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Waiting on Wednesday: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

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WoW is a weekly meme created by Jill from Breaking the Spine where bloggers highlight what books they are eagerly awaiting!

My pick this week is The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee!  Billed as a futuristic Gossip Girl this book sounds right up my alley. Gossip Girl was…cough…a guilty pleasure of mine (Leighton Meester rocked and should totally be in more stuff). Add in the book’s futuristic spin and the great reviews and I’ve already pre-ordered this baby.

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This Writer’s Life #8: Milena Rokva Book Style + Giveaway

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In case you’ve missed the boat, the sequel to Alexandra Gastone, called My Name Is Milena Rokva, is now out in the wild! With the new book, comes a new look for the blog! Check back next week for the launch of my new website to go with the blog redesign. I’m just putting the finishing touches on it!

The rafflecopter for the blog tour still has five days left so don’t forget to enter!

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Cover Reveal: Fragmented by Madeline Dyer

Man, my YA Story Sisters have been blessed with some really beautiful covers as of late! Today I’m happy to host the cover reveal for Fragmented by Madeline Dyer. I beta read an early copy of this novel and it is excellent and a fabulous companion to Untamed!

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This Writer’s Life #7: Release Day + Giveaway!

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Book Birthday!

My Name is Milena RokvaMy Name Is Milena Rokva enters the world today and man was labor long! Like really long. When I first learned my publisher was closing, I was only a few weeks away from handing in my draft of the sequel. Needless to say, I was gutted. I knew self-publishing was an option of course but there’s a certain legitimacy that comes with having a publisher behind your back, and I’ll admit to wanting that for myself and my book. But if I wanted the sequel out in the world, I didn’t really have any other options as publisher’s don’t pick up 2nd books in series when the rights to the first book are held elsewhere. So down the self-publishing rabbit hole I went, and I have to say the experience has been very rewarding. Frustrating as hell sometimes but rewarding nonetheless. Happy Birthday Milena! I may have complained about you, but you were worth the pain and frustration! I loved following you on your adventures!

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Cover Reveal: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

One of my YA Story Sisters is having a cover reveal today and boy is it beautiful! I loved Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn and am so excited to share the cover for the sequel Remember Yesterday! You can check out the gorgeous cover below! This cover reveal is brought to you by YaReads Blog Tours and YA Interrobang!
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This Writer’s Life #6: Saying Goodbye to Person of Interest & Giveaway

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Inspirations!

Person of Interest

Authors get inspirations from many, many places … and for me, TV is one place where I get a lot of ideas. For the past two weeks I’ve been binging the final season of Person of Interest and as I prepare to watch the FINAL (sniff) episode tonight, I realized that POI has been a huge source of inspiration for me. My ‘ideas’ book has countless entries that stemmed from something that popped into my mind while watching POI. No other show has been the source of so many ideas. In fact, the book I’m currently writing stemmed from an idea I got while watching John, Sameen, Finch, Root and the gang.

If you haven’t watched POI, I strongly recommend giving it a try! I was a late comer to the show myself and didn’t start until after S3 had already aired, but after watching the first episode I was hooked. It’s truly fascinating and gives one a lot of moral/ethical questions to ponder. It’s probably one of the brainiest shows on television while also having tons of action to keep you entertained! Plus, it’s got some very cool badass women, which y’all know I love!

Farewell POI! You had a great run and I’m going to really miss you.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee

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WoW is a weekly meme created by Jill from Breaking the Spine where bloggers highlight what books they are eagerly awaiting!

My pick this week is Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee. I love the concept of this book. It sounds fascinating. The teen years are all about finding yourself and your future but that struggle is taken to a whole new level when you’re a conjoined twin. This book sounds utterly fascinating!

What the critics are saying…

“This debut novel is fascinating…. Gemini will satisfy curiosity about conjoined humans but goes far beyond that to explore issues of identity and relationships important to all teens.” —VOYA (starred review)

“While leavened with comfortable teen-literature tropes, this debut isn’t high-concept-fueled candy floss. The twins’ distance from “normal,” all that circumscribes their conjoined world, is ever present, and the struggle to sustain their senses of self is visceral. . . . Readers who’ve wondered why some choose to live with a disability that might be “cured” will find plenty to ponder here. As developments in genetics reshape the medical landscape, these questions will only resonate further. Compelling and suspenseful from Page 1; Clara and Hailey pull readers into their unique world and don’t let go.” –(Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW)

“Thought provoking and engaging, this story of two girls finding their own unusual path to adulthood will pull readers in and give them a lot to think about.” –(School Library Journal)

Gemini

In a powerful and daring debut novel, Sonya Mukherjee shares the story of sisters Clara and Hailey, conjoined twins who are learning what it means to be truly extraordinary.

Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in the same small town their entire lives–no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence and they’re slowly becoming more apparent. Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister’s and figure out what it means to be her own person.

Told in alternating perspectives, this unconventional coming-of-age tale shows how dreams can break your heart–but the love between sisters can mend it.

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