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Title: The Choosing (Seer #1) by Rachelle Dekker Pages: 464 Genres: YA, Dystopian, Christian Published by: Tyndale House Publishers (May 19th, 2015) Summary “Not to be Chosen would yield a cruel fate of my own making.” Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—would end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as… Read More

Title: Safe House (1-800-Where-R-U #3) by Meg Cabot writing as Jenny Carroll Pages: 272 Genres: YA, Paranormal, Mystery, Contemporary Published by: Simon Pulse (March 1, 2002) Summary Ever since Jess was struck by lightning, she’s had the power to find missing people. And everyone wants a piece of her powers…. In Safe House, Jess and her psychic abilities are being blamed for the murder of Amber, a beloved cheerleader. But when more cheerleaders start disappearing, Jess may be… Read More

From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel–the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship…. Read More

Hello everyone! I can hardly believe that Christmas Eve is next week!!  Who’s all ready for Christmas?! 🙋‍♀️ Today it’s another installment of Countdown to Christmas! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season. This week’s book is Ex-mas by Kate Brian. Two Exes. One holiday adventure. Merry Ex-Mas? Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith’s parents just left for vacation, and Lila’s all set to throw the holiday… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today I’m participating in the blog tour, Regal Reads, in honor of Regal Hearts: Season One being released in paperback! I’m super excited about this post today, because not only am I sharing an extra book review this week, but I also get to be a little extra creative.  The lovely Livy Jarmusch came up with some super creative tour ideas, and they were all so fun and imaginative! I just… Read More

Title: Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle Pages: 357 Genres: YA, Magical Realism, Mystery Published by: Kathy Dawson Books (Aug. 8, 2017) Summary If you’re not careful, you can spend your whole life looking for what you’ve lost. One stormy summer in a small Irish town, things begin to disappear. It starts with trivial stuff—hair clips, house keys, socks—but soon it escalates to bigger things: a memory, a heart, a classmate. Olive can tell that… Read More

Title: That Summer by Sarah Dessen Pages: 208 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers (Apr. 6, 2006) Summary For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through… Read More

Title: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Pages: 328 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary Published by: St. Martin’s Press (Feb. 26, 2013) Summary Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before… 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