Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. It's actually pretty simple to do, and it's a wonderful way to get people in to new books!

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser from this week comes from The Van Alen Legacy, Book 4 in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz.

*Warning: There's a little more than two sentences in my teaser.*

"I can never leave," Dylan said. "You're stuck with me."
"Can I?" she asked, holding out her hand. She put it up against his, hoping. But she felt nothing. Air. He was smoke and mirrors. Air and light. A memory. A ghost.
He wasn't real. This wasn't real.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wrap-Up! 01/08-01/11


- Win The Lonely Hearts Club @ The Book Muncher.
- 50 Followers Contest @ Reversing The Monotony.
- The Red Umbrella ARC from Christina Gonzalez.


- The Adventures of Hardy Belch by William G. Bentrim @ Book Visions.
- A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh @ All About {n}.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins @ The Book Scout.
- Sweethearts by Sara Zarr @ Ashley's Bookshelves.
- Candor by Pam Bachorz @ Harlequin Twilight's Book Blog.
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl @ Good Books & Good Wine.
- Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder @ Hope's Bookshelf.
- A Certain Slant Of Light by Laura Whitcomb @ Late Bloomer Online.
- Captivate by Carrie Jones @ Books By Their Cover.
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore @ WORD for Teens.
- Flyaway by Lucy Christopher @ Wondrous Reads.
- Blue Moon by Alyson Noel @ Everything To Do With Books.
- Liar by Justine Larbalestier @ Juiciliciousss Reviews.
- Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman @ The Book Explorer.
- Gone by Michael Grant @ Pure Imagination.
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer @ Book Journal.
- Night by Elie Wiesel @ Handle Like Hendrix.
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl @ So Many Books, So Little Time.
- 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson @ Penultimate Page.
- Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles @ Page Turner.
- Fire by Kristin Cashore @ Reverie Book Reviews.
- Captivate by Carrie Jones @ Dark Faerie Tales.
- Dream Girl by Lauren Mechling @ Ramblings Of A Teenage Bookworm.
- Shadowland by Alyson Noel @ Monster of Books.
- Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe @ Pirate Penguin's Reads.
- My Soul To Lose by Rachel Vincent @ Once Upon A Bookcase.
- Gone by Lisa McMann @ So Many Books, So Little Time.
- Princess For Hire by Lindsey Leavitt @ Opinionated? Me?
- Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves @ Zoe's Book Reviews.
- The Naughty List by Suzanne Young @ So Many Books, So Little Times.
- Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser @ Serenehours.
- Magic Study by Maria V Snyder @ Book Journal.
- Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George @ All About {n}.
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan @ Page Turner.
- Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandler @ Reading Rocks.
- Swoon by Nina Malkin @ Rhiannon Hart.


- Simon & Schuster Publicist Interview @ Once Upon A Bookcase.
- Deadtown Author Nancy Holzner @ All Things Urban Fantasy. *Includes Deadtown Giveaway*
- Rosalind Wiseman @ The Bookologist.


- Manic Monday Recap @ All About {n}.
- Graceling vs Fire (Kristin Cashore) Debate @ Reverie Book Reviews.
- The Grand Opening of Eve's Fan Garden!
- Beefcake Monday @ Gena Showalter's Blog. *I wouldn't normally post, but it's Kellan Lutz!*
- Debut Spotlight of Wish by Alexandra Bullen @ He Followed Me Home ... Can I Keep Him?
- January 12 YA Releases @ YA Bliss.
- Highlights of the Harry Potter series @ Lisa The Nerd. *Spoiler Alert!*

- 1 Year @ Just Your Typical Book Blog!
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