Friday, April 28, 2017

Blog Tour - Guest Post & Excerpt: Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers


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Hey everyone! Today on the blog I have author Alice Kuipers here to talk about her writing companion. Spoilers: she's adorable ;) There's also an excerpt to her newest YA release Me (and) Me that you definitely want to check out!
 
 
Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers
Me and Me
by Alice Kuipers
April 11, 2017
288 pages


Goodreads Summary:
It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to be reminded of the day ever since her mom’s death three years ago, it’s off to a great start. Lark has written a killer song to perform with her band, the weather is stunning and she’s got a date with gorgeous Alec. The two take a canoe out on the lake, and everything is perfect—until Lark hears the screams. Annabelle, a little girl she used to babysit, is drowning in the nearby reeds while Annabelle’s mom tries desperately to reach her. Lark and Alec are closer, and they both dive in. But Alec hits his head on a rock in the water and begins to flail.

Alec and Annabelle are drowning. And Lark can save only one of them.

Lark chooses, and in that moment her world splits into two distinct lives. She must live with the consequences of both choices. As Lark finds herself going down more than one path, she has to decide: Which life is the right one?

Alice Kuipers, the award-winning author of 40 Things I Want to Tell You and Life on the Refrigerator Door, is an expert chronicler of the teenage heart, and she takes her work to new heights here. A riveting, high-concept novel with heart, Me and Me is about what it feels like to be torn in pieces, and about finally finding out who you really are.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WoW #146: Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser


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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! 


Song of the Current by Sarah TolcserSong of the Current
by Sarah Tolcser
June 6, 2017
384 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Caroline Oresteia has always been destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late.

So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport a dangerous cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.

But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. With much more than her father’s life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she never could have imagined.

This immersive fantasy debut set along the waterways of a magical world will entrance fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard. Sarah Tolcser weaves an epic story of danger and destiny with enchanting world-building and captivating characters.

 
If you read that synopsis you know why I want to read it ;)

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blog Tour - Q&A and Review: True North (True Born #2) by L.E. Sterling


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Hello everyone! I'm so happy today to share with you a little Q&A with author L.E. Sterling! She's the author of the True Born Trilogy which recently had its second book, True North, hit stores. Check out my review below and pick up a copy now! Thank you so much to Raincoast Books for the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour!


True North by L.E. SterlingTrue North
(True Born #2)
by L.E. Sterling
April 4, 2017
400 pages


Goodreads Summary:
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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Q: Your interest in biomedical engineering shows through in your True Born series. Did you fictionalize any of your research for the world building in your books in order to make the stories work?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Spotlight - Excerpt & Giveaway: The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo


Hi everyone! I'm here today to share with you a short excerpt of Alyssa Palombo's newest book, The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence, which will be released tomorrow! Go read the excerpt and enter for a chance to win a copy :)

 
The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa PalomboThe Most Beautiful Woman in Florence
by Alyssa Palombo
April 25, 2017
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family’s favored circle.

Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici’s glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence—most notably the rakish Giuliano de’ Medici—become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus.

Alyssa Palombo’s The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence vividly captures the dangerous allure of the artist and muse bond with candor and unforgettable passion.

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #141

 
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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.


So I had a super lucky week and won a bunch of books. First, thank you to Jess @ a GREAT read for Hunted! Thank you to author Katie Bayerl and Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for A Psalm for Lost Girls. And last but not least a huge thank you to Tina @ IndigoTeen for the stack of pretties!

Ripple's lucky haul~  Pickles's jackpot haul!

What did you add to your shelves this week?
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