Well, this is my first time trying out Loony Blurbs with Emily over at the Loony Teen Writer. Basically, you make up book blurbs based on titles! 😀 This is going to be LOTS of fun (and ridiculousness.. or should I say ridikkulusness?). 😛
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
A prophecy cast years ago declared the Daughter of Smoke and Bone will be the most powerful woman in the Connected Systems. Laini is a tame city girl gone rouge. The daughter of Smoke and Bone, the foremost politicians of New Earth, Laini just wants to escape from her busy, cultured, and forced-upon life. But when she flees her parents’ estate one night, she takes with her a golden locket belonging to her mother, and a beautiful flask belonging to her father. Little does Laini know what her parents have been hiding from the City for so long. The flask and the locket are just a small part of her parents’ grand plan–sorcery, magic, and the Darkness will all come with it. Can Laini face her parents and return to the city she has dreamt of escaping for so long? Is she truly destined to be the Daughter of Smoke and Bone?
Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting
Frances and Ajia’s lives are like walking on trampolines. They bounce back up when they’re knocked down. They laugh when they fall. They soar so high. But slowly, so slowly that Frances could have never even imagined it, Ajia slipped. Off the trampoline and down to the cold, hard, earth. She doesn’t smile anymore. She doesn’t bounce. Frances still walks on the trampolines: but can he get Ajia back on them?
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
When Jenna’s family moves to a large, country mansion, she does NOT expect the house to have a pet lion. Nor does she expect the caretaker of the grounds to be a Witch (who, apparently, conjured the Lion from a hat, as sorceresses are expected to do) with a magical Wardrobe full of all the clothes you’d ever need. When the Witch realizes magicians are supposed to pull rabbits out of hats and turns the Lion into a cute little bunny, can Jenna survive in the house any longer? Or will her sadness and mourning over the loss of the Lion keep her from ever recovering?
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
In the world of Gnihtolc, where clothing comes from, the Pants have always been considered inferior. They are so weird, don’t come in cool styles and colors, and the Department of Human Needs is considering not sending them to the Human World anymore. When Retaews, Chief Sweater of the D.H.N., bans pants from journeying into the Human World, and humans begin to panic when new shipments have not arrived, the brave Tnap Monastery of the Pants decides to run away to the Human World. So begins the journey of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Tanps (the cover got it wrong!)–their mission: to save the Human World!
(Okay. That was. Interesting.)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Frankie Banks has worn the same clothes to school every day since sixth grade. So when they’re given the assignment to write the autobiography of a fellow student, what else is Eveliania Lockhart supposed to name her essay except The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks? As Evei sits down with Frankie each day after school, she discovers more and more things about Frankie’s life, each even more disreputable than the one before it. Until, before she knows it, Evei finds she has become disreputable, too.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Macy, Princess of the Helios Star System, wants nothing more than the Sun. So much so that on her eighteenth birthday, her father, King Supova, Lord of the Helios Star System, declares a contest for his daughter’s hand in marriage: bring her the Sun. Jandy Nelson, a common peasant with a passion for tinkering, thinks he has no chance in winning Macy’s hand. But when an invention of his suddenly works–the miniaturization ray–he finds himself in a rickity spaceship heading for Helios. Jandy captures the Sun and gives it to Macy, but there’s another problem: Jandy has discovered he doesn’t like the Princess. Plus, the light is running out really fast.
Well, that was actually really fun! I didn’t make up a blurb for City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It feels GOOD to be rebellious!
I’ll definitely be doing this again! Coming up, you can also expect a review of Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, and a special post for writers.