Welcome to Samantha from Paper Cuts
Published May 10, 2011 by Walker Books for Young Readers
Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water’s temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean’s future hangs in the balance.
“I took a deep breath, held that scent in my lungs for long seconds as I tried to inhale the normalcy that made up his very essence. The normalcy I craved like a junkie with an open, aching vein.”
How long ago did you start your blog?
I started my blog about 6 months ago with my good friend Anne.
Why did you decide to start a blog?
It was one of those spur of the moment ideas, but I had gotten into the blogging atmosphere and I really thought I could so something like that.
How did you choose your blog name?
Anne actually chose it. I wanted Glowing Ponies because I thought it was different and everyone would be shocked to read a blog called Glowing Ponies (Based on Ray Bradbury’s cover of Something Wicked This Way Comes). Anne refused and we went back and forth till we both agreed on Paper Cuts.
Ebook or hard copy?
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Winter or Summer?
Cassandra Clare or Richelle Mead
What are you reading now?
*Thank you Samantha, for sharing your review with us and taking the time to answer our questions!!!
So, go on over and check out Sam’s Blog!!!
YA Novel Discovery Competetition
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The Grand Prize Winner
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The First 50 Entrants
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|Hurry, contest ends November 30, 2011!|