Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sleigh Tour Winter Book Review: Ex-Mas by Kate Brian

Today I’m excited to host a review for the WinterHaven Sleigh Tour. This week WinterHaven and a great group of sleigh bloggers are posting our choice of a Winter Book Review. To see who else is on the sleigh, you can go to our WinterHaven Sleigh Tour page for a list of participating blogs.

My Winter Book choice for today is Ex-mas by Kate Brian
My Thoughts
As you can tell, I love reading holiday books during this time of the year, and it’s sometimes hard to find a YA book that centers around Christmas. So when I came across Kate Brian’s Ex-Mas… WHAT.A.DELIGHT! Ex Mas was a fun and fast-paced pick. Now, it was filled with unlikely and forced events to make the storyline come together, but I still enjoyed it for what it was worth.

I liked the main characters Lily and Beau and their road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle was fun to read about because I’m familiar with their pit stops and city detours. Their journey chasing their kid brothers, Tyler and Cooper, who were headed up North via Amtrak to save Santa from global warming was enlightening. My favorite scene was their final stop in Seattle, where it all came together, and they sang their song at Perk-o-Late. Very cute.

Overall, I enjoyed it much and I’m excited to find more Christmassy reads like this one during this season.

Their song
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
are you allergic to flowers too?
What if I brought you cookies instead?
One sniff of your roses and I could be dead.

3 Snowflakes
 As part of the festivities, WinterHaven Booksis hosting an international give-away that will include a copy of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Signed by Levithan and Cohn) and a copy of Let it Snow (Authors Green, Johnson, and Myracle) for FOUR lucky winners. Good luck and happy holidays!
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  1. Sounds like a book I could snuggle into. Thanks for the insight, Arlene. ;)

  2. Thanks! All of the books sound great!

  3. This one does sound fun! I agree that finding a YA book focused around Christmas is tough, so good pick :)

  4. Sounds like a great book.

    Thanks for a great review and giveway!

  5. Road trip!! Sounds like a lot of fun. Great review Arlene. :)

  6. Great giveaway! Thanks :) Sound like great books :)

  7. Hi. I find this giveaway soo interesting. I try of course. Soon even I will read Ex-mas, cool review.
    I'm italian, so I hope not to have make mistakes. Bye! :)