Category «Last Name Begins With Y»

New Release Review, Excerpt, + Giveaway: The One Real Thing by Samantha Young

The One Real Thing by Samantha Young Book #1 in Hart’s Boardwalk Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 6th, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts… While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages …

Early Review: One King’s Way by Samantha Young

One King’s Way by Samantha Young Book #6.5 in On Dublin Street Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015 ARC provided by Penguin and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: When he’s not working at the club, Craig Lanaghan looks out for his mother and little sisters. So when it comes to women, all he wants is a …

Release Day Group Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 Publisher: Delacorte Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The …

Early Review – Modern Monsters by Kelley York

Modern Monsters by Kelley York Genre: YA Contemporary Realistic Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015 Publisher: Entangled Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: Vic Howard never wanted to go to the party. He’s the Invisible Guy at school, a special kind of hell for quiet, nice guys. But because his best friend is as popular as Vic is ignored, he …

Should You Read This Series: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy

 The Monstrumologist series is indescribable.  It’s historical, it’s Gothic, it’s horror… it’s even an odd type of ‘coming of age’.  It makes me squeamish and it makes me feel uneasy.  It’s violent, bloody and cruel.  It’s also on the slower side, definitely not what one would call action packed. It sinks it’s nails into you and makes …

New Release Review: Fall From India Place by Samantha Young

Fall From India Place by Samantha Young Book #4 in On Dublin Street Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 3rd 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Down London Road returns with a story about letting go of the past and learning to …

Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

I read a ton of YA books last year and, while some of them were very good, a lot of them were hit or miss.  This year I’m trying to get back to my adult paranormal roots a little bit more, but that doesn’t mean I am totally going to ignore my new YA leanings.  …

Early Review: Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young

Book #3 in the On Dublin Street series Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: One simple lesson in seduction between two friends can turn into so much more… Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex—usually, she can’t get up the nerve …

Novella Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young

Castle Hill by Samantha Young Book #2.5 in the On Dublin Street series Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 3rd 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL (Intermix) Synopsis from Goodreads: A Joss and Braden Novella Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how …

Audio Book Review: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5th Wave #1)

Audio Book Review: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5th Wave #1) *audio book purchased from audible.com* Regina, Michelle and AH’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A Book Summary: The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the …

Reviews: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz and Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

I recently read two well-written YA novels whose storylines were a bit off the beaten path.  If you are looking for a unique read, Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz or Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff might satisfy your reading itch. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz Genre: YA Fantasy/Magical Realism Publication Date: 1 January 2013 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from …

Series Review: Fire Spirits by Samantha Young

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Series Review: Fire Spirits by Samantha Young Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy Overall Rating – 4 Skulls: B+ Samantha Young is better known for her popular contemporary romance novel On Dublin Street, but she is also a prolific writer of Young Adult Urban Fantasy. Today we bring you reviews of the first 3 books in her …

ARC Review – On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

ARC Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young Release date: December 25, 2012 Book provided by Edelweiss and NAL Paperback Synopsis from Goodreads: Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare… Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States …

ARC Review and Giveaway!!: Rebel Heart (Dustlands #2) by Moira Young

ARC Review: Rebel Heart (Dustlands #2) by Moira Young *a review copy received from publisher and Edelweis — thanks!* Want to win a copy of Rebel Heart? How about a Dust Lands prize pack that also includes a water bottle? Play below! Rating: 3.5 Stars/Grade B Blurb: It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue …