Book Review: Give Up the Gh..

Book Review: Give Up the Ghost

Author: Megan CreweReleases: September 15, 2009Summary from GoodReads: Cass McKenna much prefers the company of ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody… and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school. But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees. As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad–and he […]

Posted September 16, 2009
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Book Review: Shrinking Viol..

Book Review: Shrinking Violet

Shrinking Violetby Danielle Joseph From goodreads.com:High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out — doing mock broadcasts for Miami’s hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T — and to everyone’s shock, she’s a hit! Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she […]

Posted September 14, 2009
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Book Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Author: Mary E. PearsonReleased: 2008Summary from GoodReads: Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a year-long coma, and she’s still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. Her parents show her home movies of her life, her memories, but she has no recollection. Is she really the same girl she sees on the screen? Little by little, Jenna begins to remember. Along with the memories come questions—questions no one wants to answer for her. What really happened after the accident? I have been dancing around reading the book […]

Posted September 9, 2009
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Author Interview: Carolyn M..

Author Interview: Carolyn MacCullough

Today, I am happy to welcome Carolyn MacCullough, the author of Once a Witch. She was kind enough to answer some of my questions. ____________________ How long have you been writing? Since I was about eight. I wrote mainly poetry then–very,very bad poetry. Can you tell us a little about your book? Once a Witch is about a 17 year old girl, Tamsin Greene, who comes from a long line of witches. Yet she herself has no magical power…or so she thinks… How did you come up with the concept for Once a Witch? I was running through Brooklyn one […]

Posted September 8, 2009
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Book Review: Once a Witch

Book Review: Once a Witch

Once A WitchAuthor: Carolyn MacCulloughReleases: September 14, 2009Summary from GoodReads: Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin’s magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret […]

Posted September 7, 2009
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Book Review: Emily and The ..

Book Review: Emily and The Silent King

Emily & The Silent Kingby Irven Keppen From Amazon.com:Emily thought becoming a teenager was hard enough, but she had no idea what was in store for her. When the young girl from New Jersey finds herself and her three siblings magically transported to the wondrous land of Midralon, her troubles are only just beginning. Confronted by creatures right out of old fairy tales, Emily must shoulder the responsibility of getting her brothers and sister back to their own world safely or they will be forever stranded in this strange new realm! After an encounter with the sinister servants of the […]

Posted September 7, 2009
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Book Review: Benny and Shri..

Book Review: Benny and Shrimp

Benny & Shrimpby Katarina Mazetti From amazon.com: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship to work between two mature single people, driven by enormous longing and loudly ticking biological clocks? In alternate chapters, Benny and “Shrimp” tell the story of a love that started by mistake in a village cemetery, a love that should not really be as complicated as it seems. She is a childless young widow with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that even her jam jars are in alphabetical order. He is a gentle, overworked milk farmer, who fears becoming the village’s […]

Posted September 6, 2009
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Blog Tour: Dreaming Anastas..

Blog Tour: Dreaming Anastasia

I am happy to welcome Joy Preble, the author of the newly released Dreaming Anastasia. Joy was nice enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about her debut novel. _____________________   Can you tell us a little bit about your first novel? Dreaming Anastasia is described as a contemporary YA fantasy of the disappearance of Anastasia Romanov, but it’s really more than that. Honestly, I’d best describe it as a genre-bending mix of fantasy, romance, alternate history and fairy tale. It’s told by three narrative voices: sixteen year old high school junior Anne, handsome […]

Posted September 5, 2009
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