Giveaway & Dual-Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Giveaway & Dual-Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

November 24, 2014 Book Review, Giveaway 0 ★★★★½

Jennifer’s Take What I Liked A Thousand Pieces of You has a thrilling and exciting plot. In the beginning of the story, we learn that Marguerite’s (Meg’s) father has been murdered and his interdimensional device, aka the Firebird, has been stolen away.  Meg is understandably equal parts devastated and vengeful.  Her mother’s assistant Theo insists it was Paul, who is adamant he is innocent, while he jumps from one dimension to the next.  So who did it?  Finding out leads you through multiple dimensions, as the plot twists from one person to the other, people die and Meg’s heart gets shattered. I’m not going to even pretend to understand quantum physics or string theory, or even the possibility of interdimensional… Read more »

Cover Reveal: REBOUND by Noelle August

Cover Reveal: REBOUND by Noelle August

November 21, 2014 Cover Reveal, Promo 2

Behold the cover for REBOUND by Noelle August, book 2 in the BOOMERANG series! At Boomerang, one night can change everything… Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves… Read more »

Indie Author Excerpts: Love Edy by Shewanda Pugh

Indie Author Excerpts: Love Edy by Shewanda Pugh

November 21, 2014 Indie Author Excerpts 0

Welcome! Indie Author Excerpts is a feature allowing indie authors the chance to showcase one of their books and allows readers to find their next favorite story. Each week, an indie author gets to promote a 1-2 page excerpt of their book here at BookShelfery. This is a win-win for everyone! This feature was inspired in part by Indie Author Spotlight, a meme hosted by Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment and CYP @ A Bookalicious Story.  Are you an author that would like to be featured in Indie Author Excerpts? If so, check out this page and fill out the form.   Mason muscled the Land Rover over a bed of shrubs and into the street, knocking his passengers left then right with… Read more »

The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone

The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone

November 19, 2014 Book Review 5 ★★★★

What I liked Damn near everything!  The characters, the beautiful setting Stone built within her pages, the chemistry, the plot. The Plot Jake Edwards is a dashing, yet troubled leading man.  “Heart-broken” is his middle name, and he comes with a bit of it.  This is his first Thanksgiving and Christmas home in a while, and being back in Crystal Lake is breaking his heart – in many ways.  He’s a survivor of the war and a battle that stole his own twin brother, and his suffering is the guilt of that loss, as well as the guilt of the attraction he’s felt for his sister-in-law since way before his brother married her.  He has nightmares about the war, and… Read more »

Audiobook Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Audiobook Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

November 17, 2014 Book Review 5 ★★★★

The premise of this book was nothing short of amazing. It was recommended to me by a librarian friend, and I was obsessed with it for several days, listening to the audiobook at every opportunity.  The chapters alternate between Darcy, an 18-year-old newbie author who is navigating her way through her first experience with publishing, living on her own in New York, and her first love; and Lizzie, the protagonist of Darcy’s novel, Afterworlds. The novel-within-a-novel aspect really intrigued me. I enjoyed hearing how Darcy created and changed parts of her story (even how certain words ended up in her book), and then getting to read that story. I was willing to overlook how everything fell into Darcy’s lap –… Read more »

Indie Author Excerpts: Try Not to Die: At Grandma’s House by Mark Tullius & Anthony Szpak

Indie Author Excerpts: Try Not to Die: At Grandma’s House by Mark Tullius & Anthony Szpak

November 14, 2014 Indie Author Excerpts 0

Welcome! Indie Author Excerpts is a feature allowing indie authors the chance to showcase one of their books and allows readers to find their next favorite story. Each week, an indie author gets to promote a 1-2 page excerpt of their book here at BookShelfery. This is a win-win for everyone! This feature was inspired in part by Indie Author Spotlight, a meme hosted by Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment and CYP @ A Bookalicious Story.  Are you an author that would like to be featured in Indie Author Excerpts? If so, check out this page and fill out the form.   Dad takes the turnpike to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. It’s all lit up; a hundred cables bathed in yellow-green light. Each… Read more »

Audiobook Review: Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Audiobook Review: Rebel Heart by Moira Young

November 12, 2014 Book Review 0 ★★★½

  Good, but not as great as Blood Red Road. What I Liked About Rebel Heart The emotion.  Moira Young is so adept at writing and pulling heart strings.  Just when Saba should be safe, she’s plunged back into conflict and turmoil, and decides she needs to save Jack.  Along the way, she struggles with the deaths she caused in Blood Red Road, thinking she is seeing ghosts and the like.  Her hallucinations felt vivid and real, and it leaves the reader wondering if she really is seeing things, or getting help from the beyond. Young kept me guessing throughout the novel.  I really didn’t know what was going to happen, or why Jack was where he was. Emmy is… Read more »

ARC Review: BOOMERANG by Noelle August

ARC Review: BOOMERANG by Noelle August

November 10, 2014 Book Review 6 ★★★

BOOMERANG was a nice and quirky read, but it just didn’t wow me. What I Liked The romance and the interplay between Mia and Ethan was cute and funny.  Girl hooks up with Guy, they figure out they are each other’s competition for a sweet post-grad office job.  I enjoyed reading them figure out how to navigate the waters of their relationship, as well as the hiccups they encountered.  It kind of reminded me of the first episode of Grey’s Anatomy, except cuter. It’s definitely sexy, and Mia and Ethan’s sexual attraction to each other was well-done, although the actual sex was just…meh. What I Disliked Technically, not much.  It didn’t feel like a compulsory story, especially considering the fact… Read more »