Monthly Archives: May 2017

Book Title:
Prince and Pirate
Book Author:
Charlotte Gunnufson
Book Illustrator:
Mike Lowery
Page Count:
32
Publishing Date:
May 9th, 2017
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Date Read:
May 1st, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

When two little fish with big personalities have to share the same tank, there are rough seas ahead!

Prince and Pirate are proud masters of their very own fishbowls, and life goes along swimmingly--until they're scooped up and plopped into shared waters.

Prince is horrified to find this cheeky cod trespassing in his kingdom.

Pirate is sure this scurvy sea slug has come to plunder his treasure.

Thus, a battle of regal sneers, seaworthy stink-eyes, and off-the-hook insults begins.

Prince and Pirate's hilarious duel for territory will elicit gales of giggles, hearty guffaws, and heartfelt smiles.

Just when it seems their struggle might end in a silly stalemate, a little surprise convinces them to find a way to get along--swimmingly.

My Review

The first thing that caught my eye about Prince and Pirate was definitely the cover and the title – I could tell right away that this book was going to be a lot of fun.  The cover is so well … Continue reading

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It Started with Goodbye Author: Christina June Publication Date: May 9th, 2017 Publisher: Blink Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest … Continue reading

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Book Title:
It's Not Like It's a Secret
Book Author:
Misa Sugiura
Page Count:
400
Publishing Date:
May 9th, 2017
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Date Read:
May 2nd, 2017
Source:
eARC from publisher via Edelweiss - Thank you!

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend.

When Sana and her family move to California she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana’s new friends don’t trust Jamie’s crowd; Jamie’s friends clearly don’t want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad’s affair is becoming too obvious to ignore anymore.

Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy… what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.

My Review

From the very moment that I heard of It’s Not Like It’s a Secret until I finished the book, I absolutely wanted to love this – it had such an interesting premise, diverse characters, and a fun plot that really … Continue reading

3 stars
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The Love Interest Author: Cale Dietrich Publication Date: May 16th, 2017 Publisher: Feiwel and Friends Synopsis: There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power … Continue reading

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The Go-Between Author: Veronica Chambers Publication Date: May 9th, 2017 Publisher: Delacorte Press Synopsis: She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress. Her father is the go-to voice-over talent for … Continue reading

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Seeker Author: Veronica Rossi Series: Riders, #2 Publication Date: May 16th, 2017 Publisher: Tor Teen Synopsis: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi’s new fantasy adventure in the Rider series—Seeker . When Daryn claimed she was seeing … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on The Traitor’s Kiss blog tour!  As some of you know, this fantastic novel by Erin Beaty is out on May 9th, and is the start of a trilogy that promises romance, fantasy, and … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Dreamfall
Book Author:
Amy Plum
Book Series:
Dreamfall, #1
Page Count:
288
Publishing Date:
May 2nd, 2017
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Date Read:
April 24th, 2017
Source:
eARC from publisher via Edelweiss - Thank you!

Synopsis

Cata Cordova suffers from such debilitating insomnia that she agreed to take part in an experimental new procedure. She thought things couldn’t get any worse...but she was terribly wrong.

Soon after the experiment begins, there’s a malfunction with the lab equipment, and Cata and six other teen patients are plunged into a shared dreamworld with no memory of how they got there. Even worse, they come to the chilling realization that they are trapped in a place where their worst nightmares have come to life. Hunted by creatures from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, Cata and the others will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.

My Review

When I first read the synopsis for Dreamfall, I knew that I was going to love the book.  The whole idea of a group of teenagers suffering from problems preventing them from getting sleep getting trapped inside a dreamlike world … Continue reading

4 stars
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This Lullaby Author: Sarah Dessen Publication Date: May 27th, 2002/June 2012 Publisher: Speak Synopsis: She’s got it all figured out. Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules. Never get too serious. Never … Continue reading

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Book Title:
This is Really Happening
Book Author:
Erin Chack
Page Count:
240
Publishing Date:
April 25th, 2017
Publisher:
Razorbill
Date Read:
April 13th, 2017
Source:
ARC from publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

BuzzFeed senior writer Erin Chack provides a collection of personal essays for the Snapchat generation.

Erin recounts everything from meeting her soulmate at age 14 to her first chemotherapy session at age 19 to what really goes on behind the scenes at a major Internet media company.

She authentically captures the agony and the ecstasy of the millennial experience, whether it's her first kiss ("Sean's tongue! In my mouth! Slippery and wet like a slug in the rain.") or her struggles with anxiety ("When people throw caution to the wind, I am stuck imagining the poor soul who has to break his back sweeping caution into a dustpan").

Yet Erin also offers a fresh perspective on universal themes of resilience and love as she writes about surviving cancer, including learning of her mother's own cancer diagnosis within the same year, and her attempts to hide the diagnosis from friends to avoid "un-normaling" everything.

My Review

This is Really Happening is a heartbreaking, witty, and fun collection of essays from Buzzfeed writer Erin Chack – stories that will both make you sad and brighten your day, both make you cry and make you laugh.  There are … Continue reading

4.5 stars
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