Blog Tour: Love is both Wave and Particle by Paul Cody (review)

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This achingly beautiful novel considers how to measure love when it has the power to both save and destroy.

Levon Grady and Samantha Vash are both students at an alternative high school for high-achieving but troubled teens. They have been chosen for a year-long project where they write their life stories and collect interviews from people who know them. The only rule is 100% confidentiality—they will share their work only with each other. What happens will transform their lives.

Told from the perspectives of Levon, Sam, and all the people who know them best, this is a love story infused with science and the exploration of identity. Love Is Both Wave and Particle looks at how love behaves in different situations, and how it can shed light on even the darkest heart.

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★★★(3 stars)

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Levon and Sam are tasked to write their stories as a year long project before they graduate in a school specially built for high achieving but troubled teens. Little did they know how this project will soon change their lives.

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  • I like the randomness of the story. Everything was synchronized despite the fact that the story was told in different perspectives, time and even places. Continue reading

Blog Tour: A Void the Size of the World by Rachele Alpine

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A haunting novel about a girl who must face the consequences after her actions indirectly lead to her sister’s disappearance.

Rhylee didn’t mean to kiss her sister’s boyfriend. At least, not the first time. But it doesn’t matter, because her sister, Abby, caught them together, ran into the dark woods behind their house…and never came home.

As evidence mounts that something terrible has happened to Abby, no one wants to face the truth. Rhylee can’t bring herself to admit what she’s done: that she is the reason her sister ran away. Now Tommy, Abby’s boyfriend, is the prime suspect in her disappearance, and Rhylee’s world has been turned upside down. Slowly, Rhylee’s family is breaking—their lives center on the hope that Abby will return. Rhylee knows they need to face the truth and begin healing—but how can they, when moving on feels like a betrayal? And how do you face the guilt of wishing a person gone…when they actually disappear?

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★★★★★(5 stars)

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Rhylee didn’t mean to fall in love with her childhood friend and her sister’s boyfriend, Tommy. But when Abby discovered them kissing and ran to the woods without a thought, Rhylee knew she betrayed her sister and she must pay her price.

But when her sister didn’t come home for the night and becomes officially missing, Rhylee must face truth that hunts her and the truth that everyone in their little town refuses to accept.

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  • John Green + E. Lockheart + Amber Smith. If you love the works of these authors, this book will never disappoint you. It is sad yet very sensible. It has a character that is so epic that her disappearance shook the whole town and it also talks about moving on to life despite your loss. In short, it is a combination of the works these authors have published. So if you love their books, this is a perfect book for you.

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Blog Tour: All the Feels by Danika Stone (Review + Favorite Quotes+ Giveaway)

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College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal.

Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a campaign to ignite the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her mother’s disapproval, and her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to figure out what she really wants.

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★★★★★(5 stars)

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Liv has been a fan of Starveil ever since she was in grade school. So when her favorite character, Capt. Spartan died, Liv just can’t contain it. So instead of moping around, Liv decided to create an online rebellion which she never expected to change her life forever.

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  • The chapter titles are so unique. Each chapter title is a quote from a certain movie which relates itself to the chapter making the novel more colorful and cute.

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Blog Tour: Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh (Review + Giveaway)

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A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.

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★★★★(4 stars)

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Kol is the first born son of highest elder in their clan, the clan leader. But despite him being an heir to his father’s post, he has to face the hindrances that are getting on his way including a visitor with a terrible misunderstanding and a neighboring clan with a viscous plan.

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  • It has an enticing  writing style. Written like a storyteller’s tale, Ivory and Bone captures the romantic side of the story into a brand new level. It is so alluring that, it is as if the reader himself is the one who is listening to the story.

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Blog Tour: Spark by Holly Schindler (Review + Giveaway)

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The local Avery Theater was just a run-down building to Quin—until her mother told her the tragic love story of Nick and Emma that played out on the theater’s stage all those years ago. Quin is convinced it’s the perfect story to rewrite for her drama class, but when she goes searching for more information, she makes a startling discovery—the Avery is rapidly regaining its former splendor and setting the stage for her classmates Dylan and Cass to relive Nick and Emma’s romance. Quin can see the spark between them, but it’s up to her to make sure her friends—and the Avery—can both be saved this time around.

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★★★★(4 stars)

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Quin has been told of the tragic story that took place inside Avery Theater for as long as she can remember. The tragedy between Emma and Nick which was believed to be a story liking to Shakespeare’s  Romeo and Juliet. Two star crossed lovers that died on that fated evening of 1947.

Now on her senior year, Quin and her Advanced Drama classmates are on a task to perform Nick and Emma’s unfinished play, “Anything Goes” to regain the Avery’s former glory. Having Dylan as the musical director and Cass, the lead.

As everything goes into motion, Quin realizes that the magic of the Avery has been restoring itself aiming for Dylan and Cass’ love story. Will Quin be in time to save her friends and the Avery itself?

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  • The focus of the story is not just on the main character but on another subjects. One of the things I like about this novel is the way the characters are plotted. Quin, as the narrator and the main character, is not necessarily the center of the story. It is about the story between Emma and Nick then Dylan and Cass.

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