Friday, April 21, 2017

#ReadADessen: Book Review of That Summer

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Title: That Summer
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Speak (Penguin)
Publication Date: June 2012 (Originally Published in October 1996)
Source: Purchased

The more things change...

As far as Haven is concerned, there's just too much going on.

Everything is changing, and she's not sure where she fits in.

Then her sister's old boyfriend shows up, sparking memories of the summer when they were all happy and everything was perfect...

But along the way, Haven realizes that sometimes change is a good thing.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Blog Tour: Given to the Sea

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Title: Given to the Sea
Series: Given (Duet)
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Publisher: Putnam's Childrens

Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.

Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra – fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before – are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille.

Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land – and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.

The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given.

#ReadADessen: The Many Faces of That Summer

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Everyone has a favorite Sarah Dessen book. What's yours?

Hey there, again! On Monday, I introduced you to a little blog campaign, and today, I'm bringing you the second in a series of posts about Sarah Dessen and her books. This spring and summer, many readers across the world are awaiting Sarah Dessen's latest book.

So what are we doing? Celebrating, duh! Many different bloggers will be featuring their favorite Sarah Dessen books on their blogs over the next few weeks as we wait for Once and For All.

Monday, April 17, 2017

#ReadADessen: Five Fast Facts about That Summer

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Everyone has a favorite Sarah Dessen book! What's yours?

True story: everyone has a favorite Sarah Dessen book. And if you ask them about it, they’ll be more than happy to gush about it for as long as possible. This summer, Penguin Teen is asking readers and bloggers to share their favorite Sarah Dessen book.

For me, one of my favorite Sarah Dessen books is That Summer, so during this week, I'll be sharing a few different posts about the book and my thoughts on the book that started it all...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Blog Tour: Prisoner of Ice and Snow

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Hey, everyone, and welcome to my stop on the Prisoner of Ice and Snow blog tour.

I don't know about you, but I already miss winter. It's my favorite season, and I'm a little excited because we are supposed to get some snow this week! EEEEP! That being said, the minute that I saw the description of Prisoner of Ice and Snow, I knew it was a book I had to read simply because of ice and snow!

 Ruth Lauren - author of Prisoner of Ice and Snow - is here today to share a little bit of information about how she wrote the book. Read on after the jump to find out more!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Blog Tour: A Crown of Wishes

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Title: A Crown of Wishes
Series: The Star-Touched Queen
Author: Roshani Chokshi
 Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 28, 2017

Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.