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Wednesday, March 13
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COVER REVEAL: SILENT ORCHIDS By Morgan Wylie
Isn’t that just a stunning cover? Don’t worry, there’s going to be a stunning fantasy story to go along with it. 

ABOUT SILENT ORCHIDS:
A dying realm.
 
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long? 
Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.

Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.
 
ABOUT MORGAN WYLIE:
Morgan Wylie has been writing on and off throughout her growing up years, but started seriously working on her first novel in the Spring of 2009. 7 months pregnant with her first child, she didn’t start off with a lot of focused writing time. But Morgan had an epiphany, if you will, and the story flashed before her so she began to write. And she’s still writing. Her debut Young Adult fantasy, SILENT ORCHIDS, will be out this summer.
LINKS:
Twitter: MWylieBooks
Blog:www.morganwylie.blogpost.com
Web: morganwylie.net
Friend Morgan on Facebook or Goodreads

SILENT ORCHIDS Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17340090-silent-orchids?ac=1

COVER REVEAL: SILENT ORCHIDS By Morgan Wylie

Isn’t that just a stunning cover? Don’t worry, there’s going to be a stunning fantasy story to go along with it. 

ABOUT SILENT ORCHIDS:

A dying realm.

 

The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.

The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long? 

Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.

Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.

 

ABOUT MORGAN WYLIE:

Morgan Wylie has been writing on and off throughout her growing up years, but started seriously working on her first novel in the Spring of 2009. 7 months pregnant with her first child, she didn’t start off with a lot of focused writing time. But Morgan had an epiphany, if you will, and the story flashed before her so she began to write. And she’s still writing. Her debut Young Adult fantasy, SILENT ORCHIDS, will be out this summer.

LINKS:

Twitter: MWylieBooks

Blog:www.morganwylie.blogpost.com

Web: morganwylie.net

Friend Morgan on Facebook or Goodreads


SILENT ORCHIDS Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17340090-silent-orchids?ac=1

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Wednesday, October 3
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The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races- Maggie Stiefvater

I waited a long time to pick up this book, but I am SO SO SO glad I did. I have always loved Maggie’s writing and her stunning prose continues in The Scorpio Races. She has a talent for stringing words together in a musical way.  I actually listened to this book as an audiobook  which is harder for me to like generally. However, the writing was so lovely and the narrators’ voices so perfect for the characters, I refused to get out of my car because I needed to keep listening. Seriously, I sat there for an hour just to hear more. Steve West should make a recording of him reading the dictionary because I’d buy that just to listen to the soothing timbre of his voice. I don’t think I’ve been that relaxed in ages. Fiona Hardingham is amazing too.

But I digress, the story of The Scorpio Races is unique. The capaill uisce are dangerous sea horses who who run on blood lust and the siren call of the sea, and they are as lethal as they are beautiful. Sean and “Puck” are beyond endearing protagonists. They are both loyal, protective, fierce, passionate and stubborn. It’s a perfect match. I am head over heels for this story, for the Thisby island, for Kate Connolly and Sean Kendrick, and for the deadly Scorpio race that rules them all. I only wish I had entered their world sooner.

Overall: A

This book is out now from Scholastic. The audiobook is from Scholastic Audio. You can get your copy here.

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #young adult books #young adult fiction #ya lit #scholastic #maggie stiefvater #fantasy #audiobooks #i listen



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Friday, June 29
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Sweet, Sweet Revenge

Burn for Burn- Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn

Burn for Burn is an amazing contemporary that asks core questions about pain, friendship and bullying. Mary, Kat and Lillia all have distinct voices which makes it possible to relate to them in entirely different ways. These unlikely allies make tons of mistakes though through it all you understand their motivations from start to finish. Our three heroines have reached breaking point—when a million tiny little hurts can either destroy you or make you stronger. And you side with them even in their shortsighted and tragically flawed plans. I personally relate to kick ass Kat (surprise, surprise); Lillia has the most interesting friendship dilemmas; But Mary, oh Mary, she’s got rich character depth and we’ve barely scratched the surface with her here. I think she may grow the most over the next few books and is definitely the one to keep your eye on. I really, really liked the tiniest hint of the paranormal here which readers won’t notice unless they’re paying attention. This book was exactly what I was looking for—-an easy, interesting read with questions you could sink your teeth into.

Overall: A-

Burn for Burn is due out from Simon and Schuster on September 18th. Pre-order your copy here.

ARC provided gratis via Simon and Schuster.

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #young adult books #ya lit #young adult fiction #burn for burn #jenny han #siobhan vivian #contemporary


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Tuesday, June 12
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Time Is Running Out

Timepiece (Hourglass #2)- Myra McEntire

Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)

Timepiece picks up shortly after Hourglass left off and with an equally stunning cover.  I liked Hourglass, but I LOVED Timepiece. Kaleb’s voice as well as his romantic storyline were much more appealing to me than Emerson’s. His point of view was engaging and his character possesses true emotional depth. It’s hard to not love him for all he’s been through. The Chronos and Jack Landers dual villainies is sinister and gripping, more threatening than Hourglass’s storyline. Serious threats to time and the main characters leave you wanting book 3 immediately! Lastly, I love that pieces of the story are intersecting and coming together. Fans of Hourglass will totally eat this story up while newcomers or those on the fence will be swayed by Kaleb’s charisma.

Overall: A-

Hourglass is out now from Egmont USA. Get your copy here.

This egalley was provided gratis by Egmont USA via Netgalley.

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #ya lit #young adult #young adult books #hourglass #timepiece #myra mcentire #egmont usa #netgalley



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