Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Books I'm Expecting in the Mail

Recently I've joined Random Buzzers, which is an online community created by Random House Inc.  With every 15,000 to 20,000 points you rack up, you receive a free book of your choice from their store.  There are also ways to win ARCs and signed copies of books by entering contests.  So I joined...well, probably less than a week ago and I've already gathered over 20,000 points and chose my first book to get.  Check it outttt.

                                 Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

"The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents’ frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire’s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him.

Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other’s in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.

David Levithan has written a novel of loss and grief, but also one of hope and redemption as his characters slowly learn to move forward in their lives, despite being changed forever."

I love David Levithan.  I've loved all of the books I've read, so of course I was going to choose this one...plus there was only one left in stock.  The story just sounds completely touching and since I was only in 4th grade when 9/11 took place, it still sounds like something everyone ought to read, especially being from the United States.  I'm so excited to receive this and it's great to know that Random Buzzers isn't too good to be true.

And last but not least, last Saturday I found out that I won my very first giveaway.
Since I have no luck AT ALL, I was completely surprised.  A big thanks to June at Writing is a Blessing!

Exposure by Therese Fowler
Amelia Wilkes’s strict father does not allow her to date, but that doesn’t stop the talented, winsome high school senior from carrying on a secret romance with her classmate Anthony Winter. Desperately in love, the two envision a life together and plan to tell Amelia’s parents only after she turns eighteen and is legally an adult. Anthony’s mother, Kim, who teaches at their school, knows—and keeps—their secret. But the couple’s passion is exposed sooner than planned: Amelia’s father, Harlan, is shocked and infuriated to find naked pictures of Anthony on his daughter’s computer. Just hours later, Anthony is arrested.

Despite Amelia’s frantic protests, Harlan uses his wealth and influence with local law enforcement and the media to label Anthony a deviant who preyed on his innocent daughter. Spearheaded by a zealous prosecutor anxious to turn the case into a public crusade against “sexting,” the investigation soon takes an even more disturbing and destructive turn.
As events spiral wildly out of control and the scandalous story makes national news, Amelia and Anthony risk everything in a bold and dangerous attempt to clear their names and end the madness once and for all."  

Okay, so everything about this book sounds incredible and I'm so thankful to be receiving it soon.  As soon as I do, you can be sure that I'll read and review it.  


  1. Exposure looks great! Happy reading.

  2. Thank you for stopping by! I'm a new follower!

    I'm a member as well but since I don't live in the US I can't redeem my points :( Looking forward to your reviews!