Posts Categorized: NetGalley

Review: Dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman

2011, Carol Tanzman, Harlequin Teen, NetGalley, review, stand alone, young adult 2 Comments

Dancergirl by Carol M. TanzmanPublisher: Harlequin TeenRelease date: November 15, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: eARCPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Ali Ruffino loves to dance. When her friend posts videos of her online and they go viral, she thinks her unexpected fame might propel her straight to center stage. But along with some real admirers she gets some nasty detractors—and a stalker who isn’t content to watch from afar. Dancergirl is an explosive read that will grab you from the very beginning and not let go until you’ve read the last page. I read this in one sitting. I’ve never been… Read more »

Review: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Cara Lynn Shultz, first in a series, Harlequin Teen, NetGalley, review, young adult 1 Comment

Spellbound by Cara Lynn ShultzPublisher: Harlequin TeenRelease date: June 28, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: Paperback, 324 pagesSeries: Spellbound #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death? Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks… Read more »

Review: A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Anna Sheehan, Candlewick, NetGalley, review, stand alone, young adult 6 Comments

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna SheehanPublisher: CandlewickRelease date: August 9, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: Hardback, 352 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:It should have been a short suspended-animation sleep. But this time Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone— and her future full of peril. Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents… Read more »

Review: Your Child’s Writing Life by Pam Allyn

2011, Avery Trade, NetGalley, nonfiction, Pam Allyn, review 0 Comments

Your Child’s Writing Life: How to Inspire a Love of Words and Instill Lasting Confidence and Creativity in Your Child by Pam AllynPublisher: Avery Trade Release date: August 2, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalley Format: eARC Series: N/A Purchase: Book Depository  Summary from Goodreads:An illuminating, first-of-its-kind resource to help parents foster a love of writing in their child’s life. New educational research reveals that writing is as fundamental to a child’s development as reading. But though there are books that promote literacy, no book guides parents in helping their child cultivate a love of writing. In this book, Pam Allyn, a nationally recognized educator and literacy expert,… Read more »

Review: The Marked Son by Shea Berkley

2011, Entangled Publishing, first in a series, NetGalley, review, Shea Berkley, young adult 2 Comments

The Marked Son by Shea BerkleyPublisher: Entangled Publishing Release date: August 2, 2011 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Format: eARC Series: Keepers of Life #1 Purchase: Amazon  Summary from Goodreads:Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him, but until his mother abandoned him in the middle of Oregon with grandparents he’s never met, he had no idea what. When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents’ farm, he knows he’s seen her before…in his dreams. He’s felt her fear. Heard her insistence that only he can save her world from an evil lord who uses magic and fear to feed… Read more »

Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Harlequin Teen, Kady Cross, NetGalley, review, young adult 3 Comments

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady CrossPublisher: Harlequin TeenRelease date: May 24, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: Hardback, 473 pagesSeries: Steampunk Chronicles #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the “thing” inside her. When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch… Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she’s special, says she’s one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in… Read more »

July is NetGalley Month!

NetGalley 2 Comments

Red House Books hosted this challenge back in April, and I didn’t participate then. But I’m going to this month, in addition to my other challenge. To find more information about this challenge, head on over to Red House Books. Most of these books will be read during the three day read-a-thon coming up on the 11th-13th. I’m using that read-a-thon to get caught up on computer ebooks as well as kindle books. July is going to be a busy month! I probably won’t get to all of these, but I’m hoping to get at least half. Seven or eight… Read more »

Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NetGalley, review, Sarah Porter, young adult 1 Comment

Lost Voices by Sarah PorterPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtRelease: July 4, 2011Source: NetGalleyRating: 4/5 Synopsis from HMH website: Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled… Read more »