First, my deepest condolences to the entire writing community for the loss of Lisa (LK Madigan). You can read a little about her from her agent.
Next, the Bookanistas have discovered the Reading Room! Not sure what that is? Well…
Finally… Thank you all for the fabulous support of Bookanista Gretchen McNeil’s big cover reveal on Tuesday, and my excerpt reveal yesterday. This community of writer’s I have found myself in is truly all-kinds of amazing and AWESOME!!
Now, on to this week’s fabulous reviews:
- Michelle Hodkin champion’s A DOG’S WAY HOME
- Shelli Johannes-Wells burns for ANGELFIRE
- Elana Johnson is tickled pink for THE LIAR SOCIETY
- Shannon Messenger can’t lie about her love for THE LIAR SOCIETY
- Carolina Valdez Miller has tons to say about ONE
- Beth Revis tells the truth about THE LIAR SOCIETY
- Lisa and Laura Roecker is blown away by A TOUCH MORTAL
- Scott Tracey is more than a touch impressed with A TOUCH MORTAL
- Shana Silver can’t imagine you not reading IMAGINARY GIRLS
- Jen Hayley adores THE LIAR SOCIETY
- Katie Anderson wants to be LIKE MANDARIN
- Sarah Frances Hardy sings praises for MOCKINGBIRD
- Matt Blackstone loves THE HATE LIST
- Stasia Ward Kehoe falls head over heals for FALL FOR ANYTHING
- Veronica Rossi thinks UNEARTHLY is otherworldly
- Myra McEntire is A TOUCH MORTAL this week
Now, on to my Bookanista Shout out – LEVERAGE by Joshua C. Cohen
Release Date: February 17, 2011
Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
The football field is a battlefield
There’s an extraordinary price for victory at Oregrove High. It is paid on-and off-the football field. And it claims its victims without mercy-including the most innocent bystanders.
When a violent, steroid-infused, ever-escalating prank war has devastating consequences, an unlikely friendship between a talented but emotionally damaged fullback and a promising gymnast might hold the key to a school’s salvation.
Told in alternating voices and with unapologetic truth, Leverage illuminates the fierce loyalty, flawed justice, and hard-won optimism of two young athletes.
This book is gut-wrenching, raw, and intensely emotional. It shows a realistic depiction of some horrific things that many of us would like to think doesn’t happen in HS. Think again!!! I can tell you, it does – more often than most adults would like to admit.
And although it is a tough read for its content, I truly felt it was a story begging to be told! One of my favs this year.
WELL DONE, Mr. Cohen. Well done.
Where to find it:
How’s your TBR pile looking? Mine is INSANE!!!