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BLOG TOUR: Something Real by Heather Demetrios

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes this is my stop on the Something Real Blog Tour!
About the Book Author: Heather Demetrios
Publication: February 4, 2014
By: Henry Holt
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Winner of the 2012 PEN New England Discovery Award!

There’s nothing real about reality TV.

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show’s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it’s about to fall apart…because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™’s mom and the show’s producers won’t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before…

ALA MW 2014 Wrap Up

ALA = American Library Association MW = Midwinter Conference  2014 = If you need this explained then I can't help you. ;) 

I road tripped it to Philly with Hannah from The Irish Banana, her cousin Missy and Andye from Reading Teen. We had 4 adults, 7 bags and ONE HUNDRED MILLION CUPCAKES in the car with us. 

I got to spend the entire weekend surrounded by books and book people, some I've known for awhile and others I've only met on the interwebz. Always a good time. ALWAYS!
ALA was my second book conference that I've attended and I can honestly say that librarians and other professional book people are WAY more chill than a lot of the attendees at BEA. Everyone lined up in an orderly fashion and there was very little pushing and shoving, it was more like trying to avoid knocking your bag into someone elses. And best of all, no one tried to tackle me!  The generosity of the publishers was incredible and blew me away! I came home with books I might not have ever cons…

COVER REVEAL: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING by Rachel Harris Release Date: September 30, 2014 Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary  According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.
With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in sh…

UNINVITED (UNINVITED #1) by Sophie Jordan

Author: Sophie Jordan
Publication: January 28, 2014
By: Harper Teen
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5 Stars!

The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Soph…

Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten White

Author: Kiersten White
Publication: February 18, 2014
By: HarperTeen
3.75 Stars

Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.

The sisters have been manipulated and controlled by the Keane Foundation for years, trapped in a never ending battle for survival. Now they have found allies who can help them truly escape. After faking her own death, Annie has joined a group that is plotting to destroy the Foundation. And Fia is working with James Keane to bring his father down from the inside.

But Annie's visions of the future can't show her who to trust in the present. And though James is Fia's first love, Fia knows he's hiding something. The sisters can rely only on each other - but that may not be enough to save them.








Thank you HarperTeen and Edelweiss for this eARC. 

Initial Reaction: I don't even...what just happened? (Mind you, this was at 2:30a.m. after I had just finished reading this cover to cover.) 

What I Liked:I wish the cover would have shown up on my Nook because …

COVER REVEAL: Breathe For Me by Rhonda Helms

Breathe for Me by Rhonda Helms Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Release Date: June 17, 2014 Formats: Paperback, e-book Isabel’s been cursed since the Middle Ages.
Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, she made a hasty bargain with a demon, asking for liberation from an oppressive husband-to-be and the excitement of travel. But the demon’s “gift” came at a steep cost. Each time he moves her to a new city, her memory’s wiped. No one can touch her bare skin without injury or even death. And she sees the lifespan of every living being (and is, in fact, immortal herself). All a constant reminder that she’s different than other teen girls. But New Orleans seems to accept her as she is. She has friends and a real life in this quirky, hot city. Then Isabel meets Dominic, whose deep soul and strong character draw her to him. Her growing love gives her the courage to confront the demon, insisting the curse be broken. But the demon’s price for freedom is much, much higher than she could possibly giv…

Waiting On Wednesday: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Publication: July 8, 2014
By: St. Martin's Press

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined…

UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan: Chapter 2 Reveal + Giveaway

I am SO excited that you stopped by today because I have the privilege of revealing Chapter 2 of UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan. This book is fanfreakingtastic and I can't wait for everyone to be able to read it!
A new chapter will be revealed each day this week by another blogger and the Official Trailer will be revealed on Friday.

Chapter 1 was revealed yesterday over at Mundie Moms

UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan Publication: January 28, 2014 By: Harper TEEN
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The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any differen…