Saturday, October 29

Recovery Road by Blake Nelson

Recovery Road by Blake Nelson
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

Summary: From acclaimed author Blake Nelson, the story of girl meets rehab.
Madeline is sent away to Spring Meadows to help with a drinking and rage problem she has. It's a pretty intense place, but there is the weekly movie night in town--where Madeline meets Stewart, who's at another rehab place nearby. They fall for each other during a really crazy time in their lives. Madeline gets out and tries to get back on her feet, waiting for Stewart to join her. When he does, though, it's not the ideal recovery world Madeline dreamed of. Both of them still have serious problems. And Stewart's are only getting worse....

My Thoughts: We are introduced to Madeline aka Maddie who is in rehab for drinking and drugs. We learn from the get go what she's going through, how hard it is for her, and that she just doesn't care at first. We meet her friend Trish whose also in rehab. Trish gets out first so Maddie has to go through the rest alone except she's not alone. She meets a boy named Stewart who is also in rehab down the road. They start to see more of each other and start to develop feelings for each other! One of the rules in rehab is you aren't supposed to date each other.

Maddie gets out and waits for Stewart to get out. He moves fairly close to her and they see eachother every once in a while. The book is split up into parts so you can get to see what both Maddie and Stewart go through in the upcoming year. A lot of events happen throughout the year. I'll stop there. If you want to know more or what happens, read it.

Overall: I enjoyed reading Recovery Road but I didn't love it. I felt like it was kind of dragged out a bit. I enjoyed the first part of the book more than the last. I liked Stewart at the beginning but by the end I wasn't too fond of him.

Cover: The cover is neat. Its really creative, especially all the pills on the front!

What I'd Give It: 

Thursday, October 27

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

Summary:  DEADLY COOL, in which a sixteen-year-old finds out that her boyfriend was cheating on her with the president of the chastity club; when she goes to confront the cheaters, she finds the girl dead instead and now must solve the murder.

My Thoughts: We are introduced to Hartley who is dating Josh. She's a virgin and wants to stay that way for a while. So Josh looks elsewhere. He ends up having sex with the leader of the Chastity Club. Ironic much? 

Hartley goes to Josh's house to confront him and ends up finding the chastity leader dead. Whose the number one suspect by her classmates and the police? Josh of course.  Hartley and her friend Sam set out on a mission to prove his innocence. Yes, she's furious he cheated on her but she still wants to prove his innocence. They team up with a new boy, Chase. He is the editor of the school newspaper and underneath his goth looks, he's actually kind of cute. 

With the detective watching Hartley's every move, it's hard to come up with clues but she does it. 

I really enjoyed Deadly Cool. It was a bit mystery, a bit high school, and a bit funny. There were a lot of laugh out loud moments that I would find myself chuckling too. With more suspects than she knows what to do with, she knows she just has to find the real killer. Who could it possibly be? 

Overall: Honestly, I really enjoyed Deadly Cool. My review is short because I don't want to give spoilers away on this one! One major spoiler could ruin the whole book! It was a book that kept me up late at night reading. It was fun. It was sweet. I loved all the characters and I loved reading about Hartley and Josh, even though he was a douche for cheating on her. I also liked Sam and Chase and all the other classmates we had the chance to meet. I recommend this book for anyone who likes a light breezy fun read. 

Cover: Love it! Very fitting, especially the ipod earbuds. I also like how big and blue her eyes look.

What I'd Give It:   

Tuesday, October 25

Back To Princess Bookie!

Thanks for joining me in the month long Contest Craze!!

Things will start to be back to normal at Princess Bookie with Reviews, In My Mailbox, and other regular posts!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed Contest Craze!

Sunday, October 23

Winner List Contest Craze Fall 2011




I will not be marking them as rec when they come in. The reason, I will not be marking them as received is because last year, I was chasing people down 4 months afterwards trying to get them to come comment, even though they had gotten the books (DC). 

If you emailed and didn't see your named as claimed at 4 pm Tuesday, your email might not have went through? nothing I can really do about this... I picked new winners Tuesday night.  

I USED RANDOMROG on each contest! That was a lot of counting comments!!! 


Make sure to click on the profile to make sure its you!!! 

This will be the page for the Winner List of Contest Craze Fall 2011 for Princess Bookie

-YOU must email me  (princessbookiecindy @ gmail dot com  to claim within 48 hours of winner announcement. 
-You must include your FULL mailing address including name, email address, and blog link (if you have one)
-You must also tell me the contest you won! 


REC Donation Contest:  Michelle @ Mysterious Reads.

REC  Mini Challenge: Who Should Be A Couple?

Contest Craze: Link Up Your Challenge:

REC Mini Challenge: Top 5 of 2011: Gabrielle

Mini Challenge: First to link their cover Contest: Grace Words Like Silver  

Recreate A Cover Contest: 

REC Mini Challenge: Collections:

REC Mini Challenge: Favorites:  Ashley Suzanne 


10/24   24 hours from 2 pm

Angelina's Bachelors: 3 Winners
Winner 1:  Arianne 
Winner 2:Tara Tag  CLAIMED
Winner 3:   Amanda 

Virtuosity: Amber Skye

Winner 1: Megan  CLAIMED
Winner 2: C.A. Marshall  CLAIMED
Winner 3: Cleo  CLAIMED
Winner 4: Jamie Kline (Bookerella)    CLAIMED
Winner 5:   Nicole 
Winner 6   Jasmine 
Winner 7:  Amanda 
Winner 8:  Kari (Flamingo1325)  CLAIMED
Winner 9:  Ashely
Winner 10: Renee (SteelerGirl83) CLAIMED

15 Prize Packs: I will be emailing you MONDAY night if you won. its easier if I email you since I already have ur addy. 

They will say unclaimed UNTIL I respond to your email, so please don't send more than one email per win. LOL It will take me some time! 


Your Life But Better: Step Up:  Rawlovedino

In Darkness: Ashely Suzanne
Death Catchers:  Kari 
 Various Positions:  Renee

Between: BooksoverBoys

Tempest Rising:  Cialina 

Lexapros and cons:

After The Snow:  Reading Wife Jac
Haunted:  Benji

Born At Midnight: 3 Winners
Winner 1:Becky
Winner 2: Benji
Winner 3: Maddz

Killer Sweet Tooth: 3 Winners
Winner 1: Rawrlove
Winner 2:  Laura
Winner 3:   Mickey

Dearly Departed: Ren

Between Here And Forever:  5 Winners
Winner 1: 
Winner 2:   Sab
Winner 3:  Ashley Suzanne  CLAIMED
Winner 4 
Winner 5: ham1299   CLAIMED 

The Year We Were Famous:  Kapri-Book Fanatics

Ashfall Hardcover:  Small Review 
McCloud Home For Wayward Girls:  Michelle-True Book Addict

Carlos T-Shirt: Gabrielle Carolina 
Jessica Rules The Dark Side: purplg8r

All These Things I've Done: Benji 

Drink Slay Love:  Tara 
Playing Hurt Swag Pack: The Story Queen 

There's No Place Like Home:  Laura

After Obsession:  IVY

Try Not To Breathe:  ham1299 
Beyond The Grave:  Guta Bauer 
Education Of Hailey Kendrick: BookBreather

Keri Mik Prize Pack:  BookBreather 
Frost:  Avery

35 Towards Editing:  3  Winners
Winner 1: 
Gabrielle Carolina   CLAIMED

Winner 2: Rebecca
Winner 3:  Sarah Darlington   CLAIMED

Latte Rebellion: Christi Teen Librarian
Without Tess: Shannon The Bookstalker 
Original Sin:
Winner 1: Jasmyn CLAIMED
Winner 2: I ♥ Book Gossip CLAIMED
Trapped: Audris

The Trust: Page (One Book At A Time)

Royally Crushed: Megan@The Bittersweet Blog

Last Of Demon Slayers: Kari (Flamingo1325)
Fracture: Amy J
Warped: Amy J

Sharp Time: April X

Mostly Good Girls: Alicia0605
Overprotected: Maddz
Following Christopher Creed: Ashley@Basically Amazing
Between The Sky and The Sea: Ashley Basically Amazing
Crescent: Ashley Basically Amazing
Trouble With A Half Moon: LoriStrongin
Shifter: Healing Wars: LoriStrongin

Cinder: The Book Pixie

The Goblin Wood: M.A.D.

Awake At Dawn: Orchid

Unlocked: 2 Winners: Christi-Teen Librarian CLAIMED AND Maji Bookshelf CLAIMED

Slayers: herofankidd

Half Moon: donnas
Shifting: Kate
Hades: Sara M

Secret Society: Melissa
When the Sea is Rising Red: Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)

If I Die: DeNiSe

Sky Is Everywhere: Amanda 
Vesper:  Enna Isilee 

 Legacy: Sab@YABliss 
Your Life But cooler: Khyla 

Perfect Chemistry: Ren 

Falling Under: Karissa
My Life Undecided: C.A. Marshall
Small Town Sinners: Coranne 

Havoc: Amber in blunderland
Blue Fire:  Coranne

Spellbound: A Room With Books 

Survival Kit: Jasmine Rose 

International Kissing Club: Erica 
Tell Me A Secret AudioBook: Erica@TheBookCellar

It's A Waverly Life:
Winner 1:  Amanda CLAIMED
Winner 2: Amy CLAIMED
Winner 3:  Ren 
Winner 4: Vivien   CLAIMED
Winner 5:   kathrynsbooknook CLAIMED 

Ruling Passion: 2 Winners:  JennyGeek   AND BloggerHeartBooks Both ClaImed 

Dogsled Dreams: LadyReaderstuff

For The Love Of Strangers:  Kari: Good Addiction

Swoon At Your Own Risk: Kari

StakeOut: Mickey@I'mabookshark

Your Life But Sweeter: Mickey@immabookshark

Nightspell:   Ivyreads

Stork: Amber@justyourtypicalbookblog

I'm Not Her:Kari@Agoodaddiction

Don't Breathe A Word:   Ivy@IvyReads

My Big Nose and Other Disasters: 

Darkfall:  Kira 

Chain Reaction: Amanda Corrane

Cover Contest Winner

The Winner of The Cover Contest was Jennie!  

Cover Voting


So, a few people have brought to my attention that someone might be cheating on the Cover Contest. I have sat here and watched the votes go up by over 100 votes in the past 45 minutes, while only 9 people have been on the site. I don't know exactly "who" is doing it however I want the contest to be FAIR.

I have figured out a new way to vote. I will be counting comments on the vote. 

Vote For Your Favorite. Leave a comment with either Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3. DO NOT leave any other comments with your vote, or it will be deleted. It should look like this.   Entry 1.  Do not type just 1. It should look exactly like this Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, no caps either. This is so I can do a search on them to count votes. 

Entry 1
Entry 2
Entry 3 

You must also have an active  blog to vote. No Anonymous. No Twitter.  You must be signed into your book blog and your blog link must show on your profile. 

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Contest Ends at 9 PM (Central Time) TONIGHT. 

Saturday, October 22

End Of Contest Craze

Thanks for participating in Contest Craze!!!!

All contests open until  the Contest SAYS CLOSED!!!!

Hope you had fun!!!

Thanks to all the publishers, authors, who donated!!!! 

Winners will be announced starting Monday in groups! Winners will continue to be announced all week. Please check the blog everyday to see if you've won!  

Did you have fun? Was it exhausting? Did you eat lots of snacks? Hope you had fun! 

Win Blue Fire (Healing Wars #2)--CLOSED

Summary: Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseer’s trackers. Wanted for a crime she didn’t mean to commit, she risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke from using them in his fiendish experiments. But resolve isn’t enough to protect any of them, and Nya soon realizes that the only way to keep them all out of the Duke’s clutches is to flee Geveg. Unfortunately, the Duke’s best tracker has other ideas.

Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer she gets to uncovering the Duke’s plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer—if she doesn’t destroy it first.

Donated by Janice Hardy
Signed Hardcover
Open Internationally

Win The Shifter (Healing Wars #1)---CLOSED

Summary: Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body. But unlike her sister, Tali, and the other Takers who become Healers' League apprentices, Nya's skill is flawed: She can't push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it into another person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden from forces occupying her city. If discovered, she'd be used as a human weapon against her own people.

Rumors of another war make Nya's life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. At first Nya refuses, but when Tali and other League Healers mysteriously disappear, she's faced with some difficult choices. As her father used to say, principles are a bargain at any price; but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?

Donated by Janice Hardy
Signed Hardcover
Open Internationally

Win The Crescent---CLOSED

Summary: Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator.

Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused.Lacey's fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she's ever know.

Donated by Jordan Deen
Signed Paperback Version And Swag
Open To United States Only

Win The Latte Rebellion--CLOSED

Summary: Our philosophy is simple: Promote a latte-colored world! —from the Latte Rebellion Manifesto

When high school senior Asha Jamison gets called a "towel head" at a pool party, the racist insult gives Asha and her best friend Carey a great money-making idea for a post-graduation trip. They'll sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion, a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students.
Seemingly overnight, their "cause" goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide fad. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her simple marketing plan has taken on a life of its own-and it's starting to ruin hers. Asha's once-stellar grades begin to slip, threatening her Ivy League dreams, and her friendship with Carey is hanging by a thread. And when the peaceful underground movement turns militant, Asha's school launches a disciplinary hearing.Facing expulsion, Asha must decide how much she's willing to risk for something she truly believes in.

Donated by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Signed Paperback 
Open To United States and Canada

Win Havoc (Deviant's #2)---CLOSED

Summary: Emily Webb thought life would return to normal after the death of the man who attacked her and her fellow “Deviants.” Or as normal as it could be, after discovering that she has nighttime superpowers . . . and she’s a werewolf. But when Emily awakes one night to find an otherworldy Shadowman watching her, she knows the danger has only just begun. 

So Emily and her pack-mates set out to find the people who made them what they are, and why. But as they get closer to the truth, they realize they aren’t the only ones in town with special powers: The most popular girls in school might just have a secret of their own–and they might just have it out for Emily. With shadowy beings stalking them, a mysterious company doing all it can to keep the truth hidden, and the secrecy of her new identity in jeopardy, life threatens to spiral out of control for Emily. Soon these dangers will come together in one terrifying confrontation that may force her to make the toughest choice of her life . . . so far

Donated by Jeff Sampson
Signed ARC (Advanced Reader Copy)
Open To United States and Canada

Win Darkfall (Healing Wars #3)---CLOSED

Summary:  War has come. 

Nya’s the one who brought it. And the people love her for it. With Baseer in shambles and Geveg now an impenetrable military stronghold, Nya and the Underground have fled to a safer location—without Tali. Nya is guilt-ridden over leaving her sister behind and vows to find her, but with the rebellion in full swing and refugees flooding the Three Territories, she fears she never will. The Duke, desperate to reclaim the throne as his own, has rallied his powerful army. And they are on the move, destroying anyone who gets in the way. To save her sister, her family, and her people, Nya needs to stay ahead of the Duke’s army and find a way to build one of her own. Past hurts must be healed, past wrongs must be righted, and Nya must decide: Is she merely a pawn in the rebellion, a symbol of hope—or is she ready to be a hero?

Donated by Janice Hardy
Signed Hardcover
Open Internationally 

Win Vesper-CLOSED

Summary: Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s happy that way. Content hiding under hoodies and curling up to watch old horror flicks, she’s never been the kind of girl who sneaks out for midnight parties. And she’s definitely not the kind of girl who starts fights or flirts with other girls’ boyfriends. Until one night Emily finds herself doing exactly that . . . the same night one of her classmates—also named Emily—is found mysteriously murdered.

The thing is, Emily doesn’t know why she’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the same old boring Emily, but by night, she turns into a thrill seeker. With every nightfall, Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just her personality that changes. Her body can do things it never could before: Emily is now strong, fast, and utterly fearless. And soon Emily realizes that she’s not just coming out of her shell . . . there’s something much bigger going on. Is she bewitched by the soul of the other, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb becoming something else entirely— something not human?
As Emily hunts for answers, she finds out that she’s not the only one this is happening to—some of her classmates are changing as well. Who is turning these teens into monsters—and how many people will they kill to get what they want?

Donated by Jeff Sampson
Signed Hardcover
Open To United States and Canada Only

Win Angelina's Bachelors--CLOSED


Sometimes the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table. . . .
Far too young to be a widow, Angelina D’Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without her beloved husband, Frank. Late one night shortly after the funeral, she makes her way down to the kitchen and pours all of her grief and anger into the only outlet she has left—her passion for cooking. In a frenzy of concentration and swift precision, she builds layer upon layer of thick, rich lasagna, braids loaves of yeasty bread, roasts plump herb-rubbed chicken; she makes so much food that she winds up delivering the spoils to the neighbors in her tight-knit Italian community in South Philadelphia.
Retiree Basil Cupertino, who has just moved in with his kindly sister across the street, is positively smitten with Angelina’s food. In a stroke of good fortune, Basil offers Angelina (not only husbandless but unemployed) a job cooking for him—two meals a day, six days a week, in exchange for a handsome salary. Soon, word of her irresistible culinary prowess spreads and she finds herself cooking for seven bachelors—and in the process discovers the magical power of food to heal, to bring people together . . . and maybe even to provide a second chance at love.
Filled to the brim with homemade warmth, Angelina’s Bachelors is a sweet tale of overcoming grief, redefining family, and following your heart—through food.

By Brian O'Reilly 
Donated by Ayelet (Publisher)
Finished Copy
Open To United States Only 

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