Summer Bucket List Book Blitz

Summer Bucket List
T.K. Rapp
Publication date: July 15th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Recently graduated from high school, Holland Monroe had no expectations for her last summer before heading off to college to be anything but ordinary.

Until she got a job as a waitress at the local country club to make extra money for school.

Milo Davis was smart, cute, and absolutely not interested in Holland. At least that was what she believed. But the day she started working at the restaurant, everything changed.

Finally together, they were left with only three months to spend time together before she moved away.

Good thing they decided to make their time as memorable as possible.

But will they remain friends? Or will checking off items on their summer bucket list lead them to something they didn’t expect — Falling in love.

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EXCERPT:

He took a tentative step toward me and I remained fixed in place. Curiosity would not let me walk away, though that was exactly what I wanted to do. He stood across from me, the annoyance and disgust erased from his face. Milo shoved his hands into his pockets and when he looked up at me, he looked—uncertain.

“I didn’t know how to talk to you,” he finally said.

“You don’t seem to have a problem now,” I snapped. “In fact, I sort of wish you’d go back to ignoring me.”

“If that’s what you want…”

“No, Milo, that’s not what I want. I want to understand.”

“You’re not really that naïve, are you?”

“Forget it,” I said, turning around to walk back to my car.

“I never talked to you because I didn’t know how to,” he said, but I kept walking. “Because I liked you.”

That was the thing he said that got me to stop moving. In fact, I was pretty sure that I heard him wrong, so I slowly turned around to give him my attention. I didn’t know what to say.

“I didn’t know how to talk to you without sounding like a moron, so I just…didn’t…talk. You really didn’t know?”

“You said it yourself: you didn’t talk to me. So your silence spoke volumes for you.”

“I wasn’t trying to be a jerk the other night. I just didn’t know what to say to you.”

“I didn’t know what to say to you either. Every time I’ve tried to talk to you, it’s like talking to a brick wall. No matter how hard I try or how nice I am to you, you just ignore me.”

“That was never my intention,” he said apologetically. “I really just didn’t know what to say.”

We stood in silence, each really hearing the other. His confession began to ring in my ears, and I was thankful for the darkness so he would not see my flushed cheeks.

“Did you mean what you said?”

“Which part?”

“That you liked me?”

He shifted his stance before facing me again. “Yeah. I did…I do.”

“Really?”

“Really.”

Milo was completely opposite of Blake, or anyone else I had dated. He was not the center of attention, and he was not cocky. He was shy and unassuming, and for so long I had wanted to get him to open up and let me be his friend. I never expected him to open up so much that he would reveal that he had feelings for me.

“If you aren’t busy, do you want to go get something to eat? Maybe we could actually talk or something?”

“Are you asking me out on a date?” I asked.

He looked away for a moment, and when his gaze connected with mine, his smile grew. “Yeah. I guess I am.”

I felt nervous and excited at the same time, and then complete disappointment.

“I can’t. Not tonight,” I said.

“No. It’s fine. Short notice and all. Hell, you might be dating someone anyway.”

“I’m not,” I said a little more eagerly than I realized.

“Maybe another time,” he said, taking a few steps backward. “Have a good night, Holland.”

As he turned around, I slowly did the same, but then my feet stopped moving.

“Do you want to come with me?” I asked hopefully. “To Meg’s?”


Author Bio:

T.K. Rapp is a Texas girl born and raised. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from Texas A&M and it was there that she met the love of her life. He had a contract with the U.S. Navy that would take them across both coasts, and ultimately land them back home in Texas.

Upon finally settling in Texas, T.K. worked as a graphic designer and photographer for the family business that her mom started years earlier. She was able to infuse her creativity and passion, into something she enjoyed, but something was still missing. There was a voice in the back of her head that told her to write, so write, she did. And, somewhere on an external hard drive, are several stories she started and never finished.

Now at home, raising her two daughters, T.K. has more time to do the things she loves, which includes photography and writing. When she’s not doing one of those, she can be found with her family, which keeps her busy, hanging with family and friends, and mostly relaxing. She is a lover of raunchy humor, gossip blogs and a good books.

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The Storm Crow Blog Tour Review and Favorite Quotes

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The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow #1)

by Kalyn Josephson
Publisher: SourcebooksFire
Release Date: July 9th 2019

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.

That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.

But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38330596-the-storm-crow

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B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-storm-crow-kalyn-josephson/1129678144#/

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Storm_Crow.html?id=jEmrvAEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

My Review

When I read the synopsis for The Storm Crow I was intrigued.   I really loved the writing! I thought the characters were well written.  I think the giant crows was a very unique idea. I enjoyed this book but I do wish there was a little more world building. I was very excited about the crows but they kinda got pushed aside. I’m hoping book 2 will have more about them. Overall, this was a quick, interesting read.

My Favorite Quotes

“Be careful. You’re dangerously close to sounding like this girl I used to know. Tongue as sharp as a crow’s talons, menace to authorities everywhere, about this tall.”

I’d pushed unwaveringly, and when I had met a wall. I’d shattered it.

They were like wolves looking for a weak spot, their postures rigid in preparation to strike and scramble up the ranks.

His eyes, normally bright as the sun on the ocean, looked dull. Like something was missing.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Kalyn

Kalyn Josephson is a Technical Writer in Silicon Valley, which leaves room for too many bad puns about technically being a writer. She grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA, but now lives in the Bay Area with four awesome friends (because it’s the Bay and she’d like to be able to retire one day) and two black cats (who are more like a tiny dragon and an even tinier owl). When not writing YA Fantasy, she loves baking, reading, playing sports, and watching too many movies.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://kalynjosephson.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17673530.Kalyn_Josephson

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kalynjosephson

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kalynmjosephson/

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Screen Queens Blog Tour Book Review and Favorite Quotes

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Screen Queens

by Lori Goldstein
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: June 11th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Synopsis:

The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls vying for prestigious summer internships through a startup incubator program uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech.

This summer Silicon Valley is a girls’ club.

Three thousand applicants. An acceptance rate of two percent. A dream internship for the winning team. ValleyStart is the most prestigious high school tech incubator competition in the country. Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer have secured their spots. And they’ve come to win.

Meet the Screen Queens.

Lucy Katz was born and raised in Palo Alto, so tech, well, it runs in her blood. A social butterfly and CEO in-the-making, Lucy is ready to win and party.

East Coast designer, Maddie Li left her home and small business behind for a summer at ValleyStart. Maddie thinks she’s only there to bolster her graphic design portfolio, not to make friends.

Delia Meyer taught herself how to code on a hand-me-down computer in her tiny Midwestern town. Now, it’s time for the big leagues–ValleyStart–but super shy Delia isn’t sure if she can hack it (pun intended).

When the competition kicks off, Lucy, Maddie, and Delia realize just how challenging the next five weeks will be. As if there wasn’t enough pressure already, the girls learn that they would be the only all-female team to win ever. Add in one first love, a two-faced mentor, and an ex-boyfriend turned nemesis and things get…complicated.

Filled with humor, heart, and a whole lot of girl power, Screen Queens is perfect for fans of Morgan Matson, Jenny Han, and The Bold Type.

My Review

Screen Queens was a Fun, funny and filled with plenty of friendship! I was so excited to read this book, especially because it was compared to The Bold Type! I loved the characters! They were so well written and unique! I also loved all the girl power and friendship in the book. I would love to read more books like Screen Queens. I really loved this book!

Favorite Quotes

” The Creative brain doesn’t have time to fold.”

” You put an ‘i’ in ‘team’ again. and I won’t just let Maddie go. I’ll follow her.”

” Change always starts with one. One idea, one person, one chance, one risk. Without anomalies, life would forever be status quo. How boring would that be?”

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41123165-screen-queens

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WvqqPs

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/screen-queens-lori-goldstein/1129791613?ean=9780451481597#/

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/screen-queens/id1440418378

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Screen-Queens-Lori-Goldstein/9780451481597

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/screen-queens

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Screen_Queens.html?id=23SYDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Author of SCREEN QUEENS, coming from Razorbill, June 11, 2019, and available for preorder now (AmazonBarnes and Noble, and IndieBound) about three teen girls who attend a startup incubator in Silicon Valley and learn what it means to compete in the male-dominated world of tech.

My Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy series Becoming Jinn and Circle of Jinn is a modern spin on the traditional tale of wish-granting genies (Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan).

Obsessed with books, beach, and Game of Thrones, Find me at @loriagoldstein and follow my blog and sign up for my newsletter at www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com, my Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/lorigoldstei… and my Tumblr at http://lorigoldsteinbooks.tumblr.com.

Like my author page on Facebook for fun book-related photos, tidbits, and happenings as well as news on upcoming releases.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7124792.Lori_Goldstein

Twitter: https://twitter.com/loriagoldstein

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoriGoldsteinAuthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorigoldsteinbooks/

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Prize (2): Win (1) of (20) paper doll character cards for Lucy, Maddie, and Delia (INTERNATIONAL+US/CAN)

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The Demon Kiss Book Blitz

The Demon Kiss
Juliana Haygert
(Rite World: Blackthorn Hunters Academy, #1)
Publication date: June 13th 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

A young woman with a secret heritage. A man who made a deal with the devil. And an academy where the students are just as dangerous as the demons …

Erin

I’ve been kept from the truth all my life. Demons walk the earth, and I’m destined to slay them–I only wish I hadn’t lost someone I loved while discovering that truth.

Now the demons are after me. The only way to stay alive is to attend an academy for demon hunters–a school where I’ll learn how to kill supernaturals and slay the underworld’s minions. But I still feel there are secrets I’m not being told …

Rey

I sold my soul to save my family–and lost everything because of it. Now I’m a slave to the underworld, a fake hunter with half-demon blood.

I’ve been sent on a special assassination mission. If I fail, it means my life. But protecting Erin soon becomes more important than any other task, and there’s something about her that tells me her arrival at the academy will change everything …

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An upper young adult paranormal romance novel set in the universe of the Rite World, this is a dark fantasy you won’t want to miss! Forge your weapons and cast spells in a school where demons are hunted and the hunters themselves become prey.

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Author Bio:

While USA Today Bestselling Author Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in North Carolina and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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The Chosen By Taran Matharu Book Review and Favorite Quotes

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The Chosen (Contender #1)

by Taran Matharu
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: June 4th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

 

Synopsis:

 

Introducing an epic new trilogy from Taran Matharu, author of the New York Times–bestselling Summoner series. 

 

Throughout history, people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers are about to discover why.

 

Cade is settling into a new boarding school, contemplating his future, when he finds himself transported to another realm. He soon discovers their new world is populated with lost remnants from the past: prehistoric creatures, ancient relics, and stranger still — people. Overwhelmed by his new surroundings, Cade has little time to adjust, for soon he and his fellow classmates are forced to become contenders in a brutal game, controlled by mysterious overlords.

 

But who are these beings and why did they choose these teens? Cade must prepare for battle . . . because hiding is not an option.

 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31557553-the-chosen

Amazon https://amzn.to/2GIudjG

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-chosen/id1439079557?mt=11

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-chosen-taran-matharu/1129098221?ean=9781250249753#/

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Contender-Chosen-Taran-Matharu/9781444938975?ref=grid-view&qid=1556265959093&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/es/en/ebook/contender-the-chosen

Google Books: https://books.google.es/books/about/The_Chosen.html?id=bWxVuQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

My Review

The Chosen was an action-packed fantasy filled with suspense! I loved the world building! I thought this was a very unique read! Did I mention dinosaurs? I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it! I can’t wait to read book 2!

Favorite Quotes 

This had been planned. The water, certainly. Maybe even the disk around the corpse’s neck. It was like a test…a puzzle. And they were the guinea pigs.

Perhaps this was what all dreams felt like until you woke up from them.

It can’t be a dream. Maybe a nightmare.

To be alone, in the midst of all this strangeness. Unthinkable.

AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Taran Matharu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Summoner series, which has been translated into 15 languages and has sold over a million copies. He was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for writing during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old.

 

Straight after graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran was keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September 2013.

 

Thereafter, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write ‘Summoner’ in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’ and sharing his work on Wattpad.com. The shared sample of the story went viral, reaching over 3 million reads in less than six months. Taran went on to launch his professional writing career, and has never looked back.

 

His SUMMONER series is published by Hodder Children’s (Hachette) in the UK, Australia and Commonwealth, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) in the US and Canada, Hachette Jeunesse in France, Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain, Crown in Taiwan, Record in Brazil, EKSMO in Russia, Jaguar in Poland, Ecliptic in Bulgaria, Alpress in the Czech Republic, Ithaki in Turkey, Forlaget Forar in Denmark and Unieboek in the Netherlands.

 

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://authortaranmatharu.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7979840.Taran_Matharu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaranMatharu1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authortaranmatharu

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taranmatharuauthor/

 

 

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All Eyes On Us Blog Tour Review and Favorite Quotes

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All Eyes on Us

by Kit Frick

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Release Date: June 4th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller

 

Synopsis:

 

PRIVATE NUMBER: Wouldn’t you look better without a cheater on your arm?

AMANDA: Who is this?

 

The daughter of small town social climbers, Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He’s kind, ambitious, the town golden boy—but he’s far from perfect. Because behind Amanda’s back, Carter is also dating Rosalie.

 

PRIVATE NUMBER: I’m watching you, Sweetheart.

ROSALIE: Who IS this?

 

Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend—while concealing her identity from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion “therapy,” her own safety is her top priority. But maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside.

 

When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, the girls become collateral damage—and unlikely allies in a fight to unmask their stalker before Private uproots their lives.

PRIVATE NUMBER: You shouldn’t have ignored me. Now look what you made me do…

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My Review

This was a thriller full of twists and plenty of secrets that will keep you reading until the very last page! This is written in a dual point of view. I didn’t mind this. The pacing was fast which I like in a thriller. There was definitely plenty of suspense and a creepy vibe with the text messages.  I do want to warn people that this book does talk about serious topics. I think the author handles it well but I still like to give warnings.

Favorite Quotes

And I’m not public Amanda, either: beautiful, sharp-tongued, admired feared. Queen of the senior class. For these seven minutes, I don’t have to be any of those girls. I can just be me.

You may be the prettiest girl in school but things are going to get real ugly if you don’t start listening to me.

I get under the covers without brushing my teeth, then stare up at the ceiling and follow the lines where the paint is cracked. Just one of the many home repairs we never got around to making. If I look at it one way, it’s a network, a road map. Endless paths. But when I look again, it’s just a broken web. My life on display, all the threads torn apart.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. When she isn’t putting complicated characters in impossible situations, Kit edits poetry and literary fiction for a small press, edits for private clients, and mentors emerging writers through Pitch Wars. She is the author of the young adult novels See All the StarsAll Eyes on Us (2019), and Windermere (2020), all from Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, and the poetry collection A Small Rising Up in the Lungs (New American Press). Her fiction is represented by Erin Harris at Folio Literary Management / Folio Jr.