When Blue Sparks Rise: A Giveaway of The Darkest Minds Series + Other Goodies

When I was asked to set up a giveaway in support of In the Afterlight‘s release, I automatically agreed asap, even though I haven’t read the books yet. Why? Well, I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the series and have always wanted to read it, because hello, who wouldn’t be interested in reading books about kids with psi powers? Make sure you enter the giveaway at the end of the post to win the series with other great goodies, courtesy of Disney-Hyperion.

ARC Book Review: Trial By Fire – Josephine Angelini

trialbyfireTrial By Fire
Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: The Worldwalker Trilogy #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

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Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.
This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted…which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily’s life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear.
Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem – one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian…Lily’s identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences.
Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn’t understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected.
But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

First Sentence: Lily Proctor ducked into the girls’ room, already yanking back her rebellious hair.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.

Book Review: Boomerang – Noelle August

Author: Noelle August
Series: Boomerang #1
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

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Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where the action on the job is steamier than any random hook-up.
Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.
Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well…one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning — together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi…to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.
What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower, courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competing for the same job opening in the fall.
As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?

First Sentence: On the single most important day of my life, I wake with the thought: Oh crap, where are my panties?