Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back #1) By A.V. Geiger [Review]

Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back, #1) RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2017
AUTHOR:
A.V. Geiger
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Thriller, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Sourcebooks Fire
SUMMARY:
Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murder at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn… Continue reading

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow#1) By Mary Weber [Review]

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Mary Weber
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Sci-fi, Dystopia, Aliens.
PUBLISHER:
Thomas Nelson
SUMMARY:
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she s convinced he s been taken to the ice-planet.

Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there. Continue reading

Roar (Stormheart #1) By Cora Carmack [Review]

Roar (Stormheart) RELEASE DATE: June 13th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Cora Carmack
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Tor Teen
SUMMARY: 

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. Continue reading

The Sandcastle Empire By Kayla Olson [Review]

The Sandcastle Empire RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Kayla Olson
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Dystopia/post-apocalyptic, Survival, Sci-Fi.
PUBLISHER:
HarperTeen
SUMMARY:
When all hope is gone, how do you survive?

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores. Continue reading

Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) By Sarah Tolcser [Review]

Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2017
AUTHOR:
Sarah Tolcser
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury USA Children
SUMMARY: Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late.

So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport mysterious cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.

But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. 

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The Vampire Wish (The Vampire Wish #1) By Michelle Madow [Review]

The Vampire WishRELEASE DATE: June 1st 2017
AUTHOR:
Michelle Madow
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Vampires.
PUBLISHER:
Dreamscape Publishing
SUMMARY: 

He’s a vampire prince. She’s a human blood slave. They should be enemies… but uniting might be their only hope to prevent a supernatural war.

Annika never thought of herself as weak—until the day vampires murdered her parents and kidnapped her from our world to the hidden vampire kingdom of the Vale.

As a brand new blood slave, Annika must learn to survive her dangerous new circumstances… or face imminent death from the monstrous wolves prowling outside the Vale’s enchanted walls. But not all in the kingdom is as it appears, and when a handsome vampire disguised as a human steps into her life, Annika discovers that falling for the enemy is sometimes too tempting to resist. Continue reading

When It’s Real by Erin Watt [Review]

When It's RealRELEASE DATE:  May 30, 2017
AUTHOR: Erin Watt
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance
PUBLISHER: 
Harlequin Teen

SUMMARY:

Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths. 

There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinaryContinue reading

The Gauntlet (The Cage #3) By Megan Shepherd [Review]

The Gauntlet (The Cage, #3)RELEASE DATE:  May 23rd 2017
AUTHOR: Megan Shepherd
GENRE: Young-Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Aliens, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: 
Balzer + Bray
SUMMARY: Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong—a supposed safe haven on a small moon—where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds.

With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. Continue reading

Water Spell (Guardians of the Realm Book 1) By Lizzy Ford [Review]

Water Spell (Guardians of the Realm Book 1)RELEASE DATE:  May 17th 2017
AUTHOR: Lizzy Ford
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
SUMMARY: 
A water mage and the protector she never wanted.

Rare water mage Sela is given no time to mourn the loss of her longtime protector and father figure before she’s faced with the one man standing in the way of her freedom: her new guardian, mage-warrior Tieran.

An Inlander with no honor, Tieran is loyal to no man, priest, king or god. If not for the magic binding him to the infuriating water mage, he would abandon her amidst the land-locked Inlands, away from the sea she yearns to visit, and pursue vengeance against those who killed his family. Continue reading

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) By Renee Ahdieh [Review]

Related imageRELEASE DATE:  May 16th 2017
AUTHOR: Renee Ahdieh
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy,  Romance.
PUBLISHER:
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY: 
The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. Continue reading