31 January 2014

{Cover Reveal} Now That You’re Here by Amy Nichols

By: Me My Shelf And I | 31 January 2014 at 12:15 AM | | | | 1 Comment so far

We are really excited to be participating in the cover reveal for NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE by Amy Nichols! This cover is so full of awesome!!!

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About NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE: Danny and Eevee are meant to be together . . . Just not in this universe.

Eevee Solomon has high school down to a science. Get the grades. Get the recommendations. Get into an Ivy League college, and eventually land a killer job at NASA.

Then Danny Ogden enters the equation.

Danny is a street-smart graffiti artist. He’s always managed to stay out of serious trouble, but this time he’s out of luck. One minute he’s running from the cops, and the next, he jolts awake in an unfamiliar body–his own, but different. Somehow, he’s crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and coolheaded Eevee is not the brazen girl he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she’s only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there’s something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension . . . a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.

Find it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18309634-now-that-you-re-here

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About Amy Nichols: Amy has been crafting stories for as long as she can remember. She earned a Master's in literature and worked for years as a web designer, though, before realizing what she really wanted to be was an author. Her first novel, YA sci-fi thriller Now That You're Here, will be published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on December 9, 2014. The follow-up, While You Were Gone, will be published in 2015. She is mentored by award-winning crime novelist James Sallis.

Amy is represented by Quinlan Lee of Adams Literary. She's an active member of SCBWI and SFWA, as well as a member of the Class of 2k14 debut authors.

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30 January 2014

{25 Things}Kara Taylor

By: Me My Shelf And I | 30 January 2014 at 9:30 AM | | 1 Comment so far

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I am lucky enough to be working with Kara Taylor on swag for her killer Prep School Confidential Series!! You’re going to love her list as much as you’ll love her books!

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29 January 2014

{Books To Movie} the Fault In OUr Stars Trailer

By: Me My Shelf And I | 29 January 2014 at 1:47 PM | | | | 2 Comments so far

So there was a leak the other day – and maybe some of you saw it..a recording of the trailer playing on a screen with some funky numbers on it for security reasons…well now – NOW we have the real (legal!) thing available to watch!

 

Tell me, be honest – what do you think? Don’t hold back I want to hear the honest to Gods truth on what you think so far seeing this trailer!

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{Waiting on Wednesday} 81

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:24 AM | | | 7 Comments so far
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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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NIL
Author: Lynne Matson
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt
Pages: 384

On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days--to escape, or you die.
Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field.
Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with dangers, their greatest threat is time.

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28 January 2014

{book birthday + 25 Things} her dark curiosity by Megan shepherd

By: Me My Shelf And I | 28 January 2014 at 9:21 AM | | | | | 12 Comments so far

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY

HER DARK CURIOSITY (The Madman’s Daughter #2)

By: Megan Shepherd

Today we have a special book birthday post for the amazing Megan Shepherd who I have had the amazing opportunity to work with on swag a few times! We’re celebrating by having a GIVEAWAY and a 25 Things You Might Not Know About Me feature! But first – The Book!

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Her Dark Curiosity
The Madman’s Daughter #2
Publisher: Balzer+Bray

To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.
Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.
As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.
As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.
With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.

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Reading Megan’s 25 Things will certainly make you feel like you need to get up and go do something adventurous! I loved making it, and I know you’re going to love reading it!

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As I mentioned before, I was lucky enough to work with Megan on her swag for HER DARK CURIOSITY, and I’d like to give one lucky winner 1 postcard and 1 bookmark shown below.

All you have to do to enter is leave a unique/interesting comment on this post. You could say Happy Book Birthday to Megan + Her Dark Curiosity OR ask a question about something in her 25 Things! Maybe tell her how much you can’t wait to read HDC!

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{Top Ten Tuesday} Characters I’d never want to trade places with

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:05 AM | 5 Comments so far

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It was created because of their love of lists! I myself love lists as well - so you will see it frequently popping up on MMSAI.

This Weeks Topic is

Top Ten Characters I'd NEVER Want To Trade Places With

This week had two options for the list, to see people who chose “Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In”  go to The Broke and the Bookish for links.

1. Rhine from The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano – I mean that opening scene from the first book alone is enough to make me run the other direction – but then to be forced to marry and all the other things I can’t tell you because it will ruin the book.

2. Kristen from the A Touch Trilogy by Leah Clifford – or sure she appears to have it all, great vintage clothing (read: stolen from mausoleums) , tons of friends (read: people who are terrified of her), power (see previous), a hot boyfriend (read: not really boyfriend who is the devil. No, like literally) and the craziest case of schizophrenia this side of the nut house…wait..those are all reason why I wouldn't want to be her…I guess where I was going wasn’t headed anywhere..

3. Charlie from The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood– I mean seriously…This really doen’s need a whole lot of explanation.

4. Jeff from Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike – being haunted morning, noon and night by a spoiled rich girl. Not my jam, yo.

5. Sloan from The Program by Suzanne Young – I just seriously would not want to live in that world, where suicide is an epidemic.

6. Elise from Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – well for starters I’d be dead, and I would know who killed me..which would bum me out twice as much. You need this book in your life BTW – it’s marvelous!

7. Alex from The Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick – that kind of dystopian world with things something like zombies, but not really…hells no man. Plus everything she goes through…just, no.

8. Any vampire, from any book. – Being immortal just doesn’t seem to be as awesome as everything thinks it is.

9. Teeth from Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz  - that poor abused, gay fish boy. Okay maybe I might trade places with him just so he didn’t have to suffer so much.

10. Cathy from Flowers In The Attic by V.C. Andrews – locked in an attic for years, then fall in love with my brother? Pass.

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27 January 2014

{Book Review} Looking for Alaska

By: Me My Shelf And I | 27 January 2014 at 12:52 AM | | | | | | | 12 Comments so far

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Looking For Alaska
Author: John Green
Release Date: December 28th, 2006
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 221
Rating: 1 Bird

Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (François Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.

THE JIST OF IT
After turning the last page of Looking For Alaska, I found my self looking for the point.

THE WHOLE THING
Welp, I don’t know what to tell you all but try as I might, I just couldn't get into this book. It’s 221 pages long and it took me 2 weeks to read it. Seriously you guys, I can normally read 221 pages faster than Justin Bieber can blame a buddy for drug possession.

The BEFORE section of this book, which takes up roughly 3/4 of it ,has little to no forward movement, I literally had to force myself to the next page for the majority of it. Get up, go to class, talk about this thing or quote that dead guy, go to smoking hole, plot less than amazing prank, have a minor amount of drama, drink, talk about sex. Repeat.

All these things could have been fantastic. They could have been mind-blowing and maybe back in 2006 when this book was published, it was. There’s the distinct possibility that I didn’t like this book because I read it too late, I’m willing to accept that. 

But the fact remains, by my standards, nothing interesting happens and the characters don’t help out at all. I feel like I was supposed to find Alaska extraordinary but it was just the opposite. The rest of the cast of characters were either flat, or familiar. Or Both. Mostly both.

In all honestly, I don’t even remember the last time I rated a book so low. Normally, even if I don’t mesh well with a book there is always some kind of a redeeming factor in it that leaves me saying “But, at least there was this….”. You know, something that made it understandable as to why it was enjoyed and loved by so many others. When I turned the last page I was utterly baffled as to what I just read.

Even those “controversial” scenes that everyone had a massive issue with are short, and far less descriptive than people let on.  Though I can see why maybe some schools would ban it, not saying I agree – I’m just saying I see how it could happen.

The AFTER section is all about finding answers. Answers that never come. And like some generic fortune cookie you’re delivered this kind of “Not knowing is sometimes better” line, which just leaves you feeling ripped off.

If you’ve read LFA, what was your final thoughts on it?

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24 January 2014

{Blog Tour} The Hunted one by meg collett

By: Me My Shelf And I | 24 January 2014 at 8:47 AM | | | | 2 Comments so far

 

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Welcome to the Official blog tour for THE HUNTED ONES by Meg Collett

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The fallen have trespassed into Heaven for the first time in eternity. Prepared for battle, Michaela and her Archangels open Heaven’s gates to confront the fallen. Only, Michaela’s Archangels—her brothers and sisters in Heaven—betray her. And when the fallen attack the sanctuary in the skies through the gates Michaela inadvertently left open, the holy angels accuse Michaela of planning the invasion.

One simple mistake with a thousand consequences. Dragged to Earth by an Archangel turned fallen, Michaela will do anything to return to Heaven and save it. In her fervor, she kills the Archangel—something no angel has ever done before. Wingless, without any hope, Michaela welcomes death when an unlikely human ally, Clark, finds her. With the help of Clark and Gabriel, an innocent Archangel whose friendship deepens into something far more torrid and unexpected on Earth, Michaela must prove the holy angels have their own plan for Heaven, and it is one that may prove to be the End of the Days. It may be too late to save herself, but Michaela is the only one who knows the truth about the holy angels. If she fails, she may never be able to return to Heaven. But even that may be a hopeless dream.

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Meg Collett lives deep in the hills of Tennessee where there the cell phone service is a blessing and internet is a myth of epic proportions. She is the mother of one giant horse named Elle and one giant dog named Wylla. Her husband is a saint for putting up with her ragtag life. End of Days is her first series, and trust her when she tells you that she hopes you enjoy it, because it has been a big pain in her #%&. Just kidding. Sort of.
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23 January 2014

{25 Things} Suzanne Young

By: Me My Shelf And I | 23 January 2014 at 9:02 AM | | | 5 Comments so far

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I’m so excited to have Suzanne Young on the blog today! Not only am I a huge fan of her books (who else is dying to read THE TREATMENT!?) but, because she needed a bookmark design for THE PROGRAM last year, I found my love for design again and since have worked with almost 100 authors to make their swag!

But that’s not why you’re here – check out her list! I don’t know about you, but I’d like to know what concert was worth a U-haul ride in #6, I want to know how I can read what she mentions in #14 – seriously, I’ll buy shoes, candy corn, ponies! Just tell me, I’ll do it so I can read it!

Drop a note in the comments to Suzanne, maybe she’ll stop buy and elaborate more! You know know!

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The Treatment
(The Program #2)
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”
How do you stop an epidemic?
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.
Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?

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19 January 2014

{Cover Reveal} Sacrifice: Daughters of Lilith Book Three

By: Me My Shelf And I | 19 January 2014 at 4:35 PM | | | Be the first to comment!

"Sacrifice" (Daughters of Lilith: Book 3) by Jennifer Quintenz

For fans of Braedyn Murphy, the wait is almost over. “Sacrifice,” the third book in the Daughters of Lilith series, will be released on January 31, 2014. "Sacrifice" (Daughters of Lilith: Book 3) Just when Braedyn Murphy thought she understood the danger descending on Puerto Escondido, a new threat arrives. A cult devoted to Lilith has taken up residence in the little town, and when Cassie gets tangled up its intrigue, Braedyn realizes she might have to chose between protecting her friends and stopping Lilith from reclaiming this earth. With her duties to the Guard wearing on her, Braedyn turns to Lucas for solace. Together they wonder if now is the time to claim their one night together—knowing that one night is all they may ever have. Darker forces have their own plans for Braedyn and the Guard. Braedyn knew this fight could be brutal—but how much can one girl be asked to sacrifice in order to save the world? Check out the previous books in the series:

Praise for "Thrall" (Daughters of Lilith: Book 1) "Before you even start this review, put down anything you are doing and go read Thrall. It's AMAZING! BREATHTAKING! Engaging and smart, Thrall leaves you speechless!" - Savannah, Books With Bite

"The writing style is so smooth, yet gripping. Add some good characters, well-paced story and you have something that I like. No, not like. Love... No surprise that “Thrall” gets full five stars and the highest recommendations I can give." - Linda, The Fantasy Librarian

"How do I even begin to put all the crazy, gushy, ramblings in my brain about this book onto paper?!? Where to even begin?....This book is a MUST read!" - Hooked In A Book review on Amazon

Praise for “Incubus” (Daughters of Lilith: Book 2) "If you like gutsy fantasy of the urban variety this should definitely be on your 'must read' list. Don't let the YA label put you off either, like all the best YA fiction, this can be enjoyed by adults as well. I give it an unreserved 5 stars." - Tahlia, Awesome Indies, http://awesomeindies.net/2013/10/01/hard-book-put-review-incubus-jennifer-quintenz/

"This is one of those books that I have been looking forward to since June of last year... I loved this book and I'm so happy I finally got to read it. I recommend the entire series for the fully developed characters, the impressive mythology, and the fight scenes. I am dreading waiting for the next book." - David, David-Reviews.com

"Great reading. LOVE IT. Jennifer Quintenz is a special writer who can be very riveting... Spent several sleepless nights in a crazy rush to see how it ends. Can't wait for the next books." - Terri, review on Amazon

About the author: Jennifer Quintenz is an award-winning film and television writer, author, and graphic novelist. She has written for Twentieth Television, Intrepid Pictures, and Archaia Studios Press. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son. JenniferQuintenz.com Jenn on Facebook Jenn on Twitter Jenn on Goodreads

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17 January 2014

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

By: Me My Shelf And I | 17 January 2014 at 10:46 AM | Be the first to comment!

Please hang tight while we get our new design all sorted out and working.

If you need anything in the mean time please just e-mail me!

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16 January 2014

{Book Blast} In The Shadow of Magic by Alison F. Prince

By: Me My Shelf And I | 16 January 2014 at 12:39 AM | | | | Be the first to comment!

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Welcome to the official Book Blast for In Shadows of Magic by Alison Prince.

Book Nerd Tours will also be hosting a Blog Tour for In Shadows of Magic in February. If you would like to be considered for this tour, please fill out THIS FORM

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Mandy McKinney lives the charmed life. She is beautiful, athletic, popular, dating the hottest jock in school, and certainly doesn't have any time for her loser twin sister. But Mandy also has a secret. When the truth is unveiled, her world is twisted upside down, and her very life is at stake.

Mandy's twin sister, Brianna, has never had any success in the dating department. When Brianna finally meets the guy of her dreams, it turns out that he has secrets of his own. Dangerous secrets. Just her luck. The twins are about to be swept away into a world of beauty and power beyond their wildest imaginations where nothing is what is seems, danger is lurking in the shadows, and their only chance of survival is finding themselves, and each other, once again.

You can get a copy of In The Shadow of Magic at these retailers: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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15 January 2014

{Cover Reveal} The Devil’s Temptation

By: Me My Shelf And I | 15 January 2014 at 12:59 AM | | 1 Comment so far

We are so excited to be participating in THE DEVIL’S TEMPTATION cover reveal!!!

Be sure to tell us what you think of it in the comments!

With out further ado – *drumroll*

 

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The Devil’s Temptation by Toni De Palma
Published by: Crescent Moon Press
Release Date: March 14, 2014

Fighting the Devil brought Cooper and Grace together. But without a little evil to spice things up, the everyday life of a normal teenager is pretty dull. A summer job crewing on a billionaire’s yacht in sunny Italy might be just the ticket to rekindle passion. While the setting is perfect, the winding, sinister back streets of Naples are also the perfect playground for a scorned Lucifer to wreak havoc. And if evil doesn’t rip them apart, the sultry billionaire’s daughter and the sexy First Officer might be what it takes to finally destroy Cooper and Grace’s love forever.

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Toni De Palma was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a child she spent many summers in Ischia, the Italian island where her father was brought up. Her first middle grade novel, Under the Banyan Tree, was published in 2007 and selected as a Kirkus New Voices Pick and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Her second middle grade novel, Jeremy Owl, was published in 2010. Her third book, The Devil’s Triangle, A YA paranormal is getting rave reviews. The sequel, The Devil's Temptation releases March 14, 2014. Toni holds her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and she is a recipient of a New Jersey Arts Fellowship. She currently resides in New Jersey.
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