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The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

Book Summary:
Victoria Parker knew her dad’s behavior toward her was a little unusual, but she convinced herself everything was fine—until she found herself locked out of the house at 3:00 a.m., surrounded by flashing police lights.
Now, dumped into a crowded, chaotic foster home, Victoria has to tiptoe around her domineering foster mother, get through senior year at a new school, and somehow salvage her college dreams . . . all while keeping her past hidden.
But some secrets won’t stay buried—especially when unwanted memories make Victoria freeze up at random moments and nightmares disrupt her sleep. Even worse, she can’t stop worrying about her stepsister Sarah, left behind with her father. All she wants is to move forward, but how do you focus on the future when the past won’t leave you alone?

My Review:

The Quiet You Carry was such an emotional read. I did enjoy the storyline and like some of the characters in it.

Victoria life gets turn upside when her father kicks her out of the house. Now dealing with the foster care and being unwanted, she has to start her life over. Starting a new school in the middle can be tough, especially when she hiding from her past. When the past has a way catching up to her, will she be strong enough to face it?

This book deals will a sensitive subject of abuse. I thought the book was very detailed written and connected good with the main character tough life. This book is somewhat a heavy read. If you looking for something new to read, then you might want to pick up The Quiet You Carry.

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{Arc Review} Fame, Fate and the Kiss by Kaise West

Book Summary:
Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.
As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.

My Review:

Fate, Fame and the Kiss is a good book to read for Valentine’s Day. I did enjoy the idea of the book, it being involved being on a set of a zombie movie. Which I would love to know more of this zombie movie/book they where doing. I like seeing how the characters interact with other off the set and making the movie. 

Lacey, is an upcoming actress. Still learning the ropes on being a big star and still has lots to learn. She secretly wish she back home doing normal high school stuff sometime. She always finding self conflicted with her acting abilities and who she as a person.  With accidents happening on the set and the lost of chemistry on the set, will Lacey be able to overcome these obstacles?

The book was a cute read. I did like the cover the book. Since I’m more a fantasy person, I did liked this book. Mostly I hope there a side story of this book about the zombie movie. I’m just the type of person who prefers horror movies stuff on Valentine’s Day. This book is perfect for cute, and fluffy romance readers. It just came out this week.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Words We Don’t Say by K.J Reilly

WORDS WE DON’T SAY Digital Assets
About the Book:
Title: WORDS WE DON’T SAY
WORDS WE DON’T SAY
Author: K.J. Reilly
K.J. Reilly
Pub. Date: October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 288
288
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone.
Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn’t been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen, and spends pretty much every moment thinking about Eli, the most amazing girl in the world. But that doesn’t mean he’s keeping it together, or even that he has any friends.
So instead of hanging out with people in real life, he drafts text messages. But he never presses send.
As dismal as sophomore year was for Joel, he doesn’t see how junior year will be any better. For starters, Eli doesn’t know how he feels about her, his best friend Andy’s gone, and he basically bombed the SATs. But as Joel spends more time at the soup kitchen with Eli and Benj, the new kid whose mouth seems to be unconnected to his brain, he forms bonds with the people they serve there-including a veteran they call Rooster-and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. Was really happy to belong to blog tour for it. This story was good and enjoy the characters on it.

I did like Joel in the book. He has struggles making friends and with school life. His only enjoyment is working in the soup kitchen with a girl he has crash on. It was nice seeing him grow throughout the book. He comes off shy and keeps to himself at most time.

Will Joel ever come out of his shell?

This book was a quick read. A very nice coming age story for Joel. If you looking for a new read or find out is Joel will be alright. Then this book might be for you.

Happy Reading!!!

About K.J.:

I am the author of the (contemporary social issue) Young Adult book, Words We Don’t Say (Disney Hyperion Oct 2, 2018).

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/8/2018- BookHounds YAExcerpt

10/9/2018- Utopia State of MindReview

10/10/2018- Here’s to Happy EndingsReview

10/11/2018- AbellafairytaleReview

10/12/2018- Do You Dog-ear?Review

Week Two:

10/15/2018- YA Books CentralExcerpt

10/16/2018- The Pages In-BetweenReview

10/17/2018- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

10/18/2018- Book-KeepingReview

10/19/2018- Beware Of The ReaderReview

Week Three:

10/22/2018- Rainy Day ReviewsExcerpt

10/23/2018- Moonlight RendezvousReview

10/24/2018- The Cover ContessaReview

10/25/2018- Jena Brown WritesReview

10/26/2018- A Fictional BookwormReview

Week Four:

10/29/2018- PopTheButterfly ReadsReview

10/30/2018- Cindy’s Love of BooksReview

10/31/2018- The Desert BibliophileReview

11/1/2018- Trendy Simple LifeReview

11/2/2018- Patriotic BookaholicReview

Week Five:

11/5/2018- Coffee, Books and CakesReview

11/6/2018- Savings in SecondsReview

11/7/2018- Novel NoviceExcerpt

11/8/2018- For the Love of KidLitSpotlight

11/9/2018- Two points of interestReview

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