Sometimes being a teen is harder than we think, and the adults are not always the reliable ones. Read my review of #sayyoullrememberme and enter to #win a copy!

About Say You’ll Remember Me

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen (January 30, 2018)

Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

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Mama Says:
What happens when you have to stand up to someone you love for someone you barely know?  When you try to fight for a scrap of control over your own life, when you are just starting to figure out what you want to do with said life, all while falling headfirst into the unknown? Elle isn’t just a polished daughter of the Governor of Kentucky, but for most of her life, that’s all anyone has known.  Drix is your typical kid from a broken home trying to find any means of escape.  Except for the time he didn’t.  Say You’ll Remember Me is the story of these two meeting in a series of unlikely scenarios that are all too easily misinterpreted by the voracious media, and by everyone in Elle’s father’s senate  campaign.  I found that although the story veered into predictable and sometimes even cheesy territory, the message at its heart was good and true.  Sometimes, to do the right thing, you have to do something that means you lose.  You have to sacrifice to make a difference.  I wasn’t completely swept away by any particular character, but I enjoyed the different relationships and the way the kids took care of one another, as kids often do when there aren’t any adults around to do it for them.  It was a sweet read with an easy pace, and would be suitable for most readers as it wasn’t graphic or explicit, though there is a bit of violence, it’s pretty mild.

3.5 stars and my sincere thanks to Harlequin Teen and TLC Book Tours for the review opportunity!

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About Katie McGarry

Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

She is the author of the Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road series. Say You’ll Remember Me will be released in 2018.

Katie loves to hear from her readers.

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Would you like to win a gorgeous, brand new hardcover copy of Say You’ll Remember Me? Well, if you’re in the US, you’re in luck because I have an extra copy to give away!
Comment on this post telling me if you’ve ever had to stand up to someone you love, or if you’ve ever helped a stranger, bonus points if you go to the Instagram post and tell me you did so here!

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Fated is available and ready to break your heart. #happyvalentinesday #4stars

Fayed

 Fated by Karen Lynch, the sixth book in the Relentless series, is now available!

Christian Kent has many labels – warrior, protector, friend, lover – but the one label he never wanted was mate. In his lifetime, the only girl he has ever loved, was the one he couldn’t have. He left her to protect her heart, but his own will always belong to her.

As a girl, the one person she believed would never hurt her broke her heart. Now a warrior, she’s loving life and living for the next adventure. She’s put the past behind her, including the man who walked out of her life.

Fate brought them together once, and it’s not done with them yet. When they are suddenly thrown together to battle a lethal new foe, sparks fly and old feelings resurface. Chris will have to work hard to heal the rift between them. But will she be able to let go of the old heartbreak and open her heart to him again?

Can they come together before the threat they are facing tears them apart forever?

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Mama Says:
I wasn’t exactly nervous to read this book, but Chris is my favorite and you always get a little anxious when an author decides to give you an entire novel on what is a secondary character in a series. But, this was an unfounded anxiety, because just like she did with Warrior, Karen Lynch gave us a whole new side to our man! I really enjoyed the banter of course, but getting more history was maybe my favorite part. And more Chris. Hello he’s the best! I’m so glad I took a chance to continue this rad series!

It’s about to get gothy up in here with today’s #Shadowsong celebration- including a playlist inspired by @sjaejones writing and a review by yours truly. #ffbctour #wintersong #yalit #bookishplaylist

Shadowsong (Wintersong #2)

by S. Jae-Jones

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Release Date: February 6, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her. 

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?

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I had so much fun putting together this playlist, but as my title mentions, it’s gothy af, so if that’s not your thing, keep an open mind.  I’ve been as careful as possible to avoid spoilers, but if you’re worried you’ll find yourself realizing plot points based on song titles, don’t read them!
Enjoy dears:)

Songs of Shadow

https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/12146971229/playlist/12oTb8X4uUAMrGLQChz5GL

Mama Says:

 

**There are slight spoilers for Wintersong in this review**

“One cannot place a price on a promise.”

Well, if you thought I was done raving about JJ and Der Erlkönig you were very much mistaken.  In Shadowsong we find Liesl is much more affected by her time in the underground than even she realized, and her family is falling apart around her, as she struggles with her own crumbling reality.  Though I do suffer from mood disorders, thus have a bit of a more personal experience with anxiety and weak tethers to reality, I felt the author better portrayed the inner workings of a mind in turmoil in this second novel, where she shied away from it in the first.
We also get a deeper look at the relationship between Josef and Liesl, and we learn more about the Wild Hunt.  Tension mounts and lives are lost in what becomes a desperate race for the family to determine what is real and what is fantasy, what is their fate to be? I found myself gripping the sheets in some chapters for sheer terror of what was about to befall my beloved Elisabeth, or even more so, the Goblin King.
If I were to discuss this book too in depth, I would spoil too much, so instead I’ll just say that, if you are hesitant to read this due to the author’s warnings, or due to your feeling underwhelmed by the first book, please take a chance, you may find this crazy world draws you in and turns you around.  If you haven’t read Wintersong yet, stop reading my blog and go do it.

Rating :  4.5 stars
thanks so much to St. Martins/Wednesday books and FFBC for the review opportunity! I also bought my own copy of course.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

S. Jae-Jones, called JJ, is an artist, an adrenaline junkie, and the NYT bestselling author of Wintersong.

Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, she lived in New York City for ten years before relocating down to Dixie, where she is comfortably growing fat on grits and barbecue. When not writing, she can be found rock-climbing, skydiving, taking photographs, drawing pictures, and dragging her dog on ridiculously long hikes.

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