You Must Read These Novels

Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

the sequel, Fury of the Phoenix.

 

When I finished Silver Phoenix

When I found out there was a sequel (Fury of the Pheonix)

While reading said sequel

When I finished Fury of the Phoenix

Telling your friends they must read this book series

Or else.

Finally being able to talk about it with friends when they finish

But this is what you feel on the inside for not being the only one who loved it.

Seriously, read these books. You won’t regret it. (:

Support Teen Reading with Awesome Prizes

Randy Russel, author of Dead Rules is having an awesome giveaway to support Teen Reading, Schools & Libraries and Indie Bookstores.

 Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever.

But Jana’s destiny was fatally flawed. And now she’s in Dead School, where Mars Dreamcote lurks in the back of the classroom, with his beguiling eyes, mysterious smile, and irresistibly warm touch.

Michael and Jana were incomplete with out each other. There was no room for Mars in Jana’s life or death story. Jana was sure Michael would soon rush to her side.

But things aren’t going according to Jana’s plan. So she decides to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true, no matter what rules she has to break.

Love wasn’t all red paper valentines and candy hearts. Sometimes love was despair. And sometimes love was wrong. Jana loved Michael enough to kill him for it. Jana loved Michael to death.

 

Sounds pretty awesome, right?! The cover is also awesomely creepy. But it’s even more awesome because of this:

$2,500 in Dead Rules Giveaways to support Teen Reading, Schools & Libraries, and Indie Bookstores.

Click here to check it out!

Creating A Cover

On Cyn Balog’s website, she has all of the books she has out or will be coming out. In 2012, she has a book called Living Backwards coming out. You can check out the her stories here. But I really like the summary of that novel so I decided to make a cover. Yeah yeah, I know the book is in works and all that but I can have my fun!

Living Backwards by Cyn Balog (Delacorte 2012)

Summary (from Cyn’s wesbite):

Nick Cross is not like other fifteen-year-olds.  All of his life, he has been able to remember things before they happen.  He lives every day walking on glass.  One unexpected move can send his future spiraling out of control.  One day, he makes a small mistake that causes a horrific tragedy and sets in motion a new chain of events.  Suddenly, he can’t remember anything past his sixteenth birthday.  Is that because he has no future?

So do you like it?! Personally, I think I had too much black between the author and the title but still it looks cool. Tell me what you think below!

Fury of the Phoenix Entry

I love Silver Phoenix. And Cindy Pon is giving away ARCS of the next book, Fury of the Phoenix. I desperately want to read it, so I decided to enter her contest ! Go check it out here. For my entry, I decided to make a video telling all of you how much I love the book. Hopefully it will convince you to read it !

Yeah, nice face I know 😛 I changed the thumbnail, but let’s see how long it takes to change.

In Which I Blog About My Week & Other Giveaways

So it’s August 😛 I have a few weeks left until I have to go back to the dreaded building known as ‘school’. But with my last few freedoms of summer, I’ve actually been super busy. I’m going to concerts and hanging with friends and doing things that I love to do. So I haven’t been able to read a lot. I’m readin the Last Song by Nicholas Sparks as my summer reading. I was lucky enough to have the chance to choose my book, and so I chose that one. It is a phenomenal read! Go pick it up if you haven’t read it yet.

This week I was actually helping out at Six Flags Great Adventure for my friend Stephanie Hanvey. She’s an upcoming singer. And she was a finalist in the Fames, Fortune & Flags contest. She had to go on stage and perform against two other groups. The boy band JLS and Hot Chelle Rae ended up being the judges. And guess what?! She won. Now all she needs to do is be chosen by the corporate judges to be the grand prize winner 🙂

And yesterday I went to the city to see Josh Golden. I ended up seeing Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice along with him too. And I met Victoria and Josh. I love Josh Golden so I pretty much freaked. Yesterday was really amazing.

Today I’m going to a Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato concert. I’m obsessed with them, so it’s going to be insane. And after today, my week won’t be as amazing anymore. But then comes next week and it starts all over again…

How’s your week been?

I’m also going to blog about a giveaway I found roaming around the book blogging world. In Which A Girl Reads is hosting an AMAZING contest here. I’m actually jealous of her of how amazing this is. Go enter!

Merry Sisters of Fate Contest Entry

Haha so I’ve been trying to win Linger by Maggie Stiefvater for a while now. I loved Shiver, so I really would love the 2nd book! I came across this contest that the Merry Sisters are hosting, and decided to enter *surprise surprise* 😀 To enter, I had to come up with any kind of writing to this picture :

And so I decided to write a haiku. Here is my awesome haiku ^_^

Love the life you live,
Or love the bed you sleep in.
This girl just loves both.

Haha pointless, I know! But I laughed 😀 Hope you like it !

Recreate a Cover: Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala

Over at Princess Bookie (http://www.princessbookie.com/2010/06/tell-me-secret-blog-tour.html) there is a re-create a cover contest for Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala. Here’s the summary of the book:

In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams—a best friend to unlock her sister’s world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all—Miranda has a secret all her own.

Then two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears. Stripped of her former life, Miranda must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister’s demons and her own.

Original cover:

The one I created:


Like it?!