Sunday, October 30, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Giveaway #win Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin



I am so excited that BLOOD FOR BLOOD by Ryan Graudin releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Ryan, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for 5 finished copies of book 1, WOLF BY WOLFUS only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.



Title: BLOOD FOR BLOOD
Author: Ryan Graudin
Pub. Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads


Synopsis:

The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin's Wolf by Wolf.

There would be blood.
Blood for blood.
Blood to pay.
An entire world of it.

For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.

Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.

But dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all: how far can you go for the ones you love?

This gripping, thought-provoking sequel to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists.



Title: WOLF BY WOLF
Author: Ryan Graudin
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Pages: 400
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks




Synopsis:

Code Name Verity meets Inglourious Basterds in this fast-paced novel from the author of The Walled City.
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball.
Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin's brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?



About Ryan:

Ryan Graudin grew up in Charleston and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Creative Writing in 2009. She is the author of All That Glows and The Walled City. She resides near Charleston with her husband and wolf-dog. You can find her online at www.ryangraudin.com.




Giveaway Details:

5 winners will receive a finished copy of WOLF BY WOLFUS Only.
Ends on November 15th at Midnight EST!


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blog Tour: #Giveaway #Win Iron Man: The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer ~ Review


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Iron Man: The Gauntlet
by Eoin Colfer, Marvel Press Artist
Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: October 25th 2016
by Marvel PressSource: ARC provided at BEA
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars




Synopsis:


Tony Stark is known throughout the world as many things: billionaire, inventor, Avenger. But mainly for being the Invincible Iron Man.

Just when Tony is about to add his pizzazz to an international eco-summit in Ireland, someone close to him forces him to question his role in making the world a more dangerous place with his high-tech weaponry. But Stark doesn’t have much time to reflect before an old enemy presents him with an even greater challenge: the assassination of all the eco-ministers, and Iron Man himself. Just how invincible Iron Man is when he is stripped of everything remains to be seen in this breathless adventure by the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl.

Review:

Thank you Disney books for providing a copy of Iron Man for review at BEA. This in no way affected my opinion in my review.

This was one of my top 3 most anticipated reads this year and Iron Man is one of my favorite super heroes. I was so happy to read this when I got it. Iron Man; The Gauntlet was as awesome as I hoped it would be. I love action and it was full of it. 

At times I did want it to not feel so rushed like everything was happening to fast. But I did like that it pulled you in from the very first chapter. Tony Stark superhero Iron Man was just as funny in this book as he is in the movies.

I think Iron Man fans are really going to enjoy this. 

 


LINKS:

 Amazon | B&N




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ABOUT EOIN COLFER:
Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.
He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the Artemis Fowl novels, Eoin retired from teaching and now writes full time. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
LINKS: Website | Twitter | Facebook


Giveaway:

3 Finished Copies of THE GAUNTLET (US Only)
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Addiction Fiction Friday: Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2) by Sophie Jordan


Welcome to Addiction Fiction Friday where we feature a book of fiction that will become your new addiction. Today I am excited to bring you Rise of Fire!

This finale was everything I needed it to be in a package only Sophie can deliver. She gives us all the swoon and action you need in a world of night. Will this world darkened by an eclipse find light? Guess you will have to read this stunning conclusion to find out.


I will be posting a full review closer to release!




Hardcover304 pages
Expected publication: February 7th 2017 
by HarperTeen
Source: ARC provided by Author
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars



Synopsis:


The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows.

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.

Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler's and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit.
 




Review:

Thank you Sophie Jordan for sending me a copy of Rise of Fire for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

I loved Reign of Shadows and the conclusion Rise of Fire is just as fantastic. We dive right back where we left off with Luna and Fowler and they are in one dark underground sticky situation. Luna has never had the benefit of light so her senses help her navigate the underground unlike any other human could. 

Sophie dives into much more of the world then we saw in book 1. We get introduced to new characters and kingdoms and one new swoon worthy prince. Fowler will always have a place in my heart but I did swoon for Chasan too. I do love a bad boy and he had all the makings of an arrogant cocky bad boy. 

I will forever love Sophie's vision for this series and the way she delivers it all the way up till the end. Sometimes living is the best ending of all. Happily ever afters are one day at a time and we can make our own light if we are the beacon that shines. This is a must read series.



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About the Author:

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.




Spindle by Shonna Slayton @entangledteen ~ Review



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Paperback400 pages
Published October 4th 2016 
by Entangled: Teen
Source: Paperback provided by publisher
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

Synopsis:

In a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger.

Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She’s raising her siblings on her own, her wages at the spinning mill have been cut, and the boy she thought she had a future with has eyes for someone else. Most days it feels like her best friend, Henry Prince, is the only one in her corner…though with his endless flirty jokes, how can she ever take him seriously?

When a mysterious peddler offers her a “magic” spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness—and Briar’s not immune.

If Briar wants to save the girls—and herself—she’ll have to start believing in fairy tales…and in the power of a prince’s kiss.


Review:

Thank you Entangled Teen for providing me a copy of Spindle for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

Spindle is 60% historical, 25% Fairy tale and 15% Magic. I did not know this story was set in my home state Vermont. I loved the notes even at the end on the history of Spindles in 1894. Spindle read a little slow for the first half but then picked up at the second half bringing the fairy tale and the history together.

This story was different twist then any I have read. Aurora already pricked her finger but the curse never left the Spindle it only weakend it since the curse was not fullfilled since Aurora only fell asleep she did not die. So the Spindle has been under the protection of her desendants all this time waiting to find a girl to fullfill the curse. Will Briar find the same fate as Aurora and prick her finger? Will the consequences be deadly or can love conquer all?

Spindle is set in a time when women were finding their voice and speaking out for their rights. I loved this story enriched with Vermont history, womens movement and a sprinkle of magic.




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About the Author:


SHONNA SLAYTON writes historical fairy tales for Entangled TEEN. Cinderella's Dress and Cinderella's Shoes, set in the 1940s are out now. Spindle, a Sleeping Beauty inspired tale set in the late 1800s, will be out October 2016.

She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.

The best way to keep in touch is by signing up for her monthly newsletter. She sends out behind-the-scenes info you can't read anywhere else. Sign up is on the sidebar of her website Shonna Slayton