Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Release Date:
February 28, 2013
Publisher:
HarperCollins Children's Books
Source: Library

Summary

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.

She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a "jiffy" lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn't quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she's spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend's dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.

As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn't seem to like her any more than the real world did.

And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything? (courtesy of Goodreads)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #249

Welcome to the Feature & Follow


Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and ayou must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.


Die Once More by Amy Plum

Die Once More by Amy Plum

Release Date:
February 3, 2015
Publisher:
Epic Reads Impulse
Source: Library

Summary

This one-hundred-page novella picks up where the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy ended and follows the eternally irresistible Jules Marchenoir as he leaves Paris behind for a fresh start in New York City.

Jules is a revenant—an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He's spent the last century flirting his way through Paris and, most recently, falling in love with his best friend's girlfriend. Loyalty and heartbreak have led him to choose a new life in NYC.

Separated from his friends and his home, Jules is adrift in this dangerous new world, facing unknown enemies . . . until he meets a revenant named Ava. Though the battle for France has been won, an epic war between good and evil has just begun in the Big Apple, and Ava needs Jules's help to uncover the key to an American victory. Jules finds himself in the same position he crossed an ocean to escape: at risk of losing his immortal existence as well as his heart. (courtesy of Goodreads)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesdays: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!


The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Publish Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen

I'm actually not sure if I'm into the plot synopsis, but I saw announcements about the cover yesterday. It glows in the dark! That alone makes it want-worthy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Riot YA Quarterly Box #1 Unveiling!!

I always look forward to the arrival of my Quarterly Book Riot box. This was an extra special box. It's the very first YA Quarterly Book Riot Box!!!  

Book Riot is a very popular book blog and now has TWO Quarterly book related boxes. For $50 (each box costs $50), they will send you a box filled with books and book related items every quarter. The YA box is obviously YA related, but the non-book items aren't really kiddish. They appeal to people of all ages. But at the same time, they aren't obviously adult - like a book related flask, which I received in the general box. The general box has adult books of all different genres (even a Ms. Marvel trade one time) and fun bookish items.

I'm a sucker for all things bookish, so I'm subscribed to both boxes. That means $100 every quarter. At some point that may become too much, and I'll have to pick one. In the meantime, I'm excited to see what both boxes have in store!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Feature and Follow Friday #248

Welcome to the Feature & Follow


Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and ayou must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to Wordpress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don't have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesdays: The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!


The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall

Publish Date: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

So this one is already out, but I didn't find out about it until yesterday. The Penderwicks is an ongoing series of middle grade reads that I absolutely love. I can't wait to read this one.
 
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