If You, Then Me by Yvonne Woon
What would you ask your future self? First question: What does it feel like to kiss someone?
Xia is stuck in a lonely, boring loop. Her only escapes are Wiser, an artificial intelligence app she designed to answer questions like her future self, and a mysterious online crush she knows only as ObjectPermanence.
And then one day Xia enrolls at the Foundry, an app incubator for tech prodigies in Silicon Valley.
Suddenly, anything is possible. Flirting with Mast, a classmate also working on AI, leads to a date. Speaking up generates a vindictive nemesis intent on publicly humiliating her. And running into Mitzy Erst, Foundry alumna and Xia’s idol, could give Xia all the answers.
And then Xia receives a shocking message from ObjectPermanence: He is at the Foundry, too. Xia is torn between Mast and ObjectPermanence—just as Mitzy pushes her towards a shiny new future. Xia doesn’t have to ask Wiser to know: The right choice could transform her into the future self of her dreams, but the wrong one could destroy her.
I have some info about an exciting upcoming release to share today. Escaping Eleven by Jerri Chisholm is going to be released by Entangled Teen on December 8th, 2020. You can pre-order now from any major retailer.
Eva Marteinn never wanted to be a killer.
Raised in the Commonwealth, where citizens live and die by the code of the Seven Sins, Eva is sickened by the barbaric punishments the High Priests inflict. She sees the Bellators of Light, the Commonwealth’s executioners, as no more than conscienceless killers.
When she’s Chosen as the first female bellator—and can’t refuse, on threat of exile or disgrace—Eva is devastated. But she turns out to be inordinately gifted at the very role she abhors…no thanks to her mentor, Ari Westergaard, who alternates between ignoring her and challenging her to impossible tests.
Ari’s indifference conceals a dangerous secret: He’s loved Eva since they were children. When Eva falls for Ari too, she knows they should do anything to avoid each other. Love is forbidden. Lust is a death sentence. But as mentor and apprentice, they’re bound by the blood oath they swore the day of Eva’s Choosing.
Balanced on a razor’s edge of desire and betrayal, the two uncover a secret that could overturn the Commonwealth itself. Now Eva must make an impossible choice: Turn her back on Ari, and remain loyal to the only home she’s ever known—or risk everything on the slim hope of freedom, and stake her life on the boy she’s come to love.
I was thrilled to hear from KayLynn about doing a post for my blog. I’m really excited for Shielded (have it pre-ordered), and I can’t wait to read it!
I was thrilled to have Alex contact me for this book. My review will be coming closer to the release date. I’ve already read it and definitely recommend it. Love, Jacaranda will be out in July.
I was contacted by this author to review The Ride. I unfortunately didn’t have time to review, but offered to do a promo post instead. I have an excerpt to share with you today.
I was able to do a promo post for Last Pick for Jason Walz last year, so I was really happy to hear from him for the second book.
Last Pick: Born to Run by Jason Walz
Four years ago, aliens kidnapped most of mankind, leaving behind those they deemed unworthy—the “last picked.”
The future for Sam is bleak and unthinkable. A galaxy away from her twin brother, she is a pawn in the aliens’ bloody civil war. But with her new friend Mia, Sam has found a way to resist her captors and hold onto her humanity.
Back on Earth, Sam’s twin, Wyatt, is leading a resistance of his own. With a ragtag army of the old, the young, and the disabled, he has a plan to bring the fight to his alien captors. But to defeat the aliens, Wyatt may need to befriend one.
“An extraordinary sequel that is thrilling, inclusive, and unforgettable.”―Kirkus Review, starred review
Author M.K. England decided to do something very cool to celebrate Pride month. Four bloggers were chosen to post discussion questions for everyone to answer during a read along. I have the final ones below, but make sure you check out the other blog posts. The blogger names and dates are on the graphic. There are also challenges and twitter chats. Make sure you enter the giveaway,too!