Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: All I Need by Susane Colasanti

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
by susane colasanti
The last night of summer is only the beginning.
Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?
Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.

I just wanna say omgomgomgogmomg new susane colasanti's book! I love her! I love her books because they're always so cute and happy and romantic but she says this is the most romantic book she has ever written...

And omg that cover is like, the most romantic cover ever too. Makes me wanna start singing Taylor Swift's Begin Again

Monday, October 22, 2012

Book Giveaway: A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

Dudes. This is what y'all have been waiting for, a chance to own your very own signed copy of A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan, which I just reviewed, and believe me, you don't want to miss this opportunity because this book rocks

Oh yes it does.
It's real easy, just follow the rules, enter through the rafflecopter form and thank Ms. Annabel for being so generous and overall awesome, 1-2-3-go!
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Review: A girl named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

Title: A girl named Digit
Author: Annabel Monaghan
Published June 5th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
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I wish this book could understand how much I love it, but since books have no brain I am going to tell YOU instead. I love this book! There, I said it, and I am so not ashamed because this book was amazing, it has everything I like: likable characters, fast-paced story line and some serious swoon-worthy scenes.

First of all I would like to point out how ingenious Annabel Monaghan is. I mean a character like Farrah (aka Digit) is not easy to create. Farrah is a genius, no kidding, she is so good at math she discovered a terrorist code hidden in MTV’s most watched show, and now her life is at danger. Enter FBI agent John, the one guy chosen to protect Farrah while the others catch the bad guys, Farrah might think he is really cute but he is older and not to mention he could lose his position so yay for forbidden romance!

I loved Farrah, she’s like Sheldon Cooper but a girl, and 17 years old, and less annoying. Farrah was incredible in the sense that she was so friggin intelligent yet she was just like any other girl, it was so funny to read about her cluelessness that unfortunately put her in the most embarrassing situations, but that was what made her so adorable, even though she had the weirdest habits. She was so hilarious and her voice was the best, exactly the kind of girl I like reading about.

Now while John Bennett was definitely swoon-worthy (more than that, really he was amazing) and the fact that he was twenty one was REALLY hot, like I-can-day-dream-about-him-without-being-creepy-cause-he-is-older-than-me hot; Farrah is the one that made the book for me (which rarely happens I always love the guy more) because she was made of awesome.

Also, each chapter started with a bumper sticker, some of them totally hilarious, and there were chasings and codes, and terrorists, and safe houses and guns and it was just so entertaining, I swear I was laughing out loud at pretty much every chapter, I can’t wait to read more from the series, I’ll be waiting impatiently for book #2!.

Hee-Hee this scene is when John and Farrah break into a school while running from the bad guys,
I thought it was hilarious that she totally consumed all those juice boxes and then,
well you don't see anywhere else where she can sleep but...

Oh btw, I went to a book fair last week and there were some teenage girls asking the salesguy for recommendations and after he finished giving them I totally shoved this book in their faces. There wasn't anything wrong with the other books except they weren't A Girl Named Digit.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
by Daisy Whitney
Lost in  Translation meets Where She Went
When You Were Here,
is about an American teenager who travels from California to Tokyo to uncover the secrets surrounding the death of his mother, all while trying to both hold onto and let go of the girl he’s been in love with his whole life.
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You guys I'm so beyond thrilled that I'm finally able to feature this book as my WoW, I've been waiting so long to read it it's practically cruel to make a girl suffer this much.

And although the summary doesn't say much I know it will be great because:

  1. Daisy's writing is so compelling and beautiful.
  2. It's told from a boy's pov, which is always interesting to read.
  3. It's set in not only a foreign city but a whole 'nother continent, in a country I know nothing about but can't wait to read
  4. Relationship between a mother and her son. That's the jackpot right there, I can barely hold the tears already.
 So get out of my way they day it comes out because I will be running fast to get it.

Yo, I'm wearing scrubs because I had no time to change!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: How my Summer went up in flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
Hello there.
I missed WoW last week because I was busy stitching people's heads and arms and forgot all about it.
But now I'm BACK.
And I have the best looking/sounding book I've seen this half of the year and I can't friggin wait to read it.
How my summer went up in flames
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining order on the first day of summer vacation, she’s heartbroken—and furious.
To put distance between Rosie and her ex, Rosie’s parents send her on a cross-country road trip with responsible, reliable neighbor Matty and his two friends. Forget freedom of the road, Rosie just wants to hitchhike home and win back her ex. But with every mile marker that passes, Rosie discovers a new sense of self…and that sometimes the best revenge is moving on.

Rosie's parents send her on a road trip with her (hot) neighbor and his friends?!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Review: Torched by Andrea Lynn Colt

Title: Torched
Author: Andrea Lynn Colt
Published September 2012
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Well that was fun. No seriously, I haven’t enjoyed a book quite this much in a long time (probably because I haven’t read any book at all this past month, thanks very much Plastic Surgery rotations!) and reading Torched was exactly what I needed in my life at the moment, something fresh and full of funny dialogue.

I personally loved that it dealt with serious issues thrown in there, like arson and bullying but in a completely realistic way and without getting into over the top drama. The characters were also great, especially Rose, who I ended up loving because she was tough as nails but also kind of clueless about life and sometimes a bit shallow. Rose is the head cheerleader in her school’s squad, she’s blonde and drives a convertible that she calls ‘cloudmonster’ (I know) BUT… she’s also the valedictorian! Way to kill stereotypes, Rose! So she made me instantly like her, with her wit and sarcasm she could take anyone and it was refreshing to see a character like her in YA contemporary (you know, outside of a Meg Cabot book). I also loved the relationship she had with her parents, not because it was good (believe it wasn’t the case) but because it felt so real, she loved her parents and they loved her too but she (and me) couldn’t help but get exasperated at their state of perpetual cluelessness.

And now that we talk about characters, Paxton Callaway, next door neighbor, Star Trek lover, prank war starter and hottie extraordinare also made the book for me. I loved his relationship with Rose and actually with everyone, he’s so polite and awesome, I want him for my collection of male YA characters that fill my head at night ;). Aww and am I the only one who thinks a guy trying to make out with you while using crutches is totally hot? You know, he can’t even stand up without help yet he’s going out of his way to kiss you on a thanksgiving night.

Moving on, I loved that this story went beyond your typical YA contemporary. Here our main girl gets framed for a crime she didn’t commit and know the whole town thinks she is a criminal, even her parents think so. And the only person who is helping her is her oldest enemy, Paxton. I loved trying to figure out who did it, my head formulated so many theories before I hit jackpot, because you know, there were a lot of suspects here, kudos to Ms. Colt for creating a fun mystery.

So that’s it, I super enjoyed this book and actually wished it was longer, it left me wanting more.
And I haven't made a scene recreation in ages! but this book was practically begging me, so many awesome scenes to chose from!
So what is Rose doing? Oh nothing, just SPYING. In Paxton's room. And his secret folders. And his closet.
And then Paxton walks in, and I'm off to re-read that scene because it was fun haha. Laterz.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cover Reveal: Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

So I bet that by now y'all have already tried at least one Marchetta's book, because she is so incredibly talented and her books are one of the most amazing thing you've read in your life, it's now time for you to try her fantasy series:
The Lumatere Chronicles.
Finnikin of the Rock.

Froi of the Exiles.
and finally we have the cover for the highly anticipated conclusion to the trilogy...
Quintana of Charyn.
"The climactic conclusion of Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta’s epic fantasy trilogy!
Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face-to-face in a showdown that will result in heartbreak for one and power for the other. The complex tangle of bloodlines, politics, and love introduced in Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles coalesce into an engrossing climax in this final volume."
Isn't it cool? love the intensity of her eyes and that pointy, dangerous looking arrow head, but what I love the most is that the book is finally coming out! so make sure you know these facts:
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Candlewick
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Now let's get excited together!