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Jessica Darling Prequels!

JessicaDarlingsItListCoverIf any of you read Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling novels, kicking off with Sloppy Firstsand finishing up with Perfect Fifths, you may be interested in  Jessica Darling’s It List The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness, & Perfection,  a prequel to Sloppy Firsts. I loved, loved, loved these books and am probably more excited about this new one than is healthy. The story begins as Jessica (not-so) Darling is getting ready to enter middle school. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy when it comes out in September, but in the mean time we can check out a free e-preview of the first seven chapters here. Until then, I’ll have to console myself by re-reading the entire series (not the first time I’ve done this). Enjoy

~Magan (Readers’ Advisory)

Giveaway!!!!!

So I am giving away a copy of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (and not just any copy, its an uncorrected proof copy, or ARC)  to the first person that responds to this!

Rules:

  1. You have to be a teenager (between 12 and 18 years old)
  2. You have to tell me in your comment which of the library locations you want to pick it up at.
  3. I’ve got to have your name so I know who to give it to.
  4. You have to tell me your all time favorite book!

Where’s Perry

Perry is at the Main Library. If you are the first to tell me where he is by responding to this post you will get an uncorrected proof copy of Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs.

Also tell me where to send it to if you are at a different location!

Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Grade 8, Main)

Book Jacket

Kristi is a sophomore at her stupid alternative high school Journeys, and she knows that pretty much everyone there hates her. Even the ones that seem obsessed with her big breasts.

But at least she has her best friend, Jacob, has her back.

Kristi is not happy. Her father moved to Africa when she was littler, but still old enough to remember him leaving her behind with her mother. She copes though with her friend and her cat, Minnie Mouse, whom she hides in her room because her mother is allergic to cats.

She copes, but being able to read minds doesn’t make things any easier.

But Kristi begins to question her psychic abilities when her father returns home and she learns of a long-held family secret, and when she learns the true feelings of one of her classmates.

I liked this book a lot. It was very interesting to see a teenager with the power of a comic book super hero, and still have normal yet extraordinary life. You can relate to Kristi and her life in some way. The book was great though and it makes you rethink the idea of wanting to read peoples’ minds.