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The library is slowly adding manga to their digital catalog, so I have been borrowing random volumes in hopes that they will keep adding more to the catalog. I was interested in Bakuman because I enjoyed previous series by both creators, and I think the cover is visually appealing. I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet, though. Read more
This morning I have a giveaway for you to enter. I have an ARC of We Were Liars by E Lockhart up for grabs. This is a compelling read that draws you in and refuses to let go. I am still trying to decide whether or not I actually liked it, but I know that I could not put it down.
About the book:
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
US addresses only, please
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May Contain Spoilers
Wow! This is a hard book to review, because it’s so important for the reader to go in blind, or it won’t work. The slow unfolding of Cady’s forgotten memory, like a languid summer day, is suspenseful and engrossing. I started reading They Were Liars without even reading the blurb, and I’m glad I didn’t. Knowing too much going in spoils the mystery of Cady’s lost summer, so I hadn’t even read any reviews for the book. I hate spoilers! Read more
About Hope At Dawn:
With two brothers fighting in the Great War, her family needing extra money, and her boyfriend’s drinking driving a wedge between them, Livy Campbell accepts a job teaching German-American children in a nearby small town. But even there, the effects of the war can be felt as anti-German hysteria divides the town’s population. Friedrick Wagner feels shame for not fighting alongside his friends. Instead, he took a deferment to run his dying father’s farm, work as the school handyman, and provide for his younger siblings. With so much hatred surrounding him, he fears God may have forgotten him. His friendship with Livy gives him hope, but the obstacles dividing them must first be overcome Read more
Sandra from Brenda Beem’s Knockdown stopped by to share 5 things not to do during a Mega Tsunami.
1.Get stuck in traffic. Sixteen year old Toni, the main character, rides her bike to the marina where her family’s sailboat, Whistler is moored. The city has been ordered to evacuate. Traffic is jammed. The police are gone. Desperate people are fleeing the city. Toni makes it to the boat because she can weave through the mess on her bike. He parents are not so lucky, and never make it. Read more
Here’s something I hope you’ll like! Want to win a copy of Killer Instinct by S E Green? Just answer the question and fill out the widget below! US shipping addresses only, please. Read more
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I picked up Wolfsmund because I am having so much fun reading Vinland Saga and I thought I’d try another historical graphic novel series. This one is set during the Middle Ages, at St. Gotthard Pass, which is located in the Swiss Alps. Baliff Wolfram brutally exposes and executes those desperate enough to try to sneak into Italy through his barrier station. He’s a sick SOB, too, taking pleasure in taunting his victims while savagely punishing them for their transgressions. A rebellion is afoot, and the Austrians are ruthlessly responding to the unrest by killing entire clans if a rebel is discovered in their midst. Ugh. Read more
I loved these books, so I wanted to pass along a press release I received:
Georgetown Academy is a juicy series about the politics at D.C.’s most elite prep school. A cross between Scandal and Gossip Girl, it’s fans include Eva Longoria and nearly a million Wattpad fans.
To celebrate the series’ success, we’ve put together an amazing campaign that involves and benefits readers—the more participation, the more we’ll give. Here are the steps: Read more