Blog Tour: Echoes by Alice Reeds

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Echoes
by Alice Reeds
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: August 7th 2018
Entangled Teen
Summary:
“Fast-paced and thrilling. ECHOES is a heart-pounding and addictive love story.” —Mia
Siegert, author of Jerkbait
They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together.
No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.
Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the
most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.
Something that won’t let them leave alive.
Echoes is a thrilling adventure about confronting the impossible, discovering love in the most
unexpected places, and, above all, finding hope in the face of the unknown.
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Get yourself a copy HERE!

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About the Author
Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA.
Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised
trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her
International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at
University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches
countless let’s plays and figure skating videos.
Author Links:
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Blog Tour: Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

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Hello Book Nerds!

Blood Will Out
Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Penguin Teen (June 5, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0735262950
ISBN-13: 978-0735262959
SYNOPSIS
 

Ari Sullivan is alive—for now.

She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person who put her there is coming back. The killer is planning a gruesome masterpiece, a fairytale tableau of innocence and blood, meticulously designed.

Until now, Ari was happy to spend her days pining for handsome, recent-arrival Stroud Bellows, fantasizing about their two-point-four-kids-future together. Safe in her small hometown of Dempsey Hollow. But now her community has turned very dangerous—and Ari may not be the only intended victim.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jo Treggiari was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in Oakland, California and New York, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for a punk magazine, and owned a gangster rap/indie rock record label. Her novel Ashes, Ashes, a YA post-apocalyptic adventure published by Scholastic Press, was a multiple award nominee and bestseller. Her acclaimed novella Love You Like Suicide, appeared in the Fierce Ink Press anthology Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL and as a limited edition of the long-running zine Cometbus. Her most recent YA is Blood Will Out, a psych-thriller, published by Penguin Teen (2018). She has a second yet-to-be-named thriller coming from Penguin in the summer of 2019.
Review: This book was a bloody, scary, fantastic read! I lost a good three days’ sleep over this gem and I don’t regret it.
The writing was great, not overly wordy or descriptive, but I didn’t like the profanity, while it was semi-sparse. I felt like it wasn’t necessary and detracted some enjoyment from the book. The killer’s POV was crazy (in a good way) and eerily disturbing. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out who the killer was, there was no indication of whether they were male or female and when they were revealed I was REALLY confused. I don’t think anyone would see it coming as there were literally no clues, though I will pat myself on the back for guessing ONE thing about the killer.
The plot moved pretty slowly in the beginning as Ari struggles to escape and survive but it wasn’t hard for me to push through, the overall story and Miss Treggiari’s writing pulled me in right away. From the middle on the plot twists and Ari tries to piece together her missing memories and rescue her best friend from the same killer who pushed her down the cistern. Now, as a waring I will say that in addition to killing people the killer also kills animals… I know, it hurts me too. Once again I have to say the Killer is pretty disturbed and ththis book is not for the light of heart!
The ending wrapped up nicely and it makes me wonder if maybe we’ll have a sequel. The story was pretty darn entertaining, albeit scary, and I’d definitely recommend it as a Halloween read.
Rating: 4 Stars!
Recommendation: ages 16 and up
*animals are killed, if you can’t handle/stomach this please steer clear*
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
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I hope you enjoyed!

Blog Tour: Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

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Hello Book Nerds!

Today I have an exciting book tour for ya!

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BOOK DESCRIPTION 

One boy’s search for his father leads him to Puerto Rico in this moving middle grade novel, for fans of Ghost and See You in the Cosmos.

Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you’re only in the eighth grade, you’re both a threat and a target.

After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus’s mom decides it’s time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don’t remember or have never met. But Marcus can’t focus knowing that his father–who walked out of their lives ten years ago–is somewhere on the island.

So begins Marcus’s incredible journey, a series of misadventures that take him all over Puerto Rico in search of his elusive namesake. Marcus doesn’t know if he’ll ever find his father, but what he ultimately discovers changes his life. And he even lreview

a bit of Spanish along the way.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Pablo Cartaya’s novels explore identity, place, and the spaces in-between. His debut novel about a boy standing up for his community, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, received three starred reviews. When Pablo isn’t writing, he’s spending time with his family or dreaming of his next visit to Puerto Rico. Learn more about Pablo at pablocartaya.comand follow him on Twitter @phcartaya

 

Review:  This book melted my heart! Marcus takes care of his little brother Charlie while their mom works and even started a walking business (he basically bodyguards them on their way to and from school) for their emergency fund. His size makes people assume he’s a bully but he’s actually just a big teddy bear.

I loved Marcus and his family, they were all quirky and the way they helped out Marcus was pretty great. They literally piled up in a car and helped Marcus track down his Dad. (that’s family goals for ya) My favorite characters were definitely Marcus and Charlie, their relationship was really sweet and brotherly. Marcus’ love of his family and Charlie’s ability to make Marcus smile and laugh were one of my favorite things about this book.

The plot was pretty great, I really liked the beginning as it sets up Marcus’ daily life and struggles and how he looks after Charlie. The pacing slows down a little in the middle as Marcus travels and investigates but picks up again a little over halfway through. I had a feeling the confrontation between Marcus and his Dad would go the way it did, while it was disappointing, (for Marcus I mean) I’m pretty satisfied with how it wrapped up. Marcus didn’t get a fairytale ending but he did come to realize how much he actually has, and I think that was even better. I loved Mr. Cartaya’s writing and his vivid descriptions made me feel like I was in Puerto Rico. The book was really enjoyable and I think it’d be a great family read.

Rating: 4.5 Stars!

FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review

I hope you enjoyed and hopefully give this book a read!

Cover Reveal: To Dream Is To Die by Sarah Lampkin

Hello Readers!

Today I’m revealing the cover for “To Dream Is To Die” by Sarah Lampkin

First read the blurb:

BLURB:  Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering Nephesburg College as a freshman and starting to meet new people, but she hides a dark secret: because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the Fade whenever she falls asleep. It’s something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret’s out. With the demons and fairies that wander the Fade, Brenna has enough to worry about. Now that she’s in college, it’s schoolwork, new friends, new enemies, and something under the surface happening at Nephesburg College. Only time will tell if she will survive her first year of college.

Now for the reveal!

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16212350-to-dream-is-to-die?from_search=true

Hope you enjoyed!

Blog Tour: Her Revolution by C. S. Hand

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Her Revolution
by C.S. Hand
Genre: YA Dystopian
Release date: August 8th 2018
Summary:
For fans of Divergent, Red Rising, and The Hunger Games comes a gripping new tale of
ambition, treachery, and love.
When what appears as a prank on arrogant ambassadors at an exotic vacation city turns out to be
the first tremors of a revolution, the Enlightened Council of Castillia turns to its 11-year old
undefeated military prodigy and her loyal Guardians for help.
After all, it was Innocence who liberated the Jewel of All Cities in the first place. Everyone
knows she will be the last to let it slip from her grasp.
But why would anyone want to leave Castillia? Its laws are just. Its Council is democratically
elected. It has liberated more cities than any other Republic, past or present.
But Castillia has enemies, that’s for sure.
Sedition is the favorite trick of the southern Republic Ausonia. In fact, the exotic vacation city
used to belong to Ausonia—and they have always wanted it back.

But could those hedonists really organize anything between all their dancing and drinking?
Or has Vesper, the mighty Republic to the North finally woken from its slumber? It has plenty of
old scores to settle with Castillia and it’s palm-lined streets.
Squashing the uprising and re-uniting the town and her city could be the perfect way to end the
most legendary military career Castillia has ever known and begin a new, exhilarating life as a
prominent politician.
But it also might just be the perfect way to start what Innocence has secretly always yearned for:
her own Empire.
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About the Author
C. S. Hand loves philosophy, literature, and science-fiction and fantasy books. He studied British
Romanticism at Cambridge before leaving to translate great science-fiction and fantasy books.
You can read more about his 3 great loves here.
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Book Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Hello Book Nerds!

Today I’ll be reviewing Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Synopsis: When kingdom come, there will be one.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

Review: It was so hard for me to choose which sister I liked most but Mirabella and Arsinoe are at a tie. Mirabella seems the most grown/responsible, she loves her sisters, and her powers are pretty awesome. (Elementalist: she controls elements) I liked Arsinoe because of her free spirit and general fierceness. I’m still not sure about Katharine, for now the verdict is I like but don’t love her. Miss Blake makes it so hard to choose just one!

The storyline was great, the book never felt too slow or too rushed, and I loved all the familiars. There’s just one little character in this book that I couldn’t like at all, Joseph… That’s all I need to say.

The world building was excellent, the three queens’ villages descripted so vividly I could see them in my head, there’s even a gorgeous map so you can better visualize the world! Another thing Miss Blake nailed: the food! Although they be poisonous the food sounded delicious, it didn’t help that I was hungry hahaha! All in all this book was wildy entertaining and I definitely reccomend giving it a try.

P.S. The 3rd book in the series comes out in September so get readin’!

Rating: 4.5 stars!

Recommendation: ages 14 and up

 

Hope y’all enjoyed!

Blog Tour: See All The Stars by Kit Frick

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Hello Readers!

Today I have a snazzy book tour and giveaway for you!

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ABOUT THE BOOK
See All the Stars by Kit Frick
Publisher: McElderry Books
Release date: August 14, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Synopsis:
Part love story, part thriller, We Were Liars meets Goodbye Days in this suspenseful,
lyrical debut.
It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.
THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s
whole solar system.
NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception,
and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.
THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the be-
ginning of a spectacular, bright love.
NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and
summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out
by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by
guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds
that even in the present, the past is everywhere.
The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the
lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.
BOOK LINKS
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Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vnzhUE
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frick/1127208720?ean=9781534404373#/
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Frick/9781534404373
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. When she isn’t putting complicated characters in impossible situations, Kit edits poetry and literary fiction for a small press, edits for private clients, and mentors emerging writers through Pitch Wars. Her debut young adult novel is See All the Stars (Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, August 14, 2018), and her debut full-length poetry collection is A Small Rising Up in the Lungs (New American Press, fall 2018).

Website: https://kitfrick.com/
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What I’m Reading Wednesday

Hello Readers!

Today I have a quick reading update for ya’ll so without further ado here we go

1. Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young

Synopsis: Part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

2. Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

Synopsis: Ari Sullivan is alive—for now.

She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person who put her there is coming back. The killer is planning a gruesome masterpiece, a fairytale tableau of innocence and blood, meticulously designed.

Until now, Ari was happy to spend her days pining for handsome, recent-arrival Stroud Bellows, fantasizing about their two-point-four-kids-future together. Safe in her small hometown of Dempsey Hollow. But now her community has turned very dangerous—and Ari may not be the only intended victim.

3. Sasuke’s Story: Sunrise

Synopsis: The Great Ninja war has ended, bit to untangle the mystery that remains, Sasuke sets out on a journey, one that he hopes will allow him to atone for his sins. During his travels, ninja faithful to the avenger Sasuke bring about tragedy. Meanwhile, danger closes in on the villages of Konoha, Kiri, and Kumo, where red eyes burn with hatred. What is the future Sasuke must stare down?

4. Attack On Titan: Before The Fall Volume 13

(The synopsis is in japanese)

Hope you enjoyed!

P.S. This is basically what my normal reading week is like hahahaha!

Blog Tour: Step Into Magic by Day Leitao

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Hello Book nerds!

Today I have a book tour and giveaway for ya, and the cover is gorgeous!

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About the Book:

Title: STEP INTO MAGIC

Author: Day Leitao

Pub. Date: July 30, 2018

Publisher: Day Leitao

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 278

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks

Not special. Not chosen. But she’s got magical shoes.


14-year old Karina doesn’t know what she wants, but knows what she’s found—fascinating silver shoes. Fascinating, dangerous, and potentially evil. On the upside, they do bring cool visitors. When a princess invites her to go to Whyland, of course she accepts. There’s that little “let’s destroy the shoes” detail she’s not crazy about, but hey, free trip. Alternate world. Got it?

 

Perhaps not. Whyland is nothing like she expected. Karina finds herself stuck in a kingdom she doesn’t understand, with no clue on who to trust. Before saving anyone, she’d better save herself—if she figures out how.

 

For 16-year-old Cayla, destroying the shoes is her much-wanted chance to prove her worth to her father, the king, and gain freedom. It might also be her chance to see Darian after more than one year apart. Does he still like her? Did he ever? But these are not the only questions she finds an answer for. Soon she realizes that all her learning and fighting skills are no match for the truths she’s about to face.

 

Step into Magic is a fun YA fantasy adventure. If you like books with friendships between girls, subtle romance, and some mystery, get Step into Magic now.

 

Excerpt:

Karina came to the same street where she’d found the sign. Of course there’d be no yard sale in this weather, but she could at least find the old house. But it wasn’t in the street she thought it was—or in any street around it. Wasn’t she able to recognize the house without the junk in front of it? Or maybe someone had renovated or demolished it. But there were neither demolished nor recently renovated houses anywhere. Maybe she was mistaken about the street. Maybe her memory was just bad. Maybe—she had no other explanation. The grey clouds were now coming down in minuscule droplets of rain, almost like a thick fog. She felt as if the dampness reached her bones, despite knowing well that it was a scientific impossibility. And she had definitely forgotten where the house was. Bad memory was not any type of impossibility.

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There was something odd about opening the door and getting home byherself. How strange that not so long before, her parents needed someone to look after her, as if she would set the house on fire, run away, or starve to death. Now, a couple of years later, everything was different. That night, however, she felt lonely and slightly scared. Her mom had left dinner in the fridge, ready to be heated, but Karinadecided to make toast instead. While cutting some moldy pieces from the old bread, she noticed that the lights in her room were on. And they changed as if something had moved near them. Karina told her stomach to chill. It could be Zoe. With a broken leg? Karina took a deep breath. What was the point in wondering, if she could walk there and find out? She felt stupid for that, but she actually had to gather her courage, get up, and go to her bedroom.

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About Day:

Day was born in Brazil and has always loved to write stories. She has a Master’s in English Literature and lives in Montreal, Canada, with her son.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win 2 paperbacks of Day’s books

The link is here: https://kingsumo.com/g/jdsqw7/step-into-magic-launch-giveaway

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/30/2018-  HYPERLINK “http://www.bookhoundsya.net/&#8221; \t “_blank” BookHounds YA- Interview

7/31/2018- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt

8/1/2018- Miss Shanza- Review

8/2/2018- Parajunkee- Excerpt

8/3/2018- Book Briefs- Review

 

Week Two:

8/6/2018-  HYPERLINK “https://rhythmicbooknerd.wordpress.com/&#8221; \t “_blank”Rhythmicbooktrovert – Excerpt

8/7/2018- Dani Reviews Things- Guest Post

8/8/2018- Don’t Judge, Read- Review

8/9/2018- Sweet Things- Interview

8/10/2018- Never Too Many ToRead- Review

Hope you enjoyed!

 

Cover Reveal: Braid Of Sand by Alicia Gaile

Today I’m helping reveal the cover for the adventure-packed Rapunzel retelling from Alicia Gaile, Braid of Sand! The cover was designed by Alicia Gaile. Are you ready to see the cover? Have a look below!

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Title: Braid of Sand

Author: Alicia Gaile

Release Date: November 6, 2018

Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

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In the shade of a tower hidden in the Realm of the Gods grows a sacred tree tied to all life in Phalyra. Entrusted with its protection, Raziela—the last surviving priestess of the Great Mother, Naiara—spends her days honing herself into a weapon worthy to serve the goddess.

Meanwhile, mankind is turning from the old ways. Now the tree is dying and time is running out. Hoping to save it by rekindling the people’s faith, a desperate Raziela commits an act of sacrilege to perform a miracle.


But when the disillusioned Phalyrians receive a gift from the gods, they send their most ruthless mercenary to hunt down its source. His arrival forces Raziela to question everything she knows. As the two execute a careful dance of secrets and hard truths, they pit the fate of humanity against the wrath of the goddess.

Author Website: aliciagaile.wordpress.com
Twitter: @alicia_gaile
Instagram: @authoraliciagaile