Friday, April 27, 2012

Giveaway Alert #10

I know that it's been a long time since I last posted but I have another giveaway! :)

This one is part of a blog hop for The Immortal Rules By Julie Kagawa.

The blog tour goes like this:
There is one in specific that I want to announce, and it's the one at All Things Urban Fantasy, who has today's spot.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Giveaway Alert #8

Enter to win a book of the winner's choice valued at up to $12.00 CAD at

Giveaway is international, but BookDepository has to be able to deliver to your country! :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Giveaway Alert #7

This giveaway comes from a blog that I love! :)

Enter at to win

$10CDN towards The Book Depository purchase

Giveaway Alert #6

Enter here to win a

$25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Giveaway Alert #5

Enter here to win a

$25.00 Amazon Gift Card :)

Giveaway Alert #4

Another Giveaway!

Enter here to win One of the following books :)

YA Books:
Saying it Out Loud by Joan Abelove (hardcover)

Other Books:
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer 
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
Mystic Warrior by Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman
Happiness Sold Separately by Libby Street
Wormwood by G.P.Taylor (hardcover)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger

Giveaway Alert #3

I have another giveaway to alert anyone that reads this!

Go to to enter!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Giveaway Alert #2

Another Giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Alert #1

I am doing the Hoppy Easter Blog Giveaway Hop and I have a little announcement about a few giveaways that are going on right now!

There are two that I am going to give the urls for.

Enter to win Bitterblue By Kristin Cashore here:

Enter to win Fracture By Megan Miranda here:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Book Review: One Of Them By A.D. Duling

Title: One Of Them
Author: A.D Duling
Publisher: Unlisted
Publication Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Edition: Kindle Edition
Pages: 106
Synopsis: Vampires & Werewolves....we know about them, read about them....but do they really exist? 
Evie Patterson has found out they really do. Now caught between a sticky situation of Vampire vs. Werewolf, Evie must decide which side she will join before she will become one of them... - From GoodReads

Rating: 3 out of 5

Review: When I started reading this book and through most of the beginning half of it, it seemed like a Twilight knock off. I don't like Twilight, but I decided to stick with it and finish.

I liked this book but it wasn't the best book I've read lately. I really liked the twist in the middle, with the transformation.

There isn't much that I want to right about this book, it was great, but not one of my favorites so the recommendation isn't as enthusiastic. It is a good book, but it isn't a must read. It's more like "If the book is free, buy it to pass time for novels you are waiting for".

I still can't wait for the sequel, The Other Vampire, though so you can tell that I liked it.

Book Review: Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate

Title: Fallen In Love
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: Jan. 24, 2012
Edition: Hardcover First Edition
Pages: 201
Synopsis: Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story. 

And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine's Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they

least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce
will spend a night together like none other.

Lauren Kate's FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories . . . the ones everyone has been waiting for.

True love never says goodbye. . . - From GoodReads

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Review: First off, I love this series and I had really high hopes for this book... They weren't met.

In the beginning, I thought that this book was number 4, as in a continuation of the series, I was very disappointed that it wasn't. Then I read it, and was even more disappointed in it.

Shelby and Miles: I actually like this part of the book. Surprisingly. Their romance was new and refreshing, because it wasn't centered around Luce this and Luce that. This was my favorite part of the book. :)

Luce and Daniel: Mushy, Lovey Dovey Horribleness. That is all.

Roland: I liked reading about his story. It was heartbreaking and tragic but it was realistic to me. He knew deep down that Rosaline was going to move on, he had to see it for himself.

Arriane: To me this story was kind of far fetched. And it's not because of the genders. It was the plotline. It didn't make sense to me, I'm sorry.

I hate Mr. Love Triangle! This series is a Mr. Love Square. No. Luce kind of reminds of Elena from the Vampire Diaries and Bella from Twilight, I absolutely abhor books that have female heroines like that. They think that they are so horrible yet they have all these guys running after them that they don't appreciate at all.

And another thing.. When is Cam going to get some love?? Seriously?

Book Review: The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb

Title: The Fetch
Author: Laura Whitcomb
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: Oct. 25, 2010
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 384
Synopsis: Calder is a Fetch, a death escort, the first of his kind to step from Heaven back to Earth.The first to fall in love with a mortal girl. But when he climbs backwards out of that Death Scene, into the chaos of the Russian Revolution, he tears a wound in the ghost realm, where the spirits begin a revolution of their own. - From GoodReads

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Review: To start this off, I absolutely loved this book from the moment I started it! I really liked the whole historical part of the book the most. The Russian Revolution is, in my opinion, a great historical event to write a paranormal genre book about.

The whole aspect of the death fetch was amazing. It seemed really original, I've never read anything that is even remotely close to that. It kind of reminded me of a reaper but different, it was a really great way to show how souls could enter a world after ours.

The romance with Anastasia and Calder was refreshing during the whole book too. It wasn't sappy, lovey dovey like most of the supernatural books out right now and that was a nice change.

Overall this book, in my opinion, is a must read! I normally don't read historical fiction, but the author did a wonderful job bringing paranormal aspects into it.