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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 Give-Away: For the Record by Charlotte Huang

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Chelsea thought she knew what being a rock star was like . . . until she became one. After losing a TV talent show, she slid back into small-town anonymity. But one phone call changed everything.

Now she’s the lead singer of the band Melbourne, performing in sold-out clubs every night and living on a bus with three gorgeous and talented guys. The bummer is that the band barely tolerates her. And when teen hearthrob Lucas Rivers take an interest in her, Chelsea is suddenly famous, bringing Melbourne to the next level—not that they’re happy about that. Her feelings for Beckett, Melbourne’s bassist, are making life even more complicated.

Chelsea only has the summer tour to make the band—and their fans—love her. If she doesn’t, she’ll be back in Michigan for senior year, dying a slow death. The paparazzi, the haters, the grueling schedule . . . Chelsea believed she could handle it. But what if she can’t?



Charlotte Huang is a graduate of Smith College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, which is clearly something every aspiring writer should do. When not glued to her computer, she cheers her two sons on at sporting events and sometimes manages to stay up late enough to check out bands with her music agent husband. Charlotte lives in Los Angeles and is the author of For the Record (Delacorte, 2015)



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Spotlight plus Give-Away: For Now by Chelsea M Cameron

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Two people. A one-night stand. What could go wrong?

Javier Cruz definitely isn’t relationship material, but that suits Hazel Gellar just fine. She’s not a relationship girl and doesn’t plan on ever being one.

But after a mind-blowing, panty-ripping, bed-breaking night, she knows once isn’t going to be enough. Fortunately, Javi feels the same way. Soon, what started as just one night turns into a lot of nights, and Hazel doesn’t know what to do.

Will she and Javi make the choice to be together for longer than just right NOW?


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Author Information

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.



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Give-Away: Letting Go by Molly McAdams


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Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen and believed they’d be together forever. But three days before their wedding, the twenty-year-old groom-to-be suddenly died from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. If it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger, Grey never would have made it through those last two years to graduation. He’s the only one who understands her pain, the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered. Jagger swears he’ll always be there for her, but no one has ever been able to hold on to him. He’s not the kind of guy to settle down.

It’s true that no one has ever been able to keep Jagger—because he’s only ever belonged to Grey. While everyone else worries over Grey’s fragility, he’s the only one who sees her strength. Yet as much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. Still they can’t deny the heat that is growing between them—a passion that soon becomes too hot to handle. But admitting their feelings for each other means they’ve got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted . . . or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?



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Review: Eren by Simon P Clark

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Title: Eren
Author: Simon P Clark
Publisher: Constable and Robinson
Publication Date: 18 Sept 2014
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

People are keeping secrets from Oli – about where his father is, and why he hasn’t come to join them at his uncle’s house in the country.

But Oli has secrets too.

He knows what lives in the attic. Eren – part monster, part dream, part myth. Eren who always seems so interested, who always wants to hear more about Oli’s life. Eren, who needs to hear stories to live, and will take them from Oli, no matter the cost.


When I read the summary of Eren, I immediately thought of David Almond’s Skellig. I think anybody who has read that novel will do the same but the novels are in fact distinctly different and Eren is a unique and fantastical read in its own right. It’s hard to decipher where it’s going initially, with excerpts of dialogue between Oli and Eren interspersed with the main plot.

Each chapter seems to have two distinct parts, the first made up of one of Eren’s stories or a conversation with the him, whilst the second is the more mundane (or not in some instances) unfolding as Oli tries to get to grips with the reality of his life and the state its currently in.

Throughout Eren there’s an air of creepiness which is almost impossible to shake. Even the moments where Oli is getting on with regular day to day things there’s the feeling that something is awry and this is a true testament to the quality of Clark’s prose.

What is Eren? I can’t say, Oli is attempting to get to grips with some pretty big discoveries and huge changes in his life and it seems Eren is integral to this, he encourages Oli to share his stories and empty his mind of the thoughts that are clogging in.

Overall, Clark’s prose is what makes this novel, he creates scenes that are completely captivating and relationships and friendships which feel genuine and real, especially as Oli gets to know Em and Takeru, alongside his dealings with Eren.

There’s a touch of the fairy-tale about this novel and once you pick it up, you won’t want to put it down again. I’m personally not crazy about novels as fantastical as this at times and I felt frustrated wanting to know more about Eren, especially with the first half of each chapter seemingly clouded in mystery but I still couldn’t put it down.