Monday, August 10, 2009
Title: Prada and Prejudice
Author: Mandy Hubbard
Genre: YA Fantasy (kind of)
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
Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Guest Reviewer: Janelle
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
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!