Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Win a bunch of middle-grade books! :)

We are giving a bunch of middle-grade books away on the Project Mayhem blog today! Please check it out and share with anyone who loves middle-grade! ;)

Here is what one lucky winner will get:

  1. Mimi by John Newman (Candlewick Press)
  2. The Beyonders, Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull (Aladdin)
  3. Tua and the Elephant by R.P. Harris (Chronicle Books)
  4. Haunted Histories by J.H. Everett & Marilyn Scott-Waters (Henry Holt)
  5. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic)
  6. Little Dog, Lost by Marion Dane Bauer (Atheneum)
  7. Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner (Holiday House)
  8. The Wild Book by Margarita Engle (Harcourt)
Rules are easy! So, go, go, go!! ;)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Funny

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." 
-- Groucho Marx

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Winner of PINK SMOG, Becoming Weetzie

And the winner is....
Please email me your mailing address at!
Congrats, Alicia!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bookanistas Review and Giveaway, PINK SMOG, Becoming Weetzie.

Pink Smog is a mesmerizing, cuttingly real, and magical young adult novel written by the award winning author of the Weetzie Bat series, Francesca Lia Block. I'm so happy I have a brand new ARC to give away today!

Official Blurb:
The girl in the mirror wasn't who I wanted to be, and her life wasn't the one I wanted to have. Despite how much Louise insists, no one will call her Weetzie. It's her dad's nickname for her, but it won't stay put. Neither will her dad. Charlie left Louise and her mom and he took everything with him: her family, her home--and her understanding of who she's meant to be. But Los Angeles is a city full of strange angels, and Louise embarks on a journey to sift through the smog of her heartbreak, to grow her own wings, to become Weetzie.

If you haven't read Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat books, the above blurb might sound like a weird daydream, but if you have read the series, you'll probably get it right away! Pink Smog is a prequel to the first Weetzie Bat Novel that came out in 1989 and met with huge success--and continues to today. Pink Smog, told in the first person unlike the original series, is impossibly cool and dangerously poetic. I highly recommend the earlier series. Now, you can get them all in one contained book!

I love this haunting cover for
the original series.

Series Blurb:
Love is a dangerous angel. In five luminous novels, acclaimed writer Francesca Lia Block spins a saga of interwoven lives and beating hearts. These postmodern fairy tales take us to a magical Los Angeles, a place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.

The New York Times calls the series, "Transcendent", and I'd have to wholeheartedly agree. 

Here is a quote from Weetzie Bat, to show you what I mean:
 “A kiss about apple pie a la mode with the vanilla creaminess melting in the pie heat. A kiss about chocolate, when you haven't eaten chocolate in a year. A kiss about palm trees speeding by, trailing pink clouds when you drive down the Strip sizzling with champagne. A kiss about spotlights fanning the sky and the swollen sea spilling like tears all over your legs.”- Francesca Lia Block

To enter the Pink Smog giveaway:
1. Follow this blog, because I will be soooo happy that you did. ;)
2. Leave a comment.
3. Since Pink Smog revolves around L.A., tell me your favorite book or movie that takes places in a big city, think booming metropolis! :)

4. Winner will be announced on Wednesday of next week! 

More fabtastic Bookanistas reviews and giveaways below! Check them out!

Christine Fonseca  interviews author Heather McCorkle

Megan Miranda and  Debra Driza give stars to STARTERS 

Stasia Ward Kehoe is giddy about GEEKTASTIC – with giveaway!

Nikki Katz praises PANDEMONIUM