Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits & Tea. Every week, book bloggers all over the world showcase and highlight books (and book related swag) that we’ve received, downloaded, bought or borrowed.
After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people. Among them, there’s her overopinionated Bubby Dora; a prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to—and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with—her crush, Andrew Finkel.
This is a middle-grade novel.
Don’t you think the title is kinda cute? 🙂
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I also bought…
Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.
Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.
With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
At first, I wasn’t planning on getting this book, but on July 5, Jodi Lynn Anderson posted the following tweet:
I clicked the link, listened to the songs, and a few hours later… bought the book. 🙂
You could listen to the songs at http://8tracks.com/jodilynna/tiger-lily-soundtrack. IMHO, they are really goooood!!!
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I downloaded a free kindle ebook…
College sophomore Bryn Dawson is a self-proclaimed poster child for normal. However, the day William Hayward enters her life, normalcy is the last thing Bryn will be able to count on if she wants to be with him. Too mysterious and appealing to be good for a girl, Bryn feels drawn to him in a way that seems out of her control—as if fate is orchestrating it.
Despite every red flag and warning siren going off in her head telling her not to, Bryn falls hard for William, knowing he’s categorically different from anyone she’s ever met. She never imagined how right she was. When William takes her deeper into the rabbit hole of his world, Bryn must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to be with him, knowing no matter what, fate always finds a way to have the last laugh.
Spinning a new twist on star-crossed lovers, Eternal Eden will put Bryn through a gauntlet of turmoil, challenging her to find the power within herself to become the heroine in her own story.
I saw a guest review of this book on A Book and a Latte and thought, why not give this a try?
I don’t know if it’s still free right now, but if you’d like to check it out, here is the link to Amazon.com.
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So, that’s all I’ve got this week — what about you?
What books (and swag) have you received recently?
If you’re taking part in Showcase Sunday or something similar, let me know.
Leave me a comment and I’ll follow your link to visit you.
Have a fantastic Sunday!
P.S. On the blog this week, I reviewed a middle-grade novel called Framed & Dangerous by Kim Harrington. You can check it out here.