Friday, July 29, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #4 (7/29 -8/1)


 
 


HAPPY WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!



This is a very interesting book meme!
It's hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books,
and runs every week,
from Friday to Monday.

Be sure to check out her blog for
the hop participation rules!


Here's this week’s question:


“Highlight one book you have received
this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.)
 that you can’t wait to dig into!”


Well, my answer would have to be...





Abandon
Meg Cabot
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published by Point
April 26, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis


Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.



I got a signed copy of this novel at a book event
in my hometown!!
(See my July 24th post.)
I had, of course, heard a lot about the book,
so when I received an e-mail from
Books and Books, informing me that
three of the hottest YA authors,
including Meg Cabot, 
were coming to South Florida to sign their books,
I practically freaked out -- in a good way!

I'm so lucky to live near a bookstore that
hosts these author events every day of the year!
I can't always go, naturally,
nor do I want to, because I'm not interested
in every single book they present.
Besides, I'd go broke!

If a book/author looks interesting,
and the event is on the weekend, I will definitely attend!

This particular novel, being a retelling
of the myth of Persephone,
is particularly fascinating to me,
since I love Greek mythology!!

So, as soon as I've finished my current reads,
I'm diving right into this one!!




14 comments:

  1. Hi! Hopping through and following you now. Stop by my blog for my Follow Friday & Blog Hop answers!

    Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

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  2. Hi, Jessica! Thanks for the comment and the follow! I'm coming on over to your blog!

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  3. I've read a few contemporary books by Cabot if I remember correctly. Will definitely give this one a try! Thanks for bringing it to my attention....& also, thanks for commenting on my review of Bait by Annie Nicholas. I'm so glad you liked the review. I'm always a little unsure about posting them as I'm from Germany, but write only in English.
    I happen to be a Rob fan, too! Bet you wouldn't have thought that, huh? :-) The guy on the cover really looks a bit Edward-ish. Guess what? I found the same model on another cover. Will read and review this book soon. "Forever Freed" by Laura Kaye. It's definitely the same guy haha. Have a great weekend! _yay_ via #BookthatThing

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  4. Yay:

    This will be the first Meg Cabot book I'll read, but I've heard a lot of good things about her. And this one deals with a Greek myth, which makes it even more interesting to me!!

    You're very welcome for my comments on your review! I LOVED it!!

    So you're a Rob fan too? Too cool!! How do you like my little video of him here on my blog?

    I have seen "Forever Freed", and it's in my TBR pile on Goodreads. Yes, it's definitely the same model. Those publishers know exactly what they're doing! Lol.

    Thanks for commenting back!! You have a GREAT weekend, too!! : )

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  5. Yep, I especially loved him in Remember Me. Have seen your little vid. Awesome!

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  6. Oh, I haven't seen that movie...I've heard it's great, too.

    Glad you like my video of Rob. Thanks! : )

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  7. Even though I am not into vampires. I think if I do branch out, I'd read something by Meg Cabot. She seems to be really popular. Any titles you recommend I start with? Blog Hop & Follow Friday!

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  8. Hi, Kristin!

    Well, actually, I'm not that familiar with her books. I do know she's the author of "The Princess Diaries", which I haven't read.

    "Abandon" looks like it might be a good book to start off with. I love the original Greek myth it's based on, which is why I want to read this novel. But it has nothing to do with vampires. I changed the book I had originally chosen for this post, and forgot to remove the label "vampire romance". I've already fixed that. Sorry for the confusion...

    Thanks for the comment! Going on over to your blog to check out your posts!! : )

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  9. Abandon looks interesting to read.... wish I could have more free time for all my tbr books ;) happy hopping!! btw, im your newest follower!!!

    iamjenai

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've heard great things about Abandon but haven't had a chance to read it yet - hope you enjoy! And I'm sure you had a great time at the This Is Teen event; those authors are all amazing!

    New follower here :)

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  11. I'll look forward to your review of this one. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Jenai:

    Yes, anything to do with Greek mythology is definitely interesting!! Thanks for the comment and the follow!! : )

    Christen:

    You're very welcome!! I know I'll enjoy this book, given the subject matter. And yes, I had a GREAT time at the "This Is Teen" event, even though I'm not a teen! Lol. Ever since I read The Twilight Saga, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (as if it weren't obvious, from the little vid of Edward posted here, lol), I've been absolutely HOOKED on YA fiction!!! So I flipped when I found out that these authors were coming to a bookstore near me (10 minutes away...ah, bliss!), and I knew I just HAD to attend!! I've read several reviews of their books on other blogs, and they've all been very positive.

    Thanks for the comment and the follow!! : )

    Nicki:

    I'll be getting to this one as soon as I've finished my current reads. Thanks for the comment! You have a great weekend, too!! : )

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  13. New follower! Abandon looks great! It is definetly on my never ending list of books I want to read!

    Amanda Welling
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

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  14. Hi, Amanda!

    Glad you want to read this, too! This novel is making quite an impression around the blogosphere, from what I've seen!

    Thanks for the comment and the follow! Heading oon over to your blog now!! : )

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