Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ballad/ Shiver Contest

This is a teaser from Maggie Stiefvater's BALLAD, a novel involving homicidal faeries and kissing that's coming out October 1st.

He turned towards me. For a long moment, he stood facing me. I was held, anchored to the ground – not by his music, which still called and pushed against the music already in my head and said grow rise follow – but by his strangeness. By his fingers, spread over the ground, holding something into the earth, by his shoulders, squared in a way that spoke of strength and unknowability, and most of all, by the great, thorny antlers that grew from his head, spanning the sky like branches.

Then he was gone, and I missed his going in the instant that the sun fell off the edge of the hill, abandoning the world to twilight.
Buy it here. Enter the contest at Maggie's blog here.

Maggie Stiefvater is holding a Ballad Contest every Tuesday until October 1st, Ballad's release day.

Here are the prizes:

1) A signed Shiver audio book.
2) Another signed Shiver audio book.
3) A CD of my Homicidal Faerie Mix -- the music I played while writing Ballad. - Maggie Stiefvater

The contest ends next Thursday, the 17th.


Well, I started my freshman year today. In short? Little fish in BIG pond. Seriously. I'm no where near ANY of my friends, im in classes with all upper classmen, and my locker is on the other side of the school from all of my classes.

So, what am I reading?

Sleepless by Thomas Fahly.

And that's it.



Checking in on Teen Tuesday

Good morning everyone! I'm sure by now everyone has read Catching Fire - the sequel to Hunger Games.

I thought it was incredible! It definitely started out a little slow for me, but once the changes began in District 12 and the Quarter Quell twist was announced...I couldn't put it down. And what an ending - once again I'm left with my mouth open and waiting for Book 3.

Another book I just finished was Shiver. I took this book with me on our trip to New Hampshire over the long weekend and I couldn't put it down. I was reading it every free minute I got - it was driving everyone NUTS! Told in alternating points of view - Sam and Grace - we hear the story of a girl and how she was saved by wolves. Or should I say one wolf in particular. Years later, she is obsessed with the wolves - and her one wolf. But are they dangerous? A classmate is killed, or is he? Mystery, confusion, suspense - it's all here - plus an amazing love story. I loved it!

Finally, I read Once Upon a Witch - I got this as an ARC and not sure if it's out yet. But it's amazing. Witchcraft, sibling rivalry, time travel - this one has it all. Read my blog for the full review!


What's in my pile to read? I'm looking at a copy of Along for the Ride by Sara Dessen - so that is next! And I'll be giving away an autographed copy of that same book on my blog - so check it out!

Jen L.

Teen Tuesday (3)

Ok so what all has happened this week.... nothing too exciting im afraid, although at the same time it did. I found out the other day that I won a book, Meet me at the Boardwalk by Erin Haft, that I am so excited to read! I got approached by my first author about reviewing her book that doesn't come out until February of next year. I contacted an author and am getting two of her books that I am ubber ubber excited about getting in the mail!!! Um I have Candor on the way soon for my 1 ARC Tour, which again I can't wait to read! I feel like my blog is really starting to take off and Im loving it! I dont want to go into too many details right now because I am leaving on Wednesday and won't have internet access so I want to wait until I get back to talk about everything! Umm as far as reading goes, again I didnt do too much reading this week I just finished Hunted a little while ago and you can find my review for it here, but hopefully when I get back in the next couple weeks I will have many, many reviews to post. Not having internet will probably help me read alot more :) Umm also I got some Give Up the Ghost bookmarks, and If anyone is interested in obtaining one or two e-mail me at jmoose09 AT gmail DOT com and I would love to send you one. Please include your address in the e-mail it makes things so much easier :) Anyways I think that is all I really have to talk about this week. Oh, the bookmarks might take a little while to get sent with me not being home and everything but I promise once I get back everything will be back into swing :) Thanks for reading my ramblings and here is a picture of the bookmarks....