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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

German Posters for 'City of Bones'

CoB poster #18
How beautiful are these posters! They are the German posters for City of Bones. They are stunning.
CoB poster #18
CoB poster #19

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Sneak Peek at the 'City of Heavenly Fire'

20130904-104926 Cassie Clare gave a sneak peek of City of Heavenly Fire cover. It's not the biggest sneak peek, but it's enough to wet our whistle.

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrell, Book Review

Welcome to today's tour for All Our Yesterdays! You can follow the entire tour here.

By: Cristin Terrill

Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: September 3rd, 2013
Source: arc to review from publisher / purchased book
5 Stars: I Loved It!
Purchase from: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / IndieBound
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Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present–imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.

Marina has loved her best friend, James, since they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Marina will protect James no matter what, even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it… at least, not as the girl she once was. Em and Marina are in a race against time and each other, and only one of them can win.

All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.

Time travel, romance, and one heck of a thrilling plot that will mess with your mind, Cristin Terrill's All Our Yesterdays in an addicting debut you don't want to miss reading! 

All Our Yesterdays is on heck of a debut! This is one of those reads that totally messed with my mind, hooked me from the moment I started reading it, and left me wanting more. I'm in awe that this is Cristin's debut. Her writing is flawless. Her story telling is exciting, addicting, and hooked from the get go. Not only does she create a thrilling plot line, but her plotting itself is tight. I love how unpredictable both her characters and the storyline were. 

One of the things I found interesting with this story is that the characters and the story itself alternate between the past and present. Not only did I love the time travel element, but I loved how complex both the characters and the storyline were with this ability. The story itself is told from both the past and present, and trust me, it's not confusing in the least. I like that Cristin made it easy for the reader to know when the past and the present character was talking, which is done through Em / Marina. Mixed into the complex storyline is the romance. The romance was well created, and it wasn't hard to see how Marina could fall for James, and how Em feel in love with Finn. 

Speaking of the alternative story telling, and characters, I loved how both of these fueled not only the suspense and intrigue with the over all story, but the character development as well. Cristin allows readers to see the different sides to the friendships, and the romances that are a huge part of this story. At times it's exciting, heart breaking, and trying, to say the least. There are moments that are bittersweet, and other moments that I wish didn't have to end so soon. I loved seeing the different sides to the characters, and how their relationships intertwined both in the past and present. 

Marina was a character I had a hard time relating to. I felt like there was more to her than she allowed herself to be. James is someone I was on the fence about. Sure he's good looking, and too smart for his own good, and I mean incredibly intelligent, but to me there was something about him that seemed off. Finn was a character I loved getting to know. It was interesting to see his role in the past, and in the present. I love the character he becomes. Em for me was the character I related to the most. She's fierce, strong, and has this way about her that made it easy for me to relate to her, and had me cheering her on to succeed in her mission to end all that was going on around them. I know that's vague, but if I say what that it is, it will give away a huge chunk of the plot. 

The mission itself is the complex part of the story. When it starts off I had no idea what the heck is really going on, except I wanted Em and Finn to make it out of the place they were being held in. The role they play in the present, is explained as they time travel back to the past, which is only a few years. Seeing how their lives intersect with that of the past lives is fascinating as much as it is  surprising. Things start to make sense as soon as Finn and Em find themselves mixed into the lives of Finn, Marina and James. Plot twists start to unfold, the suspense is amped up a lot, and the action becomes nonstop. 

I don't even know what to say other than I seriously loved the book. It's not like another else I've read. I loved that there was a little bit of everything in this book. Suspense, danger, intrigue, romance, and "holy crap, that did not just happen". I enjoyed the fact I couldn't predict what was going to happen next. Cristin did a fabulous job at keeping me hooked with her book, and I'm looking forward to reading her next book. 

Visit to learn more about Cristin and her YA Novel!

Waiting on Wednesday: Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

By: Leah Cypess
Published by: Greenwillow / Harper Teen
To Be Released on: March 4th, 2014
Pre-Order it from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.

But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins… and possibly the entire world

LEAH CYPESS has a new book coming out!!! *dances around with excitement* I about died and went to fangirl book heaven yesterday when Stephanie Burgis tweeted about her love for this book. Some how I totally missed that Leah had an upcoming release, and I have no idea how this even happened. I have loved Leah's writing since I first reviewed MISTWOOD. And CHECK OUT that cover! Wow! Talk about stunning, enchanting and, well who doesn't want to pick this one up to find out what the story is about?! The count down to March 4th is on.

What book are you waiting on?

Cover Reveal: Lea Nolan's 'ALLURE'

Today, we're celebrating the cover reveal of Allure, the sequel to Lea Nolan's Conjure, coming October 1st from Entangled Teen!

How beautiful is this cover!

About the Cover
Worst. Summer. Ever.
Emma Guthrie races to learn the hoodoo magic needed to break The Beaumont Curse before her marked boyfriend Cooper's sixteenth birthday. But deep in the South Carolina Lowcountry, dark, mysterious forces encroach, conspiring to separate Emma and Cooper forever. When Cooper starts to change, turning cold and indifferent, Emma discovers that both his heart and body are marked for possession by competing but equally powerful adversaries.
Desperate to save him, Emma and her twin brother, Jack, risk their lives to uncover the source of the black magic that has allured Cooper and holds him in its grip. Face with the horror of a soul-eating boohag, Emma and Jack must fight to resist its fiendish power to free Cooper long enough to join their strengths and face it together, before it destroys them all.

Praise for Conjure
"Richly filled with exquisite imagery, a compelling story, and a strong, smart heroine, Conjure will keep you up way past your bedtime." ~ Trinity Faegen, author of The Mephisto Covenant series
"A true adventure, complete with pirates, romance, a flesh-eating curse, and ancient magic. I couldn't put it down!" ~ Inara Scott, author of The Talents (Delcroix Academy) series
"Ifthere is one book teens and adults should have on their must read list, Conjure is it! Fans of young love and adventure will hurry to the end of each chapter, in anticipation of what will happen next. Unfolding at an easy pace, this tale is magical and spellbinding. Nolan is one to watch!" ~ RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars Top Pick
"Conjure is a sweet, adventure-packed romp for young teen readers... There are pirates, lost treasure, curses, and ancient curses, chases, narrow escapes, and secret letters galore." ~ New York Journal of Books
"This is an unexpected read: exciting, dangerous, adventurous - everything we want from a good book. Yet Nolan puts that creative twist on all the elements, making Conjure something special. Conjure is recommended, 4 out of 5 stars." ~ Teen Librarian's Toolbox

About the Author
Lea Nolan couldn’t read until the third grade. After a lot of hard work she finally got the hang of it and quickly learned the best way to get out of doing chores was to tell her parents she was reading. Soon she was hooked, devouring books by Roald Dahl, E.B. White, Judy Blume, C.S. Lewis, and anything with a shiny Newberry Award sticker on the cover. Books provided a portal to enchanted lands where anything was possible and characters relied on their wits to wiggle out of sticky situations. Today, even though she’s all grown up, Lea writes the kinds of stories she sought as a teen--smart paranormals with bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history. She holds degrees in history and women’s studies concentrating in public policy and spent fifteen years as a health policy analyst and researcher. She lives in Maryland with her heroically supportive husband and three clever children, who’ve figured out how to get out of doing their chores.

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