Janet B. Taylor Reviews HOW IT ENDS

HOW IT ENDSIs there anything more complex than sixteen year old best girlfriends? I don’t think so. Jealousy and love and competitiveness get all jumbled up, especially when one girl “rises in the social strata” of that hell called high school.

Debut novelist Catherine Lo’s brutally honest depiction of the end of a friendship tore at things inside me that I thought I’d long forgotten. No one ‘feels’ like high school girls. And boys-shmoys….Nothing hurts more than losing your best friend.

This is an incredible read that you’ll tear through, cause you won’t be able to stop until you find out “How It Ends”

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! GET THIS ONE ASAP!!

Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

 

Jen DiGiovanni Reviews THE WAY BACK TO YOU

WayBackToYouHCThe Way Back to You is so much more than the story of two friends taking a spontaneous road trip. It’s an emotional journey for Cloudy and Kyle, who are both struggling to get over the loss of someone they loved. The writing in this book is a perfect mixture of humor and poignancy. So many times I was laughing through my tears. I loved the dual POV, plus the supporting cast, especially Matty and Kyle’s dad. I can’t wait to read the authors’ next collaboration! ~Jennifer DiGiovanni, author of MY SENIOR YEAR OF AWESOME

Erin L. Schneider Reviews SUFFER LOVE

SUFFER LOVEI don’t know if it’s possible to express how much I loved this book. Blake’s writing is beautiful, poetic, and her sense of humor had me trying to conceal laughter at 2am in the morning!

I loved every single character in SUFFER LOVE — Hadley, Sam, Kat, Livy, Ajay, and even both of Hadley’s parents…all of them will make you feel ALL THE FEELS, I promise. From Ajay’s fantastic one-liners, to Sam’s quick wit and charm, to Hadley’s dad…even though I wanted to hate this man so much, some of the moments Blake wrote around him absolutely broke my heart.

SUFFER LOVE was such a me book and I can’t wait to have a final hardback copy sitting on my bookshelf, come May 3rd! Add this one to your TBR — better yet, go on and pre-order it now…I promise you won’t regret it!

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Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Reviews SUMMER OF SLOANE

Summer of SloaneI started reading this on a frigid winter night here in Canada, and it was exactly the book I needed to transport me somewhere else. Precisely, to the beaches of Hawaii—and thanks to Erin Schneider’s gorgeous writing, I almost felt like I was reading on the beach with a fruity drink in my hand instead of in my pajamas bundled up with the wind howling outside.

Yes, SUMMER OF SLOANE is the kind of book with the power to take your mind somewhere warmer and more exotic. But don’t mistake this for an airy beach read. It’s a story that tackles so many things with grace, humor, and truth.

Sloane has just finished her junior year of high school and she and her twin brother, Penn, are off to visit their mom in Hawaii for the summer, like they do every year. Only this year is different. Because before she gets on the plane, Sloane suffers a devastating blow—she finds out that her lifelong best friend and her boyfriend, the two people she loves and trusts the most, hooked up behind her back. After expressing her anger through a well-thrown right hook (not going to lie, I loved that part!), Sloane boards the plane with a broken hand and a shattered heart.

But Hawaii might just be the change in setting Sloane needs. After vowing to make it her summer and leave the drama back in Seattle, Sloane meets handsome and charismatic Finn, who makes her believe she can move on from what has happened and learn to trust someone again. But Finn has demons of his own, and Sloane is torn between the undertow of her past and the new life she could have on the horizon.

Right away, I was pulled in to Erin Schneider’s writing style. It’s the perfect blend of heavy and light, serious and funny. Sloane was strong but vulnerable, sad yet hopeful—and the moments where she learned to put herself first made me want to cheer out loud. Her struggles were extremely realistic. Even though she’s thousands of miles from home and the people who betrayed her, the ties with her past aren’t easy to sever, and the good memories don’t just get blotted out because of the betrayal itself. The way Sloane grapples with her dueling feelings made my heart hurt.

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

On another note, all of the supporting characters here are so wonderfully fleshed out, with quirks and heartaches and hopes of their own. I found myself invested in what happened to all of them.

This is a book with a lot of depth. And if you’re reading it before bedtime, know that there’s a great chance you’ll stay up a lot later than you intended because you’ll need to know what happens next. SUMMER OF SLOANE is virtually unputdownable.

Happy Release Day! INTO THE DIM

Today is the release day for Janet B. Taylor’s time-travel YA, INTO THE DIM. We hope you’ve already pre-ordered your copy of this fantastic fantasy!!

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Some lovely things people have said about Janet B. Taylor’s debut:

“Debut author Taylor adeptly blends the fantastical and the historical as she sends her reluctant heroine back to the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine in order to save her mother. Taylor’s writing is bright with detail and her plot dense with action as Hope learns to be brave and resourceful when circumstances turn dire.”
Publishers Weekly

“Instantly engaging, constantly suspenseful, ultimately poignant and satisfying. Loved it!”–Diana Gabaldon, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series

“Janet B. Taylor’s absorbing novel keeps the action moving with well-timed revelations, deftly drawn historical events and personages, and a sparks-flying romance.”–School Library Journal

Into the Dim is a time-travel adventure that will leave readers breathless. Janet Taylor has woven a story that will capture action seekers and romance lovers and pull them along for the ride.”—Joelle CharbonneauNew York Times bestselling author of THE TESTING trilogy

“Janet B. Taylor’s Into the Dim shines bright.  This debut time travel novel captures the imagination and takes the reader on a fascinating journey to 12th century England, deftly weaving historical characters like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Thomas Becket into the drama.  Rich with period detail, and an intriguing lead character, this is YA science fiction at its best.” —Rysa Walker, author of The Chronos Files Series

“Janet B. Taylor’s Into the Dim is one truly enjoyable read. A fast-paced, time-travel adventure with rogue Tesla science and Middle Ages history, it will make you want to jump back into the English court, after a proper round of smallpox and typhoid vaccines, of course.” —Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood

“The perfect blend of mystery, sci-fi, action, cute guys, romance, history and gorgeous Scotland!” Justine magazine

Happy Release Day! MY SENIOR YEAR OF AWESOME

Today is the release day of Jen DiGiovanni’s MY SENIOR YEAR OF AWESOME! We hope you’ve already pre-ordered your copy of this amazing contemporary YA!

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Jennifer DiGiovanni is a freelance writer and YA author currently working on the School Dayz series. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, working on home design projects, or trying to meet the daily goals on her Fitbit. My Senior Year of Awesome is her first novel. Congrats, Jennifer!!

Happy Release Day! THE GIRL WHO FELL

Shannon M. Parker’s THE GIRL WHO FELL releases today! We hope you’ve already pre-ordered a copy of this thrilling, important book!

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HERE ARE SOME NICE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT SHANNON’S DEBUT:

“Parker’s powerful cautionary tale highlights a terrifying reality for many teens. Zephyr’s story outlines warning signs that may be a lifesaver to others in similar situations. VERDICT – An invaluable addition to any collection.” School Library Journal (starred review)

“(A) heart-pounding portrait of what it takes to escape from an abusive relationship. Teens who like edgier realistic fiction will be drawn to Zephyr’s story.” (Booklist)

“Parker writes confidently and elegantly(.)” Publishers Weekly

“Cinematic and compelling, Parker’s THE GIRL WHO FELL is terrifyingly vivid and breathless. This is an action-packed story that is impossible to put down or forget.” Carrie Jones, New York Times and International Bestselling Author of the NEED series.

“THE GIRL WHO FELL grabbed me in the very first paragraph and never let me go. An honest, raw, thought-provoking story that tackles a heartbreaking issue with grace and strength. Absolutely beautiful.” Marci Lyn Curtis, author of The One Thing.

“Love. Devotion. Manipulation. THE GIRL WHO FELL is a heart-wrenching, realistic story of one girl’s journey to reclaim her life… and her heart from the boy she swore to love forever.” ~Trisha Leaver, author of The Secrets We Keep

“THE GIRL WHO FELL is an important story about losing yourself for love, and the dangerous line between devotion and manipulation. Parker’s writing is sexy and gripping, and she’ll have you turning pages late into the night.” ~Ingrid Sundberg, author of All We Left Behind