Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

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Aug 18
{Exclusive Guest Post+Giveaway} The #KeepofAges by @CaraghMOBrien

{Exclusive Guest Post+Giveaway} The #KeepofAges by @CaraghMOBrien

Welcome to Day #3 of the Keep of Ages Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Keep of Ages (Vault of Dreamers #3) by Caragh M. O’brien (8/29/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Caragh and 10 chances to win a complete set of The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy!   I am super excited to have Caragh here today to talk to us about the Cover Art for The Vault of Dreamers series. I am OBSESSED with these books and these covers. They are some of my favorite for any trilogy. I love how well they match together, and I am super excited to learn more about them. My review of the third book is coming soon, but spoiler alert…I LOVED IT!!! ******** On the Cover Art for The Vault of Dreamers Series Naturally, I would love to take some credit for the striking covers of the Vault of Dreamers series, but the work was done entirely by Elizabeth H. Clark, the Art Director at Macmillan Children’s. Beth… Read more »

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Aug 27
{Review} UNSCRIPTED JOSS BYRD by Lygia Day Peñaflor

{Review} UNSCRIPTED JOSS BYRD by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Unscripted Joss Byrd is author Lygia Day Peñaflor’s debut novel. I found Unscripted Joss Byrd to be a very interesting read. One that I don’t see too much of in young adult literature. I think the fact that the novel draws on Lygia’s firsthand experience as a teacher for young Hollywood stars adds a level of credibility that made me feel like what I was reading was part expose and part fiction. I consider Unscripted Joss Byrd to be young adult fiction because of the maturity and nature of some of the situations and themes, however the main character is a little on the young side. I think I would have preferred Joss to have been a couple of years older. In the end, it worked out alright because I think Hollywood ages you so much that you end up being older than your years, but that was my main hold back with the story. What I loved the most about Unscripted Joss Byrd was that I felt like we… Read more »

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May 03
{ARC Review+Interview with Myself} #SquareRootofSummer by Harriet Hapgood @hapgoodness

{ARC Review+Interview with Myself} #SquareRootofSummer by Harriet Hapgood @hapgoodness

Today I have a very different interview for you guys. I have an interview with myself. I answered these questions back in February of 2016 and then I answered the same questions in April. I thought it was such a cool idea to see if/ or what changed, and how. This Is Who I Am Now What Brings You The Most Joy In Life? Feb/March 2016: Seeing my boyfriend and family on the weekends. May 2016: Vacation time! I am planning my summer vacation trip to the mountains in July and also a camping trip in November and even though they are far away, I love planning for trips because it gets me even more excited for them. not much has changed here. In feb/march I was really excited for my weekend plans. I was totally working for the weekends, and now I am excited for planning my longer vacations that are coming up. haha What Are You Reading? Feb/March 2016: Obsidian by Kimberly Loth May 2016: Love Charms and… Read more »

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Mar 12
{Review+Giveaway} The #RuleofMirrors by @CaraghMOBrien

{Review+Giveaway} The #RuleofMirrors by @CaraghMOBrien

**I have tried really hard, but it is unavoidable. This review will have spoilers of book 1. Do not read unless you have read book 1 of this series** I LOVED The Vault of Dreamers (you can check out my review of book 1 HERE) when I read it last year, and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of book 2- The Rule of Mirrors. And you know how sometimes you love the first book in a series so much, and you are so excited for the second book that you start out with such high expectations, and sometimes the book falls a little flat? That is always the most disappointing thing for me, because I want to love it so bad! Well, that was not the case with Rule of Mirrors at all. I loved this book every bit as much as the first one, and I went into with a very high level of excitement and expectation. The first book left off at a pretty critical cliffhanger…. Read more »

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Feb 20
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The #RuleofMirrors by @CaraghMOBrien

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The #RuleofMirrors by @CaraghMOBrien

I LOVED The Vault of Dreamers (you can check out my review of book 1 HERE) when I read it last year, and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of book 2- The Rule of Mirrors. My review of book 2 is coming up soon, but today I have author Caragh O’Brien here for a guest post! ——————————– On Cliffhangers and Why We Love Them by Caragh M. O’Brien Our trusty character stumbles through the dark, stormy night, blinded by rain and struggling against the wind. Her cape whips about her but she presses on, desperate to escape the evil forces that chase behind her. All of the sudden, she loses her step and stumbles. She skids, flails, and barely catches herself on a ledge of rock. She’s clinging by her fingernails and scrambling for footing when a wild flash of lightning reveals a deep chasm beneath her. She screams in terror! She’s hanging on a cliff, suspended over a void of certain doom! At this point, the author… Read more »

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Sep 17
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The #VaultofDreamers by @CaraghMOBrien

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The #VaultofDreamers by @CaraghMOBrien

I can’t even tell you how excited I was for The Vault of Dreamers. I think most of you know by now that I am a little bit obsessed with reality tv. It is kind of like big brother, but instead of a house it is a school for the ultra artsy people. Nothing is as it seems in the Forge school though. The students each have their own live stream and people can choose which student to watch. An interesting concept for sure, that is just the tip of the iceberg. This book just kept growing and growing and changing. I never knew what to expect. Jen from YA Romantics  described it as inception meets big brother, and I think that is the perfect way to describe it. (so credit to her for that!) It was a really interesting pairing for me, and the reality aspect mixed in with the dream harvesting. I couldn’t put this book down. We join Rosie on the day where the students with the… Read more »

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