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Friday Five

1. Having a fun time with my NO MORE GODDESSES blog book tour! Thanks YA Reads! http://www.yareads.com/ And to all the wonderful bloggers for hosting me!



Some of my reads for this week:

2. UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan:



My YA Books Central review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/15644-uninvited-uninvited-1

Teaser: What worked: Jordan opens by showing readers Davy's 'privileged' world. She's a music prodigy, rich, attends an exclusive private high school, and is dating the hottest guy on campus. But all this shatters with the results of a DNA test that shows she carries the killer gene HTS. Within a day everyone turns against her, including her BFF Tori and even her family. Jordan does a very efficient way of showing us how easily a privileged life can be erased. Chilling because this could very well be our own future with recent technological advances and how some use genetic testing to determine many factors.

3. TEEN SPIRIT by Francesca Lia Block:



YA Books Central review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/16455-teen-spirit

Teaser: What worked: I love Block's words and how she works magic in each of her novels. In TEEN SPIRIT I love how she shows Julie's relationship with her grandmother and how painful it is after her death. The descriptions are very vivid and alive. It reminded me so much of my own grandmother.

When Julie finds an Ouija board in her new apartment she thinks it's a sign from her grandmother. She asks Clark to help but something else happens. Little do they know what they've unleashed. The changes that come over Clark are subtle at first, then downright creepy. This sinister twist I totally loved.


4. Right now reading this amazing book, THE FALCONER by Elizabeth May:



**Love the UK cover as it reflects how I picture the heroine!

Think Jane Austen meets steampunk 1844 Scotland.

Here's the blurb:

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.


I was up until 3am as I couldn't put this book down! But you all know how much I love a kick-ass heroine with a bit of 'tude. Aileana lives a double life trying to avenge the death of her mother by a terrible faery creature. So far loving!

5. Check back tomorrow for the cover reveal of PARIS CRAVINGS!

**Guilty pleasure:

I admit I watch Shark Tank and one episode had a teen who suffered from eczema(like me!) showing her Simple Sugars line of body scrubs. Intrigued, I went to the site: http://simplesugars.myshopify.com/ I purchased the candy cane body scrub and LOVED IT. So when I asked if they had a chocolate one? They delivered:



This body scrub isn't gritty at all and doesn't leave a mess in the tub like another project I've used. It smells like brownies. So nommy! So far I haven't broken out which is a huge plus.

Comments

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robinellen
Jan. 31st, 2014 04:24 am (UTC)
Nice reviews ;)
kbaccellia
Feb. 1st, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
Thanks, Robin! I love reading yours too!
onegrapeshy
Feb. 3rd, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
I would eat that.
kbaccellia
Feb. 4th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
OMG, Jeannine, it smells so flippin' good!
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