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Cover Reveal: Final Death by Rose Garcia & Giveaway!

Release: April 27th, 2015

Dominique has conquered the evil within her, only to find her one true love now has to kill her. Desperate to save her friends and loved ones from sharing her fate, Dominique ditches her companions in an effort to protect them. With Trent left for dead in the past, she has no idea that Infiniti and Fleet have banded together, facing their own adversity as they struggle to find her.

Sure of nothing, and trusting someone from first life who promises to be on her side, Dominique decides to set out on her own mission: kill before being killed. With time running out and her friends in hot pursuit, Dominique is hell bent on finishing what was started nine lives ago. Or finally face her final death.






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Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who's always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she's been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles--a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.
Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com

Heart of Stone by Kelly Keaton!


Set in New 2, a dangerous and lush alternate New Orleans, the fourth book in Keaton’s Gods & Monsters series, finds the God-killer Ari and Mistborn Sebastian on the hunt for Archer, infant son of Athena, a child fated to bring about the Blood Wars, the ultimate showdown between the gods and the monsters they created, a war that will trap mankind in the middle of a destructive conflict thousands of years in the making.

As Ari and Sebastian attempt to rescue the child, forces pull them apart, sending Sebastian on a perilous journey to the desert sands of Egypt and into the lair of a dark, enthralling entity, and Ari to the Halls of Olympus and, darker still, the very heart of the Underworld where Death awaits with a bargain that brings Ari’s worst nightmares into sharp and heart wrenching focus.

Published: February 17th, 2015
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Excerpt from a scene featuring Sebastian in HEART OF STONE by Kelly Keaton

 The Dark Mother’s power crept over him like a heavy black sludge, sinking into his pores, snaking around the inside of his skull and into his brain, eating away his will and self control.

“Come closer,” she said.

God, that voice . . . her lure, her scent, her unbelievable ability to inspire in him devotion, loyalty, and desire was so strong he wanted to weep.


She was his and he’d kill anyone who got close to her. The magnitude of that thought, the utter faith and strength of it made him stumble back and shake his head. He blinked hard. Sweat beaded on his skin. He saw a flash of surprise in Phillip’s gaze. Saw the advisor’s brows knit with worry.

Yeah, he was pretty sure not many vamps stepped back when the Dark Mother said come closer.

As he stayed there, shaking from the weight of her lure, trying to regain control and force her dirty drug from his system, he saw her creepy eyes light with curiosity. No, they sparked, ignited. She stilled like the predator she was. Her hands gripped the sides of her cold throne and she leaned forward slightly. Eagerly.

And then she was on him, slamming into him so hard he flew back with her clutched to him, her nails digging into his arms as he hit the ground hard. Pain exploded through his neck as she sank long, ancient fangs into his skin and muscle and vein.

She angled his head to the side, holding it down hard against the floor, her palm flat against his forehead, her nails ripping into his scalp and skin as she drank.

Her presence, her power suffocated him. It was too much. He was overdosing. Losing it. She was sucking him dry. Every tug of her mouth and every movement she made against his skin elicited a bewildering mix of wild need and deep stomach-clenching disgust.

Everything in him fought. He squirmed under her, fighting to be free, yet his hands were gripping her hips tightly, pulling her closer.

His delirious gaze flew to her court as they watched in total shock.

No one was going to save him. He was alone on a sinking ship. And his fate was sealed. Just as it had been sealed with Athena’s vampire servant Zaria, who’d tortured him relentlessly. Never a chance, never a choice. Neither one gave him a choice. He’d killed Zaria, killed her good. He ground his hips against the Dark Mother. Pleasure shot through him. He’d kill her, too, kill her dead and good.

Her hair brushed over his face. It smelled so good and yet in another instant it reeked of sweat, blood, and years of oil and dirt.

Jesus. What was on him? Eating him alive...

A shot of fear plugged him in the heart and he lurched against her, all his faculties returning in a blinding moment of reality. He screamed, a guttural roar, as if fear itself had reached down and yanked it out of the deepest part of him.

And then he was fading again, sinking, being sucked down into the vortex of a beautiful lie.

She was all lies.

And he loved her so much.

Such was the power of his goddess, his Dark Mother.

He closed his eyes and let his muscles go slack, accepting her love.

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Kelly is a multi-published author with nine novels currently in print. She writes the YA series, Gods & Monsters (Simon & Schuster), and the Charlie Madigan urban fantasy series (Pocket Books), which are written as Kelly Gay. She is a two-time RITA® Finalist, an ARRA nominee, a Goodreads Choice Award finalist, and has landed on the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance's Okra Picks list. Kelly is also a recipient of North Carolina Arts Council's fellowship grant in Literature. She lives in NC with her family.


The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski Read-Along & Giveaway

Ah! We've made it to the last week in The Winner's Curse Read-Along!

You know what that means? The Winner's Crime is almost here!!!!! Squee!

The giveaway is still running! If you haven't entered yet, you can below! Don't miss out!

New entries have been added!!! :)

Make sure to stop by the following blogs to read their thoughts!

As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin's eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him'with unexpected consequences. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.


We have come to the end of The Winner's Curse read-along and I left feeling the same way I felt the first I read the book. I want, need, more! I absolutely loved it ten times more the second time around. It's funny how when you read a book for the second time you pick up on things you didn't the first time around. There was so much towards the end that I did not remember. I absolutely love Kestrel! I loved her before, but now she is definitely one of my favorite Female MCs. 
In the last final chapters there is a lot more of Arin. You get inside his thoughts more, and find yourself struggling with him. He did not mean to fall for Kestrel, and he finds himself torn between doing what is right, continuing his plan, and at the same time protecting Kestrel. Not that she needs much protecting. The girl is SMART! Her father trained her well, and before she makes any move she puts a lot of thought into it, and makes sure her words aren't wasted. 
She won't make a threat, or speak out of line unless she knows she can get away with it, or has something to back it up. Love her!!!
Sneak Peek of how kick-ass Kestrel is (I won't share any spoilers, or who she is talking to, no worries!) 
"We're not done," he said.
"We are," said Kestrel, "unless you'd like to see how much my father taught me about unarmed combat. I'll drown you in that fountain. If I can't, I'll scream loud enough to bring every Herrani in this house running, and make them wonder what kind of man their leader is, that a Valorian girl so easily snapped his self-control." 
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is all. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! 
We're at the end and I am sad. I want to dive into the next book NOW. 
We will be kicking off the read-along of The Winner's Crime on March 10th. If you pre-ordered, or plan on getting The Winner's Crime, join us! 
We will be sharing our thoughts on the first 10 chapters! :) Use the hashtag #TheWinnersTrilogy so we can RT and share your post. :)
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Mayhem by Jamie Shaw

by Jamie Shaw
Published January 20th 2015
by Avon Impulse

When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can't stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus.

On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He's soon failing miserably, and, on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn't recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student—a far cry from the beautiful, mysterious "Peach" he met at his concert.

During a wild weekend on tour with the band, Rowan can't help falling for the sweet guy buried beneath Adam's rocker persona. Yet she knows she could never compete with the girls constantly throwing themselves at his feet. She'd just end up hurt … again.

Peach is all Adam thinks about, though, and when Rowan realizes this, she has a decision to make: stay just friends to protect her fragile heart … or reveal the truth about the night they met and admit she's fallen completely, hopelessly in love with him.



Let me start by saying that Mayhem took me by surprise. I started reading it with the intention of just reading a couple of pages to get a feel for the author’s writing, the characters, and then come back to it another time, but instead I ended up finishing it the same day. It’s a fast read. I also want to add that I am completely burned out on New Adult Contemporary, so being able to finish this story says a lot. I can’t even begin to tell you how many books I’ve started that are Contemporary New Adult and I quit mid book. Not that they are horrible, but it all just starts to read the same. I do have some issues with MAYHEM, but I will get to that in a bit.

The story kicks off with girl is out with her best friend, best friend gives her a make-over, tells her to live a little, etc. You get the gist, right? I immediately thought, here we go… goodie goodie falls for bad boy rocker. Bad boy rocker has some kind of past he can’t deal with and pushes her away, blah, blah, blah. But nope! It was a lot more than that, and a lot better than I was expecting.

Rowan’s night goes from okay to horrible in just minutes. I was a bit iffy on if I would like Rowan or not. Her reaction to what she just witnessed was not a normal one. At least not in my world. I wouldn’t have just sat back and eaten it the way she did. It really bugged me the way she handled things in the beginning. To me it just wasn’t real. However, this leads her to Adam. Adam is everything you would expect of a bad boy rocker. Drinks, sleeps around, parties, and just lives his life on the edge. However, Jamie Shaw didn't not go overboard on his personality. He wasn't disrespectful or abusive to woman in any way. I think I would have thrown my kindle if he was. He sort of had a clean attitude about things. He had his fun, but kept everything cool and wasn't too crazy.

Adam and Peach meet at this club, and immediately there is a connection. Peach (Rowan) turns to Adam for a quick, but sort of clean hook-up. She just wanted to forget what happened, and knew Adam would do the job. What she didn't expect was that Adam would forever be hooked on her after that night.

Stepping back into her normal life, Rowan did not expect to see him ever again. When she does, it's in her french class. Adam has no idea that Rowan is Peach, and actually ignores her for like a quarter of the book. It isn't until Rowan puts herself in a situation where she is forced on the road with Adam and to tutor him in French, and help him pass his classes.

This is where the story really got interesting for me. I loved EVERYTHING about Rowan and Adam while on the road. I laughed so much! I loved that Rowan was a goodie, goodie, but she sure as hell had a mouth on her. The girl defended herself, and even though there was some back forth between her and Adam, when made up her mind about something, she stuck with it.

My issues with the story are that till the very end, the characters felt a little younger than what they were supposed to be. At times I felt like I was reading a young adult. I know that new adult isn't too far from the whole young adult years, but there were times that they felt a lot younger than eighteen.

Another issue I had was that I don't think there really was any closure to Rowan's huge dilemma. The beginning of the book she gets slapped in the face with the truth, and yet, she ignores it for almost the entire book. Doesn't really face the issue. I honestly don't know what was the point of adding all the extra stuff, when she treated it like it was over and done with. Maybe it's just me, and I missed something, but I don't get the point of it all except that she met Adam.

Aside from that, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next!

3.5 Stars!

Hero by Samantha Young

Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: February 3rd 2015
by NAL Trade

The emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.

Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that her mother and she weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again...

I promise the minute you read the first page you will not be able to put HERO down for a second!!!

The story immediately starts with drama. Sexy drama!

Alexa’s life completely changes within one chapter. The one person she should not be standing in the same room with is only a couple of feet away from her. She tries to keep her cool and just go about her business as if nothing, but all that accomplishes is attracting Caine’s attention. I loved how Samantha Young set Caine and Alexa’s story up. I had made so many predications by reading just the first couple of pages, but by the end of chapter one, I already knew this story was not going to go in the direction I thought it was.

You find out in Chapter one who Caine is to Alexa, and what type of history they (sort of) have. Once Caine realizes who Alexa really is, he immediately cuts all ties with her. Despite the way things end in the beginning for Caine and Alexa, she still decides to try and at least explain her side of the story to him. Without giving away any spoilers, Alexa’s father has caused some serious damage to Caine. Alexa knows saying sorry really isn’t going to make things better for Caine, but if she could at least show him that she isn’t her father, and in fact, she hates her father just as much as he does, then maybe she will find some sort of peace. And that is exactly what Alexa sets out to do. She hunts Caine down and doesn’t stop until he hears her out.

Mind you, this is all in like the first two chapters. Loved it!

All it took Alexa was one visit to Caine’s office for these two to go down a path they both never come off of. Their chemistry bled off the pages. I literally laughed out loud at how stupid they were being, but yet so cute. Their relationship was hot and steamy, romantic, but also a little cheesy. There was a lot of back and forth for a while, but the end result was worth it. They were both dealing with an issue that has forever scarred them, but being together they were slowly healing one another. It was so sweet!

I will say, there was a part of the story that I wish Samantha never added. Caine has a past that came out of left field. At least it did for me. It also reminded me of another book that I will not name. When I came to this part of the story, it sort of took away some of the excitement for me. But, because it’s Samantha Young, I kept reading and in the end I really enjoyed this story. She throws in a nice twist that completely changes the pace of the story, but doesn’t take away from Alexa and Caine.

As always, another great read from Samantha Young! I look forward to her next book! I am sure it’s going to rock!



AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir - Excerpt reveal & Giveaway!

Hey GCReaders!

I am seriously sitting here jumping with excitement! MTV shared an excerpt of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir today, and reading it reminded me of why I LOVED this book so, so, so, much!

Good Choice Reading, along with some other amazing bloggers, will be sharing a lot of post about AN EMBER IN THE ASHES leading up to it's release on April 28th!

Penguin Group/Razorbill has also thrown in an awesome prize for one lucky reader! All you have to do is follow along and enter via the rafflecopter. The giveaway is open all month long!

First, here is a little bit about the book that I am raving about...

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

Pre-order today! 
You won't regret it!
Leave a comment below telling us your thoughts on the first two chapters! What did you think? 
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So... I created an account on TSU. I am VERY new to this site, but so far it looks good. A lot of authors and bloggers have signed up. I hope this becomes the next BIG thing for us all. :) 


If you're on TSU, add us: https://www.tsu.co/GCReading 


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Cover Reveal: The Frenchman by Lesley Young & Giveaway

Fleur Smithers rarely veers off the straight and (excruciatingly) narrow. So moving to the seaport town of Toulon to live with her newfound biological mother—an inspector with the French National Police—for one year is a pretty major detour.

Son of France’s crime royalty family and international rugby star, Louis Messette, is devoted to his sport, famille and nothing else. But the saucy American he meets one night changes everything. She sparks a desire in him like no other. Possession takes root. She will do as he commands.

Bit by bit Fleur slips into the Frenchman’s realm of wanton pleasure agreeing to his one condition: that she keep their affair secret. She serves up her heart without reservation in the hub of the glittering Côte d’Azur, and the along the soulful Seine in Paris, unaware of the danger she is in. For her new lover’s “family business” will pit her against her mother, the police woman sworn to bring down the Messettes. And by then, far more than Fleur’s heart will be on the line.

Curious about The Frenchman? Want to know more? Then be sure and sign up to be a part of the blog tour in January! Sign ups are open now.

After a moment, when I steeled my resolve, the door opened.
Not Louis.
A man with salt and pepper hair, a nasty scar above his lip and astute eyes, scanned me. “Oui?” he asked rudely.
I hesitated, but then thought, I’m all in.
Je suis venue pour voir Louis.
He scanned me much more carefully, and his dark eyes stopped at the cash in my hand. After his eyebrows rose, ever so slightly, his face relaxed and a side hitched up. He shrugged and opened the door wider.
I stepped into another foyer, encased in a marble, circular partition. With one last wave of jacked-up energy, I barreled around the wall, quickly scanning the, holy massive, space, hesitating only to admire the incredible view provided from floor-to-ceiling windows everywhere. Gorgeous kitchen, too. I sucked in a waft of cooked chicken. God I missed meat. Pausing to get my bearings—this was an extremely large suite—I followed the faint sound of the television sports game. There was the living room. I spotted a giant flat screen against a wall, blinds tugged down around it.
My heart was going a mile a minute, my hands shaking. I couldn’t turn back now. I stepped down the two stairs, powered across the empty dining room area, into the living room space, aiming straight for the middle, where . . . my eyes scanned quickly . . . there were others present, two, I think, standing behind one sectional.
There sat Louis, legs wide apart, on a giant leather sofa, a remote in one hand and an empty plate of chicken bones beside him. He was in a pair of track pants and nothing else. To say he was shocked, when he realized the girl standing in front of him was not a cute American announcer suddenly on his TV screen, was an understatement.
“Fleur,” he exclaimed sitting forward, absolutely no fat bunching at the waist.
“What the hell is this?!” I shouted at him, waving the cash.
I watched red sprout in his cheeks as he glanced around at the chilled room, and back on me. His eyes took in the money, and my other hand on my hip. He stood up to his full, mighty height, extra slow, his eyes steady on me.
But I wasn’t intimidated. Not in the least. He was way out of line.
“You know what? In America, you pay—” I shook the wad of cash at him “—after you’ve finished the transaction.” I threw the money at him but it didn’t get very far. It kind of fluttered to the floor.
Holy cow. Did I really just say that? That is not what I had meant to say. It just came out.
Waves of regret rippled through me as he pulled his head back, and his lips bunched up, contemptuous. Disgust spread on his face like ink.
And who could blame him? There I was, standing in his living room, lamenting the fact he had not bopped me. Oh sweet mercy.

Lesley Young is an award-winning Canadian journalist by day, and obsessive novelist by night. Her debut novel, Sky’s End (Soulmate Publishing, 2013) hit #9 on Amazon’s sci-fi romance paid best-seller list in its first three months of release.
Not too long after that, she started dreaming up quirky heroines who lose their hearts to extremely powerful, flawed heroes, only to find out what love really is while on a dangerous adventure abroad. She called it the Crime Royalty Romance series, and landed herself a pretty big agent at Spencerhill Associates. Never one to take the obvious path, Lesley ultimately decided to self-publish. She’s never sure who or what will pop up in her imagination next. The Irishman? The Spaniard? The Hawaiian? Anything’s possible, and she loves suggestions (or recommendations of really hot, er, talented, actors to work as a muses).
Stay in touch with her and feel free to forward on decent options at Facebook.com/LesleyYoungBooks and @LesleyYoungBks (note: Charlie Hunnam’s already taken the lead role of The American—#3 Crime Royalty Romance...coming soon!).


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Review & Giveaway: Captive by Aimee Carter

Welcome to our stop on the CAPTIVE by Aimee Carter blog tour, hosted by...

Kismet Book Touring
Originally, I was going to share a video review with you all, but unfortunately I am not that tech savvy, and could not figure out how to upload the video to my computer from my phone. Things were a lot simpler when I had an Apple phone. :-P
Anyway, I am going to share my thoughts on the book, but first -- about the book. 
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Moving/Starting Over

J.R. Ward Launching BRAND NEW CONTEMPORARY SERIES - The Bourban Kings

Hey GCReaders!

Where are all our J.R. Ward fans?

We just got a pretty exciting e-mail this morning with some awesome news on a BRAND NEW Contemporary series coming in 2015 by J.R Ward called THE BOURBON KINGS.

I love the cover!
THE BOURBON KING is scheduled to be released on July 28th, 2015. 
Here is a quote from The Ward herself: 
“The Bourbon Kings are just like my Black Dagger Brotherhood vampires, flawed heroes for strong women who live and love in a vivid, ever-changing world of passion and excitement.  Readers can expect the same big emotions, epic storylines, and soul-deep love stories in these books—as well as those signature, OMG, I have to know what happens NEXT! kind of endings.”
The books have already been optioned for television by Top International Producer and Distributor Endemol Studios. 

I cannot lie, I wish HBO, SHOWTIME, or one of those cable networks would pick up the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but we are happy with whatever we can get! ;) 

What are your thoughts? Are you excited? Probably not as excited as we are! ;) 

The Perfectionist by Sara Shepard - Read-Along FINAL WEEK!

Hosted by HarperTeen & Me, My Shelf and I 

Welcome to the last week in the PERFECTIONIST by Sara Shepard read-along!

There is still plenty of time to enter the awesome giveaway below!! Remember to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Week Two - Chapters 10 - 18
Week Three - Chapters 19 - 27


In Beacon Heights, Washington, five girls—Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker—know that you don’t have to be good to be perfect. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they realize that they all hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect way to kill him—a hypothetical murder, of course. It’s just a joke...until Nolan turns up dead, in exactly the way they planned. Only, they didn’t do it. And unless they find the real killer, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.

From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes another story of dark secrets, shocking twists, and what happens when five beautiful girls will do anything to hide the ugly truth.



We have come to the end!

Honestly, I hoped to have a conclusion, and a killer brought to light, but unfortunately we have to wait for a sequel to find out who is the true killer, and who has it out for the girls.

The last couple of chapters had me at the edge of my seat. The girls are scared, and desperate. And when you're scared and desperate you don't really think clearly, and that is exactly what happens. They feel like they are backed into a corner and decide to take matters into their own hands and prove that Mr. Granger is Nolan's killer. I wanted to bite my nails off while the girls were on their little adventure trying to gather evidence. 

Each girl carries a secret and little by little they are being revealed. The last couple of pages reveals yet another betrayal. I don't know how these girls are still standing. I think I would have broken into pieces by now. 

Overall, The Perfectionist is a great read. I truly enjoyed it and am so happy that I took part in this read-along. If you like reading young adult novels with plenty of mystery and suspense, as well as a little every day life, and a pinch of romance, then definitely pick this up. 


On the morning of Nov 6th Sara Shepard will be chatting with the read-along hosts and YOU! Stay tuned for an exact time and hashtag, to be released soon!


The Perfectionist by Sara Shepard - Read-Along

Hosted by HarperTeen & Me, My Shelf and I 

Good Choice Reading is doing a read-along for The Perfectionist by Sara Shepard!
Plus, HarperTeen is giving away an awesome prize!


In Beacon Heights, Washington, five girls—Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker—know that you don’t have to be good to be perfect. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they realize that they all hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect way to kill him—a hypothetical murder, of course. It’s just a joke...until Nolan turns up dead, in exactly the way they planned. Only, they didn’t do it. And unless they find the real killer, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.

From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes another story of dark secrets, shocking twists, and what happens when five beautiful girls will do anything to hide the ugly truth.


For all you book lovers who love fictional characters as much as I do! ;)



Magnolia by Kristi Cook - Review

Magnolia - Kristi Cook

by Kristi Cook Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 5th 2014
by Simon & Schuster

In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived.

Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist.

But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.


First, I would like to point out that if you do a research on this website you will see that I rarely EVER read and review young adult contemporary. I've always had a hard time getting into contemporary YA, and usually give up halfway through the book. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of MAGNOLIA, and it’s now one of my favorites! It has opened my eyes for YA contemporary, and since then I have read about fifteen YA contemporaries.

I think a big part of it was my obsession with natural disasters, and romance. I am always worried about hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, etc. It creeps me out to the point that I DO NOT watch the news. I also do not go to the beach because the ocean freaks me out. If I can avoid anything that has to do with the ocean, I do. Go ahead… laugh. I laugh at myself all the time, but it’s true. :)

Anyway, when I read the blurb to MAGNOLIA I immediately got hooked. I knew it was something I would really enjoy. It sounded like a very unique story, and something I haven't read before. I dived into the story and did not want to come out. Everything I had hoped for, and more was inside this story. Kristi Cook managed to blend together family, friendships, romance, and a disaster into one, perfectly. I am not sure if it’s my obsession with storms and natural disasters, but while reading I was literally waiting for the moment that all hell would break loose. The suspense was killing me!

I also loved the way Kristi Cook set things up for Ryder and Jemma. Things happen at the right moment, and I couldn't help but keep turning the pages. And the way they come to realize that they actually do care for each other was so amazingly sweet. The ending I did not see coming, but it was PERFECT! Not sure if there is more to come, but I sure hope so. I would love to get lost inside Ryder and Jemma’s world again.

MAGNOLIA is a beautiful tale of love, family, and unbreakable friendships. The perfect blend of family drama and sexy times, it’s an A+ read from beginning to end. It’s clean, and great for parents and their teens to share and talk about.

A Good Choice for Reading! :0)

Source: http://www.goodchoicereading.com/2014/07/magnoliareview.html

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