Saturday, April 28, 2012


You guys.

Some of you may know that I’m a HUGE fan of Hannah Moskowitz’s books. I love them to no end. I re-read them like crazy. The cover of Hannah’s next YA, TEETH (aka #magicgayfish if you follow her on twitter) was released. I love the cover. It’s beautiful.

Like any fangirl, I decided to post the cover here. I’m also going to post the description from goodreads (though it isn’t an *actual* one, since there isn’t an official one yet.


Hannah Moskowitz's (author of BREAK and INVINCIBLE SUMMER) TEETH features a sixteen-year-old boy whose family, in an effort to cure his ailing brother, relocates to a remote island where legendary magic fish are said to have healing powers, and he discovers the island has terrible secrets, including a half-teenager, half-fish.


Also, her new book Gone, Gone, Gone was recently released. You should get it because it’s possibly her best one yet (that’s been released).


Sidenote- Sorry I haven’t posted a review in forever. I’ve been writing a few of them, but I haven’t been able to finish one.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Touched by Cyn BalogTouched by Cyn Balog
August 14, 2012
Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn't? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn't work.
But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something's about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there's no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?
In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he's about to discover--or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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imageWhat’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

September 18, 2012

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah MoskowitzIt's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge, trying to make sense of the random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.
Craig's crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he'll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.
Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable, and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.

This book left me speechless. Over the past two years, Hannah Moskowitz has climbed up to the top of my “favorite authors” list and Gone, Gone, Gone has secured her a tight spot up there. I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again- Hannah knows how to write from a boy’s perspective so well, it’s amazing. Gone, Gone, Gone is told from the point of view of two gay teen boys during DC sniper shootings. This book isn’t just about the DC sniper shootings. The two main characters Craig and Lio are both so lovely. If they were real people I would do all in my power to know them because they were so real.
Hannah did a wonderful job portraying Craig and Lio and their relationship with each other, as well as their relationship with themselves. Fifteen year olds are angsty, and fifteen year old that have struggled with all that these to characters struggled with are even more angsty- that is why I loved them. In Gone, Gone, Gone the author doesn’t feed you bullshit about how even though these guy’s have completely effed up lives, they are fine with it. These characters are injured and they know that. Hell, even one of them continuously admits to himself and to other people that he is effed up. This book isn’t just about what went on in DC. It’s about two boys who are struggling with love, themselves, death, coping with normal crap that teenagers face, and genuinely trying to find where they fit in.
The writing was just as amazing as the characters. I read this book in way less then a day and even right after reading it, I feel the need to reread it over and over again. This is true for all of her books but the reason I love Hannah Moskowitz’s writing is that it is so raw and truthful that you can’t help but feel for the characters and the story in general. Reading Gone, Gone, Gone felt so natural it was unreal. The writing fits together fluidly and everything aligns just right.
I cannot wait to read the books Hannah has coming up next because each one is even better than the last (if that’s even possible). These books resonate with people in a way that a lot of books don’t. Even though I don’t remember when the sniper shootings happen* because I was either 4, 5, or 6 when it happened- I felt like I was right there feeling everything with the characters. That’s how you know when a book is good.
This, dear readers is what a proper good book looks like. I wholeheartedly recommend you read it, because if you don’t you will be missing out on one of the best YA books to be published in years.
FTC- Simon and Schuster GalleyGrab

*I also don’t remember 9/11.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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imageTime Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

October 9, 2012

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.
As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Through to You by Emily Hainsworth

October 2, 2012

A romantic sci-fi thriller about love and second chances.
Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the pain meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv.
The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become, and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all.