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Tantalizing Trailers: Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana

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Title: Summer of Yesterday
Author: Gaby Tiana
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: June 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads

 Back to the Future meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Haley’s summer vacation takes a turn for the retro in this totally rad romantic fantasy.

Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley’s stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney’s Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Fort Wilderness holds lots of childhood memories for her father, but surely nothing for Haley. But then a new seizure triggers something she’s never before experienced—time travel—and she ends up in River Country, the campground’s long-abandoned water park, during its heyday.

The year? 1982.

And there—with its amusing fashion, “oldies” music, and primitive technology—she runs into familiar faces: teenage Dad and Mom before they’d even met. Somehow, Haley must find her way back to the twenty-first century before her present-day parents anguish over her disappearance, a difficult feat now that she’s met Jason, one of the park’s summer residents and employees, who takes the strangely dressed stowaway under his wing.

Seizures aside, Haley’s used to controlling her life, and she has no idea how to deal with this dilemma. How can she be falling for a boy whose future she can’t share?

Spotlight plus Trailer: Bookish Wishes – The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR……….

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

If I could grant #bookishwishes I would gift as many school libraries as I could with new fiction :)

It is always a struggle to promote reading for pleasure especially with increasing budget constraints. The need to constantly update stock to bring fresh reads to the majority of students; is a tough battle.

Can you imagine the joy the school libraries on the receiving end of #bookishwishes would feel. Plus I would feel even more like a book angel ;)

#bookishwishes bringing the joy of reading for pleasure to the schools of South Wales ♥

About HOLLY BLACK

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Holly Black is the bestselling author of YA and children’s books including being co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, a NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestselling phenomenon and hugely successful film. She has been a finalist for the MYTHOPOEIC AWARD, the EISNER AWARD and a recipient of the ANDRE NORTON AWARD and a NEWBERY HONOR. She currently lives in New England in a house with a secret door.

Spotlight: Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry

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This is my piece of the puzzle – it is so exciting. Don’t forget you can see the complete cover on Facebook (HERE) at 7pm EST.

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NOWHERE BUT HERE Synopsis

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible 

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They’re the good guys. They protect people. They’re…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club’s most respected member—is in town, he’s gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it’s his shot at his dream. What he doesn’t count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

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NOWHERE BUT HERE Pre-Order Links: Amazon/Kobo/BAM/Barnes and Noble/iBooks/IndieBound

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Katie McGarry Bio

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON,  BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

Links: Website/Twitter: @katiemcgarry/Facebook/Goodreads/Pinterest/Tumblr/Instagram

Review: Seduction’s Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Title: Seduction’s Kiss
Series: The Allure Chronicles #0.5
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 29 Jan 2015
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

REVIEW 

Seduction’s Kiss is an enticing start to what looks like a thrilling paranormal series.

The novella sets the background for the series in an action fueled thrill-fest.

There is a lot going on in a short amount of time. Hints regarding the paranormal societies are sprinkled through the narrative encouraging a desire for more information.

The characters are well developed even though we only really get to know Daisy the most, due to the narrative being told from her perspective. She doesn’t really see herself clearly and has a fair amount of doormat tendencies, although she does recognize the problem and makes attempts to overcome it. She is a fiercely loyal friend and surprisingly, has a good deal of common sense. You’ll understand why I say surprisingly, when you read it ;)

I have to say I think Alyssa has me hooked, I cannot wait to find out what happens next :)

Spotlight plus Give-Away: Seduction’s Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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About SEDUCTION’S KISS

*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.  

Buy Links: Amazon/Barnes & Noble/iTunes/GooglePlay/Kobo 

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About Alyssa Rose Ivy

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand. 

Links: Website/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Author Goodreads

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