1.27.2013

IMM [12]




Bought
Kindle Daily Deal


Edelweiss


Expected Publication: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A charming and laugh-out-loud novel by Lauren Graham, beloved star of Parenthood and Gilmore Girls, about an aspiring actress trying to make it in mid-nineties New York City.

Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works. Meanwhile, she dreams of doing "important" work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It's hard to tell if she'll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won't call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet. Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.


The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau
Expected Publication: May 28, 2013
Publisher: Haper Perennial
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It's 1983 in Berkeley, California. Cut loose by her parents, 20-year old Allie Dodgson is trying hard to make it on her own, attending college on a scholarship and working in a dress shop. But when the dress shop turns out to be a front for a dangerous drug dealing business and Allie ends up with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine, her studious life takes a turn for the wild. With a hit man named Vice-Versa in hot pursuit, Allie jumps into her best friend's brand-new Prelude and goes on the lam. In Los Angeles, she finds herself entangled with a duplicitous surfer, a paraplegic porn producer and his Mexican driver, a mean girl from high school, and a legendary rock star. The only people she trusts to pull her out of this jam are the two she can't find: her free-spirited mother, who ran off to be the tambourine girl in a band when Allie was 8; and her father, who moves so often Allie doesn't even have his phone number. Think '80s Alice in Wonderland with a Pineapple Express twist and you get the energy, freshness and wicked black humor of The Wonder Bread Summer.
NetGalley

 
Expected Publication: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Amazon
A popular cheerleader—raped, beaten, and left for dead. An edgy outsider with a gift. Can they team up to catch a killer?
Bea’s life has been a mess ever since she got kicked out of private school and sent to rehab. Now clean, Bea is starting over at Packard High School, in a city shaken from two assaults on young women. The latest victim, Willa Pressman—the one who survived—doesn’t remember a thing. But Bea has a disturbing new “skill”: she can see—and then draw—images from other people’s minds. And when she looks at Willa, Bea is shocked by what she sketches. Bea might be the only one who knows Willa’s secrets—and who can take down the killer before he strikes again.
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42 comments:

  1. OH MY! I LOVE Lauren Graham and I had no idea she had a book coming out! I had to immediately go to my goodreads page and add it! If I Stay is good. Hope you enjoy your haul :)

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    1. I didnt either til I saw it then I was happy when I got approved. I love her.

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  2. I loved If I Stay... can't wait to read your review!

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    1. Cant wait to read it. Ive heard nothing but great things.

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  3. I loved If I Stay! I just picked up the sequel from the library this week! Enjoy your books!

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  4. This is the first I've heard of Lauren Graham's book, but it sounds like a fun story, and I like her as an actress - I'll be interested to hear what this is like! I really enjoyed If I Stay, it didn't take me long to finish and the story was really well-written. Hope you enjoy your books this week!

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    1. Thanks I will. I didnt know she was trying writing either. I like her as an actress now I cant wait to see how she is as a writer.

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  5. I read If I Stay a few months back and it was really good. I hope you enjoy everything. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  6. The cover of Sketchy looks cool. Loved If I Stay! The sequel, Where She Went, is way better though. Hope you love it too! :)

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    1. Its a cool looking cover. Plus it sounds really interesting. Wow now I cant wait to read it so I can read the sequel. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I got If I Stay too this week! I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

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  8. I want to read If I stay, but I have heard it's a bit sad- I can't wait to hear what you think about it and if you think it deserves reading it :)

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    1. I plan on reading it real soon. Cant see if its as good as Ive heard.

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  9. Ooo I'm you 100th follower :)

    Now, I'm feeling proud of myself ;)

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    1. Lol. Thanks for following. I will be having a giveway soon. Stay posted.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my IMM! I've been meaning to read If I Stay for FOREVER! I got Sketchy too, sounds interesting. Enjoy your reads!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by also. Ive been meaning to also. When I saw it for cheap I had to get it.

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  11. I really want to try Gayle Forman's books, although I'll probably start with Just One Day. Hope you like your new books!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Ive been dying to try her books also. Figured Id start from the beginning.

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  12. If I Stay is beyond amazing so I hope you love it. But be prepared you're most likely going to cry. Anyhow, Lauren's books also looks great! I stumbled upon it the other day, and now I'm so curious about how it will be...I'll have to keep an eye out for your review. Happy reading! :)

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    1. Wow thanks for giving me a heads up. Sounds powerful. Im very curious to see how Lauren is as a writer. Thanks for following.

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  13. Someday Someday Maybe looks excellent. I hope it really is a LOL read. I'm dying for one. Sketchy looks awesome too.

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    1. Yes I cant wait to read Someday. Hopefully I can get to it soon.

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  14. Someday, Someday Maybe sounds INCREDIBLE! This is the first time I have heard of this book so I will definitely have to keep my eyes open for it. Great book haul this week :)
    -Kate

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    1. Thanks. I didnt know of it either but I cant wait to read it.

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  15. Sketchy sounds like an interesting read.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  16. I really liked Where She Went, but I still have to read If I Stay. I kind of read it backwards, lol ;) Enjoy all your books!

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    1. Lol. Ive heard Where She Went was a little better but I have to read If I Stay first. I like order. lol.

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  17. I love the cover of 'If I Stay' I have to own that book as well ;-)
    And 'Someday, Someday maybe' sounds nice, I think I'll read that one as well .. and the cover on that book is pretty as well.
    Happy reading. :-)
    My IMM

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    1. I like her covers. Really hope to get to Someday real soon.

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  18. Haven't heard of these before, but they all look awesome :D I hope you will love them sweetie <3
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  19. Ooh, great haul. I still haven't read If I Stay...it's been on my TBR list for ages. Hope it's good!

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    1. It was mine too. When I saw it super cheap I had to get it.

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  20. OMG! Sketchy sounds amazing! how is it that I havent heard about this yet?... So jealous! Looks like you're going to have an amazing time this week ;)

    Here's my IMM post this week :) click me!

    -Diana
    Ps. Cutteee bloggg! I shall follow! :D

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    1. It does sound really good! Saw it on NetGalley and knew I had to read it. Thanks for stopping by and following.

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  21. I loved If I Stay and the rest look incredible. Thanks for bringing them to my attention and for stopping by my blog.

    ~Danica Page@ Taking it One Page at a Time

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    1. I glad to hear so many ppl love If I Stay makes me want to read it ASAP.

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