Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TBR/Teaser Tuesday January 12, '10


To Be Read Tuesday was created by my dear friend Korianne.

Goodreads Description:

"Smile. Wave. Dominate.

Presley loves the pageant world. She knows how to work the crowd and looks gorgeous in an evening gown. But really, she needs the pageant world -- for its scholarships and opportunities. The only thing standing in her way? Her archrival, Megan, who was practically born wearing a crown and sash. Megan may be the nastiest girl on the circuit, but she has one thing that Presley doesn't: connections. And she won't hesitate to use them.

What happens when two girls will stop at nothing -- including scandalous Internet pictures, vicious message board rumors, or "accidentally" ruined hair -- to be crowned the winner? Strap on your stilettos and tuck in those shoulder pads...it's going to be a bumpy ride."

We had this author over at FiveAwesomeYAFans and she was great. This looks fun and I haven't read anything about pageants.

Goodreads Description:

"In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them.

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away. "

I really love dystopia fiction, and this looks right up my alley.

Now for the teaser portion of this post!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"I'm no biblical scholar, but I'm pretty sure Adam-as in the guy who named all the animals in the Garden of Eden-wasn't a hermaphrodite.

Turns out my mom had a different opinion."

-Donut Days by Lara Zielin.

Emma Out!


  1. I've been meaning to read Unwind. I have it at home to read. :) Let me know what you think of it!

  2. Kristen: I will!

    Juju: I know, eh? Can't wait to read them!