Showing posts from January, 2011

This Girl is Different by J.J. Johnson

"This girl is different… That’s what Evie has always told herself—and it’s true. Home-schooled by her counter culture mom, she’s decided to see what high school is like for the first time—for her senior year. And what a year it is.

As it turns out, it’s not just Evie who’s Different. Lots of people are. Many of her assumptions about others are turned on their heads as she makes friends with kids her own age for the first time, discovers what’s good and what’s bad about high school, and learns lessons about power and its abuse—both by the administration and by Evie herself."

Evie has been home-schooled all her life by her mother Martha and her brother (mum's) Rich!
She and her mother lead a hippie life in the Dome Home, which they built by themselves.During her last year of high school she decides to go to school and see how it feels. Of course its not exactly what she expected-too many rules and formalities. With her firm value system, she sets out to change the school'…

(Another) Delirium+ Book Thong Give-away promo

Lauren Oliver is giving-away Delirium on her website along with a super cool book thong(not quite sure what that is though..hehe)  (below)!

Soooo click on the cover of the book and sign up!!

Delirium Give-away promo

Yani and Jordyn over at The Secret Life of an Avid Readerare hosting their first ever giveaway!
*cheers to them*. 
And its an international give-aways. It gets better-they are giving aways (as the picture suggests) Lauren Oliver's Delirium! So hop by and sign up to win your own copy!!

Plan B by Charnan Simon

"Lucy has her life planned out: she'll graduate and then join her boyfriend, Luke, at college in Austin. She'll become a Spanish teacher and of course they'll get married. So there's no reason to wait, right? They try to be careful. But then Lucy gets pregnant. Now, none of Lucy's options are part of her picture-perfect plan. Together, she and Luke will have to make the most difficult decision of their lives."

My blogger pal Halinor wrote a brief-ish review post on this book. I shall elaborate..I just finish reading this book on NetGalley.
It has a very simple storyline, but the book is genuine and on a touchy subject. The book draws you in right from the first page. The protagonist is not a stereotypical heroine and neither the hero, but their story is one you want to hear out. A must read for all teen girls and boys. I loved it, it brought me close to tears. 
After further exploration on the author-Charnan Simon, i found that she has written a series of bo…

Cover Crazy #4

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Worms on Mondays. The idea is to showcase book covers that draw your attention. This week i am crazy about... 

I love the girl on the cover. Her hair, her eyes and her tattoo are gorgeous!! 
And the title font is so perfect. I love the entire red themed cover!
My favorite is the red hair, the girl on the cover drew me attention right away, specifically the shade of her hair!! She is so beautiful!
The book released this month and i haven't yet ordered my copy. The story is a very interesting one, for those who haven't heard of this book, click on the picture it will take you to the synopsis on Goodreads. Those who have read it..How was it?

A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler

"Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her sole caretaker ever since Aura's dad left them. Convinced that "creative" equals crazy, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linked—and together may offer an escape from her fears."

This was the first book i bought online. It was a very impulsive buy and for the sheer joy of having a book delivered to me!*grin* I also chose to but this book because the storyline is a unique one, the first I've heard of , also the cover and title are beautiful. I am so happy i bought the book, it was amazing!
Grace Ambrose is slowly slipping into schizophren…

A Finnish A Capella track

The Lyrics in Finnish
Nuapurista kuulu se polokan tahti jalakani pohjii kutkutti. Ievan äiti se tyttöösä vahti vaan kyllähän Ieva sen jutkutti, sillä ei meitä silloin kiellot haittaa kun myö tanssimme laiasta laitaan. Salivili hipput tupput täppyt äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

Ievan suu oli vehnäsellä
ko immeiset onnee toevotti. Peä oli märkänä jokaisella ja viulu se vinku ja voevotti. Ei tätä poikoo märkyys haittaa sillon ko laskoo laiasta laitaan. Salivili hipput.

Ievan äiti se kammarissa
virsiä veisata huijjuutti, kun tämä poika naapurissa ämmän tyttöä nuijjuutti. Eikä tätä poikoo ämmät haittaa sillon ko laskoo laiasta laitaan. Salivili.

Siellä oli lystiä soiton jäläkeen
sain minä kerran sytkyyttee. Kottiin ko mäntii ni ämmä se riitelj ja Ieva jo alako nyyhkyytteek. Minä sanon Ievalle mitäpä se haittaa laskemma vielähi laiasta laitaa. Salivili.

Muorille sanon jotta tukkee suusi
en ruppee sun terveyttäs takkoomaa. Terveenä peäset ku korjoot luusi ja määt siitä murjuus makkoomaa. Ei tätä poikoo hellyys haittaa ko akkoja h…

Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

"At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is the queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone's life with a snap of perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her.   For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. April is so unpopular, kids don't even know she exists. But one lunch spent at Britney's table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity.   But Britney's friendship comes with a high price tag. How much is April willing to pay?"

Hmm..this wasn't on my 2011 DAC list, because i am not into the loser-girl-gets-popular-and-everybody-learns-a-lesson books. But i requested it onNetGalley because i like the cover very much and it was DAC listed. This is my first pre-published read so i was very thrilled!
April Bowers has been in Penford High School for two years and is a nobody until Britney Taylor-the most popular girl in school-inv…

Everything You Wanted To Know About - LANI WOODLAND!!!! (Author of Intrinsical)

Halinor -Us fans see our Lani Woodland, as a cheerful and generous person...We know that that is one of your facets, but tell us... Is there something that we should know about the real Lani Woodland...the one who's discreet with fans??? Or do you believe the proverb...(No I did not make this up :D) "If you've got it flaunt it??" Of course in this context it refers to character, and not hiding anything from fans...

Lani - The real Lani Woodland is a dork. I loved Star Trek the Next Generation, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Big Bang Theory and The X-Files. I’ve never been to a convention but I think it would be fun to attend one. I’m also a huge fangirl! I have a lot of enthusiasm when I meet my favorite authors. I try to reel it in but I don’t succeed very often.

Halinor- Can you tell us the most embarrassing situation you've ever been involved in?

Lani - When I was in college I took a lot of child development classes. In them we were taught it’s important to tea…

Saturday Blog Hunt #2

The rules:
You make a post, you could include the image above if you like,about the blog you find and tell us about the blog and its features and what you liked.
Then post your link in the comment form below..
And inform the blogger that you featured their blog in your post..!
Oh! and do leave me a comment below..:D

My find this week...

This blog is run by Ky from the United States.She is a teen bookworm who LOVES books and discusses books, movies and music on her blog!She is a member of a gazillion pages on the net, which is fascinating frankly. What i absolutely adore about her blog is her layout! Its gorgeous, the background, the banner, the template! I love it..You HAVE to check it out and you shall know exactly what i mean..

Looking forward to you participation..

Today's Answer #2

A weekly meme hosted by Black Fingernailed Reviews who is also my featured blog in this week's Blog Hunt post!:D
Since she can never pick one favorite book or song, she picks them on weekly basis!Ha..i like that!
Here is my pick for this week..

Favorite Book:

"For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an…

Birthday Give-away by Khadija

In celebration of  her 15th Birthday, which was on the 20th of this month, she is hosting a Give-away.!!
She is hosting an international give-away (finally!!!) and up for grabs is a super-cool book!

Happy BelatedBirthday

What exactly are you waiting for? Entries close on the 31st, go onto her blog, wish her and sign-up!!

Author Interview with Kirsten Hubbard

Kirsten Hubbard is a 27 year old travel writer, who has written two books-Like Mandarin and Wanderlove. Like Mandarin is coming out on the 8th of March this years and Wanderlove in the Spring of 2012 (a very loooong wait!).  I found Like Mandarin on Goodreads and Wanderlove on Kirsten's blog, and i LOVED their synopsis. I missed the give-away of Like Mandarin on her blog,so i shall just have to wait for it to come out to get my won copy!! I featured her book on my Waiting on Wednesday post and she commented and i got super excited and emailed her for an author interview.  This is my first ever author interview and i still haven't gotten over the excitement..

Mandarin Ramsey sounds like a fun, fearless free bird character, how was she born?
Mandarin is sort of the manifestation of all the girls I was ever fascinated with, and the qualities I found intriguing. When I first created her, all I knew was how she seemed to Grace – how Grace saw her (beautiful, shameless, carefree, wild…) …

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

"When Natalie Raines, Broadway Star, is found dying from a gunshot wound, her former husband, Greg Aldrich,is the chief suspect.What no one knows is that only days before, Natalie came face to face with the man who had killed her former roommate,whom she's known when they were struggling actresses.
Handling the case is Emily Wallace, an attractive thirty-two-year-old assistant prosecutor. As Aldrich trial is making headlines, Emily is warned that this high-profile case will reveal deeply personal ,matters about her,including the fact that she had a heart transplant. During the trial, Emily experiences sentiments which defy all reason.In th meantime,she does not realise that her own life is at risk."

Another book by my all-time favorite author!This one i finished in three days. The beginning was long-the trial. Then once i got to the climax the book built into a stride and broke out into a run.It had a lot of characters and plot elements,which slowly unfolded into a full fl…

The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn


"Jack Audley has been a highwayman. A soldier. And he has always been a rogue. What he is not, and never wanted to be, is a peer of the realm, responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of hundreds. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. And if his birth proves to be legitimate, then he will find himself with the one title he never wanted: Duke of Wyndham. Grace Eversleigh has spent the last five years toiling as the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham. It is a thankless job, with very little break from the routine . . . until Jack Audley lands in her life, all rakish smiles and debonair charm. He is not a man who takes no for an answer, and when she is in his arms, she's not a woman who wants to say no. But if he is the true duke, then he is the one man she can never have . . ."                                         -Goodreads
The first half of the…