2013 YA and MG Time Travel Reading Challenge: January Wrap-up Post + Review Linky + Giveaway of Vortex by Julie Cross

So the first month of the YA + MG Time Travel Reading Challenge is coming to an end…aaaaand Precious and I have yet to review a time travel novel. However, as an explanation for the lack of reviews, January for us is the month of emailing authors, organizing the whole thing, preparing and updating our very detailed spreadsheets. This is the list of posts we have so far: 

Here’s the list of time travel books released in January: 

Timekeeper (Timeless #2) by Alexandra Monir 
Vortex (Tempest #2) by Julie Cross 

For February, only one time travel book will be released: The Pirate Kings (TimeRiders #7) by Alex Scarrow.

For our lovely participants, it’s the time to link up your reviews! 

http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=ef279481-a3e2-45ff-b282-097ce0d99133 Also…to thank you guys and to encourage other people to join the YA + MG Time Travel Reading Challenge (you can sign-up here), we’re having a giveaway. What’s up for grabs, you say? A finished copy of Vortex by Julie Cross! Open internationally! Ends on Feb 28th.

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Waiting on Wednesday (5): Velvet by Em Garner


Title: Velvet

Author: Em Garner

Publisher: EgmontUSA
Date of Publication: July 23, 2013

After the Contamination—an epidemic caused by the super-trendy diet drink SlimPro that turned ordinary citizens into violent, uncontrollable creatures—the government rounded up the “Connies” to protect the remaining population. Now, two years later, the rehabilitated are being allowed home, complete with shock collars that will either control, or kill, them.

Velvet Ellis has struggled to care for her ten-year-old sister since her parents were taken in the round up. When she finds her mother in one of the “Kennels,” Velvet resolves to do whatever it takes to put her family back together. But the danger isn’t over. It’s beginning all over again…

Gritty and grabbing, Velvet is a harrowing, emotionally charged novel for fans of Carrie Ryan and The Walking Dead.


The cover alone makes me want to grab it in a shelf and read it. Coupled with a fantastic premise, HELL YEAH, imma read this.

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Cover Reveal: The Only Exception by Magan Vernon

Title: The Only Exception
Author: Magan Vernon
Publisher: Beautifully Broken Books
Date of Publication: April 9, 2013
Genre: new adult romance

Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative governor son, Trey Chapman.

No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.

A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.

About Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien, disguised as a southern gentleman.

Spotlight + Giveaway: Entanglement by Dan Rix


Title: Entanglement
Author: Dan Rix
Date of Publication: November 16, 2012

“…the scientific explanation is quantum entanglement, whereby the boy and girl—even when separated by great distances—react instantaneously to changes in each other’s states…” —Dr. Casler Selavio, on the entanglement of halves.

In a world like ours, humans are born in pairs. When a newborn boy takes his first breath in the coastal town of Tularosa, the exact time is noted, recorded in the Registry, and later compared to the birth times of other newborns around the globe. There will be one identical match—his half. They will meet on their eighteenth birthday and they will spend their lives together. Except this time, there is no match.

Hotheaded heartthrob Aaron Harper is scheduled to meet his half in twenty-nine days, and he doesn’t buy a word of that entanglement crap. So what if he and his half were born the same day and share a spooky psychic connection? Big deal. After breaking one too many teenage girls’ hearts, he’ll stick to brawling with the douchebag rugby players any day.

Until the day a new girl arrives at school and threatens everything he takes for granted.

Cold and unapproachable, Amber Lilian hates the growing list of similarities between her and the one boy she can’t read, Aaron: born the same day, both stubborn, both terrified of meeting their halves. . . . All the more reason not to trust him. That she would rather die than surrender herself as her half’s property is none of his damn business. But once lost in Aaron’s dangerous, jet black eyes, she’s already surrendered more than she cares to admit.

Tangled in each other’s self-destructive lives, Aaron and Amber learn the secret behind their linked births and why they feel like halves—but unless they can prove it before they turn eighteen, Aaron faces a lifetime alone in a world where everyone else has a soul mate . . . and he’ll have to watch Amber give herself to a boy who intends to possess not only her body but also a chunk of her soul.

ENTANGLEMENT, a 75,000 word YA thriller, will appeal to readers of Michael Grant’s GONE and Ally Condie’s MATCHED.


First three chapters HERE!


Read my five-star, glowing and worshipping review HERE!

Guest Post

Read Dan Rix doing some explainin’ HERE!


Because I love this book so much, I asked Dan if he can sponsor five ebook copies for my giveaway and he said yes! It’s contemporary YA with tinges of sci-fi and of course, romance abounds. If you read my review, I pretty much spazzed through the whole review. Haha! So there will be FIVE WINNERS of ONE EBOOK OF ENTANGLEMENT. Contest ends February 4. Winners will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or I will choose a new winner.

Good luck!


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