Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mailbox Monday and The Sunday Post, April 19 Edition


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.

This one will be on tour with Italy Book Tours from June 1 to 19. If you're interested in reviewing it you can find more info here

What happens when you get sucked into the world in which you were sketched? I can't wait to read this book. Did you guess that this fantasy world is based on Italy?

Drawn by Chris Ledbetter

Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request.

To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah’s now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.

If he fails… they both die.

Past week on my blog:

Florence Travel Guide by Laura Morelli (if you love Italy, you need to check out the Authentic Arts series by this author who is a historian and who introduces you to the artisans in Florence)

Coming up on my blog: 

The Artisan's Star by Gabriella Contestabile (Author interview)