Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tour Books


Hey SBB participants Amber & I would love to know which summer/fall books you'd most like to see go on Tour. There's no guarantee we'll be able to get the books you want but it will give us a good idea of the genres and subjects you're most interested in.

We'd like to remind everybody that we are always accepting ARC donations so if you have one you'd like to donate just leave a comment or email us at SouthernARCTours (at) yahoo (dot) com. Since its almost March we are looking for any ARCs with a May release date or later. It is very much appreciated!!! 

Lastly the Events page was updated recently and as always if you know of any events coming to your city or state please let us know so we can add it. Thanks!

Friday, March 23, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour- This Is Not A Test

This In Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Tour Type: Tour of the South (7-8 bloggers)
* Passport *

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to? 

-St. Martin's Griffin - 320 pages - June 19, 2012-

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name, location (state) and email.

  *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Sarah - FL
2. Jennifer - SC
3. Jessie Marie - VA
4. Gilly - GA
5. Kate - TX
6. Karen - TX
7. Jen - TX
8. Ellen - GA

Thursday, March 15, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Between the Lines

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
Tour Type - Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be just a fairy tale with a handsome (well, okay, incredibly handsome) prince, a castle and an evil villain, but it feels as if there’s something deeper going on. And one day, Delilah finds out there is. Turns out, this Prince Charming is not just a one-dimensional character in a book. He’s real, and a certain fifteen-year-old loner has caught his eye. But they’re from two different worlds, and how can it ever possibly work? 
- Simon Pulse - 288 pages - RD: June 5th, 2012 -

 If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name, location (state) and email.

 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Molli - TN
2. Tami - AR
3. Amanda - TX
4. Steph - LA
5. Ellen - GA
6. Tara - FL
7. Grace - FL
8. Mandi - NC

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour: Harbringer Review Link Up

Harbringer by Sara Wilson Etienne is the first book we sent on a trip around the south and it has made its way back home.

To all of the hostesses who let this book stay with you, we'd like to invite you to link up your reviews below and encourage everyone invovled on this tour site to check out what the hostesses thought of Harbringer. Maybe it's something you'd like to bring home with you!


What is one of your favorite points our reviewer's made?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - First Comes Love

First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
Tour Type -  Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what's next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract. What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other. But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they're going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you're sorry.


- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 198 pages - RD: May 8th, 2012 -

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name, location (state) and email.

 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED* 
1. Jacque - FL
2. Tara - FL
3. Joli_VA 
4. Karis -GA 
5. Gilly - GA
6. Kara - MS
7. Laura Ashlee - AL

Sunday, March 4, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tours - Hemlock

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Tour Type - Tour of the South (7-8 bloggers)
* Passport *

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.


- HarperCollins Children's Books - May 8, 2012 -

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name, location (state) and email.


 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED* 
1. Jessie Marie- VA
2. Mandi- NC
3. Marla- TN
4. Gilly- GA
5. Karis- GA
6. Joy- LA
7. Carrie- LA
8. Jen- TX

Saturday, March 3, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - The Hunt

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
Tour Type: Road Trip (6 bloggers)

*We have two copies of this novel and can add more people to the tour*

In a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction, seventeen-year-old Gene has only managed to survive by painstakingly concealing his true species. If the bloodthirsty creatures surrounding him knew what he really was—a human—he would be devoured swiftly and terribly. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the last remaining humans, it thrusts him into the fight of his life—and into the path of a human girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible. Now, he must learn the art of the hunt and elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing. But most importantly, Gene and the girl he loves must find a way to forge a life together in a brutal world that’s bent on their destruction.

-St. Martin's Griffin - 304 pages - May 8, 2012-

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name, location (state) and email.

 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*
1. Christen- FL
2. KM- GA
3. Ashley- SC
4. Shannon- SC
5. Reagan- NC
6. Carrie- LA

Thursday, March 1, 2012

SBB (ARC) Tour - Revived

Revived by Cat Patrick
Tour Type - Tour of the South (7-8 Bloggers)

As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.

A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger — and more sinister — than she ever imagined.

- Little Brown BFYR -  304 Pages -  RD: May 8th, 2012 -

If you'd like to be considered for the Tour of this title, first make sure you've read the guidelines & signed-up here. Then comment with your name, location (state) and email.


 *TOUR SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED*

1. Shalena -TN
2. Mandi - NC
3. Karis - GA
4. Tara - FL
5. Christen - FL
6. Steph - LA
7. Kate - TX
8. Tami - AR

 
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