Category: Fantasy



My USA trip + San Diego Comic Con #BookHaul

My USA trip + San Diego Comic Con #BookHaul

  Welcome, welcome. So it’s been a few weeks. Can’t believe it’s gone so quickly. Bah! Feels like just last week I was posting about going away. Anyway, here I am. I have LOTS of new books I can’t wait to show you. For this, I decided to do a video as writing it all would kill my hands.  Enjoy 😀 p.s. Still getting the hang of editing so please excuse any hiccups along the way.      Funnily enough, as soon as I’d finished […]


#GuestPost: The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne #Spotlight

#GuestPost: The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne #Spotlight

Today I’m pleased to welcome a special post about Kat Hawthorne’s book The Boatman. Here she explains what it was like working with an illustrator when putting the story together. The Weirdness of Working With an Illustrator By: Kat Hawthorne As you may or may not know, my book, The Boatman, was illustrated by the wonderful and talented artist, Dora Mitchell (www.doramitchell.com). This was a first for me, working with an illustrator, so today I’d like to explore how weird it was for me, the […]


#CoverReveal: The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne #MG #Fantasy

#CoverReveal: The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne #MG #Fantasy

  Here at Book Nerds we’re happy to give you a treat: The beautiful cover of Kat Hawthorne’s is up and coming illustrated novel The Boatman. Ready? Set? GO! Isabel Wixon is weird. Not only does she see dead things, but her list of friends consist of a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and the gentlemanly spider that lives in her hair. Real friends? Too hard. Inventing friends is much easier. Inventing the Boatman—a terrible monster that lures kids into a strange sleeping sickness and never lets them […]


#CoverReveal: The Summer Marked (The Winter People #2) by Rebekah L. Purdy

#CoverReveal: The Summer Marked (The Winter People #2) by Rebekah L. Purdy

Here’s the cover for the sequel to The Winter People… The Summer Marked (The Winter People #2) by Rebekah L. Purdy Release Date: 08/04/15 Entangled Teen 305 pages Summary   Fresh off a break-up with her boyfriend, Kadie’s glad to be home from college for Thanksgiving. All she needs is a rebound guy, a box of chocolates, and some girl time with her best friend, Salome. Problem is, Salome isn’t returning her calls, and her family won’t say where she is. Feeling sorry for herself, Kadie ends […]


#BOOKHAUL #1 – March 2015 edition #YA #Fantasy #Contemporary #Dystopian

BOOK HAUL #1 March 2015 I’ve not done a book haul in….oh god, years? I’m pretty sure this is either the second or third post I’ve ever done on it. I keep meaning to, but you know how it goes… Now, I know the end of the month is a weird time to put one up, but granted, I don’t get books all the time, so it might not be every month, and when in the month I don’t know. I’m confusing myself. Right…On with […]


#Promo: Extraordinary Sam by Kevin A. Springer #MiddleGrade #Fantasy

Posted 14 March, 2015 by katheryn13 in Adventure, Book Promo, Fantasy, Middle Grade / 1 Comment
#Promo: Extraordinary Sam by Kevin A. Springer #MiddleGrade #Fantasy

Today on the Book Nerd Blog, I want to promote something a little different. I don’t often have MG here, but that’s about to end. Check THIS out! ﹀ ﹀ ﹀ In EXTRAORDINARY SAM, Sam Miller seems like an ordinary 12 year-old boy, but the discovery of a mysterious box from his missing grandfather changes his life forever. He soon finds himself in a strange world full of adventure and magic where he must battle pirates, giant spiders, and a fire-wielding tyrant. To survive, Sam must overcome his […]


#BlogTour & #Giveaway : Red by Alyxandra Harvey #YA @entangledteen @alyxandrah

Posted 11 March, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Fantasy, YA / 0 Comments
#BlogTour & #Giveaway : Red by Alyxandra Harvey #YA @entangledteen @alyxandrah

Red by Alyxandra Harvey  Release Date: March 2015 Entangled Teen Summary from Goodreads: Bad girls burn hot… Red is the color of Kia Alcott’s hair. It’s her temper, which blazes hot and always gets Kia into way too much trouble. And it’s the color of fire. Fires that Kia can start…just by thinking about them. When her latest “episode” gets her kicked out of school, Kia is shipped off to her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods. It’s an estate shrouded in secrets, surrounded by […]


#BlogTour + Giveaway: Cut Here by Azzurra Nox @diva_zura #YA #Paranormal

#BlogTour + Giveaway: Cut Here by Azzurra Nox  @diva_zura #YA #Paranormal

Cut Here By Azzurra Nox Release Date: 02/13/15 YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Book Summary: Sixteen-year-old Lena Martin’s idyllic world shatters the night her mother dies due to a hit and run accident. Two years later, her dad relocates her from Italy to Los Angeles to help her put behind the time spent in a psychiatric ward following her mother’s death. But the move only proves to be a fatal mistake. Shortly after her arrival, the classmates of her new private school begin to commit suicide under […]


#BlogTour: The Fire Mages by Pauline M. Ross

#BlogTour: The Fire Mages by Pauline M. Ross

    Welcome to the Fire Mages book tour.   Title: The Fire Mages Author: Pauline M. Ross Genre: Epic Fantasy Adventure / Romance Kyra has always been drawn to the magic of spellpages. She is determined to leave her small village far behind and become a scribe, wielding the power of magic through her pen. Halfway through her training, she has a mage as patron and her ambitions are within her grasp. But a simple favour for her sister goes disastrously awry, destroying Kyra’s […]


Blog Tour: Henge by Realm Lovejoy #YA #Fantasy

Posted 15 January, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Fantasy, Fun, Giveaways, Teasers, YA / 1 Comment
Blog Tour: Henge by Realm Lovejoy #YA #Fantasy

❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ❂ ✽ Title: Henge (Le Fay Series) ✽ ✽ Author: Realm Lovejoy ✽ ✽ Genre: YA Fantasy ✽  Inspired by one of the greatest legends of all time…        Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.             Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become […]


#YA releases in #2015 – TOP 20

#YA releases in #2015 – TOP 20

    So for the past few years I’ve assembled a list of books released in the year, month by month. But because of time and effort, I’ve decided to compile my top 20 most anticipated books in Young Adult! In no particular order: 1: The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle Mead It’ll be such a shame to see this amazing series end. I have loved every book of Bloodlines, just as I had with Vampire Academy. I’m really excited to see how it ends. Sad, […]


#BlogTour & #Giveaway : Learning To Swim by Annie Cosby @anniecosby

#BlogTour & #Giveaway : Learning To Swim by Annie Cosby @anniecosby

✵✵✵ Learning to Swim (Hearts Out of Water #1) by Annie Cosby Release Date: 03/01/14 ✵✵✵ Summary from Goodreads: When Cora’s mother whisks the family away for the summer, Cora must decide between forging her future in the glimmering world of second homes where her parents belong, or getting lost in the bewitching world of the locals and the mystery surrounding a lonely old woman who claims to be a selkie creature—and who probably needs Cora more than anyone else. Through the fantastical tales and anguished stories […]


#ReleaseDay Blitz: Tell Me My Name by Mary Fan & Slam by Tash McAdam #StoryTime #YA #Fantasy #Paranormal #Novellas

#ReleaseDay Blitz: Tell Me My Name by Mary Fan & Slam by Tash McAdam #StoryTime #YA #Fantasy #Paranormal #Novellas

RELEASE DAY BLITZ   StoryTime is a tri-annual event created by Glass House Press. All proceeds from the StoryTime events will be donated to SDDAS Spirit Fund, a nonprofit society dedicated to giving homeless animals the medical care they need. For more information, visit their website at sddac.com/donations.asp.   In Mary Fan’s second novella from Glass House Press, a teen girl wakes up in an icy cell, alone and frightened. She has no memory of who she is or how she came to be there. […]


Review: 4 stars to The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan

Posted 1 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Middle Grade, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan

This terrific YA series by mystery writer Rick Riordan revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find absolutely enthralling. Percy Jackson is a trouble-prone teenager with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. He’s also the half-blood son of Poseidon (yes, ithat/i Poseidon!), one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Riordan ratchets up the action in this third rip-roaring installment, as Percy and his demigod pals set out to find the vanished goddess Artemis — and to foil a treacherous […]