Tuesday, September 3, 2013

YA Review: Uprising by Jessica Therrien

Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council's reach. As long as they believe she's dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable. When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn't need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she'll fight to the death. He's threatened the people she loves. It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council's oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive. My thoughts...

Friday, August 9, 2013

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So I have been out of the loop for more than a little bit of time. Life gets crazy and the blog is usually the first to go. I apologize to anyone who I neglected to review for due to these disruptions in blogging.

I am wondering what everyone is using to read other blogs now that google reader is a thing of the past? Any suggestions are appreciated. I really feel like I am starting from scratch.

Happy Reading.

Ellz

YA review: Uprising

Imagine wielding the powers of Gods and Goddesses. Maybe you desire abilities to teleport, transform, manipulate, maim or even kill. What if your enemies held these powers? With these abilities, would come great responsibility and power. Elyse, the heroine of Uprising, once again faces these challenges and more.
Book two of the Children of the Gods series picks up where Oppression left off. Elyse finds herself in a leadership role with a small army of descendants looking her for guidance. All of my favorite and not-so-favorite characters made an appearance. They showed a great deal of growth since the first book. As old as these descendants are, their experiences advance their maturity.

There was plenty of excitement in book two. Action, frustration, danger, and some devastating events that will leave you speechless and more than a little concerned about the beloved characters. Therrien has an unique writing style that does a brilliant job of helping the reader to visualize the world. She paints a vivid picture of what the characters are feeling and it helps the reader feel what the characters are experiencing.

I would recommend readers to start with Oppression to build their understanding of Therrien's world. The writing is easy to understand, the characters are interesting and this series should delight YA fans of all ages.

For more information, visit Jessica at her website.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Testing... Testing.... Testing

Is anyone still out there? Summer is coming, which means I get my blog back.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Rapunzel Untangled Tour Stop/Giveaway!

A Girl Trapped in a Mansion . . .

A Mysterious Old Woman . . .

The Boy Who Will Change Everything . . .



Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C Bennett

Fab Fane Fannigan: Are you saying you live at GOTHEL MANSION??? The Gothel Mansion?

RG: My mother calls it Gothel Manor, so maybe that’s different?

Fab Fane Flannigan: No, Rapunzel, there’s only one that I know of. It has to be the same. Are you telling me the truth here?

RG: Yes, of course. Is it weird that I live here?

Fab Fane Flannigan: No, not weird, just . . . never mind. So you live in the tower?

RG: Uh, the tower? I don’t know. Is it a tower?

Fab Fane Flannigan: Yes, it is. I know where it is. I’ll be there Friday at 8.

Rapunzel sensed the difference in his tone. Something wasn’t right.

Fab Fane Flannigan: Rapunzel, promise me one thing.

RG: Okay.

Fab Fane Flannigan: Don’t Google your house.
 
Rapunzel is not your average teenager. For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction.

But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is.

Filled with romance, adventure, and mystery, Rapunzel Untangled is one story you won’t want to put down. Discover the true meaning of love and friendship in this modern twist to the classic fairytale.

Rapunzel Untangled from Sweetwater Books February 12, 2013. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at a bookstore near you!

Join the giveaway below for your chance to win one of many great prizes, including a Nook and an MP3 Player! (Domestic only. For international giveaway click here.) Nothing required to win other than signing in.

About the Author
  
Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She and her husband - who happens to be her high-school sweetheart - raised two sons and two daughters. She's now blessed with two daughters-in-law as well. She developed a love of writing in high school when a teacher introduced her to the joys of escaping reality for ten minutes each day in writing.
When she's not writing, reading, or answering emails (notice there's no mention of cleaning, cooking, or anything remotely domestic), she can often be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home. (Yes, she rides a Harley.)


You can find Cindy at:  Blog    Facebook    Twitter    Goodreads

 
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway




Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!



The winner will have the option of receiving a Kindle Fire HD (US Only)


Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)


Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)




This giveaway is sponsored by these Authors:


The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson






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1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (Internaitonal).
Ends 2/28/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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