Monday, February 27, 2017

Book Review: Things I Should Have Known

 Things I Should Have Known
by Claire LaZebnik

Released: March 28th, 2017
Read: January 2017
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Format: ARC, 311 pages
Series: n/a

Description from Goodreads: From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy. Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as devoted to Ethan as she is to Ivy.
   Uncommonly honest and refreshingly funny, this is a story about sisterhood, autism, and first love. Chloe, Ivy, David, and Ethan, who form a quirky and lovable circle, will steal readers’ hearts and remind us all that it’s okay to be a different kind of normal.

Review: I almost didn't read this book, because contemporaries aren't really my kind of books, but because of Marianne's cupcake, here we are. And I am so glad! This book was great!
   This book was full of growing up. Everyone changes and understand themselves a bit better by the end, everything is closed up neatly, nicely and not too quickly.
   I'm also such a sucker for simple romances that are the backdrop for larger plots and character arcs. And if one of the people has opened up to the other? I'm dead. This book is so full of positivity it was almost blinding. Yet somehow, despite the cliches, it remained realistically open to not ending well. Or not ending at all, in that sort of lingering, closed-chapter-of-life kind of way.
   Altogether, the characters are lovely, the plot is great, and if you need a pick-me-up, this relatively short book is right up your alley!

Quotable Quotes:
"Why are you asking me? I'm seventeen and don't know anything about what to do when you're autistic and gay."

Rating: 9/10

Optimistically yours, Ola <3

Friday, February 17, 2017

Book Review: A Darkly Beating Heart

A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

Released: October 25th, 2016
Publisher: Roaring Book Press
Format: ARC, 272 pages
Read: September/October 2016

Description from GoodReads: A time-travel story that alternates between modern day and 19th century Japan as one girl confronts the darkness lurking in her soul.
   No one knows what to do with Reiko. She is full of hatred. All she can think about is how to best hurt herself and the people closest to her. After a failed suicide attempt, Reiko’s parents send her from their Seattle home to spend the summer with family in Japan to learn to control her emotions. But while visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping back in time into the life of Miyu, a young woman even more bent on revenge than Reiko herself. Reiko loves being Miyu, until she discovers the secret of Kuramagi village, and must face down Miyu’s demons as well as her own.

Review: Time travelling thriller about bitter teenagers in Japan? Sign me right up! This book was exactly what I'd hoped it would be, without me knowing what was about to happen at every twist and turn.
   Miyu is a wonderfully deep character who contrasts well with Reiko, who seems to only want revenge. Along with this, I found Reikos subtle "Hi I'm bi" attitude refreshing. There was no "Wow maybe I'm not straight" moment that seems to accompany her romance with Jiro.
   The way we discover important plot points in the book is a work of art. There is no foreseeable plot twists here (or maybe I'm just oblivious!) and they all clicked wonderfully. There were parts that creeped and grossed me out in a good way. They were tasteful, if that's possible, and all added to the plot.
   However, this novel is just under 300 pages. About 250 pages (not literally) build the plot and characters up beautifully, making me care, and interested me in what would happen to these dark darlings. The last 50 pages was left to make a complete ending. I was pretty sure that no author could wrap up a book in a neat bow in a mere 50 pages. And oh boy... was I right. The ending didn't fit the novel. You would find this kind of ending in a book aimed at 12 year olds. (Is that too mean?)
   But I did love the book. I adored it! Give me more, Lindsay Smith! I would like a follow-up!

Quotable Quotes:
  • "I have mastered the path of hatred, and I know now where it ends. It ends with my revenge."
  • "I'm tired of walking around with these memories in me, throbbing like a knife I never bothered to pull from my back."
  • "Your mindset creates your reality, no matter what you believe."
  • "We are all defined by our past, our choices and circumstances have made us who we are. It's all there, carved into us indelibly. But... it is not our present. Or our future. That's what we control. It's what we choose to do with the past that is entirely up to us."
Rating: 8/10

Read if You Liked: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, confusing but generally ok time travel, Ink by Amanda Sun, Japan?

Optimistically yours, Ola <3

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Blog Tour: Black Dawn

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Hello loyal readers! We are here today to share with you all this super cool book, by a super sweet lady!

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About the Book:
Author: Mallory McCartney
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Pages: 352
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

 Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.

Displaying Mallory.jpg About Mallory:
Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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Interview with Mallory:

1.What was the moment or thing that inspired the book?

Absolutely! When I was fourteen my cousin and I were having a sleep over at my family’s old farm house. We would always sit on the roof of the shop, it overlooked the fields behind the house and the woods beyond. This night I remember so clearly, it was a super beautiful night, the stars splayed in a brilliant display and not a cloud in sight. We stayed up that night talking about our dreams, and both of us being huge book lovers (some things will never change☺) This is where the world of Kiero, and writing, first came into discussion. I wrote the original manuscript for her sixteenth birthday, but nine years later I rewrote the manuscript after talking with my husband about it while we were walking our dogs. These were both two pivotal moments for the story, and the inspiration came from daring to dream, to breathe life into these characters with the excitement and support from two people who are, and will always be huge parts in my life. 

2. Was there someone who read the book first, before any editor or publisher?

There sure was, and I can’t thank them enough! Jess Kovacs (my cousin), Matt McCartney (my husband), and my mom (hi mom!). 

3. Which character do you identify with the most?

I love this question! This is a tough one for me, Black Dawn was written in third person because for this story I always had more than one voice in my mind for it. I wanted the reader to experience all sides of the characters. And though Emory Fae is my main heroine, in Black Dawn I feel I identify with Nyx the most. She is an interesting character, and in some parts I really don’t like her decisions, but I identify with her emotions and reasoning. Because above all she fights for love, the loyalty of her family which is the Rebellion, and her willingness to sacrifice everything she is for these things. When writing her character, I felt for her, even though she can be rough around the edges and quite brusque, at the end she just wants a shot at a normal life, with the people she loves. Her storyline as well is one of my favorites in the sequel, Queen to Ashes.  

4. In the same vein, if you had to choose a dream cast for the movie of your book, who would it be?

Oh I love this as well!! Okay so I will stick with my main characters for this question. 
Emory: Emmy Rossum 
Brokk: Diego Boneta
Memphis: Alexander Ludwig 
Nyx: Morena Baccarin
Alby & Azarius: Shawn and Aaron Ashmore 
Bryd: Chloe Moretz 
Adair: Bill Skarsgård 
Lana: Tina Desai 

5.What are some tips you can give young adults who want to start writing their own novels?

Never give up on your gut feeling! If you have a story that is demanding your attention, put it to page. Never give up on your dreams, and work away at it a little every day. Always write for you, and continue to write for your love of it and your story. As my older brother likes to say, you only miss at the shots you don’t take. (Hi Nate!  )
If you had to pick your favourite literary quote, which would it be? Why?
"Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R Tolkien.  This quote reminds me of my high school English classes, with the best teacher, Mr. Steffler who sadly passed away last year. I know these classes for me and for many others were inspiring and life changing. This quote strikes home with me, because it is okay to wander, to take risks, to seek adventure. Never stop challenging yourself and never stop appreciating the things in life that mean the most to you.  

 Giveaway Details:

 3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of BLACK DAWN & custom buttons, US & Canada Only.

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 Well did you have fun? Check out the other stops in the tour!

 Week One:
2/6/2017- Literary Meanderings - Interview
2/6/2017- Literary Dust- Review

2/7/2017- Daniel Riding- Excerpt
2/7/2017- Bibliobibuli YA- Review

2/8/2017- Books,Dreams,Life- Interview
2/8/2017- A Dream Within A Dream- Review

2/9/2017- Don't Judge, Read- Guest Post
2/9/2017- Book Briefs- Review

2/10/2017- Kayl's Krazy Obsession- Excerpt
2/10/2017- Taking It One Book at a Time- Review

Week Two:
2/13/2017- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
2/13/2017- YA and Wine- Review

2/14/2017- Margie's Must Reads- Excerpt
2/14/2017- Lost in Ever After- Review

2/15/2017- The Autumn Bookshelf- Interview
2/15/2017- Fiktshun- Review

2/16/2017- Wandering Bark Books - Guest Post
2/16/2017- Mundie Moms- Review

2/17/2017- Captivated Reading- Excerpt
2/17/2017- Owl Always Be Reading- Review

Hope to hear from you about you're thoughts on the book!
Your Friends,
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Book Blitz: Lessons in Falling

We are so
excited that LESSONS IN FALLING by Diana
Gallagher is available now and that we get to share the news!

If you
haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Diana Gallagher, be sure
to check out all the details below.

This blitz
also includes a giveaway but there are rules you have to share a “LESSONS
LEARNED” post of your own to enter. So if you’d like a chance to win, create
your post and enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

From the

to share your own Lessons Learned?? It's easy! Tell us about a time in your
life when you persevered, despite a bad situation, and what lessons you learned
from that situation. Share it however you like - on your blog, your social
media, wherever! Submit your link to the Rafflecopter during the blitz and
share the giveaway with your friends to win an annotated ARC!"

Author: Diana
February 7, 2017
Publisher: Spencer
Hill Press
Pages: 250
Formats: Paperback,
Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksGoodreads

When Savannah Gregory blows out her knee - and her shot at a gymnastics
scholarship - she decides she's done with the sport forever. Without
gymnastics, she has more time for her best friend, Cassie. She's content to let
her fun, impulsive best friend plan a memorable senior year. 

That is, until Cassie tries to kill herself.

Savannah wants to understand what happened, but Cassie refuses to talk about it
and for the first time, Savannah has to find her own way. The only person she
can turn to is Marcos, the boy who saved Cassie's life. Being with him makes
her see who she could be and what she really wants: gymnastics. 

But Cassie doesn't approve of Marcos or of Savannah going back to gymnastics,
and the tighter she tries to hold on to Savannah, the farther it pulls them
apart. Without Cassie to call the shots, Savannah discovers how capable she is
on her own - and that maybe her best friend's been holding her back all along.


About Diana:

Though Diana
Gallagher be but little, she is fierce. She’s also a gymnastics coach and
judge, former collegiate gymnast, and writing professor. Her work has appeared
in The Southampton Review, International Gymnast, The Couch Gymnast, and on a
candy cigarette box for SmokeLong Quarterly. She holds an MFA from Stony Brook
University and is represented by Tina Wexler of ICM Partners. Her contemporary
YA novel, Lessons in Falling, lands on 2/7/2017.

Giveaway Details:

(1) Winner
will receive an annotated copy of Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher (US
Follow these rules to enter!

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from that situation. Share it however you like - on your blog, your social
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with your friends to win an annotated ARC!"

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Book Blitz: Chalk Houses

We are so
excited that CHALK HOUSES by Tracy
Clark is available now and that we get to share the news!

If you
haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Tracy Clark, be sure to
check out all the details below.

This blitz
also includes a giveaway for a $20 Amazon Gift Card or an eBook of CHALK HOUSES
courtesy of Tracy and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win,
enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Title: CHALK
Author: Tracy Clark
January 18, 2016
Publisher: Tracy Clark
Pages: 234
Formats: eBook
Find it: AmazonGoodreads
Everyone has a secret. Now Secret is talking.

Talon Alvarado has one goal - to be nothing like her mother who’s blown it in
about every way. But sometimes you focus so hard on what you don’t want that
you find yourself careening toward it. Bombarded with history, hurts, and secrets,
Talon is struggling to be the person she yearns to be and to live a bigger life
than girls like her are supposed to wish for. To climb out, she must dig for
strength in the most unlikely place; the rubble of her bruised heart. 

The misty presence of Secret reveals its role in Talon’s life, showing how the
secrets we keep tell our stories. 

Chalk Houses is a gritty, achingly hopeful story about love being in the places
you forgot to look, and about starting over. Even at the end. 


I come to you only when invited.

You decide if you want to share your life with me. But a warning…

Once I’ve entered your door, you’ll find it very hard to sweep me out.

SECRETS take up space.


Empty houses hold their breath, waiting for life to blow back in.

I bet you didn’t know this.

It doesn’t mean a house is lifeless when no one’s home. A house can be lifeless with every chair filled. I’m not lying when I say there’s never been a house, hovel, tent, or cave that I haven’t occupied, if only for a moment.

I am there in drawers and journals, closets and emails.

I am there in hearts.

Oh, the hearts are my best hiding place.

This house was nearly empty but for the girl with her dull hair and crackling eyes.

Holding her breath.


Talon Alvarado, party of one.

The sunset was her cue to get the celebration started. She told herself she’d wait until dark but even that was a stupid deadline. She’d been waiting for her mother her whole damn life.

What’d she expect? Better to resist expectations, really. Expectations were flimsy balloons inside her chest, inflated with hope. And when they popped, they saturated her soul with disappointment. Every time.

There would be no balloons for her sixteenth birthday.

There would be music, however, and Talon told herself: if you don’t play that birthday song by The Beatles on your birthday and hop around the living room like a fool for two minutes and forty-two seconds, then you just don’t have adequate mojo.

As the sun set, the light in the house faded to darkness like it was on one gigantic dimmer switch. Talon hurried to flick on both the living room lamps and the kitchen light and peered out the window at the black moonless night - the exact shade of loneliness. Morbid thoughts had no business attending her birthday party, but life felt so dark sometimes that Talon struggled to see tomorrow.

Unable to find any birthday candles, she went to the dresser in her mom’s room to get the bumpy remnant of a melted votive, which she lit with matches from her mom’s favorite Basque bar. She carried the candle back to the kitchen and placed it in the middle of the table, then moved to the cupboard to find a saucer. The only clean one was chipped and reminded her of the flaked front tooth of one of her mother’s ex-boyfriend’s. The Hostess Cupcake she bought fit neatly in the saucer’s middle like they were made to go together.

The candle flame spat and fizzled, daring her to put it out. I’m seriously not gonna sing to myself, she thought stubbornly. But Talon did close her eyes before blowing the candle out with a hurricane force of a wish.


After nibbling off the seven squiggles of white icing, Talon ate the waxy chocolate top of her cupcake. The rest flew in the trash but not before she tongued out the crème-filling, duh. While the cupcake served its purpose, her mouth still held the aftertaste of bitterness.

As she made a couple of sandwiches, one for dinner and one for school lunch the next day, headlights tracked across the kitchen. She peeked through the dusty, dented aluminum blinds, surprised to see her mom getting out of the car, cradling a big bucket of fried chicken on her hip like a toddler. DB-18, otherwise known as Frank, carried a grocery bag in each hand. No doubt, one bag had beer in it.

“Talon! We brought dinner!” her mom, Lisa, yelled from the living room.

Talon stepped into the doorway of the kitchen, turkey sandwich in hand. “I hunted and gathered for myself.”

Lisa’s smile broke, sliding like loose soil on a hillside.

“Mom, seriously…you’ve been…gone. Why would I think you’d bring home dinner?” They stared, glared, glowered; a familiar language in which they’d both become fluent. “But I can use the leftovers for dinner tomorrow. Thanks,” Talon quickly added, then wondered why she’d thrown her mom a flotation device, especially when she’d obviously forgotten her birthday.

“It’s the thought that counts, right?” said Frank as he put the beer in the fridge. He had that same shaggy-mutt look that came standard in all her mother’s boyfriends. Talon turned her back to him. Can’t I ever have mom to myself?

Since birth, Talon had felt like one of the satellite moons in Lisa’s planetary orbit. Her childhood was an unreal and treacherous place where the yellow brick road was full of trap doors. She wanted to believe there was a home for her on the other side of the rainbow, where she had a family that really knew her and loved her anyway. She knew what she’d ask the wizard for: Love.

But then “love” was just another four-letter word.

Under the harsh fluorescent kitchen light, her mom’s eyes were fogged and rimmed with red, as if she’d been crying, or smoking weed—probably both. “Sure you don’t want some?” Lisa asked as she and DB-18 seated themselves at the small flea-market table now crowded with unpaid bills, empty glasses, chicken, bland cobs of corn, doughy biscuits, and beer. Talon reached for a drumstick, knowing it was a greasy peace offering after their fight about how there was never enough food in the house.

A fly landed on the table next to the chicken and Frank deftly flipped a mason jar over it.

“Swift, grasshopper,” Lisa joked, and they giggled all stupid like the kids at school.

That fly had to be frustrated, banging itself against the glass. Talon flipped the jar and freed the fly because she couldn’t stand the sound. Its droning and tapping was too close to the noise in her own head.

Frank shrugged and bit into his extra crispy as Talon hopped onto the counter, mulling over a casual way to ask her mother something important. She had one thing on the brain: the essay contest at school. The theme was Family, which was seriously ironic.

“Soooo, there’s this writing assignment at school about, um, family…” No one looked up. She swallowed a salty chunk of chicken and forged ahead. “…and since I know nothing about ours, I thought maybe you could help me out?” Talon pinched her knees to stop her jumpy legs from bouncing against the cabinet.

Pausing mid-bite, Lisa glanced at Frank, their eyes holding for a split second. The silent, intimate conversation between them made jealousy nip at Talon’s heart. When her mom finally looked at her, Talon hoped a miracle was about to occur, that Lisa was actually going to share something. Usually when she tried to pry info from her mom, the “Great Wall of Lisa” rose up, impenetrable.

“Just make something up. I’m sure it’ll be more interesting than anything I could tell you. As long as it’s written well, they’ll never know the difference.”

Yup, the Great Wall was as sturdy as ever.

The genealogy of Secret: Evasion, a close relative of mine. Also related: Lie. Ours is a mad, mad family. We’d invite you to dinner but chances are, you’re already seated at the table with napkins under your chins.

Something sparked inside Talon, as though she had a lighter wedged in her chest, ready to ignite with the slightest friction. “I’m not asking for your entire life story here. Just give me something, anything. In the interest of scholastic achievement?” She wasn’t going to give up that easily.

Lisa slowly wiped her hands on the stinky moist-towelette and sighed. “Okay. When I was little, I had a pet bunny that I adored.”

DB-18 smiled and touched her arm. “You did? I had a lizard named Private Property.”

“What? Who names their lizard Private Property?” Mom asked, laughing.

“Someone who doesn’t want his four brothers to touch it.”

The two stoners tittered and ate, oblivious to Talon still waiting for a real answer.

“Seriously? That’s it?”

“But I—”

“A bunny? It astounds me how you opened up. Let me just go and get started on my in-depth, revealing essay about my mom’s pet rabbit!”

“Trust me, Talon, you do not want to hear about your relatives.”

Talon’s nostrils flared, bullish. “Here’s what’s wrong with that statement: A) The words trust me, and B) you don’t know what I want!”

“I am not going to do this with you right now,” Lisa said, scooting from the table.

“Yeah, cause clearly it’s on your agenda to do this with me some other time!”

“Ladies—” Frank began, holding up a beer and a chicken wing, like he’d been caught in a white-trash stickup.

“Shut right up, boyfriend.”

“Hey! That’s enough of your mouth!” Lisa’s cheeks were the color of a tomato, her eyes apologetic to Frank.

Tossing her half-eaten drumstick into the trash, Talon jumped off the counter and flew to her room, slamming the door with a satisfying thud. Don’t I have the right to ask questions? Don’t I have the right to answers? Restless, frustrated, a fly in a jar, she flopped herself into the metal fold-up chair at her desk. The computer droned to life and she stared at the blank essay document where she was supposed to *insert brilliance here. Naturally, she decided that writing her best friend an email to bitch about her mom was a better use of her time, only this is what she saw when she opened her email:

Dear Talon,

You don’t know me. I’m a stranger to you, but that’s my fault. Family can be like that, hiding from each other as a way to hide from ourselves. Stupid, I know. I’m done with that. I want us to know each other.

I call this a “Circle Journal.” The idea is that it circulates between us while we have a long, overdue conversation. I like the idea of that, don’t you?

Your mom and I haven’t spoken for years. I’m sure if she knew about this, she’d try to stop it. But I’m willing to chance it if it means I’ll get to know you after all this time. I can’t believe how much of your life I’ve missed.

If you want to write back, and I hope you do, then here are the rules…THERE ARE NO RULES. You can tell me or ask me anything you want. I promise to do the same. I’m sure we both have so many questions we want answered.

It’s probably best to keep these emails between us. I figure you’re old enough, you can decide for yourself. Just think about it. I’d like to know you before it’s too late.


Aunt T

Who in Hell’s half-acre was Aunt T? And why was she sending some weird, cryptic email? Talon didn’t get random e-mails from people she didn’t know. She hardly got random emails from people she did know.

Aunt T was right, Talon had never heard of her. Not surprising. Mom liked to keep those little nuggets of information to herself—like who Talon’s real father was or why they seemed to have no family whatsoever—so it didn’t surprise her that her mom never mentioned a sister. She wondered what her mom did to screw up that relationship, too.

The lady said she wanted their communiqué to be private, which stoked Talon’s healthy suspicion. Come to think of it, how did she even know Aunt T was who she said she was? The email could’ve been from anybody. Talon took a deep breath to unclench her stomach.

She didn’t do vulnerable.

As she exhaled, she had to admit, it gave her a rush to think of corresponding with her mom’s sister on the sly. Spilling her secrets to a total stranger was not an option, mostly because she didn’t spill her secrets.

Spill, jab, fling, dangle, or hide. I’m a multi-functional tool.

Mom had secrets, too.

Well, who doesn’t?

If the lady really was her aunt, then maybe she’d reveal something, anything. In Talon’s quest to be as different from her mother as humanly possible, it would help to have some details - the worst potholes were the ones you didn’t see coming.

Suddenly the idea of talking with this Aunt T person seemed pretty appealing.

But first, verification.

Talon’s fingers hovered over the keyboard for a moment before plunging down.

Dear Aunt T,

Pardon my suspicious nature, but I’ve learned over the years to be wary of pretty much everybody. How do I know this isn’t some prank by a punk at school with no life and nothing better to do than to try and infiltrate mine? How do I know you aren’t a nutball stalker with bad intentions? How did you get my email address?

I need some kind of proof.

About Tracy:
Tracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self.

She grew up a “Valley Girl” in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue.

Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program. Tracy is a private pilot, an irredeemable dreamer, and a spicy-chocolate connoisseur.

Giveaway Details:
(1) Winner
will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card, US Only.
(1) Winner will receive an eBook of CHALK HOUSES

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February 9th at Midnight EST!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Book Blitz/TV Show Blitz: The 100

We are so
excited that THE 100 returns to TV tonight! And to help celebrate the show's return Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Rockstar Book Tours are giving away 5 Boxed Sets of the Complete series! 
So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the
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About The Book:

Title: THE 100 Box
Set (Books 1-4)
Author: Kass Morgan
January 3, 2016
Publisher: Little,
Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 1360
Formats: Paperback
Find it: AmazonGoodreads
All four thrilling novels in The 100 series, now available in a paperback
boxed set! 

Ever since nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity has been living on
city-like spaceships hovering above the toxic surface. As far as anyone knows,
no one has stepped foot on Earth in centuries--that is, until one hundred
juvenile delinquents are sentenced to return and recolonize the hostile land.
The future of the human race rests in their hands, but nothing can prepare the
100 for what they find on this strange and savage planet. 

Read the series that inspired the hit TV show. The 100, Day 21,
Homecoming, and Rebellion are gathered together for the first time in this
striking box set, perfect for fans and series newcomers alike.

About Kass Morgan

Kass Morgan
studied literature at Brown and Oxford, and now resides in Brooklyn, where she
lives in constant fear of her Ikea bookcase collapsing and burying her under a
mound of science fiction and Victorian novels. Kass is currently working on the
sequel to The 100, which she’ll finish as soon as she finds a coffee shop that
allows laptops on the weekend.

Giveaway Details:

5 winners will
receive the complete boxed set of THE 100 Series, US Only.

Ends on February 8th at Midnight EST!

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So let us know what you think in the comments below!
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