Monday, August 14, 2017

ARC Review: The Friendship Code

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Title: The Friendship Code
Series: Girls Who Code
Author: Stacia Deutsch
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: August 22, 2017
Source: ARC from Publisher

Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!

Loops, variables, input/output - Lucy can't wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity that she's really interested in. But Lucy's excitement turns to disappointment when she's put into a work group with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her.

Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help translating them. She soon discovers that coding - and friendship - takes time, dedication, and some laughs!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

ARC August Update: Week Two

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Hey, everyone! I hope you've all had a relaxing weekend! We're moving on to week three of Read.Sleep.Repeat's ARC August, so it's time for me to give you a small recap of Week Two.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Promo Post: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo + GIVEAWAY

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Title: THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO
Author: F.C. Yee
Pub. Date: August 8, 2017
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 336
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: AmazonBarnes&Noble,
iBooksTBDGoodreads

Source: Publisher

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo's every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.

Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.

Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined…

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Zodiac Reread Campaign: Black Moon

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Title: Black Moon
Series: Zodiac
Author: Romina Russell
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Source: Penguin Teen for Review Consideration

Book Three in the breathtaking sci-fi space saga inspired by astrology that will stun fans of the Illuminae Files and Starbound series.

One final secret stands between Rho and the enemy. But will the devastating truth be enough to destroy her first?
Rho, the courageous visionary from House Cancer, lost nearly everything when she exposed and fought against the Marad, a mysterious terrorist group bent on destroying balance in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now, the Marad has disappeared without a trace, and an uneasy peace has been declared.

But Rho is suspicious. She believes the Master is still out there in some other form. And looming over all are the eerie visions of her mother, who died many years ago, but is now appearing to Rho in the stars.

When news of a stylish new political party supported by her best friend, Nishi, sends Rho on another journey across the galaxy, she uses it as an opportunity to hunt the hidden master and seek out information about her mother. And what she uncovers sheds light on the truth–but casts darkness upon the entire Zodiac world.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

ARC Review: Emma in the Night

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Title: Emma in the Night
Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
Source: Giveaway Win from Publisher

From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back...

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Blog Tour: The Punch Escrow

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Title: The Punch Escrow
Author: Tal M. Klein
Publisher: Geek & Sundry
Publication Date: July 25, 2017


It's the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We've genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead of blood, ending air pollution. And teleportation has become the ideal mode of transportation, offered exclusively by International Transport—a secretive firm headquartered in New York City. Their slogan: Departure... Arrival... Delight!

Joel Byram, our smartass protagonist, is an everyday twenty-fifth-century guy. He spends his days training artificial intelligence engines to act more human, jamming out to 1980's new wave—an extremely obscure genre, and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. Joel is pretty much an everyday guy with everyday problems—until he's accidentally duplicated while teleporting.

Now Joel must outsmart the shadowy organization that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves in a world that now has two of him.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

ARC August Update: Week One

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Hey, everyone! We're just under a week into the Fifth Annual ARC August, hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat.

I don't know about you, but this is my favorite reading event of the year... well this and ARC April... because I can just motivate myself to read ALL THE ARCS. And if they don't work for me, I move on. 

Today, I'm here to bring you my first of five ARC August Updates. For the most part, you'll be seeing these updates on Sundays, except for the last one, which will be posted on August 31. In these posts, I'll just give you little updates on what ARCs I've been reading, how I've been feeling about the challenge, and how I'm staying on task. Alright... let's get to it, shall we?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ARC Review: What Goes Up

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Title: What Goes Up
Author: Katie Kennedy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
Source: Bloomsbury for Review Consideration

Action-packed and wildly funny, this near-future sci-fi features three teens on an inter-dimensional mission to save the world.

Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA’s mysterious Multi-World Agency. After rounds of crazy-competitive testing they are appointed to Team 3, along with an alternate, just in case Eddie screws up (as everyone expects he will). What they don’t expect is that aliens will arrive from another dimension, and look just like us. And no one could even imagine that Team 3 would be the only hope of saving our world from their Earth-destroying plans. The teens steal the spacecraft (it would be great if they knew how to fly it) and head to Earth2, where the aliens’ world and people are just like ours. With a few notable exceptions.

There, the teens will find more than their alternate selves: they'll face existential questions and high-stakes adventure, with comedy that's out of this world.