Interview with Renee Adhieh

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I attended a dinner with Renee Adhieh, author of the amazing book The Wrath and The Dawn. Before the dinner, I was lucky enough to be able to interview her. We chatted for a nice while, and here’s what we talked about: [side note: any typos etc. are my fault from when I transcribed, not Renee’s] […]

Giveaway: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Releases June 16th If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling. Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand:  Sam […]

Spotlight: Twisted by Cynthia Eden

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I’m so excited to be hosting a feature and excerpt for Twisted by Cynthia Eden today on the blog! I am a huge fan of Cynthia Eden’s, and this one is, per usual, awesome. Twisted by Cynthia Eden Releasing April 28th, 2015 from Avon In the second seductive Lost novel from New York Times bestselling author […]

Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

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Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt Once Upon a Crime Family Publisher: Bloomsbury Release Date: May 19, 2015 Pages: 400 Buy the Book: Amazon  | B&N | Book Depository Rating: 5 stars Penelope Landlow has grown up with the knowledge that almost anything can be bought or sold—including body parts. She’s the daughter […]

Hold Me Like a Breath Playlist

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Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt broke me a lot. Be sure to check out my review of the book. I also created a playlist that I thought fit the book: 1. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson, since what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. . . 2. Titanium by David Guetta – Not […]

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger Book Review

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5 to 1 by Holly Bodger Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Release Date: May 12, 2015 Pages: 224 Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N Rating: 5 stars In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of […]

Why the Chicago YA Book Fest Was Awesome

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My last day of classes for the semester was Friday, so I got to celebrate with the Chicago YA Book Fest. I have seen all the other cities get their festivals, and I have been waiting until hopefully this area would get our own! And we did. While this was the first one, there definitely […]

Hard Ride by Opal Carew Book Review

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Hard Ride by Opal Carew  (Parts 1-3) Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Pages: 288 Buy Part 1: Amazon | B&N Buy Part 2: Amazon | B&N Buy Part 3: Amazon | B&N Rating: 4.5 stars Liv never expected to find herself trapped in an alley facing a band of rough bikers. And she certainly never expected […]

Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier Book Review

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Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier The Silver Trilogy #1 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Release Date: April 14, 2015 Pages: 336 Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound Rating: 5 stars Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird […]

Cure of Diabetes – Anthology Blitz

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Three box sets, all new stories, all proceeds benefit diabetes research. Sweet Talk Boxed Set Priced at only $9.99, this heart-warming, limited edition collection features ten BRAND NEW contemporary romances by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Amazon | B&N | iTunes  Sweet Dreams Boxed Set Priced at only $9.99, this fascinating limited […]