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Mar 01

Black, White and Read Presents: Barbara Pietron, YA Author – An Interview and Awesome Giveaway

BP BannerI have the pleasure of hosting on a blog tour for this exciting YA author. In case you don’t know who Barbara Pietron is:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books. Many of my most vivid memories are book-related; like the thrill of my first library card, being blown away by Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot when I was thirteen, riding my bike to the library until I finally got a car, and the agony of waiting for semester break in college to read a novel (because if I started a book, my homework suffered!). I also like listening to alternative rock, sewing, gardening, and camping. I’m a mom, a cancer survivor, and a former automotive corporate employee, now working in a library.

Feb 26

Blog Tour: Black, White and Read Presents Our Dried Voices by Greg Hickey – A JARR Review

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My Thoughts After Reading

There was a lot about this book that seemed unique and interesting.  The premise of a time in the future when disease is cured and the present day problems do not exist.  But while the book takes place so far in the future, there are so many parallels that can be drawn to present day and the social climate that exists in the United States.  Characters at times seem apathetic, with very few being willing to do any work to make sure things continue to work as they have come to expect.  The concept of giving up all knowledge and living in blissful ignorance is a strangely unfathomable concept to me.  The main character’s re-emergence of free will and independent thought reminds me of one coming out of a drug-induced haze or being released from hypnosis.

Feb 03

Review: Immortals by Ednah Walters

Title:  Immortals
Author:  Ednah Walters
Publisher:  Firetrail Publishing
Publication Date: January 9, 2014
Page Count:  343
Where I got it:  Kindle Unlimited
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 12.50
Format I read it in:  Kindle

 

 

 

Description/Blurb:

 The Amazon bestselling novel that continues the passionate story RAINE and TORIN from RUNES by Ednah WaltersNothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…

Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

Feb 03

BRICKS by John Davidson – YA Novel Release Day Blitz!!!

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Anaiah Press is proud to present John Davidson’s YA novel BRICKS which releases today!

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Sixteen-year old Cori Reigns learns that not all tornadoes take you to magical places. Some take your house, your school, and life as you knew it. Struggling to put the pieces of her life back together, Cori learns to rebuild what the storm destroyed by trusting a family she didn’t know she had and by helping friends she never appreciated.

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Feb 01

Review: Behind Enemy Lines: Infinity Ring Book 6 by Jennifer Nielsen

Title:  Behind Enemy Lines (Infinity Ring 6)
Author: Jennifer Neilsen
Publisher:  Scholastic
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Page Count:  195
Where I got it:  Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 12.99
Format I read it in:  eARC

 

 

 

Description/Blurb:

 Dak, Sera, and Riq involve themselves in one of the most bizarre spy missions in history . . . and the outcome of World War II hangs in the balance.

My Thoughts:

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Source: Netgalley

Jan 30

Review: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Title:  New Moon (Twilight Saga #2)
Author:  Stephenie Meyer
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date:   August 8, 2007
Page Count:  577
Where I got it:  Library
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 10.99
Format I read it in:  Kindle.

 

 

 

 

Description/Blurb:

 I knew we were both in mortal danger.

Still, in that instant I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin.

Jan 28

Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Title:  Twilight
Author:  Stephenie Meyer
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date:  July 18, 2007
Page Count:  544
Where I got it:  Library
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 10.99
Format I read it in:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

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Jan 26

ARC Review: Knightley and Son by Rohan Gavin #MyNetGalley

Title:  Knightley & Son
Author:  Rohan Gavin
Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Publication Date:  March 11, 2014
Page Count:  320
Where I got it:  Netgalley
Where you can get it:  Amazon
How much: List Price 16.99
Format I read it in:  eARC

 

 

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Jan 24

ARC Review: My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling #MyNetGalley

Title:  My Ex From Hell (Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)
Author:  Tellulah Darling
Publisher:  Te Da Media
Publication Date:  April 1, 2013
Page Count:  272
Where I got it:  Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 11.99
Format I read it in:  eARC

 

 

 

 

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Jan 22

ARC Review: Before by Melissa Pearl #MyNetGalley

Title:  Before (Betwixt #0.5)
Author:  Melissa Pearl
Page Count:  89
Where I got it:  Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 0.99
Format I read it in: eARC

 

 

 

 

Description/Blurb:

 Dale Finnigan is a teenage rebel; he lives for parties, girls and joy riding in stolen cars. In spite of his uptight parents’ constant warnings and lectures, he continues to run wild. His crazy lifestyle is the only way he can live and feel free… Until his reckless behavior takes him down a path where there is no going back.

In this prequel to BETWIXT, find out who Dale Finnigan was before he became known as“scar-face”—the unassuming hero everyone underestimates.