Blog Tour: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Queen of the Tearling

Erika Johansen’s debut novel, The Queen of the Tearling, is a good read. It didn’t wow me like I hoped it would, but I still thought it had a number of excellent “reading moments” throughout. I enjoyed getting to know Kelsea and other characters. This book is set to become a movie, and I can see why. I recommend that you pick up this book and try it out for yourself to see if you like it- I tend to have very high expectations.

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Review: The Visitors by Rebecca Masull

from epicreads.com

from epicreads.com

Tissues will definitely be needed when you are reading this book- it is a heart warming story about a girl who cannot see, hear, or speak. She lives in a world of her own and has no way of communicating with others. You will definitely want to read this book and discover how her life turns out- it is not a book you should miss! 

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Review: My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris (with Mini-reviews of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and A Tale of Two Centuries)

What would you do if you thought your life seemed to be perfect and one day a bomb is dropped that changes everything? My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris follows Cat as she navigates not only the hardships of teenage life, but also gaining a step-mother, having a boyfriend, and dealing with her famous actress mom. 

I’m going to focus my review on My Not So Super Sweet Life, but I’ll also give mini reviews of the two other books in the series- My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and A Tale of Two Centuries. 

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Happy Book Birthday to Rachel Harris’ My Not So Super Sweet Life!

My Not So Super Sweet Life

 Today is release day for two amazing Entangled Teen titles and we are excited to share them all with you. There’s a little something for everyone this month so read on to find out more about them.

All the digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price!

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Book Blast: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Felhbaum

BIG FAT DISASTER

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Synopsis 

Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It’s her life: Dad’s a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a poor relative’s trailer, where her mom’s contempt swells right along with Colby’s supersized jeans. Then, a cruel video of Colby half-dressed, made by her cousin Ryan, finds its way onto the internet. Colby plans her own death. A tragic family accident intervenes, and Colby’s role in it seems to paint her as a hero, but she’s only a fraud. Finally, threatened with exposure, Colby must face facts about her selfish mother and her own shame. Harrowing and hopeful, proof that the truth that saves us can come with a fierce and terrible price, Big Fat Disaster is that rare thing, a story that is authentically new.
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Buy Links

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About the Author 

In addition to writing Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Beth Fehlbaum is an experienced English teacher who frequently draws on her experience as an educator to write her books. She has a B.A. in English, Minor in Secondary Education, and an M.Ed. in Reading. She is currently a Library Science student at Sam Houston State University.

Beth is the author of Big Fat Disaster (Merit Press/F+W Media, March 2014); Courage in Patience (Kunati Books, 2008); and Hope in Patience(WestSide Books, 2010). Hope in Patience was named a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Truth in Patience, which rounds outThe Patience Trilogy, is as yet unpublished. The Patience Trilogy has been revised and is available for acquisition!

Beth has a following in the young adult literature world and also among survivors of sexual abuse because of her work with victims’ advocacy groups. She has been the keynote speaker at the National Crime Victims’ Week Commemoration Ceremony at the Hall of State in Dallas, Texas and a presenter for Greater Texas Community Partners, where she addressed a group of social workers and foster children on the subject of “Hope”.

Beth is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, like Ashley in The Patience Trilogy, and the day-to-day manager of an eating disorder much like Colby’s in Big Fat Disaster. These life experiences give her a unique perspective, and she writes her characters’ stories in a way meant to inspire hope.

Beth lives with her family in the woods of East Texas.
You can find Beth online at http:www.bethfehlbaumbooks.com
on Facebook, and on https://twitter.com/bethfehlbaum

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

**Feature Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish **

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten Books Most Unique Books You’ve Read. I have to say that this week was a tough one for me- I’m not sure why but I had a lot of trouble trying to come up with 10 books that I considered unique.

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Review: Solsbury Hill by Susan M. Wyler

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I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte when I was in high school and then re-read it a few years ago. I really love the story and the characters in the book. It was absolutely beautifully written and had a certain magic about it. Recently I was going through the Penguin Spring Releases catalogue and I saw that Susan M. Wyler had written a book inspired by Wuthering Heights. I immediately knew I wanted to read this book.

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Review: Mustard’s Last Stand by Kathy McIntosh

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Obtained from Grassland Animals

I was contacted by Kathy McIntosh asking if I would be interested in reading her novel Mustard’s Last Stand. The synopsis sounded interested, but I wasn’t too sure so I went onto Goodreads to read some previous reviews (okay the only ones that were there). They seemed positive so I figured I might as well give it a try- you never know what you are going to like (or dislike) until you try. I have to say, this book definitely is interesting…

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March Wrap-Up and Challenges Update

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I absolutely cannot believe that March is already over! Where on earth did it go? I didn’t read as much as I had hoped I would, but I didn’t do too badly- managed to read 9 books :) I knocked another classic off of my Classics TBR list, added a few more books read in my series challenge, and also knocked a few more off of my Chunkster’s Challenge.

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