Ready for round 5? Here we go!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.
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Hey guys! So, I'm at school right now and have a one hour break between classes, so I thought: why not post something on my blog today? I don't have anything better to do (okay, so I may be lying to myself. I should actually be studying for my test tomorrow...but you know, I'm a bookworm, what can I say? ;)). Here is a little update of what I've been reading lately.
What I've finished reading these past few weeks:
I just finished reading "Loki's Wolves" 2 days ago, and it was AWESOME! Such a great Norse mythology read!
What I'm reading now:
Okay, "Nightshifted" I haven't read since...pfft, the beginning of the year, maybe? It's a good book, but I don't know. I'm putting it off for a little bit.
"The Goddess Inheritence" I also stopped reading. Why? 'Cause it's so damn depressing! I love this series and I love Hades (Henry...WHATEVER), but I don't like depressing books :( I will pick it up again soon though.
"Sleepless" I just started reading not that long ago. I thought I was reading a horror novel ('casue I love horror novels) but it hasn't gotten all that scary yet, so it's been a few days since I last picked it up.
And "The Red Pyramid"...Give my a Rick Riordan novel any day and I'll devour it! I put this one aside while I was reading "Loki's Wolves," but since I finished that one I picked up "The Red Pyramid" last night again! Loves it!
Up next- I have some blog tours coming up so...
Well, that's my not-very-short update :) What are you reading right now?
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Welcome to Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed form the libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. For more information about how this feature works and to join in, click here.
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As you may have noticed, I have not been keeping up with my Showcase Sunday post....again. School, obviously. Here is what I've gotten over the past few weeks (I've lost count and probably wont include everything because I wont be able to remember every single little thing, lol).
I won all this awesome swag in a giveaway! I LOVE "The Body Finder" so I was super excited to get this! This package I actually got this past Friday, and Fridays I have my 12-hour clinical shifts at the hospital. I am always really hungry when I get home at almost 8 pm. But this Friday did I come home and eat like usually do? No. I went straight to opening this and ogling it for at least 15 minutes ;) That's how excited I was.
These were sent to me by the authors to giveaway, so stay tuned ;)
Same with this JLA swag. I won "My Sweet 16th Century" swag in a giveaway.
And these were also sent by the authors.
I LOVE this charm bracelet! I've been wearing this a lot lately. Derrolyn Anderson (author of "The Athena Effect" and its sequel, "The Mackenzie Legacy") made this herself, which was inspired by "The Mackenzie Legacy" and I was lucky enough to get one!
The first two the author sent me, and they are signed! The last one I bought myself from Hastings.
The 1st two I bought myself, and the last one is an ARC that I won in a giveaway! I actually finished reading it ("Loki's Wolves") last night and it was AWESOME! I love me some mythology!
The first one I won in a giveaway and the 2nd I also bought myself.
E-books- For review:
All received from the authors, respectively.
Okay, I think that's all. What bookish things did you get this week?
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
You know, this sci-fi/alien stuff isn't really my thing, but only because I have not read too many of these kinds of books. I guess I'm still waiting for that book I'll really, really like. And this one I actually liked a lot! It was very creative! I liked these aliens posing as humans who came from this other world. I especially liked the small detail that even though Palta's family is from this other planet, she herself was born on Earth! How crazy is that?!
Monday, April 22, 2013
This book was great! It was just...freakin' amazing! Have I mentioned that witches are my fave supernatural creatures? Because they are :) I loved how all the creatures we came across in the book were all connected back to the witches! It was just great, and so very creative! I loved it! This little detail just made this book that much more amazing!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I absolutely LOVES mythology *singsongs*! Greek mythology is especially my favorite, so yah, I totally loved this book!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Okay, so I absolutely LOVE witches (they are my fave supernatural creatures) and magic, but honestly, I wasn't really feeling this book.
Friday, April 19, 2013
This was a great short story that takes place in the Talent Chronicles series. I've only read the 1st book (Hush Money) but I really liked it! I love the world Susan Bischoff created with all these different characters with different (but waaaay cool) supernatural abilities!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This is girl here, *points to self* totally in love with mythology! I probably don't have to repeat that since pretty much everyone who knows me know how much I love it, but there ya go!
And this book? *points to Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths* Way awesome!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Hades and the Helm of Darkness (Heroes in Training Book 3)
The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld—if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is.
The Underworld usually isn’t really meant to be a fun place—but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark
and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when
Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus—a snarling, three-headed dog—Hades must conquer
his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan
prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs!
But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two
more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone
Heroes in Training by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams deliver fun, adventures, and a few surprises as ten-year-old
Olympians go on a journey of a lifetime to discover their true identities and defeat their Titan enemies.
Praise for Heroes in Training
"Readers will gobble this down and look for more, make no mythtake."
“This is a fun read, casting Zeus in the role of relatable kid, and there is a nice balance between his
primary goal of survival and his sense of destiny and adventure. . . Share this title, and likely more to
come, with those still too young for Percy Jackson’s adventures.”
#1 Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
#3 Hades and the Helm of Darkness
#4 Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire
Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Book 1)
After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime
in this thrilling start to a brand-new series! The terrible Titans--merciless giants who enjoy snacking on
humans--have dominated the earth and put the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the
test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe....
Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super-annoyed) by the fact that he keeps getting hit by lightening.
Every. Single. Year. He also longs for adventure, as he has never been far from the cave where he grew
Zeus gets his wish--and a lot more than he bargained for--when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant
Titans! In self-defense, he grabs the first thing he sees--an actual thunderbolt he pulls from a stone that
is covered in mysterious markings. Zeus is the only one who can decipher the markings, and sets off on
a quest to rescue his youthful fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus. Armed with his trusty thunderbolt
(named Bolt, of course), Zeus is on an adventure of a lifetime--and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King
of the Gods.
Poseidon and the Sea of Fury (Book 2)
A young Poseidon must triumph over aquatic terrors in this Heroes in Training adventure. The merciless
Cronus and his Titan buddies are in hot pursuit of Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon, who plan to travel across
the treacherous boiling sea in order to save a fellow Olympian. They have a boat, but they also have a
problem: Poseidon can’t swim and is terrified of the water (well, really of the creatures that lurk in its
depths). The group faces danger after danger as they battle singing sirens, a fishy and ferocious Titan
named Oceanus, and people-eating monsters sent by Cronus himself. Can Poseidon overcome his fears
and help his fellow heroes escape Cronus and his cronies?
Author Suzanne Williams
Suzanne Williams is the award-winning author of nearly 40 books for children, from picture books and
easy readers to chapter books and middle grade fiction series. A former elementary school librarian,
she lives near Seattle. Her picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg) won the New Mexico
children's choice award in 2000 and was on several other state award lists. She is co-author (with Joan
Holub) of the popular Goddess Girls series(for ages 8 - 12) and Heroes in Training (ages 6 - 11). Other
series include Fairy Blossoms and Princess Power.
I graduated from college in Texas with a fine arts degree, and then freelanced as an art director at a
graphic design firm for eight years. I dreamed of working in children's books, so I moved to New York
City and became associate art director in Scholastic trade books, where I designed books for children
and worked with editors and illustrators. It was a great job.
I illustrated my first published children's book in 1992 and soon began illustrating full time. I began
completing manuscripts and mailing them out to publishers in the early 1990s. In 1996, I sold my first
two manuscripts -- Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book (Scholastic) and Pen Pals (Grosset &
Now I write full time and have written and/or illustrated over 130 children's books. Creating books that
entertain, inform, and interest children (and me) is a fabulous job that I truly love.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Hey guys! I gots another great giveaway for you! So, I've been waiting for this book for, like, ever! Book one was fantastic and I honestly could not wait to find out more about Cali and her awesome power!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
I got an awesome cover reveal for you all today! I just love the cover and colors...SO pretty! This book is the sequel to Transfusion (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Vol. 1) by one of my favoritest authors ever: Nikki Jefford! Check it out!
NORTHERN BITES, Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Vol. 2
Expected Release Date: June 27, 2013
Expected Release Date: June 27, 2013
Thanks to Dante’s recklessness, Aurora is now partners with
Valerie: the redheaded, backstabbing vixen.
Dante is in full flirt mode. Fane’s tactics are far more ruthless.
Something carnal has awakened in Aurora and neither boy is helping tame her
When a member of the unit’s team is found dead, Aurora and
Valerie are sent after a vampire in Sitka, but Aurora suspects the killer’s much
closer to home.
Enter to WIN: Signed Aurora Sky paperback, Blood Bath cherry scented shower gel, and a Blood Transfusion mason jar with straw (US) or an Aurora Sky ebook, 3 winners (INT). Ends soon!
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