Spotlight and Giveaway: Yellow Locust by Justin Joschko

Today we have a young adult dystopian book, Yellow Locust, by author Justin Joschko. Read more about the book below and check out the blog tour giveaway at the end of this post. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the tour stops as well! Enjoy!

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Spotlight & Giveaway: The Ghost King by Jeff Altabef

the ghost king jeff altabef

Today we’re featuring The Ghost King by author Jeff Altabef. This is the follow-up to dystopian fantasy Red Death, which I reviewed a while back. I liked Red Death so I can’t wait to read this soon!

Read on to know more about the book and check out how you can win a $50 gift card, signed paperbacks, or a crown necklace!

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Cover Reveal: Inferno, Book 3 in the New World series by Jennifer Wilson

Woohoo I’m joining in on the cover reveal festivities for Inferno, book 3 of the New World Series by author Jennifer Wilson!

Have you guys read this series yet? I have to be honest, I haven’t but I already have the first two books in Kindle and can’t wait to dig in (as soon as I find the time haha)! I’m in love with the covers and the story is intriguing.

Read more about the books below and check out the details on how you can win awesome prizes just by sharing about the cover reveal! Go go go!

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Review of Red Death by Jeff Altabef (Blog Tour and Giveaway)

Today we’re featuring Red Death, the latest book by author Jeff Altabef.  Jeff and his daughter Erynn have just finished launching the last book in their The Chosen Series so now it’s time for something new!

Read more about Red Death below and check out my review! And, of course, check out the blog tour giveaway! Have fun and goodluck! :)

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About a Movie: Mockingjay Part 2

Carpet Head and I managed to go to the movies for two consecutive nights this week, thanks to the special holidays brought on by the APEC Summit. We watched Mockingjay Part 2 the first night and Spectre on the next. Woot. I was going to write about both movies, but I realized they deserve separate posts. So this one’s just about Mockingjay. Duh.

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Dystopian Authors Collide! Prepare for Fun Events and Giveaways!

Dystopian Authors Collide

Whether you love or dread thoughts of the end of the world, there’s no denying, this is one hot genre! This week, we have brought together some of the best of the best for fun, prizes, and best of all, books! Some of these authors may be familiar, some may be new, but they are all amazingly talented and ready to party! Read on to know more about what we have for you this week!

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Review: Shadow of Deception (The Kazumi Chronicles #1) by Sophia L. Johnson

Shadow of Deception, Kazumi Chronicles

Finally got around to doing this review of the young adult dystopian slash science fiction book, Shadow of Deception (The Kazumi Chronicles, Book One) by author Sophia L. Johnson. Read more about the book and check out my review.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Shadow of Deception (The Kazumi Chronicles #1) by Sophia L. Johnson

Shadow of Deception

Yay it’s my stop for the blog tour of this intriguing young adult dystopian science fiction book, Shadow of Deception (The Kazumi Chronicles, Book One). I’m supposed to post a review, but silly me got confused about the dates so my review will have to follow.

Read more about the book and check out the excerpt below. Don’t forget to also check out the giveaway for this blog tour!

(Update: I’ve posted my review of the book here. Checkitout!)

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Spotlight: Meritropolis by Joel Ohman

Joel Ohman Meritropolis

In Meritropolis everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die. After a young boy is killed because of a low Score, his brother plots to take down the System.

Sounds good, right? Well, this exciting YA Dystopia is on sale for just 99 cents Thursday, November 27 through Monday, December 1. You can pick up your copy on Amazon.

To celebrate, we are offering a giveaway for an autographed copy and a $100 Amazon gift card—hooray!

Read on for an interview with Joel Ohman, the author of the book critics are calling, “The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist”, then scroll to the end of this post to learn more about the book and the giveaway. Happy reading, and good luck!

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$25 Book Blast: Up The Tower by J.P. Lantern

Author J.P. Lantern is celebrating the release of his new novel Up the Tower with a Super Book Blast by Goddess Fish Promotions!

The author will be awarding a backlist ebook copy to a randomly drawn winner at every stop during the tour and a Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon GC will be awarded to one randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter.

Click here to see the other tour stops!

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Book Birthday: Freebies and Prizes from author David Estes

Today, Fire Country by David Estes turns one year old. In the first year since Fire Country was born, so much has happened. David signed with an agent, sold more than 10,000 books, wrote five more books and published a further three. He knew he just had to celebrate and he’d love for you to be a part of it! David owes so much of his support to the blogger community, and he wants everyone to have the chance to be a part of the Fire Country Birthday Bash.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Shudder (#2, Stitch Trilogy) by Samantha Durante

Today we’re featuring Shudder, the second book in the Stitch Trilogy by Samantha Durante. Read more about this new installment and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a print ARC of Shudder (open worldwide)!

About the Book
It’s only been three days, and already everything is different.Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she’d counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she’d thought she’d tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she’s discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.

And then there are the visions.

The memory-altering “stitch” unlocked something in Alessa’s mind, and now she can’t shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers – and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world’s sorry history – will soon leave Alessa reeling…

The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante’s shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.

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Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway – Wisteria Series by Bisi Leyton

I’ve seen Wisteria around in the book blogging world so many times that it got me curious. When I found out about this blog tour, I simply had to join in and see what the fuss is about. Check out my thoughts on this series and read on to know more about the tour giveaway!

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On Bad Reviews (a guest post by author Samantha Durante)

Enjoy this guest post by Samantha Durante, author of the book Stitch (YA paranormal/dystopian romance). Here she talks about bad reviews. I’m sure many readers wonder how authors feel when their books receive negative reviews. I, for one, hate giving bad reviews and I always try to be diplomatic and fair whenever a book falls below my expectations. I always try to make it balanced and fair and I make sure to say the review is only from my point of view and others may not share it. Anyway, here’s our chance to hear it from an author who’s had her share of negative reviews. :)

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I’m so cool, I finally read The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins after a bajillion years.

I read The Hunger Games last year after almost everyone on the planet has read it. I know, I’m a bit slow when it comes to catching up with what’s ultra trendy. Anyway, I wrote a quick blog post about it. A few days ago I finally got around to book 2, Catching Fire, and then just today to book 3, Mockingjay. Of course, I’m going to ramble about them here. Shall we?

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Finally I’ve caught up with The Games

The Hunger Games, that is. Yes, yes, it’s been a gazillion years since the first book of this ever so popular trilogy came out and the second and third have been out for quite some time. I just finished The Hunger Games yesterday. Carpet Head was finally able to dig up his copy from somewhere so I was able to get a hold of it. Not bad. Very Battle Royale. I liked it. I love that the main character is a strong woman. I could’ve done without the lovey dovey parts between the two leads though, but I guess it was essential to the story. If you’ve read the book, you know what I mean.

So, the movie’s coming out in March next year. I would watch it for Jennifer Lawrence, who’s playing the heroine. She’s gorgeous. I think at first fans weren’t sure if she could do the role justice, but I think she can make it work. I mean, hello, Winter’s Bone. That role got her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and several other film awards. I haven’t seen it but I trust the film critics on this one.

Books to Movies: Battle Royale (Batoru Rowaiaru)

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Bloody good story. Since I already knew what it was about I already knew what to expect. Blood and gore, Japanese style.

For those who didn’t know, Battle Royale (Batoru Rowaiaru) is about a class of high school kids who find themselves in an island where they have to kill each other until only one of them survives. That storyline itself is pretty hard core. AND irresistible. When I got hold of the book, I was just itching to know how it all went down.

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Books to Movies Challenge – The Children of Men/Children of Men

Aha finally this wretched post is finished. Haha. I have joined this challenge out of my own free will and I must do what I must. I’m being melodramatic, and I must warn you, this is a damn long post. With spoilers. (Do you still call it spoiler if it’s about a friggin’ old movie??)

So, anyway, I think I saw the movie on cable a few years back. When I decided to join the Books to Movies Challenge, I had just bought the book a couple of days before that at a sale for a hundred bucks. That made it book choice #1 for the challenge. Holy convenience, Batman!

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