New Releases

Book Birthday Tuesday: New Releases 11/12

Week 2 of November brings a book I am part of a tour of today on its release day (pretty cool right?) And one I’ve heard nothing but great buzz about. I’ve been trying to snag an eARC of the second one for months but to no avail so I’m glad I’ll finally get to read it!

When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis – Book Tour

Title: When the Stars Lead to You
Author: Ronni Davis
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 400

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Eighteen-year-old Devon longs for two things.

The stars.
And the boy she fell in love with last summer.

When Ashton breaks Devon’s heart at the end of the most romantic and magical summer ever, she thinks her heart will never heal again. But over the course of the following year, Devon finds herself slowly putting the broken pieces back together.

Now it’s senior year, and she’s determined to enjoy every moment of it as she prepares for a future studying the galaxies. That is, until Ashton shows up on the first day of school. Can she forgive him and open her heart again? Or are they doomed to repeat history?

From debut author, Ronni Davis, comes a stunning novel about passion, loss, and the power of first love.

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Want to know more about this book? Head on over to my Blog Tour post where you’ll find a guest post from the author along with a giveaway to win a copy for yourself. If you don’t want to though I’ll still sum up my thoughts here. I received an advanced finished copy for the tour and loved it. I’d requested this book earlier in the year, was denied and moped for about a week. I thrive off of contemporary romance novels, it’s my bread and butter. I needed to know what happened between Devon and Ashton and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ll have a full review for this one posted soon!

Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh – TBR

Title: Crown of Oblivion
Author: Julie Eshbaugh
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 480

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Astrid is the surrogate for Princess Renya, which means she bears the physical punishment if Renya steps out of line. Astrid has no choice—she and her family are Outsiders, the lower class of people without magic and without citizenship.

But there is a way out of this life—competing in the deadly Race of Oblivion. To enter the race, an Outsider is administered the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memory clear of their past as they enter a new world with nothing to help them but a slip of paper bearing their name and the first clue. It’s not as simple as solving a puzzle, however—for a majority of the contestants, the race ends in death. But winning would mean not only freedom for Astrid, but citizenship and health care for her entire family. With a dying father to think of, Astrid is desperate to prevail.

From the beginning, the race is filled with twists and turns. One of them is Darius, a fellow racer Astrid meets but isn’t sure she can trust. Though they team up in the race, as Astrid’s memories begin to resurface, she remembers just who he was to her—a scorned foe who may want revenge. Astrid also starts to notice she has powers no Outsider should—which could help her win the race, but also make her a target if anyone finds out. With stakes that couldn’t be higher, Astrid must decide what is more important: risking her life to remember the mysteries of the past, or playing a cutthroat game in order to win her—and her family’s—freedom.

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As far as I know this is a standalone (correct me if I’m wrong) so I’m intrigued to see just how the race of oblivion works and if there will be any political chaos. How will it all be summed up in a pretty packed in just one book?! I need answers. I’m also alway on the lookout for one of my favorite troupes foe to lovers and this might just check that box.

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