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Blood Magic (The Blood Journals, #1) ARC by Tessa Gratto
Burn Bright (Night Creatures, #1) by Marianne de Pierres
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Won / Gift
Silver Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #1) by Cindy Pon
Fury of the Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #2) by Cindy Pon
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) by Gayle Forman
South Carolina Book Festival! I should be there around 3pm. I wanted to get there earlier, but it didn't work out. As long as I don't miss the Neal Shusterman panel, which starts at 4:10, I'm good. Neal Shusterman is the author of Unwind (one of my favorite books), and I can't wait to hear him talk about his books. I'm excited, and I know I won't be able to say anything to him because I'll be so nervous. Hopefully I manage to at least mumble a hello. LOL
Anyway, big huge THANKS to a book buddy for getting me a signed copy of Where She Went! How will I ever repay her? I loved this book so much! It's definitely at the top of my favorite books in 2011 list (along with Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. I can't decide which one I loved more!) If you haven't read WSW, you need to! :D Another thanks goes out to author Cindy Pon! I won both her Kingdom of Xia books in a giveaway. I read Silver Phoenix back in 2009 and really enjoyed it. Very happy to own a copy and also a copy of Fury of the Phoenix, which I can't wait to read. :)
Another book I got was Looking for Alaska (bought the hardcover at Books a Million for only $3!). I've never read LFA before, but I enjoyed his other books, so I'm looking forward to it. And from book tours, Blood Magic and Burn Bright. Burn Bright is a debut YA book from Australia with an amazing cover. Already read & reviewed it. I plan on starting Blood Magic soon.
Whew! This post feels long. That's it for this week! Just a reminder to those with US addresses, I have a giveaway for Soul in Love by Vone Savan that ends on June 1. Click here to enter!