Posts Categorized: YA fiction

TDD Giveaway

27 Dec, 2009 by in etsy, free stuff, the Dark Divine, YA fiction 79 comments

Allrighty, I have spent all weekend having fun with purple jewelry in celebration of the debut of Bree Depain’s Book “The Dark Divine” and now I am ready to give some away!

First prize: The Dark Divine Bauble Bracelet, a pair of purple earrings and a free Twilight Inspired CD from Eternal Conflict

Second Prize: The Dark Divine Inspired Purple Earrings and a button from Fire and Ice

Third Prize: An Angel Print 8×10 of your choice from our Etsy shop

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The Dark Divine Review

26 Dec, 2009 by in paranormal, YA fiction 1 comment

Trailer by Sprtygal/ cranberryfries

From debut author Bree Despain’s website:

A prodigal son

A dangerous love

A deadly secret . . .

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude shell stay away.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel’s dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.

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WOW! I bought Bree’s debut book the day it came out and could not stop reading until I was done. I admit it took me a little while to fall in love with Daniel because of all I knew he had done in the past, but he what a man.

This book takes the parable of the Prodigal Son and brings it into the 21st century while adding a paranormal twist full of myth and legend.

Every girl wants to fall in love with their childhood friend and I found myself pulling for Grace and Daniel as their chemistry became undeniable. It was clear their love would endure the pressures of the outside trying to pull them apart. Grace is the perfect heroine…down to earth, forgiving and an example of what she has been taught. Daniel is someone I have seen in so many others as I get older, someone fighting against what seems an inescapable past. He works hard to better his life and right what he has done wrong. Jude. Well, he is the boy next door who serves everyone and you can’t help but to love him. Each one involved in the story has depth that helps you see their point of view.

The characters jumped off of the pages for me. I enjoyed the history woven through the ending chapters as the full plot and all of the secrets unfold. The last chapter were easy to read and not jumbled or pulled together too quickly. The suspense keeps the pages turning form beginning to end. This is a must read! Warning though, once you pick it up you will not be able to put it down. Five out of five stars.

Watch for my TDD inspired jewelry coming out this week :)

Waiting on Wednesday "Linger"

23 Dec, 2009 by in maggie stiefvater, shiver, wolf, YA fiction 1 comment


In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love — the light and the dark, the warm and the cold — in a way you will never forget.

Pre-order on Amazon here

Maggie is my very favorite Young Adult author and I fell in love with her first three books: Lament, Ballad and Shiver. While waiting for Linger to debut enjoy her Shiver trailers…

Learn more about Maggie at her blog site http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/ you will love her taste in music!

See our Stiefvater inspired jewelry on Etsy

The Dark Divine

21 Dec, 2009 by in YA fiction Leave a comment

Ever since meeting Bree a couple of weeks ago I have been scouring the shelves of local bookstores hoping to catch a sneak peek of her book “The Dark Divine” in the wild. No such luck… However, only two days left until the official debut! In the mean time check out her playlist on our sidebar. It is to die for. Lots of awesome music. And check out her blog here.
Join Bree at her pre-launch chat on Mundie Moms tonight at 7 Pm MST.

Thanks to Becca Fitzpatrick

17 Dec, 2009 by in Patch, simon schuster, YA fiction Leave a comment

Our person of the week is Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the YA book Hush, Hush. She was kind enough to write on our wall and is a fan of Fire and Ice on Facebook. Her book features the Fallen Archangel Patch on his adventures with Nora. It’s a must read. You will fall in love…

Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen — and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life

Check out our Hush, Hush/ Patch inspired wing jewelry, book mark and Urban Fiction Journal in the Etsy store.