Waiting on Wednesday: On The Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  “Waiting on Wednesday” spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Title: On The Edge of Gone

Author: Corinne Duyvis

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one.

Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.

A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter: a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister?

When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?

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Blog Tour: Very in Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast + Giveaway

Very In Pieces

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Title: Very in Pieces

Author: Megan Frazer Blackmore

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication Date: September 29, 2015

Synopsis:

Very Sales-Woodruff is done being a good girl. Done being the only responsible one in a family that’s unraveling. Done being the obliging girlfriend in a relationship that’s sinking. Done saying no to what she wants—like Dominic, her rebellious classmate.

With her mom’s drinking, her dad’s extended absences from home, and her younger sister, Ramona, running wild, the path Very has always seen for herself doesn’t seem to matter anymore. At the same time, Very’s grandmother, a poet known less for her work and more for her exploits with the likes of Andy Warhol and Arthur Miller, is slipping away.

If everything else can fall to pieces, why can’t she?

Review

I received this book for free via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks to the publisher and The Fantastic Flying Book Club.

Very has always been known as the smart and analytical one in her family. Her grandmother is a famous poet, her mother and sister are artists, and her father is a music professor. Very has never understood art, but she has always understood math. 

Very’s grandmother, her mother’s mother, is dying from cancer. Her sister, Ramona, is going through something she doesn’t understand and what Very thought was a strong relationship between her parents, doesn’t seem to be so strong anymore. As the title suggests, Very is in pieces. 

With all the turmoil and stress in her home, Very begins to question who she is as a person. She starts to spend time with the school’s “bad boy,” cuts her hair short, and try new things. The impending death of her grandmother makes Very wonder if she might have regrets later down the road if she doesn’t take chances now. 

While I didn’t connect with Very on an emotional level, I did appreciate following along with her story. Very is going through a hard time in her life and she is learning about who she is as a sister, daughter, granddaughter, friend, girlfriend, and more. Even though I didn’t agree with all of the choices she made, I could understand them. I loved Very’s boyfriend, Christian. He was such a sweet character and had such a big heart. I was also a big fan of Very’s friends who were super supportive of her, no matter the choices she made. 

Very in Pieces is a lovely story about a young girl trying to find her place in the world.  It’s the story of a girl who is learning who she is when someone very close to her will be leaving her soon. Very in Pieces is a story all teens should read, especially teens that have experienced the loss of a loved one.

3.5 out of 5 stars

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Dream Cast

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Maia Mitchell as Very Woodruff

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Hailee Steinfeld as Ramone Woodruff

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Meryl Streep as Imogene Woodruff

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Harry Shum Jr. as Christian Yoo

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Nathan Kress as Dominic Meyers

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Meet The Author

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Megan Frazer Blakemore is an author for children and young adults. She lives with her husband and children in Maine. She has worked in both school and public libraries, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in library science at Simmons SLIS.

You can find her on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and her website.

Giveaway

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One winner will receive a signed copy of Very In Pieces and a signed copy of Secrets of Truth and Beauty by Megan Frazer Blakemore (INT) and two winners will receive a signed copy of Very In Pieces and a signed copy of Secrets of Truth and Beauty by Megan Frazer Blakemore (US Only).

Good luck!

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Waiting on Wednesday: These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  “Waiting on Wednesday” spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Title: These Vicious Masks

Author: Tarun Shanker

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Jane Austen meets X-­Men in this gripping and adventure-­filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London.

England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish, and I decided to share my list with all of you also!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is…Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR! Shall we?

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1. Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

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2. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

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3. The Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts

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4. Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown

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5. Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

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6. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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7. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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8. A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

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9. Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

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10. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

I’ve got some really exciting reads ahead of me!

Release Day Celebration: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson + Giveaway

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I am so excited that Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful new series by Rae Carson, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the Girl of Fire and Thorns series (in paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

I have already read this book and I can’t express how wonderful it was! I’ll be posting my review this week.

WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER

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Title: Walk on Earth a Stranger

Author: Rae Carson

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

Publisher: Green Willow Books

Pages: 448

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.

Read chapter 1 of Walk on Earth a Stranger annotated by Rae Carson HERE!


Meet The Author

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Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her next book, Walk On Earth A Stranger, will be available September 22, 2015. She lives in Arizona with her husband.

You can find her on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, and her website.

Giveaway

1 winner will receive a set of the 3 Girl of Fire and Thorns series (in paperback format). US Only.

Ends on September 30th at Midnight EST!

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