Archive for December 2011

Trylle Series By Amanda Hocking Book Trailer

Synopsis: When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.  She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her.  Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit.  But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth:  Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.   

Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening.  And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…

Bloopers 2011 - Go ahead, laugh :)

      This is the best part of the year. The collection of bloopers. Enjoy. Laugh. Let's get ready for next year!

Goodbye Spoiler Room

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     Hello Bookworms, I hope this finds you having a wonderful Christmas.       
     I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know that I've decided to remove the Spoiler Room from my reviews. This is something that I have thought about doing on many occasions in the past. While I like the opportunity the Spoiler Room provides for us to discuss the book, I don't feel that it is providing as much value to my viewers as I had hoped. I also worry that the long video times are preventing new viewers from watching the review. I know, as a youtuber, that I often check the video time before I hit play-- if it's too long, I'll probably move on. On the other hand, I'm pretty quick to watch videos that run under a few minutes. 
      So, in the hopes of shortening my video length, increasing my viewership, and in addition decreasing my workload, I will be removing the Spoiler Room. I tested this option on my last review, Under The Never Sky, and watched for any reactions. No one, not a one,

Luminous Unboxing

Synopsis: As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.

When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela's way home.

The Hobbit Movie Trailer

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     Ok, everyone has seen the trailer by now right? I mean, it's been trending world wide on Twitter, so of course you've seen it. No?! Well, damn, quit reading this and watch it! Read my comments below the video when you're done.
     Ok, come on. How awesome was that?! The singing gave me chills.

Under The Never Sky Book Review

Under The Never SkyUnder The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

     This was such an amazing book and I'm so glad that it got to be the final book reviewed in 2011. Give this book a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Watch my video to find out why I loved it so much!
Barnes & Noble: Under The Never Sky
Amazon: Under The Never Sky

Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction Book Trailer

    Synopsis: Sara is not a typical 11 year old. Her parents are dedicated to saving animals and using nature to cure diseases. Sara learns of an ancient legacy and the power within her to save endangered animals. An 800-year old medallion holds the key to unlocking her power.                            

Tiger's Voyage Unboxing

     I realized after uploading this video that we have, in a sense, come full circle. The first video I ever posted on TheBookVlogger was Tiger's Curse-- the first book in the Tiger Saga. Now I am unboxing the very final book in that series. It also just now occurs to me that not only have I unboxed an entire series on TheBookVlogger, but I now own my first complete series of signed books. Wow, this is like a momentous occasion for me. I feel like there should be streamers and a tiny band playing (I say tiny cuz it's not that momentous). I hope I get a chance to do an end of the year video so I can talk about all of the accomplishments that TheBookVlogger has made and thank you all for helping me get where I am. Ok, enough of that. Onto the video!

Elizabeth Bunce’s STARCROSSED is now $2.99 on e-book!

Starcrossed (Thief Errant, #1)Starcrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

     If you follow me on Twitter than you have probably seen my tweets advertizing Starcrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce as a $2.99 e-book. Well I just wanted to moment to remind you all of that and point out that the sale ends on the 14th. So if you want to get in on this great deal---well, GET ON IT! $2.99 e-book!
      There is also a giveaway going on over at Chavelaque. "Three (3) winners will each receive one (1) hardcover copy of both StarCrossed and Liar’s Moon (Approximate Retail Value $35.98). Two (2) winners will each receive (1) copy of Second Sight (Approximate Retail Value $16.99). Everyone will receive my undying gratitude." Entering is as easy as tweeting the contest. If you would like to do just that, CLICK HERE to learn more.
     You remember that I reviewed Starcrossed, don't you? You didn't see it? Oh, you just need a refresher. Well, here's the video :)

Shatter Me Book Review & Discussion

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A different kind of book than what you typically find in YA-- at least as far as the writing is concerned. Watch my video review to find out what I mean.
Buy it on Amazon: Shatter Me


A Million Suns Book Review & Discussion

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)A Million Suns by Beth Revis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

     I wonder what Amy's parents would think if they knew their lives and the survival of the entire ship rested in the hands of a few kids? All of my reviews are done in video format and split up into two parts; part one is spoiler-free and part two is not. I hope you enjoy the review and if you've read the book, please comment in the comment section of the video. I love discussing the story! 
Buy on Amazon:  A Million Suns

Tiger's Quest Unboxing


     This is my Unboxing for Tiger's Quest, the second book in the Tiger Saga by Colleen Houck. I hope you enjoy it and next week I plan to post an Unboxing of the third and final book, Tiger's Voyage.
Check it out: Tiger's Quest

The Effects Of A Recent Snow Storm-
Before & After

     We recently had a snow storm. Not a big one, but it was enough to cause some damage. I did two small vlogs. One is at the beginning of the storm when everything was so pretty and the second is the next day. I hope you enjoy my casual chatting!

Suddenly SNOW! (The Beginning)
Suddenly SNOW! is dangerous. (The Day After)