lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

Gratitude for books

Maybe you've heard about a giveaway hosted by Beth Revis. Thanksgiving is coming, so we have to create a post in which you tell everyone about the one book YOU are most grateful for. So here's mine:

After thinking all day about the books I read this year and chose the one that helped the most. So I chose The Duff by Kody Keplinger.

I always thought I was the weak part of the chain with my friends. I felt ugly and fat. After reading the duff, I realized that everybody feels that way. It made my self-esteem grow. Now I feel that I can use pretty dresses like everyone else and use a bikini when I got to the beach. I don't let bullies get me anymore and my life has changed for the best. I know now, that I'm as pretty as the other girls and no one will make me feel bad about myself again. 
So thank you Kody, for writting the book and helping me see what I couldn't. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

sábado, 15 de octubre de 2011


So. I just won a contest and the amazing Sang Kromah is sending me a copy of her book Concealed. It sounds pretty awesome and I can't wait to read it. I promise that as soon as I finish it, I'll make a review. But for now, here's the cover and the description:
When sixteen year-old Bijou Fitzroy and her nomadic grandmother leave New York City to live in a home in the sleepy town of Sykesville, Maryland, Bijou thinks she will finally be able to live a normal life and be like everyone else. This move will be permanent, and Bijou cannot be anymore thrilled. After years of being shut away by her grandmother, Bijou will finally able to interact with peers, make friends, go to school, and live like a normal teenager.

Moving around and being homeschooled definitely made it difficult to make friends, but there are other reasons for Bijou’s solitude. With eyes that constantly change from gray to green to a honey-coated shade of brown and an ability to feel exactly what other people are feeling, the concept of obtaining closeness is more of a fable than a reality. Although her eyes are beautiful, their constant shift in color instills a sense of fear within other people and causes them to look away. Bijou’s premonitions, blackouts, and semi-prophetic dreams of a faceless boy don’t help her social musings either. Regardless, she decides to attend the local high school.

Bijou is immediately introduced to Sebastian Sinjin, a quirky and unusually beautiful boy who doesn’t seem to belong in a high school in nowhere Maryland. Sebastian is also special. Instead of looking away from Bijou, he makes direct eye contact with her. And when he shakes Bijou’s hand something dark and familiar to awaken within her as an electric shock surges through her body. Bijou soon finds herself deeply attracted to Sebastian, who remains aloof and often acts like Bijou doesn’t exist.

Despite the pains of having her first real crush, Bijou makes friends quickly and excels in all of her classes…well, all except for Mythology with Mr. Jennings. Mr. Jennings’ class starts off great with endless discussions of djinn and how they conceal themselves from the human eye, but things soon take a turn for the worse when the stories of the mythical creatures begin to take shape in Bijou’s life.

 Go buy it guys!! OR TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST JUST TWEET #Concealed Army. Lots of times.