Thursday, September 22, 2011

Silence countdown!

So not much longer to wait for the release of Silence book 3 in the Hush Hush Series. Silence will officially be out on October 4, 2011 and I've been hearing some mixed reviews on what people expect in this book here's what the cover has to say:

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

I have a few expectations myself but with the way book 2 ended I know that there will be a lot happening in Silence. I never expected to find out so much about Marcie, she is definitely a character that I never liked but with everything that happened in book 2 it shined a different light on her and on Patch.

I would love to hear what you guys all have to say about Silence, what do you expect? Anything you want to happen?

There are some pretty cool features involved with the release of Silence, if you haven't yet you can try out the facebook app: Patch and You

There's also a contest going on: Canadian Silence sweepstakes Contest so be sure to check it out!

And also if you have a blog yourself be sure to put up the Countdown Widget which is also up here on my blog!

Hope you all are ready for SILENCE by Becca Fitzpatrick

FURY Review

FURY by Elizabeth Miles

Ascension, Maine is a beautiful town during winter break. Snow is falling turning the barest of trees into beautiful sculptures, Children are playing and on the coldest of days they are bundled up indoors. The perfect little town where nothing special ever happens...Or so you think. In this small town things are not as peaceful as they seem.

Fury follows the story of two characters. Em and Chase, both of which have their own problems and their own drama.
Chase is trying his best to stay in the popular circle but with trouble at home and the stress of everyday life and everyone judging him his life begins to come undone. When he runs into a mysterious girl named Ty everything changes for him, he feels as though finding her is a miracle. She makes him feel different and alive, he feels lucky to have her with him but she is not what she seems. Everytime he hangs out with her something bad happens afterwards but he feels like he's falling in love with her and just can't believe that Ty is the cause of all the problems happening around him.

Em has a great life, popular, a best friend that she loves to hang out with and her best friend's boyfriend who she's falling in love with. She knows that loving him is wrong but she feels a chemistry between the two of them and he's been noticing her a lot more especially the closer they get to winter holidays. When Em's best friend goes on vacation he makes a move on Em that she can't refuse. The Passion between them is clear and as much as she hates herself for doing this to her friend she feels that in the end they are meant to be together and her frriend will understand....Well she's wrong about everything. When things start going south for Em she must figure out what to do, now that she has been chosen by the furies there's no escaping their wrath.

Chase and Em find themselves in a world of trouble and must fight to survive the dangers that follow the furies.

Fury was a good book, not great to me but defnitely has the potential to become more. I felt that the book was a bit slow and lacked a true story as to who the mystery girls were and the history behond them. The truth about everything only comes out right at the end. I understand that the feel of the book was to draw the reader in and make them curious but with no real tidbits in between it left the reading dry in places.

Elizabeth Miles definitely has the potential to create a wonderful story and I hope that book 2 will bring everything together. Fury was written well, good style and decriptions but definitely needed a little more for me.


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Monday, September 5, 2011


Thank you to everyone who entered the MONARCH contest!

Hopefully even if you didn't win the book you'll buy your own copy! Monarch will be officially out on September 15, 2011. And I definitely suggest you get your own copy!

I put everyones name into and our lucky winner is:  ALLYSON CONLIN!!

Please email me your information which includes:

*your email
*your name
*your mailing address

You have 24 hours (until 7:15pm EST September 6th) to send me the email so that I can send it off to Rhemalda publishing. If I don't hear from you within 24 hours a new winner will be chosen!

Hope to hear from you Allyson :)

To everyone else, thanks for participating and stay tuned to the bookshelf for more contests and all my book reviews!~

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Friday, September 2, 2011

Monarch Giveaway

Hey Guys Hope you were able to check out my Monarch Review! It's a great book written by Michelle Davidson Argyle and a copy is up for grabs right here on my blog!

Here's a description of the book:

Nick's life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness, a wife who committed suicide, and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the United States has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he'll have the chance to start his life over again. Just when he's on the brink of catching Ferreira, he's framed for a murder that turns his world upside down. His only chance of survival lies in West Virginia, where Lilian Love, a woman from his past, owns the secluded Monarch Inn. He's safe, but not for long.

Contest is open INTERNATIONALLY. All you need to do is fill out THIS form.

Contest will run until Monday September 5th 12:00pm EST and winner will be chosen by then announced here on the blog. Winner will then have 24 hours to email me with their mailing address.

Good luck to everyone who participates and hope you enjoy the contest. Thanks to Michelle and Rhemalda Publishing for donating this book for the Giveaway.

Monarch will be available for purchase on September 15, 2011.

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Monarch Review

MONARCH by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Nick is a CIA agent, a spy to be exact. Nick has been deep undercover, mixed in with a drug lord. Nick's life has been complicated, his wife committed suicide and his daughters want nothing to do with him but now he's in Brazil trying to bring down the drug lord Mattheus Ferreira who has been a threat to the US for years. The government has been trying to bring him down but have not been able to locate him.

When Nick is the closest he's been to finding Ferriera, he's betrayed and framed for a murder that changes his life forever. Now on the run from the CIA and from Ferriera's men he has no choice but to go into hiding. His journey leads him to a place from his past, to a woman he knew from years before. Lillian Love is the owner of an Inn and as he takes refuge in her presence old feeling begin to surface.

He puts a great risk on Lillian by bringing his problems to her door but she welcomes him and gives him shelter as he struggles on what to do about his situation. When the truth of the betrayal settles he must bring his family together in order to protect them. As Nick makes plans on how to free himself and protect everyone he cares for, he learns more about himself and his family that he ever thought possible. Lines are crossed and passions flare as Nick delves deeper into the lies surrounding his job, cowokers and family.

Dangerous events, sacrifices must be made, and friendships will be broken, relationships are tested and loyalties are questioned. Monarch is a great read. Thrilling and unexpected. The characters were fresh and real and the description of everything was fantastic. The research put into this book was thorough and as the story flows you can learn a lot. Monarchs are a beautiful thing and Michelle did a wonderful job in bringing their frail but fighting spirit to life in combination with the mystery and intensity of a book about love and deception.


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf