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Book Tour: The Poison in All of Us

Review: A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Morgan Rhodes)

Modern-day sisters discover deadly ancient magic in book 1 of this Falling Kingdoms spin-off series!
Worlds collide in this suspenseful, page-turning Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, which explores a whole new side of Mytica-- and an even darker version of its magic. 
Crystal Hatcher, modern-day Toronto: It's a normal afternoon in her mother's antique bookshop when Crys witnesses the unthinkable: her little sister Becca collapses into a coma after becoming mesmerized by a mysterious book written in an unrecognizable language.
Maddox Corso, Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso doesn't think much of it when he spots an unfamiliar girl in his small village. Until, that is, he realizes that she is a spirit, and he is the only one who can see or hear her. Her name is Becca Hatcher, and she needs maddox to help get her home.
Farrell Grayson, Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson is thrilled when the mysterious leader of the ultra-secret Hawkspeare Society invites him into t…

Blog Tour: Tarnished (Perfected #2) by Kate Jarvik Birch

Tarnished (Perfected #2)
by kate Jarvik Birch
Release Date: 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Audience: YA


Freedom comes at a cost... 

Ella was genetically engineered to be the perfect pet-- graceful, demure... and kept. In a daring move, she escaped her captivity and took refuge in Canada. But while she can think and act as she pleases, the life of a liberated pet is just as confining as the Congressman's gilded cage. Her escape started a revolution, but she's trapped, unable to get back to Penn-- the boy she  loves-- or help the girls who need her. 

Back in the United States, pets are turning up dead. With help from a very unexpected source, Ella slips deep into the dangerous black market, posing as a tarnished pet available to buy or sell. If she's lucky, she'll be able to rescue Penn and expose the truth about the breeding program. If she fails, Ella will pay not only with her life, but the lives of everyone she's tried to save... 

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Review: Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

The Bourne Identity meets Divergent in this heart-pounding debut. 
Sixteen-year-old Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. Or so the doctors tell her. She's been undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa-- a blank slate. Memory by memory her troubled past is being taken away.
But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invade the isolated hospital under cover of a massive blizzard, her fresh start could be her end. 
Navigating familiar halls that have become a dangerous maze with the help of a teen computer hacker who's trying to bring the hospital down for his own reasons, Sarah starts to piece together who she is and why someone would want her erased. And she won't be silenced again. A high-stakes thriller featuring a non-stop race for survival and a smart heroine who will risk everything, Tabula Rasa is, in short, unforgettable.  




If you are a fan of sci-fi and adventure, this book is perfect for you.

I found that…

Book Blitz: Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat

Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat Release Date: 06/16/15 Harper Teen 382 pages
Summary from Goodreads: When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life.

And it isn’t pretty.

Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.

As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.

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YAllFest: One of the South's best kept secrets

I've been thinking a lot lately about events I'd like to attend as part of my bucket list. Every time I sit down to create a list, one always appears at the top (next to NY Comic Con and BEA): YAllFest.

If you've never heard of YAllFest, it might be time to put this spectacular weekend event on your calendar. You can learn more about it with their video:


If you live within driving distance of Charelston, SC you should check it out! Just this list of authors alone is worth a drive over.




November 13-14, 2015 is surely going to be one of the best weekends out of the year, and one day I'm going to be there to participate. But until then, I'm going pout and mope about while continuing to beg my friends to join me on a road trip adventure.




Comparing myself to Rory Gilmore, one book at a time

Back in the day, I loved to watch Gilmore Girls. Rory was always a great character (probably because she loved to read). The dialogue between the characters always stands out to me when I think about what I liked most, but I guess I could give a nod to Rory's expansive reading list as well.

I'm sure you have already seen this list pop up on the internet by now. I came across it about a month ago, but didn't really think much of it. Recently, I decided to revisit the list to see just how much Rory and I have in common. Not much apparently.

Books I have read are in purple. Maybe you've read more than me? Probably. Apparently, I have some serious reading to do.
1. 1984 by George Orwell 2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon 5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser 6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt 7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 8. The Diary of a Young Girl by A…