Oct 02
Blackbird by Anna Carey

Blackbird by Anna Carey

  I was super excited to read this one when I first heard it. I can’t say I was exactly a fan of her EVE series, but THRILLERS guys! Thrillers are absolutely my thing, especially when they have the amnesia factor–although I will admit that I’m starting to get a bit worn down by those. But Blackbird was just amazing. What’s unique about this story is how it’s written in second perspective, which is something that you very very rarely see in YA, and something that I actually love–so I’m a bit sad by how rare it is! The second person gives you a feel of intimacy with the character and creates an almost immediate connection the character–who was beyond… Read more »

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Oct 01
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing situations. After barely escaping a confrontation with an unbalanced killer obsessed with her mother’s murder, Cassie hopes she and the rest of the team can stick to solving cold cases from a distance. But when victims of a brutal new serial killer start turning up, the Naturals are pulled into an active case that strikes too close to home: the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean’s incarcerated father—a man he’d do anything to forget. Forced deeper into a murderer’s psyche than ever before,… Read more »

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Sep 30
2014 Debut Authors Bash

2014 Debut Authors Bash

   Snow Like Ashes Playlist  MUSIC! It plays a large part in almost every book, and SNOW LIKE ASHES is no different. Here are some of the most pivotal songs to SLA’s development, along with the people/relationships they help inspire. In My Arms by Plum (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-1rtYPjjE) Inspiration: This song makes me think of Hannah, the former queen of Winter, and her struggle with giving away her infant heir in the face of the war. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU) Inspiration: Mather, the king of Winter — this song delves into Mather’s struggle with being the male heir of a female-blooded kingdom. Titanium by David Guetta/Sia (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg) Inspiration: Meira, the MC of SLA — this is Meira’s “theme song” and totally… Read more »

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Sep 29
Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert Martin

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert Martin

  I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t really expecting that much when I first started reading it. I’m…not a huge sci-fi fan. But Tabula Rasa was a YA Valentines book and I try to read as many of those as I possibly can–not to mention amnesia stories? Still some of my favorites…if they’re written right. And holy fucking crap (excuse my language), this one was definitely written right. Where do I even start with this one? I loved so much of it, and so much was just absolutely perfect for me, I’m honestly a bit flabbergasted. But, plot. Because in sci-fi the plot always has to be top-notch, right? And this one was. Within the first four chapters, we already have… Read more »

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Sep 27
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

  I have never read a Michael Grant book. Ever. No matter how many times people told me to, the Gone series just never appealed to me. But everyone seemed to love his books, so I anticipated loving Messenger of Fear, especially with it’s super cool premise. Which…did not really represent the book that well. (AKA: It lied until the last paragraph.) Okay so I somehow managed to skip the one sentence about Mara being the Messenger of Fear’s apprentice and I thought that this story was some kind of Hunger Games-esque book where the competitors fought to not face their fear. Oh, I was wrong. The book focuses less on the game and it’s several minor characters and instead focused… Read more »

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Sep 25
Remember Me by Romily Bernard

Remember Me by Romily Bernard

If you Found my review of Find Me, then you’ll Remember how much I loved it (COULDN’T HELP IT SORRY) so getting to read Remember Me early? YES! I had such high expectations and Remember Me did not disappoint! Remember Me is definitely different than Find Me, but in a good way–for me at least. It was darker, grittier, and we were dealing with more than a stalker and a dead girl. There were more bodies, more suspicion, more corruption, and more…well, blood. Is it wrong I sort of loved that? Drug dealers, murderers, corrupt politicians, family secrets, illegitimate children–we had all of that and as the story goes on you just get sucked deeper and deeper into the plot… Read more »

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Sep 24
Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until… Read more »

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