Book Feels: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

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Book Feels: The Names They Gave Us by Emery LordThe Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 16th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Death & Dying, Family, Friendship, Love & Romance, Religious, Young Adult
Pages: 384
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When it all falls apart, who can you believe in?

Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job.

Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for kids who have been through tough times. As a counselor, Lucy is in over her head and longs to be with her parents across the lake. But that’s before she gets to know her coworkers, who are as loving and unafraid as she so desperately wants to be.

It’s not just new friends that Lucy discovers at camp—more than one old secret is revealed along the way. In fact, maybe there’s much more to her family and her faith than Lucy ever realized.

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What can I say that hasn’t already been said about Emery Lord? That she’s a wizard when it comes to writing authentic and meaningful friendships. She’s mastered the art of developing a swoony romance. Her ability to develop complex and beautiful family bonds is second to none. She knows how to write a story that gets to the emotional core of what it means to be a teenager. But…you guys know all this. If you’ve read even one of her books (I suggest you read ALL of them), then you know what an amazing author Emery is and can understand why I include her on my list of all-time faves. With the release of her fourth novel (in only three years!!), she’s managed to make me love her (and her story-telling) even more than I already did.

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Book Buzzin’: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

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Book Buzzin’: The Names They Gave Us by Emery LordThe Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 16th 2017
Pages: 400
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Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

I’m so excited to present another edition of Book Buzzin’ here at What Sarah Read. Every so often, I feature an upcoming release I’ve read recently that I think you may want to know more about. I’ll share some of the positive buzz surrounding it and also link to retailers where you can purchase the book and any pre-order swag you can get your hands on. Today, I’m buzzin’ about Emery Lord‘s upcoming debut, “The Names They Gave Us”!

I just finished Emery’s fourth book the other night and it should come as NO surprise that I absolutely loved it. Emery has quickly become one of my very favorite authors. Her skill, talent and kindness knows no bounds and it’s been so amazing to watch her career skyrocket. Her books always come from the heart and are filled with honesty and emotion. I can’t wait for this book to get into the hands of readers.

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Book Feels: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas {SPOILER FREE}

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Book Feels: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas {SPOILER FREE}A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 624
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Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

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As you may or may not know, I am a Sarah J. Maas fangirl. I’m a huge fan of the Throne of Glass series, and when ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ came out last year and I loved it, I knew that I would forever and always adore everything she writes. I love her story-telling and the fact that her characters can be so complicated and flawed. She’s not afraid to make the hard choices, but she’s also so willing to reward her readers with some amazing moments of clarity and hope.

A couple of weeks ago, I was completely shocked and honored to receive an email from Sarah’s publicist at Bloomsbury, asking me if I would be interested in moderating two of the stops along her book tour for ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’. I immediately said yes. Or more like….ZOMMGGGG YASSSSS! Because I am a moderator I was ridiculously lucky enough to get a finished copy of ACOMAF a whole week early and managed to read all 600+ pages in just two days!

Today, I’m here to bring you my SPOILER FREE REVIEW, but because I have SO much to say about ACOMAF, I will ALSO be posting a spoilerific review next week! I have a lot of thoughts about this book that I would love to chat with other readers about. So next week’s post will be more of a discussion post/review in case you’re interested.

Now…on to my SPOILER-FREE REVIEW…

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Blog Tour & Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Blog Tour & Review: When We Collided by Emery LordWhen We Collided by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on April 5th 2016
Pages: 352
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We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…

Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.

Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.

Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.

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I am so thrilled and honored to be part of the blog tour for When We Collided by Emery Lord. Today I get to share with you my review and a fabulous interview I was able to have with Emery. We’ll kick everything off with that interview because it’s just too wonderful not to begin with. Continue reading “Blog Tour & Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord”

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Book Feels: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Book Feels: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. MaasQueen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on September 1st 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Young Adult
Pages: 648
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The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series contrinues Celaena's epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

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Waiting on Wednesday: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Waiting on Wednesday: When We Collided by Emery LordWhen We Collided by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on April 5th 2016
Pages: 352
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Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.Vivi and Jonah couldn't be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi's zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there's something important Vivi hasn't told him.Perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Jandy Nelson, When We Collided is a powerful story of two teens whose love is put to the test by forces beyond their control.

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A new Emery Lord book in Winter 2016! I mean, do I really need to say any more? My excitement has reached peak levels and we still have like eight months to go! Whatever, I don’t care…who else is dying to get their hands on this one? Say it with me now….

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