Monday, August 31, 2009

Newsletter 6 Part 3

· Try to stick to a format. When your constantly changing it can get confusing.

· Try to keep flashing backgrounds to a minimum. I prefer to read in peace, with out the headache and seizure those backgrounds can create J

If you have any advice that you want here…. Email me!

Are you looking for a fun, light, and neat book to read this spring? If so, read on for a few books that would suit your appetite this spring!

“Eggs” By Jerry Spinelli

When David’s Mother dies and he has to live with his Grandmother, he decides to not make nice with her, or make any friends. However, when he meets Primrose, a 13 year old girl, they start bonding in a different way than most friends. They bond through teasing, fighting, and spending time with each other. Will David move on? Find out in this nice read!

“Airhead” by Meg Cabot

You might know that Meg Cabot is coming out with “Being Nikki” in May, the second in this series! So, while waiting for that one, read the first in the wonderful series, “Airhead!” This is actually one of my favorite books and I definitely suggest it!

Emerson Watts is a normal girl, not popular, not unpopular, doesn’t dress like a supermodel, and she just accepts who she is. However, her sister is different. She likes clothes, boys, being fashionable, and a special music band. So when this music band is coming to a local store, she convinces Emerson Watts to bring her. So when a TV crashes down on her, Emerson’s life changes forever. What will happen to Emerson Watts? Find out in “Airhead” by Meg Cabot!

“Cindy Ella” by Robin Palmer

Ella is different than most of the girls. One of the biggest things that separate her is the fact that she doesn’t like the prom. She sees it as a big money maker for all of the businesses. So when the letter about her dislike of the prom is published for the first time in the school paper, she becomes more unpopular than ever. While all of this is happening in school, she is IM’ing a boy and it seems as if he is falling in love with her. When he asks her on a date on prom night to meet each other and find out who is who, she excepts. Will he be the boy of her dreams? Or will he be a hairy beast? Find out in “Cindy Ella!”

“The Debs” by Susan McBride

Enter the world of high class teenagers who all are yearning for a place in the Glass Slipper Club. However, all of them face troubles throughout the story, and some of them could prevent them from getting on the prestigious club. Will the three best friends, Laura, Mac, and Ginger make it in, as well as snobby JoLynn? Find out by reading “The Debs” by Susan McBride!

For a chance to win “The Debs” check out this contest!

Garden of Books (For Teens)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Newsletter 6 Part 2

Young Adult Urban Fantasy Author

Jenine Wilson


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Book Description

Life is never simple...I should know My name is Jessie Connor and I'm a Senior at Leeland High School. Before, things may not have been simple, but they were predictable. The bullies were bullies. My parents, dysfunctional. My best friend, the goth who lived to shock. I learned to deal with them all. Then I met the new student from France, and my life turned upside down. I think he may even be responsible for the totally bizarre deaths that have been happening. I would turn him in, if only I didn't like him so much.


Jessie Connor is a senior, and not a very popular one at that. Reece and Amber are the two that give her the most trouble. They constantly call her names, prevent her from opening her locker when she does go, and basically makes her life at school miserable. Luckily she has one true friend that makes school manageable. Annie and Jessie have been friends since the fifth grade even though they are complete opposites. Where Jessie is plain with untreated brown hair, Annie has a pierced lip and short, spiky, purple hair.

Jessie's uneventful life gets turned upside down when she clumsily falls into the arms of Wesley Peterson. Even though he has attended the school for months, Jessie can't recall ever seeing him. Once she officially meets him she can't take her eyes off of him. She notices he even sits across from her in science class. Eventually, they start eating lunch together and become much closer. The one strange thing she notices about him is that no one seems to remember who he is. Teachers in the classroom don't remember if he was in class and students don't remember him after he has walked away. Jessie is the only one who seems to remember him from day to day.

Once Wesley realizes that Jessie is special, he decides to tell her the truth about himself and introduce her to his brother. It turns out Wesley and his brother Brian are from another dimension. They were sent to Earth by their mother to avoid the dangers of their world. The problem is, some of the danger has followed them to Earth. Jessie, Wesley, and Brian will have to work together in order to survive.

THE SHADOW WITHIN is a real page-turner. Jenine Wilson does a spectacular job writing about high school life. The way she blends fantasy with the real world is done so smoothly that you can almost believe there are good-looking guys from other dimensions walking around on this planet. Once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down--and when you are finished, you'll be asking for more.


Book Description

16 year old Nikki Blake is looking forward to the end of her Sophmore year, except for a few problems. The Prom Night Car Jacking has made all the parents freakishly overprotective, and there is the slight problem Nikki has had since her birthday being around boys. But, the biggest problem for Nikki is that her best friend, the pragmatic down to earth Robert Weston, is suddenly eating flies and spouting nonsense about her sister's new boyfriend that belongs in a fairy tale novel. Nikki has always trusted Robert, but it seems as though that trust may have been mistakenly placed. And this mistake may be the last one she makes.


Nikki has a good life. She has a supportive group of friends, there are only a couple of days left in the school year, and the guy she has been crushing on forever has just asked her out. Nothing she has ever experienced has prepared her for an encounter with an evil sorcerer or for the knowledge that her best friend, Robert, is involved in, what Nikki can only describe as, a nightmare.

Even though things are going good for Nikki, there are some problems she is dealing with. The biggest and most important problem she has is that any time a person of the opposite sex touches her, even if it is only her little finger, she feels excruciating pain and nausea. This is causing her some concern since she is supposed to be going out with Dale, the object of her longtime crush, to an end-of-the-school-year bash. How can you go to a party where dancing will probably be expected when you can't even touch your date without the fear of getting sick all over him? The second issue she has started dealing with recently is the fact that she's been thinking about Robert, her best friend since seventh grade, in ways that friends don't think of each other. For instance, how good he looks without a shirt on, or the way his hair looks when it sticks up in the

front, or how his sparkling green eyes look so bright. This problem only gets worse when she accidentally touches Robert one day at school and realizes that she doesn't feel pain when he touches her.

Her life gets even more complicated when her older sister, Andrea, invites her new boyfriend over to their house for dinner to meet the family. Alerro is captivating and seems to have a magical way of holding everyone's attention. When dinner is over and he starts to leave after a wonderful evening with the family, he stops to touch everyone briefly on the cheek as a farewell. Nikki was so entranced she couldn't stop him if she wanted to, but once his hand was on her face, she felt a slight tingle, but nothing like the pain that should have been running through her body.

Jenine Wilson tells a wonderful story. Nikki is a believable character that the reader falls in love with right away. MY FAMILIAR has a great balance of reality and fantasy that will appeal to anyone, even if they aren't a huge fantasy fan. Realistic teen issues like dating and social acceptance are intermingled with the larger problem of saving the world from total destruction. MY FAMILIAR wraps up nicely, leaving the reader satisfied with the ending. However, a case could be made for a sequel, but it definitely isn't necessary for the completion of this story.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Newsletter 6 Part 1

If you know someone who would like to receive this have them email Ashley at princessashley9@gmail. Also looking for a few new workers... A couple spots are open. Same email address.

Extreme Kissing by Luisa Plaja

From Amazon: Carlota and Bethany are best friends. Bethany is the sensible one with a long-term boyfriend, Carlota is the crazy one with a wild past and rebellious nature. Carlota comes up with a plan to put all their troubles behind them and go on a girls-only wild day out, with only their favourite magazine to guide them through the day. The magazine will take them everywhere they need to go - but will it help them to reveal the secrets they are keeping from each other?

Extreme Kissing is funny, original and realistic, and is a brilliant addition to the ever-growing UK teen fiction library. Luisa Plaja writes books that should appeal to a wide audience, and that are well worth reading. Recommended for fans of Louise Rennison and Liz Rettig.

Coming Soon/Recently Released in the UK:

Flightsend by Linda Newbery (paperback edition, 2nd April)

Queste by Angie Sage (paperback edition, 6th April)

Crossing the Line by Gillian Philip (6th April)

Girl Meets Cake by Susie Day (6th April)

· Band Geeked Out by Josie Bloss (April 1st)

· Willow- Julie Hoban (April 2nd)

· You’ve got Blackmail by Rachel Wright (April 2nd)

· Look Both Ways-Jacquelin Mitchard (April 2)

· Extreme Kissing-Louisa Paja (April 2)

· If I Stay-Gayle Forman (April 2)

· Hottie-Johnathan Bernstein (April 2)

· Cashay-Margaret McMullan (April 6)

· My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters-Sydney Salter (April 6)

· King of the Screwups-K.L Going (April 6)

· Love on Cue- Katherine Hapka (April 7th)

· The Secret Life of Prince Charming- Deb Caletti (April 7th)

· Carter Finally Gets It-Brent Crawford (April 7)

· Pure-Terra Elan McVoy (April 7)

· Friend Me-Cathy Hopkins (April 7)

· The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts (April 14th)

· A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell (April 15th)

· Heartbreak River- Tricia Mills (April 16th)

· TMI by Sarah Quigley (April 16th)

· The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks (April 20th)

· Fragile Eternity- Melissa Marr (April 21st)

· A Kiss in Time- Alex Flinn (April 28th)

· The Awakening: Darkest Powers 2- Kelley Armstrong (April 28th)

· Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman (April 28th)

· Storm Glass- Maria V. Snyder (April 28th)

Part two to come soon!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Okay, everybody, Ashley told me to tell you that you need to have your stuff in by next Thursday, which is the 3rd of September. An email will go out later, and if you can't participate in this newsletter, you can email me at or Ashley at or at

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What Are You Reading? :)

I, Lisette/T.V and Book Addict/robin_titan (yeah confusing sorry) am currently reading:

David Inside Out by Lee Bantle
Simply Irresistible by Jennifer Banash

Wdebo is c.r:
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

Speedreader is c.r:
Libyrinth by Pearl North

Mackenzie is c.r:
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Devil's Corner by Lisa Scottoline
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold


Ballads of Suburbia (Paperback)
by Stephanie Kuehnert
Shifter (The Healing Wars, #1)
by Janice Hardy

Letter Garden:
The Stolen One (Hardcover)
by Suzanne Crowley
Violet on the Runway (Paperback)
by Melissa C. Walker
The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (Paperback)

you may have noticed I didn't put pics of all the books b/c it takes forever!!

so what are ya'll reading? :D

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We're back

wow, long time no post! But I'm back to working on the newsletter guys! enjoy