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Review: Jinx

Jinx Meg Cabot
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (May 12, 2009)
ISBN-10: 9780060837662
ISBN-13: 978-0060837662
Source: My personal book


Summary from inside flap of book:


The only thing Jean Honeychurch hates more than her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just… jean) is her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—which is why she’s thrilled to be moving in with her aunt and uncle in New York City. Maybe when she’s halfway across the country, Jinx can finally outrun her bad luck. Or at least escape the havoc she’s caused back in her small hometown.
  But trouble has definitely followed Jinx to New York. And it’s causing big problems for her cousin Tory, who is not happy to have the family black sheep around. Beautiful, glamorous Tory is hiding a dangerous secret—one that she’s sure Jinx is going to reveal.
  Jinx is beginning to realize it isn’t just bad luck she’s been running from.…

Review: Die For Me

Die For Me Amy Plum
Product Details
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 10, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0062004018
ISBN-13: 978-0062004017
Source: free ARC from NetGalley

Summary from Amazon:
In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.


Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war agains…

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday (9)

The Book Blog Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. This week's question celebrates April Fool's Day:"Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone OR that someone has played on you?"


I'm not much of a fan for April Fool's Day. I hate pranks, really. Kids have a tendency to be cruel, so I always tried to lay low on this day. I do remember getting a whoopie cushion when I was younger. Oh how I loved that thing! Once, I quickly slid it under my mom as she was getting in the passenger seat of her car. The door was wide open and we were in front of Publix (a grocery store). It was classic. I laughed until tears came down my face. My dad even laughed. Then the look of death came. Suddenly, it wasn't funny anymore. I never got my whoopie cushion back. Sigh. Maybe that's where my aversion to pranks stems from.







Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Parajunkee's View.…