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Review: Adversary by Kate Kaynak

Format read: paperbackNumber of pages: 238 pagesRelease Date: 8 October 2010 Publisher: Spencer Hill PressFormats available: ebook, paperbackRelease Date: 20 August 2010Series: Book #2 in the Ganzfield seriesPurchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, Kindle store


The second book of the Ganzfield series

Things are more dangerous than they seem at Ganzfield, and not everyone will survive. Does Maddie have what it takes?

See what happens next in the sequel to Minder.

My Thoughts: Adversary is the second book in the Ganzfield series and after how much I enjoyed the mindblowing adventure of Minder I was excited to see how Kate Kaynak would up the pace of the first book, and I have to say she triumphed! Adversary is an even more thrilling story where the breakneck speed of action keeps you glued to …

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All YA Love: Interview Author Kersten Hamilton + Giveaway

We are very happy to have author Kersten Hamilton her today. Her new Young Adult novel Tyger Tyger released yesterday and she is here today to celebrate her new release. We’re doing something new today here. We ask some blogger friends to help us with finding the right questions so please also give a warm welcome to our guest interviewers. Please stay tuned till the end of the post for your chance to win a wonderful prize. Please give all our guest a warm welcome. 

BLI: Kersten can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Kersten: I was born in a trailer in the mountains of southern New Mexico. I escaped electrocution when a typhoon blew power lines down over yet another trailer in a swamp in Washington state, and drowning when a station wagon spun out of control and …

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All YA Love: The Accidental YA Reader, Pt.2 – The People Have Spoken…

Courtesy of: Chester

…And the results are in! 

Finally in, I should say because WOW that was a lot of votes to count!!! As you can see from the picture at left, the counting volunteers were so exhausted they kept falling asleep right on top of their laptops! A round of applause goes out to our wonderful Book Lovers Inc readers for ‘Rocking the Vote!’ The response to my seemingly innocent little poll was mind-blowing. Rest assured your voices have been heard. The votes were counted and re-counted, I live in Florida and as anyone in our US readership will tell you that’s how we do it down here. =) *ahem*  Not only have your votes been tallied but after reading everyone’s comments debating whether or not the Study Trilogy is really a YA series or not, I’ve done some further …

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All YA Love: Why the more mature crowd still loves YA.

First of all, let me admit I’m a big fan of YA novels. For my second confession, I personally haven’t been considered a “young adult” for quite sometime…ok, decades, but who’s counting? I have not let my age deter what I read; I never have. When I was about ten years old, I had a crazy thing for Agatha Christie novels. Now that I’m more *coughs* mature, I have become a bigger fan of the YA genre.

I know I’m not alone in this, which does give me some comfort. I was at a restaurant one day and was looking around while waiting for my meal. Being a bookish person, I often notice others of my ilk more than anyone else (excepting super hot guys, of course). There was a man across the aisle, also waiting for his meal, killing his …

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All YA Love: Upcoming Releases To Look Out For

Hey everyone!  As always I’m forever waiting for books to come out that I desperately want… no need to read and I’m forever on the Goodreads site checking out when the next awesome book is going to be out.  My TBR pile on my desk is ridiculous yet I keep adding to it.  Addiction? Most probably.  But it doesn’t hurt to have the latest release sitting there for me to read when I get around to it. 

So here a few of the books I don’t have to wait long for.

The Marbury Lens by Andrew SmithRelease Date: 9th November 2010Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned …

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All YA Love: The Accidental YA Reader + Giveaway

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 I read all different kinds of books, every type, every theme, every style, every genre; if it’s a good book I will read it. That is unless it is a YA Book. In that case the type, theme, style and genre still don’t matter; I’m not going to read it. The last time I read a YA book I was about 12 years old. At least that is what I thought until about a week ago, when I discovered that statement wasn’t quite so true anymore.

(Yes, for those of  you keeping score that does mean I have not read the Twilight Series.) 

When I was working I sat at a little table outside and read during my lunch break everyday. One morning I was running late and didn’t have any unread books on my e-reader. So, I jumped onto Barnes& to download one real …

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All YA Love: I was a YA sceptic…but not anymore

Hey Everyone!

Not only should you be surprised that I am doing a YA post now, but that I will be advocating YA novels! Yes, me, who was admitting everywhere, high and low that Twilight must have been the last YA novel I have read as I’m not a big fan of teenage literature. And guess what? Seems I was proven wrong! I know, sounds pretty shocking, so hear me out.

I don’t/didn’t like YA books because I was irritated by all the teenage drama, the constant whining and drama queen antics, that every little problem means the end of the world and the lack of maturity and intelligence in the characters not only frustrated, but angered me. But recently, despite my misgivings I have read a few YA novels and believe me, I was the most shocked to discover that I loved them!

So it seems my prejudiced days against YA novels are …

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Talking Covers: a Photographer’s Take

As a photographer I tend to look at things from a slightly different eye than most people – I don’t have my pricing set up like a “typical” studio, I don’t “make” clients pick certain photo’s, I do my best and THEY get to pick which photo’s they like best out of maybe 15-20 of the best shots…

The reason? What I would pick, is almost 100% NOT what the parent likes best…

One shining example I got just today…I worked with little beautiful little boy, and today his parents ordered the photo’s they wanted from our session – me, I would have picked this one as my favorite…

But his parents, they picked this one….

Now don’t get me wrong, the one above is great, I love it too BUT …

All YA Love,The YA Lover     29 Sep 2010 5 comments
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All YA Love: YA Books That Have Changed You

I’ve always been a big reader and have been known to read a book a day (on a good day).  So when you calculate that with the amount of years I’ve been reading.  That’s alot of books.  It gets to a point though when I can remember the title but not always what it’s about, until I flip the book over and read the synopsis that I remember I’ve read it.

But, there are those books that stick with you long after you’ve read the last page.  Some that leave you with that light feeling in your chest when the outcome is good, or those that have you sobbing and reaching for another kleenex.  It’s those ones that I’ll forever be changed by.  Whether it be dramatic or subtle some books have that capability to make a difference, be it on purpose or …

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All YA Love: My YA Wishlist

Hey Everyone!

Amanda is on vacation and I took advantage of her absence to usurp her weekly spot to tell you about my YA Wishlist! ;-p  I seldom read YA (the last YA novel I read was probably Twilight), but somehow September is full of YA releases I can’t wait to get my hands on! So if you love YA I bet you have already marked these releases on your calendar, but even if you are like me and don’t read that many YA novels, these are still worth checking out.

So here is my
YA Wishlist

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers (Personal Demons #1)

Release date: 14 September 2010

Amazon, Book Depository US, Book Depository UK, Goodreads 

Goodreads appetizer: Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She’s spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same…until …

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