Monday, September 30, 2013

Almost Dead by Rebecca A. Rogers (Book Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Title: Almost Dead

 Author: Rebecca A. Rogers

Release date: September 15th, 2013

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Seventeen-year-old Flora Mackey is not exactly thrilled to wake up from a car accident and find out she’s a ghost. Making this lifelike hell even worse is being trapped with her arch enemy and collision partner, Laney Tipps. The two normally couldn’t get along if their lives depended on it, but now they have no choice.

After recovering from the initial shock of seeing their lifeless bodies—and that they can’t escape each other—Flora and Laney have to find a way out of the twisted, gray realm. But they quickly learn that the farther they stray from their motionless corpses, the weaker they become. Luckily Sara, a spirit guide, shows up to help. Sara informs them they’ll have to wait for someone in their city to die so they can take their place in.

What’s scarier than waiting in purgatory? Time. If Flora and Laney don’t return to the physical world and leave clues for their families that they’re still alive, they’ll never be found. Which sucks, because once their bodies give out, their souls will be permanently


Book Excerpt

I groan. I’m so. Freaking. Bored. I wish Sara had a TV so I’d have something to do. How crazy would it be to have ghostly news and not-your-normal-reality shows? Like, MTV would be Macabre TV. The DIY channel could be all about keeping the fog off your front lawn, or how to dig your own grave. They should have, like, the Bachelor for spirits. But what if the guy got rejected, even in the afterlife? God, that would blow.

I should definitely bring up my suggestion when Sara gets back. Maybe the Elders aren’t just bags of bones and they’d be open to the concept of keeping spirits around instead of sending them on. It’d make for a livelier place—and nobody can deny that this dimension definitely needs a complete restoration in that department.


RebeccaRebecca expressed her creative side at an early age and hasn’t stopped since. She won’t hesitate to tell you that she lives inside her imagination, and it’s better than reality.

In short: I’d insert something here along the lines of living in the Northeast or Europe with my wonderful husband and our dogs, but these things haven’t happened yet. Instead, I’ll tell you I’m an avid gamer, chocoholic, coffee addict, animal lover, and own way too many books and shoes.





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Stacking the Shelves #4


Stacking the Shelves is a new meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

It's been a year and already my ebook shelves and wooden book shelves are already full of new books! The Book Depository is definitely a den for bibliophiles like me, and National Bookstore had its month-long sale, and the Kindle Store had a lot of $0.00 or free Kindle books. But due to the number of books I've required, I will just post the books which I've come to read and like so far, or the books authors gave to me for a review.











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What about you guys? What books did you get or buy?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Under Construction

If you didn't know, I was in hiatus for a very loooooooooong time! But don't fear! This book blog is up and running again. I'll be reconstructing it from head to toe to celebrate its comeback! So please don't leave me yet. I've been trying to get into book tours, authors to say yes for interviews. reviews, and giveaway contests. The reconstructing still isn't done, so please be patient.



Saturday, September 28, 2013

Flawed by Kate Avelynn


There was a darkness in Flawed that I loved when I read the summary. Unfortunately, Flawed didn't deliver the right amount of darkness the summary promised. I was patiently waiting for that scene. I don't know what kind of scene but I was waiting for it, the scene that would make my skin crawl or rip my heart into pieces. When I read the last page I felt drained and cheated on. Flawed just wasn't flawed enough to compete against V.C. Andrew's Flowers in the Attic.

The part with the possible sexual abuse of the father was kind of overdone. It felt like the author forcibly wanted us to believe that the father will rape Sarah, and Sarah just kept telling the readers that he will rape her anytime soon. What the author did backfired and I ended up liking the father and wishing he would just kill Sarah.

And the mother. Oh my great balls of fire! I still don't know what she has to do with Flawed.

I'm pretty much disappointed with Flawed. The incest, the angst-y, teen romance, the physical abuse. Ugh! Flawed needed a bit of story tightening. This could have so much potential if it didn't have so many disconnected subplots.

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Hunted by Jill Kaelin

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I've read books with paranormal creatures like vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, zombies, angels, and other made-up creatures authors can think of. But Hunted took me by surprise when its fantastical, mystical creature was a UNICORN. Initially, My Little Pony came into mind.


Alright, to be honest, the unicorn theme was a bit of a turn off, but I shouldn't let my narrow-mindedness stop me from reading.  The author lets us get into the mind of Skye, a sixteen-year-old unicorn-girl, and her struggles as she goes through high school. She's a regular teen, except she's a unicorn, who has a magical gem stone, and she has outlived a cat by FOUR LIVES.

What I love about Hunted is how the author crafted a whole new world of species with odd traditions and culture. Unicorn-culture is a new experience for me, which fascinated me. I'd love to know more about it.

If you're tired of the same vampire, werewolf, and zombie books out there, then try Hunted. I guarantee you'll enjoy the teen romance and you'd probably want to join PETA to protect the unicorns.