The Girl I Used to Be

The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry (2016)
-eARC Review-

the girl i used to be
YA Fiction | Mystery | Thriller
4 Stars
Blurb:

“When Olivia’s mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia’s father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there’s a killer still at large. It’s up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?”
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Expected Publication Date: May 03, 2016  Continue reading

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The Star-Touched Queen Book Launch Party!

The Star-Touched Queen Book Launch Party!!

April 28, 2016 at Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA)

The Star-Touched Queen

“Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction…

A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-Touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.” -via Goodreads  Continue reading

The Last Relicuin

The Last Relicuin by Hargus Montgomery (2013)
-NetGalley Review-

The last relicuin
Fiction | Sci-Fi | History | FBI
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“In the 22nd century, twelve percent of the world’s population chooses history. Safe inside the guarded borders of living museums, museum dwellers resist attempts by Metro leaders to seize their lands and force them back to the cities. When Alexander Kane, (son of a powerful Metro Senator) leaves the protection of the City to enter the Federal Museum Academy, he becomes the target of a growing political struggle. Crossing borders into the 12, 18th, and 20th centuries, The Last Relicuin follows three generations of a family torn between the past and the future.”
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Cookie Cutter Novels

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“There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” W. Somerset Maugham.  I could probably write a trilogy full of writing rules, do’s and don…

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The Way to Game the Walk of Shame

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen (2016)
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the way to game the walk of shame

YA Fiction | Contemporary Romance | Rom-Com4.5 starsBlurb:

“Taylor Simmons is screwed.

Things were hard enough when her single-minded dedication to her studies earned her the reputation of being an Ice Queen, but after getting drunk at a party and waking up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip.

Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they’re in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it’s better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard.”
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Expected Publication Date: June 7, 2016  Continue reading

100 Days of Cake

100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen (2016)
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100 days of cake

YA Fiction | Teen | Contemporary4 StarsBlurb:

“Get well soon isn’t going to cut it in this quirky and poignant debut novel about a girl, her depression, an aggressive amount of baked goods, and the struggle to simply stay afloat in an unpredictable, bittersweet life.

There are only three things that can get seventeen-year-old Molly Byrne out of bed these days: her job at FishTopia, the promise of endless episodes of Golden Girls, and some delicious lo mien. You see, for the past two years, Molly’s been struggling with something more than your usual teenage angst. Her shrink, Dr. Brooks isn’t helping much, and neither is her mom who is convinced that baking the perfect cake will cure Molly of her depression—as if cake can magically make her rejoin the swim team, get along with her promiscuous sister, or care about the SATs.  Continue reading

Rainbows and Raindrops

Rainbows and Raindrops (A Rainbowland Novel) by Kelley Lynn & Jenny S. Morris (2016)
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Rainbows and Raindrops

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Loss4.5 starsBlurb:

“Before… They are the Musketeers–one for all and all for Rain, or however that saying goes.

Now that Rain’s sixteen, freedom is at her fingertips. Cliff jumping at the lake. Rain’s first tattoo. Spence finally asking her out. With her friends by her side, there’s no reason Rain can’t be happy in a world that constantly tries to extinguish her addictive, carefree spirit.

After… It’s just Rain. No misfits and no Musketeers. Continue reading

Genius: The Game

Genius: The Game (Genius #1) by Leopoldo Gout (2016)
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Genius

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi4 StarsBlurb:

“Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together.

The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary.  Continue reading

Devil and the Bluebird

Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black (2016)
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devil and the bluebird

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Paranormal | Folk4 StarsBlurb:

“Devil-at-the-crossroads” folklore finds its way to YA via this moody, magical tale.

Blue Riley has wrestled with her own demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a beautiful devil at her town crossroads, it’s her runaway sister’s soul she fights to save. The devil steals Blue’s voice—inherited from her musically gifted mother—in exchange for a single shot at finding Cass.  Continue reading

Not So Much, Said the Cat

Not So Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick (2016)
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not so much said the cat

Fiction | Sci-Fi | short stories3 StarsBlurb:

“The master of short science-fiction follows up his acclaimed collection The Dog Said Bow-Wow with feline grace, precision, and total impertinence. Michael Swanwick takes us on a whirlwind journey across the globe and across time and space, where magic and science exist in possibilities that are not of this world. These tales are intimate in their telling, galactic in their scope, and delightfully sesquipedalian in their verbiage.  Continue reading