Book Feels Lite: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Book Feels Lite: Wayfarer by Alexandra BrackenWayfarer (Passenger, #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
Pages: 532
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All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed.

When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.

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Friends, this review is woefully, shamefully, embarrassingly late. Especially considering how much I absolutely loved it. “Wayfarer” is the second and final book in a gorgeous duology by Alexandra Bracken. I absolutely adored the first book, “Passenger” (my review), when it released last year which meant that “Wayfarer” was one of most anticipated releases of 2017. So, once again, we ask that age old question…did it live up to my expectations?

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Book Feels: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood {GIVEAWAY}

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Book Feels: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood {GIVEAWAY}The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Published by Roaring Brook Press on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Death & Dying, Emotions & Feelings, Time Travel
Pages: 304
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This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It's a little bit like a black hole. It's a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she's hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral.

To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide—and someone's heart is about to be broken.

With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, The Square Root of Summer is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out, from stunning debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.

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The Square Root of Summer

I went into this book not exactly knowing what to expect. Was it sci-fi? Was it contemporary? Was it the secret to life cleverly disguised as a unique and compelling young adult novel. Turns out, it was a combination of all three. “The Square Root of Summer” was unlike any book I’ve read and by the time I flipped to the last page, I felt like I had just read a user’s guide to the meaning of life and the secrets of time travel. Continue reading “Book Feels: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood {GIVEAWAY}”

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Book Feels: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken {BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY}

Book Feels: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken {BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY}Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
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Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 5th 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Pages: 496
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passage, n.i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.ii. A journey by water; a voyage.iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

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Did you guys hear the news yesterday??? Passenger debuted at number one on the New York Times best seller list! I was so excited to see this news announced on Twitter! So, now I’m even more thrilled to be today’s stop on the Passenger blog tour! Today I’ll be sharing a mood board I created, as well as my review, but be sure to look over the tour schedule below to check out other reviews, guest posts, playlists and more! Continue reading “Book Feels: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken {BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY}”

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{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Proof of Forever by Lexa HillyerProof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
Published by HarperCollins on June 2nd 2015
Genres: Friendship, Social Issues, Time Travel, Young Adult
Pages: 352
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From debut author and poet Lexa Hillyer comes the lyrical story of four seventeen-year-old friends who receive an unlikely chance to relive the perfect summer . . . and the devastating secret that could unravel it all. Elegant and evocative, Proof of Forever is one of those first novels that hooks you from the beginning and builds toward a stunning—and unexpected—end, calling to mind Gayle Forman and Ann Brashares.Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe were once best friends. Now they barely speak. That is, until the fateful flash of a photo-booth camera transports them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed. Photos fade. Friendships dissolve. Summers end. But this one will change the girls forever . . . again.Wendy Wunder calls Proof of Forever "The Sisterhood of the (Time) Traveling Pants for a new generation!"

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So many of the scenes from Proof of Forever were right out of my summer camp experience! Running to the lake in flip-flops, muggy nights spent gossiping in the girl’s cabin, races in the field and of course the summer camp romances. Not only did the characters get transported back in time, but I was also taken back to my summer days as a teenager when everything was angst filled and emotional.

One of the great things about summer camp is the experience of meeting complete strangers and by the end of the summer you know everything there is to know about them. Today, as my part of the Proof of Forever blog tour, I’m welcoming the book’s author Lexa Hillyer and she’s sharing some of her deepest, darkest secrets with all of you! Well, maybe not so deep and not so dark, but still LOTS of fun!

Ten Fun Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Me

by Lexa Hillyer

  1. I don’t have a driver’s license (yet!)
  2. I’ve never died my hair.
  3. I don’t drink coffee.
  4. I’m a sucker for Shakespeare. Especially the tragedies. Iambic Pentameter’s my jam!
  5. I was the expert at “fake dying” in my high school theater productions.
  6. I was an editor for ten years (and still am) before I decided to write my own book.
  7. I own a business with Lauren Oliver (it’s called Paper Lantern Lit.)
  8. I am having my first baby the same month that PROOF OF FOREVER comes out. (It’s a girl!)
  9. I got in trouble for not wearing a bra at my first job. (I was such a hippie!)
  10. When I lived in London for a semester, I learned how to breakdance. But I wasn’t quite as good as, say, Channing Tatum.

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