Current Virtual Signings

September 17, 2018

THE WICKED KING by Holly Black - Virtual Signing!




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Hey GCReaders!

So, it's no secret how much I (Damaris) am obsessed with this series! I LOVED the first book, The Cruel Prince, and OBSESSED over the second book. 

The Wicked King is just as good as the first book in the series. The scheming and secrets are tripled and take you on one hell of a ride! The romance is a bit stronger in this sequel than the first, but still not overwhelming where it takes away from the story. Holly Black is an amazing writer. I can go on and on about this series. 

I am so thrilled to be working with Holly again and thankful for this opportunity to host another virtual signing for her! 

As always, please read all terms & conditions before placing your order.

We will be ordering the B&N Special Edition of The Wicked King. 




TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All books will be signed on or around The Wicked King's release day.
  • All books will be shipped priority mail.
  • Priority mail for U.S. Readers takes 2-3 business days to arrive. Priority mail comes with free insurance up to $50 and free tracking number. For international readers, Priority Mail takes 6-10 business days. Sometimes a bit longer depending on your country.
  • This event ends December 28th
  • Refunds will be honored until December 28th. After December 28th there are no refunds, as all books have been ordered via the bookstore.
  • Good Choice Reading/Holly Black are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged mail. In the event any of the above were to take place, your package is insured up to $50. A claim will have to be filed with USPS.
  • International: We have had a couple of incidents where a package has been returned to us due to it not being claimed. In the event that this should take place an additional shipping cost is required in order to re-ship the package. No refunds will be granted as the book was ordered, signed, shipped and reached its destination. It is your responsibility to keep track of your package and claim it. Once the package leaves the United States we no longer have any control over it.
  • All packages will be shipped to the mailing address used on your PayPal account or at check out. Please make sure to update your shipping information. If your address differs from the one on your PayPal account/Invoice, please email Events@goodchoicereading.com immediately so that we can update our records.
  • Shipping & Handling and taxes will be added at check-out. It will go according to your country and/or the number of books you order.
  • Before placing your order there is an option to enter an email address and who you would like the book personalized to. Please double check spelling. If you do not wish to have the book personalized simply leave blank. We will have the author just sign the book with no name.
  • Any questions or concerns please email Contact@goodchoicereading.com. By placing an order below you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.



*NOTE: The Cruel Prince will most likely be the traditional cover as pictured above. We will try to get the special edition, but that will depend on whether or not the bookstore still has any available. We CANNOT guarantee you will receive the special edition.





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September 08, 2018

LIMITED TIME: Tahereh Mafi Virtual Signing!












AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, SIGNED & PERSONALIZED!

   


Hey GCReaders!

Today we bring you a very special virtual signing! We know this one is so last minute, but we love Tahereh Mafi and we could not pass up the opportunity!!! 

Starting today, through October 5th, you can order signed personalized copies of the books listed above! 

This event is only open for a limited time. 




TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All books will be signed on or around October 18th.
  • All books will be shipped priority mail.
  • Priority mail for U.S. Readers takes 2-3 business days to arrive. Priority mail comes with free insurance up to $50 and free tracking number. For international readers, Priority Mail takes 6-10 business days. Sometimes a bit longer depending on your country.
  • This event ends October 5th
  • Refunds will be honored until October 5th. After October 5th there are no refunds, as all books have been ordered via the bookstore.
  • Good Choice Reading/Tahereh Mafi are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged mail. In the event any of the above were to take place, your package is insured up to $50. A claim will have to be filed with USPS.
  • International: We have had a couple of incidents where a package has been returned to us due to it not being claimed. In the event that this should take place an additional shipping cost is required in order to re-ship the package. No refunds will be granted as the book was ordered, signed, shipped and reached its destination. It is your responsibility to keep track of your package and claim it. Once the package leaves the United States we no longer have any control over it.
  • All packages will be shipped to the mailing address used on your PayPal account or at check out. Please make sure to update your shipping information. If your address differs from the one on your PayPal account/Invoice, please email Events@goodchoicereading.com immediately so that we can update our records.
  • Shipping & Handling and taxes will be added at check-out. It will go according to your country and/or the number of books you order.
  • Before placing your order there is an option to enter an email address and who you would like the book personalized to. Please double check spelling. If you do not wish to have the book personalized simply leave blank. We will have the author just sign the book with no name.
  • Any questions or concerns please email Contact@goodchoicereading.com. By placing an order below you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.




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Any questions or concerns please email contact@goodchoicereading.com 






August 28, 2018

Review: That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37825410-that-s-not-what-happened?from_search=true



That’s Not What Happened
Author: Kody Keplinger
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 
by Scholastic Press

It's been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah's story--that she died proclaiming her faith.

But it's not true.

I know because I was with her when she died. I didn't say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah's parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight . . . but I'm not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did--and didn't--happen that day.

Except Sarah's martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who don't take kindly to what I'm trying to do. And the more I learn, the less certain I am about what's right. I don't know what will be worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up . . .






Kody has also authored: ​The Duff, Lying Out Loud, Run, Shut Out, A Midsummer’s Nightmare What is the newest publicized problem facing our youth today? Have you been watching the news? Aside from rampant drug use our youth must worry about whether or not they will be safe when they go to school every morning, this due to recent increases in mass shootings.

When I picked up this book I thought what an ironic time to read a book like this, it being so close to what happened in Florida and all. Kody writes in the first person, as the main character Lee (or Leanne) as she tries to recount the events as they unfolded the day of the shooting in the small town school. She lost her best friend during the tragedy and finds a discrepancy that she feels must be corrected before it is too late so she enlists the help of the other survivors and starts to write down the events as they unfolded through their eyes.

While she is moving through the aftermath of the events, she battles with depression, anxiety, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

She continues to build stronger bonds and realizes things about herself and others that she may not have realized before, that are making her think differently. However, she must be careful with what she is doing because it could cost her relationships that she has had since she was young.

Some things to consider about this book, although this topic has affected students as young as kindergarten, I do not believe 12 years old is an appropriate starting age for this book, nor is 7th grade. I think it would be better suited to start at 15 years old and 9th grade. A child’s ability to comprehend the material contained in this book may be a little more than they may be able to handle in a maturity manner. Some things that I like about this book; I have noticed that although the survivors were not close prior to the event, they have been able to build a bond and grow closer after being there for one another should they need someone close to talk to, someone who has been there. They are also using their experiences to tell a new story about how the event unfolded. With this they are hoping that they will leave a lasting story, the truth to go with the names that are left on the wall of the fallen victims and also to stomp out any rumors after they leave the school in the spring.

Some dislikes of the book; I found that the story would drag in some spots in the beginning of the book as the author tried to explain each of the characters, I felt like she dragged on when explaining their features or personalities. This made it difficult to continue reading but I wanted to know what the real story was so I pushed on. I also found that the story does not stay in a continuous time flow; for instance, the author could tell the story of the event letting the readers know about the students (survivors) as far as what year they were in and what time of the school year it was, etc. and then bring us to present day but also telling us how long it has been since the event happened because I am not finding it to be clear, I feel that it could be months or years but I am never sure.

This is a quick read if you have the time to sit and focus, it is not a self-help book by any means, I saw that the author explained a real life situation of her own and also her reasoning as why she thought to write this, which was my reasoning for reading it.



FIONA R.


 

August 27, 2018

#SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson Virtual Signing & More!


BOOKS AVAILABLE IN THE SIGNING

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All books will be signed on or around October 25th.
  • All books will be shipped priority mail.
  • Priority mail for U.S. Readers takes 2-3 business days to arrive. Priority mail comes with free insurance up to $50 and free tracking number. For international readers, Priority Mail takes 6-10 business days. Sometimes a bit longer depending on your country.
  • This event ends October 12th
  • Refunds will be honored until October 12th. After October 12th there are no refunds, as all books have been ordered via the bookstore.
  • Good Choice Reading/Laurie Halse Anderson are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged mail. In the event any of the above were to take place, your package is insured up to $50. A claim will have to be filed with USPS.
  • International: We have had a couple of incidents where a package has been returned to us due to it not being claimed. In the event that this should take place an additional shipping cost is required in order to re-ship the package. No refunds will be granted as the book was ordered, signed, shipped and reached its destination. It is your responsibility to keep track of your package and claim it. Once the package leaves the United States we no longer have any control over it.
  • All packages will be shipped to the mailing address used on your PayPal account or at check out. Please make sure to update your shipping information. If your address differs from the one on your PayPal account/Invoice, please email Events@goodchoicereading.com immediately so that we can update our records.
  • Shipping & Handling and taxes will be added at check-out. It will go according to your country and/or the number of books you order.
  • Before placing your order there is an option to enter an email address and who you would like the book personalized to. Please double check spelling. If you do not wish to have the book personalized simply leave blank. We will have the author just sign the book with no name.
  • Any questions or concerns please email Contact@goodchoicereading.com. By placing an order below you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.





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Any questions or concerns please email Contact@goodchoicereading.com


 

Review: Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks!




Sanity & Tallulah
Author: Molly Brooks
Genre: YA Age Appropriate: 8-12 Grade Appropriate: 3-7
On Sale In Store: 10/23/2018
Hardcover, 240 pages
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 
by Disney-Hyperion

Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn't long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it's too late?





Readers will be over the moon for this rollicking space adventure by debut author Molly Brooks. Sanity and Tallulah is an action-packed graphic novel about how two friends, Sanity and Tallulah, end up putting their home at risk. Sanity Jones is a young girl with lots of intelligence and passion. Her understanding of science is extraordinary. Tallulah Vega is a bit of a free spirit and is very fearless. She is a great friend to have by your side. Both live in space on a space station called Wilinick. Tallulah’s parents are great workers that help Wilinick run. Sanity’s father is the station’s director. In this story Sanity over steps her boundaries when it comes to what she can experiment with and ends up making a living breathing...cat. The cat has three heads. Its name is Princess Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds. After Sanity loses track of Princess Sparkle, Destroyer of the Worlds, it’s up to the two girls to find her without getting caught. When it seems like the daring duo are getting close to finding the cat a new threat has sneaked its way onto the station and is threatening the survival of Wilinick station’s residents.

I thought that this suspenseful adventure was wonderful. The suspense itself kept me turning one page after another until I realized I was already finished. I thought the book showed the theme, that friends will always have your back and will help you when you need them, perfectly. The graphic novel was filled with tons of funny one-liners and silly answers to mysteries. Speaking of the mysteries, I liked how there was just one major plot line to follow. In other books that I have read there were so many unknown answers in books that it felt like the books were just one big question mark. I could also follow the story really easy.

Overall, the book was great to read. One thing though kind of slowed down the story for me. I didn’t like how the amount of text bubbles kept fluctuating from page to page. At first a couple of pages would just have clear back and forth communication. Then, when I would move on in the story I would see lots of various bubbles. If the conversation was a bit more even from page to page I think it would flow better, but that’s just my opinion.

This book about friendship, mystery, and extraordinary science, was heartwarming and hilarious at the same time. I loved the suspense, jokes, and easy plots to follow all at the same time. Sanity & Tallulah is going to put tons of concentrated and smiling faces on the kids that read it. Good job Molly Brooks. The other thing to change is the text bubble problem and then it will be ready to send to shelves.





Lucais is a 6th grader from South Jersey. He is one of 4 children. His interests include math and science, and reading. His favorite genres are non-fiction, dystopian novels, and graphic novels and the occasional textbook. In his free time he enjoys filming videos for his YouTube channel, reading his favorite genre of books, and working on his first dystopian novel; hoping to complete within the next 6 months. He's looking forward to having a more relaxing environment to work on his hobbies in the very near future. This is Lucais's first review for Good Choice Reading and looking forward to doing more. Happy Reading!