I am so not graceful enough for something like this. It took ballet for, like, two weeks. (I quit because at the end of each class we had to line up to curtsy and thank our instructor, and I could never remember her name.)
Today's bonus prize goes perfectly with ballet on ice, because it's ballet in a book. (Or, at least, a ballerina in a book.) THE SPLENDOR FALLS by Rosemary Clement-Moore. Here is the blurb:
Can love last beyond the grave?Ooh, dark and spooky and mysterious. And two boys! What's not to adore?
Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.
Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.
Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?
To enter today's contest, tell me about about something you quit, but wish you hadn't. I have oh-so-many things. Ballet, for one. And the flute (that lasted a month). And swimming, which I have done much of since high school. And signing, though I was never very good. Well, you get the idea. Answer in comments for your chance to win Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp and THE SPLENDOR FALLS by Rosemary Clement-Moore.
ICE DANCING CONTEST
Answer this question: What have you quit that you wish you hadn't?
(1) copy of Oh. My. Gods.
(1) copy of Goddess Boot Camp
(1) copy of THE SPLENDOR FALLS by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Enter below and check back tomorrow (and the day after that and the day after that) for a new contest. Winners of all contests will be posted after February 28th.
And don't forget the other contests:
Gold Medal Contest
COOP2 1 HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter
COOP2 2 MY SOUL TO TAKE and MY SOUL TO SAVE by Rachel Vincent
COOP2 3 TATTOO and FATE by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
COOP2 4 BALLADS OF SUBURBIA by Stephanie Kuehnert
COOP2 5 LOVESTRUCK SUMMER by Melissa Walker
COOP2 6 TMI by Sarah Quigley
COOP2 7 JARS OF GLASS, DREAM FACTORY, and THE CUPCAKE QUEEN by Heather Hepler
COOP2 8 HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins
COOP2 9 THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY by Kay Cassidy