December 02, 2011

COVER REVEAL: Amarok by Angela J. Townsend

Coming November 20, 2012, Amarok, by Angela J. Townsend:

Life has been hell for seventeen-year-old Emma since she moved from sunny California to a remote Alaskan town. Rejected by her father and living with the guilt of causing her mother's death, she makes a desperate dash for freedom from her abusive stepfather. But when her car skids off the icy road, her escape only leads to further captivity in a world beyond her imagining. Dragged across the tundra by a crazed mountain man and his enormous black wolf, she finds that her gentle touch and kind heart earn her the wolf's friendship, and she names him Amarok, not knowing he was once a young man. When a vicious madman--trapped in bear form by an ancient Shaman--attacks the travelers and injures Amarok, Emma must find the strength to confront her fears and free the wolf she's come to love. But there's a catch--she must face down the evil shaman, a powerful Siberian mammoth hunter from the ice age, and he has no intention of giving up his power to her.

Title: Amarok
Author: Angela J. Townsend
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (
ISBN: 978-1-937053-22-2
Release Date: November 20, 2012
List Price: $12.95
Formats: Trade Paperback, e-book
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy and Magic, Thriller

What do you think of the cover? Are you intrigued? Let us know what you think!

REVIEW: Fracture by Megan Miranda


Expected publication:
January 17th 2012 by Walker & Company
ISBN 0802723098

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.

          My Thoughts: 

      This book was really good. I have to say for a debut novel, it's a great way to break into the industry. Megan couldn't have written a better debut book. The minute I opened Fracture I was drawn in. Have you ever picked up a book and did not want to put down because of how good it is. That's how it was with Fracture. Megan didn't waste any time in bringing on the action. There's not a dull moment in this book. I'm glad I got a chance to read this.

Delaney goes out with her best friend Decker to the lake. But what was supposed to be a fun day ended in tragedy. Delaney falls into the ice and wasn't taken out until eleven minutes. The human brain can only survive about three to five minutes without oxygen before the damage begins. However Delaney was in the ice water for eleven minutes, died, then ended up in a coma and when she woke up, she wasn't the same Delaney that fell into the ice water. She was different. She started feeling like she was being pulled towards people who were able to die. And when she tried to talk about it, her parents or doctors didn't understand her. Not knowing exactly how to get a grip with everything happening her relationships with her friends and parents have started to suffer.

While trying to come to terms with all the changes, a new person Troy enters her life. Which adds more of a dilemma to it, if you ask me? Delaney just wants to get back to normal but that's becoming impossible with everything happening to her and around her. Having her best friend dating someone she isn't fond of kind of puts their relationship at edge. Her other friends treat her like she's famous for surviving all that she's been through, it continues to be hard for her. A lot more happens and I wish I can tell you more. However I don't do spoilers and I feel I've given you enough. But I promise if you pick this book up, you will NOT be disappointed. It's a fast and interesting read. This is a definite Must Buy and Must Read! 5/5 stars for sure!


2011 YA Story scavenger hunt!

I'm today's #3 hunt stop for the 2011 YA Story Scavenger Hunt!

Today's question is from City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.

As what name does Maia’s ex-boyfriend introduce himself to Simon?
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Book Lovers Holiday HOP!

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Young Adult Set

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