Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Book Title:
Lovely, Dark, and Deep
Book Author:
Justina Chen
Page Count:
352
Publishing Date:
July 31st, 2018
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
Date Read:
August 1st, 2018
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

What would you do if the sun became your enemy?

That's exactly what happens to Viola Li after she returns from a trip abroad and develops a sudden and extreme case of photosensitivity -- an inexplicable allergy to sunlight. Thanks to her crisis-manager parents, she doesn't just have to wear layers of clothes and a hat the size of a spaceship. She has to stay away from all hint of light. Say goodbye to windows and running outdoors. Even her phone becomes a threat when its screen burns her.

Viola is determined to maintain a normal life, particularly after she meets Josh. He's a funny, talented Thor look-alike who carries his own mysterious grief. But the intensity of their romance makes her take more and more risks, and when a rebellion against her parents backfires dangerously, she must find her way to a life -- and love -- as deep and lovely as her dreams.

My Review

I knew I was going to enjoy this book when I first read about it – I’m drawn to books that focus on teens dealing with realistic issues, whether they be medical issues, social issues, etc.  When I came across … Continue reading

4.5 stars
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The Cheerleaders Author: Kara Thomas Publication. Date: July 31, 2018 Publisher: Delacorte Press Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Pages: 384 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD Synopsis: There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook. First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree … Continue reading

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Title: LETTING GO OF GRAVITY Author: Meg Leder Pub. Date: July 17, 2018 Publisher: Simon Pulse Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 432 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD Synopsis: Twins Parker and Charlie are polar opposites. Where Charlie is fearless, Parker is careful. Charlie is confident while Parker aims to please. … Continue reading

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Sanctuary Author: Caryn Lix Publisher: Simon Pulse Release Date: July 10, 2018 Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi Synopsis: Alien meets Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds in this thrilling debut novel about prison-guard-in-training, Kenzie, who is taken hostage by the superpowered criminal … Continue reading

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Arrowheart Author: Rebecca Sky Pub. Date: June 14, 2018 Publisher: Hodder Formats: Paperback, eBook Pages: 384 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, TBD Synopsis: Kiss the boys and make them cry… The gods are gone. The people have forgotten them. But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can’t forget – the gods control … Continue reading

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Go to Sleep, Sheep! Illustrated by: Sydney Hanson Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Synopsis: Go to Sleep, Sheep!,the first book in the Bedtime Barn series, features silly, sleepy sheep on the cover and a great, big, colorful … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Spill Zone: The Broken Vow
Book Author:
Scott Westerfeld
Book Illustrator:
Alex Puvilland
Book Series:
Spillzone, #2
Page Count:
240
Publishing Date:
July 10th, 2018
Publisher:
First Second
Date Read:
July 10th, 2018
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

All hell breaks loose in the second volume of New York Times–bestselling author Scott Westerfeld's visionary graphic novel duology.

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Strange manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter, but came back changed.

It turns out she's not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Don Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now Addison, Don Jae, and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers.

From Scott Westerfeld, the inspired imagination behind the New York Times bestsellers Uglies and Leviathan, comes The Broken Vow, the second volume of our highly anticipated new graphic novel series.

My Review

Last year I read and reviewed the first book in this amazingly fun duolog, Spill Zone.  It was one of the first graphic novels that I had really gotten into, and truth be told, it sparked my obsession with graphic … Continue reading

4 stars
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Gone are the days when people’s idea of wedding décor went as far as putting up tents and colorful ribbons. Today, décor has been revolutionized to include more dynamic and versatile options. Planning a wedding comes with a lot of … Continue reading

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Book Title:
The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast
Book Author:
Samantha M. Clark
Page Count:
256
Publishing Date:
June 26th, 2018
Publisher:
Simon Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Date Read:
July 5th, 2018
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

The Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this eerie novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach, from debut author Samantha M. Clark.

A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining over the foreboding wall of trees that surrounds the shore, he decides to follow it, in the hopes that it will lead him to answers. The boy’s journey is a struggle for survival and a search for the truth—a terrifying truth that once uncovered, will force him to face his greatest fear of all if he is to go home.

This gripping adventure will have readers hooked until its jaw-dropping and moving conclusion. Samantha M. Clark’s first novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice.

My Review

The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast has a premise that sounded incredibly unique and interesting to me, and I knew as soon as I saw that stunning cover and read the synopsis that I was going to have to … Continue reading

4 stars
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Nyxia Unleashed Author: Scott Reintgen Pub. Date: July 17, 2018 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Pages: 400 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD Synopsis: Getting to Eden brought Emmett and his crewmates one step closer to their promised fortune. But surviving Eden may … Continue reading

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