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Monday, March 31, 2014

Blog Tour- The Secret Side of Empty by Marie S. Andreu

The Secret Side of Empty by Marie S. Andreu
"What's it like to be undocumented? High school senior M.T. knows all too well. With graduation and an uncertain future looming, she must figure out how to grow up in the only country she's ever called home... a country in which she's "illegal."

M.T. was born in Argentina and brought to America as a baby without any official papers. And as questions of college, work, and the future arise, M.T. will have to decide what exactly she wants for herself, knowing someone she loves will unavoidably pay the price for it. On the way, M.T. must navigate first love, letting go of her childhood friends as they begin a life she can't share, a difficult relationship with a father who grew up a world away and a mother struggling to find her way in America. What is it like when the only country you've ever known says you don't belong?"- summary from Amazon

Andreu's debut is simply amazing and the topic is so original and compelling. I was completely immersed in the story and even told several people about it. M.T.'s voice is fascinating and it's seeing an aspect of an issue that we don't normally see. Andreu, using her own personal experience, is able to write a lot of emotion, truth and even some humor into this story. There's a lot of ground to cover here too; not only does Andreu cover illegal immigration, there's also physical and emotional abuse as well as suicide discussed. It's a lot to put in one book, but she does a fantastic job juggling all of these and giving them room to develop.

Overall, I cannot recommend this book enough. It's a strong debut and I'm so eager to read more from Andreu!

FTC: Received hardcover from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Roomies by Tara Altebrando and Sara Zarr

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
"The countdown to college has begun.

When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can't wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California.

The first note to Lauren in San Francisco comes as a surprise; she had requested a single. But if Lauren's learned anything from being the oldest of six, it's that you can't always get what you want, especially when what you want is privacy.

Soon the girls are emailing back and forth, sharing secrets even though they've never met. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives...and each other."- summary from Amazon

Gah, I love books about people entering, or in, college so this was right up my alley and I wish there were more of them!! Zarr and Altebrando are two of my favorite authors, and it was so great to read a book co-written by the two of them. I love the back and forth of the novel, as well as reading the emails Elizabeth and Lauren send to each other. It's an interesting dichotomy, seeing how we are in real life and how we present ourselves online (as well as perceive others online), and both authors really get that for both characters.

I really enjoyed reading about both girls' lives, and flew through the book pretty quickly. There's a lot of friendship drama and romance going on, but what I really liked was the emphasis on family too. Going away to college, whether it's an hour away or all the way across the US, is a big change for families and it was great to see that spotlighted here, in a variety of different ways. Plus, it's always nice to see families shown in YA novels; too often, they are shoved to the side in favor of other characters and plot points. This made the book very realistic.

Overall, seriously a fantastic book and I highly recommend it. I kind of hope Zarr and Altebrando team up again for a sequel, though I know that's probably unlikely.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
"Heart LaCoeur has zero interest in a messy high-school romance, no matter what her name suggests. That's why she's decided to avoid prom angst by going with a group of single friends. And that's why, when two surprise prom invites derail her brilliant plan, Heart takes the only foolproof, drama-free solution: a coin flip—that somehow gives her the chance to live out both prom nights. Heads or tails, where they both end up might be the most surprising thing of all. . . . "- summary from Amazon

This was a really interesting book. I thought the coin flip would be handled differently, but I think Czukas did a good job of moving back and forth between the two timelines. Heart is a great main character and I loved her sarcastic voice, and I think a lot of readers will identify with her. I also really enjoyed the character of Ryan (who is gay) and the friendship and banter between him and Heart throughout the book; it's very similar to how I am with my friends (except the part where he's scared of people finding out; that's not me anymore, lol). There's also Heart's various other friends too, known as the No Drama Prom-a Crew, and I loved how strong their friendship is, and it's so great to see that front and center in a YA novel.

And then there's Schroeder, who I'm still on the fence about. It is very obvious that he's into Heart from the beginning, so it's not like he's actively trying to hurt her but he really does act like a jerk throughout the book and despite how things end up, I'm still a little bit dubious about it. It's just one of those things where it's like I'm screaming at the book "JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER, YOU DIMWITS!". Which I know is easier said than done, but still, it would be so much better if that happened at least once or twice instead of just doing something jerky and then walking away. I understand the need for some conflict, but this aspect got to be a little too much at times.

Overall though, this was a cute, funny read and I'm eager to see what Czukas comes up with next!

FTC: Received ARC from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
"Heads will roll!

Paris, France: a city of fashion, chocolate croissants, and cute boys. Colette Iselin is thrilled be there for the first time, on her spring break class trip.

But a series of gruesome murders are taking place around the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours the sights, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks like Marie Antoinette.

Colette knows her status-obsessed friends won't believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they discover that the murder victims are all descendants of people who ultimately brought about Marie Antoinette's beheading. The queen's ghost has been awakened, and now she's wreaking her bloodthirsty revenge.

And Colette may just be one of those descendants . . . which means she might not make it out of this trip alive."- summary from Amazon

I really enjoyed Alender's first two books (and presumably third, whenever I get around to reading it) and was excited to finally have this new book out from her, especially with an awesome title like this one. I really adored this book- it's got such an intriguing mystery to it and Colette is a great main character that I enjoyed spending time with. I believe readers will definitely identify with Colette and some of the issues she's going through in the book with her life and friendships.

The prose was fresh, fun and compelling, and I loved following along on Colette's journey in Paris, which I think Alender captured the essence of very well. The romance throughout the book was enjoyable, and I particularly enjoyed the scene where Jules takes her back to his family's place for dinner- such a wonderful scene. I also think Alender handled it really well too, letting it build throughout the book slowly and realistically.

Overall, a great stand-alone title from Alender and I cannot wait to read more from her. She writes such fantastic ghost stories!

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Cover Reveal- Martyr by A.R. Kahler

I'm so excited to share with you the cover for Martyr by A.R. Kahler, coming out Oct 14, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press! Keep reading for the cover and to learn more about the book!

Three years have passed since magic destroyed the world.

Those who remain struggle to survive the monsters roaming the streets, fighting back with steel and magic—the very weapons that birthed the Howls in the first place.

Tenn is one such Hunter, a boy with the ability to harness the elements through ancient runes. For years, the Hunters have used this magic to keep the monsters at bay, but it's never been enough to truly win the war. Humans are losing.

When Tenn falls prey to an incubus named Tomás and his terrifying Kin, Tenn learns there's more to this than a fight for survival. He's a pawn in a bigger game, one with devastating consequences. If he doesn't play his part, it could cost him his life, his lover and his world.

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To which charity should A.R. Kahler donate a portion of his proceeds from MARTYR?
The Trevor Project
To Write Love on Her Arms
Poll Maker

Alex is many things, but first and foremost, he's a Sagittarius.

In the past few years he's taught circus in Amsterdam and Madrid, gotten madly lost in the Scottish wilderness, drummed with Norse shamans, and received his Masters in creative writing from Glasgow University. And that's the abbreviated list.

He is the author of the tantalizing CIRQUE DES IMMORTELS trilogy, which debuted in 12/12 from 47North. MARTYR, the first book in his post-apocalyptic YA fantasy series, THE HUNTED, will be published 10/14 by Spencer Hill Press.

When he's not writing or climbing in the rafters, he's probably outside, staring at the clouds. And seeing as he now resides in Seattle, there are clouds aplenty.

He can be followed on Twitter @ARKahler or at www.arkahler.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Homo by Michael Harris

Homo by Michael Harris
"I don’t see why I have to become this new person just because I like guys. Most of who I am has nothing to do with who I hump.

Will's never been obvious about being gay. Not like Daniel, who takes the heat -- and the beatings -- at Spencer High. But then Will's best friend outs him on Facebook, and his small-town life starts to spin out of control. If he's not like everyone else, and he's not like Daniel, then who is he?"- summary from Amazon

This was an okay book; I mainly stayed with it because it was a short read. First off, the main character's last name is Federline (I think; it may have been the gay kid Daniel's last name). Right there alone is not a good choice. Anyway, there's a lot going on here and with the short length, it didn't feel detailed or fleshed out enough.

Will is a realistic character though; he's not terribly likable, but he grows throughout the book and learns a few things, so the reader can see a real change in him. Daniel is treated mostly as a simple gay stereotype, but there are glimpses of something more underneath it; his attitude is mostly a front, I feel. The short length of the book though doesn't delve deep enough into his character to make him more than just a caricature.

I did relate a bit to Will's relationship with Riley. While Riley isn't the first gay guy Will meets, he's the first gay guy he's attracted to and so he puts up with a lot because of the circumstances of him being that first. Will kind of latches on and doesn't want to lose him, so he bites his tongue sometimes and lets things slide. That first real connection is intense, and sometimes it can feel like you're not going to find any other gay guys. You don't realize that there's a whole world out there and also that you have a full life ahead of you; that fear of being alone is very realistic until you broaden your horizons more.

Overall, I think this could've been a much better book than it is, perhaps with a longer length and more characterization. Plus, that title is just not good.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
"Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined."- summary from Amazon

It's been a long time since I've read a Durst book, though I've really enjoyed her stories, so I was excited to be able to fit this one into my reading schedule. It's a really interesting, original tale that keeps the pages turning at a fast pace to see exactly what's going on. It's very creepy too, especially some of the passages that involve Eve's visions.

There's a really cute romance throughout the book that I really liked and it was just written so well. I loved reading scenes between Eve and Zach and the ending is very sweet. It's an interesting book to read because chunks of Eve's life are gone and it's very stop-and-go, so it can be a bit weird reading it, but I think it just adds to the suspense of it all.

Overall, another great book from Durst and now I need to go back and catch up on the books of hers I've missed in the meantime!

FTC: Borrowed hardcover from library. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
"For sixteen years, Daisy has been good. A good daughter, helping out with her autistic younger brother uncomplainingly. A good friend, even when her best friend makes her feel like a third wheel. When her parents announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s furious, and decides the best way to be a good sister is to start being bad. She quits jazz band and orchestra, slacks in school, and falls for bad-boy Dave.

But one person won’t let Daisy forget who she used to be: Irish exchange student and brilliant musician Cal. Does she want the bad boy or the prodigy? Should she side with her parents or protect her brother? How do you know when to hold on and when—and how—to let go?"- summary from Amazon

First off, I want to thank Stasia for being so kind to have her publicist send an ARC of this to me back in December. I was talking with April from Good Books and Good Wine about it and how excited I was to read the book, but didn't have an ARC. Stasia immediately emailed me and asked for my address; such a sweetheart, right?!

Anyway, on to the book itself, which was amazing and really makes me want to read her debut, which I have been wanting to read for a while now. I plan on borrowing it from my library soon. I quite enjoyed the music aspect, which I feel is pretty underrepresented in YA literature. It just adds a really cool element to the story and main character; plus, I just love anything artsy, particularly if it involves performance of some sort.

It was also interesting to spotlighting autism and bring an awareness to the reality of taking care of someone with that handicap. Kehoe did a really good job of showing how the autism affects each member of the household differently and how far sometimes you can be willing to go for someone you love, even when things get very bad.

In the summary, there's some emphasis on the love triangle, but that's not really an important element to the overall story. I feel like it's more about Daisy coming to learn more about herself and standing up for what she believes in and wants. Kehoe explores this really well.

Overall, a wonderful contemporary stand-alone written in verse (almost forgot to mention that!) and I cannot wait to read more from Kehoe. Thank goodness I have her debut Audition to read in the meantime while I wait for her next book!

FTC: Received ARC from publisher (thanks to help from Stasia!!). Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Reality Boy by A.S. King
"Gerald Faust started feeling angry even before his mother invited a reality TV crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he's still haunted by his rage-filled youth--which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle--and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school. No one cares that Gerald has tried to learn to control himself; they're all just waiting for him to snap. And he's starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that...until he chooses to create possibilities for himself that he never knew he deserved."- summary from Amazon

King has done it again. I've been kind of weaving in and out of her books over the years but every time I read one, I'm amazed at the way she brings her characters to life and her way with voice. Each of her characters (of the books I've read) are vastly different. This is her second time writing from a male perspective, though it's my first time reading it (I haven't yet read Vera Dietz or Everybody Sees the Ants, though I own both), and she writes it so well!

Gerald is an angry person but being inside his mindset, we see a)why he is that way (especially as some revelations come to light toward the end of the novel) and b) more than just his anger- he's a hurting boy on the inside. He's a very sympathetic character and King does a great job with his voice. His interactions with his family and with those at his work are written really well and show off the different sides of his personality.

I liked the budding relationship between Gerald and Hannah. It's an interesting combination and King handles this first love very well. It's not always easy between them as they both have various issues to work out, but as the book goes on, these come to light and bring them both closer to each other. I also really liked the flashbacks to the Network Nanny taping sessions; it provided some great context to Gerald's character as well as the rest of his family.

Overall, another fantastic book from King. I did feel that the ending was a little too tied up quickly but otherwise good. I mean, I liked how things ended up but it just felt a bit rushed to me. Please check this book (and her others) out- you won't regret it!

FTC: Received signed hardcover from author! Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
"I never believed in ghosts.
Until one tried to kill me.

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, she doesn't realize that paranormal forces are responsible--not until mysterious identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her room and destroy a deadly spirit sent to kill her.

Kennedy learns that her mother's death was no accident, and now she has to take her place in the Legion of the Black Dove--a secret society whose five members were all murdered on the same night, leaving the Legion in the hands of the next generation: a misfit group with unique skills.

As the new members race to find the only weapon capable of destroying the demon, they use their individual talents to battle paranormal entities and earn their rightful place in the Legion--except for Kennedy.

If she is truly the missing piece of the puzzle, can she stay alive long enough to find out--without losing her heart in the process?

Protect Yourself.
What you can't see CAN hurt you."- summary from Amazon

I really liked Garcia's solo debut- it's a quick read, very compelling, and has a killer (literally) concept. There's a fantastic mythology going on here, and it was interesting learning about it all as Kennedy finds out about it throughout the book. I liked the humor too that was infused into the scenes with the Legion, and there's a little love triangle going on, though it mostly becomes more 1-on-1 toward the end of the book, which was refreshing to read. I read all of the book in one day, most of it on my train ride back to Lynchburg after Thanksgiving. I was riveted to each page. Garcia is a fantastic writer in her own right, and I'm excited to see where the story goes, especially after that ending.

Overall, a great start to a series and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to Kennedy next in the sequel.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
"Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children's League call Ruby "Leader", but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children's League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America's children-and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts-has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future-and who now wouldn't recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam-and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart-she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?"- summary from Amazon

Like I said the other day, I really enjoyed being able to read this right after finishing The Darkest Minds. Both books though end very well, and aren't too cliffhanger-y which, now that I have to wait until the end of the year for the third and final book, is a good thing.

Bracken continues to expand the world in this book and the reader learns much more about what's going on with the government and other agencies. I was a bit sad to leave Liam and Chubs behind but luckily, they both do turn up mid-way through the novel and get to interact with other awesome new characters, like Vida and Jude. I particularly enjoyed the interactions between Chubs and Vida, and Jude was just a sweet, funny character. Bracken really has a way with creating memorable characters that the reader wants to stick with and get to know; I really do think that helps when the book is 500 pages long because when the reader really cares about the characters, the book doesn't feel very long at all.

Overall, a fantastic sequel and I'm so excited to see how it will all end in the final book, out later this year!

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
"When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her-East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living."- summary from Amazon

I really enjoyed this book and, while I wish I hadn't waited so long to read it, I'm glad I did, only because it was nice to read the first two books back-to-back. There isn't a cliffhanger at the end of The Darkest Minds or anything but it was just good to be able to continue the story.

The summary gives away most of the book- the characters don't arrive at East River until around page 300, so that section isn't as long as I had originally thought it would be. Bracken takes her time to lay out the world and fill out these characters rather than get them anywhere in a hurry. The book can occasionally feel overly long at times, but for the most part, I don't feel like I just read 1,000 pages of these characters (both TDM and Never Fade are about 500 pages each). The pages flew by and I really liked spending time with Ruby, Liam, Chubs and Zu. Despite the dystopia setting, there's still plenty of humor throughout the book, which really helped. There's also a very nice, simmering romance going on between Ruby and Liam, though something happens at the end that I did not like but the sequel made up for it.

Overall, a fascinating concept executed really well with plenty of twists and turns, and a great start to a trilogy. Highly recommended! It makes me want to go dig out my copy of Brightly Woven and finally read it!

FTC: Received signed ARC at BEA 2012. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Monday, March 3, 2014

The 100 by Kass Morgan

The 100 by Kass Morgan
"No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope."- summary from Amazon

This was a decent book. It was a little difficult dealing with the multiple perspective because I didn't really notice any difference in the tone or voice so having each character's name at the beginning of the chapter made things easy. It's an interesting concept- similar in ways to the Across the Universe trilogy- and it's compelling enough to warrant a reading; otherwise, I probably would have DNF'd it. I don't really know what else to say about it; it was a nice way to pass the time. If you're into sci-fi/dystopian-ish books, it's worth a look.

Overall, I'm intrigued to see where the story goes next, though won't necessarily be in a hurry to read the sequel, and I'll be watching the TV show too, which is premiering on March 19.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cover Reveal- Drowned by Nichola Reilly

DROWNED by Nichola Reilly
published by Harlequin Teen, releasing June 24, 2014

I am so excited to read this book! It sounds amazing- read all about it below!

Coe is one of the few remaining teenagers on the island of Tides. Deformed and weak, she is constantly reminded that in a world where dry land dwindles at every high tide, she is not welcome. The only bright spot in her harsh and difficult life is the strong, capable Tiam—but love has long ago been forgotten by her society. The only priority is survival.

Until the day their King falls ill, leaving no male heir to take his place. Unrest grows, and for reasons Coe cannot comprehend, she is invited into the privileged circle of royal aides. She soon learns that the dying royal is keeping a secret that will change their world forever.

Is there an escape from the horrific nightmare that their island home has become? Coe must race to find the answers and save the people she cares about, before their world and everything they know is lost to the waters.

Advance Praise for DROWNED:

"A resourceful and smart heroine and a society literally on the edge of survival. Take a deep breath, once you start reading you won't be able to stop!" -Maria Snyder, author of Poison Study

"It's difficult to find a really unique premise in today's crowded literary front, but Cyn Balog has done it in Drowned! This is a world like you've never seen before but with themes and issues that strike surprisingly close to home. A society where you literally earn your safety twice a day when the tide comes in and submerges everything? I admit, I wish I'd thought of it first. A thrilling, brilliant read!" -#1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike

"A gripping and romantic tale featuring a truly original heroine facing seemingly insurmountable odds. I loved it!" -- Morgan Rhodes, NYT Bestselling Author of Fallen Kingdoms

About Nichola:

Nichola Reilly spent much of her childhood on the Barrier Islands of New Jersey, where late summer hurricanes would sometimes bring the ocean to her front door. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughters, where she dreams of low tide.