Showing posts from February 1, 2012

Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer

Two climbed up. Two fell down.

One woke up.

In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, Robin Saunders has to relearn who she is and find out what happened the night everything changed.

As Robin wakes up in the hospital with a brain injury the only thing she repeats over and over is "we fell" we spend the rest of the story piecing together what happened and wondering if Emily will ever come out of her coma. Robin decides to go back to school, maybe sooner than she should have. By writing little notes to herself to help her remember how to do things, because her brain is having a hard time making connections as easily as the process of showering and remembering her locker number.
You could feel her confusion and frustration as you read. The loss of her best friend and how hopeless she feels knowing there is nothing she can do for her and having to live each day knowing that her friend is stuck in the hospital. As well as the guilt that she feels every time she goes to clas…

Waiting on Wednesday : Cleopatra's Moon

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Bending the Spine

"The Luxe" meets the ancient world in the extraordinary story of Cleopatra's daughter.Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra & Mark Antony--the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, & when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she's ever loved. Forced to build a new life in Octavianus's household in Rome, she finds herself torn between two young men and two possible destinies--until she reaches out to claim her own.This stunning novel brings to life the personalities & passions of one of the greatest dramas in history, & offers a wonderful new heroine in Selene

I have had this one on my To-Buy list for several months now. I was first introduced to the book by a friend of mine Lindsay Mead (AKA The Book Vlogger) I loved her review on it HERE: Since then I have wanted to pick it up and st…