ARC Review: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

Book cover for Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse.

I received an ARC from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Where Futures End
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): 

Five teens.
Five futures.
Two worlds.
One ending.

One year from now, Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world.

Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors’ colony.

Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High Concept.”

Sixty years from now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard.

And more than a hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.

Five people, divided by time, will determine the fate of us all. These are stories of a world bent on destroying itself, and of the alternate world that might be its savior–unless it’s too late. Continue reading

ARC Review: The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Book cover for The Accident Season by Moïra Fowler-Doyle.

I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: The Accident Season
Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books: an imprint of Penguin
Publication Date: 288
Stars: 3.5

Summary (from Goodreads): It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?  Continue reading

ARC Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Book cover for Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly.

I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Trouble is a Friend of Mine
Author: Stephanie Tromly
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books: an imprint of Penguin
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Stars: 3/5

Summary (from Goodreads): Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digbys friend wasn’t that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.

Her first day not in school (because she cut) in her new hometown that will soon be her old hometown (because she’s getting out of Dodge as fast as she can) Zoe meets Digby. Or rather, Digby decides he’s going to meet Zoe and get her to help him find missing teenager. Zoe isn’t sure how, but Digby—the odd and brilliant and somehow…attractive?—Digby always gets what he wants, including her help on several illegal ventures. Before she knows it, Zoe has vandalized an office complex with fake snow, pretended to buy drugs alongside a handsome football player dressed like the Hulk, had a throw-down with a possible cult, and, oh yeah, saved her new hometown (which might be worth making her permanent hometown after all.)

A mystery where catching the crook isn’t the only hook, a romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a story about friendship where they aren’t even sure they like each other—Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a YA debut you won’t soon forget.  Continue reading