Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thank You Event ~ Venessa Kimball

Want to win a signed copy of the NEW "Ascending the Veil" bookmark from Venessa Kimball's Piercing the Fold Series?
Grab a copy of Piercing the Fold
Grab a copy of Surfacing the Rim
They are only 99 pennies at this time!
Read and review them, post those reviews, and 
contact Venessa that you have read and reviewed them. Deadline coming in June

Wisdom of the Bookworms,

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fleur Philips - Crumble - A Review

about the book:
Eighteen-year-old Sarah McKnight has a secret. She's in love with David Brooks. Sarah is white. David is black. But Sarah's not the only one keeping secrets in the close-knit community of Kalispell, Montana. Her father George, who owns a local gun shop and proudly drives a truck with a Confederate flag bumper sticker, hides his own complicated past. When he discovers Sarah's relationship, George decides to share his feelings with Alex Mackey-a lonely classmate of Sarah's whom George has taken under his wing. As Alex embraces the power of George's dark hatred, the hopes and dreams of young lives hang in the balance. In just a few short months, Sarah and David will graduate from high school and leave Kalispell for a new life together in Los Angeles. Maybe in California, they can stop hiding their love-and the other secret they share...something George McKnight-and Alex Mackey-will never accept.

the review:
This book was a hard hitting story, that touched on almost every controversial subject you can think of, and Fleur does it in such a way that it wasn’t obvious, she told you without shoving it down your throat. I loved the book, and was drawn in by the story line, and became invested with the characters. Each page packed it’s own punch, though I won’t tell what kind, I guess you’ll just have to read it *wink* As a teen I felt like a lot of these issues were very valid in society today. This book had a very sound premise, and stuck with it. I’ll admit that a few times during it I was thrown through some loops at what happened, I was very invested in the story of the book and was felt with the empty feeling when I finished it, you know that feeling when you finish a good book and you’re not really sure what to do with yourself? Well that is the feeling I was left with when I closed Crumble. Fleur really wrote an awesome book, that I recommend to any teen reader who is looking for a book to shake up their world.

and a video that I thought went pretty good with the book

Friday, May 3, 2013

Kc Sprayberry's Softly Say Goodbye Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway

Erin Sellers, an eighteen-year-old high school senior, hates teen drinking. She and her three friends – Bill, her guy, Shari and Jake - decide to use Twitter to stop a group, the Kewl Krew, from using their high school as the local bar. But the members of this group are just as determined to stop anyone from messing up their fun. Despite veiled threats to her safety, Erin continues her crusade. To make matters worse for her, the stress of school and extra curricular work mounts and suddenly, shockingly, booze-fuelled tragedy strikes. Erin is now under greater pressure as she spends all hours to produce a mural and other work to commemorate the death of a teen friend. Bill, Jake and Shari support her in all this... But more tragedy lurks nearby… until it’s time to softly say goodbye.