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Jamie Magee Giveaway Winner!

My Jamie Magee giveaway has closed, and the winner has been chosen! So, without further ado, the winner is...


Jessica @ Book Passion for Life!

Congratulations Jessica! You have one an e-book copy of Insight and Embody by Jamie Magee, the first three pages of Image also by Jamie Magee, and a swag bag! I will email you for your details, and you have 48 hours to respond :) 
Thanks to everyone who entered and I look forward to my next giveaway! :) 

Author Interview, Guest Post + Giveaway: Jamie Magee

Hi everyone, today we have an interview with Jamie Magee, the author of Insight joining us for an interview, guest post, and giveaway! :) Her second novel, the sequel to Insight, called Embody, is being released on 31st June, and so a bunch of book pages on Facebook joined up and organised a big release event for it! So, without further ado, here is out interview with Jamie!

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Some of us book pages have come together to celebrate the release of Embody, the sequel of Insight, by the one, the only, Jamie Magee. Part of the celebration Jamie has been kind enough to take time out to do an interview with all of us. And on with the show!


Hi Jamie! Welcome to the mad house of book pages! Thank you for taking time out of you busy life to answer some (or a lot) of our questions.

Hi everyone! This is absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to answer each of these questions. I’ve always loved how FB brings together not only friends and family, but leads us to new found friends that we wo…

In My Mailbox #18

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.



BOUGHT




Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (Hardback)
I adore this book. It is definitely one of my favourite books. EVER. So of course, I had to have the hardback copy :) I bought it from America and everything :) 


FOR REVIEW






Rockaholic by CJ Skuse (Paperback)
Really excited for this one, it looks really fun and interesting :) And apparently it's hilarious, so thanks to Chicken House for this one!


Reckless by Cornelia Funke (Paperback)
This one also looks really good, I LOVE Cornelia Funke, she was my favourite author when I was younger, but I haven't read anything by her for ages, so I'm really looking forward to this one! Thanks again to Chicken House for this one!


The Truth About Celia Frost by Celia Rawsthorne (ARC)
This one sounds really interesting, and I'm really excited for it :) Thanks to Usborne for this one!


GIFTED



Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton (RAK from Sara at Just Another Story)
Would like to say a HUGE thank …

Follow Friday #23

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee from Parajunkee's View.



How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?
My answer: Usually around 2 books a week during school time, but in the holidays I can read a book a day. Most of the books I read are print books, because I don't have a case for my Kindle so I can't take it to school everyday, but I do read Kindle books at the weekend sometimes :) I've never actually listened to an audio book before, I don't know why, I guess it's just that I would much rather read it myself, and imagine characters voices myself... :) 
What about you? Leave a link to your FF in the comments :)

Armchair BEA: Blogger Interview with Puss Reboots

Hi everyone, today I'm going to be interviewing Sarah from Puss Reboots :)





Tell us a little bit about yourself :)
The best thing I can say is read Monday's post for Armchair BEA.

The short version is I'm currently a library and information science student. I'm taking a completely online course. I'm also a freelance writer and a web designer.


Name one book that you think everyone should read, and why?
I'm going to go with a little known but excellent novel by a well known American author: The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It's set in Italy in the mid-1800s but it reads like a modern day paranormal romance. If I could, I would put a copy of the book in everyone's hands.


If you could spend the day in a book, which book would you choose and why?
Check out my answer on last week's Book Blogger Hop: http://www.pussreboots.pair.com/blog/2011/comments_05/book_blogger_hop_may_20.html


If you were only allowed to take 3 books with you to a desert island wi…

Book Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Title: Forgotten
Author: Cat Patrick
Series: N/A
Pages: 277
Publisher: Egmont
Date of UK Publication: 6th June 2011
Source: Received free from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis from Goodreads:Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.


My Thoughts:
London Lane has a weird condition. Every night, at 4:33am, her brain resets itself, and she has no memory of her past. She cannot even remember little things, like what she wore the day before, or what she had for dinner. She can 'remember' the future though. She ge…

Armchair BEA: Introduction to Cheezyfeet Books

Hey everyone, are you here for Armchair BEA? :)

If you are, welcome to Cheezyfeet Books! My name is Bella, I'm 14, and I'm from the UK :) I wish I could go to BEA, but with school and BEA being in America, there was no chance :( Anyone else missing BEA in the UK? Let me know in the comments, and I'll be sure to go check out your blog! Or tweet me: @CheezyfeetBooks

My preferred genres are, if you couldn't already tell, YA! :D I love anything YA, whether it's paranormal, contemporary, historical, sci-fi, whatever, I don't care :D Paranormal and Dystopian are my favourite though :) What about you?


Some of my favourite books are Paranormalcy by Kiersten White and Divergent by Veronica Roth, though I don't think either of those authors will be at BEA... I also love Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, and I've included a little about her new book Bloodlines below :)

What am I excited about for BEA this year? Well, of course I'm looking forward t…

In My Mailbox #17

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.



FOR REVIEW:

Passion by Lauren Kate (Manuscript from Random House)
Super excited for this one! Started reading it though, and had no idea what happened in the first two books so I'm rereading Fallen and Torment so that I can read this one and remember everything that's going on properly :) Thanks Random House!

Forgotten by Cat Patrick (Proof Copy from Egmont)
I'm also super excited for this one! It looks amazing, the idea is really cool, and I've only heard good things about. I'll probably be reading this one next, so look out for my review soon :) Thanks to Egmont for this one!

GIFTED:

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles (RAK from Lesley at My Keeper Shelf)
Thanks Lesley! This one looks awesome, and my friend from school has been going on about this one for ages, so I'm glad I can finally read it! :) 

Haven by Kristi Cook (RAK from Donna at Book Passion For Life)
This looks like an awesome debut, a cross between H…

Reread: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Fallen #1
Pages: 452
Publisher: Doubleday
Date of UK Publication: 10th December 2009
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads:There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.


In this post, I'm just going to compare my thoughts from the first time I read it to the thought I have now after reading it a second time, so this isn't a review :)

I read this book for the first time back …

Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Title: The Girl in the Steel Corset
Author: Kady Cross
Series: Steampunk Chronicles #1
Pages: 336
Date of UK Publications: 17th June 2011
Source: NetGalley
Synopsis from Goodreads:In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part …

Book Review: Flawless by Lara Chapman

Title: Flawless
Author: Lara Chapman
Series: N/A
Pages: 256
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Date of UK Publication: 3rd May 2011
Source: Publisher
Synopsis from Goodreads:Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She's got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There's just one tiny-all right, enormous-flaw: her nose. But even that's not so bad. Sarah's got the best best friend and big goals for print journalism fame.

On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together, it's like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do-she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking?

This hip retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with hilariously misguided matchmaking, sweet romance, and a gentle reminder that we should all embrace our f…

Top Ten Tuesday #1: Minor Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers' lists.





1. Jules from Die For Me by Amy Plum: He's awesome :) He's funny and kind, and I'm guessing there might be a love triangle emerging in the next book... ;)

2. Rue from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: She was SO CUTE! :D I loved her, and I was so upset... You know when, though I won't say for those who haven't read it yet :) And can I just say…

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Standalone
Pages: 372
Publisher: Dutton Books
Date of Publication: December 2nd 2010
Source: RAK from Mia from Gripped Into Books
Synopsis from Goodreads:Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?



My Thoughts:
I've been wanting to read this book for a very long time, as soon as it came out in December, but I just never got around to buying it. So…

In My Mailbox #16

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.



FOR REVIEW:

Flawless by Lara Chapman (Finished copy)
Wasn't expecting this, so it was a lovely surprise, I can't wait to read it, and the cover is even more pretty :) Thanks to Bloomsbury for this one! 

A Tangle of Magicks by Stephanie Burgis (Uncorrected Proof)
Wasn't expecting this one, but so happy I've got it, I adored the first one, these books are so cute! If you haven't read them, you really should! :L Thanks to Templar for this one!

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (New UK PB) x2
I'm excited for this one too, it's for my first blog tour!! It looks good, and it's about mermaids :) Thanks again to Templar for these two (one if for a giveaway!)

Pretty Twisted by Gina Blaxill (Finished Copy)
Again, I wasn't expecting this one, I'd never even heard of it before! :L It looks pretty good though, but it'll probably take me a while to get around to reading it... :) Thanks to MacMillan for this…

Book Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Title: Where She Went
Author: Gayle Forman
Series: If I Stay #2
Pages: 260
Publisher: Random House
Date of UK Publication: April 28th 2011
Source: Borrowed from friend
Synopsis from Goodreads:It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.



My Thoughts:
Where She Went continues the story from If I Stay, but three years later. Mia …

Book Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Title: Starcrossed
Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed #1
Pages: 514
Publisher: HarperCollins (US)/MacMillan Children's (UK)
Date of UK Publications: 3rd June 2011
Source: Publisher
Synopsis from Goodreads:Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates i…

Book Review: Clarity by Kim Harrington

Title: Clarity
Author: Kim Harrington
Series: Clarity #1
Pages: 242
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Date of UK Publication: 1st March 2011
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads:When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?

This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.

Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.

And a curse.

When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her si…

In My Mailbox #15

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.

BOUGHT



Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
This is the second in the Books of Faerie series, the first one is called Lament. I'm really looking forward to this, I can't wait, the first one was awesome!

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
I don't really know what this one is about, the blurb is kind of vague... But I've heard awesome things about it so I'm hoping it's good!

Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz
I've already read this, and... meh. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing either. The actual books in the series are a lot better. 

Die For Me by Amy Plum
I've also already read this one, but I read it on NetGalley so I wanted a print, shiny paper copy :)

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
I wanted this way back in January when it first came out, but then when I saw it was coming out in the UK with this gorgeous cover, I had to wait :) It's SO PRETTY! 

FOR REVIEW

It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han (Thanks …