Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Book Giveaway: It's Not About Me by Michelle Sutton

I'm so excited to be able to offer a giveaway of Michelle Sutton's debut novel, It's Not About Me. I've reposted my review below, so have a look! Here are the contest rules:

1) Leave a comment with a valid email address and tell me the name of the last YA book you read. If you never read YA, tell me the last great romance you read.
2) Open to US and Canada only.
3) To triple your chances of winning, go visit Michelle's blog and tell me the name of a book she reviewed recently!

This is part of Book Blog Giveaway carnival.

Originally posted in October of 2008

About the Book: Annie has it all. She's attractive, graduated with honors, was accepted at the college of her choice, has supportive parents, good friends, and a steady boyfriend who loves her. One night an unexpected visitor appears and Annie's safe world is destroyed by a brutal attack. As she tries to pick up the pieces of her broken life, she is torn between two brothers, both of whom claim to love her. She is attracted to both, but which one does she love? How can she choose when her decision may cause a permanent rift between them? And more important, will she give her heart to the One who will sustain her even when human love fails.

My Review: This book feels like it's been a long time in coming! (I'm sure Michelle feels that even more!) I've read Michelle's blog and "met" her on Shelfari awhile ago. I've eagerly followed the development of this book...from the cover to all the details in prep for its release.

What's funny is that from reading the blurb, I thought I knew what this book would be like, but it surprised me! Michelle is known online as the edgy inspirational author and this book is definitely that! I felt like I was transported straight back to high school...with all of those feelings (like the stakes feel so high) and maturity levels. I think Michelle accomplished that better than any of the other YA books I've read since I started reading YA again.

The spiritual content in this book is thick...meaning direct talk about the Christian faith. Each character wrestles with what it means to know God and what that means for their daily lives.

Teen girls are going to love how romantic the book is (two guys fighting over Annie?) and may be able to identify with many of the things that Annie encounters in her life.

If you like your Christian romance/fiction with no more affection expressed than quick pecks on the cheek this book is not for you. If you like, however, a realistic portrayal of what it means to be a young girl in love and with faith than you may enjoy It's Not About Me.



Anonymous said...

do enter me for this giveaway.. the last YA novel I read was 13 reasons why by Jay Asher and I really liked it!

I headed over to Michelle's blog and saw that she'd reviewed Single Sashimi recently.. Thanks for the link to her blog!


Anonymous said...

I loved Michelle's book. She's a great writer. The last YA book I read was Walk Two Moons. To be honest, I'm not finished with it yet, but love it. The last romance I finished was Stealing Home, by Allison Pittman. It is out in March or April, I believe.

Michele recently reviewed Single Sashimi, by the amazing Camy Tang. My email is atforkner [at] yahoo [.] com

Erika Powell said...

the last YA book I read was North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley and it was fabulous!

sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

she read and reviewed Single Sashimi by Camy Tang

Alicia said...

The last YA book I read was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

adw7984 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The last YA book I read was Laurie Halse Anderson's Catalyst, which was amazing. I'm a huge fan of YA! This book sounds great. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

writing.meg [at] gmail.com

clenna said...

One of the last romance novels that I read was Born in Fire by Nora Roberts.
I would love to win this book. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The last YA book I read was The Fruit of My Lipstick which was the third book in the All About Us Series by Shelley Adina. I am currently reading both H.P. and the Half-Blood Prince and Twilight.

Single Sashimi by Camy Tang was the last book reviewed by Michelle.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Darlene said...

I'd love to win this book. I've tried once before, maybe I'll be lucky this time. The last YA book I reviewed was Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston I believe and I really liked it. The last book Michelle recently reviewed was Single Sashimi by Camy Tang.

Great giveaway Amy. Thanks.
bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Marie said...

The last YA book I read was Twilight -- I'm getting ready to read the the second book now.


Marie said...

Michelle recently reviewed Single Sashimi by Camy Tang.


guru said...

I read the whole Twilight series with my daughter.

Anonymous said...

last romance (with mystery) was purity in death by jd robb
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Medens G. said...
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Medens G. said...

The last great YA novel I read was Deadline by Chris Crutcher. That book was about a boy who only had one year to live and decided to forgo treatment because he wanted to live out that last year as normal as possible. He goes out and does things he's never done before and learns more in that last year than all of his eighteen years combined. It is just a really awesome book that makes you think, laugh, cry and sooo much more.
I honestly recommended this book to everybody out there.

I would really like to be entered in this contest.


Nise' said...

I want to read this book. The last YA book I read was earlier this week, Juliet's Moon by Ann Rinaldi about a young girl in the South during the Civil War.

Sherrylinn said...

I just finished the Three Sisters Island trilogy by Nora Roberts. Romance with a little mystery and intrigue. Can't remember the last YA book I read.

slcremer at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

The last YA book I read was Lily Dale: Believing (Book #2). It's part of a nice little paranormal/mystery series and a quick read. Nothing too scary and just enough information to keep you guessing and wondering. I'm eagerly waiting to get book #3 (Lily Dale: Connecting) from the library so I can see what's happening next. :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

Michelle reviewed Single Sashimi by Cami Tang. :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Kaye said...

Please enter me in the drawing. This looks like a great read. The last YA book I read was The Book Thief by Mark Zukas and it was a very very good book

Simply Stacie said...

The last YA I read was Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

Belladonna1975 said...

Thanks for entering me. I recently read Black Pearls by Louise Hawes. I also read Michelle's review of Sir Bentley.


demmi said...

the last romance book I read was Jane Eyre con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Jinxy and Me said...

The last YA book I read was Meeting Lizzy.

deltay said...

Ooh, I really like your layout. The last YA novel I read was Evermore (Alyson Noel).


Anonymous said...

Please include me in your giveaway. Last YA books was the Twilight Series.

Bcteagirl said...

The last Romance I read was Dangerous by Nora Roberts (3 short stories). It is the second book of hers I have read. I tend to prefer romance books written in the early to mid 20th century however.

Molly C. said...

Sounds like a great book

Becky said...

The last YA book I read was the Twilight series. I loved every minute of reading them LOL. Michelle reviewed Single Sashimi by Camy Tang and she had a small review on the book Love Finds You In Humble Texas by Anita Higman (which sounds wonderful).


dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

Nicole C. said...

The latest YA book I've read was Twilight! I love YA books, and am getting ready to start A Great and Terrible Beauty!


kalea_kane said...

I just LOVE YA fiction, and honestly, I would read it all the time if I could. Something about it makes me jump right back into those years! :) The last YA fiction book I read was Be Strong and Curvaceous by Shelley Adina. I just love this series!

I just read Michelle's review of When the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard. I have never read a Regency romance other than Sense and Sensibility back in the day, and I did enjoy the review.

I would be thrilled with a chance to win this book! :) Thanks!



Qwill said...

I am currently reading Twilight just so I know what the big deal is. Michelle reviewed Single Sashimi. Please enter me. Thanks.

Candie L said...

I have not read a YA book. I am reading a book in the Yada Yada series. The last book I read before that I did not like very much. So please enter me for this one. Thank you.


Mom of 5 Boys said...

I'm currently reading Secrets of My Hollywood Life. Michelle reviewed Before the Season Ends (which looks really good!).

momof5boys at gmail dot com

live42day said...

I am currently working on the Twilight series and I love it, as does my daughter!

Michelle recently reviewed Single Sashimi by Cami Tang.

masonsgranny59 said...

ty 4 the awesome book giveaway and 4 the entry:)

ssmina said...

please enter me thank you

Sharon said...

I love christian novel I am a big fan of love inspired and Karen Kingsbury the lastest romance novel I have read is Monday Morning Faith a mixture of romance and work on the missions field. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

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