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Throwback Thursday: Nil (Nil #1) by Lynne Matson

5 out of 5 stars
NIL by Lynne Matson 
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Purchased Copy for Review
Author's Description:
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days--to escape, or you die.

Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field.

Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with dangers, their greatest threat is time.
Seeing Double In Neverland's Review:
NIL was amazing!!! I loved that I couldn't figure this book out right away an…

Cover Reveal: #Giveaway to #Win The Affiliate (Ascension, 1) by K. A. Linde

Today we’re revealing the cover of Kyla Linde’s The Affiliate! I am so excited about this fantastic YA fantasy!! 

Title: The Affiliate (Ascension, 1)by K. A. Linde 
Release Day: September 15thGenre: YA Fantasy  

About The Affiliate:

On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen as an Affiliate to the Queen. Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene's position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have... King Edric himself. Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom. Find out in this first book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s new Ascension series.

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Here is the stunning full cover sleeve! We are so excit…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs ~ Review by Fallon

3 out of 5 Stars
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, #1
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: June 9, 2015 ISBN13: 9781594744761
Source: Purchased Copy for Review

Author's Description:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography,Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes …

Top ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

Thank you The Broke and the Bookish for organizing the fun Top Ten Tuesday and for the awesome meme!

Tawney here and I'm excited to list the Top Ten Characters who are fellow book nerds!

1. Celaena from Throne of Glass - Not only is she a fighter but she loves to read!

2. Leisel in the Book Thief- During WWII Leisel loved books evening breaking into a high Nazi Soldier's house to obtain them. 

3. Cath from Fangirl - Cath loves the Simon Snow books (think Harry Potter) and just reads them over and over again with her sister. 

4. Harriet from Geek Girl- Harriet is a geek and she recites random facts and reads the dictionary for fun! 

5. Jess from Ink and Bone- Jess is a book trader on the black market. In a world ruled by the library he sells illegal books!

6. Hermione in Harry Potter Series-  We all know that Hermione was the book nerd who always saved the day for Harry and Ron.

7. Matilda in Matilda- one of my favorite books about a girl who reads a lot who just happens to have magic.

Smoked (Scorched #3) by Mari Mancusi ~ ARC Review by Fallon

4 out of 5 stars
Smoked by Mari Mancusi Scorched, #3 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: September 1, 2015 ISBN13: 9781402284649
Source: Advanced Reviewer Copy provided by author
Author's Description:
Once upon a time the world burned. 
Until a girl and her dragon smothered the flame. 
But the spark that ignited the apocalypse never went out. 
And the Scorch is about to begin. 

When Team Dragon rescues Emmy from the government lab, they think the future is finally safe. But they soon discover that Emmy has a secret--a secret so dangerous it could trigger the very apocalypse Connor and Caleb were sent back in time to prevent.

As a dragon hunter, Connor has committed his life to saving the world. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do to complete his mission… even if it meant betraying his brother and losing Trinity’s heart. Even if it meant doing the unthinkable. But a desperate choice meant to prevent The Scorch, may become the spark that sets the world aflame once more.
Fallon's Review:

Addiction Fiction Friday: The Wild Ones by C. Alexander London ~ ARC Review by Tristan

Welcome to Addiction Fiction Friday where we feature a book of fiction that will become your new addiction. Today I am excited to bring you C. Alexander London's new book Wild Ones. This is a book for fans of Warriors. Tristan was a huge fan of the Warriors series and said he loved this book even more.

10 out of 10 paws
The Wild Ones by C. Alexander London 
Publisher: Philomel Books
(An imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group)
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Rating: 10 paws
Source: Advanced Reviewer Copy provided by publisher at BEA

Author's Description:
When a country raccoon used to a soft life winds up all alone in the big city, there's no telling what he'll do to survive -- and to save his fellow wild animals in the process.

Kit, a young raccoon, has lived his whole life under the Big Sky in the comfort of his parents' burrow. But when a pack of hunting dogs destroy his home and kill his parents, Kit finds himself in Ankle Snap Alley, a city in the midst of a turf war b…

Blog Tour: #Giveaway to #Win #GC Queen of Tomorrow (Stolen Empire #2) by Sherry D. Ficklin

I am so excited to participate in the Queen of Tomorrow blog tour. I had just finished Queen of Someday and knew I needed book 2. This was my first Historical YA read and I am now a fan!

Queen of Tomorrow (Stolen Empire #2) by Sherry D. Ficklin Release Date: 07/14/15 Clean Teen Publishing 280 pages
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: Sophie—now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia—had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Married at sixteen to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things are finally looking up. As a new day dawns, she thinks only of securing her future, and the future of their country, during one of the greatest political upheavals of her time. Fighting desperately against forces trying to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Sophie soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved Prussia, and her new empire. But even as she navigates the fragile political landscape, she quic…

Throwback Thursday: Gated (Gated #1) by Amy Christine Parker

5 out of 5 Stars
Gated by Amy Christine Parker 
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Rating: 5 stars
Source: Purchased copy for review
Author's Description:

A fast-paced, nerve-fraying contemporary thriller that questions loyalties and twists truths.

Appearances can be deceiving.

In the Community, life seems perfect. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pioneer invited Lyla’s family to join his group and escape the evil in the world. They were happy to be chosen, happy to move away from New York and start over in such an idyllic gated community. Now seventeen, Lyla knows that Pioneer is more than just their charismatic leader, he is their prophet . . . but his visions have grown dark.

Lyla is a loyal member of the Community, but a chance encounter with an outsider boy has her questioning Pioneer, the Community—everything. And if there’s one thing not allowed in the Community, it’s doubt. Her family and friends are certain in their belief. Lyla wishes…