Waiting on Wednesday: DOLL BONES by Holly Black

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

My WoW for this week is centered on a book that sounds most creepy and wicked; DOLL BONES by Holly Black. Just look at the cover (it gives me chills) and then once I read the synopsis I knew it had to be read. Now that you know my WoW, what is yours?

ISBN-13: 978-1416963981
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: 256

Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . .

Happy Halloween with Voodoo Doll Safety Tips, Horrible Henry and Giveaway

Happy Halloween everyone!! I hope that it finds you having a great day filled with candy, spooks and costumes. So, In honor of this day I have a great post by Jeff Strand, author of A Bad Day for Voodoo some reviews of my first reads of the HORRID HENRY series and an awesomely spooktacular giveaway hosting these books and more.

Author of a bunch of demented books, including PRESSURE, DWELLER, A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO, WOLF HUNT, SINGLE WHITE PSYCHOPATH SEEKS SAME, BENJAMIN'S PARASITE, FANGBOY, THE SINISTER MR. CORPSE, and lots of others. Three-time Bram Stoker Award finalist. Three-time Bram Stoker Award loser. Four-time Bram Stoker Award Master of Ceremonies.

In my novel A Bad Day For Voodoo, sixteen-year-old Tyler Churchill gets a voodoo doll of his history teacher, Mr. Click, and jabs it with a pin. It doesn’t work out well. He really shouldn’t have done it. So that others will learn from Tyler’s mistakes, I now present Ten Important Safety Tips When Using A Voodoo Doll.
1. Don’t make a voodoo doll of your history teacher.
2. If you do make a voodoo doll of your history teacher, don’t poke it with a pin.
3. If you do make the doll and poke it with the pin, don’t keep messing with it. Just put the doll someplace safe.
4. If you keep messing with the doll and don’t put it someplace safe, confess what you’ve done. Don’t hide it and let things spiral out of control. I repeat: Don’t hide it and let things spiral out of control.
5. If things spiral out of control, it’s not too late to fix them. Just don’t—
6. If you already did the thing that I didn’t even get to finish warning you about before you did it, there’s still a chance that you can get out of this, though probably not with all of your fingers and toes. Just—
7. Look, I need you to work with me here! These are forces that mankind was not meant to...aw, jeez, did you really just do that? For real? You realize that this can’t be undone, right? You may have just doomed humanity. I’ve got three important safety tips left but none of them will do any good! Argh! Argh! Argh! I’ll just have to make stuff up to fill the rest of the space.
8. Look both ways before crossing the street.
9. Don’t use hydrochloric acid as toothpaste.
10.  Now that you’ve seen the horrific results, I think the first tip bears repeating: Don’t make a voodoo doll of your history teacher. Really. Don’t do it. 

That is funny stuff and I will surely keep his tips in mind the next time I am within distance of a VooDoo doll. Now, onto the second part of today's Holloween fun. Whenever I have a dull and dreary day I always like to read something that is quick, funny and brief and The Horrid Henry series fit the bill. This series is wonderful, peppered with some cute drawing that you can enjoy with your children, younger siblings or for yourself to just bring forth your inner child to enjoy. This is a perfect series for the beginning reader filled.

HORRID HENRY'S Monster Movie

Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
This was my first HORRID HENRY book and I really enjoyed witnessing this cute little devil named Henry outwit and outfox those around him. I really enjoyed how the characters within these stories are all given names according to how they behave. Of the four stories within this novel my favorite was HORRID HENRY'S HORRID WEEKEND. It was by far my favorite for I adored how Henry reigned supreme from his terror filled weekend with his wicked cousins. His actions made me wish I had thought of those actions myself.

HORRID HENRY and the Zombie Vampire

Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Ohhh Henry, you are such a bad boy and yet I cannot help but love you. As I delved into my second HORRID HENRY novel I was treated to four more quick and laugh out loud stories that were such a joy to read. The more Henry got into trouble the more I would root for him to succeed in all his dastardly attempts at wrong doing.  I especially enjoyed HORRID HENRY and the NUDIE FOODIE and how the junk food talked to him from the trash bag, bwaaahahahaha.

First you got a bit of Voodoo and now you got to see how horrid Henry, but how can it get better than that? Well I have an awesome opportunity for you. Enter my SPOOKTACULAR giveaway for the four novels below.

Horrid Henry’s Monster Movie by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross
Horrid Henry & the Zombie Vampire by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross
Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin
A Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand

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Making History with Victoria Schwab: THE ARCHIVED VLOG tour and GIVEAWAY

Holy Guacamole!! I have read THE ARCHIVED and found it to be amazing so when Victoria asked me to become a part of her MAKING HISTORY Vlog tour, I jumped at the chance. Victoria has come up with an interesting VLOG tour concept in which we get to know a little more about her while promoting her upcoming novel THE ARCHIVED that is due out in stores next year.

In today's Vlog post you will get acquainted with THE ARCHIVED and watch a most charming video detailing Victoria's first Hugsperience with the most amazing Neil Gaiman. Make sure to check out the intro video detailing this VLOG Tour and make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Good Luck!!

Title & Author:
The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Disney Hyperion
Publication Date:

January 22, 2013
Goodreads | Indiebound | Amazon
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.
Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.
Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.
Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous-it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.
In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption. – Goodreads

Victoria Schwab’s Introduction to Making History

Here is the video that Victoria recorded for my stop on the tour
 MAKING HISTORY #7 Neil Gaiman and the First Hugsperience


Wasn't that such a great experience? I just loved this VLOG bit to pieces. I could totally understand her excitement at getting a hug from Mr. Gaiman. I think he is beyond amazing so that hug would have made my decade. LOL!
 Please check out the previous THE ARCHIVED VLOG TOUR post HERE 

Check out the great swag that Victoria has donated for this tour
  • One entry per person
  • International
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  • Entries due by midnight (PT) on Monday, November 5th 
  • Must be over 13 years old to enter

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The Rising is coming, nothing can stop it. Help them spread their mission as quickly as possible—post the link to the Reached trailer and excerpt on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. and get as many other civilians as possible to do the same.


Told from the perspectives of Cassia, Ky and Xander, Reached picks up right where Crossed left off. After finally reuniting with Ky only to be separated from him anew, Cassia is now living in the capital city Central, working with the Rising from the inside to bring down the Society once and for all. Ky is stationed outside the Society’s borders, serving as a pilot alongside Indie, while Xander has been operating as an undercover official, treating a deadly virus that’s been making its way through the Society. When the plague gets out of hand, and everyone they love is threatened, the three must work together to discover a cure before it’s too late.

Want to read the first 3 chapters? of course you do. Just click on this link HERE

Rebel Heart Blog Tour: REVIEW and Giveaway

By Moira Young
In stores on October 30, 2012

About Rebel Heart
Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.”

It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.

What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.


REBEL HEART is the much awaited sequel to Moira Young's ground breaking debut, BLOOD READ ROAD, and it is just as spectacular. Readers who enjoy action-adventure, dystopians, and romance inter-weaved novels will simply devour this novel because it is just that good.

 REBEL HEART begins with Saba and her trusty gang heading towards the Big Water to meet up with Jack. When they arrive things are different somehow, Jack is no longer the same, something has changed him and she cannot fathom what.  Yet, he is not the only one that is different, Lugh isn't the same person Saba remembered him to be either. And Saba, while maintaining her difficult nature has seemed to soften a bit around the edges. 

Although this novel had a slow start, I am so very pleased that Moira Young's newest endeavor didn't fall into the tragic sequel oblivion. It is only a testament to her skill as to how her world was brilliantly enriched and expanded, thus giving her beloved characters added depth and flesh. And despite it's slow beginning the story soon picked up it's pace as the plot became a bit more complex, leaving me slightly  bewildered yet intrigued. The chaos that surrounded the storyline was intoxicating and riveting and I only wanted to keep reading, not wanting to stop until I reached it's veritable conclusion. 

REBEL HEART simply stunned me, leaving me emotionally spent. Being reunited with some of my most favorite literary characters; Jack, Saba, Lugh and Tommo was a joy, but to witness them go through so much heartache, nearly broke my heart. I was left biting my nails throughout this story and when I read the very last word I was stunned speechless.  I could not comprehend what had just occurred and as I tried to make sense of it all I could only sit in stupefied silence. WOW! Moira Young really knows how to hit you where it hurts.

Just like with it's predecessor, Moira Young completes REBEL HEART with enough frayed ends to keep you on tender hooks, craving for more, yet giving it enough closure to keep you wholly satisfied. REBEL HEART is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading this year for it was was astonishing, breathtaking and utterly captivating. It is impeccable story telling in it's purest form and worth every moment spent reading it.

You need to read it now! 

About Blood Red Road
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

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Givaway Prize:
Could you survive the Dust Lands?
One winner from will recieve:
·         A Dust Lands prize pack including a custom t-shirt, custom water bottle and copies of Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart! **prizes given by Big Honcho Media**

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Giveaway: It's all about ME!

It's all about me! SHATTER ME and UNRAVEL ME, that is. LOL

Hello and happy Sunday. I am excited for this upcoming week because I have quite a bit of give-a-ways scheduled, starting with this lovely set of books. I have read both of these novels and enjoyed them so much that I wanted to share the love. To enter all you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below. 

Good Luck and happy reading.

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Copperfield's Books ZOMBIE WALK

Now in its third year, the annual Zombie Walks through town have one mission: to terrorize humans in the Farmers’ Market and on the sidewalks of both Petaluma and Sebastopol. Oh, wait, there is another objective: to dress up like Zombies and have an absolute blast. Join us this year and start lumbering! Starts and ends in the store. Stay for the Zombie party with prizes and treats.

Can't make it to this walk?  Maybe you can make it to the Sebastopol walk... Click Here!

NOVELLA'S: The reads you cannot wait for

Earlier this year we readers were blessed with a multitude of novella's. This fall is no different and now there are not only have a nice array of novella's but a story broken down into four mini ebooks also. So, it's time to break out that e-reader and download a couple of stories that will fill in the gaps until their bigger counterparts make it onto the scene. which ones are you most excited about. Which have you read/purchased already?

A Tor.Com Original 
by Gennifer Albin
ISBN-13: 978-1466829565
Tor, 44 Pages.
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Goodreads
In a world woven of secrets, a woman seeks a back-alley tailor for a sinister procedure, but she can't escape from her own tangled web of lies.

The women of Arras are expected to fall into assigned roles, serve as loving wives, and provide healthy children into the world's tapestry. But perfection comes at a price and not even the looms of Arras can manipulate away every problem in the fabric of life. Something Karoline Swander knows all too well. She has a respectable job, an important husband, and she's about to commit treason.

Shatter Me, 1.5
by Tahereh Mafi
ISBN-13: 978-0062208194
Harper Collins, 50 pages.
Amazon KindleB&NGoodreads
In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of....

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel MeDestroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

A Tor.com Original
by Andrew Smith
ISBN-13: 978-146683122
Tor, 32 pages.
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Goodreads
Marbury is another world, a dark world that best friends Jack Whitmore and Conner Kirk have fallen into before. A stranger had given Jack a pair of glasses – it’s through the lenses that the boys get to Marbury. Told through Conner’s point of view, THE KING OF MARBURY asks whether Marbury is only in Jack and Conner’s minds, or if it might actually be real. You decide.

Wolf Pact, Part One
an e-book
by Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN-13: 978-1423172758Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Goodreads
Lawson and his brothers escaped from the underworld and now lead desperate, dangerous lives, pursued by the Hounds of Hell from one town to the next, never calling any place home. But when the hounds finally catch up with them and capture the girl Lawson loves, the hunters become the hunted. Lawson will stop at nothing to track down the hounds—especially their ruthless former general—even if the chances of saving Tala are slim. The risks of being recaptured and enslaved by Romulus are high, and the boys’ search becomes increasingly perilous as they get closer to the hounds’ trail. But an unexpected discovery leads them to the one person who may be the key to winning the inevitable confrontation to come.

Meanwhile, Bliss Llewellyn is adjusting to humanity after giving up her immortal vampire life. As she and her aunt Jane unravel the clues surrounding a disturbing attack on a young girl, they find themselves stalked by a terrifying force, so stealthy that Bliss doesn’t know who to blame until Jane is taken by the hellhounds themselves. Bliss will do whatever it takes to save her—even if it means joining forces with the insolent, dangerously good-looking boy with a wolf’s soul and a too-intimate knowledge of Jane’s captors. 

Wolf Pact, Book Two of Four
an e-Book
by Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN-13: 978-1423180494
Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook
Part two of the hot new four-part eBook spin-off of Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series! Bliss Llewellyn is back from her friend Jack and Schuyler's bonding ceremony. And she bares the scars of her own personal sacrifice, in which she broke the curse that her father, Lucifer, laid upon her. As an atonement for the sins she made on his behalf, she must seek out the hellhounds and bring them to the Silver Bloods. But she is no longer a vampire, which means she is vulnerable. And the Hounds of Hell know it.

Enclave Trilogy Prequel
A Tor.com Original
Coming October 23, 2013 

ISBN-13: 978-1466832695

Publisher: Tor
Pages: 32
In Ann Aguirre’s award-winning novel, ENCLAVE, humans have taken refuge in colonies below ground. Here is the story of what drove them there, told through the eyes of a teen who would later have vast influence over the fate of many, and who gave his heart to the one person who needed him most.

Under the Never Sky Promotional e-Book
by Veronica Rossi
ISBN-13: 978-062239556
Harper Collins, 60 pages.
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, GoodreadsHarper Collins Website
Before Perry and Aria, there was Roar and Liv.

After a childhood spent wandering the borderlands, Roar finally feels like he has a home with the Tides. His best friend Perry is like a brother to him, and Perry's sister, Liv, is the love of his life. But Perry and Liv's unpredictable older brother, Vale, is the Blood Lord of the Tides, and he has never looked kindly on Roar and Liv's union. Normally, Roar couldn't care less about Vale's opinion. But with food running low and conditions worsening every day, Vale's leadership is more vital—and more brutal—than ever. Desperate to protect his tribe, Vale makes a decision that will shatter the life Roar knew and change the fate of the Tides forever.

Set in the harsh but often beautiful world of Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable" Under the Never Sky (Examiner.com), this captivating prequel novella stands on its own for new readers and offers series fans a fascinating look into the character of Roar. Poignant and powerful, Roar and Liv is a love story that will "capture your imagination and your heart." (Justine on Under the Never Sky)

Wolf Pact, Book Three
an e-Book
by Melissa de le Cruz
ISBN-13: 978-1423180500
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook
Part three of the hot new four-part eBook spin-off of Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series! Lawson lures Bliss into a trap that entangles them in a seemingly impossible situation. Bliss seeks the hounds of hell and Lawson is running from them. But they find common ground and a mutual attraction that both of them must fight. They have loved deeply once and the loss hurts more than they are willing to risk again. What will happen when Lucifer's daughter teams up with Romulus's prized possession? 

Luncar Chronicles, Book 1.5
A Tor.com Original 
Coming November 20, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1466833791
Publisher: Tor
Pages: 32

It is time. The boy must leave his family to serve in the Queen’s army. To be chosen is an honor. To decline is impossible. The boy is modified. He is trained for several years, and learns to fight to the death. He proves to the Queen -- and to himself -- that he is capable of evil. He is just the kind of soldier the Queen wants: the alpha of his pack.

Wolf Pact, Book Four of Four
an e-Book
by Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN-13: 978-1423180517
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook
Lawson and Bliss team up at last to travel back in time and right the wrongs of their past. But will they find Tala in time? And will their bond for each other save them when they need it to most?

Nightshade, Book 0.5
by Andrea Cremer
ISBN-13: 978-1101617922
Published: Philomel
Pages: 1
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook
Shadow Days, told from Shay's perspective, chronicles the days before the start of the New York Times bestselling Nightshade, when Shay is taken away from the friends he loves and forced to live in his uncle Bosqu Mar's mansion, where the gargoyles seem to move, magic seems real, and nothing is as it should be.

Nightshade Prequel, Book 0.5
by Andrea Cremer
ISBN-13: 978-1101617915
Publisher: Philomel
Pages: 1
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook
Bosque Mar, the source of dark magic in Andrea Cremer's New York Times bestselling Nightshade series, enters our world for the first time in Rift. This short story chronicles what happens when he--and his wraiths--arrive in the village of Dorusduain, a village that disappears in Rift.

Everneath Digital Novella, Everneath Book 1.5
by Brodi Ashton
ISBN-13: 978-0062236418
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 96
Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Goodreads
In this thrilling novella in the Everneath series, immortal bad-boy Cole must go to the ends of the underworld to discover how-and if-he can make Nikki his queen.

Jack is trapped for eternity in the Tunnels while Nikki has managed to evade Cole's grasp . for now. But Cole is more desperate than ever to find answers about Nikki, his best chance for taking over the throne of the underworld. How did she survive the Feed? Can he find another Forfeit like her who could survive too?

Cole's quest leads him to the other side of the world to a mysterious, dangerous society known as the Delphinians, whose price for information might be higher than Cole can pay-a price that could destroy Nikki. But when Cole attempts to steal the answers instead, his mission ends in disaster. Faced with centuries in a Delphinian Dungeon, Cole is confronted with questions he's been too scared to ask himself: Is he really obsessed with the throne-or is he obsessed with Nikki? And can she really give him a new beginning as the Everneath's king.or will she instead bring about his tragic end?