SST #5: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend

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Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend

Publication Date: March 8th, 2016

Genre: YA Contemporary

Source: Received ARC via Netgalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

The beginning of the eighth grade is not what Anna thought it would be. Her lifelong best friend has ditched her for the cool kids, and her mom is in the hospital after a suicide attempt. Anna finds herself where she least expects to: living with her dad, his young new wife, and their baby, and starting a new year at school without a best friend. With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna learns that sometimes you find what you need to pull you through in the most unlikely places.

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Blog Tour: Bluescreen (Review and Giveaway)

 

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Check the tour schedule here!

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Bluescreen by Dan Wells

Publication Date: February 16th, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Balzer + Bray of Harper

Genre: YA Sci-Fi Contemporary

Source: Receive e-ARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.

Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.

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Cover Reveal: The Society

Welcome to my first ever cover reveal. The book that I’m feature its cover is The Society by Jodie Andrefski.


ya-bound-book-toursThe Society by Jodie Andrefski

Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Entangled Teen

Genre: YA Contemporary

Summary (from Goodreads):

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.

The Society.

You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.

Do you have what it takes?

It’s time to find out.

Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.

All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.

Let the games begin.

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Jodie Andrefski has been passionate about reading ever since she was a little girl, when she used to climb trees to escape with a favorite book. She now lives & writes in a small town in Pennsylvania with her teenage daughter. Though still an avid reader, she now prefers a comfy chair over the crook of a tree. An unapologetic coffee fiend, she’s even happier if her java comes with pie. She often draws on her background in education & mental health counseling to bring real world experience to her writing. She is a firm believer in the magic of a first kiss, and insists that you should never, ever give up on your dreams.

And now, the cover reveal…here it goes. *drumrolls*

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And here it is. What do you think of it
?? For me, I find it simple, but a bit mysterious as well. I love to see what are your thoughts in the comments. Until another cover reveal, see you all later for another one.

SST #4: The Possibility of Now (Excerpt and Giveaway)

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The Possibility of Now by Kim Culbertson

Publication Date: January 26th, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Point of Scholastic Press

Genre: YA Contemporary

Summary (from Goodreads):

Mara James has always been a perfectionist with a plan. But despite years of overachieving at her elite school, Mara didn’t plan on having a total meltdown during her calculus exam. Like a rip-up-the-test-and-walk-out kind of meltdown. And she didn’t plan on a video of it going viral. And she definitely didn’t plan on never wanting to show her face again.

Mara knows she should go back, but suddenly she doesn’t know why she’s been overachieving all these years. Impulsively, she tells her mom she wants to go live with her estranged dad in Tahoe. Maybe in a place like Tahoe, where people go to get away from everyday life, and with a dad like Trick McHale, a ski bum avoiding the real world, Mara can figure things out.

Only Tahoe is nothing like she thought. There are awesome new friends and hot boys and a chance to finally get to know Trick, but there are also still massive amounts of schoolwork. Can Mara stopping planning long enough to see the life that’s happening right now?

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SST #3: The Love That Split the World (Review)

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The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Publication Date: January 26th, 2016

Publisher / Imprint: Razorbill Books of Penguin Random House

Genre: YA Time Travel Contemporary Romance

Source: Received physical ARC from ARC tour

Summary (from Goodreads):

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.
 
Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a preschool where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.
 
That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.
 
Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

Disclaimer – Receiving the physical ARC doesn’t influence my review. I judge the book based on the 5 things I look at, which you can look at in my Rating System.

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SST #2: Dreamstrider (Review and Giveaway)

Hello and welcome to another review from the Sunday Street Team, created and hosted by Nori @ ReadWriteLove28. This month’s book I’m going to discuss is Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith.

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Publication Date: October 6th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Roaring Brook Press

Genre: YA Fantasy Thriller

Source: Received e-ARC via Netgalley and Purchased Copy from Barnes and Noble

Summary (from Goodreads):

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject’s body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighboring kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

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Blog Tour: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light (Review and Giveaway)

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Publication Date: October 6th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books of St. Martin’s Press

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance but more serious

Source: Received e-ARC via Netgalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

A troubled teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other—dark, dangerous, and attractive—urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on track or she risks losing her hefty inheritance. Summer is convinced that meeting the right guy will solve everything. She meets two. Moony, a classmate, is recovering against all odds from a serious car accident, and he encourages Summer to embrace life despite how hard it can be to make it through even one day. But when Summer meets Kurt, a hot, mysterious older man who she just can’t shake, he leads her through the creepy underbelly of the city-and way out of her depth.

When Summer’s behavior manages to alienate everyone, even Moony, she’s forced to decide if a life so difficult is worth living.

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SST #1: What You Left Behind (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to my first post for the Sunday Street Team, which is both created and hosted by the lovely Nori @ ReadWriteLove28. So the first book I’m going to talk about for SST is What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi.

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what-you-left-behindWhat You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

Publication Date: August 4th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Source: Received e-ARC via Netgalley & Purchased Copy from Barnes & Noble

Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions. Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

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Blog Tour: The Uninvited (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to the blog tour for The Uninvited. Get it? Because of the title, “Blog Tour for The Uninvited“. Since readers are not invited to see this blog tour and there’s no invitation to see this…okay I’ll stop now.

But anyway, welcome to my first ever blog tour.

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The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Publication Date: August 11th, 2015

Publisher / Imprint: William Morrow of HarperCollins Publishers

Genre: Adult Paranormal Historical Fiction

Source: Received e-ARC via Edelweiss

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.

But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.

Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.

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