#Read Dessen: Along for the Ride


Sarah Dessen is a household name in YA contemporary. She is known for writing adorable romance novels that also address tough subjects. In preparation for the release of her thirteenth novel, Once and For All, Penguin is hosting a celebratory countdown to the publication date by highlighting her past novels.

Today I'm talking about my favorite Dessen book, Along for the Ride. I loved this book, and it is the perfect summer beach read!

#Read Dessen: Just Listen


Sarah Dessen is a household name in YA contemporary. She is known for writing adorable romance novels that also address tough subjects. In preparation for the release of her thirteenth novel, Once and For All, Penguin is hosting a celebratory countdown to the publication date by highlighting her past novels.

Today I'm talking about Dessen's arguably most popular novel, Just Listen. I really enjoyed this book, and here are four reasons why you should read it!

Happy 3rd Birthday APCB!!

As you can tell from the title it is A Perfection Called Books' and my third blogoversary! Actually it was March 1st... exactly a week ago. I'm so upset that I forgot my blogoversary until days after the fact, but honestly that's exemplary of what blogging has been like for me as of late.

Since starting college blogging has been so hard. It is a mix of not being able to find the time, motivation, and desire to blog. The desire ebbs and flows, and I am not quitting this blog anytime soon. Thank you dear readers for staying with us. 

Blog Tour: Cashmere

Author: Temple West
Series: Velvet #2
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Length: 432 Pages
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: In Medias Res Publications
Source: eARC 

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This high-stakes sequel to Velvet proves that when you’re the only human caught in a paranormal war, high school can get a little tricky. With Adrian’s brother trapped in hell, the Praetorian Guard has made Stony Creek their base-of-operations, but Caitlin has a bad feeling they’re more interested in her than in finding Lucian. Caught in a sea of conspiracies and lies, Caitlin and Adrian perform a risky magical procedure in an attempt to protect Caitlin from compulsion.

Relieved that her nightmares have ended, Caitlin is disturbed to find that something even stranger has taken their place.

Determined to get on with her life, even amid a crazy paranormal manhunt, she applies for a competitive summer fashion internship in New York. Searching desperately for answers about what Caitlin might be, how Adrian’s father is involved, and where Lucian has been kidnapped to, Caitlin and Adrian must rely on each other to survive. But when the truth finally comes to light, the consequences are unimaginable.

And the question still haunts them both: even if they survive, how will they deal with the fact that Adrian is immortal and Caitlin is not?

Review: The Crown's Fate



After reading all of the amazing Tsar's Guard spotlight posts, I am honored to finish off the tour with a review of The Crown's Game. This book far surpassed my expectations, and I ended up loving it even more than the first book! 

Author: Evelyn Skye
Series: The Crown's Game #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Length: 432 Pages
Publication Date: May 16th, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: ARC 

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Magic is growing, shadows are rising, and the throne is at stake…

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

Review: A Shadow Bright and Burning

Author: Jessica Cluess
Series: Kingdom on Fire #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Length: 416 Pages
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Source: ARC via publisher
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Henrietta can burst into flames.

Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s named the first female sorcerer in hundreds of years and invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the prophesied one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta is not the chosen one.

As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?