Spellbook of the Lost and Found Playlist + Giveaway!

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Series:
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Genre: YA Mystery, LGBTQ, Fantasy

Publication: August 8th 2017 by Kathy Dawson Books
Length: 357 pages

The stunning, highly anticipated new book from the acclaimed author of The Accident Season is about things gone missing, things returned from the past, and a group of friends who might need to give up more than they bargained for–unless they already have.

One stormy Irish summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hairclips and jewelry, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something much bigger, something she won’t talk about, and Olive thinks her best friend is slipping away. Then diary pages written by a girl named Laurel begin to appear all over town. And Olive meets three mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel, and her twin brother, Rowan, secretly squatting in an abandoned housing estate. The trio are wild and alluring, but they seem lost too–and like Rose, they’re holding tight to painful secrets.

When they discover the spellbook, it just might be their chance to find what they each need to set everything back to rights. Unless it’s leading them toward things that were never meant to be found…

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Book Review: My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff
Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance, Hate to Love
Publication: October 31, 2017 from Swoon Reads
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 332 pages
Format: ARC
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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Charlotte Charlie Donovan knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He s the school s star athlete, in the National Honor Society, invited to every party, contributes to the school paper (where Charlie is co-editor), and is about to be featured as One to Watch in a teen magazine basically, he’s exactly the type of guy Charlie s meant to be with. The only problem he barely knows she exists.

But Charlie is determined to be Teo’s date to the Christmas ball. And she has a plan: To rig the paper’s Secret Santa so that she can win his heart with five perfect gifts. But to do that she needs help. Enter J.D. Ortiz Teo’s cousin, and possibly the most annoying person on the planet. He’s easy-going, laid back, unorganized, spontaneous, and makes a joke out of everything the exact opposite of Charlie (and Teo). But he’s willing to provide insight into what Teo wants, so she’s stuck with him.

Yet, the more time Charlie spends with J.D., the more she starts to wonder: Does she really know what, or rather who, she wants for Christmas?

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My (Embarrassingly) Long List of ARCs on my TBR

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One thing that any book blogger will tell you is that when we first get a NetGalley, we go ‘request-happy’. Basically, we will request any and all e-ARCs even if we know that we won’t read them for a while. With that being said, I’ve had a NetGalley for a year and a half. I still request way too many e-ARCs, and it takes me forever to get around to reading them. Some of these books I may never end up getting to. Let’s get into the list of my ARC shame!

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There’s Someone Inside Your House Moodboards + Giveaway!

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There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Series:
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Genre: YA Mystery, Thriller

Publication: September 26th 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Length: 287 pages

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

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Halloween Mood: Books at Dawn Recommends 10 YA Horror Novels

Halloween Mood- Books at Dawn Recommends 10 YA Horror Novels

Hey Bookworms!

Halloween is fast approaching, and I thought what better way to celebrate than to recommend some awesome YA horror. I know a lot of readers tend to steer clear of anything horror or scary, but I know there are some readers out there that will appreciate this just as much as I would.

Horror is such an underrepresented genre in YA and doesn’t get enough love from readers. Luckily for me, I love being scared. I will watch horror movies late into the night and in the dark, I will read horror novels just for fun and I will walk through a creepy pitch black forest if someone dared me.

Are you guys just as brave? Well here are some YA horror book recs for you to enjoy anyway!

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Review: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

The May Queen MurdersThe May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
Genre: YA Horror, Thriller
Publication: May 3rd 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Series: n/a
Length: 288 pages
Format: Hardcover

Stay on the roads. Don’t enter the woods. Never go out at night.

Those are the rules in Rowan’s Glen, a remote farming community in the Missouri Ozarks where Ivy Templeton’s family has lived for centuries. It’s an old-fashioned way of life, full of superstition and traditions, and sixteen-year-old Ivy loves it. The other kids at school may think the Glen kids are weird, but Ivy doesn’t care—she has her cousin Heather as her best friend. The two girls share everything with each other—or so Ivy thinks. When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers that both her best friend and her beloved hometown are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.

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Review: Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie Ann DiRisio

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie Ann DiRisio
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: October 3, 2017 from Skypony Press
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 332 pages
Format: ARC
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist?

Or maybe you’re just really confused about what “opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs” actually are?

Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book. Join Broody McHottiepants as he attempts to pen Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a “self-help” guide (with activities–you always need activities) that lovingly pokes fun at the YA tropes that we roll our eyes at, but secretly love.

As his nefarious ex, Blondie DeMeani, attempts to thwart him at every turn, Broody overcomes to detail, among other topics, how to choose your genre, how to keep your love interest engaged (while maintaining lead character status), his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed and never breaking a sweat.

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Review: The Key to Everything by Paula Stokes

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The Key to Everything by Paula Stokes
Series:
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Genre: NA Contemporary, Romance
Publication: November 7th 2017 by Paula Stokes
Format: eARC

College senior Oakland Fuller has always believed in signs and soulmates, so when both a therapist and a fortuneteller say that her repeated relationship failures are due to unresolved feelings for her high school boyfriend, Seth, Oakland tries desperately to get back in touch with him. Problem: Seth isn’t responding to her online messages.

To rescue Oakland from a pathetic Christmas break of sitting in front of the computer, her best friend Morgan books the two of them on a guided excursion of Thailand. When the girls meet a pair of American soldiers in Bangkok, Oakland takes Morgan’s advice and engages in a little harmless holiday hooking up. Sergeant Tyson Banks is the perfect mix of sexy and fun. Two weeks with him might just turn out to be the best relationship Oakland has ever had.

Until the day she spots someone familiar across a crowded temple complex—it’s Seth! Somehow the boy she’s been trying to reconnect with is in Bangkok too. If that’s not a sign, then what is?

Filled with friendship, romance, bromance, and gorgeous faraway settings, The Key to Everything is a story for anyone who’s ever dreamed of finding love when (or where) they least expected it.

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That Inevitable Victorian Thing Blog Tour (Playlist + Giveaway!)

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That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Series:
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Genre: YA Science Fiction, Historical

Publication: October 3rd 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Length: 320 pages

Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a novel of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.

Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her mother before her, but before she does her duty, she’ll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire’s greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria.

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