December 17, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday


Sooooo....what book are we waiting on here at RFYF? Since all you young adult readers will be on a looong Christmas break soon, we are going to check out TWO new books that are coming out right in time to keep you all from being bored!



suspicion
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by Alexandra Monir
Release Date: 23 December 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press

A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery. 

 “There’s something hidden in the maze.” 


 Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor. 

 For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope. 

 Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving. 

 Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.

(goodreads summary)




after us
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by Amber Hart
Release Date: 30 December 2014
Publisher: K-Teen

Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once. 


 Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Plagued by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss. 

 Javier has scars of his own. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin, Diego. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape. 

 Two broken souls could make each other whole again—or be shattered forever. 

 Our time will come. And we'll be ready. 

(goodreads summary)



December 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesday



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 
Just do the following: 
  • Grab your current read. 
  • Open to a random page. 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. 
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! 
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 


"What a horrid woman," she whispered when words formed again in her brain. "I trust she has nothing to do with the running of the place."

p. 67






Softly Falling

by Carla Kelly











December 15, 2014

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading?





This is a fun meme that allows bloggers to get an idea of what everyone else is reading and perhaps help to find our next must-read. So check out what WE are reading and tell us what YOU are reading!!




Lora is Reading: 


by Cassandra Clare 

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Cindi is Reading: 


by Carla Kelly

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December 10, 2014

Reviewer Wanted

After much deliberation, I have finally decided to take the plunge and ask for help. I simply have to many books coming in that I cannot keep up with. I lost 2 reviewers They just moved on. And i have one that is just to busy to help. So i am looking for at least one reviewer to start with. My intention is to mail the reviewer books who will then review them and mail them either to me or to the school directly. We are a site that reviews YA books and then we donates them to the local High School here.

Requirements:
* You must live in the USA because the shipping would wipe me out if you were out of the states. Im in ohio the closer the better but i am willing to ship the books in the USA.

*Reviews must be from the Young Adult genre. If you are 16 or 17 you must have a parents permission to review and you must be financially able to mail the books back to me once you have read and reviewed them.

*I need someone who can commit to one review a week, but after that one you can do as many as you want. Accountability is a must.

*Must be 16+ as most of the books I receive are Young Adult novels.

*Must understand that there is no guarantee of review books (High probability though)

*Must reside in the US if you want to receive review books from me. International shipping is too expensive.

*Absolutely no author bashing.  Read for your future is a strictly professional page. You can write a negative review, but be respectful.

*Must be willing to coordinate and agree to books that will be reviewed in advance.

*Must submit links to prior reviews so I can see if you would be a good fit.

*Reviews can be formatted however you would like, but the set up (Cover image, purchase links, rating, etc) must be the same as mine.

Wishes:

*Someone who doesn't mind reviewing a new release in a series they haven't read before. I can't do it, and I don't have the time to go back to read the prior installments. I would LOVE to have someone who can do this.

Benefits:

*A place to share your thoughts about books on a well established blog.

*A custom signature and about me section.

* Helping to put books into the hands of teenagers

*A potentially larger role with the blog if wanted.
 
*You can read what we are all about HERE!

If  you can agree with all this LOL You can Apply HERE! or email me @ chaarmedone1512@aol.com

November 11, 2014

Review: The Shadow and the Rose (Ash Grove Chronicles #1) by Amanda DeWees

Summary-
In the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, Ash Grove High School for the Performing Arts draws the brightest and most talented teens. But beneath the peaceful surface, supernatural forces are at work...
When ordinary high-school junior Joy Sumner visits a graveyard at midnight on a dare, she doesn’t expect to end up sharing a kiss with brooding teen model Tanner Lindsey. And she definitely doesn’t expect to make an enemy of Tanner’s seductive, sinister mentor, the ageless supermodel Melisande—who may not be entirely human—or to find that her sleepy little corner of North Carolina is buzzing with supernatural energy.
While Joy fights to free Tanner from Melisande’s grasp—and from his own self-doubt—she finds that she’s pregnant. And when Tanner’s love for her puts his life in danger, will she be able to rescue him and save their future together?
 
Review-
 I like this book and am looking forward to reading the rest of this series. The characters are very likeable and easy to relate to. The whole story is just written well. Even the villain is good in a bad guy sort of way. The storyline is full of mystery and keeps you chasing around up until the very end. Just when you thin you have things all figured out you get a curve ball and you're off to the races again. There was never a dull moment. Very enjoyable read. Happy Reading!!
 
Publisher- Createspace
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the author for the donation of this book into the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!!

Review: Nearly Gone (Nearly Gone #1) by Elle Cosimano

Summary-
Bones meets Fringe in a big, dark, scary, brilliantly-plotted urban thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end.

Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother's job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.
Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon—she'll be next.
  
 
Review-
 Not nearly what I was expecting... it was soooo much better. A very nice surprise. When I first started reading it I wasn't sure if I would be able to click with this story. I'm glad it was interesting enough for me to keep reading. It turned out to be a really good book. I can't wait to read the next one from this author. The storyline filled in quickly with complexities and an overall richness. It's very fast-paced with twists & turns to keep you turning those pages. I love a good thriller that can keep you on the edge of your seat. Hard to put down. I was captivated right up to the very last page. A refreshing & thrilling read. Happy Reading!! 
 
Publisher-Kathy Dawson Books
Reviewer Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the publisher for donating this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!!

Review:Invisability by Andrea Cremer, David Levithan


Summary-
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.
 
Review-
 I tried not to have a pre-conceived opinion about this book. Not an easy thing to do, considering I really like the Authors' previous writing. At least the stories I have read. This book certainly was not a disappointment. I loved everything about this book! The characters are well rounded and have believable personalities. The storyline has a lot of action and surprises to keep you on your toes and plenty of plot twists to keep you guessing. This one is a real page turner. I had a hard time putting it down, even for a little while. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. This is an excellent read and well worth your time. I hope you love it as much as I did. Can't wait to see if the adventure will continue. Happy Reading!!
 
Publisher-Philomel
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by Mechele
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!

Review: Rebel by Amy Tintera

Summary-
Wren Connolly thought she'd left her human side behind when she dies five years ago and came back 178 minutes later as a Reboot. With her new abilities of strength, speed, and healing—along with a lack of emotions—Wren 178 became the perfect soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Then Callum 22 came along and changed everything.
Now that they've both escaped, they're ready to start a new life in peace on the Reboot reservation. But Micah 163, the Reboot running the reservation, has darker plans in mind: to wipe out the humans. All of them. Micah has been building a Reboot army for years and is now ready to launch his attack on the cities. Callum wants to stick around and protect the humans. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind them.
With Micah on one side, HARC on the other, and Wren and Callum at odds in the middle, there's only one option left...
It's time for Reboots to become rebels.
 
Review-
 I didn't have the good fortune to read the partner book to this one. In my opinion, you don't really have to in order to enjoy this one. The Author does a good job of fitting in a lot of references to the first book. So you never feel lost or left behind. The characters come across as strong and personable. Easy to relate to. With all the action and plot twists, the book really holds your attention. The storyline I not only interesting but enjoyable to read as well. Hope you like it too ;) Happy Reading!!
 
Publisher-HarperTeen
Reviewer Rating:4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for the Future book program in exchange for a honest  review!!

Review: Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

Summary-
A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings  The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.
 Alexandra Coutts's TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world. 
 
Review-
This book was a little to slow-paced for me. It didn't really have a lot of action. Also, I did not care for the way the story started off jumping around. Although, the Author does a good job of bringing everything together in the end. Most of the characters were solid but there were a few who I felt were a little flimsy. The storyline was good though. All-in-all, it was an ok read. That's just my opinion though, maybe you'll love it. It's worth giving it a try. Happy Reading!!
 
Publisher-Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Reviewer Rating:3.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for you Future book program in exchange for a honest review!