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Insatiable & BBAW

Insatiable is Meg Cabot's newest release and her first ever adult paranormal novel.

Meena Harper is an average, ordinary sort of young adult woman. She goes to work every day writing dialogue for the daytime soap opera Insatiable and comes home to her beloved, adorable dog Jack Bauer and currently unemployed brother, Jon.

And, oh yeah, she knows how you're going to die.

She doesn't really tell people this, though, since almost no one ever believes her. And she had to spend some dark years in high school as the You're Gonna Die Girl. So, instead, she just suggests you don't take such-and-such street home from work, or that you don't climb that ladder.

But it's a burden Meena has always lived with.

However, when she meets an incredibly handsome stranger, Lucien, in an unbelievably weird way - she's flabbergasted to realize she has absolutely no idea how he will die. It's almost as if he's... already dead.

In fact, it looks like Meena will be getting so…

Nocturne

Nocturne, written by L. D. Harkrader, is a companion novel to A Practical Guide to Vampires. (Wish I coulda found a bigger pic, but this was the best I could find.)

To sum up a premise that could easily be spoilery (I'll do my best to give away as little as possible): Flannery Lane is a fifteen year old girl living with her "Uncle" Anatole who took her in as an infant found on his shop's doorstep - she has strong magical abilities that she keeps secret at his behest, though Uncle Anatole is a known, practicing wizard shopkeeper in the village. When strange, dangerous things begin happening, Flannery finds herself having a harder and harder time not using her magic to help.

Okay, that synopsis is kind of weak. See, I liked the book SO MUCH I didn't really want to give away anything much. Here's the thing: I thought, based off it's Twilight-esque cover and basic description on the back, that Nocturne took place in modern times. But that is oh-so-delightfully …

Still Sucks to be Me

Still Sucks to be Me is the very recently released YA sequel to Kimberly Pauley's 2008 Sucks to be Me.

Personally, I cannot be more ecstatic to have our insanely likable, hilarious Mina back! How about you?

And if you can't answer that because you haven't read the first novel Sucks to be Me - check out my review on that one here: http://bibliophilesupportgroup.blogspot.com/2008/05/sucks-to-be-me.html and skip this review. Trust me, you don't want to get any spoilers!!! :)

For the rest of you, I promise to have next to no spoilers on Still Sucks to be Me in this review, as I am an avid avoider of spoilers myself!!!

Now that Mina has taken the plunge and become a teenage vampire (after being threatened by the Northwest Regional Vampire Council with either doing so or losing all her memories - and having a four-week deadline for making the decision), she and her parents are unexpectedly killed in a car accident (or so everybody is led to believe), uprooted from her home and l…

Middleworld

Middleworld is a middlegrade fantasy/adventure novel by Jon and Pamela Voelkel and the first of the Jaguar Stones trilogy.

Synopsis as summarized by your Support Group leader: Max Murphy is a video game loving, indoorsy, kinda irritated fourteen-year old - and for good reason (well, the last part anyway). His parents, archaeologists, take off on a suddenly open dig in Central America, thereby canceling Max's family vacation to Italy - which he'd been really looking forward to (his grandma makes awesome pizza). And his dad isn't all the apologetic about it either.

So before he can even digest this turn of events, his parents are gone and he is all alone with Zia, the odd housekeeper. But in yet another sudden twist, Max is shipped off to San Xavier to be with his parents, because, apparently, they need him. His estranged Uncle Ted isn't all that friendly - and Max quickly realizes that his parents didn't send for him - they're missing. And there might be something…