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Review: Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

Author (s): Sona Charaipotra &  Dhonielle Clayton
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: July 12, 2016

June, Bette, and Gigi have given their all to dance at Manhattan’s most elite ballet school. Now they are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose…and no one is playing nice.

June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. However, getting what she wants might cost her everything—including the only boy she’s ever loved. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. Even if she returns, though, will she ever regain the spotlight she craves? And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished. But as revenge consumes her, Gigi may be the one who pays the price.

After years of grueling auditions, torn ribbons, and broken hea…

Book Blitz, Guest Post & Giveaway: In the Eyes of Madness by Michael Pang @michaelkdpang

Author: Michael Pang
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: March 1st 2016
Publisher: SolaFide Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:

A near tragic incident at the hands of his psychotic mother left Declan Peters alone and with so many questions.

Years later, Declan is determined to find a way to be closer to his mother and takes a job at the institution where she's being held. That fateful decision will be the impetus for a chain of events so terrifying that Declan will question his own grasp on reality.

What he finds will be more horrifying than anything he's ever experienced and more dangerous than anything he's yet known. In a place, rife with demonic possession and sadistic beings, will Declan finally be able to find the answers he's longed for before its too late or will he succumb to the evil forces that inhabit the institution and all who live there?

Guest Post I would like to thank you for allowing me to share a little about my young adult paranormal fiction novel…

Cover Reveal: Zero by Morgan Dark @_MorganDark @yaboundtourspr


Waiting On Wednesday (138) The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers share which books they are highly anticipating. This week I want to share The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich.

Why I'm Waiting: Even though this is Young Adult Horror I am hoping that it can still pull off a scare or two. The premise sounds creepy at the very least and I'm always down for more Horror whatever the genre it happens to fall in. I do hope they change that cover though, it looks badly photoshopped in its current form. 

Expected Publication:
July 14, 2016 by Orion Children's Books

A spine-chilling psychological thriller from stunning YA talent and author of THE DEAD HOUSE, Dawn Kurtagich.

When Silla and her little sister, Nori, escape London and their abusive father, Aunt Cath's country house feels like a safe haven. Leaving the smog and fear behind, the girls have the love and freedom they never had in their violent home. But slowly, ever so slowly, things begin to unravel.


Book Blitz: Descent by Stacey Rourke

Title: Descent Author: Stacey Rourke Genre: YA Fantasy Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

It's been two years since the lion roared ... the eagle flew ... and the fated Celtic warrior embraced her destiny. Now, with an unknown darkness swirling and the body count rising, the world needs a hero more than ever. A new battle is brewing. Who will answer the call to war? The time has come. The stage is set. And the Garretts are back in a brand new novella. Descent; The Gryphon Series Resurrection, Coming in Spring 2016. It's hard to keep a bad pirate down...  

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012 Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughte…

Freebie Friday (88) Free Adult Romance,Mystery & Young Adult Paranormal, Horror, Ebooks

It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the Purchase button and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series. All titles have been linked to Goodreads for your convenience.

Adult (Romance, Mystery, Fiction)

Anti-Romance by Cassia Leo [Purchase]
Laney Hill is screwed. On the bed. On the treadmill. On the hood of a BMW. And on her boss’s desk. Then she’s screwed again when she steps into the free clinic and finds out she has gonorrhea. That dirty prick gave her gonorrhea! She’s totally going to break up with him...until he breaks up with her...because he’s married!
A spur of the moment date with her hot musician neighbor, Kade Masters, goes from smoking hot to red-hot disaster in two seconds flat. Then, a night out drinking with friends leads to a fateful--yet awkwardly-sloppy…

Review: Unplugged by Donna Freitas

Author: Donna Freitas
Genre: Young Adult, Science fiction, Dystopian
Publisher: Harper Children's
Publication Date: June 21, 2016

Humanity is split into the App World and the Real World—an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy and a dying physical world for the poor. Years ago, Skylar Cruz’s family sent her to the App World for a chance at a better life.

Now Skye is a nobody, a virtual sixteen-year-old girl without any glamorous effects or expensive downloads to make her stand out in the App World. Yet none of that matters to Skye. All she wants is a chance to unplug and see her mother and sister again.

But when the borders between worlds suddenly close, Skye loses that chance. Desperate to reach her family, Skye risks everything to get back to the physical world. Once she arrives, however, she discovers a much larger, darker reality than the one she remembers.

ReviewUnplugged by Donna Freitas wasn't a book really on my radar but once I heard of it, I just knew I had to re…

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Competing with the Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager


Book Blitz & Giveaway: Honor (NOLA Zombies #5) by Gillian Zane

Author: Gillian Zane
Series: Nola Zombies #5
Publication Date: May 13, 2016
Publisher: Parajunkee Publishing

The NOLA Zombie series comes to a close with this emotional and action-packed installment.

Since the SHTF, Romeo is good at one thing, killing zombies. He doesn’t want to waste his time with anything else. His fellow survivors think of him as a machine and he’s fine with that. There isn’t any time to waste on things, like feelings, or other nonsense.

Lena Dervay, former movie star, current walking victim has barely been surviving in a repurposed middle school run by an incompetent Army Lieutenant. She and her group of survivors are as good as dead if they stay put.  When Lena finally gets in touch with Romeo, she knows that if anyone can come in and save the day, it’s him. Problem is, Romeo isn’t the charming, white knight, hero that she remembers. Lena is still drawn to him, though, and as their paths intersect she knows she might not come out intact in the end, body or soul.

a Raffl…

Let's Reminisce Together (3) Favorite Book Turned Film Adaptations (2000 & Below)

Good day fellow followers! It's Thursday, which means it is time for another edition of Let's Reminisce Together. This week I want to look back at some of my favorite books turned film from my youth. I admit, growing up, I didn't really pay attention to book turned film adaptations. Unless the film came from a series I knew, most slipped by me until I grew older. However, had I known, I'm sure I wouldn't appreciate the films as much as I did. I tend to over analyze adaptations of books I've read first which is sort of why I love doing From Page To Screen posts so much.

For sake of being a Throwback, all of these adaptations will be from 2000 and below. I'm counting anything from my teenage years since that's when I didn't really pay attention to series turned films. Really, I should only count films from before the Internet but my post,my rules, lol.

Anywho, In no particular order here are my favorite adaptations growing up:

5.) Babe (1995) 

Babe (…

Book Trailer Tuesday (121) Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix & Everland by Wendy Spinale

Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix & Everland by Wendy Spinale .

Available Now:Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to get you."

Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere - and people who seem to appear and disappear at will. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two …

Manga Monday (8) Naruto lives on......sorta.

Last year the Naruto Manga ended it's 15 year run of the series sparking a wave of sadness over the Manga community. At the time, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto was recorded as saying he was done with the series. However, fans persisted that more story was left to tell and after the success of Boruto: Naruto the Movie it was confirmed that maybe the fans this time were right and that's how the Boruto Manga series was born.

Starting Monday May 9th, Boruto will be releasing once a month on  Weekly Shonen Jump (best selling Manga magazine released in Japan). Boruto will will be drawn by Mikio Ikemoto  and writer Ukyō Kodachi will be penning the new series. Don't worry though Naruto fans Masashi Kishimoto will still be sticking around just in a supervisory capacity this time around.  The Boruto manga will focus on the son of Naruto as he forges his own path and steps out of the shadow of his famous father.

Lastly, don't fret non-Japanese readers, the Boruto manga will r…