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

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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)

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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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Science Geek Appreciation Week Day 2: Cover Reveal!

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Welcome to Day 2 of Science Geek Appreciation Week with Author Kelly Oram! If you missed yesterday's post about The Avery Shaw Experiment, you can check it out HERE. And don't forget to stop by the Facebook party for all kinds of extra bonus material, games and giveaways. There's a new giveaway every day! CLICK HERE TO PARTY!

The Spanish Fork High Science Squad is back in this hilarious and heartwarming companion novel to The Avery Shaw Experiment. Now... On to the cover reveal for The Libby Garrett Intervention!
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Science Geek Appreciation Week Blog Takeover!

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Welcome to Day 1 of Science Geek Appreciation Week with author Kelly Oram - a fun-filled week of teasers, interviews, games, giveaways, and lots and lots of science! We're going to kick off the week by introducing you to the stars of the Spanish Fork High Science Squad - Club President Avery Shaw and her newest recruit, Grayson Kennedy - in their debut novel The Avery Shaw Experiment.
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Release Day Celebration: Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks


Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks, hosted by MMSAI Tours! Check all the details below, meet the author and enter to win an amazing giveaway! Let's get this party started!
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Blog Tour: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross (+ Giveaway)

Tangled Webs Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Tangled Webs by Lee Bross! First of all, can I just say how much I love this cover? I mean, look at it! It's gorgeous! Thanks go to Rockstar Book Tours for hosting this wonderful blog tour and to Disney-Hyperion for providing me with an advanced copy to devour. I am so excited to share my thoughts about this great novel with you all! Be sure to check out the other tour stops listed at the end of this post and enter the tour-wide giveaway as well! Now let's get this show on the road!

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Blog Tour: The Boys of Fire and Ash by Meaghan McIsaac (+ Giveaway)

MMSAI Tours presents The Boys of Fire and Ash!

Welcome to the blog tour for The Boys of Fire and Ash by Meaghan McIsaac! This tour is hosted by Me, My Shelf and I, so be sure to check out the other tour stops by clicking the banner above! Also, enter the tour-wide giveaway below! So are you ready to get your book tour on? Let's do this thing!
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Release Day Blitz: Scion by Kelly Oram (Bonus Content + Giveaway)

The day has finally arrived! Scion, book three in the Supernaturals series by Kelly Oram, has finally released! Kelly has put together an amazing release day blitz for Scion and I am so happy to be able to share it all with you. So what does Kelly have in store for us? Well, check it all out below and get your swoon pants ready... this is going to be an amazing adventure!


Scion
Author: Kelly Oram
Series: Supernaturals #3
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: 14 April 2015
Other books in the series: Chameleon, Ungifted
Russ Devereaux used to have it all—loving father, beautiful best friend, a carefree life in a town he loved, and strong magic. He was the king of his happy universe. Five months ago, that life was taken from him. Do not pass Go. Do not collect two hundred dollars.

He’s spent months fighting back and building himself a new life, in a new city, with new friends he now considers family. But suddenly, his new life might be in jeopardy of getting shot straight to hell just like the last one. Literally, this time.

He’s discovered power inside of him—an ancient, dark power that he shouldn’t have, can’t explain, can’t control, and definitely needs to keep secret. He needs answers, but before he can get them, he finds himself arrested and on his way to face the supernatural council. The same council that stole everything from him the first time.

As Russ struggles to keep his new power under wraps, his old life and he new one are about to collide and it’s bound to be explosive. He may not have all the answers he needs, but one thing is certain: he’ll be damned if anyone is taking his new life from him. That is, if he’s not just plain damned.

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Blog Tour: Kate Triumph by Shari Arnold (+ Giveaway)

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Welcome to the blog tour for Kate Triumph by Shari Arnold! I want to thank MMSAI Tours for letting me be part of this tour and giving me the chance to read this book. Thank you! Be sure to check out the other tour stops by clicking the banner above and enter the sweet giveaway below!
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Cover Reveal: Scion by Kelly Oram (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Welcome to the RUSSTASTIC cover reveal event for Scion by Kelly Oram! I am so pumped for this release, you guys! I feel like I have been waiting for ages to continue this series, but I won't have to wait much longer! Excellent. Kelly has prepared an amazing array of awesomeness to celebrate this cover reveal, so be sure to check out the cover (Yowza!), summary, excerpt and enter the fantastic giveaway. If you Heart Russ Devereaux too, share all this yummy goodness now! Happy reading!
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Book Blast: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd (Giveaway & Excerpt)

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Welcome to the release day blitz for A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd! I am so excited about this conclusion to her Madman's Daughter trilogy! This blast is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours and contains not only an amazing giveaway, but an excerpt from A Cold Legacy as well. How amazing is that? So, if you have yet to get hooked on this series, I suggest picking up The Madman's Daughter and then Her Dark Curiosity as soon as possible. I'll see you at the end of this amazing trilogy!

Happy reading!
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Book Blast: Love, Lucy by April Lindner (Giveaway & Guest Post)

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I'm excited to be able to be part of the book blast for Love, Lucy by April Lindner, which releases today! Not only does this book sound fantastic, the guest post from the author (shared below) is super fun. Additionally, the author and host (Rockstar Book Tours) are both giving away some stuff! So be sure to check out the deets on the book below, read the guest post and enter to win the giveaway at the end of this post. And, as always,...

Happy Reading!
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Cover Reveal: For the Record by Charlotte Huang (+ Giveaway)

Welcome to the cover reveal for For the Record by Charlotte Huang! This review is hosted by Me, My Shelf and I. This book looks so interesting to me, you guys. I'm sure this comes as no surprise to those who know I am addicted to music, but I'm still super excited about this novel. So without further ado, here is the awesome cover for For the Record!
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