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Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock SPECIAL PRE-SALE EVENT!

The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.
They said it couldn't be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren's nerves and she can't wait to return to summer camp where she's valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she's broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn't even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.                                            But Matt isn't giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings…

Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Standalone. Sourcebooks Fire (February 2012) Won Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines, drawing comics and feeling invisible. She's desperate for soccer star Mark to notice her. And when her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, it definitely gets his attention. After a hot date in the back of her minivan, Blaze is flying high, but suddenly Mark's feelings seem to have been blasted by a freeze-ray gun, and he dumps her. Blaze gets her revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark then retaliates by posting her "sext" photo, and, overnight, Blaze goes from Super Virgin Girl to Super Slut. That life on the sidelines is looking pretty good right about now...

I don't know if you know this but my brother loves comic books and everything that comes with it so being the younger sister to said brother some of that has rubbed off on me. Now, I could never know as much as our heroine Blaze does. I don't know when …

Wicked Fire Read-A-Thon Daily Updates

It's finally time to start this read-a-thon!
You can see my list and goals here.
I have mentally added some books in my head so I might deviate from the list.
Friday, June 7th Current Book(s):

Number of books read today: 1
Number of pages read today: 465

Thoughts: Noon: So far I've read 140 pages of Blaze. She doesn't mind saying or thinking whatever she wants. She's a pretty straight shooter and I know she's going to realize what scum Matt is soon. I hope she get's with Comic book guy because he's good looking and is into comics which is so her. I can't wait until the revenge portion of this book starts. I'm going to go check out what the challenges are now and see if I want to join in. I might update more than two times a day. We will see. 2:36 PM: Finished my first book! I'm excited to get started on the next read but might hold that off to write a review on Blaze. Looking good so far! 11:40 PM So I'm sleepy and it's almost the next day and …

Blog Tour: Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Standalone. St. Martin's Griffin (June 2013) Itching for Books When you’ve been kept caged in the dark, it’s impossible to see the forest for the trees. It’s impossible to see anything, really. Not without bars . . .                                                                       Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself.                                                                     
He’s part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost.
He’s part Drew, the angry young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a fateful, long-ago summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to endure a secret so monstrous it led three children to do the unthinkable.                                                                                                                                          Over the course of one night, while stuck at …

The Originals by Cat Patrick

Standalone. Little, Brown and Company (May 2013) Own
A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived.
17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life...     
Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she's not a carbon copy of her sisters; she's an individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created.
I really don't thin…

Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

Erasing Time #1. Katherine Tegen Books (August 2012) Library When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that's so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can't go back home.
The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. Taylor and Sheridan have to find a way out of the city before the government discovers their secrets. To complicate matters, the moblike Dakine has interest in getting hold of them too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.������������������������������������������…

Judy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan McDonald Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Judy Moody #1. Candlewick Press (August 2010) Library The first installment in the popular and best-selling series starring Judy Moody. To start, Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. Her new desk won't have an armadillo sticker with her name on it. Her new classroom will not have a porcupine named Roger. And with her luck, she'll get stuck sitting in the first row, where Mr. Todd will notice every time she tries to pass a note to her best friend, Rocky. An aspiring doctor, Judy does have a little brother who comes in handy for practicing medicine, a cool new pet, and a huge Band-Aid collection. Judy also has an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns a very special class project, she really gets a chance to express herself Megan McDonald's spirited text and Peter Reynolds's wry illustrations combine in a feisty, funny first chapter book for every kid who has ever felt a little out of sorts.
Judy Moody first came out when I wa…

Amandine by Adele Griffin

Standalone. Open Road Young Readers (February 2013) NetGalley Delia’s new friend is not what she seems
Each day of Delia’s first week of high school, her parents ask her the same question: Did you make any friends today? Finally, the answer is yes. Her name is Amandine, and she is the most exciting person in town. An artist, a dancer, and a teller of tall tales, she has enough charm to make Delia forget her loneliness. Like Delia, Amandine is an outsider—a city girl with too much personality for a small town.. Delia notices something strange about her friend from the start. Everything she says is a little bit too wild to be true. When the exaggerations get more serious, Delia finds it’s too late to escape. Amandine has chosen Delia—and if Delia isn’t careful, the vengeful, dangerous Amandine will set her life on fire. 

You know who's my new friend? Adele Griffin. After reading Amandine I am more than ready to read more. She crafts the tale of Delia, our main character, who just moved…

Mini Reviews: Anya's Ghost, Mudman, and Sumo

Standalone. First Second (June 2011) Library Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "Forever" part...
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.                           Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks. Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol.
I don't know what I quite expected with this book. I think I must have gone with the thought that this was going to be like Friends with Boys which is a previous ghost graphic novel book that I absolutely loved. Although Anya's Ghost wasn't as a…