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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Spreading the Awesome

Happy Monday!

So Elana Johnson had this fabulous idea to hug a bunch of authors and books today. It's a day to celebrate books that we've read and loved and want to recommend to the world! It's a day to check out every book and author on the master list and find some new reading material you think will interest you.

A huge thank you to Elana for organizing such an awesome event!

For the master list, check out this link!

NOTE: Read to the bottom for your chance to win this book!

The book I picked is PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles. This is a book that blew away all measures of success. It's got an awesome book trailer that makes the book like it might be a bit of fluff, but seriously, PERFECT CHEMISTRY is not even close to fluff.



It's the story of a boy and a girl who have absolutely nothing in common. And when the year starts off, they are forced to be chemistry partners. Sure they fall in love. Sure there's some awesome romance. But what I loved the most about this book is it felt so real. Not once was the author kind to the characters. Brittany and Alex had every single thing going against them. And I couldn't stop turning the pages.

PERFECT CHEMISTRY met and exceeded every expectation I had for it, and even if you think YA romance is not your thing, pick up this book and give it a chance. And while you're at it, pick up an extra copy for that special teen you know. You won't be sorry!

*****

Okay, book giveaway time...

For your chance to win a copy of PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles, just

1) follow my blog and
2) comment on this blog post by the end of the day Sunday, May 9, 2010!

So simple. So easy. Just do it!


*****

We're linking all our blog posts together, so thank you to Jon Arntson for linking to me, and for the next great book in the list, check out Katie Anderson at Plot This who is talking up LIPS TOUCH THREE TIMES by Laini Taylor (which I'll also vouch and say is a fabulous book)!

Thank you a million for reading! And have a great week!

52 comments:

Weronika Janczuk said...

This is definitely a book topping my TBR pile. :)

Awesome review!

yellow_gin said...

not sure what to make of that video, but im intrigued. :)

storyqueen said...

I've been wanting to read this one!

Danyelle said...

This looks like a great read. :D (Is going to have to start a book fund on a street corner. >.<)

Jonathon Arntson said...

I am not gonna lie, that video totally made my day! Thank you for a different approach to introducing a book. I've seen this one around, but never picked it up. It is officially being added to the list right. now.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

It's SO fun to blog hop again--especially with so much author love going on. Thanks so much for the book recommendation. I'm definitely adding this to my TBR list (once...you know...I have time to read again). :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I've heard so many good things about this book. I'm going to add it to my list. Thanks for the contest.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the great recommendation; I hadn't heard of this one before. And I LOVE the rap about it!!!

Christine Marciniak said...

Awesome idea! That book sounds great too!

laurapauling said...

I've heard a lot about this book and is definetly on my tbr list! Thanks.

Miriam S. Forster said...

Ooo, what a great idea! I'd love to play, if I wasn't in the middle of this character series I'm doing. :(

Guess I'll just have to go look at everyone else's recommendations!

Indigo said...

I've heard so many great reviews on this book. I can't wait to read this one. (Hugs)Indigo

Marcia said...

Sounds good. I hadn't heard of this one.

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

PJ! Love this! It has been on my radar for some time!!!Would love to win a copy.

I am LOVING traveling all these blogs for book suggestions. It has been a blast.

I cannot wait to check this one out!

P.S. You were so close to winning my contest the other day! ;o) I just knew you would be the one to get them all right.

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Kelly said...

I haven't read any of Simone's books, but I have heard so much about them that I really want to! Please enter me. :D
kghobbs@gmail.com

Yamile said...

I'll check it out!

Anna said...

Wow, I just realized I wasn't a blog follower yet - how on earth did that happen? Anyhoo, I keep hearing great things about this book. I certainly wouldn't mind winning a copy. :-)

KM said...

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! So good!!!

Precious said...

I've wanted to read Perfect chemistry for such a long time. Please include me only if this is open internationally. Love the video!

Thanks! I'm a follower!

precious_shusky@yahoo.com

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Sign me up!

Christa said...

New follower. : )

I'd really love a chance to read this book.
Thanks for the giveaway.
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

Readerly Person said...

I have been hearing so many good things about this book!

- Rebecca

rebeccaswells(at)gmail(dot)com

Taffy said...

Interesting, interesting...
So many great books for summer reading!

Suzette Saxton said...

Book looks great. Contest is easy. Winning combo! ;)

Amy Holder said...

I've heard SOOO many great things about this one! Great pick! Sign me up -- I'm a new follower. :)

Michelle McLean said...

Definitely count me in - looks like a great read!

Casey McCormick said...

PJ, you read so many books I HAD to know what you would choose for today. I'll definitely be reading this!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I've heard good things about this book. Hope I win!!

angie said...

I have been wanting to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway! I am already a follower:)
bangersis at msn dot com

Nichole Giles said...

Holy crap, that is an awesome video. And I totally want to read this book. I haven't heard of it before now, but I absolutely will check it out next time I'm in a book store.

Christine Fonseca said...

I can't wait to read this book...wow, so many fab books to read!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I didn't even read your review for this. I looooove the book. I almost picked it as my book to be reviewed in this great event.

Obviously you don't have to enter my name in the draw. I'm just excited that I'll get to read the sequel soon. :D

Elle Strauss said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the review.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I so much want to read this book!!! I heard it about it not long ago (actually, I think maybe an agent might have made a comment about it), and I'm practically drooling waiting to get my hands on it! So yes yes, I want to win! I'm now a follower (though I would have followed without the contest!). Thanks for the recommendation and brilliant review (and for the sweet contest)!

Rivkie Re said...

This book looks really sweet! I'm a blog follower! Please enter me.
rivkarno1(at)hotmail(dot)com

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Thanks for the great recommendation. Looking forward to following :))

Rebecca said...

I don't typically read YA romance, but I'll give just about anything a shot. :-)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm already a follower - yay! This sounds like a good one. Count me in! :-)

ally said...

Count me in! Already following :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

That video made me smile (and dance in my chair)! How cool is that and your review. Count me in on this contest!

Kristen said...

A couple people have told me about this book but after reading your post I'm sold!

Serenissima said...

Sounds like another one for my TBR list!

Corinne O'Flynn said...

hi! this one sounds great! Thanks for spreading the awesome and giving the slowpokes a few days to make it through the list! ;)

Elana Johnson said...

Ahhh! I want to read this one so badly. I better check my library, stat, since my wallet is empty... Great review!

Mandy said...

Please enter me (:
bratdownstairs @yahoo.com

Jenn Wilks said...

Wow. Could that cover BE any more hot? Seriously, I want to get this book just so I can LOOK at it. If it's a good read, that'll just be a bonus. Please enter me in your contest!! :o)

Christina Farley said...

Now I need to read this book! Thanks for the review.

Liz S said...

Another great book recommendation! Count me in. Thanks!

Aik said...

I'm a new follower. I'd love to read this book! Thanks!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Janet Johnson said...

Sounds fun! I'd never heard of it, but you've piqued my interest. Thanks for sharing. :)

Cynde L. Hammond said...

Hi, P.J.!

That's what I like:
an "EASY-to-enter" contest!

1.) I'm a new "follower" and I sure would appreciate a "follow-back" on my blog, "Cynde's Got The Write Stuff"

2.) And voila: "THIS" is my comment! :o)

Until next time,
Cynde

Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Laura Ann Dunks said...

I can see why you love that book! On my too read list!

Now following you!

Laura Ann Dunks

http://www.lauraanndunks.com/