Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index Playlist + Giveaway!

Welcome to the JUNIPER LEMON’S HAPPINESS INDEX blog tour! Today I’ll be sharing a playlist for this novel and presenting a giveaway! First, here’s a bit about the book:

31123261

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
Series:
 n/a
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: May 30th 2017 by Kathy Dawson Books
Length: 320 pages

It’s been sixty-five days since the accident that killed Juniper’s sister, and ripped Juniper’s world apart.

Then she finds the love letter: written by Camilla on the day of the accident, addressed mysteriously to “You,” but never sent. Desperate to learn You’s identity and deliver the message, Juniper starts to investigate.

Until she loses something. A card from her Happiness Index: a ritual started by sunny Camie for logging positives each day. It’s what’s been holding Juniper together since her death – but a lost card only widens the hole she left behind. And this particular card contains Juniper’s own dark secret: a memory she can’t let anyone else find out.

The search for You and her card take Juniper to even less expected places, and as she connects with those whose secrets she upturns in the effort, she may just find the means to make peace with her own.

This is a smart, funny, poignant book guaranteed to make you laugh and cry – and maybe even take notes.

Read More »

#ReadADessen: The Moon and More Playlist + Giveaway!

unnamed.jpg

If you weren’t aware, Sarah Dessen is coming out with a new novel, ONCE AND FOR ALL, and until its release, Penguin is hosting a tour to feature all of Sarah’s previous novels! This week I’m featuring THE MOON & MORE!

23281629.jpg

The Moon & Moore by Sarah Dessen
Series:
 n/a
Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance

The perfect life?

At first glance, Emaline seems to have it all. A great boyfriend, a close-knot family, an idyllic beach town to call home. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Then she meets Theo, an ambitious young New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. He’s sophisticated and exciting, and thinks Emaline is destined for bigger things.

Emaline wants the moon and more, but can she balance where she comes from with where she’s going?

Read More »

Review: A Million Junes by Emily Henry | Blog Tour + Giveaway!

unnamed.gif

I’m so happy to be on the blog tour for A MILLION JUNES by Emily Henry! I really loved Emily’s debut, THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD, which I read this year, and I’m happy to say I loved this one just as much, if not more! Here’s a bit about the book:

30763950

A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Series: n/a
Genre: YA Magical Realism, Romance, Contemporary
Publication: May 16th 2017 by Razorbill
Length: 350 pages
Format: eARC

There are two things everyone in Five Fingers knows about the O’Donnells and the Angerts. One: They’ve been there the longest, ever since the town was first founded in the Gold Rush days. Two: They hate each other.

June O’Donnell–a.k.a. Junior, a.k.a. Jack, a.k.a. Jonathan O’Donnell IV, a.k.a. the first female O’Donnell first-born–has always been haunted–in more ways than one–by her family’s complicated legacy. When June’s father and best friend, Jack III, died suddenly seven years ago, she made up her mind to skip college and live the life of adventure that her dad always wanted for himself. Now seventeen and heading into her last year of high school, June is itching to leave her ghosts behind in Five Fingers and travel the world. It’s not that she’s not happy–she is, mostly–grief has left her with an emptiness that she believes only real life experience can fill.

But then what kind of O’Donnell would June be if an Angert didn’t swoop in at a crucial moment and ruin everything? Enter Saul Angert, the eldest son of Eli Angert, a.k.a. June’s father’s mortal enemy, back in town from a writing career in the city to care for his ailing father. Somehow June’s path just keeps getting tangled up with Saul’s, no matter how creatively she tries to avoid it, until the unthinkable happens: She finds herself intrigued by this gruff, taciturn, yet strangely tender boy whom she was born to loathe.

But when June and Saul accidentally stumble into a bit of the forest magic, they are allowed a glimpse into the past at the fateful, horrible moment that started all the trouble between their families. Now, everything is different. The only problem is, June doesn’t know if this new discovery means she should hate the Angerts even more, or if it’s finally time for her–and all of the O’Donnells before her–to let go.

Read More »

Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey | Blog Tour Interview + Giveaway

unnamed.png

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be on the blog tour for DUELS AND DECEPTION! I have a soft spot in my heard for historical fiction romances, so I’m excited to share with you the interview I had with the lovely author! Here’s a little bit about the book:

 unnamed-1.jpg
Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
Series: n/a
Genre: YA Historical, Romance
Publication: April 11, 2017 by Swoon Reads

Miss Lydia Whitfield, heiress to the family fortune, has her future entirely planned out. She will run the family estate until she marries the man of her late father’s choosing, and then she will spend the rest of her days as a devoted wife. Confident in those arrangements, Lydia has tasked her young law clerk, Mr. Robert Newton, to begin drawing up the marriage contracts. Everything is going according to plan.

Until Lydia—and Robert along with her—is kidnapped. Someone is after her fortune and won’t hesitate to destroy her reputation to get it. With Robert’s help, Lydia strives to keep her family’s good name intact and expose whoever is behind the devious plot. But as their investigation delves deeper and their affections for each other grow, Lydia starts to wonder whether her carefully planned future is in fact what she truly wants…

Read More »

Book Look + Review: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston | Blog Tour + Giveaway

unnamed.jpg

I’m beyond thrilled to be on the blog tour for THE VALIANT! I absolutely loved this book, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it with you! Here’s a little bit about the book:

unnamed-1.jpg

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Series:
The Valiant #1
Genre: YA Fantasy, Historical
Publication: February 14th 2017 by Razorbill
Length: 384 pages
Format: ARC

Lost to history, the story of the female gladiator has never been told. Until now.

Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed while defending their home from the armies of Julius Caesar.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her place in her father’s war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured by ruthless brigands who sell her to an elite training school for female gladiators owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon s family might be her only hope of survival.
Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, deadly fights in and out of the arena, and perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier and her sworn enemy.

A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, “The Valiant” recounts Fallon’s gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.”

Read More »

Review: After the Fall by Kate Hart | Blog Tour + Giveaway

unnamed.jpg

I’m so thrilled to be part of the blog tour for AFTER THE FALL! I absolutely loved this book, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it with y’all! Here’s a little bit about the book:

22847526

After the Fall by Kate Hart
Series:
 n/a
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: January 24th 2017 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
Length: 336 pages

A YA debut about a teen girl who wrestles with rumors, reputation, and her relationships with two brothers.

Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn’t want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach. Matt tries to help, but he doesn’t really get it… and he’d never understand why she’s fallen into a secret relationship with his brother. The friendships are a precarious balance, and when tragedy strikes, everything falls apart. Raychel has to decide which pieces she can pick up – and which ones are worth putting back together.

Read More »