Title: The Deathday Letter
Author: Shaun Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 2010
Donated by: Sharon
All fifteen year-old Oliver Travers wanted to do when he woke up Thursday morning was squeeze in a little underwear gymnastics before school, until his mom called him downstairs to tell him he had received a Deathday Letter, which sort of ruined the mood.
Content to spend his last day of life at school (where the girls are), Oliver’s best friends Shane Grimsley and Veronica (Ronnie) Dittrich convince him to burn his books and ditch school to, you know, have a little actual fun before he kicks the bucket.
In a world where only taxes, Deathday Letters, and teenage boy’s hormones are certainties, Oliver, Shane and Ronnie embark upon a bus ride that takes them from the post office, to a house filled with college-aged anti-Deathday Letter activists (and Dave Matthews fans), and nearly to prison. And as the end draws near Oliver learns that living is way tougher than dying…and that kissing is wetter than he’d expected.
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- Maria (NY) Rc’d 5/21, Mail by 5/27
- Laurie (NY) Rc’d 5/29, Mailed 6/7
DC: 0306 1070 0001 2621 8133
- Jess (NJ) Rc’d 6/10, Mailed 6/21
DC: 0310 0480 0002 0568 0294
- Angela (WV) Rc’d 6/25, Mailed 7/2
- Alex (MI) Rc’d 7/8, Mail by 7/14
DC: 0307 1790 0000 6884 9934
- AMY (MI) Rc’d 7/17, Mailed 7/24
DC: 0310 0480 0003 5394 2695
- Ky (NE) Rc’d 7/28, Mailed 8/2
DC: 0309 2880 0002 9742 7306
- Cynthia (TX) Rc’d 8/4, Mailed 8/10
- Yara (TX) Rc’d 8/11, Mail by 8/24
DC: 0308 1400 0001 0942 4891
- Carol (TX) Rc’d 8/26, Mail by 9/2
Title: The Krybosian Stairpath
Author: S.R.R. Colvin
Release Date: Oct 2009
Donated by: S.R.R. Colvin
Enter a world of wonder deep inside the earth as 11-year-old geologist Madison Terrence follows her pet gopher down a stairpath portal she discovers in her family’s cavern. When she descends the Krybosian Stairpath, a mystery from her family’s past begins to unravel. She soon realizes her arrival in the interior world of Krybos is no accident. Madison discovers that she’s been pulled into a sinister plot to destroy the most beautiful place she has ever seen.
Mailed on 05/06; DC: 0307 1790 0000 1905 9351
- WillowRaven (NH) Rc’d 5/08, Mailed 5/15
- Alisha (GA) Rc’d 5/18, Mailed 5/27
- Andrea (LA) Rc’d 5/29, Mailed 6/1
DC: 0496 9002 4390 0704 0577
- Jessica (CA) Rc’d 6/3, Mailed 6/11
- Kristen (IL) Rc’ 6/19, Mailed 6/26
DC: 0310 0480 0000 4407 9877
- Drea (IL) Rc’d 6/28
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Title: The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June
Author: Robin Benway
Release Date: August 2010
Donated by: Amber
Three sisters, three extraordinary, life-changing powers!
I hugged my sisters and they fit against my sides like two jigsaw pieces that would never fit anywhere else. I couldn’t imagine ever letting them go again, like releasing them would be to surrender the best parts of myself.
Three sisters share a magical, unshakeable bond in this witty high-concept novel from the critically acclaimed author of Audrey, Wait! Around the time of their parents’ divorce, sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood—powers that come in handy navigating the hell that is high school. Powers that help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. But could they have a greater purpose?
April, the oldest and a bit of a worrier, can see the future. Middle-child May can literally disappear. And baby June reads minds—everyone’s but her own. When April gets a vision of disaster, the girls come together to save the day and reconcile their strained family. They realize that no matter what happens, powers or no powers, they’ll always have each other.
Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.
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Amber mailed 5/20; DC: 03082690000143176013
- MI, A.M.Y Rc’d 5/24, Mailed 6/2
- CT, Jen Rc’d 6/04, Mailed 6/14
DC: 0306 0320 0004 5066 2980
- NJ, Jess Rc’d 6/16, Mailed 6/24
DC: 0310 0480 0002 0568 0447
- PA, Jennifer Rc’d 6/28, Mailed 7/12
DC: 420 27545 9102 7850 9140 1592 1995 74
- NC, Cate Rc’d 7/14, Mail by 7/22
- VA, Jenn Rc’d 7/24, Mailed 7/30
- VA, Abby Rc’d 8/2, Mailed 8/9
DC: 0310 0480 0002 4810 6751
- LA, Andrea Rc’d 8/12, Mailed 8/20 (multi-book extension)
- MT, Rachel Rc’d 8/23, Mailed 8/25
- CA, Becky Rc’d 8/31, Mailed 9/7
DC: 0310 1230 0002 3074 3418
Title: Beautiful Malice
Author: Rebecca James
Release Date: July 2010
Donated by: Andrea
So. Were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly glad when she was killed?
Following a terrible tragedy that leaves her once-perfect family shattered, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and looks forward to a new life of quiet anonymity.
But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her resolution to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable resist the flattering attention that Alice pays her and is so charmed by Alice’s contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon become firm friends. Alice’s joie de vivre is transformative; it helps Katherine forget her painful past and slowly, tentatively, Katherine allows herself to start enjoying life again.
But being friends with Alice is complicated – and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice can be charming and generous she can also be selfish and egocentric. Sometimes, even, Alice is cruel.
And when Katherine starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind of person she wants as a friend, she discovers something else about Alice – she doesn’t like being cast off
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Mailed 5/06; DC: 0496 9002 4390 0703 9809
- Carol (TX) Rc’d 5/10, Mailed 5/17
DC: 9102 1501 3471 1178 6841 59
- Jessica (CA) Rc’d 5/24, Mailed 6/1
- Danielle (CA) Rc’d 06/02, Mailed 06/09
DC: 0308 0730 0001 6592 7634
- Rachel (MT) Rc’d 6/16, Mailed 6/24
- Ky (NE) Rc’d 6/29, Mailed 7/6
- Kristen (IL) Rc’d 7/8, Mailed 7/16
DC: 0310 0480 0000 4413 9977
- Laurie (NY) Rc’d 7/22, Mailed 7/30
DC: 0306 1070 0001 2621 8409
- Gail (MA) Rc’d 8/2, Mailed 8/9
DC: 0308 3390 0001 6836 5508
- Jen (CT) Rc’d 8/11, Mailed 8/19
DC: 0310 0480 0003 4704 8440
- Kate (NJ) Rc’d 8/21, Mailed 8/31
DC: 0309 2880 0000 0644 6437
- Jenn (VA) Rc’d 9/3, Mailed 9/07
DC: 0309 1830 0002 4103 4152
Just wanted to let you know that we’re changing one of the rules/procedures. Instead of leaving sign-up open for a week we’re going to drop it down to five days. The majority of you are jumping on in the first couple of days, so this will still leave some room for stragglers, but will allow the tours to get started sooner!
If a tour has low interest, we will allow people to jump on. You can always shoot us an email or we’ll do a call for anyone else before the tour ends.
Thank you all for making this site run so well!
Title: A Blue So Dark
Author: Holly Schindler
Pub. Date: 5/1/10
Donated by: Sara
Terrified that her mother, a schizophrenic and an artist, is a mirror that reflects her own future, sixteen-year-old Aura struggles with her overwhelming desires to both chase artistic pursuits and keep madness at bay.
As her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet keeps drawing Aura toward the depths of her own imagination—the shadows of make-believe that she finds frighteningly similar to her mother’s hallucinations.
Convinced that creative equals crazy, Aura shuns her art, and her life unravels in the process.
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Sent 4/29 DC: 03100480000061760529
1. Kristen (IL) Rc’d 5/03, Mailed 5/10
2. Becky (CA) Rc’d 5/14, Mailed 5/19
DC: 0309 2880 0001 7394 5634
3. LiLi (FL) Rc’d 5/21, Mailed 06/02
DC: 0309 1830 0000 6813 8958
4. Angela M (WV) Rc’d 6/4, Mailed 6/11
5. Tania (PA) Rc’d 6/14, Mailed 6/18
DC: 0309 1830 0000 3497 9936
6. Steph Su (PA) Rc’d 6/19, Mailed 6/29
7. Jenn (PA) Rc’d 7/2, Mailed 7/28
DC: 420 12590 9102 1501 3471 1265 4259 93
8. Laurie T (NY) Rc’d 8/6, Mailed 8/13
DC: 0306 1070 0001 2621 8546
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Title: The Eternal Ones
Author: Kirsten Miller
Release Date: Aug. 2010
Donated by: Drea
What if love refused to die?
Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother’s house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.
In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves¸ before all is lost and the cycle begins again.
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Sent 5/5: DC: 0309 1830 0001 7418 0902
- IL, Kristen Rc’d 4/06, Mailed 4/10
- CO, Shanna Rc’d 5/14, Mailed 5/20
- MT, Rachel Rc’d 5/22, Mailed 6/01
- UT, Melissa Rc’d 6/3, Mailed 6/10
- TX, Cynthia Rc’d 6/15, Mailed 6/21
DC: 0309 3220 0000 1449 2625
- LA, Jamie Rc’d 6/23, Mailed 7/2
DC: 0310 0480 0000 2885 4452
- LA, Andrea Rc’d 7/3, Mailed 7/8
- PA, Steph Su Rc’d 7/13, Mailed 7/16
- NY, Laurie Rc’d 7/19, Mailed 7/29 (multi-book extension)
No DC to Canada
- Ontario, Michelle R’cd 8/7, Mailed 8/14
DC: CX 405 365 936 CA
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I know a lot of you aren’t on tours because you already own the book. So, I’ve been thinking it may be nice to link to member reviews even if you weren’t on the tour. After all, it would me a better gathering of review links in one place. If any of you have reviews for tour books that you would like to add to the review archive, just leave a comment or shoot us an email!
Title: Shadow of the Sun
Author: Laura Kreitzer
Release Date: Feb. 2010
Donated by: Laura Kreitzer
Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won’t see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.
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- Andrea (LA) Rc’d 8/5, Mailed 8/17 (Multi-book extension)
DC: 0309 3220 0000 8457 3903
- Kelli (IA) Rc’d 8/21, Mailed 8/30
DC: 0309 3220 0002 0468 8487
- Jessica (CA) Rc’d 9/3, Mailed 9/11
DC: 0201 0521 2976 7044 7762
- TX, Cynthia Rc’d 9/18, Mailed ?
- Laurie (NY) Rc’d 10/2 , Mailed 10/14
Title: Forget You
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Pub. Date: July 20, 2010
Donated by: Sara
There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.
But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.
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Sent 4/29 DC: 03100480000061760512
- Sarah (CO) Rc’d 5/4, Mailed 5/10
- Lena (TX) Rc’d 5/12, Mailed 5/19
DC: 0310 0480 0003 3442 3144
- Becky (CA) Rc’d 5/21, Mailed 5/28
DC: 0309 2880 0001 7394 5641
- Jessica (CA) Rc’d 06/01, Mailed 06/09
- Danielle S (CA) Rc’d 6/17, Mailed 6/25
DC: 0308 0730 0001 6591 5174
- Amber (MO) Rc’d 6/25, Mailed 7/6 (extension given, multi book)
- Jess (NJ) Rc’d 7/8, Mail by 7/19
No DC for Canada
- Michelle (Ontario) Rc’d 7/26, Mailed 7/28
DC: LE 101 960 126 CA
- Keyona (NY) Rc’d 8/3, Mailed 8/11
DC: 0112 8882 3002 7096 2885
- Drea (IL)