Saturday, February 25, 2017

Group Post: Author You've Read the Most Books From

For the next 26 weeks, we're focusing our group posts on the "A-Z Bookish Survey," created by Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner.

So, let's start at that very fine place to start, the beginning with "A" and the author you've read the most books from?

35 by Edgar Rice Burrows followed by a hefty amount of Stephen King and Tom Clancy.

35 by Stephen King, followed by 14 by Rick Riordan, 9 by Brandon Sanderson

35 by Lynn Kurland

I'm not even sure to count it but about 100 Nancy Drew books Carolyn Keane, followed by 33 L.M. Montgomery

About 63 books by Ann M. Martin

I'm definitely an Ann M. Martin too! I used to read a book day over the summers in Jr/Sr. High School

Until Jessica and Nancy told me their responses, I was overlooking the obvious choice in Ann M. Martin as well.  I own over 150 of her Baby Sitter's Club books and well over 200 Sweet Valley High/University by the the various ghostwriters using the pseudonym Francine Pascal.   If we're discounting pseudonyms, I've read 26 Michael Connelly novels.

But what about you?  Comment below with the author, you've read the most books from and let's keep the conversation going!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Blog Tour: As You Lay Sleeping by Katlyn Duncan

Today we're proud to be one of the stops on the "As You Lay Sleeping," by Katlyn Duncan blog tour.

As You Lay Sleeping 
by Katlyn Duncan 
Published by: HQ Digital
Publication date: February 20th 2017
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult

I did it all for you…
Cara’s boyfriend is dead.
When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.
As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.
But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think…

"As You Lay Sleeping," is a great teen mystery.  The action is fast paced and you're kept guessing as to who the killer really is until the very end as there are a lot of red herrings throughout the book.  I especially loved Cara's character growth throughout the novel.  At the onset, she's unnecessarily mean and selfish but once she connects with Ryan, she starts to change for the better and the story really takes off.  What I would've liked to have seen was more background involving Cara's sister Alice.  Alice's secret is revealed but not really explored. Overall this was a fun, quick read that I'd recommend to fans of contemporary YA mysteries.

For additional reviews and information of "As You Lay Sleeping," please visit the rest of the stops on the blog tour.

Xpresso Book Tours is also sponsoring a tour wide giveaway. Visit Rafflecopter for your chance to win!

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) ends March 2, 2017
  • 1st prize: $25 Barnes & Noble egift card
  • 2nd prize: ecopy of Soul Taken, This Summer, or Darkest Dawn
  • 3rd prize: ecopy of Elixir Bound by Katie Carroll
  • 4th prize: ecopy of Cruel Summer by K.R. Conway
  • PLUS:
    • 1000 entries will unlock: paperback copy of That Moment When: An Anthology of Young Adult Fiction (Katlyn's short story 'Reflection' is included among 40 other stories from YA authors in all different genres)
    • 2000 entries will unlock: signed paperback copy of Undertow by K.R. Conway
    • 3000 entries will unlock: paperback copy of Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall
    • 4000 entries will unlock: paperback copy of Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog 
Special Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours, NetGalley, and HQ Digital for providing an ARC in exchange for a free and honest review.