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Book Review: Hit by Lorie Ann Grover

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Tragedy, family, love, and loss collide in Hit by Lorie Ann Grover, a story told in two voices about a teen girl and the teacher she’s in love with, and what happens when a car accident lands her in the hospital.

hitAfter receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah’s future is all laid out before her that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings,…

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New YA Releases: September 30, 2014

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Here’s a look at some of today’s new YA releases:

beauty of the brokenBeauty of the Broken by Tawni Waters

In this lyrical, heartwrenching story about a forbidden first love, a teen seeks the courage to care for another girl despite her small town’s bigotry and her father’s violent threats.

Growing up in conservative small-town New Mexico, fifteen-year-old Mara was never given the choice to be different. Her…

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August & September Contest Winners

August & September Contest Winners

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I am remiss in announcing contest winners from the past two months. Apologies for the delay — it’s been rather hectic lately, both in real life and on the blog. Without further ado, here are the winners from our August and (most of our) September contests:

The Devil You Know Cover Reveal Contest

devil you knowWe were SO excited to be part of the cover reveal for Trish Doller’s new book. The winner of this…

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In the Afterlight: Yellow Psi Contest

#TheDarkestMinds IN THE AFTERLIGHT by @alexbracken: Yellow Psi Contest -

Today, we are pleased to host a giveaway in support of The Darkest Minds series and the upcoming release of the third book, In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken.

There are several contests going on throughout September and October to celebrate In the Afterlight, with different bloggers featuring different prize packs based on the 5 Psi groups featured in The Darkest Minds series:

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At the…

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Get ready for Nick & Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove

Get ready for NICK & TESLA’S SUPER-CYBORG GADGET GLOVE, 4th book in fantastic #middlegrade series from @quirkbooks -

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Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a really fun middle grade series with you — just in time for the release of the FOURTH book! I’m talking about Nick & Tesla, 11-year-old sibling super-sleuths.

The books are charmingly-written adventure mysteries, and each one includes a variety of interactive how-to projects. It’s the perfect way to show young readers that there is more to reading than just…

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Best of Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Best of SALT & STORM by @Kendall_Kulper Book of the Month Features -

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Today, we wrap-up our September 2014 Book of the Month featuring Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper. It is still amazing to me that Kendall was able to contribute so much, through Q&As and a guest post, all while handling a NEWBORN BABY! Thanks again to Kendall and the folks at Little Brown who made this month’s features possible. Now, onto the highlights:

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Beyond Salt & Storm: Sequel/Prequel News

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If you’re finding yourself as enchanted by Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper as I was, then you’ll be eager to know if there are more books to come in this world.

Kulper_Salt&Storm_HCFirst things first: Salt & Storm is a standalone novel.

BUT … Kulper has announced that she is working on a prequel! She shares:

It will be set roughly 18 years before the events of SALT & STORM and will include some familiar faces and…

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Book Review: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Book Review: WINTERSPELL by @clairelegrand, “a luscious and seductive twist on The Nutcracker” -

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The Sugar Plum Fairy is not coming to the rescue in this darkly reimagined version of a holiday classic. Claire Legrand’s Winterspell is a luscious and seductive twist on The Nutcracker, which will enchant readers from the very beginning.

winterspellNew York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense…

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Book Review: Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson

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A political thriller full of social commentary about race and class are the focus of Alaya Dawn Johnson’s newest YA novel, Love is the Drug.

love is the drugFrom the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that’s John Grisham’s THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton’s THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep school.

Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect…

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