Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Hi there! Round three is done! Round three is done! And yes, there really wasn't much of a break between round two and three but I actually preferred it that way. I was able to stay inside the story and keep working. It was like a Mystique marathon.
And now? Now we wait for copy edits. *Cue scary music*

But today we celebrate Halloween. And in honor of creepiness I'm here to tell y'all about the most amazing book I've read in quite some time. Seriously. I LOVED it. It's one of those books after you finish reading it you wish you could get a memory wipe so that you can read it all over again.
Let me make this perfectly clear. I LOVED THIS BOOK.
Okay. Wanna know what it is?

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

It's creepy and intense and funny and thoughtful. It has some of the best chemistry I've read between the two main characters. AND! The writing is awesome. Michelle Hodkin kept me absolutely intrigued from beginning to end. I CAN NOT wait for the next book. This one was so fun I really didn't want to finish it. And yet I had to. I couldn't stop reading.

So. Go on out and get your candy and when everyone else is watching scary movies where teenagers scream and get hacked into tiny pieces you can be thoroughly enjoying one of the creepiest and coolest books I've read in, well, ever.

Have a safe and candy-filled day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Book Fairy Is Coming Today!!

I've been very patient. I waited until after I'd finished round two of edits to order these fabulous books knowing that I wouldn't be able to keep from reading them once they arrived!

Wanna know what they are??!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

I have been waiting and waiting for this book to come out! I tried to find it at BEA but I wasn't fast enough. If you haven't heard about this one check out the book trailer. Go ahead. I'll wait.
SEE!! I told you!

Lola and the Boy Next Door
by Stephanie Perkins

If you haven't read Stephanie's first book, Anna and the French Kiss, go read it! Seriously. Go. And then once you're all smiley and in love with Etienne go check out Lola. I can't wait to read it!!

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

I love this series. Mostly I love Patch. It's rare when I love the 2nd book more than the first. I'm hoping the third is my new favorite.

Last week I took a break from editing to venture out to a book signing. And it wasn't just any book signing, it was Laini Taylor reading from Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book back in May. And I know I should have given it away here once I finished it, but I just couldn't part with it. IT'S THAT GOOD!!
Seriously. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It isn't just the story or the characters that capture you, it's the beautiful way she tells a story. I know I've found another book to add to my list of favorites when I have to stop and reread a line just so I can take in the poetic way the author is getting her thoughts across.
I love this book.

And since we're talking books...

Here are some COMING SOON selections I can't wait to read. Look for them in the next few weeks!

How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr

Have you read anything by Sara Zarr? Of course you have. She's amazing.
I can't wait for her latest.

Crossed by Ally Condie

If you've read Matched you'll want to pick this one up. I can't wait to find out what happens next!

Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

This book looks SOOOO scary! I can't wait!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Post!

Yes. Hello there. This is the post where I mention I've blogged over on Brave New Words and promise to post here more often now that I've turned in round two of edits. I double promise. Starting with Tuesday's post where I write about the books I've ordered from Amazon and how I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO READ THEM!!

Stay tuned.