3 S.R. Johannes: Top Summer Reads (Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Top Summer Reads (Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt)

Here are my top reads for the summer!

1) Taking by Kimberly Derting

A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing.
When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas 'n' Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn't aged a day.
Everything else about Kyra's old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.
Confused and lost, Kyra isn't sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin's annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra's father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

2) Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother’s job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone’s skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn’t trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her. Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn’t figure it all out soon—she’ll be next.

3) Vengence by Megan Miranda
Falcon Lake will have its vengeance.
When everyone thought Delaney was going to die, Decker made a bargain. Anyone but her. Everyone but her. He never realized someone might actually be listening.
Carson pulled Delaney out of the frozen water of Falcon Lake, and he died on the side of the road with his mouth pressed to hers. Troy tried to recreate Delaney’s accident, and the lake took him instead. All the talk about a curse doesn’t shake Decker, until yet another unthinkable tragedy strikes and there’s just too much coincidence and death for Decker to take . . . and too much anger.
Because Delaney knew it was coming, and she never said a word. Falcon Lake still has a hold on them both, and Decker can’t forgive Delaney until he knows why.
4) Intuition by CJ Omololu
With every new vision from her past lives, Cole understands more about who she is in this life...and her love for Griffon grows as quickly as her unique Akhet abilities. Able to sense people's innermost emotions, Cole is a much needed asset to the Akhet's worldwide plan. Then she meets a young millionaire named Drew who reveals a startling connection to Cole's life in Elizabethan England. His intense desire to restore their past confuses and excites Cole but his affections complicate her plans with both Griffon and the Akhet. 

When her best friend Rayne is endangered by Cole's carelessness, Cole must find a way to save Rayne and prevent the Akhet's plans from falling into the hands of people out to destroy the world. Only by trusting in herself and her newfound abilities can Cole fight for her friend, her love, and her rightful destiny.

5) Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.
At school, nobody sees the scratches or her pain. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. With pencil marks and music, Alexi carves out a comfortable space for herself as she and the Captain finish each other’s songs – words on a desk feel safer than words spoken aloud.


But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. He has secrets of his own and knows all about suffering in silence. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up


Now for the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt

The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt will run from TODAY until midnight on SUNDAY (19th July). To enter to win FORTY signed paperbacks by a wide range of authors PLUS $30 worth of Amazon Gift Cards, simply hop around ALL participating stops, collect all of the highlighted numbers (mine is 11!), add them together, and then go enter the requested details along with your calculated answer in the ENTRY FORM

You can find more information on how the stop works HERE. All stops will direct you to the next place to hop across to. And don’t worry if you get lost, because the entire list of participating authors can be found HERE.

Or, if you have all of your numbers and are ready to enter, then hop across to the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt Entry Form.

In this post, you should have your number (Your number is:  11 I recommend this is displayed in a different colour to the rest of the text in your post, and made bold to make it easier to spot.)

Comment here for a chance to win a set of 3 Sweet Evil trilogy bookmarks from Wendy Higgins




Your next stop is Wendy Beck.


26 comments:

Alla Issa said...

wow, I love Wendy Higgins books!

isabella plummer said...

Oh man Sweet Evil bookmarks to match my Sweet Evil books! Sweet!!

Courtney Whisenant said...

I love her book covers too!

miki said...

i love the cover for this series and i collect bookmarks so it's a great giveaway, thanks
if it's open to international i would love to be entered

thanks

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

WinterFaerie said...

I'd Love these! Kaidan is def. my book boyfriend!!

Katrina said...

I have had these on my to be read list on Goodreads and need to get them picked up from the library soon :)

Katrina said...

Forgot to add my email: katrina_joy@hotmail.com

TammyAnn said...

I love that series. Thank you for the giveaway!

CheerUpUEmoKid said...

I love me some Wendy Higgins! :)

Katie said...

This would be great to win! Thanks for the chance!

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Tayler Clements said...

This is such a neat hunt! So many new authors to find to add to my shelves!
taylerclements94@gmail.com

Carmel said...

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens is on your list!!! I've been reading contemporary books lately. Seems really good.

Thanks for the chance to win the bookmarks! :*

~Carmel of http://carmelandkyla.blogspot.com/

i*Heart*BigBooks said...

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
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Brandi said...

Great list! I will have to check out some of those books!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Take care & I hope you have a great day!

Brandi
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

I would love to win this!

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Sue Stiff said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
1006penguins(at)gmail(dot)com

cohlina esguerra said...

Ahhh I like Wendy Higgins aaahhh Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

cohlesguerra at gmail dot com

Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages said...

I love, love, LOVE these books, and I'd love to win matching bookmarks for my set. :) prettylittlepages[at]gmail[dot]com

Danielin said...

Oh my god!!! I really love the Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins <3

allizie08@gmail.com

t star said...

I love the sweet evil trilogy

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Girl who writes stories and reads books said...

I would love to win!

Texas Book Lover said...

Would love these! Thanks so much!

mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

Samantha Pfeffer said...

I love your books and Wendy Higgins books sooo much!!!

Samantha Wallace said...

Thanks for the Wendy Higgins bookmark giveaway!! :)

Michelle Morrow said...

Thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway, we the fans really appreciate it. Michelle092@frontier.com

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Texas Book Lover wins - mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

Ill email you and copy wendy :) congrads and thanks for stopping by!