Tease by Sophie Jordan
A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She’s always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she’s never broken her three cardinal rules:
· Never let them see the real you.
· Never fall in love.
· Always leave them begging for more.
Then comes Shaw. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he’s immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn’t even try to take her to bed-he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.
But instead of making Shaw beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she’s throwing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she’s the one panting for a guy she can’t control. A guy who won’t settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she’s never imagined, including facing a past she thought she’d buried.
A guy who just might leave her wanting more . . .
Sophie Jordan is an international and New York Times bestselling author whose books include historical romances and the Firelight series. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-television shows. She lives in Houston.
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Had an amazing time at teen day! Got lots of SWAG, will post pics and giveaways when home!
The Bone Season (BLOOMSBURY)
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Reading & Book Signing
Last year, 21-year-old Samantha Shannon’s debut novel climbed to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list in less than a week. Since then, the futuristic story about a young “dreamwalker” imprisoned for her clairvoyant powers has been optioned for a feature film and read by thousands. As the book comes out in paperback this spring—with its sequel The Mime Order due out in hardback in just a few months—we’re excited to have Shannon with us for a reading, signing and closer look at the fascinating characters and intriguing world she has just begun to introduce.
Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen and graduated from St. Annes College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature in 2013. The Bone Season is her first novel and has been sold in twenty-one countries. It is being developed for film by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish at Imaginarium Studios. Follow Samantha Shannon on Twitter @say_shannon and on her blog: www.samanthashannon.co.uk.
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Review: Yes, I finally read it and understand the pain of all of the readers of the series when they saw the movie. I really think Tolkien wanted to be a comedian while writing this book because of all the times Gandalf just has stuff to do and the anti-climatic stuff that just kept happening and no one questioned it! This book drove me nuts but I still loved it. Partly due to Martin Freeman being Bilbo Baggins and Benedict Cumberbatch being Smaug, because come on who is Not thinking of SHERLOCK through out the whole thing! I know I could not stop thing Smauglock, and some people think fangirls are not scary.
Anyway, Tolkien likes to drag down his readers with too much detail but only true fans and dedicated readers will be able to prevail. It also helps that the story plot is one of the most AMAZING ever written!
4 out of 5 stars.
Summary: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent
( Summary from goodreads)
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce
: Ok, so one of my friends got me this book just so I would finally read. Don’t get me wrong I love books, I love holding them, taking care of them, and reading them more than anything. But this does not mean I want to read every single book ever written, just cause you liked the book and I love to read, does not mean I want to read it.
This book though, was very good, I quite loved it and wish to read the rest of the series because Alanna is very badass. This still does not mean I want to read everything or have time to read everything that people recommend to me. But for this friend of mine I will read any and everything she gives me to read, it just might take some time but I will read it.
Anyway, I’m done ranting and praising my friend. On to the book! Where was I, Oh! That’s right Alanna the badass, well she certainly is for being a preteen and a girl. Because if your looking for inspirational female characters look no further, Alanna is your girl, or should I say boy. Since she dresses and pretends to be her brother to learn to be a knight. This may not seem like an original story plot, for a girl to pretend to be a boy/ her brother to get what she so desperately wants. Though this book will make you think differently and is able to give its own twist and turns to the plot to set up for further novels in the story of Alanna.
4 out of 5 stars.
Summary: In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart.
Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
: Not what I was expecting after seeing the movie. Which I know is awful to assume, since everyone knows that the book is always right and better then the movie, which this is.
The book really changes how you saw the characters before, some in a bad way and others in a great way. Jones is able to flip everything that she sets up for her readers in the beginning of the book and have you pulling at your hair with frustration. But she does add the moments that keep you smiling and laughing at Sophie and Howls bickering and other antics toward one another.
By the end of the book you wont be able to keep the tears of happiness and love that you feel for the characters at bay any longer. Even though the book and the award winning movie cant be even more different, they both add to old of the most beloved story’s ever told.
5 out of 5 stars.
Summary: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.