Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review - Frostblood by: Elly Blake

Special thank you to the lovely Brooke Reports for this ARC.



Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby's powers are unpredictable, and she's not sure she's willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king's tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.

Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.

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"No, your death will be mine."

Fire and ice truly combine in this novel to make one enjoyable steaming ride. I had such high hopes for this book after all of the raving, and I have to admit I was not let down in the slightest. When stories combine romance, magic, and dystopian almost with a medieval feel, I cannot help but love every step of the journey.

When I first started reading Frostblood, I almost felt the beginning was slightly rushed. It was as if we were watching a movie and your friend tells you, "you have to watch the first five minutes, it's important!" The beginning is a crucial moment in Ruby's life and backstory though, so I appreciated it and the harshness that sets the mood for the rest of the book.

There are two parts to this book, each delicately intertwined. There are so many characters you meet along the way, ones you instantly fall for you, others you hate, and a few you grow to care for. Ruby, our protagonist, is a Fireblood hiding among lands ruled by Frostbloods. Not by choice, she soon finds her self fighting for her life and learning about a world she wasn't sure existed. I really enjoyed Ruby as a character, she was strong but in a more gentle way. Usually you get a character that is a kick-butt sass attack, however Ruby doesn't always believe in her self but she does stand for what is right. It's a really amazing quality to have in our protagonist and watch her grow.

One thing about a good book is when I'm happy I love the villains. Having multi-dimensional villains, make me love-hate them which is always intriguing when you're sitting there like "I should really not like you, but I do." There's more than one character like that in Frostblood, too.

Then of course there's our heroes and love interest. There are a lot of characters you grow to love in different ways, which is just yet another aspect I adore about Frostblood. Honestly, one common theme between them all is the secrets and mysteries that surround our "heroes" that make you wonder and slowly fall for them. I really appreciated Marella, Brother Thistle, and especially Arcus.

Overall, I truly enjoyed Frostblood. I have to say even reading it through completely, I'm still surprised it's not called "Fireblood" instead. Maybe it'll be the sequel, who knows! Speaking of a sequel, I cannot wait to see what Elly Blake has in store for us next. It's that nervous-I'm-scared-of-what-you'll-do but still so excited! If you haven't, definitely grab yourself a copy of Frostblood, hunker down on that couch and read the heck out of it!

- My first 5 out of 5 splatters of 2017! -

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Double Cover Reveal: In Truth & Ashes + Pushing the Boundaries

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Let us know what you think of the cover for In Truth & Ashes by Nicole Luiken & Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley which release on January 2, 2017 and January 16, 2017 respectively!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled TEEN! 9781633755451

About In Truth & Ashes:
What she can’t remember could ruin her life. The Mirror Worlds are but dull reflections of the True World, where magic and technology blend together… On the True World, Belinda Loring has known from childhood that she must Bond with the son of another noble First Family. Uniting the families ensures hers will hold onto its powerful position, and so she’s always pushed down the tender feelings she has for her best friend—gorgeous, steadfast Demian, who isn’t noble. But when the ceremonial magic goes disastrously wrong, Belinda becomes a national disgrace. Scorned as Broken, she turns to Demian for help getting revenge on the man who ruined her: the radical Malachi. But the seeds of Malachi’s murderous plans lie buried in Belinda’s past, in the dark days of her kidnapping—a period of which she has no memory. And Demian may hold the key to recovering all that she’s lost—and saving the worlds.
Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of In Truth & Ashes (Otherselves, #3) by Nicole Luiken today!
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About Pushing the Boundaries:
Myra goes to Haiti with one goal: take the photograph that will win a scholarship and prove to her uber-traditional family that she has what it takes to be a photographer instead of a doctor. Her camera has always been her shield against getting too close to anyone, but she didn’t expect the hot teen translator who has an ability to see past her walls. Elias needs his job as a translator to provide for his siblings. He can’t afford to break the rule forbidding him from socializing with a client. Except this girl Myra insists on going outside the city to capture the perfect picture, and he steps in as her guide in order to keep her safe. The deeper they travel into the country, the harder they fall for each other. Now they’re both taking risks that could cost each other their dreams. If they get too close—it could ruin both their lives. Disclaimer: Caution! Reading this book will open your heart and inspire you to take risks. Only those searching for true love should proceed.
Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Pushing the Boundaries (Off Limits, #1) by Stacey Trombley today!
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Planning to Pre-order Pushing the Boundaries:
If you have pre-ordered Pushing the Boundaries or are planning to do so, then do so now to claim your free pre-order gift!
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Don't wait because this offer is ONLY open to the first 100 people who register their pre-orders with us. When you pre-order either a Paperback or an eBook version of Pushing the Boundaries, you will receive the following special item. In order to receive your free gift, please complete the following Google Form and email the proof of purchase of Pushing the Boundaries (your receipt) to publicity {at} entangledpublishing {dot} com by Thursday, January 12, 2017, and then sit back and wait!

REGISTER YOUR PRE-ORDER HERE!

If you live in the US, and you're one of the first 100 people to register your pre-order, your free gift will consist of:
  • A Pushing Book Necklace made by Stacey Trombley's own hands!
If you live internationally, unfortunately, this free gift is not available for you due to the high cost of shipping the necklaces to other countries. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cover Reveal: Other Breakable Things

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Let us know what you think of the cover for Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood which releases April 4, 2017!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled TEEN & YA Books Central!

Kelley and Rowan’s thoughts on the cover:

We're pretty lucky in that Kelley got to design the cover for Other Breakable Things. We went through so many vastly different designs over the last few months, it'd make your head spin. It's almost funny that the one everyone ended up liking the best was the simplest. The quietest. It was also the first one Rowan saw where she said, "Yes, that's it. That one." And, hey, she was right.

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About Other Breakable Things:
According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing. Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her. Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again. And now it is. Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn. And she’s not giving up so easily. A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be. Right down to the thousandth paper crane.
Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood today!
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About the Authors:

Kelley York and Rowan Altwood are a wife and wife writing team living in central California with their daughter and way too many cats. Kelley is the author of Hushed, Made of Stars, and Modern Monsters, and Other Breakable Things is Rowan's debut.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cover Reveal: Guardian of Secrets


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Let us know what you think of the cover for Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2) by Brenda Drake which releases February 7, 2017!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled TEEN & YA Interrobang!

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Brenda Drake's thoughts on the cover: I had an idea of what I wanted the cover of Guardian of Secrets to look like the entire time I was writing the story. I was delighted (I might have screamed) when the cover showed up in my email and it was EXACTLY what I’d imagined. I love that it’s blue since part of the setting of the book takes place in a cold climate. I’m thrilled the couple is on it, too. They resemble the characters I’ve created in my mind perfectly. The cover is so beautiful, and I’m beyond excited to share it with everyone!

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About Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2):
Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens. Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it. And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia. Maybe. If she survives.
Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2) by Brenda Drake today!
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Teaser Reveal - Miss Hollywood

Today we have a fun new teaser! Miss Hollywood is coming December 15th, and you should preorder it today!

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About Miss Hollywood (The Misses Trilogy- Book 3)

Clare Martin has spent the last ten years in the spotlight, becoming Hollywood’s It Girl. On the surface her life looks perfect, but in reality she’s faltering. And the last person she expects to provide any relief is her best friend’s brother, the man who’s been tying her in knots for months. Alexander Richards has paid the price for every single mistake he’s made. He makes no excuses for what he’s done, and wants nothing more than to find some peace. But that may be impossible since he has to help the woman who’s been driving him crazy since he moved to California. Thrown together in the middle of nowhere, there’s no way to deny the attraction that burns within them. But how can they build a future if they can’t address their own insecurities? And what happens when secrets and lies from the past threaten to pull them apart? miss-hollywood-pre-order-cover

Preorder Your Copy Today:

Amazon- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6XHVF8 Barnes and Noble- http://bit.ly/2eHu5Ty Apple- http://apple.co/2fQC3N1 Kobo- http://bit.ly/2fiZiL2 Goodreads- http://bit.ly/22tt0Px

Catch up on the series!

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MISS CONGENIALITY: Amazon- http://amzn.to/1pIRfLy Barnes and Noble- http://bit.ly/1wrw7IB iBooks- https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1095317967 Kobo- http://bit.ly/21Sdf2U

MISS MAN EATER: Amazon- http://amzn.to/1RGy6DN Barnes and Noble- http://bit.ly/1MNt328 iBooks- https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1095137487 Kobo- http://bit.ly/22ZtUUD

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About Marie Garner:

Marie Garner is a North Carolina girl who grew up in piedmont and attended college in the mountains of Cullowhee, NC. She graduated with a degree in Social Studies education, and spent several years spreading her love of history and political science to young minds.

Her nose was stuck in a book since she was little, and she spent years writing down all the crazy ideas floating in her head. She has published the first two books in her trilogy, The Misses Trilogy, with Miss Hollywood slated for release in Fall 2016. Her writing explores the complexities of relationships, something she’s all too familiar with as part of a large, crazy family. When she’s not locked in her writing cave she can be found cheering on the Washington Redskins or watching The Walking Dead, and thinks there’s nothing sweeter than a cold Diet Coke.

Connect with Marie Garner: Author Website- www.authormariegarner.com Facebook- www.facebook.com/authormariegarner Twitter- www.twitter.com/themariegarner Newsletter- http://eepurl.com/bav2PH

 

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