Publisher: Balzer & Bray

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Jun 22
{Review} Crimson Bound by @RosamundHodge @BalzerandBray

{Review} Crimson Bound by @RosamundHodge @BalzerandBray

Crimson Bound is a standalone young adult fantasy. I am hesitant to call it a re-telling or even a re-imagining of Little Red Riding hood (or the Girl with No Hands, which I have not read) because it is so utterly unique and different from anything I have read, that it almost isn’t fair to Crimson Bound to be making those comparisons. I have not had the chance to read Cruel Beauty yet, but the book is basically at the very tippity top of my wishlist! I want it so bad, and I have to admit that I want it even worse after reading Crimson Bound. It is hard for me to put into words the way that Crimson Bound made me feel, and exactly why I loved it so much. But I do know this…it was the writing. Rosamund Hodge is an incredible story teller. Her writing feels rich and thick. Her words wrap you up so completely until you are a part of the world she is creating…. Read more »

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May 04
{Review+Giveaway} Finding Paris by @JoyPreble @BalzerandBray

{Review+Giveaway} Finding Paris by @JoyPreble @BalzerandBray

Finding Paris is a young adult contemporary/mystery. The set up is instantly intriguing. It is a story about two sisters in Las Vegas. Paris, the older sister demands a post break-up pie trip in the middle of the night and ends of disappearing in the middle of it. She leaves her sister a clue and tells her to come find her and that she needs help. What starts out as a kind of unconventional scavenger hunt, becomes more and more mysterious as the book progresses. I really liked Finding Paris. It is part scavenger hunt, part mystery, part romance, and more secrets than you can count. Hold on to your seat and get ready to go on a twisty, turn-y adventure with this one. I don’t know whether to be impressed with Paris or disturbed. Maybe a little bit of both, but I will say one thing for her. No matter what it seems like at any given time, she really loves her sister Leo. And the sibling relationship aspect… Read more »

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Sep 06
{ARC Review+Giveaway} 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

{ARC Review+Giveaway} 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

Welcome to my stop on the Official 3:59 blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour. 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil Expected Release date: September 17, 2013 by Balzer & Bray Age Group: Young Adult Hardcover: 368 pages Source: ARC from publisher Summary from Goodreads: Josie Byrne’s life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she’s betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can’t get worse. Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m. Jo’s life is everything Josie wants: she’s popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they’re just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo.  Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve… Read more »

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