Friday, April 25, 2014

My Book Birthday and V is for Varadan

My book is out in the world today!

SNIP, SNIP REVENGE by Medeia Sharif
YA Contemporary, Evernight Teen
Release Date April 25, 2014

Beautiful, confident Tabby Karim has plans for the winter: nab a role in her school’s dramatic production, make the new boy Michael hers, and keep bigoted Heather—with her relentless Ay-rab comments—at bay. When a teacher’s lie and her father’s hastiness rob her of her beautiful hair, her dreams are dashed. The fastest barber in Miami Beach has made her look practically bald. 

With all her pretty hair gone, Tabby doesn’t believe she fits the feminine role she’s auditioning for. Michael is still interested in her, but he’s playing it cool. Heather has taken to bullying her online, which is easier to do with Tabby’s ugly haircut. Tabby spearheads Operation Revenge, which proves satisfying until all of her problems deepen. After messing up, she sets to make things right.

I am in love with my cover. It was a pleasure to work with the Evernight Teen team. From drafting to revising to getting this beta read and revised again, it was a blast to write this book. I'm so happy to be able to share it with everyone. Thank you to the bloggers who are hosting me today and throughout May. There is also an upcoming blog tour, and I will share the links when the posts are live.

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Snip, Snip Revenge by Medeia Sharif

Snip, Snip Revenge

by Medeia Sharif

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My theme for the A to Z challenge is bloggers' books. I'll be posting about bloggers' books, novellas, short stories, and poetry collections, providing reviews for all of them. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with either the author or title. Review length will usually be based on the length of the work. My shorter reviews will be displayed for short stories and novellas, for obvious reasons. It was a pleasure to read and review these books. I hope you get wish list and book shopping ideas from reading my posts.     


The Fourth WishThe Fourth Wish by Elizabeth Varadan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Four children come across a strange woman on the street who can grant them wishes. I would’ve loved this as a child, imagining instant wealth and success for myself. But in this story one wish leads to a domino effect of bad things. As the children go back to Mrs. Seraphina, the elderly woman, for more wishes, they scramble to correct the wrong that’s been done by previous wishes. “Be careful what you wish for” is a true maxim here. I enjoyed the plot, subplots, the friendships, and family issues.

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53 comments:

Lexa Cain said...

I adore your cover! It's one of the best I've seen - so mysterious and vivid. My current WIP has a subplot about prejudice against Middle Easterners, too. I think it's very relevant. Congrats to you! I wish you huge success!

Ellie Garratt said...

Congratulations, Medeia! That is a stunning cover.

Evernight Marketing said...

Happy Release Day, Medeia!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on released day, Medeia!!

Kelly Hashway said...

Happy book birthday! I'm looking forward to reading this Medeia. Enjoy your day!

Melissa said...

Congrats, Medeia! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

4th Wish sounds fun!

Congrats on your release Medeia - it sounds awesome!! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on your release!

Fifi Islaih said...

I love the cover and can't wait to share my own post about it! Congrats!

Michelle Wallace said...

Congratulations Medeia!
That cover is AMAZING!

Movies on my Mind said...

That is a heck of a book cover. Nothing speaks Young Americana like bright pastel colours highlighting the font.

The tone of your book sounds gripping.

Rachel Morgan said...

Congratulations on your release! And that is a great cover :-)

.Michelle Dennis Evans said...

Fantastic cover! congratulations!! so excited for you .

DEZMOND said...

it is such a nice cover, dear! Congrats! Just tweeted about it!

jenniferpickrell said...

Happy book birthday - the cover is beautiful!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats, Medeia! :)

Trisha F said...

Your cover is awesome - and I can't wait to read your book! :)

Tamara Narayan said...

Very eye-catching cover for your new book!

The review sounds good too. It's hard for all of us, kids and adults, to realize that the things we wish for may not bring happiness.

Carol Riggs said...

I love the cover too! And the title is perfect for the book summary/content. CONGRATS on your release today, woo!!!!

Carol Riggs said...

PS! and Elizabeth's book sounds great! especially for MG kids. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Woohoo! Happy Book Birthday!

Chrys Fey said...

Congratulations on the release of your book!!! I love the cover, too. It's beautiful. :)

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Assalamualaikkum Medeia :)
Congratulations !
The book cover is awesome ! Good that you included it as your profile pic too :)
Best of luck !
Maa salama

Jennifer Hawes said...

I saw this on Alex's blog. Congrats! Looks like a wonderful read.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats Medeia! I've heard how important hair is to some women, so I'm sure that would be life-changing.

T. Drecker said...

Congratulations! And the cover is gorgeous. I love that girl's eyes. I'm sure you're hugging those books day and night :)

Natalie Zaman said...

LOVE the cover--congratulations!!!! And I had no idea you were doing the #atozchallenge as well! ♥

cleemckenzie said...

Here's to a successful launch! Looks good so far.

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations on your book release! I'm so excited for you!

Cathrina Constantine said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RELEASE! Cool Cover!

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! The cover is gorgeous, and I'm loving the blurb. Super stoked about your release, and yay for Elizabeth's story!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Congrats! Love the cover!!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the release, love the cover.

Meradeth Houston said...

Congrats!!! I just got my copy :)

Kate Larkindale said...

What a gorgeous cover! And it sounds like a great book too! I can't wait to read it.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Happy Book Birthday. Congratulations, Medeia.

Julie Flanders said...

Hooray! This is such a great title and the cover is fantastic.

Wendy said...

How exciting! Congrats, Medeia :)

Jocelyn Rish said...

Congratulations - I'm so thrilled for you! And it really is a great cover!!

And Elizabeth's book sounds fun - I always like reading about wishes gone wrong.

Liz Blocker said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm in love with your cover, too. It's gorgeous!

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations, Medeia!

Stephanie Faris said...

I love your cover! I think I wrote that on another blog, but it bears repeating. Congratulations!!!

klahanie said...

Hey Medeia,

Yes and I know, where is that amazing Gary?

I'm here today, yay! When I read the title of your book, why do I suddenly think of having a high-pitched voice. Could end up being part of a Bee Gees tribute band at this rate :)

You know how glad I am to see you getting released. Ahem, congrats on the release of your book.

My current WIP involves chains.

Now I shall be careful what I wish for.

Have a peaceful weekend, Medeia.

Gary :)

J E Oneil said...

Congratulations on your book's birthday! I love the title. The Fourth Wish sounds cool, too.

worddreams said...

This sounds like an amazing book. I hurt for this young lady.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Medeia -- I love the cover art for your book. If you do a blog book tour, I'd love to be one of your hosts. You can reach me through the email link on my blog's profile page, or message me on Facebook.

Amanda J. said...

This sounds fantastic, and I love the cover! Will have to get my hands on a copy. :)

DMS said...

Wishes can be tricky!

I am so excited for you Medeia. :) Wishing you the best of luck!
~Jess

Leslie S. Rose said...

Congrats - whoo hop! Happy release day. The cover is super cool.

Medeia Sharif said...

Thank you so much, everyone, for your well wishes and kind words. I will comment on your blogs this weekend.

kmckendry said...

Congratulations on your new book! I love the cover!

I love the idea of The Fourth Wish as well.

Suzi said...

That is an awesome cover! Congratulations!!!

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Congrats, Medeia! Love the title, the cover, and the premise. I'm happy for you.

And Elizabeth's book sounds interesting. "Be careful what you wish for" stories are always fun.

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