Saturday, October 31, 2015


We've got a quicky GIVEAWAY for you from the AWESOME Sourcebooks. Enter on tumblr for your chance at an ARC of THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp. We've got our own and are excited to share this YA contemporary coming out in January 2016. Below, you'll find advanced reader reactions, book and author info, and the links to the giveaway. Sourcebooks is quickly becoming our go-to publisher for hard-hitting, real YA fiction. If you haven't read any of their titles yet, this is a great place to start...

this is where it ends

This Is Where It Ends takes place over the course of the fifty-four minutes of a high school shooting and follows four teens, who all have their own reasons to fear the boy with the gun.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire, an imprint ofSourcebooks
Genre: contemporary young adult
Release date: 5 January 2016


10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.
10:03 a.m.
The auditorium doors won’t open.
10:05 a.m.
Someone starts shooting.
Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
The early response for this book has been overwhelming. Teens, teachers, librarians, authors, bloggers, reviewers - everyone is buzzing about This Is Where It Ends:


“[A] compelling story of terror, betrayal, and heroism…This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted.”—Kirkus

“THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is simultaneously heart pounding and heart wrenching. Every words hits frighteningly close to home and is tragically too familiar. This book will leave you asking questions that we as a society should have answered a long time ago.”—Julie Murphy, author of DUMPLIN’

“As long as there are Newtowns and Columbines there will be a desperate need for gripping, well-written, and poignant novels like this one… Hopefully a book like THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS will make the problem more real to a generation that still has the time, energy, and willpower to do something about it."—Todd Strasser, author of GIVE A BOY A GUN and FALLOUT

“Stunning, diverse, and unforgettable, THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a book everyone should read to better understand each other and the world around us.”—Robin Talley, author of LIES WE TELL OURSELVES

Marieke Nijkamp was born and raised in the Netherlands. A lifelong student of stories, language, and ideas, she is more or less proficient in about a dozen languages and holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. Her debut young adult novel This Is Where It Ends, a contemporary story that follows four teens over the course of the fifty-four minutes of a school shooting, will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in January 2016.

She is the founder of DiversifYA and a senior VP of We Need Diverse Books. Find her on Twitter.
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Friday, October 30, 2015

COVER REVEAL: BloodCraft by Amalie Howard

The wait is finally over! 

BLOODCRAFT by Amalie Howard, the sequel to BLOODSPELL (available NOW for only $2.99), will be releasing on December 15th, 2015!

Today, TSK TSK What to Read, along with so many awesome bloggers are revealing the BEAUTIFUL cover to BLOODCRAFT.

Author Amalie Howard is also giving away TWO signed paperback copies of BLOODSPELL (book one- OPEN INTERNATIONALLY), and TWO eARC copies of BLOODCRAFT to TWO lucky readers. Contest details can be found at then end of this post.

And now... here is the cover to BLOODCRAFT.

Release: December 15th, 2015
Cover design by Alan Pranke

All magic has its price, and no one knows that better than Victoria Warrick. Gifted with a centuries-old blood curse, Tori has finally learned to master her blood’s demands and has emerged triumphant with Christian Devereux, a vampire overlord, at her side.

But the worst is yet to come …

In the infamous City of Lights, home to both the Witch Clans and the Vampire Council, Tori enrolls at the exclusive Belles Fontaines school in Paris, where she is faced with a devastating choice: choose Christian and be an outcast, or choose the coven and secure her place with the witches.

When the fate of the supernatural world is targeted by a sinister new threat, Christian and Victoria must unite their two warring species to defeat it. Their bond will be tested, twisted, and sorely weakened, and Tori will find herself in uncharted territory—a dangerous place to be when her blood’s magic has its own dark agenda.

But to save them all, she may have no choice but to invoke its deadly power.

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For those new to the series, copies of Bloodspell will be provided, as well as Bloodcraft. 
Limited paperback copies of Bloodspell will be provided. 


The spell was simple...

Cruentus Protectum (Defend the Blood)

But what do you do if your blood is your enemy?

Victoria Warrick has always known she was different. An outcast at school, she is no stranger to adversity. But when she receives an old journal for her seventeenth birthday, nothing prepares her for the dark secrets it holds -- much less one that reveals she's a witch with unimaginable power.

What's more, when she meets the dazzling but enigmatic Christian Devereux, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Enemies will hunt her. Friends will turn on her. The terrible curse that makes her blood run black will stop at nothing to control her. And Christian has a sinister secret of his own...

Without knowing whom to trust, can Victoria survive her blood's deadly desires? Or will she lose everything, including herself?

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AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island (Trinidad & Tobago) where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.

An aspiring writer from a young age, Amalie’s poem “The Candle,” written at age twelve, was published in a University of Warwick journal. At fifteen, she was  a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Award (a global youth writing competition). A Colby College graduate, she completed simultaneous Honors Theses in both French and International Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, she was cited for research and criticism in Raffael Scheck’s article, “German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic,” and his subsequent book, Mothers of the Nation. She also received a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Sup√©rieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive.

agold-authorShe is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency and is a member of SCBWI.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

OBLIVION TRAILER REVEAL!! Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout

We are beyond thrilled to bring you all the Trailer Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's OBLIVION! OBLIVION is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance being published by Entangled Teen, and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling LUX Series. It is being released on December 1st, 2015!! Watch the trailer then pre-order your copy today!

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Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black… 

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it. And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are. 
But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game. 
Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger.It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...   

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Author Photo# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Meet the UTOPIA 2016 Bloggers + GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone!!! UTOPIACon will be upon us before we know it and as one of the official bloggers, we thought it would be great for your guys to get to know each of us..
PLUS...I have a GIVEAWAY for ONE Titanium tciket package...So make sure you scroll down and enter!!

What you do for work outside of blogging?
Well, in my everyday life I am a Spanish teacher for a middle school in Alabama. I have been teaching for 15 years and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences.
I am also married and have a beautiful daughter.  
Besides reading...I love photography, spending time with my family and friends, watching movies or my favorite TV shows.

What you do besides blogging in the literary world (editing, book reviewing, etc…)?
Besides blogging, I do reviews and I beta read at times...

What’s the one thing you feel you’ve gained by doing the above?
Being in this community and being able to review or beta read has allowed me to make some amazing friends.  It has also strengthened me as a reader in my opinion.

How did you find Utopia?
I found Utopia through some of my favorite authors.  I was watching them attend the very first one and man, I wanted to go so bad.  So, the very next year, I made sure I was there.

What did you learn or gain at Utopia that you don’t feel you would’ve gotten anywhere else?
When I first attended Utopia, I found a camaraderie among authors and readers that I haven't really seen at other Cons.  Not to say that it isn't there at others, it's just that it felt like a family...

What’s one thing you’d like to see folks in the literary world do (together or separately)?
I would love to see people get over their bias and bullying.  Aren't we all just readers who want to fall in love with a book and to just escape in to the world that was created in it's pages??  Why do we have to put down what someone else is reading just because it may be something we disagree with or wouldn't read?  

How do you feel you contribute to the writer world at large?
I think I contribute to the writer world by giving feedback on the books that I have read. Letting authors know what I love and what I may not have liked as much.  

What’s your ultimate blogging goal?

For me...blogging allows me a way to express and show my admiration for the books that I love.  My ultimate goal really is to just be able to continue doing that...

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Titanium Package
Includes Buffet Lunch Thursday + Friday, Official Utopia 2016 t-shirt, early seating for awards, VIP Registration/Badge Pick up line; admission to conference Wed, June 22 – Sun, June 26: keynote speeches, panels, exhibitor hall, karaoke, pre-awards happy hour, the Fifth Annual UTOPiA Awards, post-awards dance party and signing events. Does NOT include: WORKSHOPS. Full refund for 60 Days from purchase or until March 31, 2016, whichever comes first. Amount minus processing fee after 60 days or until March 31, 2016, whichever comes. No refunds, transfers or exchanges allowed after March 31, 2016 for any reason.

2-Day Exhibitor + Signing 1/2 Table
Each HALF Table includes ONE Admission ticket. If you purchase two half tables (this will be one whole table on site), you get two admission tickets. Admission includes access to conference Wed, June 22 – Sun, June 26: welcome bag keynote speeches, panels, exhibitor hall, karaoke, pre-awards happy hour, the Fifth Annual Utopia Awards, post-awards dance party and signing events. Does NOT include: Mastery Workshops, apparel, lunches. Full refund for 60 days from purchase or until March 31, 2016, whichever comes first. Fifty percent (50%) refund after 60 days or until March 31st, 2016, whichever comes first. No refunds, transfers or exchanges allowed after March 31, 2016 for any reason.

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RELEASE DAY BLAST: Lux by Courtney Cole


The dramatic series finale to Courtney Cole's 

bestselling Nocte trilogy!


My name is Calla Price and I’m broken.

My pieces are all around me, floating on the wind, even as I desperately try to grasp them.

Who is dead? Alive? Insane?

What is the truth?

I don’t know.

I do know this: The darkness is strangling me. With every breath, I choke on another lie.

My mind has protected me, but that shield will soon be lowered.

All will be revealed.
Every answer to every question.

It’s all been leading to this.

Don’t be afraid.
Be terrified.

Series reading order: Nocte (#1), Verum (#2), Initium (#2.5), Lux (#3).

Courtney was born and raised in Kansas, home of incredibly friendly people and the most horrendous weather on the planet. Because summer days were so hot, she grew up reading stacks of books... and when she didn't like the ending, she wrote her own.

Courtney has relocated to Florida where she writes beneath palm trees. To learn more about her, please visit her website. To sign up for her newsletter and receive exclusive sneak peeks and super-fan perks, click here.

Well...well...Gah...Boy did this book...SERIES truly mess with my mind.  Even as I sit here trying to write this review I cannot wrap my mind around enough to give you insight...
But, that would be spoilery anyway and I will not do that.  
You HAVE to experience this twisted tale for yourself.  From start to finish, it will make you question everything.
And when we get to Lux, I was seriously thinking I would get some clarity AND I do, but gah it was a rough and tumultuous ride to get there.  
Courtney Cole definitely took the dark and deviant with this series and seriously, I feel like I need to have my head examined as I come through on the other side of this story.
There are so many details that if you try to fly by, you will miss them.  Key things to help you come to that resolution we are so desiring.
I really can't go too deep in to this review just because it would reveal too much...
BUT...let me say this..This series challenges your sanity and pushes you to truly THINK about what you are reading.  No matter how many times I would try to guess the outcome, I would so royally be wrong...
I loved that about this..I loved how I was so deeply involved with a story yet at the same time had no idea what was truly happening...
Brilliantly written with a story that is epically genius...
Get your copies today!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

REIGN OF SHADOWS by Sophie Jordan

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadows is Sophie Jordan at her best...

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s the New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author of more than twenty novels. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with anything that has a happily ever after. You can visit her online at

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WOW!!!! Just WOW!!!
I seriously had no idea how this story was going to go and I LOVE that...I love not being able to predict exactly what is going to happen...Albeit there are a few things that you can guess but overall, I was hanging on to every word, dying to find out just what was going to happen next...
Sophie Jordan created such mythical and dark world all the while allowing such complex characters provide us with a light that outshines the darkness.
There are so many intricacies woven together to design a stunning, action-packed tale that captures you from the very beginning.
As each page brought new and exciting scenes, I was holding my breath as to see where the relationship Luna and Fowler would go.  I loved how we were able to get both POV's because being in each of their heads was exactly what I needed.  Getting to know Fowler besides the hard exterior he tried to portray was pivotal in rooting for him.  Not to say he is not likable, but when you are reading of Luna's POV, you see him differently.  You get mad at him for doing some things and how he treats Luna...BUT...when you read from his POV, that all changes.  You gain an understanding...
I truly admire him for all he has done and man...has he had a hard life...Meeting Luna and the journey they are on absolutely changes him and I was so excited to see it...
Now Luna...When we start our story we are focused on her...and all in all, this story is about her.
Boy is she someone to look up to.  You know as I said Fowler had a harsh past, well hers is a sad one and when a certain element in the room secret is revealed, let me just say brings the dark aspect to a while new level in this book...But you are going to have to find that out for yourself..
Ahhhh...this book...
Just typing this out with knowing how the last 15% ended...GAH...I am dying!!!
Major surprises and reveals happen and then...THEN...yes...we get a cliffhanger...

I about fell out knowing this information and then BAM...I have to wait until book 2 to see what happens next...KILLING ME!!!
Really guys though...FANTASTICAL start to a new series by the fabulous Sophie Jordan...

Make sure you head to Sophie Jordan's website and get in on her pre-order giveaway...
Head here to find out about ALL the details and get your REIGN OF SHADOWS book pre-ordered today!!!

RELEASE DAY BLAST: Surviving Ice by K.A. Tucker

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for K.A. Tucker's SURVIVING ICE! SURVIVING ICE is a standalone romantic suspense novel and is the fourth book in K.A. Tucker's Burying Water Series, published by Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Grab your copy today!

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  SURVIVING ICE Synopsis: The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Burying Water—which Kirkus Reviews called “a sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner”—returns with a new novel packed with romance, plot twists, and psychological suspense. 
Ivy Lee, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have finally found it working in her uncle’s tattoo shop in San Francisco. But all that changes when a robbery turns deadly, compelling her to pack up her things yet again. 
 When they need the best, they call him. That’s why Sebastian Riker is back in California, cleaning up the mess made after a tattoo shop owner with a penchant for blackmail got himself shot. But it’s impossible to get the answers he needs from a dead body, leaving him to look elsewhere. Namely, to the twenty-something-year-old niece who believes this was a random attack. Who needs to keep believing that until Sebastian finds what he’s searching for. 
 Ivy has one foot out of San Francisco when a chance encounter with a stranger stalls her departure. She’s always been drawn to intense men, so it’s no wonder that she now finds a reason to stay after all, quickly intoxicated by his dark smile, his intimidating strength, and his quiet control. 
 That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter was no accident—and that their attraction could be her undoing.

It’s just a regular ringtone. For me, though, it’s the wail of a war siren, and I’m immediately alert. There is only one person who has this number, and I didn’t expect him to use it again so soon.
The tile is cool against my bare feet as I roll out of bed. I collect the phone from the nightstand with one fluid movement, unhindered by sheets or the morning sluggishness that an average person might face. Stepping through the propped-open patio doors and onto the balcony, I answer with a low, curt “Yeah.” The sky is just beginning to lighten over the quiet bay. Dozens of boats sit moored below, their passengers lulled into deep sleep by the ocean air and rhythmic waves. I’m high enough up that I’m not likely to offend anyone with my lack of clothing, especially at this hour. Not that I’m truly concerned by it.
The code name is a sharp contrast to the warm breeze skating across my bare skin. My adrenaline begins to spike, all the same. Hearing it means that I will be forced to leave this haven soon. Sooner than I had hoped.
“How is recovery going?”
I instinctively peer down at the angry red scar on the outside of my thigh, where a bullet drilled into my flesh and muscle just three weeks ago, outside of Kabul. I nearly bled out before I made it to the doc. He patched me up on a makeshift operating table, buried deep in a maze of rooms, and charged me a hefty price.
“Like new,” I lie.
“Good.” Bentley’s voice is rich and smooth, a welcome sound in a sea of strangers. “Where are you now?”
I peer out over the beautiful vista of crystal blue water and whitewashed stone buildings, the volcanic rock cliffs in the distance, reluctant to divulge my location. I sank a good chunk of my last payout on renting this one-bedroom villa for the month. It’s my private sanctuary, where I can revel in anonymity and peace for a while, before finding somewhere else to drift to.
Bentley has never asked before.
But he also has the technical capabilities to trace this call. If he really wants to find out, then he will. In fact, the second I picked up, he probably already had his answer. “Where do I need to be?” I say instead.
“San Francisco.”

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Author pic - KA TuckerBorn in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.          

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