Apr 7, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Shattered (Scorched #2) by Mari Mancusi


Shattered (Scorched #2) by Mari Mancusi
September 1st, 2014 from Sourcebooks

In only a few short months, her world has changed forever. She’s on the run with Emmy, the last living dragon, and their bond is tested at every turn as their enemies grow ever closer…

He’s betrayed his mission to destroy the dragon, and now he must protect Trinity and Emmy with everything he has. But he isn’t sure he’s strong enough to save them both…

Review: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Noggin by John Corey Whaley
April 8th, 2014 from Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Listen - Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn't.

Now he’s alive again.

Simple as that.

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too.

Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, then there are going to be a few more scars.

Apr 1, 2014

#yalove Lit Chat - Books to Movies, Thursday, April 3rd, 7pm CST

Update: here are the archived tweets from our chat in case you couldn't join us!

This Thursday I am co-hosting the #yalove twitter chat with Dayna Mellberg and our topic is Book to Movies, something we all have an opinion about! Participating is super easy and we're okay if you just eavesdrop too. Search for us using #yalove on Twitter and jump in anytime just be sure to use the hashtag so we can respond or RT. Find us at @jenbigheart and @dayreads. Here's what we hope to cover in just 30 minutes:

Best overall book to movie
Book you'd love to see a movie
The book is optioned, where is the darn movie?
Best character brought to real life
The character missed the most (cut out or cut short from movie)
Best movie ending that is notably different from the book
Upcoming movies in production we hope they pull off