Sunday, 26 August 2012

Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck Spotlight/Giveaway






Welcome to Best books stop on the Offical Tiger's Destiny Tour. 
On the blog today we have a Author Spotlight and Book spotlight and at the end will be a rafflecopter link to the giveaway and also a link to the original post for the next stop :)



Author Spotlight



Colleen Houck’s New York Times bestselling Tiger’s Curse series has received national praise with the fourth book, Tiger’s Destiny, debuting September 2012. Colleen is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she has worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.


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Sypnosis

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all



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Friday, 17 August 2012

Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke review

Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries, #1)Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yep you guessed it another dragon book I must be going through a dragon reading stage in my life :D flying blind is the fist book in the dragon diaries series.

The book follows Zoe she is the only female dragon of her kind they call her the Wyvern, while the males are the Pyr they can change from human to dragon in seconds. Apart from poor Zoe who’s powers are not showing up for her. I really liked Zoe I kind of felt for her even as the only one of her kind she is still an oddball that struggles to fit in and I liked that fact because it made her seem more real in a way. I also loved that she had lots of teen drama going on in her life that made me laugh. I loved watching her grow through the book and see what she had to overcome.

The storyline in the book was different and action packed. While there was a lot of normal teen stuff to laugh about there was more shocking life threatening things that had you gripped and begging that everything would be ok. I loved the way the author could have you laughing one minute and the next you were shocked and holding on to the book with two hands and your mouth hanging open in surprise.
My only fault had to be that Zoe was WAY! To trusting and I wanted to slap her and say open your eyes! But overall the book was a fast and enjoyable read.
4 stars


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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn review

Voices of DragonsVoices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m a sucker for a good dragon book and what stood out in this book was that it was based in our world but across the border there are dragons. People are not aloud to cross into dragon land and the dragons are not aloud to cross into human land. It’s a great start to the story.

The story was fast into the action and Kay was a really nice character and I really enjoyed the book but I was shocked to learn this was a stand alone (NO!!) And not the start of an ongoing series (disappointed face).

The ending of this book would have made a great beginning to book two. I felt all the way through that this had to be a series not a stand alone. While the book was amazing I do feel that I wanted to learn more about the dragons and what would happen next? But now I well never hind out (cries) yes there was a great built story line action and adventure a single book was not enough for me and I was left thirsty for more.
4 stars

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Article 5 review by alice


Book Blurb

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

 
Hardcover, 362 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Tor Teen 
 
 
My Review
this will be a short and sweet to the point review
wow this book was just WOW.
the characters and what they go thru, really make you think of the future and what that could mean for either us or our children or children's children.
the one and only thing i didnt like about the book was there was no explantation for the War, who was it with? who won? why did it happen?
none of those questions were answered, i hope in the 2nd book it is.
chase, hes just a swoon worthy bad boy/good boy :)

definitly give this book a go, it was a one sit read for me :)

thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy to read 
 

 


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the demon bride by dianna hardy review/spotlight by alice

Author Spotlight

Dianna Hardy is a UK-based, multi-genre author of paranormal things, dark things, poetic things, sexy things, taboo things, and sometimes funny things. Writes about witches, demons and angels.

She's a Scorpio, a hermit, loves nature, animals, walking barefoot, the woods after rain, and summer days.

If you have to put her in the genre box, she writes about what you may consider to be "the paranormal", including paranormal romance, urban fantasy, gothic poetry and occult books.

Website -  www.diannahardy.com
Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4414284.Dianna_Hardy
Twitter https://twitter.com/thewitchingpen

Amazon page http://www.amazon.com/Dianna-Hardy/e/B003AGRHFC/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1345094958&sr=8-2

Book depository page http://www.bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=dianna+hardy&search=search




Book Blurb

(Book Three of The Witching Pen Novellas)

Two thousand and eleven years after the birth of the Failed One, the Witching Pen will be made manifest on Earth by the Great Shanka Witch of the Old Scrolls. By her hand, the Earth will rumble and shatter, and all dimensions will bleed into one.

The true purpose of the Witching Pen has been revealed, and it must be destroyed before an apocalyptic prophecy comes true. There's just one problem -- the Pen is indestructible.

As everyone searches for much needed answers, Elena lays down plans for a rad
ical mission to save her mother from the Shanka's shadow world.

Meanwhile, Mary has finally discovered who she really is, and what that means for the human race.

What Mary doesn't know, is that Gwain has been searching for her for over ten thousand years, and had lost all hope of finding her. Now that he has her, he's faced with an impossible choice: does he save the woman who altered his very existence, or does he sacrifice her to save mankind?

(Book length: novel - approx. 70,000 words)





My Review

OMG this book has to be the best of the series, love gwain and mary's relationship. and learning more about everything that has happened in the first two books (wont be saying cus i dont like spoilers) so if you wanna know then you need to read the books

holy hell that ending, i know its the end of this series and that its the beginning of the new series, and i just cannot wait to read that series to find out more about gwain and mary. and i do hope that amy will be in the book too, i need to know what happens with her and paoblo.

the world that the author has created is just amazing, the age old deliema of good vs evil is just a refreshing take on it in this book and i for one just loved the way the author writes about angels and demons :)

for me this series is a must read and i urge you all to either buy the ebooks, or buy the paperback or even wait until the ominbus comes out in paperback. i know il be buying all 3 in paperback form :)

thank you dianna for giving me a EArc for review :)





 PUBLICATION DATE for the demon bride ebook is 31ST AUGUST 2012


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Alice

Hunting Lila by Sarah alderson review


Zoomed through the book in less then a day. I'm so glad I finally got around to reading the book it had been seating on my shelf for a while and even my friend had borrowed and read the before telling me it was AMAZING!! I finally got the hint and read it.

The book had a strong and fast start. Lila is likeable I did find that I sometime found her to childish but I over looked that because of her character history also everyone can be childish at times right (or is that just me) Lila had a strong heart even in the face of danger and that was what I liked about her.

I loved the mystery and action and the added bonus of supernatural all together it made the book something really exciting and special. I have to say that the book was well worth the read I felt there was something for everyone in the book.
4 stars.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Moon Stealers and the Quest for the Silver Bough by Tim Flanagan

The Moon Stealers and the Quest for the Silver BoughThe Moon Stealers and the Quest for the Silver Bough by Tim Flanagan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was a really nice surprise the book was really well written and had such rich detail that made the book shine and come to life. While I would have loved the book to have been longer (did not want the book to end) I felt the author packed the book with everything I needed...Action, mystery great adventure and lots more that I was hooked.
While some of the books I read have a really slow start this book was different the book had a spooky and chilling start that begged you to continue reading while you prayed the characters would be alright. The characters were well thought out and easy to read about as they made the book that much more interesting and exciting.
When I look back at the book I find that I see it like an amazing jigsaw that slowly comes together as you read along. The whole way I was at the edge of your seat waiting for the next piece to fall into place and find out what happened next and I'm so pleased I read the book because it was so different unlike anything I had read before and now i just want more!
I gave this book 5 stars and I can't wait to see what the author writes next.




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Monday, 13 August 2012

3000 likes giveaway!!

Can you guys believe it best books Facebook page finally hit 3000 likes and the blog has over 800 Google followers. I was happy to do a really big giveaway but money is tight so i hope you like the give away i can do....
 below are the prizes 


give away is international and is open to people that can get free shipping through book depository. 

Defiance (Defiance #1)
Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making

Earth Girl
2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She’s an ‘ape’, a ‘throwback’, but this is one ape girl who won’t give in.

Jarra invents a fake background for herself – as a normal child of Military parents – and joins a class of norms that is on Earth to excavate the ruins of the old cities. When an ancient skyscraper collapses, burying another research team, Jarra’s role in their rescue puts her in the spotlight. No hiding at back of class now. To make life more complicated, she finds herself falling in love with one of her classmates – a norm from another planet. Somehow, she has to keep the deception going.

A freak solar storm strikes the atmosphere, and the class is ordered to portal off-world for safety – no problem for a real child of military parents, but fatal for Jarra. The storm is so bad that the crews of the orbiting solar arrays have to escape to planet below: the first landing from space in 600 years. And one is on collision course with their shelter.

personalized cup 

And the last prize is a special made cup with the best books logo...
it well also say 3000 likes give-away winner..then your name and if you have a favourite book quote that can be added to if not to long :D 

three winners will be picked one prize each...
the first name picked will get first pick..
second next pick...
and the last person picked will have what's left...

Ode to Icky, by Maranda Russell Review by Susan M Dusterhoft


Ode to Icky, by Maranda Russell is the story of Icky, the Cat and her owner, Candy. Candy is up to another of her money-making schemes and Icky is going to help her. The idea is courtesy of Candy’s older sister Kayla and her brand new “Icky” smelling perfume. 

Icky has been relegated to the backyard because he refuses to bathe. So Candy sees an opportunity and decides she can make a few extra bucks by making her own perfume using some of Icky’s stinky fur. Mixing the fur with water and using a few of her mom’s half empty perfume bottles, Candy creates Ode de Icky…or rather Ode de Iche because the former name didn’t sound fancy enough. 

Candy sells the perfume the next day, makes some quick cash, but then has to live with the “stinky” consequences.

This is a wonderful story that teaches children the concept “for every action, there is a reaction or consequence.” Some good and some are not so good. In the case of Candy, the reaction is her mother’s anger for dumping out her expensive perfume and the confiscation of the money Candy received from selling the homemade perfume. 

Beautifully illustrated, this is a great book that shows how important it is to think things through before doing something. Not all ideas are good ideas, and Candy had to find out the hard way just how bad an idea it was to sell fake perfume that smells like her stinky cat, Icky. I highly recommend adding this book to family libraries and K-4 schoolrooms.

This is the second children's book by Maranda Russell that I have had the pleasure to review. Maranda is a highly talented children's book author and I highly recommend her! Rating: 5 stars

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Unleashed by Nancy Holder and Debbie Virguie review by Leah Dewet


Wolf Springs Chronicles – Unleashed by Nancy Holder and Debbie Virguie
AWESOME! That is what comes to mind after reading this amazing story. It has a beautiful cover and I am a huge fan of Nancy Holder’s work.
This story is perfect for the werewolf fans out there. It starts with a bang as the main character, Katelyn, has to move away from her home after a tragic disaster and is the new kid in Wolf Springs High. She lives with her gruff grandfather that I didn’t like much at all from the start but as the story develops I liked all the characters involved in Katelyn’s new world.
 Romance and mystery made me kept reading, not wanting to put it down for a second. There is of course, like any great romance story, a love triangle that comes to light and I was torn between the two boys that seemed to have captured the heart of our main character.
There are many strange things that happen in that woodsy town Katelyn has to live in and the more she searches out the truth behind things the more she discovers that seem to be impossible. This story makes you think ‘werewolf’ even without having to use the word. It was so well written that the reader could make the connections to certain things without boring explanations from characters and that stood out for me.
The one thing I hated about this story was it ended in a cliffhanger! Seriously! I have no patience at all and now I can’t wait to see what happens to Katelyn and who would she choose: Trick, the rebel boy with the shocking eyes and easy-going manner or Justin, the hunky guy with the mysterious family and a secret that he shares with Katelyn that runs to disasters…
These talented authors have done it again at telling a story that I wouldn’t forget anytime soon and it is always a pleasure to read their magical words that have been put on paper. 

This review was by  Leah Dewet

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa review

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The lost prince by Julie Kagawa
The lost prince is the start of a new series but spins off from the iron fey series. Ethan is the half brother of the iron queen and while his human he still has the sight to see all the beings of the nevernever. Ethan’s life change the day he was kidnapped as a kid by the iron king his sister came and saved him but ended staying in the nevernever.
Ethan burns with rage now older and having zero contacted with his sister, he blames the fey for taking her away from him and his family and for making his life a living hell. He tries to keep himself away from everything fey related but they know he can see and the target him. He's learned to be a loner cutting himself off but something new show up and Ethan’s thrown right back into a world that he's been trying hard to forget about but this time will he make it out alive.

The author has a magical way with words because from start to finish I was hooked to this book. I found it easy to care about Ethan I already knew him from the iron fey series but back then he was a fun loving happy kids that loved his sister more than anything, now his lonely and tormented. The fey seem hell bent on taking everything away and hurting him whenever they can. I loved that you really got to know Ethan and understand why he is the way he is.

The storyline in this book was brilliant and to a high standard that I have come to love from this author. There was a great blend of heart pounding action and adventure that had me glued to my seat. There was such imagination put into each character and every new place that you can see everything unfold before your eyes. I laughed, cried and was shocked at times and i loved every single page and i did not want the story to every end.

This book was a joy ride for the imagination, heart stopping action that never stopped and a story that linger well after you had finished the book
5 stars




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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Give away for Glitch (Glitch #1) by Heather Anastasiu


Hello all, I thought as a treat i would do a little giveaway for you information on book and the giveaway is below good luck everyone..give away is international to everyone that can get free shipping for book depository. 
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Glitch (Glitch #1) by Heather Anastasiu 
Expected publication: August 7th 2012
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

Halo (Halo #1) by Alexandra Adornetto review by Leah Dewet



Halo by Alexandra Adornetto 

Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel the warrior; Ivy the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone – especially herself… 

This book has an interesting and beautiful cover which is how it grabbed my attention from the start. Good thing it had a great story within. It is told through the eyes of Bethany, an angel who grows to love being a human more than she thought she would, and to top it all off she falls for a boy in her school who makes her feel like she could fly without the help of her angelic wings. Bethany struggles with her human feelings for the boy and so this concerns her, especially when the other angels find out about them. Not only does she have to fight her own heart but there is an evil in town that only the angels could hope to defeat. 

Bethany is an easily relatable character and her modesty makes it easier to like the beautiful angel. It is interesting to see how she experiences everyday human things that we take for granted; it is refreshing and makes one think. This story even gave me some hope of finding that one person who would complete me and love me no matter what. 

The other characters, like the two other angels and the mortal boy Xavier she falls in love with, were all very well written and they tied the whole story together. I was at first a bit hesitant to get this book but now I know it was worth it. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down; I wanted to know what happened next and I wanted more. 

I am sure I’ll get its sequel, Hades, to read one day as well because things could only get more interesting. The book ended leaving me wanting more and that is a great quality in an amazing novel. Alexandra is a talented author who knows how to tell a story that you can picture perfectly. I can’t wait to read more of her work. 

Rating: 5/5

Reviewed by Leah Dewet

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs review by Susan M Dusterhoft


Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs

I actually started Susan Wigg’s Just Breathe a long time ago and I recently unearth it from the underside of my bed. After the first few pages, I remembered that I had indeed started it, but wasn’t sure how far I had gotten.


It’s the story of Sarah Moon, a comic strip writer, and her husband Jack, an architect, trying to have a child. Unfortunately Sarah is having a very difficult time getting pregnant, so she and Jack decide to go and get fertility treatments in hopes that it will increase her chances for having a child. While all this is going on her husband Jack gets sick, and Sarah must put her plans on hold in order to care for him.

After Jack gets well, they continue on with trying to get pregnant and go on with their everyday lives. Sarah continues to write her comic strip where art imitates life and Jack designs and builds houses. The tedium is getting to Jack and unbeknownst to Sarah her marriage to Jack is slowly unraveling. The proverbial light bulb goes on when one day Sarah decides to visit her husband at one of his jobsites. What she finds is not what she was expecting – Jack with another woman. Fleeing the scene she goes home completely devastated. Knowing now that her marriage is over she decides to leave and go home to California.

With the help of her family and the people in the community, she begins to start her life over. She reconnects with her high school friends and their families. She also meets up with Will Bonner, a boy she once had a thing for in high school, and his daughter, Aurora. Trying to settle into a new life, Sarah discovers that she is finally pregnant. Big surprise!

The rest of the story is how Sarah deals with all of this, including how she copes with her soon to be ex-husband, his family and the impending birth of her child. Susan Wiggs has a wonderful way of developing the back story of the story as there are plenty of back stories in this novel – Will and Aurora, Will and his firefighting crew, Aurora and her friends, Sarah and her Dad/Grandmother.

Many of you might wonder why I chose this book as the Reading Romances Challenge for March. While on the surface, it wouldn't appear to be a romance, but as the reader, you really need to look deeper and I think you'll see why I believe this is a true romance...in disguise. Love is lost, love is a blessing, love is renewed and love is found...all found within these pages. If that is romance, then I don't know what is! 

This book has an easy flow and despite the 472 pages, it doesn’t seem intimidating. In fact, my interest was piqued throughout the entire book and once I got back into it again, I was hooked. The author, Susan Wiggs, has a way of providing just enough information on the page to keep the reader wanting to turn the page. The thing that I enjoyed the most about the book was the comic strips inserted into the novel. I wished there had been more. In fact, I would have liked to seen the entire strip! Read this one, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Review by Susan M Dusterhoft
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Breed of innocence by Lanie Jordan review by Leah Dewet



Breed of innocence by Lanie Jordan 

WOW! What an incredible story. I couldn’t put it down the minute I started reading it. It had everything a great book needs: action, adventure, monsters, monster hunters and a tiny splash of romance that was just enough to get by. The one thing that was the best on top of everything was the fantastic characters. 

Jade, the main character, starts out as a demon hunter at a secret “demon hunting high school” and soon becomes known as the one to beat. Her character is kick ass with a good sense of humour. She meets a handsome boy, Linc, and they hit it off right away, figuratively and literally since they met when they had to fight each other as a demonstration. 

The reason Jade joined this place was to avenge the death of her family that had been murdered by a demon in her past. Still haunted by their deaths in her nightmares and struggling to stay alive while searching for their killer, Jade makes some great friends who are easily likable but she also gains enemies. 

Many readers would think that these demons are like all the others they have read about; evil beings that look human at times and eat people, but in this book they are different. All the monsters, whether they are vamps or some gruesome looking things, are called demons in general and it was nice to see the author’s imagination bloom through this tale as I met monsters I have never heard of. 

This story got more and more interesting as I kept reading and I didn’t want it to end. I kept wondering will Jade have a relationship with Linc or will they stay close friends? Will she find the demon that took away her family? Will she succeed even though the world seemed to be against her? 

I don’t regret losing hours of sleep because of this book and I recommend it to everyone and anyone who are huge fans of the supernatural. Those that are Vampire Academy fans would love this story and it is great to see something different for a change from the clich├ęd books about monsters out there. 

I give this 5/5 stars from my side. The author is very talented and doesn’t waste time with boring explanations or character descriptions. A must-have read that I loved! 

A review by Leah deWet

Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Iron fey series by Julie Kagawa


This series was truly one to be read.
The Authors imagination oozed though every book and glued readers to every page. 
Each character in this book is vivid in your mind and lingers long after you finished the series and I can say without a second thought this is one of my favorite series I have read. 

Likes: 
I loved the writing style of this book and all the amazing detail that made reading this book so amazing. Each character felt so real and you could almost see the characters before your eyes. 
The action and adventure in each book blow you away and left you begging for the next book in the series.
I read the whole series within a week and my mind was spinning from the books. 
I could tell the author had put so much love and poured her thoughts into this series maybe it one series you should not miss. 

Dislikes:  
Disliked that I have now finished the series I'm really hoping there will be another book or series based in this world because i could not cope with this world coming to an end so soon. 

A five star series.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Auracle Blog Tour

Welcome to day two of the Auracle blog tour
today you will find a author spotlight, book spotlight and my review.
so have fun and at the end there is a rafflecopter giveaway :)









BIO:

Gina Rosati grew up in Boston suburbia and now lives with her husband, two teenagers and two chubby guinea pigs in Merrimack, NH. Gina is a long time volunteer at her local middle school library, and a member of SCBWI, the Apocalypsies and the Class of 2k12 debut author groups.  Her debut YA paranormal romance,AURACLE, is available on August 7, 2012 from Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan. Visit her website at www.ginarosati.com.


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Synopsis
Trapped outside her body, Anna sees and hears but cannot touch the one she longs to hold.
Anna has a secret: she can astrally project out of her body. But when there's an accident and her classmate Taylor gets into Anna's body, what was an exhilarating gift threatens to become a terrifying reality. Anna and her best friend Rei form a plan to set things right, but they don't anticipate the feelings that are beginning to grow between them. Auracleby Gina Rosati is an exciting, sensual novel that explores the relationship between body and soul and the power of a single touch.

My Review

Thank you so much to the author gina rosati for giving me a copy to review.

When I first heard about this book on goodreads, I was really intrigued as it sounded so different to any book I had ever read, astral projection sounds cool huh.  Well it was until the main character was astrally projecting to check on something major that was happening, and while she was “out” of her body, a dead classmate inhabits her body and leaves her with nothing.  Anna is left with no body to go back too and a huge mystery that she can solve since she saw it happen, but now that this dead girl is in her body, shes spinning her tale of what happened.

Sounds intriguing doesn’t it, well I loved this book from page one. The way the author writes it makes you feel and “see” as if you are actually there with the characters.

Anna, she was just a fun wonderful character, that had some serious issue going on at home.
Rei, was a total swoon worthy male :)  he was really fun to read about, loved his lil sister too :)

Highly recommend this book to everyone.  And I personally cannot wait to read more books from this author in the future :)


Now onto the giveaways,  heres what you can win

3 Winners will recieve One signed copy of Auracle
10 Winners will recieve One swag bag (each contains an embellished bookmark, button, magnet, silicone bracelet & sticker)
2 Winners will receive one Swarovski Crystal Bracelets by Gina Rosati.
Winner will receive one Hill Tribe Silver/3 Muses Bead Bookmark 
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thank you for stopping by at best books and i hope you enjoy the book :)

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http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/2012/07/auracle-by-tour-schedule.html
 

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