Cover Reveal ~ Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser

Chasing Eveline Leslie Hauser Published by: Pen Name Publishing Publication date: July 11th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins is the only student at Carmel Heights High School who listens to cassettes. And her binder is the only one decorated with album artwork by 80s band Chasing Eveline. Despite being broken-up since 1989, this rock band out of Ireland means everything to Ivy. They’re a reminder of her mom, who abandoned Ivy and her dad two years ago. Now the music of her mom’s favorite band is the only connection she has left. Even though Ivy wavers between Read More

Incense and Peppermints by Cathrina Constantine

Incense and Peppermints Cathrina Constantine Publication date: March 10th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Peace demonstrations, sit-ins, and burning the U.S. flag following the escalation of the Vietnam War are leading to a catalyst known to the world as the Sixties, and a musical revolution, flower power, hippies, marijuana, and drugs are carrying the generations—young and old—into a new decade. All the while sixteen-year-old Mary Monroe is caught between being an innocent good girl and an autumn of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. When her brother offers a solution to her dilemma in the form of a little pill, Read More

Bluff by Julie Dill

Bluff Julie Dill Publication date: February 7th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Seventeen-year-old Chelsea Knowles is surrounded by the privileged. Michael Kors gym bags and designer shoes are part of her daily scene, but the talented cheerleader has a secret: she and her dad can barely pay the bills. Broken by his wife walking out on their family, Chelsea’s father ignores his responsibilities. Between cheer costs, grocery bills, electricity, and other regular financial burdens, it’s no surprise when a cut-off notice arrives in the mail. Chelsea knows it’ll be up to her to keep the lights on. With the deck Read More

Romeo and What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff

Romeo and What’s Her Name Shani Petroff Published by: Swoon Reads Publication date: February 7th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Understudies never get to perform . . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her completely unbiased opinion). And she meant to learn her lines, really, it’s just: a) Shakespeare is HARD, b) Amanda, aka the “real” Juliet, makes Read More

Cover Reveal ~ Just Like You Said it Would Be by C.K. Kelly Martin

Just Like You Said it Would Be C.K. Kelly Martin Publication date: February 15th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Did you ever want something so much that it felt like a kind of sickness, one you didn’t want to be cured of? On New Year’s Eve the feeling compels seventeen-year-old Amira to text the Irish ex-boyfriend she’s been missing desperately since they broke up at the end of summer, when she returned to Canada. They agreed they wouldn’t be friends, that it would never be enough. But that was then— back when Amira’s separated parents had shipped her off to Read More