Monument 14 Savage Drift is the breathtaking conclusion to Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14 series. To learn more about Monument 14 Savage Drift, check out the blog tour, where there will be reviews, giveaways, guest posts, and more!
Saturday, April 26
Sci Fi Chick
Sunday, April 27
That Artsy Reader Girl
Monday, April 28
Ticket to Anywhere
Tuesday, April 29
Forever Young Adult
Wednesday, April 30
Firefly Read It
Thursday, May 1
Scott Reads It
Friday, May 2
Chick Loves Lit
Saturday, May 3
All the Write Notes
Sunday, May 4
Book Addict’s Guide
Monday, May 5
Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
Tuesday, May 6
Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne is available on 5/6/14!
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci came out on February 25, 2014. Today, we have Digital Marketing Associate Ellen C. on why she enjoyed reading Tin Star.
Why I Decided to Read the Book: “It’s Casablanca in space.” That’s how Cecil Castellucci’s editor described Tin Star when she first presented it to the marketing and sales teams over a year ago. She went on to describe other aspects of the book that intrigued me–the tough, resourceful heroine; the corrupt government workers and political intruding; and of course, the romance–but, to deliberately misquote Jerry McGuire: she had me at “Casablanca in Space.” I knew I had to read Tin Star.
What I Liked About the Book: There’s a lot to love about Tin Star, but I especially appreciate its accessibility. Despite the fact that I love Doctor Who and will probably die of happiness the day someone Kickstarts a sequel to Serenity, I’m not a big sci-fi reader. And you don’t have to be to be one to become wrapped up in Tin Star. The characters, including–and perhaps especially–the aliens are so interesting, richly drawn, and, for lack of a better word, human, that I at times forgot that I was reading a sci-fi book. Tula’s survival story, her thirst for revenge, and the tensions between Tula and the aliens / Tula and the newly arrived humans, are as much a part of Tin Star as it’s sci-fi landscape.
My Favorite Character Is: Tournour, the head of law enforcement on the space station, was by far my favorite character. He’s one of the most mysterious characters in the book, but I loved that I never quite had him figured out. Was he loyal to the Imperium or merely following their rules? Did he have a soft spot for Tula or was his aid merely coincidental? I look forward to learning more about him in the sequel!
My Favorite Scene Was: My favorite scene takes place just after the new humans arrive on the space ship. Tula encounters one of them in the space stations green house and the two share a moment of pseudo nostalgia while gazing at a distant planet. This is one of the first moments in which we see just how much of her humanity Tula has lost during her time as the lone human on a space station.
The book trailer for Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn was revealed by the YA Book Blog Bookish on Monday. We released the Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne book trailer in our eNewsletter last week. But in case you missed it, we wanted to share it with you right here on our blog. So, without further ado, watch away:
Gemma just got dumped and is devastated. She finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier. Do people hold grudges that long?
When a small case of mistaken identity causes everyone, including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh, to think she’s someone else, Gemma decides to go along with it.
Gemma’s plan is working (she’s finding it hard to resist Josh), but she’s finding herself in embarrassing situations (how could a bathing suit fall apart like that!?). Is it coincidence or is someone trying to expose her true identity? And how will Josh react if he finds out who she is?
Katie Finn hits all the right notes in this perfect beginning to a new summer series: A Broken Hearts & Revenge novel.
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn is available on 5/13/14!