Jan 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read!

Jessica's Waiting on:

Title: The Love Interest
Author: Cale Dietrich
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017

Summary: There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets. Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad? Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die. What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both. 
I stumbled across this book when I found the author on Twitter, and the summary immediately had me hooked. I'll be the first to admit that although I do read some diverse stories, I don't read nearly as many as I should be, and this one would definitely help me with that. The premise of the story itself is intriguing -- two guys fighting for the affection of the same girl. The thing is, they end up falling for each other, which puts a spin on the story that I hadn't suspected, and I'm curious to see where it goes and how the two boys handle their feelings, especially when, as the summary says, those feelings can kill them both. Is it May yet? Because I really want to start this one!

What are YOU waiting on this week? Leave your links so I can stop back!

Jan 17, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I've Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which we create bookish lists about everything from our favorite characters to love triangles and everything in between!

This Week's Topic: Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I've Read!

 10. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion


I liked this book so much better than the movie. Most people don't even know it's a book. I'd definitely recommend reading this one!

9. The Young World by Chris Weitz


This book was hysterical from start to finish. That is all.

8. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston


This book actually inspired my own novel that I wrote, so I was super in love with it, especially with the terrifying yet thrilling concept of reading a story about a character who was going through witness protection. 

7. I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios


This love story between a small-town girl and a Marine will melt your heart from start to finish.

6. Shadowlands by Kate Brian 


This creepy, chilling trilogy about the afterlife will have you hooked from start to finish.

5. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan


This book!! This love story!! It had me captivated from start to finish. Especially because it mirrors the love story of William and Kate, which is a story I've always admired and been interested in.

4. Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Collins


I loved this psychological thriller from start to finish, and I think it deserves a lot more recognition than it got.

3. Lailah by Nikki Kelly


Not only is the author of this book a total sweetheart, but she writes a pretty badass story about a love triangle between a supernatural girl, an angel, and a vampire.

2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews


The movie may have been popular, but the book itself was an absolute gem that had me rolling on the floor laughing for long periods of time. I didn't think I'd enjoy it so much, being that I hadn't heard much about it, but it ended up being fantastic.

1. The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy


I read this book in middle school and read it so many times since then, because it's undoubtedly one of my favorites. I'm even thinking of rereading it again, and since the two girls are writers, it relates! :-)

Jan 13, 2017

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Sonora and the Eye of the Titans by T.S. Hall

Sonora and the Eye of the Titans
T.S. Hall
Publication date: January 14th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

The King is dead, and the capital city of Titanis has fallen. The world of Sonora is at war, and the only hope against the onslaught of the Titan army lies with the last royal decedent of Zeus, who is being covertly sheltered on Earth in the secluded mountain town of Sandy, Oregon.
Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high school while coming to terms with her otherworldly origins. After getting into a fight at soccer tryouts, Allora’s emotions boil over, and her hands suddenly burst into flames. She has harnessed the power of hadrons at the highest level, but at extreme cost. The magical outburst projects an energy signature that is detected by a group of assassins tasked with killing Sonoran rebels.
To survive, Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner must find a powerful ancient artifact known as the Eye of the Titans. With the help of a guardian known as Sasquatch, they will have to fight off creatures, solve complex riddles, and navigate magical caverns, all while enduring advanced calculus, jealous girlfriends, and prom.

Author Bio:
I'm a writer, skier, and wanderer. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, but currently live in the beautiful mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. I love history, mythology, and the fantastical interpretations that have been incorporated in my debut young adult urban fantasy series called Sonora.

We'd like to thank the lovely team over at Xpresso for allowing us to be a part of this tour! This seems like a super interesting book, and if you're into mythology at all, this book is definitely one to try out! Enter the giveaway above to try to score a copy, and also pick up a $0.99 copy to celebrate opening weekend!