Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday Twist

Another installment of Tuesday Twist where I share three synopsis's that I grab from Barnes & Noble to showcase authors that interest me! As usual you can share your like or dislike for the selections, I always enjoy your thoughts!!!


First Synopsis - Fantasy YA
Laurel's a faerie, and faeries are plants. On her back, a blossom sprouts annually; she binds it down under her shirt to keep the secret. Briefly visiting magical Avalon, where she was born (but which she doesn't recall), she studies plant lore and faerie society. As is traditional in supernatural romance, two boys want her: human David, warm and devoted, and faerie sentry Tamani, sizzlingly attractive and pining for Laurel's return. Trolls stalk and entrap Laurel and her loved ones in the human world, seeking revenge and the gateway into Avalon, while a slick human woman with a special-ops team helps defeat trolls but rouses Laurel's suspicion. As in Wings (2009), Pike brazenly codes physical deformity and asymmetry as evil, and her engagingly clear prose sometimes blunders into floridness when describing Avalon. Among the current cornucopia of supernatural romances (and despite the presumably unintentional humor of a heroine who literally tastes like nectar), though, this one blooms.

Second Synopsis - Chick-Lit
Harper is the youngest attorney in her firm to make partner and, at thirty-five, the oldest one to remain unmarried. It seems the more successful she gets, the faster men run for the door. What to do? Apply her very expensive law school education to the problem, of course!

Third Synopsis - Quick-witted Romance
After a car accident in which her passenger, Marissa, dies, June Parker finds herself in possession of a list Marissa has written: “20 Things to Do by My 25th Birthday.” The tasks range from inspiring (run a 5K) to daring (go braless) to near-impossible (change someone’s life).

To assuage her guilt, June races to achieve each goal herself before the deadline, learning more about her own life than she ever bargained for.

The titles of these fabulous reads:
Spells by Aprilynne Pike
The Blonde Theory by Kristin Harmel
The Next Thing On My List by Jill Smolinski

I have not had the pleasure of reading any of these but they are all one's that sit on my list!

32 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Only one and two interest me. Not into Romance mush ;)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I read WINGS when it came out last year. I was kinda disappointed with it, and didn't feel it was quite worthy of the hype it received. It was cute, though. I think I was just getting bored of all the faery books I'd been reading. They were all starting to sound alike. I might read SPELLS. It just isn't at the top of my TBR pile.

I'm sure in a few months I'll be eating my words. ;)

MissV said...

Must be crabby this morning because none of these really grabbed me. My moods play a huge role in book purchases. Never know what I'm going to come out with.

Amy Saia said...

Number three sounded like one I would read. Fun concept. Hey, Barnes & Noble should be paying you for this!

Christina Lee said...

Two and three interested me! I am curious about Wings and Faeries but not enough to hold my interest!

tywo said...

Number 2 is very funny! I like it.
Number 3 is interesting. I would love to follow a story like that.
Jen, they need to pay you for giving such wonderful synopsis. ha!

LOVE!

Christine Danek said...

They all sound very interesting. More books to add to my list. Great synopsis of all the books and yes you should get paid for this.

Jen said...

The Alliterative Allomorph - I love the musy stuff!!!

Stina - Hey when a story becomes over played it's time to move on until they sound appetizing again!

MissV - I understand completely! That's how my book choices come about as well!

Amy - You are too sweet thank you! I do it for fun! It's an easy post and gets other authors some love!

Christina - I love faeries!

Tywo - They aren't my synopsis's they are from Barnes & Noble, but thank you for the kind words!

Christine - I'm just making the list grow and grow!!! Haha thank you, maybe one day they'll decide to pay me in books! I'd love that!

Joanne said...

I like the concept of book #3, so that would be my choice. It gives an interesting twist to the plot, living out someone else's goals as a way of living our own lives.

Lynn said...

Number 3 is my first pick. But number one also interest me, because I'd like to expand out of normal genres. I agree with Tywo-Barne & Noble should be at least giving you a gift card!

The English Writer said...

I'm going for 2, because I love a bit of chick-lit, - like the title too, and this sounds a little different. And thanks so much Jen, for the lovely comments on my blog today, they are always much appreciated, K xx

Jaydee Morgan said...

Of the three, your synopsis of #3 might tempt me to pick this one up.

Crystal Cook said...

I am a big fan of Aprilynne Pike, and I went out and bought Spells as soon as it came out. So that one is my pick :)

But they all sound interesting. This is so fun :)

Jen said...

Joanne - I too loved the concept! I haven't been able to read yet but would love to pick it up tomorrow!

Lynn - You are too sweet! I'd love to have a gift card to actually be able to review all the books I'd love to read! For now they'll have to continue to be dreams!

The English Writer - You're more than welcome, I love your blog and your story sounds really good!

Jaydee - Glad you enjoyed!

Crystal - That makes me even more excited to pick up the book! I hope your enjoying the read! I'm glad you love this post! It's one of my fun ones!

Creepy Query Girl said...

They all sound like great selections. The first one seems a little far out for me but the premise is interesting. The second is more my style. The third sounds good, too- but a more emotional read.

Shannon said...

Good morning, Jen. :)

Hrmm...they all looking interesting but I'd start with #3 first. Kind of bucket-listish.

Have a good day!

Samantha Bennett said...

The Next Thing On My List intrigues me most. I'm a huge fan of those live-like-you-were-dying movies/books. Fun post!

Laura Marcella said...

I'd read all three! #2 sounds like it'll be funny!

Kittie Howard said...

The Blonde grabbed me because I know a real-life situation where the book's plot is everyday life for a friend of mine (actually, she got so stressed she got physically ill)...curious to see how the book ends. Thanks, Jen!

Clara said...

I stopped reading the first in the fourth line. I love fantasy but that was just too confusing for me.

The second seemed like a movie Jenifer Lopez would do, and a story we´ve seen one thousand times.

The third is interesting but also a very used formula.

I would pick the first (just because I love stories with fairises) and the third because maybe the author could do a twist to what I expect from the story...WOW, I feel like Simon Cowel! Crap...

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hmmm...I think I like one and three. :-)

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo! I actually knew one of those! yes....

Genie of the Shell said...

A heroine who tastes like nectar--hilarious! I'm awful picky about what I read these days, often tending toward very strange books. I probably wouldn't pick up any of these, but they don't sound bad.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I'm going with Spells, because I just bought it today before I read your post. Spooky. :)

Swimmer said...

I loved Spells I just finished it and wow it was great!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Two def. caught my attention. I've been looking for some lighter reads for the summer. Added that one to my TBR list!

Jemi Fraser said...

It's so interesting to find out who likes the sound of what. #3 sounds like the most fun for me :)

Eva said...

The first one sounded really interesting. I haven't heard anything like that before. I would pick it up.

Guinevere said...

I have no. 2, The Blond Theory. It was definitely a great premise, but I didn't entirely love the story in execution.

No. 3 sounds interesting to me too!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

I'm kind of a sucker for chit-lit so I have to go with #2.

Susan Fields said...

Number One caught my attention the most because I love fantasy and romance, but it did seem kind of out there - but I guess most fantasy is kind of out there. :)

kanishk said...

Number three sounded like one I would read. Fun concept. Hey, Barnes & Noble should be paying you for this!
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