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Friday, July 29, 2011

Blogoversary and Giveaway Week. Day 6.

and Giveaway!
Day 6

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Day 6 Question:
What is the best book you've read so far this summer? (Title, author, genre, short synopsis)

My Answer:
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. YA Historical Fiction, set during the reign of Stalin when individuals and families were deported to work camps in Siberia.

What is your answer to today's question?

Also answer Day 1 , Day 2 , Day 3, Day 4 , Day 5 questions. Remember you can enter this contest everyday!


  1. That one is easy to answer! LOVE this book to pieces:

    The Hunter by Tom Wood
    Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents... (Goodreads)

  2. Delirium by Lauren Oliver, YA Dysotopian

    Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
    But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

    Happy Blogoversary!


  3. This summer.....I started reading the Sookie Stackhouse books this summers and just love love love them! I am hooked. Also just read Hush Hush and really enjoyed that. UnEarthly and Halo were good too! Can't pick! Gargh!

    Stop by my blog if you have a moment. I just posted 3 book and movie reviews!


  4. Everneath by Brodi Ashton. It's a YA novel based loosely on the mythology of Persephone and Hades.

    Here's the sypnosis from the dust jacket:

    Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned–to her old life, her family, her friends–before being banished back to the underworld … this time forever.

    She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

    Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back–this time as his queen.

    As Nikki’s time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she’s forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s …

  5. I loved Lisa See's Dreams of Joy, the sequel to her Shanghai Girls

  6. That's easy, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini - genre YA & mythology.
    Two star crossed lovers who are destined to hate one another but also destined to be with one another. It is haunting and thrilling and just amazing see my review on my blog here: http://wordsontheshelf.blogspot.com/2011/07/starcrossed.html


  7. I dont know where my post was at, I had done it thursday night, it was there when i went to bed, when i logged on at 10am, it was in draft form. so its there now. lol.
    the best book I've read so far this summer, hmmm, The BEST, hmmm, wow, Deadbeat by Brain Smith, incredible, heart felt read

  8. It's cliched, but Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I guess it's general fiction?

    Anyway, it's about a Greek-heritage hermaphrodite growing up in Detroit in the '60s. Truly excellent. I loved it.

  9. Best book this summer was probably Hound of the Baskervilles. Unexpectedly delightful.

  10. My favorite book so far this summer was When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. (Newbery Award - science fiction/mystery) It's set in the 70s. A girl keeps getting strange, mysterious notes asking her to record events. It ties in her favorite book, A Wrinkle in Time. I couldn't wait to see how it ended.

  11. I agree with you! Between Shades of Gray was too beautiful for words. A book that was released last year but I read this year and is thus my favorite is The Sky is Everywhere. God. Lovedloveloved that book!

    ♥ Trish
    Just a YA Girl

  12. I have 2 so far: the classic book which I never read in high school, "Black Like Me" by John Howard Griffin which made me realize in a frightening way that we still haven't conquered racism yet. The second book is Stolen by Lucy Christopher which was hard to put down and extremely disturbing yet beautifully written.

  13. I have two books that I would consider the best so far, well maybe that's 3:

    1. Ashfall by Mike Mullin: YA dystopian about a boy traveling cross-county in the wake of a catastrophic super-volcano eruption in Yellow Stone Park.

    2.Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: YA paranormal (???) about a boy searching for his grandfather's past.

    3.Usher's, Inc. by Rusty Fischer: zombie, werewolf, vampire butt kicking movie ushers. (review coming to my blog Aug.2)


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