More pre-order specials for YA books!


I thought it was time to do another post on pre-order specials.  Ordering your book early helps authors and many of them have specials if you send them a copy of your receipt.  I have started pre-ordering a lot to help spread out the cost.  Especially since so many books come out on the same day.  I’m sorry if I sometimes post the same one multiple times.  Some are announced pretty early.


The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

Enamel pin of feather with quote from the novel (1.5 inches tall)
– Signed print of an original painting by the author (8 x 10 inches)
– Bookmark print, carved & letterpressed by hand (2.5 x 6 inches)
– Collectible vinyl sticker with a quote from the book (4 x 4 inches)
– Plus additional book swag!

Details here!



The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

Preorder The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco and receive a signed bookplate and a bookmark. You will also be entered for a chance to win one of four The Bone Witch posters. One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a signed annotated hardcover copy of The Bone Witch.

Details here!

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Most Anticipated YA Releases for April 2018


There are quite a few YA books coming out in April.  Too many to list, but I am going to share some of them with you.   There is a * by books I’ve already read.


April 3rd:



Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Dread Nation* by Justina Ireland



Rebel With A Cupcake* by Anna Mainwaring

The Summer of Jordi Perez* by Amy Spalding

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Review of Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (digital arc)




Dread Nation by Justina Ireland


Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 3/14/18


Can't Wait Wednesday


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.



Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos

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Review of Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake (digital arc)




Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake


The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all

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Have you ordered Ace of Shades yet? #Irons #ShadowGang #AceofShades




In case you didn’t know, I’m part of the #ShadowGang street team for Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody.  The release date is getting closer, so I wanted to share another post with the book and pre-order information.  I’m on the #Irons team.


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Review of Lizzie by Dawn Ius (digital arc)




Lizzie by Dawn Ius


Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes—a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle—Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.

Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&B’s staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spirit—even her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something that’s maybe more than friendship.

But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she can’t quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like she’s going mad…

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