Monday, December 13, 2010

Best I've Read 2010 Day 8

Another day, more authors and giveaways! Today i'm featuring Jennifer Laurens, Andrea Cremer, Tera Lynn Childs, Lauren Oliver and Anastasia Hopcus!


First up is Lauren Oliver, and I have to stop here and just tell you all how much I love this author and love her books. I picked up Before I Fall almost a year ago and it has stuck with me ever since then. It's an amazing book- see my full review here. Less then a month ago I got my hands on a copy of Delirium while at a conference in Florida, where I also met Lauren (squeee!!!)- I plowed through it it one night and it quickly took the top spot on the best I've read this year list. Ousting Before I Fall in the process. See my Delirium review here. These books are that good. If you haven't read them, get on it, you won't be dissapointed!

Before I Fall
By: Lauren Oliver

What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing. (from


Heavenly-Heavenly #1
By: Jennifer Laurens
Published By: Grove Creek Publishing

Book Summary: I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. Zoë's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoë lost in her broken life. Zoë escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoë's autistic sister. After Zoë is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.

Penitence Heavenly #2

By Jennifer Laurens
Published by Grove Creek Publishing

Book Summary from Goodreads: Seeing good and evil spirits is a gift Zoe guards with her life.

Despite her guardian angel’s disappearance, Zoe forces herself to accept that she still has a purpose—but how does she carry the weight of her brother’s drug abuse, the hardship of living with an autistic sister, and a best friend who’s obsessed with a guy who only wants Zoe?

She’s never felt more alone.

When a mysterious spirit appears, Zoe thinks she has a new guardian angel. Instead, her brother’s addiction worsens, her parents are on the brink of separation, and her best friend tries to kill her. The spirit she thinks is her new guardian isn’t there to protect her: he’s out to destroy her family and seize Zoe’s soul. . . for Hell.

Will Matthias’ return mean that he is Zoe’s guardian angel again? Or is their love the reason the jaws of Hell now gape open?

Absolution-Heavenly #3
By: Jennifer Laurens
Published By: Grove Creek Publishing

Book Summary from Goodreads:

Zoe’s secret is out. And the powers of Hell are ravenous to claim her soul. Her brother, Luke, knows her secret: that she sees both good and evil spirits. Her boyfriend knows. At least Matthias is her guardian angel again. But now Hell’s most ruthless leader will stop at nothing to have her soul.

Albert, Matthias’ father, is relentless in his hunger for Zoe. He wants to destroy Matthias and will use Zoe to do so.

The battle between Heaven and Hell tests everything Zoe has. As she witnesses everyone important in her life suffering, she’s brought to the ultimate choice: will she sacrifice her soul to save the ones she loves?


By Andrea Cremer
Published by Philomel/Penguin
Released on October 19th, 2010

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice? (quoted from goodreads)


Forgive My Fins
By Tera Lynn Childs
Released June 1, 2010
Published by Katherine Tegen Books

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life.

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

Shadow Hills
Publisher: Egmont USA
Released: July 13th 2010

Summary: After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA — a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died.

Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach — the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after — seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.


On to the giveaway- it's another one package only deal and it's open int he US only. You have until December 15th at midnight to enter. Simply fill out the firm below to enter to win!

• 1 copy of Heavenly, Penitence OR Absolution by Jennifer Laurens (winner's choice)
• 1 Nightshade ARC by Andrea Cremer
• 1 copy of Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
• Signed poster from Anastasia Hopcus
• Before I Fall


  1. INCREDIBLE selection of books. I LOVE Lauren Oliver's Delirium. Cannot wait to get my hands on Before I Fall! Thank you so much for the INCREDIBLE chance to win!

  2. Thank you! Awesome books to win.

  3. Thank you very much great giveaway!

  4. Thank you for the great giveaway! Would love to read these.

  5. Wow, so many books, and I've never read any of them! (That's a rarity.) Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome books!