Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Come on, tell me all about your favorite new reads! :)
And don't forget there's one more way to have a say in what I review, all ya gotta do is vote. Vote in the polls on my sidebar and help me decide what to review in what order. :)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Release Date: September 29, 2009
Pastworld. A city within a city. A city for excursions and outings. Pastworld is a theme park with a difference, where travellers can travel back in time for a brush with an authentic Victorian past. But what if the Jack the Ripper figure stopped play-acting and really started killing people?
For Caleb, a tourist from the present day, his visit goes terribly wrong when his father is kidnapped and he finds himself accused of murder. Then Caleb meets Eva Rose, a Pastworld inhabitant who has no idea the modern world exists. Both Caleb and Eva have roles to play in the murderer’s diabolical plans – roles that reveal disturbing truths about their origins.
why it caught my eye:
I love the misty look on the cover of this book. It caught my attention while I was re-shelving books in the YA section at work. I picked it up and loved the premise. Pastworld is definitely on my wishlist and I can't wait to get a chance to read it.
Monday, January 25, 2010
So here's where you, my Lovely Readers, come in. I'm going to post the current 10 questions that I have for authors to give you an idea of what we're starting with. In the comments I would love to hear what questions you have for our visiting authors. And feel free to let me know who you'd like to see an interview with. And please, please spread the word.
1.Tell us a little about yourself.
2.What got you started writing? What brought you to YA?
3.Tell us about your most recent/ upcoming release?
4.Do you plot out in advance, or just start writing and see where things go from there?
5.Many authors have told me their characters talk to them, and sometimes even have different ideas of where the story should go than the author. Do you hear your characters?
6.Who is your favorite character (of your own)?
7.What hobbies do you have when you're not writing?
8.If you had not become a writer what would you have done instead?
9.Where can readers find you online?
10.Your turn. What question do you have for readers of Want My YA?
For authors, here's how my interview feature works:
Interviews are always posted on a Monday. You may schedule your interview to post a specific Monday and if it's available I'll gladly accommodate you. If you don't have a preference your interview will be posted on the first available Monday after I receive your responses. Aside from sending me interview responses I also need a cover image and promotional photo of yourself accompany the interview. If you choose to host a contest in conjunction with your interview, you certainly may, but it's by no means required.
If you're interested in scheduling an interview, email me at wantmyya at gmail dot com
Thanks everyone! I hope to have some great interviews for you in 2010!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
by Elizabeth Eulberg
Release Date: January 2010
from the author's site:
Love is all you need…or is it?
Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating, so she vows: No more. She’s had one too many bad dates, and has been hurt by one too many bad boys. It’s a personal choice…and soon everybody wants to know about it. It seems that Penny’s not the only girl who’s tired of the way girls change themselves (most of the time for the worse) in order to get their guys…or the way their guys don’t really care about them.
The Lonely Hearts Club grabbed my attention immediately. I instantly identified with Penny. Who hasn't felt like giving up the whole dating scene? Penny's frustrations with boys and the girls who think of nothing else, brought me right back to my own high school experience.
What I really loved about this book, was that despite an upsetting start for Penny, this book is really very positive. Within the story, the club becomes a wonderful support group for the girls involved. I loved The Lonely Hearts Club and I really can't wait to see what else Elizabeth Eulberg comes out with. I really hope we get to see more of Penny, but I'm sure I'll read whatever Ms. Eulberg releases.
The Lonely Hearts Club should be mandatory reading for teen girls everywhere, but it's fun reading no matter your age. I loved hanging out with Penny Lane Bloom and the rest of the Lonely Hearts Club; if only we all had such a great group of friends.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Here's the official website for more information:
Below is the full trailer for the movie, I just want to point out that the end of the trailer says coming soon but the DVD did release earlier this week, so it's available now.
Let me know what you think and if you want to see more book into movie posts here at Want My YA. Personally I'm thinking I'm gonna need to Netflix this one since I was totally out of the loop until now. :)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
PS, don't forget about tonight's Twitter chat with Elizabeth Eulberg. See yesterday's post for details.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thanks for entering! Please email me at wantmyya at gmail dot com with your mailing info so I can pass it on to the lady at Big Honcho Media with the books. Thanks again to everyone who entered. :)
Now for the Twitter chat I mentioned. See below for details.
- Join the fun! No one expects you or your tweets to be perfect; we’re just happy you made it to the party!
- Anyone who tweets during this hour using #LonelyHeartsClub is entered to win a limited edition Lonely Hearts Club t-shirt!
- Watch for questions from @MyFriendAmy and win awesome prizes including an iPod shuffle, $50 iTunes gift card or $25 VISA gift card!
- To join the party, you can use our official party tweetgrid or just search #LonelyHeartsClub on Twitter.
- Ask Elizabeth questions or chat with other partygoers about how excited you are to read LHC—just use the tag #LonelyHeartsClub in all of your party tweets! (This is added automatically in TweetGrid.)
- Please don’t post any spoilers and don’t forget to pay attention to the time zones, the party starts at 8:30pm EST.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
And as a special thank you for directing me to the above video, here's the book trailer for Laura Manivong's upcoming book Escaping the Tiger. Enjoy!
So aside from asking for great book recommendations as always, feel free to share great book videos also. I don't think you can actually post a video in the comments so just leave me the links. :)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating, so she vows: No more. She’s had one too many bad dates, and has been hurt by one too many bad boys. It’s a personal choice…and soon everybody wants to know about it. It seems that Penny’s not the only girl who’s tired of the way girls change themselves (most of the time for the worse) in order to get their guys…or the way their guys don’t really care about them. Girls are soon thronging to The Lonely Hearts Club (named after Sgt. Pepper’s band), and Penny finds herself near legendary for her non-dating ways – which is too bad, since the leader of The Lonely Hearts Club has found a certain boy she can’t help but like…
The fun part:
Three lucky readers will win a copy of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg. Sorry US residents only. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here. Tell me what new and upcoming YA books you're looking forward to reading.
This promotion ends January 18th at 11:59pm central time. Winners will be selected on January 19th.
Good luck readers!
And now for a video. :) And here's the link also just in case the video doesn't come across just right. (I'm never confident in my video posting abilities...lol)