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Title: Within Reach by Jessica Stevens Pages: 258 Genres: YA, paranormal/supernatural, contemporary, romance Published by: Sparkpress (May 17th, 2016) Summary Dying wasn’t on seventeen-year-old Xander Hemlock’s summer to-do-list. Finding ways to spend more time with his girlfriend, Lila, was the most critical thinking he planned on doing. But that was before he found himself trapped in a realm of only darkness with thirty days to convince Lila he’s not actually dead—well, not completely, anyway. As Xan tries… Read More

Title: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Pages: 486 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction/Time Travel, Romance Published by: Disney-Hyperion Summary: Passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time. In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with… Read More

Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Books I Picked Up On A Whim   The Summer of Cotton Candy   This entire series is so fun!  There are 4 books in the series – one for each season – and it chronicles 17 year old Candace’s life, starting with the summer before her senior year of high… Read More

Title: Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black Pages: 369 Genres: YA, Fantasy/Paranormal, Mystery, Romance Published by: Bloomsbury Children’s USA Summary Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you’re close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner’s heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly – and she must be very careful who she trusts … Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school – the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases! Today’s pick is: Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories Releasing May 17th, 2016! Synopsis: Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases! Today’s pick is: The Square Root of Summer Releasing May 3rd, 2016! Synopsis: This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like a black hole. It’s a little bit like infinity. Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine, that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases! Today’s pick is: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Releasing May 3rd, 2016! Synopsis: Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as… Read More

Summary Every story needs a hero. Every story needs a villain. Every story needs a secret. Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly… Read More