Friday, March 9, 2012

TGIF {22}

TGIF is a fun post created by Ginger at GReads.  It’s to recap what you’ve posted about through the week and Ginger asks a fun book related question.  

Friday, March 9th - Promote An Author: Is there a particular author you wish got more recognition? Pick one author & tell us why we should read their work.

Today I'm going to talk a little bit about Chelsea Fine and her AMAZING books! I was introduced to by Katelyn Torrey when she reviewed Sophie & Carter on her blog last fall. In the review she hosted a giveaway for the book, and I won. The cute little book arrived in the mail and I read it the first chance I got. And man, oh, man, I was IN LOVE! Katelyn's review had me excited, but still didn't prepare me for the cuteness that unfolded in this book. It was hands down one of my favorite books last year. 

While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from reality, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, will their friendship become something more?

After reading Sophie & Carter, I went looking for other books by Chelsea and found out her second novel, Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1) was due out in December. I downloaded it on my kindle the day it was released and started reading. I was a bit nervous at first, since Sophie & Carter is a contemporary, and Anew is paranormal, but that quickly faded. Anew was incredible and I'm left anxiously awaiting the sequel, Awry. And yes, I'm Team Tristan! 

Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery...until she met a boy with a familiar voice. 
Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet's determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he's kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer. 
Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet's world becomes even more muddled. While she's instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she's impossibly drawn to Tristan--and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past...might just be the death of her. 

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out Chelsea's books. I'm happy to say there are many more to come. 

This week on the blog:

Review of Pandemonium
A post about my writing
Tune In Tuesday - Playlist Edition


Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

I have Sophie & Carter and hope to read it soon. And I'll look to add Anew to my wishlist. :)

SJune said...

I read Anew and LOVED it!!!! Great pick! I still need to read Sophie & Carter :)

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