NaNo is over, life may resume again

Saturday, November 30, 2013

To all my fellow NaNoWriMo-ers out there, I hope you manage to cram those words in today and hit your word count goals. But either way, I had a grand time with the friendly competition and all the advice being passed around, and hope you did as well.

Interview: Shanta Everington

Friday, November 29, 2013

Paper Bindings | Interview: Shanta Everington

Today, I am proud to have Shanta Everington with us. Shanta Everington, writing as S.D. Everington, is the author of the contemporary YA novel Boy Red. 

RELATED: Boy Red | XY 

Be Thankful You Belong | Boy Red | Review

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Title: Boy Red
Author: S. D. Everington

"Boy Red is a story about identity, about where you come from and where you belong.

The day after his sixteenth birthday, Red discovers that the man he calls ‘Dad’ is not his biological father. Will Red be able to track down the anonymous sperm donor who gave him life? What will he learn about himself along the way? And just what else are his parents hiding?"

Waiting on...some fantasy friends (26)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

Title: Rebel Spring #2
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Genre: YA - Fantasy
Release Date: December 3rd, 2013

"Auranos has fallen and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now united as one country called Mytica. But still, magic beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world...

When the evil King Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of events that will forever change the face of this land, forcing Cleo the dethroned princess, Magnus the reluctant heir, Lucia the haunted sorceress, and Jonas the desperate rebel to take steps they never could have imagined."

Dangerous Depths Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY + Review

Monday, November 25, 2013


Title: Dangerous Depths (Series: The Sea Monster Memoirs #2)
Author: Karen Amanda Hooper
Publish Date: November 20, 2013
Hosted by: Enticing Journey Book Promotions

Hell hath no fury like a selkie separated from his true love.

The gate to the sea creature realm is finally open. Rownan assumes the worst is behind him when he returns home after years of waiting to be reunited with his wife, Vienna. Only to find out that Vienna didn’t wait for him. She traveled to the evil realm of Harte years ago, hoping the legend of another gateway to Earth’s realm was real, but she was never heard from again. Rownan claimed he’d go through hell to be with Vienna, and now he must prove it.

Yara wanted to bask in the glow of her happily ever after in the magical realm of Rathe. She planned to explore Medusa and Poseidon’s world and dive deeper into her relationship with Treygan, but as the new leader of Rathe, her powers are needed to save more than one member of her own kind. Treygan vowed to always be Yara’s guardian, but long ago he also swore to go any lengths to protect his brother Rownan. Now, he must fulfill his promise to both of them.

Rownan, Yara, and Treygan are about to put their lives and souls at risk by traveling to the most dangerous realm of the worlds. Love should conquer all, but no one has ever conquered Harte.

Sunday Short (49) - November 24th, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.


Dangerous Depths #2 by Karen Amanda Hooper
Boy Red by S. D. Everington
 Time Crossed #1.5 by Katie MacAlister
Champion #3 by Maria Lu
The Sum of All Kisses #3 by Julia Quinn 

Never Desire A Duke Review

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Paper Bindings- Mini Reviews

There have been quite a few books that I've liked, or disliked, lately that haven't inspired me to write a lengthy review. But I wanted to say something about the books.

So here is the latest batch of mini reviews:

* Never Desire A Duke (One Scandalous Season #1) by Lily Dalton - 4/5 stars

Waiting on...some scifi action (25)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

Title: These Broken Stars #1
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Genre: YA - scifi
Release Date: December 10th, 2013
"It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it."

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Recommend (22)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Recommend (22)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Eight books I'd recommend to _____. For this week, I chose my bookclub ladies.

(Hear that guys? Read these books because I say so. ^_^ )

Clean Out My e-Reader Personal Challenge 2014

Friday, November 15, 2013

Paper Bindings | Clean Out My e-Reader Personal Challenge 2014

If my freebie ebooks took up space, well, I'd be drowning in paper. So for 2014, I've set a personal challenge for me to catch up on all my free ebooks and the ones I've paid for but have yet to set time to read.

Below are all the ebooks I've downloaded and have yet to read during 2013.

 Note: Some of the names I cannot read off my ipod because of the "new" banner they put on them.

Waiting on...Othersphere (24)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

Title: Othersphere (Otherkin #3)
Author: Nina Berry
Genre: YA - Shifters - Magic - Paranormal
Release Date: December 31st, 2013
"Dez thought she knew who her mother was, who she was. Thought she had friends, a boy who loved her, and a school where she finally fit in. But across the veil linking our world and the next lurks a monster which can annihilate. . .or liberate her. Now she must confront it there with help from one boy who loves her and one who can't stand the sight of her. Dez thought she understood her tiger form, her deepest self. But in this treacherous place, she'll have to choose between the two halves of her soul--and determine which world survives. Othersphere is the third and final installment in Nina Berry's acclaimed young adult Otherkin series, which blends romance, fantasy, and action in a powerful story of friendship and self-acceptance."

Review - Othermoon

Monday, November 11, 2013

Title: Othermoon #2
Author: Nina Berry

"Everyone has secrets. I had no idea mine would lead me into shadow. Dez has found the place where she belongs. With the otherkin. With Caleb. Or so she thought. As the barriers between our world and Othersphere fall, a wall rises between Dez and Caleb, leaving her fiercest enemy her only friend.

And maybe something more.

Now Dez must make a devastating choice: keep the love of her life, or save the otherkin from annihilation."

Sunday Short - November 10th, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.


Allegiant #3 by Veronica Roth
Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Review - Otherkin

Friday, November 8, 2013

Title: Otherkin #1
Author: Nina Berry

"I thought I knew myself. Then I met Caleb.

Dez is a good girl who does as she’s told and tries not to be noticed. Then she rescues a boy from a cage, and he tells her secrets about herself. Now inside her burns a darkness that will transform her.

Everything is about to change -- and neither Caleb, nor the Otherkin, nor those who hunt them are prepared for what Dez will unleash."

November equals NaNoWriMo

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Paper Bindings | November equals NaNoWriMo

It's that time again, NaNo. So, just a heads up, I will be writing more than reading this month. I will be reading and reviewing books this month, just not as many as normal.

Are you participating? Good luck to all those that are!

Review - No Angel

Monday, November 4, 2013

Title: No Angel
Author: Helen Keeble

"Rafael Angelos just got handed the greatest gift any teenage boy could ever dream of. Upon arriving at his new boarding school for senior year, he discovered that he is the ONLY male student. But what should have been a godsend isn't exactly heaven on Earth.

Raffi's about to learn that St. Mary's is actually a hub for demons-and that he was summoned to the school by someone expecting him to save the day. Raffi knows he's no angel-but it's pretty hard to deny that there's some higher plan at work when he wakes up one morning to discover a glowing circle around his head.

Helen Keeble's debut novel, Fang Girl, has been praised for its pitch-perfect teen voice, and VOYA called it "refreshing and reminiscent of Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series." No Angel brings you angels and demons like you've never seen them-complete with the wry humor of Vladimir Tod, sinfully irreverent romance, and some hilariously demonic teenage dilemmas."