1. Wildlife by Fiona Wood

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    Wildlife by Fiona Wood

    This book sounds not like your usual Young Adult story, plus the cover is ultimately cute, so if course I was quite eager to get my hands on this book!

    Beautiful Setting in the wilderness of Australia

    What makes this book stand out among the other YA stories is most definitely the setting. It sounds like a combination of boarding house, but with the charm of the wilderness of Australia! First off, I cannot remember one book where kids have to spend a few month in a camp to learn more about the wilderness and actually get to know each other and get to know themselves better. It’s a great concept which teaches so many things to young people! Also, it makes for quite different experiences  for the kids and also problems they have to face!

    Real and genuinely honest characters

    But apart from the setting, the story lives from the quite uniquely real characters. Fiona Wood creates her characters that are not over-stylized and she rather focuses on showing the kids with all their insecurities. Beauty, Friendship, Depression, Lost and Betrayal are all issues to be addressed in one way or the other.  The story is told from two girls POV – but each in a different format, which again  adds to this unusual and unique story.

    We get First Person POV from Sib, who is more or less the center of the story and then there is Lou, who writes in form of a letter and makes us see Sib from yet a different perspective.

    See the Real Me!

    After Sib is being cast for a Beauty campaign she finally gets regained by the cool crowd, but the question is, is this the attention she really wants and how are her real friends. It’s easy drift away and get swept away by this attention, but what I loved especially about Sib is that she always tried to stay true to herself. Another big part of the story is her unhealthy friendship with her best friend, which was so destructive and it made me anxious to see how and if Sib finally figures this out!

    Then there is also Sib’s best friend who is the weird Nerd and Outsider, who becomes friends with the new girl Lou who has just lost her boyfriend.

    The whole story surrounds about who you are, who you want to be and how people see you! 

    The reason why the book didn’t win me over completely was a little bit the age, which is mostly my problem, but I usually prefer stories with older protagonists. And even though this book deals with Sex and a few mature issues, they all felt very young for me! I was also missing a little bit the romance, even though it was not a central part of the story, but the cover suggest at least a little romance.

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    Rating 3.5

    Bottom Line

    Wildlife by Fiona Wood shines with incredible real characters, that all deal with growing up into the persons they want to be and figuring out how to stay true to themselves. The beautiful setting creates a unique environment for these issues to be addressed in a different way.

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    Any Australian Readers here? Is this “out in the wilderness” months something many schools do, or this is only created for Wildlife? And, would you like have spend a few month away from home in the wilderness to spend some time getting to know yourself better? 

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  2. YA Book Trailers to get excited about!

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    YA Book Trailers to get excited about!

    Hey Guys! Happy Friday! Today I thought I share a few pretty awesome book Trailers from Books I am actually quite excited about!

    Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

    In The Afterlife by Alexandra Bracken

    The Young Elite by Marie Lu

    I read already Exquisite Captive and loved it to pieces! I always (seriously) I always wanted to read the Darkest Mind series and then the Young Elite! I was so sad when there weren’t copies at BEA as I was so super excited about this book!

    Did you read any of these? Do you love these trailers? Which one you like best and which one makes you even more excited about the books? 

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  3. So fun Adventure! Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

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    So fun Adventure! Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

    This is one of these times when I read the synopsis and knew I needed to read this book! I love superpower stories and Chasing Power sounded like a great big Adventure!

    Jumper meets Indiana Jones meets X-Men

    Did you see the movie “Jumper”? If not, then you should  as it’s so much fun about a Boy who can teleport all around the world, if yes and if you also loved the idea, then Chasing Power is your book! And mix this with an Adventure Indiana Jones style and you have such a great and amazing story! In Chasing Power we meet two kids that have super powers, Kayla can do telekinesis and move things around with her mind and Daniel can teleport! And when Daniels Mom gets kidnapped, Daniel finds Kayla as she’s the only one who can help him rescue her.

    And in order to rescue her, they must join a race to find some ancient and super powerful stones that could change the world! This race will ear them to ancient maya temples and they will have to face lots of dangers!

    So much fun right?

    Family Secrets, Magic and memorable characters!

    The powers are actually supposed to come from Magic, but exactly why Daniel and Kayla have these powers is one secret that lays deep into the past and it’s on them to figure out. So Chasing Power does not just resolve around rescuing Daniels mother, but also figuring out the connection between Daniel and Kayla and some deep buried family secrets that come with quite a few surprises!

    Seriously, it’s been such a fun story and I could totally see this played out like a great movie! I adored Kayla, her loyalty her love for her eccentric mom and the bond with her best friend, who definitely was a highlight for me! The only character which could have been flashed out a little more was Daniel – I still feel like I don’t know him enough and I wished he would have been more focused on. But despite that, there are some great characters to be found in this book!  I feel like the ending dragged out a little too long and could have been dealt with a little more spectacular

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    Bottom Line

    Chasing Power Sarah Beth Durst  is a fun and adventurous standalone story that was so much fun to read! I loved the mix of telekinetic and teleportation powers with some Indiana Jones like Adventures all around the world!

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    And? Excited about Chasing Powers? It’s definitely a book I can wholeheartedly recommend and hope many people will have as much fun with it as I had!

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  4. Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle Blog Tour with “Give Love Triangles a Chance”

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    Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle Blog Tour with “Give Love Triangles a Chance”

    I’m pretty thrilled to host a wonderful author today to celebrate her newest release Famous In Love , which I already reviewed (and LOVED) last week! So, when I got the chance to be on the Blog Tour, I was so excited, because I knew immediately what I wanted to talk about with Rebecca! She’s a huge fan of Love Triangles, and of course it also plays a big role in Famous In Love and then there are all these people that hate Love Triangles – so THIS is what I wanted to talk to her about!

    and.. Rebecca wrote a fantastic post about Love Triangles, which makes so so much sense and also will resonate with those who are always wary about them!

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    Give Love Triangles a Chance

    by Rebecca Serle

    Hey guys! Rebecca Serle here, author of the upcoming series FAMOUS IN LOVE. Fiction meets reality when Paige Townsen, a totally normal girl-next-door, is plucked from obscurity to star in the next major film franchise based on a book. When she relocates from her hometown of Portland to Maui (as in, Hawaii!) to film the movie, she falls for the two lead actors she meets on set: Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder.

    Now I know love triangles get some flack nowadays: some people say they are too predictable; others insist that falling for two guys at once would never happen. Critics of the love triangle sometimes talk about “instalove:” this idea that two people can’t just fall for one another at first sight. And maybe they are right…I mean, we always KNEW Bella would end up with Edward in the end, right? But here’s a little secret I’ve learned about the love triangle in YA lit:

    It isn’t really about the end points, it’s about the space in the middle.

    The love triangle is a metaphor for something greater: it’s about putting the main character in a position of power, and really giving them a choice to make. The two guys in the love triangle are always so different, right? There’s a reason for that!

    Each guy represents something about the main character and the quest she is on to discover herself. Yes, while “hella good hair” (to quote Taylor Swift) and sexy smiles are certainly fun to write and read, what’s more fun is watching the character decide between two extremes: the two versions of herself that she could be. By exploring relationships and feelings for both guys, the heroine of the story is really learning about herself. Because let’s get real: while things may end up happily ever after in YA, most of these characters are in their teens! Who knows who they will be– and who they will be with– when they turn 20, 24, or 30.

    But the happily ever after isn’t the point: the love triangle is the road map a character takes towards being happy with herself, and with the choices she makes.

    So give them a chance! Who knows, maybe you’ll fall in “instalove” with Paige, Rainer and Jordan…just like I did. ;)

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    Dear Rebecca: Thank you so much for this fabulous post! I’m always a little wary of Love Triangles  but your post makes so much sense, and YES we always knew Bella would end up with Edward. (How could she NOT) But then, I must say that I was very very surprised by the ending of Famous in Love! Totally didn’t see that coming! 

    Famous in Love

    by Rebecca Serle Series: Famous in Love #1
    Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on 2014-10-21 
    Genres: Film, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Performing Arts, Young Adult
    Pages: 336 
    Format: eARC
    Source: Publisher
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    4 Stars
    The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the next major feature film franchise based on a book and the ensuing love triangles she gets entangled in on—-and off screen.

    Meet Paige Townsen, Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder…

    When Paige Townsen, a young unknown, gets cast in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a crowded movie set on the shores of Maui, and is spending quality time with her co-star Rainer Devon, one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie’s famous love triangle, Paige’s crazy new life gets even crazier.

    In this coming-of-age romance inspired by the kind of celeb hookups that get clever nicknames and a million page views, Paige must figure out who she is – and who she wants – while the whole world watches

    RebeccaAbout Rebecca:

    Rebecca Serle is the author of When You Were Mine, The Edge of Falling, and Famous in Love and is an obsessive lover of all things pop culture. She blogs about The Vampire Diaries for New York magazine’s Vulture and can be found on Twitter: @RebeccaASerle. She, like Caggie, lives in Manhattan—just far from the Upper East Side.

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    Find Rebecca Online:

    Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram

    Giveaway Details:

    Five winners will receive a finished copy of FAMOUS IN LOVE as well as an eBook of Parker Witter’s LOCKED! US Only.

    Entires via the Rafflecopter below! US/CAN only!

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    Awesome fact!

    LOCKED which is the story/movie script the characters are cast for inside FAMOUS IN LOVE is a real book! Written by Rebecca Serle writing as Parker Witter, who is also the reclusive author character in her Famous in Love series! Read the article in Publishers Weekly HERE!

    What do you say, does Rebecca’s post about Love Triangles resonate with you, will you give them a chance or are Love Triangles still a No-Go for you? 

    And how awesome is the fact that Rebecca actually wrote and published LOCKED ? So cool!  

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  5. Talon by Julie Kagawa -Meet Garret ! Blog Tour & and win one of Julie’s Dragon Figurines!

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    Talon by Julie Kagawa -Meet Garret ! Blog Tour & and win one of Julie’s Dragon Figurines!

    I am so so freaking excited to host Julie Kagawa here on the Blog today with her newest bookish adventure TALON! Julie is on blog Tour right now, with some absolutely incredible posts and a chance to win one of her famous hand-made Dragon Figurines!

    But first, I am even more thrilled to host Garret on the Blog  so please welcome Soldier Garret at the Bookworms here today!

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    Meet Garret!

    Tell us a little about yourself.

    My name is Garret Xavier Sebastian, ID number 870012. I’m seventeen years and two months old, and I’m a rank five soldier in the Order of St. George.

    Garret_fullpose_FINALWhen did you join the Order of St. George? What is the Order, exactly?

    The Order of St. George is an organization dedicated to hunting down and eradicating dragons hiding in human form throughout the world. We have several chapterhouses in countries where dragon activity is common; England, China, the United States. I’ve been with the Order of St. George nearly my whole life. My parents were murdered by a dragon when I was three. The Order rescued me and taught me everything I know today.

    Why does the Order hate dragons so much? What makes them so dangerous?

    We don’t hate them. We simply realize the enormous threat the dragons of Talon represent to the human race.   Talon’s goal has always been world domination and the enslavement of all “lesser” species. They are dangerous because they are so long lived, and their plans can span decades, or even centuries. But what makes them truly insidious is their ability to blend into humanity, to mimic everything we do, while subtly influencing everyone around them. We cannot underestimate Talon, and this is a war we must win. The dragons must be eliminated to secure the future for all humans.

    Getting away from the war and the Order of St. George for a moment, what do you like to do in your down time?

    I enjoy reading, and sometimes I’ll play pool or darts in the Order’s rec room, but a lot of my free time is dedicated to training or working out. My partner Tristan is always trying to drag me to parties, but I don’t drink, so I don’t see the point. He has accused me of being a stuffy old woman on more than one occasion, but it doesn’t bother me. I’m a soldier of St. George. I have to be ready to fight at a moment’s notice.

    And for the final question: if you could describe Ember in three words, what would they be?

    Um. Ember Hill? You want me to describe her in three words. I don’t see the importance, but…okay. I guess if I had to pick three terms to describe Ember, they would be: cheerful, stubborn, and fearless.

    Thanks for talking to us today, Garret. *Garret nods, waiting patiently.* Um…dismissed.

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    TALON by Julia Kagawa

    Talon

    Release: October 28th 2014 by Harlequin Teen

    Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

    Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

    Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

    Julie Kagawa authorAbout Julie Kagawa

    Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the odd eel.

    To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.

    Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest addition, a hyperactive Papillon puppy.

    Tour Schedule

    Follow the Tour to get to know all the Characters from Talon and for more chances to win one of Julie’s amazing hand made Dragons! 

    Thursday, October 2nd – Harlequin Blog 

    Monday, October 6th – Jessica at Step into Fiction
    Wednesday, October 8th – Katie’s Book Blog
    Friday, October 10th – Page Turners

    Monday, October 13th – Bewitched Bookworms
    Wednesday, October 15th – Mundie Moms
    Friday, October 17th – Fiktshun

    Monday, October 20th – Two Chicks on Books
    Wednesday, October 22nd – YA Interrobang
    Friday, October 24th – Supernatural Snark

    Giveaway!

    Each tour stop is offering up a finished copy of TALON! – enter via the Rafflecopter below!
    Five lucky grand prize winners will receive one of Julie’s amazing dragon figurines as well as some fun signed swag.
    To enter for the grand prize, you MUST follow the tour each day, find and catch the dragon, and answer the daily question.

    Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open to US/Canada.

    Grand Prize

    “Catch the Dragon Contest”:

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, a dragon will appear on a different blog and stay there for 48hrs. Once you have found the dragon, click on it and you will be directed to a Rafflecopter entry form for the Grand Prize Giveaway! To enter, you must answer the daily question found at the tour stop!!!
    Where could the dragon appear? On all Book Blogger Tour Hosts and The Harlequin Paranormal Blog, so go now and catch yourself a dragon! Will you find it? And will you be able to keep it?

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    “Catch the Dragon” – Question:

    If you could ask Julie one question about her dragons, what would it be?

    So now guys, are you excited about this new adventure from Julie Kagawa? I mean.. DRAGONS! Do we need to say more?

     
    Danny_Signature_muchloveI….and now, enter for your chance to win a Hardcover of TALON – if you want to win one of the Dragons, go and hunt down the Dragon!

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  6. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

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    Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

    I am a big fan of Kiersten White – I love her style and especially her Paranormalcy Series is one of my favorite Young Adult Paranormal series, so of course I was eager to pick up this new adventure of hers, filled with promises of a magical historical world!

    Historical Setting full of Magic and a strong Girl!

    Jessamin is a strong willed girl, who leaves her home in order to move to another country/kingdom to go there to school. There, she finds herself suddenly among the Nobles of the town and discovers that magic is indeed real and that the powerful families have all their secrets!

    I actually loved the whole idea and setting, full with interesting characters many secrets and of course magic! I just had very much wished for more world building. I had a hard time understanding the politics and settings of this world, which made it often very hard to follow the story as I was often enough left wondering about where we are.

    The Magic was a quite interesting and unique approach and followed its own rules, which I would have also loved to explore more.

    A delightful heroine and an enigmatic hero!

    What I loved most about the book were definitely Jessamin and Finn! I really liked how headstrong she was even if it sometimes was maybe a little too stubborn for her own good! Still, she was a girl who stood up for what she wants even among all these much more powerful and wealthy people! And then there is Finn – who of course is wonderfully secretive which leaves us guessing and wondering about him. Often this makes me even more excited about a story, no matter how cliché that is.  The romance was sweet and fit just rightly into the whole storyline!

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    Bottom Line

    Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White comes with a delightful heroine and an enigmatic hero, and Kiersten White again proves that her Characters are always extraordinary and beautifully developed! Sadly, it was lacking a little bit in building and setting the world and the basics of the magic, which left me a few times a little lost. However altogether a great read!

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    Are you a fan of Kiersten White? Which books do you love most? And.. I adore the cover, but what would you might want to pick up the book?

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  7. Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

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    Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

    I admit, I also love the Young and Beautiful of Hollywood. I’m always happy over a new hot couple in Hollywood and yes I was also quite excited when Daemon and Elena were also in love in real life. So, when I read the synopsis  from Famous in Love it combined my passion for stories with my love for a good love story!

    Beautiful Setting

    …. and with setting I mean not only the location but also the whole set-up of the story. Located is most of the story is Hawaii, which always brings on my holiday and Fernweh feeling. I love these islands, so it was wonderful to picture all the places they were “filming” the movie.

    And the movie “setting” is the next thing I enjoyed! I always always love movie star themed books!! Like the Cinderella story set in Hollywood. In our case Cinderella is Paige, a small town girl in love with acting, and when she gets the role for a big YA Paranormal story she suddenly is thrown into this new world of actors, famous people and hollywood!

    Seriously guys, it’s like any of our most beloved YA Paranormal stories is coming to live and we follow the actors fall also in love for real! YEAH!

    Love Triangles – No, don’t go!:)

    It’s been clear from the early beginning when reading the synopsis that this book will have a big Love triangle. So I was prepared and anyone else too! Honestly, when I know this beforehand I can deal with Love Triangles! Also, it was so nicely played here even though the boys were both so quite stereotypes! The “Good Boy” and the “Bad Boy with the mysterious past” – and yes, I fall for this cliché every time! Rainer and Jordan are both Young Hollywood Actors that have been friends once, now they have to play the two love interests of Paige .. and OF COURSE they both fall for he:)

    Passion of the Author, you can feel it in every page!

    Of course Authors are always passionate about their books, yet here I feel it’s even a little different! Rebecca Serle is famous for her love for the Young Beautiful in Hollywood, she loves to blog about The Vampire Diaries and other  Love Triangles we all love and hate so much! And I felt her passion in her book, I knew this story was something she really wanted to write and this makes me even more excited about the story!

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    In short,  Famous in Love is a cute love story that completely entertained me while reading. Paige was a cute girl who experiences something so many others dream of! It was easy to relate to her and also to her feelings. This is a story for everyone who loves a good romance with kissing and a beautiful setting. Just be prepared for a quite complicated Love Triangle, but expect an surprising ending! Well, at least I was quite surprised and didn’t see this coming!

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    Additional Info

    I was even more excited when I saw that there will be two more books in this series! This is definitely a series I’m going to keep up with!
    So of course, my question would be – how do you feel about Love Triangles? Which is the Love Triangle you love best (if there is one) in TV? I actually feel like nearly every TV series has a Love Triangle, and somehow they work much better on screen than on page? 
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  8. IN THE AFTERLIGHT by Alexandra Bracken - Massive Psi Giveaway Tour!

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    IN THE AFTERLIGHT by Alexandra Bracken - Massive Psi Giveaway Tour!

    Happy Wednesday my friends! Today we are part of an amazing Blog Tour for the release of  In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken. This is a fantastic series which is loved by so many readers all over the world!

    So check below for a fantastic Giveaway and even more exciting prize packages you should not miss!

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    IN THE AFTERLIGHT

    by Alexandra Bracken

    In stores October 28th  


    Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there’s no guarantee you’re fully in control, and everything comes with a price.

    When the Children’s League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam’s brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government “rehabilitation camps” all over the country. Freeing them–revealing the governments unspeakable abuses in the process–is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country.
    But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.

    ABOUT SPARKS RISE

    (The Darkest Minds: 2.5 e-Book release)

    Available online September 2, 2014

    This New eBook Novella connects the last two novels in The Darkest Minds trilogy.

    Sam didn’t think things could get worse at Thurmand rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam’s dark childhood.

    Lucas has a deadly secret–he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk his everything to save her.

    AlexBrackenAuthorPhotoABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona, but moved east to study at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.  She recently relocated to New York City, where she worked in publishing and lives in a charming apartment overflowing with books.

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    Massive Giveaway of Awesomeness!

    This campaign includes prize packs to represent each of the 5 Psi groups. The Bookworms represent today the TELEKINESIS Group! Each Psi Group Tour Host will offer a different Giveaway  and here will be a total of 50 Psi-group giveaways across the book blogosphere throughout September & October leading up to the release of In the Afterlight!

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    So if you want more chances to win then seek out all 5 color pack prizes  and keep your eyes open!

    BLUE PSI PRIZE PACK (TELEKINESIS)

    Levitate your library! Enter for your chance to win a floating bookshelf and The Darkest Minds series & tote bag.

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  9. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch - Danny’s Love Letter to the Author!

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    Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch - Danny’s Love Letter to the Author!

    Stunning Cover – check! 

    Thrilling Synopsis – check! 

    YA Fantasy – check! 

    Fan of Throne of Glass- check! 

    Fierce Heroine – check! 

    Romance – check! 

    I actually went into this book with all these big and high expectations and then I was scared.. Oh So Scared! But.. I shouldn’t have been, as Snow Like Ashes had everything my little bookish heart usually demands, and so much more!

    It was phenomenal, one of these books you wish to devour again and again, and where you hate it that the 2nd book won’t be in your hands until next year! Grr!!!

    So I decided to write a letter to this creator of wonderment: 

    Dear Sara,

    Damn You! Yes, I know this is not a nice way to start a letter, which actually was meant as a fangirl letter, but Damn You Sara – for writing and creating such a phenomenal and mesermizing world and then leaving me hanging, waiting for another year to figure out what will happen to Meira? And… more importantly what will happen to Mather and Theron!

    But then also thank you Sara, for giving us such an extraordinary heroine! How can we not love and admire Meira?

    She’s so incredible, stubborn at times, but still so wonderfully admirably strong, full of courage and fierce when it comes to fight for her land and the people she loves. Her desperate wish and longing to prove herself left me often heartbroken for Meira and I wished so very much for her to find her place in life and her place in this adventure to bring back a kingdom she had never really known.

    And such an Adventure! 

    Sara, you created not only shining characters but also created a thrilling, heart pounding and electrifying plot that kept me on edge the whole time reading. We felt for those poor Winterians, who lost their country and are the only hope to free their people from slavery and to win back their country and their pride. Gosh, the story was at times cruel and horrific but then also beautiful to see people fight a war they seem to have no chance of winning!

    Oh and the heart melting beautiful romance that made me tear up?

    For me a good story needs romance and Sara, you gave me the perfect combination of adventure and romance. And before I go on:

    Team Mather! 

    Just so we clear..

    There is Mather the boy she grew up with, but they both knew they could never ever be together, yet the heart does as it wants they fall for each other, desperately! And then….when Meira is forced into the arms of another, I never thought I would care for him, in the end.. Team Mather, remember?

    But Theron is so different from what I expected and I came to care for him too!

    Damn it! Usually, I always am sure with my boyish loyalties but here? I admit I could see them be happy too! Theron the future king of another country, yet he is so different from what he was supposed to be. He was gentle, sweet but also strong and powerful! What an elusive combination! 

    And since you already did everything right in creating this compelling story you shocked us with quite a few twist and turns! Well done! So very well done! (Even though I saw the very big one coming…) 

    so.. thank you Sara, thank you so so much for creating this electrifying tale!

    Sincerely, your Fangirl, 

    Danny 

     

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    Bottom Line

    Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch is a thrilling tale for all fans of Young Adult Epic Fantasy that are longing for an extraordinarily told story as well as elusive and mesmerising characters! A fierce wonderful heroines leaves us cheering for her to fnd her place in the world and to find love.

    Fans of Throne of Glass and Graceling with LOVE this story!

       

    Love Young Adult Epic Fantasy? Which one is your favorite? Love kick ass heroines? Excited for Snow of Ashes??! 

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  10. Pre-Squee about… Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry

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    Pre-Squee about… Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry

    Pre-SqueeWelcome to the Pre-Squee, a new weekly feature here at the Bookworms and at The Book Swarm. Some books, though they might not be coming out for a few months, need an early squee — we just can’t hold in our excitement about them! Sure, we’ll do full reviews closer to the release date but this feature gives us a chance to share a little bit of our love, whether it be for the story, cover, characters, or whatever. We’re quite flexible in our book love.

    So today we Squee about 

    Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry

    Series : Pushing The Limits 1.5

    Goodreads | Pre-Order : amazon

    December 8th 2014 by Harlequin Teen

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    Love this cover!! I am especially in love with the colors… soso pretty!

    A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry

    For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so… different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.

    But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

    Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah’s more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he’d be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn… seriously epic.

    I guess everyone knows by know that I (Danny) as well as the whole Bookworms Crew are huge Katie McGarry fangirls!!! I fell in love with Katie when she published her Debut: Pushing The Limits, and just the same I feel hard for Noah and Echo! So, when Katie announced that she would continue Echo and Noah’s story,  excited doesn’t even cut it close to what I felt! And.. a Road Trip on top of this!!! 

    So yes, I am thrilled beyond measure about Breaking The Rules

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  11. Heir Chronicles series - THE WORLD OF WEIR - Blog Tour & Giveaway

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    Heir Chronicles series - THE WORLD OF WEIR - Blog Tour & Giveaway

    Welcome to the epic Blog Tour for the  Heir Chronicles series – each week featuring a different Guild! 

    And this week we are kicking off the

    THE WORLD OF WEIR blog tour

    Featuring the

    Wizards

    I’m so excited to be part of  tour for this phenomenal epic Fantasy Series! Today with a short intro into the Wizards and amazing Giveaway!!

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    Who are the Wizards?

    Wizards are the most powerful of the magic users, and utilize their ability to control and influence others to maintain power and dominance over the other Guilds.

    Wizards are the most powerful of the Weir because they use High Magic, meaning that they use verbal charms to shape spells. They can control others, such as Warriors, through mind magic. A Wizard’s touch is electric, and they can recognize one another through their auras. Wizards are also “long lived” and can use their power over great distances. Because of this, and their powers to create barriers, immobilize people, and use charms and counter spells, Wizards are the dominant Guild. However, they have a limited ability to heal injuries, especially magical injuries, and if untrained can leak magic, which causes inexplicable events to occur. During the Wizard Wars and with the Rules of Engagement, Wizards used their power to control Warriors. Because of this, Warriors are almost extinct. Many Wizards use Wizards Staffs, which are magical tools that enhance and concentrate their power. They are not required in order to cast spells, but may assist wizards in controlling large amounts of power.

    ABOUT “THE WORLD OF WEIR” BLOG TOUR

    WorldofWeirTour-Calendar2Those with magical powers in The Heir Chronicles series by Cinda Williams Chima are known as the Weir. The World of Weir blog tour leads up to the release of the can’t-miss series finale, The Sorcerer Heir (in-stores October 21st) by celebrating the magical fantasy world and the five types of magical guilds. Follow along for playlists, nail art, and more inspired by the series, plus exclusive excerpts from the upcoming finale.

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    ABOUT The Sorcerer Heir

    The can’t-miss finale to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.


    The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.

    The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to hate) from the earlier installments. Readers will be glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.

    ABOUT THE HEIR CHRONICLES

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    The Heir Chronicles series will keep readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.

    The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from beloved (and lovingly reviled) characters.

    Series order:

    • The Warrior Heir
    • The Wizard Heir
    • The Dragon Heir
    • The Enchanter Heir
    • The Sorcerer Heir

    Praise for the series:

    “Chima offers a pitch-perfect blend of high fantasy and small-town reality…”–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

    “Chima uses her pen like a wand and crafts a wonderfully rich web of magic, while thankfully CindaWilliamsChimaleaving some dangling threads for subsequent tales.”–VOYA  (starred review)

    “A smoldering story soaked in tears, sweat and blood, constantly threatening to blaze into an inferno. Spellbinding.”  –Kirkus Reviews  (starred review)

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series: The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.

    Giveaway

    One winner (US/CAN) only can win a set of all 5 Books! Just enter via the Rafflecopter below!

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  12. Made For You by Melissa Marr - Blog Tour

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    Made For You by Melissa Marr - Blog Tour

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    Reader!  Oh, reader!  Oh dearest-of-dear readers!!  As an unrepentant lover of all things Melissa Marr, it is with SOOOOO MUCH excitement that I share with you today her latest YA book!!  I’m so very honored to be participating in TLC book tours’s tour for Made For You by Melissa Marr. This book embodies what makes Ms. Marr’s writing so absolutely compelling:  rock solid writing, superb and challenging plot and characters so complex and multifaceted, they nearly leap off the page!  Intrigued??  Then let me introduce you to a book that was made for you…..

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    MADE FOR YOU

    made for youby Melissa Marr

    Pub. Date: September 16th 2014 by HarperCollins

    Find it:

    AmazonBarnes & NobleIndiebound, Goodreads

    When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.

    For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has applied her extraordinary talent to contemporary realism. Chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance drive this Gothic, racy thriller—a story of small-town oppression and salvation. Melissa’s fans, and every YA reader, will find its wild ride enthralling.

    Melissa MarrAbout Melissa:

    Melissa grew up believing in faeries, ghosts, and various other creatures. After teaching college lit for a decade, she applied her fascination with folklore to writing.

    Melissa writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date and been bestsellers in the US (NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal) as well as various countries overseas. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens and Graveminder for adults.

    Where you can find Melissa

    TwitterFacebook | Goodreads | Website

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    Review:

    My first thought when I read the synopsis was that it was very similar to Stephen King’s The Dead Zone.  This made me unhappy because, I loved Stephen King’s book and didn’t think it could be retold in a better way.  Also, I’m used to fresh, new stories from Melissa Marr, stories I can not just consume rapidly because they’re so compelling but stories that are so different they leave me mulling them over for months to come.  But I had faith in Ms. Marr that this wouldn’t be a knock off (she’s way too good for that) and my faith was proven right!

    Despite the distinctly supernatural power that Eva develops, this book reads WAY more like a mystery/thriller than a paranormal fantasy book.  And for me, it all came down to the characters.  Melissa Marr does an outstanding job of drawing the reader into the characters, both Eva and the killer in particular, with alternating POVs that give just enough hints here and just enough hints there to keep the reader guessing what comes next.  I loved the way Eva’s visions would shift as she influenced the world around her.  I loved the power that gave her, to control her own destiny and make her more than just fate’s pawn.  I also loved the way Eva wasn’t the standard misunderstood, shy girl heroine.  She’s the IT girl, she knows it, but she also knows she’s more than that, even before her power comes along.  Still, she develops a strength of character over the book that makes her even more interesting.  Eva’s definitely one of the best YA girls I’ve read in a long time.

    And the killler?  This is one seriously mess up individual!  And as we get more insight into the killers mind and past…well let me just say, this person has some whacked-out family drama.  SERIOUSLY.  I don’t want to say anymore because I SOOOO enjoyed every insight I gained into the killer’s mind.  It’s some fascinating stuff!

    Of course, there’s a romance.  Melissa’s ability to blend relationships into the most difficult of circumstances is yet another one of her traits as an author that make all of her books must reads for me.  And Nate’s a hottie.  Sizzling, hot hottie.  Again, I won’t spoil it.  Read the book.  It’s SOOOO worth it!

    Bottom line:

    Fascinating, thrilling and so gripping you’ll find yourself reading it when you should be doing other things (*cough*working*cough*child-care*cough*), this book needs to skip the top of your TBR pile and find it’s way immediately into your hands!

    Rating 5+

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    As I mentioned above, Made For You  by Melissa Marr is on tour right now!  Check out the other stops on the tour!

    Tour Schedule:

    • Tuesday, September 16th: The Best Books Ever
    • Wednesday, September 17th: From the TBR Pile
    • Thursday, September 18th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books
    • Friday, September 19th: Bewitched Bookworms
    • Monday, September 22nd: Sara’s Organized Chaos
    • Tuesday, September 23rd: About to Read
    • Wednesday, September 24th: Lost in a Great Book
    • Thursday, September 25th: Supernatural Snark
    • Monday, September 29th: Paperback Princess
    • Tuesday, September 30th: Bibliophilia, Please
    • Wednesday, October 1st: Reader Girls Blog
    • Thursday, October 2nd: Kahakai Kitchen
    • Monday, October 6th: Writing Whimsy
    • Tuesday, October 7th: Books à la Mode
    • Wednesday, October 8th: Sweet Southern Home
    • Thursday, October 9th: booknerd
    • Friday, October 10th: Book Marks the Spot


    You can find out all about the tour on Melissa’s TLC page too!

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  13. Exclusive Cover Reveal - Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson with Guest Post and Giveaway

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    Exclusive Cover Reveal - Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson with Guest Post and Giveaway

    I am so so proud to share with you guys the exclusive Cover Reveal for the sequel to NILNIL UNLOCKED by Lynne Matson. The first book NIL is such a fantastic story, so unique with so crazily awesome characters that I was thrilled to hear that Lynne decided to write a sequel!
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    and here it is ….

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    Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson

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    Love this cover!!!

    Available May 12, 2015 (Published by Henry Holt Books for Younger Readers, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

    On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Rives is now the undisputed Leader of Nil City, but keeping the City united is tougher than ever.

    Raiders have grown bolder, supplies are dwindling, and non-human inhabitants have taken a turn toward the deadly. New arrivals cause rifts within the City, putting the Search system at risk, and calling everything Rives knows into question. Desperate for answers, he teams up with the only other person searching for them: Skye, a new arrival with a mysterious past of her own. Soon the duo find themselves locked in a desperate race to save all the residents of Nil—and possibly destroy the island forever. But at what cost? And who will pay the price?

     

    And here I have a few words from Lynne about why she decided NIL needed a sequel!

    The Story Behind NIL UNLOCKED by Lynne Matson

    When I finished drafting NIL, I knew Charley and Thad’s story was done. It felt complete; it felt right. But I couldn’t let Nil go. In hindsight, the characters still stuck on the island wouldn’t let me go.

    Nil by Lynne MatsonThe image of Rives, alone, staring at the empty lava field in the wake of Thad’s last noon hung with me the entire week after I finished writing NIL. I couldn’t stop wondering: what was Rives thinking? How was he coping without Thad? Why was Rives so obsessed with the Wall, and if he started digging for Nil secrets, what would he find? I also wondered what happened to the grizzly bear, if Jason ever made it back, whether Charley’s story had made headlines, and if so, who might take special note of her strange reappearance.

    I had to figure it out. And so, a week after I finished NIL, I went back into that crazy island world and began drafting Rives’s story, picking up where Thad and Charley’s tale left off. The rest of NIL UNLOCKED grew from there! It was a total blast to write.

    I hope you have as much fun reading NIL UNLOCKED as I did writing it!

    Lynne Matson

    About Lynne Matson

    Lynne Matson grew up in Georgia in a house full of books and a backyard full of gnarly pines. She attended the University of Florida, where she met and married her husband, the cutest boy she’s ever seen. Now, Lynne is mother to four amazing boys. A former attorney, she is thrilled to be making a new career in YA fiction.lynnematson.blogspot.com

    Website | Facebook | Twitter

    Find Nil @ the Bookworms

    Giveaway

    • Winner #1: Hardcover of Nil plus a galley of Nil Unlocked
    • Winner #2: Galley of Nil Unlocked.

    Open US/CAN only and all entries via the Rafflecopter, winners will be notified via mail. Runs until 09/27

    I am so thrilled for this sequel! While the ending of NIL was perfectly fine, I wished already for more. It was hard to let the island go completely and there were still some answers I wished for. Now guys, what do you think? Love the cover? Did you love NIL? Excited for NIL UNLOCKED? 

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  14. Exclusive Cover Reveal - Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson with Guest Post and Giveaway

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    Exclusive Cover Reveal - Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson with Guest Post and Giveaway

    I am so so proud to share with you guys the exclusive Cover Reveal for the sequel to NILNIL UNLOCKED by Lynne Matson. The first book NIL is such a fantastic story, so unique with so crazily awesome characters that I was thrilled to hear that Lynne decided to write a sequel!
    NIL.Unlocked_Teaser

    and here it is ….

    *****

    *drum rolls*

    ******

    and some more drums….

    ******

    Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson

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    Love this cover!!!

    Available May 12, 2015 (Published by Henry Holt Books for Younger Readers, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

    On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Rives is now the undisputed Leader of Nil City, but keeping the City united is tougher than ever.

    Raiders have grown bolder, supplies are dwindling, and non-human inhabitants have taken a turn toward the deadly. New arrivals cause rifts within the City, putting the Search system at risk, and calling everything Rives knows into question. Desperate for answers, he teams up with the only other person searching for them: Skye, a new arrival with a mysterious past of her own. Soon the duo find themselves locked in a desperate race to save all the residents of Nil—and possibly destroy the island forever. But at what cost? And who will pay the price?

     

    And here I have a few words from Lynne about why she decided NIL needed a sequel!

    The Story Behind NIL UNLOCKED by Lynne Matson

    When I finished drafting NIL, I knew Charley and Thad’s story was done. It felt complete; it felt right. But I couldn’t let Nil go. In hindsight, the characters still stuck on the island wouldn’t let me go.

    Nil by Lynne MatsonThe image of Rives, alone, staring at the empty lava field in the wake of Thad’s last noon hung with me the entire week after I finished writing NIL. I couldn’t stop wondering: what was Rives thinking? How was he coping without Thad? Why was Rives so obsessed with the Wall, and if he started digging for Nil secrets, what would he find? I also wondered what happened to the grizzly bear, if Jason ever made it back, whether Charley’s story had made headlines, and if so, who might take special note of her strange reappearance.

    I had to figure it out. And so, a week after I finished NIL, I went back into that crazy island world and began drafting Rives’s story, picking up where Thad and Charley’s tale left off. The rest of NIL UNLOCKED grew from there! It was a total blast to write.

    I hope you have as much fun reading NIL UNLOCKED as I did writing it!

    Lynne Matson

    About Lynne Matson

    Lynne Matson grew up in Georgia in a house full of books and a backyard full of gnarly pines. She attended the University of Florida, where she met and married her husband, the cutest boy she’s ever seen. Now, Lynne is mother to four amazing boys. A former attorney, she is thrilled to be making a new career in YA fiction.lynnematson.blogspot.com

    Website | Facebook | Twitter

    Find Nil @ the Bookworms

    Giveaway

    • Winner #1: Hardcover of Nil plus a galley of Nil Unlocked
    • Winner #2: Galley of Nil Unlocked.

    Open US/CAN only and all entries via the Rafflecopter, winners will be notified via mail. Runs until 09/27

    I am so thrilled for this sequel! While the ending of NIL was perfectly fine, I wished already for more. It was hard to let the island go completely and there were still some answers I wished for. Now guys, what do you think? Love the cover? Did you love NIL? Excited for NIL UNLOCKED? 

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  15. Q&A with Titus and Iolanthe from The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas - Blog Tour & Giveaway

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    Q&A with Titus and Iolanthe from The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas - Blog Tour & Giveaway

    One of the books that completely took me by surprise and totally blew me away was Burning Sky, an epic YA Fantasy that was just that, EPIC! So, I’m thrilled to host the Blog Tour for the sequel here today : The Perilous Sea and the two main characters and … love birds Titus the Prince and Iolanthe the epic Elemental Mage! I had Titus already on the blog last year, he’s such an amazing character!
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    Thanks to Rachel and Jamie from Rockstar Book Tours for organising this awesome tour! 

    So please welcome Iolanthe and Titus at the Bewitched Bookworms

    Hey you two – It’s been quite turbulent for you two in Burning Sky, but it’s getting even rougher in The Perilous Sea.

    Q: Titus, when you discovered that your destiny was tightly intertwined with Iolanthe’s, what did you think? I mean, it could have been anyone who would be the next grand elemental mage and then comes Iolanthe..

    Titus: I was shocked that the elemental mage for whom I’d been waiting turned out to be a girl. For years my plan had been to conceal my partner-to-be at the nonmage boarding school for boys that I attend. The appearance of a girl at first invalidated that plan completely, until Iolanthe argued that she is capable of passing for a boy.

    Q: Iolanthe, I remember you were not happy at first when you realized what Titus wants from you, and it took you a while to come to terms with your own part in this story. What convinced you in the end?

    Iolanthe: Oh, I was quite terrified—and outraged, too, if I may be completely honest—that His Highness wanted me to sacrifice myself to help him bring down the Bane. I am no great heroine. I just wanted to take my qualifying exams in peace so I can some day attend the Conservatory of Magical Arts and Sciences and then become a professor.

    But then I began to see outside the bubble of my own life and perceive what was truly going on. And it didn’t seem right to be content to just hide and keep myself safe when I could make a difference in the world.

    Q: Iolanthe, it seems like playing a boy comes easy for you, what is it that you like so much about this disguise?

    Iolanthe: My guardian taught at a boys’ school for some time in the Domain. So I had plenty of opportunities to observe how boys interact. Most of the fun in pretending to be a boy comes from enjoying the company of this particular group of boys, who are interesting and lovely people. It is freeing to get to know them and live among them without our friendship being complicated by anyone’s preconceptions of what a girl could or could not or should or should not be. Here I am truly just one of the boys.

    Q: As close as you two are at the end of Burning Sky, we will see you see emotionally separated in The Perilous Sea, how much did it hurt when Titus came to this conclusions-we-are-not-talking-about?

    Iolanthe:Like a knife in the heart.

    Titus: It shattered me. I thought I would never be all right again.

    Q: Iolanthe, if you’d be given the choice, would you rather not be such a talented elemental mage? And Titus, how about being a Prince, would you rather be someone else?

    Iolanthe: Hmm, hard question. I have always enjoyed being an elemental mage—it’s just so much fun.

    Titus: No doubt about it—I would rather be anyone else. But then I would not have met Iolanthe. And that I would not give up for anything.

    Q: If you both could tease us a little about what’s to come in The Perilous Sea, what would a tweet look like? A Tweet means, you have to say it in 140 words – and you don’t have to understand this, just play alongJ

    Iolanthe: Girl and boy wake up in the Sahara Desert, with no idea who they are or how they got there. No past. No future. Only danger—and each other.

    Q: Anything else you’d like to add?

    Iolanthe: In this book, we fall in love again—for the first time. And it’s absolute wonderful!

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    THE PERILOUS SEA by Sherry Thomas

    2014-03-21_PerilousSea_hardcover_cover_almostfinalSeries: The Elemental Trilogy #2

    Pub. Date: September 16, 2014 by  Balzer + Bray

    Find it: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads

    After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

    Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother’s prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.

    About Sherry:

    sherryblueSherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed romance authors working today. Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award.

    English is Sherry’s second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger’s Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.

    Sherry’s next book, THE PERILOUS SEA, volume two of her young adult fantasy trilogy, will be available fall 2014.

    Author photo by the lovely and talented Jennifer Sparks Harriman at Sparks Studio.

    Find Sherry 

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    Giveaway Details:

    For First Place US Only:

    1 winner will receive. The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, and The Hidden Blade and a handmade solid lotion bar and some homemade face scrubs, plus a burning sky bag. US Only

    Runners Up US Only

    2 winners will receive The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, and The Hidden Blade. US Only

     Did you read The Burning Sky? Do you love Epic YA Fantasy? Then this series belongs on your reading list!! Any questions for Iolanthe or Titus? 

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