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Oct. 13th, 2010

Is it obvious that this isn't my blog?

It should be!

Anyway, since I do comment some people and they have LJs, I'll just re-direct y'all to...


Which really isn't all that new. It's been 4 months since the move. :P

If you do find your way to my "new" blog through this post, please do comment and tell me.
It'll give me some larfs. Because by God, do I need larfs...

Jun. 18th, 2010

2010 Debut Authors Book Challenge

Okay, so basically this is a book challenge, that originated from The Story Siren! The idea is to read as many debut novels for YA/Middle Grade that you can, and there are monthly giveaways. After you read a debut novel for 2010, you must post a review and "Mr. Linky"-it, as far as I know. Hmm...more details here.

My List:
  1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver [review]
  2. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson [currently reading]
  3. Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
  4. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  5. Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
  6. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  7. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  8. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
  9. Forget-her-nots by Amy Brecount White
  10. Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber
  11. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
  12. Sea by Heidi R.Kling
  13. A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
  14. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
  15. A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
  16. Spin by Katherine McKenzie
  17. Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala
  18. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  19. Della Says OMG by Keris Stainton
  20. The Secret Year by Jennifer R.Hubbard
  21. The Karma Club by Jessica Brody
  22. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
  23. Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
  24. The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
  25. A Love Story Starring My Best Friend by Emily Horner
  26. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  27. Faithful by Janet Fox
  28. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  29. Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson 
Phew. Well, after October, I'll have a lot more time just to read read READ! :) Also, hopefully by that time I'll be able to pick up a lot of these over at the library...maybe?

Jun. 12th, 2010

[Giveaways] June 12 2010

First off, contests!

There's a great giveaway @ Fantastic Book Review. 1 lucky reader will win "Forgive My Fins"! You have to live in the US, or have a shipping address, someone who can accept the prize. The link is here.

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it's not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you're a normal teenage girl, but when you're half human, half mermaid, like Lily, there's no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out, since she's not just any mermaid—she's a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type—the instant they "bond," it's for life.

When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

Another lovely book giveaway @ Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf. 1 lucky reader will win a copy of "Deception" by Lee Nichols! You have to live in the US, or have a shipping address, someone who can accept the prize. The link is here.

When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.

After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.

At YA Highway, there is a BEA giveaway!! 4 lucky winners will receive 2 books! Includes titles like MATCHED by Ally Condie, VIRALS by Kathy Reisch, BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, THE SAGA OF LARTEN CREPSLEYby Darren Shan, FORGE by Laurie Halse Anderson, THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger, MURDER AFLOAT by Jane Lesley Conley and THE MAGNIFICENT 12: THE CALLby Michael Grant!!! Read more and enter here!

Giveaway: The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy Ends this Tuesday

Sixteen-year-old Jess Parker survives by staying invisible. After nine schools in ten years, she's come to terms with life as a perpetual new girl, neither popular nor outcast. At Mt. Sterling High, Jess gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join The Cinderella Society, a secret club of the most popular girls in school, where makeovers are the first order of official business. But there's more to being a Cindy than just reinventing yourself from the outside, a concept lost on Jess as she dives tiara-first into creating a hot new look.

With a date with her popular crush and a chance to finally fit in, Jess's life seems to be a perfect fairy tale. That is until the Wickeds--led by Jess's archenemy--begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers her new sisterhood is about much more than who rules Mt. Sterling High School. It's a centuries-old battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys need Jess on special assignment. But when the mission threatens to destroy her new dream life, Jess is forced to choose between this dream realized and honoring the Sisterhood. What's a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn't want to wear it anymore?

This is probably the last giveaway I'm posting here, and boy is it a big one! There will be 3 winners, the first picked gets a choice of 4 books, second gets 3, and the 3rd gets to choose 2. This is a really good collection-- so get in quickly before June 14!! I think it's US Only.

The link to the contest: here!

I'd particularly love to have "Before I Fall", "The Unwritten Rule", "Some Girls Are", "Wake", "Fade" and "Catching Fire". I'm not so into the various vampire stuff that this contest features, but the list caters to all YA lovers. :)

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