Thursday, June 27, 2013

Debut-a-Thon by Books of Amber

So today is the beginning of the Debut-a-Thon hosted by Books of Amber! It runs from June 27-June 30. This will be my official update post for how much I read and for all of the challenges!

Goal: 2 books (but in all honestly I will probably only get through one)

Reading: Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
                Published January 29, 2013 (Goodreads)

Potential Reads: Slated by Teri Terry (it debuted in the US in January!)

Pages Read: 132
Books Read: 0
Total # of Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 90
Books Read: 1
Total # of Books Read: 1 (finished Nobody But Us!), started Slated
Pages Read: 92
Books Read: 0
Total # of Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 28
Books Read: 0
Total # of Books Read: 0

The first official challenge for the Debut-a-Thon by Books of Amber is....


Here is the list of books to be unscrambled:
1. IIDFEOFYUNM (4 words)
2. TAREDEL (1 word)
3. TPNPOOITIV (2 words)
4. HCITAGRL (1 word)
5. NPOSIO (1 word)
6. TSIPDENLER (1 word)
7. ITSEHTELE (2 words)
Since the prize is some money to the Book Depository, I won't be entering in the giveaway since I am in America but I'm still going to participate anyways! To see the answer to the scramble, highlight below:

1. If You Find Me - Emily Murdoch
2. Altered - Jennifer Rush
3. Pivot Point - Kasie West
4. Arclight - Josin L. McQuein
5. Poison - Bridget Zinn
6. Splintered - A.G. Howard
7. The Elites - Natasha Ngan

Today is the second challenge of the Debut-a-Thon! This challenge is...
All you have to do is a pick a song and pair it with the debut you are currently reading. This was really hard! I listen to strictly pop music that consists of boy bands (Big Time Rush, One Direction), Disney stars (Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus) or singers like Justin Bieber (Cody Simpson). But I think I finally found one that works. I am reading Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook and it's about two people on the run, trying to start a new life and learn to live again. So the song I chose was:
Liberty Walk - Miley Cyrus
The lyrics that I think fit are:
Here's to all the ones
Tryin to hold ya back
Tryin to make ya feel like your less than that
Givin nothin mo' better than to make ya crack
But really just tryin to put your dreams off-track
And you know in the end it'll be okay
Cause all that really matters are the steps ya take
And everything else falls into place
There's no price to pay
I say
It's a liberty walk, walk
Sayin goodbye to the people who tied you up
It's a liberty walk, walk
Feelin your heart again
Breathin new oxygen
It's a liberty walk, walk!
Free yourself
Slam the door!
Not a prisoner anymore!
Listen here!

Today is day three of the Debut-a-Thon and today's challenge is...
Poemify That Debut
Instructions: Make an acrostic poem from the title of the debut you are currently reading.

I just started Slated by Teri Terry but I will give it my best!
My poem:

Lost in the recesses of her mind
Are memories of who she once was - a
Terrorist. When
Everyone is telling you how to behave, how
Do you decide who to trust?

Today is day four of the Debut-a-Thon and today's challenge is:
Instructions: Figure out the debut based on the synopsis given.

Here are the synopsis':
1. A girl with an annoyingly infamous mother is one of a kind at a boarding school for magical folk. Can she solve a murder and set herself apart from her mother?
2. A young orphan decides to investigate some murders that are happening within her magical city. Are they the work of assassins, or something far worse? Also, will Amber ever be over her cat ship?
3. Two courageous sisters have to survive in a world that has been destroyed by aliens. Their special bond is what gets them through, until they are "rescued" and taken to a town full of other survivors. They soon discover that the town really is too good to be true.
4. A family are on the run for reasons unknown to the protagonist. Can she discover the reasons behind all this special treatment before the past catches up with her?
5. A thirteen year old girl returns home after a trip to camp, only to discover that she's been missing for three years and has no recollection of what happened to her.

Here are my answers (highlight to see them):
1. The Nightmare Affair - Mindee Arnett
2. City of a Thousand Dolls - Miriam Forster
3. In The After - Demitria Lunetta
4. The Rules For Disappearing - Ashley Elston
5. Pretty Girl-13 -Liz Coley

I am glad to say that I participated everyday in the Debut-a-Thon - it was my very first one! Thanks so much to Amber for creating this and to everyone else who helped! I did more reading then I thought I would! 


  1. I really enjoyed Nobody But Us, so I hope you do too! And great job on getting all the words unscrambled. I didn't do so well.

  2. You've done great so far. I wish you the best of luck for next couple of days. It's nice to see you did the first challenge and I hope you can do the second one which is on my blog. New bloglovin' follower as well.
    Pair That Debut Challenge #2
    Laura @ Music Plus Books

  3. That poem sounds perfect for Slated!! I haven't read it yet but the dystopian setting gives me the dark, gloomy vibes, and your poem surely did too! All the best reading :)

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story