Loony Blurbs (4) – The Link-Up Edition!

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It’s here! IT’S HERE! I’m so excited for this it’s actually crazy. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can find out about the feature through the “Loony Blurbs” tag at the top of the blog, or at this post I wrote.

And without further ado, let’s begin!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

daughter of smoke and boneLaini is the daughter of Smoke, the head Fire-Fighter of her town, and Bone, the head surgeon. Unfortunately neither of her parents are particularly good at their job…and that’s where she comes in.

Laini’s true name is Cleaning Up My Parents’ Messes, and it definitely fits. With her running around to save the day, nobody ever knows what’s wrong.

Until the Son of Fire and Stitches comes along, that is. And he knows about her parents’ incompetence. The townspeople are enamoured with Fire and Stitches, and the Son – a little twerp called Inial – is lording it over Laini.

This should be interesting.



Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting

walking on trampolinesFrancis is dead.

Well. That’s up to interpretation, of course, because after she dies, there is an after. And when the Gatekeeper persuades her that the way to Heaven is to travel across the Celestial Trampolines, she figures she doesn’t have much of a choice.

Until, that is, a girl tells her that she should bounce as high as she can. So she does that too, landing in…somewhere above Heaven. It’s called Htrae, and it’s Earth’s parallel. What’s more, there’s another Francis there.

This Francis – her name is Sicnarf – is a future Olympic trampolinist. Who’d have thought? The only way to get out of Htrae is through the mystical magic of the trampolines. But Francis isn’t sure she wants to go back.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

lion, witch, wardrobeTwo parallel worlds.

The first: Leo “The Lion” and Clive “The Witch” come out of the wardrobe, which is the Australian equivalent of declaring that they are completely and entirely gay.

The second: in the land of Wardrobe, the Lion and the Witch are in a deadly battle for possession of the Great Trench Coat.

When their two worlds collide, naturally everyone’s confused.





The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares

sisterhood of the travelling pantsIt is a cult like no other. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.

The Pants are involved in the rituals of the Sisters, passed around the globe to aid their magic. If they are not wearing the Pants, their magic cannot be invoked. Pants are their way of life.

There is, however, some confusion with the English Sisters. For them, pants are underwear, and when the Brotherhood cult sends them lacy knickers as a joke…well, you can just imagine the charges of public indecency.

So now it’s English Sisters vs. The World. But there is a pair of Pants to rule the others, fabled in Sisterhood legend…

Who will find them first? We will never know.


City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

city of bonesTeeth are not the same as bones. But the Tooth Fairies can’t call their city the “City of Teeth.” That would just be ridiculous. The marketing department would have a fit.

So it’s the City of Bones, and marketing is considering renaming everyone the “Bone Fairies.” Strangely enough, Assistant Tooth Fairy Cassandra doesn’t think the humans will be enamoured with the idea.

Cassandra leads the Tooth Fairy Revolution, confiding her fears to nine-year-old Trixie, perhaps the last child whose teeth she will collect.

The Tooth Fairies vs. the Bone Fairies. The City of Bones has never been more fractured.



The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

frankie 2Nobody knows who Frankie Landau-Banks is, or who she was. All they know is that she lives in That House on That Corner, where teenage kids sleep for a night as a dare.

Only none of them can stay the whole night. And none of them can say why.

Frankie lives there on her own, it seems. Some say she’s a witch. A murderer. A goblin.

Lachlan is the only one brave enough to follow her home one day. What he discovers is that she is an Abstract Thief. She steals smiles, laughs, memories.

And nobody can stop her.


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

i'll give you the sunTrevor has always been a foolish boy. Everyone knows it. When he promises Delilah that he’ll give her the sun if she marries him, she just laughs him off.

But then Trevor meets another girl, who shines more brightly than he has ever seen. She is the sun, and she is human.

And Earth is in a pretty dire situation. In seconds, the moon disappears, and in eight and a half minutes, the sun is no longer shining. The people of Earth have days before…well, before everyone dies.

And Trevor has to give the sun back.

Problem is, she doesn’t want to go back.

Wow, some of these were pretty difficult.

I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! If all is working properly, you should be able to link up below, and I’ll come and visit all your posts.  Yay!


27 thoughts on “Loony Blurbs (4) – The Link-Up Edition!

  1. Ooh, this link-up looks amazing! I’ll see if I can fit my version of this post somewhere in my blogging schedule…

    Have you started reading Zac & Mia yet? I found a copy at the library the other day and I’m about 3/4 through and IT IS SO GOOD. 😀

    Btw, are you on Goodreads?

  2. Ahahahahaha this is so my kind of thing 😀 Whyyy is my wifi not working right now?? Next time, I will definitely be doing this!

    I didn’t check out the explanation first, so when I read the first blurb I was like okay I haven’t read this book, but what I’ve heard sounded kinda different… Then the next book I thought okay, this sounds so bizarre I might actually want to read it (and I just realized those weird names are just the mirror reflections haha) and then around the third book I finally realized what was happening. :’D

    • Definitely next time, then! All the info is already in the tab 😀

      HAHAHA that’s so funny! I’d be rather confused as well 😛 and yeah, I suck at thinking of names so I just put them backwards (shhh, don’t tell!).

      I hope you join in next time 😀

  3. HAHAHA Just as I thought – ridiculously entertaining as usual Emily! I love all of them, especially what you did with Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares :). Priceless.

  4. Haha these are so good!! I especially love the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and he Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. 😀 I’m going to have so much fun looking through everyone’s.posts. 😀 Question: Is Frankie Landau-Banks a girl’s or a boy’s name??? I looked at it and assumed that it was a guy’s name, so I tailored my blurb to that. Hah. Awkward if it’s a girl’s name only. O.o

  5. I love this, I had so much fun writing my post! I especially love your Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Haha I was considering working in some sort of pun/thing about how in Britain (where I live) pants are underwear, but I ended up just setting mine in America :L

    Out of yours, I’d probably pick up The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Maybe you should write it 😉 I’m sure E Lockhart wouldn’t mind …. :S ~cough cough~

    • So did I!! It’s always a lot of fun 😛 LOL I was so confused when my English relatives were talking about pants. Some things don’t translate too well between countries 😛 But I just HAD to use that.

      Haha, I’ll definitely write that version. 😛

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  7. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t have time to do mine this week, it’s just been so hectic. I absolutely LOVE these! The Daughter of Smoke and Bone is priceless. Daughter of a firefighter 😀 Now I’ve got the giggles.

    When is the next one being announced? I’ll do mine early and schedule it. I’m not missing out again ❤

    • There’s always next time! 😛 I can relate with a hectic week. Even in holidays I’ve had no time! Hahaha, I could NOT think what to write for that one – serious case of blurb-writing block (it’s now a thing).

      All the info is in the “Loony Blurbs” tag at the top – it’s got all the titles for next time already up 🙂

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