Black Friday Book Bonanza – 2014

Black Friday Book Bonanza – 2014

November 28, 2014 Giveaway 39

We’ve made our list and we’re checking it twice! Welcome to the 4th Annual Black Friday Book Bonanza, where instead of charging through the stores like crazy people to snag that last BluRay of Frozen, we get in our jammies, sip on some hot cocoa, and enter giveaways to win books! This year is hosted by BookShelfery (that’s us!) and the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  To enter the giveaways, nav down to the linky and start hopping through! This year, we’re giving away: 1 $20 Amazon giftcard (International) 1 box of mystery books (hard cover, ARCs, paperbacks) from our shelf (US-only) To enter, use the widget below.  Yup, that’s it! Entry-Form     Widget code not working?  Enter for a chance to… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014 Book Review 0

Happy Thanksgiving!  May your tummy be full of love, laughter and noms!     PLEASE NOTE: Indie Author Excerpts will be on a one-week hiatus so we can have our annual Black Friday Book Bonanza. Stop by at midnight to check it out!

Audiobook Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie

Audiobook Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie

November 25, 2014 Book Review 0 ★★½

I was a fan of the Matched series, so when I saw there was a new book by Ally Condie, I jumped at the chance to read it (or listen to it, to be more accurate).  Atlantia is the story of Rio, who lives in an underwater city but dreams of going above. After her mother dies mysteriously, Rio is resigned to staying below so that her twin sister, Bay, will not be alone.  On the day of their choosing ceremony (why is there ALWAYS a choosing ceremony?!), she is shocked and heartbroken when Bay makes the decision to go above. Going above means a short life of hard work – those who live above in the polluted world must… Read more »

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 2 ★★★★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 »