Book Birthday: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (+ Giveaway!!)

“An intricately plotted, compulsively readable novel that explores not only fascinating crimes
but also the mysteries of anxiety, the creative process, contemporary fame, and so much else.”
— John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down

Happy new book Tuesday! There are so many amazing releases today (Once a King by Erin Summerill, Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare, Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst, to name a *few*). I wanted to take a moment to highlight the release of the amazing book Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson.  This book came out this past January, and it was absolutely incredible. I even posted a review on it.

This book is coming out in paperback today, and I highly encourage you all to go get yourself a copy if you haven’t already! It’s perfect for that last minute holiday gift 🙂

Here’s a little more info on the book:

New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson weaves a delicate tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a striking new series, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and E. Lockhart.
Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.” Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

Truly Devious returns in The Vanishing Stair

Did you know that the sequel to Truly Devious is coming out in January 2019? You definitely will want to snatch up this follow up novel. I just finished this book on Sunday, and YOU GUYS IT WAS EPIC!!! I’m dying to read book three already!!! Here is the link to the Goodreads page. (I would include the description, but it includes spoilers for Truly Devious!)


Thanks to the publisher I’m giving away a copy of Truly Devious! The giveaway will end on December 11, so make sure to enter by then! U.S. and Canada only please.

Be sure to follow the link to the Rafflecopter! 

Happy reading, Sophie 🙂

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

Hi guys! Yesterday the cover was revealed for When Summer Ends by the lovely Jessica Pennington. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see it yet, buckle up and scroll down to see this gorgeous book! I had the chance to be part of Jessica’s street team for Love Songs & Other Lies and I had a blast. Be sure to check out that post (and book!) here.


Summary: Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend dumps her right before summer break, she starts to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.

Publisher: TorTeen

Release date: April 9, 2019

Genre: YA contemporary/romance

Pre-Order When Summer Ends: Amazon | Books-A-Million


Jessica is also giving away an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of When Summer Ends. Click this link to the Rafflecopter to enter!


Thank you to Jessica for asking us to help with her big reveal! I’m so excited for this book, guys! I loved Love Songs and this one sounds like another perfect beach read for next summer!

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Bookish News: 20 March 2017

Hey there! Happy Monday! I feel a little dead inside. I recently started watching Glee again, and now I’m struggling to decide which to do – read or watch Glee. Seriously, how do you people choose?! Someone help me!

Anywho, here’s some news for you today!

  • Blood Family by Anne Fine / Goodreads
  • Hellworld by Tom Leveen / Goodreads
  • Nemesis by Brendan Reichs / Goodreads
  • Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller / Goodreads
  • Ten Miles One Way by Patrick Downes / Goodreads
  • The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato / Goodreads

ICYMI here are a few things that happened last week:

  • Jennifer Aniston joins Dumplin’ cast

Last week Thursday EpicReads shared Jennifer Aniston joining the cast for the movie based on Julie Murphy’s latest novel Dumplin’. Dumplin’ was published in 2015 and was well received among her fans and new readers alike. No definitive details about the movie’s release has been revealed yet.

  • Jenny Han announced her Spring Tour

The tour for Jenny Han’s new novel was released last Wednesday. Always and Forever Lara Jean, the third installment of the series, is set to be released May 2nd this year. Stops begin with her release party in New York City at Powerhouse Bookstore (RSVP for that here). A few stops will include guest author Jennifer E. Smith (Windfall) and will end with a farewell party in The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles.

There was so much I wanted to share with you but I had to keep this short! Let me know if you’re going to either of the events in Chicago! I’ll be there 🙂

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Bookish News:13 March 2017

Hey there! Can’t wait to see what’s coming out this week? No worries then, I’m here to tell you!

This week’s releases:

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander / Goodreads
  • Freya by Matthew Laurence / Goodreads
  • Hunted by Megan Spooner / Goodreads
  • Maid of the King’s Court by Lucy Worsley / Goodreads
  • Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp / Goodreads
  • The End of Oz by Danielle Paige / Goodreads
  • Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling / Goodreads

I’m sure there are more coming out, but alas I cannot remember or find them.

Here is some (book) news to satiate your curious mind:

  • SimonTeen is releasing a Buffy The Vampire Slayer book

This book will be released by SimonTeen October 3rd. It’s a watcher’s guide in celebration of the show’s 20 years. Here is the official description:

A special hardcover collector’s edition of the authorized Buffy the Vampire Slayer Watcher’s Guides, now with updated content from the cast and crew!

As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers.

From the first vampire staking to the last glimpse of Sunnydale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a genre-busting hit, attracting millions of fans worldwide. Even now, two decades later, Buffy the Vampire Slayer still plays a role in shaping an entire generation of media.

Just in time for the show’s twentieth anniversary, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Watcher’s Guides have been compiled into one hardcover collector’s edition for the first time! Inside, you’ll find all the best content from Volumes 1–3 of the original Watcher’s Guides, as well as exclusive new content, including never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew.

– See more at:

Click here to see the full story and see the cover!
  • Warcross cover reveal
This past Friday, the cover for Marie Lu’s new novel Warcross was revealed. Bloggers and bookstagrammers helped Lu and PenguinTeen with this. It’s set to come out this October on the 3rd. The book takes a starling turn from the original series that Lu has written. Here is the official description:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. (Goodreads)

Entertainment Weekly also revealed the cover along with an excerpt of the book.
What do you think? Looks great doesn’t it?! I haven’t read any of Lu’s books aside from Legend but I’m sure I’ll get around to reading them at some point (hopefully anyway).
Happy reading!
Sophie 🙂

It’s almost Valentine’s day and what a better way to celebrate that than with a bunch of *new* books? Also, happy Galentine’s day – huge shoutout to all of my lovely ladies, I love you all so much! While it seems love is in the air, the only real love I’m feeling (other than my friends and family of course) is for my books. They’re my escape from this mush-fest this year and have been for several years. I don’t know, I’m a hopeless romantic at heart (right, Ana?). Anyway – make sure you eat a lot of chocolate for me!

This week’s releases:

  • A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White / Goodreads
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi / Goodreads
  • Dare You by Jennifer Brown / Goodreads
  • Ones and Zeroes by Dan Wells / Goodreads
  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson / Goodreads
  • Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen / Goodreads
  • Switching Gears by Chantele Sedgwick / Goodreads
  • The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro / Goodreads
  • The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine / Goodreads
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour / Goodreads

I’m currently reading The Last of August and I love it so much! Hopefully I’ll be finishing it very soon 🙂

ICYMI here’s some highlights from last week:

  • Katherine McGee & EpicReads revealed the new title to her newest book

The sequel to The Thousandth Floor received a title this past Friday – The Dazzling Heights. EpicReads made this grand announcement on their blog along with an excerpt of the book. The Dazzling Heights is set to be released August 29th of this year. So far no cover or description has been given yet. McGee’s first book The Thousandth Floor debuted last August and was quite a thrilling read to many readers. Several made requests to know if there would be a second book, and it’s finally here. Here’s a link to the excerpt! You can add it to your Goodreads here.

  • Adam Silvera’s newest They Both Die at the End received a cover

Adam Silvera gave an interview to Mashable about his latest work They Both Die at the End and gave readers a look at its cover. The book is set to release on September 5th this year. This past January Silvera released his second book History is All You Left Me which was a big hit. His debut novel was More Happy Than Not which was received extremely well in the YA community.

They Both Die at the End

Synopsis: Set in a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, the novel follows teens Mateo and Rufus, who meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.








  • Marie Lu announced her new book

This week Publisher’s Weekly announced the new book deal for Marie Lu and her book The Kingdom of Back. The Legend author announced her excitement over Twitter and shared a few details concerning her new book.

That’s all for today folks! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂


Bookish News: 13 February 2017

Hi book lovers! I’m coming to you a day later than usual because I’ve been extremely busy with everything but no fear, I’m back. I’m so excited for this week’s releases guys!!

Today’s releases:

  • King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
  • A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
  • Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos
  • Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley
  • Nowhere Near You  by Leah Thomas
  • Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
  • The Cruelty by Scott Bernstrom
  • The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
  • The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene
  • To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

ICYMI here’s some things that went on in the bookish universe last week

  • Leigh Bardugo announced a new book

Last week Monday Bardugo announced the next book set in the Grishaverse world titled The Language of Thorns. It’s a collection of short stories that are set in this magnificent world. The book is set to release this September on the 26th so mark your calendars, fam. See the formal interview she gave to the L. A. Times and the full list of stories to Bustle.

I promise I would include more but I just don’t have the time (or energy) right now so here’s a link to EpicReads’ awesome compilation.

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Bookish News: 6 February 2017

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Bookish News: 30 January 2017

Hey there! Can you believe it’s already almost February? I can’t wait for some February releases, but here’s the last batch from January that we can be hyped about.

This week’s releases:

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  • Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes
  • Exo by Fonda Lee
  • Fire Color One by Jenny Valentine
  • How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore
  • Lifers by M. A. Griffin
  • Long Way Home by Katie McGarry
  • Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
  • Silver Stars by Michael Grant
  • The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
  • The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman
  • The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
  • Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen
  • Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
  • Wire and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

ICYMI this is what went down in the bookish universe this week:

  • Thirteen Reasons Why trailer was released

The series is set to release on Netflix on March 31st this year and is based on Jay Asher’s novel. On Instagram, producer Selena Gomez shared the trailer. See it here.

  • EpicReads shared an excerpt of The Last of August

This past Friday EpicReads shared the first two chapters of Brittany Cavallaro’s coming book The Last of August which is the sequel to A Study in Charlotte. The series is a twist on Sherlock Holmes and this time our favorite detective is a female. The first book was a hit when it was released last March, and the next book is set to release this Valentine’s day. If you’d like to know my thoughts on A Study in Charlotte click here.

That’s all I’ve got for now folks! Have a wonderful week!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Hello, hello! Here we are with another new week of great book releases! Honestly this year is going to be a great year in books, I can feel it in my bones!

This week’s releases:

  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt
  • After the Fall by Kate Hart
  • As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka

ICYMI here’s a few things that went down this week:

I don’t know about you but I absolutely adore Kasie West and her writing. My first exposure to her was The Distance Between Us and I loved it so much that when I finished I read it again immediately. Her newest novel By Your Side is set to release January 31st and I cannot wait!

Kim Savage sold her third book with Fierce Reads. It’s titled In Her Skin and is another psychological thriller. The planned publication is February of 2018. The author’s debut is After the Woods and has been a hit ever since. Her second book Beautiful Broken Girls is going to be published February 21st this year.

That’s all I’ve got for now guys!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Bookish News: 16 January 2017

Bookish News: 3 October 16

Hello there! Here we are kicking off the first week of October with some killer releases.

This week’s releases:

ICYMI here’s what’s new with YA news (2 weeks worth)

  • Always and Forever Lara Jean now has a cover

I freaked when I saw this full cover! Jenny Han has been teasing readers on social media throughout the week prior to the full reveal. She posted many behind-the-scenes photos of the shoot for the cover. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Han discusses her writing process for Always and Forever Lara Jean as well as the cover. You can view that here. The expected publication of this is April 4, 2017 so we’ll have to wait a bit for this one still. Can we admire this gorgeousness?

Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

  • Book 4 of the Zodiac series has a title

Romina Russell (aka Romina Garber) released the title of her fourth book in the Zodiac series as Thirteen Rising.  The book does not yet have a synopsis released, but the cover was revealed along with the title. Instagrammer and BookTuber Caden (@athousandbookstoread & A Thousand Books To Read) assisted Garber in her celebration of this event.

  • Because You Love to Hate Me cover reveal

One of the newer YA anthologies, Because You Love to Hate Me is a unique collaboration between BookTubers and authors. Authors include Marissa Meyer, Renee Ahdieh, April Genevive Tucholke, and many more. It follows the tales of many a villains, however no synopsis has been released. To read the full article and excerpt click here.

I hope  you all have a wonderful rest of the week!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂