Monday, January 30, 2012

Must Read Monday (#14)

Must Read Monday (#14)

Monday Meme Hosted by Fans of Fiction

The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they'll add a new title to their To Be Read list.

Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they'll read it?

On your post, you'll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing)

For specific ways to build your puzzle, click here, but pretty much any style of acrostic is welcome.

When you leave comments on other posts, be sure to mention whether you're adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.

It's all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).

This week's topic:
Favorite self-published book (or, if you don't have one, a book that is underpublicized that more people should know about)

I had to take a hiatus for a week, but I like this meme and am going to try my hardest to keep up every week. For this week' acrostic I chose Switched by Amanda Hocking.  It is no longer a self-published book she just re-released, but it was a series I loved.  I also loved Amanda Hocking's story of how she went about publishing the book herself... very inspiring. This is the first self published book I ever read.

Separated, emotionally and mentally, from those around her Wendy Everly always   
     remained on the outskirts of social acceptance.

Wendy’s own mother perceives her peculiarities and impulsively attempts her     
     assassination – by way of a butcher’s knife on Wendy’s sixth birthday.

Imposter and pretender her mother exclaimed, convinced her child was not her own.

Through the years Wendy partially accepted her mother’s behavior as madness, but      
     an innate suspicion always remained.

Curiosity and undeniable attraction develops as a mysterious stranger enters her life,      
     alluding to reveal secrets of her past.

Engrossed by the possibility of explanations, she follows him to a world filled with      
     magic she never fathomed.

Denouncing the world she knows means accepting the truth -- her mother was right
     about her all along.


  1. Amanda Hocking is awesome! My puzzle also featured a book by her, Hollowland, which I see is on your TBR challenge. Great choice =) And you did a wonderful job describing Switched through your puzzle!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  2. Wow, great acrostic! I really have the sense of a dark and twisted plot. I'm adding this to my TBR list. Definitely like the assassination line with the butcher knife. Family secrets always make a book that much more juicy!
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
    Glad you're back! And don't feel bad about taking a break;) Sometimes I want to!