Friday Finds: Week 71

Friday Finds by Avid ReaderHello! This is week 71 of Friday Finds! Friday Finds is basically “the place where you will get all your fandom related news (that means book news and their movies news) and your writing/blogging news”. If you want more info, and you want to see all the other weeks’ news, click here. Now let’s get this show on the road! Here are all the Friday Finds of this week, from last Saturday to today.

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Bonus:

Well, I hope you guys liked that! Tell me your thoughts on week 71 – and tell me what you think about the feature itself –  in the comments below!  Thank youhave a great day/night, and tata for now!

Join Me For The #ADSOMReadalong

#ADSOMreadalong (2) Hello everyone! So you may heard me scream a bit on Twitter sometime last week about something to do with Victoria Schwab and then later on a bunch of Tweets going around by me and several others about something called #ADSOMreadalong. Well today, I’m going to tell you all about it….

What Is It: A read-along of A Darker Shade of Magic* by Victoria Schwab

Where Is It: well you can choose where to read your book but there will be several Twitter chats (more on that later) and a Goodreads group to discuss the book

When Is It: It starts tomorrow (February 1st) and ends February 23rd when the second book, A Gathering of Shadows, comes out (pre-order it now* and get some awesome pre-order promos!)

Who’s Doing It: There is the author Victoria Schwab, three leaders – Me, Jaime and Monica – and 15 moderators!

#ADSOMreadalongSchedNow remember the chats thing I briefly mentioned? Well here’s what’s happening with those….

There will be a chat tomorrow, February 1st at 9 pm EST to introduce everyone and what’s going to be happening as well as assign chapters hosted by the three leaders. Then every Monday from there there will be a different leader hosting the chat, talking about different chapters and assigning the next week’s chapters though the moderators and other leaders will still be in the background talking about everything. As you can see on the glorious schedule on the left made by Monica, I will be chatting first then Jaime then Monica!

If you have any questions, thoughts or concerns at all about what’s going to be happening or anything to do with this, you can ask me down below or on Twitter and Jaime or Monica and we’ll be happy to answer you! I can’t wait for tomorrow’s chat and to start everything up! Hopefully I’ll see you there! Thanks, have a great day/night and tata for now!

*This is an affiliate link I have with Amazon :)

Friday Finds: Week 70

Friday Finds by Avid ReaderHello! This is week 70 of Friday Finds! Friday Finds is basically “the place where you will get all your fandom related news (that means book news and their movies news) and your writing/blogging news”. If you want more info, and you want to see all the other weeks’ news, click here. Now let’s get this show on the road! Here are all the Friday Finds of this week, from last Saturday to today.

Writing/Blogging News:

Fandom News: 

Bonus:

Well, I hope you guys liked that! Tell me your thoughts on week 70 – and tell me what you think about the feature itself –  in the comments below!  Thank youhave a great day/night, and tata for now!

Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe – Blog Tour

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Hello peoples! So today I get to be a part of the awesome book tour for Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe! I am doing a review for this book and no worries, it will be non – spoilery, I promise. But first, before I get into the review,  let me share with you some book details:

ABOUT CONCENTR8:

Concentr8In a not-so-distant future London, riots have become the norm. But when the government suddenly stops distributing Concentr8–a behavioral modification “miracle” drug akin to Ritalin–the city’s residents rise up fiercer than they ever have before.

Amidst the chaos, five teens pick a man seemingly at random and chain him up as a hostage in a warehouse. Blaze is their leader, and Troy has always been his quiet sidekick–the only person he has ever trusted. But even Troy didn’t see this coming, and as their story unfolds over six tense days, one thing is clear–none of them will ever be the same again.

Told from the perspective of multiple characters in a world familiar to our own, this searing look at a group of teens who push back from the margins of society is perfect for fans of thoughtful fiction like Panic and The Program series.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | iBooks | The Book Depository

Sounds pretty interesting right? Well, here’s my review!

So this book was pretty great! There were somethings I was on the fence about but there was quite a bit of good….

  • Characters: there was a relatively good amount of main characters which usually isn’t that great of a thing for me because things can get confusing fast. With this book though, it felt like there weren’t that many characters as you were reading which is probably the best thing for a reader to feel. Furthermore, with the way the book was set up (more on that in a bit), you got to understand each of the characters and why they make the choices and have the thoughts they do.
  • POV/Writing Style: So the book’s chapters were actually different characters’ POVs and in each chapter it was a mix of the character’s thoughts and a bit of dialogue which was amazing. One of my favorite things in books is when there’s alternating POVs and the fact that you could fully see the characters’ thought processes were awesome to me! Some of the writing was confusing in the beginning as the younger characters talk a certain way (read the book and you’ll get what I mean) but after the first several pages, it’s all easy to understand.
  • Plot: here’s the thing I was on the fence about. I thought the ideas behind the plot was pretty interesting but felt that sometimes the fact that you saw many characters’ POVs and there was deep thought processes took away from the plot in a way. Like, there was a bigger picture to everything but sometimes I couldn’t tell as it felt like there was no plot at times.

And now for a little bit about the author then an awesome giveaway!

ABOUT WILLIAM SUTCLIFFE:

William Sutcliffe c. Maggie O'FarrellWilliam Sutcliffe is the author of the young adult novel The Wall, which was published in 2013 to much critical acclaim, including being short-listed for the 2014 Carnegie Medal and long-listed for the 2013 Guardian Fiction Prize. He also wrote five adult novels, including the international bestseller, Are You Experienced, and a middle-grade novel, Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom. William currently lives in Edinburgh.

And now for the giveaway! Two (2) winners will receive finished copies of CONCENTR8! To enter the Rafflecopter, click here! Good luck!!!

And that’s all! Thank you to Bloomsbury Kids, William Sutcliffe and Hannah from Irish Banana for setting up the blog tour and letting me read the book! Thank you as well to you guys for reading this post and good luck in the giveaway! Have a great day/night and tata for now!

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It’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick – Blog Tour

It's All Your Fault Hello peoples! So today I have a guest post by author Paul Rudnick of It’s All Your Fault as part of a blog tour! Before I reveal the question and guest post, lemme tell you a bit about this book and then after the guest post you can learn more about Paul and enter into a giveaway!

About The Book:

jkt_9780545464284.pdfIt’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: January 26, 2016

 

One last chance. One wild weekend. Flat out the funniest book of the year.
My name is Caitlin and up until forty-eight hours ago I had never:
Tasted alcohol, kissed a boy, sang in public at the top of my lungs, kidnapped anyone or–WHAT? STOLEN A CONVERTIBLE?
Now I’m in jail and I have no idea what I’m going to tell:
The police, my parents, the mayor, all of those camera crews and everyone on Twitter.
I have just noticed that:
My nose is pierced and I have-WAIT? IS THAT A TATTOO?
I blame one person for this entire insane weekend:
My famous cousin.
Who is also my former best friend.
Who I have HATED for the past four years.
Who I miss like crazy. NO I DON’T!!!!
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT, HELLER HARRIGAN!!!!

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Sounds wicked eh? Well check out the mini guest post by Paul! The prompt was “A story of when Paul Rudnick did something crazy in his life”. His answer?

A: I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a weekend as crazy as the few days which Caitlin and Heller share in It’s All Your Fault, but an especially loony movie producer did once fly me down to Florida, to talk about my writing a screenplay. The weekend got more and more insane, with a party onboard a mega-yacht, parades of models down the beach, and non-stop offers of illicit activities. It was all scary and exciting, and, as a kid from New Jersey, I felt just the way the home-schooled Caitlin does, on her introduction to her cousin’s wild Hollywood ways.

Well then! That sounds like quite the crazy weekend! Talking about crazy, there’s a giveaway for the book! Whaaaaat?! First though, here’s a bit more about Paul Rudnick!

About Paul:

PaulPaul Rudnick is a critically acclaimed novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. His screenplays include In&Out and Addams Family Values, and he’s written for VogueEntertainment WeeklyVanity Fair, and the New Yorker. His plays, including I Hate Hamlet and Jeffrey, have been produced both on and off Broadway and around the world. His first young adult novel, Gorgeous, was called a “wicked good time” by the New York Times Book Review. Under the pen name Libby Gelman-Waxner, he is also the world’s most beloved and irresponsible film critic. Paul lives in New York City. Find him online at http://paulrudnick.com/ and on Twitter @PaulRudnickNY.

Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

And now for the giveaway! 5 winners will receive a finished copy of IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT, US Only. To enter the Rafflecopter, click here! Good luck!!!

And that’s all! Thank you to Rockstar Book Tours and Paul for letting me be a part of this tour and thank you guys for reading the post! Hope you read It’s All Your Fault as it looks really awesome! Have a great day/night and tata for now!

Tour Schedule:

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