Monday, December 6, 2010

Best I've Read 2010 Day 1

It's finally time for Best I've Read 2010!! So much work has gone into getting this event together and the participation from authors has been beyond expectations. i'm so happy to get to share everything with all of you! For those of you who don't know about this event yet- here's a quick run down:

Best I've Read is a yearly event (with this being it's inagural year) featuring some of the best young adult books from the year. There are 9 participating blogs and the number of participating authors and publishers who provided interviews, guest posts, giveaways and more is staggering. For more information, and more chances to win, please check out the Best I've Read 2010 website!

Now- for today's featured authors!! We have three, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lisa Desrochers and Robert Paul Weston.

Becca Fitzpatrick
Author of Hush, Hush and Crescendo and the woman who gave us the gift of Patch. *sigh* *swoon*

By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Released on October 19th, 2010

Feisty teen Nora Grey somehow survived the crises of Hush, Hush!, but dangers just as frightening loom in this standalone sequel. Patch, her guardian angel and love interest, appears to have a dark side and a wandering eye. Worse yet, he seems intent on obstructing Nora as she hunts for the truth behind her father's mysterious death. Even better than the first. (quoted from Goodreads).

Check out this awesome video of Becca answering questions about the possibility of a movie, he meaning of the book titles and some news about the book 3 title!

Lisa Desrocher
Author of the Personal Demons series

Personal Demons
By: Lisa Desrochers
Published by: Tor Teen
Lisa Desrochers' website:

Book summary (from

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.

Robert Paul Weston
Author of Dust City

Dust City by: Robert Pual Weston
Published by: Razorbill
Robert's Website:

Book Summary:
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
His son, that's who.

Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood, teen wolf Henry Whelp has kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves . . . until a murder at the Home leads Henry to believe his father may have been framed.

Now, with the help of his kleptomaniac roommate, Jack, and a daring she-wolf named Fiona, Henry will have to venture deep into the heart of Dust City: a rundown, gritty metropolis where fairydust is craved by everyone and controlled by a dangerous mob of Water Nixies and their crime boss leader, Skinner.

Can Henry solve the mystery of his family's sinister past? Or, like his father before him, is he destined for life as a big bad wolf?

And now for the fun part! Giveaways! Up for grabs today we have two different prize packs. Both are open in the US only (don't worry international fans- there will be contest for you soon!). Fill out the form below, indicate which you want to be entered for (you can choose both) and wait to be notified. This contest will run until midnight on December 15th.


  1. Awesome Giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! I can't wait to read Crescendo.

  2. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! Interesting video too. Hush, Hush could make a great movie, but I completely understand where Becca's coming from in not wanting someone to change her vision.

  3. Great giveaway thank you very much :)

  4. I would love to see Hush, Hush as a movie (Patch in real life- please, I'm all over it)- but I see her point too. It would have to be done right.

  5. Dust City sounds pretty cool! Thanks for the chance to win some great books.

  6. I loved Personal Demons and am dying to read Crescendo and Dust City! Awesome picks for 2010! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

  8. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway have wanted all these books for ages!

    jackie >_<

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