Friday, November 20, 2009

Great Contest at Princess Bookie!!

Cindy is having a Thanksgiving giveaway! The contest will be up in a few days but you can get a headstart on entry points by blogging about it. She always has AMAZING giveaways so I know that whatever the prizes are they will be good. While you are there you should become a follower (if you do then please let Cindy know I referred you by mentioning my blog link please)

check it out HERE

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Holidays Swag Contest!


Michelle Zink is having a swag contest. Here is the swag up for grabs:

$25 Hot Topic gift card

$15 iTunes gift card

Rose t-shirt

Black-and-white checkered scarf

Gothis choker

Set of earrings including the awesome rose ones!

Candle

Signed Prophecy of the Sisters locker poster

Prophecy of the Sisters locker magnet

Prophecy of the Sisters bookmark

Kazoo

August Rush DVD

Music & Lyrics DVD

Edward Scissorhands DVD

Tons of candy including a mini-gum ball machine, Mentos, a King-size KitKat, bag of Lindt white chocolate truffles, and MOAR!

And my favorite! The BOOKS!

Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Trilogy including a Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing (timeless!)

Tamora Pearce’s Terrier and Bloodhound, the first two books in the Bekka Cooper series (magical!)

Lisa Mantchev’s Eyes Like Stars (brilliant!)

Prophecy of the Sisters audiobook narrated by the incomparable Eliza Dushku

enter HERE

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brizmus Blogs Books Giveaway!

Brizmus Blogs Books


There will be 2 winners

here are the prizes:
-one lightly used copy of Hush, Hush
-one lightly used copy of Evermore
-one lightly used copy of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
-one used copy of the City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clark
-one lightly used copy of the Over the Holidays
-lots of surprise goodies - books and swag and all sorts of things!

There are tons of ways to get extra entries!
The giveaway ends December 18

enter at Brizmus Blogs Books

Creative Contest at Princess Bookie

There are 3 parts to this contest:

Part 1: Design a rating system with butterflies for
Girl On A Mission@Only Sexy Books Allowed
Winner receives an ARC of Magic Under Glass

Part 2: Design a rating system with cupcakes for Cindy @Princess Bookie
Winner receives a mystery ARC

Part 3: Blog about this contest
Winner receives an ARC of Betraying Season

for more info and to enter go HERE




Monday, November 16, 2009

Book Review: Unbelievable by Sara Shepard


  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (November 25, 2008)

Four pretty little liars' charmed lives have turned into living nightmares.

Emily's been shipped off to Iowa to live with her ├╝berconservative cousins. Aria's boyfriend is behind bars—because of her. Spencer's afraid she was involved in Ali's murder. But Hanna's fate is far worse: She's clinging to life in the hospital because she knew too much.

If these girls don't start listening to me, Hanna's going to look like the lucky one.

In this fourth installment of the Pretty Little Liars series we finally learn who A is...and you will never guess who it is. Someone is arrested for Ali's murder as well. The author keeps you guessing throughout the whole book and even with the arrest it still leaves you unsure. So many people had a motive to kill Ali it really could have been just about anyone. There are hints that the DeLaurentis' maybe have a family secret and I have my own theories about that.

The girls have gone through some changes in this installment. Emily's parents accept her for who she is after she ran away but now that she has what she wants she no longer seems sure that what she wants is Maya. Hanna was in a coma and when she awoke she was missing a chunk of her memory...including who A was. She also didn't remember her fight with Mona or her budding relationship with Lucas. Spencer actually bonds with her sister but then suspects her of a heinous crime. Aria moves in with her father and Meredith but still resents Meredith. She also discovers some shocking information about the "Jenna incident."

These novels have me hooked and I can't wait to continue reading as more and more secrets are unraveled.

4/5

CymLowell

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Noobie Kindle Giveaway!

Win a brand new Kindle!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lisa McMann

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Book Review: Perfect by Sara Shepard


  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (May 27, 2008)
In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four perfect-looking girls aren't nearly as perfect as they seem.

Aria can't resist her forbidden ex. Hanna is on the verge of losing her BFF. Emily is freaking out over a simple kiss. And Spencer can't keep her hands off anything that belongs to her sister.

Lucky me. I know these pretty little liars better than they know themselves. But it's hard keeping all of their secrets to myself. They better do as I say . . . or else!


Perfect is the third book in this amazing series. Once again I have to point out the smooth transition from one book to another. So far this has been my favorite of the three books I have read. Perfect is gripping and kept me on my toes the entire time. The question of "who did it?" just kept bouncing around in my head. One minute I think I have figured out who it is and then next thing I know I'm onto someone else. Just about everyone seems like a suspect.

The girls have been dealing without a lot of emotional stress and pain throughout the previous books and Perfect is no different. Quite of a bit of the pain comes from the girl's parents. It is shameful the way some of the adults are more childish than the children. If they would just show their kids some love, attention, understanding, and forgiveness the way a good parent should then maybe their lives wouldn't be so messed up.

I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down. I have to warn you to be sure to have the fourth book, Unbelievable with you when you read Perfect. It ends at a very suspenseful, cliff hanger type moment and you will want to IMMEDIATELY read the next one. Unfortunately I have to wait until this weekend to read it and it is KILLING me!!!

5/5

previous reviews:

Pretty Little Liars (book 1)
Flawless (book 2)
Pretty Little Liars Challenge

Box of Books Birthday Bash Giveaway at My Overstuffed Bookshelf

so far the prizes in the box are:

Demon's Kiss by Maggie Shayne (used)
Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (used)
Dead Sexy by Amanda Ashley (used)
Water Witch by Deborah LeBlanc (used)
Mind Game by Christine Feehan (used)
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (new)
Ginger High by Melkissa Burmester (used)
Wicked Games by Kathleen Lawless (Hardback-used)
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (Hardback-used)

There is also an envelope filled with bookmarks. When she hits 150 followers she will add 2 more books, 200 followers she will add 2 more books, etc.

The giveaway ends November 27
enter at My Overstuffed Bookshelf

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Contest at The Eclectic Reader!

Win The Running Vixen OR Shadowland OR Captive of Sin

The contest ends November 30.