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
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Blog Tour: The Bakersville Dozen by Kristina McBride (review)

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You have four days to locate five treasured trophies. Break the rules and you all die. Happy hunting!

Back in September, the town of Bakersville, Ohio made national news when a video went viral featuring thirteen of the high school’s elite in compromising positions. Now it’s May, and every month since the “Bakersville Dozen” made their infamous appearance on the national stage, one girl has gone missing. Officials are no closer to identifying the criminal.

Bailey “Like a Virgin” Holzman is getting really fed up with the scrutiny. She just wants to enjoy the rest of her senior year and have an epic summer before heading off to college. So when she discovers a note in her locker on the last day of school inviting her on a scavenger hunt, she thinks it’s just a sweet surprise from her boyfriend trying to cheer her up.

But following the clue leads her, instead, to the first official casualty. And another sinister envelope. The killer is close, and it could be anyone. Even the people Bailey’s always trusted most—her best friend, her perfect boyfriend, or the boy-next-door she’s always pined for.

With the clock ticking, she faces a terrifying choice: play the game by the killer’s rules—follow the clues, tell no one, and no cops—for a chance to save the rest of the missing girls, or risk becoming the next grisly victim.

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★★★(3 stars)

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Bailey only wants to have her peace ever since the video of “The Bakersville Dozen” went viral and some of the girls included in the video starts to disappear. But when an envelope with her name on it appeared in her locker on the last day of school, telling her to participate in a scavenger hunt, what she thought would make all her worries disappear would became the biggest disaster of all.

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  • It exceeded my expectations. This is one of those books wherein I expected less but really got much much more. It is interesting to the point where I slept in late because I want to know how the story ends.

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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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