Wednesday 18 July 2012

Books That Make Me Go Oooooh (50) UNSPOKEN By SARAH REES BRENNAN

Waiting On Wednesday is a brilliant book blog feature hosted by Breaking The Spine   

US cover - UK cover to come
Unspoken By Sarah Rees Brennan
Published In The UK By Simon And Schuster
Due For Release August 2012
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"Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met - a boy the rest of the world is convinced is imaginary. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she doesn't complain. She runs the school newspaper and keeps to herself for the most part - until disturbing events begin to happen. There has been screaming in the woods and the dark, abandoned manor on the hill overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. As Kami starts to investigate for the paper, she finds out that the town she has loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets- and a murderer- and the key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy who everyone thought was imaginary may be real...and he may be dangerous." taken from Amazon

Anyone that has met / tweeted Sarah Rees Brennan will know she is the coolest, bubbliest, awesome person ever and her writing is just as incredible as her.  I was mega excited to hear that a new book series was on its way and reading the synopsis just made me even more eager to read it.

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Shattered Dreams GIVEAWAY

The Lovely people at Quercus books have offered TWO copies of Shattered Dreams By Ellie James to you lucky lot!!

All you have to do is enter the form below......

Monday 16 July 2012

Guest Post By ELLIE JAMES - SHATTERED DREAMS: Lessons Learned

Shattered Dreams: Lessons Learned

Ellie James, author of Shattered Dreams featuring teenage psychic Trinity Monsour, joins us today to preview a few big lessons coming out of her YA thriller, Shattered Dreams.

Life as a psychic can be rather bizarre, especially when you’re sixteen and living in the most haunted city in America, when everyone in your life was a stranger six months before, when secrets lurk around every corner and every now and then you have these….dreams. Dreams you don’t understand. Without time- or place-stamps. Dreams that terrify.

Dreams that come true.

Oh, yeah, and the wrong guy has a way of showing up at exact the right moment.

1.     Not all dreams end when you wake up.
2.     The truth can be far more dangerous than a dare.
3.     Being on the outside looking in is sometimes far better than being trapped on the inside.
4.     Seeing things that aren’t there doesn’t always mean you’re crazy.
5.     A smile can be the most dangerous disguise.
6.     Nothing is random.
7.     Sometimes when you close your eyes, you can see far better than when they’re open.
8.     Silver is far more than a color.
9.     Just because you don’t remember something doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
10.  Opening your eyes in the wrong guy’s arms isn’t always…wrong.
11.  Morgues aren’t fun places.
12.  The soul remembers.
13.  Once open, some doors can never be closed.
14.  Only a coward lets fear stand in their way.
15.  A single kiss can change everything.

About Shattered Dreams
The firstborn daughter, of the firstborn daughter, of the firstborn daughter, sixteen year old psychic Trinity Monsour has a connection to the Other Side. She knows secrets and truths she shouldn’t, feels emotions that do not belong to her, and see events that have yet to happen. They come to her as glimpses, shadowy, disjointed snapshots that flicker through her dreams. Some terrify: a girl screaming, a knife lifting, a body in the grass. But others--the dark, tortured eyes and the shattering kiss, the promise of forever--whisper to her soul.
They come without warning. They come without detail.
But they always mean the same thing: The clock is ticking, and only Trinity can stop it.

Find Ellie James on Twitter @EllieJamesMDB

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Books That Make Me Go Oooooh (49) THRONE OF GLASS By Sarah J Maas

Waiting On Wednesday is a brilliant book blog feature hosted by Breaking The Spine  

Throne Of Glass By Sarah J Maas
Published In The UK By Bloomsbury
Due For Release In The UK August 2012
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"Celaena Sardothien is a daredevil assassin with unrivalled fighting skills. After a year’s hard labour in the salt mines of the kingdom of Adarlan, Celaena is offered her freedom on one condition—she must fight as handsome Prince Dorian’s champion in a contest sponsored by the king, facing the deadliest thieves and assassins in the land in a series of set-piece battles in the country’s stunning glass palace. But there is more at stake than even her life—for Celaena is destined for a remarkable future..."

Being brutally honest here and ashamedly so, I am SO JEALOUS of everyone that is lucky enough to have copies of this already.  Not only does this sound absolutely riveting, But also the UK cover is amazing.  I love how kick ass the girl on the cover looks - so much so that I would consider cos-playing that very look!!  I need this in my life and SOON!!

Sunday 1 July 2012

Letterbox Love (8&9)

Letterbox Love Is Hosted By The Fabulous Lynsey over at Narratively Speaking.  Its a fun way for us to showcase our weeks new books here in the UK
Book links will take you to Amazon UK

So I honestly meant to post last week but kinda went to a Vampire Diaries convention and didn't leave myself enough time to write up my post - Ooops!  That does mean time for a double bill this week.  I got some amazing surprises - HUGE THANKS to the lovely publishers that sent them my way!!


 I got these Awesome sweets from Rosi At Harper Collins for taking part in their Insurgent reviewing.  Not only was the book a joy to read, but the sweets were a joy to eat too!

 I got two packages from Scholastic, the first was this nifty pen, that I got through their Twitter group - its a fab pen!

 I also got this incredible package from Scholastic.  I am a HUGE Maggie Stiefvater fan, so you can imagine my joy on recieveing a SIGNED sampler of The Raven Boys and a Wicked Keyring!!

 I was very fortunate to be invited to the Random House bloggers brunch in June, but sadly I wasn't able to attend.  The lovely people did send me this brilliant goodie bag containing - 

From Orbit

From Century

 I got these from the wonderful people at Quercus books. I was lucky enough to attend a little gathering that was amazing


 The Fabulous Laura over at SisterSpooky and I had a post for her & pre for me Birthday celebration this week, which meant early presents for me :D  The star that she is gave me a £10 Waterstones voucher, which would have been rude to not spend so I bought these goodies