Sunday, April 28, 2013

Week Releases

Book Addicts,

we have a list of books that are gonna be in our stores this week for the first time. Most of you may have been waiting for them, but others may not. So, here's the list:

Identity Theft by Anna Davies ---  Goodreads | Amazon

Our Song by Jordana Fraiberg ---  Goodreads | Amazon

The Program (The Program #1) by Suzanne Young ---  Goodreads | Amazon

The Loop by Shandy Lawson ---  Goodreads | Amazon

Anthem For Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce ---  Goodreads | Amazon

How I lost you by Janet Gurtler ---  Goodreads | Amazon

Absent by Katie Williams ---  Goodreads | Amazon

Breathless (Elementals #2.5) by Brigid Kemmerer ---  Goodreads | Amazon

If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin ---  Goodreads | Amazon

Quicksilver (Ultraviolet #2) by R. J. Anderson ---  Goodreads | Amazon

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick ---  Goodreads | Amazon

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise ---  Goodreads | Amazon

I'm With Stupid by Geoff Herbach ---  Goodreads | Amazon

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins ---  Goodreads | Amazon

The Last Academy by Anne Applegate ---  Goodreads | Amazon

The Ward (The Ward #1) by Jordana Frankel ---  Goodreads | Amazon

The Eternity Cure (Blood Of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa---  Goodreads | Amazon

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike ---  Goodreads | Amazon

The Book Of Luke by Jenny O'Connell

The Book Of Luke
Jennifer O'Connell
291 pages
Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: April 3rd, 2007
Rate: Love it

"The Guy's Guide Tip #1: 
Forget Everything you thought you knew about girls. 
You don't know anything"

Emily has always been a nice, or at least has always been considered that. Maybe that is because of her mother, newspaper columnist and bestselling author of etiquette books. 
All comes crushing Emily's world when she founds out that she has to move back to Boston in the middle of her senior year while her father stays in Chicago. To add more drama, she is waitlisted by Brown and dumped the morning of her flight to Boston by her boyfriend while he is wearing the jacket she gave him for Christmas and eating the breakfast she prepared for him. That is what happens when you are nice. So Emily is determined to not go through this situations any more, is time to make her own decisions. But not just that. Guys need to learn to not act like total douchebags, and what could be better than create a handbook for guys?

Forced to move back to Boston, Emily joins Heywood Academy where the time capsule event is a big deal there for the seniors. Each senior puts something memorable in the capsule box and then, 50 years after, the next students of that year will see what is in the box. Emily, Lucy and Josie decide to put the Guy's guidebook in the time capsule box, because they have the strong feeling that guys from 50 years from now are going to be as jerks as their contemporary classmates. But first, they need to prove that such thing works. Who is gonna be the rat lab? Handsome and hurtingly hot Luke Preston who happens to be Josie ex-boyfriend and the guy who dumped Josie by e-mail over Christmas vacation. Could any guy do it worse? Yes, they do.

Before Emily moved to Chicago, Luke Preston was nobody. Now a few years later, Luke Preston is damaging cute and leaves every girl in Heywood Academy breathless. The worst part? He knows it. Luke Preston becomes a target to the three girls and at first he is a lovely guy trying to win Emily, but as time goes by, Luke Preston's true nature emerges dangerously. And not the way Emily was expecting. She has to spent time with him for the Guide, but she starts falling for the guy that it is supposed to be just an experiment. How do you tell the guy you are hanging out with that he was just an experiment, a game, at first? 

Things get more complicated when her friend Josie starts talking about getting back with Luke once Emily has "domesticated" him. Truth is, Emily has not been telling everything that was going on with Luke and with her and the feelings she was starting to notice to arise for him. Everything, at this point, is a total and unimaginable mess.

The thing we really liked about this book is the main character: Emily. She is sick of being played for being nice and she is smart, funny and easy to identify with. Although we do love the Luke and Emily moments that are in the book, we feel a little bit sad for the fact that Emily is playing with our hot Luke all along.

On the other side, we do not really like Josie and Lucy sometimes. what kind of best friends ask another friend to date a guy with the Guide's purposes? It is like they are the bosses of this movement and they do not take in consideration Emily's feelings. We all knew since Emily walked in Luke's car that she was going to fall for him, if we realize this, her best friends too, right? Besides, Josie was dating him before all this started. Why would she wanted to put her best friend in the living hell that Luke made her live when he dumped her? Just to "re-educated" Luke in order to date him again? That is not being a best friend, not even a friend!

Although in the end, they both recant for everything (we cannot say how or why because that would be a massive spoiler), we still hold resentment toward them. But all teenagers act without thinking, always. It is like a massive rule. You have to act like this, if not you may as well be an alien. We have got over this phase, but hey, you are never too old to do silly things. Probably the Guide for Guy's would have been an awesome idea if Luke has known since day one of it. It would have been his choice to date Emily for the sake of science or whatever, but if this was the case, Luke would not have been the real Luke either. So... 

However, we LOVE the tips that you can find in each chapter in the book. All are totally true! So guys, you should read this book too. Just to know a few things you probably do and should not do.

"The Guy's Guide Tip #9:
Your penis will not shrivel and die if you admit you want an umbrella instead of standing in the rain acting like a little water never killed anyone. It's an umbrella, not a purse."

"The Guy's Guide Tip #9A:
If you choose to ignore Tip #9, do not suggest an impromptu wet T-shirt contest - you're not funny and our life's aspiration does not include a starring role in a Girls Gone Wild video."

"The Guy's Guide Tip #13:
"Bodily noises are not cause for high fives, chest bumps, or other forms of celebration. Keep them to yourself."

"The Guy's Guide Tip #14:
Do not blame my tone of voice, my lack of patience or my bad mood on PMS. It's not my period that's my problem. More likely, it's you."

"The Guy's Guide Tip #18:
Just because you can urinate anywhere you want doesn't mean you s hold - even if your aim is so good you can spell out "Red Sox Rule" in capital letters without once taking a break."

"The Guy's Guide Tip #27:
It's a remote control, not a symbol of your supreme power over the universe. Give s the TV remote and let us pick what we watch for once. Really, would it kill you?"

"The Guy's Guide Tip #30:
When you wear something, wash it. And just because you can turn something inside out does not mean it doesn't count. Contrary to what you believe, there are not varying degrees of clean. There's just clean and dirty. Learn the difference."

"The Guy's Guide Tip #46:
People can have nicknames. Body parts should not."

"The Guy's Guide Tip #51:
We all learned penmanship in kindergarten, but why hasn't your handwriting gotten any better? A little effort would be appreciated."

What do you think girls about the Tips? Interesting, uh? We bet some of you have gone like: man, it is true. They really do that thing. Right? And you guys? How do you feel about this?

If you liked the quotes, you just have to get your hands on The Book Of Luke to read more and get to know Emily and her story. We can assure you that you are gonna love it. If you like Susan Colasanti, Sarah Dessen and Jennifer Echols books, you are definitely going to go crazy about this book. 

We have to thank Jenny O'Connell for this magnificent work and for sharing Emily's life with us. 

Buy this book:

Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

Visit Jenny O'Connell website

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club Bloglovin'

Book Addicts!

We have opened a new account. This time in Bloglovin'. We keep trying to spread our addiction everywhere!!

We are following the blogs that are on the BLOGS section in our main menu if you want to check them out.

We algo wanted to share with you, Book Addicts, a wonderful video winner of the best short film of the 2012 Oscars. We think that it represents the philosophy of every book addict and avid reader in the whole world. Even authors. Because we can keep living with a book in our hands. It will comfort us, it will never leave our side and it is going to be the best friend we desire.
One book brings its own magic to our little world. And the short film "Los Fantásticos Libros Voladores (The Fantastic Flying Books)" is the representation in movement of all that magic.

Tell us what you think of it!

So Book Addicts, we hope you liked the short film. Spread our news and keep the addiction going!

Don't forget:

Win a 5 book GIVEAWAY!

Hey Book Addicts,

We have found an amazing blog like ours. It is called A Reading Nurse! and the author of this blog is hosting a giveaway.

We were updating our Goodreads when we found this amazing book group called Young Adult Book Club. There is were we found out about this amazing opportunity.

First we have to explain to you everything! She went to an amazing giveaway in San Diego where she got a few books signed. The books for the winner are the following ones: 

Boundless (Unearthly Series) by Cynthia Hand with some swag

Rise (Eve Series) by Anna Carey with some swag

Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky Series) by Veronica Rossi with some swag

Unravel Me (Shatter Me Series) by Tahereh Mafi

Prodigy (Legend Series) by Marie Lu

Interested, right? What do you have to do is the next:

1. You need to go to the A Reading Nurse! blog post, click here.

2. You need to sign in to enter the giveaway in the Giveaway Area.

3. You need to get as many points as you can. How do you do that?

Tweet about the giveaway
Follow A Reading Nurse! on BlogLovin'
Like A Reading Nurse! Facebook page
Follow A Reading Nurse! Reviews on Goodreads
Blog about the event
Leave a blog post comment answering a question proposed by A Reading Nurse!

(all the links are on the Giveaway Area, do not worry!)

4. Tell us about your participation. We would be glad to know which book did you choose on the answering question.

5. Enjoy with the books if you are the winner!

But Book Addicts, we have to warn you about something! Following A Reading Nurse! via BlogLovin' is MANDATORY! You have to follow her or your other activities to get points will be useless!

We are participating too, so we would tell you if we have the honor to be the winners!!

For future visits, if you want to go to A Reading Nurse! blog, you can find the blog link in our BLOGS section in the main menu. Hope you enjoy with it as much as we do!

Friday, April 26, 2013

It's friday, friday!

Happy Friday Book Addicts!

Finally, we have got time to rest. What are you gonna do? Anything planned yet? No? Do not panic. We have some tips for you.

What do you think about being surrounded of books? Or at least a few of them?

We truly recommend you to grab some of this books and start reading them because you are gonna love them!

“Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.”

When Sky catches a glimpse of Zed for the first time, lounging against his motorbike at school, she is drawn to him just like every other girl in Wickenridge. But Zed sees something special in her that the other girls don’t have. Zed tells her they are both Savants – people with special powers like telepathy and the ability to see into the future. Not only that, she is a Savant too, and his soulfinder – meant to be together.

When a soulfinder speaks telepathically to her partner, it’s like all the lights coming on in a building. You lit me up like Vegas. But for Sky it’s just not that easy – she’s a mystery to herself, haunted by nightmares from her past before she was adopted, and riddled with doubt and insecurity. Just when Sky is slowly coming round to the idea of being with Zed she is kidnapped by a family of criminal Savants. In a chilling twist, Sky and Zed’s relationship is put to the ultimate test and the fate of those she loves lie in Sky’s hands. Will Sky have the strength to embrace her power and be brave enough to control her own destiny, or will the dark demons of her past prevent her from realising her true potential?

“Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.”

“Emily Abbott has always been considered the Girl Most Likely to Be Nice -- but lately being nice hasn't done her any good. Her parents have decided to move the family from Chicago back to their hometown of Boston in the middle of Emily's senior year. Only Emily's first real boyfriend, Sean, is in Chicago, and so is her shot at class valedictorian and early admission to the Ivy League. What's a nice girl to do?
Then Sean dumps Emily on moving day and her father announces he's staying behind in Chicago "to tie up loose ends," and Emily decides that what a nice girl needs to do is to stop being nice.
She reconnects with her best friends in Boston, Josie and Lucy, only to discover that they too have been on the receiving end of some glaring Guy Don'ts. So when the girls have to come up with something to put in the senior class time capsule, they know exactly what to do. They'll create a not-so-nice reference guide for future generations of guys -- an instruction book that teaches them the right way to treat girls.
But when her friends draft Emily to test out their tips on Luke Preston -- the hottest, most popular guy in school, who just broke up with Josie by email -- Emily soon finds that Luke is the trickiest of test subjects . . . and that even a nice girl like Emily has a few things to learn about love.”

We can assure you that you are gonna love this books. You did. We selected a variety in genres. Of course all are young adult books, but Abandon is a mix of supernatural love and hell, Finding Sky is all about soulmates and fate, Across The Universe is about love, science and a futuristic reality and, finally, The Book Of Luke is about the life of a teenage girl who does a Tip Guide's List about what boys should not do around girls. But every research needs an experiment first, right?

To help you get in the mood, we have selected a song that we haven't been able to stop singing all week. Hope you enjoy it.

If you are going to read any of these books, just post it on twitter with the trend #FridayReads. If you prefer another book to read this weekend, just post it the trend with the book and mention us @TUABFC so we can know your interests and adapt to you, Book Addicts!

If you finally get to the end of these reads, just give your opinion here. We would love to know your thoughts! 

Have an awesome weekend, Book Addicts, and have sweet dreams with our beloved and hot fictional characters!