Showing posts from June, 2016

Debut Author Bash 2016: Stephanie Scott

Welcome back to another post for the 2016 Debut Author Bash! Today I am happy to say that I will be talking with Stephanie Scott whose YA novel, Alterations, will be coming out in September! You can find the bash schedule here! There's also a giveaway at the end of this post so be sure to enter!

Meet Stephanie Scott Stephanie Scott writes Young Adult stories about teens who put their passions first. She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America and its online YA chapter YARWA, and a current writing mentor in online pitch contests. Born and raised in Kalamazoo where there are no zoos, she’s a Midwest girl at heart. She now lives outside of Chicago with her tech-of-all-trades husband. You can find her chatting about TV and all things books on twitter and Instagram at @StephScottYA. Her debut ALTERATIONS about a fashion-obsessed loner who reinvents herself releases 9/6/16 from Bloomsbury Spark.
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The Secret Life of a Dream Girl ARC Review

The Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy Deebs 3.5 Stars First off I want to thank Entangled Publishing for allowing me early access to this novel. I will admit, I requested this one because it's by Tracy Deebs. I have previously read two of the books in her Tempest series and loved them so I did not hesitate the second I saw her name on something new. I'm going to keep this review short and sweet because that's exactly what this one was. We follow young Dahlia, AKA Cherry, a pop-star newly emancipated and hiding out in Austin, TX trying to live a normal life. Along with her, we also get the insight of Keegan who happens to be one of the hottest guys in school and utterly infatuated by our Dahlia unbeknownst to her. It was fun watching these two interact and try to navigate their potential relationship. Each not knowing that the other one likes them. It was frustrating at times, but overall completely adorable. I will say that it takes place over about a weeks time, so if yo…

Hello? Kindle Sale

This book has been on my radar for a long time, but, as I'm sure we all have experienced, I put it on the back burner because of other shiny new books and lack of funds. My TBR is a mountain that I someday hope to climb. Am I alone in that? Anyway, I am so happy to share with you that Hello? is on sale today for Kindle. Grab yourself a copy right here!

About the Book: One HELLO can change a life. One HELLO can save a life.

Tricia: A girl struggling to find her way after her beloved grandma's death.
Emerson: A guy who lives his life to fulfill promises, real and hypothetical.
Angie: A girl with secrets she can only express through poetry.
Brenda: An actress and screenplay writer afraid to confront her past.
Brian: A potter who sets aside his life for Tricia, to the detriment of both.

Linked and transformed by one phone call, Hello? weaves together these five Wisconsin teens' stories into a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendi…

The Debt Cover Reveal

I am very thrilled to bring to you the cover for THE DEBT by Karina Halle releasing on August 29, 2016. Isn't it gorgeous?!

Her life changed in an instant.And he's the only one who could have prevented it. Jessica Charles shouldn't have even been in London when the unthinkable happened. She should have been back at home in Edinburgh, perhaps hanging with her boyfriend, preparing the baby shower for her sister, or teaching her yoga classes. She should have been going on in her normal, dependable life as always. But on that fateful day in August, when a mentally-ill ex-soldier opened fire in public, Jessica's world changed forever. Now single and crippled from the gunshot wounds, Jessica finds herself scared and alone, losing faith in herself and humanity with each agonizing moment that passes. That is until a stranger enters her life. A stranger who makes her live again. Keir McGregor has always been the strong, silent type. Throw in tall, dark, and handsome and yo…

Phantom Limbs ARC Review

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner 5 Stars
Wow. I'm not quite sure where to start with this one. How about here, with a piece of the synopsis. How do you move on after an irreplaceable loss? In a poignant debut, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn how to swim against an undercurrent of grief --- or be swept away by it. Because of this very brief description, as well as the larger bit of it, I went in thinking that this whole book was going to be about grief and make me sad. Let's say I was half right. 
I fell in love with Paula Garner on page 2 when she casually had our main character drop the f-bomb. Maybe it's just me, but I found that ballsy for a debut. The way she depicts everything going through Otis' head seemed oh so very authentic to me. He cussed, fantasized, was insecure, got jealous, was a dick at times, etc. I really enjoyed seeing everything from his perspective, but let's talk about Dara. To outsiders she may seem like a complete bitch and/or a freak, or some ma…

Debut Author Bash 2016: Ami Allen-Vath

If you missed Friday's post, I'm participating in the Debut Author Bash this year to bring attention to some fantastic authors and their books! You can find the full bash schedule here! Today I'll be talking with Ami Allen-Vath, author of Liars and Losers Like Us which is already out in the world! First we'll take a look at my review and afterwards there will be an interview I did with her. Enjoy!
Review Liars and Loser Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath 5 Stars
I actually won this book in a giveaway hosted by Stephanie Scott and the day it arrived, I told myself that I was only going to read one chapter because I had a lot of things that I needed to get done. I was lying to myself. I finished the whole book in one sitting because it sucked me in like a vortex. At first glance, I thought this book was simply about prom, but it is just so much more than that. Liars and Losers Like Us deals with friendship, bullying, loss, and your typical high school issues as well.

Our main characte…

Debut Author Bash 2016: Tobie Easton

Hello and welcome to my very first post for the Debut Author Bash of 2016! If you didn't know, the bash is a bunch of bloggers bringing attention to some lovely authors and their debuts organized by the lovely Nichole over at YA Reads. You can find the entire bash schedule here! Today's post will be with Tobie Easton and before we jump into the interview, I'll also be re-sharing my review for Emerge. Let's get started, shall we?
Review Emerge by Tobie Easton 5 Stars When I heard about this book, I was so excited! I'm always looking for a good mermaid read. I ended up being lucky enough to receive an e-ARC from the publisher and man, am I thankful! Going in I kind of thought Emerge was going to be a light fluffy romance, but I was wrong. There is indeed a romance, but this story has a dark tone as well.
Let's discuss the characters. I quite enjoy our main character Lia and her inner struggles. She breaks rules, but only when her intentions are good. I just loved seei…