Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Review: Renegade (Renegade #1) by J.A. Souders @jasouders @torbooks

 photo 11468074_zps9f131950.jpgBlurb from Goodreads:
Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie.
Her memories have been altered.
Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
Title: Renegade (Renegade #1) 
Author: J.A. Souders
Publication Date: November 13, 2012
Publisher: Tor Teen





The Cover Contessa's Review:
I want to thank Tor Teen Publishing for sending me a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. I have to say that I have seen it around and was wondering about it. So I was happy to have a chance to read and review this book. Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or review.

I must start with the cover of this book. It is what drew me to add it to my TBR. Forget the blurb, which I just skimmed because I wanted to read it no matter what! The cover is totally and completely gorgeous. The colors are fantastic, capturing the underwater world we come to know during the course of the book. And it also captures Evie's garden, which is so much a part of who she is. It's perfect.

Evelyin Winters is an interesting character. She seems so simple when you first meet her. She believes she has the perfect life and that nothing could be better than what she knows. But she harbors, deep down inside, a monster and secret that she doesn't' remember. When the signs of this "monster" begin to surface, she is very conflicted. You can feel this in her demeanor throughout the book. She's unsure of what to believe, of what is real and what has been fed to her.  When you first me her, it's almost as if she is programmed to respond as she does. And then you are enlightened as to why she seems so simple, so easily forgetful. I will admit that I was torn with liking and disliking Evie's character throughout the book, but I am sure that was the point.
Gavin was not as developed as I would have liked to see him be. He's sweet and extremely hard headed. He makes up his mind and nothing can change how he feels. He becomes fiercely attached to Evelyn and will do whatever it takes to protect her from the evils that lurk in the underwater world of Elysium. What I loved most about Gavin was that he was a simple character; he didn't have all these secrets he was hiding to make him so complex you needed a huge background to understand him. He was a surface dweller, period. Perhaps in future books we will see more of his life above the water.
Mother, well, she's a piece of work for sure. I totally and completely dislike her. She certainly has psychotic tendencies. She has to be in control and wants her world to be perfect. Anyone who goes against her rules will pay the consequences, which can be very harsh. She has trained her people to obey and believe she is doing everything for them. In fact, she is more worried about her ability to lead and have people follow than what is good for the people surrounding her. This includes the "Daughter of the People" who happens to be her daughter, Evelyn.

The Utopian world Souders paints is truly unique and a bit creepy. Who would think to take a group of people, put them below the sea and try to create a perfect society? Well, she did and it makes for an interesting and totally different read. I love the world she creates, with it's sectors, and the palace grounds with their view of the under water life. I love that she creates a world that is self-sustaining with no need for outside influence. And as the story unfolds, we see the kinks that come in such a system and watch as the perfect world slowly crumbles and falls to pieces right before our eyes. I did feel like I needed a bit more of a background on how the world was formed. Even after Evie finds out this hidden information, it is not enough to help me really understand why the world was necessary. I think the fact that Souders has created such a complex world actually lends to not totally understanding the world. There is so much to explain, but it is glossed over, when it really needs to be investigated. My biggest pet peeve is the use of technology. They obviously have it throughout their facility, yet it is only shown to be part of their lives here and there. Why would a perfect society not use such ideas when it would make them all the more superior?

The romance in this book is sweet and simple. I will say that the short time did give me a bit of the insta-love feel. I could not understand how Gavin was so quick to want to save Evie from what he felt would be her doom. But he did, nonetheless, and it was intriguing to watch. And to see Evie slowly understand that her "tingling" feelings was something she needed to come to terms with was also interesting.

My biggest pet peeve with this book is that the main characters always got away. They were always able to outsmart or fight the bad guy and not get caught. It was unrealistic to me and I felt like they needed to get caught so that they could learn a lesson, learn what they did wrong so they would not do it the next time. But this never happened.

As for Souders writing, it was good. I would not say it was spectacular. I found she used a lot of the same descriptions. Sometimes the repetitiveness of the character's inner monologue was a bit much. I did understand what she was trying to do: Evie needed to have these bouts of mind control issues to show us just what she was going through. But I did feel that at times it was a bit too much and could have been slimmed down. Her pacing was good. I didn't feel the need to stop because I was bored, but I also didn't feel like I wanted to stay up late into the night to finish it. And it was nice that the book had an ending. Can it go into a second, sure it can. But it doesn't need to.

Overall this was a fairly enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to seeing where Souders takes it from here.

 photo 4880398_zps19d1bf18.jpgJ.A. Souders was born in the heartland with an overactive imagination and an over abundance of curiosity that was always getting her into trouble. 
Because she never grew up, she decided she’d put her imaginary friends to work and started writing. She now lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and their two children and is an active member of the RWA, SFWA, YARWA and SCBWI. 
She is represented by Natalie Lakosil of the Bradford Literary Agency and her debut novel, RENEGADE, will be released Fall 2012.
**For REVELATIONS ARC requests please contact my publicist at aisha.cloud (at) Tor (dot) com. Thanks!


No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive

Labels

1 Star (2) 1.5 Stars (1) 10 random things (3) 2 Stars (14) 2.5 stars (4) 2013 (5) 2014 (4) 2015 Survey (1) 3 Stars (119) 3.5 Stars (14) 4 (3) 4 Stars (170) 4.5 Stars (5) 5 (2) 5 Stars (113) 5 things (1) A.C. Waltower (1) A.G. Henley (1) A.G. Howard (9) A.Gerry (2) A.L. Bawden (1) A.L. Jackson (3) A.L. Waddington (1) A.M. Hargrove (6) A.R. Kahler (3) Abbi Glines (1) Abi Ketner (1) Abrams (3) Adelle Yeung (2) Aileen Erin (1) Aimee Carter (2) Aimee Feldman (1) Airicka Phoenix (1) ALAMW14 (1) Albert Whitman Teen (1) Alessandra Torre (1) Alexadra Bracken (2) Alexander Nadar (1) Alexandra Bracken (2) Alexandra Duncan (1) Alexandra May (1) Alexandra Monir (1) Alexandra Shostak (3) Alexandra Sirowy (1) Alexis Bass (1) Ali Cross (3) Ali Dean (5) Ali Novak (1) Alice Ward (1) Alicia Michaels (1) Alicia Rades (1) Alisha Sevigny (2) Alison Kemper (1) Alyssa Rose Ivy (1) Alyssa Sheinmel (1) Amaleen Ison (2) Amalie Howard (26) Amanda Gerry (1) Amanda Leigh (1) Amanda Panitch (2) Amanda Sun (3) Amanda Thome (2) Amber Argyle (1) Amber Garr (2) Amber Garza (4) Amber Hart (2) Amie Borst (1) Amulet (1) Amy Allgeyer (1) Amy Bartol (2) Amy Braun (1) Amy Engel (1) Amy Ewing (1) Amy H. Nichols (1) Amy K. Nichols (4) Amy Ketner (1) Amy Lukavics (1) Amy Lynn Spitzley (1) Amy Rose Capetta (2) Amy S. Foster (1) Amy Saunders (1) Amy Sparling (1) Andrea Cremer (4) Andrea Shicke Hirsch (1) Andrew Klavan (2) Angela Corbett (1) Angela J. Townsend (6) Angie Morgan (2) Angie Smibert (1) Anita Grace Howard (1) Ann Brashares (1) Ann Jacobus (1) Ann Redisch Stampler (3) Ann Stampler (1) Anna Adams (2) Anne Aguirre (8) Anne Elisabeth Stengl (1) Anne Greenwood Brown (5) Anne M. Pillsworth (1) Anne Riley (2) Annette K. Larsen (3) Annie Brewer (3) April Geneieve Tucholke (1) ARC Review (262) ARC Reviews (2) Ariella Moon (2) Arwen Elys Dayton (2) As You Wish Tours (2) Ashley Dawson (1) Ashley Ehlers (1) Ashley Herring Blake (1) Ashley Hill (2) Ashley Stoyanoff (2) Ashlyn Drake (2) AToMR Tours (2) Atria (2) Audrey Greenhouse (1) Audrey Grey (1) Audrey Larsen (1) Aurelio Voltaire (3) Ava Wood (1) Avon (1) Avon Impulse (3) B. Kristin McMichael (8) B. Kristing McMichael (1) B.B. Shepherd (1) B.C. Morin (2) B.F. Simone (1) Ballantine Books (1) Balzer & Bray (2) Balzer and Bray (1) Barbara Pietron (1) Barclay (11) Barry Wolverton (1) Bart Baker (1) BEA (13) Becca Ann (1) Becca Johnson (1) Becki Brannen (1) Becky Wicks (2) Bella Forrest (1) Beth Fehlbaum (1) Beth Revis (1) Beth Trissel (1) Beth Watson (1) Bethany Lopez (1) Bethany Neal (1) Birdie Hall (1) Bisi Leyton (1) Black Lion Book Tours (3) Blitz (1) Blog Hop (14) Blog Tour (598) Blogiversary (5) Bloomsbury (6) Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (1) Book Blast (379) Book Haul (1) Book Nerd Tours (31) Book Promo (88) Book Publicity Services (1) Book Tour (1) Books Biscuits and Tea (1) Bookslapped (1) Braden Bell (3) Brandi Leigh Hall (2) Brandi Lynch (1) Brandi Salazar (1) Brandon Hale (2) Braxton Crosby (1) Breaking The Spine (40) Brenda Drake (1) Brenda Pandos (2) Brenda St. John Brown (4) Brian Rowe (1) Brianna Shrum (3) Bridget Zinn (2) Brigid Kemmerer (2) Brigid Kremmerer (2) Brinda Berry (1) Brodi Aston (2) Bryce Leung (1) C. Hall (2) C. Sharp (1) C.A. Pack (1) C.A. Vestraete (1) C.J. Duggan (2) C.J. Dushinski (1) C.M. Boers (1) C.M. Gray (1) C.P. Ching (1) Cady Vance (1) Caela Carter (1) Caisey Quinn (2) Calista Smith (1) Cambria Hebert (39) Cameron Jace (5) Camille Griep (1) Camille Picott (1) Cammie McGovern (1) Candace Knoebel (1) Candice Knoebel (2) Caragh M. O'Brien (1) Carol Riggs (1) Case Maynard (1) Cassandra Clare (5) Cassie Mae (1) Catherine Egan (1) Cathi Shaw (1) cbb book promotions (1) Cecelia Ahern (1) Cedar Fort (11) Cesya MaRae Cuono (2) Chanda Hahn (1) Chanda Stafford (1) Chapter By Chapter (1) Chapter Reveal (2) character bios (4) character interview (7) Charlotte Abel (4) Charlotte Bernnardo (1) Charlotte Huang (1) Cheryl Klam (1) Chloe Jacobs (1) Chris Cannon (2) Chris Salisbury (1) Christie Rich (1) Christina Bauer (1) Christina Chenelle (1) Christina Garner (1) Christina Lee (1) Christine Fonseca (22) Christine H. Bailey (1) Christine Hughes (2) Christine Manzari (1) Christine Zolendz (3) Christopher Gray (1) Christopher Mannino (1) Christopher Mannion (1) Christopher Moannino (1) Christopher Sorenson (1) Christy Dorrity (2) Christy Hall (2) Christy Sloat (1) Cindi Madsen (2) Cindy Miles (4) Cindy Thomas (2) CJ Duggan (1) Claire Conteras (1) Claire Legrand (1) Clara Kensie (1) Clare James (1) Claribel Ortega (1) Clarion Books (1) Claudia Gabel (1) Clean Teen Publishing (8) Clinton Harding (1) CM Doporto (1) Cole Gibson (1) Colee Firman (1) Colette Ballard (1) Colette Freedman (2) Colleen Hoover (10) Collette Ballard (2) Compass Press (3) Conna Compositor (1) Constance Roberts (2) Cora Carmack (18) Courtney Cole (1) Cover Artist (1) Cover Reveal (268) Crewl (1) Cristin Haber (1) Crossroad Tours (7) Crown Books for Young Readers (2) Crystal (19) Crystal Collier (3) Crystal Kaswell (1) Curiosity Quills (2) Curvey Writers (1) Cyn Balog (7) Cynthia Hand (6) D.C. Farmer (1) D.J. MacHale (1) D.K. Mok (2) D.L. Richardson (1) Daisy Whitney (1) Dan Cohen (1) Dan Krokos (2) Dan Wells (1) Dani-Lyn Alexander (3) Daniel Harmon (1) Danielle Bannister (2) Danielle Ellison (4) Danielle Shipley (1) Danielle Young-Ullman (1) Danika Stone (1) Danyelle Leafty (1) Daphne Lamb (1) Darby Karchut (12) Darby Kaye (1) Darcy Woods (3) Dark Days Tour (1) Daryl Gregory (1) David Estes (21) David Hofmeyr (1) David Kudler (2) Dawn Dalton (1) Dawn Jayne (1) Dawn Klehr (1) Dawn Metcalf (5) Dawn Pendleton (2) Dawn Rae Miller (1) DC Farmer (1) Deanna Roy (1) Debbie Behan (1) Debra Driza (4) Delacorte Press (13) Delcorte Press (2) Deleted Scene (1) Denise Grover Swank (1) Denver Acey (1) Derinda Love (1) Devon Hartford (1) Diana Gardin (1) Diana Nixon (2) Diana Wagman (1) Diantha Jones (1) discussion (1) Disney Hyperion (30) DNF (3) Don Hoesel (1) Donna Cooner (1) Donna Zadunajsky (1) Donnielle Tyner (2) Dorine White (1) Dorothy Dreyer (1) E.B. Hood (3) E.C. Adams (1) E.C. Meyers (1) Edelweiss (9) Ednah Walters (8) Elana Johnson (3) Eldritch Black (1) Eleanor Herman (3) Eleni McKnight (1) Elisa Dane (1) Elise Sax (1) Elissa Dane (1) Eliza West (1) Elizabeth Langston (5) Elizabeth Lee (1) Elizabeth Marx (3) Elizabeth Parkison-Bellows (1) Elizabeth Reyes (1) Ella James (4) Elle Casey (2) Elle Kennedy (2) Elle Strauss (3) Ellie Cahill (1) Elsie Chapman (3) Elzabeth Marx (1) Emery Lord (1) Emi Gayle (12) Emiko Jean (1) Emil Ostrovski (1) Emily Fallon (1) Emily White (1) Emma Bloom (1) Emma Chastain (2) Emma Jane Holloway (3) Emma L Adams (2) Emma Raveling (1) Emma Right (1) Emma Silver (1) Entangled Crush (1) Entangled Publishing (38) Entangled Teen (1) Enticing Journey Book Promotions (5) Epic Reads (1) Eria Crouche (1) Eric Devine (1) Eric Nunally (1) Eric Smith (1) Erica Crouch (2) Erica O'Rourke (1) Erin Boman (1) Erin Bow (1) Erin Butler (2) Estelle Laure (1) Eva Chase (1) Eve Bunting (1) Eve Silver (3) exceprt (8) excerpt (124) excerpt reveal (2) Facebook (8) Farrar Straus Grioux (2) Feature Friday (13) Feiwel and Friends (2) FFBC (22) Fiewel and Friends (2) fiktshun (5) First in Line (1) Forbidden Passion Reviews (2) Forgiven Passions Reviews (1) Franke Ash (1) Frankie Rose (1) Friday (1) G.P. Ching (1) G.T. Almasi (1) Gayle Forman (1) GCR Book Tours (37) Gena Showalter (1) Geoff Herbach (1) Gerardo Delgadillo (1) Gina Ciocca (1) Gina Domico (1) givea (1) giveaway (11) Giveaway Hop (8) Giveaways (865) Gloria Craw (1) Good Choice Reading (6) Gregg Olsen (1) Gregg Rosenblum (2) Gretchen de la O (1) Gretchen McNeil (2) Guest Post (103) Guest Review (49) Gustavo Florentin (1) H.A. Enri (1) H.A. Swain (1) H.B. Moore (1) H.J. Daly (1) H.L. LeRoy (1) Hachette (1) Hannah R. Goodman (3) Harlequin Teen (50) Harper Teen (48) HarperCollins (14) Harriet Reuter Hapgood (1) Heather Anastasiu (1) Heather Burch (2) Heather Demitrios (1) Heather Eagar (1) Heather Frost (5) Heather Hildenbrand (1) Heather Letto (1) Heather Lyons (5) Heather Manley (1) Heather McCorkle (10) Heather McCullum (1) Heather Self (1) Heather Walsh (1) Heidi Acosta (1) Heidi McLaughlin (1) Helen Daly (1) Helen Keeble (1) Helena Hunting (1) Henry Holt and Co. (1) Heven and Hell (2) Hipso Media (1) HMH Books for Young Readers (3) Holiday Post (1) Holli Anderson (1) Holly Jennings (1) Holly Schindler (1) Holly Smale (1) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing (3) Hudson Lights (1) I Am a Reader Not a Writer (116) I'm a Reader Not a Writer (2) Iain Reading (1) IFB Tours (3) IGYABC (1) Ilsa Morley (1) Imogen Rose (1) Inger Iverson (1) Ingrid Paulson (1) Ingrid Seymour (1) Ink Slinger PR (144) Inslinger PR (2) Intermix (2) International Girls YA Book Club (4) interview (269) Irish Banana (24) Isis Erb (60) Itching for Books (8) J. Keller Ford (1) J. Lynn (14) J. Malone (1) J. Taylor (4) J. Taylor Publishing (17) J.A. Belfield (6) J.A. Huss (6) J.A. Redmerski (4) J.A. Souders (2) J.B. Vample (1) J.F. Johns (1) J.H. Walker (1) J.K. Rock (9) J.L. Bond (1) J.L. Weil (1) J.L.Berg (2) J.L.Spelbring (4) J.M. Darhower (1) J.M. Gregoire (1) J.M. Stone (1) J.Meyers (2) J.R. Wagner (3) Jackie Lea Sommers (1) Jaclyn Dolamore (3) Jacqueline Garlick (4) Jadie Jones (1) Jaimie Adams (1) Jaimie Arnold (1) Jaleigh Johnson (1) James Moser (1) Jamie Blair (2) Jamie McGuire (2) Jamie Shaw (1) Jane O'Connor (1) Janeal Falor (1) Janelle Stadler (1) Janine Caldwell (6) Janna Jennings (2) Jared Lopatin (1) Jason Latshaw (1) Jason Mott (1) Jay Crowner (7) Jay Crownover (8) Jaymin Eve (1) Jean Book Nerd (2) Jeff Gunhus (5) Jeff Hirsch (2) Jen Frederick (1) Jen Larsen (1) Jen Malone (1) Jen Wylie (1) Jen Young (1) Jena Leigh (1) Jennie Bates Bozic (2) Jennifer A. Nielsen (1) Jennifer Allis Provost (7) Jennifer Anne Davis (6) Jennifer Brown (1) Jennifer Carson (3) Jennifer Comeaux (1) Jennifer Cormeaux (1) Jennifer Derrick (2) Jennifer Donnelly (1) Jennifer E. Smith (2) Jennifer Hubbard (1) Jennifer L. Armentrout (82) Jennifer Lane (1) Jennifer Latham (1) Jennifer Lynn Barnes (1) Jennifer M. Eaton (1) Jennifer Murgia (15) Jennifer Niven (1) Jennifer Provost (1) Jennifer Quintenz (3) Jennings Wright (2) Jenny Adams Perinovic (1) Jerry Spinelli (1) Jessica Arnold (1) Jessica Ruddick (1) Jessica Sorensen (5) Jessie Rosen (1) Jessilyn Peaslee (1) JHPR (1) Jillian Cantor (1) JKSCommunications (4) Jo Schneider (1) Joan Holub (4) Jodi Meadows (11) Jodie Adrefski (2) Jody Kihara (1) Joelle Charbonneau (5) John A. Heldt (1) John Green (1) John William (1) Jon Thomason (1) Jonathan Jones (1) Jonathan K. Benton (2) Jonathan Lister (2) Jonathan Stroud (1) Jordan Dane (1) Jordan Deen (1) Jordan Locke (1) Jordana Frankel (2) Josephine Anglini (1) Josh Grayson (3) Judith Graves (2) Julianna Scott (1) Julie Anne Lindsey (1) Julie Barry (1) Julie Belfield (15) Julie Buxbaum (1) Julie Campbell (1) Julie Cross (12) Julie Dill (1) Julie Kagawa (24) Julie Reece (4) Juliet Chatham (1) Juliet Madison (1) Juliette Cross (3) Juniper Grove (1) Jus Accardo (5) K Makansi (1) K-Bokos (1) K. Makansi (1) K.A. Last (1) K.A. Tucker (16) K.C. Finn (1) K.D. McAdams (1) K.J. Wignall (2) K.L. Going (1) K.L. Kranes (1) K.R. Conway (3) Kai Strand (1) Kaiden Rowe (1) Kailin Gow (4) Kali Wallace (1) Kara Thomas (1) Karen Akins (1) Karen Amanda Hooper (11) Karen Anne Stewart (3) Karen Cushman (1) Karen Finneyfrock (1) Karen Gordon (1) Karen Luellen (1) Karen Rock (1) Karen-Anne Stewart (1) Karey White (2) Karole Cozzo (1) Karri Thompson (1) Kary Rader (1) Kasie West (7) KaSondra Leigh (8) Kat Stiles (1) Kate Avery Ellison (3) Kate Brian (6) Kate Evangelista (1) Kate Jarvick Birch (1) Kate L. Mary (1) Kate McCarthy (1) Kate Ormand (1) Katherine Marsh (1) Katherine Owen (1) Katherine Teegan (7) Kathryn Cooper (1) Kathryn Holmes (1) Kathy MacMillan (1) Kathy Petrakis (2) Katie Alender (1) Katie French (1) Katie Hayoz (1) Katie Lynn Johnson (1) Katie McGarry (24) Katie O'Sullivan (1) Katie Pierson (1) Katlyn Duncan (4) Katy Dowd (1) Katy Evans (1) KayCee R (1) KD Ferguson (1) Keary Taylor (1) Kell Andrews (1) Kelley York (2) Kelly Fior (1) Kelly Hashway (16) Kelly Lynn (1) Kelly Murphy (1) Kelly Said (1) Kelly Walker (2) Kelsey Ketch (6) Kelsey Mack (1) Kelsey Macke (1) Kendra C. Highely (4) Kendra Saunders (3) Kenley Conrad (1) Keren Hughes (1) Keri Arthur (2) Kerri Cuevas (1) Keshia Swaim (1) Kia Garriques (1) Kiara London (1) Kieran Scott (2) Kiersten White (4) Kim Baccellia (1) Kim O'Brien (2) Kimber Leigh Wheaton (6) Kimberly Alfe (1) Kimberly Ann Miller (3) Kimberly Derting (6) Kimberly Griffiths Little (4) Kimberly Loth (1) Kimberly Montpetit (2) Kimberly P. Chase (1) Kirsty Dallas (1) Kit Bakke (1) Knopf (4) Kristen Kittscher (1) Kristen Orlando (2) Kristi Cook (1) Kristin Simmons (1) Kristy Brown (2) Kristy Cooper (1) Kristy Shen (1) Krystal Jones (1) Krystal Wade (1) Krysten Lindsay Hager (4) KT Gannon (1) Kurt Dinan (1) Kylen Jones (1) L.A. Casey (1) L.G. Rollins (1) L.J. Clarkson (2) L.L. Hunter (1) L.M. Justus (3) L.P. Dover (1) L.S. Murphy (6) Lacey Weatherford (1) Lady Amber Tours (6) Lakeshia Poole (1) Laney McMann (6) Lara Avery (1) Larry Rodness (1) Launch Day (1) Laura Anderson Kurk (1) Laura Diamond (2) Laura Ellen (1) Laura Howard (3) Laura Hunter (2) Laura Johnston (2) Laura Liddell (1) Laura Pauling (2) Laura Rollins (1) Laura Roppe (1) Laura Stoddard (1) Laura Williams McCaffrey (1) Laure Eve (1) Lauren Appelhans (1) Lauren Bjorkman (5) Lauren DeStefano (2) Lauren K. McKellar (1) Lauren McKellar (1) Lauren Oliver (6) Lauren Sabel (1) Laurie Faria Stolarz (3) Laury Falter (1) Leah Konen (3) Leah Rae Miller (1) Leah Speigel (1) Lee Strauss (1) Leigh Michael (2) Leila Howland (2) Leisa Rayven (1) Lele Iturrioz (1) Lena Goldfinch (2) Leza Lowitz (1) Lia Nolan (1) Liesl Shirliff (1) Lily Velez (1) Linda Budzinski (1) Linda Zen (1) Lindsay Currie (1) Linsay Leggett (1) Lisa Aldin (2) Lisa Amowitz (9) Lisa Brown Roberts (4) Lisa Burstein (1) Lisa Desrochers (1) Lisa Gail Green (2) Lisa Maxwell (1) Lisa Selin Davis (1) Lisa Survillas (2) Lisa Voisin (1) Little Brown (2) Liz Czukas (1) Liz Gruder (1) Liza Wiem (1) Liza Wiemer (1) Lizzie Ford (2) Lizzy Charles (1) LM Preston (1) Lola Dodge (3) Lola's Blog Tours (2) Lori Goldstein (1) Lorie Ann Grover (1) Louise Rozett (1) LU Ann (1) Lucy D Briand (2) Lynda R. Young (1) Lynn Lindquist (2) Lyrical (3) M. Beth Bloom (1) M. Clarke (1) M. Homer (1) M.L. Sparrow (1) M.L. Steinbrunn (2) M.P. Kozlowsky (1) M.R. Merrick (1) Mackenzie Lee (1) Macmillan (1) Macmillan Children's (1) Madeleine Beckett (1) Magan Vernon (1) Maggie Stiefvater (1) Maia's Muses (2) Makiia Lucier (1) Marcy Blesy (1) Margo Bond Collins (1) Margo Kelly (1) Maria V. Snyder (1) Marian Cheatham (1) Marie Landry (1) Marie Lu (1) Marie Rutkoski (2) Marilyn Phillips (7) Marisette Burgess (1) Marissa Kennerson (1) Marissa Meyer (8) Marissa Moss (1) Mark My Words (8) Mark Perini (4) Marta Brown (3) Martina Boone (5) Mary Clark (1) Mary Elizabeth Summer (1) Mary Gray (4) Mary Ting (4) Matt Haig (1) Matt Whyman (1) Matthew Cody (1) Matthew Cox (1) Max Dune (1) Mayandree Michel (1) Me My Shelf and I (9) Meg Summers (1) Megan Crewe (1) Megan Curd (1) Megan Erickson (15) Megan Frazier Blakemore (1) Megan Miranda (1) Megan Shepherd (1) Megan Squires (1) Megan Whitmer (1) Melanie Card (1) Melanie Karsak (1) Melanie McFarlane (1) Melanie Schulz (1) Melika Lux (1) Melinda Salisbury (1) Melissa Andrea (2) Melissa Chambers (1) Melissa Collins (3) Melissa Gorzelanczyk (1) Melissa Grey (4) Melissa Landers (9) Melissa Meyer (1) Melissa Pearl (4) Melissa Schorr (1) Melissa West (8) meme (1) Mia Garcia (1) Michael Bast (1) Michael Phillip Cash (1) Michael W. Garza (2) Michaelbrent Collings (1) Michele Corriel (1) Michele Machado (1) Michelle Bacon (1) Michelle Krys (2) Michelle L. Johson (1) Michelle Madow (7) Michelle Pickett (4) Michelle Smith (3) Michelle Zink (2) middle grade (1) Mina Chara (1) Mindee Arnett (5) Mindy McGinnis (1) Miranda Kenneally (1) Missy Kalicicki (2) mm publicity (1) MMS&I (14) Molly McAdams (4) Monday (1) Monica Murphy (2) Month9 Books (1) music play list (2) Music Review (1) Nancy (1) Nancy Ohlin (2) Nancy S. Thompson (1) Nashoda Rose (1) Natalie Blitt (1) Natalie Decker (2) Natalie Wright (1) Natalie Zaman (1) Nazarea Andrews (1) Neil Gaiman (1) Nely Cab (3) Net Galley (32) Never Too Old for YA Books (98) Nichola Reilly (2) Nichole Chase (2) Nichole Luiken (1) Nick Green (1) Nick Lake (2) Nicole Castroman (1) Nicole Chase (1) Nicole R. Taylor (1) Nicole Reed (1) Nicole Sobon (1) Nikki Godwin (1) Nikki Urang (1) Noelle August (8) Novella (3) NYCC (3) Oisin McGann (1) Olivia Rivers (1) Oops I Read a Book Again (1) Open Road Media (1) Ophelia London (1) Orchard Books (1) P.K. Gallagher (1) P.T. Michelle (2) Page Morgan (1) Paige Pendelton (1) Paranormal Cravings (1) Paranormal Reads (2) Patchwork Press (6) Pati Nagle (1) PatPuppyArt (1) Patricia B. Tighe (1) Patrick Carmen (3) Patrick Carr (1) Patty Blount (1) Paul Redneck (1) Paula Stokes (2) Peggy Martinez (2) Pembroke Sinclair (1) Penelope King (5) Penguin (3) PenguinRandomHouse (13) Pete Clark (1) Petra Bagnardi (1) Pilomel (1) Pintip Dunn (1) Playlist (13) Playlistfiction (3) Poppy (2) Pre-Release Blast (3) promo (80) Promotion (13) Prufrock Press (1) publicist (1) Putnum's Sons Books for Young Readers (1) Q&A (1) R.C. Lewis (1) R.J. Anderson (5) R.J. Crayton (1) R.K. Lilley (1) Rachael Allen (1) Rachael Renee Anderson (1) Rachel A. Marks (2) Rachel E. Fisher (4) Rachel Harris (13) Rachel Hawkins (3) Rachel K. Burke (1) Rachel McClellan (2) Rachel Morgan (1) Rachel Shane (1) Rachel Van Dyken (3) Rachel Vincent (3) Rachel Wade (2) Rae Carson (1) Rainy Day Ramblings (1) Rajdeep Paulus (3) Rajeep Paulus (1) Random House (8) Random House Kids (2) Ransom Rigs (1) RaShelle Workman (2) Ray Ballantyne (1) Raye Wagner (1) Razorbill (1) RBTL (3) Read Between The Lines (1) Reading With Me (1) Rebecca Hamilton (1) Rebecca L. Ethington (1) Rebecca L. Purdy (2) Rebecca Maizel (1) Rebecca Podos (1) Rebecca Rynecki (1) Rebecca Yarros (1) Rebekah Campbell (4) Rebekah Crane (1) Rebekah L. Purdy (4) Rebekkah Ford (1) Regina Wamba (1) Release Blast (151) Renee Ahdieh (2) Renee Collins (3) Renee Donne (1) Renee Novelle (2) Review (144) Review Blitz (1) review books (1) Rhiannon Paille (2) Rhiannon Thomas (2) Rhonda Helms (1) Rhonda Sermon (1) Rhys A. Jones (2) Richelle Mead (1) Rick Johnson (1) RJ Anderson (1) Roane Publishing (2) Roaring Brook Press (1) Robin Talley (1) Robin Tallie (2) Robin York (2) Rochelle Maya Callan (2) Rockstar Book Tours (80) Ron C. Nieto (1) Rosamund Hodge (3) Roshani Chokshi (1) Ruchi Banerjee (1) Ruth Silver (3) Ryan Graudin (1) Rysa Walker (1) S. Thompson (1) S.C. Stephens (1) S.E.Green (1) S.J. Kinkaid (2) S.J. Pierce (2) S.K. Anthony (1) S.R. Johannes (1) Sabaa Tahir (1) Sabrina Elkins (2) Sadie Grubor (1) Sadie Turner (2) SAE (9) sale blast (1) Samantha Durante (2) Santino Hassell (1) Sara B. Larson (4) Sara Hantz (1) Sara Raasch (1) Sara V. Zook (1) Sarah Ahiers (1) Sarah Alderson (1) Sarah Beard (3) Sarah Crossan (1) Sarah Dalton (1) Sarah Daltry (3) Sarah Gagnon (2) Sarah Gilman (1) Sarah J. Maas (5) Sarah J. Pepper (1) Sarah J. Schmitt (1) Sarah Lynn Scheeger (1) Sarah M. Ross (6) Sarah MacLean (1) Sarah Nicholas (1) Sarah Nichols (1) Sarah Noffke (1) Sarah Prineas (1) Sarah Tomp (1) Sarah Tregay (2) Sarah Vance-Tompkins (1) Sarina Bowen (3) Saturday (42) SC Arscott (1) Scavenger Hunt (1) Scholastic (3) Scott Cramer (1) Selina Fenech (1) Shalini Boland (2) Shanae Branham (1) Shandy Lawson (2) Shane Branham (1) Shani Petroff (1) Shannon Delaney (1) Shannon Duffy (1) Shannon Greenland (1) Shannon Lee Alexander (2) Shannon Mayer (2) Shannyn Schroeder (1) Shards (1) Share a Read (1) Sharon Huss Roat (1) Shaun David Hutchinson (1) Shawn Underhill (1) Shawntelle Madison (1) Shay Layman (2) Shea Berkley (6) Shelley Martin (1) Shepherd Hoodwin (1) Shereen Vedam (1) Sherry D. Ficklin (22) Shiloh Walker (1) Shirley Anne Edwards (1) Shonna Slayton (1) Simon and Schuster (15) Simon Pulse (5) Simonteen (3) Sky Pony Press (4) Skye Callahan (1) Skyscape (1) SM Blooding (1) Sonali Dev (1) Sonya Loveday (1) Sonya Mukherjee (1) Sophie Davis (2) Sophie Jordan (9) Sophie Swift (1) Sourcebooks (8) Spence City (9) Spencer Hill Press (140) Spencer Hill Press Contemp (9) Spotlight (11) St Martin's Griffin (1) St. Martin's Griffin (4) Stacey Jay (1) Stacey Kade (5) Stacey O'Neale (4) Stacey Rourke (1) Stacking The Shelves (48) Stacy Claflin (1) Stacy Nash (1) Stacy Renee Keywell (1) Stacy Wise (1) Stan Schatt (1) Stasia Ward Kehoe (1) Stephanie Diaz (3) Stephanie Erikson (1) Stephanie Greenhalgh (2) Stephanie Judice (13) Stephanie Keyes (3) Stephanie Perkins (1) Stephanie Scott (1) Stephanie Wardrop (1) Steven James (1) Steven Whibley (1) Stilpoint Digital Press (1) STS (54) Stuck In Books (1) Sunday (53) Supa Gurl (7) Susan Dennard (1) Susan Griscom (2) Susan Kaye Quinn (26) Susan Sweenie (1) Susan Traugh (2) Susanne Winnacker (2) Suzannah Daniels (1) Suzanne Kamata (1) Suzanne Rigdon (1) Suzanne Williams (2) Suzanne Wright (1) Suzanne Young (1) Suze Winegardner (1) Sweetwater Books (2) Swoon Reads (1) Swoon Romance (1) Synopsis Saturday (10) T. Marie Alexander (1) T.A. Maclagan (1) T.G. Ayer (1) T.J. Woolridge (1) T.L Clark (1) T.M. Franklin (1) T.M. Goeglein (1) Tabatha Vargo (1) Tahereh Mafi (6) Tammara Webber (1) Tanuja Desai Hidier (1) Tara Fuller (1) Tara Sivec (1) Tara West (1) Taran Matharu (1) Tarryn Fisher (1) Taryn Fisher (1) Tasty Book Tours (3) Taylor Lavati (1) Teaser (3) Teaser Tuesday (8) Ted Galdi (1) Tell Me Something Tuesday (1) Tellulah Darling (5) Tenille Berezay (1) tens list (6) Terah Edun (7) Teresa Toten (1) Teri Brown (3) Terri Rochenski (5) Tessa Marie (1) Teymour Shahabi (1) The Children's Book Review (1) Thea Atkinson (1) Theresa Kay (2) This or That (1) Thomas Christopher (2) Thursday (10) Tia Lewis (1) Tiffany Daune (5) Tiffany King (1) Tiffany Schmidt (2) Tiffany Truit (2) Tim Shoemaker (1) Tom DeLonge (1) Tom Doyle (1) Tom Isabell (1) Toni Aleo (7) Toni Kerr (1) Tonya Kuper (1) top five (2) Top Ten (15) Tor (1) Tor Teen (3) Tracey Martin (2) Tracy Clark (2) Tracy Deebs (1) Tracy E. Banghart (1) trailer (3) Trailer Reveal (26) Trisha Leaver (3) Trisha Wolfe (5) Trisha Woodridge (2) Trista Day (1) Tuesday (1) Tulip Romance (3) Twitter (1) Tyler H. Jolley (9) Tynga's Reviews (86) Uvi Poznansky (1) V.E. Ulett (1) V.J.O. Gardner (1) Vacation (1) Vacen Taylor (1) Val Richards (1) Valia Lind (2) Vanessa M. Knight (1) Vera Nazarian (1) Veronica Bartles (1) Veronica Jones (1) Veronica Rossi (13) Veronica Roth (4) Vickie Hall (3) Vicky Savage (4) Victoria Aveyard (3) Victoria Schwab (8) video (2) Violet Duke (1) Vivi Barnes (2) W. Farraro (2) Waiting On Wednesday (2) Wednesday (27) Wendy Higgins (12) Wendy Russo (1) What I'm Reading (1) Will McIntosh (2) William Hazelgrove (1) William Morrow (17) William Sutcliffe (1) Winter Haven Books (3) Word Slinger (1) WOW (107) writing tips (1) Wunderkind (1) Xpresso Book Tours (257) YA Bound (201) YA Crush Tourney (1) Zest Books (2) Zoe Cannon (1) Zoraida Cordova (2)