Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WoW #116: The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras


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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 


The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine KottarasThe Best Possible Answer
by E. Katherine Kottaras
November 1, 2016
288 pages

Goodreads Summary:
A contemporary YA novel about growing up and learning that loving yourself is more important than trying to be perfect.

AP Exams – check
SAT test – check
College Application – check
Date the wrong guy and ruin everything you’ve spent your whole life working for– check

Ultra-high-achiever Viviana Rabinovich-Lowe has always had a plan—and no room to be anything less than perfect. But her quest for perfection comes toa screeching halt when her boyfriend leaks racy pictures of her to the entire school. Making matters worse, her parents are getting divorced and now her perfect family is falling apart. For the first time, Viv feels like a complete and utter failure.

Then she gets a job working at the community pool, where she meets a new group of friends who know nothing about her past. That includes Evan, a gorgeous guy who makes her want to do something she never thought she’d do again: trust. For the first time in her life, Viv realizes she can finally be whoever she wants. But who is that? While she tries to figure it out, she learns something they never covered in her AP courses: that it’s okay to be less than perfect, because it’s our imperfections that make us who we are.

 
I'm not a fan of the 'boyfriend leaks racy pictures' bit but I'm interested to see how this story will play out.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco


Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri ManiscalcoStalking Jack the Ripper
(Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)
by Kerri Maniscalco
September 20, 2016
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
He’s the infamous killer no man has ever been able to find.

Now it’s a girl’s turn.


Groomed to be the perfect highborn Victorian young lady, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has a decidedly different plan for herself. After the loss of her beloved mother, she is determined to understand the nature of death and its workings. Trading in her embroidery needle for an autopsy scalpel, Audrey secretly apprentices in forensics. She soon gets drawn into the investigation of serial killer Jack the Ripper, but to her horror, the search for clues brings her far closer to her sheltered world than she ever thought possible.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #114


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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.
 
 
Thank you HCCFrenzy for Bright Smoke Cold Fire!

Ripple with Bright Smoke Cold Fire

Thank you HBG Canada for sending me Wake of Vultures. I'm quite curious about this one. 
 
Pickles with Wake of Vultures
 
I highly enjoyed Lauren DeStefano's first MG so thank you Raincoast Books for The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart!

Ripple with The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway - The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts


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The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown RobertsThe Replacement Crush
by Lisa Brown Roberts
September 6, 2016
259 pages

Goodreads Summary:
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.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WoW #115: To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough


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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 


To Catch a Killer by Sheryl ScarboroughTo Catch a Killer
by Sheryl Scarborough
February 7, 2017
320 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own.

Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.

 
This one sounds like a really good thriller. I hope to be surprised!

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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