Wednesday, January 30, 2013

W.W.W. Wednesdays (43)

To play along just answer the following three (3) questions and leave your link at Should Be Reading:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you'll read next?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

W.W.W. Wednesdays (42)

To play along just answer the following three (3) questions and leave your link at Should Be Reading:

1. What are you currently reading?


2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you'll read next?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (4)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Well, I am currently reading multiple books. You guys want teasers from each? Here ya go:

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

"Yes. He and my dad are friends, and he funds our activities. He can't see the zombies, but he's seen what they do to us and helps us when we're bitten--on the condition that Reeve stays out of it."

50 Shades of Grey by EL James

"I've brought you a drink. I'll be downstairs. Don't go back to sleep, or you'll be in trouble," he threatens, but his tone is mild.

The End of The World As We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer

"The aliens were like apes at the zoo, poking the cars with their long, clawed fingers. They looked around for the source of the cars while Leo launched a remote-control helicopter and Sarabeth operated a remote-control inflatable shark."

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

"And round her waist she wore a silver-mounted green morocco-surrogate cartridge belt, bulging (for Lenina was not a freemartin) with the regulation supply of contraceptives."
Willow by Julia Hoban

"What the hell could you possibly know about what life is throwing at her? What the hell could you possibly know about why she's doing that to herself?"

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The End of the World As We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer

Tour Sign Ups: The End of the World as We Know It by Iva Marie Palmer
Goodreads description: The Breakfast Club meets The War of the Worlds in The End of the World as We Know It, the latest release from Alloy Entertainment (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, 666 Park Avenue, Gossip Girl)

They wanted to party like it was their last night on earth. They just might get their wish….

Meet the four most unlikely heroes ever:

Teena McAuley: Queen Bee, first-class problem solver, resident heartbreaker.

Leo Starnick: UFO conspirator, pizza delivery boy, all-around slacker.

Evan Brighton: Baseball all-star, extreme virgin, Teena-worshipper.

Sarabeth Lewis: Straight-A student, weekend hermit, enemy of the color pink.

When Teena locks Leo, Evan, and Sarabeth in the basement during her biggest party of the year, she doesn’t plan on getting trapped in the Loser Dungeon herself. She can barely imagine a night with these dweebs—let alone a lifetime. But when an alien invasion destroys their entire Midwestern suburb, it looks like these unlikely friends are the last people on earth. Now, it’s up to them to save the world….

Review: Okay so I'm only about 50% through with this (according to my kindle). I really wish I could have gotten it done before this tour, but well, life (that seems to be my excuse for everything these days). SO I'm going to give you a review of my thoughts so far. Here it goes.

Uhm, I'm lovin' this book. It is so entertaining and funny. The characters are great. The aliens! Oh my goodness. I think I love alien invasion books now. Where can I find more?

This book has been compared to the Breakfast Club. This is a completely accurate comparison. I love that movie, and I like how similar this book is. A group of kids who have little in common...brought together by weird circumstances.

If aliens were in the Breakfast Club.....

Yes, there's drug usage in this book, and sexual references. But it's about teens, and it is realistic.

From what I've read so far, I'd recommend this book to anyone. I'm really enjoying it. And yes, I will come back when I'm finished to elaborate on this review.

About the author: 
Author of The End of the World as We Know It from Alloy Entertainment. It's currently available as a NOOK exclusive from Barnes and Noble. Look for it on Kindle and other e-readers on August 18. 

Palmer lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son and lots of (filled) bookshelves.

For more information, check out her bio on Alloy Entertainment's official site and keep up with her at

And now for the giveaway! One winner will win one e-book copy of TEotWaWKI on whatever e-reader (: To enter you must:
  • 'Like' Iva-Marie Palmer on Facebook
  • 'Follow' Iva-Marie Palmer on Twitter
  • Leave a comment on Iva-Marie Palmer's website
  • Become a fan of Iva-Marie Palmer's on Goodreads
For extra entries:
  • Follow Reviewing What I'm Reading via GFC
  • Tweet about the blog tour using #TEotWaWKI
*Make sure to link up to all entries in the comments below.

Follow the rest of the tour:
                       Hooked in a Book *Review and Giveaway

                       I Read Indie *Interview

                       Howling Turtle *Guest Post

                     - A Dream Within A Dream *Excerpt and Top Ten

                      - I Blog, You Read *Review and Giveaway
                      - Blood, Sweat and Books *Review, giveaway and Top Ten

                     - Read 'n Write *Review and giveaway

               - Just a Booklover *Review

January 4 - Writer of Wrongs *Review, Interview and Excerpt (unable to find link)
               - The Cozy Reading Corner *Top Ten

              - Busy Moms Book Reviews *Review (unable to find link)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 2013 Goal

It's a new year, a new month. Let's see what I can get read this month.

Currently Reading
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
50 Shades of Grey by EL James
The End of the World as We Know It by Iva Marie-Palmer

On My Shelf
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Lullaby by Amanda Hocking
God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Echo by Alyson Noel
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

     A lot of these have been sitting on my shelf for months. *le sigh*

For Review
The Witches' Sleep by Kaitlyn Deann
Fanged Princess by Elisabeth Wheatley
Vengeance by Michelle Madow
Timeless by Michelle Madow
Nobody's Damsel by EM Tippetts
Madison by TM Knight
The Monsters Apocalypse by Brian Rowe
House of Magic by Malia Ann Haberman

      I have really been lacking with reviews. I'm sorry to all authors who have been waiting for my reviews. Life is getting overwhelming a lot lately. I will try to get to all of these really soon. Again, I'm sorry.

2012: A look at all the books I've read this year!!

Hey guys! 2012 is almost over. These are all the books I finished this year:

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
Willow by Julia Hoban
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
The Power of Love by Elizabeth Chandler
Soulmates by Elizabeth Chandler

Evercrossed by Elizabeth Chandler
Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
Lenobia's Vow by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Guardians: The Girl by Lola St. Vil
My Fairytale Life by Heather White
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Dark Visions by LJ Smith
Night World 1 by LJ Smith

Night World 2 by LJ Smith
When Destiny Knocks by Heather White
Night World 3 by LJ Smith
Guardians: The Fallout by Lola St. Vil
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Radiance by Alyson Noel
When Destiny Strikes by Heather White
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
Forgotten Souls by Tiffany King
Heaven by V.C. Andrews

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
The Vampire Underground by Brian Rowe
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Ruby by V.C. Andrews
Stargazer by Claudia Gray
Hourglass by Claudia Gray
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber
Afterlife by Claudia Gray
Fateful by Claudia Gray

Between by Jessica Warman
Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber
Redheads are Soulless by Heather White
Wishing for Someday Soon by Tiffany King
Torn by Ashley S. Morgan
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Feyland: The Bright Court by Anthea Sharp
Some Days Suck...Some Days Suck Worse by Michael Kozlowsi
Power Within by CL Causer
The Substitute by Holly Barrington

Fated by Alyson Noel
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Zombie Playground by Brian Rowe
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Rapture by Lauren Kate
Solid by Shelley Workinger
Dance With A Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Of Light and Darkness by Shayne Leighton
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Key of Amatahns by Elisabeth Wheatley
Switched by Amanda Hocking
Amy by Mary Hooper
Dark Promise by Julia Crane

TTYL by Lauren Myracle
TTFN by Lauren Myracle
The Secrets of the Vanmars by Elisabeth Wheatley
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
L8r, G8r by Lauren Myracle
Guardians: The Turn by Lola St. Vil
The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite by Lianne Simon
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Castles on the Sand by EM Tippetts
Awakened by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Wake by Amanda Hocking

The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber
Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber
Settling by Shelley Workinger
Love Bites by Ellen Schreiber
Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber
Tempest by Julie Cross
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
(Untitled Manuscript) by Lola St. Vil
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Sheltered by Debra Chapoton

Hidden by P.C. and Kristin Cast
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
Torn by Amanda Hocking
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Ascend by Amanda Hocking

Casey Barnes Eponymous by EA Rigg
The Triplex by Lola St. Vil
Remembrance by Michelle Madow
Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
Rift by Andrea Cremer
Feyland: The Twilight Kingdom by Anthea Sharp
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Sound by Shelley Workinger