Waiting on Wednesday: Because You’ll Never Meet Me

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking The Spine.

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Book I am excited to be published…

Because You’ll Never Meet Me

Because You'll Never Meet Me

Author: Leah Thomas

Pages: 352

Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Publishing on: June 2nd 2015

In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever.

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

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Why I am Excited for Publication:

This book falls into the “We Need Diverse Books” category, which I will gladly read any day. The “long distance friends” aspect of this book is another reason why I want read this book. It’s just something I can relate to you know? I have internet friends who live in different states so I can relate to this. Also, the fact that they can’t meet each other physically is because they both have special conditions just kills me but it also makes me want to read the book even more.

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Seize the Tuesday #13

Seize the Tuesday is a book blogger meme created by Adi Alsaid and the Let’s Get Lost Buddies Street Team, to share stories about how we’ve seized the Tuesday, with a special focus on the particular book we’re reading. We’ll post on as many Tuesdays as possible and share our posts online with the hashtag:#LetsAllGetLost. If you loved Let’s Get Lost then join the LGL Buddies on Facebook and help promote the book!

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Currently Reading…

The Last Orphans (The Last Orphans, #1)

Author: N. W Harris

Pages: 274

Published by: Clean Teen Publishing

Published on:  October 9th 2014

One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.

In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas—an out-of-his-league classmate—who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.

Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected—the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won’t stop until every person in the world is dead.

A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last page, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series.

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Interview with Beth Revis!

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Welcome to an interview with Beth Revis author of the Across the Universe trilogy, The Body Electric and more! Hope you enjoy!

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1. What is one memory you would want to come up if you were in a reverie?

I think perhaps…just after my wedding. The whole ceremony went off without a hitch, all the worry and hassle was done, and I was finally properly married to the man I loved and starting on a whole new life with him. That was an awesome moment–it was calm, but also full of upcoming adventure.

2. How did you come up with the nano-bots and the science of a reverie?

Reveries came first–I wanted the dream-like state, and the idea of going back into your memories. Nanobots became my answer to make them work–and a way for me to combine the questions of humanity that I wanted to raise in this story.

3. What is something different when you wrote The Body Electric compared to Across the Universe?

A big difference was setting the world on Earth. I set out to make this book show what was happening on Earth while Amy and Elder were in space, so I had to use real settings, with real places, and invent a history that could reasonably exist in this world. It was also a different style, told only from one point of view instead of two.

4. How did you come up with the title for The Body Electric?

It came from Walt Whitman’s poem, “I Sing the Body Electric.”

5. How do you celebrate a publication of one of your new books?

By doing anything to distract myself from refreshing the pages to see what people think of the book!

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Let’s Talk!: The Winner’s Curse by: Marie Rutcoski

 The Winner’s Curse

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

Author: Marie Rutkoski

Pages: 355

Published by: Farrar Straus Giroux

Published on: March 4th 2014

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

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 by Marie Rutkoski 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.

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Blog Tour: Tear You Apart by: Sarah Cross (Guest Post and Giveaway!)

Welcome to my tour stop for the Tear you Apart blog tour! I hope you enjoy the post.

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Tear You Apart

Author: Sarah Cross

Pages: 384

Publisher: Egmont

Publishing on: January 27th 2015

An edgy fairy tale retelling of “Snow White” set in the world of Kill Me Softly for fans of Once Upon a Time and Grimm.

If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive.

Viv knows there’s no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.

But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything—but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she’ll join him and be his queen.

All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?

Faced with a possible loophole to her “Snow White” curse, Viv goes underground, literally, to find the prince who’s fated to rescue her. But is life safe in the Underworld worth the price of sacrficing the love that might kill her?

POP CULTURE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF TWISTING FAIRY TALES: ABC’s Once Upon a Time and NBC’s Grimm continue to pull in high ratings. And with the anticipated Angelina Jolie Maleficent (2014), the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods (2014), and Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella (2015), Hollywood is infected with fairy tale fever.

CAMEOS FROM FAVORITE CHARACTERS: Viv, who first appeared in Kill Me Softly trailed by her brooding boy-toy Henley, takes center stage in this new Beau Rivage tale. Other familiar characters including Blue and Jewel are back to help her defy her destiny.

TEENS LOVE THIS FAIRY TALE WORLD: Kill Me Soflty was a 2013 YALSA Teens’ Top 10. Readers have been clamoring for a sequel.

A FRESH TAKE ON THE FAMILIAR: Drawing on “Snow White,” “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” Tear You Apart is very conscious of the way these stories have pervaded pop culture, twisting known tropes into an exciting new story that can stand on its own.

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                                         Kill Me Softly (Beau Rivage, #1)  Twin Roses  Tear You Apart

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What motivates me to write?

by Sarah Cross

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