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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Release Day Spotlight: "The Fine Art of Truth or Dare"

I'm starting up a new feature here at The Book Life. Release Day Spotlight is going to focus on one new book, on it's release day, that I haven't read yet and am really excited about. It will be a little like Waiting on Wednesday, except there won't have to be any waiting, because once I've gotten you all excited you can run to the store and buy it :0)

For now it will be pretty simple, but I've got some big plans for this little feature, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens!

I am extremely excited for the book I've picked for this first post and I hope you'll all get excited for this one, too :0)

What it's about:

Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is her French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before.
*From Goodreads*

Initial reaction:

Contemporary, I'm in! And, oh my gosh, I love this cover!

Once I read the synopsis:

I love stories about the invisible girl at school and I love them even more when said invisible girl has a giant crush on Mr. Popular. So once I knew that was part of this story, I knew I had to read it. And he's her tutor, TUTOR! I never got to experience tutoring, from either side, in high school and I always imagined people were in that room living out the stories from contemporary romances. I'm not kidding, I've always thought there was something romantic about tutoring. I am a nerd, I realize this. Then Melissa Jensen had to go and make it even more appealling to me, by throwing in French. I don't think I'm necessarily a francophile, but I do love France and it's language. I'm pretty much up for any story that involves France in some way.

And in closing:

THE FINE ART OF TRUTH OR DARE sounds like the perfect mix of fun and romance. I just know I'm going to be rooting for Ella and I am definitely preparing from some major swoons. I can't wait to dive in and I hope all of you are excited, too! Since this one released today, you won't have to wait to get your hands on it. I'll definitely be talking about it once I'm done, and I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts once they read it :0)

Where to get it:
(Since everyone has different preferences, I'm including links from a few different retailers)


  1. Ha, that's what I thought too. That cover is to die for. Thanks for the links to the websites. I like the Book-A-Million website. It looks sooo coolio.

  2. Oh, this book sounds so cute! I love the fact that Alex is her tutor. I'm curious to see how the book relates to the title/cover. I'm looking forward to seeing more Release Day Spotlight posts, Sarah!

  3. Just ordered my copy today, I can't wait to read it:)Release Day Spotlight sounds like fun!

  4. Stopping by for the book blogger love-a-thon! =)

    I want to read this book so bad! It's been on my TBR list for what feels like forever, but probably is more like a few months LOL. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  5. I really want to read this book already!!

  6. Stopping by for the Love-A-Thon!

    I was SO excited when this was delivered to my Kindle late last night. I pre-ordered this eons ago, and have been dying to read it ever since! It's number one on my list to read as soon as I have time. :)

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

  7. I love this new feature you started! I am so dying to read this if only I weren't on a book buying ban right now or else it would so be mine!!!

  8. This sounds so awesome!!! I really want to read it. I am adding it to my TBR, I have discovered so many books I would love to read by participating in the Love-A-Thon today! Great post!
    Hope you have a nice day.
    Kayla @ Simply Kayla's Book Reviews

  9. Wow, I think I need to read this book now! Putting it on my to read list.

    Stopping by via the Love-A-Thon. I love your blog! I'm a new follower. :) Happy Friday.

  10. This book sounds so good! I featured it as WoW last week <3

  11. I am so excited to read this book! I keep hearing great things about it, and my library copy is finally going to arrive next week. I love this new feature, too!

    Hopping through for the Love-A-Thon, though I'm an old follower and longtime fan of your blog :)

    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

  12. Oooh. I like this idea! And I actually saw this in someone's WoW a few weeks ago! I have to admit, it sounds really interesting and I always want to read more contemporary YA fiction!! :D

    Thanks for sharing!
    Commenting for the Love-A-Thon :-D


  13. I saw this cover a while ago and fell in love, but kinda forgot about it until now! Thanks for reminding me! :) Really loving the blog! Happy Love-a-Thon!!

  14. Very cute cover. I love contemp books and this one sounds great. Can't wait.



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