Author Archives: H. Lee

Dr. Seuss Classic Tour!!!


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I am so excited to be a part of this tour!!!

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First Published October 12, 1957

64 Pages

“The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! / Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.” Dr. Seuss’s small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain, looming above the Whos in Whoville. The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end. The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop. His “wonderful, awful” idea is to don a Santa outfit, strap heavy antlers on his poor, quivering dog Max, construct a makeshift sleigh, head down to Whoville, and strip the chafingly cheerful Whos of their Yuletide glee once and for all.Looking quite out of place and very disturbing in his makeshift Santa get-up, the Grinch slithers down chimneys with empty bags and stealing the Whos’ presents, their food, even the logs from their humble Who-fires. He takes the ramshackle sleigh to Mt. Crumpit to dump it and waits to hear the sobs of the Whos when they wake up and discover the trappings of Christmas have disappeared. Imagine the Whos’ dismay when they discover the evil-doings of Grinch in his anti-Santa guise. But what is that sound? It’s not sobbing, but singing! Children simultaneously adore and fear this triumphant, twisted Seussian testimonial to the undaunted cheerfulness of the Whos, the transcendent nature of joy, and of course, the growth potential of a heart that’s two sizes too small. This holiday classic is perfect for reading aloud to your favorite little Whos. (Ages 4 to 8)

My Thoughts

I really have never actually sat down and read this book! Can you believe it??? Nope! Not until the day I received it in the mail for this tour! Now though, I understand why so many people are fascinated with the Grinch:0

I really enjoyed the story of Mr. Grinch trying his best to take Christmas away from the residents of Whoville. His crazy antics of even stealing the food left me with quite a few giggles! BUT, my favorite character of the book has got to be little Cindy-Lou Who. She is just so little and cute!

I also enjoyed the whole lesson behind the book that Christmas is to be more than just presents and food. The fact that in the end, Mr. Grinch ended up celebrating himself was a wonderful ending to this fantastic children’s tale!

5 star rating

About Dr. Seuss

Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. His long list of awards includes TSG_Credit--Courtesy of Dr. Seuss EnterprisesCaldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys and a Peabody. Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books during his lifetime, and his books have sold more than 650 million copies worldwide. Though Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.

About What Pet Should I Get?

In the Fall of 2013, an original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author. That complete manuscript was for the picture book, 24968109
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, and will be published by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015. It is the first original new Dr. Seuss book since the publication of the last book of Dr. Seuss’s career, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! in 1990. WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss drew in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

Follow the Tour!!

  1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937 – The Young Folks.com
  2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938 – Bookish Antics
  3. The Seven Lady Godivas, 1939 – The Eater of Books
  4. The King’s Stilts, 1939 – On Starships and Dragonwings
  5. Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940 – The Book Cellar
  6. McElligot’s Pool, 1947 – Media Mikes
  7. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948 –Mommie of 2
  8. Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949 – Nonperfect Parenting
  9. If I Ran the Zoo, 1950 – Live to Read
  10. Scrambled Eggs Super! 1953 – Word Spelunking
  11. Horton Hears a Who! 1954 – Bookiemoji
  12. On Beyond Zebra! 1955 – Jessabella Reads
  13. If I Ran the Circus, 1956 – Book Hounds
  14. The Cat in the Hat, 1957 – The Bookbag
  15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1957 – Nightly Reading
  16. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958 – Winter Haven Books
  17. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, 1958 – Alice Marvels
  18. Happy Birthday to You! 1959 – Chapter by Chapter
  19. Green Eggs and Ham, 1960 – Poland Bananas
  20. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1960 – Once Upon a Twilight
  21. The Sneetches and Other Stories, 1961 – The Mod Podge Bookshelf
  22. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962 – Good Books and Good Wine
  23. Dr. Seuss’s ABC, 1963 – The Irish Banana
  24. Hop on Pop, 1963 – Mundie Moms
  25. Fox in Socks, 1965 – Page Turners
  26. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965 – Book Rock Betty
  27. The Cat in the Hat Songbook, 1967 – Giveaway Train
  28. The Foot Book, 1968 – I Am A Reader
  29. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories, 1969 – Cuddlebuggery
  30. I Can Draw It Myself, 1970 – The Children’s Book Review
  31. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? 1970 – Curling Up with a Good Book
  32. The Lorax, 1971 – Elizziebooks
  33. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! 1972 – Reading with ABC
  34. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973 – Me, Myshelf, and I
  35. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, 1973 – Paperback Princess
  36. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974 – Presenting Lenore
  37. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975 – YA Books Central
  38. The Cat’s Quizzer, 1976 – Lille Punkin’
  39. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 1978 – Confessions Of A Vi3tbabe
  40. Oh Say Can You Say? 1979 – Ex Libris
  41. Hunches in Bunches, 1982 – No BS Book Reviews
  42. The Butter Battle Book, 1984 – Novel Novice
  43. You’re Only Old Once! 1986 – Dad of Divas
  44. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 1990  – Jesse the Reader

Thanks to Random House Children’s Books for the review copy and inviting me on this awesome tour!!

Heather

ARC Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston


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Published on July 7, 2015 by HarperTeen

304 Pages

ARC copy given by publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.

In this emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut, Meg Haston delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, while posing the question: Why are some consumed by their illness while others embark on a path toward recovery?

My Thoughts:

First off, this cover is B-E-A-utiful!!! I can’t get over how pretty it is and secretly spotted this book due to the cover specifically before actually reading the blurb!

While reading this book, I felt a whole lot of different emotions!! I was angry at Stevie for not wanting to get the help she needed. I felt a smile coming on when she was being snarky with her therapist. I also felt sadness that she was ill to begin with and when she finally broke the barrier and decided to get the help she needed!

This book was written beautifully and the reader is able to really get all the feelings that the main character of Stevie is going through right along with her. The story is easy to follow and really gets right to the heart of mental illness and eating disorders. Not only do you get a glimpse of what life is like for our main character but you get to see what is happening with the other background characters as well.

I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book but was pleasantly surprised that I did. This one was a non stop read for me and I was able to finish in one sitting!

5 star rating

Heather

Blog Tour: Naked by Stacey Trombley, Read Along Update & WOW!


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Naked by Stacey Trombley

Release Date: 07/07/15

Entangled Teen

305 pages

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Summary from Goodreads:

A teenage prostitute looking for redemption must face her secrets before they destroy her…When tough teenager Anna ran away to New York, she never knew how bad things would get. After surviving as a prostitute, a terrifying incident leaves her damaged inside and out, and she returns home to the parents she was sure wouldn’t want her anymore.Now she has a chance to be normal again. Back in school, she meets a boy who seems too good to be true. Cute, kind, trusting. But what will he do when he finds out the truth about her past?And when a dark figure from New York comes looking for Anna, she realizes she must face her secrets…before they destroy her.

My Thoughts:

I was a little hesitant to read this book but as most of you already know, I love books that deal with really taboo issues and this one really had my interest from the blurb.

I had always heard stories of runaways that had turned to prostitution but had never realized what would happen if one decided to come back home and try to fit into their old life. Of course it would be difficult after all that they had been through but I never realized how difficult.

This book opened my eyes to all of these questions. I am not sure if the author had interviewed people that had been through this predicament or not but it seemed pretty spot on to me!

I really liked Anna and absolutely understood the reason why she left in the first place. Her father was down right horrible and I had wished that her mother was a tad bit stronger for her. I was secretly glad in the beginning when she was given to the police hoping that her life could change for the better.

There were a few tears shed during the course of this book! I just felt so sorry and sad for Anna that she was trying to do better and be better but the bullies kept putting her down.

I loved the ending! I honestly thought it was perfect and I wouldn’t have changed a thing! On another note, I need to comment on the cover and state how perfect for the book it really is!

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About the Author:

Stacey Trombley lives in Ohio with her husband and the sweetest Rottweiler you’ll ever meet. She thinks people are fascinating and any chance she has,she’s off doing or learning something new. She went on her first mission trip to Haiti downloadat age twelve and is still dying to go back. Her“places to travel” list is almost as long as her “books to read” list.She wants to bring something new to the world through her writing, but just giving a little piece of herself is more than enough.
Keep a look out for her debut novel NAKED, coming from Entangled Teen in 2015

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The Maze Runner Read Along

NightlyReading will be hosting a Read Along of The Maze Runner Series!!

I am so excited since I had seen the movie but have not read the books as of yet. I really want to see how the book compares to the movie which I thought was fantastic!!

We will be starting off with the first book in the series for the month of July, The Maze Runner. The schedule will be as follows:

July 1st- Discuss Chapters 1-13

July 8th-Discuss Chapters 13-26

July 15th-Discuss Chapters 26-39

July 22nd-Discuss Chapters 39-52

July 29th-Discuss Chapters 52-Epilogue

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If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

Please leave a comment to let us know if you will be joining in! The more the merrier!!

Review copies for the Read Along were given by the publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Discussion #1 Chapters 13-26

We are still getting to know the other kids in the glade and kind of getting use to being here. Thomas gets to see what happens when someone gets cast out and that was a little tough to read:( There is NO WAY that I would be able to stand by and let that happen especially if they started crying!

Now the book seems to be getting really interesting! Thomas risks his life to save Albi and he is finally being noticed as something other than a “Greenie”.

The end of Chapter 26 kind of left me on a tad bit of a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to start on Chapter 27!

Leave a comment and let me know what you thought about this week’s reading??

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Waiting on wednesday

WOW is a weekly meme where we showcase which upcoming titles we are most excited for.

This week’s WOW is:

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The Unforgiven by Lauren Kate

To be released on November 10, 2015 by Delacorte Press

It’s the book FALLEN fans have been waiting for: Cam’s story, the brooding, bad-boy dark angel readers love.

High school can be hell.

Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes.

Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails…there’s a special place in Hell just for him.

Tick-tock.

Spread your wings and cry as bad boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in the epic new FALLEN novel, UNFORGIVEN.

I really enjoyed the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I know it had some mixed reviews and I loved the whole series so I am extremely excited to be getting this fifth book!!!

What are you waiting for 2

Heather

Review: Second Chance Summer By Morgan Matson


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Published May 8, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

468 Pages

Purchased by Reviewer

Blurb:

From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak.

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

My Thoughts:

It took me a while to read this book, even though it had sat on my shelf for about a year. I guess it was over hyped and I didn’t want to ruin it by getting my hopes up that it would be great? Well, I should have read it sooner, because it was!

There are so many different aspects to this book! There is a little mystery, there is a reunion of sorts, there is love between members of a family, and a little romance between a boy and a girl, there is also hope and loss.

I enjoyed the character of Taylor. She was snarky when she had to be and serious when it was called for. I really liked the quiet moments that she spent with her Dad. You could tell that he really loved his children and tried to put forth a tremendous effort to make them believe he was okay.

The romance and friendship were cute too! I do not want to get too much into it for fear of giving anything away. BUT, you must know that you will be immediately adding another book boyfriend to your already long list!!!

This book made me rethink the relationship with my own father and also made me want to take a trip to the Poconos! We only live about 45 minutes from the setting in the book and I secretly felt closer to the story because of it. The ending was excruciating for me, probably due to my own daddy issues but it seriously tore my heart out!

Anyone whom loves contemporary needs to read this book! Get the tissues ready though! Don’t say I didn’t warn you;)

5 star rating

Heather

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Grey by EL James


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576 Pages

Published June 18, 2015 by Vintage

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences ONLY!

My Thoughts:

We all know the story from Anna’s POV and I was REALLY excited to get the story from THE man himself….Christian Grey! I was slightly disappointed:(

The book was a little hard to get through even in Christian’s point of view since it was the same old story, which I expected due to it being a companion to the 50 series. But, I was expecting a little more from our boy! Ms. James kind of made him sound like an even more of a prick than he already is??? I was also expecting a little more of an epilogue???

Now, since the book was over 500 pages, I was under the impression that this book was from Christian’s perspective but included all 3 books from the series…. See what happens when you assume?

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This book was only book one in a series of 3! UGH!!! I was a bit disappointed and am not sure if I will continue the other 2 books in this companion series? It took me a while to get through this first one and had actually considered putting it down a few times. Maybe I will pick up the third if it gives us a little more than what we got in darker??

3_star_rating

Heather

Review: The Fearless by Emma Pass


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Published on April 24, 2014 by Delacorte Books For Young Readers

400 Pages

Review copy given by publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Blurb:

The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect – anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living nightmare.

Cass remembers the night they passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother – and when Jori is snatched by the Fearless and taken to their hellish lair, Cass must risk everything to get him back.

My Thoughts:

As all of you know, I LOVE POST APOCALYPTIC STORIES!!!

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This book was no exception to that rule! I loved the way the author created a different kind of apocalypse story!

Cass is an awesome character. I did have a few heart wrenching moments while reading this book while Cass just kept on muddling through! She was awesome by taking the initiative to care for her younger brother after she had lost her family.

I liked that we had gotten the full story in the beginning of the book and not just flashbacks from the characters. It helps the reader get the whole picture of the story.

The idea of “fearless” is very unique and not that I expect it to happen anytime in the future, it kind of actually could? I liked how the author used the idea of a serum and the fact that it stole the emotions right out of the people whom received it. This is not your typical zombie story!

I was very disappointed in the character of Sol and really did not see that coming! I actually liked him in the beginning and wanted Cass to give him a chance. For awhile, I felt like she was being such a b_itch to him. BUT, in the end, I am glad with all that went down and found myself truly adoring Myo.

The story is told in alternating POV’s which helps the reader get all different perspectives. If you love apocalyptic stories as much as I do, then you should pick this one up! Non stop action from the beginning until the end and I am hoping there may be a sequel soon!!!

5 star rating

Heather

The Maze Runner Read Along & Waiting On Wednesday-Illuminae


The Maze Runner Read Along

NightlyReading will be hosting a Read Along of The Maze Runner Series!!

I am so excited since I had seen the movie but have not read the books as of yet. I really want to see how the book compares to the movie which I thought was fantastic!!

We will be starting off with the first book in the series for the month of July, The Maze Runner. The schedule will be as follows:

July 1st- Discuss Chapters 1-13

July 8th-Discuss Chapters 13-26

July 15th-Discuss Chapters 26-39

July 22nd-Discuss Chapters 39-52

July 29th-Discuss Chapters 52-Epilogue

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If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

Please leave a comment to let us know if you will be joining in! The more the merrier!!

Review copies for the Read Along were given by the publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Discussion #1 Chapters 1-13

These first chapters introduce us to Thomas and help us get an understanding of the routine in the glade. I like Thomas, I enjoyed his character in the movie, but I am enjoying him so much more in the book. I like being able to be in his head to know his thoughts and his feelings upon arriving in the maze.

I hate the way the other characters treat the newbies, especially Thomas. They treat them like they are the enemy. I haven’t gotten to much about the new girl in the book but I CANNOT wait to read about Thomas’s thoughts on her;)

I am loving the world that has been created by Mr. Dashner and enjoying getting a feel of life in The Maze. Not sure if I could really live there myself though? I would probably go stir crazy!

Please let me know your thoughts on the first week’s reading. Whom is your favorite character so far? What do you think about the maze itself?

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Waiting on wednesday

WOW is a weekly meme where we showcase which upcoming titles we are most excited for.

This week’s WOW is:

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

To Be Published on October 20, 2015 by Knopf Books For Young Readers

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

If you head on over to Illuminaefiles.com and you will be able to view the video trailer and a character profile for Kady & Ezra!

Heather

Blog Tour: Dream Of You by Jennifer L Armentrout with Excerpt!


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We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for DREAM OF YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a novella in her Wait For You Series. This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab your copy today!!

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My Thoughts

It has been quite awhile since I have read a book by my favorite author, JLA!! I know, I know! I use to try to keep up with all of her new releases but there are SOOOOO many and I have sort of fallen behind! I really need to rectify that ASAP! BUT, having said that, I am glad that I was given the opportunity to join this tour and read this wonderful novella.

I have read the first book in the Wait For You series but have not read any of the others and you did not need to read them to be able to know what is going on with this novella. It absolutely can be read as a stand alone!

I really enjoyed the two main characters and loved the way that Colton just kept reassuring Abby that she was the type of person that he could fall for. I had felt bad for Abby that she had such a low self esteem but could really identify with her!

This was a short and sweet novella! If you are looking for a sweet contemporary which may contain some sexy scenes, then this book is for you!

5 star rating

Excerpt

The look on his face said he wasn’t so sure of that. “He followed you to your house and he hit you with a gun. You could’ve died, Abby. I—”

“Colton,” I tried again. “I’m serious. It wasn’t your fault. Okay? And you didn’t have to come over here to check on me. I’m okay. You’ve… you’ve done enough. You got your brother and Roxy to take me home and—”

“I’ve done enough? Obviously, I haven’t done enough.” His gaze found its way back to mine. “I need to make a couple of things clear. When you left Mona’s last night, you were upset. I get that. You just saw me walk out with Nicole and you left before I could say a single thing to you. Don’t pretend like you didn’t see that.”

“Okay. You, um, seemed busy.” I swallowed, taking a step back. “So that…that’s your ex-fiancée? She’s gorgeous.”

“Yeah, she is.” His brows knitted as he stared down at me. “You know, I was hoping I would hear from you. I figured after Sunday, I was going to leave the ball in your court.”

He had? Had he given that message through man code? I wasn’t good at reading man code.

“Obviously, you need to work through some issues and I was hoping that you would let me help you with that,” he continued. “I’m impatient though. I was planning on calling you last night, but my brother does this thing every week at his place—game night. It’s stupid, but fun. I thought I’d swing by his place for about an hour and then call you.”

I didn’t know what to say about any of that, but I wasn’t going to stand here like I was mute. I had a voice and I was going to use it. “But you were at Mona’s, with Nicole.”

“I was,” he said, a muscle flexing along his jaw. “I met her there on the way to Reece’s. When we broke up, there was a watch that my grandfather had given me before he passed away. One night at her place, I had taken it off and I never found it after that. Nicole finally found it.” Lowering his one hand to the pocket of his denim jeans, he fished out a gold watch that looked like it cost a pretty penny. “She wanted to talk. That’s why we were in Jax’s office.”

I stared at the watch and then watched him place it back in his pocket. Part of me felt like an idiot, but how would anyone really react in this situation?

DREAM OF YOU Tour Schedule

June 24

Book Bite Reviews-Excerpt

Mary Had a Little Book Blog-Review

People Like Books-Review and Excerpt

Stuck in Books-Review and Excerpt

TSK TSK What to Read-Excerpt

What is that Book About-Excerpt

June 25

Bittersweet Reads-Review & Excerpt

Book Bumblings-Review

Kimberlyfaye Reads-Review and Excerpt

Love Words and Books-Review

Read-Love-Blog-Excerpt

The Eater of Books-Review and Excerpt

June 26

Fiction Fangirls-Review and Excerpt

Nightly Reading-Excerpt and Review

Readers Live 1000 Lives-Review and Excerpt

Snooby Doo’s Book Reviews-Excerpt

The Book Cellar-Excerpt

June 27

A Bookish Escape-Review

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About DREAM OF YOU:

Abby Erickson isn’t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she’s thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she’s ever seen – Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she’s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

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Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Heather

ARC Review: Deadfall by Anna Carey


Deadfall By Anna Carey (Blackbird #2)deadfall

Published on June 16, 2015 by HarperTeen

256 Pages

ARC given by publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Blurb:

In the compelling sequel to Blackbird, Anna Carey delivers a gritty and adrenaline-filled story of a girl desperate to escape her mysterious and terrifying assailants. Told in second person, this heart-pounding thriller puts the reader in front of the target.

A week ago, you woke up in Los Angeles with no memory of who you are. The only thing you knew: people are trying to kill you. You put your trust in Ben, but he betrayed you and broke your heart. Now you’ve escaped to New York City with a boy named Rafe, who says he remembers you from before. But the two of you are not safe. The same people who are after you are tailing Rafe as well. As the chase heats up, your memory starts to return, but your past cannot save you from the terrifying circumstances of your present, or the fact that one wrong move could end this game forever.

With enemies on every side, and not a reprieve in sight, Deadfall will grab readers and refuse to let go. Perfect for fans of the Maze Runner series and the Legend series.

My Thoughts:

I really loved the first book in this duology and could not wait to get into this one! I devoured it in one sitting and cannot praise it enough! I enjoy Ms. Carey’s writing and also loved her Eve Trilogy but these books are a complete different storyline.

If you enjoy mystery/psychological thrillers, then you would really enjoy this duology! I can tell you that I enjoyed the first book but LOVED the second! The stakes were amped up in the second book and as you start to really unravel the mystery, the more thrilling and heart pounding the read got!

At first, I had forgotten that these books are told in the second person which puts the reader as the main character and it threw me off a little but once I got use to it, I really enjoyed reading this way!

I enjoyed the ending and was glad for the way that the author chose to end her story. I shed quite a few tears because the ending is not completely happy but it kept the reader on their toes not knowing what was going to happen next!

5 star rating

Heather

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