Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Square Fish
Genre: Young Adult
Why I picked it: Never read anything by the author before and this was a bargain book.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"He cocked his head, watching as she carefully licked those lush lips, preparing her argument, no doubt. He felt the beat of the pulse beneath his skin, his body's response to her feminine vitality."
- p. 19 Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt (Mass-market paperback)
Monday, November 14, 2011
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Publisher: Leisure Books
Genre: Historical Romance
Why I picked it: Came highly recommended at Smexy Books.
The youngest brother, Ian, known as the Mad Mackenzie, spent most of his young life in an asylum, and everyone agrees he is decidedly odd. He's also hard and handsome and has a penchant for Ming pottery and beautiful women.
Beth Ackerley, widow, has recently come into a fortune. She has decided that she wants no more drama in her life. She was raised in drama--an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mother she had to nurse until her death, a fussy old lady she became constant companion to. No, she wants to take her money and find peace, to travel, to learn art, to sit back and fondly remember her brief but happy marriage to her late husband.
And then Ian Mackenzie decides he wants her.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer.
So I know I JUST finished reading this book, but because I loved it ever so much (check out my review here), I'm having another giveaway!! To enter, please fill out the below form AND leave me a comment on this post answering the question: What was your favorite place to vacation? Or, where would you like to go on your dream vacation?
Contest ends November 11th. One winner will be selected at random. US/CAN only.
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Author: Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Chick Lit
Why I picked it: It's a banned book...so automatic appeal there.
Synopsis:According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.
"Tonight, when Frankie sits at the table and innocently knocks over her glass of Diet Coke, Aunt Jayne starts to cry, and the translucent veil of general okayness evaporates to reveal the honest, ugly parts underneath."
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Please check out this link for an opportunity to win SEVEN YA titles.
- Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
- Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie
- The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
- Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
- She's So Dead to Us by Kieran Scott
Pretty awesome, no?