May 31, 2012

The Official Emerald Butterfly Book Trailer

Want to get excited for the release of Emerald Butterfly on an this July? Watch the official book trailer for Emerald Butterfly now!

May 28, 2012

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter is a very lovable book and the series is all the more engrossing.

Here's the synopsis:

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school--typical that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but it's really a school for spies.

Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man seven different ways wither her bare hands, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"--but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?

This book was extremely entertaining to me. The idea of a kick-butt girl who could save the world in a moment's notice but has no clue when it comes to normal boys and normal dates, fabricates the perfect quirky romantic novel.

The characters are easily loved as they are easily able to disable the toughest of alarms and locks. The cover gives a simple but memorable design of what's inside the book.

The best part of this novel was the suspenseful climax when Cammie and her classmates tackle their final exam. The girls are so real and pliable that you feel as if you could befriend them yourself (that is if you don't spill their secret).

Happy Reading! :)

-Amanda Nuri

Want a Sneak Peek of this Summer's Book Giveaway?

June's Summer Giveaway will include:

An autographed book, one copy of a video book, a copy of a Sci-Fi Thriller, a favorite book from the author of Emerald Butterfly (me) and authentic art done by The Heart Of A Painter admin!

Full details will be released on June 1st!

Happy Reading!

-Amanda Nuri

May 23, 2012

Pursuing a Career in the Writing Industry?

Join Writer's Digest's Community! You can get help with your writing career and take the first step toward achieving your dreams as an author.

Being a member of helpful writing groups, forums, blogs, and many other discussions to recieve critique, advice, and help from authors just like you!
Keep writing!
-Amanda Nuri

May 22, 2012

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Has anyone heard of or read The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson?

It seems like a very good read and most likely I will be pouncing on a copy by tomorrow! Here's the synopsis:

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic,are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior, and he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

If any of you have read this book, comment below! I'd love to know if my fellow teen readers loved this as much as I feel I would.

May 21, 2012

Monthly Book Giveaways!

Starting this June look out for free book giveaways! The prize packages, however, will include more than just books but other free stuff like bookmarks, accessories, and other memorabilia.

More details soon!

May 20, 2012

Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick

If you have not yet read the first three books of the Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick, you've missed out on the beautifully written tale of a dangerous love and a dark, brewing conflict.

Fitzpatrick has an inspiring power with words that leads you down a twisted path of angels, humans, and Nephillim. Nora Grey's young and curious narration is so utterly real you feel as if you can sympathize with her yourself.

The characters maintain a strong sense of themselves throughout the entire work yet the incidents in the novel remain fresh and satisfyingly exciting.

The final book of the saga is going to be released this coming fall!

Happy Reading!

-Amanda Nuri

May 14, 2012

Love the Hunger Games?

If you've read the Hunger Games Trilogy, then you know where it's at. But what's even better is getting the low-down on all the Hunger Games products, actors, and other fresh news on the books & movie. Follow my friends The Hob. They have everything you need to know about Suzanne Collins best-selling Trilogy!

-Amanda Nuri