May 30, 2013

Book Review: Partials

PartialsTitle: Partials.
Author: Dan Wells.
Format: Hardback.
Pages: 468.
Series: Yes, #1.
Source: Library.
Publisher: Balzer + Bray.
Published Date: 2/28/2012.

"The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out. Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them--connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there. Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question--one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival."

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I actually really like the cover, even though I'm pretty bummed that the second book has almost the exact same picture, except a guy is copied and pasted into it. The cover has a mysterious vibe, and made me question what was going on in this book. Why is she just looking at the city? Why is there this fence between her and the city? And why does the city look..almost dirty?

My Thoughts:

Dan Wells introduces his readers to both a world in complete shambles and an amazing cast of characters. Kira was the strong leading female character that I'm recently loving in dystopian novels. I really liked Kira right from the start! Kira's character and strength were displayed within the first few pages, when she asked her boss at the hospital, if it was okay for the mother to hold her dead baby; which was impressing, due to her only being an intern.

Marcus is also one of my favorite characters in Partials, even though we don't get to know him or see him to often in the story. He is Kira's sweet, sweet boyfriend. He is honestly the nicest guy, and sometimes throughout Partials I found myself wishing that Kira would give him more of her attention; that she would love  and care for him, just as much as he did for her.

Samm is another one of the main characters, while I don't dislike him, he is kind of dark and mysterious, and I don't yet know what to think of him. Samm seems honest, and seems to want what Kira and her friends want; peace.

I do have to say the end resolute was a bit predictable, but many other things happened towards the end that boggled my mind. I really enjoyed how things worked and if I didn't already read Fragments, this is where I would tell you guys just how excited I am to read it!

Overall Partials was a 4.5 out of 5 (if I actually used a rating scale). The story, the entire ideas of Partials, and the characters made the book for me. The reason as to why it didn't receive the full 5, was because of the predictable ending. It didn't bother me that much, because I like to think of myself as a super undercover spy that knows everything that goes on in stories.. just kidding. (Not really)

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dystopian stories, strong female characters, not so much romance, and a sprinkle of butt kicking (:

May 28, 2013

It's Monday What Am I Reading?

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Title: Insurgent.
Author: Veronica Roth.

"One choice can transform you, or destroy you. Every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves, and herself, while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love."

My Thoughts So Far:

I'm a little over one hundred pages into, and finding myself loving the characters again; Four, and Tris seem to be my favorite! Roth didn't take her time throwing the reader right back into all the action and romance between the two main characters; which I also liked. Insurgent has gotten great reviews, and I'm excited to see how the story continues and ends! (Plus I heard the third book was coming out this fall, its called Allegiant!!!)

May 24, 2013

Book Haul

Welcome to Turning Pages!

I've done a little bit of book shopping, and also got a few things in the mail! (Thank you!!)

The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)The Conduit, by Stacey Rourke.

"All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world. While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini. Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, “Bring it.”"

Embrace (Gryphon, #2)Embrace, by Stacey Rourke.

"Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her. Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone."

Sacrifice (Gryphon, #3)
Sacrifice, by Stacey Rourke.

"Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear. As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception? Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style."

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)
Beautiful Darkness, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

"Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending. Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems."

Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, # 3)
Beautiful Chaos, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

"Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What — or who — will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin? For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself — forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask. Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending."

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead.

"Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong... After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's-and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won't rest until Rose joins him... forever."

Thank you for stopping by! Leave comments with your thoughts on these titles below!

Guest Post+ Giveaway: A Warm Place To Call Home

"Frederick is a demon. Born in Maryland in the early 1980′s, he hasn’t a clue where he came from or why, but feels an irresistible desire to occupy a human body. Once inside, he finds the previous occupants’ consciousness and memories forever erased, an inevitable side effect that gives Frederick pause when switching bodies, but not so much as to truly halt his ongoing enjoyment of human lives. In various bodies, he travels the world for decades–aimless–sampling cultures and experiencing life from the points of view of males, females, young, old, rich, poor. Now, Frederick has an urge to return to his roots in America, explore the mystery of his origin, find someone to love, and settle down for a while. In his hometown, his mission bears fruit much faster than he expected, as person after person presents themselves, and following his impulses, he is lead directly to love, tragedy, answers, and the humanity he never knew he wanted. "

Warm Place to Call Home (a demon’s story)
By Michael Siemsen
Genre: Paranormal Romance with Urban Fantasy Undertones
Publisher: Fantome Publishing
Released March 4, 2013
244 Pages

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Plagiarism as Education

My fourth grade teacher assigned my class a writing project. We were to write a short story and glue the final draft pages onto a scroll. Well, I loved to read, so I knew I would excel at this task. My favorite book series was Harry Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat, about the galaxy’s greatest thief, Slippery Jim DiGriz. I wasn’t quite sure what my amazing story would be about, and as time flew by without a word written, I decided I would use the Rat as my inspiration. I would write about a thief…in the future…the greatest thief ever! At some point, as I wrote, I found myself stuck at parts. Slippery Jim had driven this bubble-top car at one point in the book. I had liked that part. I really wanted to have something cool like that in my story. But what’s *like* a bubble-top car without actually being a bubble-top car? Ah, screw it; it’ll be a bubble-top car! And then as I wrote it, I just wasn’t satisfied by the way I had described it. Harrison had made it sound so much cooler…maybe I’ll just borrow a few of his words…

In the end, “my” story was probably 80% Harry Harrison (the good parts), and 20% Michael Siemsen. But I wasn’t ashamed when I turned it in. I was quite proud. How impressed they would all be! And they were. I got the best grade in the class. And then I got an award from the principal in front of a hundred-plus parents and students. My scroll story was going to be on display at some library or museum or something I don’t recall. And now I was crapping my pants because I was afraid I would be caught. It had gotten too big! The odds of my teacher or classmates or principal being familiar with Harrison’s books had been slim, but now who knew how many people would read it? Someone would read it and they would know what I had done. I would be shamed and branded with a scarlet P on my chest for life.

Now, if I was the precocious younger sibling on a sitcom, I would have been so guilt-ridden that I would come forward, or someone would tell me they knew what I had done and insist I ‘fess up. But nothing happened, and soon I got the scroll back to the safety of my house. Hah! Like Slippery Jim DiGriz, I was apparently the greatest plagiarist in the galaxy! The fools! I finished the 4th grade and was elevated to a more advanced 5th grade class than all my friends, being a prodigy and all. I was screwed. I hated the teacher. Everybody in this class was smarter than me. x = hunh? When did the ABC’s start mixing with the 123’s? I didn’t do well at all. And one day I got a D on some English assignment. Oh, how the fake mighty have fallen.

The teacher spoke to me at her desk. “You know, if you had just spent a little more time on this, it could have been something great.” I shrugged. “I liked your scroll story, you know…” Great, now she’s going to ask me why I don’t write like that anymore… “Have you read Harry Harrison’s Eden series? I think you’d like it.”

She knew! I’m sure my face flushed red. The humiliation! She knew and she wanted me to know she knew. I hadn’t been so damned clever after all. Who else knew? Whom had she told? But I never heard another word about it. She kept it to herself.

So I guess there was a sitcomesque ending after all, only it was a year later. And there was a stinging lesson learned, too. To this day I am crippled by fears of unoriginality. “Has this been done before? Eh, too similar to xyz…” Others insist that every story has already been told, it’s just in how you tell it, but Mrs. Whatever-her-name-was squints at me across a room in my mind, letting me know she’s forever watching.

 -Michael Siemsen


Author Bio:

Michael Siemsen struck it big with his debut novel, The Dig, a paranormal archaeology thriller that reached Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s Top 100 Bestseller lists, and spent weeks as the #1 Science Fiction book in 2011. Its success allowed him to escape his soul-leeching job and work as an author full-time. The sequel, The Opal, was released a year later, and the third and final book is in the works. His new novel, released in March of this year, A Warm Place to Call Home (a demon’s story) is a departure from his Matt Turner Series. Michael has been featured by Barnes & Noble, been reviewed on several major blogs and sites such as Penny-Arcade and Boing Boing, and received a glowing recommendation from author Charlaine Harris. He is currently at work on the prequel to A Warm Place to Call Home (which should be released this winter) while enjoying spending more time with his family, lazy dog, and mentally-unstable cat in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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May 21, 2013

It's Monday, What Am I Reading?

Welcome to Turning Pages!

I know it's Tuesday, instead of Monday, but I promise you that I had this post scheduled ahead of time, and realized today, that it was never posted...

So here it is!

Today I'm actually reading Delirium by Lauren Oli...oh who am I kidding? You all know who wrote this book! Yes, I know everyone has read this book, but I haven't gotten the chance until now. On the positive side of things, I can read the first three books in a row, without having to wait months for them to come out!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)"They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie. Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love."

I'm also listening to What Happened In Peru by Cassandra Clare. I'll probably finish it in about twenty minutes, since its only forty pages long, and about an hour and ten minutes long in audio. I'm really liking it, and I LOVE the way its being read!

What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles, #1)"There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines."

Thank you for stopping by! Make sure to comment below with the link to your "It's Monday, What Am I Reading?" or with the titles of the books you're reading right now! I could use some new suggestions.

May 19, 2013

Quick 400 Follower Giveaway!

Welcome to Turning Pages!

And welcome to a quick 400 follower giveaway! I won't be writing and boring you all with a really long post, telling you how many reviews I wrote, and all those other statistics today. (But I'll be boring you with those for my big 500 follower giveaway ha!) This is strictly just a giveaway, with some rules, a picture of the prize one lucky winner will get, and a Rafflecopter.

Girl WonderPRIZE: Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin.

"It's senior year and Charlotte Locke has just transferred to a new high school. With no friends, a terrible math SAT score, and looming college application deadlines, the future starts to seem like a black hole. Then Amanda enters her orbit like a hot-pink meteor, offering Charlotte a ticket to popularity. Amanda is fearless, beautiful, and rich. As her new sidekick, Charlotte is brought into the elite clique of the debate team-and closer to Neal, the most perfect boy she has ever seen. Senior year is finally looking up. . . .or is it? The more things heat up between Charlotte and Neal, the more he wants to keep their relationship a secret. Is he ashamed? Meanwhile, Amanda is starting to act strangely competitive. Could Charlotte's new BFF be hiding something?"

Giveaway Rules:

-You must be at least 13 years old to enter, or have parental permission.
-The required Rafflecopter entries need to be filled out.
-This giveaway is for the US only, due to high shipping costs.

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Book Review: Vortex

Vortex (Tempest, #2)Title: Vortex.
Author: Julie Cross.
Format: Audio Book.
Series: Yes, #2.
Source: Publisher.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press.
Published Date: 1/15/13

"Jackson Meyer has thrown himself into his role as an agent for Tempest, the shadowy division of the CIA that handles all time-travel-related threats. Despite his heartbreak at losing the love of his life, Jackson has proved himself to be an excellent agent. However, after an accidental run in with Holly—the girl he altered history to save—Jackson is once again reminded of what he's lost. And when Eyewall, an opposing division of the CIA, emerges, Jackson and his fellow agents not only find themselves under attack, but Jackson begins to discover that the world around him has changed and someone knows about his erased relationship with Holly, putting both their lives at risk all over again."

Barnes and Nobles

My Thoughts:

First off, let me start by saying I loved Tempest and I couldn't wait to read the second installment before I was even done with the first one! Yes, there was a lot of information dumped on the reader in Tempest, and it was difficult at times to keep up with everything, but overall I really enjoyed the story, the characters and especially the ending. With all that said, I knew I HAD to get my hands on Vortex.

When reading books in series, my biggest fear is 'middle book syndrome'; a disease that is caused by being a stepping stone book which only leads or builds up to the next segment. At the beginning of Vortex I was feeling a little bit of that 'middle book syndrome' vibe, but only a few chapters later Cross took that vibe and threw it out the window, with her amazing character development, action packed story, and intense cliff hanger ending!

As I said before Tempest was filled with tons of information, and a lot of the times it was hard to take in and remember all of the details. Vortex was the same way, but Julie spread the information out a bit more, instead of just throwing loads at us. With that said, I usually enjoy giving you guys my quick summary on the story, but I feel scared to do that with Vortex. There is so much to know about this world Cross creates, that my summary probably wouldn't make sense to people who haven't read it themselves, and I don't want to give to much make that summary make sense...does that make sense??

I would rather talk about my thoughts on the story, instead of the story itself (:

Vortex introduces many new characters, especially two female spy characters, Kendrick and Stuart! They really added a bit of comedy to the story, and total awesome girl butt kicking! Vortex also has some serious character development, which I couldn't get enough of! Jackson isn't the same boy I came to love in the first book; he showed his tremendous amount of love for Holly, his need for his sister, and that he could take care of himself by becoming an agent. We see a whole different Holly in Vortex then we did in Tempest, but she, in some ways, is still the Holly I enjoyed reading about and that Jackson fell in love with. Sadly we don't get to hear much from Jackson's best friend Adam in this second installment, because I really liked him in the first!

Overall I LOVED Vortex, just as much as I had Tempest! The characters were amazing in both, and the reader got to learn more about each one and see different sides of them. Also many new and interesting characters were added to the story. Again there was a bit of information over load in Vortex, as there was in Tempest, except I felt that Cross did a good job spreading it all out, instead of having constant information dumping! The ending was like nothing I excepted it to be, and left off with a cliffhanger, which is now what's forcing me to get the third book, once it comes out.

I recommend Vortex to anyone who enjoyed Tempest, or who was on the fence about it; its still a bit confusing with everything you need to know about time traveling and the different worlds, but Vortex was much simpler that Tempest was!

What's Coming This Week?

Welcome to Turning Pages!

And to "What's Coming This Week?" hosted here at Turning Pages. This is a meme, where I showcase all the new YA books that are hitting the shelves within the next seven days. Feel free to click any of the links; they'll take you to each book's Goodreads page!


As Dead as it Gets by Katie Alender: Book CoverBrothers to the Death by Darren Shan: Book CoverCursed by Jennifer Armentrout: Book CoverCrazy by Amy Reed: Book CoverWrecked by Anna Davies: Book Cover


All I Need by Susane Colasanti: Book CoverTimeRiders by Alex Scarrow: Book CoverAbsent by Katie Williams: Book Cover

May 16, 2013

Guest Post: Sherry Soul "Immortal Eclipse"

Which Immortal Personality Do You Have?

Hi everyone! I’m Sherry Soule—waving from the SF Bay Area as I’m chilling on my laptop and chatting on Twitter about my favorite books and movies. Thanks for letting me hang out today.

To celebrate the release of author, Sherry Soule’s new adult, fantasy novel, IMMORTAL ECLIPSE, take this fun quiz to see which immortal personality BEST suits YOU.

Take this quiz and be sure to check the bottom of the post for the results.

1.     What’s your favorite footwear?

a.      Manolo Blahnik
b.      Prada
c.      Christian Louboutin
d.      Steve Madden

2   It is dinnertime. What are you in the mood for?

a.      Steak and potatoes
b.      Salad and iced tea—please
c.      Fruit plate and diet soda
d.      Chinese takeout

3.    What is your dream destination?

a.      Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
b.      New York. Architecture and culture
c.      Bloomingdales—there’s a sale!
d.      Paris. The city of romance!

4.    What’s your favorite book?

a.      Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
b.      Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
c.      Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
d.     The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole

5.   Favorite supernatural hunk?

a.    David Boreanaz—super hunky! 
b.    Damon Salvatore—so romantic!
c.    Sam Winchester—heavy sigh!
d.    Eric Northman—yummy

6.    What’s your favorite TV show?

a.      True Blood
b.      Once Upon a Time
c.      Sex in the City
d.      The Vampire Dairies

7.   What’s your ideal job?

a.     Museum Curator
b.     Librarian
c.     Fashion Photographer
d.     Estate Caretaker

8. What pet would you like to own?

a.      Fish
b.      Cat
c.      Horse
d.      Dog

9.  Favorite movie?

a.     This Means War
b.     Mr. and Mrs. Smith
c.     Sense and Sensibility
d.     Titanic

10.  Do you believe in the supernatural?

a.       Of course.
b.       Maybe
c.       Nah.
d.       Not sure.

If you answered...

Mostly a's: You are adventurous, clever, and outgoing. Let’s party!
Mostly b's:  You are smart and humorous. Anyone would be lucky to be friends with a fashionata like you.
Mostly c's: You are not only stylish—you have great taste in movies and literature.
Mostly d's: You are a true romantic, and devoted to your family and friends.

Where you can find author, Sherry Soule online:
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Author Bio

Sherry Soule is the bestselling author of the acclaimed young adult Spellbound series. She writes urban fantasy, an odd hybrid of the horror genre that includes elements of mystery, romance, fantasy, and suspense for teens and adults. 

May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Awaken (Abandon Trilogy Series #3)Title: Awaken.
Author: Meg Cabot.

"Death has her in his clutches. She doesn't want him to let go. Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she'd be forced to live forever in the one place she's always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, though, because it meant she could be with the boy she loves. But now her happiness -- and safety -- are threatened, all because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul. If the balance between life and death isn't fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce's home back on earth will be wiped away. But there's only one way to restore order. Someone has to die."

Release Date: 7/2/13

Giveaway Hop: Love in Bloom!

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Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop
(May 16th to 22nd)

Thanks for hopping on by and welcome to Turning Pages! Being the first giveaway hop I've taken part in, I had a hard time thinking of a good book, that I enjoyed and that went along with this hop's theme. After looking through my reviews, I've decided to giveaway a paperback copy of Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler! I read it last summer, and it turned out to be the perfect summery beachy, and romantic, yet also heart wrenching read; I loved it.

Twenty Boy Summer
Twenty Boy Summer, by Sarah Ockler

"According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago. TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer."

Giveaway Rules:

-must be at least 13 years old, or have parent permission to enter.
-must be following Turning Pages through GFC.
-this giveaway is for the US only (sorry, shipping is crazy expensive!)
-fill out Rafflecopter below