Sunday, June 28, 2015

Whatever Life Throws at You

Life loves a good curveball…

Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas's life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she's living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals' super-hot rookie pitcher.

But nineteen-year-old Jason Brody is completely, utterly, and totally off-limits. Besides, her dad would kill them both several times over. Not to mention Brody has something of a past, and his fan club is filled with C-cupped models, not smart-mouthed high school “brats” who can run the pants off every player on the team. Annie has enough on her plate without taking their friendship to the next level. The last thing she should be doing is falling in love.

But baseball isn't just a game. It's life. And sometimes, it can break your heart…

Author: Julie Cross (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Buy online: Amazon
Ebook purchased on Amazon
(Actual) Rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Finding Cinderella

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. But Daniel soon realizes that fairytales don’t exist, and unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

Author: Colleen Hoover (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: Atria Books
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Ebook purchased on Amazon
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Friday, June 19, 2015

Reality Boy

Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality television crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth—which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle—and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school.

Nothing is ever going to change. No one cares that he’s tried to learn to control himself, and the girl he likes has no idea who he really is. Everyone’s just waiting for him to snap…and he’s starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that.

In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, highly acclaimed Printz Honor author A.S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child “star” who finally breaks free of his anger by creating possibilities he never knew he deserved.

Author: A.S. King (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Timedance #2: Starlight's Edge

David has tried to prepare Zee for life on New Earth, but the transition is far from easy. Zee realises that, far from his cover as a scholar back in London, David is part of an elite time travelling corps that often takes on complex and hazardous missions. His wealthy and powerful family has high hopes for his future, and it's clear from the start that Zee isn't the girl they had in mind for him. Zee finds New Earth more alien than she imagined. There are wonderful things on New Earth, but there are some things that were much, much, better in the past. On top of this she must struggle with her career as an Empath and train to be a Diviner. And further to this she has to deal with the prejudices against emigres such as herself. When David goes on a mission to rescue manuscripts before Vesuvius erupts and destroys Pompeii, Zee has a powerful warning that he is in mortal danger. Can she save him in time?

Author: Susan Waggoner (Facebook)
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Buy online: Amazon
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

First by Chanda Stafford

Seventeen-year-old Mira works on a farm in the ruins of Texas, along with all of the other descendants of the defeated rebels. Though she’s given her heart to Tanner, their lives are not their own.

When Socrates, a powerful First, chooses Mira as his Second, she is thrust into the bewildering world of the rich and influential. Will, a servant assigned to assist her, whispers of rebellion, love, and of a darker fate than she’s ever imagined.

With time running out, Mira must decide whether to run to the boy she left behind, the boy who wants her to live, or the man who wants her dead.

Author: Chanda Stafford (Website, Goodreads author page, Twitter)
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing

**The ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
(Actual) Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Blog Tour: Anthony by Harold J. Fischel (Review)

Harold J. Fischel
Welcome to my stop on the Anthony by Harold J. Fischel blog tour hosted by Premier Virtual Author Book Tours.

Publisher: Harold J. Fischel (April 3, 2014)
Category: New Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction
Tour Date: May/June, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 309 Pages

Life has never been easy for Anthony, the secret love child of a well-known US general and his beautiful mistress. After his father perishes in a plane crash, his cancer-stricken mother, Yuni, is forced to move with him to a tiny New York City apartment. And to make matters worse, he’s flagged as an easy target for neighborhood bullies, who constantly terrorize him inside and outside of school.

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