27 February 2013

Book Review: A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan Miles

Book Title: A Song for Julia
Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles
Publisher: Cincinnatus Press, December 5, 2012
Series: Thompson Sisters

Everyone should have something to rebel against.

Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Six years later, he’s still at odds with his father, a Boston cop, and doesn’t ever speak to his mother. The only relationship that really matters is with his younger brother, but watching out for Sean can be a full-time job. The one thing Crank wants in life is to be left the hell alone to write his music and drive his band to success.

Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life. Now, in her senior year at Harvard, she's haunted by a voice from her past and refuses to ever lose control of her emotions again, especially when it comes to a guy. 

When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest in Washington in the fall of 2002, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.

26 February 2013

Young Adult Books for 2013-2014 Movie & TV Adaptations

Young Adult Books as well as movie fanatics are in for a treat when some awesome books are going to be shown on big (and small) screens this year and next year. 

 Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior

Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase 
(Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters)

Saoirse Ronan as Melanie Stryder/Wanda
(The Host)

Zoey Deutch as Rose Hathaway
(Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters)

Teresa Palmer as Julie Grigio
(Warm Bodies)

 Alice Englert as Lena Duchannes
(Beautiful Creatures)

Emma Roberts as Lena Haloway

Lily Collin  as Clary Fray
(The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
(The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

And my all time favorite: (Timeless, definitely)

25 February 2013

The Best Man May Not Be The Perfect Man

Kristan Higgins

Book Title: The Best Man
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Series: Blue Heron #1
Source: Netgalley

Sometimes the best man is the one you least expect.

 Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there….

Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief—and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she's having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosé, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk down the aisle.

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