Giveaway: Moon at Nine

Giveaway: Moon at Nine

April 23, 2014 Giveaway 0

Today, we have a great opportunity to win this moving book based on real-life events. Check out the synopsis below. Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis About the Book: Fifteen-year-old Farrin has many secrets. Although she goes to a school for gifted girls in Tehran, as the daughter of an aristocratic mother and wealthy father Farrin must keep a low profile. It is 1988; ever since the Shah was overthrown, the deeply conservative and religious government controls every facet of life in Iran. If the Revolutionary Guard finds out about her mother’s Bring Back the Shah activities, her family could be thrown in jail or worse. The day she meets Sadira, Farrin’s life changes forever. Sadira is funny, wise and outgoing; the two girls become inseparable. But as their friendship deepens into romance, the relationship takes a dangerous turn. It is against the law to be a homosexual in Iran;… Read more »


Book View: This Wicked Game

Book View: This Wicked Game

April 23, 2014 Book Review, Book Views 0

Short & Sweet: This Wicked Game is a standalone novel about Claire, whose family runs a voodoo shop and one day while she is there, a mysterious woman orders an item that has the potential to kill. Suddenly, the Guild is involved and Claire decides to run her own investigation with her secret boyfriend Xander. I’ve always loved Zink’s books, so it was nice to see this one coming out and I really enjoyed reading this one. A nice change from usual Young Adult, This Wicked Game already has the protagonist in a relationship, one she has hidden because she denies the existence of magic. No longer able to, Claire must come to terms with her own potential for magic and how it may help save her family and friends. Final Verdict: I found This Wicked Game a unique read, with Claire not believing in magic in a magical family… Read more »


Monstrous Discoveries

Monstrous Discoveries

April 23, 2014 Monstrous Discoveries 0

Monstrous Discoveries is a feature that mentions books that we have discovered through our sidetracking excursions around the web. While our bookshelves really are not never ending, it is always exciting to share the books we would add if it was. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis Releases: October 14th 2014 Princess Snow is missing. Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all. Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines. When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot… Read more »


Top Ten Characters Who Are Book Boyfriend Worthy

Top Ten Characters Who Are Book Boyfriend Worthy

April 22, 2014 Top Ten Tuesdays 6

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Characters Who X. This week, I am going with book boyfriends… cause why not. Listed in no particular order. Henry. Henry is the brooding / living in the past type guy. But he is the guy worth waiting for while he works out his demons. Haden. Another boy with some demons. Literally and figuratively. Worth the trouble? Definitely. Sage. While this series does not feature an over the top romance, Sage is perfect book boyfriend material. Perfect blends of this and that, and an amazing sense of humor. The Darkling. Man, I love this guy. A baddie with plenty of depth… and possibly a soft spot hiding in there somewhere. FADE!!! Enough said. Naji. Brooding. Tough. Deep.  Darius Darius. Trayton. (I loved both of these guys. Don’t make me pick!) Kai. Guys,… Read more »


Fairy Tale Fortnight Giveaway Hop

Fairy Tale Fortnight Giveaway Hop

April 22, 2014 Giveaway 36

This hop is in conjunction with the 4th annual Fairy Tale Fortnight.   Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer The Book Rat & A Backwards Story I’ll be giving away any book, up to $20 with a fairy tale theme! Need a suggestion? Check out my Goodreads Fairy Tale Bookshelf and our Fairy Tale books reviewed. If you live in the US, I will be ordering from Amazon. If you live internationally, I will be ordering from The Book Depository. Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter! Ends May 3rd. a Rafflecopter giveaway