Jessica's books

The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
The Witch's Daughter

Jessica's favorite books »

Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop!

The Spring Fling Giveaway Hop is hosted by Eve's Fan Garden and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.  It will run from May 1, 2012 until May 7th, 2012. 

Up for grabs at this giveaway is one winner's choice of:

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)An ARC of Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday or....

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (hardcover) by Michelle Hodkin or...

The Pactfor those who would rather have a more "adult" book,
The Pact by Jodi Picoult (paperback)

All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecoptor below and then hop over to the other great blogs in the giveaway!  Giveaway IS international!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I'll be MIA for a week...

Some of you know that my grandfather has been very sick since October.  He was suffering from Dementia and Congestive Heart Failure.  Last October we moved him and my grandmother to an assisted living home that had some really amazing care!  We were told he wouldn't live until Christmas.  However, my grandad continued to remain a stubborn German and shocked the doctors by making it past Christmas (we always use to tease him about how stubborn he was)! 

In January, he was moved over to the Dementia and Memory Care side of the home.  There he received 24 hour medical care.  He had to remain on oxygen and in a wheelchair and he didn't remember any of us.  It was hard to see him that way.

I spent all last weekend with him as we got the call that he was doing very poorly.  They kept him heavily sedated because he was in so much pain.  His kindeys shut down and he wasn't eating or drinking anything.  They gave him a week.  My uncles both came down and my dad and uncles stayed by his side.  Family members and friends came to say their final goodbyes.  I was able to spend Saturday and Sunday afternoon there and would like to think that he knew we were all there. 

On Wednesday, April 25, I got a call from my mom saying he wasn't doing well at all and if I wanted to say a final goodbye then I should head over that night.  So, I told my husband and we waited for my mother-in-law to get to the house to watch the kids and we went over.  We walked into the building at 8:05 PM.  We walked into my grandfather's room at 8:07 PM.  We were told he took his last breath at 8:06 PM.  I was devestated that I wasn't able to say a final goodbye but I was comforted in knowing that he had his three boys there with him and he went peacefully.  I know he is in a better place now, as hard as it is for us to lose him.

Me and my Grandad in 1983

So, I will be away from the computer for a days.  I have a giveaway that is scheduled so make sure you enter that for your chance to win a great book but my reviews and memes are going to be put on hold for about a week.  I need some time to process and get my household back on schedule, not to mention being with family.  Don't worry though, I'll be back soon!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Book Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Of Poseidon

**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen’s points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

My Thoughts:  This story starts with Emma, the main character, taking a vacation with her best friend Chloe.  They are hanging at the beach in Florida when Emma bumps into Galen...and I mean she literally bumps into him. They instantly have a love/hate relationship.  Galen is hot (of course) but really irritating to Emma.  Plus, Galen's sister, Rayna, is a little bit rude and unfriendly.  But all that changes when Emma and Chloe go for a swim in the ocean and Chloe gets attacked by a shark.  Suddenly Emma realizes that she can speak to the fish...and they understand her!

After this, Galen (who is Syrena aka merman) tries to figure out what Emma is.  He moves to her town, enrolls in her high school and makes her accept him into her life.  They must work together to figure out what Emma really is (syrena or human) and how this is going to affect their relationship and the future of the Syrena.

This book was a fun book to read but it wasn't one that I had to read all at once.  In fact, I put it down a couple of times.  One of the main things I didn't like is that it was told in alternating POVs.  Usually I don't mind this but Emma was told in the first person  POV and Galen's side was told in the third person.  It just confused me sometimes and I didn't really like it at all. 

I did like Emma.  She was funny and very sarcastic and I enjoyed that.  I also liked how stubborn she was.  Galen would order her to stay out of the water (yes, order her...not ask) and because he didn't ask, she would get in the water for as long as she wanted AND make sure he knew she was doing it.  I got a little irritated with how Galen thought he could treat Emma so I was glad when she was able to stand up for herself (although that was not as often as I would have liked).

I really enjoyed Rayna's character in the beginning as well.  She was very angry at the fact that she was married off to Toraf without her knowledge.  Apparently, in the Syrena world, the male gets to "sift" through the females until he finds one that HE thinks is suitable for a mate.  I guess it doesn't really matter what the female thinks.  Anyways, I liked how Rayna was very rebellious and snarky towards Toraf.  What disappointed me was when Galen and Rayna came back from a visit home and Toraf decides to make Rayna jealous by kissing Emma.  Immediately Rayna is furious at Toraf and Emma and falls madly in love with Toraf.  It just seemed a little fake.

The other thing I didn't care for was the ending.  It was a great cliffhanger, don't get me wrong but we are going along through the hole book trying to figure out who Emma's stalker is and what's going on and then, literally in 1 page, it ends with this crazy cliff hanger.  It just seemed to happen a little too fast.  Their was really no big build up or anything.  I do want to read the next book because of the ending but it was just too quick. 

All in all, I think this was a fun read but it certainly wasn't one of those ones that you couldn't put down.  It took me over three weeks to read it because I would put it aside to read other books.  Definitely one you should read before buying.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Book Review: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Something Strange and Deadly

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

My Thoughts:  My first thought upon seeing this book was "how beautiful is that cover?". is gorgeous!  Other than that I really didn't have a whole lot of expectations going into this one.  I haven't read too many zombie stories so I thought I'd give this one a try and I'm glad I did!

Eleanor's brother is missing and it is up to her to find him.  Of course, it's all made a little more difficult since the dead are rising!  Eleanor finds out that this is all the doing of a necromancer (love it!) and it is up to her and the Spirit Hunters to figure out how to stop the necromancer. 

I really liked Eleanor.  She was independant (although sometimes she was too independant) and stubborn but at the same time she is brave and smart.  I love that she doesn't care what others think of her!  I really liked how snarky she was and how she didn't always do what she was supposed to do.  She was very spunky and I enjoyed that.

Daniel was one of the characters that you just don't know if you love him or hate him.  He is very grumpy at times and you just don't know what to think of him.  I loved his unpredictability.  I really enjoyed the romance because it wasn't too much.  I also loved how it wasn't a resolved relationship at the end.  It kept you guessing as to what would be happening. 

This was one of those books that you can't put down once you pick it up.  It keeps your interest throughout the book.  I read it pretty much read it all in a 24 hour period!  A must read for this summer!

Showers of Books Giveaway Winner!

Thank you everyone for entering my giveaway and welcome to all my new followers!  I hope you enjoy reading my blog :)

Today is a very appropriate day for me to announce the "showers" winner because it is pouring down rain here (too bad it wasn't books, huh?) with thunder and lightening!  I love it!  So, the winner (picked by rafflecopter) is....


Brianne has been emailed and has until Friday to respond with her choice of book. 

Thanks to everyone who entered and all my new followers!  Stay tuned...there is another giveaway coming soon!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Book Review: Small Damages by Beth Kephart

Small Damages

**I received this book from Around the World ARC Tours for review**

Summary (from Goodreads):  It’s senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she is mourning the loss of her father. She finds solace in the one person she trusts, her boyfriend, and she soon finds herself pregnant. Kenzie’s boyfriend and mother do not understand her determination to keep the baby. She is sent to southern Spain for the summer, where she will live out her pregnancy as a cook’s assistant on a bull ranch, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple.

Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. She begins to open her eyes and her heart to the beauty that is all around her and inside of her.

My Thoughts:  The thing I loved most about this book was how it was written as if Kenzie is talking to her unborn child.  It was so different from any other book I've read and was so incredibly sweet!

Kenzie is sent off to live in Spain as an assistant to the cook on a bull ranch during her senior year.  Kenzie is living with Miguel, who is the ranch owner, Estela, the cook and Esteban, who also works at the ranch.  Kenzie is told that she will give her baby to a couple who live in Spain and come home after she has the baby. 

Kenzie imagines her baby all the time.  She talks about his/her toes and fingers, knows how he/she is developing all through the pregnancy.  She wants to know what he/she will look like. She tells her story to her baby is flashbacks and that is how we learn what happened.  We learn about Kevin, the baby's father and how he was more concerned with going to Yale than he was about getting his girlfriend pregnant.  We learn about Kenzie's mother who ships her off to Spain so no one will know that the is pregnant.  Kenzie is strong though and in the end, she decides to take her life into her hands, with the help of Estela, Esteban, Miguel and the gypsies.

I loved Estela!  She was grumpy at the beginning and I got the feeling that she didn't approve of Kenzie at first but as the story went on and Kenzie opened up to Estela more, Estela softened and became the friend and mother figure that Kenzie needed.  She was just so real to me that she easily became my favorite character almost from the beginning.

This book was written beautifully and I really didn't want it to end.  You will pick it up and become so involved and wrapped up in Kenzie's life and her relationships with Estela and Esteban.  You will feel what Kenzie feels and understand her confusion about the choice she must make.  This is definitely a book I am going to buy when it comes out in stores!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

No Strings Attached Giveaway Winner

This has been such a crazy week!  First my laptop got a deep rooted virus and quit.  So we had to go and buy a new one.  After getting home from that day, I found out my grandfather, who has been dying from congestive heart failure since October, was doing very poorly.  We are looking at only hours left as his kidneys shut down completely and his heart is simply too tired.  So, I spent all weekend with family and completely forgot about giveaway winners! 

So, without further ado....the winner for the No Strings Attached giveaway is.....


Congratulations!  I have emailed the winner today.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  There is another giveaway going on right now and more to come so keep visiting!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Showers of Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my Showers of Books Giveaway!  This hop is hosted by One A Day YA and I am a Reader, Not a Writer!

I have the choice of one YA book or one adult book.  One winner will win their choice of whichever book you want.

Emma Donoghue
Read once (it does have my name on the title page because I loaned it out and didn't want to lose it.  Now I have it on my Nook so someone gets my extra copy!) 


Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars #1)
Sara Shepard
Brand new paperback copy

Just fill out the rafflecopter below and then hop onto the other great blogs that have joined this hop!  Good luck!

Computer trouble :(

Okay friends, I just want to let you know I am having some major computer issues right now. I am hoping to go get a new one tonight but if you don't hear from me for a day or two, that is why. I still have giveaways that are starting soon to enter away but I may not get winners announced for a couple days. Please bear with me :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop

This hop is hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. This hop is for all the people who hate jumping through hoops to enter giveaways. This is a no strings attached, no requirements to enter hop.  I know that I hate a giveaway that requires 500 different things to do and a lot of the time I won't even try so I really liked this idea (although I always appreciate new followers).

Up for grabs here is your choice of one of the three books listed below:
Inside Out (Insider, #1)
Inside Out (Inside Out #1)
Maria V. Snyder
Brand new

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)
Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool #1)
Gemma Halliday
ARC Copy 

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1)
Kiersten White
Hardback copy, gently read one time

One winner will get to chose the book that they want and just let me know.  I have read Deadly Cool and Paranormalcy and you can find my reviews under my "Reviews by Title" tab.  I have not yet read Inside Out but have an extra copy to give away.  I hear it's really good though!

Fill out the rafflecopter below (just contact info required) and then hop on to the other sites.  Remember, all these giveaways have no strings attached!  

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Book Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Kill Me Softly

**I received this book from Around the World ARC Tours for review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

My Thoughts:  Mira is turning 16 soon and there is only one thing she wants for her birthday...she wants to visit the town where she was born, find her mom and dad's graves and learn about herself.

Mira was whisked away from Beau Rivage when she was just a baby by her two godmothers.  Her parents died in a fire during Mira's baptism and that is all Mira knows.  Her godmothers have forbidden her to return to Beau Rivage but she has plans to sneak there and find her parents' graves.

Once in Beau Rivage, Mira meets the rebellious Blue and his very charming brother, Felix.  She also becomes acquainted with Blue's friends, Freddie and Viv.  

Blue insists that Mira leave and never return.  Mira finds him rude and impossible to be around.  Felix, on the other hand, puts Mira up in his amazing hotel, gives her free reign when it comes to room service and offers to help her find the graves of her parents.  

I love that there were so many different fairy tales weaved throughout this story!  They weren't your nice, sweet fairy tales either.  They were a little closer to Grimm's versions of them, dark and slightly twisted.  I loved being able to figure everyone's fairy tale out and I laughed as each character made fun of their curses and the author made little jabs at their curses too (Snow White's Apple logo on her laptop being crossed out is one of many).

The only issue I had a problem with was how quickly Mira went to bed with Felix.  Now, she didn't sleep with him that first night but the fact that she was even contemplating it was bothersome to me.  She had only known him for 2 days and didn't have any experience with men so you would think she would want to get to know him a little better first.  Plus, he was 6 years older than her and at age 15, being that much older makes a difference!

I really enjoyed this book and literally could not put it down!  The twists kept me on my toes and the characters were quirky and funny.  I really hope this becomes a series because there were some loose ends and I would love to read more about Beau Rivage!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Kill Me Softly "He couldn't hope to be good.  All he could hope for was the strength to resist temptation - until his life flickered out like one last match." ~pg. 170 of Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Book Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

Illuminate (Gilded Wings, #1)
**Received this book from Around the World ARC Tours for review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit.

As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?

Illuminate is an exciting saga of a teen’s first taste of independence, her experience in the lap of luxury, and her discovery she may possess strength greater than she ever knew.

My Thoughts:  Haven lost her parents when she was young and now lives with the nurse who found her by the side of the road.  Haven is a good student and very smart.  She is surprised however when she get picked, along with two other students (Lance and her best friend, Dante) at her school, for a prestigious internship at a hotel in Chicago.

 The Lexington Hotel is run by Aurelia, who is beautiful and perfect.  Lucian is her assistant and is very good looking and mysterious.  Haven's job is to take pictures of the "Outfit", people who are perfect, beautiful and eerily, the same.  She must also take pictures of herself and the two other students that came along with her. 

 As Lucian starts to pay more and more attention to Haven, she can't help but start to fall for him.  Haven and Lance (her fellow intern) start exploring the hotel however, and discover what Aurelia's real plan is.  It is up to Haven, Lance and Dante to figure out how to stop Aurelia.

 I liked this book but didn't love it.  It was a little too long and drawn out for me.  For me it started out a little slowly too but not enough that I put it away.  I was really pulled into it after they got to the hotel and met the Outfit, Aurelia and Lucian.

I loved the little bits of history in this book.  It told about the Lexington Hotel (really was a hotel) and had several references to Capone and his gang.  I found all this really interesting and found (after a little Google search) that the author got these facts right and they were not made up.  That made it even more fun for me.

Haven was a pretty good character.  I liked how smart she was and how she knew when not to speak.  She really wants to help others and has a great work ethic which I think is important for teens to see.  She was kinda a "goody goody" and that was a little annoying but all in all, I really liked her.  

Dante is funny and a lot of the entertainment in this book but he is the stereotypical gay best friend.  He loves to shop, cook, can do great up-dos and gossips like a girl.  It was a little annoying that that was how he was portrayed but he was pretty funny and so I found I overlooked it for the most part.  

So, here are a couple of the issues I had with this book:

The school and Joan, Haven's guardian, just let these kids go for 6 months without really knowing anything about the hotel or the people who are restoring it.  I honestly don't know any high school that would let kids "skip" 6 months of instruction for an internship.  Maybe if it had been during the summer for 3 months that would have been more believable.

Joan and Haven are very close at the beginning of the book.  Joan is in her fifties and is alone except for Haven. However, once Haven leaves for the hotel, which is only an hour away from home, she hardly visits or sees Joan at all.  It just seemed odd that she was so close to home but visited so little.  

There were other things, like the romance between Lucian and Haven (she really lets him walk all over her, canceling dates, etc) and a few unanswered questions but after getting through the first part, it was pretty interesting and fast paced.  It slowed down a little towards the end but it still a page turner.  I would recommend borrowing this one before buying to make sure you like it.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Book Review: Belles by Jen Calonita

**I received this book from Around the World ARC Tours for review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she's ever known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn't go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn't thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates' Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls' lives forever.

My Thoughts:  I really enjoyed this book!  I don't know if it is because it wasn't depressing and sad or because it wasn't paranormal or what but it was just refreshing for me to read something so fun.  I have always loved a good "rags to riches" story!

Isabelle lives with her grandma in Harborside, just a few short minutes from Emerald Cove.  Harborside is the "bad" town and Emerald Cove is full of privileged, rich kids who are, quite frankly, spoiled rotten.  Harborside is a poor town with a somewhat bad reputation.  Izzie loves her town and it's pier, beach and community center though.  She can't imagine life anywhere else.  Until she gets the call that changes her life forever.  Izzie's grandma has Alzheimer's and is going downhill quickly.  Izzie's mom died in a car accident and she has never known her father.  Izzie's grandma has prepared for her bad health and found Izzie's rich uncle, who lives in Emerald Cove.  She sends Izzie there to live with her aunt and uncle and her cousins, Hayden, Mirabelle and Connor.

 Mirabelle is the same age as Izzie (just a few months separate them).  She is very popular, very spoiled and used to getting whatever she wants.  Her best friend is Savannah and together, the two rule the school.  Mira's father is getting ready to run for the State Senate and spends very little time with his kids but they are expected to drop everything when he calls for a press opportunity.  Which is why Mira isn't surprised when his assistant, Lucas, calls at the last minute and tells her that her father is wanting a family meeting ASAP.  Little does Mira know, what her father is about to tell her is going to completely change her life.

 I really admired Izzie. She was strong and independent and never felt sorry for herself.  She cared about her community and wanted to help them out as much as she could.  She didn't let her aunt and uncle's money make her into someone she wasn't.  She tried to get along with  Mira and her friends but they made that quite impossible. When she is put in charge of a charity event, she takes it and runs with it.  Izzie makes it the best event EC has ever seen, despite all the problems she ran into.

 Mira was, at first, a spoiled little brat!  I really didn't care for her at all and I couldn't stand her boyfriend, Taylor, or her best friend, Savannah.  They were all just downright mean and nasty and all they cared about was their status and money.  Mira was very weak, letting Savannah and Taylor use her and walk all over her.  She cared way too much about what others thought of her and always tried to make her decisions based on what others would do.  By the end of the book though she made some changes and I liked her better.

 I really liked Hayden.  He was so nice and didn't care what others thought.  He was much more mature than Mira and tried to help Izzie out as much as he could.  He was there for her to cry on his shoulder when she needed but always boosted her up too.  

 I really liked how this story progressed.  It was a fun book with a feel good ending.  It didn't have a crazy cliff-hanger ending but it left me just as anxious to read the next book.  I really liked the characters (with the exception of Savannah and Taylor) and can't wait to see what happens next with the girls.

Charity Hopping Around the World Giveaway Winner!

Rafflecopter has chosen the winner to my Charity Hopping Around the World Giveaway!  The winner is........

Sarah B.!

Sarah has been emailed and has 48 hours to email me her address.  Thank you to all who entered and checked out my charity, Children's HopeChest.  Welcome to all my new followers and a big thanks to all my old followers!  Stay tuned because I have more giveaways coming up soon!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Belles by Jen Calonita

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

BellesMy teaser is from Belles by Jen Calonita:  "Mira felt sick. Before she could even think of something to say, Izzie spun around and disappeared inside, leaving Mira to think about how low she had just sunk."  ~page 159