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Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2) by Michelle Rowen

Author: Michelle Rowen
Publication: February 26, 2013
By: Harlequin Teen
3 Stars


I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that's changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone's soul...or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don't...I hurt myself.

Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I'll kill him. Then there's another boy, one I can't hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They're both part of a team of angels and demons that's joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I'll be able to help Bishop-or if I'm just another part of the darkness he's sworn to destroy....


When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...

Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for this ARC.

I have…

Cover Reveal: While He Was Away by Karen Schreck

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Author: Karen Schreck Published: May 1st 2012   By: Sourcebooks Fire
One year--he'll be gone for one year and then we'll be together again and everything will be back to the way it should be.

The day David left, I felt like my heart was breaking. Sure, any long-distance relationship is tough, but David was going to war--to fight, to protect, to put his life in danger. We can get through this, though. We'll talk, we'll email, we won't let anything come between us.

I can be an army girlfriend for one year. But will my sweet, soulful, funny David be the same person when he comes home? Will I? And what if he doesn't come home at all?...

My Top Tips for WritingEven When the Writing Gets Tough By Karen Schreck

My birthday falls in January, just a few days after New Year’sDay. This January, I received an incredible gift from mypublisher, Sourcebooks Fire. My young adult novel, While He WasAway, is being released …

COVER REVEAL: Stained by Cheryl Rainfield

Sometimes you have to be your own hero.
 Author: Cheryl Rainfield Publication: November 19, 2013 By: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Description:
In this heart-wrenching and suspenseful teen thriller, sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port-wine stain covering half her face, all her life she’s been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that—or succumb to a killer.

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From Author Cheryl Rainfield:
Like I did with SCARS and HUNTED, I drew on some of my own experiences of bullying, abuse, and trauma to write STAINED and to give it greater emotional depth. Like Sarah in STAINED, I experi…

The Best Man by Kristan Higgins

Author: Kristan Higgins
Publication: February 26, 2013
By: Harlequin HQN


Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there....

Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief-and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she's having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosÉ, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk...

Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin for this ARC. 

What I loved: Heartwarming, romantic and hilariously funny, The Best Man is Kristan Higgins' best work …

The Fault In Our Stars (Audiobook) by John Green

Author: John Green
Published January 10th 2012 (Listened to via audiobook January 2013)
By: Dutton Books

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

My Thoughts: EVERYONE should read this (sniffs) Haze…

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West

Author: Kasie West
Publication: February 12, 2013
By: Harper Teen
4.5 STARS!

Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier. . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she ne…

COVER REVEAL: Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington

Joclyn Despain has a scar. In fact, it is almost like a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why it appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; but he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

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Waiting on Wednesday
 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2)by Julie Kagawa Publication: April 23rd 2013  By: Harlequin Teen From Goodreads:
Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike. I have been waiting for this since the moment I finished the first book! FOR REALS! What's your W.O.W.?

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

Author: Tahereh Mafi Publication: February 5, 2013 By: HarperCollins

"I'm beginning to think that this situation is the exact antonym of excellent."
tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Another shout-out to Jenn at YA Sisterhood (for sharing) and YABCfor this ARC! Tahereh Mafi is a genius, I *hearts* her, and this book is UH-MAZING! The …
COVER REVEAL: Blurred (A Kissed By Death Book)
Author: Tara Fuller Publication: July 2, 2013 By: Entangled Teen Some things are worse than death.

Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’sbeautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’sdead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.

Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomedhim to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadowwalker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworldwould do anything to get their hands on.

The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly overthe edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?

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Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Author: Jojo Moyes
Publication: December 31, 2012
By: Pamela Dorman Books/ Viking

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

Thank you Liza Wiemer and Pamela Dorman Books for sending this to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you JoJo Moyes for writing this amazing story!  Thisis one of the BEST book…

Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White

Author: Kiersten White
Publication: February 19, 2013
By: HarperTeen 
4.5 Stars!

Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

Thank you Edelweiss and HarperTeen for this ARC. I love the complexity of this cover, from the colors to the tiny squares to her face.

I don't like Eden. There, I said it. 

What I loved: I'm a …

Mythology by Helen Boswell

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes! Today, I'm talking all things Mythology the unique and engaging debut by Helen Boswell! (Be sure to enter the giveaway to win a signed paperback copy.)
About the book: Author: Helen Boswell Publication: July 27, 2012 By: CreateSpace Cover Artist: Brian Hoover 4 Stars!
Hope Gentry doesn’t believe in Fate. Born with an unusual power to see the dark memories of those around her, Hope just wants to be a normal teenager. But on the first day of her senior year of high school, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a transfer student named Micah Condie. At first glance, Micah seems like a boy that most girls would dream about. But when Hope's powers allow her to discover Micah's darkest secret, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of mythical entities she never dreamed existed. Was this her destiny all along? And will her powers help her survive the evil of the Demon Impiorum?

Mythology isn’t just for English class anymore.
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