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YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

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Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the PURPLE TEAM, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
 
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by 10/4/2020, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
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Today, I am hosting TRICIA COPELAND on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
An avid runner and Georgia native, award-winning author Tricia Copeland now lives with her family and four-legged friends in Colorado. She believes that magic infuses every aspect of our lives, whether it is the magic of falling in love, discovering a new passion, a beautiful sunset, or a book that transports us to another world. You can find all her titles from contemporary romance and fantasy, to dystopian fiction at http://www.triciacopeland.com.
 
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Her pale skin and weird diet make her a target at school. If only they knew the truth about her feeding habits…

Seventeen-year-old Alena Scott is tired of pretending to be something she’s not. As an outlawed vampire-witch hybrid, she’s forced to abide by the oppressive secrecy imposed by her Vampire Chancellor mother. But she’ll have to ignore the rules when she comes face-to-face with a handsome, full-grown version of her childhood imaginary friend.

Shocked that he recognizes her as his own pretend play pal, the two embark on a quest to solve the mystery of their fantasized companionship. And as they unravel their entwined destinies, Alena realizes she holds the key to a curse which could free them all—or condemn witchkind to eternal suffering.

Can Alena and her impossibly familiar partner reverse an ancient spell before they’re sent to a mortal grave?

Kingdom of Embers is the first book in the enthralling Kingdom Journals YA urban fantasy series. If you like intriguing characters, shadowy magic, and a fresh twist on modern vampire storylines, then you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s heart-stopping tale. 

“HEARTSTOPPING!” and “Fantastic twist on the paranormal.”

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Amy is a Chicago-based voice artist and actor specializing in audiobook narration, e-learning, and radio or TV commercials. Amy is professionally trained in commercial and narration voiceover and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Marquette University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her spare time, Amy also enjoys reading, painting, designing lights and scenery for theatre, and biking. She lives with her boyfriend and their three cats just north of Chicago.

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Candace Robinson, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PURPLE TEAM and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Amanda Marin

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Review: I’ll Give You The Sun

Title: I’ll Give You The Sun

Author: Jandy Nelson

Date of Publication: September 16th, 2014

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Goodreads Summary:

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”

At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world. This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

My review:

This is the second book I’ve read of Jandy’s. I did like The Sky is Everywhere better but this one came pretty dang close!

I loved the back and forth past and present POVs between the siblings! Noah and Jude were both selfish, loveable, complex, and amazing! What I loved best about them was that they were both human and humans make mistakes, but you can also grow from your mistakes. So I really liked seeing those changes and character growth as the story unfolded.

The romances were both adorable too! And my goodness the writing! The writing was perfection! The only thing I would have wanted was an epilogue from Noah’s POV! I still need that epilogue!!!!!!!

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Review: The Sky is Everywhere

Title: The Sky is Everywhere

Author: Jandy Nelson

Date of Publication: March 9th, 2010

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Goodreads Summary:

Adrift after her sister Bailey’s sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey’s boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs… though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode.

Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart.

As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.

My Review:

I always say that contemporary books are the hardest for me because it’s hard for me to find a truly great one. And this one for me was one of those truly great ones! I adored every single emotional and quirky minute of it!

I could so connect with Lennie’s struggles and the stupid things she did at times, but they made sense why she did them. If I was in her position, I would have done them too! I love both Joe and Toby. They were just such great characters. Same goes for Big and Grams. They all just felt so real!

This was a story about healing, falling in love, and discovering who you are. Life isn’t perfect and we all just do the best we can. I also loved the little written notes inside the book before some of the chapters! Seriously I’m super hungover from this one!

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Review: The Dead House

Title: The Dead House

Author: Dawn Kurtagich

Date of Publication: August 6th, 2015

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Goodreads Summary:

Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . .

Re-opened police records, psychiatric reports, transcripts of video footage and fragments of diary reveal a web of deceit and intrigue, violence and murder, raising a whole lot more questions than it answers.

Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? What were the illicit rituals taking place at the school? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’?

My Review:

I seriously love Kurtagich’s writing! This is the third novel I’ve read from her and it was another addicting mystery that I was antsy to unravel!

Katilyn was an awesome lead character! She was pretty much in the gray-shaded area and those are always my favorite! I also liked the glimpses of the romance along with the weird and the strange!

My main complaint is when books are written in case-file format, it’s really hard for me to connect with the characters. Example, I liked the side characters but they didn’t feel as fully developed as they could have if the story had been written in the standard format. However, it was still a creative style! And I loved the ending but I still have questions! If you want a super fun book, check this bad boy out!

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Author Interview: Jessica Julien

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Caitlyn always thought she was just your average small-town waitress, but she’s anything but average. Suffering from frequent headaches and vivid daydreams, her oddities mask a secret hidden deep within her mind—one that could defeat even the cleverest of psychics.

When a mysterious circus arrives in town, Caitlyn is immediately drawn to it. While visiting the hypnotic show, she meets a seer who warns her of a gruesome future and urges her to stay away. But soon, Caitlyn finds herself ensnared in the show and the Ringmaster himself.

Recognizing Caitlyn’s powers for what they are, and believing they are the ones he has been searching for, the Ringmaster is determined to claim them as his own. Trapped within the circus and the Ringmaster’s devious grip, Caitlyn realizes that to escape the seer’s foretold fate, her only choice is to fight. Banding together with Bevier, an imprisoned psychic, Meg, an eccentric seamstress, and Daniel, a handsome magician, Caitlyn falls into the Psychic Realm to thwart the Ringmaster and stop the show before they succumb to his control and are trapped forever in his spectacle of souls.

Author Interview with Jessica Julien:

How did you come up with the idea for A Spectacle of Souls?

  • I came up with the idea on one of the many nights we were watching The Greatest Showman, and I wondered what the circus would be like if it were filled with different kinds of magic. I felt like ‘magic’ was too expected though and overused but the idea of telekinesis, real fortune tellers, hypnosis, and more would be really exciting. We also happened to be watching Supernatural a few nights later, where they dive into an alternate world, and the two ideas kind of intermingled.

When did you first decide you wanted to be an author?

  • I’m going to give one of those cheesy answers that I’ve always loved to tell stories and write, haha. It is 100% true though; I’ve always been a storyteller. My mom jokes that I would come home from school ready to tell my family the story of my day and she certainly isn’t wrong! It’s just how I view the world! I’m a daydreamer and often find myself awkwardly watching people because I’m thinking of how to use their movements or gestures in different stories or which kind of magical creature I would make them into…yeah, I’m that person.

What inspired you to write A Spectacle of Souls?

  • Whenever I have a really exciting (or at least I think is exciting!) and new idea, I always sit down and write out everything I can possibly think of; a brain dump if you will. Once I have the ideas and thoughts down then I take the concept to my BFF, Julie, and I pitch it to her. Julie is literally the most encouraging person in the universe, but she is my BFF and completely honest with me too, so when she gushes or reaches the same level of enthusiasm as I do, I know it’s worth my time! She was one of the main people who really help inspire me to write the story and get the words out.

Do you have a favorite character you’ve written? Why?

  • If I had to pick one it would be Vanessa. She is the MC’s best friend who is flirty, sassy, and not afraid to be who she is. I think she was my favorite to write because I had a friend just like her in college that I was constantly rolling my eyes at and telling her to “just stop” as Caitlyn often does to Vanessa.

What genre do you consider to be your favorite to write in?

  • YA is easily my favorite and where I am most comfortable, however, it is often a bit darker and weighted (especially in my newest project) because I love the dark and twisty things! Some of my newer projects really focus on emotions and reactions we have to certain events so they’re heavy and lingering.

Have you based any of your characters on real-life people?

  • In A Spectacle of Souls, no one is based on anyone in particular. I pulled quirks or inspiration from people around me and some specific features from actors or actresses but no one in particular. I love to cast my characters before getting too deep into the story though to help ensure I’m keeping their “looks” consistent. Book 2 will have a character who is based on a real-life person though but I’m not spoiling it yet!

What are you currently working on?

  • I am actually juggling a few projects currently! Three Drops of Blood is a dark Snow White retelling with vampires and I’m almost ready to get beta readers for it. Memoirs of a Reaper, my after-life series featuring the life of a reaper trying to move into Heaven or Hell, is growing dusty as it awaits my post-beta rewrites. I’ve also drafted an entire anthology of fairytale retellings featuring themes of major emotional struggles and overcoming illnesses and a three-part short story sequence featuring each son of Hypnos; Morpheus, Phobetor, and Phantasus. Let’s just say there is an entire folder of projects waiting to be finished!

What authors and books have influenced you?

  • Ellen Hopkins, Gena Showalter, P.C Cast, Edgar Allan Poe, and others have all been major influences in my writing. I would be lying if I said the Harry Potter series was not influential in my writing as it was a story I grew up with and a place I found comfort in times of need and even though there is a lot of controversy about the author right now, the story and the escape of going to Hogwarts will always be a major influence in my life.

What goal would you want to achieve from your writing and/or book?

  • Other than wanting people to love them as much as I do it would be that people find an escape with my words. I always used books as a way to find a place where I could truly place myself in the company of its characters or setting and immerse myself in it completely to get away from whatever is going on in the universe at the time. I hope someone can feel the same way with at least one of my books.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

  • I would tell other writers that there is no “right way” to write and publish your book. Every story needs to be told in its own unique way and even if you get rejections from agents or publishing houses that it just means you haven’t found the perfect home for your book yet. Do not give up! People need your stories; sometimes it just takes a little extra digging and love to find them.

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Born in the picturesque state of Washington, Jessica Julien is the marketing director of a boutique publishing company, a stay at home mom, wife, and wanderluster. When not drafting marketing plans or doing laundry, she spends her time writing young adult and new adult novels focused on the paranormal and supernatural inspired by her love of all things dark and twisty. With her vivacious imagination, witty personality, and ability to bring sarcasm to a new level Jessica creates unique worlds and characters that readers can’t help but hate to love and love to hate.

In her free time, Jessica can be found enjoying a cup of dark roasted coffee while snuggling under a blanket with a good book. When the weather is right she hops in the car with her husband, son, and dogs to road trip across the country where she delights in eating red vines, drinking iced lattes, and singing loudly in the passenger seat.

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Author Interview: Leslie Rush

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The danger isn’t walking into a dream. It’s escaping the nightmare.

Between working in her mom’s Tarot shop and trying to graduate before her nine-year-old genius brother beats her to it, Vivian Night Hawk has only one escape from her tiny New Mexico town: the ability to control her dreams, a gift she inherited from her Apache father. But lately that control is slipping, stranding her in a nightmare that seems to follow her even when she’s awake.

When she finds a jacket she suspects belonged to her dead father, Vivi steps beyond her usual lucid dreaming and discovers the electrifying secret of Dreamwalking—the power to control the dreams of others. But with it comes a deadly menace: a top-secret CIA plot that threatens her brother, Brian.

Sought out by fellow-dreamwalker Lucas, who is convinced their fathers are still alive, Vivi ventures deep into Dreamland to find a way to protect Brian. As the bond between Vivi and Lucas ignites, the conspiracy linking them together closes in, and Vivi must unlock the darkest power of all–a power that begins with her father’s quiet words: Walk with me.

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Author Interview:

How did you come up with the idea for Dreamwalkers?

Originally, I thought I wanted to write a romance where the lovers could only meet in their dreams. Conversations with Apache friends and some of my students from the Tigua and Dine (Navajo) nations about the significance of dreams in their cultures sent me in another direction. Some of those same Native students were from military families, and their resilience in the face of uncertainty and loss inspired me. I wanted to speak to that. Plus, as corny as it sounds, I started dreaming about it!

Who is your favorite and least favorite character from Dreamwallkers and why?

I love them all, even the bad guys! My favorite besides Vivi is probably Brian, her little brother. He was the easiest to write, because he’s so pure and open in his motives and feelings. Jackson Connor was hard to write, because he’s the opposite. I wanted him to have more depth than just the Charming Menace. He wasn’t always so cold blooded!

If you could put Dreamwalkers into three words, what would they be and why?

Love conquers all. The love of a parent, the love of a sibling, and the all-in chemistry of first love can transcend everything we know—time, consciousness, and even death.

What is your writing process like?

I like to imagine a scenario, a “what-if” situation, and then let the main character grow from that. I write a brief outline, which gets filled in more as we go. As soon as I hear that MC’s voice, it’s time to write. Vivi was so compelling to me, I was dreaming about her before I’d drafted the first chapter! I’m a slow drafter, because of the time constraints of teaching, but I’m a quick editor.

Do you prefer stand alones or series?

I like to read standalones, mostly. I do love a series where each book is connected but is its own story. I like writing that too, because I’ve already created a world that surely has more than one story in it! But I hate cliffhangers!

Name three books you could read over and over again.

When I had more time to read, I reread Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird every few years. I’ve reread Ann Rice’s The Witching Hour several times. The imagery and atmosphere of New Orleans through several generations is completely immersive. Even if it is the first in a series!

If you could take one character from any of your books and bring them to life, who would it be and why?

Lucas Wolfsong. The amount of anguish and loneliness I heaped on his strong shoulders broke my heart! I’d like to apologize and let him to know that the love he finds with Vivi will make up for most of it.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I was pretty pantsy writing Dreamwalkers. I had about six plot points on a bullet list, and that was it! Pacing is my challenge, and I realized that refining the list into a flexible map in the beginning means a tighter draft and slightly easier edits. So I’m a bit more plotty writing book 2!

If your writing could be described as a color, what would it be?

Purple. The color of twilight skies and the entrance to Dreamland.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t do this all alone. Find a trusted partner or a writers’ group to trade words with and bounce ideas off of. Above all, don’t give up!

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Leslie Rush grew up near Philadelphia, spending much time at the Jersey Shore. She moved to El Paso and fell in love with the desert Southwest. Disguised as a history teacher, she spent years eavesdropping on her future readers. When she’s not in her classroom, Leslie can be found on the road with her husband, exploring the desert and the world of dreams.

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Author Interview: Jaqueline Snowe

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Rule one: Soccer is life.
Rule two: Forget boy drama.
Rule three: Stay out of Trouble.

Lana Reyes has no intention of breaking her own rules for senior year. That is until she doesn’t get her soccer scholarship—the one and only shot of getting out of her small town. With only one more showcase to make a name for herself, she needs help to increase her speed and agility—a skill set touted by her ex-crush and hottest guy at school.

Dylan Cadwell’s perfect spirals and chiseled features can’t erase the struggles he faces at home or in the classroom. With failing grades and parents who engage in constant yelling matches, the dream of playing college football is his only escape—one that could easily slip through his fingers if his lackluster grades aren’t pulled up immediately. If he loses a full-ride scholarship, he’s destined to be stuck in their small town forever.

When Lana and Dylan discover each other’s situation, they hatch a plan: He’ll train her; she’ll tutor him. It’s a seamless strategy, designed to help each other keep their eye on the prize—until rekindled feelings emerge and the greatest prize of all could be the love playing out between them.

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How did you come up with the idea for Our Last Chance?

I really wanted to tell a story about two people who were from different crowds, who had a common goal and a messy past. High school is hard for everyone. You change friend groups, learn life lessons, and Dylan and Lana’s story came from the question: what if everything you’ve worked for is out of reach? What do you do? Pair up with someone you shouldn’t?

Dylan comes from an awful home life, but was cool at school, where Lana had the supportive family and was pushed to the side. With each being exposed to the opposite, what did that teach them? I wanted to see them grow and work together.

Also, as a former athlete who spent most of my youth playing year-round sports, I could relate to the fierce desperation of playing your heart out. So all those ideas combined to give Lana’s and Dylan’s story.

Who is your favorite and least favorite character from Our Last Chance and why?

My favorite character (besides Lana and Dylan) would have to be their coaches. I wanted to portray them as being who cared about the whole student, the whole person, not just someone who was good at a sport. I had wonderful coaches growing up who changed my life beyond the field, and I wanted them to have that experience too. Even with the heartbreak of sports, or not achieving every dream, lessons learned from playing on a team are ones that you carry for life.

My least favorite is obviously Krissy, Dylan’s ex-girlfriend. The hard part about writing her was not to make her motivations too shallow. Why was she so intent on hating Lana and being unfair to Dylan? I wanted to give her more depth but in reality, after attending (and teaching!) high school for so many years, sometimes people are just cruel because they are unhappy with their own life. She played a stark contrast to Lana—where Krissy ignored what Dylan said and often called him stupid, and played upon their sexual chemistry where Lana listened to Dylan, asked him questions and showed him he was more than just an athlete.

If you could put Our Last Chance into three words, what would they be and why?

Passion, obstacles, courage.  Both Lana and Dylan have a passion for their sport that runs deep into their veins, motivating every decision they make. Obstacles because every person has their own challenges to overcome, even though they might look different. Courage because trying something and failing, but continuing to try harder takes a lot of guts. Both Lana and Dylan experience that and instead of shutting down and bowing out, they try harder.

What is your writing process like?

I wish I had a super great answer, but in all honesty, I still down with a blank document, put on a song that motivates me, and write. My first draft is how I discover my characters. I learn what upsets them or what motivates them. It’s messy, but by chapter five, I know the arc of the story.  I also am a spreadsheet nerd and track word counts, where I wrote, and color code them. Nothing excites me more than seeing the word count tracker organized by color.

Do you prefer stand alones or series?

I love standalones in a connected series.

Name three books you could read over and over again.

The Hating Game, The Name of the Wind, and The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

If you could take one character from any of your books and bring them to life, who would it be and why?

My very first book baby, titled Let Life Happen, has a character named Mike that is one-hundred percent based of my grandpa. My brother and I were lucky enough to have an incredible relationship with our grandfather, and in high school, we would meet every Tuesday morning at six am to have breakfast with just the three of us. It was our thing. It continued when we went to college, so during the summers and breaks we would meet at the same place. My (now) husband started going when we first began dating and he became part of our breakfast crew. My brother’s wife did too. It was our unique, special pastime and we recently lost him after he lived a very long, wonderful life.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m a total punster. I’ve tried plotting so many times and end up frustrated because I stray away from the details thirty seconds after I start. Music plays a huge role in how I write, so I can go into a scene and type what I think will happen, but the song can change the mood to something different. The best advice I ever received was write what you want to read and I think about that every time I sit down to write.

If your writing could be described as a color, what would it be?

Bright turquoise. Doesn’t work for everyone but to certain people, it’s their favorite. My way of writing is not for everyone. I can see down and write 10K in a day and not touch it for three weeks or I can write 2K a day for two months straight. There isn’t a pattern or rhythm—but it works for me.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Read. Read outside what you write to see how others use their craft. Also, the things I’ve learned after ten books, is you have to find a schedule that works for you. I’m a super early bird. I write at five-thirty am, but that works for me so at night, I can hang with my kiddo. It took years to find the time but once I did, my word count never halted.

Also, find CPs or Beta readers. They will help you hash out your story more than you ever could on your own!

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Jaqueline Snowe lives in Arizona where the “dry heat” really isn’t that bad. She identifies as a full-blown Gryffindor and prefers drinking coffee all hours of the day. She is the mother to two fur-babies who don’t realize they aren’t humans and a new mom to the sweetest baby boy. She is an avid reader and writer of romances and tends to write about athletes.

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Review: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw

Title: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Date of Publication: November 13th, 2018

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Goodreads Summary:

Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance.
He does.

Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions.
There is.

Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer.
He does not.

Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer’s memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one will be left unscarred.

My Review:

I love the Mara Dyer first trilogy so much! I had a problem with the last Noah book, which is why it took me so long to read this one, but finally we’re back in the game!

Noah will always get five stars from me because I love him so much. His head is an interesting place to be because he isn’t perfect but he’s perfect to me! The friendship he has with Goose is my favorite thing in the world! Their chemistry is just spot on.

In this whole series there is stuff I don’t quite understand, but the weirdness of it all is what keeps me turning the pages! My one con in this book is that Mara wasn’t there, and I would have liked to have been dual POV, but it was still awesome! I just missed them together! Michelle just has such addictive writing along with the best dialogue. Now, I seriously need the last book after that cliffhanger!

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Cover Reveal: Our Last Chance

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Publisher: Filles Vertes Publishing

Date of Publication: December 15th, 2020

Rule one: Soccer is life.

Rule two: Forget boy drama.

Rule three: Stay out of Trouble.

Lana Reyes has no intention of breaking her own rules for senior year. That is until she doesn’t get her soccer scholarship—the one and only shot of getting out of her small town. With only one more showcase to make a name for herself, she needs help to increase her speed and agility—a skill set touted by her ex-crush and hottest guy at school.

Dylan Cadwell’s perfect spirals and chiseled features can’t erase the struggles he faces at home or in the classroom. With failing grades and parents who engage in constant yelling matches, the dream of playing college football is his only escape—one that could easily slip through his fingers if his lackluster grades aren’t pulled up immediately. If he loses a full-ride scholarship, he’s destined to be stuck in their small town forever.

When Lana and Dylan discover each other’s situation, they hatch a plan: He’ll train her; she’ll tutor him. It’s a seamless strategy, designed to help each other keep their eye on the prize—until rekindled feelings emerge and the greatest prize of all could be the love playing out between them.

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Review: Teeth in the Mist

Title: Teeth in the Mist

Author: Dawn Kurtagich

Date of Publication: June 11th, 2019

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Goodreads Summary:

Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil’s Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations…

Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember–so she and her best friend, Poulton, run away from home to explore them. But are they really alone in the house? And who will know if something goes wrong?

In 1851, seventeen-year-old Roan arrives at the Mill House as a ward–one of three, all with something to hide from their new guardian. When Roan learns that she is connected to an ancient secret, she must escape the house before she is trapped forever.

1583. Hermione, a new young bride, accompanies her husband to the wilds of North Wales where he plans to build the largest water mill and mansion in the area. But rumors of unholy rituals lead to a tragic occurrence and she will need all her strength to defeat it.

Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one Unholy Pact. A pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching…

My Review:

I really, really loved And the Trees Crept In, so I had to read this bad boy! It was another very atmospheric read but this time with past and present POVs!

Let me start with Roan! I seriously loved her POV, and that one was a five star read for me! Her story was addicting, and there was all kinds of weird crap going on, and the romance parts were on point! Rapley was so adorable and lovely! Just brilliant!

I didn’t connect with Zoey’s POV chapters as much, only because I’m kind of confused by them and I’m still confused about another character who showed up out of no where. Also, the romance in these chapters felt off for me, but I think it was just because it felt very insta love? I don’t even know! But the story there was still very interesting!

From the ending, I think there is supposed to be another book? Or I hope there will be one! I definitely recommend Teeth in the Mist because the writing is awesome, the story unique, and there were characters that I loved so much!

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