I thought I'd go a head and share some of my recent finds this week. **Yes, even with it being so crazy, I'm still reading. To me, not reading would be like not breathing. Yes, it's that important and a big part of who I am.
1. THE FREEDOM MAZE
This book won the Andre Norton 2011 Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy award. Jen Laughran mentioned how great it was and so I had to check it out.
OMG, I read it in like 2 days. It was so good!
Here's my teaser on Good Reads:
I'm totally, totally in love with the writing of THE FREEDOM MAZE by Delia Sherman. The writing is nothing short of scrumptious and feels like I'm sitting on the porch on a hot summer's day drinking a tall iced tea while visiting with a dear friend. Yes, it's that good!
This is the third book in the BODY FINDER series. What can I say? Derting has the whole creep/spooky factor down. I love how she's able to weave in the killer's POV in such a way you can't help but get goosebumps.
YA Books Central review coming soon!
3. I'm really excited about this book! I loved Guadalupe's book UNDER THE MESQUITE! It was my one of my favorite books of 2011! Here's the link to her publisher and more info:
4. Also check here for the cover reveal of ENTICE the second book in the EMBRACE series from Sourcebooks! I totally loved EMBRACE! Can't wait for this next book!
Here's my YA Books Central review of EMBRACE:
5. This was a fun galley:
This week's been so frantic with company(brother-in-law and nephew 'showed' up from Utah), scoring was extended, lesson plans due, blogging tour interviews due, edits, and even homeschooling. I think I do deserve some 'me' time.
Tomorrow I'll be at the beauty salon getting my hair colored, cut, and conditioned plus I'm also getting a pedi. Think I'll get one of those nommy Starbucks drinks too. The latest Cookie Crumble frappuccino drink is really good. I just skip the whip cream and have them add soy instead of whole milk. Very yummy.