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The Breakup Support Group Release Day Celebration


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Hello Readers! Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young
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Happy Book Birthday, Cheyanne!

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After four years of first love bliss, Isla Rush just got dumped.
Any hope she has of winning her ex-boyfriend back is shattered when the town rezones her neighborhood, forcing her to spend senior year at a wealthy high school in the next town over.
With a broken heart consuming her soul, Isla can’t focus on anything, except maybe Emory Underwood—a ridiculously hot guy who dates a new girl almost every day. She can’t help but crush on him, even though it’s wrong.
When memories of her ex make her cry in second period, the school counselor sends Isla to a club that meets during lunch. The Break-Up Support Group is a collection of broken-hearted misfits who are all helping each other heal.
Just when Isla’s heart is finally on the mend, Emory shows up, forced to atone for all the broken hearts he’s caused over the years. While hiding her massive crush, she helps him understand the seriousness of breaking a heart.
In turn, Emory offers to help Isla get back on the dating scene by agreeing to be her fake date for the homecoming dance. Isla gladly accepts the ruse, because if anyone can make her into a desirable girlfriend, Emory can! There's just one small problem.
Isla's little crush on Emory might be exactly full blown. And a homecoming fake date with him could push her over the edge to possibly uttering the "L Word!"
Isla can't afford another heartbreak so soon after the last one. She will have to resist his charms, refuse to look into those dreamy eyes, and above all else, not make the mistake of letting him kiss her.
If only she hadn't let her guard down at the end of the night, under the light of her porch in a toe-curling kiss moment of weakness. And now, after months of Break-Up Support Group therapy, and with a heart fully on the mend, Isla has just handed it over to a guy who knows full well just how to break it.
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The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance
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Cheyanne Young is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, and collecting nail polish. After nearly a decade of working in engineering, Cheyanne now writes books for young adults and is the author of the City of Legends Series with Alloy Entertainment and the forthcoming Breakup Support Group with Swoon Romance. She doesn’t miss a cubicle one bit.
Cheyanne lives near the beach with her daughter and husband, one spoiled rotten puppy, and a cat that is most likely plotting to take over the world.


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Flashfall by Jenny Moyer #BookReview #Playlist #Giveaway

Flashfall
by Jenny Moyer
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Release Date: November 15th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.

But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.


Flashfall is one of those books that I wanted to read in one sitting, the world around me completely melted away. I needed to know what would happen to Orion and Dram. To the entire community.

I loved the plot. It reminded me a little of Hunger Games and Under the Never Sky but it definitely stands out as it’s own story. We have the main city full of naturals, people not altered by radiation. Then we have the subpars which are people who have been changed by the flash curtain. The subpars mine the cirium that the city needs to sustain itself. Of course things are not always as they seem and as Orion begins to unravel the truth, things get complicated. People lose their lives every day in the mines and it’s not for what they think.

The unity of the characters and their community is endearing. Outpost 5 cavers are willing to do what they can so at least some of them can be free. This is one of those stories where nobody is safe and some go by choice, others don’t. Every person who loses their life means something and the community members make sure of that. I love the strong bond that they have.

I absolutely loved Orion and Dram’s relationship. We start off the book knowing they are the best of friends and would do anything for the other. Things progress between them so naturally where at first, I wasn’t even sure if Dram was actually the love interest. I also really like how they face everything together, it’s definitely my favorite type of relationship. One isn’t going off to save the other, they know they are stronger together.

Orion kind of finds herself being the chosen one without really meaning to. She is extremely strong and rebellious. Everyone counts in her eyes and she also has an ability that nobody knows about. She can sense Cirium they are mining, which easily moves her to the lead ore scout role. With or without that skill, Orion is a brave and resourceful miner. She is a survivor and it doesn’t matter what setting you throw her in.

Flashfall is very well paced and I read the book quickly because it was so engaging. There is danger and reveals around every turn. I couldn’t help but love it!

If you are looking for a good Sci-fi read, I highly recommend this. It’s going in my favorites section of my shelf.


Jenny is the author of YA sci-fi/fantasy FLASHFALL, coming from Macmillan/Holt 11-15-16. She lives with her filmmaker husband and their three boys in Des Moines.

Find out more at http://www.jennymoyer.com and connect with Jenny on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons #BookReview


Title: The Lost Codex (The Collectors’ Society #4)
Author: Heather Lyons
Published: November 7th 2016 by Cerulean Books

Allies, once inseparable, splinter until they break apart.

An insidiousness carves its way through Wonderland, challenging the land’s very existence.

Battle lines will be drawn as pages, long languishing in darkness, are finally illuminated.

Swords will clash, blood will be spilled, and lives will be lost.

For what is written can still be erased.

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The Lost Codex hits the ground running. We finally find the fates of our friends and enemies is the emotional and complex ending to the series.

The plot is fast paced and action packed. There is soo much that goes on in this book. So very much. There are so many loose ends that are tied up in the race to the finish. You can’t even really get into details because it’s possible to give something away.

I have always loved the writing in The Collector’s Society series. It just has the lyrical way about it that reminds me of Wonderland.

I love Alice because there are times when I don’t like her. Not because she is annoying for making dumb decisions but because I don’t always agree with her. She is so stubborn and bull headed at times that it can be frustrating. She is also loyal and true to her heart though and thinks of her people above all. She is such a great character because she is such a faceted character.

Finn is always the more docile narrative in the series. He’s kind of like the calming voice to Alice’s stubbornness. With him going through so many different things we don’t see him as much.

This was definitely a perfect end to the series. There were many things that surprised and some things that were like ah yes that makes sense, like The Librarian’s identity. I’m sad to see the series go because it’s been such a fun read.


I have been with this series since the beginning and it's been an amazing journey. What I have loved most is the involvement of so many different stories and timelines. It was one of the most enjoyable parts of reading. Finding out who was going to show up next. Sometimes I recognized people right away and sometimes I didn't. 

Picking a villain for the series is a scary thing because there are some many villains that seem like extremely formidable foes. I think about Voldemort or the Darkling. How would the Society defeat them. It would be interesting to know. Of course the horcruxes could be spread across timelines. 

So who would I choose......
The King of the Jinni from The Forbidden Wish
How do you fight a Jinn?? It would be awesome to see The Collector Society to take that on and to enlist the help of Zahra. Imagine Alice and her going head to head. It would be interesting.



Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she's also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

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The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons Release Day!



Today we are celebrating the release of THE LOST CODEX by Heather Lyons. This is the 4th, and final, book in The Collectors' Society series. Be sure to check out the buy links below for it and the previous books in the series.


THE LOST CODEX by Heather Lyons

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Allies, once inseparable, splinter until they break apart.

An insidiousness carves its way through Wonderland, challenging the land’s very existence.

Battle lines will be drawn as pages, long languishing in darkness, are finally illuminated.

Swords will clash, blood will be spilled, and lives will be lost.

For what is written can still be erased.



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Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she's also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.

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Everyday Magic by Emily Albright #BookReview #Playlist #Giveaway

Everyday Magic (Untitled #2)
by Emily Albright
Publisher: Merit Press
Release Date: December 2nd 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

For once, Maggie McKendrick just wants to control her own life. Her overbearing Hollywood director father has it all planned out for her: UCLA, law school, then working as an entertainment lawyer, preferably for him. But Maggie has other, more creative-spirit friendly, plans. Namely, Thrippletons School of Fashion and Design in England, and then onto becoming a designer, preferably a wildly successful one. The big snag in her plan? Getting it past her dad.

A movie shoot takes the family to the Scottish Highlands for the summer, and closer to Maggie’s dream school. While there, she runs into the charming Preston Browne. Maggie is intrigued and decides to bend her no guys rule—instituted after her ex used her to get close to her dad. Forced to keep secrets from Preston in order to protect the future plans she’s made, Maggie finds herself falling for the tall Brit. And for once in her life she knows that he’s interested in her, not her Hollywood connections. When Maggie's father blackmails her into dating his lead actor, she isn’t left with a choice. The biggest problem isn’t having to date hunky, mega-hottie, Ben Chambers. No, it’s praying she doesn’t lose Preston in the process.

Excelling at her dream school, Maggie’s personal life is a tangled mess. She needs to decide if living a lie is worth losing Preston or chance going against her father and facing his wrath. When the tabloids expose the truth of her fake relationship with Ben, Maggie's world is thrown into a tailspin. Ultimately, Maggie must find the courage to take risks and forge ahead on her own path.


 
Everyday Magic has an extremely sweet romance, great friendships and both the ups and downs of family. I did not read The Heir and The Spare but you don’t need to in order to read Everyday Magic.

First of all, it’s not often you see both parents and these parents were even having marital issues. I thought it was interesting that Maggie’s dad is a director but also verbally and physically abusive to his family. It made me think of the current Johnny Depp situation going on where people are angry he was cast in Fantastic Beast because of the abuse against his wife allegations. He’s not the first and there are many directors/actors/etc. That have had allegations or even been convicted of crimes and are still famous. People still see their movies. I thought it was a really interesting take to have that Everyday Magic.

The book had mostly sweet moments. I expected more with the fake relationship but it was nice that the focus stayed mainly on Maggie and Preston. We get a lot of cute and light hearted moments with them. It was also nice to see them not freak out over every little thing in their relationship. I like couples that have a strong relationship. Yes they of course have bumps in the road but they are not crippling.

Maggie is a great character, I loved how she has a passion for fashion. (I didn’t mean to rhyme) She fights back to follow her dream, even though her dad is a dictator. She is super close to her mom and brother, I loved their relationship. I also liked the good friends she makes at school. For someone who comes from an intense home, she is very down to Earth.

I liked Everyday Magic. It had lots of sweet cute moments and then of course the drama was interesting and not too overwhelming. It all had a nice flow.


Emily Albright's debut novel, THE HEIR AND THE SPARE, is releasing January 18, 2016 from Merit Press.

She's a writer, a major bookworm, a lover of romantic movies, a wife, a mother, an owner of one adorable (yet slightly insane) cockapoo, and uses way too many :).





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