Friday, July 25, 2014

Meet B.


Hi everyone! My name is Booklyn and I'm Bookaholics Anonymous Online's new Mascot. You've probably seen me hanging around up top there promoting my unhealthy obsession with books. It's okay though because I've admitted it. The first step to any problem is admitting it right? That's about as far as I'll go. You will be seeing me pop up from time to time on different posts, or maybe even on other social media networks like twitter, tumblr and instagram.

I've already taken over the twitter account

Here's what ya'll as followers see.

Here's what I see! It's a B. Invasion.


Come back for more.

Summer Surge Readathon Challenge 2:Twitter Book Recommendation


The challenge consists of you recommending four different books from four different genres, but you can only use 140 characters in which to do so. You can't use plot points, character names, spoilers, snippets of the synopsis and must be in your own words. 

Well here goes nothing! I'm pretty sure these are all somewhat different genres, and I would love it if you could go to the ones that have reviews and leave a comment. :)

Recommendation #1
If I stay by Gayle Forman (Review here)
Recommendation #2
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Recommendation #3
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (review here)

Recommendation #4
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard 

What are some of your recommendations? Have you read any of these? If so did you enjoy them?Were my recs somewhat true? 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Novella Review: Dragon's Oath by P.C Cast



AUTHOR: P.C Cast
PUBLISHER: Griffin
SERIES/STANDALONE: Series (Novella)
PAGES: 145
SOURCE: Bought

Outline:
In early 19th century England, long before he’s a professor at the Tulsa House of Night, Bryan Lankford is a troublesome yet talented human teen who thinks he can get away with anything… until his father, a wealthy nobleman, has finally had enough, and banishes him to America. When Bryan is Marked on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the Dragon – and a brand new fate.
Becoming a Fledgling may be exciting, but it opens a door to a dangerous world...In 1830’s St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, Dragon Lankford becomes a Sword Master, and soon realizes there are both frightening challenges and beautiful perks. Like Anastasia, the captivating young Professor of Spells and Rituals at the Tower Grove House of Night, who really should have nothing to do with a fledgling…
But when a dark power threatens, Dragon is caught in its focus. Though his uncanny fighting skills make him a powerful fledgling, is he strong enough to ward off evil, while protecting Anastasia as well? Will his choices save her—or destroy them all? 


Quick Thought (or not)
Yes, I read another HoN novella. These are actually fun to read because we get a more in depth look at some of our side, adult characters, and how they came to be associated with the house of night. Dragon's story starts off in present day, and then it goes into how he made an oath to his love.

Pacing
It was like most novellas and kind of trotted along. Which is actually fine with me. his one went from Dragon being at home, to thrown on the HoN ship, to the new world, to becoming a swords master and falling for Anastasia.

Characters
I can never remember much about the professors in the HoN series so to be able to go back and read about the past and learn about them was nice. Dragon is a warrior on the outside, but inside he's this gentle boy. During his youth he was arrogant, and cocky, and to be honest I would have loved nothing more then to put him in his place. I think Anastasia did a very good job at that. 
I thought this novella was going to be just about Dragon Lankford, but it was more his and Anastasia's story

Ending 
The ending was a bit sad, but it shaped Dragon into the person he is now.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Waiting on Wed: Mary the summoning by Hillary Monahan


Waiting on Wed is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
It's something that she does every Wed where we pick a book that hasn't been released yet.
Author: Hillary Monahan
Hardcover256 pages
Expected publication: September 2nd 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them--Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna--must link hands, follow the rules . . . and never let go. 

A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: "Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY." A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a specter trapped behind the mirror. 

Once is not enough, though--at least not for Jess. Mary is called again. And again. But when their summoning circle is broken, Bloody Mary slips through the glass with a taste for revenge on her lips. As the girls struggle to escape Mary's wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships are torn apart, and lives are forever altered.

A haunting trail of clues leads Shauna on a desperate search to uncover the legacy of Mary Worth. What she finds will change everything, but will it be enough to stop Mary--and Jess--before it's too late?


Why I chose this:
Ii was browsing through goodreads earlier, and happened upon a few books that looked really good. This was the first one that caught my eye. It looks spooky, and I'm always interested in bloody Mary tellings. It reminds me of the supernatural episode with it. I'm always for a good scare!

Kindle Deals (24)


I always see blogs that have a page that show deals for the kindle, and I occasionally find one or two books on there that I would want. I'm more of a YA girl, and seeing as how most my followers are (I'm assuming here) I decided to make a list of the YA books I found that are $3.99 and less for the kindle. There are plenty more Ya books that are on amazon, but these caught my attention because either I have them, I've read them, or I'm dying to read them. :) Just click on the title and it takes you to their amazon page in a new window.
I'm not sure how long these deals will be here so get them while they're available.
(Note: Prices are as shown from the date this was posted. Please be sure to check before hitting buy.)

$3.99 and up (none go past 6.00)




$2.99


$1.99



$0.99

Novellas