June 11, 2012

Rewind & Review: June 2012

Rewind & Review is a great monthly feature started by Ginger of GReads! and Lisa of Lisa is Busy Nerding. Each month, participants will set aside some "older" titles to read and review on their blogs. This feature is the perfect opportunity to get around to reading that title you've been eyeing for years or that book that's been in your TBR for what feels like forever. For more information, you can visit this post.

I'm a little sad that I was unable to really focus on doing Rewind & Review during April and May, but I figure that's all the more reason for me to start doing again for the month of June. Here are the titles that I'm planning to focus on for the month:

Title: Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Speak (an imprint of Penguin)
Publication Date: October 22, 1999
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know hate her from a distance. It's no use explaining to her parents; they've never known what her life is really like. The safest place for Melinda to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she admitted it and let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have no choice. Melinda would have to speak the truth.

Title: Going Bovine
Author: Libba Bray
Publisher: Ember (an imprint of Random House)
Publication Date: September 22, 2009
All sixteen-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school - and life in general - with a minimum of effort. But that's before he's given some bad news: he's going to die.

Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure - if he's willing to go in search of it. With the help of Gonzo, a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf, and a yard gnome who just might be the Viking god Balder, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America... into the heart of what matters most.

Title: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only one who can see through glamours.

But now Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and cryptic messages - and she's realizing that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.


  1. Speak!! I adore this novel. It's so gut wrenching & it will make your heart hurt, but wow is it powerful! I can't wait to know your thoughts on it. I sort of slacked on the Rewind & Review feature for this month. I did just finish an older title though, so I think I'll add it as my rewind & review for this month :)

  2. I hope you enjoy Speak, as much as you can enjoy a book like that, it is such a powerful story. And I want to read Going Bovine, thanks for reminding me about it!


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