Monday, April 28, 2014

[FINISHED] Resistance by Jenna Black

Dianne in here! I read REPLICA last year and absolutely loved it and now that I got a copy of the sequel RESISTANCE, I couldn't resist touring it as well. Thank you to Tor Teen for the review copy!

Resistance (Replica, #2)
Title: Resistance (Replica #2)
Author: Jenna Black
Publisher: Tor Teen
Date of Publication: March 11, 2014

Nate Hayes is a Replica.

The real Nate was viciously murdered, but thanks to Paxco’s groundbreaking human replication technology, a duplicate was created that holds all of the personality and the memories of the original. Or...almost all. Nate’s backup didn't extend to the days preceding his murder, leaving him searching for answers about who would kill him, and why. Now, after weeks spent attempting to solve his own murder with the help of his best friend and betrothed, Nadia Lake, Nate has found the answers he was seeking...and he doesn’t like what he’s discovered.

The original Nate was killed because he knew a secret that could change everything. Thanks to Nadia’s quick thinking, the two of them hold the cards now—or think they do.

Unfortunately, neither of them fully understands just how deep the conspiracy runs.

Tour Stops

Cassandra of the enigma of herself - Review
Nicole and Michelle of The Twins Read - Review
Maricar of blackplume - Excerpt

[FINISHED] Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Thank you JB and National Book Store for the review copy! You can find the reviews below.

Maybe One Day
Title: Maybe One Day
Author: Melissa Kantor
Publisher: Harper Teen
Date of Publication: February 18, 2014

Critically acclaimed author Melissa Kantor masterfully captures the joy of friendship, the agony of loss, and the unique experience of being a teenager in this poignant new novel about a girl grappling with her best friend's life-threatening illness.

Zoe and her best friend, Olivia, have always had big plans for the future, none of which included Olivia getting sick. Still, Zoe is determined to put on a brave face and be positive for her friend.

Even when she isn't sure what to say.

Even when Olivia misses months of school.

Even when Zoe starts falling for Calvin, Olivia's crush.

The one thing that keeps Zoe moving forward is knowing that Olivia will beat this, and everything will go back to the way it was before. It has to. Because the alternative is too terrifying for her to even imagine.

In this incandescent page-turner, which follows in the tradition of The Fault in Our Stars, Melissa Kantor artfully explores the idea that the worst thing to happen to you might not be something that is actually happening to you. Raw, irreverent, and honest, Zoe's unforgettable voice and story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

Leslie of bibliophilekid

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Monday, April 21, 2014

[FINISHED] The Hunt by Stacey Kade

Dianne in here! Last April, we toured the first book in Stacey Kade's Project Paper Doll series, THE RULES. Now, we're touring the sequel too!

The Hunt (Project Paper Doll, #2)
Title: The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2)
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Date of Publication: April 22, 2014

Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her. While on the run, Zane Bradshaw is the only person she can trust. He knows who-and what-she is and still wants to be part of her life.

But accepting Zane's help means putting him in danger.

Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently. To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human. Can Ariane win them over before they turn on her? Or will she be forced to choose sides, to decide who lives and who dies?


April 21

Mary Grace of The Solitary Bookworm - Review

April 22

Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again - Review

April 23

Kazhy of My Library in the Making - Review
Louisse of The Soul Sisters - Review

April 24

Maricar of Blackplume - Excerpt

April 25

Nicole of The Twins Read - Review
Kai of Amaterasu Reads - Review

[FINISHED] Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley

Hi everyone, Maricar here! We have a new tour coming this April, Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley, and we are inviting PH book bloggers to join us. The tour runs for one week, from April 21 to 25, 2014 and possibly have two stops per day. Check the book and tour details below!

About the Book: Ask Me
Author: Kimberly Pauley
Publisher: Soho Teen
Date of Publication: April 8, 2014

Ask Aria Morse anything, and she must answer with the truth. Yet she rarely understands the cryptic words she‘s compelled to utter. Blessed—or cursed—with the power of an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, she does her best to avoid anyone and everyone.

But Aria can no longer hide when Jade, one of the few girls at school who ever showed her any kindness, disappears. Any time Aria overhears a question about Jade, she inadvertently reveals something new, a clue or hint as to why Jade vanished. But like stray pieces from different puzzles, her words never present a clear picture.

Then there’s Alex, damaged and dangerous, but the first person other than Jade to stand up for her. And Will, who offers a bond that seems impossible for a girl who’s always been alone. Both were involved with Jade. Aria may be the only one who can find out what happened, but the closer she gets to solving the crime, the more she becomes a target. Not everyone wants the truth to come out.


April 21

Kai of Amaterasu Reads (Review)
Charlie of Letter Trails (Excerpt)

April 22

Kazhy of My Library in the Making (Review)
Maricar of Blackplume (Review)

April 23

Mia of Girl About Books (Review)
Diana of Chaotic Reader (Excerpt)

April 24

Cassandra of The Enigma of Herself (Review)
Faye of  The Social Potato (Interview)

[FINISHED] Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Thank you to JB and National Book Store for the review copy!

Smart Girls Get What They Want
Title: Smart Girls Get What They Want
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Date of Publication: March 26, 2013

Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends and total overachievers. Even if they aren't the most popular girls in school, they aren't too worried. After all, real life will begin once they get to their Ivy League colleges. But when an unexpected event proves they're missing out on the full high-school experience, it's time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight. The trio makes a pact: They will each take on their greatest challenge and totally rock it.

Gigi decides to run for student rep, but she'll have to get over her fear of public speaking—and go head-to-head with gorgeous California Will. Bea used to be one of the best skiers around, until she was derailed; it could be time for her to take the plunge again. And Neerja loves the drama club but has always stayed behind the scenes—until now.

These friends are determined to show the world that smart girls really can get what they want—but that might mean getting way more attention than they ever bargained for. . .


Biena of The Library Mistress

SMART GIRLS GET WHAT THEY WANT is available in National Book Store and Powerbooks. Shop online and buy eBooks at Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for updates on the latest events, promos and contests.

Monday, April 14, 2014

[FINISHED] The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hi everyone! Dianne in here. Kai and I got review copies of The Geography of You and Me from Headline and we decided to tour it! Thank you, Headline!

The Geography of You and Me
Title: The Geography of You and Me
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Headline | Poppy
Date of Publication: April 10, 2014 | April 15, 2014
Genre: contemporary YA romance

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.


[FINISHED] Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Thank you to JB and National Book Store for the ARC we toured around! You can find the reviews below.

Ask Again Later
Title: Ask Again Later
Author: Liz Czukas
Publisher: Harper Teen
Date of Publication: March 11, 2014

Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there's only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother's best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek...with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart's interests--even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart's simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all...

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