Monday, August 10, 2009

Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard

Title: Prada and Prejudice
Author: Mandy Hubbard
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: YA Fantasy (kind of)
Rating: LOVE
Alerts/Warnings: none
Premise: During a school trip to England, fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of Prada shoes in an effort to impress the popular girls, a scheme that backfires and sends Callie back to 1815. (King County Library System)
Opinions: This is such a great book. A modern day girl in Regency England with a handsome man and a fabulous new friend. I really liked this book. It was funny and unexpected. I enjoyed that there were aspects of Pride and Prejudice but it wasn't a blatent retelling. This is a great read and just fun.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Guest Reviewer: Janelle
Genre: YA
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: Language—if swearing bothers you, don’t read this! and some sensuality.

Premise: While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death. (King County Library System)

Opinions: Such a powerful story! I hadn’t read anything about the plot going in, and was surprised at the direction that the seemingly happy story took, but was so glad that I read it. Though it was narrated in present tense, which I usually hate but makes sense in the story, it is filled with flashbacks of her life that enrich the characters and further define her dilemma.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Giveaway Ends

Wow!!! What a crazy couple weeks in our lives! I really enjoyed this giveaway. It was fun to see what mystical creatures people would like to meet. A lot of Unicorn people out there. I think I would like to meet a dragon. The nice smart kind, not the burn you or kidnap you or eat you kind.

After all the entries and reviews were in we had a whopping 86 entries. There were a couple of people who really wanted this book, and I'm sorry that more could win. However we have some awesome reviews that were submitted that we will be sharing over the next several weeks. They are great!! I'm excited to have some new books to read, so thanks for the review submissions!

The winner of the signed copy of "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow" by Jessica Day George is........

Janelle has 48 hours to contact us, otherwise we will pick an alternate winner.

Thanks everyone who entered. We will be doing another Fabulous giveaway next month, with another Fabulous book!! Please keep checking back to find out about all the Fabulous Books and Giveaways we have here!