Friday, January 15

A Match Made In High School Contest

by Kristin Walker

Summary: When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can’t get any worse. Then she marries her “husband”: Jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona’s long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer. Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

My Thoughts: When I first saw the title of this book I was thinking to myself, "Oh yes, this should be interesting; my kind of book!!" I loved the whole premise of this! We meet Fiona who is in love with Gabe. Gabe doesn't really even know she exists. We meet Marcie who is Fiona's best friend. On the first day of senior year they find out they will be paired with a marriage partner for the whole year! Of course Fiona gets stuck with Todd, the jerky cheerleader whom she can't stand. Marcie gets Johnny Mercer who is a quiet bigger type of guy. And Gabe gets Amanda (Todd's girlfriend). From the very first conversation between Todd and Fiona, you can tell how much they despise each other. I won't give away the whole plot but this book is full of so many surprises you won't see half of them coming. There were a few I had a feeling they were going to happen but in the back of my mind, I was thinking to myself, "please don't." So when they did, my mouth would drop open a bit! Todd and Fiona are out to get each other, they do not want to be partners so they start playing pranks on each other. Funny and amusing tricks! This book was so much fun. Between the pranks, the realizations, the twists and turns, it was a thrill ride that I'm glad I was on!

Overall: Loved it. Thinking back to high school, I can remember how embarrassing it would have been to have to have a marriage partner for the whole year. Torture, right? hehe. This book is a great book to read if your in the mood for laugh out laugh moments. The ending surprised me a bit, but honestly I liked how it worked out and who ended up with who.

Cover: Love It! It just fits, doesn't it?

What I'd Give It:

Win Match Made In High School

Oh how I loved A Match Made In High School so Kristin offered to give one lucky winner a chance to win all these amazing prices relating to her upcoming novel.

Included In This Prize Pack Are:

Signed copy of book
Engagement ring
Open to United States and Canada Only (Open Until January 25th at 9:00 PM)

To Enter:
Leave A Comment Telling Me Why You Must Win This! Or your favorite book of 2009 that you read!

Winner Will be Drawn at Random

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to win this because from your positive review it feels like a book I will instantly fall in love with. I adore stories of young love and realization. I hope I win! :)

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ReggieWrites said...

I'd like to win this because I really really think that the idea of the book is something I'd love. Also, my favorite book of '09 is THE PACE by Shelena Shorts! So amazing!

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Erin said...

The best book of 2009 that I read was probably The Dark Divine. There were many, I loved The Pace and I also just read You are so Undead to Me & Cracked up to Be recently and all of those were great as well. Today I finished Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark side and while it wasn't as good as the others mentioned, it's definitely close.

I have a hard time narrowing anything down, some call it indecisiveness.... All were great books!

This is an awesome contest and if you liked this book so much, then I am sure that I will as well.

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Melanie said...

I'd like to win this because every single review of this book I've read thus far has been positive.

As far as my favorite book of '09, I think I'd go with North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley.

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Diana Dang said...

Best book of 2009 would have to be Ballads of Suburbia! One of the rawest novels ever!


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Becky said...

This book sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

My favorite book of 2009 was The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness.

Zombie Girrrl said...

I must win this because it's got a lot more going on then I first thought! I love social exeriments! This sounds like a great, fun read. :)

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Sandy said...

I must win this because it was AMAZING and I'd love to have it on my shelf.

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Jessica Love said...

I must win because I love winning things!

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Dani. said...

This is such a fun contest! And, I want to because this books looks like the epitomy of all awesome! Also, my favorite book of '09 is a hard one but I'm gonna go with The Hunger Games! :]

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margaret said...

The best book I read last year ('09) was the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I have loved Greek mythology since I was a little girl and it was so much fun to read a book that not only had TONS of Greek mythology but had it in a modern days setting! I love that Mt. Olympia was set in NY and that Hades rued under L.A. I'm looking forward to the 2nd book in the series.

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Lilixtreme said...

One read in 2009 that really stuck with me was Mark Freeman's The Kindling of GreenFyr novel! It was absolutely thrilling.

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Bianca said...

One of my favorite books of 09 was Intensely Alice. I have been a fan of the series for years.

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Guinevere said...

+1 for being a follower!

My fave YA novel of 2009 was Jennifer Echol's "Going Too Far"

runa said...

Ooh, I think my favorite book of 2009 was Nancy Werlin's Impossible.

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ReaganStar said...

I so would love to win this book, It has been on my to read list for ages... well in the world of books it seems like ages lol.

YA novels are my favorite since I have gotten back to reading.. they leave me always wanting another story and a way to relax from the daily problems with the LIL monster.

Reading has definitely become my "wind down and relax mommy time"

What a cool prize pack as well.

Mocha Princess Aurora said...

I want to win this book because I didnt date at ALL in High School. I had a ton of crushes but I was from a small town and went from pre school all the way thru high school with the same group of people and it was like dating your brothers ;)
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Chloe said...

I'd love to win this because it sounds amazing, especially from your review, and it sounds like a really cute story. It also sounds like a story I can live vicariously through (haha) since I haven't had that much luck with love in my high school career. Also, some of my favorite books of '09 were Beautiful Creatures, Eyes Like Stars, Prophecy of the Sisters, and The Dark Divine!!

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Keturah said...

My favorite book of 2009 was Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow. It was awesome and I just finished reading it for the fourth time. I will also be reviewing it tonight and posting it at m blog, Please enter me and I am a follower.

Jenna said...

I HAVE to win this book. I've been drooling over it since way back when its origical release date was schedualed for 2009. FOR SO LONG I'VE WANTED IT.

My favorite book of '09 was The Hunger Games. Amazing.

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Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Great review! A Match Made in High School sounds so cute; I wish I had a class like that, lol. And thank you for the contest! :)

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Linda Kish said...

Best 2009 read for me was I, Alex Cross


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Kath said...

I would LOVE to win this one. It totally sounds like the kind of book that I would enjoy. As soon as I heard about it I had to add it to my TBR list. Cant wait to read it!

Great review!

Unknown said...

I'd love to win this - the plot is jsut too cute to pass up! It's a simple enough idea and I wonder what twists and turns are in place!

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Leslie said...

I should win this because it's TOTALLY AWESOME! (And so am I.)
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Aik said...

I'd like to win because this book sounds like my cup of tea! :)

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Erica said...

I'd love to win this because it sounds exactly like my kind of read! The plot sounds too great!

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Unknown said...

I want to win this because it has great reviews and I want to read more good YA contemporary novels! Also, it's on my list for the 2010 Debut Author Challenge, so I already plan to purchase it-- but if I win it I can get another book instead! And I love books :)

And my favorite book of '09 was Hunger Games! I loved it so much!
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CallMeKayla said...

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I'd love to win this! I love romance and the plot sounds amazing!! I'm one of those people who day dream their own stories up to keep myself interested, and this really sounds like something my brain might have come up with at one point. :)

Monster of Books said...

Who wouldn't want to enter a adorable contest like this. Especially when there's a purple and pink theme going on, it's so cute!!! I've heard so many greats things about this book and the bio has got my hooked since I read it a while back. I would love to win because it seems like a great, fun read.
-Favorite Book Of 2009 is Hush Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick

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Ari said...

I MUST win this because I have a goal to read AS MANY 2010 releases this year as possible! It sounds hilarious it sounds out of the ordinary and that is why I MUST READ IT TO ACCLOMPISH MY GOAL!

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Jenny N. said...

I must win this because it looks like such a cute and fun book to read. The fact that there is all the extra stuff included is a bonus too.

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Anonymous said...

I'd loooove to win this book because of all the good and reviews. Everyone who's read it seem to agree this is a super cute story and honestly... I'm in BIG need to read one. The cover and titles are very appealing as well.
I only discovered YA books recently and I'm hooked !!

Now my favorite read for 2009 would probaly be Perfect Chimistry by Simone Elkeles. I loved the characters, the racial and gang issues, the writing. This book carried loads of passion et emotion. A real keeper.

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Stacey Brucale said...

I would love to win this because the book looks so amazing and I also love getting t-shirts about books.

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brizmus said...

My favorite book of 2009 was the Graveyard Book. So good!
And also - I would LOVE to win because this book just looks extraordinarily AWESOME!!
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StephTheBookworm said...

My favorite book of 2009 was Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin. It was so funny and heartfelt.

I'd love to win this book.

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fredamans said...

I'd like to win since it looks like a great book, and the other gifts are awesome perks too.

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Mariah said...

I would love to win this becasue your review was fantastic and when i read it I fell in love with it so I would love to own it, as well as some other cool related things!


Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I'd like to win this because I was kind of on the fence about this one but your review had convinced me it would be the read for me!

My favorite read for 09 was If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

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Kelsey said...

I want to win this because I LOVED A Match Made in High School and really want my own copy :) My favorite book of '09 was Prophecy of the Sisters

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nadine said...

I should win this book because I'm AWESOME! =) It sounds really good and like it'd be lots of fun. my fav book last year was The Luxe.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite book I read in 2009 was Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. That series is hot!

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Robyn @ Robolobolyn's Universe said...

Since I can't pick a favorite book, I'll tell you why I'd like to win this book. I reeeally want this one because I've read so many great reviews about it! It sounds like a book I'll love!

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skyla11377 said...

Leave A Comment Telling Me Why You Must Win This! Or Your Favorite Book Of 2009 That You Read!

I Must Win The Contest Because You Made This Book Sound So Amazing. I Love Plot Twists And Turns. Not To Mention I Am A big Fan Of Thrill Rides....=^).

My Favorite Book Of 2009 Would Have To Be Blood Promise By Richelle Mead. It Is Book Four In The Vampire Academy Series And Was Just A Book I Literally Could Not Put Down.

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Allison said...

I must have this because I'm on a mission to read all of the books you reviewed and gave five cupcakes :)

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Kandace said...

i'm already a follower...

I want to win this because my library doesn't carry half the great sounding books you recommend. As soon as I read the description I knew i'd want to read it, then I read your review and that cemented it.

Linda Henderson said...

I like the idea behind this book. The high school here makes everone take a personal finance course so they will know how to balance a checkbook and do everday financial things so this idea would probably show a lot of kids that marriage is a lot of responsibility. I'd be very interested to read it.

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Peaceful Reader said...

It sounds like fun but really you can't go wrong with a main character named Fiona-huge points for a rockin' first name!! The antics and the idea sound amusing!
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aqtbenz said...

I'd like to win because I really enjoyed your review, and it sounds like a book I would just eat up :) I love books about finding love through fate--it gives me hope!!
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Ashley said...

I loved my ARC of the Naughty List :)

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DeNiSe said...

Why should I win this book let's see my high school years are runing out and i would love to read about diffrent people having to be married for school Marriage!! in high school would be fun, Love your review

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justpeachy36 said...

I'd like to win this one for my daughter. Looks like a book she would really enjoy.

Sylvia said...

I'd love to win this because I think it's going to be amazing:D and my favorite book for 2009 is The Hunger Games and Knife of Never Letting Go, I can't choose between the two:D

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kanishk said...

I adore stories of young love and realization.

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kay - Infinite Shelf said...

This sounds like such a great read! I've been looking forward to this and I'm glad to know you enjoyed it.

I would love to enter the contest! My favorite read of 2009 was Life as we Knew it. It was very intense but great.

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The Lovely Reader said...

Oh, this sounds so cute, I'm so glad you loved it.

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Lori T said...

Oh, I would love to win this. This sounds really good and I love the idea of it. Just reading about it took me back to all those high school feelings.

I just really started reading YA last year and I read some really incredible books. Some of my favorites were Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols, Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, and Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite book of 2009 was Coyote's Mate by Lora Leigh. It was just touching and hot on so many new levels. I cried and cheered like crazy. :D

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Jessica Lawlor said...

You don't have to enter me because I just finished reading it! I'm helping Kristin with PR for the book launch and I'm so glad you liked it. I just finished literally a few hours ago and I just loved it too! :) I hope whoever wins this loves it just as much as we did.

Katie said...

I would love to win this because it sounds super cute and you gave it a great review. Also, my favorite book of 2009 was Beautiful Creatures.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I've gotta read this because it sounds really good. My favorite 2009 reads were the House of Night series by P.C. & Kristin Cast.

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Katrina said...

I would like to win this because the book sounds awesome and now I must read it. 2. The prize pack it AWESOME
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holdenj said...

My favorite book from 2009 was Going Bovine. Bray's shift from the Doyle trilogy was amazing.

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YA Book Queen said...

I would love to read this because I keep seeing so many glowing reviews!! My favorite book of '09 was Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue by Hugh Howey.

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Anfisa said...

I would like to win this because I love the plot of the book and it's something I would definitely read. My favorite book of 2009 is Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.


Sarah Woodard said...

My favorite book that I read in 2009 was Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers or Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
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Lindsay Frost said...

I would LOVE to win this!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D
One of my favorite books was Gone. :D
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Park Avenue Princess said...

I MUST win this contest because I am IN LOVE with this book!! It's kept me going through some hard times with my health this year! And the swag is FANTASTIC! It's the PERFECT PRIZE PACK! Plus, it brings me back to MY first love & High School! Win-Win situation! You know! You loved it too Cindy!!

What book did I read in '09 that was a must read? I really liked "The Naughty List"! It was super-cute too!

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Thanks again for another great contest.

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Anonymous said...

I HAVE to win this because I really do love the idea of this story. And I think it's awesome that it's like a "Shakespearean comedy of errors". I'm taking a course on Shakespeare this year, and I been reading a lot of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels later. This one sounds like a blast.
And besides, there's an engagement ring? haha. The prize pack just sounds too good to be true.

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throuthehaze said...

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare was one of my fave reads of 2009.

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Kristen said...

One of my faves was Fire by Kristin Cashore!


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Jessy said...

This sounds like a really cute read. One of my favorites I read this year was Perfect Chemistry.

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Justine said...

Favourite Book of 2009 is....Hush, Hush. :) I didn't read much that year but I look forward for many more books this year!

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Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I'd love to win this the story plot seems so different. I think it would be fun and real. I would like to see if it stands up to all the great reviews.

My fav book of 09 was Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
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Anonymous said...

Favorite book:

Looking for Alaska - just finished it and it was amazing!

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Hailey Miller said...

This sounds like an absolutely awesome book! Please enter me! My favorite book of 2009 is The Shifter (The Healing Wars, #1) by Janice Hardy!

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Curling up by the Fire said...

I'd like to win this book because as a high school teacher I can imagine the upsets that something like this would cause at my own high school and enjoy the scenes in the book. I'd also read some pretty positive reviews so I've been looking forward to it.

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Sarah said...

My favorite of '09 was Catching Fire. A fantastic sequel!

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Anonymous said...

My favourite book that I read in 2009 was Beach Music by Pat Conroy.

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Ashley said...

I would love to win this book because I have been waiting for it to come out for weeks. I love to read new authors and also want to be a Home Ec teacher and would love to read this book about a lesson that could work for that class.
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Nancye said...

I would LOVE to win this book because it looks awesome!!! High School Love---so cool!!

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Mandy said...

I want to read this book because its sound cute and like something I'd love.
Did the book have to be published in 2009 or did I just have to read it in 2009. If its for when I read it, then I have to go with Unwind. I loved that book.

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