● Book Title: The Soul Seekers: Facing the Torment
● Publisher: The Parliament House (@theparliamenthousepress)
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Warsaw, Poland. The year is 1940 and Lillia is 15 when her mother, Alenka, disappears and her father flees with Lillia and her younger sister, Naomi, to Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews without visas. There they struggle to make a life; they have no money, there is little work, no decent place to live, a culture that doesn’t understand them. And always the worry about Alenka. How will she find them? Is she still alive?
Meanwhile Lillia is growing up, trying to care for Naomi, whose development is frighteningly slow, in part from malnourishment. Lillia finds an outlet for her artistic talent by making puppets, remembering the happy days in Warsaw when they were circus performers. She attends school sporadically, makes friends with Wei, a Chinese boy, and finds work as a performer at a “gentlemen’s club” without her father’s knowledge.
But meanwhile the conflict grows more intense as the Americans declare war and the Japanese force the Americans in Shanghai into camps. More bombing, more death. Can they survive, caught in the crossfire?
The Chosen (Contender #1)
by Taran Matharu
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: June 4th 2019
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No Place Like Here By Christina June Publisher: BLINK
Release date: May 21,2019
Synopsis: Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She’s just spent a year at boarding school and can’t wait to get home. But when Ashlyn’s father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a re-hab facility for “exhaustion,” a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down. The cherry on top? Ashlyn’s father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn’t even know at a rus-tic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed “indoor girl,” not even Ash’s habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes—inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere—can help her cope. With a dangerously careless camp manager doling out grunt work, an overbearing father trying to control her even from prison, and more than a little boy drama to struggle with, the summer is full of challenges. And Ashlyn must make the toughest decision of her life: keep quiet and follow her dad’s marching orders, or find the courage to finally stand up to her father to have any hope of finding her way back home.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommenda-tion letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that helpsomeone discover who they’re meant to become–whether it’s her students or her characters.Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, and hopes to one day be bicoastal–the east coastof the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington DC with her husbandand daughter.
She is the author of IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE, EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE, and the forthcoming NO PLACE LIKE HERE. Website:https://christinajune.com/
Spoiler Review: First of all…I absolutely loved the dedication. I’ve heard of Miss June’s other books and this one definitely has me itching to read the. As one of the quiet girls the protagonist Ashlyn resonated deeply with me and I’m so glad to have found a character like her. The supporting characters aka Tatum & Hannah felt real and I loved their supportive friendships with Ashlyn. I don’t know about Baxter, as a friend he’s the best but I felt like his romance was unnecessary. The pacing was in between fast and slow, I despise unnecessary kissing scenes so that might have made the book lag a bit for me. I feel like the book ended at a good point and I loved the prison visit scene at the end, although I would have liked to see some kind of “I’ll get revenge on thee!” scene from Deb hahaha! Final thoughts: I really liked this book. The cover is gorgeous and the story was great, I’d definitely reccomend it for a quick summer read.
Rating: 4 Stars
(Minimal profanity and smoochies)
Reccomendation: ages 14 and up
FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
1. For the quiet girls
2. “You’re not broken, Ash. And your family isn’t broken. Maybe in need of a little duct tape,” she said with a low chuckle, poking me in the ribs, “but not broken.”
3. “I thought I’d feel lighter, physically and emotionally, with all that weight gone, but I felt the same. Still angry. Still lost.”
4. “If my life was going to hell in a hand basket, I’d look cute on the journey.”
5. “I was a good liar. I should be. I’d had enough practice telling my dad what he wanted to hear.”
6. “If I rewound through the movie of my life up to this point, it was pretty easy to see that I wasn’t a fighter. I always knew this about myself and I always hated it, but it was so much easier to keep my mouth shut when something bothered me.”
7. “It’s hard. Knowing exactly what you are and hating it.”
8. “Deb’s gingerbread house was still displayed in the competition kitchen, the icing chipped off and broken in many places now. It was a fitting end for the fake house that Deb had built.”