Home    Reviews    Review Policy    About BAM    Double Dose

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (22)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's a weekly feature that lets us share what titles we're waiting on!

Truly Madly Deadly by Hannah Jayne
Publication Date: July 16th, 2013

Sawyer Dodd has it all. She's a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She's free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by "an admirer" and printed with two simple words: "You're welcome."

AH! Need this book more. First of all, love the title. It reminds me of that song by Savage Garden. The whole concept sounds like such a page turner. Basically, I'm dying to get my hands on this.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Share your answer in the comments or leave me a link to your blog so I can check it out!


Hey everyone! Just wanted to jump on the bandwagon and make it easier for all of you to follow BAM Book Reviews once Google Reader ditches us. I've personally been using Feedly which I love but everyone has their preferences so if you plan on using Bloglovin, then click on the link below!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

If you're not sure what reader to start using after Google Reader crashes, Parajunkee has a great post about some alternatives. You can check that out here!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Happy Tuesday! Well, technically it's Wednesday, but I'm going with it! I finally decided to participate in the amazing Top Ten Tuesday. I look forward to these posts every week so I'm shocked it's my first time participating. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a weekly feature/meme that gives you the chance to share your top 10 (insert adjective here) books! 

  • Small Town Sinners by Melissa WalkerThis was the first book I've read by Melissa Walker and I've been stalking her books on Goodreads for a while! Her covers are SO attractive. I'm a big fan of photographed covers with a little extra added to them. While the covers are what originally attracted me to Walker's books, she knows how to back them up with a great read.
  • Speechless by Hannah Harrington: Okay. I know what you might be thinking.  This is one of your favorite covers? There is no cover. That's why I love this so much. With all of the different covers out there, you have to stand out somehow. I think whoever thought of leaving the cover mostly blank was a genius. It  gave my eyes a break for once and let me focus on the actual story. Which brings me to another reason why this landed in  my top 10. When you read the book, you might understand the symbolism behind the cover. Bottom line: I love this cover or lack of.
  • Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth: Don't get me wrong, I love the cover of Divergent. But the cover of Insurgent?! While they're similar, I'm in love with the color scheme of Insurgent's cover. It's so peaceful like Amity and just PRETTY. LOVE.

  • On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves: If you couldn't already tell from the blog itself, blue is one of my favorite colors. So there's the photographed cover which already makes this cover a front runner. Then in the photograph there's an amazing beach with gorgeous blue water? Win.
  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: One of my favorite types of books to read are ones with forbidden love stories in it. You know, the kind of relationship that is either looked down upon, against the law, or just plain WRONG. This cover executes the whole forbidden love theme very well and is one of the main reasons why I decided to read it.
  • Salvaged by Stefne Miller: Can someone please tell me why so many people are disgusted by feet? I don't understand it. They're kind of like hands... just on your legs. Anyway, this cover makes me want to just lay in my back yard and read a good book. This cover screams "summer read"!

  • That Summer by Sarah Dessen: Even though this isn't my favorite Sarah Dessen novel, the new covers are AMAZING. They're just the makeover that these books needed to keep people reading them. First, the blending of the pink and orange in "Sarah Dessen" is so perfect and pretty. I love the simplicity of "That Summer" also. And pretty much any book with a beach on it makes me want to read it, so that's sold.
  • Identical by Ellen Hopkins: Lets just say if I didn't limit this list to only having one Ellen Hopkins book on it, her titles would take up most of it. I think Ellen Hopkins is pretty well known for her covers and how amazing they are. I just want to take a second to protest against the new covers for the Crank series, by the way. Stick with the old ones please!
  • I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
    The only reason I picked up this book was because of it's cover. I remember I was in a reading slump when I picked this up and wanted to read something different. I felt like I was constantly reading the same old stuff and I just needed a change. Admit it, this cover is unique. It's not the most attractive of covers, but it's definitely one of my favorites.

  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: You can hate on the book all you want, but you have to admit... the covers hit the spot. They're so PRETTY. A lot of you will probably disagree with me, but hey, besides word of mouth... something convinced people to read these books. And I'm pretty sure it was the cover. By the way, if you click on the link within the title, you can read my very first review! It's kind of embarrassing but you gotta start somewhere, right?!
So what are the top 10 favorite covers of books that you've read? Let me know in the comments or share your link so I can come check out your post!