ARC Review: Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez

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Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young AdultRelease Date: October 7th, 2014Publisher:  Katherine Tegen BooksSource:  e-Arc from EdelweissCheck out on GOODREADS Valentina Cruz no longer exists.One moment, she was wrapped in Emilio’s arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled […]

ARC Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

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Genres: Contemporary, Disability, Young AdultRelease Date: June 3rd, 2014Publisher: HarperTeenSource:  ARC from PublisherCheck out on GOODREADS John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park in this beautifully written, incredibly honest, and emotionally poignant novel. Cammie McGovern’s insightful young adult debut is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about how we can all feel lost until we find someone who loves […]

ARC Review: Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata

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Genres: Contemporary, Adoption, Middle GradeRelease Date: September 2nd, 2014Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young ReadersSource:  eARC from Edelweiss Check out on GOODREADS A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award.Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and […]

ARC Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn – WTF WAS THAT?!

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Genre: Young adult, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller Release Date: June 24, 2014 Publishing House: St. Martin’s Griffin Number of pages: 256 Source: ARC from Netgalley Check out on GOODREADS Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor’s fancy […]

ARC Review: The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor

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Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young AdultRelease Date: June 24th, 2014Publisher: Katherine Tegen BooksSource:  ARC from PublisherCheck out on GOODREADS Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when basketball star Brady Cullen asks her out, and she just about faints when her strict father actually approves of him.But when school starts up again, Brady changes. What happened to the sweet boy she fell […]

ARC Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

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Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young AdultRelease Date: May 20th, 2014Publisher: HarperteenSource:  ARC from PublisherCheck out on GOODREADS Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, […]

ARC Review: Out of Control by Sarah Alderson

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Genres: Contemporary, Action, Young AdultRelease Date: May 22nd, 2014Publisher: Simon & Schuster UKSource:  AuthorCheck out on GOODREADS When 17 year old Liva witnesses a brutal murder she’s taken into police custody for her own protection. But when the police station is attacked and bullets start flying it becomes clear that Liva is not just a witness, she’s a target.Together […]

ARC Review: We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride

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Rating: 4/5Genres: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, AdultRelease Date: June 3rd 2014Publisher: Simon & Schuster Source:  NetGalleyCheck out on GOODREADS An immigrant boy whose family is struggling to assimilate. A middle-aged housewife coping with an imploding marriage and a troubled son. A social worker at home in the darker corners of Las Vegas. A wounded soldier recovering from an injury he can’t remember […]

ARC Review: The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

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Rating: 4/5 Series: The Lost #1Genres: YA Crossover, Supernatural, ContemporaryRelease Date: May 27th, 2014Publisher: Mira (Harlequin)Source:  NetGalleyCheck out on GOODREADS Lost your way? Your dreams? Yourself? Welcome to Lost. It was supposed to be a small escape. A few hours driving before turning around and heading home. But once you arrive in Lost…well, it’s a place you really […]