Friday, July 29, 2011

Shatter Me ARC Contest :)

Fictitious DeliciousThis past Wednesday/early Thursday #TeamKilt --> "shattered" the competition in the YA Crush Tourney & reeled in another victory!! HuzZaH! So as promised, i shall giveaway my extra ARC of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi!




Shatter Me
You WANT this book! It’s so incredibly fantastic! All you have to do is fill out THIS FORM!!

~US ONLY (sorry!)
~Open until August 5th
~Winner announced August 6th

For an extra point, go tweet this ---> “I’m #WildForWarner! UNFF!” to this gal: @jenababy13! Leave the direct link in the comments! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me
Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HaperTeen <--GOSH, they are amazing!
Pages: 352
Rating: 5 SHINY SHINY GLITTERY SPARKLING STARS!!
Team: Adam Kent <3 
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy 
crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices,Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel. ~Goodreads

Shatter Me is absolutely riveting, tremendously unique and totally sexy! From the very first page I was absolutely mesmerized by Juliette and her story, I NEEDED to know more, more, more.  And oH my GOSH, DUDE! Have you seen the teaser trailer???

I was flabbergasted at how freakin’ brilliantly this book was written, so different and exceptionally original with the strike out lines, so poetic, so emotional and did I say original?

Tahereh Mafi definitely makes a STUNNING debut. The dialogue just flows off the page so perfectly and all the scenes just fit together so seamlessly it’s really hard to believe it's her debut novel.

I can’t praise this book enough! There was action, and danger, and romance. *SWOONS* the romance I cant even…I don’t even…oh my god Adam Kent! He is the most perfect male specimen to ever hit the pages. He says things that made my my heart flutter and put butterflies in my stomach! He’s compassionate and sexy yet tough and adorable and he makes your soul melt into a puddle of  delicious cookie dough (okay so obviously that is a really weird simile but…he is just that special…he has the power to turn your soul into cookie dough…HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HIM?!)

I also adored Juliette! When we first meet her, she’s so isolated and her thoughts are a jumble of pain, sorrow, fear and regrets; the way in which she tells her story is heartbreaking and I was truly captivated by her words. Juliette is also stubborn, way to smart for her own good and a total bad ass! She can take a dude down with just the touch of her hand! (Tell me that’s not bad freakin’ ass!)

Juliette is also cautious with her power and emotions, especially around Warner.  Ah, Warner the guy you want to hate, but he opens his mouth then you get confused. He carries himself with utter confidence and is harsh; he craves power and will go to some pretty drastic measures to get it, which should disgust you. Yet he's totally gorgeous & devilishly charming & he has this vulnerable side that makes him extremely hard to hate. It’s not very often I meet a sexy villain, so maybe that’s why I find him so striking, he’s very mystifying (big word right!?) and I can’t wait to read more about him in book 2!

This book was everything I wanted it to be and more! It surpassed my expectations and I want to sleep with it forever! And cuddle with it and sing to it and play apples to apples with it!  It was pure perfection. I am in love.  And the cover is beauteous!

Monday, July 25, 2011

VOTE Team Skirt (it takes a real man to wear plaid?)

Sometimes we gotta help out our friends, even if that means going against our own basic beliefs and morals. That’s right buds, I’m talking about voting for *holds back vomit* Zachary Moore in the #YACrushTourney!

Amy and Jen from over at Fictitious Delicious are his fantabulous advocates and they actually make him sound quite amazing! Supposedly, Zach is SUPER sweet, sexy as hell & has a Scottish accent. So, I mean, he’s not that bad.

↑↑↑↑ You should definitely rock the ↑↑ #TeamKilt button ↑↑↑ up there!! All the cool kids are doin’ it!

Plus if when Zachary wins this round, Jeri has promised a teaser from Shine, the third book in the Shade series!!(aka the. best. series. ever.) 



ANNNNNNNNNND I also hear through the twit (twitter, I mean twitter), that there will be a “Shade Boys Smack-Down” if when Zach wins! So that will be EPIC! *deep announcer voice* LOGAN vs. Zachary: BATTLE of the CENTURY! (well not really, but let’s just pretend it’s going to be this huge like wrestle-mania thing…)

So I know I want this showdown to happen & I honestly think that Zach *tries not to gag* deserves another win, so here’s what YOU can do to help: VOTE! It's that easy!! YAY!! 

Head on over to The YA Sisterhood to vote! ONLY ONE VOTE PER COMPUTER so every one counts!!

*Also i decided if when Zachary wins, I’ll giveaway a copy of SHADE & SHIFT right here on Brooke-Reports! UPDATE: AND AND AND JERI WILL SIGN/PERSONALIZE them if you win!! All you have to do is comment on Zachary's match (say how awesome he is) & fill out THIS FORM!! 


winner, winner, chicken dinner: Books Ova Boyzzzz!...Books over Boys...Momo.... :P 

For an extra point tweet this:


"#TeamKiltFTW! Vote for Zachary in the #YACrushTourney! http://bit.ly/qShupu"


*(even if he loses I'll giveaway a copy of them too because that's  my favoritest series & it's amazing & I love it!)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

300 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY

 WOOT WOOT!! I can't believe i reached 300 followers, that is just CRAZY-SAUCE!! FER REALZZ!!
I'm like this ---> WHAAA???!!!! O_O !!!! HuZzAh!! ???!!! !!!!

So since you're so awesome and follow me *pats head* and i would be nothing (NOTHING I SAY!) without you, i need to give you a prize!! :)


Books Up For Wins! Or Grabs! Or Gets! WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL IT, THEY’RE YOURS!!


Daughter of Smoke and Bone Between the Sea and Sky Tris & Izzie
Legend (Legend, #1) The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1) Shut Out


Pretty bomb selection right?! Here’s what the winners get:

FIRST PLACE WINNER: Choice of 2 Books!
SECOND PLACE WINNER: Choice of 1 Book!
You know what THIRD PLACE: You also get a Choice of 1 Book!


Ends Monday, August 8th!
One Entry Per Person!
INTERNATIONAL!!

Just fill out THIS FORM!!

Thanks so MUCH again for following!! I <3 you!! It’s true!! :)
 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Pages: 464
Rating: 3 Stars!
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.~Goodreads 

Don't get me wrong this book was highly entertaining and full of suspense, the beginning hooked me right away and pulled me to keep reading, but the overall story just didn’t click with me. 

As the story developed the suspense dragged and i felt like i was reading in circles. I thought some scenes really didn't make sense or seem to have any actual purpose and that threw off the story's flow a little bit.

But alas i kept reading because A) I love, love, LOVED her brother Daniel! He was absolutely hilarious and adorable! I want him to have his own series!! He’s the smart, over-protective brother that you just can’t help but love! Oh! And he drives a Civic, and that automatically makes him awesome! (Civic drivers UNITE!) :P

B) Noah is a sexy arrogant A-hole!
I liked Noah, I really did, but I’m just not 100% completely sold on him. Of course he’s sexy and English & knows how to whip out a one liner but I feel as a character, his development might have been too drastic. He went from being this notorious man-whore to a sweet (still cocky) one -woman guy. I also feel the relationship between him and Mara was a little too forced.

And C) i wanted to find out what was happening with Mara just as bad as she did. This book is CRAZY i will give it that....just… messed up! And there were a lot of “hmm” and “whaaa??” moments.

I can’t really say much else without giving the story away but I did NOT see the ending coming AT ALL! i was like O_O !! The ending was the best part!

And even though this book didn't blow my mind, i definitely will be picking up the sequel!

Teaser Tuesday: Carrier of the Mark

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) "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 title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Carrier of the Mark (Carrier, #1)

“Maybe I picked the wrong brother.”
    He grabbed me and pushed me up against a tree, “Oh, I have ways of convincing you that you chose right.” 
  
Ums, Adam is a total sex pot & I need more of him! I am soo freakin’ glad there’s going to be a sequel to Carrier of the Mark! WOOT! This story was awesome!! 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July is officially the month of swoonage


So this month is just totally YA boy CrAzY!! i mean over at The YA Sisterhood they have the Summer Crush Tournament going on and it's a freakin' blast! And then over at Down the Rabbit Hole, YA Bachelors are being pimped out! This month is really a dream come true and talk about some swoon overload!! 

Anyway just wanted to give you guys a quick reminder and tell you to VOTE FOR JULES on WEDNESDAY JULY 20TH!! He made it to the 2nd round in the Crush Tourney and i was soo proud!! For his victory we even got a Until I Die teaser from Amy Plum herself!! Here it is:

As Jules kissed my cheeks he whispered, “She has nothing on you, of course, Kates. It’s just that you’re so very…taken.”
Zeeep! I totally need this book now!! Gah, I love Jules soo much, ya know why….. cuz #JulesRules!! Oh yeah!!


Okay moving! Jena from over at Shortie Says and I, had the pleasure of hosting Alex, from Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, in the YA Bachelors thingy!! And we worked super hard to make sure he was described just right!! AND We also got to interview him & Lena!! Go check it out HERE!!!

AND that’s not all, go enter to win a copy of Delirium over at Shortie Says! It’s international & you get to choose which you want.. The original cover Or the special edition cover!! Cool right!?! Find out how to enter HERE!

That is all for now my friends!! Happy Sunday & remember to keep dreaming about fictional boys! :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Guys, I’m not only waiting on Wednesdays for this, I’m waiting on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays AND Sundays!!! GAH!!! But since the meme is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine and is called WoW and not WoW&M&T&TH&S I’ll post it today. :P  


The Pledge
Words are the most dangerous weapon of all...

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.~Goodreads

Just  go read THIS little snippet & tell me you don’t want this book.

*blows away in a giant gust of awesome* 





























OH hey there….again! Sorry, I was just BLOWN away by this book’s amazeness! I wants it so bad, even more badder than when I wanted Mara. *pouts* Well at least we’ll all have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, because THE PLEDGE doesn’t come out until November! Be sure to pick up a copy then! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Cold Kiss

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) "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 title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Cold Kiss "His clothes are cold, but I can feel the warmth underneath them, the faint thump of his heart, and for a minute I'm tempted to hang on, to bury my face between his shoulder blades and just cry, and that's so wrong." Pg. 140 


*sniffles* Guys….this book was so dang good. Be sure to pick up a copy when it comes out in September, you will not be disappointed, at all. Expect a rambley, teary, fan-girly review from me soon! 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

JULES RULES

So this is the post in which i beg you to go vote for Jules tomorrow in the YA Crush Tourney!! (did I happenen to tell you, your hair looks absolutely splendid this evening?)

If you don't know what i'm talking about, where the heck have you been!? The awesome girlies over at The YA Sisterhood are hosting the most EPIC FICTIONAL BOY BATTLE IN THE HISTORY OF EVER!!! Putting one fictional hottie against another & having the fans duke it out to decided who's the best. It's a lot of clicking and a lot of swooning and maybe even a little sweating followed by more clicking and occasional crying.


But anyway you should TOTES VOTE FOR MY MAN JULES BECAUSE HE RULES!!
Thanks to my bestie Jena over at Shortie Says for hooking me up w/this awesome icon!! She loves Jules too! 


Incase you don't know who Jules is, he's from Amy Plum's novel Die for Me, and he's basically the most amazing secondary character ever to exist! He's sexy and funny and an artist AND he lives in Paris AND he....well i'll just let you read my defense tomorrow!! I personally have never "met" the boy Jules is going up against but i hear Shane from the Morganville Vampire Series puts up a good fight, so the competition is sure to be fierce! 

Stop by The YA Sisterhood tomorrow and VOTE!! Also see past winners and losers (those boys still deserve our lovin'!) and check out the upcoming battle rounds! You can find all the information HERE

2 other fictional studs are also going head to head tomorrow, Tucker from Unearthly and good ole Edward Cullen. Vote in their match too!!! Cheer for your boys!! and get your clicky fingers ready!!! 

TOMORROW- BE THERE OR....BE....NOT THERE.....yeah. 

& i'm totally not above bribes sooo, if you vote for Jules i'll give you NOT ONE but TWO virtual hugs, and those my friends are priceless :) 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Freedom Giveaway Hop Winners

Thanks to everyone who took the time to "hop" by & enter the giveaway!! You guys rock! Now on to the winners!!


The Winner of Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs is.....

Delilah Shakespeare!


and the winner of Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon is.....
Chen Chang!! 

Congratulations!!


And i hope everyone had an AWESOME 4th of July!!  

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wolfsbane: A Nightshade NovelWolfsbane (Nightshade #2)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Pages: 400
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Team: Connor, Ethan & of course, Ren!!
This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended-Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer-one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack-and the man-she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.~Goodreads

Where do I even begin with this book!?!? It was nothing short of breath-taking! The story shoots off from page one with plenty of action and new characters, an amazing sequel!

Wolfsbane picks up right where Nighshade left off & Calla finds out some startling revelations through-out the whole book.  All her issues seem to stem from (SPOILER!!) saving Shay and abandoning her pack at the end of Nightshade. Oh my goodness you guys, like you have no idea how heartbreaking these revelations are, each and every one of them caught me totally off guard and hurt my soul.

Andrea Cremer knows how to write a damn good book! Honestly, I’m going to spoil something for you; there is basically like zippo Ren in this book & when he does show up, it’s far from a happy reunion. You know what that means right? Lots, and I mean LOTS of Shay *insert gagging here* BUT holy smokes, he is actually tolerable. Sure I wanted to slap him, but he's not that bad. 

To distract us from the annoyingness that is Shay, we have a slew of bomb new characters! Ethan & Connor are THE greatest additions ever made to a series. No. lie. Connor is nothing but witty lines & innuendos while Ethan is the serious-brooding-i-have-awesome-one-liners-sometimes-too type. Both are kick- ass, and both are pretty much sexy as heck. At first Ethan is a big jerk, but THEN when this ONE THING happens and he MEETS this one character it’s pure MAGIC! Shhh…… do you hear that? It’s the sound of my heart fluttering because I love Ethan with this character SO MUCH! I want a spin-off of them!! (Andrea, could you please get on that? Thanks!)

Along with the new dudes we get a feisty little thing, Adne! She is such a bitch and provokes Calla so much you just cannot help but love her (well I did anyway!) All these new characters are so tough & unique they really add to the book. One thing they DO NOT do however, is replace the wolf pack.  My heart hurt so much, I missed them tons!!  ANSEL! *CRIES*

The end of the book is brilliant & crazy & GAH!! Honestly this WHOLE book is just shock-shock-shocking! For realzzz! Andrea Cremer delivers again & leaves you breathless for the last *cries* installment!!

<3 Ren better be in Bloodrose like 10 million% more than he was in this one! #JustSayin’


Special thanks to my bestie Jaime from Two Chicks on Books for letting me borrow her ARC!! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday


WAITING ON WEDNESDAY OH, how i have missed you!!! Glad to be back doing one of my favoritest memes EVAH!! In case you don't know, WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine! and here's my pick for this week:


Arcadia Awakens
To Rosa Alcantara, the exotic world of Sicily, with its network of Mafia families and its reputation for murder and intrigue, is just that—exotic and wholly unknown. But when her life in Brooklyn begins to fall apart, she must travel there, to her family’s ancestral home, where centuries of family secrets await her. 

Once there, Rosa falls head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, the son of a Sicilian Mafia family, whose handsome looks and savage grace both fascinate and unsettle her. But their families are sworn enemies, and her aunt and sister believe Alessandro is only using Rosa to infiltrate the Alcantara clan. And when Rosa encounters a tiger one night—a tiger with very familiar eyes—she can no longer deny that neither the Carnevares nor the Alcantaras are what they seem. 

Hidden caves, dangerous beasts roaming the hills, and a history of familial bloodlust mean that Rosa can’t trust anyone. Torn between loyalty to her family and love for their mortal enemy, Rosa must make the hardest decision of her life: stay in Sicily with her new love…or run as far and as fast as she can.~Goodreads

HOLY NUGGIN'S DOES THIS BOOK SOUND FLUPPIN' FANTASTIC OR WHAT?!?!! WOWZA! The cover & the synopsis literally have me in awe! Sicily. Mafia. Alessandro. Tigers!?! I am SO THERE!! Just, GAH! i am so excited for this book i can't even express it coherently! *whispers- Arcadia Awakens*... damn sounds so good! All right, now you just enjoy staring at that cover because it doesn't come out until *GASP* February 2012! We have a long wait my friends, a long wait *sadface*

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Anna Dressed in Blood

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) "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 title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna Dressed in Blood, #1)
"I was too busy thinking about the dead, and about one dead girl in particular, wearing a beautiful dress, stained red with her own blood." Pg. 60

Guys, READ THIS BOOK!! It's amazing! It has everything; action, blood, romance, ghosts, scary bad guys & witty characters!! SO FREAKIN' GOOD!!! Look out for my review later this week & pick this book up when it hits stores in August! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Freedom Giveaway Hop




I was lucky enough to go to ALA last week & omg! it was so much fun! & I also happened to pick up an extra copy of:


Carrier of the MarkSweet Venom (Medusa Girls, #1)





AND









So there will be two winners for this giveaway hop!! The first winner gets first pick!



To enter just fill out THIS FORM!  
Make sure to "hop" around & enter all the other awesome giveaways going on! 

HAPPY JUNIE GIVEAWAY WINNERS

I can't believe June is already over!! but you know what that means, 3 Winners of the "HAPPY JUNIE" giveaway will be chosen!! And they are.....

*Drum Roll* 

*Guitar Solo*

*Sax Interlude*

*Flute Bridge*

*Symbol Clash*

*Triangle Ding*


BRODIE!

HONEY!!

& BELLA!!! 

i'll send an e-mail out to you ladies asap!!! Congrats!!