Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cover Reveal: Flukes by Nichole Chase

This is a cover reveal hosted by AToMR Book Blog Tours The cover was designed by Stephanie Mooney of Mooney Designs.

Book Description:
Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea, and buried just as deep. When court appointed community service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal habitat, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise line contract.
Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community service gig cleaning fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heart strings.
When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold onto all that really matters.
xo Stephanie

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Florence [Review]

Title: Florence
Author: Ciye Cho

Publisher: Ciye Cho
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Source: eARC
Average Star Rating: 4.14

Summary (on Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old Florence Waverley is out of her depth. Literally. Kidnapped and taken below the waves to the mer world of Niemela, she is the ultimate gift for merman Prince Kiren: a human familiar tied to his side. But nothing is what it seems amid the beauty and danger of a dark ocean.

Every Niemelan has a role to play, from the mermaids who weave towers out of kelp to the warriors who fight sea monsters. But in trying to survive, Florence will end up in the middle of a war between the mer and the Darkness. A conflict that will push her between two brothers: Kiren, the charmer inexplicably drawn to both her and the monsters; and Rolan, the loner who has been pushing her away since the day they met. But in order to take a stand--and find out where she belongs--Florence will have to risk it all: her life, her heart... and her very soul.

My Thoughts:
Oh my gosh! This book was so unexpected for me. I was pleasantly pleased with the entire book. I did not want to stop reading it. When Ciye Cho contacted me and had asked me if I could read his book in exchange for an honest review, I said sure, why not? When reading the description of Florence, I was a little hesitant to take the dive only because it's about mermaids and mermen and I really wasn't sure how I felt about that. I've never once read a mermaid book nor did I really ever find one that caught my eye. So, I decided I would give the merfolk a chance. And, boy, am I GLAD I did. It filled me with ecstasy and adventure and lots of beautiful descriptions.

The descriptions Ciye Cho has within his book Florence are remarkable without a doubt. As I was reading it, I could feel what Florence was feeling. Especially during her first few hours under the water and not understanding how she was breathing the water. It may be because I have anxiety towards deep water from drowning experiences, or the fact that I was reading it while my feet dangling from a pool. Whatever, the case, I could feel the anxiety Florence had at first and I loved that. I loved feeling like I was actually there. 

From the second I met Florence, I knew I was going to like her. Call me bias, but I think it's because of the hair color she has. :] I have a soft spot for us redheads. Knowing how us redheads can be from my personal experience: shy at first, unique, and hot-tempered. Now, I'm not saying that Florence showed all of these traits exceptionally. She wasn't necessarily hot-tempered but she definitely wanted to get her way. And when it came to the Princes, she definitely got her way.

Speaking of the royal family. Total swoon for Rolan. I adored him. I loved him from the very first second I met him! He was rude with good intentions. I knew from the very beginning I was going to be on Team Rolan all the way! Princess Yolee has got to be one of my favorite characters ever. She's so lively and fun. She definitely was a great character for some relief and she brought an innocence and child-like quality that just left you warm inside. She is a wonderful character.

My Rating: 5 Stars!

You guys definitely need to go check Florence out! You won't be disappointed! Here are the links:

Have any of you read it? If so, let me know what you thought! 
xo Stephanie

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Review Copy Cleanup: Goals


So, today is the start of #RCCleanup and it is until August 31st.
If you're interested in it you can still sign up until August 15th. Just go and click the button above and sign up! :]

So, I have quite a few books that I need to read this month. I'm really pushing myself this month but I have to get these done this month because school starts and a lot of these are for blog tours! But I think I can do it because I'm also participating in a few read-a-thons. So, the month of August will be my reading month! haha.

Here are my goals:
1. Glitch
2. Whispers in Autumn
3. Blood Jewel
4. Dissolve
5. Breaking Lauren
6. Dancing with Death
7. Desert Rice
8. Last Wish of the Summer

And I think there might be others. Anyways, I definitely NEED to get those read this month!
What's your cleanup?

xo Stephanie

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cover Reveal: Options by Abbi Glines

This is a cover reveal hosted by AToMR Book Blog Tours. Options by Abbi Glines is a YA urban fantasy. The cover was designed by Stephanie Mooney from Mooney Designs.  The expected release date is February 5, 2013. This is the first book in a new trilogy.

Book Description:
Two paths.
Two completely different roads.
Each one standing before me.
Each one holding a different destiny.
In life you’re just supposed to choose one path.
In life you’re not given the chance at choosing one specific future.
Until now.
Until me.
Why am I different? I don’t know. But I’m going to see those roads and walk down each one. When it’s over I’ll know which one to choose because I’ll know my – options.

Expected Release Date: February 5, 2013
Series: This is the first book in a new trilogy.


Author's website:

What do you guys think of the cover? I think it's gorgeous! Leave your thoughts in the comments!!
xo Stephanie

Top Ten Tuesday (5)

[Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookishfeaturing a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate just head on over to their blog and sign up. Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.]

This Week Is: Top Ten Characters I'd Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours::

1. The Vampire Academy Series:
Rose Hathaway

2. Pride & Prejudice:
Lizzie Bennet

3. The Jessica Darling Series:
Jessica Darling

4. The Southern Vampire Series:
Sookie Stackhouse

5. Hex Hall Trilogy:
Sophie Mercer

6. In Honor:

7. Gossip Girl Series:
Blair Waldorf

8. The Cahill Witch Chronicles:
Cate Cahill

9. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight:
Hadley Sullivan

10. Florence:
Florence Waverley

What's your top ten?
xo Stephanie

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Giveaway Post

Hey everyone, just thought that I would let you all know about some giveaways that I found! You guys should go and check them out!

Small Review
Ends: Sept 1
Shatterbooks is having a 300 follower giveaway which is located HERE There are some awesome books on the list that you could win!
Ends: Sept 1
Shatterbooks is also having a 6 month anniversary giveaway which is located HERE There are some more awesome books on the list and you should definitely check it out!!
Just definitely check out Shatterbooks. Not only are there great giveaways but there is great content too!!
Ends: Aug 11
Also, The Reader's Antidote is having a Blogoversary giveaway! You can either click on the button or click HERE to get to the giveaway!
She also has great content and I love her buttons!!
Ivy Book Bindings
Ends: Aug 21
Ivy Book Bindings is having a 150 follower giveaway and that is located HERE you have a chance to win a pre-ordered book! Great content!!!

Ends: The End of August
Wintry Words is having a great giveaway for hitting 100 followers! Great content and an awesome giveaway! Go check it out! This one will have 2 winners! Either click the button or go HERE

The more I find, the more I will post here! I'll also be adding the ending dates soon!
xo Stephanie

Friday, July 27, 2012

F&F Friday (2) & TGIF (3)

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by: Parajunkee and Alison Can Read For more information on this weekly meme, click on their names and check them out! :D Also, check out who they are featuring this Friday:: Books Are My Reality and Concise Book Reviews!

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

Some of my favorite books that I was required to read and loved are: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

[[ TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads! This meme is for her to have weekly recaps and asks her followers a question. ]]

This weeks question is: Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree?

1. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Embrace the Forbidden
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

2. Eve by Anna Carey
The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her. 

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

This Week at Little Red Reads:

If you do these memes, link up your post in my comments and I will be sure to check them out!
xo Stephanie