What Happened During My 4 Month Hiatus

Last October I took a much needed break from blogging. I never thought that it would happen because I’m just a kind of person who can multitask things but between blogging and college it turned out I couldn’t do it. Here’s some glimpse on what happened during my four month hiatus and also some changes you’ll be going to see here!

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BLOG TOUR: What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass

What's Broken Between Us Book Cover What's Broken Between Us
Alexis Bass
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
HarperCollins
December 29, 2015

Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive.

 

Look to the left, look to the right. We’re all going to die. But someone has to do it first. So who’s it going to be?

 

Tragedy struck Amanda Tart’s town a year and a half ago when a sophomore girl was killed in a car accident on graduation night.

Amanda’s brother, Jonathan, was behind the wheel and too drunk to drive. He’s spent the past year in prison and has cut off all ties. But now Jonathan is coming home. Just as Amanda’s trying to figure out what that means for her family and herself, she’s paired up for a school project with Henry Crane—a former crush, and brother of Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend, who survived the crash with horrible injuries.

 

Everyone is still incredibly damaged by the events of that night. Can Amanda and Henry finally begin to heal what’s broken and find some peace?

 

 

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BLOG TOUR: Half in Love With Death by Emily Ross

Half in Love With Death Book Cover Half in Love With Death
Emily Ross
Young Adult, Mystery
Merit Press
December 18, 2015

It's the era of peace and love in the 1960s, but nothing is peaceful in Caroline's life. Since her beautiful older sister disappeared, fifteen-year-old Caroline might as well have disappeared too. She's invisible to her parents, who can't stop blaming each other. The police keep following up on leads even Caroline knows are foolish. The only one who seems to care about her is Tony, her sister's older boyfriend, who soothes Caroline's desperate heart every time he turns his magical blue eyes on her.

 

Tony is convinced that the answer to Jess's disappearance is in California, the land of endless summer, among the runaways and flower children. Come with me, Tony says to Caroline, and we'll find her together. Tony is so loving, and all he cares about is bringing Jess home. And so Caroline follows, and closes a door behind her that may never open again.

 

Inspired by the disturbing case of Charles Schmid, ‘the Pied Piper of Tucson’, Half in Love with Death is a heartfelt thriller that never lets up.

 

 

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Recommended Post WWII Books and Movies (Blog Tour Guest Post)

Jesusita Book Cover Jesusita
Ronald Ruiz
Post WWII Fiction

Jesusita is the story of immigrants—legal and illegal—trying to survive in California in the years after World War II. Jesusita, alone and impoverished, struggles to keep her four young children together. Though she finds support from Padre Montes at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, her faith won’t solve her problems, especially those with her daughter, Paulina. Far from home, Filipino laborers are denied by law any contact with white women. Angie, the young daughter of an illiterate and unmarried mother, knows only one way to make money. And Felix, abandoned by his mother and separated from his only brother, is placed in a foster home on an isolated ranch. The interrelated lives of these people provide a complex, sometimes violent, and often tragic image of American poverty within the nation’s postwar boom.


Welcome to my stop for the Jesusita blog tour! Today, Ronal Ruiz is going to recommend us some post WWII books and movies. I’m addicted to WWII books and movies but only read/watched a few of post WWII so this came in handy! Read more

3 Reasons Why You Need to Read The Anatomical Shape of A Heart by Jenn Bennett (Blog Tour Review + Giveaway)

The Anatomical Shape of A Heart Book Cover The Anatomical Shape of A Heart
Jenn Bennett
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Feiwel & Friends
November 3, 2015
eARC
NetGalley

Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

 

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart?

Hogwarts School of Bookcraft and Bloggery

Hogwarts School of Bookcraft and Bloggery

Welcome, fellow wizards, to the Hogwarts School of Bookcraft and Bloggery!

Hogwarts Express

Yup, you heard that right. The faculty of Hogwarts (AKA RED TEAM of the BOOK BLOGGER CREATIVITY PROJECT) is hosting classes for aspiring wizards, muggles, and bloggers! We have a dedicated team of professionals ready to discuss an array of topics regarding books and blogging. Be on the lookout for tutorials, recommendations, and more in these classes.

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