Thursday, December 31, 2009

Contest: Lonely Heart's Club Giveaway and review!

Enter to win a copy:

Leave a comment of your Favorite Beatles Song
plus your name and email address
and I'll pick randomly 3 winners.
Good Luck

*sorry, contest is open to only US residents*

The contest ends on January 18th at midnight, winners will be chose the next day.

Here's my review of the book:
(copy provided by Big Honcho Media)

Penny Lane hates guys - all guys. This starts from the moment she catches her perfect boy with another girl. All the years dreaming, flirting, and kissing immediately fly out the window. She so fed up that she's swearing off all boys until she graduates high school. Plus, she's not keeping quiet about her idea. She shares it with Tracy, her BFF, who thinks she's a little crazy. Then her ex-best friend is suddenly single and wants to hang out. Penny Lane almost doesn't meet Diane for coffee because Diane dropped her when she became a twosome, but when she does, she ends up spilling her whole Lonely Hearts Club idea. To her surprise, Diane loves the idea and wants to join. Together, they persaude Tracy, and they storm the school. Soon girls flock to their sides wanting to become part of the sisterhood. The boys however are not pleased, especially a cute boy flirts with Penny Lane. She did make the club rules, but can she break them and more importantly does she want to?

A wickedly cute book. I wish there was a Lonely Hearts Club when I was in high school, I definitely would have joined. I LOVE the cover, very fun. I love the sisterhood and how everyone came together on Saturday Nights.

Official Book Video:

About Elizabeth:

* Fun Book Fact:
In researching The Lonely Hearts Club, she tried swearing off boys forever. It didn’t work.

* Book Release party with good friend Stephenie Meyer
(Elizabeth is her publicist)

* Posing near John Lennon's marker

A Challenge: 10 in 2010

Kay Cassidy is cohosting this awesome challenge, which is right up my alley. I ADORE chick lit, especially Teen Chick Lit!

So here's my quick list, although I'm sure I'll be reading scores more.

1. Ex-Games (finally got this from the library, taking it home tonight)
2. Maggie Bean in Love (This one just came out, taking it home tonight)
3. Heist Society (Can't WAIT for this one)
4. Princess for Hire (Looks cute)
5. Magic Under Glass (LOVE the cover)
6. Hex Hall (Looks wickedly awesome)
7. Coffeehouse Angel (Been waiting for this one to come back to the library)
8. Match Made in High School (Looks cute)
9. Spring Fling (Love her other books)
10. Endless Summer (Adored Boys Next Door - interested in the sequel)

Will you join in?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Spotted: Gallagher Girls 4

LOVE both the title and the cover - gorgeous and intriguing!

Review: Sleepaway Girls

Sam and her BFF do everything together, but when her best friend finds herself a boyfriend, it becomes too much. Sam can't bear the though of being a threesome all summer, so she finds a job as a CIT (counselor in training) at a camp. She's never been to camp before so when she arrives, she's in culture shock. She's the only new girl there and she makes quite an entrance. Sam had no idea people look forward to camp all year long nor does she know what a Color War means. Before long, she's making friends with the CITs in her bunk until they find out her secret. She's the girl from the Dial and Dash commercial and someone takes great offense to her success. Ashley doesn't take competition well and makes sure Sam knows her displeasure. Sam's too busy making new friends and checking out one very cute counselor to let it get her down.

Sleepaway Girls is the perfect summer reading complete with boys, friends, mean girls, and revenge plans. It makes me actually want to go to camp for a summer. Plus the covers's super cute.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Best Books of 2009

Note: These are my opinions only and I've favorite genres (as you will notice). Also some of the books/authors might be debuting next year, but as I've read them this year, they still count. I've rad 275 books this year, not reaching my 300 goal, but maybe next year.

Nonfiction: Almost Astronauts

Biography: The Lincolns: A scrapbook life

New Vampire book: Bite Me! and Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

New Vampire series: Some Girls Bite

New Werewolf series: Dark Guardians

New werewolf book: Never Cry Werewolf

Ghost: Ghost Huntress: the guidance

Art: Map of the Known World

Horse: Take the Reins

Reality: Along for the Ride

Science Fiction: Academy 7

Paranormal: My Soul to Take

Most Haunting: Wintergirls

Romantic Fantasy: Graceling and Dragonfly

Fantasy: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Mermaid: Sea Change and Forgive My Fins

Jane Austen Inspired: The Season

Travel: Great Call of China and Sophomore Switch

Series Beginning: Storm Glass

Series End: Front and Center

Witch: Once a Witch

Food: Cupcake Queen

Drink: Espressoligist

Tween: Canterwood Crest series

New Series: Evermore

New Author to Watch: Kay Cassidy

Best Kiss: ABCs of Kissing Boys

Mythology: Goddess Boot Camp

Beach Read: Drive me Crazy

Hot Chocolate Romance: Snow Queen and Ex-Mas

Action: Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times

Mystery: Wake

Historical Fiction: Flygirl

Movie Tie in: Changing Tides

Magic: Glass Maker's Daughter

Fairy Tale: Princess of the Midnight Ball

Spy: Don't Judge a Girl by her Cover

Teardrops: Twenty Boys Summer

Best new chapter in a series: Catching Fire

Girls with Brains: Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading

Short Stories: Witch High

Best Spin-off: Ransom My Heart

College: Suite Dreams

Jewelry Idea: Cinderella Society
(necklace with a shoe charm)

Music: Lovestruck Summer

Series I want to Continue...Tomorrow: Hunger Games and Graceling
There you have it. What were some of your favorite books you read this year?