YA

Cover Reveal: Find Me if You Dare by Vicki Leigh

I'm super excited to share with you guys the cover for this amazing sounding book. It's stunning and spooky, and definitely makes me want to read, read, read. 

Also, there is a big giveaway going on at Vicki's tumblr page, so be sure to stop by and check out all the goodies! (Which I've listed below)  

http://vickileighauthor.tumblr.com/

  • 20 copies of CATCH ME WHEN I FALL (Book One of the Dreamcatcher Series)
  • a signed copy of CITY LOVE by Susane Colasanti
  • The Vampire Diaries wall poster of Damon Salvatore
  • a copy of SHADOW STUDY by Maria V. Snyder
  • 5 handmade dream catchers
  • a poster of the SORCERER HEIR series, signed by Cinda Chima
  • 2 posters of the cover of DOON, signed by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. 
  • a poster of the cover of DAMSEL DISTRESSED, signed by Kelsey Macke
  • a poster of Melissa Lander's ALIENATED cover

Now...on to this amazing cover!

And now check out the full wrap!

Awesome, isn't it?

Blurb: 

They may have won the first battle, but the Apocalypse has just begun.

Five weeks have passed since the battle that left Rome and Columbus in ruins. Sheltered in the hidden city of Caelum, Daniel and Kayla train alongside over one hundred Magus and Protectors, hoping that their unified ranks will be enough to take down their greatest threat yet: Richard, his followers, and his horde of Nightmares. Then a fallen comrade is returned to Caelum with a message carved into his chest and a note referencing the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Daniel knows their time for training is over.

Finally understanding Richard’s plans for Kayla and the three other Magus born on Halloween, Daniel and the rest of Caelum’s volunteers scout the U.S. in a desperate attempt to stop their enemy before he can unleash his first Horseman. But when massive attacks claim thousands of lives, people all over the world begin to fall ill—including those Daniel and Kayla care about the most.

With the Horseman of Pestilence released, Daniel knows it’s time to step aside and let Kayla take the lead. Only she has the power to rival her father’s. But when Richard’s plot turns out to be darker than they imagined, their fight is met with more death and destruction—and an enemy who might be unbeatable, after all.

Top Ten Favorite YA Books by Wendi Nunnery

I'm so excited to be hosting YA author Wendi Nunnery on the blog today. (And even more excited to have her share her top ten favorite YA books.) Follow along and see if maybe you might have some in common! Also, be sure to take a look at her new release, THE BEST KEPT SECRET as well.

Thanks for having me on the blog today, Heather! This was such a fun post to put together.

10) Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar - I almost hate to admit it because the whole television franchise has been associated with little more than shiny, material things, but the books are really solid. Cecily von Ziegesar uses wealth and prestige as a setting where real people deal with some seriously ugly issues. Shes got a great handle on the voices of her characters, so the books never feel one-dimensional. I practically flew through them.

9) Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - Having struggled with OCD and anxiety-induced depression, this book got me from the get-go. It approaches the subject of mental illness with the perfect balance of humor and compassion, and its one of the few contemporary YA novels that, dare I say, ends well. Sometimes we like a happy ending, right?

8) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis - C.S. Lewis is arguably one of the greatest authors and theologians of his time, or any time really. And the beauty of Narnia is that it takes us to a place where we can actually understand Gods love because we can see it in Lewischaracters. Not only is the writing gorgeous, but the stories are filled with messy human beings (and animals) who show us how to do the right thing even when its the hard thing.

7) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - This book is heartbreaking. And thats what makes it so damn good. Just read it.

6) This is Sarah by Ally Malinenko - My fellow BookFish girl Ally Malinenko penned a page-turner with the story of a Colin Leventhal, a boy on the search to find out what really happened to his missing girlfriend the night he saw her last. Its a fairly quick read, but its got depth.

5) Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech - This one is a little more on the middle-grade side, but its a classic. Absolutely Normal Chaos is the summer diary of Mary Lou Finney, who comes from an insanely large, insanely loud family, and when her cousin from West Virginia shows up unannounced, she realizes there are quite a few secrets in her family, too. Written in first person (obviously), this hilarious book covers first kisses, broken hearts, and the wild adventure of summertime and being thirteen.

4) Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech - Another one from Creech and possibly even better than Absolutely Normal Chaos. After her mother leaves, Salamanca Tree Hiddle, a country girl with Native American roots, moves to a new city with her father. This story is a beautiful, tearjerking narrative of family and friendship, and Mary Lou Finney even makes an appearance. I might still have the copy I borrowedfrom my sixth grade English class (sorry Mrs. Wright!).

3) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Because DUH.

2) Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - This one will get you in the feels EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Forget that its on your schools summer reading list; read it because its GOOD.

1) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - If I have to explain why, youll never understand.

Blurb:

In high school, everyone has secrets. Even well-brought-up Emma Fraser.

Emma’s sophomore year started out all wrong. First, her best friend Andy confessed to losing his virginity leaving Emma all alone in the V-Club. Then the rest of her friends got weird and suddenly Emma finds herself feeling like the people she knows best have become total strangers. And total strangers are becoming friends.

When Deegan Burke, a rich, gorgeous senior, asks Emma to be his date for the prom, Emma thinks her luck has begun to change. But rather than being able to bask in this newfound glory, her whole world starts to unravel. And when secrets that once seemed so innocent start to take a very dangerous turn, Emma discovers that true friends are friends no matter what…and some secrets aren’t worth keeping.

 

Author Bio:

Wendi Nunnery is the author of The Mayfield Family Story. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and The Simply Beloved, a lifestyle website for women of faith. She is a proud alumna of Georgia Southern University and, at any given time, you can find her with a cup of coffee and a book. She lives, loves, and mothers in Atlanta, Georgia. The Best Kept Secret is her first novel.

Find her online:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wendinunneryauthor

Twitter: @ladynunnery

Instagram: @ladynunnery

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ladynunnery

Blog: www.wendinunnery.com

Buy links:

Amazon US:

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Kept-Secret-Wendi-Nunnery-ebook/dp/B00WJFFTJ6/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1430330389&sr=8-9&keywords=The++Best+Kept+Secret

Amazon UK:  

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Kept-Secret-Wendi-Nunnery-ebook/dp/B00WJFFTJ6/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1430330458&sr=8-11&keywords=The+Best+Kept+Secret