BLOG TOUR: Mind Over Bullies: A M.O.B. Forms by D.K. Smith (Giveaway)

Mind Over Bullies: A M.O.B. Forms Book Cover Mind Over Bullies: A M.O.B. Forms
D.K. Smith
Young Adult, Mystery
Khamicom Publishing
August 31, 2015
Paperback
380

People that feel bullied just need to toughen up. That’s what Margo Rios used to think. Margo is pretty, popular and unsympathetic to just how intense bullying can get. As a counterfeiting plot sweeps through the city of Oak View however, life for Margo changes dramatically.

 

With the mystery unfolding, an unlikely group of heroes emerges. Bullied teens love them, the police hate them and bullies fear them. Together they will try to get to the bottom of the counterfeiting mystery while ingeniously teaching a few bullies a lesson or two along the way… that is, if the police don’t catch them first.

 

“Mind Over Bullies: A MOB Forms” follows the lives of several teens chronicling the emotional and psychological changes they experience as a result of their encounters with bullying. The lives of the characters play out while an elaborate counterfeiting mystery unfolds making for a fast paced, action-packed read.

 

 

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I’m Joining the 3rd Beat the Heat Readathon

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These past two months have been really slow for me in terms of reading so I maybe, a readathon can help me get back to my reading groove. The solution: Beat the Heat Readathon hosted by Novel Heartbeat and Phantasmic Reads. There are mini challenges and a grand prize giveaway at the end so if you want to know more about this event, click “read more”!

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BOOK REVIEW: How to Love by Katie Cotugno

How to Love Book Cover How to Love
Katie Cotugno
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Balzer + Bray
October 1, 2013
Paperback
389
Won in giveaway

Before:
Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he's never seemed to notice that Reena even exists until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.

After:
Almost three years have passed, and there's a new love in Reena's life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena's gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she's finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn't want anything to do with him, though she'd be lying if she said Sawyer's being back wasn't stirring something in her. After everything that's happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?

In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.

The Angel Messenger: I Got Signed Books + A Realization

The Angel Messenger

 

The Angel Messenger is a weekly recap feature on the blog where I tell you what happened in the past week in my life, blog and around the blogosphere. This post links to The Sunday Post by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves by Team Tynga’s Reviews.

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BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Overboard by Elizabeth Fama (Giveaway)

Overboard Book Cover Overboard
Elizabeth Fama
Young Adult, Contemporary, Survival
June 9, 2015
Paperback
186
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She swam up for what seemed like an eternity, with her chest so achingly empty it felt as if it had collapsed, seeing only white bubbles in front of her face until she broke the surface.

One moment of rashness, and fourteen-year-old Emily Slake finds herself amid hundreds of panicked and drowning people in the dark ocean waters off Sumatra. Miles from shore without a life vest, she resolves to survive. But in facing the dangers of the ocean, the desperation of her fellow survivors, and her own growing exhaustion, Emily must summon wits and endurance she's not sure she has.

Striking out on her own, Emily encounters Isman, a frightened young Muslim boy, floating in a life vest. Together they swim for their lives, relying on Emily's physical strength and Isman's quiet faith.

Based on a true story, Overboard is both a riveting tale of survival and a sensitive portrayal of cross-cultural understanding in a time of crisis.

My Favorite Books of 2015 So Far

My Favorite Books of 2015 so far

Earlier this year, I shared my Top 14 Books of 2014 and now that we’re in the eight month of 2015 I thought I’d share and recommend to you guys some of my favorites so far.

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