Monday, January 30, 2012

Released Today - On the Bright Side

On the Bright Side - S.R. Johannes 

Gabby is a disgruntled tween angel who has just been assigned to protect her school nemesis and ex-beffie. Problem is her ex-beffie is dating Gabby’s longtime crush. Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (since when is sticking toilet paper to her shoe or spinach in her teeth a sin?) Soon, Gabby gets out of control and is put on probation by her SKYAgent, who has anger management issues of his own. Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death. 

About the Author - 
S.R. Johannes is the author of Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and On The Bright Side ( a tween paranormal). She lives in Atlanta Georgia with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world. After earning an MBA and working in corporate America, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. 

Purchase: E-book @ Amazon
Paperback will be available in February.



Fracture - Megan Miranda

Delaney Maxwell should have died. That's what happens when you fall under the ice into freezing water for eleven minutes, right?

Somehow Delaney survives. Decker, her friend, pulls her and stays by her side at the hospital.

When she awakens, Delaney has signs of brain damage when they do scans, but she's perfectly "normal".  Delaney begins to be pulled towards people who are dying. She can smell it. (It smells like Swiss cheese.) Each time she arrives, Troy is there too. He has the same senses Delaney does.

Delaney soon discovers that they don't see eye to eye on their gift. Troy sees it as a curse and that they shouldn't exist. They were suppose to die.


Hallowed  - Cynthia Hand
Unearthly #2

Clara Gardner thought her purpose was saving Christian from the fire. Now that she knows that wasn't it, what is her purpose. Why can't they just tell her?

Frustrated with not knowing her purpose, her intense feelings for Christian, and her loyalty for her boyfriend Tucker have Clara torn in different directions. Her brother doesn't seem right lately either. He's holding a dark secret. On top of that, she's having visions of someone close to her dying. 

She has the support of the Angel Club and a host of angels she soon discovers. Is that enough to help her?


Embrace - Jessica Shirvington

Violet Eden is about to celebrate her seventeenth birthday. It's always a bittersweet celebration because her mother died while giving birth to her.

This year, it's looking up. Violet gets a surprising kiss from her friend Lincoln and is left wondering where there relationship is headed.

Violet soon discovers that they are Grigori, part angel and part human, and that Violet is his eternal partner, a secret that Lincoln has known the entire time. 

Because of his betrayal, Violet can't stand to be near Lincoln and is thrust into the arms of Phoenix, an exiled angel with a dark past. 

Release Date: March 1
ARC received from publisher

Small Medium at Large

Small Medium at Large - Joanne Levy

Lilah Bloom is at her mother's wedding when she's struck by lightning. Upon waking up in the hospital, she notices that she's hearing voices. She hears the voice of her deceased Bubby Dora, and a fashion designer, among others.

Her Bubby is determined to help Lilah find a woman for her father to date, and help her get a date with the 7th grade class hottie Andrew. 

Release Date: July 3
ARC Received from publisher.

The Boy Project (Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister)

The Boy Project (Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister) - Kami Kinard

Kara McAllister is determined to answer this question for her science project: How can she get a boyfriend? 

As with all science projects, research must be done. Kara carefully analyzes all of the male species in sight. She keeps secret index cards with notes on each boy, and the occasional teacher, with up to date information. 

Kara is certain that the right boy is out there for her. Or, maybe he was, but now he's dating her BFF. Is there another boy that she's overlooked?


Bittersweet - Sarah Ockler

Hudson was an ice skater. It was her life until her parents divorce. Now, she is known for the cupcakes she bakes at her mother's diner.

Life goes on until she receives a letter inviting her to compete again for a $50,000 prize. Hudson can't pass up the opportunity, but she can't let anyone know either.

She begins helping the boys ice hockey team with their skills in exchange for rink time. Hudson also falls for the cute co captain. But she wears herself thin trying to keep up the charade for something she may not really want in the first place.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side

Jessica Rules the Dark Side - Beth Fantaskey
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side #2

Jessica and Lucius are married. (See Wedding Chapters) Not only are they starting out their marriage, but they are the royal vampire couple. 

Jessica finds it difficult to acclimate to the vampire way, let alone rule. In her mind, she is always doing something wrong. 

When Lucius is accused of murder, Jessica must step up and take action against him to prove her loyalty to the people and discover who the real murderer is. 

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls - Cate Tiernan
Immortal Beloved #2

Nastasya is still living at River's Edge. She's still working at the drug store. She still has the hots for Reyn, even if his family did kill hers centuries ago. 

On New Year's Eve, Nastasya releases her evil ways into the cosmos. Soon, she realizes that the release has led to her evil being out there to effect everyone. 

Nastasya leaves River's Edge instead of dealing. During her departure, she runs into her old friend Innocencio. He convinces Nastasya to go with him. She reverts back to her partying ways. But something inside her knows this isn't how to handle the evil she believes she has.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  - Jennifer E. Smith

It's amazing what can happen in 4 minutes.

Because of 4 minutes, Hadley Sullivan missed her flight from New York to London. Because of 4 minutes, she might have missed her dad's wedding...which would have been fine with her. 

Instead, Hadley meets Oliver. Together, they wait for the next flight, and bond over a trip that neither of them want to make. 

Over a 24 hour period, Hadley and Oliver learn a lot about each other, commitments, and family. But have they found love at first sight?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sparkling Review Giveaway

I just wanted to share that 
is having a really awesome giveaway!

To celebrate 2000 followers they are giving away

2000 Followers Giveaway!
*1 73 inch Mitsubishi TV 
*1 Sony Home Theater Set (includes Blu Ray Player , iPod dock, and speakers)
*1 $1000 Visa Card (Cause you need food too right? nothing like a movie and take-out)
*1 $1000 Amazon Card (Cause you need Blu Ray movies to watch on your new system!)

The fine print: This giveaway is only for the USA and Canada, I am sorry about the restriction but it is necessary seeing as the electronics are coming from Best Buy.
 So click HERE to head over there and enter!
The giveaway is only going on for a week.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

In My Mailbox -- Week of January 15

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Story Siren. Check out the post to see what others received in their mailboxes this week!

 Cracked - K.M.Walton
Ditched - Robin Mellom

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The Boy Project (Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister) - Kami Kinard

Received at ALA Midwinter
Dark Mirror - M.J Putney
The Hunt (ARC) - Andrew Fukuda

The Letter Q (ARC) - Sarah Moon
 Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth - Jay Hosler

Witch Eyes - Scott Tracey
Mercy Lily - Lisa Albert

Small Medium at Large (ARC) - Joanne Levy
If Only (ARC) - Carole Geithner

The Peculiars (ARC) - Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Dying to Know You (ARC) - Aidan Chambers

My Rotten Life - David Lubar
Belles (ARC) - Jen Calonita

Fracture (ARC) - Megan Miranda
Ripper (ARC) - Amy Carol Reeves

There is No Dog (ARC) - Meg Rosoff
A Greyhound of a Girl (ARC) - Roddy Doyle

Ruined  - Simone Elkeles
Switched - Amanda Hocking

Laugh with the Moon (ARC) - Shana Burg
Zombie (ARC) - J.R. Angelella

13 Hangmen (ARC) - Art Corriveau
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook (ARC) - Joanne Rocklin

Poison Most Vial (ARC) - Benedict Carey
Manhattan Mystery (ARC) - John Bonk

Fake Mustache (ARC) - Tom Angleberger
Game Changers (ARC) - Mike Lupica

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe (ARC) - Shelley Coriell
Fall for Anything - Courtney Summers

Embrace (ARC) - Jessica Shirvington
The Storm Makers (ARC) - Jennifer E. Smith

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe (ARC) - Benjamin Alire Saenz
Soho Teen Sampler 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (36)

"Waiting on" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about. (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Mirage - Kristi Cook
(Winterhaven Book #2)

Seventeen-year-old Violet McKenna is back for her senior year at Winterhaven, and her visions have returned as well. With her friends in danger, a mysterious (and hot!) new teacher as her psychic coach, and her Sabbat tendencies threatening her relationship with Aidan, Violet may just be in over her

Release Date: June 5

Sunday, January 15, 2012

In My Mailbox - Week of January 8

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Story Siren. Check out the post to see what others received in their mailboxes this week!

 Darkness Falls - Cate Tiernan
Jessica Rules the Dark Side - Beth Fantaskey
Love & Leftovers - Sarah Tregay

Unearthly - Cynthia Hand 
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer Smith
Angelfire - Courtney Allison Moulton

Received from Publisher

The Good Braider --Terry Farish

Received for review for Spirit of Texas

We've Got a Job - Cynthia Levinson