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#TeamPatch YACrushTourney Update

I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Patch! I have some specific people I'd like to thank but if I forget someone, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, it isn't intentional. (It's late and my brain is fried from staring at the twitter all day and my time spent in the twitter jail. Twitter jail - when you are denied access to your updates because you've reached your tweet/RT limit. It's real and it's not fun.)
Here goes...

I'd like to thank the Academy (<-- I've ALWAYS wanted to say that) aka the FANTABULOUS girls at the YA Sisterhood for the opportunity to advocate for Patch.
Thank you to Team Simon and his awesome advocate Benji!  His Simon post was fantastic and his Team Simon supporters were great competitors! (I happen to adore Simon, BTW) You can find Benji's blog here and you can follow him on twitter at @NonReluctant.<-- do this! *bosses you*

Thank you to author Becca Fitzpatrick for giving us Patch and No…

Destiny (Immortal #4) by Gillian Shields

Author: Gillian Shields
Publication: July 31, 2012
By: Katherine Tegen Books
2 Stars

In this fourth book of the Immortal series, Helen's story takes center stage but is told from various POV's.  Without having read the previous books in the series, I wasn't sure I would be able to follow along with the storyline but the author gives enough background that it was easy enough to catch up on what was going on. 

This book has an overall theme of good vs. evil, self-sacrifice and shows that each one of us was created for a purpose greater than ourselves.  Having said that, I personally found the book to be a bit overly dramatic and Helen's character wasn't my favorite. She's whiny and moody to the point of rudeness and yeah, I understand she's grieving for her mother and doubts she'll ever find the kind of love her friends have but she didn't need to be so annoying about it.

I'm not sure how fans of this series will react to the ending; I guess it will…
*tap tap tap* Is this thing on? 
MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE... LADIES & GENTLEMEN...ANGELS, NEPHIL, HUMANS & VAMPIRES...
SPECIES OF ALL AGES... ARE YOU READY FOR ROUND 2?!
Hi, I'm Jen from Jenuine Cupcakes and I'm here, along with Nora Grey, to tell you why Patch Cipriano from Becca Fitzpatrick's, "Hush Hush"series is totally crush worthy and deserves your vote!  ("Hush Hush", "Crescendo", "Silence" & "Finale" - coming in Oct.)


First, Patch and I want to thank all of Team Patch, Patch's Army and everyone else who helped to get him to this point today. You guys are made of AWESOME! 

Let's recap why you should VOTE FOR PATCH today!

Song that plays as he walks into a room: Back in Black by AC/DC
Hair: Dark
Eyes: Black as a midnight ocean
Ethnicity: Angelic
Physique: Tall, lean, hard, all kinds of wrong but in all the right ways.
Distinguishing Marks: Wing scars on his back. (A result of mistakes he's since le…

Starring Me by Krista McGee

Author: Krista McGee
Publication: July 10, 2012
By: Thomas Nelson
4.5 STARS!

Great cover! 

Kara McKormick is told she's auditioning to star in a new teen variety show. But it's what she isn't told that could change her life.

The feisty New Yorker moves to sunny Orlando to participate in a month-long audition, where she'll live with nine other contestants and an eccentric housemother. Kara knows that the show already has a big-time celebrity lined up for the co-host, but she doesn't know who it is.

Chad Beacon quickly rose to fame after winning America's Next Star, but he doesn't want his entire career to be about singing. There is so much more he wants to do-like act. The new variety show sounds like the perfect next step for him, but his parents want him to have a co-star who shares his faith since they'll be spending so much time together.

Acting is high on Kara's priority list. But a relationship with God? Not so much. In fact, she's tri…
Round 2 #Team Patch Update

OK Team Patch and Patch's Army, it's time to UNITE once again!
Our favorite Fallen Archangel goes up against the Geektastic vampire, Simon from The Mortal Instruments series on Monday, July 30th.
I'm a big fan of TMI and happen to think Simon is great but #TeamPatch, we have an army!  Tell everyone you know and even those you don't to,
#VOTE4PATCH
You might make a new friend and then you'll be able to say, "If I hadn't voted for Patch, I wouldn't have met you." ;D



We can do this!
Monday will be EPIC! Monday will be FUN! It's a #TeamPatch WIN no matter what because you all are made of AWESOME! Just remember, we all love these book crushes but there are real people behind the tweets/posts/tumbls with real feelings.  Kindness in competitiveness is BOSS!

Speaking of vampires, I leave you with a message from the one that lives with us. He doesn't want you to be nervous about the tourney just remember....









Waiting on Wednesday  "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Impostor (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway Publication: March 26, 2013 By: Balzar + Bray for Harper Collins 
From Goodreads: What if a killer took control of you?

Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago.

But just as things are getting back to normal, Vee has a very bizarre experience: she loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, with the broken body of the boy who took advantage of her on the rocks below.

As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that someone she knows has the ability to sl…

"Pushing The Limits" by Katie McGarry

Author: Katie McGarry
Publication: July 24, 2012
By: Harlequin Teen
3.5 STARS!


"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise."Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked. 

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's worl…

Every Day by David Levithan

Author: David Levithan Publication: August 28, 2012 By: Knopf for Young Readers 
Intriguing cover.

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. 
Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day. With his new novel, David Levithan has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover…

Obsidian (by Jennifer L. Armentrout) Book Trailer

I Loved You First by Reena Jacobs

Author: Reena Jacobs Publication: July 29, 2011 (Read July 2012) E-book provided by author in exchange for a fair review.  3 Stars

My best friend was more than just a best friend to me. Three words summed it up: I heart him. I’d never tell him though. I wasn’t stupid. Besides, what he’d told no one, but me, was a little something I wished I could forget… or ignore. He was gay. I guess gay wouldn’t be bad if I wasn’t so in love with him. Now it was just cruel.

Stereotypes run amok in this college love story: Parties, alcohol, hookups, and breakups. Alexandria Carmichael may find it a bit much as she deals with the unreturned love from the boy who completes her. When all is revealed, not only does she risk losing her best friend forever, but also herself. Without her childhood companion for support, Alexandria takes a journey of self-discovery but fears what she’ll find at the end.

Thank you to author Reena Jacobs for this e-book. This was a quick, interesting read thatdeals with …
Hey guys! I'm Jen from Jenuine Cupcakes and I'm here to tell you why Patch Cipriano from Becca Fitzpatrick's, "Hush Hush"series is totally crush worthy and deserves your vote!  ("Hush Hush", "Crescendo", "Silence" & "Finale" - coming in Oct.)

I'm really excited to be Patch's advocate because last year's crush tourney is where I *met* Patch and his Army. (Lemme tell you, I've never wanted to enlist so fast before in my life! *wink* *wink*) Patch has some amazing fans, many of whom are from around the world and it's been so much fun to hear what they love about our favorite fallen archangel!

Without further ado, I give you, Patch... 
(Cue theme song, "Back in Black" by AC/DC)   
WARNING: The following photos are not for the faint of heart and have been known to cause increased pulse, heart palpitations, excessive drooling, and occasional fainting spells.  Licking your computer screen is also NOT …
Waiting on Wednesday  "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Lost Prince (Call of the Forgotten #1)by Julie Kagawa Publication: October 23, 2012 By: Harlequin Teen 
From Goodreads:
Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgott…

For Always by Danielle Sibarium

Author: Danielle Sibarium
Publication: October 27, 2011 (Read July 2012) By: Indie/Self-Pub 3.5 Stars!
Pretty cover!
You never really get over your first love. Such is the case for fourteen-year-old Stephanie Barrano, self-proclaimed misfit and death magnet. A freshman in high school, Stephanie is befriended by Jordan Brewer, a hot, in-demand senior, who pulls her from the outer circle of obscurity into the realm of acceptance. Jordan quickly works his way into Stephanie’s heart. He’s her everything. And the only person she trusts with the truth about her father’s death. But he won’t act on the strong feelings he has for her. Stephanie vows to wait for him, knowing in time she’ll win his heart.

Two months before her eighteenth birthday, Jordan serves as an impromptu prom date. After sharing a magical evening, Jordan leaves Stephanie with the promise of a future together. Then tragedy strikes. Jordan not only shuts Stephanie out, he also blames her for what happened. Feeling br…