Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Type: Stand-Alone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: Hardcover // Library
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary:  From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book Review: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: Hardcover // Friend
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands… 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Release Day Blitz: The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh w/ Excerpt and Giveaway


I am so excited that THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renée Ahdieh releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Renée Ahdieh, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a paperback of THE WRATH & THE DAWN and a hardcover of THE ROSE & THE DAGGER and an awesome candle from The Melting Library’s Etsy Store, US Only!  So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Book Review: The Masterpiecers by Olivia Wildenstein

Type: Series
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 15, 2016
Source: Review copy from NetGalley 
Where To Get It: Amazon 

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Summary:  Nineteen-year-old Ivy Redd’s talent with a needle and thread has earned her a spot on a coveted reality TV art competition set in New York’s Metropolitan Museum. The prize: a significant amount of money and instant acceptance into the Masterpiecers, the school that ensures new artists fame and fortune. Her talent has also thrust her and her twin sister, Aster, into the spotlight. 

Not that Aster needed help with becoming a media favorite. She managed that on her own by running over a wanted mobster. She told the police it was self-defense, because she couldn’t tell them the truth—the truth would make her sister look bad.

Locked in an Indiana jail to await her trial, Aster watches Ivy on the small TV hanging in the dayroom. It’s the highlight of her day, until she finds out what her sister truly thinks of her. Then, observing her sister becomes a punishment far crueler than imprisonment.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Review: Slumber by Christy Sloat

Type: Duology
Genre: Retelling, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Source: Review Copy from YA Bound Book Tours
Where To Get It: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: Not all princesses get their happily ever after...They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend.
I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real.
I’m crazy. I’m not a princess.
They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right?
They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am.
When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me.
Could it be possible that my dreams are more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (18)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill Birmingham at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Release Day Celebration: Emerge by Tobie Easton with Giveaway

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Happy Release Day to
Emerge by Tobie Easton!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
Happy Book Birthday, Tobie!

Blog Tour Review: Black Rose by K.L. Bone w/ Giveaway!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Review: The Rose Society by Marie Lu (The Young Elites #2)

Type: Series
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Date Published: October 13, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Source: Hardcover // Amazon
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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SPOILER FOR THE SERIES!
Summary: Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (To All The Boys I've Loved Before #2)

Type: Duology
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Date Published: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Source: E-Book
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Spoiler For Series!

Summary: Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Release Day Celebration: Under My Skin by Laura Diamond w/ Giveaway


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Happy Release Day to
Under My Skin by Laura Diamond!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Swoon Romance!
Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.

Happy Book Birthday, Laura!

Cover Reveal: Spindle by Shonna Slayton presented by Entangled Teen w/ Giveaway!


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YA Historical Fantasy?  Retelling of Sleeping Beauty?
OMG, YES PLEASE!
Welcome to the Cover Reveal for the
Spindle by Shonna Slayton
presented by Entanged Teen!
Fans of fairy-tale retellings, this one's for you!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Review: V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram and (sort of) A is for Abstinence by Kelly Oram

Type: Duology
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Publisher: Bluefields
Source: E-Book
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: When Val Jensen gets dumped for her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, the nasty breakup goes viral on YouTube, making her the latest internet sensation.
After days of ridicule from her peers, Val starts a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. She meant to make a statement, but she never dreamed the entire nation would get caught up in the controversy.

As if becoming nationally recognized as “Virgin Val” isn’t enough, Val’s already hectic life starts to spin wildly out of control when bad boy Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for the hit rock band Tralse, decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge.

How can a girl stay true to herself when this year’s Sexiest Man Alive is doing everything in his power to win her over?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review: The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

Type: Series
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 5th 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Hardcover // Amazon
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Summary: Sixteen-year-old Elli was only a child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic in service of her people. The only life Elli has known has been in the temple, surrounded by luxury, tutored by magic-wielding priests, preparing for the day when the queen perishes—and the ice and fire find a new home in Elli, who is prophesied to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.
But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between her love for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must choose the right side before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Release Day Blitz: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead w/ Excerpt and Giveaway!


I am so excited that THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead releases today and that I get to share the news, along with a special giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Richelle Mead, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copy of the book and a $25 Sephora Gift Card courtesy of Richelle, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Book Blitz: The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler w/ Excerpt and Giveaway!

The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain #1)
Author: Jeff Wheeler
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 1, 2016
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king’s hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.
Seeking allies and eluding Severn’s spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father’s betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king’s favor by proving his worth—through extraordinary means. And only one person can aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.