Monday, January 23, 2012

Day Twenty Three - All About Pretty Crooked + Giveaway

Book Profile

Name - Pretty Crooked ( Goodreads )
Author - Elisa Ludwig
Genre - Contemporary/Thriller
Release Date - 13th of March 2012
Available - The Book Depository

Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.

Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”—known to everyone as the Glitterati—without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected.

The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her: evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.

But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?

The Insider's Scoop

25 Facts about Me by Willa Fox

Age: 15
Hair color: Blondish-brownish with an auburnish glow.
Eye color: Hazel
Height: 5’2”. Maybe 5’2½” on a good day
Hometown: Right now? Paradise Valley, AZ, but I’ve moved, like, dozens of times.
Personal style: Thrift store chic meets Neiman Marcus with a little Zooey Deschanel thrown in for good measure.
Best trait: My sense of righteousness
Worst trait: I tend to get a little too caught up in my sense of righteousness.
Favorite food: My mom’s no-bake cashew cookies
Career aspirations: Poet, psychologist and/or burglar
Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?: Tea
Favorite movie: Rififi. If you’ve never heard of it, you need to remedy that.
Favorite artist: My mom, Joanne Fox
Favorite color: Indigo
Astrological sign: Taurus, baby. Mess with the bull and you get the horns.
Favorite music: Old-school hip-hop. Also Beach House, Marnie Stern and Dum Dum Girls.
Favorite pickpocketing move: The Ronaldinho, but I haven’t tried it yet (swear!). You’ve gotta hug someone to make it work.
Dream boy: A brain, a badass and biceps, wrapped up neatly with a bow, thanks.
Favorite object in the world: My vintage Schwinn. I tricked it out myself with a crushed velvet seat, chrome fenders and a headlight, because I like to ride in style.
Person you most admire: Probably my mom, and maybe my best friend Cherise as a close second
Fashion obsession: Shoes. You can never have too many shoes.
Favorite sport: If biking doesn’t count, then shopping. I can work up a sweat at a good sale, believe me.
Dogs or cats?: Never lived anywhere long enough to have a pet, but if I had my choice I would probably get a monkey. Or maybe a dog named Monkey.
Goal you’d like to achieve this year: Survive my first year at Valley Prep with a decent GPA and no jail time.
What would you most like to change about the world?: Easy. I would get rid of the bullies.


If you're craving to read Pretty Crooked after that fantastic 'Fact About Me' from Willa well, Elisa's being a doll and offering to give a lucky some a chance to read it before it's March release! ONE (1) SIGNED ARC of Pretty Crooked for one of you! The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. PLEASE leave a comment to support Elisa's!

Rule of Entry -

- International
- Ends 23rd of February 
- Must be 13 or older
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  1. Love the character's description! Sure makes Willa come to life right before my eyes :-)!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Loved getting to know about Willa! She sound totally badass and super stylish! I would love to win an ARC, love to!

  3. I love the little stats on Willa!

  4. WOW we are exact opposites.. every question i answer, you answer the opposite one! haha, i personally can't wait for pretty crooked! sounds FANTASTIC!!!

    - juhina

  5. would really love to read this! thank you :)

  6. I already love Willa! >_< Thank you for this great post and for the giveaway! :D

    (I put the button here--->
    There was no Extra's box in the form)

  7. Looks like such an awesome book.
    Love the whole twist on robin hood.

    - Kelsey (Enchantedbooks0
    Thankyou for this giveaway.

  8. Hey, Willa's a neighbor of mine, at least for now. Thanks for hosting.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds like so much fun :D

  10. Willa sounds like someone I know! Can't wait to read the book. Sounds like a great read!

  11. You can NEVER EVER have too many shoes! I am so showing this post to my boyfriend :D And shopping totally counts as a sport! Pretty Crooked sounds amazing :) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  12. This one sounds cute! More so now that I know a bit more about Willa. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  13. Those are some really great facts! Willa sounds awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  14. This book sounds really awesome! And I enjoyed learning about Willa too =]

  15. Ooooh! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  16. Hee, I love this interview. I already know Willa is cool because she listens to Marnie Stern and Dum Dum Girls. and her favourite colour is indigo, how cool!

  17. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  18. Lisa you source the best give aways this sounds awesome would love to give it a read

  19. whoa this book has a very interesting plot.. i bet it's funny too, thanks for the giveaway!
    oh and i'm entering under the name Ira and my blog is: (there was no extra box to put it in) :)

  20. Thanks for this intenrational GA ^^ This book seems really funny :D

  21. I have never heard of Rififi but will work on remedying that!! I love shoes too...almost as much as books!

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  22. This book sounds like a great fun to read! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  23. thanks for this international giveaway
    sidebar blog

  24. This book sounds hilarious, so I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :D

  25. Saw this as a goodreads giveaway and totally want it now. :)

  26. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read this! Sounds really different!

  27. been dying to read this book! awesome facts :D and thanks for the giveaway(:

  28. Wow this book sounds realy interesting!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Thank you for a chance to win, this boooks sound great, havne!t heard about this one before :))) (GA link)

  30. I've heard Pretty Crooked is a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Thanks for the giveaway! Loved the inside scoop!

    P.S. There weren't additional info boxes on all entries, so my GFC name is mimz, and my blog is

  32. Thanks for giveaway! This is awesome!! (Pao Mtz Parente)

  33. Yay, another tea person! Tea is one of the best drinks in the world :P. Thanks for the giveaway :).

  34. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book!! :)

  35. Awesome giveaway! Excited to read it!

  36. I love that here best trait is her sense of righteousness. My kinda girl! Really looking forward to reading this book!!

  37. "I would get rid of the bullies." I'm with u sista!!! Im GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado and I put the Debutant button here: )there's no xtra box in the form! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  38. I never heard of the book before, thank you for sharing <3

  39. Already a fan of this! now I need to read it!

  40. I really love these kinds of posts and I can't wait to read this. Thanks a lot for sharing! :)