Thursday, April 24, 2014

Characterize It (16)


Welcome to Characterize It, a meme held every Thursday and hosted by The YA Book Butterfly. It's a weekly meme, each week featuring a different characteristic. Basically, each week, she'll pick a new characteristic and participating bloggers as well as herself will choose a character that fits that description. For more information, look here.

This week's theme is wild card-just choose a favorite!

I was looking around my room, and realized that my stockpile of favorite characters was starting to run low. But then my eyes landed on a blue, white, and black book on the bottom of my shelf that I read last December. A book no other than The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Hazel is definitely one of my favorite characters. She is witty, smart, and best of all, real. She really feels like the kind of person that you could just meet on the street. Her story isn't perfect in any way, in fact, there's a high likelihood that she's going to die. But Hazel accepts that, and instead brings humor and love into her life. Besides, Shailene Woodley? Best Hazel EVER!


Who is YOUR favorite character?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cover Reveal: Descent by Kallie Ross

We are over the moon excited about the cover reveal for Kallie Ross' DESCENT!! DESCENT is a Young Adult fantasy that comes out June 9th!!

Add this one to your Goodreads TBR pile ASAP!

Descent Cover

Synopsis:

Seventeen year old Ollie Miller is ready to leave all of her hurt feelings behind, but moving on seems impossible while living next door to her ex-best friend, Mateo. When curious earthquakes begin to shake and rip open the foundation of her small town, the ground becomes as unsteady as her feelings for him. When they fall, they fall hard… Ollie’s disastrous attempt to save Mateo’s brother from falling into a curious chasm results in their descent into a cavernous wonderland. Ollie, Mateo, Jesse, and Alexis search for a way back home, and encounter a mysterious tribe of natives. Gabriel, the next in line to lead his people, is granted permission to guide them to the surface. On their treacherous journey, an overzealous elder threatens all of their lives, because he can’t risk them exposing his people, or the power he wields. The group discovers ancient secrets, unexpected truths, and uncharted feelings. Ollie must find a way out or risk being stuck in the caves forever—or worse, dead.

Descent Teaser


Author Photo ABOUT KALLIE ROSS: Over time my love for learning gravitated toward studying conspiracy theories and contradictions in our culture. My conclusions have ignited a passion to write compelling young adult fiction that incorporates legend, conjecture, fantasy, and conviction. I love being a wife, mother, friend, writer, and teacher. I began teaching high school English in 2002 and started blogging and podcasting in 2008. I have a brilliant husband, two redheads, and never imagined my life would ever be this fun!

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Descent Teaser 2

Waiting on Wednesday (15)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spines, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's book is The One by Kiera Cass. While The Elite left some things to be desired, the ending left me on the edge of my seat. I'm dying to know what happens at the end of the series, which guy she choses, etc. My, slightly insane, theory is that America will dump both guys, join the rebels (with her dad, who's obviously part of them already), kill the king, and say 'Bleep you!' to everyone that tried to hold her back. All the while, she's found a new, likable guy in the rebels that I actually enjoy. Then she destroys the monarchy, Aspen mysteriously dies, and remains friends with Maxon. Or, if that fails, America can marry Maxon while Aspen mysteriously disappears. If I have to accept that my theory's weird, I'll take that. But seriously Kiera, if my ending isn't what you wrote, consider writing an alternate ending in a few years just for the heck of it!

Synopsis:

The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of IllĂ©a, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

Available May 6, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Book Blitz: Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell



Welcome to the official Book Blitz for Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell! I am SO excited to read this book! Read on for info on the book and a special giveaway!

Title: Summer on the Short Bus
Author: Bethany Crandell

Release: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Running Press Kids


Synopsis:

Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.

Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had.

Summer on the Short Bus is a very non-P.C., contemporary YA with a lot of attitude, tons of laughs, and a little life lesson along the way.

You Can Find it At:
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Amazon
Indiebound
Goodreads

Author Bio:

Bethany lives in San Diego with her husband, two kiddos (one of whom is differently-abled), and a chocolate lab who has no regard for personal space. She believes that prayer solves problems and that Jake Ryan is going to show up at her door any minute now…. She is represented by Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary Services.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Book Blitz: New Entangled Teen Releases

Today is release day for two amazing Entangled Teen titles and we are excited to share them all with you. There's a little something for everyone this month so read on to find out more about them.

All the digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price!




Title: My Not So Super Sweet Life
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: April 21, 2014
Series: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

Synopsis:

Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.

You Can Find it At:
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Follow the blog tour HERE!
(Starts 4/21)

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Title: Fragile Line
Author: Brooklyn Skye
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release: April 21, 2014

Synopsis:

It can happen in a flash. One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.

Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this poignant story follows one girl’s harrowing journey to finding out who she really is.

You Can Find it At:
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Follow the blog tour HERE
(Starts 4/21)

You Can Find Her At:
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