If You, Then Me by Yvonne Woon (book excerpt)




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.

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Goodreads Monday 6/21/21


Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.  Probably a lot.

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Blog Tour for The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (earc review and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson.  This tour is being hosted by Turn the Page Tours.


Book Title: The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4)


Author: Maureen Johnson


Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books


Release Date: June 15, 2021


Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary

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Anticipated July 2021 Young Adult Books


As always, this list doesn’t have every release on it.  I added books I’m looking forward to and others that I think will be fairly popular with bloggers.  

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3rd Quarter 2021 5 Star Predictions


I am hoping to get to all ten of these books between July, August, and September.  They are in no particular order, but I think they will all be 5 star books for me.  I’ll update in October to see if I was right.

Some of these may be sequels, so please know there could be spoilers in the synopsis. 



How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao

In a YA thriller that is Crazy Rich Asians meets One of Us is Lying, students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best friend turns up dead.

Nancy Luo is shocked when her former best friend, Jamie Ruan, top ranked junior at Sinclair Prep, goes missing, and then is found dead. Nancy is even more shocked when word starts to spread that she and her friends–Krystal, Akil, and Alexander–are the prime suspects, thanks to “The Proctor,” someone anonymously incriminating them via the school’s social media app.

They all used to be Jamie’s closest friends, and she knew each of their deepest, darkest secrets. Now, somehow The Proctor knows them, too. The four must uncover the true killer before The Proctor exposes more than they can bear and costs them more than they can afford, like Nancy’s full scholarship. Soon, Nancy suspects that her friends may be keeping secrets from her, too.

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Review of Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee (physical arc)



Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee

I am a weed.

Unloved by my abusive, alcoholic dad. Unwanted by my classmates. Unnoticed by everyone else.

But I’d suffer anything to give my kid sister a better life—the minute I turn eighteen, I’m getting us the hell out of here. And some hot stranger telling me I am the key to stopping a war between Heaven and Hell isn’t going to change that.

Let the world crumble and burn, for all I care.

Draven is relentless, though. And very much a liar. Every time his sexy lips are moving, I can see it—in the dip of his head, the grit of his jaw—even if my heart begs me to ignore the signs.

So what does he want?

I need to figure it out fast, because now everyone is gunning for me. And damn if I don’t want to show them what happens when you let weeds thrive in the cracks of the pavement…

We can grow powerful enough to shatter the whole foundation.

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Blog Tour for Gold Spun by Brandie June (promo)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Gold Spun by Brandie June.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.


Gold Spun by Brandie June

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: June 8, 2021

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Blog Tour for Down With This Ship by Katie Kingman (review)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Down With This Ship by Katie Kingman.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.


Down with This Ship by Katie Kingman

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: June 8, 2021

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Review of Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (earc)



Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.

When two Niveus Private Academy students, Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, are selected to be part of the elite school’s senior class prefects, it looks like their year is off to an amazing start. After all, not only does it look great on college applications, but it officially puts each of them in the running for valedictorian, too.

Shortly after the announcement is made, though, someone who goes by Aces begins using anonymous text messages to reveal secrets about the two of them that turn their lives upside down and threaten every aspect of their carefully planned futures.

As Aces shows no sign of stopping, what seemed like a sick prank quickly turns into a dangerous game, with all the cards stacked against them. Can Devon and Chiamaka stop Aces before things become incredibly deadly?

With heart-pounding suspense and relevant social commentary comes a high-octane thriller from debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. 

Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2021 by Feiwel Friends

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