Most Anticipated March 2019 Young Adult Releases


March doesn’t look quite as bad for releases.  January and February had so many books that came out.  I’m kind of happy to see a smaller list, but there are some great ones on there.  I’ll still buy a lot.


$already purchased

*already read

+arc I still need to read

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Blog Tour for Just For Clicks by Kara McDowell (giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Just For Clicks by Kara McDowell.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.


Just for Clicks

by Kara McDowell

Publisher: Amberjack

Release Date: February 19th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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First Lines Friday 2/15/19




This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book.



I’m a month away from starting my junior year of high school, and I just found out that my father only has four months to live.

I don’t really hear all of what mom and dad are saying.  Just the important words like “cancer” and “out of remission” and “stage four”.

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Thank you Jimmy Patterson Books & Macmillan!


I received a lot of ARCs last week and wanted to thank the publishers.


First, thank you to Derek who made sure I got a copy of his upcoming book.  Thank you to James Patterson Presents/Hachette/Little Brown.



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Review of The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum (digital arc)




The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum


Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.

One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the two misfits are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.

Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more . . .

In K. Ancrum’s signature poetic style, this slow-burn romance will have you savoring every page.

An Imprint Book

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Book Recommendations for Black History Month


I’m a little late putting this together, but I thought I would recommend some books by black authors for black history month.  The first section will be books I’ve read and liked.  The second will be books I have on my TBR.


I’m not including descriptions, but the links will take you to each book’s page on Goodreads.


These first three all have to do with gun violence.



The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 2-13-19




Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.




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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Couples


I rarely do the top ten posts, but this week’s topic looked fun.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.


One thing I learned while looking for couples,  I am horrible at finding fan art.  I don’t know how all of you find such great pictures, but I struggled.  Actually, two things.  The other is that I’m horrible at remembering book characters.  But I did find ten.

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Review of When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington (digital arc)




When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington


Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

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