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Series Blast: Earthbound trilogy by Aprilynne Pike (+Giveaway)

http://www.memyshelfandi.com/2015/09/mmsai-tours-presents-earthbound-series.html

In 2013 the Earthbound Series kicked off, introducing Tavia and her amazing abilities to the world. Now that the last book in the series is here, it's a great time to start if you haven't already – and with the release of Earthrise we bring you the chance to WIN the whole set!


Nothing is better than no wait time in between books! The super charged, heart-pounding Young Adult Fantasy series will have you on the edge of your seat!
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Review: I Crawl Through It by A. S. King


I Crawl Through It by A. S. King
Pages: 336
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 22 September 2015
Age Level: Young Adult
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound
My Rating: 2 of 5... more like 1 1/2, honestly
Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the buried grief and guilt of tragic loss. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening.

So they will lie. They will split in two. They will turn inside out. They will even build an invisible helicopter to fly themselves far away...but nothing releases the pressure. Because, as they discover, the only way to truly escape their world is to fly right into it.

The genius of acclaimed author A.S. King reaches new heights in this groundbreaking work of surrealist fiction; it will mesmerize readers with its deeply affecting exploration of how we crawl through traumatic experience-and find the way out
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Having heard a lot of good things about author A. S. King, I was really excited to get a chance to read her newest. I wasn't easily able to understand what this novel was about from the synopsis, but that doesn't usually deter me. So I jumped right in, ready to see what I Crawl Through It was all about.

And I kept wondering what it was about until the last page.

I know, I know. I'm sure there are plenty of people who will love and cherish this book, but for me, I just didn't get it. I found myself often looking up from the book with a "huh" look on my face. I finished the book and asked myself, "What did I just read?" I am all for surreal, unusual, even straight up weird stories, but this one was just not one I enjoyed. I was actually surprised I finished it, to be honest. I think I kept reading it because I wanted to see if it was going to make any sense by the end. For me, it just didn't.

I will honestly say that the writing was wonderful. You can tell the author knows how to craft a sentence and provide vivid imagery for visual readers like myself. But as for the story, like I mentioned before, I just didn't get it. I don't even fully know what to say about I Crawl Through It, making this a very short review. So I put it to all you readers out there: if you "get" this book, please share your insight with me!

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Blog Tour: AMONG THE SHADOWS featuring The Eyes Have It by Gretchen McNeil (Excerpt + Giveaway)

http://www.rockstarbooktours.com/2015/09/tour-schedule-among-shadows-13-stories.html

Welcome to the blog tour for Among the Shadows hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! At this stop, I'm extremely excited to be hosting the wonderfully talented author, Gretchen McNeil! Wait until you see her excerpt... I must read more! Be sure to check out the other tour stops and read excerpts from the rest of the authors by checking them out down below. Also, enter the tour-wide giveaway while you're here! Now let's go explore those shadows, shall we?
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Blog Tour: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey (Review + Giveaway)


Welcome to the blog tour for Hunter by Mercedes Lackey, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! This is an extreme honor for me to be part of this tour, I must admit. I have been a HUGE Mercedes Lackey fan for ages and I couldn't believe my luck when I found out I got to participate in this tour and read her newest, Hunter! Not only that, but there are some amazing reviews and interviews and guest posts and, let's just say, I'm having a blast! Also, many thanks go out to Disney-Hyperion for sending me an advanced copy of this anticipated book! So are you ready for fun? Let's get started!

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Science Geek Appreciation Week Day 5: Sneak Peak!

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Well, here we are folks. The final day of Science Geek Appreciation Week. And what a week it's been! We've read all about The Avery Shaw Experiment, revealed the cover and got a few teasers from The Libby Garrett Intervention releasing this October, we've gotten up close and personal with Science Squad author Kelly Oram, and we've invaded Avery's and Grayson's privacy by reading their journals.

We've partied on Facebook with games, teasers, bonus material, and giveaways. (The party's still going on, so stop by the FACEBOOK EVENT and enter the giveaways before they're over.)

Hopefully you've all bought your copy of Avery at its Science Geek Appreciation price of just $0.99. And, of course, (fingers crossed) you've preordered your copy of Libby at the early bird sale price of $2.99. Check out the purchase links at the end of the post to take advantage of these awesome deals before it's too late!

It seems there's only one thing left to do, and that would be get a nice good look at The Libby Garrett Intervention in this first-ever sneak peek!
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Science Geek Appreciation Week Day 4: Bonus Content!

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Happy Thursday everyone! Today marks day 4 of Science Geek Appreciation Week. I hope you're having as much fun with it as I am. So far we've been introduced to The Avery Shaw Experiment, we've been teased about the upcoming The Libby Garrett Intervention, and we've gotten to know a little about the author behind all the geeky goodness, Kelly Oram. Today, it's time to get to know the stars of the Spanish Fork High Science Club a little better with a peek in their personal journals.

If you missed any of the previous posts about The Avery Shaw Experiment or The Libby Garrett Intervention, be sure to stop by the Facebook event. Along with the posts, there are all kinds of extra bonus material, games and giveaways going on. Lots of chances to win signed books and swag, talk to the author and just have fun with other science geek loving friends. There's a new giveaway every day. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PARTY!

As part of The Avery Shaw Experiment, Spanish Fork High science club president, Avery Shaw, and her new recruit, Spanish Fork High basketball star Grayson Kennedy were required to keep journals throughout their study. I happen to have a few of those journal entries, and am very excited to share them with you. Before I do, just in case you haven't read the book yet, (For which there is no excuse because it's on sale for $0.99 this week. ;) ) I believe I should give you a tiny bit of insight as to what, exactly, The Avery Shaw Experiment is. But since this is the day to get to know Avery and Grayson, I'll let them explain it in their own words.
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Science Geek Appreciation Week Day 3: Author Spotlight!

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Well we're mid week now - half way through Science Geek Appreciation Week - and it's time to get up close and personal with the author of the Science Squad series, Kelly Oram. She has control over the remainder of this post, so enjoy her lovely awesomeness!

If you missed any of the previous posts about The Avery Shaw Experiment or The Libby Garrett Intervention, be sure to stop by the Facebook event. Along with the posts, there's all kinds of extra bonus material, games and giveaways going on. Lots of chances to win signed books and swag, talk to the author and just have fun with other science geek loving friends. There's a new giveaway every day. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PARTY!

So, what should you know about Kelly Oram?
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