October 17, 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Review: Mortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment #1) by Stacey O'Neale

Summary-
Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.
Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.
To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.
As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...
 
Review-
I want to start out by saying the cover wowed me! It is a beautiful cover. This is a great start to a series. If the remainder of the series is this good then the author has a hit on her hands. The story line is solid and smooth and is easy to read and comprehend. It is well written and executed. The storyline never drops or leaves the reader lost.
The heroine Kaitlin is strong and sassy and well written. I fell in love with her right away. She never backs down and she makes me want to read more and more.
The love interest Rown is well written also. He has a sexy eye piercing that really makes him hot. He is easy to follow but i do have to say that reading the prequel will let you in on what Kaitlin doesnt know about him and thats pretty Kool.
If you get the chance and your in the mood for a really good book Please pick up a copy of this book. Its really worth the trip to the local book store. I cant wait for part 2 in this series. It will be awesome as well I'm sure!
 
 
Publisher-Phoenix Reign Publishing
Reviewers Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by~Lora
Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!
 
About the Author
Stacey O'Neale
Stacey O'Neale started her career in publishing as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. She loves to write stories with swoony paranormal heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

When she's not writing, she loves
blogging and fangirling about books on twitter. Occasionally, she leaves her computer to go outside.

October 15, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Information and Grab Bag Giveaway

I have been collecting breast cancer awareness things all year. I am going to give a grab bag of things away. So you never know what you might get :) Open internationally!

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 
Just do the following: 
  • Grab your current read. 
  • Open to a random page. 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. 
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! 
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 


I've had two goals for over a hundred years--sanity and death. Psychologists would say those intentions lie in direct conflict with one another, but I'm fairly certain those doctors never handled a case like mine.

p. 25






Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

October 13, 2014

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading?





This is a fun meme that allows bloggers to get an idea of what everyone else is reading and perhaps help to find our next must-read. So check out what WE are reading and tell us what YOU are reading!!



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Cindi is Reading: 


October 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday


Sooooo....what book are we waiting on here at RFYF? Since this is a site for teens, we chose a book on making difficult teenage decisions!



althea and oliver
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by Cristina Moracho
Release Date: 9 October 2014
Publisher: Viking Juvenile

What if you live for the moment when life goes off the rails—and then one day there’s no one left to help you get it back on track? 

 Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since they were six; she’s the fist-fighting instigator to his peacemaker, the artist whose vision balances his scientific bent. Now, as their junior year of high school comes to a close, Althea has begun to want something more than just best-friendship. Oliver, for his part, simply wants life to go back to normal, but when he wakes up one morning with no memory of the past three weeks, he can’t deny any longer that something is seriously wrong with him. And then Althea makes the worst bad decision ever, and her relationship with Oliver is shattered. He leaves town for a clinical study in New York, resolving to repair whatever is broken in his brain, while she gets into her battered Camry and drives up the coast after him, determined to make up for what she’s done.

 Their journey will take them from the rooftops, keg parties, and all-ages shows of their North Carolina hometown to the pool halls, punk houses, and hospitals of New York City before they once more stand together and face their chances. Set in the DIY, mix tape, and zine culture of the mid-1990s, Cristina Moracho’s whip-smart debut is an achingly real story about identity, illness, and love—and why bad decisions sometimes feel so good.

(goodreads summary)




October 7, 2014

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 
Just do the following: 
  • Grab your current read. 
  • Open to a random page. 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. 
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! 
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 


I knelt down and scooped ash from the oven while the cooks continued their gossiping about people in the manor. I tuned them out and daydreamed that, by some miracle, Lucas and I could get married next year when I turned sixteen.

p. 115







by Deirdra Eden










October 6, 2014

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading?





This is a fun meme that allows bloggers to get an idea of what everyone else is reading and perhaps help to find our next must-read. So check out what WE are reading and tell us what YOU are reading!!



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Cindi is Reading: 



by Deirdra Eden

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October 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday


Sooooo....what book are we waiting on here at RFYF? Since today is October 1st, we chose a book called The Fall!



the fall
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by Bethany Griffin
Release Date: 7 October 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Madeline Usher is doomed.

She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.

In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down?The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.

(Goodreads Summary)