Friday, July 27, 2012

Jersey Angel Giveaway!!

I always keep my promise :) Just fill out the Rafflecopter below and good luck! This giveaway is open to all U.S. residents. If you haven't seen my review for Jersey Angel, just scroll down! Feel free to email if you have any questions. Please read the Terms and Conditions stated in the Rafflecopter for the complete set of rules. Winner will be notified on August 11th! Good luck once again and thank you for participating!!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Book Review: Edges

Hey readers and fellow bloggers!

Well I promised a review on Léna Roy's Edges, so here it is! Here's a short synopsis brought to you by Goodreads:

It is a story of love and grief, addiction and redemption, set in both NYC’s Upper West Side and in the red rock desert of Moab, Utah.

Seventeen-year-old Luke lives and works at the Moonflower Motel in Moab, having fled New York City where his father Frank drowns his sorrows after the death of Luke’s mother. Back in New York, eighteen-year-old Ava meets Frank at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. When these lost souls converge in Moab, what happens transforms them all.

A pretty good summary in my opinion. I'm trying not to give away too much, because I think this is a book you should read and experience for yourself. It's a book we can all relate to. The characters are beyond real, and I love the two different settings and main characters. Their stories are those that a lot of us have heard before: of addiction, death, and a hopeless situation. But how easily Roy turns this story around without losing a trace of realism is the most amazing part of it all. You will fall in love with her writing. A 4.5/5 from me.

Be sure to check out Léna Roy's debut novel! For those of you who are unfamiliar with who she is, she is Madeleine L’Engle's granddaughter, and is by no means any less talented than her :)

And I promise, I will post the book giveaway up later tonight/early tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Let's start...

with the book we've all been waiting for... Jersey Angel!

From Goodreads, the synopsis is:  It’s the summer before senior year and the alluring Angel is ready to have fun. She’s not like her best friend, Inggy, who has a steady boyfriend, good grades, and college plans. Angel isn’t sure what she wants to do yet, but she has confidence and experience beyond her years. Still, her summer doesn’t start out as planned. Her good friend Joey doesn’t want to fool around anymore, he wants to be her boyfriend, while Angel doesn’t want to be tied down. As Joey pulls away, and Inggy tours colleges, Angel finds herself spending more time with Inggy’s boyfriend, Cork. With its cast of vivid and memorable characters, this tale from the Jersey shore is sure to make some waves.

Personally, I had mixed reviews about the book. I loved it for the realism and the how raw the character is in the sense that we can see right through her. Angel is portrayed as anything but an angel- she fools around, betrays her best friend, and can't see that what Joey wants is sweet and innocent. Instead, she does things she soon comes to regret. What I and a lot of the readers have mixed feelings is the open nature of the discussion of the sexual acts Angel commits. Yes, the author has the right to write as what she pleases, but it must come in mind this book is a YA book, and not an adult. There is no warning of the content of this book, so any young teen may come across this book, and read something that might not want to be read. But despite that, I give this book 3.5 stars out 5 for the open discussion, controversy that rises, and the true rawness of the character- a character we usually idolize as the "it girl". By seeing her weaknesses and the change of character she goes through, we experience something unique. So read this book, but be warned of the sometimes crude and harsh language and description! 

Stay tuned readers and followers, because I will be giving a special giveaway of this book for all US residents! So follow away, because since I'm a new blogger, the chances of you getting this book will be HUGE :)

Reviews to come

         Hey guys, sorry I haven't been on for awhile. But I'm letting you know, I have reviews to come very shortly! Just giving you a heads up. I finished Jersey Angel a few days ago, so I have tons to tell you about that! And I also have more  about a recent read, Edges by Lena Roy,  a book that definitely has some edge! And for any of you who haven't read Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, I recommend that as well. I was just talking about with a friend today, and I feel like reading it again! :) It's a beautiful book in my opinion, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Preview Jersey Angel!

Hey guys :)

I'm half way through Jersey Angel, and I gotta say, I looooovee it! I would love if you guys could get a taste of what I'm experiencing! 

Check out a chapter sampler here! 

And stay tuned for my review and a book giveaway! Details to come :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Thanks to Random Buzzers, I'm now an Ambuzzador! What's that you ask? Well, I've been chosen to specially read one of Random House's book, review it, and tell everyone what I think about it. The first day I came home, I was so surprised to see this huge package! I could not wait to read the book. More about the actual book later, and stay tuned, as I will be giving a copy of the book, Jersey Angel, away!!