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Giveaway Hop: Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop Ends Dec 31 (INT)

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Welcome to the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop. It is hosted by BookHounds & I am A Reader.Thank you for stopping by and entering. The prize is a pre-order of Remembrance by Meg Cabot. It is a continuation of the Mediator series, which were a favorite of mine. It comes out on February 2nd.

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Ends  12/31/15
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You must be 13 or older to enter .
The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is International as long as Amazon or BookDepository ships to you.

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#Tbt – Mediator Series by Meg Cabot

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I recently found out that Meg Cabot will be releasing another Mediator book and this one is for adults. I read the Mediator series when I was in my early teens and I can’t imagine what my childhood would have been like without those books. It was how I discovered Meg Cabot for the first time and I went to the 1-800-Where- R-U series and I still read them even now.

Anyways, the book will be called Remembrance, it will be the seventh book and it will take place after Susannah has graduated from college. The book is going to be for an adult audience which is good because the audience of those books when they were first published would be my age now and would want to know what happened as they aged along with Susannah. I already pre-ordered the book and can’t wait for its release.

In REMEMBRANCE (Mediator 7), the seventh installment of the Mediator series, all Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva).

But when she stumbles across an ancient murder, old ghosts—and ex-boyfriends—aren’t all that come back to haunt her.

REMEMBRANCE will be the first ever adult installment of the Mediator, published by William Morrow, the adult division of HarperCollins, the company that brought you the YA books in the series.Meg Cabot Official Website

HERE is the official page from Meg Cabot about the book and here is the wedding invitation to Susannah and Jesse’s wedding. 🙂 The book will be released on February 14, 2016.

Cover Reveal: Underworld (Abandon #2) by Meg Cabot

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I just realized something today while looking at Meg Cabot’s site that she released the cover for Underworld the sequel to Abandon. I can not wait to see what happens in the this one!

so without further ado… here is the cover… just gorgeous isn’t it? Oh and the book will be published in May 8th, 2012

Review: Overbite (Insatiable, #2) by Meg Cabot

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Overbite (Insatiable, #2) by Meg Cabot

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Meena Harper has never rebuffed the love of a god (unless you count the prince of darkness). But she’s always felt as though her gift was a curse, because no one’s ever believed her when she’s told them they were going to die . . . .Until now.Meena’s been asked to work for the Palatine, a powerful secret military unit of the Vatican mandated to guard human beings from demon possession, and to obliterate all demon life forms from the planet. The Guard has recently opened their first division in lower Manhattan, and Meena Harper is their new secret weapon. With her ability to predict how-and sometimes when-the living are going to die, the Palatine finally have an advantage over their undead enemy.

Reporting to Abraham Holtzman, head of Manhattan operations, and partnered with Alaric Wulf, the most accomplished of all demon slayers (who happens to greatly appreciate how Meena looks in a short, black dress), Meena is taking her new job seriously. There’s just one small problem: None of the guards in the Palatine’s Manhattan unit seems to like-or trust-her.

Meena can’t understand it. Sure, her ex-boyfriend is the biggest baddie of them all, Lucien Antonescu, son of Dracula, the prince of darkness. But their affair ended the night he destroyed St. George’s Cathedral-and, everyone believes, himself.

With the prince and his minions gone, the need for Meena’s predictions has never been greater. An even more vicious enemy has arisen, one that never dared cross the equator from their South American stronghold while the Dracul was in charge. They are the Lamia, the most feared clan of all vampire kind.

The Vatican has done its part-for once-by transferring to Manhattan Father Henrique, its youngest, most modern (and, thankfully, bilingual), Brazilian monsignor. He’s secretly dealt with more Lamia than anyone in the Palatine. But the press draws unwanted attention to him by dubbing him Padre Caliente (because of his sizzling hot good looks). Of course his appointment as pastor of one of New York City’s proudest accomplishments, the completely restored, soon-to-be consecrated cathedral, St. George’s, is a ruse. But is it a ruse on the Lamir, the public . . . or the Palatine?

As the date of the ceremony approaches, attacks by Lamir in North America begin to mount, and danger closes in. Meena’s best friend Leisha, whose baby’s arrival coincided with the destruction of the church, is powerfully drawn to the site. Meena’s fellow guards are increasingly vulnerable in the field, and only her daily predictions can save them from death. She’s won her colleagues’ respect-and maybe even the heart of one co-worker in particular-but not without drawing, for mysterious reasons, the attentions of Padre Caliente.

Yet no face will ever be more attractive to Meena than Lucien’s. As she begins to unravel the truth about his identity-and the fateful night the two of them last met-Meena’s loyalties will be tested, her true feelings laid bare.

Meena has always been everyone’s guardian. But this time, who will guard her? – Goodreads

My Opinion: This was interesting. Not as good as the first. Meena wasn’t as interesting and there wasn’t as much about Alaric Wulf who is on eof my favorite characters. The connection between Meena and Lucien was still strong but I wanted more out of them together. I think the new vampires were weird, especially with the whole flesh eating aspect. That just freaked me out a little, maybe not a little, that was new, I think.
I liked Father Henrique but you can totally tell that he is messed up and something is wrong with him especially after all that he says he did about the vampires and yet he doesn’t know how to catch Lucien? What really surprised me though was that this book was based on the relationship between Lucien and the other characters, and the twist about a certain connection is crazy. Meg Cabot did amazing with that, I totally wasn’t expecting it.
I was really said about the ending though. I really hope that Lucien will be back and that if the series continues it will NOT be based on Meena and Alaric, because even though they are cute together… Lucien and Meena are better, at least in my opinion.
Overall: 4 out of 5

Review: Abandon (Abandon, #1) by Meg Cabot

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Abandon (Abandon, #1) by Meg Cabot
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Scholastic Inc.

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she’s moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can’t. Because even here, he finds her. That’s how desperately he wants her back. She knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven, yet she can’t stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld. – Goodreads

My Opinion: Meg Cabot is one of my all time favorite authors and I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed. the Persephone/Hades myth has been one that I have been interesting in since my Language Arts class in 8th grade did a unit on Greek myths. I liked the way that Cabot wrote the story with the plot that it had with the flashbacks of the “incidents” that have happened since Pierce death.

Pierce and John seemed like very interesting characters. Pierce seems to be a character that has hardened since her experience with death and everything that has happened since then, but she has also retained what made her unique and what attracted her to John in the first place. John seems to be equally interesting because of who he is and what he is willing to do to protect her. However, my favorite character was the cemetery sexton. He just seemed like a very nice person that was trying to look out for Pierce and John.

The plot I think might be close to genius. I loved the idea of the Isla Huesos and what it represents to the Underworld and its history with John is pretty interesting. I can’t wait to read the next in the series. If you are looking for a good and fast read (I read this in about 3 hours) this is definitely a book that you should pick up because you will not want to put it down, especially if you a Meg Cabot fan.

Overall: 4.25 out of 5

Movie Review: Avalon High

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Avalon High (2010) based on the novel Avalon High by Meg Cabot

When Allie Pennington (Brittany Robertson) transfers to Avalon High, her new friends seem like typical teens with typical problems. But a class on the legacy of King Arthur leads Allie to a startling connection: Avalon is a modern Camelot, and even she’s a member. All the Knights of the Round Table are present, from quarterback Will (Gregg Sulkin) to best friend Lance (Christopher Tavarez), but it’s up to Allie to uncover the traitor in the group.

Cast:
Brittany Robertson, Gregg Sulkin, Joey Pollari, Devon Graye, Molly C. Quinn, Steve Valentine, Don Lake, Christopher Tavarez
My Opinion: I have to say that I am a little disappointed of this movie. The characters were a little weird, especially Allie, she seemed to have trouble running, considering she was supposed to be a track athlete, it just bugged me.
On top of that, they completely screwed up the ending of the book. This is movie is based on the book Avalon High by Meg Cabot.
Overall: 2.5 out of 5

Review: Insatiable by Meg Cabot

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Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Hardcover, 451 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by William Morrow
“Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper.
But her boss is making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them.
Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die (not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does). But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for. The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own. And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare. Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . . If she even has one.”  – Goodreads
My Opinion: I guess this is like Dracula by Stoker. It had the same characters Lucien is Dracula and Meena Harper is Mina Harper. They fall in love but there are murders happening that Lucien needs to investigate to figure out what is happening with the vampire murders and He needs to get to get to the bottom of it because he is the leader of the vampires. He meets Meena when she and he are attacked while she is walking her dog and meet again when her neighbor who also happens to be a vampire invites her to welcome a real prince from Romania, only thing is that its not just other vampires that are rising up but also the Palatine are coming to fight and kill the prince of darkness. But Alaric Wulf, a Palatine guard, falls in love with Meena. Meena can see how people are going to die… which means she is very appealing to both the Palatine and the vampires because if they drink her blood then they can see how people are going to die.
I liked Meena she seems real and I love this revamp of the Dracula story. I think it worked well and there are funny moments in the book that made me laugh.
Overall: 4 out 5