Review + Giveaway: After the Fall by Kate Hart

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Star Rating:

2 Stars

My Thoughts:

After the Fall is just not for me. I read about 50 pages and then skipped through the rest. The main characters, Raychel and Matt (and Andrew), are quite whiny and annoying. They always are getting into arguments and thinking they are always right. Raychel’s “secret” isn’t that much of a secret. The story line is a poor girl is best friends with a rich boy and she falls in love with rich boy’s brother. They date in secret but then tragedy happens and everyone finds out! That plot twist was pretty good and unexpected. The plot twits was about 3/4 of the way through the book so it dragged on for a while. And the ending was okay, but super quick. But I do like the spelling of Raychel’s name! 😉

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Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: Before Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn


👻 Happy Halloween! 🎃

Before Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn is released today! You will find information about the book, an excerpt, and a giveaway here!

 

 

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From Goodreads:

In a world where all seventeen-year-olds receive a memory from their future selves, Logan Russell’s vision is exactly as he expects—and exactly not. He sees himself achieving his greatest wish of becoming a gold-star swimmer, but strangely enough, the vision also shows him locking eyes with a girl from his past, Callie Stone, and experiencing an overwhelming sense of love and belonging.

Logan’s not sure what the memory means, but soon enough, he learns that his old friend Callie is in trouble. She’s received an atypical memory, one where she commits a crime in the future. According to the law, she must be imprisoned, even though she’s done nothing wrong. Now, Logan must decide if he’ll give up his future as a gold-star swimmer and rescue the literal girl of his dreams. All he’ll have to do is defy Fate.

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Book Trailer Launch: Speed of Life by J.M. Kelly

Book trailer launches are also a new thing on my blog! But this is fun!

Today the trailer is for… (drum roll please)

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Well isn’t that cover wonderful?

From Goodreads:

Twins Crystal and Amber have the same goal: to be the first in their family to graduate high school and make something of their lives. When one gets pregnant during their junior year, they promise to raise the baby together. It’s not easy, but between their after-school jobs, they’re scraping by.

Crystal’s grades catch the attention of the new guidance counselor, who tells her about a college that offers a degree in automotive restoration, perfect for the car buff she is. When she secretly applies—and gets in—new opportunities threaten their once-certain plans, and Crystal must make a choice: follow her dreams or stay behind and honor the promise she made to her sister.

Feminist readers in particular will appreciate this strong young woman who doesn’t conform to gender norms.. -Kirkus

You can order Speed of Life here!

Now time for the trailer:

Wasn’t that awesome?

You can check out the blog tour that is running from October 3rd-7th & 10th-14th!

I will be reading this as soon as I can get my hands on it! What about you?

About the Author:

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Joëlle Anthony is a writer, playwright, actress, and writing teacher. She’s the author of three novels for teens, Restoring Harmony, The Right & the Real and Speed of Life (October 2016) which will be published under the pen name J. M. Kelly. Her debut Middle Grade novel, A Month of Mondays, will be out in the spring of 2017 from Canadian publisher, Second Story Press. She enjoys teaching workshops to writers of all ages, and has been the Writer in Residence at Gabriola Elementary School for six years. Visit her on the web at http://www.joelleanthony.com and http://www.jmkellywrites.com Follow her on Twitter @joellewrites

Review: The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

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Star Rating:

4-stars

 

My Thoughts:

The Way of Shadows is very interesting. I wasn’t super addicted to it, like it wasn’t as much my style, but I’ll still continue the series. Some parts were confusing to me but that might be because I was reading too fast and haven’t re-read over it again. But I got the gist of what was happening. I wouldn’t say this is a book for young readers. It has swearing and other things in it but not graphic sex. Also, you can learn a lot of ways to kill someone, if you’re interested. 😉 I just want Kylar and Logan to be friends again and for everyone to be happy (except for the evil dudes). So overall, great but not what I was expecting.

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Blurb Reveal: The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

Today we will be having a blurb reveal (new thing for me) here! And it’s for The Color Project by Sierra Abrams! She has been dreaming of writing a book for years and will now be a self-publishing author! This is what we’ve had from Sierra’s blog. But we get a bigger, better, official blurb today!

YA Contemporary
Expected publication: October 2017

“THE COLOR PROJECT is, at its heart, about a girl with insecurities finding a community full of amazing, different, strange, beautiful people.
It’s about a sweet boy and first love.
It’s about heartbreak and hardship.
It’s about the darkness before the dawn….and the dawn, because the sun always rises.
It’s about family – the family of your blood and the family you make.
It’s about my own sufferings and trials and triumphs.
It’s about my own hopes and dreams and desires.
It’s about the everyman everygirl.”

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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Star Rating:

4-stars

My Thoughts:

This was really great! It reminded me a little bit of Clockwork Angel in the setting sense and The Diviners in the murderer sense. Stalking Jack the Ripper is a YA historical fiction/horror book and I loved it. In the back of the book there is a note about all the people and happening that were real back in the Victorian era when SJTR was set. The plot was slightly predictable but I didn’t guess the murderer. I had a few people who I suspected but I was never sure. Audrey Rose wasn’t my favorite girl but I loved Thomas. I read SJTR in about 2 days and I couldn’t put it down! It isn’t super uber long so it doesn’t drag on forever. I’m so glad the publishers sent me a copy of this! The ending is great and there is no need for a sequel. From what I’ve heard, each book in Kerri’s series will be able to be read as a stand-alone, but they will be about in the same time and setting. Kerri is an amazing author and I can’t wait to read SJTR #2! So overall, you all should read this book because it is so great!

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Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Star Rating:

5 Stars

My Thoughts:

Gemina is so amazing! I like it better than Illuminae (though I should read it again because I didn’t understand all of it). It had much more action and I liked Hanna and Nik (especially Nik) better. I was really confused at what was happening from the beginning because I forgot about some stuff that happened back in Illuminae. All of the plot twists were a surprise to me and I didn’t guess any of them. Like in Illuminae, all swear words are black out so its great for readers of all ages. The characters alive in the end of Illuminae have a part in Gemina but the main focus is on Hanna and Nik. Nik’s cousin, Ella is also really cool and has a good part in it. I can’t wait to get my hands on a finished copy of Gemina because the ARC doesn’t have all the final art in it! There are some pictures of the characters (only a few in the ARC so I hope the rest in the fc) that helped me visualize who they were and what they looked like when they were doing something. So overall, it was amazingballs (as Jay likes to say) and I will read Gemina over and over again and never get tired of it!

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