Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Book Review: The Overnight (Fear Street #3) by R.L Stine

The Overnight (Fear Street #3) by R.L Stine
Publication Date: August 1st, 1991
Genre: YA Horror
Pages: 148
"Nothing bad will happen," Della O'Connor assures her friends in the Outdoors Club. So what if their advisor can't go on the overnight to Fear Island—won't it be more fun with no adults around?

But it's no fun at all when Della gets lost in the woods, and the dangerous stranger appears, whispering threats, driving her to a violent act.

Suddenly all of her friends are involved, prisoners in a conspiracy of silence, trying to conceal the terrible truth. But someone saw what Della did. And he's threatening them all, forcing them back to Fear Island to find the evidence they forgot to bury...
~My Thoughts~
This book reminded me a lot of I Know What You Did Last Summer as it had some of the big key elements as that story had. Like there was an accident causing someone to die, there were the mystery notes saying I saw what you did, and the creep who liked scaring the wits out of these kids but none of the kids died so I was a little disappointed. Throughout I was hoping it would turn out different, like it was a mental one where it’s all in the main characters mind. However that's not where the story leads to.
In the beginning this was a story about a girl hoping an overnight at Fear Island with friends was her chance at getting back with her ex-boyfriend. But her luck turns for the worst when she runs into a crazy stranger out in the middle of the woods. This is where the trouble begins for the group of kids. And since the kids were out there when they shouldn’t have been as this was a school club trip that got canceled they decided to hide their mistake.
I don't know, now that I am writing this out and actually thinking back to what I read I see now it was an okay read. I did have some moments where I was sitting on the edge of my seat but as it seemed too much like the move I Know What You Did Last Summer it really wasn’t a big shock to the ending or there weren’t many twist and turns within the stories plot, which saddens me.
Every time something would happen or seemed there was going to be a turn on this horror story road I would get a bit disappointed when nothing surprising happened. So everything with this book was just okay. The characters I didn't really care much for or had major sympathy for. Well maybe just a couple I did but they were only the secondary characters, none of the main ones. And the plot itself was okay but like I said it was bit too much like I Know What You Did Last Summer so it’s giving me a bleh feeling. Sadly what I enjoy most about the Fear Street books wasn't in this one, I enjoy hearing the story of close friends dying and their friends trying to solve why cause that is what this series is mostly about.

Gives you a good haunting
Happy Reading Everybody!


Monday, April 29, 2013

On My Mind Mondays (3) Kendra isn't up in the Tower

On My Mind Monday with Paranormal Sisters!
 Where every Monday we pick a topic and tell you our thoughts on it. It might be weekly or every other week. Haven't decided yet. And if you have a topic you want our thoughts on, post a comment and we might decide to do it.
Apparently there was an confusion in the air and upon Amazon and Goodreads that the latest book by Alex Flinn, Towering, was a part of the Kendra Chronicles. But the thing is, there isn't much of a series right now for Kendra and Towering is sure not even close to being a part of it. Mrs. Flinn has cleared that up in a post and I just thought I'd help spread the news of it.
Why? Cause I absolutely enjoy Mrs. Flinn's work, well except for one but that's besides the point haha. And I don't want any reviews for Towering to be lowered cause of this mistake. A mistake I am absolutely happy that’s been cleared up cause when I do get to the book I don't want to be disappointed when I don’t see her in there. So thank you Mrs. Flinn for clearing that up. And thank you to Liliana from LiliLostInABook to fixing it on Goodreads!
Here’s some quotes from the post:
“Unfortunately, Amazon and Goodreads for some reason are stating that Towering is part of a series, The Kendra Chronicles. It isn't. Kendra isn't in the book.”
“Anyway, Towering is a fairy tale book, but Kendra is not in it. It's too cold for her up there.”
If you want to check out the post by the author here it is: Kendra is not in Towering
Towering by Alex Flinn
Publication Date: May 14th 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 304
At first, I merely saw his face, his hands on the window ledge. Then, his whole body as he swung himself through the window. Only I could not see what he swung on.
Until, one day, I told my dream self to look down. And it was then that I saw. He had climbed on a rope. I knew without asking that the rope had been one of my own tying.

Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her.

Wyatt needs time to reflect or, better yet, forget about what happened to his best friend, Tyler. That’s why he’s been shipped off to the Adirondacks in the dead of winter to live with the oldest lady in town. Either that, or no one he knows ever wants to see him again.

Dani disappeared seventeen years ago without a trace, but she left behind a journal that’s never been read, not even by her overbearing mother…until now.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Alex Flinn knows her fairy tales, and Towering is her most mind-bending interpretation yet. Dark and mysterious, this reimagining of Rapunzel will have readers on the edge of their seats wondering where Alex will take them next!
So this is what I found out yesterday and I just had to tell you guys!
See you guys next week for, On My Mind Monday’s!
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{Cover Reveal + Giveaway} Follow the White Rabbit (Beautiful Madness #1) by Kellie Sheridan

Follow the White Rabbit (Beautiful Madness #1) by Kellie Sheridan
Publication Date: May 21, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
For centuries, Wonderland thrived as the domain of beautiful bedlam and unapologetic madness. It was a place like no other. All it took was one girl slipping in through the cracks of the universe to start chaos spiraling toward order. In the 150 years since Alice’s visit, the realm has become tainted—almost normal. Rabbits in waistcoats and playing card minions are little more than creatures of myth, and Wonderland is literally falling to pieces.

For Gwen, Rose, and Lucky, Wonderland is home, and yet they know little of its former glory. When the Alice prophecy resurfaces, they’ll have one chance to use Wonderland’s own legends to bring a little mayhem back into their reality. For she who controls Alice controls the fate of Wonderland.
Kellie Sheridan is a Canadian author and book blogger. When not reading books or writing, she also works with books. She is currently working with two small publishers on the marketing/publicity side of things, and is also Joan of ARCs at Spencer Hill Press. In her spare time Kellie watches way too much television and travels whenever she has the opportunity.

Kellie’s first YA novel, Mortality was released in March, and she is currently hard at work on future writing projects.

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The more I look at it the more I fall a little in love with it haha.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

{Giveaway} Six month Anniversary for The Harvesters!

~Re-edited and better than ever~
So a while back it was brought to my attention that my short story needed a bit of editing, I couldn’t decide between past or present tense and so the story just couldn’t flow right. While I got feedback from Ali’s ~Ginger-Read Reviews~ daughter a truth came out from my #1 editor. While my editor was editing someone told them to go easy on me, not overly critique it and because of that I didn’t notice the change of past and present tense in my writing. I don’t blame my editor in the least bit and I’m just glad that I found this out before it got too late in the game haha.
Anyways, I followed the feedback and now it’s more kickass than before. So thank you guys so much! I honestly needed that ^_^.
There are some new scenes, action packed of course and a little bit of new info. Now sadly Kindle Publishing has changed and my awesomesauce font for my headings and what not, didn’t get transferred over and I am absolutely sad. So I’ll have to look more into that. But besides that step back it’s all running good and is ready to be read by all bookworm horror fans!

Now the story (just in case you happen to be new -_^)….
~The Harvesters~
The Harvesters (Harvesting Series #1) by Ashley Hill
Publication Date: Nov 28, 2012
Genre: YA Horror
Pages: 29

When she finds her boyfriend shackled to a white metal table Ashley feared for the worse.

On a small trip of dropping off a package for Jason’s father, the young couple never thought they would be running for their lives. Running away from supposedly friends whom in turned to be a family of harvesters.

Human harvesters and they are looking for something specific. And Ashley just might be the perfect match for that something.

And guess what? For this awesome thriller, edge of your seat horror it's only going for....

.... .99 cents! ;)

How can you not beat that!

Still not sold, eh! Well here are some awesome words from Tiffany over at Book Cover Justice


"The Harvesters is the first in a new short story horror series. Even though it is less than 30 pages, don't let that fool you. This story packs a punch."

"The story is written well and the pacing is perfect, especially for such a short story. There's a lot of action, but there is also time for the characters to think back about what got them in this situation in the first place."

If those words didn't sell you yet then how about an awesome Giveaway!


A bloody good time with a hook on the side…
Since the last giveaway for my story went so well I decided to up it by adding four more copies, that way I can spread the horror around!
Also, here’s some stuff about me ^_^
Ashley  Hill
I'm a college student still trying to get a handle of the adult world. When I need to get away from it I lose myself in books, my own writing, and in spending time with my amazing boyfriend which he supports me to no end.

Finding my passion in books has led me to finding a passion in writing my own fictional stories back in 2009, I have turned this into a dream career and going one step further I would love to open up my own book store.
Now a song that kind of gives a hint to a certain someone….
….but I’m damn well positive you'll never guess it right
If you want to know what the meaning of this song has anything to do with my short story you’ll just have to buy it! Yes, I am evil...

Good luck to all!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Horroriversary Everybody!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

{Cover Reveal} Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert

Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert
Publication Date: August 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma’s life and kills her horse, Hannah’s immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can’t turn away even though she’s not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.


While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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For some reason this cover just looks so refreshing…
….it’s probably cause the nature in the back and how it looks like the sun is shining down on the and I absolutely just love it. Will definitely get a lot of attention for it! ^_^
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teaser Tuedays (65)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.--BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS. Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away. You don't want to ruin the book for others.
  • Share the title & author, so others can add to their TBR list if they like your teasers.

Our Teasers This Week. . .
“So, you guys are like us in other, uh, departments?”
Daemon sat up, arching a brow. “Come again?”
I felt my cheeks flush. “You know, like sex? I mean, you guys are all glowy and stuff. I don’t see how certain stuff would work.”
Daemon’s lips curled into a half smile, and that was the only warning he gave. Moving unbelievably fast, I was on my back and he was above me in a flash. “Are you asking if I’m attracted to human girls?” he asked. Dark, wet waves of hair fell forward. Tiny droplets of water fell off the ends, splashing against my cheek. “Or are you asking if I’m attracted to you?”
Using his hands, he lowered himself slowly. There wasn’t an inch of space between our bodies. Air fled my lungs at the contact of his body against mine. He was male and ripped in all the places I was soft. Being this close to him was startling, causing an array of sensations to zing through me. I shivered. Not from the cold, but from how warm and wonderful he felt. I could feel every breath he took, and when he shifted his hips, my eyes went wide and I gasped.
-from page 188/189, Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obsidian (Lux, #1)
Happy Teasing Everybody!

{Cover Reveal & Giveaway} Sacrifice (The Tate Chronicles #0.5) by K.A. Last

Sacrifice (The Tate Chronicles #0.5) by K.A. Last
Publication Date: May 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
 Seth’s heart is breaking. He knows his decision will hurt the one person he keeps breathing for, but he can’t take it anymore. He can’t be near Grace knowing she will always be just out of reach.

Grace is oblivious to Seth’s turmoil. She loves him unconditionally, but not in the way he wants. They both know that in Heaven physical love is forbidden, and to break the rules is to defy everything they’ve ever been taught.

When Grace and Seth are sent on a mission to save a young mother and her unborn child, Grace must face the fact that Seth won’t be returning home. She doesn’t understand Seth’s decision and hates him for it. But what neither of them realise is how big a part that single decision will play in shaping their entire future.

What would you sacrifice for the one you love?
~Prequel To~
K.A. Last
K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now resides in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children and a rabbit named Twitch.

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Wow, I just can't get enough of this cover! It's just so eye catching that I can see myself looking at it in long periods of time haha ^_^ Seriously though, I love how its white and then it gets hit with a splash of red, it's got me curious people haha.
Overall, I just love the covers for this series!
Now for a giveaway everybody!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

{Cover Reveal} The Return (The Witch Hunter Saga #2) by Nicole R. Taylor

The Return (#2 in the Witch Hunter Saga) by Nicole R. Taylor
Genre: NA/Adult Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
I've wandered my afterlife believing that I was the monster my maker told me I was. It was the only thing I knew. Not even my brother, Sam, could convince me otherwise.
Not until her. Not until Aya. She walked into my life like a hurricane of destruction and nothing would ever be the same again. None of us could have known what would happen next. What fate had in store...
I finally grew a heart, only to have it ripped out.
Now, I will stop at nothing for revenge.

Zac's afterlife is just going from bad to worse. He grew a heart only to have it torn out by the founding vampire, Arturius.
Nobody is sure what he wants, but Zac doesn't want to know. He's more interested in finding a way to end him for good. But, it might just be that he's after Gabby, who's harbouring a secret of her own, one that Arturius would do anything for.

Aya's past will come back to haunt Zac in ways he never thought possible and what he finds out will alter everything he ever knew about her. He will uncover a deadly secret that should have remained buried. A secret Aya has fought to keep for thousands of years. One she has killed for.
In the end, who's secrets will betray them to the one man who wants them all dead? Aya's or Zac's?
They'll need to figure it out sooner rather than later, because death is not an option.
~Sequel To~
The Witch Hunter (Witch Hunter Saga #1)
Nicole R. Taylor
Nicole R. Taylor is an Australian born paranormal, fantasy and contemporary fiction author. She is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Professional Writing and Editing programme and is a former music memorabilia sales person and grocery merchandiser.

She currently lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia with a two year old rescue cat named, Burger. She enjoys reading, writing (of course!), traveling and a little too much chocolate. One day she hopes to sky dive, but has to work up the courage first.

The first in her new paranormal fantasy series, The Witch Hunter Saga is available in e-edition and print from March 20th 2013

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I quite love these covers as they intrigue me to the t. Plus, they are great eye candy if I do say so myself ;)
Must get into this series!
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

I am a Book Hoarder (26)

~For Review~

The S-Word
The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher -NetGalley, Thanks to Gallery Books
~Amazon Freebies~
Dollhouse (Dollhouse, #1)The Language of SoulsAfraidPlague ZoneEverblue (Mer Tales, #1)
Links are to Amazon!
The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch
Afraid (Afraid #1) by Jack Kilborn
Plague Zone by David Wellington
Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos

Well that's it for me and I think I got quite a good group of books here!

Happy weekend everybody!


Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
Probably going to be the next book I read.
Happy reading!


Review: Ghoulfriends Forever (Monster High #1) by Gitty Daneshvari

Ghoulfriends Forever
Ghoulfriends Forever (Monster High #1) by Gitty Daneshvari
Publication Date: September 5th 2012
Genre: Childrens/YA Paranormal
Pages: 272
Source: Bought
Ghoulfriends Forever is a brand-new Monster High series, introducing three new monster characters. As new students, the trio must navigate the bewildering array of cute monster boys, established cliques, and monster-rific subjects like Mad Science, G-ogre-phy, and Physical Deaducation.
As if that weren't hard enough, something strange and sinister seems to be happening at the school. Popular girls like Frankie Stein and Cleo de Nile are acting weird-and all signs point to everyone's new favorite teacher, Miss Sylphia Flapper. Can the new GFFs expose the fave as a fraud, or will they succumb to peer pressure?
~My Thoughts~
I just absolutely love Monster High and this book made it so much more real for the book worm that I am ha-ha. This new series is so much more true to what Monster High is and it was so much fun seeing this world get turned into words for us fans to read.
In this book some things seem a little different from the webseries like this school is actually a boarding school. However, other than that it stays very true to the show and very true to the characters.
In the beginning we get to meet Rochelle Goyle as it’s moving in day for the freshmen. So we get a tour of the school from Miss Sue Nami (love her character) and the description of the monsters world is so amazing it'll make the child in you flutter with joy. After we get to meet her the chapters alternate between her and two other characters, Venus McFlytrap and Robecca Steam.
I really enjoyed reading about all of them and getting to know them better. Its’ really cool to see that there is a series out there that isn't about the main group of monster’s from Monster High, it’s nice to see the side characters step up to the plate. Rochelle has to be my favorite, I love her culture and her constant following of rules. Her species follows a moral code and they are very knowledgeable of facts and it was fun being behind her eyes. She was absolutely sweet and her caring side got her into some sticky situations.
Venus was my second favorite. I love her punk style with her half shaven head. She is one that truly stands out to me. Not only does she have a punk look but she's got a hippie heart as she is a plant species so she has her heart on saving the planet. Then lastly you got Robecca, I liked her but I didn’t connect to her or fell for her character. She seemed a bit immature for me and her constant at being late for things kind of got to me. Yes, that's her personality, being late for things but that side of her personality didn’t boat well for me. Other than that she started to grow on me.
Now the little crushes going on throughout the book they are sweet and perfectly innocent which will put a smile on your face. I loved Rochelle's struggle with being apart from her boyfriend who lives in Scaris and I enjoyed the sweet Cyclops that is there to protect Robecca from any harm. And there is a lot of harm as the students in school begin to change and start to worship this new teacher.
Overall I enjoyed this and any fan of Monster High will love this or at least enjoy the fact that it got turned into words for us. It was a blast to see this world in another way and I can't wait for the next book to come. The only thing that made me sad about this was that we didn't get a reason why the school is being targeted. So the mystery will be running into the next book.

Will disturb your being
Gitty Daneshvari
Gitty Daneshvari was born in Los Angeles to an Iranian father and an American mother. As a child she talked incessantly, feeling the need to comment on everything around her. While at first charmed by her verbose nature, her family soon tired of the constant commenting. This is how she found writing — it was better than talking since she didn't even need anyone else to do it with.

She currently lives in New York City and yes she still talks too much.
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