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RABT tour stop with David Dawson

Are you in love with dystopians yet? I know I am. Here is another dystopian hit to add to your read-before-the-end-of-the-world shelf.

A little bit about the author:

David L Dawson is a writer from Sheffield, England. He has two cats and is addicted to Pepsi Max. He's currently writing the sequel to The Fall, as well as a novel called The Girl from Tomorrow, a vampire book.
You can find more information about the author on Goodreads and Twitter. The Fall is also available on Amazon.

The book:

Young Adult Dystopian
Title: The Fall
Author: David Dawson Date Published: 1/28/12

Living in a crumbling shopping mall in a future crawling with gods, human/cat hybrids and cults is bad enough for a fourteen year old boy. How much worse can it get? Well, you could fall in love with your best friend's brother and get sucked into a conspiracy to kill the gods, that's all. Oh...

You can find more information about the book (including another synopsis) on Goodreads by following this LINK.

Review: Ripple (Mandy Hubbard)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
pages: 260
Publisher: July 21, 2011 by Razorbill/Penguin
ISBN: 9781595144232
Source: library copy
Read it in one sitting!

Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. The water calls to her, draws her in, forces her to sing her deadly song to unsuspecting victims. If she succumbs, she kills. If she doesn't, the pain is unbearable. To keep herself and those she cares about safe, she shuts herself off, refusing to make friends or fall in love-again. Because the last time she fell in love with a boy, he ended up dead.
Then Lexi finds herself torn. Against her better judgement, she's opening up again, falling in love with someone new when she knows she shouldn't. But when she's offered the chance to finally live a normal life, she learns that the price she must pay to be free of her curse is giving him up.
Sucked me in from the first page! Great hook! Anytime someone is murdered in the first chapter, my attention is caught. Hook,…

Cover Reveal: New Cover for FLOCK (Wendy Delsol)

Wendy Delsol announced on her blog today that a need to change the final cover of Flock was necessary. You can read more about the decision here.

The final book in the Stork series will be available September 25, 2012.

 The final (and still beautiful) cover:

Mini-Review: Sirena (Donna Jo Napoli)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA, adult
Pages: 210
Publisher: November 1, 2000 by Scholastic Signature / Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590383899
Source: library book
Devoured it in one sitting

When Sirena and her sisters sing their siren songs to the sailors on their way to the Trojan War, the men crash their ships upon the rocks. There is one survivor. Sirena defies the goddess Hera by tending his wounds and soon the two are deep in love. But does Philoctetes love Sirena's song, or her soul? And will the pull of honor prove stronger than the bond of love?

I have been searching for this book for a long time. It's out of print, so I was beginning to fear I would never get to read it. How lucky am I that my library had a copy? I fell in instant love.

I thought this was such an original story. Starcrossed lovers, mythology, mermaids. Who could ask for more? I am so glad with the ending. At first I was disappointed, but as I thought about it I reali…

Pinterest + Images = Book Cover Love (Castles)

Ok, so this week is all about castles. I don't think it's in the "fantasy" genre per se, but most fantasy books have a castle in them somewhere. So why not add it in my theme? Right? Right.

Here is what I found for castle images that I think would make breath taking book covers. I especially love the images of REAL castles. (Makes me want to visit one soooo badly.)