Title: Legend Author: Marie Lu Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons Publication Date: February 2013 Genre: Young Adult Dystopia Fiction Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One Synopsis can be found here.I purchased this book. Review: June and Day, born on opposite sides of the law. June is a young fifteen year old prodigy, working for the new government called the Republic. Day is a fifteen year old criminal, living on the streets and sabotaging the Republic’s efforts battling the Colonies, their country next door.But everything changes when June’s loving brother is murdered and these two are thrown together to answer questions that neither thought to ask. Yes, I know, I’m totally late to the party. My friends have been talking about Legend for a while now, and I’ve actually met Marie Lu at least twice, but there are always so many books to read, I easily lose focus. Well, I’m sad that I didn’t read this one sooner. Lu creates a harsh landscape for these two young adult. There’s murder, violence and betrayals. Loyalties are tested and sometimes some questions should stay unanswered. June is fierce, breaking out of her shell as the prodigy of the Republic and questioning her surroundings, going as far to think for herself. Her character development was fun to read. Day’s Robin Hood like character is noble, brave and endearing. It’s easy to want...Read More
Giveaway Time!I’m happy to be a part of this blog tour for The Love Of My Other Life by Traci L. Slatton. I’m hosting an e-book giveaway!! Publisher: Parvati Press Publication Date: January 2013 Genre: Adult Fiction/Romance Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone Synopsis can be found here.From Goodreads: What worlds would you move to be with your soulmate? Painter Tessa Barnum is struggling. Her husband left, she’s broke, about to be evicted and has made some serious missteps in her career. When scruffy Brian Tennyson explodes into her life, claiming to be from an alternate universe, Tessa thinks he’s a crazy vagabond – albeit one with mysterious and undeniable appeal. Then he informs her that in his world, they’re married. Tessa’s universe is turned upside down as the truth of love and loss, victory and humiliation, and second chances comes back to her. She has to choose love over logic to reach that state of anticipation where miracles unfold. The secret to her own life was always in her heart. Giveaway! You could win an e-book copy of The Love of My (Other) Life!Just fill out the rafflecopter below!a Rafflecopter...Read More
Welcome back for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and Bookish!This week, the question is:Top Ten Favorite Characters in a GenreThe genre I chose is Young Adult.Here we go!In no particular order: 1. Lucien from Jessica’s Guide to Dating On The Dark Side by Beth FantaskeyLucien is a teenage vampire prince who is betrothed to Jessica, a horse loving, math loving Vegetarian! The story is told from Jessica’s point of view, but we do glimpse the letters Lucien sends home to his uncle. And they are hilarious. Dangerous, fierce and totally romantic, Lucien is probably one of my favorite YA characters. His charm, his loyalty but most of all- his sense of humor. I laughed out loud so many times. Killer. In more ways than one.2. Scarlet from Scarlet by A. G. GaughinWill Scarlet is actually Scarlet in this retelling of the Robin Hood myth. She’s brave, courageous and knows how to push the boundaries. I may have a warm spot in my heart especially because my best friends growing up were boys too. 3. Lucy from The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra HarveyLucy, Lucy, Lucy. She has a smart mouth and runs, literally runs, into danger. Her love for her best friend Solange, even when the girl is pretty damn evil, is unwavering. And the banter between Nicholas and her is laugh out loud funny. 4....Read More
Author Guest Post! Welcome Chris Rylander, author of the Fourth Stall trilogy, published by Walden Pond Press.I’ve been a huge fan since book one. Hilarious, funny and clever, these books are not just for middle graders! Chris is kind enough to interview Staples, the bully from the original The Fourth Stall book. Staples is back in book three, with a very mysterious agenda. Chris, thank you for being so brave and interviewing Staples for us! CHRIS RYLANDER: Hi, thanks for having us on your blog. I’m Chris Rylander, author of The Fourth Stall triology. I’m here with Staples, the villain from The Fourth Stall, who makes his return in The Fourth Stall Part III. Today, I’m going to interview Staples, to find out what he’s been up to and also talk about his past a little bit. Are you ready, Staples? STAPLES: Sure, whatever. You know this is weird, right? CHRIS: Shhh… you’re ruining the interview already. STAPLES: Whatever, let’s just get this over with. CHRIS: Okay then. So, Staples, can you tell us a little bit about what you’ve been up to since the events that took place in first The Fourth Stall? STAPLES: Well, after that little punk, Mac, basically destroyed my business and pretty much my life, I went on a bit of bender doing stuff I shouldn’t have been doing. CHRIS: Like what? STAPLES: All...Read More
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