Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 5


Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated by the blogger.  In this case, me.

This week- I am most excited about next weeks release of:
Fantasy fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series will embrace this first novel in an adventure-filled, Viking-inspired series by a debut author.

Meet Karn. He is destined to take over the family farm in Norrøngard. His only problem? He'd rather be playing the board game Thrones and Bones.

Enter Thianna. Half human, half frost giantess. She's too tall to blend in with other humans but too short to be taken seriously as a giant.

When family intrigues force Karn and Thianna to flee into the wilderness, they have to keep their sense of humor and their wits about them. But survival can be challenging when you're being chased by a 1,500-year-old dragon, Helltoppr the undead warrior and his undead minions, an evil uncle, wyverns, and an assortment of trolls and giants.

Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys by ND Richman (review)

Brothers, Bullies and Bad GuysBoulton Quest: Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys (1)

by N.D. Richman

Genre: Youth, Middle Grade
Published: April 2013
 Pages: 200
Summary:  "Their parents kidnapped in a brutal home invasion, Christopher and Michael must unite or die in their quest to find them. Adventure turns to mystery when the brothers follow a hunch leading them over the Pacific Coast Mountains, across the ocean, and to a fortified island where they fight for their lives with tragic results."
Review:  Not a bad adventure book. The title is actually the perfect summary for what this book is about. It is a simple, fast paced read to enjoy. while not a great book it is still something to kick back, have a cool drink and enjoy on a summer afternoon.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time of Ruin Book Blitz & Giveaway

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Time of Ruin (Ash and Ruin #2)
Release Date: 07/22/ 14

Summary from Goodreads:
The world has ended, and hope is the most dangerous thing left.

Battered and bruised after barely escaping San Francisco with their lives, Kat, Dylan, and Blue press north – desperate to reach the possibility of a new home.</ i>

But strange, monstrous ravens are tracking the remaining survivors, food is becoming scarce, gasoline is running short, and people are becoming suicidal, making survival almost impossible.

And the Pestas are growing bolder. Somehow, their numbers are growing.

 The further north they go, the harder it becomes to ignore the signs that they’ve made a fatal mistake. Kat must face the impossible truth that there is no escape, there is no safe haven, and their worst nightmares don’t come close to their new reality. 

With a shaking hand, I pull my water bottle from the netted pocket and take a few sips,reluctantly controlling myself from gulping down half of it. Once my mouth is pleasantly wet, I hold the bottle out to Blue and let him take a few sips. I’m happy the mouth is wide so I don’t need to spill any out for him.

The last thing I want to do is to dig through my pack and get out Blue’s bowls and kibble, so I pull out a can of beef stew, my last can of the blessed protein-and-carb packed stuff, and pull the tab to open it. “We’ll share, okay?”

Blue sits on his haunches, back perfectly straight, as he watches me. I know it’s a leftover trick from his first family, but it makes me smile.

Readathon(s) Update Combo 1 , #HSreadathon, #WWreadathon

Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon 2014 

I continued Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys by reading another 55 pages

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas in July Giveaway Hop

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Mid summer and I am here to give you a Holiday book!
Quite simple:  You can win any Christmas/Winter Holiday book of your choosing from The Book Depository.  Up to $20.  International so long as TBD ships to you.

So this is suppose to be a Christmas book giveaway, but I know that even though I celebrate Christmas, some of you may not.  So it can involve other Winter holidays instead. 
PLUS a surprise Winter holiday of my choosing to do with it (I will try to get an idea what kind of book would be most appropriate for you once you win).