The Book Show Invitation

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Hello, everyone!

So, I got an invite for you all! It's September 22 of this year. But, mind you, it is in England, so some of you probably won't be able to attend...




Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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Insurgent

Author: Veronica Roth

Release Date: May 1, 2012

Publisher: Harper Teen

Summary (Goodreads):

One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.


The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

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The Summer My Life Began

Author: Shannon Greenland

Release Date: May 10, 2012

Publisher: Speak

Summary (Goodreads):
Elizabeth Margaret--better known as Em--has always known what her life would contain: an internship at her father's firm, a degree from Harvard, and a career as a lawyer. The only problem is, it's not what she wants. So when she gets the opportunity to get away and spend a month with the aunt she never knew, she jumps at the chance. While there, Em learns that her family has some pretty significant secrets. And then there's Cade, the laid-back local surfer boy who seems to be everything Em isn't. Naturally, she can't resist him, and as their romance blossoms, Em feels that for the first time ever, she is really living life on her own terms.


As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

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As I Wake


Author: Elizabeth Scott

Release Date: September 15, 2011

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Summary (Goodreads):

Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them - and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is.

Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center of them all, until he reappears in her life and offers answers . . . but only in exchange for her trust.



Touch by Jus Accardo

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Touch

Author: Jus Accardo

Release Date: November 1, 2011

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Summary (Goodreads):

When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s “law firm”—than she realized.

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect.


The Greatest News EVER!

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So, guys, guess what!

I got a FOUR (4) on my AP US history test!!! For those of you who don't know/understand the grading scale, a five is the highest score you can get, and I think a one is the lowest.

So, great news, or what?

But, I won't stop there....

I won an Amazon Kindle! I was in my library's Summer Reading Program, and one of the prizes was either a Kindle or a Kindle Fire (I'm not quiet sure which one it is yet). But, that's great, isn't it?

Just thought that I'd share the news!

-Cierra

Promo Blitz: Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison and Excerpt

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Taken By Storm

by: Angela Morrison

Release Date: June 13, 2012

Publisher: Create Space/ Self-Published

Summary:

Mormon girl Leesie has life figured out until devastated Michael lands in her small town high school. He needs her like no one has before. A rare journey into a faithful LDS teen’s intimate struggle. 

"[Morrison] handles the topics of religion and premarital sex gracefully without passing judgment. The message has less to do with religion than learning to respect and cherish others while staying true to one’s own beliefs.”  – Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Brand new paperback and reformatted ebook with fully scalable fonts. Includes bonus, never-before-published scene, "Airport Good-bye!" 


Versatile Blogger Award!!

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So, everybody, guess what? I've been nominated twice for more SECOND blogging award- The Versatile Blogger Award! Can you guys believe it? So, I was nominated by V.B. over at Books For Me and Caitlin at The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger.

Katana by Cole Gibsen

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First of all, guys, sorry for my absence. I sort of had a lot of things to get together, like reading book assigned for my AP English Lit class (I know, summer required reading?), but I will try to make up for it!

P.S. I'm not excactly sure if this book counts as a standalone because it's on the list, but on Goodreads it says "Katana #1', so, of course I hope there's more, but, I hope that I don't anticipate something that's not going to happen.


Well, anyway...


Katana


Author: Cole Gibsen

Release Date: March 8, 2012

Publisher: Flux

Summary (Goodreads):

Skater girl or supernatural samurai? Rileigh Martin wants to believe that adrenaline gave her the strength to fend off three muggers in the mall parking lot. But adrenaline doesn't explain the voice in her head giving her battle tips and warnings.

While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.



Upcoming Releases: August 2012

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I decided to do this one different, since there was so many books! F.Y.I, all of the links go straight to the book's Goodreads page.


Blog Tour Stop: Blood Jewel by Georgia Cates - Giveaway

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These Paper Worlds



Author: Georgia Cates

Release Date: May 31, 2012

Publisher: Self-Published (Georgia Cates)

Summary (Goodreads):
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...

When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.