30 September 2012

28 September 2012

Teen Read Week Giveaway Hop Signups

Teen Read Week is a great opportunity to get teens to read -- for the heck of it!  Teen Read Week is hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (otherwise known as YALSA) and this year, the theme is It Came From the Library, which dares teens to read for the fun of it.

My senior year of high school, I took Library Science -- an every other day class where I learned a bunch of cool library stuff and got to boss freshman around and man the circulation desk.  Every year, my awesome high school librarian has her students create posters to raise awareness for Teen Read Week.

In honor of Teen Read Week, I'll be hosting this giveaway hop!

Some (Super Quick) Rules:
  • Any blog can participate, as long its teen (or family) friendly.
  • The prize(s) have to be reading-related.
    • It can be a book, or an Amazon gift card, or some awesome swag.  As long as it promotes a love of reading! :)
  • Make sure you have your giveaway up between the allotted dates.
  • Go easy on the entries.  Try to make the entries simple and easy to do.  
    • Rafflecopter is a godsend for this sort of thing.  It's free -- and awesome!
  • When you enter, make sure you link directly to your main blog page.  This is just to sign up -- come back on the fourteenth to enter your giveaway post.

27 September 2012

23 September 2012

22 September 2012

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak. Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

20 September 2012

16 September 2012

14 September 2012

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

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11 September 2012

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

10 September 2012

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything--her family, her future--to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Peaches" comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

09 September 2012

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TBR: September

to be read pile

To compensate for my loose impulse control, this is a tentative list and will be edited throughout the month. Please stay tuned for more insanity.

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Goal Books
these are the books that I'd like to read this month

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Accomplished Books
these made it through the insanity phase and got read

Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
The Diviners by Libba Bray
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater