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Monday, August 30

Review: The Ghost's Child by Sonya Hartnett

Title: The Ghost's Child
By: Sonya Hartnett
Reading Level: Adult Fiction
Publisher: Candlewick Press
My Copy: Review Copy Provided by Publisher
My Rating:





Book Description:
The sky was pitch, and gashed by lightning; loutish waves rose and slumped heavily as mudslides. At a moment when she was filled with desperation, Maddy opened her mouth and yelled for Feather. And half-expected him to appear, because she wanted him so much.


Maddy yearns for life to be mystifying, to be as magical as a fairy story. And then one day, on the beach, she meets the strangest young man she has ever seen.

The Ghost's Child is an enchanting fable about the worth of life, and the power of love.
This was a very odd tale from the start. I began to question the book description after the first half of the book. I then fell into the actual tale, though it was a bit confusing and hard to follow. Matty is a very interesting character, but I did not feel as though I true knew her character in the story. It was just that, a story that I followed her throughout her journey. While this does not turn me away from the story I did not feel the emotion and heartfelt story that I believe this author had intended. I find the angel child to be a very unique turn to this story, and I think that this does restore the story in many ways. As a devoted reader I do not mind books with large vocabulary, but the word selection in this book did not feel like it necessary fit with the type of story that the author was trying to tell. I find the ending to be very intriguing and a wonderful fit to close. Even with some negative feelings toward the story I feel that this was a journey in reading.

Review: IDrakula by Bekka Black

Title: IDrakula
By: Bekka Black
Level: Young Adult Paranormal Fiction
Publisher: Sourcebooks
My Copy: ARC providered by publisher
BookWhisperer Rating:

Book Description:
The classic vampire story that started it all gets new life for a generation of connected teens.

18-year-old Jonathan Harker is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder after visiting a Romanian Count. His girlfriend Mina and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of the disease. The teenagers discover a horrifying truth: the Count is a vampire. The harrowing events unfold through emails, text messages, web pages, Twitter feeds, and instant messaging-the natural modernization of Bram Stoker's original Dracula, which was written in letters, diary entries, and news clippings.



IDrakula is a very unique book written through emails, text, webpages, new, etc. This is the story of a young man with a rare blood disorder that he soon finds is not a blood disorder at all. I was anxious at reading this book with the uniqueness in its method of delivery. Although, I quickly discovered that this is not the easiest way to read a story. It is especially difficult to follow when you are learning the story from one person talking to another in email or text. Confusing is the best word that I can describe this book. As for the actual storyline I am torn and find myself lacking any definte pros or cons. I rated this book with a three and feel that this is the perfect rating for it was not a horrible book, but it was not something that I can see myself revisiting. If you are interested in reviewing this for yourself look for it to be a Second Chance Giveaway here on The BookWhisperer.

Sunday, August 29

Review: No and Me by Delphine De Vigan

Title: No and Me
By: Delphine De Vigan
Reading Level: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Bloosmbury Books
My Copy: Review Copy Provided by Publisher
BookWhisperer Rating:


Book Description:
Lou Bertignac has an IQ of 160 and a good friend called Lucas who gets her through the school day. At home her father cries in secret in the bathroom and her mother hasn't been out of the house properly for years. But Lou is about to change her life - and that of her parents - for good, all because of a school project she decides to do about the homeless. Through the project Lou meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets. As their friendship grows, Lou cannot bear that No is still on the streets when she goes back home - even if it is to a home that is saddened and desolate. So she asks her parents if No can come to live with them. To her astonishment, her parents - eventually - agree. No's presence forces Lou and her parents to finally face the sadness that has enveloped them. But No has disruptive as well as positive effects. Can this shaky, newfound family continue to live together? A tense, brilliant novel tackling the true meanings of home and homelessness.


This is a truely incredible novel about the reality of life for a homeless girl and her impact on the family that wanted to save her. The detail and presentation of this author on such a truely controversial topic had me at the edge of seat throughout the story. The two main characters of this novel are incredibly detailed allowing the reader to feel the story. Lou, is a young girl that is trying to survive in a life of devistation and heartbreak; it appears as though to cope she is on a mission to discover a place where hope, joy, and happy endings really do exist. Unfortunately, her dreams lead her to the saving No. No is a homeless eighteen year old.  As the story unfolds No's life is a tragedy, and I felt the struggle within myself to hope that she could find a safe and comfortable home. It soon proved that you can dress a fox like a cat, but nothing can change that a fox is a fox. No was able to acclimate herself for a short time in this family's life, but soon her true colors showed through as she began regressing to her old habits and lifestyle. As things began to unravel I felt compelled to as a mother to protect Lou from her friend; I could forsee that this could foresee obstacles that would hinder Lou's future. My most concerning obstacle was that as No began regressing to her old lifestyle that it was possible, even probable, that Lou was going to follow her friend with her compelling need to save her. Also on my list of concerns was that with a troublesome past and lack of education Lou's future would potentionally be hindered by the baggage. Like the saying, "you take the good with the bad", No being apart of Lou family for a short time proved to be benefical as well. I believe that it was best that this family experience the addition of No, but I do believe that it was something that could not last. This book will leaving you thinking long after the last page, and will be nearing impossible to forget. I love to read books that create so much emotion in the character and the reader that you will feel exhausted once completed. This is absolutely without a doubt one of those novels.

Thursday, August 26

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BookWhisperer Review: Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan

accomplice

Title: Accomplice

By: Eireann Corrigan

Publisher Scholastic Books (Released July 5th, 2010)

My Copy: Review Copy from Scholastic Books

Reading Level: Young Adult

BookWhisperer Rating:    3 button copy

Book Description:

They've gotten good grades - but that's not good enough. They've spent hours on community service - but that's not good enough. Finn and Chloe's advisor says that colleges have enough kids with good grades and perfect attendance, so Chloe decides they'll have to attract attention another way. She and Finn will stage Chloe's disappearance, and then, when CNN is on their doorstep and the nation is riveted, Finn will find and save her. It seems like the perfect plan - until things start to go wrong. Very wrong.

BookWhisperer Reviews copy How do two good kids end up in a story of kidnapping? That crazy answer to that would be when they want the chance at stardom and a ivy league future. This was a very intense story that will leave the readers questioning the characters through the last page. I was awestruck by the planning of this lie by minors, but what was even more astounding was the dedication that they carried to fulfill this plan in its entirety. I found myself on the edge of my seat with every unexpected twist and turn that this story took. In light of the self deserved drama of this story; I still found myself sympathizing with the characters for the situation they were living. This is the major lesson of what a lie can become, and that the right lie can change lives and ruin reputations. Be prepared to follow this gut wrenching journey were you quickly learn riding allow is just as stressful.

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Wednesday, August 25

BookWhisperer IMM

imagesCAF730BO In My Mailbox is a meme brought us by the Story Siren. This is a great  way for book   bloggers to preview that books they receive, and thus help add to your TBR piles.

 

mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Scholastic Press Books Release 08/24/2010

Book Description:

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

 

torment

Torment by Lauren Kate

Delacorte Press Books Release 09/28/10

Book Description:

How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean - and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

 

dirty little secrets

Dirty Little Secrets by CJ Omololu

Walker Books Release 02/02/2010

Book Description:

Everyone has secrets. Some are just bigger and dirtier than others.
For sixteen years, Lucy has kept her mother's hoarding a secret. She's had to -- nobody would understand the stacks of newspapers and mounds of garbage so high they touch the ceiling and the rotting smell that she's always worried would follow her out the house. After years of keeping people at a distance, she finally has a best friend and maybe even a boyfriend if she can play it right. As long as she can make them think she's normal.
When Lucy arrives home from a sleepover to find her mother dead under a stack of National Geographics, she starts to dial 911 in a panic, but pauses before she can connect. She barely notices the filth and trash anymore, but she knows the paramedics will. First the fire trucks, and then news cameras that will surely follow. No longer will they be remembered as the nice oncology nurse with the lovely children -- they'll turn into that garbage-hoarding freak family on Collier Avenue.
With a normal life finally within reach, Lucy has only minutes to make a critical decision. How far will she go to keep the family secrets safe?

 

return to paradise

Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Flux Books Release 09/01/2010

Book Description:

Everyone has secrets. Some are just bigger and dirtier than others.
For sixteen years, Lucy has kept her mother's hoarding a secret. She's had to -- nobody would understand the stacks of newspapers and mounds of garbage so high they touch the ceiling and the rotting smell that she's always worried would follow her out the house. After years of keeping people at a distance, she finally has a best friend and maybe even a boyfriend if she can play it right. As long as she can make them think she's normal.
When Lucy arrives home from a sleepover to find her mother dead under a stack of National Geographics, she starts to dial 911 in a panic, but pauses before she can connect. She barely notices the filth and trash anymore, but she knows the paramedics will. First the fire trucks, and then news cameras that will surely follow. No longer will they be remembered as the nice oncology nurse with the lovely children -- they'll turn into that garbage-hoarding freak family on Collier Avenue.
With a normal life finally within reach, Lucy has only minutes to make a critical decision. How far will she go to keep the family secrets safe?

 

The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball

The Secrety Society of the Pink Crystal Ball

Sourcebooks Inc Release 10/14/2010

Book Description:

In a world where nothing is certain, a little magic couldn't hurt...right?

When Erin Channing's favorite aunt dies, Erin is bequeathed a pink crystal ball and a set of weird instructions. Granted, Aunt Kiki (aka Aunt Kooky) always lived "outside the box." But now Erin and her two best friends are convinced that the pink crystal ball holds the key to their future-or at least the key to getting dates...

Consider Your Fate to Be Sealed . . .

Absolute knowledge is not unlimited; let the planets be your guide to the number. There are sixteen ways to die, but four of them you will never see. The future belongs to you alone. Other voices will be disappointed. One rotation is as far as you can see. Only uncertainty lies beyond.

 

The Ghost Child

The Ghost’s Child by Sonya Hartnett

Candlewick Press Release 10/14/2008

Book Description:

The sky was pitch, and gashed by lightning; loutish waves rose and slumped heavily as mudslides. At a moment when she was filled with desperation, Maddy opened her mouth and yelled for Feather. And half-expected him to appear, because she wanted him so much.
Maddy yearns for life to be mystifying, to be as magical as a fairy story. And then one day, on the beach, she meets the strangest young man she has ever seen.
The Ghost's Child is an enchanting fable about the worth of life, and the power of love.

 

Flipped

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Knopf Books Release 07/28/2010

Book Description:

Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's baby blues back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird--after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's brilliant blue eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be. After all, what kind of jerk doesn't care about other people's feelings about chickens and trees? With Flipped, mystery author Wendelin Van Draanen has taken a break from her Sammy Keyes series, and the result is flipping fantastic. Bryce and Juli's rants and raves about each other ring so true that teen readers will quickly identify with at least one of these hilarious feuding egos, if not both. A perfect introduction to the adolescent war between the sexes.

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BookWhisperer Week 3 Giveaway

This is the last week for the Blogaversary contest… This week I am giving away a copy of……

not that kind of girl

Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Book Description:

Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.

But life is messy, and it's very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up being the boy you want to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.

Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.

 

Oh, and incase you didn’t already know that book is not due to release until September 1st, 2010. So, here is your chance to have it right after its release. Comment below and make sure to leave your email in case you win.

Rules:

*Must be US Resident and provide address.. That’s it… One entry per person.

Contest will run until Wednesday the 1st. Winner will be selected along with all the other winners from the contest this entire month.

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Tuesday, August 17

Review: Trapped by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

trapped

Title: Trapped

By: Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Reading Level: Young Adult Fiction

Publisher: Walnut Springs Press (April 29, 2010)

My Copy: Autographed Copy from Publisher

BookWhisperer Rating:

       3 out of 5

Book Description:

A forged letter, a golden vial, an ancient curse...
Her expression remained somber, but excitement crept into her voice. You are the Firstborn She...You must go to them. You want me to act as bait? Not bait, Emi. A spy. Our Trojan horse.

When Emi Warrin wakes one night to find a thief in her mother's house, she has no idea the intruder has planted a trap - a mysterious letter that will change her life forever. Lured to the Austrian Alps with Daniel, the man she loves, Emi is thrown into a perilous, mafia-like world of feuding families and a devastating curse that spans generations. As the Firstborn She - the only firstborn female in hundreds of years - only Emi can free her family from the curse that will soon afflict her as well. But for Emi to break the curse, she must delve into evil designs.

As Emi struggles to understand her destiny as the Firstborn She, she learns that everything isn't as it seems and that all choices have consequences. Can Emi break the curse before it's too late?

BookWhisperer Reviews copy As one of only two books that Hinrichsen has published I am very impressed about the quality of this book. I found it to be a very entertaining read that was not at all what I had expected. As a new author naturally the novel incorporated moments that I was able to clearly recognize that I was dealing with a new writer; although impressively it was few and far between. Her character and story line were very original, and the detail to which she wrote without overloading the story had me on the edge of my seat. This is an author that has definitely proven her abilities, and I look for her to have a very promising future in the writing world.  With the number of books I have read it is hard to find a novel that totally Blind Sides me. It was truly appreciated and enjoyed.

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BookWhisperer Blogaversary Week 3

This  is week three of the Blogaversary Contests at the BookWhisperer. This week up for grabs is………

broken

Broken by Travis Thrasher

Book Description:

Laila had it all--love, family, wealth, and faith. But when her faith crumbles, her world falls apart and Laila finds herself living an empty, dangerous life as a call girl in Chicago. 
  When she is threatened, Laila shoots and kills a client in self-defense, sending herself into a spiral of guilt and emptiness. Six months later, she is trying to move on, but she's haunted by the past. She hasn't told anyone about the man she killed, and she's still estranged from her family. 
  When she is approached by a stranger who says he knows what she did, Laila has no choice but to run. But the stranger stays close behind, and Laila begins having visions of the man she killed. Little does she know she's being hounded by something not of this world, something that knows her deepest, darkest secret. 
  Scared and wandering, will Laila regain her trust in God to protect her from these demons? Or will her plea for salvation come too late?

AND

Broken by fossum

Broken by Karin Fossum

Book Description:

A woman wakes up in the middle of the night. A strange man is in her bedroom. She lies there in silence, paralyzed with fear. The woman is an author and the man one of her characters, one in a long line that waits in her driveway for the time when she’ll tell his story. He is so desperately eager for his story to be told that he has resorted to breaking into her house and demanding that she begin. He, the author decides, is named Alvar Eide, forty-two years old, single, works in a gallery. He lives a quiet, orderly life and likes it that way—no demands, no unpleasantness. Until one icy winter day when a young drug addict, skinny and fragile, walks into the gallery. Alvar gives her a cup of coffee to warm her up. She returns a few weeks later, and then one day appears on his doorstep.

Contest will run through next Tuesday instead of Monday seeing as how I am just now getting this posted today, instead of yesterday. There will be two winners for this contest. First winner will have the pick of either book. To enter you must be a US Resident, and all you have to do it leave me your email along with why book blogging has completed your life? All winners of the Blogaversary contests will be announced at the end of the month. Wish you all could win!

Monday, August 16

BookWhisperer IMM

imagesCAF730BO   In My Mailbox is a meme brought us by the Story Siren. This is a great  way for book   bloggers to preview that books they receive, and thus help add to your TBR piles. If you noticed BookWhisperer didn’t have a IMM post last week. Thus, this week is a listing of two weeks worth.

as you wish

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Publisher: Harper Teen (08/31/2010)

Book Description:

Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn as well . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.

 

Chosen by hoffman

Chosen by Chandra Hoffman

Publisher: Harper Books (08/24/2010)

Book Description:

In Chosen, a young caseworker becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of adoptive and birth parents, with devastating results.It all begins with a fantasy: the caseworker in her "signing paperwork" charcoal suit standing alongside beaming parents cradling their adopted newborn, set against a fluorescent-lit delivery-room backdrop. It's this blissful picture that keeps Chloe Pinter, director of the Chosen Child's domestic-adoption program, happy while juggling the high demands of her boss and the incessant needs of both adoptive and biological parents.But the very job that offers her refuge from her turbulent personal life and Portland's winter rains soon becomes a battleground involving three very different couples: the Novas, well-off college sweethearts who suffered fertility problems but are now expecting their own baby; the McAdoos, a wealthy husband and desperate wife for whom adoption is a last chance; and Jason and Penny, an impoverished couple who have nothing—except the baby everyone wants. When a child goes missing, dreams dissolve into nightmares, and everyone is forced to examine what he or she really wants and where it all went wrong.Told from alternating points of view, Chosen reveals the desperate nature of desire across social backgrounds and how far people will go to get the one thing they think will be the answer.

 

over the moon

Over The Moon by Chandra Hoffman

Publisher: Tate Publishing (07/27/2010)

Book Description:

"When seventeen-year-old Tiana moves to Hurricane, Utah, her comfortable world is turned upside down as she traverses the rough waters of adjusting to a small town and new school. Her father insists they were supposed to move here for some unknown, important purpose, and the voice in her head tells her not to argue. After resigning herself to being a miserable outcast, Tiana finds that she is not only accepted by most of the students at her new high school but is also the recipient of unwelcome attention from the opposite sex. But then she meets the mysterious Andrew Martin and is soon Over the Moon crazy about him. Andrew seems to be the perfect boyfriend: protective, tender, good with her parents, and a fabulous kisser. But he also has a few unusual qualities: an intuitiveness that borders on mind reading, a touch that seems to heal, and almost superhuman strength. Tiana marvels at his talents but doesn't seriously consider the implications until she can no longer ignore the clues: Andrew does not belong on Earth. When Andrew admits his true identity, Tiana enters a world previously unknown to her and is plunged into mortal danger as it is Andrew's sworn duty to combat evil, extraterrestrial villains who wish to invade Earth and enslave mankind. Join Diane Daniels for a romantic adventure in Over the Moon, which will take you to a world where the impossible comes to life."

 

romeo and juliet and vampires

Romeo & Juliet & Vampires by Claudia Gabel

Publisher: Harper Teen (08/31/2010)

Book Description:

"You are deluded, Romeo. Vampires do not have the capability to love. They are heartless."
The Capulets and the Montagues have some deep and essential differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not to kill their undead enemies. But at the end of the day, their blood feud is unstoppable. So it's really quite a problem when Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who should be hunting her, fall desperately in love. What they don't realize is how deadly their love will turn out to be—or what it will mean for their afterlives. . . .
This riotous twist on the ultimate tale of forbidden romance is simply to die for.

 

no and me

No and Me by Delphine De  Vigan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Books (08/03/2010)

Book Description:

Parisian teenager Lou has an IQ of 160, OCD tendencies, and a mother who has suffered from depression for years. But Lou is about to change her life—and that of her parents—all because of a school project about homeless teens. While doing research, Lou meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets. As their friendship grows, Lou bravely asks her parents if No can live with them, and is astonished when they agree. No’s presence forces Lou’s family to come to terms with a secret tragedy. But can this shaky, newfound family continue to live together when No’s own past comes back to haunt her?
Winner of the prestigious Booksellers’ Prize in France, No and Me is a timely and thought-provoking novel about homelessness that has far-reaching appeal.

 

nightshade

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Librarything Early Reviewer

Book Description:

Parisian teenager Lou has an IQ of 160, OCD tendencies, and a mother who has suffered from depression for years. But Lou is about to change her life—and that of her parents—all because of a school project about homeless teens. While doing research, Lou meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets. As their friendship grows, Lou bravely asks her parents if No can live with them, and is astonished when they agree. No’s presence forces Lou’s family to come to terms with a secret tragedy. But can this shaky, newfound family continue to live together when No’s own past comes back to haunt her?
Winner of the prestigious Booksellers’ Prize in France, No and Me is a timely and thought-provoking novel about homelessness that has far-reaching appeal.

 

not that kind of girl

Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Publisher: Push Books (09/01/2010)

Book Description:

Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.

But life is messy, and it's very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up being the boy you want to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.

Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.

 

 esperanza Esperanza by Trish MacGregor

Publisher: Tor Books

Book Description:

Tess Livingston met Ian Ritter at a roadside stop high in the Andes, waiting for a bus to the mysterious town of Esperanza.Tess is an FBI agent who remembers being on the track of a group of international counterfeiters. But she doesn’t remember booking a trip to Esperanza. Ian is a journalist who was planning to vacation to the Galapagos Islands. He, too, isn’t quite sure why he has a ticket to Esperanza. Their meeting will change their lives forever. For they have been brought together because they hold the key in a mystical war between the kind spirits of the dead who guard humanity, and the hungry ghosts who exist only to possess living human bodies, and return however briefly to life.In the midst of this war, Tess and Ian will find a love that can transcend time, and a cause that not even death will overcome.

 dreams of the dead The Waking: Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Books (09/29/2009)

Book Description:

Kara’s afraid to go to sleepuntil the nightmares come when she’s awake . . . .
Sixteen-year-old Kara Foster is an outsider in Japan, but is doing her best to fit at the private school where her father is teaching English for the year. Fortunately she’s befriended by Sakura, a fellow outsider struggling to make sense of her sister’s unsolved murder some months ago. No one seems to care about the beautiful girl who was so brutally murdered, and the other students go on as if nothing has happened. Unfortunately, the calm doesn’t last for long. Kara begins to have nightmares, and soon other students in the school turn up dead, viciously attacked by someone . . . or something. Is Sakura getting back at those she thinks are responsible for her sister’s death? Or has her dead sister come back to take revenge for herself?

This first book in a frightening new trilogy will have teens glued the page and scared to go to sleep.

you

 

You by Charles Benoit

Publisher: Harper Teen (09/01/2010)

Book Description:

A note from the author:
It's easy to forget that we spend our early teens afraid. We're afraid of fitting in, standing out, or being ignored. We worry that we'll never get a date, never get into college, and never amount to anything. Just like everyone predicts.
It's also easy to discount these fears. Looking back, it seems impossible that we would have stayed awake all night worrying about what someone else thought of our clothes or that we ever doubted our abilities, our potential. But that's only because we know how the story ends.
I wanted to write a book that started with these fears as givens, bottling them in tight and capping them off with that artificial indifference genetically required of all teens. Kyle Chase is not a bad kid. He's not a good kid, either. He's a typical kid. He's any kid. And, at one point in your life, he was you.

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Tuesday, August 10

BookWhisperer New Look

Hey everybody.. Was ready for a change… Let me know what you think. If there are any problems viewing let me know.

 

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Today’s Hot Releases

aces up

Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt

Description: Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, but her dad just lost his job, and somehow she has to come up with a year of tuition herself. But Shannon's dream of making big bucks waitressing at the local casino, the Collosio, disappears faster than a gambler's lucky streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her chances of balancing a tray full of drinks while wearing high-heeled shoes are slim to none. Worse, time is running out, and Shannon hasn't made even half the money she'd hoped.
When Shannon receives a mysterious invitation to join Aces Up, a secret network of highly talented college poker players, at first she thinks No way. She has enough to worry about: keeping her job, winning the coveted math scholarship at school, and tutoring her secret crush, Max. But when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn't react at all, the allure of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore.
Soon Shannon's caught up in a web of lies and deceit that makes worrying about tuition money or a high school crush seem like kid stuff. Still, when the money's this good, is the fear of getting caught reason enough to fold?
This fun, sexy, recession-proof story is a bubbly summer read with surprising depth—great for fans of Sarah Mlynowski.

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The Agency: The Body at the Tower by YS Lee

Description: This is another colourful, action-packed Victorian detective novel about the exploits of agent Mary Quinn. At a young age, Mary Quinn is rescued from the gallows and taken to Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. The school turns out to be a front for a private detective agency. At age 17, Mary takes on her first case (A Spy in the House). In this, the second book of the series, Mary Quinn sets out to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death at St. Stephen's Tower, better known as the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. The accident occurred after hours in a highly public part of town and despite the presence of night watchmen. Mary, disguised as Mark Quinn, becomes a builder's assistant to find out the truth about the body at the tower.

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