Thursday, December 9, 2010

Follow Friday and Book Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to my brand new book blog! Reading YA, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance is a passion of mine and on this blog I will post my reviews and hopefully discuss books with all of you! Happy hopping!


Do you have an under-noticed author that you think we should all know about?

 

An under-noticed author that definitely deserves more attention is Laura Whitcomb. She wrote one of my favorite YA novels: A Certain Slant of Light. It's a truly wonderful, moving tale full of suspense and romance sure to make you shed a tear or two by the end! 

 

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Helen is a disembodied spirit who "attaches" herself to humans in order to possess their bodies. Unable to remember the circumstances of her death, and with no idea why she's in this precarious state of limbo, she knows this much: she's been haunting the living world for 130 years. But when Helen inhabits the body of a high school teacher, everything changes. For though he remains quite unaware of her presence, a certain boy in his class is clearly able to see Helen. This realization, and Helen's subsequent introduction to him, rocks her world. Uncomfortable with the boundaries of her existence, Helen continues to test them and takes hair-raising risks -- often for love. Moved by her passions, she is stymied by limits placed on her that she doesn't yet understand and is unable to control.

 

 

    

 

 

Book Blog Hop Question:

"What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs?  Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?"

The two things I look forward to reading the most on other people's book blogs are memes and book reviews. Memes are a great way to meet fellow bloggers and get to know them better. Book reviews are a great way to discuss books, get ideas to read new books, and find other bloggers who share similar tastes in books!

22 comments:

  1. Good pick in Laura Whitcomb! I thought Certain Slant of Light was interesting altho I didn't love it.
    My Hop

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  2. Believe it or not, I was totally going to pick Laura Whitcomb, too! Then I decided to skip FF for the week. At least it made someone's answer!

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  3. Looks like a really good book I'll have to add it to my list.

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  4. Wow your blog is really beautiful!

    New follower, hopping by to say hi.

    Have a great weeknd

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  5. Hi Laura! I'm your newest follower :)

    The most underrated author I can think of is Savita Kalhan. She wrote The Long Weekend, and it was incredible!

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  6. Hopping by :)

    I *love* A Certain Slant of Light! The scene where he grabs her desk always stands out for me. It was so sweet and romantic. I really need to get around to reading her second book.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

    My HOP

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  7. Darling, I just love reading about books I never heard of before and finding great reviews on books that I've been wanting to read. Plus making new friends is always a plus :)

    Yes, MeMe's can be great if there aren't too many on a blog. But it is a wonderful way to get to know the blogger better.

    I think the most undervalued authors are the Indie Authors. Noah my lovely Igor created a wonderful badge for me, us!!

    Pleasant hopping to you,
    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  8. I have that book on my tbr list. I think I need to bump it up! I'm a new follower! My hop is at Coffee Table Press

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  9. I haven't heard of this author, but will have to check her out!!! I love your blog design-very upbeat!

    Feel free to check out mine at Addicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

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  10. I can heartily recommend our own Tribute Books author, Molly Roe. She is the author of the young adult historical fiction, Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires. It is the first of a trilogy of books about three sisters growing up in a coal mining town during the Civil War era. It also won the Mom's Choice Award.

    I also love the books of Tommie Lyn - a fantastic self-published author.

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  11. I love Madeleine Brent! She's a romantic suspense author from the 80s.

    Just blog hopping by! Nice to meet you. :-) My hop is at The Lit Express.

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  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your choice for this question but I have yet to read it *sigh* can't wait for school to be over lol

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  13. Hop! Laura Whitcomb? Nope, definitely don't know too much about her. But she's on my radar now!

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  14. I have this one on my TBR list. I know it's been out for awhile, but I love the title, the cover and the premise. There is actually a blog with the title A Certain Slant of Light but she hasn't read the book. It's on my wish list on Amazon. Christmas is all about books for me.

    I'm promoting Kersten Hamilton author of Tyger, Tyger. I have a contest on my blog. It's a simple join my blog and fill out the form. There are a couple of survey questions. The books are signed and there is a handmade necklace to go to the first winner with the book. Make a great Christmas gift. If you haven't read it. Read my review of it. It's about Irish Folklore, romance and a lot of action. It doesn't slow down for a minute. Sorry so long, but I have to find out what happens to the main characters and I won't if the books don't get picked up. The chains aren't carrying them in the store and that doesn't help.

    Heather

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  15. Hi. Found you from the hop, and I am your newest follower. I hope you will drop by and follow back at openbookemptycup.blogspot.com

    Cheers!!

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  16. I haven't heard of A Certain Slant of Light so thank you for introducing me to a new book :) I'll be adding it to my wishlist but perhaps you could review it or let me know a little more about it?

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  17. Hello! Hopping by! I didn't know that's what A Certain Slant of Light is about. WOW! I sounds right up my alley. I'm definitely going to check that one out. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend :)

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  18. I would have to say The Ghost Hunter by Indie Author Lori Brighton. It was brilliant.

    Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness week feature started today. Stop by and see what was posted about Maccon. *grin* And the very comfortable shoes I put my lovely Noah in. Tomorrow the duel will start and by the end of the week there will be character posts and a giveaway.

    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  19. Found you through the Hop, and I'm glad to be following now! I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

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  20. Hi! Just hopping by to say hello! It’s nice to see other book blogs and read the answers on the question of the week!

    Here’s my post.
    I’m having a 14-day blog event with lots of giveaways! I hope you drop by. Thanks!

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  21. Heya, I'm hopping by. I LOVE meme's, I think they are so much fun to read and to take part in. I love how colourful your blog is! It's very purty!

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