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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Teaser + Top Ten Tuesday #29 ~ Hyped Series I've Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Top Ten Hyped Books Series I've Never Read

Next week @ Top Ten Tuesday

Last Ten Books that came into my possession (bought, library, ARC) 

Source: Beckoned by Books

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along, just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page 
  • Be careful not to include spoilers (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the book info so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like the teasers. 
I feel crazy. I've gone crazy.

I'm nothing but a bundle of contradictions made electric by feelings too big for my body, for my heart, for my mind.

I want all this to go away.

I want that body to disappear.

Then the slightest bit of movement. 


by Carolyn Lee Adams

Expected Publication Date: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse

A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope—and her sanity—while on the run from a cunning and determined killer.

Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It’s no wonder people call her Ruthless.

When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can’t afford to lose.

At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth’s blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before.

The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won’t go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That’s when the real battle begins. That’s when Ruth must decides just how far she’ll go in order to survive.

Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.

Monday, 6 July 2015

We Are Watching by M Stephen Stewart ~ Tour {Excerpt + Giveaway}

Tour Schedule

Welcome to my tour stop for 

We are watching by M. Stephen Stewart 

About The Book

We are watching

by M. Stephen Stewart

Series: Mindshare #1 
Release Date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Primrose Publishing 
Genre: YA Dystopia

Henry Malone’s childhood was shattered by the unexplained suicide of his father. Now a teenager, his days are spent studying to become a Neural Implant Technician for Planetary Link Corporation, helping them maintain an iron grip over his walled country and every iota of knowledge contained within—but he leads a double life. Henry’s nights are spent helping his mother wage a cyber war against them in her quest to find the truth behind his father’s death.

He’s managed to keep his two lives separate, a delicate balance that’s endangered after he repairs the neural implant of a stranger. He finds she’s in possession of illegal memories from the outside world, unauthorized knowledge of his father, and a message: speak to me later and tell no one. Henry has a choice to make—ignore the message and maintain his double-life, or answer and risk everything to uncover secrets Planetary Link would kill to keep buried.

~ Excerpt ~ 

A passing trainee twisted her face at him as if he’d slapped her. “Oh, it’s fine! I haven’t hurt the little men trapped in there.” He rolled his eyes. As much as Henry loathed the Gulf Market’s economics­of­popularity, the truth was, it wasn’t only other people who made money off his father’s death. Henry and his mother made a sizable amount themselves and it disgusted him to no end. They had a decent
chunk at the start of his father’s mission, but when The Plink NEXt vanished, the shares poured in.

People loved a tragedy.

The morning after it happened, John Alford checked his mom’s account on her behalf. He immediately had to sit down. All the zeroes crushed him into the Malone’s living room couch. By the end of the month, there were so many digits in Val Malone’s account, she and Henry had become the richest non­corporate family in the market. Of course, Alford did well too.

Henry’s arms shoved the Malone Center door. It stayed put. The red box to its left buzzed at him. He paid his two shares and angrily threw the doors open. Once outside, his legs took him wherever they wanted. It didn’t matter. He only wanted to get away from Recuzzi’s office before he did anything else stupid. Hopefully, the auditor would be lenient.

He cursed himself for letting his temper get the better of him again.

Maybe he should have listened to Recuzzi, rather than attack him. All the stuff about Scott Malone aside, the man had a point—it wasn’t too late for Henry to change concentration from systems to piloting. ICAP would be more likely to excuse Henry’s temper tantrums if his piloting test scores were as good as Recuzzi claimed they were. They always needed good pilots. He’d probably get assigned to a mission sooner too. Lost in thought, he didn’t notice himself cutting through a line of students waiting at a knowledge kiosk and, in his irritation, shouldered one of them by accident. She knocked into the student in front of her, who then stepped too close to the kiosk as it transmitted a Plink ­approved data ration authorized for someone else. The security officer posted next to the kiosk snapped to life and quickly gave the encroacher a rifle butt to the nose.

No warning. No request to step back.

The trainee landed on his hind­end, blood tracing from his nostrils. He looked at the gray-
clad Sec officer and apologized, then immediately went to the infirmary. Henry saw the whole thing. It put him in a worse mood.

About the Author

M. Stephen Stewart

Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

M. Stephen Stewart is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He makes his home in Indianapolis with his wife and two dogs. In his spare time, Matt is an avid sports fan, gamer, and reader, who loves to connect with new people. You can usually find him around town with his wife, exercising, or in front of his computer working on a new project.

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Sunday Post #12

The Sunday Post
Sunday Post is a weekly feature hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reviewer. It's main purpose is similar to that of a Sunday newspaper; recap of the week gone by, additions to your library and what is going on in the book blogging community.

Library Additions

Inspired by The Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews


For Review

Personal News

We went to Madame Tussaud for TWO birthdays, Mr's as I mentioned in last week's Sunday post, and again for his Daughter's 13th birthday. 
Madame Tussaud 

They always get a combined cake as they're two days apart so yearly we do a family celebration and Father & Daughter get to share a cake. 

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This week was kinda slow at Paperback Princess as I recuperated from a very emotionally draining week. I also had two birthdays, hubby and step-daughter and we also had the kids for the week as it's the school holidays.

Author Interview with Kris Dinnison ~ You and Me and Him
Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican Tour ~ Enter the giveaway!
The Candy Series by Debra Doxer ~ Cover Reveal

Weekly Memes
Top Ten Books of 2015 so far and Teaser Tuesday with No More Confessions by Louise Rozett
Book Blogger Hop ~ Do you lend books?
Friday Hop ~ First book you remembered reading

Upcoming Attractions

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
Don't Ever Change by Beth Bloom
We Are Watching by M Stephen Stewart
Scintillate by Karen Tjebben
Lost by Donnielle Tyner
Adventures Abroad Series by Jen McConnel

Around The Blogosphere 

I'm participating in COYER and this is the first Read-a-thon that they are hosting. Check out all the official stuff here and this is my post about COYER and the Read-a-thon. Join in! The more the merrier, it's a week-long Read-a-thon and you don't need to be participating on COYER to participate. 

This is a fantastic concept, pick a few books out of your TBR pile and others will vote on which you should read for the week, I love the accountability of Read-a-thons so check this out, if like me, you love read-a-thons. 

For those like myself that wasn't lucky enough to be able to attend the ALA San Francisco, here are a few recap posts. 

Book Nerd Reviews have a weekly "opinion" piece called Feral Friday, this week's topic happened to be interesting to me, and I'd love to all know what your thoughts are on it. Should people be able to put a rating on Goodreads if they haven't read the book yet? 

I personally do not think they should be able to as this throws off the whole averaging, so when people check out a book to see how good it is, it's not fair to show an average of 4 stars, when majority of those "4 star" ratings haven't even read the damn book, but click on the link to see what Kristy from The Book Nerd Reviews think. 

About to Read talks about Feedburner, to stay or to go? What are your thoughts? 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Friday Hops ~ Book Blogger + Feature & Follow Friday #41

Do you lend your books out to family & friends?

(Suggested by Elizabeth from Silver's Reviews)

I very, very, rarely lend books. If I lend a book it's a book that I can loose e.g. one I bought from the seconds store, not part of a series or not one of my collectibles or signed copies. I don't lend because it'll end up causing friction between me and the person I lent it to if they bring it back and it's not the same as when I lent it out or if it was new it didn't come back as pristine as I would have liked. By not lending it out, it eliminates the drama. 

Next week @ Book Blogger Hop

If you are in a book club, where do you meet? A restaurant, someone's home, the library? If you aren't in a book club, why not?

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly feature hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read
The Rules:-
  • You MUST follow BOTH hosts Rachel @ Parajunkee and Alison @ Alison Can Read
  • Do your own Feature & Follow Friday post answering the question of the week and link to it at the bottom of this post 
  • Follow and comment on other participants Feature & Follow Friday posts! 

Q. What's the first book you remember reading?

I really wish that I could find the Nursery Rhyme book my Mum bought for me when I was a baby so I can take a photo of it. It's a hardback, A4 and it was quite thick, and my copy had scribbles from baby me which is why it's quite sentimental to me. It's all boxed up and sealed so it doesn't get ready, I fully intend on using it for my son.

However, I don't really "remember" reading that per-se but I remember my Mum reading it to me.

These are the first books I remember reading. These were the actual covers.

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You can only eat one cuisine type for the rest of your life. Which would you choose? (E.g. Italian, French, Chinese etc)

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican ~ Prologue Excerpt + Giveaway

Welcome to my tour stop for 

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican

About The Book

Brutal Youth

by Anthony Breznican

Date Published: June 2, 2015
Buy It Now: Amazon | Kobo | Book Depository 

Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal Youth

With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael’s has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshmen Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fighting past, and the beautiful but lonely Lorelei Paskal —so eager to become popular, she makes only enemies.

To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed, Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive.

~ Prologue Excerpt ~

About the Author

Anthony Breznican

Anthony Breznican was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsurgh in 1998. He has worked as a reporter for The Arizona Republic, Associated Press, and USA Today. He is currently a senior staff writer for Entertainment Weekly.

Brutal Youth is his debut novel.

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