Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday's Featured Freebie: Everflame by Dylan Lee Peters

by Dylan Lee Peters
Free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Long ago, when the earth was young. . . Four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures. But when The Great Tyrant came and chased The Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time humans lost the connection they had with a world they had been created to protect. Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain, two bears find a small child that is abandoned and left for dead. They name him Evercloud, and raise him as a member of their kingdom. Teaching him the secrets of the elders, they tell him of the ancient beings that created man and the rumors of their return. Evercloud must now go on a quest to return The Ancients to power. However, in another corner of the land, a man known only as The Messenger travels the land under a white hood, on a mission to prevent the return of The Ancients. We follow the paths each of these men take until their stories collide in an epic battle of good versus evil.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Top Ten Unusual Character Names

This is this week's Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.

This week's topic: Top Ten Unusual Character Names

We picked ten books that contain unusual character names and they are not in any particular order. Sorry that this post is a day late. I have been crazy busy this month - I love Halloween and everything else this amazing month has brought with it (costumes, pumpkin carving and decorating) except this snow we have been getting. It isn't supposed to snow in October. Time to break out the hot chocolate.

1. Sayer, Lorcan, Kaitrianna, Turloch, Maeve and Dunkirk from the Ancients of Light series. Melissa contemplated renaming one of sons Sayer while reading Broken.

2. Pia and Eio from Origin.

3. Eilidh and Saor from the Caledonia Fae series.

4. Bitterblue, Greening Grandemalion (aka Po), Sapphire (aka Saf) and Leck from the Graceling series.

5. Jett and Settak from Firedancer

6. Leith, Syrus and Forest from Forbidden Forest.

7. Gemma, Harper and Penn from the Watersong series.

8. Albus, Fleur, Bellatrix, Severus, Draco, Luna and Rubeus from the Harry Potter series. 

9. Mina and Teague from the Unfortunate Fairy Tale series.

10. Peeta, Primrose and Katniss from the Hunger Games series.

Any unusual character names are we missing?

Waiting on Wednesday #12

Happy Wednesday!  So, what did you all think of Allegiant?  Wait, don't tell me yet.  I'm not finished with it, hopefully by tonight it will be added to my read bookshelf.  I might have a book hangover tomorrow, but it's worth it.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating.  November 5th is going to be another big day for me.  The last time this happened was August 27th when everything I was waiting for came out all at once.   In addition to Champion by Marie Lu and Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Heritage by S.M. Boyce is also to be released.  Can you guess what I'm doing that week?  I even took Monday November 4th off of work to get everything done so I can spend the rest of the week reading!

Heritage (The Grimoire Saga, #3) by S.M. Boyce

Kara Magari isn’t normal, even by Ourea’s standards—and in a world of shape-shifters and soul stealers, that’s saying something. To the royalty, she’s a loose cannon. To the masses, she’s a failure. But Kara’s arrival in Ourea started a war, and she’s going to end it.

An ancient isen named Stone takes an interest in Kara’s training, and it turns out he has more answers than he originally led her to believe. In an effort to unearth a secret that might end the bloodshed, Kara instead discovers an ugly truth about her family—and how much she has in common with an infamous mass-murderer.

Braeden Drakonin has slowly rebuilt his life after the betrayal that tore it apart. His father wants him dead, and frankly, his so-called allies wouldn’t mind that either. Private alliances are formed. Secrets are sold. Tension is driving the armies apart. A single battle will end this war, and it’s coming. Braeden may be a prince, but it will take more than that to survive. He must take the fight to his father’s door—and win. ~Goodreads

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Showcase Sunday #12

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea where you show what books you've purchased, borrowed, checked out from the library, received from giveaway, etc.

This weekend is going by too fast.  It's Sunday already and I haven't done much of anything.  I did finish The Maze Runner yesterday and now I'm seeing trailers for Ender's Game.  It's never ending, I'm half tempted to scrap my list of books for me to read this month so I can read Ender's Game.  The only thing that is stopping me is the fact that Allegiant will be released on Tuesday and I will be starting that book this week.  I noticed that some people are planning mid-night release parties for Allegiant.  Just a tad bit of crazyness for me.  I've already pre-ordered my copy and will be fast asleep while it's downloaded to my nook.  I wonder how many people will have it read before I wake up?  And you thought I had a problem?  I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Rachel is on a book break this week.  Which means that these are all mine!  I received a gift card from my team at work this week for Boss's day.  They know me so well, they got me Barnes and Noble gift card.  Yep, it's already spent.  I bought Legend and Prodigy by Marie Lu.  I want to get these read before the release of Champion.  I've heard really good things about this series.  I also picked up for free Evolution by Kelly Carrero on Friday.

What did you pick up this week?

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