Inkett’s Writing Contest


Hello everyone!

Jill and I are happy to announce our first sponsored writing contest, Inkitt’s Novel Writing Contest!

How does the contest work?

socialAuthors can upload their books to Inkitt’s website for free. Yes, for free, no participant fee or anything! As soon as the novel is submitted the authors instantly gain access to a wide variety of readers. The novels that become the most popular among Inkitt’s readers will win the Novel Writing Contest. To enter the contest, authors must not have any works on Inkitt before. All novels must be more than 20k words and be written in English. No fanfiction or short-story collections allowed, but all genres are welcome! You have until the end of March to enter the contest, however, the sooner you submit the higher your chances are at winning.

What do authors win?

The winning authors receive an amazing deal with Inkitt, including a professional cover design and editing. Inkett will run a marketing campaign that will get authors onto Amazon’s Top 100 on the day of the book’s launch. They will also invest at least $6000 into the launch of the winning books and authors will receive 25% of the royalties.

If you’re interested in entering the contest or want to read up more on it, you can do so here!

Bookish News: February 19, 2016

Friday News Report: Friday, February 19, 2016

So since last time I have finished two books and an audiobook, I have one of the reviews written and I’ll be posting the next two this weekend and this coming week. Not a lot has happened in the publishing world this week, maybe next week will bring more books! I hope everyone had a fantastic St. Valentine’s Day/ Valentine’s Day Massacre!

Updated reading list:

  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (reviewed)
  • The F*** It List by Julie Halpern (finished, writing review)
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses (Aduiobook) by Sarah J. Maas (finished, writing review)
  • Evo: The Elements by Nicoline Evans (currently reading)
  • STAR WARS: The Weapon of a Jedi (A Luke Skywalker Adventure) by Jason Fry
  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint and Charles Vess
  • Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever by James Patterson

New releases this week:

  • Tuesday February 16, 2016
    • YA
      • Under the Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland
      • Allegiant (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Veronica Roth
      • The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
      • Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 2: Heart of Tin, The Straw King, Ruler of Beasts by Danielle Paige
      • Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth
      • The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O’Brien
      • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
      • Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham
      • Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers
      • Calamity (Reckoners Series #3) by Brandon Sanderson
      • Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates
      • Ascending the Boneyard by C. G. Watson
      • Pull by Anne Riley
      • The Tragic Age: A Novel by Stephen Metcalfe
      • The Vault of Dreamers (Vault of Dreamers Trilogy Series #1) by Caragh M. O’Brien
      • Bluescreen by Dan Wells
      • The Word for Yes by Claire Needell
      • Riders by Veronica Rossi
      • Some of the Parts by Hannah Barnaby
      • Light of the Last: Wars of the Realm (Book 3) by Chuck Black
      • The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose
    • Adult
  • The Widow by Fiona Barton
  • Back Blast (Gray Man Series #5) by Mark Greaney
  • A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin
  • Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner
  • Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo
  • Alert (Michael Bennett Series #8) by James Patterson
  • Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe Nocera
  • Cometh the Hour (Clifton Chronicles Series #6) by Jeffrey Archer
  • The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  • Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction by Peter Grinspoon

Friday New Report: First Friday in February 2016!

Friday News Report: Friday, February 5, 2016

So this week was pretty busy, for myself and the publishing world! I hope to catch up this weekend, but I make no promises…

Updated reading list:

  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (still reading…)
  • The F*** it List by Julie Halpern
  • Evo: The Elements by Nicoline Evans
  • STAR WARS: The Weapon of a Jedi (A Luke Skywalker Adventure) by Jason Fry

New releases this week:

  • Tuesday February 2, 2016
    • YA
      • The Baroque Period: Odysseys in Art by Anne Fitzpatrick
      • Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
      • When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
      • Late Modernism: Odysseys in Art by Anne Fitzpatrick
      • Realism: Odysseys in Art by Jessica Gunderson
      • Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle Series #1) by Heather Demetrios
      • Remember by Eileen Cook
      • Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning by Justin Ross Muchnick
      • Invaded (An Alienated Novel) by Melissa Landers
      • The Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki (Odysseys in History Series) by Valerie Bodden
      • Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
      • Pull by Anne Riley
      • Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy
      • In Place of Never by Julie Anne Lindsey
      • Siren’s Fury (Storm Siren Trilogy Series #2) by Mary Weber
      • Fairest: Levana’s Story (Lunar Chronicles Series) by Marissa Meyer
      • Man Walks on the Moon (Odysseys in History Series) by Valerie Bodden
      • Shadow of the War Machine by Kristin Bailey
      • Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
      • The Holocaust (Odysseys in History Series) by Valerie Bodden
      • Almost Midnight: Shadow Falls: The Novella Collection by C. C. Hunter
      • King by Ellen Oh
      • Remembrance (Mediator Series #7) by Meg Cabot
      • The Unpopular Ones: Fifteen American Men and Women Who Stood Up for What They Believed In by Jules Archer
      • Impressionism: Odysseys in Art by Jessica Gunderson
      • God of Beer by Garret Keizer
      • Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
      • Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
      • Scripted by Maya Rock
      • Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little
      • Spirit Level by Sarah N. Harvey
      • Starflight by Melissa Landers
      • Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen
      • Gothic Art: Odysseys in Art by Jessica Gunderson
      • The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
      • The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston
      • Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marissa Meyer
      • The Asylum Novellas: The Scarlets, The Bone Artists, The Warden by Madeleine Roux
      • Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
      • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
      • Romanticism: Odysseys in Art by Jessica Gunderson
      • Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
      • The V-Word: True Stories about First-Time Sex by Amber J. Keyser
      • The 9/11 Terror Attacks (Odysseys in History Series) by Valerie Bodden
      • Cubism: Odysseys in Art by Shannon Robinson
      • A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World’s First National Park by Erin Peabody
      • The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
    • Adult
      • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
      • Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-Four Books That Can Change Lives. by David Denby
      • Breakdown (Alex Delaware Series #31) by Jonathan Kellerman
      • This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon by L. Jon Wertheim
      • Brotherhood in Death (In Death Series #42) by J. D. Robb
      • On My Own by Diane Rehm
      • Opening Belle: A Novel by Maureen Sherry
      • This Was Not the Plan: A Novel by Cristina Alger
      • Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack by Robert Knott
      • The Paris Winter: A Novel by Imogen Robertson
      • The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
      • The Marriage Test: Our 40 Dates Before “I Do” by Jill Andres
      • Prudence by Gail Carriger
      • How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb
      • United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists by Peter Bergen
      • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
      • The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross
      • Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig
      • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
      • The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
      • Friction by Sandra Brown
      • Bettyville by George Hodgman
  • Thursday February 4, 2016
    • YA
      • Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty by Ann Angel

Cover Reveals

For this life only

 For This Life Only by Stacey Kade

Release date: August 30, 2016

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

About the Book

Three minutes. Jace Palmer died for three life-changing minutes.

And when he wakes, nothing is the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is broken. Jace’s planned future is crushed, along with his pitching arm. Everyone keeps telling him that Eli’s in a better place, but Jace isn’t so sure. Because in those three minutes, the bright light and welcoming voice promised by his church and his pastor father–they weren’t there.

Overwhelmed by guilt and doubt, Jace struggles to adjust to this new version of the world, one without his brother, one without the certainties he once relied on. And then Thera comes into his life.

She’s the last girl he should be turning to for help.

But she’s also the first person to truly see him.

If you’re interested in a book giveaway, check it out here!

Bookish News January 29, 016

Friday News Report: Friday, January 29, 2016

So I finally got some reviews out this week, though not completely caught up…oops! Since it’s the end of January, I will be posting a month in review article on Monday. Also, Tuesday was super busy for book publishers it looks like and I found two cover reveals this week!

Updated reading list:

  • Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis (reviewed and posted!)
  • Star Wars Princess Leia by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson (reviewed posted!)
  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (still reading…)
  • Evo: The Elements by Nicoline Evans
  • STAR WARS: The Weapon of a Jedi (A Luke Skywalker Adventure) by Jason Fry

New releases this week:

  • Tuesday January 26, 2016
    • YA
      • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
      • A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
      • Quake by Patrick Carman
      • The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
      • Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
      • The Notorious Izzy Fink by Don Brown
      • The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
      • The Secret of the Blue Glass by Tomiko Inui
      • Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner
      • 1493 for Young People: From Columbus’s Voyage to Globalization by Charles Mann
      • A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd
      • They Had a Dream: The Struggles of Four of the Most Influential Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, from Frederick Douglass to Marcus Garvey to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X by Jules Archer
      • Any Other Girl by Rebecca Phillips
      • Unleashed (Uninvited Series #2) by Sophie Jordan
      • Mothership by Martin Leicht
      • I See Reality: Twelve Short Stories About Real Life by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
      • Any Other Girl by Rebecca Phillips
      • Geek Girl: Picture Perfect by Holly Smale
      • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
      • It’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick
      • Saving June by Hannah Harrington
      • The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin
      • Speechless by Hannah Harrington
      • Front Lines by Michael Grant
      • Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman
      • Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
      • The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
      • The Siren by Kiera Cass
      • Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
      • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
      • Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson’s Flight from Slavery by Winifred Conkling
      • The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
      • Dead Ends by Erin Jade Lange
      • Sphere: A Novel by Michael Crichton
      • The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
    • Adult
      • The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
      • Mislaid: A Novel by Nell Zink
      • Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman
      • The Blue Line by Ingrid Betancourt
      • Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow
      • Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet, Vol. 1 (manga) by Reki Kawahara
      • The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
      • Coconut Cowboy (Serge Storms Series #19) by Tim Dorsey
      • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
      • The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge
      • Staked (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #8) by Kevin Hearne
      • The Lovers: Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing by Rod Nordland
      • The Golden Son: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
      • Sin & Suffer by Pepper Winters
      • Star Wars Vol. 2: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon by Jason Aaron
      • Earnest by Kristin von Kreisler
      • God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
      • Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology (Women of the Otherworld Series) by Kelley Armstrong
      • The Young Messiah (Movie tie-in) (originally published as Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt): A Novel by Anne Rice
      • Taking the Lead by Cecilia Tan
      • Munich Airport: A Novel by Greg Baxter
      • God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy by Mike Huckabee
      • The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn Series #6) by Brandon Sanderson
      • The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing by Roy Peter Clark
      • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
      • Deadpool: Flashbacks by Gerry Duggan
  • Wednesday January 27, 2016
    • YA
      • Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall
      • Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Thursday January 28, 2016
    • YA
      • The Sun Dragon by Annabelle Jay
      • How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss
      • Waiting for Callback by Perdita Cargill
      • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
      • don’t friend me by Khyiah Angel

Cover Reveals

Breakfast With Neruda


Release date: May 16, 2016

Publisher: Merit Press


Everyone knows Michael Flynn was expelled, and community service is the only way he can stay out of jail. What no one knows-except Michael’s family-is that his mother is a hoarder who lives in unspeakable filth, and Michael has escaped. He’s living in a 1982 Ford LTD station wagon he calls the Blue Whale. When Shelly Miller, a girl also working off community service, catches him sleeping in the Whale one morning, Michael’s secret is out, but to someone who really gets it. She also gets his anguish that Michael’s mother refuses to tell him who his real father is. Michael seems doomed to stay on the edges of life, but not if Shelly has anything to say about it. She sets out not only to find the key to his father’s identity, but they key to Michael’s heart. If he can stop himself from shutting her out, Michael might have just one chance to really use his strong mind and his big heart. Trust is a big risk. Will he let Shelly in before it’s too late?


There’s a giveaway going for this book, check it out here!

The Evolution of Gabriel Adam

The Evolution of Gabriel Adam by S. L. Duncan

Release date: August 9, 2016

Publisher: Medallion Press


Stuck in the Dark Realm, teen-turned-archangel Gabriel Adam must remember who he was in the world. A familiar face guides him through an apocalyptic landscape, the only way home, but a relentless destructive force hunts them.

Meanwhile, on the Earth Realm, the horrific effects of the converging dimensions consume reality, encouraged by the machinations of the demon Mastema. Facing impossible odds without their two fellow archangels, Micah and Afarôt race to stop an inevitable doom.

In this harrowing conclusion to The Revelation Saga, worlds collide as Gabriel seeks inner strength to conquer the darkness threatening to tear the world—and his humanity—apart.

There’s a giveaway going for this book, check it out here!

Friday Bookish News!

Friday News Report: Friday, January 21, 2016

Wow, I’m terrible at this! Anyways, sorry for the lack of reviews this week, I’ve been coming down with a cold and trying to get a head start on my school work. I do plan on buckling down this weekend to crank out a review or two for the coming week!

Updated reading list:

  • Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis (writing review)
  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (still reading…I’ve gotten distrated)
  • Evo: The Elements by Nicoline Evans
  • STAR WARS: The Weapon of a Jedi (A Luke Skywalker Adventure) by Jason Fry

New releases this week:

  • Tuesday January 19, 2016
    • YA
      • We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist
      • Polaris by Mindee Arnett
      • The Ward by Jordana Frankel
      • The Last Stored by Sonia Poynter
      • Pandora’s Clock by John J. Nance
      • Jungle Fighters: A Firsthand Account of the Forgotten New Guinea Campaign by Jules Archer
      • Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo
      • Kalahari by Jessica Khoury
      • The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
      • Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman
      • Sanctuary Bay: A Novel by Laura Burns
      • Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
      • Queen by Aimée Carter
      • Fight for Power (Rule of Three Series #2) by Eric Walters
      • Shade Me by Jennifer Brown
      • The Isle by Jordana Frankel
      • My Second Life by Faye Bird
      • The Capture by Tom Isbell
      • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
      • The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull
      • Will to Survive (Rule of Three Series #3) by Eric Walters
      • Burn by Elissa Sussman
      • The Prey by Tom Isbell
      • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
    • Adult
      • Blue by Danielle Steel
      • The Forgotten Room by Karen White
      • In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan
      • The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson
      • The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie
      • Even Dogs in the Wild (Inspector John Rebus Series #20) by Ian Rankin
      • Radiant Angel (John Corey Series #7) by Nelson DeMille
      • Feverborn (Fever Series #8) by Karen Marie Moning
      • Warriors of the Storm (Last Kingdom Series #9) (Saxon Tales Series) by Bernard Cornwell
      • Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s by B. Smith
      • Crisis Point: Why We Must – and How We Can – Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America by Trent Lott
      • The Man without a Shadow by Joyce Carol Oates
      • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
      • The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
  • Thursday January 21, 2016
    • YA
      • Like I Know Jack by MC Lee

Friday News! January 15, 2016

Friday News Report: Friday, January 15, 2016

Sorry for the absence last week and this week! Last week I had to get some things done before I left for my spring semester at college and then this week was my first week of classes, so I haven’t been crazy busy, but in no mood to write any reviews…Sorry! As you can see, I’ve posted my fist graphic novel review (ooooooo!) and I hope that I can start reviewing them weekly, but we will see. Hopefully, soon I will also put together the first manga review and put it up sometime next week.

Updated reading list:

  • Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis (finished and will have review up on Sunday)
  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (reading now)
  • Evo: The Elements by Nicoline Evans
  • STAR WARS: The Weapon of a Jedi (A Luke Skywalker Adventure) by Jason Fry

As you can see there are no comics, graphic novels, or manga on this list. This doesn’t mean that I won’t review any anytime soon, I just don’t feel like putting them on this list because they’ll be a bit more sporadic. I will read and review them when I think I will have the time and need a break during a book or between books! However, when I do review one I will mention it in the updates.

New releases this week:

  • Tuesday January 12, 2016
    • YA
      • Teen Frankenstein: High School Horror by Chandler Baker
      • Soccer Chick Rules by Dawn FitzGerald
      • Unmade by Amy Rose Capetta
      • The April Henry Mystery Collection by April Henry
      • Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks
      • Our Noise: A Novel by Jeff Gomez
      • Underwater by Marisa Reichardt
      • The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller
      • The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth
      • Chasing Midnight by Courtney King Walker
      • American Ace by Marilyn Nelson
      • Henchgirl by Rita Stradling
      • Firefight (Reckoners Series #2) by Brandon Sanderson
      • Other Broken Things by C. Desir
      • Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
      • Captive (Blackcoat Rebellion Series #2) by Aimée Carter
      • Hellhole by Gina Damico
      • Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz
      • The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel
      • Traveler (Seeker Series #2) by Arwen Elys Dayton
      • Assassin’s Masque (Palace of Spies Series #3) by Sarah Zettel
      • Reborn by Jennifer Rush
    • Adult
      • Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs by Michelle Malkin
      • Eleanor: A Novel by Jason Gurley
      • The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee
      • Scandalous Behavior (Stone Barrington Series #36) by Stuart Woods
      • Dictator (Cicero Series #3) by Robert Harris
      • Ancestral Machines: A Humanity’s Fire novel by Michael Cobley
      • Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum
      • The Bitter Season (Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Series #5) by Tami Hoag
      • Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller
      • American Housewife by Helen Ellis
      • The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson Series #9) by Darynda Jones
      • The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
      • The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
      • NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior by Eliezer Sternberg
      • And Again by Jessica Chiarella
      • by Bernard B. Kerik
      • Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland–and How to Thwart Them by Michael McCaul
      • The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas by Alison Weir
      • A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
      • The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time by Maria Konnikova
      • This Census-Taker by China Mieville
      • True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart by Tara Brach
      • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
      • Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
      • My Best Friend’s Stepfather by Opal Carew
      • The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling
      • Quarry’s Deal by Max Allan Collins
      • The Name of God Is Mercy by Pope Francis
      • Early Warning by Jane Smiley
      • NYPD Green: A Memoir by Luke Waters
      • Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year by Tavis Smiley
      • The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
      • The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson
      • Hunters in the Dark by Lawrence Osborne
      • The Gilded Razor: A Memoir by Sam Lansky
      • George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation by T.H. Breen
      • My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
      • What She Left: A Novel by T.R. Richmond

Good Lord, Tuesday was super busy this week!

Weekly Bookish News and Happy New Years!

Friday, January 1, 2016:

Wow! The last week of the year sure is busy! It appears that bookstores are releasing as many books as they can before 2015 is up. There have also been quite the number of cover reveals, at least that I have found, as well. I hope everyone had a wonder and safe New Years Celebration, I know I did! And next week I hope to catch up with some of my reviews, including some new kinds of storytelling. Psssst! Pssst! I’m going to be adding comics, graphic novels, and manga to my reviewing! I’m horrible at keep secrets…Anyways, have a wonderful weekend and an amazing start to 2016!

Updated Reading List:

  • Escape From Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth (posted review)
  • Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis (currently reading)
  • Mechanica by Betsy Cornwall

New Releases This Week

  • Tuesday, December 29, 2015
    • YA
      • Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass
      • Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, Book 3) by Maggie Stiefvater
      • In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds Series #3) by Alexandra Bracken
      • Endure (Defy Series #3) by Sara B. Larson
      • Unforgotten by Jessica Brody
      • Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep
      • Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch
      • HEAR by Robin Epstein
      • Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
      • Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
      • What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass
      • Hobart by Anita Briggs
      • UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin
    • Adult
      • The Forgotten Soldier (Pike Logan Series #9) by Brad Taylor
      • Mastered by Maya Banks
      • The Ice Queen (Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein Series) by Nele Neuhaus
      • Pet Friendly by Sue Pethick
      • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Smoke and Shadow Part Two by Gene Luen Yang
      • First Touch by Laurelin Paige
      • The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
      • The Center of the World by Jacqueline Sheehan
      • The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
      • Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel by C. W. Gortner
      • The First Hostage (J. B. Collins Series) by Joel C. Rosenberg
      • The Hunting Trip: A Novel of Love and War by William E. Butterworth
      • After She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson
      • Die Wergelder  1 by Hiroaki Samura
      • West of Sunset: A Novel by Stewart O’Nan

Cover Reveals:


INTO THE ABYSS by Stefanie Gaither

Release date: August 29, 2016

Publisher: Simon and Schuster BFYR

About the Book

The real Violet Benson is dead.

Scientists at the CCA have awakened the newest version of her, once again breathing life into her cloned body. The only thing missing? Every memory of all the Violet Bensons that came before. And that blank-slate mind, coupled with her super-human abilities, traps her as a valuable tool—one the president of the CCA intends to use in her fight against the other, brainwashed clones that plague the city of Haven.

So long as Violet follows CCA orders, that artificial heart of hers can keep beating.

But Violet has woken up in a city on the brink of war. A city full of houses burning. Children going missing. Families falling apart. And all of it linked to cloning. So when that turmoil in the city above suddenly makes its way into the CCA headquarters below, Violet finds herself caught in the middle, guilty by association and because of a violent past she can’t even remember.

Now, she’ll have to overcome that past and find a way to make the fighting stop—or else give up any hope of a future.

If you’re interested, there’s a giveaway for a free hardcover of the book and a signed ARC-copy as well! Just check it out here: giveaway


A TASTE FOR MONSTERS by Matthew J. Kirby
Release date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic
About the Book

IT’S LONDON 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory, who has nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in the London Hospital. Evelyn wants to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut in from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred who does not recoil from her and who understands her pain. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper’s dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity’s worst nightmares.
A Taste for Monsters is a terrifying and haunting tale of the monstrosity of men and the salvation one may find in the unlikeliest places, from Edgar Award–winning author Matthew J. Kirby.

There’s also a signed giveaway bundle with Icefall, The Arctic Code, and an ARC of A Taste for Monsters which can be found here!