Review || What to Say Next


Title: What to Say Next
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

Kit: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand.

David: In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently learned about her.

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Review || The Love Interest


Title: The Love Interest
Author: Cale Dietrich
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQIA
Copy: Digital
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Synopsis:

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

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Review || Windfall


Title: Windfall
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

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Life Upside Down – a guest post by Cary Denault

“Your baby has Down syndrome.”

Those five words changed my life. I was in the hospital, deliriously happy after giving birth to my firstborn son, when a pediatrician came in to break the news. I’d never met him—he happened to be on call at the nearby pediatric center—and I’ll never forget the look on his face as he sat down. He said that my son had a genetic disorder. That there was no cure. That he was deeply sorry and would do all he could to help me get through the next few days.

He was as kind and compassionate as a doctor can be when turning your whole life upside down.

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Interview with Ana Tejano: Keep the Faith (+ GIVEAWAY)

Ana Tejano has been in love with words and writing ever since she met Elizabeth Wakefield when she was in Grade 3. She has contributed several non-fiction pieces in print and online publications, and has been blogging for years. When she’s not writing, she works as a communications manager for a payroll outsourcing firm, and serves in CFC Singles for Christ in every other time that she doesn’t spend reading or sleeping. She lives in Metro Manila and is also known by another name in her other circles (but it’s not a secret identity, really).


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello, Ana! It’s great to have a fellow Filipina on my blog today. I’d like to start this interview off with a few questions about you, if that’s all right. If you weren’t a writer, what alternative career path do you see yourself in?

Hi Shealea! So glad to be here. If I weren’t a writer, I would probably be working in IT. I graduated with a Computer Science degree, so the tech path was one that I took, but then I found myself in marketing and communications. In a way, I still write for a living, but the fiction I do on the side. The day job helps me fund my book obsession and all other indie writer expenses.

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Review || Keep the Faith (+ GIVEAWAY)


Title: Keep the Faith
Author: Ana Tejano
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Christian
Copy: Digital
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First things first: I received a digital copy of this book as part of my participation in a blog tour – this, however, affects neither my opinion nor the content of my review in any way. Many, many thanks to the author for this opportunity!

Keep the Faith is a relatively short novel that tackles, well, faith (and Faith, for that matter) – during devastating times, amidst large-scale tragedies, in the middle of heartbreak, and even in the people who don’t deserve it. The story immediately jumps into the messy aftermath of Faith’s breakup with her five-year boyfriend James. From there, we are whisked into her journey towards healing and moving forward. Make no mistake, however, Keep the Faith is more than what meets the eye.

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