Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Grimm Diaries Prequels

Title: Grimm Diaries Prequels 7-10
Author: Cameron Jace

Synopsis (via Goodreads): What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again. This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm. The first book in the Series will be out in February 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.

Series Description (via Goodreads): The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse was broken and they allowed to wake up every one hundred years.

Prequels 7-10 Include: Once Beauty Twice Beast, Moon & Madly, Rumpelstein and Jawigi.

Extra Info: The Grimm Diaries 1-6 & 7-10 will be avaliable for $.99 January 23rd- 24th. 

Title: Snow White Sorrow
Author: Cameron Jace

Synopsis (via Goodreads): Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself. Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again. When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White. The real Snow White... living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely. What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it. Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live, and whispers two words in his ears; two words that will change his life forever.

Author Bio: Cameron Jace- Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, and is totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories... Always love the little monsters. I mostly write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy and science fiction. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from an adult point of view- it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Franciso and seriously think that circles are cooler than triangles.

Author Links: Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads


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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Catch Up Reviews

Now it's time for another edition of Catch Up Reviews! I really hate posting reviews after I set the book down months ago, but sometimes life gets in the way. My life gets in the way all the time. Hopefully, this will be the last of Catch Up Reviews, but I can't promise anything...

Title: Ana's Story- A Journey of Hope
Author: Jenna Bush
Rating: 2
Notes: I don't usually read nonfiction novels, but I had to for an English assignment... I think I'll stick with my fiction. In all honesty, this book was depressing and I felt like the sentences weren't well written.

Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Rating: 5
Notes: This book was yet another English assignment, except I was enthusiastic to read it. Having my dad as a firefighter, I could somewhat relate to this book, but less than I expected. I love reading dystopians, such as Matched by Ally Condie, so this became another book I was hesitant to put down.

Title: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt- A Novel In Pictures
Author: Caroline Preston
Rating: 5
Notes: As it states in the title, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is a legit scrapbook. I don't usually like reading books that are in diary format, but I really enjoyed reading Frankie's scrapbook entries.

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Rating: 5
Notes: For some odd reason, my latest addiction has been fairy tale remakes. I watch the tv show, Once Upon a Time, and I've read Jackson Pearce's novels, Sisters Red and Sweetly (both on my 'Favorites List'). Now, I can't wait until Scarlet is released!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Welcome 2013 & The Liebster Award

I am ashamed of myself for this being my first blog post of 2013. This should've been done way earlier. Like January 1st earlier. Like always, life got in the way... No need to worry anymore! I finished my last finals for this semester today which should leave me some more room for other priorities. Like reading. And blogging.

Now onto more exciting news. *drum roll please* Thanks to Shelves of Books Blog, I was nominated for the 2013 Liebster Award! 

Liebster Award Rules: 
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award Presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs with 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. (No tag backs).
4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.

11 Answered Questions:
1. My favorite book of 2012 is a tie between Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg, That Boy by Jillian Dodd and Slide by Jill Hathaway.
2. In 2013, I am looking forward to the releases for The Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg and Scarlett by Marissa Meyer.
3. My ultimate book boyfriend would have to be Samuel from Sweetly by Jackson Pearce.
4. My blog inspiration came from reading Katie's Book Blog and The Book Cellar.
5. My recent obsession is fairy tale remakes.
6. Dogs all the way. I'm allergic to cats.
7. I have more than one favorite tv series: Boy Meets World, Once Upon a Time and Modern Family.
8. If I was stranded on a desert island, I would bring water, food and one of my dogs. The water and food would keep us alive (obviously) and my dog would keep my company (and help me remain sane).
9. I would love to meet Jackson Pearce and find out how she gets her ideas for her fairy tale remakes.
10. Matched by Ally Condie- Having a girl trapped inside a bubble makes the whole story even more intriguing. 
11. My favorite places to read are my circle chair, outside or anywhere in my room.

11 Random Facts About Me:
1. I'm allergic to everything outside. No lie.
2. I'm one of the few female percussionists at my high school, but I make sure the boys know where I stand. 
3. I learned to read at a very young age. To this day, my parents don't understand how it came so naturally to me.
4. I've started writing several novels, but haven't finished one.
5. I don't watch tv a lot, but when I do it's because one of my favorite shows are on.
6. I enjoy making people laugh, no matter how ridiculous I look.
7. I love Six Flags. My family tries to go there once every summer.
8. I tend to be sarcastic. All the time.
9. I have two dogs, Reuben and Chase.
10. I love food, but have become more and more picky on what we have for dinner.
11. Despite the main group of girls I hang out with, I have three guy best friends that I call my brothers.

11 Questions For My Nominees:
1. What's your favorite book from when you were younger?
2. What's your favorite book now?
3. Do you enjoy memes? (ex. In My Mailbox) If so, why? 
4. Ebooks or paperback?
5. What was your blog inspiration?
6. What's your favorite book-to-screen movie?
7. What movie (if any) ruined the book for you?
8. What's your favorite tv show?
9. What's your favorite book series?
10. What author would you want to meet and what's one question you would ask them?
11. If you published a book, what would the title be?

My 11 Nominees: