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Estelle: Blazed by Jason Myers

Blazed by Jason Myers ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 17, 2014 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 528 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: divorce, broken hearts, San Francisco, music Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Warning: Blazed contains drug use, sex, and manipulative parents. Summary: When armed with oxy and music, Jamie’s life […]

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July 27, 2014 - 11:00 am

Shelve It: New Books / New Books / Giveaway - […] want you to consider buying AFTER I DO (contemporary fiction) + BLAZED (dark contemporary […]

July 25, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Alexa S. - E, Blazed sounds like a really, really compelling contemporary. Seriously, your review has completely sold me on wanting to read this story! I would, most of all, like to meet Jamie. He sounds like such a flawed, real character and his story sounds like the type of story that will suck me right in. This is DEFINITELY going on my TBR.

Magan: Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker (twitter | website) Publication Date: July 1, 2014 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: strong sibling relationships, female country singer, singer-songwriter Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Discovered in a small honky-tonk bar on the evening her father cannot lead their family band, Bird is quickly pulled into the singer/songwriter world. Her brothers, Dylan and Jacob, […]

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June 24, 2016 - 10:40 am

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker | Audiobook Review - […] Rather Be Reading – “nailed the flow and pacing.” […]

July 22, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Magan - Rosie, I’m so excited! I hope you read Wildflower and love it, especially since you’re a fan of Nashville. i think it’ll be perfect for you!

July 22, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Magan - Leah, I hope you’ve picked it up since reading my review. I hope you love it and give it a shot even though there’s obviously more of the story to come! xo

July 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Magan - April, I like the name Bird, too! I’m so glad you downloaded the book. I need to go scope your site out and see if you’ve read it yet! Can’t wait to see what you think. xo

June 25, 2014 - 7:16 am

April Books & Wine - I like the name Bird, seriously, I do.

I just downloaded Wildflower from one of those LB emails and I am so glad I did now. This books sounds like a me sort of book – in that there’s family and country music and record labels and siblings and I love ALL THOSE THINGS.

Also, I do not love books that don’t have solid endings but knowing there will be a sequel eases that.

June 25, 2014 - 6:37 am

Leah - Oh my gosh, Magan, this sounds wonderful!! How has this not shown up on my radar until now?! This is SUCH a Leah book!

🙁 That’s disappointing about the ending though. A few months ago I read a novel that felt like it was missing the last few chapters..it simply ended in the middle of a scene. Talk about abrupt!

June 25, 2014 - 2:46 am

Rosie - I love Nashville, currently working my way through the end of series 1, so this sounds right up my street. Looking forward to getting my paws on this.

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Themed Gift Pack

I can’t stop reminiscing about my favorite books when working on this themed gift pack series we have going this month. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills is so sweet, so endearing, so inventive yet tackles a pretty unconventional subject in the young adult genre. I’m skimming through to refresh my memory of the […]

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August 21, 2014 - 1:26 am

sue - This looks good. That’s for sharing.

December 18, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I just got this book from the library because you loved it so much. 🙂 I can’t wait to read it and see why you picked all these gifts!

December 18, 2012 - 2:26 am

VeganYANerds - Ooh, I have had this book for ages but am still yet to read it! I love these themed gift posts, the pillow is pretty!

December 17, 2012 - 5:32 pm

Alexa Y. - If my wallet starts complaining, I shall point it in your direction… *smiles*

December 17, 2012 - 11:29 am

Kirstin - My publicist showed me your post, and holy smokes, this stuff is fantastic! Would you believe I have a copy of I LIKE YOU on my shelf? Thanks for your Gabe love and your kindness. : ) You made my day. Happy holidays, and thanks for the new stuff on my gift list!

(favorite quote of the day: “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children made me feel ALL THE FEELS.” awesome. : ) )

December 17, 2012 - 10:21 am

elena - LUFF THIS WHOLE PACK!!! Gah, I seriously need to read this book and hopefully the library will have it in! Also it’s awesome you have the stamp thing, I would be stamping things all over the place.

December 16, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Leah - Beautiful Music for Ugly Children made me feel ALL THE FEELS. Such a gorgeous, heartbreaking novel and I desperately wish it received more attention than it did.

Every single gift is spot-on and absolutely perfect.