Review: Sick Kids In Love

Sick Kids in Love

**I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review**

Before I get into my review, I want to stress that this is not your typical book about sick kids so don’t even try to compare to TFIOS. NOBODY DIES! WOO! Still, it’s a story that will stomp on your feels and make your heart hurt (in a good way).

Isabel was a teenage girl living with rheumatoid arthritis and doing the best she could to be as normal as possible. She was at the hospital receiving her RA treatment when she meets Sasha. This started the whirlwind relationship for two sick kids who, while they do not look sick, really have their own trials and tribulations to overcome.

While I gave a very brief overview of the story, there was so much more to Isabel and Sasha’s story. The private thoughts and struggles Isabel went through were understandable and believable. She battled with negative thoughts, self doubt, and some abandonment issues since her father, a well respected Doctor, was absent most of the time and her mother was not in the picture. The girl practically raised herself. Her bond with Sasha was a great balance to someone that needed another soul to connect with. Sasha was a delightful character and I wanted to be friends with him in real life. He was witty, sarcastic, and amazing. The dynamic between the two jumped off of the page.

What stood out to me the most was how this author did a wonderful job of portraying characters that had real life medical issues yet not weighing down the story with medical speak. Everything was explained masterfully and I didn’t feel like I had no idea what was happening. It also made me realize just how many people around me could have serious medical issues but chose to remain private about it. I speak from experience because I have a slew of medical issues that most people would never know existed. (Ask me about them sometime. I am an open book because the more people know, the more educated people can become. Not every serious medical issue is as public or well known as you might think.)

I could keep going but I want to entice you enough to get your hands on this book! It was so well written that I know I will now get my hands on whatever this author writes. Please, add to your TBR today if you have not already. You need some Sasha humor in your life.

Cover Reveal: Keystone

KEYSTONE will be releasing on January 7, 2020.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Katie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, pre-school-age twin daughters and toddler son. Growing up in Pittsburgh, she loved old movies and playing dress up, but never considered telling stories of her own. It wasn’t until she was asked to start a blog for the sleepwear company she worked for that she began to write. Not knowing what to say about lingerie, she decided to write a fictional serial about a girl who was chasing her dream of being a costume designer and fell in love with a rock star along the way. And that’s when Katie fell in love with storytelling. She’s been waking before dawn to write ever since.

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KEYSTONE OFFICIAL BLURB: 

When Ella Karman debuts on the Social Stock Exchange, she finds out life as a high-profile “Influencer” isn’t what she expected. Everyone around her is consumed by their rankings, in creating the smoke and mirrors that make them the envy of the world. 

But then her best friend betrays her, her rankings tank, and she loses—everything.

Leaving her old life behind, she joins Keystone, a secret school for thieves where students are being trained to steal everything analog and original because something—or someone—is changing history to suit their needs. 

Partnered with the annoyingly hot—and utterly impossible—Garrett Alexander, who has plenty of his own secrets, Ella is forced to go undercover and return to the Influencer world, while unraveling a conspiracy that began decades ago.

One wrong move and she could lose everything—again.

When Ella Karman debuts on the Social Stock Exchange, she finds out life as a high-profile “Influencer” isn’t what she expected. Everyone around her is consumed by their rankings, in creating the smoke and mirrors that make them the envy of the world.

But then Ella’s best friend betrays her, her rankings tank, and she loses—everything.

Leaving her old life behind, she joins Keystone, a secret school for thieves, where students are being trained to steal everything analog and original because something—or someone—is changing history to suit their needs.

Partnered with the annoyingly hot—and utterly impossible—Garrett Alexander, who has plenty of his own secrets, Ella is forced to return to the Influencer world, while unraveling a conspiracy that began decades ago.One wrong move and she could lose everything—again. 

One wrong move and she could lose everything—again.

Website link to Keystone: https://entangledpublishing.com/keystone.html

Add to your Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47947430-keystone

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Where You Can Find Katie:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ktdelahanty

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

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

Website: https://www.katiedelahanty.com/

Entangled website: https://entangledpublishing.com/author/katie-delahanty

Ask Me Anything by Molly E. Lee Blog Tour – Excerpt and Pre-Order Giveaway

I’m so excited to be a part of the Ask Me Anything Blog Tour! I hope you enjoy an excerpt!


“I should have kept my mouth shut. But Wilmont Academy’s been living in the Dark Ages when it comes to sex ed, so I used my kick-ass coding skills to create a totally anonymous blog where teens can come to get real sex advice.

And holy hell, the site went viral overnight. Except now the school administration has forced Dean—my coding crush, aka the hottest guy in school—to try to uncover who I am. Ask me anything…except how to make things right.”


Molly was inspired to write this story after she and her editor were discussing the political climate and how it is affecting women and diminishing their power. This novel is Molly’s way of trying to make a difference and help the conversation move forward.

Excerpt:

Red lights pulsed over the stage in beat with the music. Amber and I joined the crowd, screaming our excitement when the massive projector screen lit up with deadmau5. From where we stood, we could see him behind his epic DJ table, the massive silver mouse head—its big round eyes lit up with X’s—as he bounced and pressed all the magic buttons to create the perfect sounds.

The beats were epic—smooth and slow, and rapid and sharp. That was the best thing about him, he had his hand in everything and it pulsed like a living, breathing song inside you. The perfect hacking music, too, allowing you to lose yourself in the rhythm and fall completely off the grid.

But we weren’t hacking tonight.

No.

This—with Amber in front of me, swaying to the beat of the music—it was better.

I never thought I’d say that in my life. But it was true. Song after song, I held on to Amber’s hips, dancing with her, watching her lose herself to the music. Watching her smile and cheer and perfectly bounce against me. She was beyond beautiful, the freedom in her eyes, the spark that fired behind them when she’d turn to glance up at me despite feeling that I was there.

There were at least a thousand other people surrounding us, and even more than that behind us—but it felt like we were alone.

Her body soft against the hard planes of mine.

The way she rolled her hips, and the way I gripped them, following her with my own moves. Perfection.

There was no other way to describe it. She made me feel awake—like she was this living flame lighting up a world I hadn’t realized was dark before she came into it.

And I couldn’t believe I’d gotten lucky enough to be the one holding on to her fire. We danced the night away, and when the last song quieted throughout the loud venue, I leaned down and tucked my head over her shoulder and breathed her in. She smelled like lavender and vanilla and the smoke that coated the concert hall.

She wrapped an arm around me from behind, turning her head so our noses touched.

My heart raced like a gun had gone off.

Her eyes were excited, open, and just a tad bit afraid. I didn’t move. I wouldn’t. Not again. And if this was all she wanted—dancing and comfort and fun—then I would give it to her a hundred times over and never ask for more.

A few breaths and she inched her lips closer, brushing them with a feather-light touch over mine.

Pre-Order Giveaway:

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN TO RECEIVE

   – Signed-copy of Ask Me Anything
   – Microsoft Surface Pro 6 with keyboard and pen
   – Amber’s Zox bracelet
   – Arrow extra-large Book Beau
   – Custom Ask Me Anything tumbler
   – Two Disney ColorPop lipsticks
   – Hackers Blu-ray

*If an international entrant is chosen they will receive a $1200 Amazon Gift Card in equal value of prize shown. 


All the details and more for Molly’s Epic giveaway can be found at the link below: 
https://www.mollyelee.com/ask-me-anything-pre-order-giveaway.html

Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake Excerpt Tour

Excerpt: 

The classroom smells like a funeral home.

Hushed voices pulse over the pairs of students hunching over trays spaced across the counters. The odor of bodies fresh out of gym class mingles with the scent of formaldehyde.

Hair dampens at my temples. A crematory would be cooler.

Not many have finished their assignments. Only a few overachievers sit in the rows of empty desks on the other side of the room, their tasks completed, proud smiles on their faces.

Mrs. Cryer shuffles around the tables watching over us—a reaper waiting for lost souls, her bony finger pointing out errors. She shuffles around with purpose. She shuffles around without direction. Then she stops at our table, her eyes peering over reading glasses.

“Mr. Bove and Miss Jordan, you two are falling behind,” she says, a disapproving tsk in her voice. She only uses last names when she wants to emphasize her warning. “Best hurry before class ends.”

She continues shuffling around.

Biology is my least favorite class. Mrs. Cryer’s assignments are outdated. It’s her last year teaching, her retirement long overdue. Stern and direct, she’s not the sort of teacher I usually like, but I do. There’s an underlying kindness to Mrs. Cryer. A kindness hiding in her eyes, evident in her actions.

One of the things I like about my school: my brother, Dalton, is in the same grade. We’re not twins or anything. Actually, we’re cousins. His parents adopted me when mine were killed in a boating accident on Lake Como in Italy. I don’t remember them. I was two when that all went down.

The thing I hate about school: Dalton’s in my biology class.

“Come on, Ana.” Dalton slides the dissection tray closer to me. “I did all the setup. Just make the first cut.”

The little green body looks rubbery—almost fake—crucified to the tray with pins as it is. I push strands of dark hair from my face with a latex-gloved hand. I could’ve opted out of this barbaric ritual of separating body parts from an innocent frog.

Why did I even agree to this?

American Gods meets the Da Vinci Code in ANALIESE RISING (Entangled; 01/08/19), a suspense-filled novel by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Drake. This first book in a new fantasy series offers a new take on the paranormal romance genre—with a mythological spin. Gone are vampires and werewolves; in are descendants of the God of Death.

Brenda Drake is known for creating addictive, entertaining series with strong female characters (Library Jumpers and The Fated) and her fans will not be disappointed.

ABOUT ANALIESE RISING: When a stranger gives Analiese Jordan a list of names before he dies, the last thing she expects to see is her own on it. Not. Cool. Her search for answers leads to the man’s grandson, Marek, who has dangerous secrets of his own. Both are determined to unlock the mystery of the list.

But the truth is deadly. Analiese is a descendant of the God of Death, known as a Riser, with the power to raise the dead and control them. Finding out she has hidden powers? Cool. Finding out she turns corpses into killers? No, thank you.

Now the trail plants her and Marek in the middle of a war between gods who apparently want to raise an army of the Risen, and Analiese must figure out how to save the world—from herself.

ABOUT BRENDA DRAKE: Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

Other blogs on the tour:

Dec. 27- https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com (Excerpt 1)

http://www.velarisreads.wordpress.com (Excerpt 2)

Dec. 28- http://thelovelybooksbookblog.blogspot.com (Excerpt 3)

https://indecisiveopinions.blogspot.com (Excerpt 4)

Dec. 29- http://www.ohheybooks.com (Excerpt 5)

http://pagesbetween.blogspot.com (Excerpt 6)

Dec. 30- https://confessionsofayareader.wordpress.com/   (Excerpt 7)

http://chaptersthroughlife.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 (Excerpt 8)

Dec. 31- http://www.travelsnreads.com (Excerpt 9)

Http://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com (Excerpt 10)

Jan. 1- https://instagram.com/live.laugh.love.library (Excerpt 11)

http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com (Excerpt 12)

Jan. 2- http://cantstopwontstopbooks.wordpress.com (Excerpt 13)

http://taylorfenner.blogspot.com  (Excerpt 14)

Jan. 3- https://carriesbookreviews.com/ (Excerpt 15)

http://omgreads.com/blog/ (Excerpt 16)

Jan. 4- http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com (Excerpt 17)

https://bookishfriendsandfelinefancies.wordpress.com (Excerpt 18)

Jan. 5- https://booklovinmamas.net (Excerpt 19)

https://twirlingbookprincess.com/ (Excerpt 20)

Jan. 6-  http://www.literaryme.net/ (Excerpt 21)

http://www.kindlykatey.com (Excerpt 22)

Jan. 7- https://kristinsbooks.wordpress.com/?ref=spelling(Excerpt 23)

Cover Reveal: Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris

 

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris

presented by Entangled Teen!

Be on the lookout for this upcoming Entangled Teen title!

 

What do you think of the cover?

 

 

Look up the word “nerd” and you’ll find Lily Cooper’s picture. She’s got one goal: first stop valedictorian, next stop Harvard. Until a stint in the hospital from too much stress lands her in the last place a klutz like her ever expected to be: salsa dance lessons.

Look up the word “popular” and you’ll find Stone Torres’s picture. His life seems perfect—star of the football team, straight-A student, lots of friends. But his family is struggling to make ends meet, so if pitching in at the Torres dance studio helps, he’ll do it.

When Lily’s dad offers Stone extra cash to volunteer as Lily’s permanent dance partner, he can’t refuse. But with each dip and turn, each moment her hand is in his, his side job starts to feel all too real. But in dance, as in life, one wrong move and someone could get hurt.

Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris
Publication Date: March 26, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Pre-order:
Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing. An admitted bookaholic and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads

 

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War of Storms Blog Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway

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Tour Date:

November 5-9

 

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35262894-war-of-storms

 

Purchase Links:

Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

Link to Tour Schedule:

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-war-of-storms-by-erica-cameron/

 

Giveaway Details:

Rafflecopter Link

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by Erica Cameron
Publication Date:  November 5, 2018
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.

Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.

How can her squad of ten stand against an army of ten thousand?

Calling in help from every ally she’s made in Ryogo, Khya tries to build a plan that won’t require sacrificing her friends or her brother. It’s a tough balance to find, especially when the leadership role she thought she wanted sits heavy on her shoulders, and her relationship with Tessen is beginning to crack under the strain.

The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.

Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.

The end is coming, and there’s no way to know who’ll be left standing when it hits.

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Road to Publication

Not all roads are straight, and this is especially true of the paths between a novice writer and a published author. My own path definitely wasn’t without circles and curves.

Although I did major in creative writing while I was at Florida State University, that wasn’t what sparked the determination to write a novel and send it out into the world. That came, in a roundabout way, from Twilight. After my sister handed me a copy of the book, I discovered fanfiction online for the first time. And I started writing it. Every writer needs a way to prove to themselves they’re capable of not only getting an idea for a book but taking that all the way through to completion. Fanfiction was that for me.

Reassured of my own capability, I began to search for my own ideas to work on. The first book I wrote earned some interest from agents, but no one picked it up for representation. It took time, years, honestly, and two more books. Only after finishing the draft that would become my debut novel Sing Sweet Nightingale did things change. I won an award for unpublished writers from a chapter of Romance Writers of America, and then I went to Book Expo America (BEA) with a friend of mine, Lani Woodland, whose first book had been published the year before.

That’s where things got interesting.

During BEA, there are often parties in the evening hosted by various publishers, authors, and/or bloggers, and Lani had been invited to one such event. It was on a rooftop in Tribeca. Lani wasn’t familiar with Manhattan or comfortable navigating the subways on her own, so I brought her to the party….and then I sort of never left, deciding to quietly gatecrash instead. I couldn’t help it. Sunset over the river from a building on the water isn’t something to pass up when presented with the chance. I met dozens of wonderful people that night, but it was a conversation Lani pushed me into that had a lasting impact on my publishing career—she introduced me to the two women who would become my first editors. A couple months after that party, I’d sold my debut novel.

But I didn’t have an agent. My first agent came from a conference referral, someone I connected with at a Society for Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators event in Florida. It felt like a great match, so I signed with her and continued working on my debut.

I sold three more books, expanding the series my debut began, and kept writing. My agent took two very different projects on submission, searching for another editor who might love my work. Nothing sold. My second novel kept getting pushed back and delayed. The two projects on submission still didn’t sell. Deadly Sweet Lies, book two of The Dream War Saga, finally released. Soon after, my publisher told me the third book might not ever be released. It seemed that the “career” I’d been so excited to get started was already over just two years in.

Then, in 2015, I attended RT Convention in Dallas. I’d been lucky enough to get placed on a panel with some amazing authors of adult titles, and I had connected with a lot of the young adult authors who would be attending as well. We hung out, talked books—both our own and everyone else’s—and generally had a blast. What I didn’t expect (because I really was mostly convinced my days in publishing were coming to a close) was for two of those conversations I had during the convention to result in book deals. It was amazing. Somehow, both my Assassins duology and The Ryogan Chronicles trilogy sold by the end of that summer—Assassins to Riptide and Ryogan Chronicles to Entangled Teen.

My agent and I split a month after the convention ended.

Since 2015, I’ve published seven novels (including War of Storms), signed with a new agent, sold a science fiction trilogy to Entangled Teen, and gone back out on submission for the first time in years. Ups, downs, sideways spins, and unexpected loops—publishing has them all. While some trajectories are both straightforward and steady, it’s not guaranteed. If you get into publishing, no matter if you’re on the creative or the business side of the industry, the only promise is it’ll be one hell of an interesting ride.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

erica_cameron_3Erica Cameron is the author of books for young adults including the Ryogan Chronicles, the Assassins duology, and The Dream War Saga. She also co-authored the Laguna Tides novels with Lani Woodland. An advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, Erica has also worked with teens at a residential rehabilitation facility in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale.

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Cover Reveal: Echoes by Alice Reeds

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Let us know what you think of the cover for Echoes by Alice Reeds, which releases August 7, 2018!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled Teen.

 

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About Echoes:

“Fast-paced and thrilling. ECHOES is a heart-pounding and addictive love story.” —Mia Siegert, author of Jerkbait

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.
Something that won’t let them leave alive.

Echoes is a thrilling adventure about confronting the impossible, discovering love in the most unexpected places, and, above all, finding hope in the face of the unknown.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Echoes by Alice Reedstoday!

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About Alice Reeds:

Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let’s plays and figure skating videos.

Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon | Entangled Publishing

 

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Cover Reveal: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

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Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf Cover Reveal

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In a new series Publishers Weekly has listed as “one of the most anticipated YA’s of 2018”, we’re excited to share the cover for Bring Me Their Hearts! NYT bestselling author Sara Wolf delivers a fast-paced, gritty fantasy sure to thrill fans of Holly Black, Sabba Tahir, and Sarah J. Maas.

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About the book:

 

Zera is a Heartless—the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera’s heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.

Literally.

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Entangled Publishing: https://entangledpublishing.com/bring-me-their-hearts.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07232WZBF

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bring-me-their-hearts-sara-wolf/1126358416

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bring-me-their-hearts/id1237042410

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bring-me-their-hearts

Goodreads Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35144326-bring-me-their-hearts

 

Release Date: June 5th, 2018

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About Sara Wolf:

 

Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.

 

 

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ARC Review: Pretty Dead Girls

Pretty Dead Girls

 

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. This in no way influenced my thoughts or reactions to this story.**

 

I am the type of reader that loves a good mystery whodunit. This pitched to me as a thriller that was along the lines of With Malice, which I absolutely adored. While this was a super fast read, it just didn’t have the absolute hold on me that With Malice did. I’ll get into the details of why.

Short recap: Penelope is having the best Senior year she could possibly have. She is the President of the Larks, a very exclusive and prestigious all girls group within her school, she is very popular and has an incredibly bright future ahead of her. Everything changes when her close friends and fellow Larks members (fellow Seniors!) are mysteriously murdered. Is there a serial killer on the loose targeting members of this group? It certainly seems that way….

This story had a lot of promise. Murphy is a heck of a writer but I felt this story could have used a little more work. The characters were hard to connect with as they modeled Mean Girls in every way possible: selfish, vapid, shallow, and only had boys on their minds. Penelope (or Pen or Penny) was the protagonist of this story and everything told from her POV, except for the few chapters that are from the killer’s POV. Those chapters I found interesting. Penelope was very hard to connect with as she felt wishy-washy with her thoughts and feelings. That girl had the worst inner monologue that went on forever. She had full on debates with herself. (I later found myself skimming or just skipping those parts.) In short periods of time, she would be deeply concerned with her safety as it is clear the Senior members of the Larks were being murdered, but in the very next breath she would wonder if Cass, the boy she liked, had feelings for her. Sorry, what? The girl was instalovesick like I haven’t seen in a while. She spent a majority of her waking time thinking more about Cass, the new mysterious boy at school. Girls liked him because he was quiet and mysterious, while the other guys hated him because he was quiet and nerdy. Cass did have his secrets, but when they were revealed they were nothing to write home about. I guessed them long before he said them outloud. How they linked back to the murdered girls was just too convenient and unbelievable. Penelope and Cass together was just… odd. I didn’t feel that the reason they got together was truly organic. I don’t feel they were good together at all, I felt no chemistry between them.

The one thing that absolutely took away the suspense (in my mind) was just how obsessed and boy crazy Penelope was. All that girl did was think about Cass and his “dreamy full lips” and his “perfectly imperfect hair”. Uh… Penelope… I’m going to need you to focus as there are girls being murdered all around you, m’kay? Make sure you are safe from harm, figure out who the killer is, and then go after the boy. Deal?

If you remove the budding romance (which really did not need to be in this story, in my opinion), the murder/mystery was really well done. I figured out pretty quickly who the killer was but that might have just been me. There were times when the plot slowed down, which were almost always due to the teenage hormones and inner monologue chats Penelope had with herself, but it the story was still a very quick read. There was just something that held my attention when it came to this story. I just had to finish no matter what. Hence the reason I skimmed or skipped parts. I do think many people will also find this story gripping, thrilling, and memorizing. It really was a well written story… if it had just been about whodunit and not so much about romance. Again, my lovely readers, that was just how it read for me.

Do I recommend this book? You bet! I do think I may be the lone wolf with my thoughts to this book and if so, great. I want everyone to give this a shot and let me know if you read it differently than me. This book deserves to be loved and given a chance. Please borrow it from your library or purchase a copy for yourself. Read it and then let me know what you think.

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Hide From Me by Mary Lindsey

Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

Hide From Me by Mary Lindsey

presented by Entangled TEEN!

I cannot WAIT for this book to come out this fall!

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“We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”

Something’s not right about Rain Ryland’s new hometown. On the surface, it’s a friendly, tight-knit community, but something deadly lurks underneath the small-town charm. Everyone he meets is hiding something—especially Friederike Burkhart, the hottest girl he’s ever laid eyes on. Rain’s determined to find out her secret, even if it kills him…and it just might.

Ancient magic and modern society collide in a sexy, spellbinding romance perfect for fans of C. C. Hunter and Maggie Stiefvater that proves sometimes beauty is the beast…

Hide From Me
By Mary Lindsey
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: November 7, 2017

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Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband.

Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 “pet” Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the “pet” roaches found a home… somewhere else.

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