The words that come to mind when reading Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell are … atmospheric … haunting … beautiful … gothic … truer than true. I loved this book! It’s a contemporary YA set in the south with very real characters, poignant and relatable. A great plot. And one sexy ghost!
You can win a signed copy by entering my xillion prizes give away here.
I love stories from the boy’s point of view. STRUTS AND FRETS by Jon Skovron totally satisfies–it has a hip yet geeky main character, a three-dimensional love interest, an engaging plot, and depth. I especially appreciated insider look into an Indie rock band, and the rockin’ soundtrack.
You can win a signed copy in my xillion prizes giveaway by entering here!
And look for something entirely different from Jon Skovron next year–a demon novel called MISFIT!
TMI has so much to recommend it–an interesting plot, true to life characters, and hilarity. From the moment I opened this book, I was laughing. Becca is the perfect funny and clueless girl. The story is cute, but the consequences of Becca’s mistakes are not sugar-coated, which makes for a very satisfying read.
You can win a copy by entering my xillion prizes giveaway here.
Sarah sometimes gets asked if she is the girl on the cover. She isn’t, but she’s at least as adorable.
I absolutely adore Sarah Ockler’s debut novel TWENTY BOY SUMMER for the way it addresses grief and loss so poignantly, for the authenticity of her characters, and the story itself.
Recently, her book was challenged in a hateful way. Read about it, and Sarah’s eloquent thoughts on censorship here. Enter to win a copy of her book at my xillion prizes giveaway.
You can also win a “filthy books” prize pack: SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson, SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut, and TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler here.
Here’s another book you can win in the Xillion Prizes Giveaway–MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS by Sydney Salter.
Sydney is my funny-bone twin. Her novel about body image, choosing potential boyfriends, and surviving horrific summer jobs made me crack up again and again. So if you like to laugh, be sure to enter.
You can also win a copy of Sydney Salter’s newest YA, SWOON AT YOUR OWN RISK. It’s at the top of my TBR pile!
Don’t you just love this cover, btw? It won an award at the Bookbuilders of Boston annual book show this year.
Leave a comment on my Xillion Prize Giveaway post, and earn a chance to win a signed copy of the awesome YA novel WAITING TO SCORE by J.E. MacLeod.
I agree with every word this reviewer wrote:
I found myself completely immersed in Zack’s world, as though I were actually witnessing the parties, the fights, the relationships, and, of course, the hockey games. Zack is a very real, unique, contemporary 15-year-old you won’t soon forget. Waiting to Score is so much more than a sports story. It’s page-turning action and character-testing drama to the very end. –Nora Raleigh Baskin
This story has it all–an amazing boy protagonist, authentic details that immerse you in the story, and substantial themes. Don’t miss out.
Yep! AuthorsNow is doing a book giveaway with my spotlight post.
Click here and enter a comment to win!