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In My Mailbox (7)

I cannot describe how awesome this week was, book-wise! ūüôā I am so excited about all of the books I’ve received and cannot¬†wait to share my thoughts with you! As always, you can click on the book covers to find them on GoodReads: Yes, the Pitch Dark Days book signing was AMAZING! Next week, I will have a full recap of the event, along with pictures of the “pretties” and book swag I received ūüôā The event was held at my local indie bookstore, Blue Willow Bookshop, which, by the way, should win a million awards for how dedicated and passionate they are! My only problem? I don’t know which book to start with! (Nice problem to have, huh?) Have you read any of these books? Which book is your favorite? Did you go to one of the stops on the Pitch Dark Days Tour? Leave some “comment love” below, and be sure to leave a link to your blog so I can stop by and say “Hi!”...

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Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers

In Dying to Know You, award-winning author Aidan Chambers has created an indelible portrait of a young man discovering his own voice in the world, and has constructed a love story that is as much about the mind as it is the heart. In this contemporary love story, a teenage boy named Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl enlists her favorite author and begs him to take up the task. The writer reluctantly assents, on the condition that Karl agree to a series of interviews, so that the letter will be based on an authentic portrait of Karl. The letter, though effective, has unexpected consequences for Karl, Fiorella, and the writer. GoodReads | Amazon ~ ~ ~¬† I will confess: I’m not really sure how to be concise with my observations of¬†Dying to Know You. ¬†It is just one of “those kinds” of books. Geared towards Young Adults, but narrated by an unnamed man in his seventies,¬†Dying to Know you is certainly an interesting read to say the least. Much of the book is dialogue-driven, and this is especially so with the first few pages.¬†It was actually a bit refreshing, because I find that it’s so easy to fall into a rut -as a writer...

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Cover Reveal: Gravity by Melissa West

It’s COVER REVEAL TIME! This book has been on my To-Read List for about two months now, and is one I am definitely looking forward to in 2012. Even though we’ll have to wait until October to finally be graced with its presence, I’m sure it will be worth the wait! So, without further ado…   In the future, only one rule will matter. Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last¬†person she expected hovering above her bed – arrogant Jackson Locke, the¬†most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind¬†of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help¬†him, or everyone on Earth will die. Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her¬†question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts,¬†she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more¬†than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her¬†father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can¬†know – especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the¬†information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping¬†silent will start a war. ¬†Add to GoodReads Pre-order on Amazon Doesn’t¬†Gravity sound amazing?! And who couldn’t love that beautiful cover? Be sure to add¬†Gravity to your GoodReads List and give a shout-out to¬†Melissa West on Twitter...

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Tahereh Mafi Reveals Title of Book #2!

On Friday, February 10, 2012, the fabulous Tahereh Mafi, author of¬†Shatter Me, finally announced the title of her much-anticipated sequel: I greatly admire Tahereh Mafi and think she is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever encountered. And have you read her personal blog? This girl is¬†hilarious! Have you read Shatter Me? What did you think of it, and what do you think of the title for Book #2? Some people have joked that it reminds them of the title of a how-to book on crochet or knitting ūüėČ Tahereh Mafi will be in Houston sometime in April, maybe for Teen Book Con, so I hope to have a LOT more to report on...

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In My Mailbox (6)

After a bit of a stressful week, I am so thankful for the weekend! While I do read a bit on my lunch breaks at work and when I get home in the evenings, the weekend is my time to unwind and read a couple good books. This past week felt a bit like Christmas for me because I snagged some amazing eBooks! So, without further ado… (Click on the book covers for the GoodReads synopsis): How’s that for a stack of good reads?! I actually got¬†Hearts at Stake for free, as it was one of Barnes & Noble’s Free Friday¬†offers, which is just one of the many reasons I love Barnes & Noble¬†and my NOOK ūüôā I know some of these books have been out for a while. If you’ve read any of them, what do you think? What was in¬†your mailbox this past week? Share some “comment love” below, and be sure to link to your blog so I can return the...

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