Monthly Archives: October 2017

Book Tour
Book Title:
Dear Martin
Book Author:
Nic Stone
Page Count:
224
Publishing Date:
October 17th, 2017
Publisher:
Crown Books for Young Readers
Date Read:
September 29th, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.

Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Way up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget.

My Review

It’s so very rare that I give a book a 5 star rating.  It really has to shake me to my core, make me question things, and be something that I believe everyone needs to read for me to rate … Continue reading

5 Comments
Book Tour

The Knowing Author: Sharon Cameron Series: The Forgetting, #2 Publication Date: October 14th, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Pages: 448 Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook Synopsis: Samara doesn’t forget. And she isn’t the only one. Safe underground in the city of New Canaan, … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
2 Comments
Book Tour

The Innocence Treatment Author: Ari Goelman Publication Date: October 17th, 2017 Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Pages: 304 Formats: Hardcover, ebook Synopsis: You may believe the government protects you, but only one girl knows how they use you. Lauren has a … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
4 Comments
Book Tour

Otherworld Authors: Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller Series: Otherworld, #1 Page Count: 368 Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook Publication Date: October 31st, 2017 Publisher: Delacorte Press Synopsis: The company says Otherworld is amazing—like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
3 Comments
Book Title:
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
Book Author:
Julie Ann Peters
Page Count:
225
Publishing Date:
January 5th, 2010
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Date Read:
October 17th, 2017
Source:
Purchased

Synopsis

Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”— www.through-the-light.com.

While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private school, where she’s known as the freak who doesn’t talk.

Then, a boy named Santana begins to sit with her after school while she’s waiting to for her parents to pick her up. Even though she’s made it clear that she wants to be left alone, Santana won’t give up. And it’s too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life…isn’t it?

My Review

Trigger Warning! Before I start in with my thoughts about this book, I think that it’s important to point out that there are some trigger warnings.  If suicide, self harm, or severe depression are triggers for you, you might want … Continue reading

3.5 stars
Leave a comment
Book Tour

Last Chance Author: Gregg Hurwitz Series: Rains, #2 Publication Date: October 17th, 2017 Publisher: Tor Teen Synopsis: The Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz’s … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
3 Comments
Book Tour

Akata Warrior Series: Akata Witch, #2 Author: Nnedi Okorafor Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017 Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Synopsis: A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
7 Comments
Book Tour

That Inevitable Victorian Thing Author: E.K. Johnston Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017 Publisher: Dutton Books for  Young Readers Synopsis: Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The … Continue reading

17 Comments
Book Tour

Berserker Series: Berserker, #1 Author: Emmy Laybourne Publication Date: October 10th, 2017 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Synopsis: Are Hanne’s powers a gift from the old Norse gods, or a curse? Her brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
11 Comments
Book Tour

The Nowhere Girls Author: Amy Reed Publication Date: October 10th, 2017 Publisher: Simon Pulse Synopsis: Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
3 Comments