Shymers by Jen Naumann

Story: In a distant future, Olive Mensing is raised in the solitude of the forest by her parents, away from Society. For a time, she is happy and content, trusting in everything her parents tell her, and thinking she has the rest of her life ahead of her. But not long after her father?s mysterious death, Olive and her mother are torn from their home and thrown into the very place Olive was raised to fear. There she will discover the brutal truths her parents had tried to keep from her – a Society divided by two classes (Shymers and Futures) based on how many days people have to live, and a government that locks people away for rebellious behaviors. Although everything seems backwards and hopeless in this new world, Olive makes a new friend and develops her first crush on a handsome boy. But even then, things aren?t as easy as they should be. She finds herself in a whirlwind of hatred, sadness and lies that spins out of control, forcing her to choose between what her heart wants and what she knows is right.

Our Rating: 5 out of 5 death defying stars

Review: Amazing!!! Jen does it again, bringing us another story we could not put down from the minute we started to read it. It’s scary to think of living in a world that separates it’s people by the ones who know when they are going to die (the Shymers) and the ones that don’t (the Futures). Please, it’s scary to be a person that knows when there date of death (D.O.D) is. Harrison by far is our favorite character. Our hearts break for him. We just want to rip him right out of the book and safe him. Olive is a strong character that must face a lot of obstacles. There’s something about her strength that we truly enjoyed. When certain secretes are revealed we couldn’t help but feel anger and sadness for Olive. Although, the subject matter in this book could lead you to believe it’s all full of gloom and doom, it is not. There are many precious moments with Olive and her friends. It’s also cute to see how both Olive and Harrison discover things that are part of our everyday life (like a phone) with childlike wonder. The booming romance between Olive and Harrison will surely make your heart melt, and make you fall head over heels in love with Harrison. This is beautiful story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and also maybe shed a couple of tears. We can’t wait for the next installment. Trust us when we say if you are into dystopia or not this is a must read.

So get yourself ready for an amazing story and read Shymers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

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Cover Reveal: Breaking Waves by Danielle Sibarium

We first met Danielle Sibarium when she sent us a copy of For Always. We fell in love with the book and knew we had to read her next book Breaking Heart which made us squeal with joy. We immediately fell in love with Jenna and Reece and their love story. We are anxiously waiting for the sequel Breaking Waves, which due out January 10, 2013. For now we are excited to bring you the beautiful cover reveal for Breaking Waves.

From the moment they met, Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, but she never dreamed it would happen like this. Jenna is left shattered and broken. When life becomes too painful to deal with and she feels completely alone, there’s only one person to help her pick up the pieces and move on. The one person she doesn’t want to turn to. The one person she promised to stay away from. Tyler.

Can Jenna put aside everything she knows about him and let Tyler help heal her broken heart?

Visit Danielle at  www.daniellesibarium.com

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5292476.Danielle_Sibarium

Go to the Heart Waves Facebook page where fun teasers can be found http://www.facebook.com/#!/heartwavesbook

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Other books by Danielle Sibarium:

For Always – Now available for Amazon click here:
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Storm of Arranon by R.E. Sheahan

Official Book Description: Beneath Erynn’s petite build lies a deeply hidden secret. If the truth about her were revealed, her life would be in danger. Her dream to be a fighter pilot would tailspin, crash, and burst into flames. Jaer radiates a smoldering strength. Charismatic and moody, he is a physically powerful warrior who defends his world. A warrior afraid to love. When a marauding alien society is discovered on their planets, a struggle of life and death begins. Erynn and Jaer’s worlds face annihilation. A mysterious force plunges Erynn into Jaer’s cold, dangerous, and beautiful world with its magical essence and living consciousness. Both the alien enemy and this strange inexplicable power pursue Erynn. With the death toll mounting, Erynn is thrust into the battle. Her responsibility extends far beyond what she ever imagined. Her secret may be their worlds’ only hope. But using her abilities may cost Erynn her life. When her feelings for Jaer intensify, Erynn hopes to survive the storm and break through that hard, cold exterior to the fire of a warrior’s love.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 out of this world stars

Review: Here’s one of those books that prove you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. We are not saying we didn’t like the cover. It’s just we thought it was a bit busy and were afraid the story would also be too complicated. But we were wrong.R.E. Sheahan does a wonderful job bringing you into two different worlds you will fall in love with. It’s set in the future with the good vs. evil story line. This book has just the enough description that helps you imagine it and doesn’t overpower the story. We loved the relationship between Erynn and Jaer. It a very cute buddy-romance. The pace of the story is perfect with the right amount of action to keep it flowing. All the characters are very well developed and you can see Erynn and Jaeg’s growth by the end of the book. Erynn is a wonderful character that many young readers will be able to connect with. We really love her connection to the animals. There were times we felt a little lost, but not so much to not know what was going on. This book is an easy, delightful read that is great for young readers.

So get yourself ready for a battle of good vs evil and read Storm of Arranon.

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**We received this book for free by the author. We were not bribed or paid in any way for this review. **

New Book Release: Shymers by Jen Naumann

We have been waiting for this book to come out since we heard it was in the making. The wait is over. Shymers has offiicially been released. Make sure to pick up your copy.

In a distant future, Olive Mensing is raised by her parents in the solitude of the forest, away from Society. For a time she is happy and content, trusting in everything her parents tell her, and thinking she has the rest of her life ahead of her. But not long after her father’s mysterious death, Olive and her mother are torn from their home and thrown into the very place Olive was raised to fear. There she will discover the brutal truths her parents had tried to keep from her – a Society divided by two classes (Shymers and Futures) based on how many days people have to live, and a government that locks people away for rebellious behaviors. Although everything seems backwards and hopeless in this new world, Olive makes a new friend and develops her first crush on a handsome boy. But even then, things aren’t as easy as they should be. She finds herself lost in a whirlwind of hatred, sadness and lies that forces her to choose between what her heart wants and what she knows is right.

Available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashword.

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Our Books of the Week for the Month of October

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Why We Picked It:

Falling in love for the first time is so sweet and so painful. This was one of those books once we began to read we couldn’t put it down. It’s a cute story that will win your heart from page one.

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Why We Picked It:

One word: Parker. Okay here are more words: The character are really well developed that you forget they are made-up. The twist at the end of the book takes you for a whirl wind. Now back to Parker, he makes you want to save him, love him, and want to go find him in really life. An amazing book with a great ending.

 

Why we picked it:

Just from the description we knew we were going to fall in love with this book and boy were we right. Danielle knows exactly how to write an intimate moment that makes you feel like you are a fly on the wall. And don’t even get us started on Reece. It’s been a while since we have fallen for a character this hard. We all wish he was real so we can safe him and make him ours. If you haven’t read this book you must. It a is a beautiful and at times painful love story.

Our Boyfriends for the Month of October

October 1st to 7th

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Our first boyfriend of the week for October is Wes from The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen. Wes can easily be the guy of your dreams. Okay, so he served time, but it wasn’t for anything big. Wes is the type of guy that can be series one moment and goofy the very next moment. He’ll become your best friend first. Wes will know almost everything about you, since his favorite game is truth. Wes will hold your hand when you need him to, and will make you realize the boyfriend you do have is a total jerk. We love Wes, but who doesn’t love the artsy type that can make garbage into beautiful art?

October 8th to 14th

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Our new boyfriend of the week is Derek from Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik. Derek might be the son of celebrity parents, but this hasn’t stopped him from being a normal teenage boy. He’s good to his friends and very protective of his sister. He even will do anything for his parents, who have not always been good parents. He is hot with a capital H. We know he can be arrogant at times, okay a lot of the time, but he is also oh-so-lovable. Okay, you might have to wait till almost the end of the book to fall in love with Derek, but once you do you’ll be thinking about him for days.

October 15th to 21st

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Our new boyfriend of the week is Sebastian from What A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn. Sebastian is the type of guy that can teach how to reel a guy in (AKA: The Hook-up Doctor.) Sebastian might think he’s God gift to girls, but he has a heart of gold when it come to his friends. He is very charming and will get inside your heart even if you don’t want him to. He might be afraid of love, but he’s not afraid to hug his mom. Sebastian may come off cocky but his heart will make you fall for him.

October 22 to 27th

Our boyfriend of the week is Chase from Chasing Nikki by Lacey Weatherfold. Yes Chase has issues, who wouldn’t after what he has gone through, but under his bad boy behavior he is a good boy at heart. His kisses will make your toes curl. He will teach you to believe in love again. And the end you will not only be saving him, but yourself too. Chase is the perfect guy you want chasing you. Besides, who doesn’t love a guy that carries your books for you? Get to know Chase, but make sure you have tissues near by, his story will make you cry.