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Title: Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum Pages: 214 Genres: YA, Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery Publisher: Zondervan (Aug. 9th, 2011) Summary: Drawing Conclusions or Drafting Disaster? Other than harboring a somewhat obsessive fondness for Crispix and completely swearing-off boys after a bad date (don’t ask), sixteen-year-old Kate Carter is about as ordinary as they come, except for her two notable talents: art and sarcasm. After an introduction to forensic sketching in her elective art class, Kate discovers a… Read More

Title: Sweet Dreams (The Illusion Trilogy #3) by Nadette Rae Rodgers Pages: 316 Genres: YA, Fantasy/Supernatural Published by: Self-published (Sept. 15, 2018) Summary For years, Addison Smith wondered why she had such bizarre and frightening dreams. In Illusion, the line between reality and the dream world began to blur, and Addison couldn’t tell what was real and what was just an illusion. Her world was turned upside down when the guy of her dreams, Zach Walker, literally… Read More

Title: Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi Pages: 394 Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Mar. 27th, 2018) Summary For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s book is: Save the Date Releasing June 5th, 2018 Synopsis Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today it’s my stop for The Rebellion Blog Tour!  The Rebellion is book #2 in the Tales of Tarsurella series by Livy Jarmusch.  In honor of it’s release next Tuesday, I’m sharing my spoiler-free review of the book!  Also, just in case you’re curious, you can check out my review for book #1, The Coronation, by clicking here. Title: The Rebellion (Tales of Tarsurella #2) by Livy Jarmusch Pages: 345 Genres: YA, Christian, Contemporary Published by: Self-published (May 8th,… Read More

Title: Intermission by Serena Chase Pages: 393 Genres: Contemporary, Christian, YA, Romance Published by: Candent Gate (Nov. 15, 2016) Summary We are starlight on snow. The reflection of something already beautiful—absorbed, reflected, and remade into something . . . more. And this kiss . . . This kiss is everything I’ve needed to say . . . and longed to hear. Sixteen-year-old Faith Prescott eagerly awaits the day she will exchange her small Iowa hometown for the… Read More

Title: Ebo by L. Lombard Pages: 312 Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult Published by: Morning Rain Publishing Summary Following a series of brutal attacks at her British Columbia university, and fearful of the strange premonitions that plague her, Josephine abruptly returns to England and the grandmother who raised her. She cannot dismiss the handsome face, the haunting eyes, or the disturbing feelings that are stirring deep inside. So many questions from her past remain… Read More

Title: Replica by Lauren Oliver Pages: 520 Genres: YA, Science Fiction Published by: HarperCollins (Oct. 4, 2016) Summary Lyra From a distance, the Haven Institute, tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida, looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. But… Read More

Title: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Pages: 216 Genres: YA, Middle Grade, Contemporary, Magical Realism Published by: Walker Books (Sept. 27, 2011) Summary The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming… This monster is something… Read More

In this near-future psychological thriller, a wealthy inventor’s daughter and a guy from the wrong side of the tracks are entangled in a revenge kidnapping and imprisoned in a mountain cabin to await ransom. They must trust each other and work together if they want to escape, but they’re both keeping secrets. And secrets can be deadly. Title: All Her Secrets by Kate Avery Ellison Pages: 250 Genre: Young Adult Psychological Thriller Publisher: Self-Published… Read More