Review: Unscripted Joss Byrd

Review: Unscripted Joss ByrdTitle: Unscripted Joss Byrd
Author: Lygia Day Peñaflor
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 23, 2016

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Summary (from Goodreads):

Hollywood critics agree. Joss Byrd is "fiercely emotional," a young actress with "complete conviction," and a "powerhouse."

Joss Byrd is America's most celebrated young actress, but on the set of her latest project, a gritty indie film called The Locals, Joss's life is far from glamorous. While struggling with her mother's expectations, a crush on her movie brother, and a secret that could end her career, Joss must pull off a performance worthy of a star. When her renowned, charismatic director demands more than she is ready to deliver, Joss must go off-script to stay true to herself.

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Review: Unscripted Joss Byrd

Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor is perfect for fans of acting books. This book really takes you behind the scenes of a movie set with Joss, a talented main character who is so sweet. I still really enjoyed this book, but I feel like it would be better suited for a younger audience, since the main character is 12. Continue reading

Wrap-Up: Summer TBR Wipeout 2016

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Well, the summer is officially winding down and while I still have a holiday or two left to enjoy, the summer seems to be slipping through my fingers! I have also discovered a great deal about my reading habits while doing this challenge, so while I did not accomplish exactly what I set out to do, I have made a huge realization that will help me in the future! Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Last Seen Leaving

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb RoehrigTitle: Last Seen Leaving
Author: Caleb Roehrig
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself. 

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Teaser Tuesdays: Unscripted Joss Byrd

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday: Unscripted Joss Byrd

Unscripted Joss ByrdTitle: Unscripted Joss Byrd
Author: Lygia Day Peñaflor
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: August 23, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Hollywood critics agree. Joss Byrd is "fiercely emotional," a young actress with "complete conviction," and a "powerhouse."

Joss Byrd is America's most celebrated young actress, but on the set of her latest project, a gritty indie film called The Locals, Joss's life is far from glamorous. While struggling with her mother's expectations, a crush on her movie brother, and a secret that could end her career, Joss must pull off a performance worthy of a star. When her renowned, charismatic director demands more than she is ready to deliver, Joss must go off-script to stay true to herself.

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Book Review: Eclipse the Flame by Ingrid Seymour

Book Review: Eclipse the Flame by Ingrid SeymourTitle: Eclipse the Flame (Ignite the Shadows #2)
Series: Ignite the Shadows #2
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Genres: Sci-Fi
Publication Date: August 11, 2016

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Summary (from Goodreads):

In the new world of The Takeover nothing and no one will be safe. Marci must choose: love or vengeance.

One night she secretly follows her lover to a club. To her horror she discovers those closest to her, mingling freely with parasitic creatures which have secretly possessed human minds. A bloody ambush follows, leaving Marci a shadow of her former self.

Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious attacks. Ignite, the only resistance group, is disintegrating. As the world catches fire, Marci struggles to control the buzzing spectres in her own head.

Her hardest battle is between the forces of good and evil within herself. For Marci must fight. She was meant to burn.

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Book Review: Eclipse the Flame by Ingrid Seymour

Eclipse the Flame by Ingrid Seymour is the perfect sequel to Ignite the Shadows. This is such a perfect sci fi novel with hacking and infections, and is so believable since it is set in our world. I also loved the main character and her martial arts skills. Honestly, I enjoyed this book better than the first one because it is much more action packed! Continue reading