Liebster Blog Nominee... x2!

Haven't been blogging all that long so imagine my surprise that I've been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award...twice! So many thanks to Jordan @ Jordan's Reading Nook and Cristyn @ The Book Cafe. It's really cool that you guys throught to include me.

Rules of the Liebster Blog Award: 
1. Tell 11 things about yourself.  
2. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.  
3. Post 11 questions for those who will be nominated by you to answer.  
4. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.  
5. Get in contact with those 11 bloggers in order to inform them that you nominated them.

Listmania Monday: Novellas

Today is the inauguration of my new blog meme: Listmania Mondays! To start it off,  I thought I'd put up all the novellas & extras that ya authors write for us fans, whether the stories are actually published or not. Please leave me comments with more of your favorite extras and novellas and I'll update the list.

Review: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

Rating: 5 stars!!
Pub Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill (an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group)
Genre: young adult, sci fi, romance
Format/Source: Hardcover, borrowed from the library
Status: Book 3 of the Across the Universe trilogy (aka The End)

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn't the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all?
Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been for nothing.


YOU GUYS. If you haven't read Across the Universe and A Million Suns, RUN to your local bookstore or library and get them now if only so you can grab Shades of Earth, part three TODAY. I am hard pressed to think of a series finale that left me so satisfied as this one. While I have several beloved series, none of the endings have ever felt as complete and, well, final as this one. I think that may be because while I enjoyed (greatly) the first two books in the trilogy, I didn't obsess over the ending like I did with others (although I've spent the last six months in great anticipation), and I think that really improved my experience reading Shades. So if you haven't read the first two, you may not want to hop under the cut, just because some parts of the previous books will be spoiled.

YA2U: Team Dallas

Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here's your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!

The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy--and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)--and the book contest is open internationally!