30 March 2013

In My Mailbox e-book edition 14 + Weekly Wrap Up

In My Mailbox is created and hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It is a weekly bookish meme where we show off all the books we get each week! Here is everything I got this week.

Forty Days by Stephanie Parent
Synopsis: The entire village knows Neima’s grandfather is a madman. For years the old man has prophesied that a great flood is coming, a flood disastrous enough to blot out the entire earth. He’s even built an enormous ark that he claims will allow his family to survive the deluge. But no one believes the ravings of a lunatic…

…until the rain starts. And doesn’t stop. Soon sixteen-year-old Neima finds her entire world transformed, her life and those of the people she loves in peril. Trapped on the ark with her grandfather Noah, the rest of her family, and a noisy, filthy, and hungry assortment of wild animals, will Neima find a way to survive?

With lions, tigers, and bears oh my, elephants and flamingos too, along with rivalries and betrayals, a mysterious stowaway, and perhaps even an unexpected romance, FORTY DAYS is not your grandfather’s Noah’s Ark story.

FORTY DAYS is approximately 45000 words, the length of a shorter novel, and is the first installment in a two-part epic story. It does contain a cliffhanger ending.

Readers looking for a traditional, religiously oriented version of the Noah’s Ark story should be warned that FORTY DAYS may not appeal to them. The novel will, however, appeal to lovers of apocalyptic fiction, historical fiction, and romance, as well as anyone who’s ever dreamed of having a baby elephant as a pet.

Double Click by Lisa Becker
Fans of the romantic hit Click: An Online Love Story will enjoy another voyeuristic dive into the lives of Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and Ethan, as Double Click picks up with their lives six months later. Are Renee and Ethan soul mates? Does Mark ever go on a date? Has Shelley run out of sexual conquests in Los Angeles? Will Ashley's judgmental nature sabotage her budding relationship? Through a marriage proposal, wedding, new baby and unexpected love twist, Double Click answers these questions and more. Readers will continue to cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends.

Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland
If last night was real, Ariel should be dead. She’s not, but her mother has disappeared, there are bruises on her neck and the hideous beast in the photo looks frighteningly familiar.

You can’t send police into a tunnel that doesn’t exist after a villain they can’t see, so when shadow demons kidnap her mother, Ariel has to mount the rescue mission herself. Hot on the trail, she enters a hidden layer of reality only to find that the demons are hunting her, and they feed on fear. Ariel must defeat them before they kill her and enslave her mother. But how do you kill terrifying demons when your fear makes them stronger?

A quirky old guide teaches her how to locate and unleash her inner power, and while battling hallucinogenic mist, treacherous terrain, murderous earth spirits and self-doubt, she falls in love with Nick, a Warrior whose power is more than either of them can handle. 

Ariel’s journey challenges her perception, tests her awareness and takes her deep into her heart and mind to confront, and ultimately transcend, her fear and anger.

Stalking Shadows by Tahlia Newland 
Synopsis: Adventure, romance and 'a unique and notable new approach to magical powers.'

Ripped from the safety of our world and thrust into a strange hidden realm on a quest to save her mother, Ariel aims to confront the Master Demon, but first she must defeat his bodyguard. In order reach the safe haven of Sheldra, she has to pass through dangerous terrain and battle demons, spirits, rogue Magicians and her own conflicting emotions. 

Ariel wants to retain a clear focus on the task at hand so, despite Nick’s protests, she insists of a friends-only relationship with him. But the very thing she hoped would simplify her quest only complicates it with emotional, energetic and hormonal turmoil.

Despite Walnut’s continued guidance, Ariel finds herself constantly forced to rely on her own resources. Will she find the inner strength and wisdom she needs to defeat Amic and continue her journey?

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29 March 2013

Of Silver and Beasts Cover Reveal

Of Silver and Beasts (A Goddess Wars Novel)
Release Date: June 1, 2013
Genre: New Adult Dark Fantasy
Cover Reveal Organized by: YA Bound
Cover Designed by: Steven Novak

Summary from Goodreads:
In the sand-coveredqueendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted to hide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling faintly beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.

When nineteen-year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she becomes the sworn protector to her empress. In the midst of an invasion on a neighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, the last heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the feared Otherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm where they must fight for their life in a caged arena. 

Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and herself alive while battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relic that will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she can somehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.


I open my mouth to say something comforting, but I’m unsure of what. In this moment, I’m reminded that I know little about him. Other than the sarcasm and desire to understand nothing of my queendom, he hasn’t allowed me past the surface. But then, I have my own walls, hiding things I’d never want him or any other to know. And I understand that need to hide them. You can’t trust anyone. “Caben…” I start, but still can’t find the right words. He lowers his hand from his face, never taking his eyes off the glinting water top. “You’re right,” he finally says. “Let’s find the access to Lilly’s section.” A hollow pang hits my chest, and I’m not sure why. Something in his voice sounds lost, broken. I imagine the gears around my heart spinning faster, trying to keep up with my racing heart. When he sidesteps me, I reach out and grab his arm. “Caben, I didn’t mean—” “It’s fine, Kal,” he snaps. “We have work to do.” “No, I’ve said something to offend you.” I drop my hand, but keep close to him, not allowing him to leave my side. Goddess, trying to understand the male brain is harder than anything in protector training. I’ve heard people say that you have to tip-toe around a woman’s emotions, but a man’s ego is every bit as fragile, if not more so. He releases a heavy breath through his nose and walks back to the pool. He sits down along the edge and rolls up his pants, then slips off his boots. “I honestly don’t think Bax or his goons will be returning tonight.” He sinks his bare feet into the water and sighs. Glancing at the back of the cave, I plant my hands on my hips. We don’t have time for indulgencies, but the prince is still my charge. If it were my empress, I’d give her anything she’d ask for. Allow her as much time as she needed to collect herself. I have to watch over his mental state as well as protect him, so I try to push the pending need to find Lilly aside and sit down next to him. “Here,” he says, turning his hand out near my crossed feet. “You have to feel this.” A smile tugs at the corner of my mouth. “I can remove my own—” “Have you never been pampered a day in your life?” he asks, lifting an eyebrow. “I know that the Nactue are fierce and will put a hurt on any man for touching them. But try to relax.” “Is that the rumor in Perinya?” “What?” I bite my lip, suddenly regretting my blurt. “Nothing. Never mind.” From the corner of my eye, I see his lips pucker into a pinched smile, as if he’s trying not to. “Ah,” he says, like he’s made some great universal connection. “Well, there are many whisperings about the Nactue. Some I dare not repeat for fear I’d leave here missing a limb, but that’s one, yes.” He takes my booted foot and begins to unlace it. “I’ve heard that the empress’s protectors are untouchable—forbidden to give themselves to men. And that they’ll snap a man’s neck just for making an advance.” My mouth drops open. Appalled, I counter, “That’s not true.” “All right,” he says, as if he hasn’t just insulted my very existence. “It’s only rumors. Things men jaw about in pubs. The unattainable woman is a fantasy, Kal. Don’t be offended.” “Unattainable?” I grit my teeth, trying to maintain my composure. “Tell me, prince. Do men in your country just go around bedding every woman they can in order to keep them compliant?” I shake my head. “If their fantasy is a woman that would have nothing to do with them, it seems to me it’s their way of feeding their egos after being rejected.” His eyes widen. “No! How does your brain come up with these—” He bites off his words, his lips thin as he presses them together. “Look, it was a joke.” I nod, many times. “Another joke. I’m glad that our hard work and sacrifice is amusing to the men of Perinya.” Caben lets out another sigh and slowly pulls off my boot. His warm fingers skim my calf as he inches up my pant leg. “Just stick your foot in,” he says, then adds lower, “while I stick mine in my mouth.” Unexpectedly, I laugh. “At least it’s now clean,” I say. “Would you like some help getting it to your face?”

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27 March 2013

Firefly Tour: (New Character) Interview

Firefly by Belle Whittington 
Release Date: February 2, 2013
Synopsis: “The darkest days are ahead of us,” Andrew whispered as the drape of shadows slipped away, allowing Blair to awaken. And in her heart of hearts she knew it was true. The unmistakable signs were all around her, growing within her. She was becoming something more than human. All she could do was accept the inevitable. 

“I’ve become a freak … an alien. I no longer belong to the human world,” Blair told her true love, and he held her close, determined never to give her up.

“I’d stay in this darkness forever as long as I could be with you. Wherever you are … that’s my home.” Everett meant every word. In fact, he’d willingly give up his own life to protect the girl he’d always loved.

But there was a storm brewing … a firestorm so strong and catastrophic that it could keep them apart forever.

That storm roared into town wearing a brown leather bomber jacket and riding a motorcycle.

Ash was like a secret in human clothing … a dangerous secret. Everything about him was mesmerizing – right down to the swirls of ink that flowed over the smooth muscles across his chest and around his arms. Being with him was like playing with fire.

Blair knew all about playing with fire.

She knew something else, too. A small quiet voice deep within whispered that she really would be separated from everyone and everything she’d known and loved.

Because some secrets run too deep.

New Character Interview: (Ash)

Paige didn’t know what she was in for when she scheduled an interview with the mysterious guy who’d shown up in her friend’s life out of the blue.  She’d been friends with Blair for quite a while and was intrigued by what Blair had told her about this new guy named Ash.

They’d agreed to meet at Starbucks for the interview, and Paige sat alone at the little table next to the window.  She arranged her papers and sipped her Vanilla Spiced Latte.  She hadn’t seen a picture of Ash, so she had no way of knowing what he looked like.  She straightened her ponytail and glanced around once more.  She froze when her eyes met the most startling pair of aquamarine eyes she’d ever seen.

It had to be him.  He was leaning against the counter, holding a cup of espresso in one hand.  The thumb of his other hand was looped in his back pocket.  A strategically-torn t-shirt showed just enough of his smooth chest and the tattoos that swirled across his golden skin to make Paige’s breath catch in her throat.  She would’ve liked to have seenwhether or not the tattoos also curled around his arms.  And she couldn’t help but wonder what the charms dangling from the cords and chains around his neck meant.

“Like what you see?” Ash winked and cocked a crooked smile.  Several girls seated behind Paige sighed.  “You must be Paige.”  He had a hint of an accent unlike any she’d ever heard.  And it was s-to-the-exy!

She cleared her throat.  “Ahem, yes.  How long have you been standing there?”

Ash swaggered over to Paige’s table, turned one of the chairs backwards, straddled it, and folded his arms on the back.  He was completely comfortable in his own skin and absolutely aware that all the female eyes in the room were on him.

“Does it matter?” he shrugged.  “So, let’s get to it.”

“Get to what?”  Paige felt the heat flush across her cheeks and nose and hated herself for it.  She was beginning tounderstand what Blair had been telling her.  Ash had some sort of power over females.

He lifted an eyebrow and cocked a crooked smile again.  “Well, I assumed we were doing an interview.  Perhaps, you have something else in mind?”

Paige arranged her papers once more so she’d have someplace else to look besides Ash’s crystal clear aquamarine eyes and how they contrasted so perfectly withhis light brown hair and golden skin.  Blair was right; he looked like a rock star god. She decided it was probably safest to forge ahead with the interview.  Blair had warned her about Ash’s ability to draw you in like a moth to the flame.

“So Ash … youre the new kid in town. What’s it like?”  Paige twirled the end of her ponytail around her finger and glanced up at Ash.

“Kid?”  He smiled a knowing sort of smile and leaned forward, looking deep into her eyes for a moment or two, and then said so only she could hear, “I’m no kid, sugar. But I am new around here.”  

Paige stuttered a moment, then “what I mean to ask is if you’ve made new friends?”

“I’m not here for any reason but your friend.  Blair’s the only reason I’m here.  The rest of them?” He ended his sentence with a shrug as if to say he didn’t care aboutanyone or anything else in Willis, Texas.

She shuffled through her papers again, wishing she could stop blushing and also wondering what was behind his intense interest in Blair.  “Ummm … most of the time when new guys come strolling into town, there ends up being a romance.  Do you have your sights set on anyone?

“Strolling, huh?”  He chuckled.  “Sugar, I blazed into this little town.  And when I leave with what’s mine, there’ll be a path of fire behind me.”  He winked at Paige and bit his lip again, making Paige think it must be really nice to kiss those lips.  He chuckled like he knew what Paige was thinking.  And maybe he did.

Paige shook her head to clear her thoughts.  “I obviously don't know much about you, so how about we have a fun round of questions?

“Sure,” he cocked a crooked smile.  “I like having fun with pretty girls.”

Paige caught herself rolling her eyes.  “Let’s try a speed round of short questions.  You answer with one word.”

He nodded once, and Paige doubted Ash would follow the one-word-answer rule.

“Are night or morning person?” She asked.

“Both.  I don’t sleep.  Gives me more time to do those things I like doing,” he looked Paige over like she was a delicious pastry.  “Like being here with you,” he flashed a lazy, sexy smile.  Nope.  He wasn’t going to follow the one-word rule.

Paige decided not to respond to his remarks, remembering how Blair had told her it was best to deflect instead of entertain them. “Coffee or Soda?

He held up his cup of espresso as his answer.  But she had no idea how someone could make a cup of coffee look so sexy.

“Blondes or Brunettes?”  She kept her eyes on her paper and pretended to take notes.

“What color would you call Blair’s hair … light brown?  That’s what I really like.” An indescribable expression crossed his face.  Paige thought it looked like he was missing someone.

Chocolate or Vanilla?”  She was glad the last question was the safest.  Of course, with a guy like Ash, she wasn’t sure any question would be safe.

Cacao was grown by the jungle peoples in South America, so naturally that’s what I would choose,” he glanced down at his hands.  “It was once one of Blair’s favorite offerings.”  His eyebrows knit together and a frown tugged at the corners of his lips.  “I’ve gotta run.”  He stood, and the frown immediately disappeared from his face.  Then he winked at her and sauntered out the door, climbed on his motorcycle, and tore out of the parking lot doing a wheelie.

His departure was so abrupt that Paige sat there, stunned, wondering what had just happened and who the very sexy, mysterious guy named Ash really was … and what he’d meant by saying that cocoa had once been one of Blair’s favorite offerings…


26 March 2013

Early Review: A Trick Of The Light by Lois Metzger

A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
Book Format: ARC
Number of Pages: 208
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received A Trick Of The Light by Lois Metzger from Around The World ARC Tours for my honest review.

In this dark, and very deep story we meet a 15 year old named Mike. He lives alone with his parents who basically hate each other. His dad is always working and his mother who is so depressed is either sleeping or taking long baths. Mike who is a little out of shape thinks this is all a normal life until he meets Amber.

When we first met Mike in the story I did think he was little strange, he has some sort of speech problem which makes it hard for people to understand what hes saying if he doesn't talk slow enough, and hes a bit naive to the things around him but all in all he is a sweet guy with a few personal issues.

He doesn't have many friends but the few he does have seem sort of okay. His best friend Tamio seems nice, that's one of the things I didn't like about the book is that Mike was pushing away all of the people that were really there for him, I know he was sick but still it was sad to watch.

From the beginning of the book I knew Amber was a little bit crazy, I mean when you walk into the super market knowing every detail about everything they have in the store and where it all is as well yeah that's a little weird. Don't you think? I liked her at first but by the end I wasn't really a fan of hers even though that's probably not nice to say because she was a little sick too, and it's not really her fault that nobody is helping her.

Overall this book gets a 5 out of 5 stars; I love how deep it went. There were times in the book were I was rooting for Mike to start figuring out the right ways to do things, I could not put this book down for the life of me!

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23 March 2013

In My Mailbox e-book Edition 13 + Weekly Wrap Up

In My Mailbox was created by Kristi over at The Story Siren, and it's a weekly bookish meme were we show off all the books we get each week!

Around The World ARC Tours: (Physical book but I didn't want to make a video of only one book)
A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger

Nobody Has To Know by Frank Nappi
Synopsis: Nobody Has To Know, Frank Nappi's dark and daring new thriller, tells the story of Cameron Baldridge, a popular high school teacher whose relationship with one of his students leads him down an unfortunate and self-destructive path. Stalked through text-messages, Baldridge fights for his life against a terrifying extortion plot and the forces that threaten to expose him. Nobody Has To Know is a sobering look into a world of secrets, lies, and shocking revelations, and will leave the reader wondering many things, including whether or not you can ever really know the person you love.

OMG by Bob Kat
Synopsis: OMG is a fast-paced time travel action adventure about four teens who travel back to the past to solve a mystery and save a life but end up risking their own. 

OMG begins when Kelly moves to Fort Myers Beach, Florida to live with her aunt and finds hidden treasures and secrets. She quickly becomes friends with her quirky next door neighbor Scott who has a reputation as the school’s number one geek. Scott’s best friend is Austin, the hot and popular quarterback. He joins Scott and Kelly as they embark on an adventure after Scott invents a way to travel back in time to find a girl who has begged for their help. They solve the mystery, but are then faced with the dilemma of whether or not to right a wrong or to let history stand. The four end up on the time travel adventure of their lives.

Synopsis: Sometimes the ugliest monsters come in the prettiest packages...

Victoria Frank is the picture of teen perfection – she’s talented, witty, and ruthless – but being queen of tiny Geneva, NY isn’t enough. Tired of merely designing the perfect outfit, she sets out to design the perfect person. But by the time she realizes beauty is only skin deep, she’s already unleashed her monster on the world. Now it’s a race against time to stop the vile creature from destroying her life, and she has to do it in the most evil place of all – high school.

After ditching her horrifying creation in L.A., all Victoria wants is the perfect senior year, but it becomes impossible when the dreaded beast shows up in her own backyard. Armed with a new body, a new attitude and a new name, M turns the school hierarchy on its head. But when M suffers the embarrassment of a lifetime and sets her sights on revenge, our queen bee finds herself pitted in a cat fight to the death where kid sisters, boyfriends and tiaras are all fair game. It’s a twist on Frankenstein unlike any before, with an ending so explosive it’ll leave your bowels quaking.

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21 March 2013

Review: The Legend of Mickey Tussler

The Legend of Mickey Tussler: A Novel by Frank Nappi
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: April 1, 2012
Number of Pages: 292
Book Format: Paperback
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received The Legend of Mickey Tussler from the author for my honest review.

When I was first asked to read and review I was a little skeptical because although I do love baseball it’s not my favorite topic to read about all the time. But after reading the synopsis and learning about the main character Mickey who has autism but still wants to be a baseball store. His story is very inspiring.

We meet Mickey while he is still living on his farm with his mother and his abusive father. Immediately I felt sorry for him because people didn’t really understand autism back then so basically anyone that had it was just labeled a retard. This Is exactly what poor Mickey had to deal with everywhere even from his own father. But luckily coach for the Milwaukee Brewers Arthur Murphy comes along and gives Mickey the chance of a lifetime.

I ended up really enjoying this story. I loved Mickey’s character a lot. He was entertaining, always had something positive to say no matter what was going on. He was a very talkative person and I loved that, so it annoyed me when the people he was babbling to would get annoyed because he was just talking I mean he can’t really help it. But I think I got over that quickly because Mickey didn’t seem to mind much when people told him to shut up.

His mom, Molly is another person I felt bad for because she was stuck in a nightmare that she couldn’t get out of. She hated the fact that her husband abused her and Mickey both verbally and physically. She really needed a way out and thankfully baseball was her savior as well.

I was a little afraid that because this book is about baseball that some of the game scenes would bore me but they didn’t at all. Every time there was a game in the book I actually felt like I was watching one and I was on the edge of my chair every time there was a stressful game!

I very much enjoyed this book which I gave a 4 out of 5 stars, and I can’t wait to check out what happens next in the companion novel Sophomore Campaign.

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20 March 2013

Cover Reveal: Nissa by Bethany Lopez

Nissa by Bethany Lopez
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy 
Cover Designer: B Design 
Expected Release: April 23, 2013
Synopsis: This is a YA Contemporary Fantasy ~ Coming April 23, 2013

At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother's path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her future is bleak.

To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she's met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren't meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?

Meet The Author: 

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

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19 March 2013

Surrender Your Love Giveaway

Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed
Synopsis: Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.

Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.

When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.

A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer.
A woman afraid to surrender to love.
Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare.

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18 March 2013

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? was created by Book Journey, and it is a weekly bookish meme where we show you guys the books we've finished, what we're reading now and what is to come! Be sure to link me up to your posts below :)

The Farm by Emily McKay
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
And Sometimes Why by Rebecca Johnson
Detour For Emmy by Marilyn Reynolds 
First Visions by Heather Topham Wood
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion 

Currently Reading:
The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
Synopsis: Things I know about Reece Malcolm:

1. She graduated from New York University.
2. She lives in or near Los Angeles.
3. Since her first novel was released, she’s been on the New York Times bestseller list every week.
4. She likes strong coffee and bourbon.
5. She’s my mother.

Devan knows very little about Reece Malcolm, until the day her father dies and she’s shipped off to live with the mother she’s never met. All she has is a list of notebook entries that doesn’t add up to much.

L.A. offers a whole new world to Devan—a performing arts school allows her to pursue her passion for show choir and musicals, a new circle of friends helps to draw her out of her shell, and an intriguing boy opens up possibilities for her first love.

But then the Reece Malcolm list gets a surprising new entry. Now that Devan is so close to having it all, can she handle the possibility of losing everything?

Synopsis: In the late 1940s, the minor league Milwaukee Brewers
are foundering yet again and manager Arthur
Murphy is desperate. When he sees seventeen-year old
Mickey Tussler throwing apples into a barrel,
he knows he has found the next pitching phenom.
But not everyone is so hopeful. Mickey’s autism—a
disorder still not truly understood even today—has
alienated the boy from the world, and he is berated
by other players and fans. Mickey faces immense
trials in the harsh and competitive world of baseball
while coping with the challenges inherent to his
disorder. An honest and knowledgeable book about
overcoming adversity, and the basis for the television
movie A Mile in His Shoes, Mickey’s powerful
story shows that with support and determination
anyone can be triumphant, even when the odds are
stacked against him.

Synopsis: One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both of them legions of faithful fans.
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