Friday, 13 December 2013

Feature & Follow (9)

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly bloghop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This weeks Question:

Q: Bookselling Time: Go to your biggest bookcases. Go to the second shelf from the top and pick out the sixth book from the left. Handsell that book to us - even if you haven’t read it or if you hated it. (if you don’t have bookcases, done have six books on one shelf, etc, pick a book at random)

Is it cheating if I put the book I wanted to handsell there last week? Yeah, I think it is, but oh well.
So...mine is Heart-Shaped Bruise by .


Simply because it's a challenging book, it's not an easy read, it's quite an emotional one actually, and about the lengths someone would go to for payback, and getting tied up in something that wasn't her fault. I wasn't expecting it to be anything like it was. I wasn't expecting to like Emily as much as I did, either, but I did, and I understood her. So, if you like a challenge, a mature YA main character, or even watch Revenge. This books yours.

EARC Review: No One Else Can Have You.

No One Else Can Have You

Publication Date: January 7th 2014             
~A huge thank you to HarperTeen, and Edelweiss, who provided a copy in exchange for an honest review.~


Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.

Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

The first thing you need to know about No One Else Can Have You is that it's weird, and kind of like Humpty, you're immediately sucked in, you start on a creepy ladder climbing high, and then it starts to fall, and it never really gets put back together. 

The town Friendship, population 689 is a small closed knit town where everybody knows one another, everybody is too friendly and nice and sickly like cough syrup. They talk to one another with first and last names. Polite. Happy. Nothing-bad-happens-here-no-sirry-don'tcha know. Did I mention they're friendly? sociopathic. They don't like bad things, they sweep things under the rug and take a happy pill.