Book Reviews, Contemporary YA, Diverse Reads, Mental Health

Mute + Deaf = Love // A Quiet Kind of Thunder review

A Quiet Kind of Thunder review by Sara Barnard

Blog Tour, Book Publicity, Book Reviews, Contemporary YA

Chatty Isis in Remember Me Forever // Blog Tour & Giveaway

Enter the giveaway after you read the review... Isis Blake in the third book of the Lovely Vicious series is off to college. Jack Hunter has blown town and his goodbye...a plane ticket! Isis bravely leaves for Ohio State University and determines to be happy even if she has to lie to convince herself. When Nameless, her darkest secret shows up she is shaken to the core, only more so by the fact Jack Hunter appears right behind him. Can she keep it together and save her college life?

Blog Tour, Book Publicity, Book Reviews, Contemporary YA

Athlete Cyrano de Bergerac // Don’t Kiss the Messenger // Blog Tour & Giveaway

When Emmett and Bryn start attending Edgelake High their senior year they re-enact their own modern Cyrano de Bergerac love story with CeCe smack in the middle. CeCe, while a leader on the volleyball court takes a back seat in love due to the large scar on her face. Emmett, the new football quarterback is blindsided by the gorgeous looks of fellow new student Bryn but falls in love with her emails and texts sent by her secret messenger CeCe. Will they sort out this love tangle?

Book Reviews, Contemporary YA, Mental Health

Just A Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi

Teen Kai returns home on just a normal Tuesday to find a letter from her older sister, Jen. It says she's already gone but Kai rushes over to try to save her. Unable to deal with what she finds Kai spirals into hardcore drug and alcohol use which don't work well with the dark thoughts that start to invade her reality. Luckily her best friends have her back and report her descent to her parents who send her to a grief camp where she learns she is not alone in losing someone she loves. There she meets friends for life who help her to keep moving forward...

Book Reviews, Contemporary YA, Mental Health

NemeSIS by Susan Marshall

Nadine is sick of hiding in the library and uses AA's 12 step plan to make a plan of her own to take back her high school life. With the help of the school's librarian and the other girl hiding in the library, Anne, she is able to fulfill her plan each step at a time. Through her new experiences Nadine realizes there is a problem at home that has to be dealt with before she can leave behind her past as a door mat... Rachel, her volatile older sister who is struggling due to the unreliable men in her life.

Book Reviews, Contemporary YA, Mystery Element

Around Europe with Proof of Lies

Anastasia speaks 4 languages and has a black belt, having spent her childhood moving from foreign location to foreign location with her scientist parents. When they turn up dead her older sister, Keira can't accept the way they grew up nor the car crash that left no bodies. She doesn't care until Keira goes missing and with her Dresden buddy Marcus hits Europe to follow a trail of clues... will she learn the truth about her parents and find the missing Keira?

Book Reviews, Contemporary YA, Mental Health, Paranormal

Bleed Through Crazy

Liam is a college student with schizophrenia who finally has his disease under control with the help of a psychologist who can get through to him. After witnessing a murder all his progress is in the can as he believes his meds have caused him to see events tied to the land. Due to a new girl, Mai, who he likes very much he tries to determine what is real and what is hallucinations as his actions put his family in increasing danger... will he be able to separate fact from fiction in time to save them?

Book Reviews, Contemporary YA

5-Star Love and First Sight

Will is a blind 16 year old transitioning into a mainstream school after years in a safe blind school. If he's going to make it in a sight centered world then he'll have to learn to maneuver through whatever they throw at him. Cecily is one of a new group of friends Will grows closer and closer to. As soon as he's adjusted to the differences between him and his new friends his parents learn about a radical new surgery that could restore his sight to him for the first time in his life. His brain isn't wired for the sense of sight and as he adjusts to the massive new information he's also realizing that sighted people don't share everything with their sight-less friends...

Book Reviews, Contemporary YA

Perfect No Virgin

Stacey Woods is not the popular girl. She has big dreams but doesn't even have enough confidence to share them with anyone but her best friend Patrice. Her younger sister just had a baby and her mom is always on her side. Her dad just started dating and its getting serious. When Stacey has a really rough day and runs from her house, she tries her best friend first who is running around with another girl. A chance run in with a posh boy who actually seems interested in her turns into a nightmare...