Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel

cd680-tttThis feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s prompt was pretty easy for me. I was able to nail down ten authors in less than ten minutes. The hard part was dealing with the fact that several of them don’t have covers yet, because I don’t usually feature a book unless it has a cover.

Anyway, go check out my list!

Amy Zhang
Falling Into Place-Released Fall 2014
This Is Where The World Ends-Releasing Spring 2016

Becky Albertalli
Simon vs the Homo Spaiens Agenda-Released Spring 2015
Untitled (No cover)-Releasing 2016

Brandy Colbert
Pointe-Released Spring 2014
Little Lion (No cover)-Releasing 2017

Katrina Leno
The Half Life of Molly Pierce-Released Summer 2014
The Lost & Found-Releasing Summer 2016

Aaron Hartzler
What We Saw-Released Summer 2015
Twitch (No cover)-Releases 2016

Amanda Panitch
Damage Done-Released Summer 2015
Never Missing, Never Found (No cover)-Summer 2016

Alexandra Sirowy
The Creeping-Released Summer 2015
The Telling-Releasing Summer 2016

Wendy Mills
Positively Beautiful-Released Winter 2015
All We Have-Releasing 2016

Natalie C. Parker
Beware the Wild-Released Fall 2014
Behold the Bones-Releasing Winter 2016

Tess Sharpe
Far From You-Released Spring 2014
Somewhere Between Right and Wrong (No cover)-Releasing 2017

If you did a TTT today, feel free to leave the links to your posts in the comments section.

TTT: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together


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I wasn’t sure how easy or hard this topic would be, but I wanted to give myself a challenge. Go check out my dream parings.

Emery Lord & Jessi Kirby
-If these two ever wrote a book together, I would need to stockpile a LOT of kleenex to get through their book-

Sarah J. Maas & Marie Lu
-These two write badass ladies and have beautiful writing. Imagine how amazing their collaboration would be –

Mary E. Pearson & Renee Ahdieh
-Okay, someone needs to make this happen. Badass ladies again plus fabulous world building-

Christa Desir & Courtney Summers
-I have a feeling if these two EVER wrote a book together, I’d need a drink to calm the hell down-

Tamara Ireland Stone & Courtney C. Stevens
-These two write characters that are wonderfully & heartbreakingly real. I would lose my crap if they ever wrote a book together-

Brandy Colbert & Tess Sharpe
-Two of my favorite & most underrated authors. Both of these ladies wrote books that broke my heart, and pushed the envelope on those tough topics-

Francesca Zappia & Katrina Leno
-These two wrote about mental illnesses in heartbreakingly real ways and they both exceeded my expectations when I did read their beautiful books-

Becky Albertalli & Amy Zhang
-This is a bit of a wild card pick, but Amy’s writing is stunning and Becky’s first book was quirky and adorable. I’d be thrilled if they wrote a book together-

Trish Doller & Peggy Kern
-These two authors have written some of my favorite books. Books that have been hard to read at times, but awesome books nonetheless. If they wrote a book together, it would probably be raw, realistic and amazing-

Abigail Haas & Amanda Panitch
-These ladies are the QUEENS of mind fuckery. My goodness, if they EVER wrote a book together, I’d probably spontaneously combust-

If you did a TTT post this week, leave me the link in the comment section. If we have any of the same picks, don’t forget to tell me.

Stacking the Shelves #78

 This feature is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, and it’s a way to show what we’ve added to our shelves recently.

Wow, this is my first official Stacking the Shelves post from my new home. Well, new home as in, the blog is now on WordPress, but you all know I’ve been blogging for 2 years.

This week, I added one book that I preordered and 2 books I got from the library that I’ve been excited about (Already read & reviewed Saint Anything!)

I added two books from Edelweiss & one book from NetGalley.

I also got one of my favorite books from 2014 from my Secret Sister.

Received for Review
Stacking the Shelves #78 CBTM
Underneath Everything by Mary Beller Paul
Come Back to Me by Mila Gray

Stacking the Shelves #78

No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney


Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan


The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

I hope you all have a fabulous week!

Review: The Half Life Of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

Book Title: The Half Life Of Molly Pierce
Author: Katrina Leno
Publish Date: July 8th, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA/Contemporary
Book Link: Goodreads
Pre-Order Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleThe Book Depsitory

Synopsis from Goodreads:
You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.

You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.

You live and you remember.

Me, I live and I forget.

But now—now I am remembering. 

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves.

Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.

I’ve always been fascinated by Dissociative Identity Disorder. To the point where I gobble up anything that has to do with that. Books such as Sybil, Where Rabbit Howls, The Flock & All Around The Town. I’ve watched movies that have to do with it, documentaries, pretty much anything I could get my hands on about this illness, I read or watched. So when I saw the blurb for this book on Goodreads, I knew I just had to have it. So I waited anxiously for it to go up on Edelweiss and finally it did. I downloaded and then just waited for the right time to read it.

I picked it up a few days ago and I was immediately hooked. Chunks of time is missing in seventeen year old Molly’s life. She wakes up and doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. Usually the blackouts only last a few hours but sometimes they can last for a full day. 

She’s there when a boy named Lyle is in an accident and is in serious condition. She stays with him until they arrive at the hospital. She calls his brother at Lyle’s request and when Sayer arrives at the hospital, Molly can’t shake the feeling that she knows him somehow. Lyle’s death is the catalyst for Molly to realize that something isn’t right. She knows she’s never met these boys before, but she can’t help feeling like she knows Sayer and that she knew Lyle.
What’s weirder is that she feels her parents and siblings, Clancy & Hazel know something she doesn’t know. She starts to feel like maybe, they know that she’s not as normal as she tries to pretend she is. Maybe they know about her blackouts and missing chunks of time even though she’s tried her hardest to keep them from knowing about it.
Normally the stream of consciousness writing style would have driven me crazy, but in this particular book, it works. It flowed in a way I wouldn’t expect stream of consciousness writing to flow. So that definitely made me happy. Sometimes writing style can make or break a book. Thankfully, this time it made the book better.
This book was very character driven, which I really liked. The character development was well done.I do wish we had gotten to see more of Erie & Luka though. It seemed like most of the book was focused on finding out the truth about Molly, Lyle and Sayer. I also wished we had gotten a longer ending. I liked how it ended, and it was definitely much different from any of the other books about this disorder had ever been, but I wanted something just a tad bit longer.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a short book, but definitely a well written and fascinating book. I am going to give it 4 stars and I would definitely recommend it to others. I definitely plan on buying a finished copy of this book. 

Stacking the Shelves #26

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Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week and I hope at least some of that time was spent reading. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but both Edelweiss & Netgalley are seriously dangerous. Harper put up a ton of new e-ARC’s this past week and while I did get quite a few, I managed to limit myself at least somewhat.
I didn’t buy anything this week as I am still waiting on a box from Amazon. I bought books with my birthday money and with all the crappy weather occurring on the East Coast, the package was delayed slightly. So I’ll definitely have three new books to show you next Sunday.
On to the fun part. The books.
Received for Review

17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson


As always, be sure to let me know if you’ve read any of these or if you are wanting to read any of these. Don’t forget to leave links to your Stacking the Shelves posts or vlogs.
Weekly Blog Wrap-Up
Monday- Review of Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
Tuesday-Cover Reveal for As You Turn Away by Molli Moran
Wednesday- Review of Secret Lies by Amy Dunne
Thursday- Review of Knowing Jack by Rachel Curtis
Friday- Information on Challenge Participation 2014
Saturday- Review of Say Forever (Something More #3) by Tara West