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Monday, May 3, 2010

Spread The Awesome: GETTING REVENGE ON LAUREN WOOD, By Eileen Cook -- Review and Giveaway!

***Read and comment on this post (and/or tomorrow's author interview) to be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of GETTING REVENGE ON LAUREN WOOD from author extraordinaire, Eileen Cook! This giveaway is open to international participants. Full entry details will follow my review.***

Today I'm participating with a bunch of other blogging writers to pay tribute to an author and book that I think deserves 10 stars. In short, we're spreading the book-loving awesome all day today. I've chosen Eileen Cook and GETTING REVENGE ON LAUREN WOOD because Eileen and her book are both made of awesome. I can't begin to explain how much I LURRRVE this book, but I'll try to sum it up with five reasons:

1) The cover art and tagline (This time, the mean girl is going down) are hilariously brilliant! How could you walk by this book without picking it up?

2) The characters are relatable and likable. Whether you root for the underdog taking a stand, love to hate the mean girl, relate to the academic brainy type, or adore the quiet hot guy, there's a character for everyone to cheer for.

3) The revenge tactics in this book are wickedly fabulous. Everyone loves to think of the things they'd *like* to do to those who've crossed them, but would never actually consider doing in real life... well, this book will satisfy your revenge fantasies without a trip to the slammer.

4) The plot is fun, funny and clever: Mean girl betrays best friend, best friend moves away and reinvents herself, best friend then moves back with a new name/identity with the hopes of seeking revenge and causing havoc in mean girl's life. What's not to love? Not to mention, I laughed out loud in several parts of the plot. Eileen's writing is fresh and funny. If you'd like more plot info, check out the whole summary at Amazon or Goodreads.

5) The ending is superb! It's not too rushed or perfectly resolved in an unrealistic fashion like some other books out there.

If it's not already evident by my enthusiastic endorsement above, I'd suggest you all choose this book for a fun, entertaining read. If you find you LURRRVE it as much as I do, keep my book (THE LIPSTICK LAWS) in mind for a spring 2011 read. It also delves into mean girl drama and revenge. Thanks for reading my review and don't forget to enter the book giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of this Spread The Awesome book from Eileen herself.

For more Spread The Awesome fun, check out Angela Ackerman's blog for her review of THE DEAD TOSSED WAVES, by Carrie Ryan. A full list of Spread The Awesome recommended reads can be found HERE. A big thanks goes to Elana Johnson for organizing this Spread The Awesome day!

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood Signed Book Giveaway Entry Details:
1) You will be entered once by reading and commenting on this post (or tomorrow's interview post). Please leave your email address with your comment.
2) Your name will be entered twice in the random drawing if you comment on both today's and tomorrow's posts.
3) You will also receive an extra entry for each online shout-out you give about this giveaway (tweet on twitter and/or blog about it). Be sure to leave links to your shout-out(s) in the comment section of today's or tomorrow's post to earn the extra entries.

***If you comment on both posts, plus blog and tweet about the giveaway, your name will be entered 4 times in the random drawing, increasing your odds of winning. The lucky winner will be chosen at random from all the entries I receive and will be announced next Monday (May 10th). Good luck!***

Remember to come back tomorrow for my interview with Eileen Cook!

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Blogger Alissa Grosso said...

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood does sound awesome and that cover is a work of art. I think I definitely need to get my hands on a copy of that book.

May 3, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

LOL @ the cover. This book DOES sound awesome. :D
I tweeted it here:
Thanks for the heads up about the awesomeness! :-)

May 3, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Yamile said...

How I love this cover! Great pick!

May 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Ive been wanting to read this one so much. Yay for the contest!!!

May 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Angela Ackerman said...

I must have this book!! OMG that cover is to DIE for!

May 3, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Love the cover! Great review.

May 3, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Tamika: said...

This sounds like a yummy read! Thanks for the killer recommendation.

May 3, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

I love the cover. I smile a little every time I see it.

Tweeted about the giveaway

Thanks for the chance to win!
ambience.of.rain {at}

May 3, 2010 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Wells said...

I'm totally in!

- Rebecca


May 3, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

This book looks so good! It's on my list.

kpic724 (at) gmail (dot) com

May 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Suzette Saxton said...

This looks like a fun read! And I can't wait for yours to come out.


May 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Michelle McLean said...

Sounds fun! I've got your contest in the Spread the Awesome contest box on my blog :)

May 3, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Nichole Giles said...

I know I'll Love this book just from the title alone. But thanks for sharing, so now I know I need to add it to my to-be-read pile. Sheesh, this list is fantastic.

Thanks for sharing and sign me up!


nickigiles @ gmail . com

May 3, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Sherrie Petersen said...

Love the cover! Sounds like a fun book :) solvangsherrie at gmail dot com

May 3, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You're right - that is a cover you cannot pass by. Congrats on your upcoming book release!

May 3, 2010 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I tweeted it here:

Thank you !

May 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book! And I do agree that the cover is very intriguing!

May 3, 2010 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Christina Lee said...

So fun!!! And how about that cover!

May 3, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Christine Fonseca said...

OOhh...looking forward to your interview!

May 3, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Kathy McCullough said...

You are so right about the cover! And if the book lives up to it -- wow! It goes on the list for sure!!

May 3, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sounds like a great book. Love the cover.


May 3, 2010 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'd love to read it.

ellestraussbooks at shaw dot ca

May 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to it... have read Eileen's other works!!

Pick me :O)

May 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Riv Re said...

I'd love to win this! It looks hysterical.

May 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Shannon Messenger said...

Okay, this book had me at the cover, but your review sealed the deal. DEFINITELY adding this to my TBR list (which--after today-- is now ridiculously long) :)

May 3, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That tagline is awesome!!!! Great review, Amy. And I love the bright, spring colors of your blog background. Happy!

Looking forward to tomorrow's interview and reading this book :)

May 3, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Shannon O'Donnell said...

This looks like such a fun book! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's interview. :-)

mrso_d at yahoo dot com

May 3, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Last year I read Eileen Cook's What Would Emma Do? and really enjoyed it. The cover art on Getting Revenge is fantastic--just, wow. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the contest.

May 3, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Claire Dawn said...

Sounds awesome! I need to stay of the blogosphere, my TBR list is getting to be longer than my arm!

muchlanguage (at) gmail (dot) com

May 4, 2010 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


May 4, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Lola Sharp said...

Love that cover!

Please enter me:

authorlolasharp [at] gmail (dot) com


May 4, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Jeanne Ryan (Serenissima) said...

OMG, the cover alone sells the book! But your review is great too!

alohajeanne at yahoo dot com

May 4, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Elana Johnson said...

Dude, I have this book in my garage, and still haven't read it. Okay, you convinced me. I'll start it today!

May 4, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

This book sounds awesome (:
Please enter me (:

May 4, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger B.J. Anderson said...

I would love to be entered! bonny(dot)anderson(at)gmail(dot)com

May 4, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Jenn Adams said...

You're so right - that book looks awesome. I'd love a chance to win - enter me, please!

May 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I'd love a chance at this book. I've had it on my wishlist since I saw the cover. Poor Barbie!

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

May 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Liz S said...

Sounds like a fun read. And I LOVE the cover! Thanks for the recommendation!

May 5, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger bermudaonion said...

I love fun books like this. Please enter me! milou2ster(at)

May 5, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger baileythebookworm said...

This looks hilarious -I would love to get a chance to read it!

baileythebookworm at gmail do com

May 5, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

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May 5, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Great cover! sounds like an awesome read. Added it to my amazon wishlist

shotbykim AT gmail DOT com

May 5, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Here is my tweet:
shotbykim AT g mail DOT com

May 5, 2010 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Steph said...

I love that vivid cover!

I've reposted this on my website (, and have retweeted on twitter (@readinasitting)

May 5, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everytime I see this book on the shelves, I'm drawn to it. The cover is excellent and it seems like the perfect summer read for laying by the pool.

tweeted here:

May 5, 2010 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

I can't wait to find out who the lucky winner is from this great bunch! Thanks for checking out my review & blog! And a big thanks goes to Eileen for writing such a fun book!

May 5, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Aik said...

I'm a new follower. I'd love to read this book! Thanks!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

May 6, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Aik said...

I tweeted:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

May 6, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Cynde L. Hammond said...

Hi, Amy!

I'm a new "follower" and I sure would appreciate a "follow-back" on my blog, "Cynde's Got The Write Stuff" (if you haven't already).

Here's my email addy:


I posted on my blog about the contest, here:

I "tweeted" on Twitter, here: @acushla712


I posted to Facebook (via Twitter), here:
(this may take up to an hour to show up on FB, but I promise, it will be there!)

Until tomorrow,

Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

May 7, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Laura Ann Dunks said...

Wow this book is awesome! I will now go read the author interview. I love the cover!

Tweeted it here:

cant work out how to link to the tweet itself sorry.

Laura Ann Dunks

May 9, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Jackee said...

How did I not enter this one?? I know I read your awesome Spread the Awesome review on Monday... Oh well, looks like I made the cut off--please enter me! Thanks!


May 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

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