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Uncharted: An On the Island Novella by Tracey Garvis Graves

Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Publication: July 2, 2013
By: Penguin
4 STARS!

Tracey Garvis Graves - and Anna and T.J. - return in this companion novella to the New York Times bestseller On the Island

When twenty-three-year-old dot-com millionaire Owen Sparks walked away from his charmed life, he had one goal in mind: get as far away as possible from the people who resented his success, or had their hand out for a piece of it. A remote uncharted island halfway around the world seemed like a perfectly logical place to get away from it all.

Calia Reed wasn't part of Owen's plans. The beautiful British girl - on holiday in the Maldives with her brother, James - made Owen wonder if getting away from it all might be a lot more enjoyable with a carefree girl who didn't know anything about the life he left behind.

But Owen had no idea how much his carefully detailed plans would go awry. Nor did he realize that a decision he made would have such a catastrophic effect on t…
So Long Google Reader!
As of tomorrow, July 1, 2013, you will no longer be able to follow this blog because Google Reader will magically disappear. (Kind of how this year has done. Last time I checked it was February, so yeah.) 
Anywhoo, here are a few things you need to know:
1) If you follow this blog, YOU are my favorite people! 
2) You can click the Bloglovin' button and follow me there.
3) You are awesome. Don't let anyone tell you different.


Blurred (Kissed by Death #2) by Tara A. Fuller

Author: Tara A. Fuller
Publication: July 2, 2013
By: Entangled Teen
3.75 Stars!

Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’s beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. 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 doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.

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





What I Liked:The cover hits the nail on the head, love it! This is a story about love, loss, redemption and ne…

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publication: September 10, 2013
By: St. Martin's Press
4 Stars!

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome c…

BLOG TOUR: Glitch #3 by Heather Anastasiu

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on the Shutdown Blog Tour!

About the Book
Glitch #3
Author: Heather Anastasiu
Publication: July 3, 2013
By: St. Martin's Press
YA/Sci-Fi
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The battle is all but over, and hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe's only remaining option is to chase the impossible dream of upending the Link system, freeing the world from the hardware that controls their thoughts and emotions, and hope it will trigger a revolution.

The plot requires a nearly impossible mission to infiltrate the dangerous Community, and it is a task that Zoe must unfortunately complete alone. With challenges and surprises at every turn, nothing goes accord…

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young

Author(s): Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young
Publication: August 27, 2013
By: Simon Pulse
5 STARS!
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Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline's been at Gram's bedside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape--both her family and the reality of Gram's failing health. So when Caroline's best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram's side, or go to the party and live her life.

The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline's fate into two separate paths--and she's about to live them both.

Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships, and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything…

BLOG TOUR: Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes! This my stop on the Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HEREto see the full blog tour schedule!


About the Book
Confessions of an Angry Girl #2 Publication: June 25, 2013 By Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA 5 STARS!
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*LOVE THIS COVER* 

Rose Zarelli has big plans for sophomore year—everything is going to be different. This year, she’s going to be the talented singer with the killer voice, the fabulous girl with the fashionista best friend, the brainiac who refuses to let Jamie Forta jerk her around...

...but if she’s not careful, she’s also going to be the sister who misses the signals, the daughter who can only think about her own pain, the “good girl” who finds herself in mid-scandal again (because no good deed goes unpunished) and possibly worst of all...the almost-girlfriend.

When all else fails, stop looking for love and go find yourself.




My Thoughts What I Loved: Louise Rozett has done it ag…

V Mafia Exclusive COVER REVEAL: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

*says with a gravelly voice* 
Yanno, being part of da VMafia does have it's advantages, one of which is being able to show yuse what showed up in my e-mail last evenin', like this here cover for da Boss Lady's new book that's coming out next year. Don't worry, I won't make yuse kiss da ring or nuthin' - I'll leave that to Miss V.
Here it is....

 Author: Victoria Scott Expected Publication: March 2014 By: Scholastic In a perilous race across the world, having the best Pandora can be the difference between life and death.

Sixteen-year-old Tella Holloway isn’t happy. Her mother rushed them out of Boston and into a craptastic house nestled in Middle of Nowhere, Montana. To make matters worse, Tella’s brother is sick, and though a dozen doctors can’t determine the cause, her mother is sure Montana’s “fresh air” will help. Now Tella spends her days being homeschooled, and uses her imagination as entertainment.

But when a small blue box appears on her bed, Tell…

The Newcomer (Thunder Point #2) by Robyn Carr

Author: Robyn Carr
Publication: June 25, 2013
By: Harlequin MIRA 
Genre: Adult
3.5 Stars
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With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr looks at letting go of the past-and knowing when you've found something worth building your future on 

Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff "Mac" McCain has worked hard to keep everyone safe and happy. Now he's found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they're feeling like teenagers themselves-suddenly they can't get enough of one another.

And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost-and not missed-ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. They're wondering if their new feelings for each other can withstand the p…

BLOG TOUR: Faking It (Losing #2) by Cora Carmack

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes This is my stop on the FAKING IT Blog Tour! 

*hands you a cupcake because, well, it's Cade* 

About the Book

Author: Cora Carmack
Publication: June 4, 2013
By: William Morrow & Co.
Genre: NA
4 Stars!



Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse goin…

Four Summers by Nyrae Dawn

Author: Nyrae Dawn
Publication: April 27, 2013
By: Createspace
Genre: YA
4 STARS!
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Charlotte Gates is tired of being Charlie Rae. She loves the lake she was raised on, their rental cabins, and spending her nights under the stars…but inside she yearns for more.

After his freshman year, Nathaniel Chase’s family spends their first summer at The Village. From the beginning Charlotte intrigues him. She’s the girl who always says what’s on her mind, wins at night games, and each time she looks through her telescope, gets lost in the sky.

Over the course of four summers together, Charlotte and Nathaniel become best friends, share firsts, mend broken hearts, protect each other’s secrets, overcome tragedies…fall in love. And say goodbye…

Charlie wants out of The Village. Nate wants her to have her stars. And they dream of being able to do it all together. But life isn’t as easy as their summers.

Each summer is told in alternating points of view between Charlie an…

Covet (ARC) by Tracey Garvis Graves

Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Publication: September 17, 2013
By: Dutton Adult
4 Stars!
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller On the Island.

What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?

Chris and Claire Canton’s marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire. When he’s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire’s concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can’t weather. Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely.

Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night. He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop, and they run into each other again at the 4th of July pa…