Posts Categorized: Young Adult

Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

I picked this book up about a year ago, excited to finally finish this great series, when I found myself losing interest and putting it down. I didn’t think I’d wait this long to come back to it, but I’m glad that I did. I picked up where I left off and was immediately drawn back into this world of magic, gods, and assassins. Mortal Heart gets off to a much slower start than its predecessors. I think the reason I stalled on it the first time was that it takes a lot longer to get into the meat of the plot than the first two books. In hindsight, however, I think the pacing fits Annith’s story well. Her life isn’t one of danger… Read more »

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Ontario Teen Book Fest Blog Tour – Interview with Jessica Love

Ontario Teen Book Fest Blog Tour – Interview with Jessica Love

  It’s that time of year again! Yes, the annual Ontario Teen Book Fest is right around that corner. I am part of the blog tour and will be featuring an interview with author Jessica Love. If you live in the SoCal area, this is a super fun event that’s totally worth getting out to. Check out all of the details below as well as the interview with Jessica. Hope to see you there What: The Ontario Teen Book Fest When: Saturday March 25th , 9 am to 5 pm Where: Colony High School 3850 E. Riverside Drive, Ontario, CA 91761… Read more »

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A Week of Mondays Blog Tour: The Sixth Monday

A Week of Mondays Blog Tour: The Sixth Monday

Good morning and happy Monday! I am super excited to be a part of Jessica Brody’s A Week of Mondays Blog Tour today. A Week of Mondays will be released tomorrow, and you should all go and get a copy. I am a big fan of Jessica’s and can’t wait to dive into this one! As a part of the tour today, Jessica will be popping by today to share with us one of seven concept boards that she created for the tour that were inspired by the personas the Ellie tries on. Keep reading to see the board and learn more… Read more »

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Thank God It’s Monday Blog Tour

Thank God It’s Monday Blog Tour

Hi, everyone and welcome to the kick off for the Thank God It’s Monday Blog Tour. A Week of Mondays is the upcoming contemporary YA novel by Jessica Brody. I feel the way about Monday as I think most people do – the are not my favorite. Imagine having to live the same terrible Monday over and over again for a week. Sounds bad, right? Well that’s just what the main character, Ellie, in A Week of Mondays has to do. I am a big fan of Jessica Brody’s and I cannot wait to read A Week of Mondays! Keep… Read more »

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Review: Boys of Summer by Jessica Brody

Review: Boys of Summer by Jessica Brody

Mike, Grayson and Ian are all looking forward to one last carefree summer before they move on from high school and start the next phase in their lives. Unfortunately a carefree summer isn’t in the cards for any of them, each of them dealing with difficult circumstances as the summer begins. Grayson is hiding the fact that his mother has left the family and that a car accident may have left him unable to take his football scholarship. Mike’s family is struggling to pay the bills so might must take on extra work over the summer, all while dealing with what could be a final break up with his on-again, off-again childhood sweetheart… Read more »

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FLAWED Blog Tour + Giveaway

FLAWED Blog Tour + Giveaway

Hi, everyone! I am super excited to be a part of the global blog tour for FLAWED by Celelia Ahern, which is our today. Yes, you can run out and get this book right now.  Ahern is the bestselling author of P.S. I Love You and her young adult debut has been getting rave reviews. I, for one, cannot wait to dive into it! Keep reading to learn more about the author and Flawed. Don’t forget to scroll down to the end for a chance to win a Flawed prize pack! Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter… Read more »

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Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

There’s really no way to sum up this epic tome that is the grand finale of The Lunar Chronicles, but I’ll do my best. Fans of TLC will not be disappointed with this one. Yes, it’s over 800 pages long but no words are wasted. Everything that happens in the book happens for a reason and leads up to the breathless conclusion. Meyer really takes her time with this book and crafts a deft narratives that weaves together many different characters and storylines…Read more »

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10 Long-Ass Books I Want to Read in 2016

10 Long-Ass Books I Want to Read in 2016

I love a well written long-ass book; something I can really sink my teeth into, connect with all the characters and just fall in love with! Now what do I consider a long-ass book? Any book that is over 500 pages. As of now, 2016 doesn’t look as crazy as 2015 partly because my wedding is over and all of my big wedding things (engagement part, bridal shower and bachelorette party) all took place in 2015. Now I have all this time to read! So let me tell you about the ten long-ass books that I want to read next year!

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Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

In all my years of reading YA I have come to find that horror is pretty rare in the young adult genre. Suspense, thriller and horror are among my favorite types of books to read and some of my favorite YA authors, like Katie Alender and Gretchen McNeil, have written some of my favorite YA horror novels. Not only is horror difficult to find in the YA section, but there as a time that Barnes & Noble pulled McNeil’s novels from the shelves because they were deemed “too scary!” That’s a whole other fish to fry but my point is that there are few authors who have lasted as long as Alender writing almost strictly horror for YA. I have read most of Alender’s previous novels and I keep coming back for more!

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Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Gray is a promising student at Merlin College, studying the ancient art of magick, when one night changes his fate. When a midnight errands ends up with one of his classmates dead and Gray shouldering the blame, Gray is sent to spend the Long Vacation at the home of Professor Callender. There is no love lost between the two but Callender’s home is the safest place for Gray while he tries to find out what really happened that night and clear his name. The upside to his mandatory stay is that the Professor has a smart, inquisitive daughter who is intrigued by Gray. Sophie Callender and Gray become fast friends, though they must hide it. Sophie’s father has some antiquated ideas about women studying magick, so she must hide her association with Gray. However, as the two become closer they discover a sinister plot that they must stop. Along the way they discover secrets about their own pasts that make their mission even more dangerous.

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