I'm one of more than 1500 bloggers taking part in the A-Z Blogging challenge this year. The goal is to blog everyday in April - except Sundays. You don't need a theme...but I've got one.
It's called watchYAreading. Each day, I'll be blogging about a young adult book I have read - and loved (or at least really liked).
I literally stalked the release of Laini Taylor's DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE.
After ogling an amazing review of an advanced reader copy, I knew without question that not only did I NEED this book, but that it would also become one of my favorites ever. I was right.
But wow, did I work for it. For weeks leading up to its release, I paced my local book store, and when I finally held its beauty in my hand, it took everything I had not to plunk my butt down right where I stood and dive in.
Taylor writes with such effortless skill, I dare anyone to resist the world she creates in this brilliant story. The characters are fabulous, the romance is swoon-worthy, and the ending is...maddening. I can hardly wait for the sequel.
If not Daughter of Smoke and Bone, what "D" book would have made your list? Tell me which one in the comments section. At the end of the month I'll choose three readers to win a copy of SPIRITED, an anthology of haunting YA fiction.