Archives for August 2012

Back to the Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to our stop of the Back to the Books Giveaway Hop! We’re giving away $15 at BookDepository.com (for international folk) or Amazon.com or BarnesAndNoble.com (for US folk).  You know the drill, fill out the Rafflecopter form and good luck to you! To clarify: A book with a value up to $15 from BookDepository OR […]

Frozen by Mary Casanova

Sixteen-year-old Sadie Rose hasn’t said a word in eleven years—ever since the day she was found lying in a snowbank during a howling storm. Like her voice, her memories of her mother and what happened that night were frozen.

Set during the roaring 1920s in the beautiful, wild area on Rainy Lake where Minnesota meets Canada, Frozen tells the remarkable story of Sadie Rose, whose mother died under strange circumstances the same night that Sadie Rose was found, unable to speak, in a snowbank. Sadie Rose doesn’t know her last name and has only fleeting memories of her mother—and the conflicting knowledge that her mother had worked in a brothel. Taken in as a foster child by a corrupt senator, Sadie Rose spends every summer along the shores of Rainy Lake, where her silence is both a prison and a sanctuary.

Plan B by Charnan Simon

Is this happily ever after? Lucy has her life planned out: she’ll graduate and then join her boyfriend, Luke, at college in Austin. She’ll become a Spanish teacher and of course they’ll get married. So there’s no reason to wait, right? They try to be careful. But then Lucy gets pregnant. Now, none of Lucy’s options are part of her picture-perfect plan. Together, she and Luke will have to make the most difficult decision of their lives.

Such A Pretty Face by Cathy Lamb

Stevie Barrett is a 35-year-old legal secretary in Portland. She’s also literally half the woman she used to be. Bariatric surgery melted 150 pounds off her frame, and life is looking up. However, Stevie’s svelte physique carries its own baggage.

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Title: Hemlock Author: Kathleen Peacock Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Publication Date: May 8, 2012 Hardcover: 416 pages Where’d Ashley Get It: For review from the publisher. Synopsis (From Goodreads): Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her […]

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Top Ten Tuesday #14

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created & hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Posts… That Give the Best Picture of ME  Hrm. This is a hard one. I’ve got a fairly bold personality and it seems to, at least most of the time, show in my […]

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

You know those books that are talked about and spotlighted and there’s so much hype that every time you turn around you’re hearing about the bloody thing…so you buy it because OHMIGOSH everyone loves it…and then it SUCKS? Yeah, this isn’t one of those books. The hype was there, the twittery fluffy hyper flurry of crazy talk was there, and the book kind of lived up to it. Was it perfect? No. Was it pretty awesome, anyway? Yes.