spinoff duology in the works that will feature two of the secondary characters. I’d tell you which two, but it would be a huge spoiler for the rest of the series ;)
Getting to Know You – Quick Fire Round
Contemporary or Paranormal? Paranormal
Sci-Fi or Dystopia? Dystopia
Hardcopy or E-Book? Hardcopy
Bookmark or Dog-Ear? Bookmark! Don’t hurt the books!
Book or Movie? *Usually* book
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Summer or Winter? Summer
Ice-Cream or Cake? Ice cream
Coffee or Tea? Coffee. Lots.
Nice guy or bad boy? Heh ;)
Thank you so much for being here on K-Books with us today.
Thank you for having me!
Isn't she just awesome?
Don't forget to check Copper Girl out landing here on June 25th.
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Early Review: PODs (PODs #1)

PODs (PODs #1)
Michelle Pickett

Published By: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Date Read: May 25, 2013
Genre: YA - Dystopia
Source: ARC Copy from Spencer Hill Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13425802-pods
From Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.
"I love you, Eva. If anything happens to you I'll never be able to forgive myself."

Right from the first moment I heard about this book I could not wait to read it. I am such an enormous fan of dystopia novels. They are currently one of my favourite genres of all time and I seriously just can't get enough of them. From seeing the cover and the blurb I knew that this book would be perfect for me. And I wasn't wrong. I loved every single moment of this book. It is just incredible. I can't praise this book enough. I loved it.

When a deadly virus breaks out with no way to control it only one this is certain. The population will die out unless something is done... fast! The government decide to do a random raffle to decide who will go underground to live in the PODs while they wait for the Virus to die out. Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to leave her family and friends and venture into the underground POD system to wait it out. Here Eva meets David, the beautiful boy with the silver eyes. David and Eva find themselves attracted to each other but is starting a relationship in the PODs a good idea? And what will happen when they get out? Will the world be as it once was without the virus... or will things have changed?

I absolutely loved this book. Michelle's writing is amazing and it completely hooked me right from the start and I really didn't want to put the book down until I had finished. One thing that I really loved about this book was that we saw the events of the apocalyptic event as it was happening. A lot of the dystopia books are completely set after the event has always happened and we are left to see what the effects are so I felt like to read how we got from normal society and experience the event as well was pretty damn awesome and really makes this book stand out from the rest.

Eva is such a great heroine. I really love her. I feel like she went on such a great journey during this book. From innocent high school student so having to deal with having to say goodbye to her family and face the fact that she would survive and they would not, to dealing with the aftereffects of the PODs. She is so kick-ass and I love how she just won't let the guys get up and take control. She is just as capable as the guys in this zombiefied society.

David... I genuinelly loved him! She is sweet, protective and overall just a good guy. I am a sucker for romantic good guys. What can I say? I'm a hopeless romantic at heart. I loved David from the moment that we met him. I feel like David also went on this huge journey thorughout the book. He went from sheltered guy in the PODs just trying to live as best he can without his family to a big tough-guy who had to change in order to survive outside of the PODs.

I just loved Eva and David's relationship. It can be argued to be a bit of insta-love but I truly don't see it like that. PODs takes place over about 2 years so what can seem like a few pages for them to fall in love to us is months to them. We don't see everything that happens to them in the PODs otherwise the book would be about 1000 pages long! I still feel like we saw their relationship develop even though there were a lot of things that we didn't see happen between them. They went from friends dealing with the loss of their families to a strong unit who look out for each other to survive and I think it's such a realistic relationship in a society like this.

PODs is without a doubt one of my favourite dystopia novels. I loved every moment of it. I just had one tiny issue and it was nothing to do with the story or Michelle's writing or anything. It is that the blurb just gives away far too much of the story. The blurb does it's job in terms of grabbing you. It makes the story sound just as fantastic as it is but it tells you a whole lot of the story. I felt like because I had read the blurb just before reading it took away from my excitement that I usually get. I am an incredibly excitable person when it comes to books that I love and instead of being crazy excited thinking "OMG I cannot wait to see what happens" I felt like "I can't wait to see HOW it happens" because the blurb had already told me what was going to happen next.

I adored this book and I genuinely think it is a must-read for everyone. I loved every moment of it and Michelle has left me dying for The Infected. My one warning would just be wait until you have forgotten a lot of the blurb so it doesn't take away from your excitement. I kind of wished that I hadn't re-read the blurb before starting so that I could have had that excitement of waiting to see what was going to happen next. Overall a fantastic book that is not to be missed.

"I love you. I think I have since the day you first entered the POD. I knew I did the morning I kissed you. I still know I do because I'd lay down my life for you, here and now."



Early Review: Triangles

Triangles
Kimberly Ann Miller

Published By: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
Date Read: May 15, 2013
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC Copy from Spencer Hill Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13610402-triangles
From Goodreads:
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser’s suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she’s full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question—how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?

Right from the moment I heard about Triangles I couldn't wait to read it. It's a whole new thing for me. I haven't read any books about the Bermuda Triangle before so this was such a unique and original concept to me. Unfortunately I think my expectations for this one were just a bit too high because I felt like it fell a little short for me. I still liked the book but I didn't love it and I really wanted to.

Autumn and her sister are set to go on the cruise of their dreams. But as they start to go through Bermuda strange things start to happen. Each day that Autumn wakes up different things are happening. One day she wakes up and a super hot guy is saying happy anniversary, the next she wakes to find the puppy dog guy who has been following her around for months is her long-term boyfriend. What is real? And will she be able to figure out how to get back to her normal reality before she is stuck in this confused reality?

I have to say that I really enjoyed Kimberly's writing style. That and her unique subject matter for this book grabbed my attention and made me want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. I really enjoyed this story surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. It was a really new and unique idea to me and I enjoyed reading about it. Triangles is a really fun and light-hearted love story and everyone who knows me knows how much I love my romance. These were all the ingredients for a book that I would love... unfortunately it was the characters that got me.

Autumn... oh Autumn... *shakes head* First of all... I HATED Autumn... no DESPISED her. I just couldn't like her. URGH she just bugged the life out of me... she was such a big bitch! She totally flipped my bitch switch and had me wanting to grab inside the book just to give her a slap! The thing with me is that I find it really difficult to enjoy a book if I don't like the main character and I really didn't like Autumn. The only thing that really kept me reading was the unique storyline. My problem with Autumn was that she had all these important things happening in her life and she was just horrible about them. Gradually as the story went on I did start to warm to her... a little. She really does go through a journey and ends up becoming a better person and I did end up liking her in the end but for the majority of the book I just hated her!

Joey and Marcus... our two beautiful hot guys. Well I love them both. We have one good guy who is just the sweetest guy you could ever even imagine and one super hot bad boy... well what girl could resist?
I love Joey so much more than Marcus (sorry Marcus). He is adorable and sweet and I just fell head over heels in love with him. And he is totally in love with Autumn and she is just a bitch to him. I felt so bad for Joey all the way through the book and just wanted to reach in the book tell him he was far too good for Autumn and give him a big hug!
Marcus... Marcus is yummy and droolworthy and I loved him too. I feel like there was a much nicer side to Marcus that we didn't really see much and I would love a book about Marcus because he was one of my favourite characters in the book. He was such a bad boy which I loved but I think there's a sweeter, lovelier side to him that I would love to see one day.

I feel like Triangles is a good book, I enjoyed it by the end and I really was rooting for Autumn by the end. Once we got to the Alternate Realities I literally couldn't put the book down. My character issues were put aside because I was just completely overtaken by the storyline and literally could not wait to see what was going to happen. Triangles was a great storyline that I really enjoyed reading but because of my character issues I just had to knock the rating down. I will definitely be reading more of Kimberly's work as I just love her storytelling.

Triangles is definitely worth a read. It's a good unique storyline that I enjoyed reading.



Monday, May 27

Review: Sweet Peril (Sweet Trilogy #2)

Sweet Peril (Sweet Trilogy #2)
Wendy Higgins

Published By: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Date Read: May 11, 2013
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 371
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15768191-sweet-peril
From Goodreads:
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?
"Anna... the night of the summit, when you were saved, it was the only time in my life I've thanked God for anything."

Oh. My. Holy. Hawtness!
There are no words to explain just how excited I was to get this book in my hands. I read Sweet Evil last year just after it had been released and literally fell head over heels in love with the book. Since then I have been dying... like literally I can't breathe dying... to get this book in my hands and find out what would happen to this book next. Naturally I had the fear that I always do when starting the sequel to one of my favourite books... what if it doesn't live up to the epicness of the first one? But there was no need for me to worry as Sweet Peril just knocked my socks off and blew me away!

Anna has always been the sweet, innocent girl always looking out for others and making sure they are okay. She swore she would never do the work of her demonic father like the other nephilim. But when she starts to be haunted by demon whisperers she must break her promise and start 'working'. She is still struggling from the loss of Kaidan, son of The Demon of Lust who is plaguing her mind. But when Anna discovers a lost prophecy that can change life as she knows it, not just for her but for everyone she must put aside her differences and call on the other Nephilim to help her with her quest. But will she be able to put aside their differences and feelings to work together?

There are seriously no words I could ever say that would do justice to this book. It is without a doubt the best sequel I have ever read in my life. I literally could not put the book down and even though my schedule was crazy busy and I didn't have much time to read I found that I literally just could not stop! I have officially become a Wendy Higgins fangirl. Her writing style is genuinely phenomenal. Even though it had been a year since I read Sweet Evil Wendy's writing just completely captured me and sucked me back into this world of Angels, Demons and Nephililm and I just couldn't wait to see what would happen.

Anna is so awesome in this installment. She is definitely not the sweet innocent girl that we met at the start of Sweet Evil. She has grown up so much since then and is a different person for the better. She is stronger and a lot more kick-ass. I just love Anna. I loved seeing the different side to her and seeing the mixture of the bad girl and the good girl. She is the perfect mix of both. She goes on a huge journey throughout this book and it's great to see that although she grows as a character, she still stays true to the girl we met and loved in book 1. She is just the perfect character that everyone can relate to and love.

Kaidan... Oh. My. Kaidan! I freaking loved bad-boy Kaidan in Sweet Evil and was ready to dive back into the story and find out how my boy was doing. I didn't think it was possible but I loved Kai even more in this book. We have seen the bad boy Kai... now be ready for romantic and swoon-worthy Kai. I seriously fell even more head-over-heels in love with him and he is rivalling all other book boys as my favourite right now! I just adore him!

Sweet Peril was such a fantastic installment of The Sweet Trilogy and it is fast becoming one of my favourite series of all time. The plot is fantastic, the world is incredible and the characters are just amazing. I love absolutely everything about this book! There is not one thing that I don't like about this book. I get the feeling that I get when reading a JLA book. They are just unputdownable and leave you literally dying and counting down the days until the next installment. Sweet Evil was a fab start to the series and I adored it but Sweet Peril just blows it out of the water. I never imagined that the sequel could be quite as good but I was so wrong. It is phenomenal! It completely stole my heart and took my breath away! This series is a must read. Not to be missed!

"They saw love as a weakness, but they were wrong. Love would keep us going. Love was our strength."



Sunday, May 26

Update and Showcase Sunday

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Hey guys,
So before I go on to the showcase Sunday for this week I just wanted to do a bit of a general update.

Some exciting things happened in the past 2/3 weeks
#1 I finished University... FOR GOOD! You know what that means? Much more reading and blogging time WOOP!
 #2 I got a video camera for the birthday. That means I can do vlogs more.

I am so excited to have both of these things so I am going to be reading, blogging and hopefully vlogging a whole lot more

*insert excited squeal here*

So to celebrate here is my first vlog back with the books from the past 2 weeks =)


Hard Copy Books:

Bought:

Acid by Emma Pass
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

Gifted:

Nevermore (Nevermore #1) by Kelly Creagh

Thanks Ali for Nevermore
E-Books:

For Review:
 

 Blurred (Kissed by Death #2) by Tara Fuller
Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman
Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack
Water & Storm Country (Country Saga #1) by David Estes

Thank you Entangled Publishing for Blurred and Kissing the Maid of Honor
Thank you Edelweiss and William Morrow & Co Publishing for Faking It
Thank you David Estes for Water & Storm Country

Won:

 Elsker (Elsker #1) by ST Bende

Thanks to Entranced Publishing

Bought:


Juilliard or Else by Nichele Reese
What did you get this week?

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Monday, May 13

Blog tour: The Summer I became a Nerd by Lea Rae Miller

I am so excited to be part of the blog tour of The Summer I became a Nerd! And I have done an interview with the author!

The Summer I Became a Nerd
by Leah Rae Miller

Genre: Contemporary YA
Length: 352 pages
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Imprint: Entangled Teen


Blurb: On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.
You can find The Summer I Became a Nerd on Goodreads


You can purchase it here:
- Amazon
- B&N
- Kobo
- The Bookdepository

And I got the change to interview the author about her book!

Hi Lea!Thank you so much for being here on K-Books today.
1. When did you first discover that you wanted to be a writer?
When I became a mother. I’ve always considered myself a creative person, but I can’t draw worth a flip. So, when I started staying at home with my kids, I needed a creative outlet. I gave it a shot years ago when I feel in love with historical romance novels, but never finished. When I started reading more YA and discovered how awesome it was, that’s when I really put my mind to it.

2. Your book is in the YA Contemporary genre. Did you always want to write in this genre?
I hadn’t read a lot of YA contemporary growing up. My first completed novel was actually a YA paranormal, but I absolutely love teenage romantic comedy movies. So I decided to try my hand at something along those lines. I’m so glad I did!

3. What genre book do you enjoy reading?

I’ll read anything! Paranormal, epic fantasy, contemp, historical romances, horror, classics… You name it, I’ll try it!

4. Do you have any authors that you look up to or that inspire you?
So many! John Green, Stephanie Perkins, R.J. Anderson, Neil Gaiman. But I think my favorite and most inspiring is J.K. Rowling. I know, that’s a pretty generic answer, but my love for the Harry Potter series knows no bounds.

5. Your book The Summer I Became A Nerd is soon to be released. What was the inspiration behind that story?

I just wanted to write something that would be fun for me personally. I wanted to write about something I love. “Comic books” was the first thing that popped into my head and I thought, “Perfect!”

6. How do you feel about unleashing this story into the world?
I have so many feelings about this whole experience. I’m nervous as all get-out. I’m scared, too. I’m curious to see what’s going to happen. But most of all, I think I’m just excited!

7. Do you take any personal experiences and adapt them into your writing?
All… the… time… And not just my own. If a friend of mine talks about a unique experience or idea, I always say, “Do you mind if I use that in a book one day?” I try to soak up inspiration whenever I can get it.

8. Are there any particular scenes that you enjoy writing more than others?
It’s not so much particular scenes as it is particular characters. I just love writing characters. I get really excited when I know a specific character is going to be in a scene.

9. And finally what can we expect to see from you in the future?
Hopefully, you’ll see a lot more from me! I have a lot of different stories in the works and I’m enjoying every minute!

Getting to Know You – Quick Fire Round
Contemporary or Paranormal? Contemporary
Sci-Fi or Dystopia? Sci-Fi
Hardcopy or E-Book? Hardcopy
Bookmark or Dog-Ear? Bookmark!
Book or Movie? Book
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Summer or Winter? Winter
Ice-Cream or Cake? Ice-cream
Coffee or Tea? COFFEE!!!
Nice guy or bad boy? Nice guy
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About Leah Rae Miller:
Mother, wife, and YA author living on a windy hill in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Leah Rae Miller loves fuzzy socks, comic books, cherry coke, and brand new office supplies. THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD releases May 7, 2013 from Entangled Teen. Stay cool!

You can find Leah here:
- Author Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads




Thursday, May 9

JLA Fever Hits the UK

JLA WORLD DOMINATION IS HERE!
7 JLA BOOKS OUT IN THE UK TODAY!

YES! 9 of the phenomenal novels from my favourite author of all time, the amazing Jennifer L Armentrout are publishing in the UK today.


Having followed, slightly obsessively, Jennifer's career from 2011 until now there are no words to explain just how insanely excited I was to find out that UK publisher Hodder had picked up her phenomenal books.
This is one step closer to my dream of having all of my friends read her fantastic work and for hopefully eventually have Jennifer making a trip over here to do a signing... I mean I literally think I would die if I met her and I would die happy as my life would literally be complete. I mean I just love her.

So what books are out you ask?
I will let you know....

The Covenant Series 

If you have followed my blog for a while you might recall a few posts going up about the YA Tourney. The amazing YA Sisterhood hosted the YA Crush Tourney and I was lucky enough to be chosen to be advocate for the phenomenal Aiden... erm YUM? YES!

Covenant is seriously my favourite series of all time and I have read each book that is out so far about 7/8 times. I just can't get enough of it so to see it published over here is phenomenal.

Hodder will be publishing:
Click on the covers to be taken to Amazon Kindle Edition.
 

Now tell me which team are you on?
Keep in mind if you say Seth... I might hurt you! Aiden is my boy forever 
PSST! There are also some Team Aiden buttons on the sidebar from the YA Crush Tourney ;)


Cursed

Hodder is also publishing Jennifer's phenomenal standalone novel Cursed.
Click on cover to be taken to Amazon Kindle Purchase.


Looking to the future:

In the future Hodder will also be publishing...

Sentinel, the final Covenant novel (coming 5th Dec 2013)
Don't Look Back (coming April 2014)
Untitled Mystery (coming 2015)

AND
Jennifer L Armentrout's New York Times #1 Bestseller Wait For You will be published in the UK by HarperCollins.
The E-Book is now available and the paperback will be on sale August!

As you can tell I am crazy excited.
To me there is no better author in the world than Jennifer L Armentrout! I just adore her and I have read and reviewed every one of her books (actually read each of her books at least 7 times). Keep an eye on my twitter today (@K__Books) as I will be tweeting links to my reviews of her books throughout the day.

Now go get Jen's books you will NOT be disappointed!

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Wednesday, May 8

Cover Reveal: Obsession by Jennifer L Armentrout

Oh. My. GOD!
There are no words to explain just how crazy excited I am to be a part of this cover reveal.
It is no surprise to anyone how much of a crazy JLA fan I am. And I am DYING to get my hands on Obsession!

Well we have the official cover for you and OMG it is HAWT!

Wanna see?
Well
OF COURSE YOU DO!


GAAAHHHH
Oh Holy HAWTNESS!
Isn't it gorgeous?
I am so so so in love with this cover and I am seriously counting down the days until I can read this!

Obsession Blurb:

He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something…unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life…or is it Hunter?

 Obsession will release: May 31, 2013

 

So what do you think?

Leave me a comment and let me know

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Monday, May 6

Early Review: The Testing (The Testing #1)

The Testing (The Testing #1)
Joelle Charbonneau

Published By: Templar Publishing
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Date Read: April 16, 2013
Genre: YA - Dystopia
Source: ARC Copy from Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17711954-the-testing
From Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Cia Vale is honoured to be chosen for The Testing – a series of exams set by the United Commonwealth that selects the brightest young adults to become leaders of their war- stricken world. But when candidates start disappearing and Cia witnesses unimaginable horrors done in the United Commonwealth’s name it becomes clear that these are no ordinary exams, and Cia is forced to realise the truth: this is no longer about winning, but surviving

Oh. My. Goodness! I was so note prepared for the awesomeness of this book! I have to just give a massive thank you to Templar Publishing for introducing me to this book as if it wasn't for them I would not even know about this one. I received their 2013 book catalogue and while flicking through saw this and thought OMG dystopia... I love dystopia! So i requested it! All I can say is that I thought I had read great dystopia... until I read this one! This one was freaking phenomenal and just blew all the others out of the window. The Taking is quite possibly the best dystopia I have ever read in my life.

All Cia has ever wanted is to be chosen for The Testing. When she is chosen she is delighted and is ready to leave her home and her family behind to go through The Testing to become one of the leaders. But is everything as it seems? The more Cia goes through The Testing the more she realises that things aren't quite right. Is The Testing really a way to choose leaders or something darker? And what about those who don't make it through? Cia is determined to find out!

Oh. My. GOD! I just seriously can't say anything else. Just thinking back over what happened in this book it gives me shivers it was THAT good! I loved every single second of it! I am officially converted into a Joelle obsessive fan! She is just fantastic and is without a doubt one of the best authors I have ever read! Before this book I had never heard of her but I am a fan... for life! Her story-telling skills are just phenomenal! I seriously could not put this book down. Her writing completely draws you in from the first page and does not let you go until you've read the last page and are left reeling demanding more. I read the prequel The Testing Guide before this and thought it was interesting. I couldn't wait to read The Testing to find out what happened afterwards. But I was not expecting the epic awesomeness that this book was. It is seriously unputdownable I cannot praise it enough! It is a must-read.

Cia is one of the best heroines of a book I have ever read about in my life. Not only is she totally kick-ass but she is crazy smart too! I just loved her throughout the entirety of this book! She is just fantastic and I can't praise this character enough. She will do anything for her family and for the ones she cares about and she will use her smarts to do it. I love seeing a character like Cia. She is just the best!

There are seriously no words I could ever say that would do this book justice! It's just so epically phenomenal and unputdownable it's something you have to experience for yourself. To me this is one of those very rare books or series that you come across and want nothing more than to shout from the rooftops and yell that everyone just must read this book like right now! It is possibly the best YA dystopia I have ever read (and I have read A LOT). I cannot praise this book and Joelle enough. I just love this book so much I want to read it over and over again. It gives me that feeling where you just wanna hug the book forever because you just loved it that much!

The ending was perfect and literally left my with my jaw on the floor dying to get my hands on the next one. It was the perfect ending to the perfect book and all I can really say is that you 100% do not want to miss out on this one. It is a must-read for everyone. If you love dystopia books then this one is not to be missed, if you don't really read dystopia... you still MUST read it because they book literally has everything you could possibly want. A kick-ass heroine, a swoon-worthy boy, love, action, deception... EVERYTHING!
Why are you still here reading? .... GO PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK NOW!

This book completely drew me in, took my breath away and left me breathless. I will be counting down the days until I can get my hands on Independent Study. FREAKING PHENOMENAL! The Testing is not to be missed!



Wrap Up: April 2013

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Hey Guys,
So this is late going up but last week was crazy busy and better late than never huh?
I did a whole lot better in April, probably due to my three weeks Easter Break from University. I managed to read a total 14 Books! WOOP! That is significantly better than March's 2 books! You know what that means... I can do my Top 3 again! Woop!

Books Read in April 2013



Crossing the Line (Pushing the Limits #1.5) by Katie McGarry - 5 Stars
Faceless (Denezen #2.5) by Jus Accardo - 3 Stars
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare - 5 Stars
Copper Girl (Copper Legacy #1) by Jennifer Allis Provost - 5 Stars
Love, Tink (Love, Tink #1) by Elle Strauss - 4 Stars
New York, New York (Love, Tink #2) by Elle Strauss - 4 Stars
Love Stinks (Love, Tink #3) by Elle Strauss - 4 Stars
Peter Panelli (Love, Tink #4) by Elle Strauss - 4 Stars
Die For Her (Revenants #2.5) by Amy Plum - 5 Stars
The Prince (The Selection #0.5) by Kiera Cass - 4 Stars
The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass - 5 Stars
Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - 3 Stars
The Testing Guide (The Testing #0.5) by Joelle Charbonnau - 4 Stars
The Testing (The Testing #1) by Joelle Charbonneau - 5 Stars

Review Posted in April 2013
Click on title to be taken to the review.

Top 3 Books of April 2013

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