Book Review: Here Lies Bridget

Here Lies Bridget, by Paige Harbison

Bridget is the most popular girl in school. But she’s also one of the most hated and feared girls in school. When Bridget finds herself in limbo after a car accident, she is forced to look at her life from others’ point of view. But it may be too late to change.

Bridget is a spoiled princess for most of the book. We see her life from Bridget’s point of view, who is easily the most self-centered girl you can imagine. There are occasional glimpses of goodness in her, but they quickly disappear. When Bridget is confronted with her selfish and spiteful behavior, she makes an extremely quick turn-around. It’s A Christmas Carol for the modern teenage girl.

This is fast-paced and cringe-worthy drama that with a bit of humor and romance. While Bridget is a hateful girl for most of the book, the not-so-surprising ending leaves a smile. I thought this would be a darker book because of the subject matter. But it actually was a fun read, not quite light-hearted, but leaves off on a good note with a good feeling. Older teenage girls should enjoy this Dicken’s Christmas Carol meets Mean Girls.

Tru Blood Giveaway

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Just in time for the premiere of True Blood season 4 on June 26th, HBO has sent me some samples from the HBO Shop – a perfect place to find goodies to host a True Blood premiere party.

Courtesy of HBO, I have the below Tru Blood beverage and bottle opener to giveaway to one (1) lucky winner! The beverage is an orange-flavored carbonated drink inspired by Bill’s favorite synthetic blood and retails for $15.99 for a 6-pack. The taste is sweet and sugary and the color is more red than orange, giving it the look of tomato juice. The bottle is plastic with fantastic details. The working bottle opener is magnetic and retails for $9.99.

Check out these and other True Blood merchandise at the HBO Shop:

Contest is open to US residents only. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends July 22. I’ll draw a name on July 23, and notify winners via email.

Good luck!

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Book Giveaway: First Daughter and Blood Trust

On behalf of Tor/Forge Publishing, I have a copy of First Daughter and Blood Trust, by Eric Van Lustbader for one (1) lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends July 22. I’ll draw names on July 23, and notify winner via email.

Good luck!

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Book Review: Hexed


Hexed, by Kevin Hearne

Atticus O’Sullivan has barely had time to recover from his latest adventures. Now, he’s getting pressure to help assassinate a certain bothersome Norse god. There’s still an escaped fallen angel on the loose. And a group of evil witches just moved to town, forging their own trail of death and destruction. Everyone seems to want a piece of Atticus, including a beautiful Celtic goddess with her own agenda.

In this sequel to last month’s Hounded, Atticus and his faithful hound are back for an even bigger action-packed adventure. Atticus is an incredibly fun and fascinating character. While he’s an extremely powerful Druid and dangerous in his own right, Atticus still tries to maintain a normal human life with his beloved wolfhound and a sweet relationship with an elderly neighbor. He’s smart, cunning, and full of surprises.

This is one series no fantasy fan should miss. Mystery, suspense, magic, and mayhem – the Iron Druid Chronicles is easily one of my new favorites this year. Hearne is truly talented with his complex characters, fast-paced thrills, and undeniable humor. Hexed is a fantastic sequel that may just be even better than the first. Once I picked it up, it was impossible to put down. Events throughout the story have laid a groundwork for the next in the series, Hammered, which releases in July. And I, for one, am ecstatic about the short wait.

If you read one book this summer, read Hounded. Then, read Hexed, because you won’t be able to help yourself.

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