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SENTINEL TOUR: Deity Day!

Welcome to DEITY DAY! This is my stop on the Sentinel Blog Tour which is being hosted by Stuck in Books.


Publication: November 6, 2012 (Read in July 2012)
By: Spencer Hill Press
LOVED.IT.HARD! 
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"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "

Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love an…

#ToDFriday

TRUTH OR DARE: The Weekly Confessions of a Hopeless Bibliophile
(aka: "Truth or Dare Friday") #ToDFriday
TRUTH: Usually will require you to answer a question or a prompt that can be completed in text format, such as a "discussion" or "list" post.

DARE: These will require you to "go out of your shell" a bit. You may need to complete a special project, share photos, vlog or complete some equally "daring" task. Let your inner dare devil come alive!


Truth: What is your biggest bookish-related pet peeve? 
 "Open to interpretation" endings in trilogies or series' are a steaming pile of poo! There, I said it. 

Why do I feel this way? Because I have just given you three years of MY LIFE and it's unfair to leave me hanging. I don't always need a HEA, but I DO need closure. When this happens, I no longer trust the author and will often refuse to read any of their future books. 
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In The Age of Love and Chocolate (Birthright #3) by Gabrielle Zevin

Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publication: October 29, 2013
By: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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4.5 Balanchine Dark Chocolate Bars!

All These Things I’ve Done, the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win.

Still, it is Anya’s nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misju…

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Author: Veronica Roth
Publication: October 22, 2013
By: Harper Teen

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?


The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance,…

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Author: Sabrina Elkins
Publication: October 1, 2013
By: HarlequinTeen
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3.75 Stars!


Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Julian's all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami's starting to feel. And Cami can't stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He's got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….







Thank you to HarlequinTeen Senior Editor, Margo Lipschultz for telling me about this book and for providi…

Recap: Pub Crawl 2013

Hey, thanks for stopping by!  

In case you don't know what Pub Crawl 2013 is, you can find out more about it by clicking HERE.

Let me first say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make Pub Crawl happen!  All five of the houses we visited were incredibly generous not just with their time, but their staff and resources too. Hannah and I both had a great day and enjoyed meeting all of you! Thanks to everyone who followed us on Twitter too!

Our day began at the butt crack of dawn. On a bus. In coordinating outfits which was completely unplanned. This was my first experience with Megabus and for the most part it went smoothly. I will say that trying to use the bathroom on a Megabus is a lot like trying to pee while riding a roller coaster.  



Pub Stop #1 - Macmillan  (Located in the uber cool and historic Flatiron Building) 
Ksenia Winnicki met us outside while Hannah and I were taking pictures, and then we headed into Argo for some delicious refreshments while we chatted about books.…

Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn

Author: J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication: October 22, 2013
By: William Morrow Impulse
Genre: New Adult
5 Stars!
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*love this cover*

It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?




Thank you William Morrow/Harper Collins and Edelweiss for this e-ARC.…

Review & Giveaway Dark Halo: (Angel Eyes #3) by Shannon Dittemore

Author: Shannon Dittemore
Publicaiton: August 20, 2013
By: Thomas Nelson
3.75 Stars

One halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees.

Brielle can't help but see the Celestial realm. Even without the halo, it's everywhere she looks. And with the heavens above Stratus ravaged by war, Brielle wishes for another gift, any gift. Because Jake is gone. The only boy she's ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien--and she knows if she ever wants to see him again, she must fight.

But fighting is so hard when everything you see makes you afraid.

When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap. Then the Prince of Darkness himself offers Brielle a halo of his own making. With the dark halo, she won't have to see the fear and brokenness that surround her. She'll be free of that unbearable burden. And it comes with a promise: the guarantee of a life …

#ToDFriday

TRUTH OR DARE: The Weekly Confessions of a Hopeless Bibliophile
(aka: "Truth or Dare Friday") #ToDFriday
TRUTH: Usually will require you to answer a question or a prompt that can be completed in text format, such as a "discussion" or "list" post.

DARE: These will require you to "go out of your shell" a bit. You may need to complete a special project, share photos, vlog or complete some equally "daring" task. Let your inner dare devil come alive!


Dare: Replace one word/part of a word in the titles of FIVE books with “PIE”.
1. The Pie You Left Behind 2. Trust In Pie 3. All Our Pie 4. Losing Pie 5. Into The Still Pie
Want to join in on the fun? Go here --> Jenna Does Books 
1. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes 2. Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn 3. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill  4. Losing It by Cora Carmack 5. Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi