Jul 22 2014
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Review for Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

 

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By K.A. Harrington
Published by
Putnam Juvenile

On August 14th 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Psychological Thriller

Format: eARC
Pages:
272

Source: First to Read
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An edge-of-your seat psychological thriller with a romantic twist

On the three-month anniversary of her boyfriend Flynn’s death, Morgan uploads her only photo of him to FriendShare to get some closure—but she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as "Evan Murphy." She’s never heard of Evan, but a quick search tells her that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Only this boy is very much alive.

Digging through layers of secrets and lies, Morgan is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her boyfriend, her town, and even her parents' involvement in this massive web of lies.

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
Thriller type reads are one my favorite genres, and after reading the blurb I was sure this would be a good one. This is a small town, that most everyone knows the other, but Morgan had a boyfriend that wasn’t from where she lived. Even though they hadn’t dated all that long, when he was hit by a car and killed she was heartbroken. There was more to Flynn’s death than she could eve imagine and she soon learns the truth.
 
All of the characters were well developed and each had their own role in the story. Morgan is our main character and with the recent loss of her boyfriend she is still grieving. Which I found to be understandable and it wasn’t hard to relate to the thing she felt. Evan might look like Flynn, but from what we are told about Flynn, Evan is very different. He seemed to be a really sweet guy and he seemed to like Morgan. Tori who is Morgan’s best friend was perfect best friend and Reece was a friend of Evan and I just adored him.
 
This was an engrossing plot for sure, but it did have it slow moments. Most of us have had a bout of deja vu at some point or another of someone looking liking a loved one we have lost. Seeing everything through Morgan’s eye’s, it was clear how shaken up she was when she saw the “tag” of this picture of Flynn being someone else’s name. And, Morgan is so sure that it is her boyfriend that she is seeing on the computer, and I kinda wondered at first if she was right. Secrets and lies is what she to find the more she dug into Flynn life and the things he told her about himself. There were those who didn’t want her to find the truth. On a side note, there seemed to plot wise text missing, like what exactly the texts that Morgan was receiving actually said, and it made it hard to figure out a couple of times what what going on. I am sure that this was fixed for the final copies, so no worries there. But when the who was behind everything that happened was finally revealed at the end, is was rather shocking. Didn’t see that one coming, because I had my own ideas of how Evan and Flynn looked so much alike. Even with the minor issue of missing text, I really enjoyed this.
 
The mystery was a good one and the characters were likable and fans of ya thrillers will enjoy it.

 

 

 

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About K.A. Harrington

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Kim Harrington is the author of Clarity, Perception, The Dead and Buried, and Forget Me for teens and the Sleuth or Dare series for kids. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. When not writing, she’s most likely reading, watching one of her favorite TV shows, or fantasizing about her next vacation. Her first book, Clarity, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, was a 2012 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, sold to nine countries, and was optioned for television by Warner Brothers.

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Jul 21 2014
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Review for One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

 

Review for One Past Midnight by Jessica ShirvingtonOne Past Midnight
By Jessica Shirvington
Published by
Bloomsbury USA Childrens

On July 22nd 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal

Format: eARC
Pages:
352

Source: Netgalley
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Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole.

Until now, that is...

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she′s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she′s considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life she′s always wanted... But just what - and who - is she really risking?

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
Parallel universes type books are so interesting to me. This one follows a young girl who lives two different lives in two different worlds, one in Wellesley, Massachusetts and one in Roxbury, Boston. She has sibling and parents in both, but the set up itself is what is different. Every 24 hours she switches to the other places and life, but this is always how it has been, so she gotten pretty used to it. The problem is, nobody believes her, that is until she meets Ethan. And everything changes.
 
I enjoyed all the characters so much, from the parents to the friends in both lives. Sabine is easily likable and easy to relate to also, and I felt for her having to go through the things she did. She wasn’t perfect, or over popular, she is just a normal teenage girl. Ethan, oh Ethan, he was wonderful. He was so caring and compassionate with Sabine and he believed her story. But he had his own issues too which made me adore him even more.
 
This is such a fascinating concept. The two lives were done very well, with great details and I never had a hard time adjusting the difference in either. And while there are some similarities of friends, most of of it is very different. Sabine doesn’t know the reason why she has always switched lives, and and she doesn’t understand how it happens. And the more I read, the more I became invested finding the answers with her. Sabine’s character kinda pulls in. At first I had a hard time deciding which world was the better one, and I could see why Sabine would have a hard time if she was given the chance to stay in one or the other. Two worlds, means two romances but only one stood out for me. The romance between Sabine and Ethan was so slow and building, allowing them to become friends then something more, it was so sweet and gave this an emotional edge to it. The ending was a satisfying one, but it was definitely a journey to her there.
 
One Past Midnight had compelling characters, interesting parallel worlds and the twist and turns and it all certainly made for a page turner and I enjoyed every page of it.

 

 

 

4 hrt

 

 

 

About Jessica Shirvington

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Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.

An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for Foxtel and Fox Sports. Married for twleve years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels.

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Jul 20 2014
17

The Sunday Post #111

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blogs for the week ahead.

I have enjoyed the peaceful week this week. My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. Where does the time go? :) It is only a few weeks until school starts so the shopping had begun and I swear the list get bigger with each year. I got a couple of books read this week, but not as many as I would have liked to. I am pretty excited for this coming weekend though. Jennifer Estep is going to be at the Barnes & Noble near us and unless something happens between now and then, I hope to get there. :) I got some books the end of last week, but didn’t put them in my Sunday Post so I did this week. Anything exciting happen this week for you?
 

Here’s what happened this week:

 
Blog Tour Stop: Review and Giveaway for Phantom’s Dance by Lesa Howard

Review for Before You by Amber Hart

Waiting on Wednesday #95 Soulless (Death Warden #1) by Amber Garr #WoW

Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Fated by Rachael Wade, Nikki Jefford, Stacey Marie Brown, Alyssa Rose Ivy and Heather Hidenbrand

Blog Tour Stop: Review and Giveaway for Vampire Lies (Blood and Snow S2) by RaShelle Workman

New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of July 21st

 

Coming Up Next Week:

 

Reviews:
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson

One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

Cover Reveal

Waiting on Wednesday

New Additions: Releases for the week of July 28th

 

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Coral & Bone
by Tiffany Daune

(Many thanks to Xpresso Book Tours)

Storms of Lazarus (Shadows of Asphodel #2)
by Karen Kincy

(Many thanks to CBB Book Promotions/Karen Quincy)

Dark Sacrifice (Dark Paradise #2)
by Angie Sandro

(Many thanks to Forever Yours)

 

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Whisper the Dead (The Lovegrove Legacy #2)
by Alyxandra Harvey

(Many thanks to Bloomsbury Childrens)

Creed
by Trisha Leaver, Lindsay Currie

(Many thanks to Flux)

Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2)
by Jennifer Echols

(Many thanks to Simon Pulse)

 

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The Gloomy Ghost: A Monsterrific Tale (A Monsterrific Tale #5)
by David Lubar

(Many thanks to Starscape)

Spirits of Ash and Foam (Rain Cacique #2)
by Greg Weisman

(Many thanks to St. Martin’s Griffin)

Frozen (Heart of Dread #1)
by Melissa de la Cruz

(Many thanks to Hachette Children’s Books)
 

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The Forgotten Girl
by Jessica Sorensen

Mortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment #1)
by Stacey O’Neale

 

 

 

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Jul 19 2014
4

New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of July 21st

 

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This is a feature that is done on Saturdays here at Books Live Forever. Spotlighting some new Young Adult and New Adults, and the occasional Adult book that I find that are hitting shelves next week.

 

 

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Welcome to the Dark House (Dark House #1)
by Laurie Faria Stolarz

My Review

The Dark World (Dark World #1)
by Cara Lynn Shultz

My Review

 

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Endless (Shadowlands #3)
by Kate Brian

Four Houses
by Victoria Scott

Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin #11)
by Jennifer Estep

 

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Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant #2)
by Raine Thomas

Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly #3)
by Susan Dennard

The Night Is Found (The Magdeburg Trilogy #3)
by Kat Kruger

 

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Time of Ruin (Ash and Ruin #2)
by Shauna Granger

Like No Other
by Una LaMarche

Extraction (Extraction #1)
by Stephanie Diaz

 

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Let Me Love You (Love #4)
by Megan Smith

The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars #1)
by Amber Lough

Always Forever (Sometimes Never #4)
by Cheryl McIntyre

 

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Prototype (Archetype #2)
by M.D. Waters

Just Like the Movies
by Kelly Fiore

Homeroom Diaries
by James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou, Keino

 

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The Year of Chasing Dreams (The Year #2)
by Lurlene McDaniel

One Past Midnight
by Jessica Shirvington

Forever Sheltered (The Forever Series #3)
by Deanna Roy

 

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Masquerade
by Kylie Fornasier (Australia)

Every Inferno
by Johanna Parkhurst

Walk With Me (The Thin Blue Thread Series)
by Kaitlyn Stone

 

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Deep In Death (A Shelby Nichols Adventure #6)
by Colleen Helme

The Burnouts (Quarantine #3)
by Lex Thomas

 

 

 

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Jul 18 2014
7

Blog Tour Stop: Review and Giveaway for Vampire Lies (Blood and Snow S2) by RaShelle Workman

Blog Tour Stop: Review and Giveaway for Vampire Lies (Blood and Snow S2) by RaShelle Workman

 

Thank you for stopping by my stop on the tour for Vampire Lies. It is the first book in season 2 of the Blood and Snow series, which is a Young Adult Paranoraml. There is a review and a giveaway that I am happy to share with you today. Enjoy…

 

 

 

Blog Tour Stop: Review and Giveaway for Vampire Lies (Blood and Snow S2) by RaShelle WorkmanVampire Lies
Series: Blood and Snow S2 Book 1
By RaShelle Workman
Published by
Polished Pen Press

On April 19th 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Paranormal

Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Blood and Snow Season Two
Book 1 ~ Vampire Lies

*** Eyes like violet sapphires. Wings of smoldering fire. Consume your true love's blood. Become the Eternal Vampire. ***

Once upon a time there lived a vampire with wings and the genie who loved her...

Born of the seven magics, Jasmine is different in every way, including the obnoxious wings on her back courtesy of the original Vampires. She wants to be normal, to be a regular teenaged girl.

When a gorgeous dark-haired boy named Laeddin shows up and promises to sneak her away from all her problems and hide her in the human world, she agrees.

But an evil lurks in her nightmares, a man with red eyes. It doesn’t take long for Jasmine to realize that no matter how far she tries to run from who she is, he’s only a dream away. He wants her. He needs her. He acts as though he loves her.

It’s becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between the path that’ll lead to her happily ever after, and the path that’ll lead to her destruction as well as all magic.

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
This is the first book in Season 2 of the Blood and Snow series and it was a great to start to the season. I was so happy to see that this was about the child that Snow and Dorian had. Man, I loved them in the first season!
 
Jasmine is the daughter of Snow and Dorian and is a teenager who wants what most teenagers wish for. To be a normal kids, go to school, have friends and maybe a boyfriend. Being a vampire and one with wings too, doesn’t exactly make it easy plus she doesn’t live in the human realm anyway, she lives in Sharra. Laeddin is the genie that can grant that wish. So, of course when the chance comes to go and be the “normal” teenager she jumps on it. Jasmine has a whole new set of problems to deal with, not to mention there is a lot more to her new genie.
 
Jasmine beautiful with even more beautiful eyes and yes, she is a vampire but like most teenagers, she has a rebellious side. She didn’t make the best decisions with the wishes, but she took the consequences and tried to make the best of it and I liked that about her. She wasn’t whiny or weak. Laeddin was so serious, but he has always kinda fascinated with Jasmine. He was kinda a mystery at first and I enjoyed learning more about him through the eyes of Jasmine. There a few different people that were introduced both from the human side and Sharra and their part in Jasmines and Laeddin lives were important, one of which Jasmine should really watch out for.
 
The story reminds me of the Disney movie Aladin so it is going to be a wonderful season. The plot starts off pretty fast but does slow down once Jasmine makes it to the human realm, which was okay with me. I think it gave us a little more time to learn more about Jasmine, and the curse that plagues Laeddin and his family and how to stop it. And the whole mad with eye in her dreams was a little creepy but trying to figure out “who or what” he is, was great! Now, it was clear that Jasmine and Laeddin have feelings for each other, but with all the threats around them it kept getting pushed aside. There is no big romance, so if you’re looking for one you’ll probably be a little disappointed. I thought it was fun to watch them dance around their feelings and I am looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds as the series continues. The story itself was short and it almost felt too short, I would love to have more, especially with the ending being what it was. I need the next installment!
 
Vampire Lies is a fantastic start to the new season of Blood and Snow and I am really looking forward to seeing where Workman takes us next.

 

 

 

4 hrt

 

 

 
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RaShelle Workman is an international bestselling author. She writes fractured fairytales with bite and young adult science fiction that’s out of this world. RaShelle likes cherry pie, movies, family adventures, and chocolate. If you want to get on her good side, send chocolate. RaShelle’s sold more than 500,000 copies of her books worldwide. Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher.

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