Monday, January 30, 2012

Must Read Monday (#14)

Fans of Fiction
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The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they'll add a new title to their To Be Read list.

Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they'll read it?

On your post, you'll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing).

For specific ways to build your puzzle, click here, but pretty much any style of acrostic is welcome.

When you leave comments on other posts, be sure to mention whether you're adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.

It's all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).

Winner of Must Read Monday Week #13:

Jinky @ Jinky is Reading (Push)

Several great ones, again, but I loved the way Jinky's last line connected with the entire acrostic..."to break the Hell of a life by pushing forward and onward." In four short lines, she really illustrates an awful childhood and the desire of the main character to persevere.

I haven't read this one yet (or seen the movie), but now it's on my TBR list.
Remember, you must follow the winner to participate this week!

This week's topic:
Favorite self-published book (or, if you don't have one, a book that is underpublicized that more people should know about)

Here's mine:

Tyler is a fantasy, someone Anna can't
Even she realizes she's not his type

Sleeping brings her nightmares of a
Panic-filled school, their school,
And it's being shot up
Carelessly, by someone she knows
Emotional connections are made

Between Tyler and Anna on that staircase, they must save
Every last person.
Tyler finds Anna at school, and she knows. He
Was there. They had the same dream.
Entwined in an alternate reality, that starts and
Ends with the closing of eyes
Neither knows if it's too late to stop the bullets.

Here's my review.
I barely touched on the major storyline. There were lots of other exciting twists and turns in the suspense-filled The Space Between by Alexandra Sokoloff.

*Next week's topic: (a little twist) A fictional character you'd want as your best friend (the acrostic can be the name, but make sure to mention the title of the book in your post)

  • Must become a follower to participate.
  • Follow the winner from last week to participate.
  • Grab my button to place in your post.
  • Make sure you have a backlink in your post to each weekly post I put up, not just to my website.
  • Where it says your name please include name @ blog name Ex: Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
  • Your exact post URL is the one that goes in the linky box, not your website.
  • Don't just hop around; leave comments! We all love reading what others have to say.
  • Enjoy!


Kristan said...

I'm going to say it again, you should name yourself the winner! This one is sooooo good Jenna. I haven't read The Space Between, but based on these few lines alone I'm sucked in. I love LOVE the part where it goes "Entwined in an alternate reality, that starts and ends with the closing of eyes". I'm off now to read your review and probably push this book to the top of my wishlist =)

P.S. I'm so excited for next week's MRM!

Aimee said...

I agree, that acrostic was so good! I want to pop over to Amazon and pick it up this book right now! Maybe I will. :) You win this week in my book.

Valette M. said...

I've never read this one, but by the acrostic, it sounds really good!

Eve Quinn said...

I've never heard of this book, but I'm sold. From the beginning - the sleep filled nightmares to entwined connections. I loved it.

Jinky said...

Ooh, awesome acrostic. You definitely brought out intrigue for this book. I'm going over to your review in a bit and read more.

I better start preparing for next week and not wait for the last minute again 'cause wow, that's an awesome topic that needs some thinkin'!

BTW, Woohoo! Thanks for picking me! :)