One Of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus [Review]

One Of Us Is LyingRELEASE DATE: May 30, 2016
AUTHOR:
Karen M. McManus
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller.
PUBLISHER:
Penguin
SUMMARY: On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Continue reading

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) By Leigh Bardugo [Review]

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2017
AUTHOR:
Leigh Bardugo
GENRE:
Young-Adult, fantasy, superhero, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: Penguin UK
SUMMARY:

She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

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Fragments of the Lost By Megan Miranda [Review]

Fragments of the Lost RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2017
AUTHOR:
Megan Miranda
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Mystery.
PUBLISHER:Crown Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY: 
Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere–in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things–even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together. Continue reading

Haven By Mary Lindsey [ARC Review]

Last Star Burning (Last Star Burning #1)RELEASE DATE: November 07, 2017
AUTHOR:
Mary Lindsey
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen

SUMMARY:

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere. He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for. Continue reading

Autoboyography By Christina Lauren [Review]

AutoboyographyRELEASE DATE: September 12, 2017
AUTHOR:
Christina Lauren 
GENRE:
Young-Adult, GLBT, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY: 
Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is.

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Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel [Review]

Black Bird of the Gallows RELEASE DATE: September 5th 2017
AUTHOR:
Meg Kassel 
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
SUMMARY: 

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human. Continue reading

Blog Tour: Cinderella, Necromancer By F.M. Boughan – Review+Spotlight

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Cinderella, NecromancerRELEASE DATE: September 5th 2017
AUTHOR: F.M. Boughan
GENRE: Young-Adult, Dark, Fantasy, Retellings.
PUBLISHER: Month9books
BLURB: Ellison lost her mother at an early age. But since then, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her mean daughters. When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her freedom. Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy. Continue reading

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief By Rosie Somers [ARC Review]

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief RELEASE DATE: August 7th 2017
AUTHOR:
Rosie Somers
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Entangled Teen
SUMMARY:

Most sixteen-year-olds shouldn’t know where museums keep their rarest jewels (the basement) and they really shouldn’t know that vans make the worst getaway cars. But for Marisol Flores, a life of jewel thievery is a birthright handed down from generation to generation, even if she didn’t ask for it. So when a rival thief targets Mari and her mother, Mari’s more than happy to flee to the anonymity of bustling New York City.

Blending in is a dream come true for Mari, but keeping her former thieving ways a secret gets way more complicated when handsome Will Campbell sets his sights on her. 

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo By F.C. Yee [Review]

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo RELEASE DATE: August 8th 2017
AUTHOR:
F.C. Yee
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Fiction.
PUBLISHER: 
Amulet Books
SUMMARY:
The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie’s every waking thought. But when she discovers she’s a celestial spirit who’s powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists, her perfectionist existence is shattered.

Enter Quentin, a transfer student from China whose tone-deaf assertiveness beguiles Genie to the brink of madness. Quentin nurtures Genie’s bodacious transformation—sometimes gently, sometimes aggressively—as her sleepy suburb in the Bay Area comes under siege from hell-spawn. Continue reading

Right Text Wrong Number (Offsides #1) By Natalie Decker [Review]

Right Text Wrong Number (Offsides Book 1) RELEASE DATE: July 11th 2017 
AUTHOR:
Natalie Decker
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.  
PUBLISHER: 
Swoon Romance
SUMMARY: 

High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worthy of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date.

But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code. Continue reading