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Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Everyone has something to hide—especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna.

Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.

But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.

How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.
Never would I have thought a book could be fun and frightening at the same time! Pretty little liars is about four girls who are very different, dealing with their own problems but are connected through one person who went missing. Each girl receives messages that remind them of their secrets, from the mysterious 'A'. Could it be their friend who went missing 3 years ago, Alison?

I love how the book does not dwell on one character, instead the author skips from character to character and we are left hanging as to what happened and have no choice but to keep reading to find out. Real life issues combined with drama make for a very interesting read!


My First International Giveaway

Friday, June 18, 2010

^Some of the books you could choose!

I've been in the receiving end of a number of giveaways and thought it's time to reverse the role! Not very huge for my first giveaway but up for grabs is a $15AUD e-voucher to You can only redeem at the Australian cd-wow site but they ship worldwide. It has free shipping so with $15 you may even get 2 books!

To gain entries, guess from the cropped images below, which book covers they come from. Just the book titles will do. Hint: They are upcoming releases.
I've seen this from other book blog contests but I can't remember which ones. I hope it is alright to use the idea!

This giveaway has ended. Winner announced here.

Good luck! This contest ends 9th July 2010. The winner will be chosen using random number generator.

SYNC YA Literature into Your Earphones

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

SYNC YA Literature into Your Earphones (More info:

2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week
July 1 - September 1, 2010

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and classics this summer. Each week from July 1 - September 1, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on required summer reading lists. For example, Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars, a popular series with strong allusions to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, will be paired with Lewis Carroll's classic.

SYNC will also invite listeners (13+) into online discussions with librarians, publishers, authors, narrators, and other listeners about the featured books.

Visit after July 1 and prepare to download great books in your player to take wherever summer might lead you.

Here is a list of titles:
Available July 1 - July 7
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Available July 8 - July 14
Over the End Line by Alfred C. Martino
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Available July 15 - July 21
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Available July 22 - July 28
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Available July 29 - August 4
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Available August 5 - August 11
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Available August 12 - August 18
Coming Soon...

Available August 19 - August 25
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Available August 26 - September 1
Handbook for Boys by Walter Dean Myers
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

According to the site, each audiobook will be available for download for 7 days. Happy listening and reading, everyone!