The Violet Hour: June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Review – Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Hardcover, 367 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Simon Pulse
ISBN 1416994084 (ISBN13: 9781416994084)
Primary language: English
Original title: Shift
Series: Shade #2
Source: Won
Purchase from Amazon here

GoodReads: "Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to.

Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift. As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart."

This book gave me a serious case of insomnia. I tried to put it down one night, and honestly couldn't stop thinking about it. After an hour or so of trying to shut my 'book brain' off, I gave up and opened Shift again, and read until I finished it. Jeri Smith-Ready really has got it going on!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop! 6/24/11

 Enter my giveaway for s SIGNED copy of Released by Megan Duncan! Fill out the form here! =)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View. It's an awesome way to meet new bloggers and friends!

Since I work weekends, it takes me a little longer to get back to everyone and return comments/follows, but I will! Promise! Have a great weekend! =)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

{ended}Review and GIVEAWAY- a SIGNED copy of Released by Megan Duncan

That's right! This is my very FIRST giveaway! I finished (and loved) Released last week, and while I was writing up my review I thought what better way to help promote it than to share the love with someone else!

So here's the deal:
Read the review
Leave a comment, 'cause it'll make me smile
Fill out the form below it
Do a happy dance!

That's pretty much it! The contest will run from today until JULY 5, 2011. So enter fill out the entry form, and then bug all you friends until they do too. And then video your happy dance and email it to me. (Just kidding….maybe) =)

Onto the review…

Released by Megan Duncan
Published April 1st 2011 by CreateSpace (first published March 19th 2011)

Paperback, 259 pages
ISBN 1461017726 (ISBN13: 9781461017721)
Second Edition, March 2011
Primary language: English
Author URL:
Series: Agents of Evil #1
Source: Sent by author in exchange for an honest review
Purchase from Amazon here

GoodReads: "After a demon apocalypse kills their parents and everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother, Carter, and friend, Max flee their home to travel through what has become the wastelands of America. When radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter and safety cease, Abby is tempted to give up. Struggling to overcome life-threatening obstacles in their dangerous journey, Abby and her companions quickly discover there are much worse things lurking in the dark than they could have ever imagined."

When I was contacted by Megan to review Released, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! The description had me hooked. A demon apocalypse and a girl with a shotgun on the cover? Oh yeah, I'm all over that. And I was so not disappointed!

Review – Nightspell by Leah Cypess

Nightspell by Leah Cypess

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1 edition (May 31, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006195702X
ISBN-13: 978-0061957024

Source: Purchased
Buy from Amazon here
GoodReads: "When Darri rides into Ghostland, a country where the living walk with the dead, she has only one goal: to rescue her younger sister Callie, who was sent to Ghostland as a hostage four years ago. But Callie has changed in those four years, and now has secrets of her own. In her quest to save her sister from herself, Darri will be forced to outmaneuver a handsome ghost prince, an ancient sorcerer, and a manipulative tribal warrior (who happens to be her brother). When Darri discovers the source of the spell that has kept the dead in Ghostland chained to this earth, she faces a decision that will force her to reexamine beliefs she has never before questioned – and lead her into the heart of a conspiracy that threatens the very balance of power between the living and the dead."

The mystery of Nightspell almost drove me crazy while waiting for it to be released. I love a good ghost story. It is a 'stand alone companion' to Mistwood, which I enjoyed, and I was really looking forward to jumping into this new world that Leah Cypess had made.

Monday, June 20, 2011

In My Mailbox 6/20/11

This meme is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. This is a great opportunity for bloggers to show what books they bought, received in the mail, or borrowed from the library/friend.

Let's get down to the nitty gritty!

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