Friday, December 28, 2012

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

Today I have the pleasure of revealing the cover for Sworn to Raise and the author Terah Edun is also having a giveaway to celebrate! The Sworn to Raise cover was designed by Kalen O'Donnell Cover Design.

Title: Sworn to Raise
Author: Terah Edun
Series: Courtlight #1
Publication Date: March 15, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the  kingdom. But beneath her kingdom’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond  initiations.
Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companion’s Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.
But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.
This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.

Terah Edun is an international development professional and author/lover of all things Young Adult Fantasy fiction. She is a native Georgian, adoptive Washingtonian, unrepentant expat currently living in South Sudan, brilliant dreamer, lover of dogs and not-so-closet geek. Her first novel, Red Madrassa, was released on November 8th and her second novel, Sworn to Raise, comes out in March 2013.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Camp by Karice Bolton

Today I have a cover reveal for a new book by Karice Bolton!

Title: The Camp
Author: Karice Bolton
Expected Publication: TBA
Cover Design: PhatPuppy Art
Emma has always strove for perfection in her almost eighteen years of existence, but it has never been good enough. As she finds herself counting the days until she’s officially free from her parents’ reins, her stepfather hands her a plane ticket explaining that she must attend the Re-Boot Camp in the wilds of Alaska.
Once she lands in the middle of nowhere, she realizes the camp is nothing like she imagined, and she wants out immediately. That is until she meets Liam.
The camp is full of teens with dark pasts, but she finds herself drawn to Liam’s ability to see who she really is and who she wants to become. While Emma and Liam begin adjusting to a place neither want to be, frightening events begin to unfold. When people begin disappearing, it becomes apparent they can only trust one another as they fight for survival.

Karice Bolton is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author living in the Pacific Northwest. All three books in The Watchers Trilogy are available now, Awakening, Legions, and Cataclysm. Lonely Souls, which is the first book in her new series Witch Avenue, was released in June 2012!

Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can't get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the cutest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.

I have to say not only does this book sound really good, it looks really good. PhatPuppy Art always does such gorgeous covers, and I think this is one of my favorites! I cannot wait to read this story when it is released! A survival camp with people disappearing sounds suspenseful and mysterious, which is right up my alley.

What do you think? Will you be adding this one to you TBR list?

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Friday, December 21, 2012

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blog Tour: Review of Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Veer Blog Tour! This tour has a lot of fun stuff to check out, so make sure to click the banner above to view the full schedule. 

Title: Veer
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Clayton Falls #2
Publication Date: November 29, 2012

Only when you let go can you learn to live.
Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.
Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.
When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Book New: The Collector Book 2 with Giveaway

Today I have the amazing opportunity to reveal not only the Title for the second Collector Book, but the expected release date as well. 

Without further adu, here is the mastermind herself Victoria Scott

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway of Flukes by Nichole Chase

Welcome to The Flukes Tour, hosted by AToMR Tours! For this tour stop I have a review and a giveaway, and to see the full schedule make sure to click on the banner!
*SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Flukes is on sale for $0.99 for the duration of this tour, make sure to grab your copy at the discounted price*

Title: Flukes
Author: Nichole Chase
Publication Date: October 6, 2012
Age Group: New Adult
Length: 268 Pages

Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea, and buried just as deep. When court appointed community service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal sanctuary, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise line contract.

Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community service gig cleaning fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heart strings.

When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold onto all that really matters.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Celebrate the Release of Exhale by Jennifer Snyder with a Giveaway and Excerpt

On December 10th, Exhale by Jennifer Snyder was released. To help celebrate the release, I have an excerpt from Exhale, and a giveaway!

Title: Exhale
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Release date: December 10, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: YA
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Inhaling in life is easy. It’s the exhaling—the letting go— that’s the hard part.
Katie Elliot has always known the Conner twins. For years she secretly pined after one, while playfully averting the advances of the other.  Once upon a time, she was fine with that. Then came the moment when her twin of preference kissed her and changed everything.
As if realizing love can be complex—even when it’s reciprocated—isn’t hard enough, tragedy strikes, tearing Katie and the boy she’s always desired apart.  Finding herself torn between love and guilt, Katie must learn when it’s acceptable to let go—when it’s finally okay to exhale.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Blog Tour: The Scourge by A.G. Henley with Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on The Scourge Blog Tour! This blog tour is hosted by Kismet Book Touring

Title: The Scourge
Author: A.G. Henley
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Length: 242 Pages

Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She’s never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how the shadows shift when she passes under a canopy of trees. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when the Scourge comes. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings’ tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be.
And she’s always known this day would come—the day she faces the Scourge alone.
The Sightless, like Fenn, are mysteriously protected from the Scourge, the gruesome creatures roaming the forests, reeking of festering flesh and consuming anything—and anyone—living. A Sightless Groundling must brave the Scourge and bring fresh water to the people of the forest. Today, that task becomes Fenn’s.
Fenn will have a Lofty Keeper, Peree, as her companion. Everyone knows the Lofties wouldn’t hesitate to shoot an arrow through the back of an unsuspecting Groundling like Fenn, but Peree seems different. A boy with warm, rough hands who smells like summer, he is surprisingly kind and thoughtful. Although Fenn knows his people are treacherous, she finds herself wanting to trust him.
As their forest community teeters on the brink of war, Fenn and Peree must learn to work together to survive the Scourge and ensure their people’s survival. But when Fenn uncovers a secret that shatters her truths, she’s forced to decide who and what to protect—her people, her growing love for Peree, or the elusive dream of lasting peace in the forest.

The Scourge is not your typical zombie novel, not by a long shot. The twists and turns as the story develops kept me on my toes until the very end. Fennel is one of the sightless, who must help her people survive when the Scourge come. Being sightless does have its advantage, as it protects Fenn from being consumed by the Scourge.

To help her during the times with the Scourge come, and Fenn has to fetch the water, she is assigned a Keeper from the tree living Lofties. Fenn and Peregrine begin to form a friendship, something not allowed between a lowly Groundling and a Lofty. As they grow closer, they begin to discover that their village may be hiding secrets.

Fenn is a character who has to be strong and survive the world without ever seeing it. This makes Fenn very determined and she does not give up on anything easily. Peree is also very stubborn once he has made a decision. He is also very loyal to the people in his life. I think this creates a very caring and protective relationship between the Fenn and Peree.

The Scourge offers so much from whether it is star-crossed lovers, zombies, and just some really good storytelling. When I first picked up The Scourge, I was only planning to get a feel for it by reading the first chapter. That plan did not work; because once I started, The Scourge sunk its teeth into me, right from the start. I cannot wait to see what is going on in Peree and Fenn’s relationship in the next installment. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the tour organizer, in exchange for an honest review**

A.G. Henley is the author of the young adult novel, THE SCOURGE. She is also a
clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they’ve had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she’s not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she’s inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Book Blitz with Giveaway: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four

Today I have a wonderful Book Blitz courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours for Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four by Nya Jade. I have an excerpt, and a giveaway for an amazing prize to add to the fun. Best of all for the month of December, Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four is only .99 on Amazon

Title: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four
Author: Nya Jade
Series: Shapers #1
Publisher: Dreamwell Publishing
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
Cover Design: Phatpuppy Art

The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .
Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.
As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the target of shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.
Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and spycraft take on great importance as a menace stalks the campus, with Phoebe as its target. Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship with Colten, quickly morphs into heartache when she suspects that something sinister lurks beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame. Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where she doesn’t know who to trust, and needs to rely on herself—and her secret power—to get to the truth and to stay alive.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway of Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Derailed Blog Tour, hosted by AToMR Tours. Derailed is the first book in a new adult contemporary series, from the ever amazing Alyssa Rose Ivy. 
To see the full tour schedule make sure to click the banner above.


Title: Derailed
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Clayton Falls #1
Publication Date: September 26, 2012
Length: 260 Pages
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When you're lost sometimes the only place you can go is home.
Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in
North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, Molly
finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart Ben, the boy who represents everything
from the past she tried to leave behind.
Looking for an escape, what she finds is a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a
future she never dreamed possible.


Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with
romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cover Reveal: Desolate City

Title: Desolate City
Author: Racquel Jones
Series: Albertos #1
Publication Date: January 10, 2013
Cover Design: Silviya Yordanova

After being invited to a party, Seiren never dreamed of being haunted by the Haydens--supernatural beings--of her city. She was suppose to forget about how they watched her every move days before. She was suppose to forget how everything went downhill after meeting a certain white eyed Hayden. But that would be too simple...
Ereshkigal, a group of powerful beings that all Haydens resent, have their sights on Seiren and Haydens from every corner of Black Phoenix will do everything in their power to stop them.
With the help of the gun-toting agent Luann and Hayden guardian Julius, Seiren must figure out her place in all of this and why she is literally running for her life.

Racquel Jones has been a Michigander for 22 years now. She has a love for all things fantasy, art and the history behind it and comic book heroes. Since she was able to talk, she told stories to her friends rather it be fan fiction or her own original ideas. Right now, she is looking to one day expand her horizons into writing for comics and owning a branch of unique cafes/bookstores.

I love the purple on the cover, and with the moon lit up like that, it really amplifies the color! 

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Cover Reveal: Deeper We Fall

Today I have another cover reveal for you! Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organizing, and allowing me to participate! This one is for Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron. 
Cover Design by Okay Creations

Now for the Cover

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Mortality by Kellie Sheridan

For my first Cover Reveal of the day, I have Mortality by Kellie Sheridan. Thank you to Kellie Sheridan for asking to partake in the Cover Reveal for the first book in The Hitchhiker Strain series. 
Cover Designed by Ravven

Now on to the Cover...

Friday, November 30, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae

Today I get to participate in the Cover Reveal for The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae!

Title: The Summer I Became a Nerd
Author: Leah Rae
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
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On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.
Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

 Born and raised in northern Louisiana, Leah Rae Miller still lives there on a windy hill with her husband and kids. She loves comic books, lava lamps, fuzzy socks, and Cherry Coke. She spends most of her days reading things she likes and writing things she hopes other people will like.

What do you think of the cover?
Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book Review: Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick

Shadows (Ashes Trilogy, #2)

Title: Shadows
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
Series: Ashes Trilogy#2
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
Length: 528 Pages
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The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive.
Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from the demons of her past and the monster living in her head. After the world was gone, she believed Rule could be a sanctuary for her and those she’d come to love.
But she was wrong.
Now Alex is in the fight of her life against the adults, who would use her, the survivors, who don’t trust her, and the Changed, who would eat her alive.
Welcome to Shadows, the second book in the haunting apocalyptic Ashes Trilogy: where no one is safe and humans may be the worst of the monsters.

**May Contain Spoilers From Ashes, the first book in the trilogy**
Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick does it again, leaving me a puddled mess on the floor while still craving more. Ashes had me wanting more and Shadows went above and beyond to deliver it. If there is every a trilogy that might be the death of me, it would be the Ashes Trilogy. In Shadows, we get multiple viewpoints to get a 360-degree view of all the characters. I do not want to give too much away, so I am not going to reveal who narrates the viewpoints. The story picks up right at the cliffhanger from Ashes, where Alex leaves Rule in the hopes of finding Ellie a trace of Tom. 

There is so much that goes on in this story, and some very big secrets are discovered in this book. I can only imagine what the fallout is going to be in the next book. Alex is much more unsure of herself, when she discovers she maybe more like the Changed/Chuckies than she realized. Chris makes his own discoveries about Rule. Rule may not be the safe haven that Chris thought, and the people running it may not be as forthright as they should be. All of these combined with the other secrets lead to some interesting revelations, and a number of cliffhangers.

Shadows brings some of the smaller characters from Ashes to the forefront of the story. Readers get to know more about Lena and Peter. I just have to say that one character from Ashes will not be seen or heard about in Shadows. I really hope that we find out what happened to them in the next installment. The fate of many characters is left up in the air at the end of Shadows, and I really hope to find out more in Monsters. There is just so much compiled in the book that I want to talk about, but I do not want to spoil this read for anyone. 

With all the information given in Shadows, I cannot wait for the release of Monsters. Monsters will be the final book in the Ashes Trilogy. I have a feeling things are going to get crazy in Monsters, and it is going to be an exciting and explosive finale. Thank you Ilsa Bick for yet again driving me nuts and making me like it at the same time. I have a feeling I will still be recovering from the emotional turmoil experienced during Shadows, when Monsters is released.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Nightmare Affair


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

 I am waiting on:

The Nightmare Affair
Title: The Nightmare Affair
Author: Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: March 5, 2013 
Length: 352 Pages

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.


Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder.

Then Eli's dream comes true.
Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

Why do I want to read The Nightmare Affair?
I like the idea of a living Nightmare, the only one I have come across in Young Adult books is Sabine from the Soul Screamers series. I think Dusty is going to be more of the mystery solver, amatuer sleuth. I think that is a book that is right up my alley, and I really cannot wait to read this one. 
I am lucky enough to be participating in the blog tour for The Nightmare Affair, organized by Shane's Itching for Books

What are you waiting on?
Leave me a link in the comments. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Midnight Spell

Today I have the dazzling cover of The Midnight Spell by Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye.
The cover was designed by PhatPuppy Art.

Now for the Cover...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Book Blitz: The Harvesting

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Today I am participating in a Book Blitz spotlight on The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak.
Thank you to The Bookish Brunette for allowing me to participate!


Title: The Harvesting
Author: Melanie Karsak
Series: The Harvesting Series #1
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Length: 394 Pages
Purchase: Amazon

"To label this a zombie book would be a false pretense . . . this is so much more than that. What you start out with and what you end up with are very different, and those twists and turns in the middle will make your heart beat faster over and over again."-- Colossal Pop
It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead.
Though Layla reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she could never have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's help if they are to survive the zombie apocalypse that's upon them. But that is not the only problem. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost. 

Melanie Karsak, steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and caffeine junkie, resides in Florida with her husband and two children. Visit the author at her blog to learn more about upcoming projects, book signings, and other neato things. A Walking Dead fan, check out her blog for recaps!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Book Review: Ten by Gretchen Mcneil


Title: Ten
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Number of Pages: 294 Pages
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Don't spread the word!
Three-day weekend. House party.
White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway of Summer in Salem by Brina Courtney

Welcome to my tour stop on the amazing month long blog tour of Summer in Salem by Brina Courtney.
Thank you to SupaGurl Tours for organizing this tour, and make sure to check out the full schedule by clicking the banner above. 

Title: Summer in Salem
Author: Brina Courtney
Series: Electi #1
Publication Date: October 28, 2012
Length: 152 Pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Teagen’s summer has been turned upside down by a body, a pentagram necklace, and an old flame.
Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...
...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a necklace exactly like Teagan's.
Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It's a matter of life and her death.

Summer in Salem starts off like a traditional novel, until the magic starts flowing from the pages. Teagan does not feel like the traditional main character, mostly because she is in the process of grieving the disappearance of the one person who she cared about the most. When her grandmother falls and hurts herself again, Teagan sees it as the perfect opportunity for a fresh start away from all the darkness. 

As Teagen begins to move on, and put the loss of Jason in her past, she discovers that may not be that easy. When Teagen and her friend Lark discover the body of a young woman, who bears a resemblance to Teagen, everything begins to change. Teagen is about to discover that magic maybe real, if she is ready to believe.

Teagen is in an interesting place for most of the novel. She is trying to move on, but she is still very much under the thumb of grief. It makes her angry and defensive, when it comes to may situations. The longer she stays in Salem, the more like her former self she becomes. This is because she has a job she loves, and a new best friend. I really like that she has a normal reaction of complete disbelief to certain revelations in the story line, because it made her seem more realistic. A new possible love interest is introduced, and I will have to say the Seth has a very mature outlook on life. I think that type of outlook is good for a person who feels lost like Teagen. 

Summer in Salem was a fun and fast read, and it is well worth the time. I think it is a great start to a new series, and I have a feeling they are only going to get better. Brina Courtney has created a new world, that I loved exploring. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author for the tour, in exchange for an honest review**


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Book Review: Timeless by Michelle Madow

Timeless (Transcend Time Saga, #3)

Title: Timeless
Author: Michelle Madow
Series: Transcend Time Saga #3
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Publication Date: November 20, 2012
Length: 230 Pages
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In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.
In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.
Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make things worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help.
Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began