Friday, July 25, 2014

How I Fall (How I Fall #1) by Anne Eliot Part One

How I Fall (How I Fall #1) by Anne Eliot 

Author: Anne Eliot
Publisher: Butterfly Books, LLC
Publish Date: June 15th 2014 
Page Amount: 379 Pages
Price: $16.00 Paperback
ISBN:1937815048 (ISBN13: 9781937815042)

"ELLEN LIKES CAM * CAM LIKES ELLEN * What if the one person you can't stop thinking about...
...can't stop thinking about you?

What if during one long day you failed at everything because you met this glitter-crazed new girl who practically ruins your life? Worse, she insists you and your secret crush become best friends—with her?!! Only you don’t have time to be friends with insane people, and you think your crush might need to stay the way it’s always been: Distant. Impossible. In your head. This is because you have problems and secrets a crush would never understand.

But what if the three of you wind up assigned to a group photography project, and rumors are already circling about the new girl being ridiculous? You know she’s nice but alone, so you convince your crush to help protect the new girl. Working on the project suddenly makes hanging out, texting, talking—and even high school—seem completely normal when it’s anything but.

What if you fall for each other just enough to kiss…and it’s perfect? You tell secrets and make the kind of promises that might be impossible to keep when you’re only sixteen. Which is why, long before it all falls apart, you already knew nothing this beautiful could have been meant to be yours for long.

But what if…" (Goodreads Description)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Razliubit by Renata S.C.

Razliubit by Renata S.C. 

Author: Renata S.C.
Publisher: Rynata Collective
Publish Date: April 30th 2014 
Page Amount: 83 Pages (79 pages of Poetry)
Price: $12.00 Paperback
ISBN: 1620309750 (ISBN13: 9781620309759)

"Razliubit is a story about the bittersweet feeling of falling out of love told through memories. This book is a collection of conversational-prose fusion poems that follow a narrative of love, loneliness and sensuality in a postmodern setting. The poems utilize poetic formal constructs to obscure and subvert factual details in each story while using evocative language and specificity to enhance the consuming effects of nostalgia. While the individual pieces each possess a voice and alternating speakers they also function as fragments of a larger story in progress" (Goodreads Description)

Friday, July 18, 2014

SNEAK PEEK of Atlantia by Ally Condie

SNEAK PEEK of Atlantia by Ally Condie

Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publish Date: October 28th 2014 (originally November 4th 2014)
Page Amount: 368 Pages
Price: $18.99 Hardcover
ISBN: 0525426442 (ISBN13: 9780525426448)
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"Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths." (Goodreads Description)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Pain Collector by Christian Strayhorn Spence

The Pain Collector by Christian Strayhorn Spence

Author: Christian Strayhorn Spence
Publisher: Strayhorn Spence (Self-Published)
Publish Date: April 2014
Page Amount: 232 Pages
Price: $13.00 Paperback
ISBN: 0615932843 (ISBN13: 9780615932842)
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"Eva Kingsley recently had a solitary and quiet life as a traveling writer who knew little about her family. When her father commits suicide, she is left with a library full of written pain and a dark family secret. Using her library and the hints left by her father, Eva is forced to search through her family's history from World War II. She finds herself faced with the appalling acts of those she never really knew and must make a decision between family and justice." (Goodreads Description)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Second Thoughts (The Sententia #2) by Cara Bertrand

Second Thoughts (The Sententia #2) by Cara Bertrand

Author: Cara Bertrand
Publisher: Luminis Books, Incorporated
Publish Date: October 1st 2014
Page Amount: 208 Pages
Price: $11.95 Paperback and $19.95 Hardcover
ISBN: 1935462075 (ISBN13: 9781935462071)

"The continuing adventures of an ordinary teenage girl with extraordinary mental abilities, perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and Sweet Peril.
Secrets, lies, and looming deaths—all things Lainey Young deals with in a typical day of high school. In her senior year at Northbrook Academy—a New England boarding school where the majority of the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted—Lainey has even more to worry about. Things like classes, college, her boyfriend, and, of course, the vision she glimpsed of her impending death. But to her surprise, Lainey finds one worry she can cross off her list, namely Senator Daniel Astor, the leader of the Sententia. After a shocking discovery when they finally meet, Lainey realizes maybe she was wrong to distrust the Senator. She relaxes even further when he seems to accept her refusal to work for him after graduation. But with her secrets mounting and the time to solve them running out, there’s a final enigma Lainey hasn’t yet encountered: Daniel Astor doesn’t take no for an answer. Ever." (Goodreads Description)

The Firelight Girls by Kaya McLaren

The Firelight Girls by Kaya McLaren

Author: Kaya McLaren
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: October 14th 2014
Page Amount: 352 Pages (my copy had 341)
Price: $15.99 Paperback, $9.99 ebook
ISBN: 125001977X (ISBN13: 9781250019776)

"The summers you spend at summer camp are indelibly etched on your heart. But what happens when the camp you love is about to close? Can you ever really say goodbye to the place that made you who you are? This is the question that plagues Ethel, the seventy-year-old former camp director who is nursing a broken heart after losing the love of her life. It's also a question that inspires change in forty-year-old Shannon, who is directionless after watching her career implode. Then there is Ruby, who betrayed Ethel years ago and hasn't spoken to her since. Is this her chance to make amends? When the three women learn that a homeless teen has been hiding at camp—the only place she can escape her terrifying home life—they realize camp is something much more immediate for all: survival. Three generations of women are about to find so much more as they search for a way to save the place that saved them all in The Firelight Girls, Kaya McLaren's novel of love and loss, heartbreak and healing." (Goodreads Description)

The Last Goodbye by Caroline Finnerty

The Last Goodbye by Caroline Finnerty


Author: Caroline Finnerty
Publisher: Ward River Press
Publish Date: May 5th 2014
Page Amount: 298 Pages
Price: $11.02 to $17.79 Paperback (Depending on Edition)
"Sometimes the decisions we make can last a lifetime . . . and sometimes we cannot shake off the shackles of decisions made by others in the past. 

Kate Flynn has spent her whole life running away. She reckons the best decision she ever made was to leave Ireland the day after she finished school. Having seldom returned since, she would be perfectly happy if she never had to go back there. She is happy in London where she runs a successful photography gallery with her best friend Nat, though their relationship is going through a rocky patch since Nat began an affair with a married man.

When Kate becomes pregnant and her partner Ben persuades her to make the trip home, she is forced to confront everything she left behind and memories of Eva, the mother she feels betrayed her. Kate finds it impossible to forgive Eva who chose to refuse cancer treatment while pregnant and died, leaving a young family motherless.

Do some wounds go too deep to ever heal? Must Eva's Choice forever deny Kate real happiness?

The Last Goodbye is a powerful story of love and loss, forgiveness and new beginnings - a heart-wrenching and emotional page-turner for mothers and daughters everywhere." (Goodreads Description)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life by Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez

Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life by Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez

Author: Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publish Date: May 5th 2014
Page Amount: 296 Pages
Price: $15.99 Paperback
" Meditations offering practical hope through biblical expressions of lament and God's relentless, unconditional love for the hurting.

Millions of women in the United States battle with after-effects of suffering so great they've developed post-traumatic stress disorder--the same suffering experienced by soldiers who've gone through war. Sexual and physical abuse, catastrophic accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, invasive medical procedures, and many other painful and overwhelming events can trigger symptoms they are little equipped to deal with and hard-pressed to recognize.

Love Letters from the Edge provides a voice for those struggling to express this pain and reveals intimate encouragement for those in desperate need to hear God's words of love and deliverance. This heartfelt devotional focuses on the profound laments in the book of Psalms. Each meditation begins with a letter from someone in the throes of despair and then offers a tender response to their pain from God's perspective.

Fresh, honest, and intimate, Love Letters from the Edge will reach readers who never expected to hear good news from where they are and point them toward the hope and healing of Christ." (Goodreads Description)

Abandoned Memories (Escape to Paradise #3) by MaryLu Tyndall

Abandoned Memories (Escape to Paradise #3) by MaryLu Tyndall

Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Publisher: Barbour Books
Publish Date: July 1st 2014 (originally published January 1st 2014)
Page Amount: 320 Pages
Price: $12.99 paperback
ISBN: 1616265981 (ISBN13: 9781616265984)
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"Something sinister lurks in the lush Brazilian jungle. . . .

It is 1866 and the fledgling Confederate colony of New Hope is Angeline Moore’s last chance at a normal life. Running from the law, she longs to make a fresh start in this new Southern Utopia. But a series of strange disasters threaten to destroy everything the colonists have worked for, and strange visions threaten to reveal a past Angeline is desperate to hide.James Callaway failed at both doctoring and preaching, but he hopes that his move to Brazil will give him another chance to become the spiritual leader he so desires. He longs to create a world free from the immorality that plagued every street corner back home and ruined his life. And he believes Angeline is just the sort of refined woman he needs to keep him on the right track.But something is amiss in New Hope: haunting visions, the discovery of crypts beneath an ancient temple, and an archaic Hebrew book, set the colonists’ fears on edge. When one of their own is murdered, a series of disasters leads them to believe God has brought them to Brazil to defeat an evil that, if unleashed, could wreak havoc on the entire world" (Goodreads Description)