Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two new book signings!

Hi everyone so, I will be heading to a book signing in Mt. Vernon Ohio next week! Authors include:
Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (Doon)
Mindy McGinnis (Not A Drop To Drink)
Edith Pattou (East)
Liz Coley (Pretty Girl-13)
Erin McCahan (Love and Other Foreign Words)
Jody Casella (Thin Space)
Natalie Richards (Gone Too Far)

I am so excited! If you are able to attend there will be so many great authors there!

Also, March 16th there is going to be an signing in Cincinnati, where Mindy McGinnis, Lauren Oliver, and Jasmine Warga will be be signing their books!
In case you don't know:
Mindy McGinnis (Not A Drop To Drink)
Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall, Delirium Trilogy, Panic, Rooms, and Vanishing Girls)
Jasmine Warga (My Heart and Other Black Holes)

I really hope I will be able to make it to the signing with Lauren Oliver, I loved the Delirium trilogy (review to come) and cannot wait to get Panic and Vanishing Girls! Now, all I need to do is convinve comeone to drive me down... hmmm...

Anyway, lots of reviews to come, and updates on these signings!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Book Review 35: Alienated by Melissa Landers and Invaded signing!!

So I was able to go the the Invaded book signing today! I had an amazing time! Since this was Melissa Landers' first tour stop for Invaded, there was little launch party, with cupcakes and drinks, and then there was a Q&A. I unfortunately drew a blank with a questions I had, and therefore did not ask any. However, there was an amazing turnout, and some amazing questions. Also, there were other authors that came out to support Melissa Landers and Alienated & Invaded. Some of these authors included; Liz Coley author of Pretty Girl-13; Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon authors of Doon; Karen Hopkins author of Temptation, Belonging, and Forever; Kristen Simmons author of Article 5, Breaking Point, Three, and soon to be released, The Glass Arrow. I have to add that I appreciated that Melissa Landers' family was there supporting her, along with many of her friends, and of course so many fans!

Not only did I meet Melissa Landers, but I met Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon authors of  Doon!

                           (Left to right: Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp)

(Melissa Landers)

Alienated Review:
I finished Alienated earlier this week and absolutely loved it! It takes an amazing book for me to stay up and read it all night. And let me just tell you this was one of those books. The story starts with Cara Sweeney, a valedictorian a Midtown High School, and she finds out that she has been selected to host the first-ever L'eihr exchange student. After she finds this out she thinks that her future is set. She will not only be able to get into her dream college AND she will have inside information on the mysterious L'eihrs. When she meets Aelyx (A-licks), she isn't sure what to expect. But, as time goes by those at Midtown High aren't very accepting of Aelyx, and chaos ensues. There is romance, mystery, and suspense in this book, and I recommend you go get this book now! I cannot wait to see what happens to Cara and Aelyx next!

Here is the book synopsis:
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. 

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr (pronounced layre)exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. 

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13574417-alienated?from_search=true
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alienated-melissa-landers/1115285826?ean=9781423185253
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Alienated-Melissa-Landers-ebook/dp/B00GSZHYIW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423358978&sr=8-1&keywords=Alienated

Melissa Landers
Website: http://melissa-landers.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5804715.Melissa_Landers

Also, watch for a review for Doon and Destined for Doon, soon!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Book signing with Marissa Meyer!!

So, this past weekend (Saturday January 31st, 2015) two of my amazing cousins took a friend and myself to the Fairest book signing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and we had a blast! While we were at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers Bookstore (here is the Cinci. web address: http://www.josephbeth.com/Default.aspx), they had trivia contests (for prizes), a costume contest (also for prizes), and a Q&A with Marissa Meyer! There were some amazing costumes! Example:      
These are just two of the amazing costumes worn at the signing:

                                                                        (Two different versions of Queen Levana, if you couldn't tell)

Marissa Meyer talked about her books, how she got started in writing fairy tale re-tellings, Fairest, and she read an exclusive excerpt from the next book in the Lunar Chronicles, Winter!! Unfortunately, I don't have it to share with you, but it sounds amazing!! Oh! Winter is scheduled to be released this November!!

Marissa Meyer is an extremely sweet and funny person, and I am glad that I was able to meet her! She will be taking a short maternity leave, since she and her husband have adopted 3 month old twin girls!! Congrats you two! So, my friend gave her one of my cards (since I didn't have the guts too), and she asked me about my blog! Like, how long I have been doing it for and is I still like it! I had a blast and am so thankful to have been able to go. Did you know that Marissa has been coming to the Joseph-Beth Bookstore since Cinder was released? Wow! Thank you for coming back every time, Marissa!

In other news, be on the look out for a review of the books that have been released in the Lunar Chronicles series, to date (that means reviews for Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, and an e-novella, The Little Android). Also, look for me in Cinci. again this weekend for the book Invaded by Melissa Landers!

So, here are some pics from the signing this weekend!

 (Left to right (as if you are reading a book): Marissa Meyers; Marissa Meyers and the top of Fairest; Me and Marissa Meyers; My friend and I pretending to sign books before the signing)

Anyway, that's it for now!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Invaded Release week!

I am so thrilled to help Melissa Landers with her release week launch party for INVADED! See a note from Melissa below and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Hey, fiction lovers. I’m Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated series (YA sci-fi from Disney-Hyperion), and today I’m bouncing with excitement because THE SEQUEL IS FINALLY HERE!

It’s been a year since we left Aelyx and Cara onboard the intergalactic transport, and INVADED begins with an emotional goodbye as they part ways—Aelyx returning to Earth to salvage the alliance, and Cara continuing to L’eihr to serve out her part of the student exchange. While they’re apart, our star-crossed lovers will face assassination attempts, betrayal, crippling self-doubt, and a sadistic alien Phys Ed class. (Because there’s no escaping PE, even in another galaxy.) When Aelyx and Cara finally reunite…well, let’s just say it’s combustive. ;-)

What do reviewers think? I’m glad you asked!

“Readers will love the seamless blend of suspense, humor, and romance set against an interstellar landscape. Dual narratives and a tightly plotted mystery keep the suspense running high, and the chemistry between Aelyx and Cara smolders.” –Booklist

“Excellent character development and integration between modern reality and science fiction. Teens will be rooting for the galactic couple while enjoying the action and suspense that runs through the two volumes.” –School Library  Journal
“The protagonists' forced separation gives greater depth to their romance. Each learns to turn a critical eye upon the flaws of their native societies while confronting genuine obstacles to a future together. These complications only underscore the growing sense of menace that propels the narrative to an action-packed climax.” –Kirkus
I hope you’ll make tracks to the nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of INVADED! If you’re snowed in, here are some easy links to bring the sequel right to you:

Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information, or just to say hello, visit
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMelissaLanders https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5804715.Melissa_Landers

To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble and an autographed swag pack, complete with mini posters of BOTH books! This giveaway is open internationally, and due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.

Best of luck, and happy reading!


*And in other news, I will be in West Chester this weekend at the book signing for Invaded, look for me!