Friday, September 21, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (8)

  Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Basically, follow me and say hi in the comments, and I'll follow you back!  

 This week's features are: Northern Plunder and The Authoress

Q: What hyped up book do you think was all the talk?

A: Angelfall by Susan Ee. It's self-published, and at first glance it looks like any other YA novel, but once you open it, you can't put it down. I was mind blown after I finished, and people I introduced the book to were amazed by the beauty of the writing and plot as well.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows us to appropriately squeal over upcoming releases.

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Publication Date: November 13th, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte 
Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be
The first thing that got me about this was the cover. I love colorful things, and there's this beautiful rainbow of pastel and bubbles. It's almost trippy. The main character seems like a dorky but adorable one, and the plot itself sounds really sweet and romantic. Hopefully it lives up to my expectations! There's nothing better than a good contemporary read.