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[blog tour] Kiss Kill Vanish - Jessica Martinez

[blog tour] Kiss Kill Vanish - @jlmarti1 (@HCCFrenzy)

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kiss kill vanishRelease Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover
Source: ARC received from publisher

Valentina Cruz no longer exists.

One moment, she was wrapped in Emilio’s arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled…

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Seashell Reviews: Misfits, Mayhem and MFEOs

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No time to track down full reviews of YA books? Seashell Reviews offers bite-size thoughts to let you know which books you shouldn’t pass up, and which ones you can hold off for another day. Original titled blog feature by Angel @ Mermaid Vision Books.

 

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Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair—the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she’s a freak: a mix of dark thoughts,…

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2014: Late Summer Recap

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Catch up with the latest posts from Mermaid Vision Books with this handy guide to the month!

Okay, I can’t be the only one who’s stunned that it’ll be October in less than 24 hours. The last few months of the summer have been so full that I’ve been away from this blog longer than expected. I’m working my way back into regular posting though, so thanks for sticking around!

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HCC Frenzy’s Annual…

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[review] Mortal Danger - Ann Aguirre

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mortal danger coverRelease Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover
Source: Received ARC in exchange for honest review

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But…

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[blog tour] The Death of Us - Alice Kuipers

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the death of us coverRelease Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: ARC received from publisher

Callie is shocked when her friend Ivy reappears after an unexplained three-year absence, but the girls pick up where they left off, and suddenly Callie’s summer is full of parties, boys and fun. Beneath the surface, things aren’t what they seem,…

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[recap] A Canadian Angel in New York City

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[L-R: Travel buddy chibi!Jun; cupcakes as made by M; my NYC sisters; the Arashi poster I almost missed seeing in Kinokuniya; chibi!Jun at the MOMA]

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[Clockwise from left: NO I’M NOT ABOUT TO CRY OVER STARRY NIGHT SHUT UP; Frida Kahlo is amazing, full stop; hey Picasso heyyyyy; the Met facade is gorgeous; I can’t believe I almost missed seeing Lady Lilith?!; Gogh-ing round the Met; I can’t…

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[review] Sinner - Maggie Stiefvater

"SINNER [by @mstiefvater] is a dare, a challenge, and it doesn’t have any qualms about letting you see that."

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sinner maggie stiefvater coverRelease Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 357
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf.

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[recap] HCC Frenzy Presents 2014

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Thanks for the amazing time, Frenzy team! [Photo by HCC Frenzy]

hcc frenzy presents opening slideYou know that when you get an email from HCC Frenzy that there are some exciting things ahead, and last month was no exception: the invitation for their third annual Frenzy Presents event lit up my inbox on a sunny afternoon, and I smiled for the rest of the day.

I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the event all three years, and it’s a great way of not only getting to know the upcoming books…

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[Series Spotlight] Fringe

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fringe-series-spotlightSeries Spotlight is a monthly feature in which I talk about television shows or miniseries that has caught my attention and/or undying devotion. Have a suggestion for a TV show I should watch? Let me know in the comments!

The Premise: FBI Agent Olivia Dunham isn’t expecting the call she gets one night, but who could have expected what she would find inside the mysterious plane that lands at Logan…

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2014: June Recap

Catch up with the latest posts from Mermaid Vision Books with this handy guide to the month!

Forget about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb–June was unexpectedly busier than I could have anticipated. I got to see The Fault in Our Starswith Meg for some mini-best friend time, and the only thing we could really say to each other afterwards was “Why did we do this to ourselves?!”…

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