Book Title:
Silver in the Blood
Book Author:
Jessica Day George
Page Count:
368
Publishing Date:
July 7th, 2015
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Date Read:
August 17th, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

Synopsis

As debutantes in 1890s New York City, cousins Dacia and Lou knew little about their mysterious Romanian relatives, the Florescus. Now, upon turning seventeen, the girls must journey to Romania--a journey that seems to be both reward and punishment--to meet their cousins and their tyrant of a grandmother and to learn the secrets of their family. Secrets spoken of in whispers. Dangerous secrets known as the Claw, the Wing, and the Smoke.

But as dangerous as those family secrets might be, even more dangerous is the centuries-old bond between the Florescus and the royal Dracula family, and it seems that it's time for Dacia and Lou to give up their life in New York society and take their place among the servants of the Draculas. When the devilish heir, Mihai Dracula, sets his sights on Dacia as part of his evil, power-hungry plan, the girls must accept or fight against this cruel inheritance. Do they have the courage to break the shackles of their upbringing and set the course of their own destiny?

My Review

This book has been on my to read list for ages – probably since I started my book blog back in 2015.  The thing is, I never got around to reading it because I’ve seen so many negative reviews about … Continue reading

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This is Not the End Author: Chandler Baker Publication Date: August 8th, 2017 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Synopsis: I wonder if for the rest of my life, I’ll be haunted by beautiful days. On one cloudless, radiant summer afternoon, Lake Devereaux lost … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Aftercare Instructions
Book Author:
Bonnie Pipkin
Page Count:
368
Publishing Date:
June 27th, 2017
Publisher:
Flatiron Books
Date Read:
July 12th, 2017
Source:
ARC from publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

It’s what we do after the hurt that matters.

“Troubled.” That’s seventeen-year-old Genesis Johnson, according to her small New Jersey town. She finds refuge and stability in her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter—until he abandons her at a Planned Parenthood clinic during their appointment to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The betrayal causes Gen to question everything.

As Gen pushes herself forward to find her new identity without Peter, she must also confront her most painful memories. Through the lens of an ongoing four act play within the novel, the fantasy of their undying love unravels line by line, scene by scene. Digging deeper into her past while exploring the underground theater world of New York City, she rediscovers a long-forgotten dream. But it’s when Gen lets go of her history, the one she thinks she knows, that she’s finally able to embrace the complicated, chaotic true story of her life, and take center stage.

My Review

“The Thing I Wish I’d Known:      -I love you doesn’t come with any guarantees.” Aftercare Instructions was one of those books that I went into expecting to like, but not love as much as I did.  It was probably … Continue reading

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle Publication Date: August 8th, 2017 Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books Synopsis: If you’re not careful, you can spend your whole life looking for what you’ve lost. One stormy summer in a small … Continue reading

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When I Am Through With You Author: Stephanie Kuehn Publication Date: August 1st, 2017 Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers Synopsis: “This isn’t meant to be a confession. Not in any spiritual sense of the word. Yes, I’m in jail at … Continue reading

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Book Title:
The Wrong Train
Book Author:
Jeremy de Quidt
Page Count:
224
Publishing Date:
July 25th, 2017
Publisher:
David Fickling Books
Date Read:
July 31st, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

Synopsis

Light the candles and shut the door, The Wrong Train is a deliciously creepy and scarily good collection of scary stories, complete with terrifying illustrations from Dave Shelton. Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, R.L. Stine, and Emily Carroll.

Imagine you've just managed to catch your train and you realize it's the wrong one. You'd be annoyed of course, but not scared . . . Yet.

Imagine you get off the wrong train at the next station hoping to catch one back the way you came. But the station is empty. Again, you'd be annoyed, but not scared . . . Yet.

Imagine someone comes to the station, a stranger who starts to tell you stories to help pass the time. But these aren't any old stories--they're nightmares that come with a price to pay. And you want them to stop.

Scared yet? You will be.

My Review

While I typically don’t read a lot in terms of short stories, every now and again a short story collection comes along that really grabs my attention.  This is often the case when it comes to horror – so when … Continue reading

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Title: BLIGHT  Author: Alexandra Duncan  Pub. Date: August 1, 2017  Publisher: Greenwillow Books  Pages: 400  Formats: Hardcover, eBook  Find it:  Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iBooks, TBD, Goodreads Synopsis: When an agribusiness facility producing genetically engineered food releases a deadly toxin into the environment, seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres races to deliver the cure before … Continue reading

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Title: REUNITED Author: Colleen Houck Pub. Date: August 8, 2017 Publisher: Delacorte Press Pages: 446 Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Find it: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iBooks, TBD, Goodreads Synopsis: After surviving her otherworldly adventure, Lily wakes up on her nana’s farm having forgotten everything. Her sun prince, her travels to Egypt, and her … Continue reading

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Of Jenny and the Aliens Author: Ryan Gebhart Publication Date: August 1st, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press Synopsis: When boy meets girl meets alien, the angst of first love gets an extraterrestrial intervention in a tale both outrageously funny and full … Continue reading

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Venturess Author: Betsy Cornwell Series: Mechanica, #2 Publication Date: August 1st, 2017 Publisher: Clarion Books Pages: 320 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Synopsis: Young inventor Nicolette Lampton is living her own fairy tale happy ending. She’s free of her horrible step-family, running … Continue reading

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