Monthly Archives: January 2012

Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison

Categories: 4 butterflies, contemporary, mystery, netgalley, Paige Harbison, RBR, retelling, review, some romance, ya
       New Girl (Harlequin Teen)Paige Harbison; Paperback, 304 pagesExpected publication: January 31st 2012 by HarlequinTeenThey call me 'New Girl'...Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy. And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.Except Read more [...]

Review: Mask of the Gladiator by Georgie Lee

Categories: 3 butterflies, adult romance, historical, netgalley, RBR, review
    Mask of the GladiatorGeorgie Lee; Kindle Edition, 54 pagesExpected publication: January 30th 2012 by Carina PressSource: eGalley from NetGalleyRome, 41 ADLivia Duronius is driven to seek out a gladiator after watching him triumph in the Colosseum. His touch arouses a sense of hope she hasn't felt since Rome fell under the tyrannical rule of Caligula—and her late husband betrayed her. Though in danger of losing more than her heart, she vows to see him again, even after she learns her uncle has arranged her marriage to a senator.Senator Titus Read more [...]

Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Categories: 4 butterflies, bildungsroman, Divergent, dystopia, review, ROMR, some romance, Veronica Roth, ya
     DivergentVeronica Roth; Paperback, 487 pagesPublished May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Children's BooksSource: my own copyBeatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation Read more [...]

Guest Post: Melissa Douthit

Categories: book tour, guest post, Melissa Douthit, virtual author book tours
Melissa Douthit grew up in North County of San Diego, California. After graduating with a Computer Science degree in Southern California, and working for a summer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico, she moved to the Bay Area to work at NASA Ames Research Center for a year and then at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for another four years.From there, she moved to Monterey, California, to work at the Naval Postgraduate School on a government project for two years. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, working with the Read more [...]

Q&A with Pamela Samuels Young aka an appeal to responsibility and understanding

Categories: book tour, interview, Pamela Samuels Young, pump up your book
I'm very proud to bring you this session of Q&A, because the author I've had the pleasure of interviewing is a great voice, and the novel that 'introduced' me to her has a great message in my opinion, I will never tire of saluting and supporting taking responsibility for your life and your health and promoting understanding and love towards all your fellow human beings, regardless of their views, opinions, orientations and so on. Love and understanding, people, love and understanding - if hate is what your profess, hate is what you'll receive. Read more [...]

Review: The Firelight of Maalda (The Raie’Chaelia #2) by Melissa Douthit

Categories: 3 butterflies, book tour, fantasy, Melissa Douthit, RBR, review, virtual author book tours, ya
     The Firelight of Maalda (Legend of the Raie'Chaelia, Book Two)Melissa Douthit ; Kindle EditionPublished January 8th 2012Source: Review copy from the authorThe Firelight of Maalda: A story that unites the real with the fantastical and turns science into magic …Chalice and her group leave Barenthren to travel to Portalis. There she and her friends discover the beautiful city, its people, its history, and its secret that has been kept hidden for thousands of years. During their stay, they learn that Dar’Maalda has the Firestone and that Read more [...]