Tag: Mature Young Adult

Feature Friday: One Dark Throne

Feature Friday: One Dark Throne

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication:  September 19th, 2017 by HarperTeen Summary per Goodreads… THE BATTLE FOR THE CROWN HAS BEGUN, BUT WHICH OF THE THREE SISTERS WILL PREVAIL? With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor […]

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Little Monsters

Little Monsters

Little Monsters is the first book I’ve read by Kara Thomas. The tagline hooked me immediately, probably because I’m a big Pretty Little Liars fan, and that’s what prompted me to pick up a copy. For fans of Pretty Little Liars, Little Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls. The part in the tagline about girls manipulating each other took me straight back to high school and the cliques, the peer pressure, and the downright nastiness that can sometimes exist between girls. It’s a sad truth, […]

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One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying

I have been waiting for the release of One of Us is Lying (OOUIL) since I first read the story summary some months ago. As soon as it was in my library’s system, I reserved a copy… me and half of Winston-Salem. I think I was number 200+ on the waiting list for one of only two copies. If everyone read quickly—and returned books to the library just as quickly—it wouldn’t have been too horrible a wait. After all, I have other books to read. My TBR list is insane! But some people are sloooooow readers. Not only that, they […]

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Feature Friday: The Dazzling Heights

Feature Friday: The Dazzling Heights

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication: August 29th, 2017 by HarperCollins Summary per Goodreads… New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets… LEDA is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’ll do anything to make sure the truth stays hidden–even if it means trusting her enemy. WATT just wants to put everything […]

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Feature Friday Song of the Current

Feature Friday Song of the Current

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Expected publication: July 1st, 2017 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books   Summary per Goodreads…   Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s […]

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Nemesis

Nemesis

Nemesis was a complete mind bender. I have to be honest, I requested the book at my library by mistake. I thought I was requesting a different book by the same title… I’ll let you figure out which one. So, when I saw Reichs’ Nemesis, I thought, eh, the cover is different, but the title is right, and put it on hold. And I’m so glad my brain was addled that day and confused the two books, because Nemesis might just be one of my favorite books of the year! First line: I swore to myself I wouldn’t die that […]

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Feature Friday: The Suffering Tree

Feature Friday: The Suffering Tree

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication: June 13th, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion Summary per Goodreads… “It’s dark magic brings him back.” Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family—it’s their generations-old land the Burns have “stolen.” But none of that seems to matter after Tori witnesses a young man claw his way out of a […]

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Feature Friday: The Unlikelies

Feature Friday: The Unlikelies

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication: June 6th, 2017 by Little, Brown and Company Summary per Goodreads… Five teens embark on a summer of vigilante good samaritanism in a novel that’s part The Breakfast Club, part The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and utterly captivating. Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. But things take an unexpected turn when she steps in to help rescue a baby in distress and a video of […]

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Feature Friday

Feature Friday

    Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   The End of Refuge by Beth Martin   Expected publication: March 7th, 2017 by Beth Martin Books ISBN 1539091104 ASIN: B01MYXBHIY       Goodread’s Synopsis:   The only thing worse than living your entire life in a bomb shelter is dying there.   Isolated from the rest of the world, the inhabitants of the shelter called Refuge have been trapped underground for over 20 years.   At 19, Juliet has always called Refuge […]

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Feature Friday

Feature Friday

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   The Takedown   By Corrie Wang Expect Publication: April 11, 2017 From: Freeform ISBN: 9781484757420 ASIN: B01MT87HJE     Goodreads Synopsis:   Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn’t need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she’s president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don’t just own […]

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The Thousandth Floor

The Thousandth Floor

Okay, so, I’ll admit that I picked up this book at my local library because of all the buzz about it. It made me a little curious and I thought I’d give it a try. And, I must say, I have mixed feelings about The Thousandth Floor, the debut novel by Katharine McGee.   I thought it would be more of a dystopian-thriller/mystery. I knew a girl would die and got the impression from the first story blurb I read for the book many months ago that there would be some type of investigation or something of the like. Instead […]

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Queen of Shadows

Queen of Shadows

Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series. The series has quickly become one of my favorites—along with thousands of other readers. I enjoyed Queen of Shadows more than I did Heir of Fire, book three. The action and intrigue starts on page one and doesn’t let up. It’s go, go, go. There’s a prison break, a courtesan and her young protégé saved, monsters killed, a prince , witches tortured, magic, a queen, kings, death, life, hope, and on, and on.   Characters, in my opinion, are one of the best aspects in […]

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Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns

I’ve wanted to read Anna Dressed in Blood for so long. I don’t know why I haven’t yet. Life, I suppose. So, when I saw Three Dark Crowns one Saturday when I was with my twin daughters at the library, I snatched it up. It’s not Anna Dressed in Blood, but it is by the same author: Kendare Blake. And I’ve heard great things about her writing.   Let me start with the cover. It’s awesome. It’s simple, no fluff or flowers or loving gazes. Just three crowns on a dark background. At least that’s the cover of my edition. […]

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Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire is the third book in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass Series. This series has rapidly become one of my favorites and I’ve devoured the books as fast as I can get my hands on them, which is odd because I’m generally not a huge fantasy genre lover. I suppose I can’t really say that anymore, however. I’ve just finished Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (awesome, btw) and now I’m starting Throne of Glass, book four: Queen of Shadows. I’m officially a fantasy genre convert.   I fell in love with the characters and world in […]

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Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas is the sequel to her breakout debut, Throne of Glass, her twisted take on the Cinderella fairy tale… glass slipper… glass castle. Unique and interesting, this series has quickly become one of my favorites.   Crown of Midnight picks up a few months after our heroine has won the King’s Champion position. The novel bursts into technicolor beginning with chapter one—when Celaena is performing her duties as King’s Champion and decapitating Lord Nirall—and continues with a breakneck pace of intrigue and creepy mystery until the very last page, when a secret was revealed so […]

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Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart

Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart

Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart, by Tiffany Truitt, is a fun, sweet romance between Kennedy and Annabel. It was sometimes funny and emotional throughout.   First sentences: It Feels good out. The kind of cool that makes your skin tingle with anticipation. That odd in between place neither cold nor hot, comfortable, peaceful and exhilarating all at once. Something hard to define. Contradictory in its very nature.   The story is a take on second chances. Annabel and Kennedy started off as childhood friends. They were inseparable, each given the other what they needed at different times in their lives. […]

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

I wanted to take some time to tell you how much I appreciate the readers who spend time with my books. You have no idea how much you have touched my life. You’ve literally made my dream come true, because without you my books would merely be words on a page. It’s you who breathe live into my stories. Thank you. Truly from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Okay, I know there are some huge Black Friday shopping fans out there! I’m not one of them, however. But just because I’m not going shopping doesn’t mean I can’t […]

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The Infected: Cover Reveal

The Infected: Cover Reveal

Okay, so the sequel to PODs is almost here. The Infected are back October 12th. And I’m so excited to FINALLY reveal the cover. Thank you to Kelly Peterson for the initial concept and Adrijus Guscia at rockingbookcovers.com for designing it!   From the author of the award winning Unspeakable, and the best selling PODs, comes the highly anticipated sequel to PODs. A world where death stalks the unsuspecting, and this time even the PODs might not save them. A virus nearly wiped out humankind… Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have […]

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COVER REVEAL: WICKED LUCK by Shannon L. ..

COVER REVEAL: WICKED LUCK by Shannon L. Maynard

COVER REVEAL: WICKED LUCK by Shannon L. Maynard Stranded on a mysterious island with a handsome stranger.  His dream come true, but her wicked luck.  How can Ava Starr’s worst nightmare be Dax Miller’s dream come true? For the past three years, Dax has been stranded on Lamarai Island with his stepsister and two tribes of cannibals. But now a beautiful girl named Ava has washed up on shore. After secretly reading her journal, he believes she is a perfect match to the girl of his dreams. He’s determined not only to keep her alive, but also to win over […]

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Release: THE WANTED by Lauren Nicolle Ta..

Release: THE WANTED by Lauren Nicolle Taylor!!

NEW RELEASE TODAY:  THE WANTED by Lauren Nicolle Taylor Book 4 in The Woodlands Series (Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance) Released Today!!!! Save $1 when you order on release day.  Price goes up to $5.99 after release.  What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you Wanted?  It’s the question facing both Rosa and Joseph as they are pushed and pulled in unimaginable directions.  It’s the question Superior Grant answered with a resounding, “Anything and everything.”  The only thing they want is to be back in each other’s arms. But what will it cost them to get there?  […]

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Unspeakable Cover Reveal

Unspeakable Cover Reveal

It’s FINALLY here! I get to show you my awesome cover for my new young adult romance ‘Unspeakable!’ Didn’t Marya Heiman do an excellent job? She captured the tone of the novel so well!   Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance (Realistic Fiction) YAm Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing Release Date: February 10, 2015 We are excited to share with you the official cover reveal of UNSPEAKABLE by Michelle K. Pickett. UNSPEAKABLE is a young adult contemporary romance that is scheduled to release in February of 2015. Check out more information below and make sure to add it to your TBR List!  […]

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Switched by Cassie Mae

Switched by Cassie Mae

“Switched” by Cassie Mae is a cute, fun read. I enjoyed it a lot. I laughed out loud at in parts…my husband gave me a few odd looks.   The plot isn’t very original—friends trying to break-up another couple because they want to date them. However, it was so well written that I didn’t find it boring or repetitive. It held my interest and was entertaining.   I liked the characters for the most part. I thought they were well developed. However, I found Kayla to be immature for a college student. The story was told from her perspective, and […]

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Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

I was so excited to receive an ARC of Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy. I loved “One Week Boyfriend” and I was sure I’d love this book too. And I wasn’t wrong. It was great.   The characters were wonderfully created. They had flaws, secrets, regrets that resulted in guilt and shame. These characteristics make characters relatable, believable. And Colin and Jen were characters that I was able to picture as people. A great accomplishment for an author.   Colin was a complex character. He had more depth than most male characters in new adult books. I liked his […]

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Breaking the Reins Book Blitz

Breaking the Reins Book Blitz

Alexis doesn’t believe in fairytales. She knows first hand that life can turn on a dime – that one stupid mistake can shatter dreams and irrevocably shape the future. Even though her memory of that day is hazy, she has spent the last ten years trying to put it behind her and focus on the future. Armed with the knowledge that her career will be her only legacy, Alexis works night and day to prove that she is more than just her last name. It’s not only that she doesn’t have time for love – she doesn’t have the heart for it. After all, there’s no […]

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Cover Reveal: Daughter of Isis, by Kelse..

Cover Reveal: Daughter of Isis, by Kelsey Ketch

I’m thrilled to participate in the cover reveal of Kelsey Ketch’s debut novel, The Daughter of Isis!  I’m really intrigued by this book. There are a lot of books on mythology, but not many based on Egyptian mythology. I am looking forward to seeing how Kelsey spins her tale around the Gods and Goddess of ancient Egypt. “Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.” Their worlds collide in California’s high desert. The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is […]

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