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Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott Cover Reveal!

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It's survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott!
Sloan is a hunter.
So she shouldn't be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing in one ear in a blizzard, it's been hard to talk to people, and near-impossible to go anywhere or do anything without her dad or big sister within eyesight -- it makes her too scared to be on her own.
When they leave her home alone for what should only be two nights, she's already panicked. Then the snow starts falling and doesn't stop. One of her neighbors is hurt in an accident. And the few people still left in Rusic need to make it to the river and the boat that's tied there -- their only way to get to a doctor from their isolated Alaska town.
But the woods are icy cold, and the wolves are hungry. Sloan and her group are running out of food, out of energy, and out of time. That's when the wolves start hunting the…

Bad Bloods: November Rain by Shannon A Thompson Book Blitz

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November Rain Shannon A. Thompson (Bad Bloods #1) Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: July 18th 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.
Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.
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The Summer of Lost Wishes by Jessa Gabrielle Book Blitz

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The Summer of Lost Wishes
by Jessa Gabrielle
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 13th 2016

Summary:  When sixteen-year-old Piper Davenport's mom packs up their lives and heads to the coastal Florida town of Coral Sands, Piper doesn't care much for the view...until she catches a glimpse at Rooks Carter. 

Her mom's "look but don't touch" policy regarding the boy next door is all but impossible to maintain, especially since he's helping his dad restore Piper's new home, the Calloway Cottage. A gorgeous, shirtless boy makes this boring little town a bit more exciting.  But after Piper and Rooks discover a secret in the walls of the cottage, they have a chance to unravel the biggest mystery in Coral Sands history - unless someone unravels them first.

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About the Author

Jessa Gabrielle is a young adult author who lives in the land of salt water, palm trees, and sandy shorelines. She be…

Audiobooks

Summer reading may be the bane of my existence but at least now I found an easier way to get it done.
Before now, I had never been a fan of audiobooks even though my only read experience with them was monotone textbook readings in elementary school. They always put everyone in the class to sleep and gave me the impression that all audiobooks would be like that, but I was wrong. I recently purchased my first audio book of Tess of the D'urbervilles for only $1 and found it so much better than traditionally reading the book. I was able to listen while doing other things and get a lot more done at once. In the end, I didn’t enjoy the book that much (but that’s for another post) but the audiobook format definitely made the old English easier to understand and prevented me from zoning out due to lack of understanding. I will be listening to many more audiobooks in the coming months, particularly during busy school months so I can hopefully keep reading even when school gets busy.
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Bad Bloods: November Rain Book Release

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard me rave about Shannon Thompson’s Bad Bloods series both on here and on Twitter. And now you can finally read part one of the series, November Rain!
Letter from the author: Publishing is quite the journey! As some of you know, Bad Bloods was my first published book—originally released when I was only 16 in 2007—but now that I’m older, I am beyond ecstatic that Bad Bloods is getting a second chance almost a decade later. Special thanks goes out to my publisher, Clean Teen Publishing, for believing in this story, and of course, an extra thanks goes out to all the book bloggers reading and reviewing it. You all are my stars.
Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies ar…

November Snow Review

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Wow… I mean this as a compliment, November Snow ripped out my heart, then stepped on it… Then laughed at my dead heart on the ground.
When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle.
After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy. -goodreads.com summery
“I saw a goodness in him, a goodness I hadn’t seen I a long time. And we have too much hate around us to let even a little good die.”
I must begin by tha…

Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore Review

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*Sigh* Summer reading…
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. -goodreads.com summery
I remember first hearing about Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore from the Booktube community a few years ago, so when I found I could read it this year for summer reading, I jumped on the opportunity. I had fairly high expectations for Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore and in the end, I found it a good one-time read.
The thing I like the most about Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore is the idea behind the entire story. I find the setting of a bookstore clever and the element of a secret society different. Sloan uses the idea of a secret society in a way that isn’t normally done and I haven’t seen recently. But s…

Author Interview with Brittany Goodwin

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Hello! Many of you may know that I recently read and loved If You’re Gone by Brittany Goodwin (if you haven’t seen the review you can see it HERE). But now I am here with an amazing interview with the author of If You’re Gone, Brittany Goodwin!


For anyone who has not read If You’re Gone, can you describe it in one sentence?
“If You’re Gone is a realistic mystery about love and loss that will keep you thinking long after you close the book.”
I have to ask the most cliché question of them all, but how did you come up with the idea for If You’re Gone? That’s not a cliché question at all! In fact, I have to figure out exactly how to answer it!
I created the characters of Lillian and Brad when I was not even in high school. Brad was that heartthrob guy that I was dreaming about and Lillian was a fictionalized version of myself. (Very original, huh?!) I began by writing a story about their relationship, but as I got older and began following missing persons cases I realized the character of Brad…