#ReadADessen: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen + Giveaway!

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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 Lock & Key!

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Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen
Series:
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Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance

Ruby, where is your mother?

Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she’s been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.

That’s how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn’t seen in ten years, and Cora’s husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future; it’s a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give?

Best-selling author Sarah Dessen explores the heart of a gutsy, complex girl dealing with unforeseen circumstances and learning to trust again.

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And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz Book Look | Blog Tour + Giveaway

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I’m beyond thrilled to be on the blog tour for AND WE’RE OFF! Here’s a little bit about the book:

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And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz
Series: n/a
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: FMay 2nd 2017 by Razorbill
Length: 288 pages

Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who’s always nurtured Nora’s talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expense-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history’s most famous artists. The only catch: Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It’s a no-brainer: Nora is in!

Nora’s mother, however, is less than thrilled about the trip. Alice put herself through law school to give Nora the kind of financially stable life she never had growing up, and she worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter. Her opinions haven’t gone unnoticed, either. Nora couldn’t feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they’ve ever been. So, seconds after saying goodbye to Nora at the airport terminal, Alice calls out: “Wait! Stop! I’m coming with you!” 

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Guest Post by Tara Sim, Author of Timekeeper | SST

Hi everyone! I’m super pumped for the release of TIMEKEEPER and I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to host Tara Sim, author of this book! There’s also a giveaway at the end, so make sure to let’s get started!

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Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Series: Timekeeper #1

Genre: YA Steampunk, Time Travel, Historical, LGBTQ
Publication: November 8th 2016 by Sky Pony Press
Length: 368 pages

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In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.

But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

The stunning first novel in a new trilogy by debut author Tara Sim, Timekeeper is perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Victoria Schwab.

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Favorite Booktubers & Videos | Guest Post by Sam @_booksiread #WTTN16

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Hi everyone! Today, we’re here with another new-ish book blogger! If you don’t know, WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a feature on my blog in which I introduce new bloggers through interviews and guest posts as well as a few giveaways! You can find more information here.

Today on the blog, we have Sam from Books I Read with a list of her favorite booktubers and a giveaway!

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Authors Whose Books I’ve Never Read

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This is a shameful post. Just saying.

Today I’m listing out the authors whose books I’ve never read. This post is not to offend or publicly denounce authors but to bring together bookish people so we can all laugh at/with me (whatever floats your boat). With that being said, please don’t feel offended if I don’t read your favorite author’s books. (However, you’re welcome to persuade me to do so. Sell it to me.)

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