Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Bad Boy Rehab Hop – Win a Copy of SPLINTERED!

Bad Boy HopWelcome to the Bad Boy Rehab Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & The Book Hookup. There are almost 100 blogs participating in this hop, and each one is giving away something different. You can hop from blog to blog and enter each giveaway! We all love our bad boys, right? There are so many deliciously bad-on-the-outside-yet-mysterious-and-complex-on-the-inside boys in YA fiction these days, that it was hard to choose one for this giveaway hop. But actually for me, it wasn’t that hard, because I recently read a fantastic book with one such bad boy, and I’m giving away a copy of that book right here:


Here’s the description from Goodreads:

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

And here is the Bad Boy of Splintered, Morpheus:


Photo courtesy of A. G. Howard’s Pinterest boards

Morpheus is the type of character that you know you shouldn’t be drawn to, but you are anyway. I adored this book (you can read my review of Splintered here) and I’m betting you will, too. I have one hardcover copy of Splintered to giveaway to one lucky winner (U.S. only)! Splintered has just been published, and I’m telling you, this book is gonna be big!  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE RAFFLECOPTER AND ENTER TO WIN!

You can see a list of the other participating blogs here. Good luck everyone!


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Waiting on Wednesday (39) IMPOSTOR by Susanne Winnacker

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a way to share our excitement over upcoming book releases with other book enthusiasts! This week the book I’m looking forward to reading is:


Impostor by Susanne Winnacker. Release date: May 23 2013. (Razorbill/Penguin). OK, you gotta love this tag line: “X-men meets Silence of the Lambs.” Seriously, I am so excited to read this book! Susanne is also featured today on Making the Grade’s Bookapalooza! event, and you can read an interesting interview with her and enter the amazing giveaway that is happening right now. Just click here to see what I’m talking about. Here’s the story description from Goodreads:

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI.

When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep.

Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.


Sounds great, right?  What are you waiting on?


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