Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cover reveals: "Goddess" by Josephine Angelini and "Sweet Peril" by Wendy Higgins

by Josephine Angelini
Release Date: 28th May, 2013
Series: Starcrossed #3

Official synopsis:

After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.

In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.

You can find Josephine Angelini here:

Loving it!!! So freaking much!!! I'm in love with everything, the colors are so vibrant and enticing that I could stare at it all day long and don't get tired! For me they are the perfect combination.
And as always the model's face is not visible which is Josephine's personal request so we, readers, can relate more to the book and don't feel the "pressure" of beauty that lurks around us all the time.

And honestly, I respect her as an author and as a woman even more for thinking about her readers so much.

Sweet Peril
by Wendy Higgins
Release Date: 30th April, 2013
Series: The Sweet Trilogy #2

Official synopsis:

Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

You can find Wendy Higgins here:

Whoever took care of this cover did a gorgeous work again. Anna's dress is beautiful (although very similar to the red dress in Sweet Evil) and I love the fact that this time we get a better chance at looking at the male model who is, you have to agree with me, utterly handsome.
With this cover I see a more fearless Anna, don't you think? In the cover of Sweet Evil she looked more aware of her surroundings while Kaidan was whispering her something. But not this time, now she seems as confident and ready as he is. And I love it!

So yes, I can't wait to add this beauty to my collection!

To be honest, I really, REALLY, want to know what you think about it :]

Friday, October 26, 2012

World Wide Covers! #9

Hello everyone and welcome to World Wide Covers!

Last night, after reading a few comments on my last WWC! post I notice something: I forgot to say how to link up if you wanted to participate!!! So sorry, guys... ^^U
For now, since I have no clue of how to do it I'll say leave a comment with your WWC! post. And if we manage to get a lot of posts to share then we will get a LinkyList :]

To get to know this meme and participate in it click HERE for the full recap ;)

This week World Wide Covers! features My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent.

My Soul to Take US edition

It's no secret I love all the Soul Screamers covers so far (US edition of all of them). So imagine my huge surprise when Rachel herself showed the next cover which is for the Vietnamese edition!

Goddess of Death/Herald of Death

by Rachel Vincent
Release date: 26th September, 2012
Publisher: Hoa Hoc Tro

Summary from Goodreads:

She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.

Don't tell me you don't like it because what's not to like?! The fonts are pretty amazing, the girl, her clothes and pose are stunning and the smoke plus the background create a whole new level of awesomeness right there.
Yes, I'm in love.

The summary is the US one 'cause I could't find the Vietnamese summary (and trust me, I tried) but I did find something very cool :D

Here my lovelies you have the Vietnamese trailer for My Soul To Take! And it's pretty wicked! Pity we don't really understand it but... impressive and cool nonetheless.

As always, remember to vote and comment. And don't forget to enter in my current giveaways ;)

Would you buy it? free polls 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mark Tufo's Haunted Blog Tour - Stop 3

Hello fellow ghosts and ghoul hunters! Welcome to Mark Tufo’s Haunted Blog Tour. The Haunted Blog Tour will be a ten day chill fest that will take you from one Haunted Blog to another! Today is the third day of our Haunted Blog Tour...our host for this adventure, THE SPIRIT CLEARING’s Michael Talbot. Along the tour you will have a chance to win Michael’s twisted story along with some other exciting prizes (nothing big, just over $200 in great prizes)!
At our last stop via Bending The Spine we embarked on our haunted adventure (Alaiel: I really encourage you to read all the posts so you can follow the clues!) and now it is time to go further with Michael Talbot our host for this Haunted Blog Tour! Let us check back in with him...

“Who’s got the flashlights?” I might have asked with a little too much lilt in my voice. I coughed to try to cover it up.
“Look at this place.” An older gentleman said as his light splayed across the far wall.
The receiving room was huge probably fifty by fifty feet. To call the paint peeling would be the same as saying zombies had mild psoriasis. ‘Chips’ the size of standard pieces of paper hung in suspension against the walls. Rusted rails looked down at us where the guards could hold the high ground and show the newly interned prisoners exactly where they stood.
“What was that?” The older gentleman with the flashlight asked.
I turned and checked the door it was locked like I figured it would be. I pulled out my cell phone, the glow of the screen somehow comforting in the pressing gloom of this place.
‘BT where you at?’ I sent a text to my best friend. He’d been getting me out of jams for longer than I cared to remember, plus he was like 6’5” 315 pounds of pure meanness.
Glared at me. “On my own, I guess. What’s your name?” I asked the older man.
“Jed.” He told me.
“What’d you see?” I asked him. I had my fingers crossed hoping it hadn’t been werewolves, vampires or zombies. A cat if it was alone might be an acceptable answer.
“It happened so fast.” He continued. “It’s tough to say, it was like this black mass darted past my light.”
“Why’s it always a black mass? No chance it could be like a heavenly white light?” I asked the heavens.
“Is this all part of the tour?” A heavyset man with a shirt three sizes too small asked. Had we still been outside I would have told you looking at his hairy gut was the single most scary thing, but that changed once we got inside.
“I was assured this would not be a tampered with investigation” Goth girl said nearly stamping her feet. “What should we expect next? A man in a sheet perhaps.” She said staring right at me.
I put my hands up. “Hey I have no knowledge of anything going on in here.”
“That’s my point exactly, You have no knowledge!” She added.
“You do realize the loudest person in the movies is always the first to go don’t you?” I asked.
She shut up, I could only wonder how much time I had bought.
“I really think my son is getting scared and wants to leave.” Pinching mom said.
“I’m fine mom.”
“No, you’re not!” She said hysterically. “You really want to get out of here!”
“I’m having a blast.” He told her.
She wrenched him by the arm and pushed past me. “Open it!” She shrieked at me, when she realized it was locked.
I shrugged my shoulders. “They didn’t give me the keys.”
She banged on the door a couple of times. “My son is nearly in fits, you need to let me...him out of here!” She screamed.
Jed came to the rescue. “Listen I have the itinerary for the tour here and how we are to get out, it says here that our next stop is Cell Block ‘C’.”
“Cool!” Peppy Peter said ripping his arm free from his mother’s claws.
She rested her head against the door. We both said “Wonderful.”

So now, you just need to answer today's question in the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win something beyond spooktacular!

What is the groups next stop?

The Spirit Clearing
by Mark Tufo

Official Blurb:

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can’t and nobody will listen to him.
That is until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair?
Can love transcend even death?

Now for the giveaways:
- One lucky commenter will get an ebook copy of The Spirit Clearing  (a marvelous read for
this Halloween, guys!)
The Grand Prize
- $50 Amazon Gift Card & The Zombie Fallout Audio Book Set
1st Prize
- The ZOMBIE FALLOUT series on eBook

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Remember to check all the other stops!
10/22 Book Me!
10/23 Bending The Spine
10/24 Librarian Mouse
10/25 Booked & Loaded
10/26 BookSpark
10/27 Romancing the Darkside
10/28 Books Are Magic
10/29 The Happy Booker
10/30 BookHounds
10/31 Unabridged Bookshelf

Thanks to Parajunkee for organizing this amazing blog tour!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Once again here I am participating in one of the giveaways organized by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm. Thanks to both of you for your hard work!

It's time guys! Oh yeah! Can you tell how excited I am?! Well, of course I am, Halloween is approaching and I want to celebrate it with you all so much that my excitement is about to burn my house, I'm telling you :D
So, rules? There are no rules perse but I would like the winner to choose a spooky book, you know? Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, zombies... That kind of thing.
So to illustrate here you have a few samples:

Click on the pics to go to its Goodreads page. And some of these books have sequels so if you already have it you can choose a sequel, no worries.

This time I'm offering $25 to 1 winner to buy one or two books through BookDepo. As long as they ship to your country you are free to enter ;)
You will need to fill the Rafflecopter form and... yeah, that's it xD
And remember those are only suggestions, you can choose whatever book(s) you want.

Please, keep reading so you can see the Rafflecopter form and good luck!!! (just click on "Continue reading").

Guest post: "Swarmed" A deleted scene from Detention of the Living Dead By Rusty Fischer

So guys, in a few days most of us are going to celebrate Halloween, right? And what better way to prepare ourselves that reading a guest post by an author whom writes about teenage zombies like nobody else?
Ladies and gentlemen, children and zombies of all the world, help me welcome Rusty Fischer, author of Detention of the Living Dead among many other zombie books!

Rusty: What would you do if you saw a fleet of military looking vehicles swarm over the back of your school as you practiced your soccer kicks? Would you run? Hide? Tell someone?

That’s the dilemma young Alaiel faces (hmmm, now why does that name sound so familiar?!?) (Alaiel: OMG, that's me guys! That's... wait a second, am I going to be surrounded by zombies?! Sweet!) as she runs drills after school, completely unaware that inside Catfish Cove High School there is a zombie infestation turning her classmates into the living dead.

That’s what happens in “Swarmed” a deleted scene that never quite made it into my new paranormal YA novel for Bono Books, Detention of the Living Dead. But now you can read it here on the Librarian Mouse blog, and only here, for the first time ever:

 A Deleted Scene from Detention of the Living Dead
by Rusty Fischer

I wipe the sweat out of my eyes and grab another soccer ball from the giant mesh bag at my feet. There are about seven balls inside the net, and four more sitting on the grass field just to the left of it.

I hear Coach Mulligan’s voice screaming in my ear with every kick: “More power, Alaiel! More! Power! You can do it, Alaiel! You! Can! Do! It!”

I try, I really do, but the more power I put behind it, the more each soccer ball veers off to the left. I have no idea why, and that’s why I’m out here, an hour after everyone else has gone home from school, practicing my power kicks.
The sweat stings my eyes but I’m used to it now and, besides, the sun’s gone down a lot since school let out. There is a nice breeze, the field’s empty and it’s just me out here. It’s kind of nice, actually, if I didn’t have notes to prepare for Chem Lab tomorrow and that oral report due in Sociology next Monday.

Still, the quiet time is nice. God knows my sister’s home from middle school by now, raising a ruckus when she sees Mom’s redecorated her room – again.
So, yeah, alone time + quiet time = good time.
I just wished all the balls could land inside the net. We’ve got that game against Central coming up next week, and I really want to start this time, and no way is that happening if I can’t score.
I kick another ball, it goes in, and I start to feel good. Then I kick two more, quick like that, and both land, again, just to the left of goal.

I reach for the mesh bag Coach lent me to practice with and find it empty. I groan, drag a sweaty arm across my sweaty forehead and run past the goal, gathering up all the balls that didn’t quite score and slipping them inside the bag. Then I grab the balls inside the goal and shove them in as well.
I’m reaching for the last one, the bag full to bursting and nearly twice my size by now, when I feel the rumbling on the grass field beneath my sweaty fingers.

I put my hand against the grass and it gets even thicker, like a freight train right beneath the surface of the practice field. A second later I hear the roar of engines and, I don’t know why, but I duck, crouching behind the massive bag of soccer balls like a cowboy hiding behind hid horse. (It’s almost as big and I’m just about as sweaty!).
Just as I’m peering over the top of the bag, feeling slightly – okay, completely – ridiculous, I notice the first black truck. It’s massive, with all kinds of wheels and bars over the windows and tinted windows and antennae wiggling and dangling from the roof.

It’s on Bayside Drive, the street just beyond the back of the school, rumbling along when suddenly the driver slices left and leaps onto the practice field itself.
The great, giant wheels tear up turf and rumble over the extra hurdles the track team never yanked back into the gym after practice and come about as close to the goal stands as you can without actually plowing right thought them.
I let out a little “eek” and cover my head, grass and turf landing – and sticking – everywhere; on my sweaty arms, my sweaty calves, the back of my sweaty neck and all up in my ponytail. I almost stand, instinctively, to scrape it all off but this close to the ground, using the giant mesh sack of soccer balls as cover, I can feel more rumbling coming; lots more.

One, two, three more massive black trucks grind onto and over the practice fields, each coming closer than the next to literally driving over me without even looking down.
I watch as the last one passes, the rumbling growing distant as it parks, next to the others, just behind the Catfish Cove High School gym.
They just sit there like that for a minute, engines ticking, backsides rocking with the momentum of their assault, four massive trucks lined up in a row.
Then, as if on cue, the doors all open at once and soldiers, all in stiff blue fatigues, storm out. We went to the circus last year, as a family, one of those “we need to do more things together” evenings my Mom cooks up every few months when some women’s magazine article has made her feel guilty or doubt her parenting skills or whatever.
It was pretty lame, though we each got our own cotton candy, which was pretty cool not having to share with my little sister. Anyway, there was this one act where a little tiny car pulled up into the middle of center stage, sat there for a minute, then the door opened and one by one, all these clowns got out.
At first, like one or two, then we kept counting and it was fifteen or so by the end. I couldn’t believe it, and that’s kind of what I’m thinking now as this army of soldiers streams out of these four trucks.

I can’t imagine what they’re doing here, and as they fan out around the back of the building, pairing up and looking left and right, I inch down behind my camouflage and watch from what I hope is a safe vantage point.
But it’s not; not really. Two of them, big suckers, too, all dressed in blue, skin gray like they’re wearing makeup or something, head over to me. They’re coming slow, and I could probably run, but they’re carrying guns, big ones, and I’m not that fast.
Just ask Coach Mulligan!
I hunker down, wondering what I should do, as I hear the grass of the soccer field crunching beneath their sleek, black boots. I risk a glance over the sack of soccer balls and they’re both staring right at me!
Their eyes are yellowish, like maybe they’re sick or wearing contacts but they don’t really seem to be looking at me, maybe just past me. Then they slow down and I hear sniffing noises, but I’m too afraid to look over and see what – or who – they’re sniffing.

Grass crunches so close I can almost smell shoe leather when, suddenly, glass shatters back at the school. More grass crunches and I can sense the soldiers turning when I risk a peek above the mesh of my hiding spot. Sunlight catches on falling glass as hands, bloody hands, and lots of them, wave from the third floor Chem Lab window.
The men, the soldiers, run toward the school. They all do. Everyone converges below the window and, shocked at what’s happening, I finally stand from behind my hiding place.
The hands inside the broken Chem Lab window are attached to arms, bloody arms, attached to faces; bloody faces. I recognize a few from the Math-a-Letes club, but what are they doing in the Chem Lab?
Mary Sinclair shoves her face through the crowd and screams, “Zombies! There are zombies in here!!!”

I smirk. This is some kind of elaborate prank, I figure, but the blood sure looks real and as dramatic as Mary Sinclair can get reading the announcements in the morning, she sounds pretty believable.
The soldiers look up at the window, then at each other, and then raise their guns. Mary Sinclair screams as the first shots ring out, the sound of shattering glass and crunching grass under my feet drowning her out as I run, run, run for home.
Across the playing field, down Bayside Drive toward our apartment complex, my kleets loud on the deserted highway, cop cars racing in the opposite direction as I flee, faster than I’ve ever run, long past tears and my breath ragged and wheezing before I finally fall down in the cul de sac outside our apartments, grass between my teeth as I gasp and scream into the dirt.

(Alaiel: So I made it out alive, fiu!)

Detention of the Living Dead
by Rusty Fischer

Official Blurb:

Maxine “Max” Compton is in detention when the outbreak starts; so are several other students when Max’s best friend Brie storms in – chomping on the thigh bone of their favorite Home Ec teacher, Ms. Watkins!

Brie is a zombie, and quickly starts biting everyone in the room—even her best friend, Max!

When the class realizes what happens, it’s too late; they are all zombies—and they’re no longer alone.

Now a thin gray man in a white lab coat is testing them; making them read, and once they can no longer read, the zombies are led from the room, never to be seen again.

One by one the zombies stop reading, all but a few of them, Max included. Oh, and that cute thug she’s been crushing on for years, Zander Cash!

That’s when Max learns that there are good zombies, and bad zombies. And if she’s to survive, she has to pick a side.

Who knew Detention could be this hard… or last forever?

*Alaiel is in awe so she may need a few seconds to come back to Earth*


[Someone, please, snap you fingers]


Ah! Hey, thanks... whoever did it. Sorry. It's just that I'm, don't know, so happy? Flattered? Almost crying? Running around my house 'cause I'm so giddy I can't stay put? That is until I fall, because I always do^^U

But yeah, back to the point. I have to thank Rusty. I know this is just a guest post (a very special guest post) and that it didn't really made it to the book, and that he made it up for my blog and my readers but still, I feel really special. So, from the bottom of my heart, thanks Rusty.

And guys? Don't go too far away, in 2 days I will do a giveaway for one of Rusty's book! Trust me, you don't want to miss it ;)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Blog tour Review + Giveaway: Gravity by Melissa West

Today I have the pleasure to be part of a blog tour organized by Shane (@Itching for Books). And don't forget that the giveaway is at the bottom of the post (US only, sorry internationals!).


by Melissa West
Series: The Taking #1
Release date: 30th October, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Pages: 199 (eARC provided for blog tour in exchange of an honest review)

Summary from Goodreads:

In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Book Review: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Release date: 26th October, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin UK Ltd
Pages: 304 (ebook through NetGalley in exchange for n honest review)

Summary from Goodreads:

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Book Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince

by Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Release date: 23rd October, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 379 (eARC thanks to NetGalley in exchange of an honest review)

Summary from Goodreads:

Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

Happily Ever After Giveaway Hop

Once again here I am participating in one of the giveaways organized by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Murphy's Library. Thanks to both of you for your hard work :D

The rules of this giveaway are quite simple: If you win you must choose a book about fairytales and a happy ending.
Need some ideas:

Some of these books have sequels so if you already have it you can choose a sequel, no worries.

This time I'm offering $15 to 1 winner to buy one book through BookDepo. As long as they ship to your country you are free to enter ;)
You will need to fill the Rafflecopter form and... yeah, that's it xD
And remember those are only suggestions, as long as you follow the rules you can choose any book you want :]

Please, keep reading so you can see the Rafflecopter form and good luck!!! (just click on "Continue reading").

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cover reveal: Ink by Amanda Sun

by Amanda Sun
Release Date: 25th June, 2013
Series: The Paper Gods #1

Official synopsis:

I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan — now she may not make it out of the country alive.

You can find Amanda Sun here:

Can I say something? Because I'm really wondering, is it me or this cover is absolutely stunning? I mean, honestly, for all fans of the Japanese traditional pictures I'm sure this cover will have something special.

And yes, since I love everything Japanese I'm so going to add this book to my TBR as soon as it comes out!
But not only for the cover, guys! Have you read the synopsis? It sounds intriguing, interesting and different. I can't wait to see how Amanda Sun is going to portray the Japanese gods in the modern world.

To be honest, I really, REALLY, want to know what you think about it :]

Cover reveal: Neverfall by Brodi Ashton

by Brodi Ashton
Release Date: January, 2013
Series: Everneath #1.5

Official synopsis:

An Everneath novella told from Cole's point of view after the end of Everneath.

You can find Brodi Ashton here:

And here I am wondering if you have already seen this cover 'cause when I stumbled upon it I was truly surprised!
Do I like it? Of course! I mean, as Brodi herself wrote, it looks like a negative of the other covers. And it does reflect how Cole, the main character in this novella, sees everything around him.

As always I think that, whoever is in charge of the beautiful covers for the Everneath series, is doing a marvelous job.

Opinions? Do You like it too or not so much?

Cover reveal: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite
by Kiera Cass
Release Date: 23rd April, 2013
Series: The Selection #2

Official synopsis:

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

You can find Kiera Cass here:

To this day I haven't got the chance to read The Selection although I do have it and it's almost on top of my TBR pile.

But now I'm going to talk about this beautiful cover! I never thought a color like that would look so amazing.

And here is a question for you all: is her dress red or orange? I mean, I think it's dark orange but my husband thinks it's light red so...

... Which color do you think it is?! :]

Novella Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me

by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #1.5
Release date: 2nd October, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 150 (ebook bought my me)

Summary from Goodreads:

Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blog tour Review + Giveaway: My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis

This time thanks to AToMR Tours I bring you a review that I'm sure will be appealing to most of you. And if you click HERE you will be able to follow the whole tour with no problems ;)

My Boyfriend Merlin

by Priya Ardis

Series: My Merlin #1
Release date: 1st November, 2011
Publisher: Ink Lion Books
Pages: 148 (ebook received for blog tour in exchange of an honest review)

Summary from Goodreads:

He was a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons...
In this modern Arthurian, 17 year-old Boston high schooler Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out the guy she's been crushing on, hot biker Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. In fact, he is really Merlin—the Merlin, King Arthur's Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over fifteen hundred years, he's woken for a purpose. But Ryan's not impressed. Tired of being a relationship loser, she'd rather kick his legendary behind.

Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, a deadly new world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?

Blog tour Excerpt + Giveaway: The Sundering by Megg Jensen

Today I'm very happy and excited to be able to give a quick glampse into the third novel of the Swarm Trilogy by Megg Jensen.
And once again thanks to BB Blog Tours for letting me be part of this great blog tour!

The Sundering

by Megg Jensen
Series: The Swarm Trilogy #3
Release date: 1st October, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:

After defeating the Malborn and losing the person she loved most, Lianne escapes to Chase's homeland. With her appearance forever marked by death, Lianne feels like a monster both on the outside and the inside. She retreats into herself, fearful of what she's become.

But she can't hide forever.

The Malborn, damaged but not broken, send a deadly message to Lianne. They are coming for her and now she's brought danger to a peaceful land that believed they'd driven the Malborn from their shores forever. Lianne must force herself to trust again and make the ultimate sacrifice to save everyone she loves. In a world ruled by whoever harnesses the most powerful magic, no one can be trusted – no one is safe.

The Sundering Excerpt

"The scent of leather and hay mixed together, washing over my senses. I melted into Aphotica, laying my head on her neck and closing my eyes. I felt every beat of her hooves, every breath she took mixed with my own. My soul came alive again, soaring above the clouds with wild abandon."

You can find Megg Jensen here:

Now for the giveaway ;) These are the prizes Megg herself is offering to one lucky winner, enjoy!
- A medieval prize pack that includes:
A hand-stitched pillow made from a tapestry fragment (I actually watched the owner of RavenStone Castle put it together!)
A handmade pouch from Idiorhythmic Designs. The owner, Raechel, lives in my town so I was able to select the perfect bag (and if you read The Sundering, you know why this bag is important).
A set of postcards and a bookmark from Mystic Moon Media.
- A copy of the entire Song of Eloh Saga in your choice of ebook format (contains: The Initiate, Anathema, Oubliette, Severed, Sleepers, Afterlife, The Sundering)
- A $25 gift card to Amazon

a Rafflecopter giveaway
(Librarian Mouse is not responsible for the giveaway itself and the winner will be contacted by someone else).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cover reveal: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer & David Levithan

by Andrea Cremer & David Levithan
Release Date: May, 2013

Official synopsis:

Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.

You can find Andrea Cremer here:
You can find David Levithan here:

Probably you already saw this cover all over the blogosphere but I just stumbled upon it and since I'm becoming a David Levithan's fan I HAVE to share this 'cause, you know, it sounds amazing!

And if the synopsis sounds great what do you think of the cover? I mean, I love everything about it, from how they placed the title, going through the colors and how the models look perfect together.

Dying to know here, what do YOU think about it? :]

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cover reveal: One Sweet Ride by Jaci Burton (+18)

One Sweet Ride
by Jaci Burton
Release Date: June, 2013

Official synopsis:

To get what you want you have to move fast.

Gray Preston was born into money, but he’s built his racing empire on hard work and muscle. Now, with millions of fans, his senator father sends one of his aides, Evelyn Hill, to elicit Gray’s help in garnering votes for his upcoming national election. Gray wants nothing to do with his estranged father’s campaign, but Evelyn can be pretty persuasive. She’s willing to learn about racing, and maybe even get a little dirty.
Evelyn’s number-one goal is politics, which makes working with Gray difficult, because his only passion is fast cars. As she and Gray spend time together, he teaches her about the sport he loves, and she learns a lot about the man behind the wheel. The more she learns, the more she wants him. But any desire that threatens to derail the carefully laid plans for her future is a dangerous one.

With the passion Gray and Evelyn share running hotter than either imagined, one of them is going to have to compromise, or run the risk of losing more than their hearts.

You can find Jaci Burton here:

OMG! I really want to know who does the amazing covers of the Play by Play series, people! 'Cause,
please, honestly, don't tell me this one isn't hot? Like, I'm sure you even gasped and sighed when you saw
it, right?

I mean, who wouldn't?! It's perfect, just like the others. And if you consider that this book will have CARS in it... I mean, races! Car races! Yes, I'm excited, sorry. I just love car races, I'm sure you can tell by now so I'll just shut up...

So yeah, big fan of the cover here... I can't wait to add this beauty to my actual collection of the
Play by Play series ;)

Cover reveal: Lauren by Julia Crane

Today I want to show you another beautiful cover thanks to AToMR Tours. This book is a spin-off from the YA fantasy series Keegan's Chronicles.

by Julia Crane
Release Date: October, 2012

Official synopsis:

A girl with a second chance. A boy with a terrible secret. When the truth is revealed, Lauren's world comes crashing down.

For once, seventeen year old lauren's life is going right. She's attending the college of her dreams, has what appears to be the perfect boyfriend, and is surrounded by her childhood friends.

But her boyfriend, Tristan, grows more possessive by the day, and his temper is getting harder to keep in check. When lauren realizes Tristan is using her for her power, she has to make a choice: Tristan or her world.

You can find Julia Crane here:

The cover is very simplistic, actually. Which makes me focus my attention on the girl in the middle and how her wings come out of her back like air floating in the air.
I only read the first book in Keegan's Chronicles, Coexist, and I liked it a lot so hopefully I'll be able to read the other two books soon since I already have them in my Kindle, waiting for me...

What about you, guys? Have you read any of the other books? Would you like to read Lauren? Lik the cover or hate it? Opinions, I would love to hear them all! :]

Fangs, Fur & Fey Giveaway Hop

Once again here I am participating in one of the giveaways organized by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Reading Lark. Thanks to both of you for your hard work :D

If you pay attention to the name of this hop there is going to be a rule: The book the winner chooses MUST have fangs, fur or fey. Not very difficult if you think about it but just in case I'm going to give you a few ideas ;)

Some of these books have sequels so if you already have it you can choose a sequel, no worries.

This time I'm offering $20 to 1 winner to buy as many books as they want -with that money, of course- through BookDepo. As long as they ship to your country you are free to enter ;)
You will need to fill the Rafflecopter form and... yeah, that's it xD
But remember it has to feature fangs, fur or fey. Otherwise I'm gonna have to contact you again and ask you to change the book, okay? :]

Please, keep reading so you can see the Rafflecopter form and good luck!!! (just click on "Continue reading").