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NEW BLOG! YA Review.com

**YA BOOK REVIEWS HAS MOVED TO A NEW BLOG!**

Http://www.YAReview.com

I will be posting my upcoming Blog Tour on here. But I wanted to let everyone know to start following me on my new blog. Thank you everyone who have been following me and have been part of my blogging and reading my reviews. I hope everyone comes to my new blog and enjoy it like you have on here.

HUGE NEWS!! New Updates and New Blog.

My Blog will be having some major changes coming soon! so there might be some issues here and there but don’t worry everything will be okay. I am probably not gonna be as active as i should be but it’s for the good of the blog and when everything is done, it’s all gonna be worth the wait.

My blog will be moving to a new domain but i will still be going threw wordpress. I am getting rid of the old and bringing in the new, With the help of my mom. My site will be called YA Review instead of YA book Reviews. And a really awesome new theme! There might be some bumps along the way but just ignore them.

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( US only ) No String Attached Giveaway Hop ~ Starling or Bloodlines

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No Strings Attached is a giveaway hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer. With No Strings Attached, All you have to-do is click the Free entery. You don’t have to be following my blog or my twiiter. Fun right? I thought so too.

I am giving away ONE winner to choose between Starling by Lesley Livingston or Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. Both books are Hardcover.

If you haven’t read my Giveaway Rules Please click here –> Giveaway Policy and Enjoy the giveaway. Click here to view other links in No strings Attached Hop.

Click Here –> a Rafflecopter giveaway

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop : The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans [ US Only ]

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I will be giving one lucky winner a copy of The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans Also known as Level 2. This Giveaway is only for US only.

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Click here for the rules —-> Giveaway Policy

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Click here for the Clear your Shelf Hop List

I am back!

I am back from Michigan, and i have such an awesome time just relaxing with the family for the Holidays. I got a bunch of cool stuff this year and even had some luck over the holidays, won couple of books and even a 25$ Gift Card to Amazon…bought me a couple of books.

My Stacking the Shelves should be pack next weekend! I read a couple of books over Vacation, One I loved! and the other put me too sleep, watch for the reviews here soon. I still have a lot of reviews to write so bare with me…i am a very slow person here lately.

I will be posting my first Review since i been back, on Monday. I am still debating if i should do a Waiting on Wednesday post or just post my reviews to catch up to speed…i guess we will see.

My Christmas List:

  • A couple of hello Kitty stuff.
  • A Cute pair of Slippers boots from my Cousin.
  • Domo Stuffed Doll.
  • PJs and Hot Coco.
  • A Couple of books ( i will list soon ).
  • oh and 50 Dollars from my grandpa!….that i bought books with.
  • Awesome Hunger Games and Twilight Pillow Cases.
  • And My Favorite New Tardis Hat!! still going crazy for it.

…There is a lot of other cool stuff i got but i will be here all day. What did you guys get over the holidays? Any cool books you just have to brag about? anything Fandom Related? Please let me know, so we can all going crazy together over awesome stuff.

Now i am gonna go stick my noes in a book i have to finish up and i will see you guys Monday! Hope everyone has a AWESOME NEW YEARS!

*Review Request is still closed for now

 

 

 

Happy Holidays to my Follower! I have a little note to share.

There is a lot i want to say but i am gonna keep it short. I Haven’t been doing my Review blog that long, but i feel like i been doing it for ages now! Time sure does fly. I wanted to thank all my Followers, For coming on my blog and reading my little reviews( i know it can be hard, with my Typos and all ). Just thank you guys so much! i am happy to share my reviews with other Book lovers out there. I hope you guys keep coming!  without you guys my blog would be in a Blog Graveyard right now.

On to next Subject! I will be gone for Christmas Vacay for a week. I will be heading up too Michigan to visit family i haven’t seen in a year. So all my reviews wont be posted until i am back home. But don’t worry i have been still reading and writing my reviews the old fashion way….on paper.

To the Authors who have asked me to review your books: I am still on it *Smiles* I am reading away and writing.. just stay patience. So far i have already finished 2 ARCS and reviews. I also Finished Nightfall Gardens by Allen Houston, i will be starting on the second book while i am up in Michigan.

I also really want to catch up on the books i won/bought so after i finish my ARC and Request reviews i will be reading those lovely books.

This is why i wanted to Thank you guys, cause i know i most be like a horrible Blogger but you all still deal with me and i couldn’t be happier then i am now.

I really hope all My blog Readers and Authors have a Wonderful Holidays and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

P.S I’m not taking up requests for books at the moment until i can catch up with what i have now and when i get back. So around January i should be open up for request again.

Love,

Stephani ( Owner of YA Book Reviews )

Another Little Update

I know i said i will be posting more reviews this week..well i also forgot about Thanksgiving…I know right, how can i forget that! well i did. This week has been pretty busy, with preparing for the big Thanksgiving dinner. I wont have the time to write my reviews. I will still be reading my books and i will still post my Double Waiting on Wednesday post, so keep a look out for that.

Hopefully by Monday i wont be in such a busy state. I also went ahead and Read The Fiery Heart. Even tho i said i was gonna wait. I just couldn’t NOT read it. Well i did finish it and the Review will be posted when i have the chance. I can tell you one thing about The Fiery Heart…WHAT A FREAKING ENDING! omg like how do i wait a year for the next book? I can’t. I also got my Eye of Minds book by James Dashner back, so i am reading that baby right now and i am almost finished.

Anyways thanks for reading my little update. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Followers and people who are just stopping by. Thanks for understanding me. I am still accepting Reviews. So if you have a YA book coming out and need more reviewers. I am here. My Blog is gonna be on break this week but i will still be around the internet so send me a email oh even stop by my Twitter page.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

YA Book Review: Aberrant by Ruth Silver [ May have Spoilers ]

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Title: Aberrant ( Book one )
Author: Ruth Silver
Published: September 23rd 2013 by Patchwork Press
Type: Dytsopia, Science fiction, Romance
Source: NetGalley
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add-to-goodreads-button3Summery:In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government’s match in marriage and “The Day of the Chosen”, a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn’t existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she’s arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from “The Day of the Chosen.” The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.

With Joshua’s help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.

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*I have received this copy threw NeGalley for a honest review.

Reading the summery i could already tell it was gonna be similar to other Dystopian books like Matched, With the whole pairing couples to be with and merry. I did like the whole concept of people being test tube babies, cause women can’t get pregnant.. Once married you have to win the lottery to be given children. and that’s the reason why everyone wanted Olivia, her mother give birth to her naturally and Olivia is suspected to do the same. Some want her dead to keep the secret down and control people and others want her to bear children against her will.

They set off outside the wall from the government to join the rebels. They find out that they are keep secrets after discover what they want her she leaves the rebel city. Following the map to a secret city not on any other map and the a gang of fighting solders of the rebels. Under different names they have no choice but to join the fight.

The book does a LOT of similarity to books like Matched and Hunger games. a little bit of divergent. I didn’t really mind tho, i knew it was gonna be like that before i started reading it. I did get a little annoyed of Olivia and josh relationship. it didn’t start making since to me. More towards the end you get to really start to understand there relationship a little bit. They already had a bound from being best friends since children. But i do wish i could have gotten to see there relationship grow more instead of insta love kinda thing. Dating a best friend can be awkward.

The book did have very little flaws. The book doesn’t get really good until the end and you just really want more. I was disappointing in the fact the book was short. I was enjoying the suspense to much. I can’t say the book was my favorite but i did like where the plot was heading toward so my overall rating 3.5.  I honest recommend readers that like Matched and Hunger games, to read it. People will love the characters and the adventure. I will be reading the next book for sure.

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Four aged up from 18 to 24 in ‘Divergent’ Film

Hmm i just don’t how i feel about this right now.

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In a new interview with AccessHollywood, Shailene Woodley revealed that, “Theo James, who plays my love interest in the film, is 28. In the book his character is about 18, but in the movie we’re making him about 24, or 25. He’s kind of ageless in a way. Even though in the book Tris is 16, we never really allude to the fact that she’s that young….this film has a kind of maturity to it. People constantly compare us to Hunger Games and I think that’s awesome. It kicked ass and Jen Lawrence is amazing. I think it’s a big compliment.”

Obviously Theo James doesn’t look 18, so fans of the books may feel a bit better knowing that they have changed his age for the films, rather than trying to pass him off as an 18 year old. I wonder how they don’t mention Tris’ age in the movie…

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Kick me right in the back! I’m sorry.

Yes i said it. I am sorry! Why? Well because i haven’t been on to update my blog..But don’t worry Reviews to be posted up soon from the latest books i have read. i been a little busy lately. I have been still reading when i can. 

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This week I had reserved in the mail

  •  Earthbound‬ by Aprilynne Pike ( ARC Won in LibraryThing Early Reads )Image

Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told. 

Tavia immediately searches for answers, desperate to determine why she feels so drawn to a boy she hardly knows. But when Tavia discovers that the aunt and uncle who took her in after her parents’ death may have actually been responsible for the plane crash that killed them–and that she may have been the true intended victim–she flees for the safety of Camden, Maine, where the boy she sees in her visions instructs her to go.

Now, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust. No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, Benson.

Tavia feels torn between the boy who mysteriously comes to her at night and the boy who has been by her side every step of the way. But what Tavia doesn’t know is that the world is literally falling apart and that to save it she will have to unite with the boy in her visions. Only problem? To do so would mean rejecting Benson’s love. And that’s the one thing Tavia Michaels swore she’d never do.

  • Evermore (The Immortals #1) By Alyson Noel ( From BookMooch )Image

After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.

Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head – wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is – or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

 

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