Sunday, December 12, 2010

Best I've Read 2010 Day 7

Ready for another day of great authors, great books and great giveaways? I am ;) Today I'm featuring Ally Condie, Becca Wilhite, Stephanie Perkins, Denise Jaden!


By Ally Condie
Published by Dutton Juvenile

Book Summary:
(from Goodreads)
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.

Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic.

See my Review of Matched here


My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions
Becca Wilhite
Published by: Shadow Mountain

Book summary: Sarah Howard's first year at the university is everything and nothing she expected especially when a very cute boy named Ben in her Art History class starts to show interest in her.

Sarah feels like she's an average, normal, everyday girl. So, when Ben (to whom she secretly refers as Adonis because she thinks he could be a Greek god) begins to take interest in her, Sarah is in denial. For one thing, last year she was deeply crushed and humiliated by Jesse James a guy who she thought liked her.

She's determined not to get burned again. But in her heart of hearts, what she really wants is a Jane Austen kind of romance. Ridiculous, right? That kind of romance doesn t exist anymore . . . or does it? Sarah is smart and fun to be around and even pretty, despite her Medusa-like red curls. She even plays the guitar. (So does Ben!) Yes, Sarah is everything Ben has wanted. He's crazy for her, but Sarah is just not getting it. She's playing hard to get, and if she s not careful, she s going to lose a real hot gentleman -- her 21st-century Mr. Darcy.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Stephanie's Website:

Book Summary:(from Stephanie's website) Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.


Losing Faith
By Denise Jaden
Released September 7, 2010
Published by Simon Pulse

A terrible secret. A terrible fate. When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don’t know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but. As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith’s final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.


Giveaway time!! Today we have four great books to giveaway in one big package. This contest is US only and runs until Midnight on December 15th. Simply fill out the form below to enter!

• 1 copy of Matched by Ally Condie
• 1 copy of My Ridiculous Romantic Obsession by Becca Wilhite
• 1 copy of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
• 1 copy of Losing Faith by Denise Jaden


  1. What a great package of books!! Thanks for the giveaway....

  2. What a great giveaway thank you very much!

  3. All of them are on my TBR :D Thanks for the chance to win them!

  4. Great picks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. These all sound do good. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  6. Thanks so much! These look good. :)

  7. Another GREAT giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  8. I have not had a chance to read Matched yet, thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Whoa! I think this is by far the best BIR day so far. :) These are all the books I want to read but haven't gotten to yet!