Monthly Giveaway - April 2013

It's April 1st, so time for another monthly giveaway. One winner will receive a paperback copy of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I loved this book! You can see my review on Goodreads. This giveaway will run through the rest of April, so plenty of opportunities to enter.

Please note that you must be 13 years old or older. This giveaway is open to US continental residents only as it will be shipped from Amazon. Sorry international followers. I will continue to have giveaways as I can for you too. Please ensure that you correctly enter your email (and check your junk mail folder if I'm not on your contact list) since if it is incomplete or I don't have another way to contact you, another winner will be chosen. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Thanks and good luck!





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Fool for Books Giveaway Hop


Welcome to my stop on the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop! One winner will get to choose one of the books below:


Please note that you must be at least 13 years old and must live in the US as this is a book that will be shipped from Amazon. Winner's entries will be verified and disqualified if not completed or if entered with an incomplete email address. If so, another winner will be chosen. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Thanks and good luck!








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Happy Easter!


I just wanted to wish each of you a happy Easter! We will be spending time with our kids this morning and then a dinner and egg hunt with my family later today. Should be a fun and relaxing day!
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Stacking the Shelves #3

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about the books I am adding to my shelves each week, sharing with you my excitement for my newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

So, obviously this is ending up being a weekly post regardless of my intentions. :) I got some fabulous books this week and found some great deals, which I am excited to share! The top six books I got for $4 or less each. The seventh book, Cross My Heart, is an LDS title that I got for $5 from Deseret Book. The bottom three are all LDS titles. I have read Firelight and Wondrous Strange and loved both of them. I have had the Demon Princess series on my tbr for forever and am really looking forward to reading these books! Melanie Jacobson (Second Chances) and Traci Hunter Abramson (Deep Cover) are both some of my favorite LDS authors, so I'm excited to read their new books. Here is my stack:


Firelight (Firelight #1) by Sophie Jord
The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap
Gone (Gone #1) by Michael Grant
Cross My Heart by Julie Wright
Deep Cover by Traci Hunter Abramson
Montana Summer by Jeanette Miller
Second Chances by Melanie Jacobson
 

I also got quite a few ebooks this week. You can see which ones in Feed My Reader Friday post from yesterday. Have you read any of these or are planning to?






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Splintered Twitter Party


When I posted my review for Splintered, I forgot to comment about the Twitter Party (#SplintRAT) hosted by Cover Analysis (@fallen_MGRL). It will be going on tonight from 8-9 pm Eastern time. I was planning on being on there quite a bit, but we have something that is right during that time that wasn't scheduled when I signed up, so I don't know if I for sure will make it. Anyway, I just wanted to pass the info along in case some of you, who have read Splintered already, wanted to sign up. It's sure to be fun! :)
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Feed Your Reader Friday #7


Welcome to Feed My Reader Friday, hosted by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. This is where I list what ebooks I downloaded this week for my Kindle. I got all the ones from my Kindle and Nook Freebies post, which I won't re-list here. I also got the following: 


Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
SciFi
Free

Get from Amazon


Amazon summary:
Retta Heikkinen knows the unspoken rule of society: love between androids and humans is forbidden. A simple enough edict until Hemingway Koskinen spends an evening charming her with his intense gaze, bewitching smile, and sparkling conversation that hints at so much more than the usual obsessions of high school boys. Rules were meant to be cast aside, especially when love beckons.

If only it were as simple as being in love.

Trouble is brewing, not just for Hemingway--for all androids. Secrets have been kept, lies propagated, and Retta soon discovers that a frightening future awaits thousands of androids if she doesn’t do something to stop it. Worse yet, she will lose the one love she’s ever endangered herself for: Hemingway. 



The Grimm Chronicles, Vol. 2 by Ken Brosky
Was free, now $4.99

Purchase from Amazon


Amazon summary:
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm changed everything.For 200 years, the hero's magic pen has been passed on from generation to generation. The newest hero is Alice Good enough, an 18-year-old junior from Washington High School. While her friends spent their summer working and having fun, Alice found herself doing battle with creatures most human beings don't even realize exist. A giant snake. A blood-sucking prince. A terrifying half-man, half-hedgehog. Dastardly dwarfs intent on mind-controlling everyone
who uses a cell phone.

Now, senior year has begun. With it comes a new challenge at school, where bullies have grown bolder and classes more challenging. As if that's not enough, Alice must face off against a collection of Corrupted who all share a terrible secret, one that might awaken a creature capable of doing untold damage. To uncover the secret, Alice will have to face off against a man-eating lizard, a bloodthirsty sea captain, and a mysterious wizard who can see into the future ...





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Review: Splintered

Splintered (Splintered, #1)
by A. G. Howard
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My summary:
Alyssa is somewhat of a skater girl. She also makes art with dead bugs, which is a way for her to escape their voices. Yes, you heard that right. She can also hear flowers speak and can communicate with both, not that she does. Her mother has always been able to do this as well. She was prescribed as mentally insane and resides at an institution. Alyssa is afraid that she will turn out the same way, so she doesn't tell anyone about what she hears and hides her secret from everyone. However, Alyssa, her father, and her mother are still a close family.

Jeb has been Alyssa's best friend and neighbor for years. They've been through some tough times together. Lately their relationship has been strained since Jeb is dating one of the popular, rich girls that Alyssa despises. It's worse since Alyssa wants to be with him herself.

She used to think that Alice's adventures in Wonderland weren't real, but then some things happen. Now, to save her mother she will do anything, including going down the rabbit hole. Jeb falls in with her by accident. Morpheus, her childhood guide in Wonderland, is tangled up in her journey as well. She is pulled in two directions: one towards Jeb and one towards Morpheus. However, things aren't always as they appear and that is especially true when in Wonderland.

What I thought:
I thought the characters were really well fleshed out. There are definitely some unique personalities. I liked Jeb and Morpheus. They contrast well with each other, even though they both are somewhat bad boys. Jeb is just more of the usual type, with his pierced lip, longer hair, and skateboard. Morpheus is more seductive and sophisticated. I pretty much knew which way Alyssa would end up going though, which is fine since I'm not huge into love triangles

Alyssa has to travel through Wonderland fixing what Alice did when she was there. There is also the question as to why Alyssa can hear the bugs and flowers. It definitely made sense. I figured out what happened, but I enjoyed seeing Alyssa working through things herself.

I loved the spin off of Alice in Wonderland that the author created. It is definitely a darker retelling. Some of the things grossed me out a little, so I tried to not really visualize some of them. The creatures she comes up with! Definitely no sweet and nice fairies in this one, although I guess the sprites and the royalty of the courts would be the closest. They were also the only fairies remotely human-looking.

Overall, a very intriguing world and story. I'm curious to see what happens in the following books. I'd recommend it to those who like fairies and fans of Julie Kagawa.

Content: Quite a bit of innuendo, a few substitute swear words
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication date: January 1st 2013 by Amulet Books
Source: Library
Rating:









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Author Spotlight and Great Deals: Sherry Lynn Ferguson



One of my favorite regency authors is Sherry Lynn Ferguson. I enjoy her books because she writes creative plots, with interesting characters, and includes humor and romance. I first picked up one of her books, Quiet Meg, randomly from the library several years back when I was browsing. I was so glad that I did because I loved it! Ever since I have read all of her books. I really need to go back and re-read them and then update my reviews.

The hard copies are normally fairly expensive, around $20 each, but right now they are all $7.77 or $11.01 and her ebooks are $2.99 from Amazon. Such a great deal! My favorite is Quiet Meg, followed equally by The Honorable Marksley and Merely a Mister. If you like clean, romantic, and fun regency, then I highly recommend you pick up one, if not all, of her books!

Here is some info from Goodreads and Amazon about her:

Sherry Lynn Ferguson lives with her husband in Virginia.
She likes: her home, her pets, birds and other animals, trees, shrubberies, libraries, museums, history, poetry, Austen, Dickinson, Thoreau, playing the piano, painting, art and design, mystery, scientific inquiry, canoeing, swimming, "travels"(as a noun), oceans, deserts, calderas, the seasons, holidays, hats, tea, gingerbread, small dinners in good company, anticipation, kindness and laughter.
She dislikes: Too many keys jangling together on one chain, eating mushrooms, ironing, dusting, "travel"(as a verb), car horns, crowds, offices, schedules, and the telephone.

Sherry Lynn Ferguson likes the challenge of writing historical romance, of portraying setting, manners and language in an accessible way and within the uncertainties of all romances. "Love is a risk. How much do you trust in another person? That can be both exhilarating and disconcerting - in any age and at any age."

Her latest Regency novel, Merely A Mister (2012), follows Myles Trent, Marquis of Hayden (who appeared in both Major Lord David and Quiet Meg) to England's Lake District, where he finds intrigue and romance. An excerpt from Merely A Mister is available at www.avalonbooks.com


I hope you give her a try!









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Review: The Art of Wishing

The Art of Wishing (The Art of Wishing #1)
ARC
by Lindsay Ribar
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Goodreads summary:

He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.

Margo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school play to getting into a good college. So when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the chance to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Why should she put her life into someone else's hands?

But Oliver is more than just a genie -- he's also a sophomore at Margo's high school, and he's on the run from a murderer. As he and Margo grow closer, she discovers that it will take more than three wishes to save him.

A whole lot more.


What I thought:

I wasn't quite sure, going in, what to expect, but it was such a fun read! I loved this one! The story flowed really well, making it easy to get into. I loved the sarcasm and the voice of the characters! I liked how the author let her characters be realistic, at least they seemed that way to me. There also seemed to be a good balance between the characters and the roles they played. I felt like the conversations were definitely suited to their ages and relationships.

I liked how Margo acts like a teenager. Even though she could be dramatic, she was mature enough to figure out when she was probably overreacting or when she shouldn't do what she felt like doing. One example would be when she doesn't get the lead in the play like she was planning on and she wants to hate the person who did, but she knows that's wrong, so she tries to be nice to her and act like it's no big deal anyway.

I thought Oliver was a great character! He was kind of happy-go-lucky, but with this hidden depth or seriousness that peaks through. He seemed to fit what I would think a leprechaun or genie would be. He is also swoon worthy, with deep green eyes. When Margo finds out that Oliver might be acting, she doesn't take it very well and for good reason. Everything doesn't just fall into place. There are some rough spots here and there in their relationship.

So why did I only give it four and a half stars? I felt like Oliver should have been a little stronger against Xavier. I also wasn't completely happy with the ending. I understand it and it worked. I'm just not completely satisfied, but that's all I'm going to say. You'll have to read it yourself to find out why. :)

UPDATE: I did find out that there will be a second book, so I can accept that ending now.

Overall, this was a great read and one I definitely would recommend to those who enjoy Contemporary YA. I loved the quirkiness, the characters, and the sweet romance. Definitely pick it up!

Content: Some innuendo, a few swear words, some violent moments.
Genre: YA Contemporary/Fantasy
Publication date: March 21st 2013 by Dial Books For Young Readers
Source: NetGalley
Rating:










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Reviews: A Breath of Eyre and A Touch of Scarlet

 A Breath of Eyre (Unbound #1)
by Eve Marie Mont
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Goodreads summary:
In this stunning, imaginative novel, Eve Marie Mont transports her modern-day heroine into the life of Jane Eyre to create a mesmerizing story of love, longing, and finding your place in the world... Emma Townsend has always believed in stories-the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates. Perhaps it's because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn't come close to filling the void left by her mother's death. And her only romantic prospect-apart from a crush on her English teacher-is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma's confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre...

Reading of Jane's isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane's body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she's never known-and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane's story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own...

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Waiting on Wednesday #6

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

One of my favorite Christian Historical Romance authors and one of my favorite authors all around is Deeanne Gist. I pre-order all of her books and have loved every one of them! Bride in the Bargain is my favorite. I also love the scene in Love on the Line when Luke is getting his splinters removed by Georgie. It is a moment mixed between wanting to lol and sigh. :) She has a new one coming out in April and I am so excited about it! She just released a short prequel called Tempest in the White City (if you're interested, just click on the title and it will take you to Amazon). It's 46 pages for $.99. 

I also love, YA author, Kiersten White! She has two books being published this year, Mind Games was already published in February (I have it, but haven't had a chance to read it yet) and The Chaos of Stars is being published in September.


 
It Happened at the Fair (It Happened at the Fair) by Deeanne Gist
Publication: April 30th 2013 by Howard Books
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Goodreads summary:
A transporting historical novel about a promising young inventor, his struggle with loss, and the attractive teacher who changes his life, all set against the razzle-dazzle of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the Fair’s Machinery Palace makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading.

The young teacher is reluctant to participate, and Cullen has trouble keeping his mind on his lessons while intently watching her lips. Like the newly invented Ferris Wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground, or will he be carried away?



The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Publication: September 10th 2013 by HarperTeen
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Goodreads summary:
Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.

Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.

Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.



Are you planning on reading either of these? Do you have any WOW titles you'd like to share?







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Kindle and Nook Freebies for Today

I just wanted to share a few freebies in case you guys don't check or subscribe to I Am A Reader Not A Writer's Feed Your Reader blog. There were a few that caught my attention, for those of you who are interested. I only found one of them offered at B&N for free, so I posted a link for that as well. Here they are:


Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle by Marie Harbon
Get it at Amazon

Amazon summary:
The Kindle Book Review Semi-Finalist in Science Fiction/Fantasy 2012
'Out of Body, Out of Universe'
Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle kick starts a five part series offering a twist of sci-fi intrigue, which poses some interesting questions. If you had special abilities to travel out of body, where would you go? What would secret organisations do with these abilities? And how far could you go?

A physicist begins a quest to measure the soul but soon finds himself drawn into the world of the enigmatic Max Richardson, where research is sold to the military at the highest bid. However, he soon discovers another purpose when an extremely talented young psychic enters his life. He devises a project and builds a team to stretch the frontiers of exploration, only to make a reality-shattering discovery...

Written in the style of a TV series, Seven Point Eight draws together quantum physics, psychic powers, alternate dimensions, time travel, past lives, ancient wisdom, drama, romance, and conspiracy in a soap opera for the soul.

It's the ideal read for lovers of science fiction, fantasy, the paranormal, big sweeping epics, metaphysics, 'Lost', 'Fringe', 'Touch' and Dan Brown books.


Forsaken Dreams (Escape to Paradise) by MaryLu Tyndall
Get it at Amazon

Amazon summary:
Embark on a seafaring adventure in a brand-new series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall....They left everything behind to build a new Southern utopia. . ..After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But once the voyage begins, troubles abound. Dangers at sea and enemies from within threaten to keep Blake and Eliza from the new life—and love—they long for.



Dollhouse (The Dollhouse Trilogy) by Anya Allyn
Get it at Amazon 

Amazon summary:
DOLLHOUSE is a dark, Gothic, Young Adult Horror.
Four teenagers chance across a mysterious, crumbling mansion in the depths of the mountains....
  • One of them is about to vanish.
  • One of them is lying about what he or she knows.
  • None of them will escape the fate awaiting them in the terrifying Dollhouse beneath the old mansion--a place of nightmarish horrors and insanity.

A slow-burn nightmare, a world of supernatural darkness and strange secrets.

Six months ago, fifteen-year-old Cassie Claiborne reluctantly moved from her home in Florida with her social worker mom. In her new home--a remote, mountainous Australian town, Cassie meets new friends--Aisha Dumaj, Ethan McAllister and Lacey Dougherty.

For the first time, Cassie falls in love. The only problem is that the boy she falls for is her friend, Ethan--and he and Aisha are already an item. When Cassie goes on a school hike to Devils Hole with her new friends, she tries desperately to keep her feelings for Ethan secret.

Aisha disappears on the hike without a trace--with the police believing she was murdered.

When Cassie, Ethan and Lacey return to the mountains to search for Aisha--Cassie begins to realize she never really knew any of her friends. Everyone has their own secrets. She discovers the stranger lurking inside everyone she thought she knew.

The darkest secret of all waits beneath the old mansion in the mountains--a secret from which there is no escape....

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Teaser Tuesdays #6


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
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!

I have two teasers for you today. The second book, A Touch of Scarlet will be released on March 26th.




"Really?" I felt crushed that I didn't know this.
"She needs something right now. Something I can't give her."
I stuck my lip out in sympathy and put an arm around him. He sighed and let his head drop momentarily onto my shoulder. "If it makes you feel any better, she hasn't been very nice to me either," I said.

p. 148, A Breath of Eyre (Unbound #1) by Eve Marie Mont








Michelle pouted. "So Owen, Flynn, Elise, and now you are all going to Europe? Is this some kind of conspiracy?"
I'm not going anywhere," Jess said, grabbing Michelle's hand. "Lockwood's going to be like the island of misfit toys next year. You and I should room together."

p. 271, A Touch of Scarlet (Unbound #2) by Eve Marie Mont eARC from NetGalley




I love Jane Eyre, so I've been looking forward to reading A Breath of Eyre for some time. Then I got the second from NetGalley, so perfect timing to read them together. I'm hoping to have both finished and have reviews up later this week. Have you read this or are you planning to?
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Weekly Update #6


Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week.

Tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. I will be sharing snippets from A Breath of Eyre and A Touch of Scarlet by Eve Marie Mont.

Wednesday is Waiting On Wednesday (WOW) hosted by Breaking the Spine. I will be talking about by .

Thursday is review day. I will at least review The Art of Wishing, by Lindsay Ribar, but am planning on having a couple others up as well that are being released this week. It all depends on how much reading I get done. It doesn't help that the kids have been hit with the stomach flu this weekend. So fun! Did you miss my reviews of Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade or Falling Kingdoms by Megan Rhodes from last week?

Friday I will tell you which ebooks I downloaded this week for Feed Your Reader Friday hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer. Did you miss last week's post? I will also be participating in a Twitter Party (#SplintRAT) hosted by Cover Analysis and posting a review of by A. G. Howard. Should be fun!

I added two books to my shelves last week. You can see what they were in my Stacking the Shelves post, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. I have already gotten a few since then, so I will be posting again on Saturday. Come see what I got!

Hopefully my sick kids will recover and no one else will get it. Here's to positive thinking! ;) I hope you have a great week!


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New Adult - What do you think?




I was looking at some different memes and linkies tonight and clicked on one link for a giveaway of a book I desperately want (Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo). This took me to Christina Reads YA. I took a look around while I was there and noticed her post about New Adult (NA) books. I was thinking that it would be a great topic to discuss. I'm curious what your guys' thoughts are. Here are some things I'm curious to know:
  1. What do you think about NA?
  2. Have you read any books from the genre?
  3. If you have, are there any you would recommend and are they clean (no sex, mild language) or not?
  4. If you haven't read any, are you planning to?
  5. Do you think that NA generally only produces one type of book or relationship?
  6. Do you think there is a need for this genre?
Here are my answers:
  1. I'm not sure about it. I feel like it's a way to still target young adults, but include more sexual content and such in some ways. I like my books clean, so this is a deterrent for me.
  2. I have. I can't remember their titles at this point. I don't even think I added them on Goodreads because I felt they weren't recommendable. However, there may be some books I've read that I didn't realize were NA. I'm not sure how I can really tell what genre a book is in when it's borderline, wasn't on NetGalley and my library, other sites, or Amazon puts them in different genres. (Does anyone know of a way to check that? Maybe the publisher?) I wish Goodreads would also include the genre with the publication date. I don't really want to have to search to see exactly what genre a books is if I don't know for sure. Plus there are YA books that include older teens and college-age kids. Are those now absorbed in the NA genre? I don't know how that works.
  3. As I said above, I wouldn't recommend the ones I know are NA that I've read. The focal point was basically sex and included too much sexual content for my taste. If I wanted that, I would turn to Susan Elizabeth Phillips who writes some great romance plots and characters, but is much too detailed on the sex and includes a lot of bad language. Supposedly Beautiful Disaster, The Sea of Tranquility, and Flat-Out-Love are all NA (I thought they were YA) and I have these all on my tbr. I have already have an ebook of Beautiful Disaster, but haven't read it yet. I have heard good things about it. I will have to read it and see what I think.
  4. Obviously N/A (not applicable in this case).
  5. In my experience, so far, it has been yes. Generally they are contemporary. Tension in the relationship with girl not wanting to be with boy, but being stuck together. One comment I read (can't remember who now after reading those posts and the comments) said that NA's relationships/sex seemed more mature. I don't know that I agree with that since one of the books I read the relationship was still fairly immature. However, I do like the idea of the relationships having the chance to actually stick. I mean in YA, are you really going to love this guy you're with forever or marry him? Chances are, probably not.
  6. I don't know if there is a need. I do think there is great potential. I'm okay with not all the angsty teenagers or silly girls who can't make up their minds about which guy or what to do that exists a lot in YA (although some of that definitely exists after high school too). Sometimes it really is too much for me, depending on the author and book. I think there is some potential to cover some issues about things that normally occur from the age of 18 - 30. New jobs, getting married (or not), deciding on what you're going to do, leaving home, ect. I think YA can really show those development or forming years - it's where you decide who you want to be. Then NA can show individuals putting that into play - this is who you are and will be. It's when your decisions really stick and you've already made them for the type of person you'll be and what you'll be doing with your life, for the most part. Although, there is still a lot of development going on as well.
Here are two posts (the same ones I read tonight) that might get you thinking a little bit more and get some differing perspectives: Xpresso Reads and Christina Reads YA.

Do you agree? Disagree?
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Stacking the Shelves #2

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

So, I know I said this would be a monthly post (love the pictures of those stacks of books), but I got a couple things this week so I decided to go ahead and post again. Both of these were purchased from Amazon. Angelfall (paperback) has been on sale at Amazon for under $4 and with my free shipping I just couldn't pass that up! It has been on my tbr for a while. Poison is also on my tbr and I have heard great things so far. It definitely sounds like my type of book, so I'm excited to read it!

 

Poison by Bridget Zinn

I got some ebooks this week too. Check out my Feed My Reader post from yesterday to see those. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!






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