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How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman Blog Tour

How the Light Gets In

by Katy Upperman

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Release Date: August 6th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis:

Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents have become.

When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine.

But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 8/14/19

WWW is hosted by Taking On a World of Words and is a weekly meme where bloggers can respond to a few questions about what they are currently reading and what they’d like to read in the future.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi. Still not accepting Warner as a love interest or character *shrugs*.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished reading It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han during my trip back home. It was kind of better than the first but also not.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Most likely a contemporary, maybe We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han.

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Blog Tour: Zinnia by Christina Bauer

Zinnia by Christina Bauer 
(Angelbound Offspring #3) 
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: July 30th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

As the last dragon shifter, I live alone, hiding in one of Earth’s sacred deserts. My human handlers tell me that I have no parents, no name, and no purpose other than to train for battle and one day become a vessel for the reincarnation of Chimera, the greatest dragon shifter of all. Sadly, Chimera’s rebirth will mean my own death. But my handlers say this sacrifice is a noble fate that will rebuild the dragon shifter world.

I shall die on my seventeenth birthday. That’s five days from now.

Then I hear music thumping across the desert. I take my mortal form, follow the sound, and find humans dancing in what they call a rave. There is a stage and a rock band. One thing quickly becomes clear: Unlike the audience, the musicians are dragon shifters, just like me. And one of them, the guitar player Rhodes, makes my knees turn watery. The lead singer, Kaps, has something strangely familiar about her.

It all adds up to one conclusion: My handlers lied to me. I’m not the last of my kind. Memories reappear. I had parents once. Portia and Tempest. I even had a name. Zinnia. Perhaps I have a reason to live as well. I step past the dancing humans to confront the players.

I will find out the full truth, no matter what.

Excerpt

Slipping out from under my covers, I step toward my balcony. Cool air wafts through the curtains. A chill seeps into my skin, so I pull the tie on my silk robe a little tighter. 

One moment, the balcony only frames the sight of a darkened forest and flickering stars. A second later, he is there.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 8/7/19

WWW is hosted by Taking On a World of Words and is a weekly meme where bloggers can respond to a few questions about what they are currently reading and what they’d like to read in the future.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han. I really needed something light and fast after dealing with Tower of Dawn.

What did you recently finish reading?

I technically didn’t finish it, but I put Tower of Dawn aside yet again. Every time I try, I get a little bit in but then get bored quickly. I just want to be done with it so I can finish the series but its soooo slow. I don’t want to skip it either because I’ve heard you need it to continue.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Right now I’m thinking maybe Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, but we’ll see!

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Blog Tour: T-Minus by Shannon Greenland

T-Minus
by Shannon Greenland
Genre: YA Suspense
Release Date: August 6th 2019
Entangled Teen

Summary:

I am the daughter of the first female POTUS, and today is about to become the longest day of my life…

24 hours—that’s how much time I have to save my mother before terrorists assassinate her. But now my father and brother are missing, too. This goes deeper than anyone thinks. Only someone on the inside would know how to pull this off—how to make the entire First Family disappear.

I can’t trust anyone, so it’s up to me to uncover the conspiracy and stop these madmen. Because little do they know, they picked the wrong person to terrorize.

My name is Sophie Washington, and I will not be a victim. No one, I repeat no one, is taking me or my family down. But the clock is ticking…

Excerpt

I squint to the man squeezing my arm. “I’ll walk without the vice grip. Plus, I’m sure no one is going to like the fact you’re squeezing my arm so hard you’re leaving a bruise. Especially the president.

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Blitz: A Kingdom of Mirrors and Roses

Kingdom of Mirrors & Roses: A Limited Edition of Beauty and the Beast Retellings 
Publication Date: August 1st 2019
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, New Adult
Synopsis:

Beauty and the Beast, but not how you remember it

Deep in the forest, a castle hides. No one knows who lives there, but rumors of a beast keep people away.

Cloaked in shadows, hidden from view, a prince destroyed by a curse shuts himself away from the world, ashamed of the beast he’s become.

And in the village, a beautiful girl with her nose in a book, yearns for something more.

True love is the only thing that can break his curse. True love is the one thing she’s looking for, but how can they find true love when neither knows the other exists?

Find out if love really can defy all odds in this set of thirteen captivating retellings of the classic fairytale, filled with love, hope and the strength of two people willing to do whatever it takes…

One click now for your happily ever after.

Other books in the Kingdom of series…
Kingdom of Glass and Ashes (Cinderella retellings)
Kingdom of Salt and Sirens (Little Mermaid retellings)
Kingdom of Sand and Wishes (Aladdin retellings)
Kingdom of Mirrors and Roses (Beauty and the Beast retellings)
Kingdom of Thorns and Dreams (Sleeping Beauty retellings) coming soon

LOOK HOW PRETTTTTTY!!!!! You can check out this gorgeous one for yourself here!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 7/31/19

WWW is hosted by Taking On a World of Words and is a weekly meme where bloggers can respond to a few questions about what they are currently reading and what they’d like to read in the future.

What are you currently reading?

I’m still reading Tower of Dawn, but I’m thinking I might put it down again. I feel like I’m going to need to keep reading this one in because every time I try to read it, I get into it a little and read more but feel like other books are drawing me in more.

What did you recently finish reading?

Because I’ve been stuck on Tower of Dawn, I haven’t finished anything recently.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m not exactly sure yet, but I’m thinking maybe Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings as my ebook just came in from the library. I got it as an e-ARC a while back but didn’t want to read it because I wasn’t able to use the word reader feature on the ARC.

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Why I’m Terrified to Read Another Cassandra Clare Book

Cassanadra Clare is one of the most popular YA authors out there today and it seems like everyone is reading her books whenever they come out. I used to be one of those people too. I would always rush to Barnes and Noble to get her collector’s editions as soon as they came out and would despair that she didn’t come to where I lived for signings. And when she did, I chucked my $30 at the opportunity and screeched. I was always so pumped for her books and ready for anything new she might put out, and then City of Heavenly Fire happened.

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My *Very* Disappointing Barnes and Noble YA Book Club Experience

A few months ago, Barnes and Noble announced that they would be hosting a monthly YA book club over the summer featuring three debut novels: Again, But Better in June, We Hunt the Flame in July, and Wilder Girls in August. When this was announced I was super pumped because it included ABB which I had been wanting to read, but also more importantly because I had hoped that I would be able to find more bookish people my age in my new home. The key words in that last sentence were had hoped and I’m about to explain why.

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