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Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook • Magan Reviews

Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook [twitter • website] Publication Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 288 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: sexual assault, small town setting, accident, football Summary: Kayla has never wanted to leave her home town; it’s always been her favorite place, her source of comfort. When something awful happens and she’s sent away for the […]

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May 5, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Magan - Totally uncomfortable, Alexa, but very necessary! 🙂

May 5, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Magan - Lucy, it’s intense. Be warned! But very worth it! Can’t wait to see what you think! 🙂

April 30, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Lucy - I just got this one in the mail and you do make it sound like a worthwhile read. A FNL reference in your opening paragraph doesn’t hurt either 🙂

April 29, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Alexa S. - Every Last Promise definitely sounds like it would be a “hard” read, in the sense that I would definitely feel uncomfortable. But sometimes, those books are necessary in order to coax us into a new understanding or perspective. Glad you think this one is worth it!

Our Spring TBR List • Top Ten Tuesday

Hello, again, friends! We’re participating in the Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday this week where we’re discussing the books that are at the top of our to-read lists this spring. Estelle’s list includes a couple of library books she just took out and some review books, while mine includes the next five books on my […]

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March 19, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Alexa S. - On your list, I’m particularly excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses (because Sarah J. Maas!!!!!) and Making Pretty (a seriously phenomenal book from Corey). Happy reading, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Rachel - There are SO many contemporaries I’m excited about reading this spring (plus catching up on some stuff I missed last year). On your list, I’m definitely most excited about All the Rage and Things We Know By Heart!

March 17, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Jen @ Books and Other Happy Ever Afters - YES. I AM SO PUMPED FOR A Court of Thorns and Roses!! I read Things We Know By Heart and I thought it was only okay, but hopefully you’ll have more luck with it! I’m looking forward to Lying Out Loud too, since The Duff was pretty fun. 🙂 Happy spring, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Mel @ Reviews in a Pinch - You have an awesome spring coming your way, bookwise. I’m actually thinking I’ll have to add a few of these to my massive TBR list. Especially Lying Out Loud. 🙂 Great list!

March 17, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Lucy - Awesome list! We have quite a few in common and I can’t wait to hear how you like Andrew Brawley. All the Rage, Things we know by Heart and ACOTAR are high on my list and I’m very eager for Lying Out Loud.
Happy Spring reading, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - A Court of Thorns and Roses is on my list too! I just finished Heir of Fire about two days ago, and I’m already in Sarah J. Maas withdrawal, and I need more of her world-building NOW. I’m about halfway through Things We Know by Heart at the moment, and I’m really liking it so far! I hadn’t read any books by her yet, so I’m looking forward to picking up Golden in the not-too-distant future because I’m enjoying her writing style. Great list!

March 17, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Scarlett Undercover looks sooo interesting. I definitely want to look into that one.

I still have read The DUFF yet. I really need to, because everyone says that book is amazing.

March 17, 2015 - 10:04 am

Andi - Things We Know by Heart and ACOTAR!!!!! SO SO SO SO GOOD! I’m pretty excited for Finding Paris, All the Rage and Every last Promise myself.

Great list girls!

March 17, 2015 - 9:31 am

Jennifer @ YA Book Nerd - I ADORED the Court of Thrones and Roses
Looking forward to reading Scarlett Undercover

March 17, 2015 - 8:32 am

Cassie - I think everyone is really excited for A Court of Thornes and Roses. I know I am!

Read my TTT: http://cbookbabblings.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-on-my-spring-tbr.html

March 17, 2015 - 7:26 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great list, ladies! I’ve read a couple of these already (Things We Know By Heart, My Best Everything) and I highly recommend them and I’m excited for the rest of your choices, too!

January 2013 Young Adult Book Releases

    Oh, hi there! Yup. We’re moving on to 2013. Can you believe it? A new year? HOW DID 2012 GO BY SO QUICKLY? It seems like I was just waiting for The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith and Cinder by Marissa Meyer. There are tons and tons of […]

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December 30, 2012 - 12:00 am

Magan's Shelve It on Rather Be Reading: December 30, 2012 - […] January 2013 Young Adult (YA) Book Releases ♥ Estelle Answers WeVerb12 Prompts 15, 18, 20, 24, and 26 ♥ Review of Rosie and Skate by Beth […]

December 29, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Magan, you are totally right about 2013 starting off with a huge bang! Seriously, I’m about to start drooling over all these pretties. SO many of these books are ones I’ve been waiting forever for, like Asunder, Prodigy, Everbound, and Through the Ever Night. I can’t wait to see what these sophomore authors have in store for us next with their second books!! I’m also really looking forward to The Archived. I’ve only seen gushing reviews of it so far, and it sounds so utterly unique. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Level 2 is also look fantastic! AND it’s written by a book blogger, so it really can’t get better than that. 😉 It’s going to be one of the few debuts that I preorder, I believe.

Thanks so much for putting this lovely post together, Magan! January 2013 is going to be fabulous!

December 29, 2012 - 10:31 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I want to comment on all of these books, but that would take forever. I *will* say that I’ve read Revolution 19 and it was fun. I JUST finished Prodigy and WOW WOW WOW. Also, since I base lots of my reading on covers (I know, I know, shallow Asheley?) I may have a tough time choosing from these because ALL of these covers are so great. And I already want to read them all. The beginning of 2013 is SUCH a great, exciting time to be a fan of YA!

December 29, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Lisa the Nerd - Level 2! Level 2! Level 2!

December 29, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Magan - Gaby – you’re such a sweetheart! These posts do take me a while, but that’s usually because wordpress decides to format things oddly and it drives me nuts. Haha! So happy you’re looking forward to so much. I swear I’ll spend all my Christmas money in January! 😉

Mands — I love the repackage too. I’ve only read one Caletti book so I’m definitely anxious for more!

Sara — I know, right?! SO much awesome!

December 29, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Magan - Me, too, Lily. There are SO MANY good books coming out!

December 29, 2012 - 8:26 pm

Lily - January is going to be such a good month for new releases I’m super excited… I just wish my bank account could say the same.

December 29, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - This list is AMAZING. I’m talking mostly about the fact that you compiled it. What’s on it is also pretty great. Not to mention, I’m excited about a lot of things on it, especially Just One Day, All You Need is Love, Then You Were Gone, Paper Valentine, Return to Me and Nobody But Us. Thanks for all the hard work! ^_^

December 29, 2012 - 4:09 am

VeganYANerds - 2012 really did fly by, I can’t believe it!

I got all excited when I saw Love Is All You Need, thinking it was a new book by Deb but then I see it’s a re-package. Still, I love the title and the cover!

Also, can’t wait for Falling for You – have just heard good things about it!

December 29, 2012 - 12:09 am

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Ah! Too many awesome books! I’m especially excited for Just One Day, The Archived, and Paper Valentine.

Magan: Top Ten Tuesday — Most Anticipated Books of 2013

Howdy, y’all! I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the awesome crew at The Broke and The Bookish. This week we’re talking about our most anticipated books of 2013. I could hardly narrow this down — do you guys realize how much amazingness is coming out in the next year? So many of my […]

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December 2, 2012 - 4:04 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Shelve It, December 2, 2012 - […] Top Ten Tuesday — Most Anticipated Books for 2013 […]

November 27, 2012 - 11:46 pm

Kim @ Curious Tales of Modern Lore - Great picks!!! I am trying to branch out of dark and twisted murder stories and experience more light-hearted fiction, so I am definitely looking forward to This is What Happy Looks Like.

November 27, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Addie - After seeing nobody but us, I am going to add it to the top of my reading pile!
Gorgeous blog btw, I love the muted colors – classy!
Addie @ READioactive Book Blog
My TT : Top Ten 2013 Titles

November 27, 2012 - 9:49 pm

Kay - I really like your list. I am also looking forward to Requiem and I hope it doesn’t let me down! Return to Me also sounds pretty good.

November 27, 2012 - 7:45 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - So much to look forward to in 2013! A few that didn’t make my list but are still must-reads for me are Falling for You, The Moon and More, and Return to Me. Love your taste in books!

November 27, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - 5 common books and I just added the rest to my Goodreads list! Return to Me sounds fantastic!

November 27, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - Going Vintage sounds like such a fun read!

November 27, 2012 - 5:16 pm

VeganYANerds - SOOOO many good books in 2013!!! I want 1,2,5,6,7,8,10 😀

November 27, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Daisy @ Between the Pages - Finding more books is ALWAYS the best answer! I’m kinda sad so many series will be ending in 2013 as well…
Going Vintage sounds so good! And you just know that when a girl swears off guys she’s going to fall epicly in love and I’m already smiling thinking of it 😀

November 27, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Bonnie - This is What Happy Looks Like and Reboot look fantastic! So many good ones to look forward to in 2013 this was a tough Top Ten Tuesday. 🙂
My TTT!

November 27, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Brittani - Awesome top ten! I have This Is What Happy Looks Like, Through The Ever Night and Requiem on my top ten as well! 🙂

November 27, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Mel@Thedailyprophecy - I see some series I really need to read, like Under the never sky and Pandemonium, so I better get started before these pretties are released. Great list!

Mel@thedailyprophecy TTT.

November 27, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - GREAT list! I want to read ALL OF THEM. No, seriously. All of them. I am dying for Requiem and Through The Ever Night though! 🙂

November 27, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews - This looks like a very awesome list! Definitely This Is What Happy Looks Like. I cannot wait for that.

The Moon And More and Falling for You look great along with Reboot. I keep seeing more and more great titles this week.

Great list! 🙂

November 27, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely adore the cover of This is What Happy Looks Like – it’s so cute! Plus, the story sounds really sweet, and I love how Jennifer writes.

And Reboot sounds AWESOME. I have heard of it, and it’s on my want to read shelf on GR, but I just wanted to say again that it sounds AMAZING.

The book I hadn’t heard of but is now on my list thanks to your post is Return to Me. The premise sounds so intriguing!

November 27, 2012 - 11:32 am

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Uh, yes to all of these! Literally. ALL OF THEM. I want to read them all so badly, haha! Ugh, we needed to have a top 50 list for this week’s topic, haha! Man, how did I forget to include Reboot? THAT COVER!

November 27, 2012 - 11:28 am

Rachel - Great list! There a bunch on there that I want to read, especially Requiem!! I’m so excited for a new Sarah Dessen book as well. I love that hers comes out just in time for summer. She has the BEST summer reads.

My TTT

November 27, 2012 - 9:30 am

Jamie - Love how our lists are so similar (obvi because we have great taste in books 😛 )…ahhh how did I forget Requiem (like major fail…you know how excited I am) and This Is What Happiness Looks Like??! I fail at liiiiife.

AWESOME LIST! The ones that aren’t on mine are at least on my TBR list!

November 27, 2012 - 9:15 am

Cynthia - I’m soooo lame, totally forgot to add This is What Happy Looks Like and Falling for You to my list. I love Lisa Schroeder and really loved Smith’s debut novel too. Can’t wait for these!

November 27, 2012 - 9:12 am

kate - Great picks, quite a few of there are on my list as well!

New subscriber 🙂

My Top Ten

November 27, 2012 - 8:35 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I am so psyched for the new Dessen book! And of course new Jennifer E. Smith! I have both of those on my list, too 🙂

November 27, 2012 - 8:04 am

The Reading-ista - Return To Me was not on my list, but I am looking forward to that one too. Great list.

November 27, 2012 - 6:46 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - I need to read Smith’s other book. This is What Happy Looks Like’s cover is so awesome. More Dessen!!!

November 27, 2012 - 6:44 am

Lori - I’m so excited for Going Vintage. I loved Sean Griswold’s Head (it really doesn’t get gushed about enough) and I really love all things 60’s. So I already know I’m going to LOVE it. Fabulous list, Magan!

November 27, 2012 - 5:21 am

Holly - Going Vintage looks really cute! 🙂

November 27, 2012 - 3:40 am

Victoria - I really need to tackle the Veronica Rossi section of the library. Everyone has been raving about her new book coming next year and I haven’t read a single one. Great list, I’m marking them down on my TBR list!

November 27, 2012 - 1:39 am

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - AGGHHH I want all these too! New Sarah Dessen! New Sara Zarr! New Jennifer E. Smith! Finally continuation for Aria & Perry! I’m loving how many college-age (or near-college-age) books are coming out, too. Can we just…2013 needs to get here soon, and provide free books of all the awesome. Yes.

November 27, 2012 - 12:59 am

Jenny @ Mimosa Stimulus - I must have them all!! Really, REALLY want The Moon and More, Reboot, and Through the Ever Night. The waiting! It will kill me! I NEED so many 2013 releases. It is a miracle that I was able to stop at ten for this list.

November 27, 2012 - 12:34 am

elena - auuuugh I want you to read Requiem sooon so we can discuss!! Also hehe to 4, I like the premise of the book. 1 & 2 also sound FAB. Love your list, M! 🙂

November 27, 2012 - 12:30 am

Monica - Cant wait for Return to Me and the new Sara Zarr. Great list. Feel free to come by and checkout My TTT

November 27, 2012 - 12:29 am

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings - I can’t wait for Requiem, I’m so interested to see how it all ends! And Reboot and the new Dessen, so many to look forwards to!

Marissa
here’s my my Top 10

November 27, 2012 - 12:28 am

Erin M. - Oh. 2013 can’t come fast enough! I want to get my hands on these books including all of your books. Doesn’t Requiem just sound fantastic? I need to read it after that terrible cliffhanger!
Devoured by Books

November 27, 2012 - 12:24 am

Li @ rulethewaves.net - Great list! This is What Happy Looks Like has such a fantastic cover, I’m going to have to check that one out 🙂

Here’s the 10 books I’m looking forward to next year =)

November 27, 2012 - 12:22 am

Alice in Readerland - ‘The Moon and More’ is on my list & both ‘This is What Happy Looks Like’ & ‘The Lucy Variations’ almost made my list! 🙂 My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/top-ten-most-anticipated-books-for-2013/

Alice @ Alice in Readerland

November 27, 2012 - 12:10 am

Trinity - So excited for new Sara Zarr! Great list 🙂 2013 is going to be brilliant.

November 27, 2012 - 12:07 am

Anna - YES. All of this. PS: Do you want me to send you Through the Ever Night?