FRIDAY STARS – Your Weekly Must Knows 01/22/16

Happy Friday!  Below you will find:
giveaway!
What we just finished and loved!
What we are planning to read next.
Upcoming releases, in the next week, that we are extremely excited about!
And of course the latest sales and freebies, which we have either read or have on our to-read lists.

♥ Enjoy!

Giveaway

The Uprising BT Banner Enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card for the release of The Uprising by T.H. Hernandez. Click →  here.

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Just Finished and Loved

The Uprising (The Union #3) by T.H. Hernandez  – 5 Stars!  Romance that rings true.  A sigh inducing book boyfriend.  Friendships that are deep and meaningful.  Character I love to hate.  Yes please!  In the first book, The Union, After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection known as the Ruins.  Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others.  When she’s kidnapped and taken into the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything she’s ever known, from Bryce, to her family, and even the Union itself.  Now Evan must choose whether to stay with Cyrus, the sexy, resourceful survivor who believes she’s in the Ruins for a reason, or return to the only life she’s ever known. But when she stumbles upon a dangerous plot that threatens both worlds, her decision could tear her apart.   Jen’s Review

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Our Other Reviews:

4.5 Stars:
Be My Hero (Forbidden Men #3) by Linda Kage  Chelsea’s Review

4 Stars:
Underwater by Marisa Reichardt  Chelsea’s Review

We also had a post about Books We’ve Recently Added To Our To-Read Shelves. Check it out here.

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Reading Next

I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford #2) by Lauren Layne Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.  A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.  Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

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The Love That Split the World – Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.  That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

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Upcoming Releases

The Siren by Kiera Cass (Releases 1/26) – From Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series, comes a captivating stand-alone fantasy romance.  Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human—a kind, handsome boy who’s everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger . . . but Kahlen can’t bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart?

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The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin (Releases 1/26) – Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. In the past year she was kicked off the swim team, earned a reputation as Carson High’s easiest hook-up, and officially became the black sheep of her family. But her worst mistake was destroying her relationship with her best friend, Declan.  Now, after two semesters of silence, Declan is home from boarding school for the summer. Everything about him is different—he’s taller, stronger…more handsome. Harper has changed, too, especially in the wake of her mom’s cancer diagnosis.  While Declan wants nothing to do with Harper, he’s still Declan, her Declan, and the only person she wants to talk to about what’s really going on. But he’s also the one person she’s lost the right to seek comfort from.  As their mutual friends and shared histories draw them together again, Harper and Declan must decide which parts of their past are still salvageable, and which parts they’ll have to let go of once and for all.  In this honest and affecting tale of friendship and first love, Emily Martin brings to vivid life the trials and struggles of high school and the ability to learn from past mistakes over the course of one steamy North Carolina summer.

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The Love That Split the World (Releases 1/26) – Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.  That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.


Check out our list of upcoming releases that we can’t wait for → Click Here

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Sales

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New Sale   5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

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Chelsea’s Review

New Sale   5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

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Chelsea’s Review
Jen’s Review

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Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

4 Stars!
Laura’s Review

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New Sale   5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

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Laura’s Review
Anna’s Review

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Chelsea’s Review

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Chelsea’s Review

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Jen’s Review

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Anna’s Review

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Chelsea’s Review

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Anna’s Review
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Chelsea’s Review

Anna’s Review

5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

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Chelsea’s Review
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New Sale   5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

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Freebies

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Anna’s Review

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