Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekend Plans + Weekend TBR + GIVEAWAY

Friday, February 20, 2015 with
Hello everyone,
Today is Friday! YAY! Even though Monday was a holiday for us this week felt like it dragged on and on. I am counting down the hours to 4:00 PM this afternoon, which is the start of the weekend for me.

Weekend Plans. Aubrey and I are planning to see The Duff the movie on Saturday! I was apprehensive the first time I saw the trailer because they changed the plot a lot. The Duff is one of my all-time favorite contemporary YA novels and I still reread my favorite parts once or twice a year. I was hoping for a faithful adaptation instead of the loose one the trailer hints at. But in the last few weeks as they did the marketing and the reviews from critics start to pour in, I got more and more excited. The reviews are really positive and, while it did not stick close to the book's original plot, it still seems like a movie I will enjoy.

Weekend TBR. I am hoping to finish two books this weekend. The first one is called Seed by Lisa Heathfield, which is a contemporary YA about a girl who grew up and lives in an isolated community (yes, a cult) called Seed. But a newcomer make her doubt and question everything she's ever known.

The other one is a new adult called Rebound by Noelle August (the pen name for a writing that consists of Veronica Rossi, who wrote the Under the Never Sky series, and Lorin Oberweger). It's the companion to Boomerang, which I enjoyed quite a bit (my review) and it features characters we already met in Boomerang.

Giveaway. I reviewed Maya Banks's latest release In His Keeping about two weeks ago (my review, in case you miss it) and I like it. Well, Maya's publicist has a signed copy of In His Keeping and she was nice enough to let me host a giveaway.

If you want to add your name to the virtual hat, just enter below. This giveaway is U.S. only and ends on February 27 (next week Friday).

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Good luck and happy reading,
Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Looks like you have a great weekend set up. I want to see the DUFF so I hope you do a movie review on it. I haven't read the book yet though so I would be bad to see the movie first lol.
    I hope you enjoy both of those books.
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. I loved the movie even though it didn't stay close to the novel. i can appreciate both on their own. the dialogue was smart, it was funny and mae whitman was spot on as bianca. the duff is right up there with my favorite teen comedies. i hope you see it and enjoy as much as i did :)

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