Weekly Round-Up #16 - February 14-20, 2015

Friday, 20 February 2015
Hello Fellow Book Lovers,

I know I've been slacking off a bit on here. Don't worry, I'm going to try to post more often and actually stick to some sort of random schedule that I need to make. Before we begin the usual round-up, I wanted to first say that Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard will debut at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list and it is VERY well deserved (my review of Red Queen will be up either tomorrow or the day after and you'll understand just how amazing the book is). 

Next, my friend Jaimie (from http://jaimiesam.blogspot.ca) and I created not one but TWO fan clubs this week. One is for Rowan (from Heir of Fire) and Cal (from Red Queen) and the other one is for Arin (from The Winner's Curse). The Twitter handles for them are @RowanAndCal and @TheArinClub respectively if you want to go take a look and/or join.

Anyway, back to this week's new releases.

1) The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes

Summary: Ever since the night of the incident with Luke Willis, the preacher’s son, sophomore Hallelujah Calhoun has been silent. When the rumors swirled around school, she was silent. When her parents grounded her, she was silent. When her friends abandoned her … silent.

Now, six months later, on a youth group retreat in the Smoky Mountains, Hallie still can’t find a voice to answer the taunting. Shame and embarrassment haunt her, while Luke keeps coming up with new ways to humiliate her. Not even meeting Rachel, an outgoing newcomer who isn’t aware of her past, can pull Hallie out of her shell. Being on the defensive for so long has left her raw, and she doesn’t know who to trust.

On a group hike, the incessant bullying pushes Hallie to her limit. When Hallie, Rachel, and Hallie’s former friend Jonah get separated from the rest of the group, the situation quickly turns dire. Stranded in the wilderness, the three have no choice but to band together.

With past betrayals and harrowing obstacles in their way, Hallie fears they’ll never reach safety. Could speaking up about the night that changed everything close the distance between being lost and found? Or has she traveled too far to come back?

2) Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor

Summary: Juliet Newman has it all. A picture-perfect family; a handsome, loving boyfriend; and a foolproof life plan: ace her SATs, get accepted into Harvard early decision, and live happily ever after.

But when her dad moves out and her mom loses it, Juliet begins questioning the rules she’s always lived by. And to make everything even more complicated there’s Declan, the gorgeous boy who makes her feel alive and spontaneous—and who’s totally off-limits. Torn between the life she always thought she wanted and one she never knew was possible, Juliet begins to wonder: What if perfect isn't all it’s cracked up to be?

Melissa Kantor once again delivers a tale that is equal parts surprising, humorous, heartbreaking, and romantic. Powerful and honest, Juliet’s story brilliantly portrays the highs and lows of life in high school and will resonate with any reader who has experienced either.

Next week we are getting SO MANY NEW RELEASES!!! (I'm being completely serious right now. Next week's round-up will be a long one.)

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See you all soon!

- Hearts And Crowns

1 comment:

  1. You have just been nominated, by your BB, for the Liebster Award :D http://jaimiesam.blogspot.ca/2015/02/liebster-award.html


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