Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blog Tour Review: Never Missing, Never Found by Amanda Panitch

“This layered, satisfying read brims with spine-tingling psychological suspense and plays on themes of identity, loyalty, and loss.”Booklist

Never Missing, Never Found
Amanda Panitch

Release Date: June 28, 2016 
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0-553-50765-2
Hardcover: $17.99 * 320 pages
Ebook: $10.99  978-0-553-50765-2
Ages: 14+

Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett was lucky enough to eventually escape her captor. Now a teen, she's starting a summer job at an amusement park. There are cute boys, new friends, and the chance to finally have a
normal life.
Her first day on the job, Scarlett is shocked to discover that a girl from the park has gone missing. Old memories come rushing back. And now as she meets her new coworkers, one of the girls seems strangely familiar. When Scarlett chose to run all those years ago, what did she set into motion? And when push comes to shove, how far will she go to uncover the truth . . . before it's too late?

With a to-die-for twist, fans of Lauren Oliver’s Vanishing Girls, Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap, and Pretty Little Liars will enjoy the this deliciously disturbing, heart-in-your-throat thriller NEVER MISSING, NEVER FOUND.

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Review: Nerve (Movie Tie-In) by Jeanne Ryan

"...The commentary on today's life-as-public-spectacle society is both unsubtle and sound"--Kirkus Reviews


by Jeanne Ryan

Release Date: July 12, 2016 (movie tie-in edition)
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
ISBN: 9780142422830
Paperback: $10.99 * 320 pages
Ages: 14+

For fans of The Hunger Games

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the gameknows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: The Real Peter Pan by Piers Dudgeon

"...fascinating...a valuable contribution to the Barrie literature"--Booklist

The Real Peter Pan

by Piers Dudgeon

Release Date: July 12, 2016
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1-250-087799
Hardcover: Biography & Autobiography
$27.95 * 416 pages

The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan, and its popularity continues as evidenced by the hit Broadway show, Finding Neverland, and new television and film adaptations of the classic produced recently. But few know the real story behind Peter Pan, which is a different and darker version than the one portrayed in film and on stage. Now, in his revealing new book, THE REAL PETER PAN: THE TRAGIC LIFE OF MICHAEL LLEWELYN DAVIS, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships between Peter Pan's creator, J.M. Barrie, and the family of boys who inspired his work, particularly young Michael Llewelyn Davies. 

PIERS DUDGEON is a writer, editor, and photographer. He is the author of bestselling biographies of Catherine Cookson, Edward de Bono, the composer Sir John Tavener, and the novelists Barbara Taylor Bradford, Josephine Cox, J.M. Barrie, and Daphne du Maurier. He is the author of Maeve Binchy, a biography of the Irish writer

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