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Friday, April 8, 2011


I have been so excited for the letter G to get here so I could talk about some great books I have recently read.  So here are some titles you should definitely buy at your local bookstore.

CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS  by Cassandra Clare

If you have read the first three books in the Mortal Instruments series (and if you haven't, shame on you!), this is the next book in the series. I have stayed up late the past two nights savoring the words in this novel.  It's AMAZING!  Get it, get it today!!

THE LIAR SOCIETY   by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails, but when she gets one from Grace, she's not so sure. Now Grace must prove that Grace's death was more than some tragic accident. The voice in this book is unbelievable and I was riveted until the end. It had a great premise and engaging pace.  I love a good mystery. Everyone should buy this book and die their hair pink!

THE DUFF  by Kody Keplinger
Who is the DUFF? Bianca Piper finds out she is, when the school's resident player calls her the D word. Desperate to find a distraction from family trouble, Bianca throws herself into an enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.  This is my favorite book of the year! Bianca is a strong female character whose snarky voice had me in stitches and the love scenes (oh my!) I have bookmarked on my iPad. A MUST HAVE!!!

CLOAKED   by Alex Flinn
Author of the NYT Bestseller novel, Beastly, comes another modern-day fairy tale retelling about a poor shoe repair guy who finds adventure and romance with a beautiful princess, six talking swans, two giants, and one magical cloak. It had great voice and the plot was fast paced!

POSSESSION  by Elana Johnson

Goodreads: Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

I was very lucky to be given an ARC of this soon-to-be published book by Elana Johnson. It was so awesome I read it in two sittings (it would have been one, but I had to sleep in order to teach the next day!). It is a YA Dystopian novel. I found it fresh, action-packed, and Vi is a girl after my own heart (snarky and cool!). Mark your calendars, folks! It'll be available on June 7, 2011!

So, those are my salutes to my favorite, GREAT novels of 2010-2011! What great books have you devoured?


  1. Loved The DUFF, but could not quite get into the Mortal Instruments series. I'm excited to read Possession and am completely jealous that you've already read it!!!

    I just finished Swim the Fly and it is THE best boy book I've ever read. Here are some others: Looking for Alaska. Paper Towns. (Can you tell I love John Green?!) The Perks of Being a Wallflower. And of course, the Hunger Games trilogy.

    Will need to check out the rest of these! After Thirteen Reasons Why and Dark and Hollow Places. :)

  2. Hi Melissa! Great seeing your name pop up on my blog comments the other day! How've you been? Enjoying the early summer here in South Texas? (I'm not ...)

    Anyway, hope you're well!


  3. EJ,

    It's getting too hot already! That part, I hate! But the beautiful days have been great. It's been a while since I've been in the rush of things. It was good to hear from you!