and received a 5 star review from TeensReadToo, with reviewer Cana Rensberger saying:
" . . .Teen girls will totally love CRUEL SUMMER by Alyson Noël. The story is told using letters home, the journal her mother gave her, “Colby’s Journal For Desperate Times…,” and her new blog. The range of emotions, devastating lows to breathtaking highs, and the intense feeling that everything affects her is so authentic. The reader will relate to her habit of over-thinking every comment, gesture, or word of an email, and the insecurity she feels around Yannis. I loved this book and totally devoured it. For this reason, I give it five stars!"
Or how the French Version of FLY ME TO THE MOON was recently released!
But that’s better saved for promo week.
So then I thought I could write about the awesome Book Talk I did last week at the Lewis Library and Technology Center
and how they even put together a craft table so readers could make their own journals like the one in SAVING ZOE
but then I remembered how I recently blogged about that on my blog.
Then I though, hey, I know, I’ll confess something juicy like:
How I very recently, Netflixed the season 1 DVD of BUFFY (I know, I know, I’m way past late on this one), and am now so incredibly hooked I’ve filled up my entire netflix “queue” with all seven seasons and ANGEL too.
Or, how I was once mistaken for Mariah Carey while shopping at Armstrong Nursery in Newport Beach. Seriously, this woman walked right up to me and asked if I was her. Even when I said no, she said she and her friends recognized me right away. And when I said no again, it was clear she didn't believe me. And, for the record, I was not wearing a tight spandex minidress, a lame bikini, or a slit up to here gown. Though I did have awfully big blonde hair and large dark sunglasses,which I promptly got rid of (yes, both the hair and the sunglasses).
But then I thought, um- nobody cares about that stuff. Maybe you should just make a list of all the upcoming events you’re looking forward to. Stuff like-
BEA (free books!), ALA (more free books!), RWA (get to meet some of my fellow café peeps!), the June 10 release of Jessica Brody’s THE FIDELITY FILES (READ IT! You will not be disappointed!), my niece and nephews annual surf camp visit (can’t wait til July!), long lazy days at the beach, finishing my WIP so I can actually read some of those free books, eating outside, BBQ’s, leaving the windows open to let the ocean breeze in . . .
But then I thought- Aw heck, I really don't know what to write. So I'll just leave you with this:
Have a good weekend everyone!
So tell me, any upcoming events you’re looking forward to?? Anything random you want to share?
Alyson Noel is the author of: FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOE, FIRST KISS (THEN TELL)-an anthology, CRUEL SUMMER, and EVERMORE (April 2009).