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Book Review ♦ July 26, 2018
Like Never and Always Book Cover Like Never and Always
Ann Aguirre
Tor Teen
July 17, 2018
Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

On a hot summer night, a screech of brakes and shattering glass changes two lives forever.

Liv wakes in the hospital, confused when they call her Morgan. She assumes it’s a case of mistaken identity, yet when the bandages come off, it’s not her face in the mirror anymore. It’s her best friend Morgan’s.

Morgan always seemed to have the perfect life, yet Liv must navigate endlessly disturbing secrets of the criminal and murderous variety—and a romance that feels like a betrayal. Torn between the boy she loved as Liv and the boy she’s grown to love as Morgan, Liv still has to survive Morgan’s last request.

About Ann:

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.

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My Review

Like Never and Always was a very good book it tells of a story between friends and how one life was affected. While I do not want to post spoilers. I think readers will enjoy reading this one  it makes you want to read on to see what will happen next and for me it did.  I was never bored with this one it was a mystery to me and wasn’t predictable like some novels are I loved the concept but I like how everything came about. The romance part of it was subtle and passionate. Even though Clay was portrayed as he was it really seemed like he was a gentle soul. That I found priceless.

If you like mystery and trying to figure out who did what this is a book for you.  I would recommend this book absolutely.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a Kindle Oasis, US Only.
5 winners will win a finished copy of LIKE NEVER AND ALWAYS, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/2/2018- BookHounds YA– Guest Post
7/3/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review
7/4/2018- YA Books Central Interview
7/5/2018- Literary Meanderings– Interview
7/6/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

Week Two:

7/9/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Review
7/10/2018- Twinning for Books– Review
7/11/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt
7/12/2018- Wonder Struck– Review
7/13/2018- Christen Krumm Interview

Week Three:

7/16/2018- Jena Brown Writes– Excerpt
7/17/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post
7/18/2018- Hauntedbybooks– Review
7/19/2018- Book Dragon Lair– Review
7/20/2018- Eli to the nth– Review

Week Four:

7/23/2018- Under the Book Cover– Review
7/24/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader Review
7/25/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review
7/26/2018- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review
7/27/2018- Two points of interest– Review

Week Five:

7/30/2018- For the Love of KidLit Interview
7/31/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Excerpt

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Book Review ♦ May 03, 2018
Summer Constellations Book Cover Summer Constellations
Alisha Sevigny
Young Adult Fiction
Kids Can Press Ltd
May 1, 2018
Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Julia Ducharme is ready for a fresh start. Her little brother has finally recovered from a serious illness, and now she just wants to enjoy peak season at the campground her family owns. Maybe this will be the year her annual summer fling with Dan Schaeffer becomes something more?

But her summer dreams are quickly shattered. First, Dan arrives for vacation with a new girlfriend in tow, and then Julia discovers this may be her last summer in the only home she's ever known.

Crushing medical bills have brought her single mom to the brink of bankruptcy, and a wealthy developer is sniffing around the campground. He sees what Julia sees: lush woods, a pristine lake, miles of trails for adventure. Unlike Julia, he thinks this is the perfect spot for a casino resort.

Heartbroken and afraid, Julia looks to the stars for some perspective. Taking her telescope down to the dock one night, she has a chance encounter with a guitar-playing boy who offers some helpful advice. Too bad this handsome stranger is the developer's son, Nick Constantine.

As plans for a resort move forward, Julia is desperate to find a solution that doesn't mean leaving the lake. Nick, in turn, is desperate to separate himself from his father's aggressive business tactics. He promises that, together, they can thwart the sale.

But can Julia trust him to conspire against his own father? And could she ever she trust him with her heart?

SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS is a story of lost summers, hidden treasure and love written in the stars. It is also a thoughtful reflection on what it means to love --- and leave --- one's childhood home.

About Alisha:

Alisha Sevigny holds a degree in Professional Writing and Sociology from the University of Victoria, is a film school graduate, former literary agent and hot yoga lover.

A shameless romantic, Alisha and her husband have traveled the world together. On a trip to Panama she fell in love with the country, culture, and their national emblem, the Golden Frog and was inspired to write her first Young Adult novel, KISSING FROGS.

Her second book, SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS is about a young woman fighting to save her family campground while trying not to fall in love, comes out May 1, 2018 with KCP Loft.

Born and raised in Kitimat, British Columbia, Alisha has always had a strong connection to the environment and conservationist spirit. She now lives in Toronto with her family.

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My Review

It’s been quite a busy time for me and with the few pages I read it was an honest to good book. I had never heard of the syndrome her brother had before and once I seen what it was via the internet it was amazing how the author captured Caleb’s condition describing all the symptoms he had correlated with exactly what the condition was. In the beginning Julia sounded like she didn’t want to leave but then looking forward to her time with Dan at her favorite campground. It’s a good book for young readers but also good for adults as well.

The cover is very beautiful as I got a physical copy, the starry night and the words were perfect it reminded me of times when I was with my family on a campground long ago and brought back those memories of fun times and summer nights. I’ve only just had a small time to read this but I will continue to give my full review very soon. So be sure to come back cause i ma not done writing this. Consider this my half review. More to come soon

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/23/2017- BookHounds YA Interview
4/24/2017- Books and Ladders– Review
4/25/2017- Confessions of a YA Reader– Excerpt
4/26/2017- Mama Reads Blog– Review
4/27/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review


Week Two:

4/30/2017- Wonder Struck– Review
5/1/2017- Novel Novice– Guest Post
5/2/2017- laura’ bookish corner– Review
5/3/2017- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review
5/4/2017- Pretty Little Library– Excerpt

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