[Blog Tour Review] Rebound by Noelle August


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Title: Rebound 

Author: Noelle August

Series: Boomerang #2 

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Release Date: February 10th 2015 

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N Bookdepository 


Source: e-ARC via edelweiss 

Synopsis:
At Boomerang, one night can change everything…
Noelle August has taken the New Adult genre by storm, and readers can’t wait to see what chaos, confusion, and connections arise at the Boomerang offices next.

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-three, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.

Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together


[Release Day Book Blitz] Vendetta by Catherine Doyle

Today is the release day for Vendetta by Catherine Doyle!! This book sounds so incredible and I can't wait to share this with you! But first, here's some info on the book:


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Title: Vendetta

Author: Catherine Doyle

Series: Blood for Blood #1

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: February 24th 2015

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository

Goodreads Page
Synopsis:
Blood Will Spill, Hearts Will Break: With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.

For Sophie, it starts as just another slow, hot summer in Cedar Hill. Then a new family moves into the long-abandoned mansion across the street: the Falcone family, with its five mysterious brothers. Unable to resist bad boy Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling for him--and into his world. But just as the dark secrets of the Falcones begin to come to light, the skeletons of her own family, the Gracewells, rise to the surface, too. And soon Sophie is torn between the desires of two warring dynasties: the one she was born into and the one she's now in love with. But she'll have to choose between passion and honor. And when she does, blood will spill and hearts will break. Because in this twisted underworld, loyalty can mean the difference between life and death.

Praise


Even Victoria Scott said this about it: “Fan-freaking-tastic…I honestly can’t say enough good things about it! I would read anything Cat Doyle writes after flying through Vendetta!!”


Meet Sophie and Nic








Catherine Doyle on Vendetta






ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Catherine Doyle lives in the west of Ireland. She holds a bachelor's degrees in psychology and a master's degree in English from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Vendetta is her first novel. Catherine lives in Galway, Ireland. Follower Catherine on Twitter @Doyle_cat and on Tumblr at www.Catherine-Doyle.tumblr.com.





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[Waiting on Wednesday]#30: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


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Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: The Dregs #1

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Release Date: October 6th 2015

Goodreads page
Synopsis:
Game of Thrones meets Ocean's Eleven in this brand-book in the world of the Grisha by New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

Okay. So since this is in the Grisha universe, this book is obviously fantasy. And omygod THIEVERY. HEISTS. CRIME. I'm so excited for this book because crime and fantasy are two of my favourite things to read about. YES. I still have to read the last book in the Grisha Trilogy though so there's that.

And can I just say. That cover. That cover is so incredibly gorgeous! I can't get over how beautiful it is! I seriously cannot even.



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An Interview with Paula Stokes, Author of LIARS, INC.

Hey guys!

So I had the amazing opportunity to interview the lovely Paula Stokes on her new novel, Liars, Inc! It's an amazing mystery and psychological thriller that runs in the same veins as How to Get Away with Murder and I can't wait to share with you guys!

First, here's some info on the book:


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Title: Liars, Inc.

Author: Paula Stokes

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: March 24th 2015

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon BookDepository B&N

Goodreads Page 

Synopsis:

For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

Interview

Ri: How would you describe Liars, Inc. in five words? 

Paula: LIARS is fast-paced, bold, dark, twisty, and twisted.

Ri: What inspired Liars, Inc. ? 

Paula: As always, a combination of things. On a subconscious level, the story was undoubtedly inspired by all of the Christopher Pike and Dean Koontz that I've read. Those guys are not afraid to take risks and push boundaries. I also remember seeing a movie when I lived in Seoul about a guy who traded identities with other guys for the weekend so they could cheat on their wives. Totally different storyline, but the same kind of plan that seems foolproof until something goes horribly awry. And then finally, closer to home, my older brother started an illegal lottery in sixth grade and Liars, Inc., the business, is sort of a more corrupt version of that.

Ri: How was the writing experience of Liars compared to The Art of Lainey?

Paula: I wrote both books fairly quickly, but LIARS took longer to revise because I kept changing the ending. The book has had five drastically different endings, but I do like the one I finally settled on the best, even though some of the others were more shocking or edgy. The thing with changing your mystery ending—it usually means you have to go back and reset all your clues and red herrings, and that can be tedious work.

Ri: Were there any particularly interesting things that you learned while researching for Liars?

Paula: Oh man. I did most of the research in 2011 and it feels like ten lifetimes ago. Lemme think. Oh okay. You’re going to love this. I learned how to make chloroform and what sort of chemicals make the best accelerants for a fire. Then this guy I was dating taught me all about guns and took me to the range and I learned that if I ever get in a shootout with a paper target, the paper is going down! Basically if writer doesn’t pan out, I’m planning to move into the role of master criminal ;) Kidding! I also learned less sketchy things like surfing terminology, Hindu customs, survival tactics, what FBI badges look like, when tides roll in and out, and scads of legal stuff, like the difference between an indictment and an arraignment, federal, state, and local charges, etc. Oh, and a teen blogger taught me how to Google search by image. Thanks Monica!

Ri: What song would you use to describe Liars, Inc. ?

Paula: My playlist is out of control but I’m just going to give you two. The way I write is to imagine each story playing out as a movie in my brain. Movies usually have music at the beginning during the title sequence and then at the end as the credits roll. LIARS’ music for the title sequence would be Ride to California by Paper Tongues. This just feels like a fun beach song and I can imagine it playing as a camera pans over a Southern California coast, the water full of surfers. The song for the closing credits is Never Meant To (Lie) by Radio Iodine. Both the lyrics and the dark and alternative feel of this song go perfect with the book. Radio Iodine was a local band from back in the 90s where I used to live. Yay, internet for having this band on Spotify!

Ri: What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Paula: Ha! When I’m not writing I kind of wish I was writing. Yeah, I’m a little addicted ;) But no, there’s a lot of other stuff I like too, like hiking, kayaking, driving to the beach, reading, cooking, working out, working as a freelance editor, bingeing on the occasional TV series, traveling to exotic foreign lands. Oh, and tweeting. Can’t forget about tweeting!

Ri: If you were stranded on a desert island, what one book would you have with you?

Paula: A book made of meat and cheese :D Or THE US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL. Or if I have to pick a novel, GOING BOVINE, because being stranded would suck, but not as bad as having mad cow disease.

Ri: What are you currently reading?

Paula: I am currently reading (as of the end of January) A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU, BLOOD OF MY BLOOD, and THE MERCILESS. The library sent me one of those “Give these books back to us or else” emails, so I’m multi-tasking :-)





Thank you so much Paula for taking the time to answer my questions! Look forward to my review of Liars, Inc. which will be released soon!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She’s the author of several YA novels, most recently Liars, Inc.and The Art of Lainey. Her writing has been translated into nine foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at authorpaulastokes.com or on twitter as @pstokesbooks.


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[Review] Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


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Title: Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Series: Red Queen #1

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: February 10th 2015

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon B&N BookDepository

Goodreads Page

Source: ARC obtained from giveaway
Synopsis:
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

[Waiting on Wednesday] #29: Rook by Sharon Cameron



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


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Title: Rook

Author: Sharon Cameron

Series: N/A

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: April 28th 2015
Synopsis:
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.

The last dystopian I read was The Book of Ivy and it's mostly been a flood of fantasy lately and I find myself craving to read a dystopian. This book sounds pretty interesting and also it takes place in what was once Paris and also since it says Commonwealth across the sea, Canada? Also, there's a possible criminal and y'all know how I feel about crime in novels. ;)



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[Review] The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen


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Title: The False Prince

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Series: The Ascendence Trilogy #1

Publisher: Scholastic

Get it Here: Indigo Amazon BookDepository B&N

Goodreads page

Source: The Library
Synopsis:
THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

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