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Monday, December 17, 2012
Good day, everyone! I don't think I've ever used that as a greeting before, but there's a first time for almost everything, so seriously, it was about time!

But anyway. Happy Monday! Can you believe it's the 17th already? Because honestly, I can't. This month is like, flying by. Seriously. But it's awesome. 2012 is almost over, you guys! But that's so not the point of today's post. Even though I'll probably bring it up again soon, not today.

Paper Valentine
Brenna Yovanoff
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: January 8, 2013
She looks strange with her face flipped upside down and her hair brushing the carpet. Gravity distorts her features, and for a second, I almost don't recognize her.

Hmm, interesting. Don't you think? This book just sounds so creepy and haunting and lovely. Which is only the best combination of ever. You know. I do like that line though. So intriguing, and definitely more than a tad disturbing. Even more so when taken out of context.

One thing, of course. Please, pretty please read my Giveaways page before you enter. It'll only take a few minutes tops, and then I won't have to make disqualifications, which I absolutely hate making. So, pretty, pretty please loves?

All right, well here is this week's . And the entry form!

So, good luck to all of you! Thanks for dropping by today! xx



  1. This book sounds really good!! And I just love the cover!! Its gorgeous with a bit of creepiness to it.

  2. Sounds great and the cover fits it well! Glad to hear there are more books like this coming out! Love those hauntingly beautiful books:) Thanks!

  3. Love the teaser! I have been DYING to read this one for months now! It sounds so creepy and Gothic!! I love the cover too! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  4. I am so stoked for this book! It sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading the teaser's proves so. Woot. Also, that cover is gorgeous.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Annabelle! =D

  5. The excerpt was great! I also loved Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement so I think I would like this one too,

  6. I can't wait!!! Thank you soo much :D and the cover is really pretty too!

  7. I love Brenna Yovanoff. Her writing is truly exceptional. I loved The Space Between and The Replacement, and I am even more excited about Paper Valentine than I can explain!

  8. I haven't read any of Yovanoff's work yet, but been meaning to. Since reading this excerpt, will definitely check her books out now. Thanks!

  9. Very intriguing and a touch creepy! I've never read a book by Brenna before but I've been seeing some good early reviews for it, can't wait!

  10. The cover remembers me of dia de los muertos what is kind of creepy but I still like the excerpt.

  11. I've liked this cover since I first saw it a couple months ago. And, the description of the book sounds interesting, too.

  12. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'd love to read the book. It sounds pretty great!


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