Author Interview: Jillian Dodd

We’re so excited we had the opportunity to interview USA Today best-selling author Jillian Dodd. As you know we’re obsessed with Dodd’s London Prep series. Team Noah!

Jillian Dodd (Author of That Boy)

1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always loved creating thing—crafts, stories, songs, artwork, interior design, and clothing. I was an avid reader but didn’t decide to write until I had a story that kept invading my dreams. I needed to know the rest of their story, which led me to write my first book, That Boy.

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Blog Tour: Sunkissed by Kasie West

We’re so excited to be posting for the blog tour on release day! If you haven’t bought this YA contemporary yet, do so today! Thank you TBR and Beyond Tours for including us. Check out the rest of the tour schedule here!

Synopsis

A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn’t as bad as she imagined…and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!

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May 2021 Book Club: Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

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The Book

Realm Breaker releases Tuesday May 4, 2021.

Why did we pick this book?

We enjoyed Aveyard’s Red Queen series so we were excited to read her next fantasy book. Email us at imallbookedupya@gmail.com to join us Sunday May 16th for book club!

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Review: 10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston

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Set five months after the events of 10 Blind Dates, 10 Truths and a Dare follows Olivia Perkins, Sophie Patrick’s cousin and best friend. It’s senior week and Olivia’s spent four years looking forward to all the parties. Then, she receives a call from her school that she did not complete her physical education requirement and if she doesn’t turn it in by the end of the week, she can’t graduate with her class.

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Unpopular Book Opinions: YA Ships

We’re starting a new series on the blog where we share our unpopular YA book opinions. For this one, we’re sharing our opinions about ships we loved, but the couple didn’t end up together or ships we think are overrated.

Let us know your unpopular YA romance opinions in the comments!

1. The Secret Circle Love Triangle 

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The Secret Circle series by L. J. Smith follows Cassie Blake as she moves to New Salem, Massachusetts and discovers her mysterious heritage. Cassie is a witch and she joins a coven, who needs a 12th member to complete the circle. Something sinister starts happening in New Salem when a group of witch hunters show up.

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Review: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

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We had so much fun discussing These Violent Delights at our recent virtual YA book club. Instead of just telling you our thoughts, we’re going to mention a few of our discussion questions and reactions from the group.

Have you read Gong’s debut YA book? Let us know your answers to our questions in the comments!

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Review: Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson

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Kat and Stevie need an adventure. Kat’s anxious after the theatre teacher postponed the casting of the school play. Stevie pretends everything is okay after he dad cancels her birthday dinner to work, but she’s secretly devastated. 

Kat and Stevie head into New York City, lying to their parents that they are staying at their friend Teri’s house and not leaving suburban Connecticut. Since Stevie’s dad never cancelled the reservation at the fancy restaurant, the two girls expect to have an epic night. 

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Book vs TV Show: Pretty Little Liars

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Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read the book series or watched the TV show. 

The year is 2010. The two of us sat on a bed with ABC Family turned on, eagerly waiting for the premiere of Pretty Little Liars. We’d seen the show previews for weeks and couldn’t wait to watch this teen thriller. At the time, we hadn’t read the books. 

The first book came out in 2006 and the last one released 2014. There are 18 books total, 16 are part of the regular series and two are companions. 

The TV show lasted for seven seasons, from 2010-2017. We loved the first few seasons, but as time went on, it got more and more ridiculous. Eventually, we had to read the source material to see the differences. 

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Review: The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Book 1: The Naturals

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Cassie Hobbes never thought her ability to read people was that special. Sure, she can look at someone and piece together who they are and what they want. But when the FBI takes an interest in Cassie for their Naturals program, she can’t help wondering what she is capable of doing. 

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Blog Tour: You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

We are so excited to be part of the blog tour for YOU WERE MADE FOR ME by Jenna Guillaume! We’re currently reading it, so check back for a review soon. We’re loving the concept of a girl accidentally creating the perfect teenage boy. It’s gives us major Pixel Perfect vibes from the OG Disney Channel days. Anyone else know which movie we’re talking about?!

Enjoy today’s post!

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