September 22, 2013

Stacking The Shelves

Listed below are the books that were donated or bought by RFYF last week. It's a list full of goodies so CHECK THEM OUT and add some to your TBR shelf!


Donated For Review:

  • The Soul's Mark: FOUND (The Soul's Mark, #1) by Ashley Stoyanoff
  • The Soul's Mark: HUNTED (The Soul's Mark, #2) by Ashley Stoyanoff
  • The Soul's Mark: BROKEN (The Soul's Mark, #3) by Ashley Stoyanoff
  • Deadly Crush (Deadly Trilogy, #1) by Ashley Stoyanoff
  • A Radiant Sky (A Beautiful Dark, #3) by Jocelyn Davies
  • Deception (Defiance, #2) by C.J. Redwine
  • Twinmaker (Twinmaker, #1) by Sean Williams
  • The Last Enchanter (Celestine Chronicles, #2) by Laurisa White Reyes
  • The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
  • Freak by Marcella Pixley
  • Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
  • Fated Dreams (The Affinity, #1) by Christina Smith
  • Delusions (The Affinity, #2) by Christina Smith
  • Six Dates With Jenna by Cynthia L. Moyer
  • September 19, 2013

    Future Favorites #4

    Future Favorites was created by Eric (Tales of a teenage book lover and Electrifying reviews). Check out his website HERE!!

    Future Favorites is a weekly feature on Electrifying Reviews.  Its purpose is to highlight six different books that look tantalizing,  and will hopefully be favorites of ours when we get the chance to read them!!
    I've got another set of School-related books to finish off the month of September. The next Future Favorites in October will be a different theme...can you guess what it is? Enjoy this list and, as always, let us know if you have some to add to it.


    Stay Tuned For Next Month's Themed Book List!!!

    September 17, 2013

    Teaser Tuesday

    Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

    • Grab your current read.

    • Open to a random page.
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
    • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

    "In the next instant, the boys were on her. With a shoulder shove, she was pushed to the ground by Joshua Doyle. She tried to twist onto her side, but Joshua's weight settled on her as he straddled her torso. She reached out to push him away. His rough fingers clamped onto her wrists, pinching her skin. With a sudden jerking motion, he brought her arms up on either side of her head and pinned them down to the clay. The small rocks in the clay dug into her arms." p. 3 

    September 16, 2013

    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

    This is a fun meme that allows other bloggers 
    to get an idea of what everyone else is reading 
    and perhaps help to find our next must-read:)


    Cindi is reading: Stone & Silt by Harvey Chute

    Bullying, first love, a corpse, a cache of gold, revenge, love and family....Click on the book cover to check it out!

    Review: Rose (Rose #1) by Holly Webb

    The grand residence of the famous alchemist, Mr Fountain, is a world away from the dark orphanage Rose has left behind. For the house is positively overflowing with sparkling magic—she can feel it. And it’s not long before Rose realises that maybe, just maybe, she has a little bit of magic in her, too. . . .The first book in an exciting, get-lost-in-the-world series about orphans, alchemy, magical powers and sinister child-catchers.
    Rose is the first book in Holly Webb's Rose series. This young adult series focuses on the orphan Rose who has been plucked from the orphanage in order to become a maid at magician Mr. Fountain's house. It's in this magical home that Rose reluctantly realizes she has magical abilities too. With the help of Mr. Fountain's apprentice Freddie and shape-shifting cat Gus, Rose must use her magic to find out why children throughout London have been disappearing.
    I absolutely loved this book from the slightly gothic Rose on the cover to the horrific evil that is being forced on the kidnapped children. Holly Webb has created a cast full of fun and interactive characters in the orphan children, the kidnapped children, the servants in Mr. Fountain's house, and the upper crust occupants of the home. And she's obviously done her homework since I, as an avid reader of books about the British ton, found that the settings and circumstances were correct for that time period. Rose is an adventurous and magical book starring a little girl with a lot of gumption--a book that will entertain readers, young and old. This series is a FIVE STAR read.
    Reviewers Rating: 5 STARS!!!
    Reviewed by~Cindi
    Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for an honest review!

    September 12, 2013

    Review: Violins of autumn by Amy McAuley

    When the Germans begin bombing London in World War II, Betty is determined to do her part. Instead of running air raid drills like most girls her age, she lies about her age and trains to become a spy. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France under the cover of darkness to join the secret Resistance movement. Prepared to die for her cause, Adele wasn’t expecting to make a new best friend in her fellow agent or fall for a handsome American pilot. With the brutality of war ever present, can Adele dare to dream of a future where the world is at peace and she is free to live and love of her own accord?
    Loved it!!!!!!!!! i could not put it down. The author did very good research and mixed it into the plot divinely. I love the friendship, love, and danger in this story.
    Publisher-Walker Childrens
    Reviewers Rating: 5 STARS!!!
    Reviewed by~Emma (Student at Franklin High School)
    Thank you to the Publisher for donating this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!

    Review: Shift (Shade #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready

     Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to.
    Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.
    As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.

     I finished this book a few days ago. I had to take this time to think things through & to be able to vocalize my thoughts. Even now I'm sure that I will not do it justice. Here goes.... This book was just as good as, if not better than the first in the trilogy. It totally captivated me and my imagination. There are so many unexpected events that I was on the edge of my seat the entire story. The storyline is very exciting & mysterious & heart warming and sooo much more. I could tell the author put a lot of thought & feeling into this story. The main character has a very unusual & unique power. She is the only one of her kind, very original. By the end of the book she is finally getting it all together. All the important plot points come together & falls into complete harmony. I love this story and it's characters. I can not wait to read the last book of this breathtaking trilogy. You won't be able to put the book down! Happy Reading!!

    Publisher-Simon Pulse
    Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
    Reviewed by~Mechele

    Review: I'm with Stupid by Geoff Herbach

    Felton Reinstein has never been good with stress. Which is why he's seriously freaking out. Revealing his college choice on national TV? It's a heart attack waiting to happen. Deciding on a major for the next four years of his life? Ridiculous. He barely even knows who he is outside of football. And so...he embarks on The Epic Quest to Be Meaningful.

    Which leads to:
    1. Mentoring a freshman called Pig Boy.
    2. The state of Wisconsin hating him.
    3. His track coach suspending him.
    4. The funniest viral video the world has ever seen.
    5. A whole new appreciation for his family, his friends, and what's really important in life.
    The book was very emotional, but it teaches many important lessons. The lessons were for mainly teenagers to adults about hard problems they will come across and how to fix them. The book also shows how to deal with bullies peacefully. It also shows how to know yourself. It also teaches you how to know what choice you want.
    Publisher-Sourcebooks Fire
    Reviewers Rating: 4.5 Stars
    Reviewed by~Wade Humphrey
    Thank you to the Publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program  in exchange for a honest review!

    Stacking The Shelves

    Listed below are the books that were donated or bought by RFYF over the last several weeks. It's a list full of goodies so CHECK IT OUT!


    Donated For Review:

  • Stalked by Death (Touch of Death, #2) by Kelly Hashway
  • The First Pillar (Everville, #1) by Roy Huff
  • Doon (Doon, #1) by Carey Corp and Lorey Langdon
  • Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1) by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Shadows (Ashes Trilogy, #2) by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Monster (Ashes Trilogy, #3) by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Quarantine: The Saints (Quarantine, #2) by Lex Thomas
  • Bubble World by Carol Snow
  • The Boy Who Loved Me by Dusti Bowling
  • Rose (Rose, #1) by Holly Webb
  • Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Slayers (Slayers, #1) by C.J. Hill
  • When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
  • How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story by Philipp Mattheis
  • Little Fish: A Memoir From a Different Kind of Year by Ramsey Beyer
  • The Day We Met by Dusti Bowling
  • Fuzzy Green Things by Jennifer Szewczuk
  • Million Dollar Miracle by Jennifer Szewczuk
  • Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
  • The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas by Marie S. Barbo
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1) by Ransom Riggs
  • Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter by Cari Best and Giselle Potter
  • When It Snows by Richard Collingridge
  • Eve and Adam (Eve and Adam, #1) Eve and Adam (Eve and Adam, #1) by Michael Grant by Michael Grant

  • Waiting on Wednesday

    Sooooo....what book are we waiting on here at RFYF? A paranormal new adult suspense, of course!!
    The Naturals
    by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
    Release Date: 5 November 2013

    Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

    What Cassie doesn't realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

    Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

    Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive. (Goodreads Summary)

    September 11, 2013

    The girl next door by Selene Castrovilla Blog Tour & Giveaway

    eBook Publication Date: May 24, 2013
          Two teens are forced to make some very grown-up decisions when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer, twisting them into an unpredictable nightmare. Best friends since toddlerhood, Samantha and Jesse grapple with the realization that they are actually in love. What now? Beautifully written while handling a very heavy topic, Castrovilla addresses the universal question: In a world where the worst can strike at any time, how can we ever feel safe?

    I am normally a paranormal romance reader but when i saw the cover of this book it just made me intrigued about the story.  Im glad it did! This turned out to be a love story that will transcend time. i don't have cancer nor do I know anyone that has had cancer so that part of the book was a learning lesson for me. The book is well written and well executed and the storyline draws you in, I was drawn in from page one. It is a young love story that i was drawn into. The main characters are relate able and very believable. The side characters are believeable also. Not once did I catch my self questioning the parenting in this book. If you want a really whole hearted real love story then this book is for you! I highly recommend this book to anyone. It is a nice change from the paranormal genre.

    Publisher-ASD Publishing 
    Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
    Reviewed by~Lora
    The Girl Next Door: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

    Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children’s author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature. She is the author of Saved By the Music and The Girl Next Door, teen novels originally published by WestSide Books and now available digitally through ASD Publishing. Her third children’s book with Calkins Creek Books, Revolutionary Friends, was released in April. She is also a contributing author to UncommonYA.  Selene holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons. Visit her website for book excerpts and more information!

    Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads

    Selene is pleased to team with the Anthony V. Mannino Foundation helping young adults in their fight against cancer. She will donate $1 for each book ordered during THE GIRL NEXT DOOR's Blog Tour!

    Selene will send a free autographed copy of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR to anyone who donates $25 or more to the foundation (click here to donate!). For your purchase to count and/or to show proof of donation, just send a screenshot or receipt of your order or donation, along with your shipping address if necessary, through "Drop me a line" in the "Latest News" section of her website,

    The AVM Foundation Mission:
    The Mission of The Anthony V. Mannino Foundation is to financially assist young adults in the age group of 18-26 while they are undergoing their cancer treatment.  We also want to help development support programs to aid this unique age group, with their special needs, as they battle cancer. 

    We found that Anthony's age group of 18 plus, doesn't have the emotional or financial support that other age groups do. We are also aware of the unique situations that this age group faces and want to help those adolescents and their families. 


    September 9th

    Katie's Books (Interview & Review)A Book and a Latte (Excerpt)

    September 10th Books Over Boys (Feature) Happy Book Lovers (Review)

    September 11th

    Dear Teen Me (Feature)

    September 12th

    Books, Authors, Blogs (Guest Post )

    September 13th

    alwaysjoart (Review)

    September 16th

    Writer's Alley (Interview)

    September 17th 

    September 18th

    YA Reads (Interview) 

    September 19th

    September 20th

    Mythical Books (Review

    Grand prize is a  Kindle Fire + THE GIRL NEXT DOOR ebook (US only), and 10 second prize winners will receive an ebook copy of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (International).