Jul 10, 2013

Save the date: Summer of YA

Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble at The Americana
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

Hi guys, I'll be attending this years, SUMMER OF YA author event. They'll have sessions of author "speed dating", a styled event where you can sit down and meet 11 up-and-coming YA authors and then meet and greet after. Let me know if there are any other Southern CA book bloggers that are planning on attending :)

Jessica Brody (Unremembered)
Stacey Jay (Of Beast and Beauty)
Kathy McCullough (Who Needs Magic?)
Lissa Price (Starters)
Elizabeth Ross (Belle Epoque)
Sarah Skilton (Bruised)
Andrew Smith (Winger)
Ann Stampler (Where It Began)
Carol Tanzman (Circle of Silence
Allen Zadoff (Boy Nobody)

Don't miss this chance to chat with these talented individuals and have them sign your books! All of the authors' books will be available for purchase at Barnes & Noble, Glendale. The event is ticketed but tickets are free! 

Click here to sign up.

Apr 16, 2013

Giveaway Winner

Hi guys, 

Just a quick post to let you all know that Melissa M. (Raffelcopter entry #163) is the winner of the Box of 16 ARC's.

Congrats, Melissa!

Melissa has been emailed, but I have yet to receive an answer. If she does not reply within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Thanks for stopping by guys.

Have a greatttt day,
<3 D

Mar 29, 2013

Review: Touch (Denazen #1)

Title: Touch (Denazen #1)
Author: Jus Accardo
Publisher: 251
Pages: Entangled Publishing
Source: Own

My Rating: 

When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home. Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s “law firm”—than she realized.

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe. A secret Kale will kill to protect. -summary from goodreads.com

Dez is probably one of the most kick butt heroines I have read about this year! I LOVED Kale.... so cute and innocent :) he literally made me laugh out loud. People at work probably think I'm a random laughing freak! His new found knowledge about our way of living actually made me appreciate the little things in my life, like shoes :)haha! The way he wears shoes in the shower, Haaaaaa!

The plot was super crazy! Big twist that I was not expecting. Dez's father; OMG! I wanted to strangle the man! I loved the whole idea of sixes, kinda reminded me of I am Number Four. Can't wait to pick up the next book and see what happens next.

My only complaint; in all honest I felt that Dez fell for Kale a little too fast, for my taste. She was way too trusting and she didn't even know him all that well. He could have been some psycho killer, and this girl is letting him into her house! Don't get me wrong, I'm usually all for falling for the cute mysterious boy, BUT not running away with him.... You know what I mean? But then again.... With the way Kale is described (especially if he was shirtless), I don't think any one of us would dare kick him out.... So I guess you can say Dez's actions are justified ;) hahaha!

Other than my tiny complaint, this book was awesome. That's the correct word, AWESOME! This is one action packed book, with many tender moments... like for real guys, this book had me going "awwww!!!" every 10 mins. I didn't expect that. So make sure and give it a try, let me know how it treats (or treated) you.

Mar 26, 2013

Spring Cleaning Giveaway... Sort of!

Hi guysssssss *waves*

So, I've been away from the book blogging community for too long. Student Teaching has been kicking my ass and I haven't been in the mood for anything lately. I just recently found out that Lauren Oliver's, Delirium, is going to be made into a TV Show?

*OMG! Please excuse me while I run outside to scream my lungs out in ecstasy!*

How flippin' amazing is that? Cannot wait! Love Alex! Whoever they cast for his character, I call dibs on him NOW!

Anywayyyy.... back to the blog post.

Last night ago I went on a massive book buying spree.... We're talking all of last months paycheck, massive.... but I felt good! The problem came afterwards.... I quickly thought to myself,

"Where the hell am I going to put these books?"

Sooooo, after tweeting about it and getting some feedback (thanks, Kelly!), I decided it'd be best to do a giveaway and clear up some room on my bookshelves :) This way, not only will I get a bit more traffic onto the blog, but I'll also be motivated to get back into the rhythm of things (more posts, reply to comments, keep things UPDATED!, etc.)and thus keep my little blog alive!!!!


WELCOME to my 
Semi-spring cleaning/Make room on bookshelf  

Yay! *throws confetti in the air*

Here's what you can win:
A BOX, yes that's right, of ARC's! Titles include:

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando
A Mortal Touch by Leach Clifford
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
After Obsession by Carrie Jones
Trail by Fire by Jennifer L. Barnes
Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Glow by Amy Ryan
Don't stop now by Julie Halpern
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Legend by Marie Lu
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Warm Bodies by Issac Marrion

(That's a total of 16 ARC's all together!)

These books are all in great condition. The only reason I want to pass them on is either because I already have the finished version of the ARC, or simply because I need room on my shelves! I am aware that these are some old titles, but I'm just trying to get these books onto a new home ;D

So if you're interested, please fill out the Rafflecoopter below. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest ends April 15th.
For more information about my contest 
please visit my Review/Contest Policy page.

:) Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Jan 28, 2013

It's Monday...

What are you reading? :)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

Thanks to the awesome Ash (Aka SMASH) over at Smash Attack Reads, I have now FINALLY started Delirium by Lauren Oliver. 
Ash was my secret Santa last year and she got me a copy of this 
(so far) awesome book. I feel like I am the LAST person on Earth to read Delirium, but better late then never (I always say....)

THEY SAY that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now.

Now everything has changed. Now, I'd rather be infected
with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.


I'm sure most of you have already read this book... tell me, did you like it?
So it's Monday, what are you reading? ;) Share your links!

-D. Meli

Jan 27, 2013

In My Mailbox #12

For more info on IMM or to sign up/post your link, 
visit Kristi @The Story Siren.
(Button made by Missie @The Unread Reader)
First IMM post of the year, Hooray! Haven't had much time for reviewing, but I have been reading a ton lately. I had some xmas gift cards left over so I decided to take a quick trip down to my local B&N. I love that place.... So relaxing. 
Picked up a copy of:
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson

I'm super excited about all three books, in particular- The Lost Code, it's not very often we get a male YA author. Can't wait to get started! What did you get in your mailbox? Share your links :)

-D. Meli