Pacific Burn by Barry Lancet (Giveaway) [CLOSED]

I am very excited to be partnering with Simon & Schuster in order to bring you guys this giveaway! The giveaway is U.S. only, (sorry international followers! I will be hosting an international giveaway very soon!) And the book being given away is Pacific Burn by Barry Lancet, which came out today!

“Pacific Burn is a page-turning, globe-spanning tale of murder, suspense, and intrigue that grabs and holds your attention from beginning to end. Barry Lancet is truly a gifted author, and his character of Jim Brodie is unlike any private investigator you’ve ever encountered in literature.” —Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of Radiant Angel

Before the link to the actual giveaway, I would like to first share some images and info about the book with all of you (courtesy of Simon & Schuster):

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The Fixer: The Naked Man by Jill Amy Rosenblatt (Mini Review)

25765634Title: The Fixer: The Naked Man
Author: Jill Amy Rosenblatt
Type: Fiction
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date published: August 8, 2015
Format: Digital
Page Count: 162
Source: Author

A digital copy of the book was kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: “Katerina—I need some help. Be a good girl and come over here and I’ll make it worth your while.”

It’s an offer NYC college student Katerina Mills should refuse. But how can she?

A desperate situation….

After ditching her cheating lover (and boss), she’s stuck in dead end temp jobs. Her dad just ditched her mom and his promise to pay Kat’s college tuition bill.

She has two weeks to come up with $14,000 or she’s out of her apartment, out of school, and out of luck.

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#ReadThemAllThon Update [#2]

pokemon-reading.gifAnd it’s time for another #ReadThemAllThon update! For those of you who don’t know about it, #ReadThemAllThon is a readathon which is Pokémon / Pokémon GO themed!

For info about the readathon, you can read my sign up post for it here.
As you may know (if you’ve read my last update), I had a bit of a wonky start due to not having finished Nevernight when the tumblr_nnfzkzDz9k1tugqqno1_400readathon started, and then suffering from an intense book hangover afterward. I managed to push through, though, and read This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab at a relatively okay speed, all things considered. Haha. I finished and reviewed This Savage Song, and then moved on to Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter.

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Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter [ARC Review]

51B0wt0bGFL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Ghostly Echoes
Author: William Ritter
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Date published: August 23, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 348
Source: NetGalley

An e-copy of this book was kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  “Tread lightly, Miss Rook,” warned Mr. Jackaby. “It would not do to push Miss Cavanaugh too far or too fast.”

Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the investigative services of her fellow residents to solve a decade-old murder–her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all.

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The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray [ARC Review]

9781627791816Title: The Gilded Cage
Author: Lucinda Gray
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher:  Henry Holt and Co.
Date published: August 2, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 188
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: After growing up on a farm in Virginia, Walthingham Hall in England seems like another world to sixteen-year-old Katherine Randolph. Her new life, filled with the splendor of upper class England in the 1820s, is shattered when she discovers the corpse of her brother George in a lake on the estate-the tragic accidental drowning of a young man, the coroner reports, despite the wound to George’s head.

Katherine is expected to observe the mourning customs and get on with her life, but she can’t accept that her brother’s death was an accident. A bitter poacher prowls the estate, and strange visitors threaten the occupants of the house. There’s a rumor, too, that a wild animal stalks the woods of Walthingham.

Can Katherine retain her sanity long enough to find out the truth? Or will her brother’s killer claim her life, too?

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#ReadThemAllThon TBR

I’ve decided to join my first readathon! Many fellow bookworms (including the creator of this readathon, Aentee from Read at Midnight), have said that readathons have been a great way for them to tackle their TBR piles! So, I decided to give it a try because my TBR pile is getting out of control (it’s not a pile anymore, but 3 shelves), and because I love anything and everything Pokémon-related! This is just an awesome readathon idea.

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Disclaimer: Pokémon does not belong to me, but to Nintendo!

Okay so, to quote Aentee directly, for those who may also like to join, or just simply want to know that the heck it is that I’m talking about, hahaha:

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The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay [ARC Review]

61J+pOxzHHLTitle: The Assassin Game
Author: Kirsty McKay
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Teen
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date published: August 2, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley , in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: T.A.G. You’re It…

It is 4 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before-“

At Cate’s isolated boarding school Killer is more than a game-it’s an elite secret society. Members must avoid being “killed” during a series of thrilling pranks-and only the Game Master knows who the “killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join The Guild of Assassins, she knows it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.

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The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry [Sneak Peek Review]

downloadTitle: The Passion of Dolssa
Author: Julie Berry
Type: Fiction
Category: Teens, Young Adult
Genre: Historial, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Sold by: Penguin Group USA
Date Published: April 12 2016
Format: E-book (sneak peek)
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

Summary: Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all. Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she’s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire, and wants Dolssa executed, too. Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town of Bajas.

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Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter [Sneak Peek Review]

51B0wt0bGFL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Ghostly Echoes
Author: William Ritter
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s, Teens, Young Adult
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Date published: Aug. 23 2016
Format: E-book (sneak peek)
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

Summary: Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 826 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected.

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