Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Opening up the Suggestion Box: You Recommend STAND-ALONE

Alright everybody! I asked, you answered. Here are (some) of your recommendations for Standalone YA novels. Thanks again to everybody's suggestions! Sometimes finding new books can be overwhelming and it's great to be able to listen to other people's recommendations.

Recommended by Christina, Adriana, Molly (A Dazzling Distraction)

Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver

^ By far this was the most recommended novel. It's not really my cup of tea, but for fans of high school-based stories/realistic fiction, this is one you should check out.

Recommended by Christina

Flygirl – Sherri L. Smith

The Unwritten Rule – Elizabeth Scott

A Match Made in High School – Kristin Walker

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots – Abby McDonald

The Stolen One – Suzanne Crowley

Twenty Boy Summer – Sarah Ockler

The Season – Sarah Maclean

Beastly – Alex Flinn

Recommended by Adriana

Willow – Julie Hoban

Going Bovine – Libba Bray

Steph the Bookworm

For Keeps – Natasha Friend


The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson

This Gorgeous Game – Donna Freitas

Girl in the Arena – Lise Haines

Recommended by AtenRa

A Certain Slant of Light – Laura Whitcomb

Just Listen – Sarah Dessen

Recommended by Juju

Blood and Chocolate

Recommended by Molly (A Dazzling Distraction)

Crazy Beautiful – Lauren Baratz Longsted

Those were just some of the books you mentioned. I had to cut it off at some point, haha, so hopefully I picked your favorites. Thanks again for the responses!


Dystopian novels (preferably YA)

Ready...Set...Start recommending!

Teaser Tuesday: ANXIOUS HEARTS

As always, Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading.Here's how it works: Grab the current book you're reading- Open up to a random page- share a little "teaser" from somewhere on that page.***Make sure your section is spoiler free!!

I'm about to start Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw- hope it's good, I'm a sucker for cute love stories!
Anyway, here's my teaser:

"Evangeline!" Gabriel shouted. A tall soldier grabbed Gabriel by one arm and jerked him away from her. He held out his other hand, but she could not grasp it before another soldier pushed her to the ground.

Ahh, see? I thought it was going to be an Indian raid. O.o
By the way, this book is based on a poem by Longfellow, "Evangeline," and I totally read that as a kid. When your mom's an English teacher, you read all sorts of fun stuff! Hmmm, I'm interested to see how this will do, because I'm actually developing a story based on a poem...
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