Saturday, May 30, 2009

Before I Die Contest!

Thanks to all who entered!

Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints of 'normal' life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa's feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallised in the precious weeks before her time finally runs out.

An unflinchingly honest story told in the words of a 16-year-old about what it's like to die of leukemia. Before I Die is a brilliantly crafted novel, heartbreaking yet astonishingly life affirming. This book will appeal to fans of Alice Sebold’s Lovely Bones.

I decided that, because I'm new to Blogger and I really need followers, I'm going to hold a contest. And since this is my first contest it's going to be just a normal comment-and-follow contest. I'm going to be giving away Before I Die by Jenny Downham. So, here are the oh-so-simple entry rules.

  • +1 if you comment this post.
  • +1 if you follow.
  • +2 if you post my link in your sidebar.
  • +2 if you post about this contest.
  • +3 if you make a button and put it on your blog, Myspace, Facebook, etc.
Leave your links in the comments. Thanks and enjoy.

US only, please.

This contest ends
June 30th.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Reviewer X's EPIC Giveaway!!


That's right. 50 COPIES!

Sign up here!
Check out her original post here!

But hurry, it
ends June 1st!!

In My Mailbox- 5/29

Okay, well today I started my In My Mailbox (created by Kristi The Story Siren) and I'm so excited to keep it going! (If I keep getting books...)

Lol, so yeah. I'll be posting my In My Mailbox videos (and whatever else I put up) on my YouTube channel and here every week that I can. This week I received six books (all from BookMooch.)

Being Nikki- Meg Cabot
The A-List- Zoey Dean
Perfect Strangers- Jahnna N. Malcolm
Learning to Swim- Cheryl Klam
Next Summer- Hailey Abbott
Is He Or Isn't He?- John Hall

Btw, sorry for the horrible quality. My voice sounds like a five year-old's. And my hair's crazy curly here, but oh well.


If you have a book reccomendation then feel free to comment me or email me at any time!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Audrey, Wait! - Robin Benway!

California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, "Audrey, Wait!," a break-up song that's so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous!

Now rabid fans are invading her school. People is running articles about her arm-warmers. The lead singer of the Lolitas wants her as his muse. (And the Internet is documenting her every move!) Audrey can't hang out with her best friend or get with her new crush without being mobbed by fans and paparazzi.

Take a wild ride with Audrey as she makes headlines, has outrageous amounts of fun, confronts her ex on MTV, and gets the chance to show the world who she really is.


Okay, so I read this book a quite a while ago, and I must say, Robin Benway really did it for me. This book was hilarious and totally enjoyable. I would SO love to be Audrey. She is probably one of my favorite characters; she's so witty, hilarious, and full of life. Hey, I wouldn't mind having friends like Victoria and Jonah, either! Well, aside from loving the characters, I also enjoyed, well, the WHOLE book! It was such a fun book with a totally unique plot. And because I had read this book a little later than most, I read the paperback. OH MY LORD! I loved, loved, loved the back of the book. It was a super cool idea to have qoutes from reviewers on the back of the book. I will most likely be reading this book again.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Twenty Boy Summer- Sarah Ockler

"Don't worry, Anna.
I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Promise me? Promise me you won't say anything?"
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"

According to Anna's best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a spring 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 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.


Okay, well the first thing I must say is that this book was awesome! I'm a sucker for sad love stories and Twenty Boy Summer had me crying from the beginning to the end. The book had a great plot and was beautifully written (Props to Sarah.) What I loved the most about the book was how it was written so emotionally and honestly. It could
have, and most likely has, happened to anyone in this world. It explores love, grief, and life. I was SO emotional while reading this book!! This book is now definitely one of my All Time Favorites.

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5 Stars!

-Kaitlyn. :]

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

YA Book Club!

Kay guys, well I recently joined this book club (created by Chelsea) and I've read all the books so far, and they are UH-MAZ-ING!

If you would like to join the forum the link is below and there is also a button on the page. :]

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