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Friday, July 25, 2014

Silver Shadows Giveaway and Trivia -- Day Three


Welcome to Day Three of the Silver Shadows Trivia and Giveaway, hosted by YA Romantics (me!) and my blogger buddy Patrick at The Bookshelves!  Patrick and I are giving away a brand-new copy of Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead, and this giveaway is open internationally.

There are lots of ways to enter, but one of them is to challenge yourself with our Fiery Heart trivia.  Patrick and I will each have a different question up each day, and for a trivia entry, all you need to do is leave a comment on the post. Then in the Rafflecopter, let us know the name you commented under.  You don't have to answer the question in comments or get the question right!

(If you enjoy trivia and want to find my Bloodlines and Golden Lily trivia, just click here...)

My questions are NON-SPOILERS...

JULY 25 QUESTION:

In The Fiery Heart, that wacky Malachi Wolfe reveals that he once had a tattoo that said:

A) Tlaloc (an Aztec god of rain, storm, water and thunder)
B) Tocllul (an Aztec princess)
C) Tonatiah (Aztec god of the sun)
D) Tlazolteotl (Aztec god of guilt)
E) Xipe Totec (Aztec fertility god)

Bonus: What does Malachy's tattoo say now?

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The Bookshelves

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Silver Shadows Giveaway and Trivia -- Day Two


Welcome back to the Silver Shadows Trivia and Giveaway, hosted by YA Romantics (me!) and my blogger buddy Patrick at The Bookshelves!  Patrick and I are giving away a brand-new copy of Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead, and this giveaway is open internationally.

There are lots of ways to enter, but one of them is to challenge yourself with our Fiery Heart trivia.  Patrick and I will each have a different question up each day, and for a trivia entry, all you need to do is leave a comment on the post. Then in the Rafflecopter, let us know the name you commented under.  You don't have to answer the question in comments or get the question right!

(If you enjoy trivia and want to find my Bloodlines and Golden Lily trivia, just click here...)

My questions are NON-SPOILERS...

JULY 24 QUESTION:

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney wants to expand Adrian's reading beyond a bartending dictionary and a copy of Esquire magazine.  What classic does he attempt to read?

A) Moby Dick
B) The Scarlet Letter
C) Tale of Two Cities
D) The Great Gatsby
E) Pride and Prejudice

Bonus: Adrian says reading this book made him want to what?

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The Bookshelves

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Silver Shadows Giveaway and Trivia -- Day One


Welcome to the Silver Shadows Trivia and Giveaway, hosted by YA Romantics and The Bookshelves!  Patrick and I are giving away a copy of Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead, and this giveaway is open internationally.

There are lots of ways to enter, but one of them is to challenge yourself with our Fiery Heart trivia.  Patrick and I will each have a different question up each day, and for a trivia entry, all you need to do is leave a comment and then in the Rafflecopter, let us know the name you commented under.  You don't have to answer the question in comments or get the question right!

(If you enjoy trivia and want to find my Bloodlines and Golden Lily trivia, just click here...)

My questions are NON-SPOILERS...

JULY 23 QUESTION:

When Sydney attends her initiation in the Fiery Heart, what secret name does she choose?

A) Ione
B) Iolanthe
C) Iris 
D) Ianthe
E) Iona

Bonus: What is the meaning of this name, and what is the significance of that meaning?

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hot Off the Presses: New YA Releasing July 22-28

Hot Off the Presses -- brand new YA releases!

Welcome to Hot Off the Presses!  

Tuesday is book release day, so every Tuesday I tell you about all the great new YA books you can grab in the week to come. If you're a reviewer, you can also link your blog or Goodreads reviews of any YA book publishing in the current month so we can all check them out!

This month's winner can pick any book up to $15 on either Amazon (for US winner) or The Book Depository (for international winner.) Enter by linking your reviews, commenting on other people's linked reviews, or tweeting :)  

Hot Off the Presses aims to include every traditionally published YA. You are also welcome to link your reviews of YA books that were self-pubbed this month. Some titles may have different release dates outside the US.

Strange and Ever After Extraction Fire Wish Endless
Strange Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly #3) by Susan Dennard (Harper)
Extraction by Stephanie Diaz (St. Martin's)
Fire Wish (Jinni Wars #1) by Amber Lough (Random House)
Endless (Shadowlands #3) by Kate Brian (Disney-Hyperion)


Just Like the Movies Welcome to the Dark House Dissonance
Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore (Walker)
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Disney-Hyperion)
Dissonance by Erica O'Rourke (Simon & Schuster)


Like No Other The Burnouts The Year of Chasing Dreams One Past Midnight
Like No Other by Una LaMarche (Razorbill)
The Burnouts (Quarantine #3) by Lex Thomas (Egmont)
The Year of Chasing Dreams (The Year #2) by Lurlene McDaniel (Delacorte)
One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington (Bloomsbury)


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Just Finished Reading ... Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5)
by Miranda Kenneally
Published by Sourcebooks
on July 15, 2014

Source: bought
Synopsis from Goodreads: Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.
My take:  It's always a happy day when there's a new Miranda Kenneally book to read. I love the way that all her books have a main character who is trying to find herself in some way or another, but that every book feels completely different. Breathe, Annie, Breathe borders on New Adult, as Annie has graduated from college, and Jeremiah's in college, so if you enjoy YA books with a bit more maturity, give this one a try.

Annie's going through a lot -- she's about to leave for college, she's training for a marathon ... and her boyfriend died. I loved the way that Annie's struggles had both a physical and an emotional component. She's using the marathon training as a test, as a tribute, as a distraction.  Then she meets a guy -- the absolute wrong guy at the wrong time. What could be worse? What could be better?

I've seen some people comment on the fact that Annie's alone on this cover, when the rest of the Hundred Oaks books have couples on them. Now that I've read the book, I think that fits. Yes, there's romance in the book, but it's really Annie's story, and I loved that.

Jeremiah. If there was a fictional character more opposite to me, more puzzling to me, I can't imagine one. And yet, a talented writer can make me understand a character like that, even though we have zero in common.

I love companion novels with cameos!  I didn't make a list, but it feels like just about every Hundred Oaks character makes an appearance in this book. And I loved the way that the characters weren't just suspended in time, but they'd aged. Still, if you've never read a Miranda Kenneally book, Breathe, Annie, Breathe works as a standalone.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Extra! Extra! Silver Shadows

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! is my weekend post featuring brand new additions to my TBR pile as well as a summary of what's new on the blog.

This weekend I'm linking to Stacking the Shelves @ Tynga's Reviews or to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 

NEW BOOKS:

If you're a diehard Richelle Mead fan like I am, you know that it IS possible to get her books a little early.  I found Golden Lily early, and this past week I also found ... Silver Shadows!!



Silver Shadows Peter Facinelli

I hadn't noticed how much that Adrian model looks like Peter Facinelli, and now I think I have to take the dust jacket off...

Next week, Patrick from The Bookshelves and I are doing a special Silver Shadows giveaway -- Bloodlines series trivia and a chance to win your own copy of the book.

In the past couple weeks, I also received these:

pic name Can't Look Away Oh Yeah Audrey

Winterkill by Kate Boorman (Abrams)
Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner (Scholastic)
Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw (Amulet)

ALSO ON THE BLOG NEXT WEEK: 

A review of Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally.

A rundown of the fourteen (at last count) new YA books coming out next week.

And the Silver Shadows giveaway...

How's your summer going? What are you reading? Leave me a link to your blog so I can visit you back!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Freebie Friday: July ARC Grab Bag!


Happy Friday!  

I love surprises, so this week's winner can choose a prize from an assortment of great July 2014 YA ARCs. There's a thriller in there, some horror, two contemporary romances -- something for everyone!  This is US only, but next week, I'll be doing a special giveaway that's open internationally. And everyone can enter Hot Off the Presses :)


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