Tag Archives: giveaways

Book Tour
Book Title:
Girl Out of Water
Book Author:
Laura Silverman
Page Count:
320
Publishing Date:
May 2nd, 2017
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Fire
Date Read:
April 12th, 2017
Source:
eARC from publisher via NetGalley - Thank you!

Synopsis

Fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen will fall in love this contemporary debut about finding yourself-and finding love-in unexpected places.

Ocean breeze in her hair and sand between her toes, Anise can't wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. Santa Cruz is more than her home-it's her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her three young cousins.

Landlocked Nebraska is the last place Anise wants to be. Sure, she loves her family, but it's hard to put her past behind her when she's living in the childhood house of the mother who abandoned her. And with every Instagram post, her friends back home feel further away.

Then she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who challenges her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go.

My Review

If you are looking for a fun summer contemporary that will have you racing for the beach and the warm sand, Girl out of Water is probably one of the best reads that will definitely perk up your summer days! … Continue reading

10 Comments
Book Tour

The Castaways Author: Jessika Fleck Release Date: April 3, 2017 Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy Synopsis: The Castaway Carnival: fun, mysterious, dangerous. Renowned for its infamous corn maze…and the kids who go missing in it. When Olive runs into the maze, … Continue reading

9 Comments

The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Synopsis: A fresh, humorous, and timely YA novel about two teens conceived via in vitro fertilization who go in search for … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
6 Comments
Book Tour

Zenn Diagram Author: Wendy Brant Publication Date: April 4th, 2017 Publisher: Kids Can Press Pages: 328 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Synopsis: Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
5 Comments
Book Tour

The Glittering Court Author: Richelle Mead Series: The Glittering Court, #1 Paperback Publication Date: March 28th, 2017 Publisher: Razorbill Synopsis: Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
Leave a comment
Book Tour

The Bone Witch (#1) by Rin Chupeco Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Release Date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Synopsis: The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.  Tea is different from … Continue reading

17 Comments
Book Tour

Nemesis Author: Brendan Reichs Series: Project Nemesis, #1 Publication Date: March 21st, 2017 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Synopsis: Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series. It’s been … Continue reading

17 Comments
Book Tour

Hearts & Other Body Parts Author: Ira Bloom Publication Date: March 28th, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 352 Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Synopsis: A novel of love and monsters. Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous, and … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
6 Comments

Lifeblood Author: Gena Showalter Series: Everlife, #2 Publication Date: February 28th, 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Synopsis: “My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.” With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked … Continue reading

Tagged as ,
5 Comments
Book Tour
Book Title:
Piecing Me Together
Book Author:
Renée Watson
Publishing Date:
February 14th, 2017
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Date Read:
February 19th, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renée Watson.

Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for “at-risk” girls. Except really, it’s for black girls. From “bad” neighborhoods.

But Jade doesn’t need support. And just because her mentor is black doesn’t mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference.

Friendships, race, privilege, identity—this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face.

My Review

Before I started reading this book, I knew it was going to be powerful, but nothing prepared me for just how powerful and important that this novel is.  This is one of those books that I think should be mandatory … Continue reading

4 Comments