Tag: Young Adult

Feature Friday: Warcross

Feature Friday: Warcross

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 12th, 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Summary per Goodreads… From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to […]

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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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Feature Friday: The Date To Save

Feature Friday: The Date To Save

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 12th, 2017 by Point Summary per Goodreads… The word is out… BROOKS MANDEVILLE, quarterback: Friday is the homecoming game and dance. It is a very big deal. NATALIE WAGNER, marching band clarinet: Our band’s halftime show performances are legendary even if our football team isn’t. CINTHIA ALVAREZ, Academic Battle team member: Our Academic Battle team has won five years in a row. This Friday, it’ll be six. TANNER ERICKSEN, sophomore class candidate for […]

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Feature Friday: Tarnished City

Feature Friday: Tarnished City

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 5th, 2017 by Del Rey Summary per Goodreads… The continuation of the darkly fantastical Downton Abbey-esque series—set in an England where curiously gifted aristocrats reign—and the commoners who are doomed to serve them attempt to spark a revolution. The rebellion to free the lower classes from ten years of forced service to unfairly advantaged, magically powered rulers may have failed. Teenage siblings and would be revolutionaries – one imprisoned, the other desperate for aid […]

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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: A Map for Wrecked Girls

Feature Friday: A Map for Wrecked Girls

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. My pick this week released a few days ago, but it sounds way too good not to include in Feature Friday so I’m posting it today. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication:  August 15th, 2017 by Dial Books Summary per Goodreads… We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now. Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of […]

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Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Freeks is the first book by Amanda Hocking I’ve read. I know, I know. I heard everyone gasp when they read that confession. I don’t know why I’ve never read one of her books before now. They’ve just sort of gotten buried under my ever expanding TBR pile, which has almost taken over my home like the blob in the horror movie of the same name. They just keep expanding. And my list of books to read will expand again when I add everything Amanda Hocking has ever written to it. Step Inside A Wondrously Strange New World… I have […]

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Cover Reveal: According to Audrey

Cover Reveal: According to Audrey

Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: May 4th, 2018 Cautious and introverted, seventeen-year-old Dove spends most of her free time pursuing her one true passion: painting. The twinkling lights of Balboa Island, the ferryboat to the peninsula, the fire pits on Big Corona Beach…these have long been the subjects of her canvases as she daydreams about finding an Audrey-Hepburn-film kind of romance. A hotshot jock is exactly not the type of guy she’s been looking for—but when Leo Donovan drops his cool act to show his vulnerable side, Dove begins to question everything. But first she’ll have to navigate […]

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The Woodlands Series box set

The Woodlands Series box set

Do you dare enter the Woodlands? As the last livable spot on Earth, it’s the only home Rosa and Joseph have ever known. But now they need to escape, or Rosa will be trapped forever in a horrific government program. A dystopian page-turner with over 750 five-star ratings on Goodreads. The Woodlands Series is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth, and The Jewel Series by Amy Ewing. Readers can purchase this boxed set at a significant discount over the cost to purchase each novel individually. This is a complete series […]

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Cover Reveal: Second Window

Cover Reveal: Second Window

I’m a little late posting this, but I wanted to share because I really like the cover. This is the first title from Clean Teen Publishing’s new imprint: CTP Pulse. THE SECOND WINDOW by Erica Kiefer Publisher: CTP Pulse Expected Publication: December 5, 2017  A young adult mystery brimming with romance and betrayal, The Second Window is loaded with twists you’ll never see coming! As her senior year flies by on cruise control, seventeen-year-old Olivia Cole yearns for excitement—something her upscale private school no longer provides. Her job as a grocery store bagger isn’t much help…until the day she has […]

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New Release!

New Release!

Happy Book Birthday to M.E. Rhines! Rhines’ novel, Sink, released July 31st. Sink is the second novel in the Mermaid Royalty Series. Obedience has always been a matter of survival for sixteen-year-old mermaid princess Pauline. Her mother is the tyrannical Queen Calypso, who rules the kingdom of Atargatis with an iron trident. To utter one word against her would mean banishment—or worse—so Pauline bites her tongue and minds her manners. But on the eve of her sister’s merling-shower, all of that is about to change. Confronted with the truth about what happens to the human men who are betrothed to […]

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Feature Friday: Kissing Max Holden

Feature Friday: Kissing Max Holden

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 1st, 2017 by Swoon Reads Summary per Goodreads… Kissing Max Holden was a terrible idea… After his father has a life-altering stroke, Max Holden isn’t himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help him, but she doesn’t know how. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows that she shouldn’t let him kiss her. But she can’t resist, and when they’re caught in the act by her dad, […]

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Feature Friday: What To Say Next

Feature Friday: What To Say Next

  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 11th, 2017 by Delacorte Press   Summary per Goodreads… From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell. Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world. KIT: I don’t […]

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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 Impossible Vastness ..

Feature Friday: The Impossible Vastness of Us

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 27th, 2017 by Harlequin Teen Summary per Goodreads… I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has. India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to […]

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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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The One Memory of Flora Banks

The One Memory of Flora Banks

It’s hard for me to gather my thoughts and piece this review together. The One Memory of Flora Banks is the first book I’ve read by Emily Barr. It’s her YA debut, although she’s written many books for adults. First line: The music is too loud, the room too crowded, and it feels as though there are more people in this house than any human being could possibly know. The story is… different. The writing is different, as well. To be honest, when I first began the book I wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish. It is just written […]

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Worthy

Worthy

Worthy by Donna Cooner has so many layers that it’s hard for me to gather my thoughts to write a cohesive review. I picked up Worthy on a whim. The jacket cover sounded fun and different and I thought I’d give it a try. I’m not exactly sure what I expected, but I know I didn’t expect what I got, which was an awesome story with an even better message. Everyone at Linden’s high school is obsessed with Worthy. It’s this new app that posts pictures of couples, and asks: Is the girl worthy of the guy? First, it’s a […]

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Feature Friday: Roseblood

Feature Friday: Roseblood

  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…   Published January 10th, 2017 by Harry N. Abrams   Summary per Goodreads… In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to […]

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Romeo and What’s Her Name

Romeo and What’s Her Name

Romeo and What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff was full of cuteness, from the cover, to the title, to the story. Yet, I found that while the story was a cute, sweet romance (sort of. I’ll get to that), it touched on some deeper issues too, like the importance of friendship and learning about and accepting oneself. Emily was a great character. She was funny and smart and most importantly: she wasn’t perfect. She was relatable. One of Emily’s quirks is that she babbles when she’s nervous. Oh, wow, can I relate to that. I felt like I was reading about […]

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Feature Friday: The Fashion Committee

Feature Friday: The Fashion Committee

  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…   May 23rd, 2017 by Viking Books for Young Readers   Summary per Goodreads…   -The Fashion Committee is another winner by one of my all time favorite authors.—Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of the The Princess Diaries and Mediator series Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn’t care less about clothes. Both […]

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Feature Friday: Dear Reader

Feature Friday: Dear Reader

  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: May 9th, 2017 by Flatiron Books   Summary per Goodreads…     Gilmore Girls with magical realism! Dear Reader is an original, poignant modern-day take on Wuthering Heights, as a high school senior searches for her teacher and meets a boy who may just be Heathcliff come to life     For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School at is her […]

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