Thursday, April 24, 2014

Back from the Dead: Returning from the LONGEST hiatus EVER

So it's been about 3ish years give or take since I last posted on this blog. And that's on me. I guess school work, college apps, and life in general just took over and I didn't have time for TUBL anymore. When I started this blog back in 2009 as an eighth grader, it became such a big part of my life and it was a large part of my routine until 2011 when I got to my junior year and had to start worrying about college apps, my school work load, my varsity badminton team, etc. I was doing so many things that I was already stretching myself way too thin. If I continued my blog then, the quality of my reviews and posts would really have suffered. And no matter what, I do not want to compromise the quality of this blog. But now that I'm in college and the work load isn't as heavy, I finally have time again to write reviews and just get to know you guys in general.

With coming back though, some things will be changing on this blog as well. The Undercover Book Lover will not only be reviewing YA books, but New Adult, Mystery, Classics, Crime, etc. books as well. Since my hiatus, my reading tastes have matured and so will this blog. However, YA will still be a main focus for me.

I never realized how much I miss blogging and writing reviews, so I'm excited once again to come back from my 3-year hiatus. Posts will be 3-5 times a week starting MAY. TUBL is currently in construction but will be back to normal when I start posting on MAY.

Thanks guys!
It's good to be back :)

My updated other accounts are:
Instagram: @reginacruise


Monday, November 7, 2011

Contest for Auction Bidders (Winners): LOTSA Books!

As a thank-you to you guys, here's a contest for contributing to the Haiti Relief Fund! Here are the books you could win!

To enter, comment on this post with your email address. State which prize (1 or 2 or BOTH) you want to win/be entered for.

Prize 1:
In the Shadow of the Master – Michael Connelly
The Kind Diet – Alicia Silverstone
A Year in High Heels – Camilla Morton

Prize 2:
Signed ARC of The Eternal Ones - Kirsten Miller

- The winning bidders of The Haiti Relief Fund Auction
- Open to US Only
- This contest will end on November 25 at 4pm (GMT+8) unless this contest doesn't meet at least 35-40 entrants...then, it will be extended.
- Contest Policy applies.
- I will use The Contest Winner Picker for picking the winners for this contest.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Auction Outcome! We raised $800 for Haiti!

Hi guys!

Guess what?!?

We raised $800 for The Haiti Relief Fund! That's amazing!

Here's proof of the donation to the fund:

Thank you so much to everybody who bid and a BIG THANK YOU goes to these authors for donating to the auction!

Julia Karr
Bettina Restrepo
Beth Revis
Angela Morrison
Lauren Kate
Carrie Harris
Kody Keplinger
Amy Holder

Lisa Schroeder
Tessa Gratton
Kimberly Derting
Claudia Gray
Christina Gonzalez
Amy White
Carrie Jones
Amanda Howells
Inara Scott
Lindsey Levitt
Christine Johnson
Holly Cupala

Kirsten Miller
Tricia Rayburn

Karen Kincy

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Auction 31: Signed Copy of Other by Karen Kincy + Swag!

Before you bid, please read the How It Works post if you haven't.

Donated by: Karen Kincy

Item for Auction: Signed copy of Other.

Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.

When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive.

-US/Canada Only
-Ends November 3 at 11:59pm.

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Auction 30: Signed copy of Siren by Tricia Rayburn!

Before you bid, please read the How It Works post if you haven't.

Donated by: Tricia Rayburn

Item for Auction: Signed copy of Siren.

Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.

Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.
-US/Canada Only
-Ends November 3 at 11:59pm.

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