October 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Soulprint


This post is inspired by a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Today I'm waiting on:

Soulprint by Megan Miranda
Release: February 3, 2015
Why:  I love Megan Miranda!


Alina Chase has been contained on an island for the last 17 years—whether that’s for the crimes of her past life, or for her own protection, well, that depends on whom you ask. With soul-fingerprinting a reality, science can now screen for the soul, and everyone knows that Alina’s soul had once belonged to notorious criminal, June Calahan, though that information is supposed to be private. June had accomplished the impossible: hacking into the soul-database, ruining countless lives in the process.

Now, there are whispers that June has left something behind for her next life—something that would allow Alina to access the information in the soul-database again. A way to finish the crimes she started.

Aided by three people with their own secret motivations, Alina escapes, only to discover that she may have just traded one prison for another. And there are clues. Clues only Alina can see and decipher, clues that make it apparent that June is leading her to something. While everyone believes Alina is trying to continue in June’s footsteps, Alina believes June is trying to show her something more. Something bigger. Something that gets at the heart of who they all are—about the past and the present. Something about the nature of their souls.

Alina doesn’t know who to trust, or what June intends for her to know, and the closer she gets to the answers, the more she wonders who June was, who she is, whether she’s destined to repeat the past, whether there are truths best kept hidden—and what one life is really worth.


October 21, 2014

Release Day Celebration for Loop by Karen Adkins +GIVEAWAY

Very excited today to participate in the release day celebration for Loop!

About The Book

Loop
Loop #1
Author: Karen Akins
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her. 

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future. 


Praise:

"A creative take on romance in a high-stakes, high-concept mystery that trusts its readers' intelligence." - Kirkus

"LOOP is a page-turning adventure with some brilliant and original twists to the time travel genre. I devoured the entire book in one sitting!" - Julie Cross, Author of the TEMPEST series

"Hilarious and suspenseful with a delicious dash of romance, LOOP is a mind-bending good time!" - Melissa Landers, Author of the ALIENATED series 

About The Author
Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves lightsaber dueling with her two sons and forcing her husband to watch BBC shows with her. 

Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.


Giveaway
Must be 13+ To Enter | Ships in US Only

One Winner will get a signed final copy of LOOP + a swag pack


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October 17, 2014

Snapshot Monday

In an effort to keep my blogging simple, on Mondays a share a snap shot of my current read.

Today it's The Young Elites by Marie Lu

First line: I'm going to die tomorrow morning.

Owl of the Week: Notebook




As you can tell I love owls! On Friday I like to share a cute owl item that's out there.




Etsy is a great place to find owl stuff.  Again in honor of school being back in session I'm highlighting something school related.  How about this cute notebook cover!?! Love it!

It's by Chic4youhandmade and you can find it HERE.

October 16, 2014

Review: Marvel Avengers Poster-a-Page

Title: Marvel Avengers Poster-a-Page

United to battle foes no single hero could withstand, The Avengers are the most powerful Super Hero team in the world! Including Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man,and the Black Widow, this book as all of the favorite Marvel characters. Poster-A-Page delivers children's most popular characters, stories, and memorable moments to them in a unique visual format. With every page a poster, plus 9 supersize fold-out posters inside, this series offers kids ages 4-12 the opportunity to bring their favorite friends and stories into their homes, onto their walls, and become part of their world.


I don't have a ton to say about this one other than it's really cool especially if you are a Marvel Avengers fan.  I happen to have on in my house, so I'll let most of her thoughts run this review.  First when I showed it to her when I got it.  She tore it from me.  Then we both noticed what she was wearing.  

Yup she has on a Thor t-shirt and Captain American sweatpants.  That's my girl :)

She absolutely loves this stuff.  Her dream is to go to Comic Con.  So this book was right up her alley.  She flipped through it was very very happy to see that Black Widow was in it.  One of her biggest complaints is when they leave the girl characters out or barely give them any exposure.  That wasn't a problem with this book.  It had several.  



For the poster lover in your life this is a great book.  It not only has 9 super-sized posters - every single page is a poster!  My daughter loves posters.  I often have to remind her she only has so much wall space.  Well I know this book will cover any space remaining right now. And what's nice as well about the posters in this book - they are on good thick paper, so they'll hold up much better.  

Great fun poster book for the Avenergers fan in your life!