Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bookanistas: Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe, but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.

Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt.

What I liked about this book: It was a new spin on an old fairy tale, throwing in a bit of history to give the story a little believability factor.

What I liked about the characters: The best friend, Mallory. She's a confused fairy suddenly dropped into the mortal world. She wears stuff all wrong... like a see-through Halloween costume with no panties. And inside-out shirts. Totally believable.

What made this book stand out: The main character, Phoebe. She's so down to earth normal--in a good way--that you feel like you live next door to her.

Release Date: September 7, 2010

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13 comments:

Renae said...

This one sounds great! I love the fabulous reviews that you wonderful ladies give each week! I never have to worry about not having anything to read. Thanks!

Matthew Rush said...

Sounds awesome. Simple, but powerful. Thanks Bethany and Suzette!

Christine Fonseca said...

AWESOME!!! Must read this one too....

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Such a fun book! So glad you're spotlighting it.

Lisa_Gibson said...

I'm in the midst of reading this right now. So far, I'm really digging it. IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin was great too. She does the fae world quite well.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds fantastic! It's now on my wishlist :)

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

I have this one staring at me in my TBR pile. Looks like I need to bump it up to the top. :)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I wanted to ask you ladies to participate in my blog tour but can't find an email. Can you email me at tamara at tamarahartheiner dot com? thank you!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great review! I have to read this one. :-)

Alexander Bennett (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I've got this one and so need to read it soon!

Cynde L. Hammond said...

Dear Bethany and Suzette,

Great review. It sounds like an awesome book,

and once again, I'll have to explain to my husband:

why you two girls have FORCED ME to spend my last dime on a book...instead of frivilous things, like groceries or gas for the car so he can get to work to make money to PAY OUR BILLS!

Ummm...sorry. I think I might have gotten a teensy weensy bit carried away there for a sec, huh? (Just kidding!)

You two are the best!

*Hugs & prayers*

Cynde

Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Medeia Sharif said...

This sounds great. I have another Werlin book in my TBR pile, but I'd also like to read this.

Carol And Stacy said...

We also give reviews for conscious parenting and children's books.
http://www.intentionalconsciousparenting.com
Carol & Stacy