Thursday, February 14, 2013

Swoon Thursday (5)

Hosted by YA Bound
Radiant by Christina Daley

The Rules of Swoon Thursday:

"From the book you are currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON.  What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.  Try to make the Swoon 140 characters so you can tweet it.  Add the #YABOUND hashtag when you tweet."

Goodreads Summary:

(Ages 13+) Mary is part Vietnamese. Carter is a complete jerk. Normally, they don't talk much.

But when Mary's in an accident on the way to school one morning, Carter nearly dies saving her life. The doctors say his chances of living are slim, and Mary's feeling the full weight of survivor's guilt.

However, Carter's back at school in a matter of days, as if nothing had happened. Although, he is a little "glitchy," and he's developed a sudden and intense interest in Mary. She thinks he's suffering from major brain trauma from the accident. Or that he's been possessed.

As it so happens, Carter really is possessed. And the thing controlling him is having the time of its life learning to be human.

Featuring a diverse cast of characters, RADIANT is a funny "paranormal-lite" story about being human, being in love, and being healed.

What Made Me Swoon:

"Fiery hands caressed her soaked cheek and traced the lines of her brow, nose, and lips.  Strong arms wrapped around her, pulling her close to him.  Then scalding lips kissed hers.  The rain sizzled everywhere he touched her."  (Nook, 197)

                What made you Swoon this week?

                                                                    Escape in a Book,


  1. I haven't read this book! Love the sweet swoon!

    My swoon:

  2. Great swoon! I haven't heard of this book. I'm definitely gonna check it out!
    Here's my pick for the week!
    Michelle :)

  3. Wauw that sounded very steamy and very swoony - great pick!
    *Adds book to TBR list* ;-)
    My Swoon (and check out my Beautiful Disaster + Walking Disaster giveaway) :-P

  4. Nice swoon!


  5. Nice! I always love swoon scenes that take place in the rain! :)

    My Swoon

  6. Hmmm, interesting swoon!!! Lots of imaginative imagery :D

    I definitely need to check this one out!

    My Swoon Post!

    1. Thanks! I agree :) The author is excellent with imagery!

  7. Oh what a lovely swoon. Havent heard of this book, but now I'm curious!

    1. Thank you Teresa! This book just came out, and it's very unique and refreshing. I enjoyed it so much :)

  8. That line looks oddly ;) Thanks so much Lindy! That was definitely a fun line to write :)

    1. LOL :) That line was very "Swoon Worthy!" I love your writing and the beautiful imagery that your words create :)

  9. Great swoon Lindy! Looks like a good book!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Jessica @ Lovin' Los Libros

    1. Thanks Jessica! It was a great book!!! I enjoyed your Swoon too :)


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