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Review: The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

The Lipstick Laws Amy Holder
Product Details: Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Graphia (April 4, 2011) ISBN-10: 978054736306 Source: ARC from publisher in exchange for a review

At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is the queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone's life with a snap of perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her.


For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. April is so unpopular, kids don't even know she exists. But one lunch spent at Britney's table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity.

But Britney's friendship comes with a high price tag. How much is April willing to pay?This was "Mean Girls" in book form. I laughed out loud at some points in the book, but at the same time I couldn't help picturing Lindsay Lohan and her crew as the main characters. It was (in my opinion) pretty su…

Blog Hop and Follow Friday (19)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View. This week’s question comes from Nicki J. Markus:The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says “you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!” Who are you going to switch with? I really can’t think of a particular book that I would want to be a part of, but I have a genre preference. I would love to be in one of the fairy tale retellings that I’ve read. The only problem is, I only want to be there during the good times. Most characters in the books that I’ve read have too many problems. I don’t want to add to my strife. =)So, maybe The Goose Girl. OH! I would love to be in a Tamora Pierce book. Yes! That’s it. Alanna from the Alanna series. That would be a good switch.



The Book Blog Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books, and has such a great question this week! It is: What author would you most like to meet?

That is such an easy question for me! I adore Laurie Halse Anderson! Love. Her. Speak

NEW! Sarah Porter (Lost Voices) Website

Okay, so I have to admit that I am extremely excited to find that the fabulous Sarah Porter has a website now! If you have no idea who she is, you need to get with the program. For real. Check out her website here.


Oh, and I got a spot on her website! Freak yeah! (Sorry. I'll work on curbing my enthusiasm.) Ok, not me per se, but a snippet of my review made it on the website. You can check that out here. Or, you can read my entire review of the phenonmenal, awesome, "insert other adjective here" book by checking out my complete review.

Wait, there is more...

The synopsis from the back cover of book #2, titled Waking Storms (how appropriate) has finally been released! Hooray! As much as I loved the first book, this one sounds even more amazing. Seriously. I knew that the boy Luce saved would be important! All my speculating was right! Here is the synopsis for Waking Storms:

"We have lingered in the chambers of the sea, by sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown, t…

Review: Flawless

Flawless Lara Chapman
Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She's got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There's just one tiny--alright, enormous-- flaw. Her nose. But even comparisons to a beak don't bother her much. Sarah's got the best best friend and big goals for print journalism fame. But on the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend Kristen falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together it's like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do. She agrees. One of my all time favorite stories is Cyrano de Bergerac. So, when I found out that this story is a modern day retelling of that classic tale, I jumped for joy. I enjoyed this version immensely.

In Lara Chapman's Flawless, a young teenage girl has the misfortune of being born with an enormously large honke…

Cover Reveal: Goddess Interrupted + back cover synopsis

I've got to say that I am SUPER excited about this. Even more so after reading what this book is going to be about. Without further ado, here is what the author Aimee Carter has to say about the second book in the Goddess Test series (Goddess Interrupted):


Taken straight from her blog post on GoodReads:

Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she'll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of …

Mythological Mondays (3)

Okay, for this week's Mythological Mondays I decided to go with an old favorite. I found a copy of Caroline Cooney's The Goddess of Yesterday at my local library's annual book sale. I've never read anything by her before, so I wasn't sure what  to expect. I can tell you what I got, however-- a whole heaping lot of AWESOME. Here's a snippet from Amazon:

The dramatic and bloody siege of Troy is one of the oldest and best of human stories, and in Goddess of Yesterday Caroline Cooney tells it afresh through the eyes of Anaxander, the daughter of the king of a tiny Greek island. As a child she is taken as a hostage to the island of King Nicander. When she is 13, marauding pirates sack the palace, killing everyone but her. Anaxander frightens them off by pretending to be the goddess Medusa, with the help of an octopus as a hairdo. When she is rescued by the ships of King Menalaus, she assumes the identity of a princess, Nicander's daughter, and becomes a royal gu…

What do you do when...

What do you do when you agree to read/review a book, but once you start reading it you find it is NOT suited to your taste at all? Yeah, that's the predicament I find myself in as we speak.

I started reading a Hollywood murder mystery that really seems good. The synopsis on the back cover sounds intriguing and suspenseful. However, there are so many F-bombs and other curse words littering the pages that I have a hard time reading the content. I feel like I'm reading the screen play for Pulp Fiction. Not to mention that some of the content is more risque than what I usually read. This is certainly a mature read, and I tend to stick with middle grades and YA. I mean, the whole point of my blog started because of a need within my classroom. This book could never see the fluorescent lights within my classroom walls. Granted, the kids would want to read it because it is mature and taboo, but I'm pretty sure the Boss Man would call me into his office on this one.

So what do you …