Endless by Amanda Gray and Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman

M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz: Endless by Amanda Gray and Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman with Giveaway #T4T

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Hello and welcome to the first Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!

Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!

You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

Endless by Amanda Gray and Boneseeker Brynn Chapman

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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IN A RACE AGAINST TIME, HOW DO YOU KEEP THOSE YOU LOVE SAFE?

Jenny Kramer knows she isn’t normal. After all, not everybody can see the past lives of people around them. When she befriends Ben Daulton, resident new boy, the pair stumbles on an old music box with instructions for “mesmerization” and discover they may have more in common than they thought.

Like a past life.

Using the instructions in the music box, Ben and Jenny share a dream that transports them to Romanov Russia and leads them to believe they have been there together before. But they weren’t alone. Nikolai, the mysterious young man Jenny has been seeing in her own dreams was there, too. When Nikolai appears next door, Jenny is forced to acknowledge that he has traveled through time and space to find her. Doing so means he has defied the laws of time, and the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time, is determined to send him back. While Ben, Jenny and Nikolai race against the clock — and the Order — the trio discovers a link that joins them in life — and beyond death.

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What Readers are Saying:

“I thought this book was pretty amazing – the characters, the setting and the adventure all came together to create this romantic yet ultimately dangerous story with a perfect time travel twist!”Hannah – Lemonade Library

“I started reading this not knowing completely what the story was about but there’s an amazing love story as well as a bit of history thrown into the mix along with some time travel and a soul mate and reincarnation!” – Anna – Bound in Ink Books


“This book is a very interesting twist on time travel, history and romance, something I would love to see adapted on the big screen in the future.”
Lyn – Reading Tsinoy

Amanda Gray believes in magic and fantasy and possibilities. She is a team of two bestselling authors who live only miles apart but have never met in person. They talk on the phone and are the best of friends and between them have written more than a dozen novels and novellas and have had their work appear on television.

 

 

Boneseeker

Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn’t fit the role of a proper 1900′s lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella’s dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.

Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment–to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.

But this is no time for child’s play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal … or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?

Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.

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What Readers are Saying:

“It was such a fab idea to take Holmes and Watson to the next generation and to have them on a kind of steampunk/ science adventure…”Nicky Peacock – Author

“This was a fantastic historical romance, with a huge mystery to solve (and in true Holmes/Watson style!)… with some amazing twists and turns along the way. – Desiree – Reviewer

“The settings are intriguing and the way they are described make you feel as if you are immersed in the story. I could feel the gloom and damp. That is rare in so many books! Boneseeker is a book I highly recommend, and I give it 5 stars!” Christy – Christy’s Cozy Corners

Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Water So Deep by Nichole Giles

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 Author: Nichole Giles

 Publisher: Jelly Bean

 Publication Date: February 2, 2015

 ISBN-13: 9781630340155

 Genre: YA, fantasy/paranormal

 Page Count: 373

Format: eBook

Source: Publisher

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Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land.

No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide. From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the irresistible James Phelps.

Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy façade to the vulnerability she lives with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can’t have.

When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it’s only a matter of time before she’s forced to surrender forever.

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Pre-Reading Thoughts: Mermaids? Mermaids. I like mermaids, right? Yeah, I like mermaids.

Initial Reaction: The ending! Oh my gosh.

Full Review: I had a few problems with this book, although they weren’t so huge that they caused me to dislike the book. I wish the story would have moved along faster. I feel like we didn’t really reach the climax of the story until the last fifteen pages or so. This left the reader with little to go on at the end of the story.

I would like to applaud the author for including a diverse character set. As someone with a disabled sibling, I loved Keith’s character. I appreciated how is problems were very realistic, and how independent he was.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I certainly didn’t LOVE it, but I didn’t dislike it either. I would probably read more by this author.

You Will Love Water So Deep If You Liked: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight; This Song Will Save Your Life; The Infinite Moment of Us

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 stars)

***FTC Disclaimer: I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

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 Title: Hate List

 Author: Jennifer Brown

 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

 Publication Date: September 1, 2009

 ISBN: 0316041440

 Genre: YA, contemporary

 Page Count: 405

Format: Hardcover

Source: Library

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Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

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Pre-Reading Thoughts: This is going to be an emotional one, isn’t it?

Initial Reaction: Wow. That’s all I have to say, really.

Full Review: This book was a harrowing story following our main character, Val. A few months ago, Val’s boyfriend, Nick, started shooting students in the cafe before school. Throughout the book, we see how Valerie copes with the situation, as well as how her family and community handle it.

I admire the way Brown handled this difficult of a subject. School violence is something not many authors can do (right), and Brown did a fantastic job of doing just that. This is the type of book that everyone needs to read at least once in their lifetime.

You Will Love Hate List If You Liked: Thirteen Reasons Why; The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Crank.

Star Rating: ★★★★★ (five stars)

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

13 Title: Thirteen Reasons Why

 Author: Jay Asher

 Publisher: Razorbill

 Publication Date: October 18, 2007

 ISBN: 159514188X

 Genre: YA, contemporary

 Page Count: 288

Format: Paperback

Source: Purchased

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You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret. . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her.

Then Hannah’s voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes– and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his small town. . .

. . .and what he discovers changes his life forever.

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Pre-Reading Thoughts: I think I’m either going to really love it or really hate it. We’ll have to see.

Initial Reaction: Holy cow! I have been sobbing for about thirty minutes since finishing this book. It was such a deeply emotional read, and I still can’t decided if I loved it or hated it!

Full Review: Right off the bat, we know that Hannah commited suicide, but that doesn’t stop this book from being uber-suspenseful. I read it in one or two sittings because it was so intense. I just had to keep going, and “lisenting” to each one of Hannah’s tapes.

This book is not for the faint-of-heart, towards the end of the book I started literally trembling because so much was going on and I just didn’t know how to process everything that was going through my head. As someone who has been personally affected by suicide, this book really hit home. I loved how it showed the big picture, so to speak, of Hannah’s situation. We, as readers, not only got to see why Hannah Baker chose to commit suicide, but also how her death affected everyone in her community.

My one critique for this book, however, is that I was left wondering what happened to Hannah’s parents. Throughout the story, the are mentioned several times, but we never fully understand where they went/what happened to them after their daughter’s suicide.

In conculusion, yes – I would probably read more of Asher’s books. For now, though, I am left with a deep sense of sorrow for fictional characters I only got to know in a period of hours.

You Will Love Thirteen Reasons Why If You Liked: Hate List; The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Crank

Star Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)