Yay! My first meme thingie 😛 I adore Nix from Scorching Book Reviews and when I checked out her Saturday read last week I saw this adorable button and coveted it lol Soooo, I signed up. We are supposed to share a book we’ve recently read that we recommend the most. *sigh* that’s hard! I love, love, love to read but I’ve been crazy busy and have posted reviews and recommended everything I’ve read this week.
Breed of Innocence is a young adult novel by Lanie Jordan. But <g> I know lots of adults who read YA and teens who don’t stick with young adult fiction… Really, it’s all about the story. And this is a good one. I loved this book! Jade is a very relatable heroine. I enjoyed her thought process and how she looked at situations. I felt that she was very strong and courageous. She’s been through a horrible trauma that left her family dead. Yes, she wants revenge for the horror that has changed her life. But she’s living in foster care and just trying to survive it till she’s 18 and can really try to track down the thing that devastated her life.
“I’m a sixteen-year-old living in a group home because no one wanted me. I’ve got ‘authority issues’—” I used air quotes. “—a bad temper, and an awesome attitude that no one else seems to think is all that awesome.”
I am ecstatic to have Lanie Jordan visit The Book Tart… I might not ever let her leave *practices my evil laughter* *cough! cough* She is sweet and snarky and very helpful and nice and she’s up super late and answers my questions in the middle of the night AND she’s writes brilliantly! I LOVE her young adult novel Breed of Innocence. I had bought it before I even really knew who she was, I just liked the synopsis. I’m so glad I did. It has creative, fascinating world building and a relatable heroine. I want more. Yesterday! I will post my review tomorrow 🙂
Sooo, settle it. Grab some snacks and listen in on our visit….
Some of you have probably heard how stressful things get for an author when they are getting ready for a new release. Shiloh Walker’s latest book STOLEN is due out… and, well. She didn’t handle the stress well this time. She went on a crime spree*…she hit fellow authors Thea Harrison, Vivian Arend, Larissa Ione, Carolyn Crane and Devon Monk. She held them up and swiped secrets and goodies. She keeps the secrets, but you get the goodies. Well, maybe a few secrets will slip out.
*This is all very tongue in cheek. Shiloh didn’t really snap. Well. Maybe she did. But no theft, larceny or other illegal activities were involved. No authors were harmed. Even though she’s still trying to figure out how to steal a couple of characters.
Continuing on my life of crime…if you want to catch up with where I’ve been, please visit Shiloh’s site.
Shiloh: Today, I’ll tell you about what I’ll swiped from Vivian and the secrets I managed to get from her…now I got some fun secrets, but those secrets, she made me keep mum on (remember, we all made a deal) and the stuff I managed to figure out on my own to share with everybody…well, her characters wouldn’t steal from anybody so I had to swipe two prizes to make up for it. I couldn’t get any dirty laundry on them.
This will be a short post. Sadly enough 🙁 I didn’t get a chance to buy anything really this week… I know! Shocking 😛
Play with my New Fiction Release Database and take a look at the 2700+ books listed for October.You can use the advanced search filter to see just print or ebook to narrow that sucker down. It’s kinda a daunting list! I’m working on ways to make it more usable and still begging my guys for a wish list. I’m tired of being old school and writing down the books I want. <g>
Here’s my (tiny) book haul <g> Click on the covers for more info.
Woohoo! There are 170 new books out today. Click HERE to see the compete list. The database for October is MASSIVE! There’s more than 2700 ebook and print titles listed! Please use the Advanced Search page and select the format, genre, month to narrow the list down.
I really want my DB to be as complete as possible cause I have a need to know what books are coming out. I really, really want to know 🙂 Please CONTACT ME if you are waiting for a book that isn’t in my database. I need to fix it!
At The Book Tart we are celebrating young adult fiction and you can enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card! Click HERE or on the Cornucopia button on the right. 🙂