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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A to Z Wednesday



Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment.
(We all love comments, don't we?)
Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

THIS WEEKS LETTER IS: U

Unleashed - Kristopher Reisz

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2008
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Format: Paperback, 352pp
  • Sales Rank: 32,848
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13: 9781416940012
  • ISBN: 1416940014

Synopsis

A sexy teen novel about a boy who falls in love with a girl who can shapeshift into a werewolf.

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up -Daniel Morning, son of working-class parents, shoulders a heavy load due to his family's high expectations. He works hard at school but his SATs aren't stellar, and his parents insist on having him classified as ADD so that he can take an untimed test to improve his score. He gets into Cornell, but it burns him knowing that he enjoyed an unfair advantage and he regrets his decision to go along with his parents' wishes. Then he meets biracial and dangerously sexy Misty, who has a tough-girl attitude that intrigues him. Very quickly they become a couple and he learns what she and her friends do in the old abandoned furnace night after night: they eat magic mushrooms and turn into wolves that roam the city, marking their territory as they go. Mesmerizingly addictive and sometimes bluntly graphic prose suits the topic perfectly, with sex and dope and shape-shifting all combining to lead readers down a path full of allegory and excitement. This novel is sure to be a word-of-mouth favorite among older teens.-Susan Riley, Mount Kisco Public Library, NY

Another book on my shelves I never quite got around too. I think if I stopped buying books, I might have enough on my shelves to last a few months easy.

14 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This one looks GOOD! I hear you on the stop buying books comment.... I have so many to read but I cant help myself.... they are my comfort :)

Zia said...

Sheila - Books are my comfort too, which is why I have so many heh.

Beth said...

I try to talk myself into just reading all the unread books I have at home, but all those books at the library just beckon my name! Here is my "U" book.

GFDesignz said...

woohoo a werewolf book! Love it!

Here's My Book:

http://jensbooktalk.blogspot.com/2009/12/z-wednesday.html

gautami tripathy said...

I bought 8 books last sunday! Couldn't resist buying!

Will read a werewolf book soon!

A-Z Wednesday: The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip M. Margolin

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Sounds like a great book with lots of intrigue! Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Yvonne said...

I know what you mean - I need to stop buying more and catch up with what I have. Easier said then done :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Amazing how many cool books there are beginning with "U"! I did have to search a bit, though.

My TBR books are stacked (neatly, sort of) on the floor, which is my incentive to read them! They don't get to go on the shelves until then.

But I keep adding to the stacks! Alas.

My post:

http://weboftyranny.blogspot.com/2009/12/z-wednesday_30.html

Vicki said...

Books are my drug of choice!
I can't stop buying them.

Thanks for playing!

Joyful said...

I know what you mean about buying more & more books. I have actually read several books. But, I have over 200 so I haven't read all mine yet. And some I want to go back & reread. Actually expecting a book to come UPS today.

My `U` is here:
http://newhorizonreviews.blogspot.com/2009/12/unseen-essential-by-james-p-gills-md.html

Kristen said...

The green wash on the cover gives this one a spooky, eerie feel.

My U book is here.

me again said...

Oh my goodness, this looks intriguing!
I still buy a LOT of books but I also try to utilize the library as much as possible. It helps.
:-)
If you want to have a look, here's my U book.
Happy new year!
==lennie==

Nise' said...

Whew... the description sounds a bit too racy for young teens!

carolsnotebook said...

Looks good. I don't think I'll ever be able to finish all the books on my shelves. I think they're multiplying on their own at this point.