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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful DarknessBeautiful Darkness
Written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Release Date: October 12, 2010
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
NOT a publisher requested review!

Summary (Courtesy of Barnes and Noble):
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Sometimes life-ending.
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

An exciting follow-up to Beautiful Darkness. Slow to start, but when the story got going, it was impossible to put down. Full review after the jump. WARNING: SPOILERS!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In an effort to post more...

I have downloaded the blogger app for my phone. Now I can post from anywhere, which will encourage me to post more, since I get a lot of ideas when I'm out. So keep your eyes open for mobile posting. :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Here's a Present for You...

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for sticking around through my lack of recent posting! I adore you all!
MUAH! Love you guys!
I have a present for my blog buddies! As a thank you for all your support through this tough time, I'm extending a Things Liz Makes coupon to all my blog followers! You awesome follower friends get 20% off any Things Liz Makes Etsy Store purchase from now until May 1st! That's pretty sweet, considering I have some really cute things for $5 or less! So go on over to the Things Liz Makes Etsy Store and do some browsing! When you check out, use coupon code TLLBLOGFRIENDS and leave your Google user ID in the notes to seller. Hope to see you all there!

PS: There is a new book review going up THIS WEEK. I guarantee it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

You guys rock...

Sorry for my lack of posting as of late! I promise I will keep this blog going and post some reviews really soon. Stuff's just been crazy with the direction my life has taken, but I'm super grateful for the follower support I've received! I love you guys!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review: Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely)Darkest Mercy
Written by Melissa Marr
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Published by HarperCollins
Review requested by publisher, travelling ARC provided. Thank you!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary (courtesy of Barnes and Noble):
The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.
Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.
Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.
The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless. 

The final installment in the Wicked Lovely series is no short of amazing! Full SPOILER-FREE review after the jump.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Super Sized Valentine Follower Love Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Super Sized Valentine Follower Love Giveaway! I'm excited to be dishing out prizes! It's kind of sad we didn't get up to 200 followers so I could throw in another prize pack, but three is a pretty solid number in my opinion. The Twitter and Facebook contests will be happening at about 9:30AM MST, so get on your Twitter and Facebook and watch for how to win! Somehow, the Pick Your Fix prize pack was not very popular, so I'm just going to save that one for another giveaway. Enough chit-chat. Time to announce winners!

Jane Prize Pack Winner: Cici @ Cici's Theories!

The Greyfriar Prize Pack Winner: Stephanie F.!

Winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected. Congratulations and thanks to all who entered!

Hurry on over to Twitter and Facebook and watch for contest instructions!
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