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Siren's Fury (Storm Siren #2) by Mary Weber

Series: The Storm Siren Trilogy #2
Author:Mary Weber
Publication: June 2, 2015
By: Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins
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4.5 Stars!

"I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it's no use. The curse I've spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists."

Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.

When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.

They may require who she is.

Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with th…

BLOG TOUR + INTERVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Welcome to my stop on the NOWHERE BUT HERE Blog Tour! I'm so excited to be able to share the start of Katie McGarry's brand new THUNDER ROAD series with you. 
~ Author Q+A ~1) I'm really excited about your new series, Thunder Road! Who was the most difficult character to write?
In Nowhere But Here, Oz was the most difficult character for me to write. In this book, someone he loves dearly, someone who is like a mother to him, is dying.
Growing up, I had the most epic friendship. Tiffany and I had been a duo our entire lives. It’s rare for me to have a memory that doesn’t include her. I loved her…like a best friend, like my sister, like a part of my soul.

She had a genetic disease that unfortunately took her life. I watched her battle this disease for years and losing her was like losing a part of my soul. I gave Oz my sadness, frustration, grief, and then appreciation for the amazing life I had because I had been blessed, if even for a short time, to have someone so…

Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca

Author: Gina Ciocca
Publication: June 9, 2015
By: Simon Pulse
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4 Stars

Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke, and everything around her crumbled—including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey's parents decided to move away, she couldn't wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn't ready to let her go...

Now it's senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David's family moves to town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey's second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never truly let him go. And maybe she never wants to.

Told in alternating sections, LAST YEAR'S MIS…

#VMafia: TITANS by Victoria Scott

Coming soon from Victoria Scott Releasing: February 23, 2015 By: Scholastic Press

Astrid Sullivan's family can't catch a break. Her grandfather played cards and her dad bet on the Titans--half-horse, half-car that race around impossible tracks. They've lost their home, their savings, and each other.

So when Astrid makes some new friends who give her the chance to participate in this year's Titan races, she wonders if it's worth risking everything. She never thought she'd even touch a Titan, and this one is first gen when the models racing now are Titan 3.0s. There's no way for her to win...but with her family slipping away and her dad without work, Astrid can't help but feel like the only person she can bet on is herself.

Titans delivers Victoria Scott's signature blend of incredible action and impossible odds, and will leave readers' hearts racing.

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BLOG TOUR + Q&A + GIVEAWAY: The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey

The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey Publication: April 28, 2015 By: Delacorte Press Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she's fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it's time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, though if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it's how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.


Loving Dallas (Neon Dreams #2) by Caisey Quinn

Series: Neon Dreams #2
Author: Caisey Quinn
Publication:June 16, 2015
By: William Morrow & Company
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4.5 Stars!

In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.

Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.

Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties …

YOLO Juliet by William Shakespeare & Brett Wright + srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare & Courtney Carbone

Author(s): William Shakespeare, Publication: May 26th 2015 
By: Random House Books for Young Readers
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4 Stars!

Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!

Two families at war.
A boy and a girl in love.
A secret marriage gone oh-so-wrong.
and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)

tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read. 

Publication: May 26th 2015 
By: Random House Books for Young Readers
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BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: A Matter Of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy

Publication: May 12th 2015
By: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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4.5 Stars!

A novel that will make your heart pound--anxiously, joyfully, triumphantly." --New York TimesBestselling author, Lauren Myracle
Sixteen-year-old Abby Lipman is on track to win the state swim championships and qualify for the Olympic trials when a fainting incident at a swim meet leads to the diagnosis of a deadly heart condition. Now Abby is forced to discover who she is without the one thing that's defined her entire life.

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

When I opened this book, I only meant to read a few pages. I ended up finishing it in one sitting because I could not put it down. Abby's story is not only well-written and fast-paced, it's also a compelling blend of sports, romance and learning how to make tough choices. I thoroughly enjoyed it! 

~ About the Author ~Amy Fellner Dominy worked…

BLOG TOUR: All Played Out by Cora Carmack

Series: Rusk University #3
Author: Cora Carmack
Publication: May 12, 2015
By: William Morrow & Company
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First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and wh…

BLOG TOUR: THIS or THAT + GIVEAWAY: Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family #1) by Tiffany Schmidt Publisher: Bloomsbury Release Date: May 19th 2015

Penelope Landlow has grown up with the knowledge that almost anything can be bought or sold—including body parts. She’s the daughter of one of the three crime families that control the black market for organ transplants.
Penelope’s surrounded by all the suffocating privilege and protection her family can provide, but they can't protect her from the autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise so easily.
And in her family's line of work no one can be safe forever.
All Penelope has ever wanted is freedom and independence. But when she’s caught in the crossfire as rival families scramble for prominence, she learns that her wishes come with casualties, that betrayal hurts worse than bruises, that love is a risk worth taking . . . and maybe she’s not as fragile as everyone thinks.

HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH by Tiffany Schmidt
There was always a moment as I rolled down the long…