Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In Regards to E-mail

Hey guys,

When it comes to e-mail, if I haven't responded in about 6 hours, feel free to send the e-mail again. We hit a snag early this week because I was in the hospital and couldn't answer e-mails. But I'm back now, and so 6 hours is your magic number. Go ahead and e-mail again.

I should have responded to everyone's e-mails by now. So if I haven't responded to yours, please e-mail me again.

Also, if you have a book that needs/is ready to be mailed PLEASE let me know. I have a list of who has all the books and I want to get 'em moving!

~Enna Isilee

Nightshade-- Andrea Cremer

Release Date: October 19th, 2010
Publisher: Philomel
Donated by: Crystal
Summary (goodreads):
While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all.

Sent to Jess 8/31 DC# 9102 1480 0860 0110 3233 44
  1. Jess (NC) Rec'd 9/1 mail by 9/8
Returned to Crystal 9/20 DC# 0310 1230 0001 3809 3806

Matched-- Ally Condie

Release Date: November 30th, 2010
Publisher: Penguin
Donated by: Crystal
Summary (goodreads):
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.

Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic

  1. Damaris (NJ) Rec'd 8/9 Mail by 8/16 NO DC. Warning
  2. Lisa S (NJ) Rec'd 8/17. Mail by 8/24.
  3. Brandi K (NC) Rec'd 8/31 Mailed 9/3 (4 days early) DC# 0309 2880 0003 0940 8804
  4. Cate (NC) Rec'd 9/4 SENT: DC# 03090330000130000716
  5. JP Wickwire (NC) Mailed to Crystal
  6. Back to Crystal
ARC #2, Jennifer's Copy
  1. Jamie (LA)
  2. Tiff (IL) Rec'd 10/14 Mail by 10/21 DC# 03093220000169688737
  3. Sophia Lee (TX)
  4. Alyssa (CA)
  5. Back to Jennifer
Tour finished

Haint Misbehavin-- Maureen Hardegree

Release Date: June 1st, 2010
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Donated by: Betty
Summary (goodreads):
The start of a fun middle-grade series, The Ghost Handlers, follows Heather Tildy, an Atlanta teen with a troublesome habit of attracting ghosts. Middle-child Heather has enough to worry about with sisters, boys and school. Now that a trouble-making girl from the 1800's is poking her nose in Heather's business, her life has taken a supernatural turn for the worse! Before her life can get better, she has to figure out how to help the ghost move on. Debut author Hardegree is a veteran short-story author for the well-known MOSSY CREEK HOMETOWN series. She plans multiple titles in this warm and funny YA series

1. JL (PA) Rec'd 8/9 Mail by 8/23

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hunger-- Jackie Morse Kessler

Release Date: October 17th, 2010
Series: Horsemen of the Apocolypse #1
Donated by: Meaghan
“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”

Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?

  1. JL (PA) Rec'd 8/11 Mailed 8/20 (1 day late) DC 03080070000102765775
  2. Crystal (NC) Rec'd 8/25 Sent 9/2 (1 day late) DC 9102 1480 0860 0123 1980 45
  3. Cindy (CA)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Call for Donation!

All right guys, we're doing a donation call. I've had a lot of requests for certain ARCs, and so I'm going to offer you all an incentive.

To anyone who donates any of the following ARCs you'll be given 20 points. Meaning you can get onto any tour you'd like and be 1st or 2nd. And if you donate one that you have, and someone else donates one that you want, then you're golden, eh?

All right, here's the list I've got so far. If you have any of these titles and are willing to donate, please e-mail us at with the subject SPECIAL ARC DONATION.

by Kiersten White

Andrea Cremer

Sophie Jordan

Ally Condie

Beautiful Darkness
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Alexandra Adornetto

Jackie Morse Kessler

Lauren Kate

Becca Fitzpatrick

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Passing Strange (Generation Dead #3)-- Daniel Waters

Release Date: Summer 2010
Series: Generation Dead (#3) POSSIBLE SPOILERS IN SUMMARY
Donated by: Publisher
Karen DeSonne always passed as a normal (if pale) teenager; with her friends, with her family, and at school. Passing cost her the love of her life. And now that Karen’s dead, she’s still passing—this time, as alive. Karen DeSonne just happens to be an extremely human-like zombie. Meanwhile, Karen’s dead friends have been fingered in a high-profile murder, causing a new round of antizombie regulations that have forced them into hiding. Karen soon learns that the “murder” that destroyed their non-life was a hoax, staged by Pete Martinsburg and his bioist zealots. Obtaining enough evidence to expose the fraud and prove her friends’ innocence means doing the unthinkable: becoming Pete’s girlfriend. Karen’s only hope is that the enemy never realizes who she really is—because the consequences would be worse than death.
NOT ENOUGH INTEREST. Tour cancelled.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This is Me From Now On-- Barbara Dee

NOTE: This was an old tour. The book was located, so now we're making it a new tour. If you were on the old tour and still wish to receive the book, you must sign up again.Release Date: April 27th, 2010

Summary: Sometimes your life just needs a little jolt.

This is what Evie's new friend Francesca tells her, and soon enough, Evie's life has had something more like an earthquake. Francesca thinks life is dull unless you go after everything you want and say everything on your mind all the time--and sometimes that includes giving other people a little behind the scenes help to give them what she thinks they want.

Evie can't always tell if she's horrified or fascinated by everything Francesca convinces her to do, but ultimately, she comes to see friendship--and life--in a whole new light.

TOUR CANCELLED (No interest)

Monday, July 12, 2010

One Week

From now on, sign-ups on tours will be closed after one week [or as soon as 10 people sign up]. This will help prevent schedule mix-ups and make scheduling a lot easier.


Chasing Brooklyn-- Lisa Schroeder

NOTE: This was an old tour. The book was located, so now we're making it a new tour. If you were on the old tour and still wish to receive the book, you must sign up again.Summary:

Restless souls and empty hearts.

Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca died a year ago, and now their friend Gabe has died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there, waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca chasing her through her dreams.

Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying so hard not to feel the pain of missing Lucca. But when he begins receiving messages from his dead brother, telling him to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

SENT 7/31 DC # 03092880000125918549

  1. Katelyn (MD) RECD 8/3, SENT 8/10. DC# 0309 1830 0000 1614 1498
  2. Crystal (NC) Rec'd 8/12 Sent 8/26 (1 week late) DC# 9102 1480 0860 0099 2286 30
  3. Tiger (AL) Rec'd 8/30 Mailed 9/2 (5 days early) DC# 03082690000144015878
  4. Jamie (LA) Rec'd 9/4 Mailed 9/11
  5. Page (ID) Rec'd 9/13 Mailed 9/19 DC # 9102128882300330942429
  6. Valorie (CA)  Mailed DC# 0310 0480 0000 9775 6718
  7. Cindy (CA)
Tour finished

Random Magic-- Sasha Soren

NOTE: This was an old tour. The book was located, so now we're making it a new tour. If you were on the old tour and still wish to receive the book, you must sign up again.Summary:

When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes. Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is. Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Struths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.

SENT 8/14. DC 0309 1830 0000 7099 9523

1. Cindy (CA) Rec'd 8/20

Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love

Release Date: August 1st, 2010
Donated by: Publisher
Full of dark seduction and modern romance, this short story collection presents a variety of talented voices sure to satisfy every werewolf, ghost, fallen angel, zombie, and shape-shifter’s dark desires.

An anthology of paranormal fiction by some of the most popular YA writers, including:

· Becca Fitzpatrick
· Maggie Stiefvater
· Carrie Ryan
· Diana Peterfreund
· And 9 others!

  1. Readergirls (NY) Rec'd 7/23 SENT 7/31 DC# DC03061070000126218416
  2. Jordan (MO) Rec'd 8/6 Mail by 8/13.
  3. Melissa (GA)
  4. Jamie (LA)
 ARC 2
  1. Stephanie (CA) Rec'd 7/28 MAILED 8/2 (2 days early) DC # 03101230000044429850
  2. Cindy (CA) Rec'd 8/4 Mail by 8/11
  3. Valorie (CA)
  4. Chantele (UT)

Manifest-- Artist Arthur

Release Date: August 1st, 2010
Donated by: Valorie
When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom's hometown, she assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City.
But Lincoln is nothing like Krystal imagined. The weirdness begins when Ricky Watson starts confiding in her. He's cute, funny, a good listener—and everything she'd ever want—except that he was killed nearly a year ago. Krystal's ghost-whispering talents soon lead other "freaks" to her door—Sasha, a rich girl who can literally disappear, and Jake, who moves objects with his mind. All three share a distinctive birthmark in the shape of an M and, fittingly, call themselves the Mystyx. They set out to learn what really happened to Ricky, only to realize that they aren't the only ones with mysterious powers. But if Krystal succeeds in finding out the truth about Ricky's death, will she lose him for good?

SHIPPED 8/23. DC NUMBER 0310 0480 0000 2614 1158
  1. Cindy (CA) Rec'd 8/23 Mail by 8/30

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Opinions? New points system, suggesting ARCs, and organization of tours

Okay guys! We're looking for opinions!

We have a new points system, you can click the "EARN POINTS" link above to check it out. Comment HERE if you have any comments on it.

We have a new "Suggesting ARCs" page, where you can suggest an ARC for the tour to try and get. People who donate suggested ARCs get extra points.

Right now, we organize the tours by location. This is to save on mailing costs. Do you like this? Would you rather we organized by who signs up first, or randomly?

Let us know!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can’t get any worse. Then she marries her “husband”: jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona’s long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer.

Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

  1. Tiger (AL) Rec'd 8/6 SENT 8/9 (4 days early) DC# 03091830000035389321
  2. Katelyn (MD) Mailed 8/20 DC 0309 1830 0000 1614 1511
  3. Melanie (NY) Rec'd 8/24 Mail by 8/31
  4. Jen (CT)
  5. ReganStar (ME)
  6. Valorie (CA) asked to be removed from tour.
  7. Cindy (CA)

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.

  1. Valorie (CA)
  2. Cindy (CA)
  3. Crystal (NC)
  4. Jen (CT)
  5. ReaganStar (ME)

The Line - Teri Hall

An invisible, uncrossable physical barrier encloses the Unified States. The Line is the part of the border that lopped off part of the country, dooming the inhabitants to an unknown fate when the enemy used a banned weapon. It’s said that bizarre creatures and superhumans live on the other side, in Away. Nobody except tough old Ms. Moore would ever live next to the Line.
Nobody but Rachel and her mother, who went to live there after Rachel’s dad died in the last war. It’s a safe, quiet life. Until Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from Away. The voice is asking for help.

Who sent the message? Why is her mother so protective? And to what lengths is Rachel willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right?

  1. Crystal (NC)
  2. JL (PA)
  3. Michelle (IL)
  4. Melanie (NY)
  5. Carina (ONT)
  6. Valorie (CA)
  7. Cindy (CA)

Something, Maybe - Elizabeth Scott

Seventeen-year-old Hannah distances herself from her parents' skanky reputations. Her father is a cyber-pinup king and her mother is one of his girls. Things become even more complicated when Hannah starts crushing on two boys she works with at her after-school job. 


  1. Crystal (NC)

Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount-White

Something—some power—is blooming inside Laurel. She can use flowers to do things. Like bringing back lost memories. Or helping her friends ace tests. Or making people fall in love.

Laurel suspects her newfound ability has something to do with an ancient family secret, one that her mother meant to share with Laurel when the time was right. But then time ran out.

Clues and signs and secret messages seem to be all around Laurel at Avondale School, where her mother had also boarded as a student. Can Laurel piece everything together quickly enough to control her power, which is growing more potent every day? Or will she set the stage for the most lovestruck, infamous prom in the history of the school?

  1. Jamie (LA)
  2. Erika Lynn (NC)
  3. Melanie (NY)
  4. ReaganStar (ME)
  5. Amanda (MN)
  6. Valorie (CA)
  7. Cindy (CA)

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

When Wayland North brings rain to a region that's been dry for over ten years, he's promised anything he'd like as a reward. He chooses the village elder's daughter, sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, who is a skilled weaver and has an unusual knack for repairing his magical cloaks. Though Sydelle has dreamt of escaping her home, she's hurt that her parents relinquish her so freely and finds herself awed and afraid of the slightly ragtag wizard who is unlike any of the men of magic in the tales she's heard. Still, she is drawn to this mysterious man who is fiercely protective of her and so reluctant to share his own past.

The pair rushes toward the capital, intent to stop an imminent war, pursued by Reuel Dorwan (a dark wizard who has taken a keen interest in Sydelle) and plagued by unusually wild weather. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. As Sydelle discovers North's dark secret and the reason for his interest in her and learns to master her own mysterious power, it becomes increasingly clear that the fate of the kingdom rests in her fingertips. She will either be a savior, weaving together the frayed bonds between Saldorra and Auster, or the disastrous force that destroys both kingdoms forever.

To Stephanie DC# 9102 1480 0860 0983 9431 20

  1. Stephanie (CA) Rec'd 7/27, MAILED 8/2 DC # 03101230000044429867
  2. Valorie rec'd 8/4 SENT 8/6 DC# DC 0310 0480 0000 2618 4667
  3. Jamie (LA) Rec'd 8/10 mail by 8/17
  4. Tiger (AL) Rec'd 8/23, Mailed 8/26 (mail 4 days early) DC# 03082690000144015137
  5. Andrea (FL) Rec'd 8/30 Mailed 9/7 DC# 9102150134711341314500
  6. Jess (NC) Rec'd 9/11 SENT 9/20 DC# 0310 1230 0001 3809 3790
  7. Michelle (IL)

The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez

NOTE: This was an old tour.  The book was located, so now we're making it a new tour.  If you were on the old tour and still wish to receive the book, you must sign up again.

The Red Umbrella is the moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan—an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro's revolution.

In 1961, two years after the Communist revolution, Lucía Álvarez still leads a carefree life, dreaming of parties and her first crush. But when the soldiers come to her sleepy Cuban town, everything begins to change. Freedoms are stripped away. Neighbors disappear. Her friends feel like strangers. And her family is being watched.

As the revolution's impact becomes more oppressive, Lucía's parents make the heart-wrenching decision to send her and her little brother to the United States—on their own.

Suddenly plunked down in Nebraska with well-meaning strangers, Lucía struggles to adapt to a new country, a new language, a new way of life. But what of her old life? Will she ever see her home or her parents again? And if she does, will she still be the same girl?

The Red Umbrella is a moving story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home.

  1. Jen (NC)

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

NOTE: This is an old tour.  The book was located, so now we're taking new signups.  If you were on the old tour and still want to receive the book, you must sign up again.

After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA -- a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died.

Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach -- the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after -- seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.

  1. Erika Lynn (NC)
  2. Andrea (FL)
  3. Melanie (FL)
  4. Jamie (LA)
  5. Sophia Lee (TX)

Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis

NOTE: This is an old tour.  The two books have been located, so we are now taking new sign-ups.  If you were on the old tour and still want to be on the tour for this book, you must sign up again.

I'd love a cup of coffee. . . . I wish she didn't hide how pretty she is. . . . I hope she didn't find out what Ben said about her. . . . I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin. . . .
Joy is used to Hearing Whispers. She's used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people's deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good—to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people's lives—especially Joy's—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica Whisper I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that's what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car, and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.

Whisper is an exhilarating debut novel from talented newcomer Phoebe Kitanidis.


ARC #1
  1. Melanie (FL) Rec'd 9/20 Mail by 9/27
  2. Tiger (AL) Mailed DC# 0310 2010 0001 1703 2418
  3. Valorie (CA) Rec'd 10/12 Mail by 10/19 Mailed DC# 0310 0480 0000 9775 6701
ARC finished

ARC #2 (to be mailed by Jordan by the end of October)
  1. Crystal (NC)
  2. Katelyn (MD)

Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony

NOTE: This is an old tour.  The book was located, so we are taking new sign-ups.  If you were on the old tour, you have to sign up on this post, or you won't be included.

The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.
Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they’re financially ruined and practically starving. What should’ve been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.
Restoring Harmony is a riveting, fast-paced dystopian tale complete with adventure and romance that readers will devour.

  1. Carina (ONT)
  2. Laurie (NY)
  3. Melanie (NY)
  4. Katelyn (MD)
  5. Crystal (NC)
  6. Tiger (AL)
  7. Jamie (LA)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Open Tours, Closed Tours, and a few more notes

Hey guys! We've started! Hoo-rah!

This post is just a reminder of some things:

We still have quite a few spots left open on almost all the tours! We're gonna get these started, but feel free to still sign up (see full list below).

Also, it is YOUR JOB to e-mail us when you need the next address. If you mail late because you forgot to e-mail, it still counts as a strike against you.

Remember to post in the chat box when you recieve a book and when you send a book (include DC#). You may also request to be removed from a tour (ONLY THE NEW TOURS) in the chatbox. Other than that, please refrain from filling up the chatbox with comments. That's what e-mail is for!

There are many of you who have signed up for multiple tours. And MAY recieve multiple books in one week. Unfortunately, extensions can rarely be granted. We have to keep the tours moving. We do the best we can to make sure that you don't recieve too many books at once, but there's only so much we can do. Read what you can! We know life is busy.

Finally, this post will NOT be updated. Don't look to this as a reference in the future. Look instead to the appropriate post for each tour.

Thanks guys! Here's the information on all the current tours so far:


The Absolute Value of -1 (4 Spots Open)

Bad to the Bone (8 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792936

Change of Heart (7 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792943

The Deadly Sister (6 Spots Open)

Dust City (7 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792905

Grace (4 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6.  Sent to Canada; cannot purchase DC.

God is in the Pancakes (4 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792912

Green Witch (8 Spots Open)

Nocturne (10 Spots Open)

The Pack (10 Spots Open)

Sapphique (5 Spots Open) - Sent 7/6. DC: 03100480000112792929

This Gorgeous Game (6 Spots Open)

The Replacement (2 Spots Open) Update 7/7. Received by first person on tour.

What I Learned From Being a Cheerleader (8 Spots Open)

Where the Streets had a Name (10 Spots Open)


Confessions of The Sullivan Sisters

You Wish Recieved by first person on tour