August 19, 2016

THE LOVELY RECKLESS by Kami Garcia Virtual Signing!



We have another AMAZING virtual signing for you!!!!!

For a limited time pre-order a signed personalized copy of  THE LOVELY RECKLESS by Kami Garcia!!!!


PLEASE READ TERMS & CONDITIONS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • This event ends September 25th at midnight.
  • All books will be purchased at Barnes & Noble on release day.
  • All books will be signed and personalized by Kami Garcia during release week.
  • All packages will be shipped release week. (We are working on the date/time since Kami will be on tour)
  • All books will be shipped via priority mail in a padded flat rate envelope or depending on the size of your order, a flat rate box. This also includes a free tracking number and free insurance on your package up to $50.
  • Your package will be shipped to the mailing address listed on your PayPal account. If this is not the correct address, please email Events@goodchoicereading.com immediately.
  • Refund policy: returns are allowed as long as the book has not been signed by the author. Once the books is signed/personalized we cannot grant any refunds.
  • Below there is an option to enter your email address and the name you’d like Kami Garcia to sign in the book. Please double check spelling. The email address provided is the email we will use to contact you should we have any issues or concerns.
  • GCReading, Barnes & Noble, Kami Garcia, nor Macmillan are responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged mail. Your package is insured and you will have to file a claim with your local postal office.
  • If you have ANY questions or concerns, please email Events@goodchoicereading.com or tweet @GCReading for a fast response.





I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?


HARDCOVER $18.99
OPEN TO U.S. & INTERNATIONAL READERS

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THE LOVELY RECKLESS
by Kami Garcia


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August 18, 2016

Review: Terminal City by Linda Fairstein

Title: Terminal City
Series: Alexandra Cooper #6
Author: Linda Fairstein
Published: January 1, 2014
Publisher: Dutton (Penguin Books, USA)
Hardcover: 400 pgs

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Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York’s forgotten corners—and sometimes in the city’s most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures—Grand Central Terminal.
Grand Central Terminal is the very center of the city. It’s also the sixth most visited tourist attraction in the world. From the world’s largest Tiffany clock decorating the Forty-Second Street entrance to using electric trains since the early 1900s, Grand Central has been a symbol of beauty and innovation in New York City for more than one hundred years.
But "the world’s loveliest station” is hiding more than just an underground train system, and in Terminal City Alex Cooper and Mike Chapman must contend with Grand Central’s dark secrets as well as their own changing relationship.

This is the first novel that I've ever listened to, rather than read. While I love the feel of turning an actual, physical page, I kind of had no choice once I started driving to work every day. If you ever have the chance and the time, listen to this book rather than read it. It goes by so fast and almost makes you feel like you're watching a movie in your mind!

But, I digress. Let me start by saying that this book was an incredible read. One that I actually talked about to everyone around me as I was reading it! There is action, suspense, mystery, murder...I mean, how can you really go wrong?

Alex Cooper is an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. She is investigating a series of murders that have been happening all around the city -- trying to find a connection between each of them. She is such an incredibly smart, kick-ass female character. I loved trying to solve the mystery right alongside her.

My favorite part of this novel (which will likely come as no surprise since I'm such a nerd) are all the facts and tidbits you learn about NYC and Grand Central Terminal. As a born and raised New Yorker, I never really gave much thought to the details about this transportation hub. As far as I was concerned, Grand Central Terminal was just another stop on my train ride. Another place I had to push through thousands of people just to get through. But Linda Fairstein has given me an entirely new appreciation for the building -- for its architecture, its design, and its history. Seriously, you will learn some really cool things about this landmark!

Overall, this novel is an amazingly written page-turner. I didn't know what was going to happen and I could barely put the book down without picking it back up again! Definitely worth your read!

5 out of 5 stars!

What'd you think of this book? Let me know!!!


August 10, 2016

Review: At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

Title: At First Sight
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Series: Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell #2
Published: September 5, 2006
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette Book Group)
Paperback: 204 pgs

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There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he’d never do: he’d never leave New York City; never give his heart away after barely surviving one failed marriage, and never become a parent. Now Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the start of their family. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious and disturbing e-mail sets off a chain of events that will change the course of this young couple’s relationship. How well do we really know the ones we love? How do we handle the inevitable doubts, fears concerning parenthood, and stumbling blocks that are sometimes placed in our way? Continuing the story of the young couple introduced in Sparks’s bestselling True Believer, this novel captures all the heartbreak, tension, romance and surprises of those who are newly wed. An astonishing tale about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child, At First Sight is about endings that bring new beginnings . . . tragedies that lead to unexpected joy . . . and, most of all, the magic of everlasting love.

Okay...first of all...don't hate me for the review you're about to read.

Believe it or not, I have read very few Nicholas Sparks books. I've seen many of the movies based on his books, but for a number of different reasons, I've just never gotten around to reading any.

I'm actually upset that I read this book. And here's why:

#1: Expectations versus Reality
The way everyone talks about Nicholas Sparks, I thought that I would fall in love with this book immediately. I'm sure there are avid readers in the world who are going to call me crazy, but I'm sorry, this book just didn't do anything for me. I was prepared to have this #1 New York Times Bestselling author WOW me, but it just didn't happen.

#2: The Characters Were Not Believable
I honestly could not wrap my head around the fact that Jeremy Marsh was supposed to be a New Yorker at heart. His best friend, maybe. But Jeremy was just such a pushover. And he was very, very whiny. Every little bump in his life turned into a mountain of misery. I just couldn't deal with him.

Lexie seemed fine. I believed she was from Boone Creek, and she seemed okay enough. But to me, there was just no chemistry between the two characters at all.

And to be fair, this book is a part two (which I didn't know going into this). I'm assuming that the first book focused on the love that blossomed between Lexie and Jeremy. But as an objective reader who just happened to pick up book #2, I never once believed that these two people were actually in love. It was more like they were forced together simply because Lexie's pregnant. They spend so much of the novel arguing and apologizing over the dumbest things!

#3: The Ending.
Obviously, I won't give away the ending. But I'll just say that it massively disappointed me.

I'm sorry for any true Nicholas Sparks fans. I'm not usually this harsh, but for a first-time reader, I think I was expecting way more than I got.

1 out of 5 stars.

What did you think? Let me know!!


August 08, 2016

NEW: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Virtual Signing!


Hey GCReaders!

Today we bring you a very special virtual signing! 

For a limited time only you will be able to pre-order a signed personalized copy of NYT Bestselling & USA Today bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo's CROOKED KINGDOM (or duology set: Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom). 

EVERYONE who pre-orders a copy, starting today through September 16th, will get a FREE CROOKED KINGDOM tattoo sheet! Yes, international readers as well! 

Please make sure to read the terms & conditions below before placing your order. There is also a FAQ at the bottom of this post. 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • This event ends September 16th at midnight. 
  • All books will be purchased at Barnes & Noble on release day. 
  • All books will be signed and personalized by Leigh Bardugo during release week. 
  • All packages will be shipped Wednesday, September 28th. 
  • All books will be shipped via priority mail in a padded flat rate envelope or depending on the size of your order, a flat rate box. This also includes a free tracking number and free insurance on your package up to $50. 
  • Your package will be shipped to the mailing address listed on your PayPal account. If this is not the correct address, please email Events@goodchoicereading.com immediately. 
  • Refund policy: returns are allowed as long as the book has not been signed by the author. Once the books is signed/personalized we cannot grant any refunds. 
  • Below there is an option to enter your email address and the name you’d like Leigh Bardugo to sign in the book. Please double check spelling. The email address provided is the email we will use to contact you should we have any issues or concerns. 
  • GCReading, Barnes & Noble, Leigh Bardugo, nor Macmillan are responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged mail. Your package is insured and you will have to file a claim with your local postal office. 
  • If you have ANY questions or concerns, please email Events@goodchoicereading.com or tweet @GCReading for a fast response.





You have TWO options below. 

You can purchase CROOKED KINGDOM to be signed and personalized. 


Or you can purchase BOTH books, SIX OF CROWS & CROOKED KINGDOM duology box set.

You will have to add both books to your cart. 

They will come in this beautiful box set signed and personalized...



Leigh Bardugo
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FAQ

What is the shipping cost?

Shipping & Handling is added at checkout and it goes according to how many books are in your cart. Tax is also added at checkout.

Can my books be sent media mail? It’s cheaper.

We only ship Priority mail because this insures that your package arrives 2-3 business days (6-10 weeks international – 1-2 weeks Canada), and comes with FREE insurance up to $50. Also, we are able to put however many items inside your package without risking the post office ripping your package open to view its contents. With Media Mail, we will not be able to add ANYTHING extra to your package. It will have to be strictly the book and book alone. Which means, we will not be able to send you your Crooked Kingdom tattoo sheet. The risk is too high. We’ve had packages in the past sent media mail and some arrived emptied, or ripped open.

I am located international; can I purchase the books?

Yes. This event is open worldwide.

How much is international shipping?

Shipping & Handling varies according to country and the number of books in your cart. All books shipped International are sent priority mail and are insured up to $50. You will be able to track your package. However, once it reaches your country there will be no more tracking information.




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Review: My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton & Cynthia Hand

MY LADY JANE
by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Kindle Edition, 491 pages
Published June 7th 2016
by HarperTeen

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The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.




What do you get when you mix history with fiction and a touch of magic? My Lady Jane!

This bright and funny book is written from the POV of three main characters; Jane, Edward and Gifford. The authors, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows were responsible for writing the view of one character each throughout the book. You could worry this might lead to a book feeling disjointed and choppy but it was just the opposite. The story flowed beautifully between each character and it was impossible to say which author wrote for which character. The writing truly delivers and never feels forced.

Though Lady Jane Grey suffered from a tragic ending in history, the authors offered, and delivered, a light-hearted and comical take on her story by giving her the ending they felt she deserved. With the kind of humor you’d find in Monty Python and The Princess Bride, they’ve given us a unique story that is sure to be enjoyed by all. I laughed out loud many times and most of the time those moments garnered questionable looks from those around me. The comedy does not waiver at any point during the story and the plot is exceptional and stands on its own, outside the comedic bits.

I thoroughly enjoyed and adored this book much more than I anticipated. It is funny, endearing and magical. Loveable heroes, despicable villains and shape-shifting magic are combined to bring a quirky yet charming 5 star tale that’s sure to make its way into your heart. Inconceivable!


Here’s a few (because there were so many) of my favorite quotes:

“Books were Jane’s great love: history and philosophy and religion, mostly, but anything she could get her hands on”

“My lady, please! I am indecent!” “You are.“ Jane agreed. “Not to mention the fact that you are also unclothed.”

“Jane had always resisted the notion that women were weaker than men, not just physically, but intellectually.”

“Who on earth could feel comfortable enough to sleep in a room with no books?”

“I’m so hungry I could eat a horse. Oh. Sorry, G. Not you, of course.”

Exciting news announced 7/28/16 on the My Lady Jane website: Two more Jane books are in the works. You can add them to your Goodreads now: My Plain Jane and My Calamity Jane.





5 Stars!



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