A quick moment to mourn the loss of a true visionary - Steve Jobs. One of the best quotes from him:
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."BRILLIANT!
On to the great Bookanista reviews this week:
- Elana Johnson is obsessed with POSSESS
- Shelli Johannes-Wells applauds THE PLEDGE
- Shannon Messenger is wowed by THE WHITE ASSASSIN + a giveaway
- Carolina Valdez Miller delves into THE FUTURE OF US - with a signed book giveaway
- Beth Revis interviews THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS author Rae Carson
- Shana Silver shouts out about SHUT OUT
- Sarah Frances Hardy fancies YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND
Release Date: October 13, 2011
Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
Why I liked it:When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional dancer-in-training. Living in a strange city with a host family, she's deeply lonely-until she falls into the arms of Remington, a choreographer in his early twenties. At first, she loves being Rem's muse, but as she discovers a surprising passion for writing, she begins to question whether she's chosen the right path. Is Rem using her, or is it the other way around? And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent.
Let me tell you - I was NOT disappointed. The story was fantastic, discussing all of the realities of the dance world, as well as the coming to age story that unfolds through Stasia's eloquent verse. Yes, that's right, the story is in verse. And let me tell you - it was MEANT to be in verse. I can't image the story being told any of way.
This is a story filled with full, authentic characters (you know how much I crave that in my books), a rich storyline, and wrapped together in language that is nothing short of beautiful. Definitely a MUST READ!!!
Well done, Stasia! This is definitely a book not to be missed.
What are you reading these days???