Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shelf Control - Aug 15

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves sponsored by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. Here's how to jump on board:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • Link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…

Have fun!


A new meme for exciting! I'm always looking for new memes to try out. This meme will be dedicated to all those authors whose Kindle freebies I so easily grabbed, but have not yet read. Shame on me. Be forewarned--this might take a while. I have about 550 of them. 

BLURB: Set in Manhattan, The Secret Formula follows the adventures of Bella, a cool, skateboarding champion and daughter of a glamorous fashion editor, and her friend Felix, a jazz musician and crime buff. Felix is convinced New York is still a seething mass of hard talking criminals - Bella laughs at him but Felix will have the last laugh.

Doc Gutson and her band of misfits scheme to steal the Secret Formula for a new perfume which will make the wearer irresistible. But, while securing the Secret Formula will bring Doc Gutson riches beyond her wildest dreams, her other motive for moving into Bella's apartment becomes apparent as revenge drives her to destroy Bella's life.

Can Bella and Felix thwart Doc Gutson and her evil henchmen Johnny Sequins and Pauly Three Toes? Or will they end up in the East River wearing cement shoes? Noir for tweens.

DATE BOUGHT: 12/2011 (Yikes!)

WHY I BOUGHT IT: Mysteries have been one of my favorite genres since childhood. I also write for children. I consider this book indulging my love of cozy mysteries and market research.

Do you have books that have been in your TBR pile as long as this one?


Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies said...

Noir for teens? Sounds like fun!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lisa. That line caught my eye when I grabbed it as well.