Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday#6

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY!

  1. Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton



Synopsis

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That’s why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid’s Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn’t just a matchmaker…she’s a cupid! (There’s more than one of them, you know.)

Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend Maya with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired…and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three.



2. Everlasting by Angie Frazier

(No cover yet?)

Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a lady in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: she is to marry a man she isn’t sure she loves, or condemn her and her father to poverty; forever lust after a sailor a few social classes below her; never again explore the open sea; and do it all with charm and grace, even if it is a sham.

On her last voyage with her father, Camille learns the mother she has always believed dead is in fact alive and in Australia. When their Sydney-bound ship goes down in a gale, and her father dies, Camille sets out to find her mother and a map in her possession—a map believed to lead to a stone that once belonged to a legendary civilization of immortals. The stone can do exactly what Camille wants most: bring someone back from the dead. Unfortunately, her father’s adversary is also on the hunt for the stone, and she must race him to it.

With the help of the sailor Camille is undeniably falling in love with, and with an Australian card shark acting as their guide, Camille eludes murderous bushrangers, traverses dangerous highlands, evades a curse placed on the stone, and unravels the mystery behind her mother’s disappearance sixteen years earlier. When another death shakes her conviction to resurrect her father, Camille must choose what—and who—matters most.



Monday, July 27, 2009

Sleepover and Huge YA author signing!

Sleepover and huge YA author signing blog post and pics coming soon!




Xxx
Mitali

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On The Menu Monday#9 Its Not You Its Me by Kerry Cohen Hoffman

Its Not You Its Me by Kerry Cohen Hoffman



Synopsis

Zoë loves Henry.

Henry dumps Zoë.

Zoë wants Henry back - at any cost.

Zoë's two best friends come up with a plan to help Zoë get what she thinks she wants. The plan: make Henry jealous.

But the plan takes a surprising turn...

Spanning thirty-one days in the cycle of a breakup, Kerry Cohen Hoffmann's funny and touching novel depicts a girl whose single-minded focus on her ex-boyfriend has pulled her far from the person she most needs to win back - herself.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday#5

Waiting on Wednesday#5

The Snowball Effect by Holly Hoxter


THE SNOWBALL EFFECT will be available March 23, 2010 from HarperTeen

Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died. Her reckless stepfather drove his motorcycle off the highway and caused the biggest traffic jam in years. Her long-suffering grandmother lived through cancer and a heart attack before finally succumbing to a stroke. And Lainey's mother--well, Lainey's mother hanged herself in the basement just days after Lainey's high school graduation.

Now Lainey's five-year-old brother is an orphan, and her estranged older sister is moving back home to be his guardian. Meanwhile, Lainey's boyfriend is thinking about having a family of their own, and her best friends are always asking the wrong sorts of questions and giving advice Lainey doesn't want to hear. As she tries to pull away from everything familiar, Lainey meets an intriguing new guy who, through a series of Slurpees, burgers, and snowballs, helps her to make peace with a parent she never understood.


Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins


When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-Gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard. Three powerful enemies who look like supermodels; a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock; a creepy, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect. Meanwhile, Sophie has a more personal shock to grapple with. Not only is her father the head of the prodigium council, he's most powerful warlock in the world, and Sophie is his heir.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all prodigium, especially her.




The Rise of Renegade X



Sixteen-year-old Damien Locke has a plan: major in messing with people at the local supervillain university and become a professional evil genius, just like his supervillain mom. But when he discovers the shameful secret she's been hiding all these years, that the one night stand that spawned him was actually with a superhero, everything gets messed up. His father's too moral for his own good, so when he finds out Damien exists, he actually wants him to come live with him and his goody-goody superhero family. Damien gets shipped off to stay with them in their suburban hellhole, and he only has six weeks to prove he's not a hero in any way, or else he's stuck living with them for the rest of his life, or until he turns eighteen, whichever comes first.

To get out of this mess, Damien has to survive his dad's “flying lessons” that involve throwing him off the tallest building in the city—despite his nearly debilitating fear of heights—thwart the eccentric teen scientist who insists she's his sidekick, and keep his supervillain girlfriend from finding out the truth. But when Damien uncovers a dastardly plot to turn all the superheroes into mindless zombie slaves, a plan hatched by his own mom, he discovers he cares about his new family more than he thought. Now he has to choose: go back to his life of villainy and let his family become zombies, or stand up to his mom and become a real hero.


Monday, July 20, 2009

On The Menu Monday #9 Coffeehouse Angel by Susane Selfors

OTMM#9
Coffeehouse Angel by Susane Selfors


Synopsis :
Romance is brewing in a new novel from the author of Saving Juliet
When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother's coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions, and now he won't leave until he can reward Katrina's selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Fame and fortune seem like the obvious requests, but after two botched wishes, Malcolm knows Katrina is hiding something from him. How can she tell him the truth, when her heart's desire has become Malcolm himself?
Fans of romantic comedies will be clamoring for this heartfelt novel that is good to the last drop.

Do you believe in signs?Lightening striking a car you just stepped out of, a black cat crossing your path, apiece of frozen toilet waste falling from an airplane and crashing through your livingroom ceiling—-that kind of thing? Happenstance, maybe. Or maybe something bigger than you is well aware of your existence and trying to tell you something. I never used tobelieve that kind of stuff.But then I met him.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

OTMM Review!

Hey guys! I am sooo sorry! I've been sleeping weird for the past two days!
Just need a day to finish Boyology!
Should have the review up on Saturday latest!
Thanks for bearing with me!

xx
M

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday#4



Waiting on Wednesday #4

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy


When the Prom Queen becomes your fairy godmother…

Sixteen year old outsider, Jess Parker, gets the chance of

a lifetime: an invitation to join a secret girl power society dedicated to defeating the mean girls of the world. The Cinderella Society guides all

new recruits through its top secret ultimate life makeover. It’s all part of preparing them to face down the Wickeds and win. Determined not to let the Cindys down, Jess dives in with a

passion. Finally, a chance to belong and show the world what she’s made of.

… be careful what you wish for.

Jess’s transformation wins her the heart of her dream crush an

d a shot at uber-popularity. Until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers the real force behind her exclusive

society. It’s a high stakes battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys in power need Jess on special assignment. When the mission threatens to destroy her dream life come true, Jess is forced to

choose between living a fairy tale and honoring the Sisterhood… and herself.

What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?

Stay tuned for details about book two in the Cinderella Society series, coming Spring 2011 from Egmont USA!


Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

BRIGHTLY WOVEN:

BW is my YA fantasy novel, which will be published by Egmont USA in Spring 2010. It's the story of a young girl, Sydelle, who is chosen by a wizard as his reward for ending a decade-long drought in her v

illage. They must travel together to stop a religious war that threatens to destroy not only their world, but their budding relationship as well.



The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk


THE DARK DAYS OF
HAMBURGER HALPIN

by Josh Berk
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
February 9, 2010
Cover art by Philippe Petit-Roulet.

THE DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN tells the hilarious story of Will Halpin, an overweight deaf teen who spends his first year at a mainstream high school looking for love, failing Algebra, unraveling the school's social scene, trying to get invited to the greatest party ever … and, oh yeah, solving a murder.

"Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut."

The story about how he came to write this book can be found on my his page.

Monday, July 13, 2009

On The Menu Monday#8 Boyology by Sarah O'Leary Burningham


Boyology: A Teen Girl’s Crash Course in All Things Boy by Sarah O’Leary Burningham



Relationships with boys are tricky-especially for teen girls who are still figuring out who they are themselves. How do teen girls drum up the confidence to talk to a guy when the teenage years are fraught with self-doubt? Is it really possible to just be friends with a boy without any weirdness? What’s a girl to do when she likes a guy more than a friend and isn’t sure he feels the same? And most of all, how can girls deal with all of this and still stay true to themselves? BOYOLOGY: A Teen Girl’s Crash Course in All Things Boy (June 2009) by How to Raise Your Parents author Sarah Burningham, has the answers to these questions and the other dramas that are teen relationships.

BOYOLOGY delves into the mysteries of teen guys, dissecting flirting tactics, offering dating suggestions, and providing tips on forming solid friendships with guys. From “a few things to remember when text flirting” to a math formula to figure out how long it will take to get over him, this is an up-close-and-personal look at everything a girl has ever needed to know about dating. Parents will appreciate that the author handles discussions about kissing and beyond with grace and tact. Most importantly, Sarah empowers her readers to make smart choices on their own terms. The author shares her own experiences, peppers pages with fun celebrity quotes, and most importantly includes comments from real teenagers-through a tremendous amount of research and polling via her own MySpace page-on everything from first dates to breakups.

With a fresh new look and a pitch-perfect voice, BOYOLOGY is a must-have for teens who are already dating as well as girls who might want to know what they’re in for. Some of the basics Sarah includes are:

  • B-O-Y basics
  • Determining which “breed” of boy you’re dealing with
  • Figuring out first dates and the rest of the dating game
  • Setting your boundaries
  • Outside forces: friends, parents, and other factors
  • Boy friend vs. boyfriend (there is a MAJOR difference!)
  • Breaking up, getting back in the game, and much more

Each page is jam-packed with sensible advice that teens can use in their everyday lives. Figuring out teen boys may seem daunting, but with the help of BOYOLOGY, girls will feel as confident as they should be.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Fancy Friday#5 Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott


Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott



Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends--her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.

Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she wants.

She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.

This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.


Watch here: Link

What others say about Living Dead Girl: Link

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday#3


This week's WoW is ruled by Suzanne, Lindsay & Lindsey!
Suzanne Young, Lindsay Eland and Lindsay Leavitt!
Three Tenner's who's books I wait for IMpatiently ;-)

The Naughty List by Suzanne Young




Synopsis

Tessa Crimson: Cheerleader by Day, Spy by Night

As leader of the SOS (Society of Smitten Kittens), Tessa’s mission is twofold: pep preservation and relationship salvation. That’s right, Tessa is a head cheerleader whose night job is catching cheating boyfriends in the act! Thank goodness her own relationship with Aiden is strawberry-smoothie purrfect—except for the fact that she’s been concealing her nocturnal habits for, oh, two years.

Aiden suspects something’s up, and his patience is wearing thin. But in the meantime, Tessa’s far too busy to deal with her own romantic roadblocks. The Naughty List is at maximum capacity; because so far, every single suspect on it is 100% guilty.

When sultry Chloe Ferril transfers to Washington High, things only become more catastrophic. Tessa knows this predatory vixen won’t stop hunting Aiden until her claws are planted firmly in his backside…

But Tessa’s in for an even bigger shock when Aiden’s name shows up on The Naughty List, and she’s finally forced to confront the unthinkable: is her own boyfriend just as naughty as all the rest?

Reasons to read The Naughty List.
  1. Cheerleader by day, Spy by night. This one I can't miss.
  2. Innovative plot.
  3. Suzanne is awesome.
  4. 'Nuff said.


Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland


Synopsis

Polly Madassa is convinced she was born for a more romantic time. A time when Elizabeth Bennet and Anne of Green Gables walked along the moors and beaches of the beautiful land, a time where a distinguished gentleman called upon a lady of quality and true love was born in the locked eyes of two young lovers.

But alas, she was not.

This, however, does not stop our young heroine from finding romance wherever she can conjure it up. So while Polly is burdened with a summer job of delivering baked goods from her parents bakery (how quaint!) to the people in her small beach town, she finds a way to force…um…encourage romance to blossom. She is determined to bring lovers, young and old, together…whether they want to be or not.




I can't wait to read Lindsay's book because as I say I'm an eternal romantic.
But mainly because it's a novel concept, something that hasn't been written about before.

2010 can't come soon enough! =)




Princess For Hire by Lindsay Leavitt



Synopsis


When a well-dressed woman steps out of a bubble and wants to know if you'd like to become a substitute princess, do you
A) run
B) faint
C) say yes?

For Desi Bascomb, who's been longing for some glamour in her Idaho life, the choice is a definite
C). Desi has a rare ability: with the help of "Royal Rouge," she can temporarily transform into the exact look-alike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?
Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras.... In this winning debut, one girl's dream of glamour transforms into the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.


One question: Who doesn't love a princess?
Who doesn't envy one either?
I sure do.
I grew up on Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries.
I would like nothing more than a Tiara. =)

As I said waiting for 2010 to arrive is going to almost impossible!

Do you want to read them too?
Let me know!

Xx,
M

Monday, July 6, 2009

On The Menu Monday #7 Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Synopsis

Get this, I'm supposed to be starting a journal about "my journey." Please. I can see it now: Dear Diary, As I'm set adrift on this crazy sea called "life" . . . I don't think so.

It's been seventy-five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her.

And she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone now, and she doesn't want to talk about it. They wouldn't get it, anyway. They wouldn't understand what it feels like to have your best friend ripped away from you.

They wouldn't understand what it feels like to know it's your fault.

Amy's shrink thinks it would help to start a diary. Instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia.

But as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past wasn't as perfect as she thought it was—and the present deserves a chance too.


It's been seventy-five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her. And she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone, and Amy doesn't want to talk about it. No one knew Julia like she did. No one gets what life is without her.

No one understands what it's like to know that it's all your fault.

Amy's shrink thinks she should keep a journal but instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia. And as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past holds its own secrets--and that the present deserves a chance.


Read Chapter 1: Here

Friday, July 3, 2009

Alea, I accept your challenge.



Alea, challenged me.

Mitali, I dare you to accept this challenge. And I'm also challenging you to a race, starting July 10th!


TEN OF ALEA'S MUST-SEE MOVIES! (tell me if you've seen any already & i will replace them!)


1. Amelie
2. Garden State
3. Empire Records
4. Ghost World
5. The Royal Tenebaums
6. Napoleon Dynamite
7. Music From Another Room
8. The Breakfast Club
9. You, Me and Everyone We Know
10. Waitress


This is my counter-challenge!
Alea, I challenge you to watch these 10 Bollywood movies.

  1. 1. Ishq Vishq

    2. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

    3. Kal Ho Naa Ho

    4. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

    5. Hum Tum

    6. Race

    7. Jab We Met

    8. Taare Zameen Par

    9. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

    10. Hera Pheri




This challenge must be completed by July 3nd, 2010 (a year from today) but since this is a race I bet it will end a lot faster than that!

If you beat me in this challenge I must watch a crappy movie of your choice.

But if I beat you then you must watch a crappy movie of my choice.

If you choose to accept this dare you must follow these rules:
  • Blog about your acceptance and log in with Mr Linky on the correct Acceptance Post here.
  • Blog about your thoughts after completing each item. When you've completed the challenge check in with Mr Linky on the correct Completed Challenge Post on the I Dare You to Accept This Challenge Blog!
  • Once you accept (or complete) this challenge then make a list of 10 related items (ie all Bollywood movies, your favorite tv show or book series, favorite genre of books etc) and challenge one of your friends...even the one who challenged you!
  • Need help deciding on a dare? Check out what others are doing here.

2. Once you've challenged your friend be sure to stop back
hereand let everyone know who you've challenged. Then sit back and see how they do!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday#2



This week its The Tenners who are taking up my wish list!

Sea by Heidi R. Kling!

SEA Synopsis:
Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother's accidental disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year-old California girl Sienna "Sea" Jones reluctantly travels with her father's volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia. During her stay at an orphanage, she meets the scarred and soulful, Deni, who is more like Sienna then anyone she has ever met.

She knows they can't be together, so why can't she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home?
And why is her psychiatrist father so secretive about her mother's plane crash?
The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to the truth.

And Sea's real adventure begins.


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


Synopsis

Falling in love was never so easy . . .


or so deadly.


For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.


If the number of books by The Tenners coming out is any indication I'm going to be waiting for a lot of them for a LONGG time!


Until next time!
Take care,
M