Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
by Brittany Cavallaro

hitting shelves March 1st, 2016
from Katherine Tegen Books
The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.

Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.

Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.

My thoughts:
SO...this book has the great-great grandkids of Holmes & Watson and a clever play-on-words title to boot. My need for this book is a given. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

First Impression Review: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

 First Impression Reviews is a new feature here at Stories & Sweeties where I give my first thoughts at 50-100 pages into a book. For a details about this feature, go here!

where I'm at:  pg 105

first impressions: OH such gorgeous writing. The atmosphere of this story drew me in right away---there's something haunting and almost ethereal about Brockenbrough's storytelling.  It starts off with the characters of Love and Death carefully picking out their players in a game they've played against each other many times before.  Then we're introduced to Henry and Flora, get wrapped up in their story as their paths finally cross.  Everything stands in their way from family expectations to racial tensions, to Love and Death themselves stepping in in sneaky guises in an effort to sway the game.

 The late 1930s era is absolutely brought to life as these characters stories play out in a world of jazz clubs, zepplins, and Hoovervilles. I also love how Henry and Flora's personalities seem to each be shaped by their "sponsor's" influence: one is unfailingly kind and can see connection in all things, one is determined to escape and is all about a means to an end.  But more than anything, there's just such a unique tension to this story, I suspect that it's propelling toward something either beautifully triumphant or horribly tragic.  I'm absolutely captivated!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Waiting on...

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
by MarcyKate Connolly

hitting shelves February 9th, 2016
from HarperCollins Children's Books

A witch has come to the city of Bryre. She travels in a hut that has chicken feet, and is ravenous for children. And once she gets what she desires, she never lets it go.

But when the witch captures Hans, Greta’s little brother, Greta refuses to let her have him. The two strike up a bargain. Greta will retrieve something the witch desires in exchange for her brother’s freedom.

To get the prize Greta must travel to Belladoma—a city where she was once held captive—which brings back terrible memories. With the help of a new friend, Dalen, a magical half-boy and half-horse, Greta embarks on the journey and tries to overcome both foes and her own weaknesses.

For fans of Monstrous and new readers alike comes the story of an epic quest and a heroine who will stop at nothing to save the one she loves most.

My thoughts:
Sigh...this cover. SO beautiful, just the like the first book in this wonderful fantasy world, Monstrous.  I loved Monstrous (my review's here) and I can't wait to get back to this world and a second taste of MarcyKate Connelly's writing. Thanks, Carina, for posting about this one recently! I didn't even know a second book was in the works!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {130}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) The Weekly Nutshell will be just that...my week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts)

This week I let my full geek-flag fly :D
Books for review: 
The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reader
Guys this is such a cool cookbook! Includes recipes from HP, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, and tons more! 
The Tide Watcher by Lisa Chaplin
About a woman risking her life as a spy to stop Napoleon! Interesting!
This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
Looks so creepy and steampunky! Can't wait to read this!

Other stuffs: 
Pop Vinyl Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor
I've been waiting SO long for the Doctor series of these figurines to come out! Finally!
Sherlock "Bored" t-shirt 
Guys, I signed up for Nerd Block this month especially because they were doing a British theme--this shirt was definitely my fave thing in the box.  Box also included Doctor Who, Mr. Bean, and Monty Python stuff. It was pretty cool! :D

The Weekly Nutshell:  
{Monday} Sweetness on Sunday: Blueberry Almond Cream Scones
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: The Love That Split the World
{Saturday} Review: Siren's Fury by Mary Weber

Just a quick note or I'll sleep through Daddy's Day breakfast tomorrow and be in big trouble LOL.  This week I started Game of Love and Death---gorgeous gorgeous writing. Loving so far.  Also hoping to read Beastly Bones this week before meeting the author at ALA (eeeeee!).  And about that...ALA is a mere five days away gahhhhhh! I am so excited for the books, the authors, chatting with publishers, and hitting a few awesome places to eat in San Fran.  As close as I live to the city, I don't really go there that often.  The traffic getting in and out is such a headache that we usually stay away.  So staying there for the weekend will be a fun little treat. Plus my best friend flies in Friday morning!! YAY! :D

Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Siren's Fury by Mary Weber {review}

Siren's Fury
by Mary Weber
♦publisher: Thomas Nelson Books
♦release date: June 2nd, 2015
♦hardcover, 352 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦series: The Storm Siren Trilogy, book 2
  review of book 1: Storm Siren
♦source: from publisher for honest review
"I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it's no use. The curse I've spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists."

Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.

When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.

They may require who she is.

Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future.

Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?

Review: I'm not even sure where to begin with this one! An awesome sequel, for sure, but so many surprises at risk of getting spoiled!  How to even express my shock and wonder and awe without giving anything away?? Mary Weber is my new official "queen of punch-in-the-gut moments". If you read book one, you know this well.  And I will say that THANK GOODNESS this book starts the next moment after Storm Siren ends, because the last sentence of that book nearly killed me.  

Even without her powers, Nym is just as fierce as ever. And while she makes a seriously dark and risky decision to take matters into her own hands, you can see her desperate motivation clear as day. Nym gets torn emotionally in so many directions, stretched thin by guilt, helplessness, desire, fear, self-consiousness, don't trust this person, defend that person---you can see her constantly at war with herself.  She seems to have found a faithful friend in Rasha, and I love that this character has a bit of fire in her, too. Lord Myles is shady as ever, his "helpful" intention constantly in question, and Draewolf is power-hungry and monstrous--- but I love that Weber writes even her darkest of characters with enough complexity that the reader develops just the tiniest doubt of what lies beneath the evil intent.

While there were one or two moments that I found my attention waning, the intensity and excitement and danger that runs through most of the story more than makes up for it.  Here's how my emotions ran through it all:  hope instilled, hope dashed to pieces, hope reawakened, hope smashed with a hammer, absolute distress as a favorite character falls into dangerous clutches, absolute heartbreak and devastastion turns to joy as ...well. No spoilers! ;)  Once again, we're left with a killer ending and a long, torturous wait to find out what happens next! 

Find Mary Weber online: Website  •  Twitter  •  Instagram

Purchase Storm Siren:  Indiebound  •  BookDepository  •  Amazon

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Waiting on...

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
by Emily Henry

hitting shelves January 26th, 2016
from Razorbill
Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

My thoughts:
This is the kind of synopsis that I love, not too much given away, but the kind of thing that makes you think "WHAT the heck is going on??" But there's magic, there's weird apparitions, there's football and the hint at an epic romance.  Just with this very vague description, I think it sounds amazing! :)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sweetness on Sunday: Blueberry Almond Cream Scones

I was so pleased that the photos of these lovely scones came out with a soft, almost dreamy quality to them. Because that's exactly what these are: Dreeeeeamy :)  If anyone is wary of scones because of the dreaded rock-hard or dry varieties out there, fear not--this is not that kind of scone!  Between the super juicy whole blueberries and the heavy cream that replaces the egg usually used in scone recipes, these come out moist and just delicious with a toasted little crunch on top. Also, I think baking them in cupcake tins instead of rolling and cutting them like regular scones keeps that inside a little more moist as well.  Time for a tea party! :D

Blueberry Almond Cream Scones
Makes a dozen scones.
Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and preheat oven to 425

For dough:
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•2-1/2  teaspoons baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•3-1/5 tablespoons sugar
•5 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold and cut into cubes
•1 cup + 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
•1 teaspoon almond extract
•1 cup blueberries (I use frozen berries; these hold up better, no streaky dough!)

For the tops:
•1 egg
•1 tablespoon heavy cream
•1/2 tsp almond extract
•sliced almonds and sugar

In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Drop in butter and pinch in butter with fingers or use a pastry blender until the dough is a coarse meal and there are still visible small bits of butter throughout. Gently toss in the blueberries until coated.
Add cream and almond extract and gently fold into dry mixture until a dough forms. It should be moist-looking but not as loose as muffin batter. Careful not to overmix, it's okay to still have a few dry bits. Spoon the dough into the lined muffin cups about 3/4 full.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and almond extract.  Brush the tops of each scone with this mixture. Sprinkle each generously with sliced almonds and a bit of sugar...and into the oven they go! Center rack for 13-15 minutes, until they are nice and golden on top and the almonds look a bit toasty. Cool for 10 minutes and serve. Lovely with a slather of butter and a spot of tea ;)

(adapted from www.hungrygirlporvida.com)

Until next time...

Friday, June 12, 2015

*Sigh* Swoon with me over Their Fractured Light!! {cover reveal}

Not sure if this one just came out of if I just missed the reveal, but its my first time seeing it today. GORGEOUS. Everybody swoon with me, because the Their Fractured Light cover is here!!

And the three together:


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fallout by Gwenda Bond {review}

Lois Lane: Fallout
by Gwenda Bond
♦publisher: Switch Press
♦release date: May 1st
♦hardcover, 304 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦series: Lois Lane, book 1
♦source: from publisher for honest review
Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won’t be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They’re messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it’s all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy.

Review:  Lois Lane has always been one of the great comic book heroines and finally she steps out from behind a certain red cape and into the limelight!  Fallout is absolute fun and so entertaining. 

We get to meet teenage Lois, independent, gutsy, curious, and as outspoken as we've ever known her, but we also go along for the ride as she deals with the constant moving and challenge to make connections that comes along with being an army brat. No matter what she's promised her dad, she just can't seem to keep her head down and her mouth from sticking up for someone in need.  I loved the way her character starts out sort of resigned to the fact that she just can't connect with people and soon finds herself opening up to this new group that she's been plunged into the middle of. Each character was unique and interesting and rang true.

Though the villainous goings-on  seem a little over the top or even a bit cheesy at times, it felt like a perfect homage to the style of the original comics---a mind-melded group of kids wreaking havoc, big-money corporations coming up with sinister science-fictiony ways to take over the world. Can't you just see Superman or Spiderman swooping in to stop this evil plot? But it's not! It's Lois and her awesome crew of new friends and fellow  junior reporters! :)  I love how the story was brought into modern times with the plot revolving around high tech interactive gaming. 

There is, of course, a little maybe-romance going on with Lois and her mysterious online friend, SmallvilleGuy. Though Lois toils over wanting to know more about who he is and if he feels the same way she does, I liked that they kept this as a side story and kept the main focus on Lois and her clever mystery solving and junior reporting skills! Still, I can't wait to see how their relationship progresses in future books!

Definitely pick this up if you are in the mood for a fun and quick summer read!

Find Gwenda Bond online:  Website  •  Twitter  •  Instagram

Purchase Lois Lane: Fallout: Indiebound  •  BookDepository  •  Amazon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Waiting on...

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

by Christy Lenzi

hitting shelves March 29th, 2016
from Roaring Brook Press
In a small town on the brink of the Civil War, Catrina finds a man making strange patterns in her family’s sorghum crop. He’s mad with fever, naked, and strikingly beautiful. He has no memory of who he is or what he’s done before Catrina found him in Stone Field. But that doesn’t bother Catrina because she doesn’t like thinking about the things she’s done before either.

Catrina and Stonefield fall passionately, dangerously, in love. All they want is to live with each other, in harmony with the land and away from Cat’s protective brother, the new fanatical preacher, and the neighbors who are scandalized by their relationship. But Stonefield can’t escape the truth about who he is, and the conflict tearing apart the country demands that everyone take a side before the bloodbath reaches their doorstep.

Inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Stone Field is a passionate and atmospheric story of how violence and vengeance pervert the human spirit, and how hatred can be transcended by love.

My thoughts: 
I am in love with this cover. Apparently the "scene inside the almost-sillouette" is becoming the new trend--I saw another one revealed this week like it! But I love it. So gorgeous.  The historical story sounds deeply romantic but also intense and a bit sad.  I do hope this one is good!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {129}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) The Weekly Nutshell will be just that...my week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts)
New goodies on my shelf this week:
 Traded for:
Hover by Melissa West
Want to track down the last book and then read them all at once! 
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby 
 I've been wanting to read this author for a while now. And this looks really good.

For review: 
The Uninvited by Cat Winters
*swoon* Love Cat Winters and can't wait to read this.  
The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by K.C. Tansley
Time travel, ghosts, and murder mystery. Of course I accepted this for review! 
The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
I'm not sure I'll read this one, but my daughter has already disappeared with it!
The Leveller by Julia Durango  
This looks more interesting than I initially thought! 
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
This looks super cute and I've enjoyed Benway's writing before. 
Deadfall by Anna Carey
Talker 25: Invisible Monsters by Joshua McCune 
Both of these are sequels to books I haven't read yet, but they both look pretty good! 

Many thanks to Harper Collins, William Morrow,  & KC Tansley for the review books and to Skye for the trades! :D

The Weekly Nutshell:  
{Monday} What's New: June YA Release List & Giveaway
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Pull by Anne Riley 
{Saturday} Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron 

 I feel like I've had so little time to read lately! My youngest turned 10 this week. Nooo...he still needs to be my baby. *sigh*  So lots of birthday stuff going on all week. :)  When I do find the time, I'm reading Siren's Fury, which is so good, and next up is likely going to be Game of Love and Death. I read the first three chapters when a copy came through at work and I'm already in love with the writing. So can't wait. 
Also ALA San Francisco is just around the corner!  Anyone going? I am so excited to have a conference that I don't have to travel so far to this year!  It's a mere hour away! And finally I won't be the only one from my library at a library conference! :D So that should be fun! 

Have a great week, everyone..and happy reading! 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Rook by Sharon Cameron {review}

by Sharon Cameron
♦publisher: Scholastic Press
♦release date: April 28th, 2015
♦hardcover, 456 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦source: from publisher for honest review
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

Review: Rook is just made of cleverness. A clever premise, clever writing, and cleverly perplexing characters. It's a dystopian homage to the classic The Scarlet Pimpernel that will often have you forgetting that it's set hundreds of years into our future rather than hundreds of years in our past.  And it's in this richly imagined setting, where part of Paris has fallen into the earth and the revolution has begun anew, that Rook's heady theme is so perfectly played out. Nothing quite explains it like this quote:

"Have you ever thought," he said after a moment, " that perhaps...all of this could have happened before? That the people of the Time Before, no matter how weak we think them, that they were only making mistakes of their ancestors, and that we, in turn, are only making the same mistakes as them? Technology or no? That the time changes but people do not, and so we are never really moving forward, only around a bend? That the world only every turns in circles. Do you think that could be so?"
(quoted from Rook ARC copy, pg. 205)

The world has basically reset and all technology is shunned. Part of what made this fun is being so immersed in this chaotic ancient-feeling world and being jarred into remembering that it's set in the future---like when the characters talk about "artifacts" and you suddenly realize they are referring to a CD or a game controller or some other piece of our everyday world.

Sophia is a bold and fierce character, willing to do anything to save innocent people from The Blade. When her risky actions cause her brother's arrest, the plan is set in motion to get him back. I loved that almost every other character aside from Sophia and her brother are  set up for suspicion. The reader is kept constantly guessing who will turn out to be loyal and who will turn.  There is, of course, a slow-growing and uncertain love story chock full of caution and suspicion---and really, what other kind of romance can you have between two strong characters who so comfortable with deceit and sneakiness! Each moment was wildly entertaining as they circle each other and slowly grow closer.

The plot is incredibly rich but this, for much of it, was a very slow read---sometimes "good" slow where it forced you to really savor and enjoy the story unfolding, and other times it was just slow.  But I highly recommend pushing through because it definitely picks up in the last half! Rapid scene changes sometimes make it hard to follow, but as the story climaxes, the scene-to-scene transitions are done using a captivating style, a sort of wordplay where the following scene plays off of the last words of the previous scene, and I absolutely loved that.

Another incredibly imaginative tale from an author who has quickly become one of my favorites!

Find Sharon Cameron online:  Website  •   Twitter  • Facebook

Purchase Rook: Indiebound  •  Bookdepository  •  Amazon

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Waiting on...

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
by Anne Riley

hitting shelves December 8th, 2015 
from Spencer Hill Press
Rosie Clayton witnesses a mugging on her first night in London—and then the scene rewinds itself.

She finds herself standing in the same place again, with the mugging happening just like before, except this time a stranger steps in and stops it. There's no way the same incident can have two outcomes. Rosie thinks she’s losing her mind, until just a few days later, the stranger saves her.

The stranger, Albert, and his band of misfit crime-fighters, have the special ability to Pull, which allows them to rewind just enough time to undo a recent event. Someone is hunting Albert and his crew– and now that Rosie’s been seen with them, she’s a target too. Rosie is left with no choice but to trust Albert to keep her safe.

As Rosie learns more about this unbelievable ability and the people – if you can call them that – who want them dead, she discovers that the group’s desire for her blood might be more than mere coincidence. Each step into this magical side of London introduces Rosie to a family history that she never knew existed, and dangerous forces that could unravel her world in an instant.

Her family may be the reason they’re all being hunted—and she may be the only one who can figure out how to save them. Sure, between the lot of them, they have a few shots to get it right. The thing about Pulling, though, is you have to be alive to do it.

My thoughts: 
London setting, time looping, mysterious family secrets---this sounds like just my cup of very british tea. :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

What's New: June YA Release List & Giveaway

Welcome, June and summer! I decided to take a little blogging break this past week because, frankly, every time I got on the computer to blog, I found myself on twitter looking (and drooling!) over all the BEA tweets! Very unproductive! So I decided it was best to just steer clear of the computer for the week lol. Oh and #booksfortrade...also very addictive. And Pinterest. Another time-suck, but I just love it. :)  Anyways.  There's quite a lovely list of books down below. Hopefully I will have time to read some of them---it always takes a few weeks for things to settle down in my house after summer vacation starts!

So if you're new to Stories & Sweeties, here's a little run-down of this feature: at the start of each month, I do a little thing called the "What's New List & Giveaway" where you'll find a full list of the new releases in YA for the month, and entry to the giveaway. At the end of each month, one lucky winner will get to choose any new release as their prize!

First things first! The winner of April's giveaway is Elizabeth H.! Congrats!
June 2015 Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating!

Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall
Where You End by Anna Pellicioli

Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel
Children of the Earth by Anna Schumacher
Dancing with Molly by Lena Horowitz
The Darkness Within by Kelly Hashway
Deadly Design by Debra Dockter
The Devil You Know by Trish Dollar
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu
The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen
The Hunted by Charlie Higson
Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani
Invisible Monsters by Joshua McCune
Joyride by Anna Banks
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
Like It Never Happened by Jill Cooper
Modern Monsters by Kelley York
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano
Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
Secret of the Sevens by Lynn Lindquist
Siren's Fury by Mary Weber
Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen
Spelled by Betsy Chow
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Surviving Santiago by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Sweet by Emmy Laybourne
Where You End by Anna Pellicioli
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Darkest Night by Will Hill

Alive by Chandler Baker
Crash by Eve Silver
Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Forgotten by Ednah Walters
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
I Am the Traitor by Allen Zadoff
Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
Mindwalker by A. J. Steiger
Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea by Jonathan David Kranz
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
Those Girls by Lauren Saft
To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix 

We Will Be Crashing Shortly by Hollis Gillespie

After Hours by Claire Kennedy
Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
Blood Will Tell by April Henry
Deadfall by Anna Carey
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Glittering Shadows by Jaclyn Dolamore
Holy and the Fallen by Amanda Strong
In the Mouth of the Wolf by Nicole Maggi
In Search of Sam by Kristin Butcher
The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestly
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
One Moment in Time by Lauren Barnholdt
The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen
Shards by FJR Titchenell and Matt Carter

A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes
Calling Maggie May by Anonymous
Date with a Rockstar by Sarah Gagnon
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
A Girl Undone by Catherine Linka
The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek by Seth Rudetsky
The Rules by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
The Stellow Project by Shari Becker
Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel
Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath by Ishbelle Bee
Storm by Amanda Sun
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

 (All links go to Goodreads)
Please feel free to email me if you notice any YA titles missing! :)

Giveaway Details:
One winner will win a YA June release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends June 30st
, 2015 at 11:59 PM
• Must be 13 or older.
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through BookDepository.com.
•Extra entries can be earned by commenting on
May or June reviews, and can be done once per review. Come back throughout June whenever you comment on my reviews and get your extra points!    
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