Bad Blood Winner Announced

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I had 137 Entries and winner was chosen by Random.org -- Number chosen was #31


Beleth from Spain.





Congratulations Beleth! You've got 48 hours to get back to me or another winner will be chosen.

Thanks to all who entered. . . Another contest will be up soon.


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Love Sucks! by Melissa Francis - Book Cover

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Check out Melissa Francis new book cover, Love Sucks!
The sequel to her bestselling hit, Bite Me!











ALIBI JUNIOR HIGH by GREG LOGSTED

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ALIBI JUNIOR HIGH by GREG LOGSTED
Pub. Date: June 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 256pp
Age Range: 12 and up
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Thirteen-year-old Cody Saron has never lived in one place longer than a few weeks, and has never attended a regular school. Growing up on the run with his father, an undercover agent for the CIA, Cody has traveled the entire globe; he speaks five
languages, and he has two black belts. What Cody isn't prepared for is...junior high.
When the danger surrounding Cody's dad heats up, Cody is sent to stay with the aunt he's never known, Jenny, in her small Connecticut suburb. Cody has no idea how to fit in with other kids, how to handle his first crush, or how to make it through a day of classes.
As Cody struggles to adapt to the one thing he's never experienced — a normal life — he starts to fear that his father's world has followed him and no one he loves is safe. Greg Logsted weaves together action, humor, and heart, building to a surprising revelation about what Cody has always believed to be true.




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Cody Saron was content to live with his father even with the danger that surrounded them day in and out. What he didn’t count was that moment that changed his life forever. After a real close up brush with death, Cody’s father sends him to live with his Aunt Jenny. He faced danger before even Cody was not prepared for what was waiting for in Connecticut. Working alongside his dad for the C.I.A. didn’t teach him how



to deal with face the biggest challenge of his life...Junior High.






Cody deals with Junior High like he does everything else... head on. He learns that there is nothing is what is seems as Cody struggles to fit in. This quirky story is light and fun with the sarcastic quips Cody throws his fellow classmates and teachers.






Cody finally gives up and decides that nothing can change the way people feel about him. He meets Andy, an injured soldier who gives Cody pointers to fit in and help with his fighting skills. As they bond, Andy and Cody discover there is spy, surveying them.


Cody knows that danger has found him. He knows that his life isn’t the only one that’s in danger. I love this book. ALIBI JUNIOR HIGH held my attention to very end. It kept me reading through the night with its perfect amount of exciting action scenes and just right amount of angst and drama that had my adrenaline going until I finished the book.






I enjoyed this sarcastic 13 going to 30 year old kid. He isn’t your normal thirteen year old and felt his pain as he struggled to overcome the challenges he’s faced for such a young age. It’s been ages since I attended junior high but I feel for this younger generation for what they have to go through every day at school. In my personal opinion, I would love to see this on the big screen!






I definitely would recommend ALIBI JUNIOR HIGH to my fellow friends and family.








I rate ALIBI JUNIOR HIGH
5 Pink Kittens!






          
       
          
        
         




Author Spotlight of the Month - UPDATE--- Mari Mancusi & International Giveaway

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Bad Blood

Berkley Trade
January 2010
ISBN 9780425232644


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Sunny McDonald is in the ultimate forbidden relationship. Her boyfriend Magnus is a vampire, and the leader of the Blood Coven.



Their differences have never been an issue, until now...



When the Blood Coven decides that Magnus needs a mate to be his co-ruler, Sunny's humanity puts her out of the running. The Coven's chosen candidate is Jane Johnson, a magna cum laude graduate of Oxford University who just happens to look like a vampiric celebutante.


Sunny is suspicious of a Rhodes Scholar who can't answer the most basic poly-sci questions, but Magnus brushes it off as petty jealousy. Still, when the Blood Coven goes to Las Vegas for a vampire convention—where Magnus and Jane's bonding ceremony will be the main event—Sunny and her sister Rayne secretly tag along. And Sunny's not going home before she learns the truth about Jane. Because not everything stays in Vegas—especially bad blood...



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Wednesday Spotlight Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

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Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials
by Rosalind Wiseman
Penguin
ISBN13: 9780399247965

ISBN: 0399247963
BINC: 9939361
Age: 12 and up


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Charlie Healey thinks Harmony Falls is the beginning of a whole new life. Middle School was brutal. Mean girls were all around her. But High School’s going to be Charlie’s big chance to start over and stay out of drama, except that on her first day who does she run into? None other than Will, her ex-best friend, who had moved away. Now he’s back, looking a lot cuter and hanging out with a questionable crew. But Charlie doesn’t understand just how questionable until an innocent delivery guy falls victim to a near-deadly hazing prank.




All Charlie wanted to do was have a drama-free freshman year, but now she must decide whether to turn in her very best friend, who just told her he loves her, or live with the guilt of knowing what he did.



Rosalind Wiseman’s first novel for young adults is a fresh, funny, and juicy read about friendship, betrayal, and how far some will go to be accepted.

Tuesday Spotlight Undead Much? by Stacey Jay

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UNDEAD MUCH?
Razorbill Books
January 21, 2010


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Even Zombie Settlers with Super Hot Boyfriends get the Blues...











A few months ago I was a normal girl with a normal life. But that was before my power to Settle the Undead returned and someone tried to kill me with zombies.






Now I work magic and practice kicking butt while trying to find time for pom squad and my boyfriend, Ethan, and trying NOT to think about how freaky my life has become. It can be tough. Still…things could be worse…






Oh yeah, right:


1. Feral new super-strong zombies. Check.


2. Undead psychic hottie predicting a zombie apocolypse. Check.


3. Earth-shattering secrets that could land me in Settler prison for life. Check.


4. Cheerleader vs. pom squad turf war threatening the end of the half time as we know it. Check.






I’m going to need therapy (and a cookie) if I live through the week. Unfortunately I’m learning that’s not something Zombie Queens can take for granted.

 
 
 





DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2007-2009 - Mashup of Top 25 Billboard Hits

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Monday Spotlight Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

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Incarceron
by Catherine Fisher
Penguin Teen
January 26th 2010
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A thrilling, high-concept fantasy for fans of Garth Nix and Nancy Farmer.







Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible.






And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl named Claudia. She claims to live Outside- she is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and doomed to an arranged marriage. Finn is determined to escape the prison, and Claudia believes she can help him. But they don't realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost more than they know.





Sunday Spotlight Heist Society by Ally Carter

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Heist Society by Ally Carter
Disney Hyperion
February 9, 2010
ISBN: 1423116399
ISBN-13: 9781423116394
Ages 11 and up








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When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind.






Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected. Soon, Kat’s friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster’s art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat’s father isn’t just on the suspect list, he is the list.






Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it’s a spectacularly impossible job? She’s got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family’s (very crooked) history—and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.







Mailbox Report #1

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Here's what I got in the mail today:











Dead Guy Spy by David Lubar
Book 2 of the Nathan Abercrombie, The Accidental Zombie Series
January 2010


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Nathan Abercrombie is getting used to his rotten life as a half-dead zombie. The good thing is he doesn’t feel any pain. The bad thing is his body can’t heal, so he has to be really careful not to break anything. But that’s hard to do when his wrestling-obsessed gym teacher, Mr. Lomux, matches him up with Rodney the bully, who’s looking for any excuse to break his bones. Then one day, Nathan is approached by the secret organization B.U.M.—aka the Bureau of Useful Misadventures—which offers him a cure in exchange for his help. Nathan jumps at the chance to become the world’s first zombie spy, but soon discovers that B.U.M. isn’t quite what it seems. Can Nathan trust them?

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Saturday Spotlight (( Frewin Jones ))

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The Enchanted Quest
By Frewin Jones
Book 5 of the Faerie Path
Price: $16.99
On Sale: 1/26/2010
Formats: Hardcover E-Book

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Book Description


Far from the Realm of Faerie, a quest to save immortality . . .


A deadly plague is sweeping through Faerie, and no one is immune to its bite. Now, with the guidance of the Dream Weaver, Tania, Rathina, and a mortal ally, Connor, must head off to find the Divine Harper—the only one who can help Tania renew the Faerie Covenant of Immortality. Their quest will soon take them outside the borders of Faerie, to hostile and unwelcoming lands beyond.

On their travels, Tania and her companions encounter danger at every turn as they battle pirates, contend with mysterious and mystical beings, and try to outwit those under the sinister grip of the Dark Arts. But when Tania's beloved Edric appears, it looks as if they have help at last. Or do they? As tensions and dangers rise, Tania is forced to question everything and everyone around her in order to decide if she is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her loved ones.

About The Teen Channel

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