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Giveaways, Book Reviews & More: What’s Coming Up

 Welcome to 2013 y’all! I don’t know exactly why but for some reason I just know (it’s like this deep feeling) 2013 is going to be an amazing year.  So to kick off this amazing year and my full month as a teenager I’m giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card (hehe, $1/yr).   The giveaway… Read more »

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Sovereign by E.R. Arroyo

Sovereign (Sovereign, #1)

Book Blurb

Chemical warfare has obliterated most of the world, including America, and the survivors have turned into feral beasts, save one colony, Antius, the last remnant of civilization.

Seventeen-year-old Cori (aka Citizen 1206) only longs for wide open spaces and freedom. But Antius has no use for such things, just mindless drones to serve in a place with walls, fences, and laws. A lot of laws, which Cori constantly breaks. So she’s spent years plotting her escape, which is the only thing that will save her from the colony’s deranged leader, Nathan.

She isn’t looking to be a hero, and she certainly isn’t looking to fall in love, but she just might do both.

My Review

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Updates – 11/29/12

Updates!!!! eXpose – my college fashion org’s student run fashion show has been postponed until next semester which means I have all of Winter break to work on my designs!!! At 4pm EST today 12/3/12 look for a review of the YA Dystopia Sovereign by E.R. Arroyo, check out her interview with moi 🙂 Tomorrow On 12/4/2012 I will announce a book giveaway… Read more »

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The Super Spies and the High School Bomber

by: Lisa Orchard

Book Blurb

This book opens in a small town in Michigan where Sarah and her sister Lacey are now living with their Aunt and Uncle. Still reeling from the fact her parents have disappeared, Sarah starts the school year with her new friend Jackie Jenkins. When Sarah learns the school has been bombed, she’s filled with dread. Uncle Walt is a teacher, and he was in the school when the bomb exploded. Taking matters into her own hands, Sarah decides to search for him. The rest of the Super Spies are right behind her.

When a fireman chases them away from the school, Sarah becomes suspicious. She decides to investigate. The FBI arrives on the scene. Sarah realizes this bombing could have even bigger implications. Searching for the bombers, Sarah is introduced to the world of terrorism. She fears that the bombing and her parents’ disappearance are connected and terrorists are involved. To make matters worse, the bombers are determined to finish the job. Can the Super Spies find the bombers before it’s too late?

My Review

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Under the Desert Moon

by: Emma Meade

Book Blurb

17 year old Erin Harris spends her time daydreaming, hoping to escape her small town life in Copperfield, Arizona. When a movie crew arrives unexpectedly to shoot a vampire film over the summer, Erin’s small town world changes forever. Erin is positive she has seen the star, James Linkin before in a thirty year old TV show. He hasn’t aged a day. How is this possible? Erin is determined to find out, but how will James handle the scrutiny of an all too intelligent teenage girl?

My Review

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Uglies (Time Travel Tuesday – Part One)

Book Blurb

Tally Youngblood is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait for the operation that turns everyone from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to party.

But new friend Shay would rather hoverboard to “the Smoke” and be free. Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn’t very pretty. The “Special Circumstances” authority Dr Cable offers Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all.

The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

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BOOKTOBERFEST!

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In honor of all of the wonderful things I have planned this month, the revising & eventual querying of my first book: BLOOD OF ISIS, the completion of my second book: CONFESSIONS OF A PRE-TEEN WITCH, and as a countdown to NaNoWriMo, I have officially declared October on Whimsically Yours…

BOOKTOBERFEST!

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The Burning of Isobel Key

by: Jen McConnel

(check out my interview with Jen, here!)

Book Blurb

Lou is in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. Ever since college, she’s lacked direction, working as a clerk in a local bookstore. But when she quits her job just before the winter holidays, Lou must do some serious soul searching to overcome her fears of straying from the mainstream. On a whim, she accompanies her best friend, Tammy, to Scotland for the winter holidays, but the vacation soon turns into an emotional roller coaster.

When she becomes embroiled in a hunt for information about Isobel Key, a woman falsely accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century, Lou opens up to her intuition and makes a startling discovery about her own heritage.

My Review

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The Burning of Isobel Key is the first “New Adult” book I’ve read (that was actually labeled so).  And as such I was very excited and at the same time putting on my “critical glasses” to see if books in the new genre would live up to all the praise they’ve received.  A few hours later with no recollection of any bathroom or food breaks, I had finished the book and…I LOVED IT!!!

**This is a 100% honest review received by the author!!

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The Burning of Isobel Key!

In celebration of the October 1st publication of fellow writer, Jen McConnel’s, debut The Burning of Isobel Key, I will be releasing a book review and author interview as part of her blog tour.   I will also be a part of the book’s promo blitz on October 1st!!!  And will be reposting links to the review and interview for the book tour next week 🙂  Get Ready!