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Blog Tour: Ungifted by Kelly Oram (Review + Giveaway)

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Welcome to the blog tour for Ungifted by Kelly Oram! Thanks go out to Good Choice Reading Blog Tours and Kelly for getting this tour going. Be sure to follow the tour by clicking the banner above or going to the highlight post I shared right here. For my stop, I get to share my review! Let's do this, shall we?


Ungifted by Kelly Oram
ebook: 342 pages
Publisher: Bluefields
Expected Publication: March 2014
Age Level: Young Adult
Source: eARC provided by author
Even though her father is running for President of the United States, Grace St. Claire is as normal a girl as they come. She’s clumsy, shy, and an outcast among her peers. She even manages to nearly die in a freak accident in front of the entire school. But when Grace survives a vampire attack she quickly learns that she is anything but ordinary.

There’s something about human Grace that has all the supernaturals around her going crazy. Her best friend’s brother suddenly wants to date her. Her worst enemy has sworn to protect her even against her wishes. Someone with very powerful magic wants her dead, and the vampire that attacked her has developed an obsession with making her his eternal mate.

In order to survive—and not as Count Dracula’s undead bride—Grace dives head first into the terrifying world of the supernatural. She teams up with a charming but mysterious warlock who strolled into town causing trouble and spouting stories of a Prophesy and Chosen One that looks exactly like Grace. Together they must figure out why Grace is different, who wants her dead, how she’s connected to the Chosen One, and who they can really trust.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18740852-ungifted

Purchase the book: Amazon| Barnes and Noble
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Review: Chameleon by Kelly Oram


Chameleon by Kelly Oram
e-book: 356 pages
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: 25 June 2013
Age Level: Young Adult
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound
Now in paperback!
For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction.

As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help.

Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.

Chameleon is a very unique story full of action, adventure, mystery, love and heaps of confusion and teen angst. In short, I really liked it! Since my stop on the blog tour for the sequel, Ungifted, is tomorrow, I thought it best to quickly let you know a few of my rambling thoughts about book one. So on with the show!
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Blog Tour Highlight: Ungifted by Kelly Oram (+Giveaway)

http://gcrpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/02/ungifted-by-kelly-oram-blog-tour.html 

Guess what, guys? Kelly Oram's blog tour for her newest novel, Ungifted, is coming up! Since I love every single Kelly Oram book I've read, I had to jump at the chance to participate in this tour. You'll get to see my thoughts about the book on Wednesday, but before we even get to the tour, here's an awesome highlight... and a great giveaway!
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Review: The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry


The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry
eARC: 256 pages
Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
Release Date: 1 March 2014
Age Level: Young Adult
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon| Book Depository | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound
All they have in common is that they're less than perfect. And all they're looking for is the perfect distraction.

Kate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he's a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?

Sometimes you read a book, enjoy it, but aren't quite certain what to do about it. That might not make sense, but that best describes my feelings after finishing The Summer I Found You. I feel like this was a good idea, but the execution needs a little more tweaking and editing. I can usually look through editing and grammar mistakes in advanced copies, as I assume those flubs will be fixed before the book release. I know that nobody is perfect, but if those mistakes cause me to get lost or confused or hinder my enjoyment of the story, that's when I'll mention it. This rating would have been higher, if not for the mistakes that made me have to read sentences or paragraphs over again, just so I could try to see what the author was trying to say.
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Kelly Oram Valentine's Day Sale and Giveaway!

I have a special promotion to share with you guys today! In celebration of the paperback release of Amazon Best-seller The Avery Shaw Experiment, YA author Kelly Oram is having a special Valentine's Day sale and Giveaway!



From science geeks and serial killers to warlocks and rockstars, no matter your flavor, Kelly Oram has a fictional boyfriend for you! Make the most of this holiday of love and cuddle up with a boy who's sure to make you swoon, will never talk back, and will never ever break your heart!

Visit KellyOram.com to see which boy is right for you and enter the Giveaway!
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Cover Reveal: The Shadow Prince by Stacey O'Neale (+Giveaway)


Welcome to the the Official Cover Reveal for Stacey O'Neale's The Shadow Prince (a Mortal Enchantment prequel novella)! Thanks are due to Good Choice Reading Blog Tours for this wonderful cover reveal opportunity! It looks like this series is going to be really interesting, so check out the cover and details below. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post, too. Now, without further ado, I give you the gorgeous cover for The Shadow Prince!
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Review: Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen


Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Release Date: 11 February 2014
Age Level: Young Adult
Source: eARC provided by NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound
Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.



I... I just... I mean... oh my word, I don't even know how to begin this thing! I honestly don't know what to say. I practically flew through Lady Thief. I loved Scarlet so much, but I might like this story even more. Then again, I don't know. Gah! I just don't know what to say! I am going to apologize up front if I seem a little... scattered in this review. My thoughts are everywhere and I just can't seem to wrangle them! Also, as is per usual for sequels, there are likely to be spoilers for book one. On to the madness!
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Cover Reveal: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil (+ Giveaway)

Welcome to the the Official Cover Reveal for Gretchen McNeil's Get Even (Get Even #1)! Thanks go out to Book Nerd Tours and Balzer+Bray for this wonderful reveal opportunity! This looks to be quite the amazing book, so check out the cover and details below. Also, there's a giveaway for some awesome prizes at the bottom of the post. Now, without further ado, I give you the cover for Get Even!
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Review: Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt


Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 10 September 2013
Age Level: Middle-Grade
Source: eARC from NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound
Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!

Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did they intend to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped?

Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons.

Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems—he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer.

Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .

I think I've become a fan of Cynthia Voigt. I'll be honest, I haven't read anything by this Newbery winner yet. I know! It's criminal, right? But honestly, her books were never assigned to me in school nor were they even on my radar. When I had the chance to read Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things, however, my curiosity was piqued. This story sounded like something my over-active imagination would simply devour, so naturally I agreed to read it. I am so ridiculously glad that I gave this story - and this author - a chance, because this book is a delight!
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Blog Tour Guest Post: Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen (Dream Cast + Giveaway)

http://www.booknerdtours.com/2013/blog-tour-the-lady-thief-scarlet-2.html

Welcome to the official blog tour for Lady Thief by A. C. Gaughen! As is probably evident from my review, I seriously loved the first book in this series, Scarlet. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I had the chance to take part in this tour. For my stop, I am super happy to have A. C. Gaughen sharing her Dream Cast!! Personally, I think this looks like an amazing line up, you guys. So check out who she picked for her leading characters below! To check out the other fantastic stops in the tour, click on the banner above. Also, be sure to enter the amazing (US only) giveaway while you're here!


Lady Thief 
by A. C. Gaughen

Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16181630-lady-thief

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound

Now, without further ado, here's A. C. Gaughen and her Lady Thief dream cast!

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It's the End of the Month As We Know It: January 2014

Hey you guys! The first month of 2014 is now over! I hope everybody had a wonderful start to the new year. Not too much has been going on in Litzaland, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! I was able to get a fair amount of reading done. I even got stuff done for my reading challenges! (To see how I'm doing with those reading challenges, go to the 2014 Reads page or click here!) I wasn't able to finish a reread for this month, but I'm still in the middle of it! I'm currently rereading Divergent by Veronica Roth, so I'm sure I'll be done in no time. In other news, there is one sad note pertaining to She Dreams in Fiction, as Nomi has bowed out of blogging. She may stop by for a guest post now and again, but until that time, it looks like you're stuck with me! So what have I been up to this last month? Let me show ya!

Reviews Done
(Click on the cover to go to the review!)

http://www.shedreamsinfiction.com/2014/01/blog-tour-defy-by-sara-b-larson-review.htmlhttp://www.shedreamsinfiction.com/2014/01/review-ophelia-and-marvelous-boy-by.html
http://www.shedreamsinfiction.com/2014/01/review-her-dark-curiosity-by-megan.htmlhttp://www.shedreamsinfiction.com/2014/01/review-scarlet-by-c-gaughen.html
Yeah! I totally got four reviews written, ya'll! Do you have any idea how excited I am that I was able to pull that off? I hope I can keep up the momentum as the year progresses. It's a nice feeling.
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