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Title: Where You Lead by Leslea Wahl Pages: 249 Genres: YA, Christian Fiction, Contemporary Publisher: Vinspire (Sept. 15th, 2018) Summary A vision from God leads to the adventure of a lifetime. Sixteen-year-old Eve Donahue’s lonely existence changes in an instant when visions of a mysterious stranger haunt her. Certain God is calling her for a mission, she bravely says yes and begins her quest to meet this young man. Thousands of miles away, Nick Hammond has been… 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: Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson Pages: 112 Genres: Graphic Novel, Mystery, YA Published by: BOOM! Box (Oct. 11th, 2016) Summary GOLDIE VANCE IS ON THE CASE Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it’s her dream to one day be the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, together they utilize her… Read More

Title: Save the Date by Morgan Matson Pages: 432 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Simon & Schuster (June 5th, 2018) Summary 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 house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes… 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

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: Just One Day by Gayle Forman Pages: 369 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary Published by: Random House (Jan. 10, 2013) Summary When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a… Read More

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

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s pick is: I Have Lost My Way Releasing March 27th, 2018! Synopsis A powerful story of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay. Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he… 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