Sunday, December 7, 2014

Compulsion by Martina Boone: Top Ten List + HUGE HUGE Giveaway

Compulsion by Martina Boone
Series: The Heirs of Watson Island #1
Published by Simon Pulse
Publish Date: October 28, 2014
448 Pages
Find it here:  Goodreads / Amazon / B&N

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead--a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.
Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead. (Goodreads) 

In order to celebrate Compulsion by Martina Boone (which I just finished!), I'm excited to share a list of "Ten Things" by the author and a HUGE Giveaway! Good luck! 

Ten Favorites Things

1. Favorite YA Novel (right now) -- Still The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor and Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races. But there are so many amazing books that came out this fall and I’m reading some that are coming out in 2015 that just floor me. SO much lovely goodness.

2. Favorite Book of All Time -- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3. Favorite TV Show/Movie (right now) -- Suits. I adore clever dialogue! And Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

4. Favorite Song (right now) -- There’s an amazing mash up called “Truly Brave,” which is a mix of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” and Sara Bareilles' “Brave.” It was done for children’s cancer, but it’s what I’d love to play for Barrie, who starts off scared of pretty much everything and has to go through things that would make a Navy Seal feel fear. I think every young woman going out into the world for the first time should adopt this song as an anthem. Women need to be brave and make their voices heard.

5. Favorite Word -- Magic. Or minion. Magical minions.

6. Favorite Snack -- Nutella.

7. Favorite Movie -- The Shawshank Redemption.

8. Favorite Personal Hero -- Malala Yousafzai

9. Favorite Animal -- Dogs, because they demonstrate the meaning of unconditional love. Cats because they are mysterious and enigmatic but loving. Horses because they are magic and grace and heart.

10. Favorite Place in the World - Prague, Czech Republic because it’s the next best thing to a fairy tale place. 

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Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them.

She’s the founder of, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all this YA Series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

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1 comment:

  1. I do a secret Santa swap with a group of bloggers and the woman who was my secret Santa sent me a copy of this book! I am SO excited to read it! I also loved seeing all your "favorites" and getting to know you a teensy bit better! Love Magical Minion! :)


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