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Frayed Author: Kara Terzis Publication Date: June 7th, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis: Dear Kesley, My therapist tells me I should write you a letter. Like flushing all my thoughts and feelings out of my system and onto paper. I … Continue reading

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Hi guys!  Welcome to my stop on the 2016 Debut Authors Bash!  On my stop, I’m lucky to have an awesome interview with the amazingly talented Meg Leder, author of The Museum of Heartbreak (which releases today, actually)! About Meg … Continue reading

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Ivory and Bone (Ivory and Bone #1) Author: Julie Eshbaugh Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: June 7th 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Retellings, Fiction Synopsis: A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice. Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family … Continue reading

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The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You Author: Lily Anderson Publication Date: May 17th, 2016 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Format: Hardcover/eBook Synopsis: Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Poisoner Author: Jeff Wheeler Publication Date: April 1st, 2016 Publisher: 47North Synopsis: As usurper of the throne, the rule of King Severn Argentine’s is already highly contested. To keep his power, King Argentine rules with an iron fist … Continue reading

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The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman Publisher: Month9Books Release Date: April 5th 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Synopsis: Patient Twenty-nine. A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curse…or gift of perception. … Continue reading

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The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem Author: Sarit Yishai-Levi Anthony Berris (Translator) Publication Date: April 5th, 2016 Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Synopsis: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold, and the … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Firsts
Book Author:
Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publishing Date:
January 5th, 2016
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
Date Read:
January 2nd, 2016

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time-the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy - so far. Her mother isn't home nearly enough to know about Mercedes' extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won't even say the word "sex" until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn't bank on Angela's boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn - or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes' perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her own reputation -and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn's Firsts is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.

My Review

This was one of my most highly anticipated reads of 2016, and it only seemed fitting that it would be the first book I read in the new year.  When I first learned about this book, it sounded like a … Continue reading

4 stars
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Welcome to my stop of the 2015 Debut Authors Bash, hosted by YaReads! I have the privlege of hosting debut author Maggie Hall, who has written The Conspiracy of Us (Penguin 2015), and the upcoming Map of Fates (Penguin, 2016). … Continue reading

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Book Title:
How to Be Brave
Book Author:
E. Katherine Kottaras
Publishing Date:
November 3rd, 2015
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Date Read:
November 13th, 2015

Synopsis

An emotional contemporary YA novel about love, loss, and having the courage to chase the life you truly want.

Reeling from her mother's death, Georgia has a choice: become lost in her own pain, or enjoy life right now, while she still can. She decides to start really living for the first time and makes a list of fifteen ways to be brave - all the things she's wanted to do but never had the courage to try. As she begins doing the things she's always been afraid to do - including pursuing her secret crush, she discovers that life doesn't always go according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall apart and love breaks your heart. But once in a while, the right person shows up just when you need them most - and you learn that you're stronger and braver than you ever imagined.

My Review

How to be Brave was one of the books I had been looking forward to the most for the fall.  It was one of those books that I knew I had to read, because it sounded like it was going … Continue reading

4.5 stars
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