The Dead Inside: Spotlight & Giveaway

Posted April 10, 2017 by Christy / 1 Comment
The Dead Inside: Spotlight & Giveaway

Spotlight: NOTE TO READER You’re not going to believe this. Seriously, nobody does. But this stuff happened, right here in America. In the warehouse down the street. The warehouse had a name: Straight, Incorporated. Straight called itself a drug rehab for kids, but most of us had barely even smoked weed. Take me, for example. In September, at age thirteen, I smoked it for the first time. I tried smoking again in October. In November, I got locked up in Straight—for sixteen months. The second we entered the building, we all stopped being kids. We stopped being humans. Instead, we were Straightlings. Other than my father and me, each person you read about here has a fake name. Many of […]

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Madalyn’s Novel Rewind (12)

Posted April 8, 2017 by Madalyn / 8 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap up post.  The three of us will be alternating weeks. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. Life Updates I don’t really have much to say here this week, because I’ve spent most of the week too depressed to do much of anything. Overall, it’s been a stressful, disappointing week that I mostly just want to put behind me. I am starting to feel a little more like myself, so here’s hoping next week is better. <3 Book Haul Bought:   I bought both of these on ebook deals; I’ve heard fantastic things about both. I haven’t gotten to F*ths yet, but I ended up really enjoying The […]

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Blog Tour + Author Interview | The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis

Posted April 7, 2017 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
Blog Tour + Author Interview | The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis

Hi, lovely readers! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Paths We Choose! Today, I’ll be chatting with author M. Hollis about her novellas, identity, and all things f/f romance. Read on for the interview, and don’t forget to check out The Paths We Choose, available now! Author Interview with M. Hollis Novel Ink: Hi, Maria! I’m so excited to have you on Novel Ink today to celebrate your newest novella! First off, can you give our readers a quick description of The Paths We Choose?  M. Hollis: Thanks for having me! The Paths We Choose is a short New Adult F/F novella about a girl who had to run away from home because her homophobic parents didn’t accept her. […]

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The Whole Thing Together: Ann Brashares || Blog Tour (Spotlight)

Posted April 6, 2017 by Erica / 2 Comments
The Whole Thing Together: Ann Brashares || Blog Tour (Spotlight)

DELACORTE PRESS PUBLISHES THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER BY #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ANN BRASHARES  The book will carry a first printing of 100,000 copies and release on April 25, 2017. Advance praise for The Whole Thing Together: “A gorgeously written novel on love, loss and family.” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything “Masterful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review   Ann Brashares, beloved author of the bestselling The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, which has sold over 8.7 million copies in all formats, is back with another unforgettable story about fractured families, first love, and loss in her latest novel, THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER (Delacorte Press / on sale April 25, 2017 / $18.99), which […]

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Posted April 5, 2017 by Madalyn / 13 Comments
Geekerella by Ashley Poston

If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen this book absolutely everywhere around the bookternet recently! Geekerella promised a swoonworthy romance with a healthy dose of fandom culture, and though I was left wanting a bit more from some elements of the story, overall, it delivered on those promises. In Geekerella, we follow two different POVs. Our main character, Elle, has been a devoted Starfield fan her entire life. With a movie reboot of the fan-favorite sci-fi TV series in the works, she decides to enter a cosplay contest at ExcelsiCon in order to honor her late parents and her own love for the franchise. Our other main character, Darien (also a huge fan of the series, though he hides his geekiness to […]

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Pretty Fierce: Spotlight & Giveaway

Posted April 3, 2017 by Christy / 0 Comments
Pretty Fierce: Spotlight & Giveaway

Spotlight: One of my favorite things about writing PRETTY FIERCE was trying to figure out what Kaia would do next. I don’t consider myself to be particularly brave—except for the fact that I don’t mind public speaking which is one of those things that keeps people awake at night. But I imagine that if I were ever in a situation like Kaia is in—being pursued by bad guys, hunted down at every turn, forced to try to protect the man I loved—I’d probably end up a ball of blubbering mush in a corner. So when I was writing her, I would try to imagine the exact opposite of what I would do in a given situation, and then write that. […]

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Monthly Novel Rewind: March 2017

Posted April 1, 2017 by Madalyn / 10 Comments

Another month gone! Read on to find out what we’ve been up to in reading and life during the month of March! Christy and Erica are still on a blogging break, so it’s just me (Madalyn) here for the wrap-up this month. new on the blog our most anticipated april release(s) (Okay, so I’ve already read Upside, but I’m just so stoked for it to officially be out in the world.) venturing around the blogosphere Check out these posts we loved this month! <3 Carmen @ YA Wednesdays dedicates this bookish post to the state of Florida (my honorary home state, since my parents recently moved there), in honor of its birthday The Honest Book Club discusses book trends that need […]

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Audiobook Blog Tour + Review: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Posted March 30, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Author: Tara Sim Narrator: Gary Furlong Length: 8h 50m Publisher: Forever Young Audiobooks Genre: YA Fantasy Release date: Feb. 14, 2017 Two o’clock was missing. 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 […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Posted March 29, 2017 by Madalyn / 6 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting  I am so, so looking forward to this book. I’m always here for YA that tackles tough topics like race relations in the US. The premise is super intriguing in and of itself, but Nic Stone is also local to me and seems like a wonderful human, so I definitely want to support her. Are you excited for Dear Martin? What book are you waiting on this week?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Can’t Believe I’ve Met (+ Some I’d Love to Meet)

Posted March 28, 2017 by Madalyn / 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is all about authors– ones we can’t believe we’ve met, as well as those we’d kill to meet. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet many of my favorite authors, but I’ve compiled a list of the ten author encounters I’ve fangirled over the most (complete with pictures and stories when those things exist). Onto the list! madalyn’s top ten Leigh Bardugo // I met Leigh at Decatur Book Festival 2014, a few months after Ruin and Rising came out. I would love to meet her again, though, because I am total Six of Crows trash and would love to discuss the duology with […]

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