Monday, March 12, 2018

Cover Reveal: ECHOES by Alice Reed (YA)

"Trust no one. Fear everything."

I am so excited to be able to share this cover reveal with you today!
ECHOES by Alice Reed sounds like an amazing, thrilling, edge-of-your-seat kind of book!
The summary sounds similar to the TV show, LOST... 

I cannot wait to read this book!

But first, a look at the stunning cover... what do you think???

by Alice Reeds
Expected release date: August 7th, 2018
Published by Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult 
Format: Paperback, eBook


"Fast-paced and thrilling. ECHOES is a heart-pounding and addictive love story."
- Mia Siegert, author of JERKBAIT

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discover, something else is on the island with them.

Something that won't let them leave alive.

ECHOES is a thrilling adventure about confronting the impossible, discovering love in the most unexpected places, and, above all, finding hope in the face of the unknown.

Pre-order ECHOES now!!!


Alice Reed was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. 

After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. 

In her free time, Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let's plays and figure skating videos.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cover Reveal: SPIES, LIES, AND ALLIES: A LOVE STORY by Lisa Brown Roberts (YA)

Happy Monday to you!

I'm happy to be able to share a really super cute cover reveal with you today!
Be sure to let us know what you think of it, and the book :) 

by Lisa Brown Roberts
Expected release date: May 1st, 2018
Published by Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback, eBook


Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. 

I've got a job at my dad's company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I'm supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for. There's a crazy guy running the competition like it's an episode of Survivor. Then there's Carlos, who is, well, very distracting - in a good way. But I can't even think about him that way because Crazy Guy says any fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved.

As if that's not enough, an anonymous weirdo with insider intel is trying to sabotage my dad's company on social media... and I'm afraid it's working.

Much as I'd love to quit, I can't. Kristoff's Never Quit is our family motto. I just hope there's more than one survivor by the end of this summer.

Want to read more?
Pre-order your copy of SPIES, LIES, AND ALLIES: A LOVE STORY today!!!

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Have You Seen the NEW Cover for The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts yet
Check it out now!

by Lisa Brown Roberts
Release date: September 6th, 2016
Published by Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback, eBook


True love can't be strategized.

After book blogger Vivian Galdi's longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.

But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian's zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.

Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect.
And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

Want to read more?
Purchase your copy of THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH by Lisa Brown Roberts today!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Lisa Brown Roberts

Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off her eyebrows and penciling them in for an entire school year. This and other painful memories inspire her to write books in which girls big on wit and heart earn happy endings with swoony guys... eventually.

Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.

LINKSGoodreads / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram Amazon 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

January and February Book Haul, Wrap Up and March TBR (2018)

Hello, bookworms!!! 

How's 2018 treating you so far???
It's been kind of a rough start for me - I started out the year very, very sick with the flu and other sicknesses', I kind of fell off track with all the things... all I could do was concentrate on getting better and trying to keep my home and family from falling apart. It's the sickest I've ever been, and I have had my share of illness' in the past. But this season's flu and other nasty germs really got the best of me... But! I'm really happy to say that I am finally better, although I still feel a bit sluggish and I'm still trying to get organized and find my groove back into all the things I have to do and, of course, the stuff I enjoy doing - it's been tough. I'm not going to lie. It's been really hard trying to get back to life and back to feeling like me again - my anxiety has been on super-overload and trying to manage everything on my own has been stressful. I feel like I'm almost there, but it's still just a little beyond my grasp... I'm working on it ;) 

Things I'm happy about - climbing out of my reading slump! Connecting with a lot of fellow bookworms again, especially on Instagram... 
I am writing again! And, I'm currently researching a new project I've decided to finally work on... and, I've also picked up my pencils and watercolors again! This writing project may or may not require some illustrations ;) 

Let me know what you've been up to! Would love to catch up with you all soon!!! 

Now - onto the books!!!

*My JANUARY Book Haul


- TOKOYO, THE SAMURAI'S DAUGHTER by Faith L. Justice (MG/signed PB) from Raggedy Moon Books 
- THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by Tae Keller (MG/ARC) from Random House Kids 

From Macmillan/Fierce Reads...

- THE OUTCAST (Summoner #4) by Taran Matharu (YA/ARC) 
- MAYFLY by Jeff Sweat (YA/ARC) 
- SWEET BLACK WAVES by Kristina Perez (YA/ARC) 
- HOW WE ROLL by Natasha Friend (YA/ARC) 
- WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU DEMONS by Jennifer Honeybourn (YA/ARC) 
- BETWEEN FROST AND FURY (The Xenith Trilogy #2) Chani Lynn Feener (YA/ARC) 

- OFF THE ICE (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross (YA/PB) 
- BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire (YA/HB) 
- BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER (DC Icon #2) by Marie Lu (YA/signed HB) 
- THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black (YA/signed Owlcrate HB edition) 

What I read in JANUARY*

- OFF THE ICE (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross (YA/PB) - 4 stars 
- ELMORE by Holly Hobbie (C/ARC) - 5 stars 
- INK, IRON, AND GLASS by Gwendolyn Clare (YA/ARC) - 3 1/2 stars 
- THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden (YA/PB re-read) - 5 stars 
- BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire (YA/HB) - 5 stars 


- THE ODDLING PRINCE by Nancy Springer (YA/ARC) from Tachyon Publications 
- BY A CHARM AND CURSE by Jaime Questell (YA/HB) from Entangled Teen 
- DON'T BLINK! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (C/ARC) from Random House 
- SYLVIA ROSE AND THE CHERRY TREE by Sandy Shapiro Hurt (C/HB) from Nicole Banholzer LLC and Tilbury House Publishers 
- THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah (A/HB) from Book Sparks 
- THE WINDOW by Amelia Brunskill (YA/ARC) from Delacorte Press 

From HMH Teen/Books...
- GRIM LOVELIES by Megan Shepherd (YA/ARC) 

From Disney Books/Disney-Hyperion... 
- DRAWN TOGETHER by Minh Le and Dan Santat (C/ARC) 
- PART-TIME MERMAID by Deborah Underwood (C/ARC) 
- SUPER SAURUS AND THE EGG by Deborah Underwood (C/ARC) 
- THIS STORY IS FOR YOU by Greg Pizzoli (C/ARC) 

- THE GIRL IN THE TOWER (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden (YA/UK PB) 
- BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART (Valkyrie #1) by Amanda Hocking (YA/PB) 
- AESOP'S FABLES (C/Vintage HB) - A Children's Classic edition 
- DECEPTION SO DARK (Deception So #2) by Clara Kensie (YA/PB) 

My February Book-of-the-Month picks...
- THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah (A/HB) 


What I read in FEBRUARY*

- THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS by Ashley Woodfolk (YA/ARC) - 5 stars 
- A WRINKLE IN TIME: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson (YA/HB) - 3 stars 
- PART-TIME MERMAID by Deborah Underwood (C/HB) - 5 stars 
- SYLVIA ROSE AND THE CHERRY TREE by Sandy Shapiro Hurt (C/HB) - 4 stars 
- THIS STORY IS FOR YOU by Greg Pizzoli (C/ARC) - 5 stars 
- TO KILL A KINGDOM by Alexandra Christo (YA/ARC) - 4.5 stars 
- WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate (MG/Library HB) - 5 stars 


First, I hope to finish reading
- ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME (Pandava Quartet #1) by Roshani Chokshi (MG/ARC)
- THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah (A/HB) 

And then, I hope I have enough time to read all of these
- ASH PRINCESS by Laura Sebastian (YA/ARC) 
- OPAL (Raven Cycle Story) by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/eBook) 
- THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black (YA/HB) 
- EVERY DAY by David Levithan (YA/HB) 
- THE WINDOW by Amelia Brunskill (YA/ARC) 
- DECEPTION SO DARK (Deception So #2) by Clara Kensie (YA/PB) 
- HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera (YA/library HB) 

Please let me know in the comments what you're reading... 
and leave your blog or book haul links too!

Happy reading!!!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Blog Tour (Excerpt and Giveaway): SAY YOU'LL REMEMBER ME by Katie McGarry (YA)

I am so very excited and happy to be able to share with you today an excerpt from Katie McGarry's latest book, SAY YOU'LL REMEMBER ME!!! A story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve! 

Katie McGarry is one of the few first authors that I was able to meet and interview in person when I first started reviewing books and blogging - she is such a wonderful person! And all of her books (that I have already read, I'm a few books behind, lol!) are favorites of mine :) 

by Katie McGarry
Release date: January 30th, 2018
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook


"Doesn't matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It's over."

When Drix was convicted of a crime - one he didn't commit - he thought his life was over.

But an opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. 

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means. 

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves - Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence - and each other to finally get what they deserve. 

Grab your copy of SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME here!

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“Everyone says you have a blank slate.” My brother Axle sits beside me on the ground, arms resting on his bent knees, and he stares at the bonfire I built with my own two hands with only flint and sticks. It’s one of the many tricks I learned over the last three months. That and how to survive on my own in the middle of nowhere.
Trees and bears I can handle. It’s not knowing who I can trust, now that I’m home, that’s the problem. Axle knows this. It’s why he’s next to me as our friends and family walk around the backyard for the impromptu “Welcome Home” party I told Axle I didn’t want.
Someone in this yard is the reason why I spent a year away from home for a crime I didn’t commit.
My neck tenses and I roll it in an attempt to release the anger. It took me close to eight months to find some Zen, and it has taken less than thirty minutes for some of the old underlying rage that followed me around like a black thunderhead to return.
Across from us, two girls I used to go to school with are roasting marshmallows. They’re waiting for me to talk to them. That’s who I was before: the smooth talker, the guy who made girls laugh and caused them to light up with a few specially chosen words. The right smile dropped at the right time, and panties would be shed. But I don’t feel up for conversation and I don’t feel like manipulating anyone anymore.
Crazy—I used to thrive when surrounded by people. The more, the better. But after being in juvenile detention for seven months and spending three in the wilderness taking part in an Outward Bound program for troubled teens, I’m more at ease by myself in front of a fire.
“They’ve all confirmed you’re walking out of all this with sealed records,” Axle continues.
Hel’s leaving out the part of how those records only remain sealed if I uphold my end of the plea deal—the agreement I made with the district attorney after I was arrested. I agreed to plead guilty, and the DA didn’t charge me as an adult and send me to hard-core prison. Considering we had no money for a lawyer to help prove my innocence, the deal sounded like the better of two bad options.
“You’re getting a massive second chance,” Axle says.
It was rotten luck that got me into this mess, but it happened at the right time. Our governor was searching for screwed-up teens to use for his pilot program. Someone high up in the world thought I stood a chance at turning my life around, but that second chance comes with a price. A price my brother is currently breaking down for me.
“This is a good thing. A blank slate. Not many people get one of those.”
Blank slate. That’s what I’m scared of. I may not have liked parts of the person I was before I was arrested, but at least I knew who I was. This blank slate, this chance to create someone new, scares me. This is a new type of pressure. At least I had a good excuse for being a delinquent before. Now, if I mess up, it’s because I’m truly broken.
The fire crackles then pops, and embers rise into the late May night. My younger sister laughs at the other end of the narrow yard near the aging shotgun house, and the sound is like an eight-eight beat with a high hat cymbal. It’s welcomed, and it’s the first time this feels like home.
She’s sixteen now, grown up faster than I’d prefer, and she’s one of the four people I love more than my own life. She’s also the only reason I’m still out here instead of holed up in my room. According to Axle, it was Holiday’s idea to set up the party.
Old Christmas lights are strung from one towering oak tree to the next, zigzagging green, red and blue across the yard. Most people brought their own chairs and a dish to share. My first meal as a free man and it’s hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato salad. I don’t have the heart to tell her I would have given my left ball for a slice of thick crust pizza.
“She missed you,” Axle says, catching my train of sight.
“I missed her, too.” Those are my first words since we pulled into the driveway. I used to be the life of the party, but that was before, and as I said, I don’t know who I am anymore, so for now, I’m quiet.
“I missed you,” he says in such a low tone I barely catch it. “We weren’t the same without you.”
I take a deep breath because I’m not sure any of us will be the same again.

Order your copy of SAY YOU'LL REMEMBER ME, register and you will receive AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER, a novella that features your favorite PUSHING THE LIMITS and THUNDER ROAD characters!!! 

From the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, Noah, Beth, Isaiah, West, and Logan are all grown up. Catch up with your favorite characters as one of them finally says, I DO!

Pigpen, Eli, and Addison from the THUNDER ROAD series: 
Three separate personalities who still needed to find love... and still had someone important to meet.

This is a limited time offer! SO HURRY!
Registration ends on February 3, 2018!
You must register your order to receive AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.


Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. 

She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS, was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick.
DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine's Reviewer's Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

LINKS: Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Cover Reveal: BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf (YA)

I am SO overly excited to share the cover reveal to one of my most anticipated books for 2018!!! It is gorgeous! And I cannot wait to get my hands on it!!!

By Sara Wolf
Expected release date: June 5th, 2018
Published by: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, eBook


In a new series Publishers Weekly has listed as “one of the most anticipated YA's of 2018”, we're excited to share the cover for Bring Me Their Hearts! NYT bestselling author Sara Wolf delivers a fast-paced, gritty fantasy sure to thrill fans of Holly Black, Sabba Tahir, and Sarah J. Maas.

Zera is a Heartless - the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera’s heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.


Pre-order NOW!!!


Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. 

She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.


Cover Reveal: TRUE STORM (True Born Trilogy #3) by L. E. Sterling (YA)

What a great way to start off a Monday! 
The cover reveal to the last book in the TRUE BORN TRILOGY is here!!!

A quick recap of the first TWO books of the TRUE BORN TRILOGY...

by L. E. Sterling
Release date: May 3rd, 2016
Published by: Entangled Teen

Welcome to Dominion City.

After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.

The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…

And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.

When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?

As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.

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by L. E. Sterling 
Release date: April 4th, 2017
Published by: Entangled Teen


It’s not you…it’s your DNA.

Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot.

But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard and maybe-something-more, the lethal yet beautiful Jared Price. In Russia, there’s been whispered rumors of Plague Cure.

While Lucy fights her magnetic attraction to Jared, anxious that his loyalty to Storm will hurt her chances of finding her sister, they quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters’ blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.

As they say in Dominion, sometimes it’s not you…it’s your DNA.

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by L. E. Sterling
Expected release date: May 1st, 2018
Published by: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, eBook


If you can't beat them change them... 

PRE-ORDER your copy NOW!!!


L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English Literature - where she completed a thesis on magical representation. 

She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit YA novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate. 

Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt - inspiring her writing career. 

She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.


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