Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman

With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade.
Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.
Here's the list for this tour. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made by September 30th:

2. Kerleisha - book review
3. Samantha
4. Mariah
5. Kelly J
6. Jordan
7. Jacqueline C.
8. Kristin
9. Shalonda

10. Sara
11. Kate
12. Erica
13. Kara
14. Falling Off the Shelf

15. Crystal
16. Rachel
17. Genevieve
18. Holly

Troubadour by Mary Hoffman

A story of persecution and poetry, love and war set in 13th century Southern France. As crusaders sweep through the country, destroying all those who do not follow their religion, Bertrand risks his life to warn others of the invasion. As a troubadour, Bertrand can travel without suspicion from castle to castle, passing word about the coming danger. In the meantime Elinor, a young noblewoman, in love with Bertrand, leaves her comfortable home and family and becomes a troubadour herself. Danger encircles them both, as the rising tide of bloodshed threatens the fabric of the society in which they live.

Here's the tour list for this tour. If there any any changes that need to be made, let me know by September 30.
1. Jordan - book review
2. Kate
3. Crystal
4. Mariah
5. Falling Off the Shelf
6. Sara
7. Carrie
9. Leslie
10. Michelle
11. Tara
12. Pixie

Saturday, September 26, 2009

As many of you know, I've been way behind on most things related to the blog. I just sent out a bunch of checklists today. If you did are positive you signed up but did not receive a checklist for a book I just mentioned in the chatbox, email me.

Since I've been behind, there's been some emails I may have overlooked. If you've emailed me in the past couple of weeks and I haven't answered, send another. Authors, if I said long ago we were going to do a tour with your book but you don't see it posted or I owe you addresses, email me.

Sorry for the delays in everything!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Girl on the Other Side by Deborah Kerbel

Tabby Freeman and Lora Froggett go to the same school, but they live in totally opposite worlds. Tabby is rich, pretty, and the most popular girl in her class. But behind closed doors, her 'perfect' life is rapidly coming apart at the seams.
On the other side, Lora is smart, timid, and the constant target of bullies. While struggling to survive the piranha-infested halls of her school, she becomes increasingly nervous that somebody might discover the unbearable truth about what's been happening to her family.
Despite their differences, Tabby and Lora have something in common - they're both harbouring dark secrets and a lot of pain. Although they've never been friends, a series of strange events causes their lives to crash together in ways neither could have ever imagined. And when the dust finally settles and all their secrets are forced out into the light, will the girls be saved . or destroyed?

Here's the list for this tour. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made by September 21st:
1. April
2. Lauren
3. Kerleisha - book review
4. Samantha
5. Mariah
6. Sab H
7. Steph Su
8. Sara
9. Pixie
10. Jessica
11. Sandy
12. Just Your Typical Book Blog
13. Katie
14. Shalonda
15. Taste Life Twice
16. Erica
17. Leslie
18. Crystal
19. Jacqueline
20. Allison
21. Andrea
22. Genevieve
23. Jill

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Miles Between by Mary E Pearson

The Miles Between by Mary E Pearson

Destiny Faraday makes a point of keeping her distance from her classmates at Hedgebrook Academy. Her number-one rule: Don’t get attached. But one day, unexpectedly finding a car at their disposal, Destiny and three of her classmates embark on an unauthorized road trip.

They’re searching for one fair day—a day where the good guy wins and everything adds up to something just and right. Their destination: Langdon, a town that Destiny’s unsuspecting companions hope will hold simply a day of fun. But, as Destiny says, “Things are not always what they seem.” Only she knows that Langdon holds far more than that—a deep secret she has never shared with anyone.

The Miles Between explores the wonder andmagic of a very real world where chance, mystery, and secrets abound.

*This was a 1 ARC tour when we were still running things by e-mail and this post is to list the reviews and author interviews from the tour*

Harmony - book review

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

*This was a 1 ARC tour when we were still running things by e-mail and this post is to list the reviews and author interviews from the tour*

Harmony - book review

Crystal - Book Review

Helpers Needed

Hey guys,

I've received a few emails in the past few days asking if I needed help with the tours. I do, actually. As of now there are two positions that need to be filled:

1.) I need some one to keep track of where the books are at. This means keeping track of the comments on the Location Updates post and also in the chat box so we know where the books are.

2.) I need someone who can go through and add the emails to the tour list once it has been posted. Basically, this just means going through the comments.

If you're interested in either positions, leave a comment below telling me why.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Snowball Effect by Holly Nicole Hoxter

Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died. Her reckless stepfather drove his motorcycle off the highway and caused the biggest traffic jam in years. Her long-suffering grandmother lived through cancer and a heart attack before finally succumbing to a stroke. And Lainey's mother--well, Lainey's mother hanged herself in the basement just days after Lainey's high school graduation.

Now Lainey's five-year-old brother is an orphan, and her estranged older sister is moving back home to be his guardian. Meanwhile, Lainey's boyfriend is thinking about having a family of their own, and her best friends are always asking the wrong sorts of questions and giving advice Lainey doesn't want to hear. As she tries to pull away from everything familiar, Lainey meets an intriguing new guy who, through a series of Slurpees, burgers, and snowballs, helps her to make peace with a parent she never understood.
Here's the list for this tour. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made by September 14:
1. Steph Su
2. Lauren
3. Samantha
4. Melanie
5. Sab H
6. Pirate Penguin - Sent 3/15
7. Kate
8. Kelsey
9. Book Mac
10. Jacqueline C.
11. Erica
12. Genevieve
13. Mariah
14. Khy
15. Carol
16. Taste Life Twice
17. Collegiate Bookworm
18. Jordan
19. WillowRaven
20. Mik
21. Irish
22. Allison
23. Kristin
24. Anne Moore
25. Sarah
26. Holly
27. Amber
28. Rachel
29. Shel Julian Kessel
30. Leslie
31. Crystal
32. Pixie

Friday, September 4, 2009

One Wish by Leigh Brescia

Our next tour is for One Wish by Leigh Brescia. This is an already released book.

Here's the tour list for this book. Please let me know if there's any changes I need to make by September 6th.

1. Bri
2. Melanie
3. Pirate Penguin
4. Sara
5. Lauren
6. Samantha
7. Genevieve
8. Mariah
9. Kristen
10. Andrea
11. Rachel
12. Sarah

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne

Hamlet Kennedy just wants to be your average, happy, vanilla eighth-grader. But given her family—a genius seven-year-old sister who is going to attend to middle school with her and Shakespearean scholar parents who show up like a walking, talking Renaissance Fair—that’s not terribly easy.

Life gets worse when her sister is named the new pre-algebra tutor, and even worse when the class project is announced: it’s on Shakespeare. Add it all up, and Hamlet’s life (like her name) seems like a total tragedy.

But, as Shakespeare said, “it is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves” and Hamlet finds that, ultimately, being from a Freak Family can give a girl license to find her own brand of extraordinary. And there’s nothing tragic about that. In fact, the curtain of Hamlet’s eighth grade year might just close to overwhelming applause.
Our next tour is for The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne. This is a 2010 release.

Here's the tour list for this book. Please let me know if there's any changes I need to make by September 5th.

1. Samantha
2. Lauren
3. Kelsey
4. WillowRaven
5. Lilibeth
6. Allison
7. Pirate Penguin
8. Melanie
9. Kristen
10. Genevieve
11. Carrie
12. Mariah
13. Sarah
14. April
15. Mark
16. Crystal
17. Tara
18. The Brain Lair
19. Jordan
20. Rachel

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Faketastic by Alexa Young

Here's the tour list for Faketastic. Please let me know by September 3rd if there's any changes I need to make. (Sidenote - this book is so cute! Even if you haven't read the first, you can def. read this one! It's not too late to sign up!)
2. Jessica
3. Genevieve
4. Crystal

The Line by Teri Hall

Here's the tour list for The Line. If there's any changes I need to make, please let me know by September 3rd.

Tour 1:
1. Khy
2. Erica
3. Melanie
4. Lauren
5. Mariah
6. Lizzy
7. Sharon
8. WillowRaven
9. Kristen
10. SarBear
11. Kristin M
12. Jessica
13. Yan
14. Jordan
15. Mik
16. Steph Su
17. Taste Life Twice
18. Amber
19. BookMac
20. Lori
21. Tara
22. Catt
Tour 2:
1. Mitali
2. Sab H
3. Carrie
4. Lilibeth
5. Genevieve
6. Sarah
7. April
8. Kate
9. Andrea
11. Briana
12. Kelsey
13. Carol
14. Pirate Penguin
15. Sara
16. Samantha
17. Crystal
18. Irish
19. Allison
20. Rachel
21. Pixie
22. Megan