Monday, September 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: Defector

Defector by Suzanne Winnacker

(Variants #2)
Published by: Razorbill
Publication date: June 26, 2014
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
Synopsis not currently available.

Synopsis for book 1 – Impostor:
Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late?

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself

----About the Author----

Susanne Winnacker studied law before she became a full-time writer. She lives with her husband, a dog and three bunnies in Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals.
When she isn't writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen, experimenting with new vegan dishes. 

Her YA thriller IMPOSTOR will be published on May 28, 2013. It has been optioned for TV by Warner Brothers!

Book One

Ooh, I love the cover!
What do you think?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Review and Giveaway: American Girl on Saturn

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Publication Date: August 29th, 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.


I loved this book so much, I... just... gah! American Girl on Saturn exceeded my expectations by, like, a universe. I literally would not be separated from my e-reader while reading. And under the rare circumstance I had to set this gem of a book down I was not a happy camper, to say the least!

American Girl on Saturn's strongest aspect is the characters. There are quite a few, yet I felt like I get to know each of their unique personalities. This is quite a feat! I recently finished a novel with a lot of characters, and they got all mixed up in my head thanks to their lack of personality and originality. Thankfully, this book was the opposite!! First, we have the three sisters. Chloe Branson is our main character and I enjoyed her point of view. Her personality was very relatable! 

Next we have Aralie, the middle sister. She was awesome! Not only did she have a lot of spunk, she also made me laugh several time! I smiled through her arguments with Jules and the boys. And how can we forget the adorable Emery? She is the ultimate fan girl of Spaceships Around Saturn, (and, shh don't tell anyone, but she might also like Harry Styles. Just don't tell Benji!) Emery is the ultimate annoying but cute-as-a-button little sister.

And, now, we have the member of the band! I loved Jules, Milo, Benji, Tate and Noah! I actualy loved how the whole band was portrayed. They, like a lot of famous teens, are constantly on Twitter and a few (*cough*Jules*cough*) have some oversized egos. Don't worry these egos are taken care of by the sisters, particularly Aralie. Also, each boy had their quirks. Noah doesn't talk, at all, until he has finished his glass of strawberry milk each morning! Also, they all have different personality traits. Milo is sweet, Noah is pretty humorous, and Jules is the "bad boy" etc.

Sometimes contemporary books get a bit boring to me after 50 or so pages. This was not the case for American Girl on Saturn. As I said before, the book was so addicting I didn't want to put my book down. Also, I have already re-read the book once, and I rarely books twice on my e-reader, it's a weird pet peeve. So, the fact that I re-read this book, on my e-reader, and in the span of three weeks is high praise!

Overall, this an awesome book! I would recommend this to lots of people, especially fans of bands! (I know I am going to tell my cousin about this book, as she is a big fan of One Direction. Maybe I should buy her a copy for Christmas?) Anyone in need of a cute and engaging read should look into American Girl on Saturn. And the ending is so sweet and satisfying... *sigh* I have just skimmed it while readying myself for this review and I still love it.

4.5/5 Stars

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #24

Hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Q: Reading Nook Tour: Give us a tour of your favorite reading spots.

What? I have so many though... Okay, I'll pick the top two!

Reading Nook Number One:

Reading Nook Number Two:

Yep, those are my reading nooks! On my bed and on the ground by my bookcases are the two places you will find me curled up with a book!

Where do you read?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Six Months Later

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Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Suspense
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Chloe didn't think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her.

What happened to her? 
And why can't she remember? 


Six Months Later was quite an amazing read! Natalie D. Richards has created a wonderful plot, well developed characters, and a story that will leave you breathless. I cannot recommend Sic Months Later highly enough to fans of mysteries, thrillers, and contemporaries. 

I think the beginning is set up amazingly. The first chapter sucked me in, and then once I got to the second chapter... well let's just say I was a goner. There is a reason I read this book in one sitting. I bet most you will read it like I did, with your eyes glued to the page and the tendency to ignore the things happening around you.

The characters were very enjoyable. Chloe was, well, kind of a wreck most of the novel, but who could blame her? She forgot six months of her life! Despite that, I liked her very, very much. She was smart, realistic, and an overall memorable character. Adam was another one of my favorite characters! I wasn't too sure about him at first. However, I grew to really like him as we are introduced to him properly. I won't say more for fear of spoilers, but I promise all of you will love him!!!

I can't not mention Maggie. She was so sweet, and I really felt for her. Maggie is Chloe's former best friend. They were very close, but when Chloe wakes up it seems they are not friends any more, and it seems to be all Chloe's fault. You can see how broken stuttering yet strong Maggie is, and I was rooting for the friendship to be rebuilt the entire time.

Now, let's mention the plot. Well, long explanation short, it was pure genius. Just... no words. This has been the best mystery/suspense I have read in a while, maybe since I read Rebecca a few months ago! I was kept guessing, which is an enormous treat for me! Even in some of my favorite thrillers, I figure out the twist, no matter how masterful, before the characters. However this was not the case in Six Moths Later!

Overall, this is a shining diamond! Six Months Later exceeded my already high expectation, and the I was so happy I had the chance to read this book. The novel has such a killer plot and awesome characters! If this book sounds up your alley, go pick the story up!

4.5/5 Stars

The Author:
Natalie D. Richards won her first writing competition in the second grade with her short story about Barbara Frances Bizzlefishes (who wouldn't dare do the dishes.)  She later misplaced her writing dreams in a maze of cubicles and general office drudgery. Natalie never forgot about Barbara or those dishes, and eventually she found her way back to storytelling, following the genre of her heart, teen fiction.  When she's not writing or shopping her manuscripts, you can probably find her wading through the towers of dog-eared paperbacks that have taken over her bedroom. Natalie lives in Ohio with her amazing husband and their three children, who inspire her every day to stick with her dreams.

----Dream Cast----
I have never done a dream cast before! This is so exciting! For some of these actors though, you would need to dye their hair, add contacts, etc.

Chloe: Emma Stone
Maggie: Evanna Lynch
Adam: Sam Klaflin (or Jake Abel?)
Blake: William Mosely

The Question: If you woke up and realized you missed the entire six months, what would be the first thing you hoped you did during that time?

(1) Autographed book of Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
(1) Starbucks Gift Card
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Review: The Book of Broken Hearts

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

Publication Date: May 21st, 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
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When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A poignant and romantic novel from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.

Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking. 


This novel was powerful and well-written, however, the book didn't stand out from all the other contemporaries. I will try some more Sarah Ockler, as this book did have some good parts and I have heard so much praise.

 The tragic part was the father's case of Alzheimer's. This frequently left me in tears. We see how the illness effects the family. I felt like the reactions from family and friends Papi's condition were very realistic, and the father's episodes were heartbreaking and real. Please note that, in my opinion, the disease was the most impressive part of The Book of Broken Hearts, along with the diversity of the characters!

The romance aspect was sweet, but not very developed in my opinion. Emilio was a sweet, flirty love interest, yet he just didn't do it for me. Most of the time he felt... bland, there was only one scene where I felt connected to him. I loved the feeling! However, Emilio Vargas will never stand out in the crowd of young adult love interests. Then again, I felt like this book wasn't about the romance. It is about family and overcoming great obstacles.

Also, I had very conflicting feelings about Jude.  I enjoyed the characters and middle mostly, however, the ending just didn't do it for me. It seemed a little too... macho I guess. Kind of overdone.  Don't get me wrong, it is a beautifully written ending, just not realistic for me. Also, there was a lot of other things I wanted to know that weren't mentioned or concluded well.

I really don't know what my problem was besides those little complaints, the book just plain didn't leave an impression on me. At all, really. Do you know that read that you know a lot of people will like, and that something is wrong with you because your mind keeps straying? Yeah, that was The Book of Broken Hearts to me.

Overall, this book had factors I liked... and factors I didn't. The Papi's Alzheimer's tore at my heart, and I loved the character diversity yet the romance and ending were very "meh". I would recommend this novel to big-time contemporary fans. There were strengths and flaws.

3.5/5 Stars

Also, please note that the synopsis is misleading. I feel that this book is about so much more than just a pact to ignore the Vargas brothers.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #22

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 

Topic: Top Ten Best Sequels Ever! Ooh, I love this list!

I enjoyed Cinder but I loved, loved, loved Scarlet. Red Riding Hood and cyborgs? Oh, yeah! The Golden Lily has more magic, mysteries, and Adrian in it! Also, Clockwork Prince was, like, the book that got me invested in Shadowhunters!

Hallowed was an amazing angel read. And Demonglass was just as fun and awesome as Hex Hall, which is saying something. Then, Awake at Dawn was so addicting! These paranormal books are all topnotch.

Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy is one I have re-read so many times. However, I have read In the Hand of the Goddess even more times. I love the Alanna series! And The Exiled Queen was... spectacular.

As you see, I only did #2 in series, because if I did all sequels... well, this would be a long list! (Later Harry Potter, Percy Jackson etc.)
See you next time!

What are your favorite sequels?

Blog Tour: The Right Kind of Wrong

Please Note: Normally, I am a YA book blog, but today I wanted to mix in some NA! 

The Right Kind of Wrong by Jade Eby
Publication Date: June 27th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Nothing stays hidden forever. 

Kara Pierce has held onto the same dream since she was a little girl: to be the next Katie Couric.

Vince Gage, a budding filmmaker whose I-don't-give-a-shit attitude cancels out his charm, almost ruined it for her once, and now he’s back, threatening to do it again.

When the two of them are paired together for a college competition with a $20,000 prize, the only thing they agree on is winning.

They return to Iowa where Kara grew up to research her grandfather's service in World War II, instead they find themselves in the middle of a family scandal kept quiet for far too long.

As Kara and Vince investigate the scandal deeper, they realize the price of uncovering the truth is so much more than they bargained for.


"Hey, I wanted to ask you something."
"Anything, dear."
"You know how I always told Grandpa that I'd write about him one day?"
"Of course I do."
"Well, I'm finally going to do it. I'm working on a project for my multi-media class and I've chosen Grandpa and World War II as my topic." 
"That's fantastic! Your grandfather would be so proud."
Proud? No. He would be disappointed it took me this long to do something I've always wanted to do. And at the insistence of some silly boy, too. I take a deep breath. "I'm coming back home to do some research. I need to look through some of Grandpa's old war stuff and I wondered if you'd be up to some interviews."
She coughs in surprise. "You're actually coming home?" My chest constricts so tightly, I wish I could reach inside myself and pull my lungs to safety. !is is why I don't go home. "Yeah, Grandma. I'm coming home."
"Oh Kara, I'm so happy to hear that. I've missed you so much. I didn't..." She stops for a minute. "I didn't think you were ever coming back. Your father even—"
"I miss you, too. We'll be leaving here next week. Okay? We only have a week and a half to get everything done, so I won't have a lot of time to hang out."
"Who is we?"
Oops. "Oh. Well. I kind of have a project partner.
"That's great, honey! I'm excited to meet her."
"It's a guy. His name is Vince." 


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fairytales: Snow White

We all know a little bit about fairytales, whether from the disney films or the grimm brother's original tales. However, these fairytales never grow old, especially as you find more and more editions with amazing illustrations and interpretations. There are also so many fairy tale retellings in the YA world which keeps these timeless tales alive. What is your take on the tales?

Snow White
This copy of Snow White was illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia and boy is it gorgeous!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #25

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I was pretty darn sick this whole week. *sigh* However, I did receive some pretty awesome books thanks to my amazing family and my english assignment. The Greek Mythology book was for my English class, and then I spied a beautiful copy of Snow White...

Bought or Gifted

Young Adult
To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price
Envy by Elizabeth Miles
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder

Snow White by The Grimm Brothers
Greek Gods and Heroes by Rouse

How was your week?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review, Interview, and Giveaway: Find Me

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Publication Date: September 24th 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Source: ARC for an honest review
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“Find Me.”

These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.

Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.

Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?

Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.

But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.

Because it just got personal.


Find Me was a thrilling, unputdownable read! I loved, loved, loved it! I guarantee this novel will leave you mind blown with all it's suspense, action, and romance. Romily Bernard is top on my lists of authors to watch.

The beginning of the book is spectacular. We meet Wick, and already start to feel attached and invested in her story, and see the beginnings of an awesome plot unfold. There are many aspects: the suicide, Tessa, Wick's dad, Wick's new family, the "Find Me" note, and more! There is no slack in the beginning, just how I like it. Never a dull moment!

Wick Tate was a great character. Normally, I have little irritations with my main characters. Sorry, I'm just like that. However, Find Me was a totally different story. Wick felt real, and very likable in her unlikable and flawed way! Her voice is perfect and I love how she could make me want to smile or bang my fists against the wall. Her love for her sister is also very admirable. Overall, she is an A+ heroine. 

Griff was another amazing character, who I can't wait to get to know better in the next book (yay!) He is intense, loyal, and has a few secrets of his own tucked up his sleeve. I wish I could have grasped at his personality a lot more in this book. The next big character, Lily, is a very sweet, vivid, optimistic, and lively character. I really felt bad for her during a lot of the book. The poor kid just wants to live safely and happily for a while! Lily Tate was a great addition to Find Me.

The plot and twists were too die for. I seriously applaud Romily Bernard. I. could. not. put. this. book. down. I fear I ignored my family for an hour finishing this book. Not only is the writing addicting, but the twists are masterful and there is the exact right amount of suspense and mystery.

Overall, you all need to read Find Me. It is calling to you "Find Me! Read Me!". Why not listen to the book's cries? Please? In all seriousness, this is an amazing book that will appeal to fans of thrillers, amazingly written heroines, and great twists. 

4/5 Stars

----Interview with Romily Bernard----

1. Can you describe your book, Find Me, in three words? 
Hackers. Stalkers. Suicide.

2. How did you get your first little piece of inspiration for Find Me? 
I had this image of a girl on her computer, hacking some account, while a cop circles her house. I had no idea why either of them were doing that so I sat down to figure out why.

3. Where is your favorite location to write?
Staff meetings. There's something about forecasting projections that makes me think about burying bodies. I try not to dwell on what that says about me as a person.

4. Do you have plans for any more books after Find Me?
 Yes! FIND ME is the first in a trilogy. REMEMBER ME will be out September 2014.

5. What is your favorite color? 
Blue! No, green! Wait...YES!

6. Are you a cat or dog person? (or neither?) 
Dog, but cats are fun too. Oh and horses! Definitely horses and not just because, if I don't mention Wonder Pony in every post, she gets mad.

7. In a game of Truth or Dare, which option do you normally pick? 
Totally dare.

8. What is something about yourself you always like to tell people?
 It's pronounced like Emily,  but with an R-O...yeah, I have no idea why my mom named me that either.


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The Question: What would you do with computer hacking skills?
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----About Romily Bernard----

I graduated from Georgia State University with a Literature degree. Since then, I’ve worked as a riding instructor, cell phone salesgirl, personal assistant, groom, exercise rider, accounting assistant, and, during a very dark time, customer service rep.
So don’t let anyone tell you a BA degree will keep you unemployed.

Thanks for reading! And good luck on the giveaway!

OH! and don't miss this:

Musings of a Blogder, a team member of The Fantastic Flying Book Club, will host a Twitter Party for FIND ME on launch day, 9/24/2013. Romily is giving away signed hardbacks of FIND ME every ten minutes. 

The Twitter Party is 7pm EST and is hosted by Nova Lee Zaiden (@novablogder). 

I hope you enjoyed reading about Find Me. This really is the end of the post, pinky promise.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #25

Publication Date: February 4th, 2013
Series: The Lunar Chronicles book 3
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Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

I am dying for this book! The Lunar Chronicles are becoming a favorite of mine. I have this weakness for twisted fairytales. Plus, Meyer's writing, sci-fi world, and characters are amazing!

What are you waiting on?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #21

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This Week's Top Ten Nine: Top Books on your Fall TBR list

Allegiant was an obvious choice... it is the last Divergent book! I am so excited to see how everything concludes. Also, I can't wait for Here After after that ending they dropped on us in Shadowlands. And Premeditated sounds like an awesome revenge book! Plus we have that gorgeous cover.

I actually have All Our Yesterdays on my shelf, and I am so excited for this time travel book! I couldn't not mention Altered, since Crewel was so amazing. And, then we have The Burning Sky, which is my favorite genre, high fantasy.

The Dream Thieves is the sequel to The Raven Boys! Also, This Song Will Save Your Life has been getting brilliant reviews, so I am anxious to read it.  Finally, we have The Coldest Girl in Coldtown which I am dying to read, thankfully it is sitting on my shelf right now!

I can't wait to get my hands on these Fall 2013 releases! What releases are you excited for?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review and Giveaway(s): Atone

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Publication Date: June 30th, 2013
Genre: Fairytales, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Becca Ward knows that magic is real...

Two years ago not only had she and her best friend Alex found a real-life Sleeping Beauty in the middle of Los Angeles, they also discovered that they were powerful in their own right. They’ve managed to keep both their fae powers and their friend Lilia’s identity as a medieval princess a secret and live a normal life. Now their normalcy is threatened by the return of their former advisor at the Gem and Mineral Museum—and Becca’s least favorite person, Nicholas Hunt.

...and she’s about to find out that more than one fairy tale is true.

Nicholas has been obsessed with proving Lilia’s identity and the existence of magic. While working on an archeology dig he discovered an ancient fae artifact—a mirror that is imbued with a powerful protection spell that twists his obsession, and his body, until he is more beast than man. In order to protect her friends, Becca is forced to help him, and she is surprised to find that in spite of his outward appearance, Nicholas is no longer the beast she remembers. Will she let herself be the beauty that breaks the curse, or will she let her prejudice against him stop her from discovering true love? 

I really enjoyed Atone! The novel is an amazing fairytale and I will most definitely check out more books from Jessica Grey. Here is an author to look out for! Her fairytale books are absolute gems.

This book is the perfect length. I read Atone in two quick sittings and was satisfied with all the great development, and how there were no drawn out scenes. I'll be picking this book up agin for a second reading when I am in the mood for an action-y, humorous, romantic, fast paced book. However, this is in no way a thick book, so make sure you remember it is a quick read!

One of my favorite thing about Atone was the magic aspect. I loved, loved, loved all the fae, magic creatures, spells, mirrors, portals and the rest of the imaginative traits. Also, the author is clear and precise with these details so I was never left confused or just not believing the logistics of the magical world, as I often to do with ill thought out fantasies. Who doesn't love a well done, fun fantasy?

My absolute favorite parts about Atone, however, were the characters. I  loved the trio of Becca, Alex, and Lilia. They have memorable, fun banter and their friendship is highly believable, sweet, and humorous. Becca, a part of the trio and our main character, was a very likable heroine. Never did I think of her as whiny, cliche, or unoriginal. She also has some pretty good lines. I guarantee you will smile at the dialuge. Also, when mentioning great characters I have to mention Nicholas. He was such a great character with definite development. I loved seeing him grow kind and thoughtful!

Overall, Atone is a more than worth your time. Fairy tale lovers should pick up this novel. Also, prepare for a few laughs, a great plot, awesome magic, a fun trio, and a killer romance! And that ending was pretty much perfect. I am always hard on endings, yet Atone's was sweet but not boring, cliff-hanger-y or with a lot of loose threads.

4/5 Stars

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Blitz and Giveaway: American Girl on Saturn

Release Date: 08/24/13

The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

About the Author
Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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