Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Shift

Shift by Kim Curran
Tour Type- Road Trip (6 Bloggers)

When your average, 16-year old loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he's not so average after all. He's a 'Shifter'. And that means he has the power to undo any decision he's ever made. At first, he thinks the power to shift is pretty cool. But as his world starts to unravel around him he realises that each time he uses his power, it has consequences; terrible unforeseen consequences. Shifting is going to get him killed. In a world where everything can change with a thought, Scott has to decide where he stands.

- Strange Chemistry - 416 pages - RD: September 4, 2012 -


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 TOUR HAD TO BE CANCELLED DO TO LACK OF INTEREST!

Monday, July 30, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tours: The Is Not a Test Review Link Up

If you hosted This Is Not a Test, please link up your review and then check out the other links and see what your fellow southern bloggers thought. You might find someone new to follow!

This Is Not a Test is Available Now!


Thanks!

SBB (ARC) Tours: Reunited Review Link Up

If you hosted Reunited, please link up your review and then check out the other links and see what your fellow southern bloggers thought. You might find someone new to follow!  

Reunited is available now!


Thanks so much! So which of these three friends was your favorite?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Tour Type: Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

- Scholastic - 408 pages - RD: September 18th, 2012 -

Thanks to Kat for donating this ARC for our Tour!

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Shirley - VA
2. Amanda - KY
3. Lauren - TN
4. Krista - GA
5. Lamecia - TX
6. Kayla - LA
7. Shelley - FL

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
Tour Type: Road Trip (6 Bloggers)

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.

- HarperCollins - 320 pages - RD: September 4th, 2012 -

Thanks to Gilly for donating this ARC to our tour! 

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Krista - GA
2. Christina - LA
3. Kate - TX
4. Katie - TX
5. Ashley G. - AL
6. Lauren - TN
 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: Burn for Burn

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Tour Type: Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY...
THEY GET EVEN.

Lillia has never had any problems dealing with boys who like her. Not until this summer, when one went too far. No way will she let the same thing happen to her little sister.

Kat is tired of the rumors, the insults, the cruel jokes. It all goes back to one person– her ex-best friend– and she's ready to make her pay.

Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she's not the same girl anymore. And she's ready to prove it to him.

Three very different girls who want the same thing: sweet, sweet revenge. And they won't stop until they each had a taste.

- Simon & Schuster BFYR - 368 pages - RD: September 18th, 2012 - 

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  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Abby - AL

2. Shelley - FL
3. Jenna - FL
4. Ashleigh - FL
5. Karis - GA
6. Heather (BIB) - NC
7. Jessie Marie - VA
8. Chelsey - NC

Friday, July 20, 2012

Southern Festival of Books


The lineup for the Southern Festival of Books was announced today! If you missed it here's a list of some of the YA authors scheduled to attend:

Sharon Cameron (The Dark Unwinding), Bethany Griffin (Masque of the Red Death), Sarah Maas (Throne of Glass), C.J. Redwine (Defiance), Melissa Walker (Unbreak My Heart), Jenny Han (Burn for Burn), Siobvan Vivian (The List), R.L. Stine (Goosebumps Series), Kat Zhang (What's Left of Me) Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures Series).

You can find the full author list (not just YA authors) and more info at: http://www.humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books-celebration-written-word

I had a blast when I went last year and it looks like this year's fest is going to be even bigger. Let me know if you're planning to go. I know I'll be there!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Ten

Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Tour Type: Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg & Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

 - Balzer + Bray - 304 pages - September 18th, 2012 - 

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 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Laurie - FL
2. Heather - FL
3. Abby - AL
4. Carrie - LA
5. Danie - OK
6. Amanda - KY
7. Michelle - WV
8. Andrea - VA

Monday, July 16, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: Fathomless

Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
Tour Type: Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.

Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.

 - Little Brown BFYR - 304 pages - RD: September 4th, 2012 -

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    *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Holley - TN
2. Karis - GA
3. Sandra - GA
4. Gabby - LA
5. Candice - AL
6. Ashley - AL
7. Marla - TN

Friday, July 13, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - PolterGeeks

Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
Tour Type: Weekend Getaway (4-5 Bloggers)

15-year-old Julie Richardson is about to learn that being the daughter of a witch isn't all it's cracked up to be. When she and her best friend, Marcus, witness an elderly lady jettisoned out the front door of her home, it's pretty obvious to Julie there's a supernatural connection.

In fact, there's a whisper of menace behind increasing levels of poltergeist activity all over town. After a large-scale paranormal assault on Julie's high school, her mother falls victim to the spell Endless Night. Now it's a race against time to find out who is responsible or Julie won't just lose her mother's soul, she'll lose her mother's life.

- Strange Chemistry -250 pages - October 2nd, 2012 -

 Thanks so much to Heather for donating the ARC!
 
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 TOUR HAD TO BE CANCELLED DO TO LACK OF INTEREST!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Blackwood

Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
Tour Type - Road Trip (6 Bloggers)

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.

Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can’t dodge is each other.

Blackwood is a dark, witty coming of age story that combines America’s oldest mystery with a thoroughly contemporary romance.


- Strange Chemistry - 416 pages - RD: September 4, 2012 -


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   *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Sandra - GA
2. Candice - AL
3. Danie - OK
4. Ashley - AL
5. Amanda - VA
6. Heather -NC

Sunday, July 8, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: The Assassin's Curse

The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Tour Type: Weekend Getaway (4-5 Bloggers)

Ananna of the Tanarau is the eldest daughter of a highly-ranked family in the loose assortment of cutthroats and thieves in the Pirate's Confederation. When she runs away from the marriage her parents have arranged for her, they hire Naji the assassin to murder her.

When a mysterious woman offers her magical assistance to deal with the assassin, Ananna accepts but unfortunately, the woman's magic fails.

Fortunately, Ananna inadvertently saves the assassin's life in a skirmish, thus activating a curse that had been placed on him a few years earlier. Now, whenever her life is in danger, he must protect her -- or else he experiences tremendous physical pain. Neither Ananna nor the assassin, Naji, are pleased about this development.
 
As they sail across the globe in a desperate effort to lift the curse, they soon discover that only by completing three impossible tasks will they be able to set themselves free.

- Strange Chemistry - 416 pages - October 2nd, 2012 -

Thanks so much to Heather for donating the ARC!

 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

   *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Andrea - VA
2. Gilly - GA
3. Laurie - FL
4. Gabby - LA
5. Jackie - TX

Thursday, July 5, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: Monstrous Beauty

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Tour Type: Road Trip (6 Bloggers)

Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.

- Farrar, Straus and Giroux - 295 pages - September 4th, 2012 - 


 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

*Just wanted to add a side note that I've already read this book and its amazeballs!!! I hope you love it as much as I did. - Shannon

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Danie - OK
2. Jenn Renee - TX
3. Christina (Book Tasty) - FL
4. Dorothy - FL
5. Cassi - KY
6. Kayla - NC

Monday, July 2, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Demon Catchers of Milan

Tour Type: Road Trip (5 Bloggers)

Mia's ordinary life is disrupted in the most horrifying way possible when she is possessed by a hungry and powerful demon--and only saved by the arrival of relatives from Italy, the country her grandfather fled many decades ago. Now her cousins Emilio and Giuliano say the only way to keep her safe is for her to come back with them to Milan, to live, to learn Italian, to fall in and out of love, and to master the family trade: fighting all demons with the lore of bell, book, and candle. Milan is not what Mia expected, but it will change her forever, in this stunningly well-written novel about an American girl who, fleeing an ancient evil, finds her only salvation in her ancestral home.

- Egmont USA - 288 pages - August 28th, 2012 - 

Thanks to Kate for donating this ARC!

 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name & location (state). Only include your email if this is your first time signing up for a tour. 

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Carrie - LA
2. Ali - KY
3. Heather - FL
4. Chelsey - NC
5. Heather - NC
 
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