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Twice as Nice: Belles & Winter White by Jen Calonita

Belles (#1) by Jen Calonita ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: April 10, 2012 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 356 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: family secrets, mean girls, campaigns Format read: Borrowed from library Summary: Izzie and Mira couldn’t be more different. For years, Izzie has grown up in Harborside, hanging out at the Boardwalk, and working as a lifeguard […]

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December 1, 2012 - 1:48 am

Kristen Evey - I’ve been wanting to read Belles since I saw the cover when it came out. I really want to love stories like this, but I don’t always end up doing so and I can’t figure out why. That you compared this to both Cinderella AND Mean Girls gives me high hopes for this one though. 😉

November 8, 2012 - 5:23 pm

elena - awww this seem like such qt contemps! i was suppose to be sent this for review but welp, it never came. the first one is at my library though, i think. i like the comparison of belles to mean girls & cinderella. eesh to the curveball ending in the second book though. great reviews, estelle!

November 7, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - Okay, I’m not sure if I needed to skip book two’s review or not, but I did. I have Belles but I haven’t read it yet. I REALLY WANT TO, though, because I seem to remember that it is set in Eastern North Carolina, which is where I live. (I love reading books set close to me for some reason.)

Also, the cover is super pretty. I really need to make the time for this one so I can get to book two as well!

November 7, 2012 - 9:32 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You make me want to immediately go out and get these books STAT. Honestly, from the summaries alone, I could already tell that they would be the kind of books I’d find interesting, and I’m intrigued to meet both Mira and Izzie!

November 6, 2012 - 8:48 pm

Tara - Can I just say how happy I am that we could talk this out on GChat lol. I feel a readalong coming on when book 3 comes out 🙂

October 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

  Oh, yep — that’s right! It’s almost Halloween. I typically average about 20-ish books in the YA book releases posts, but jeez! There are THIRTY-THREE books listed below. Prepare your wallets now, friends — October is going to be quite the spendy month. Just in case you’re hosting an awesome Halloween party, here’s an […]

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November 4, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- November 4, 2012 - […] of Reach by Carrie Arcos — this was one I featured in my October 2012 YA new releases post. […]

October 4, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Kristen Evey - I should not have looked through that whole list. So many shiny new books!!!

October 1, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - There are way too many good books on this list. Seriously. I’m going to go broke just trying to get them all!

October 1, 2012 - 6:10 am

VeganYANerds - Sooooo many books this month! I don’t even know where to start 😀

September 30, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (9/30/2012) - […] is a pricey month for books! So many new releases! A review of Starring Me by Krista McGee. Magan adored Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. Our long distance […]

September 30, 2012 - 9:10 am

Katie w/ Mundie Moms - That pumpkin mousse looks so good right now. Thanks to your picture I’ll be craving sweets today. LOL 😉

April 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

There are so many awesome books coming out in the next couple of months. I wanted to take some time to spotlight some of the April 2012 Young Adult book releases that Estelle and I have on our TBR lists! If one (or both) of us has read it, I linked our reviews, too, so […]

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April 12, 2012 - 2:15 am

Summer - Thanks for the April list! You actually listed a couple that I hadn’t checked out yet to add to my (now ridiculously huge) April list!

Below is a short list that you should look into! (Also: If you’ve reviewed these in any previous posts then my apologies!)

Teen and YA April Books of Awesome:

Grave Mercy :: R.L. LaFevers
Storm (Elementals, Bk 1) :: Brigid Kemmerer
Magic Under Stone :: Jaclyn Dolamore
Unraveling :: Elizabeth Norris
Above :: Leah Bobet
The Calling :: Kelly Armstrong
Taken at Dusk :: C.C. Hunter
Masque of the Red Death :: Bethany Griffin
The Immortal Rules :: Julie Kagawa
The Book of Blood and Shadow :: Robin Wasserman
Black Heart :: Holly Black
The Last Echo :: Kimberly Derting
Social Suicide :: Gemma Halliday
Immortal City :: Scott Speer
Glimmer :: Phoebe Kitanidis

Seriously, for 2012 titles alone, it will take yeeears to get through all of the releases! Books are absolutely worth it and I’m thrilled that there are so many authors debuting! If only I could literally__only__read for hours and hours on end and be paid for it. Ha!

Anyway, my asinine babbling aside: Enjoy! 🙂

April 1, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Jasmine Rose - The Selection and Thumped are both high on my want list 😀

April 1, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Karen - Thanks for the reminder about Zero. I loved Party Down by Tom Leveen so I’m really looking forward to reading this one.

April 1, 2012 - 2:11 pm

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] April 2102 Book Releases Estelle:  The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith Magan: A Book Blogger Video Magan: The List by […]

March 31, 2012 - 5:57 pm

VeganYANerds - Ah! You guys have listed so many books that I want to read, how will I ever find the time? Lexapros and Cons looks fun and I just got a copy of Dying to Know You so I’ll have to read that soon, too.

March 31, 2012 - 8:43 am

Estelle - This list makes me really anxious. haha. And excited. Yes, I commented on our own blog.