YA Diversity Book Club: Anniversary Post – Alwyn Hamilton Q & A

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This month marks the one year anniversary of our feature.  Hard to believe right?  We are celebrating in our own diverse way, with giveaways, interviews, discussion posts, etc to share with all of you!  Look for our new banner around (we are adding other social media outlets to our club) and for our soon to be twitter chats!

Today I’m showcasing an upcoming author, Alywn Hamilton who has a fantasy debut in early 2016 with Viking/Penguin.

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Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine

Today I’m eagerly awaiting. . .

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Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally (Hundred Oaks #6)

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Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.

But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?

Source: egalley from Sourcebooks for review purposes.  This in no way effects my opinion or my review.

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Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine

Today I’m eagerly awaiting. . .

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

SOURCE:  finished copy gifted

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Chasing Jillian by Julie Brannagh Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Jillian Miller likes her job working in the front office for the Seattle Sharks, but lately being surrounded by a constant parade of perfection only seems to make her own imperfections all the more obvious. She needs a change, which takes her into foreign territory: the Sharks’ workout facility after hours. The last thing she expects is a hot, grumbly god among men to be there as witness.

Star linebacker Seth Taylor had a bad day-well, a series of them recently. When he hits the Sharks’ gym to work out his frustration, he’s startled to find someone there-and even more surprised that it’s Jillian, the team owner’s administrative assistant. When he learns of Jillian’s mission to revamp her lifestyle, he finds himself volunteering to help. Something about Jillian’s beautiful smile and quick wit makes him want to stick around. She may not be like the swimsuit models he usually has on his arm, but the more time Seth spends with Jillian the harder he falls.

And as Jillian discovers that the new her is about so much more than she sees in the mirror, can she discover that happiness and love are oh-so-much better than perfect?

Source:  eARC from the publisher for review purposes.  This in now way affects my opinion.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over @ The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s Topic:  Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies)

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