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Chameleon by Zoe Kalo

Genre: YA/Gothic/Ghost/Multicultural
Word Count: 55,000 
Release Date: February 2017

Premise:
Kicked out of school, 17-year old Paloma finds herself in an isolated convent in the tropical forests of 1970s Puerto Rico, where she must overcome her psychosis in order to help a spirit and unveil a killer.



Blurb:
An isolated convent, a supernatural presence, a dark secret…

17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to be left alone. But slowly, she develops a bond with a group of girls: kind-hearted Maria, insolent Silvy, pathological liar Adelita, and their charismatic leader Rubia. When, yet again, Paloma holds a séance in the hope of contacting her father, she awakens an entity that has been dormant for years. And then, the body count begins. Someone doesn’t want the secret out…

Are the ghost and Paloma’s suspicions real—or only part of her growing paranoia and delusions?

About the Author:
A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…
A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.

Connect with Zoe Kalo on the web: www.ZoeKalo.com / Facebook / Twitter

Flashfall (Flashfall #1) by Jenny Moyer ~ Review by Jaime

By Jenny Moyer
Published on November 15, 2016
Published by: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Source: Publisher
Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.

But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.


Flashfall...

My gosh, y'all! I procrastinated with this one for quite a while, and now I am slapping myself for it. The only good thing about waiting is that I am closer to the release of book 2... Now, WHEN is book 2 coming out? Soon? Tomorrow?

Flashfall was truly a phenomenal story! I don't read a lot of sci-fi, but occasionally one will pique my curiosity, or I will hear so many awesome reviews that I can't help myself. This one was a little bit of both; I read some great reviews, and the name Orion had me at hello. So I gave it a shot, and it absolutely worked! Orion was easily one of my favorite characters of 2016, and the relationship that she had with Dram was so perfect, from their friendship to the start of a wonderful romance.

The action and adventure side of the story was epic, with just enough sci-fi that I could keep up with it. I actually loved the sci aspects of the story, with the people born that can do wondrous things, creating something beautiful, or life-saving, with a little cirium. Flashfall was filled to the brim with things to love... and people to hate. I thoroughly, thoroughly loved this book.

The ending was perfection, but I cannot wait to continue this story. Jenny Moyer , you are a genius, and I love you! Thank you for this perfect story. I just popped over to Goodreads and saw the title of a book, the title of THE SEQUEL.... FLASHTIDE!!! NOVEMBER 2017!!!! Any little bit of coherence that I had is gone.. I will go dance around now. GO READ THIS BOOK!

Jaime Lynn

Jaime Reviews...The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2) by Wendy Higgins

By Wendy Higgins
Published on March 7, 2017
Published by: HarperTeen
Source: Around the World ARC Tours
Lochlanach has traded the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations: Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent of Princess Aerity Lochson.

In a land where traditionalists dread change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious foes and traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s hands. It's time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.

One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continue. In this sequel to The Great Hunt from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, political intrigue and romance intensify in another thrilling fantasy. Princess Aerity embraces a quest for identity and passion before making the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom.

The Great Pursuit...

The Great Hunt captured my heart last year. It was a beautiful story, filled with awesome characters and great adventure. I have been looking forward to this book ever since, but of course there was some of that fear we bookish people have... that the story won't still hold its magic. I shouldn't have worried. The Great Pursuit was full of the same awesome, with a little extra thrown in!

The story starts immediately following the events of The Great Pursuit, with the horrible news that there is another beast roaming the kingdom. But this time around, things are much, much worse. This time, there aren't enough soldiers for another hunt. So many were killed during the first Hunt, the king and his council aren't sure how to fight this new threat, yet they aren't willing to follow through with throwing out the Lashed laws.

And so begins a fast-paced thrill ride. Princess Aerity is set to marry the Hunt's winner, but her heart won't let Paxton go. Paxton is off on a journey of his own, to forget Aerity and find a life for himself where he doesn't have to hide. And Rozaria is building an army of Lashed, becoming more of threat than anyone could have dreamed. Everyone that I fell in love with in book 1 is back in book 2, and better than ever. We meet some new people that add another layer of richness to the story. And romance! Let me tell you, the romance (or I should say ROMANCES) in this one will make your heart pitter-patter!

The Great Pursuit was everything that I had hoped it would be and so much more. Wendy Higgins has easily become an author that sticks on my top list. The only problem that I have is that there isn't another story coming from this wonderful world. A duology is awesome, but really?! Is it!? At least we are left with a beautiful ending to a story that was deserving of a beautiful ending!

...Jaime Lynn

Jaime Reviews ~ Clanless (Nameless #2) by Jennifer Jenkins

By Jennifer Jenkins
Published on October 4, 2016
Published by: Month9Books
Source: Month9Books
Striker Gryphon has lost his position of honor among the Ram, and is now a hunted man. A traitor. 

Zo, the object of his affection, was murdered by members of his former clan. To honor her memory, he journeys to the highly secretive Raven “Nest” to warn strangers of their impending demise—though it could cost him more than just his pride.

He doesn’t know that Zo is very much alive and in another part of the region assisting Nameless refugees over a mountain swarming with wild men known as “Clanless.” 

As each struggle to make sense of what their lives have become, they fight and claw to reach the Allied Camp, their last hope in bringing peace to the region. 

But the road back to one another is treacherous and uncertain. And freedom will come with a price.


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Clanless...

I really wish now that I had waited for the last book. THAT ENDING! Anyway, Nameless was such a special book, and I worried that Clanless might not live up to it, but I shouldn't have worried. Jennifer Jenkins knows exactly what she is doing. She knows how to write a wonderful story!

Clanless begins right after the ending of Nameless, and it is one heck of a beginning. From almost the second I started reading my heart started pounding, and it didn't let up very often. Gryphon and Zo are truly amazing characters, and on their own they could hold an entire series together. But not only do we get these two, we get other characters that bring something even MORE to this series. Gabe, Stone, Joshua and Tess, to name a few. Every character brings something new to a story already brimming with so much heart-pounding action, and overwhelming emotion.

In Clanless, Zo and Gryphon are separated, running from the Ram and trying to save countless others who are on the run. We meet all new characters, and the Clanless. So much happens in Clanless, from beginning to end, and you can't help but keep your eyes glued to the pages.

Nameless had a rough ending, and I was so happy to get my hands on Clanless. Now, I am sweating it out, waiting on the next book in the series. Jennifer Jenkins works magic with her words, and leaves you wanting more and more. Well, I'm ready for more now! If you haven't started this series, go for it! Don't hesitate! 

Jaime Lynn...


Jaime Reviews ~ Kiss Cam by Kiara London

By Kiara London
Published on October 18, 2016
Published by: Swoon Reads
Source: Publisher
In Kiss Cam, teen author Kiara London asks, what's a little harmless kissing between friends?

Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny have been friends forever and co-own a vlog channel called WereVloggingHere. Their fans are huge "shippers" who believe that Juniper and Jasper are perfect for each other, and, despite warnings from friends and family, a simple Truth-or-Dare inspired kiss soon spirals out of control into a whole new world of making out and surprise kisses.

Juniper and Jasper's relationship begins to shift. But as fan requests for different "Kiss Cam" segments keep pouring in, Juniper puts her worries aside and convinces herself that it doesn't mean anything. After all, it's just kissing… right?

Kiss Cam...

Too cute! When I finished the last page, that was my first thought. I was worried that the story might be a little too "young" for me to really enjoy, but I shouldn't have worried... TOO CUTE!

Juniper, Jasper and Lenny are best friends who have been vlogging together for years. Their vlog, We're Vlogging Here, is one of the most popular and their fans are crazy about them. They are even crazier for a Jasper and Juniper match. Every comment and question seems to be "Jasiper" related. To keep the viewers happy they decide to start a new segment, Kiss Cam. Jas and June make a game of it, using Lenny to help them make the surprise kisses crazier and crazier. It is all fun and games, but its only a matter of time until feelings start to grow and change... Will their friendships survive? And could love really be a possibility?

Kiss Cam is a short and sweet read, with some laugh out loud moments, and characters you can't help but love. I adore the friendships between Jas, June and Lenny. They each stand out, with different personalities, but they click so well. There is heartache, hope and happiness and sweet relationships that you root for like crazy.

This story is the perfect pick-me-up if you are feeling down, or just a great way to put a smile on your face. If you like sweet little love stories, this is definitely a book you want to read.


Jaime Lynn




Jaime Reviews ~ I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

By Gretchen McNeil
Published on October 18, 2016
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Source: Edelweiss
From acclaimed author Gretchen McNeil comes her first realistic contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Kody Keplinger’s The Duff and Morgan Matson’s Since You've Been Gone.

Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She's starting senior year at the top of her class, she’s a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she’s got a new boyfriend she’s crazy about. The only problem: All through high school Bea and her best friends Spencer and Gabe have been the targets of horrific bullying.

So Bea uses her math skills to come up with The Formula, a 100% mathematically guaranteed path to social happiness in high school. Now Gabe is on his way to becoming Student Body President, and Spencer is finally getting his art noticed. But when her boyfriend Jesse dumps her for Toile, the quirky new girl at school, Bea realizes it's time to use The Formula for herself. She'll be reinvented as the eccentric and lovable Trixie—a quintessential manic pixie dream girl—in order to win Jesse back and beat new-girl Toile at her own game.

Unfortunately, being a manic pixie dream girl isn't all it's cracked up to be, and “Trixie” is causing unexpected consequences for her friends. As The Formula begins to break down, can Bea find a way to reclaim her true identity and fix everything she's messed up? Or will the casualties of her manic pixie experiment go far deeper than she could possibly imagine?


I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl...

I started reading this one about 3 times. I would read the first couple of pages, then wind up putting it down and starting another book. I am not sure what changed between the 3rd and the 4th try, but the 4th time was the charm. I started and I could not put it down.

Bea is known as Math Girl in her school. Her two best friends, Spencer and Gabe, don't fare much better. Spencer is the invisible artsy guy and Gabe, the loud-mouth, sarcastic writer who doesn't think before he speaks. They are starting their final year of high school, and the first day things are already taking a bad turn. Gabe almost gets beat up because of an article in the paper, and there is a new girl in school who is threatening Bea's first relationship with Jack. So Bea decides to use her awesome math skills to come up with The Formula. This Formula will put Spencer and Gabe in the path of popularity, and give them the best senior year possible. She puts her Formula to work on the boys, and it goes perfectly. Bea is happy for the boys. But when Jack dumps her for new girl, Bea decides to create a new Formula to get him back. She is reinvented as Trixie, every one's favorite Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl. It looks like her Formula is working like a charm, but at what cost? And is Jack really who she wants? Or does she want someone who loves her as Math Girl?

The one word that comes to mind whenever I think of this book is CUTE. It is too cute. But there are other themes in the story that truly matter. It isn't just a cute book to make you smile and laugh. It is a book to make you think about the YOU that you really want to be. It also makes you think about and question what really matters in life. I won't say this is a profound book, but I think it is important, in it's own right. And the fact that Gretchen McNeil can make you laugh while she is making you think is a huge point in her favor!

I adore the relationship between Bea, Spencer and Gabe, and I think you will too! If you like a light and fun contemporary, with a sweet little romance in story, then I would absolutely recommend this one to you! Also, it's nice to finally understand what the heck everyone was talking about when they kept saying "Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl"!

Jaime Lynn
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