Pokemon Go Tag!

 

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Today I will be doing the Pokemon Go book tag that was created by the lovely Aentee at readatmidnight.com

I was tagged by Joey from @ thoughts and afterthoughts

Without further-a-do, lets get started with the Pokemon Go book tag!pokemon-tag-01starters

For this category, I have chosen Alien’s on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith. I bought this book from a used bookstore when I was younger, and the next day after I finished it, I went back to the same bookstore and traded it in for more books.

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An iconic classic that I will always love, is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read this about four years ago, but I still remember every detail vividly. It was such a great classic that really got me to think harder about my normal, daily life.

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For this one, I have to say I’ve lost interest in The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. I’ve seen this book around everywhere and from what I hear, most people are not enjoying it. Maybe I will one day pick it up, but definitely not anytime soon.

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Firstlife by Gena Showalter is a book that reminds me of other books, but only very slightly. In the beginning, I was totally getting huge Shatter Me vibes, but as the plot kept going, it became its own story, that was AMAZING.

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I have not started The Enemy series by Charlie Higson because it is seven books long. The premise definitely intrigues me, but I am worried to dive into a new series that will take a lot of time to read.

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff kept me up all night just recently! It had such a cool format that made the reading go a lot faster, but it was 599 pages long, so, of course, I had to stay up and finish it.

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This one is very easy. Anna and St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. They were so cute with each other, and I totally need to re-read this book soon.

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The Defy trilogy by Sara B. Larson is a series that I marathoned in three days. I am crying just thinking about the last book and how much it killed my heart. I highly recommend it to fantasy fans!

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Vampire Academy is a series I will never get tired of seeing spin-offs for. Bloodlines was such a great spin-off series, and boy oh boy, you do not know how much I need the tenth-anniversary edition of Vampire Academy.

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is a book everyone talks about, but I hear it does not live up to the hype. However, I am still interested in eventually reading it to see how I feel about it.

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I wish I had all three collectors editions of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. All three of them are just gorgeous with their pastel colors and vibrant letters. I need them.

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The Balance Keepers by Lindsay Cummings was a book that surprised me. I pre-ordered it back in 2012, and I just recently read it and it blew me away. I loved everything about it.

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A book release I have been waiting on forever is The Traitor of Belltroll by Lindsay Cummings which is the third and final book in The Balance Keepers trilogy. It releases in September, but I need it now!

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An auto-buy author for me is definitely Victoria Scott. She has written the Fire & Flood duology, the Dante Walker trilogy, Titans, and the upcoming Hear the Wolves and Violet Grenade.I have loved all of her work, and will definitely continue to purchase it in the future.

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Flashfall by Jenny Moyer is a debut novel I am very excited for. It is my number one most anticipated book of the year, and I have been dying to get my hands on an ARC. The premise is so interesting, and I have heard nothing but great things about it.

That was such a fun tag! Thanks again for tagging me, Joey! I tag all of you to do it. I hope you enjoyed my answers, and I would love to see yours!Drawing (3)

Bottled Blitz!

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Hi! I’m Bridget, and welcome to my blog for the BOTTLED BOOK BLITZ!

 

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This cover is to die for! I need it in my life.

 

Title: Bottled
Author: Carol Riggs
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: July 7th 2016
Publisher: Clean Reads

At seventeen, Adeelah Naji is transformed into a genie and imprisoned in a bottle. For a thousand years, she fulfills the wishes of greedy masters—building their palaces, lining their pockets with gold, and granting them every earthly pleasure. All that sustains her is the hope of finding Karim, the boy she fell in love with as a human. When at last she finds a note from her beloved, she confirms he has access to the elixir of life and that he still searches for her. 

But someone else also hunts her. Faruq—the man who plots to use her powers to murder and seize the life forces of others—is just one step behind her. With the help of a kind master named Nathan, Adeelah continues to search for Karim while trying to evade Faruq. To complicate matters, she begins to experience growing fatigue and pain after conjuring, and finds herself struggling against an undeniable attraction to Nathan.

As Faruq closes in, Adeelah must decide just how much she’ll risk to protect Nathan and be with Karim forever. How much power does she really have to change her future, and what is she willing to sacrifice for an eternity of love? If she makes the wrong choice, the deaths of many will be on her hands.

Well, I have goosebumps now! Here are the links to purchase BOTTLED.

Purchase:

AmazonBarnes & Noble

Add to Goodreads:

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29103804-bottled

Now, we have a fun interview with the author herself. That’s right! An interview with Carol Riggs! *happy dances*

  1. What’s your writing ritual like? Where do you work, and do you listen to music?

I work really well at home in my “office” on my desktop computer; I don’t even own a laptop. Music can be inspirational before I write, but when I do the actual writing, I like quiet (or the patter of rain outside), because music throws off the rhythm of my words and sentences. I can concentrate better without any distractions. For my schedule, I get through my email, Facebook, and Twitter, and I’m ready to work. On a typical day, I write about 700-1500 words, putting in 4-6 hours. I treat it as my job.

Wow, 700-1500 words? That is amazing!

  1. How long does it usually take you to complete a novel?

For the rough draft, about 3-4 months. Depending on what’s going on in my “real” life, up to 6 months. Then comes the important part: letting it set for a while, doing a complete read-through, and sending it off to my critique partners to shred. Then I revise according to their feedback. The rewriting timeline varies, of course, depending on what other projects I have going on.

I guess all of the hard work pays off! All of your novels seem amazing.

  1. What are you working on now?

BOTTLED is my second novel to be released, after my debut, THE BODY INSTITUTE. I have a third book releasing in October, a YA sci-fi called SAFE ZONE. The one I’m currently writing is a YA fantasy, a retelling of a French fairy tale. I’ve always wanted to do a retelling, so it’s exciting to be finally doing it. It has ogres in it and I’m half done. I can’t tell you any more, or I’d have to de-materialize you…

A retelling? O(gre)h gosh, I am in love already, and I would be willing to be materialized to hear more.

  1. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Well, that’s not very often! but I love the beach, and I’m lucky to be less than 1.5 hours away from the Oregon coast. I have a college degree in art, but I haven’t done much drawing or painting or quilting or even fabric art the past few years. I used to do pencil portraits, but found it wasn’t creative enough; I felt too much like a camera since my style was realistic (representational). I like to walk rather than jog. I love listening to music, watching dance of any kind, and attending writing conferences.

It sounds like you’re living the author dream. I am jealous!

Excerpt from BOTTLED

A disturbance scrapes the edge of my awareness.

I stop twisting the rings on my fingers and concentrate on the intrusion rather than my new master who sits in front of me. Five humans have reached this shabby Arabian hotel, clustering like scorpions in the street far below our room. A niggling sense of them rises up in my mind.

They make their way closer, feet scraping on pavement, their eager breaths rapid and shallow. I get the impression it’s me they want.

While that’s no surprise, the approach somehow disturbs me more than it should, plagues me like a dense thundercloud under my skull. Why is that? The harm is already done. After a century of seclusion in my former master’s crypt, I’m in servitude again. It doesn’t matter if someone challenges my current master for possession of my bottle. One self-centered human master is just as unappealing as the next.

“This is excellent food, genie girl,” my master Bello says, licking mango chutney from his fingertips, ignoring the drips plopping onto the saggy mattress. He’s quite young as masters go. My guess is about eight years older than the seventeen I appear to be, the age I became immortalized.

I frown at his big ears and smacking lips, not caring a half-spittle that I’ve impressed him.

WOW! I am very impressed. I do not think I have read anything that gives me goosebumps like that just did! I need more!!

About the author of BOTTLED:

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Carol Riggs is an author of fiction for young adults (and adults!) who lives in the beautiful green state of Oregon, USA. Her debut novel, The Body Institute, released Sept 2015 from Entangled Teen, exploring body image and identity. Her fantasy YA, Bottled, will release from Clean Reads on July 7, 2016, and her sci-fi YA, Safe Zone, will release from Entangled Teen in October 2016. She enjoys reading, drawing, and painting, writing conferences, walking with her husband, and enjoying music and dance of all kinds. You will usually find her in her writing cave, surrounded by her dragon collection and the characters in her head.

Author Links:

Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Goodreads

Make sure you add Carol on her social media,  she always has such fun tweets!

Hey! Don’t leave yet! You still have to enter the giveaway!

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Thanks Ya Bound Book Tours for organizing this Book Blitz!

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And thank YOU for stopping by!

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New World Ashes: Blog Tour

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Welcome to my blog for your stop on the New World Ashes Blog Tour! Stay until the end for a review on New World Ashes!!!

In case you missed the official cover reveal, here is the beautiful cover and description! Be warned that NWA (New World Ashes) is the sequel to New World Rising and the description will contain spoilers.

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After Phoenix, a 17-year-old orphan rogue, sacrifices herself for her loved ones, her world again takes an unexpected turn. She may have forgotten her past, but it hasn’t forgotten her. A war is coming and her role in it will be pivotal.

That is… if she survives.

 

New World Ashes will release on June 7th, and let me just tell you that it is SO GOOD!

Now if you have never been blessed with the greatness of reading New World Rising, here is the link to purchase it!

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You can purchase a copy of New World Rising on Amazon.

New World Ashes Review!

5/5 Stars

Wow. I loved NWA. There were many great things about this book.

All of our characters were greatly developed and I felt a lot closer to them than I did while reading New World Rising. Jennifer Wilson really does know how to write a great sequel. There was great action, love, and morals in NWA and I cannot comprehend how it made my heart feel.

I could not put it down once I started. Right from the start, it was enthralling, gripping and mind-blowing. I was very happy with the way NWA ended.

Five out of five stars to New World Ashes by Jennifer Wilson.

Oh hey! Don’t leave just yet, especially before you get a teaser AND all of Jennifer’s links. What’s a book without an author?

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Thanks for stopping by!
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