Tour Schedule: In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton

/ Mar 17, 2019

In the Neighborhood of True

by Susan Kaplan Carlton
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: April 9th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
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Synopsis:

A powerful story of love, identity, and the price of fitting in or speaking out.

After her father’s death, Ruth Robb and her family transplant themselves in the summer of 1958 from New York City to Atlanta—the land of debutantes, sweet tea, and the Ku Klux Klan. In her new hometown, Ruth quickly figures out she can be Jewish or she can be popular, but she can’t be both. Eager to fit in with the blond girls in the “pastel posse,” Ruth decides to hide her religion. Before she knows it, she is falling for the handsome and charming Davis and sipping Cokes with him and his friends at the all-white, all-Christian Club.

Does it matter that Ruth’s mother makes her attend services at the local synagogue every week? Not as long as nobody outside her family knows the truth. At temple Ruth meets Max, who is serious and intense about the fight for social justice, and now she is caught between two worlds, two religions, and two boys. But when a violent hate crime brings the different parts of Ruth’s life into sharp conflict, she will have to choose between all she’s come to love about her new life and standing up for what she believes.


Susan Kaplan Carlton, a longtime magazine writer, currently teaches writing at Boston University. She lived for a time with her family in Atlanta, where her daughters learned the fine points of etiquette from a little pink book and learned the power of social justice from their synagogue. Carlton’s writing has appeared in Self, Elle, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Parents, and elsewhere. She is the author of the young adult novels Love & Haight, which was named a Best Book for Young Adults by YALSA and a Best Book by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street Books, and Lobsterland.



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Novel Ink - Review
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The Book Return - Review + Favorite Quotes

April 5th

Wishful Endings - Guest Post
The Book Thief Without Words - Review + Favourite Quotes

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April 7th

The Book Return - Review + Favourite Quotes

April 8th


April 9th

Kait Plus Books - Guest Post
Cheyenne Reads - Review
Journal of the Lost One - Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes
A Dream Within A Dream - Promotional Post

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Tour Sign-Ups: Last Things by Jacqueline West

/ Mar 16, 2019

Hello FFBC team!!  We are announcing a new tour we're hosting for Last Things that is being released May 7th, 2019.

The tour will run from April 29th to May 5th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited spots)
  • Guest Posts 
  • Interviews with Jacqueline
  • Character Interview
  • Official Book Playlist
  • Story Behind Cover
  • Guest Post on Inspiration
  • Top 10 List
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Playlist (Blogger's Choice)
  • Dream Cast (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post
Remember that April 29th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick April 29tht in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book through NetGalley. So make sure you are able to accept this format and/or have an NG account before signing up to this tour.

As always, there will be a tour giveaway provided by the author. Details to come soon!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed and the tour schedule has been published.




Last Things

by Jacqueline West
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release Date: May 7th 2019
Genre: Young adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis:

When strange things start happening to local music idol Anders Thorson, everyone blames his number-one-fan, Thea. But is she out to hurt him? Or protect him?

High school senior Anders Thorson is unusually gifted. His band, Last Things, is legendary in their northern Minnesota hometown. With guitar skills that would amaze even if he weren’t only eighteen, Anders is the focus of head-turning admiration. And Thea Malcom, a newcomer to the insular town, is one of his admirers. Thea seems to turn up everywhere Anders goes: gigs at the local coffeehouse, guitar lessons, even in the woods near Anders’s home. When strange things start happening to Anders—including the disappearance of his beloved cat, then his sort-of girlfriend, and, somehow, his musical talent—blame immediately falls on Thea. But is she trying to hurt him? Or save him? Can he trust a girl who doesn’t seem to know the difference between dreams and reality? And how much are they both willing to compromise to get what they want?


Jacqueline West is the author of the NYT-bestselling middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere, the YA novel Dreamers Often Lie, and the new middle grade fantasy The Collectors.

She is also the author of two poetry collections, Cherma and Candle and Pins: Poems on Superstitions, and her poetry and short fiction appear in a variety of publications.

She lives in Red Wing, Minnesota, with her family.
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Tour Sign-Ups: Last Girl Lied To by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

/ Mar 11, 2019

Hello FFBC team!!  We are announcing a new tour we're hosting for Last Girl Lied To 
that is being released April 16th, 2019.


The tour will run from April 9th to 15th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited spots)
  • Interviews (Limited spots)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book via Netgalley. So make sure you are able to use this format before signing up.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed and the tour schedule has been published.






Last Girl Lied To

by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publisher: Imprint
Release Date: April 16th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Synopsis:

Something made him angry that night.
Something made her cry.
Something made Trixie disappear.
What if it was all the same thing? 

Fiona claims she doesn’t remember anything about the night her best friend left a party early and walked into the ocean. But the truth is, she wishes she could forget.

Trixie’s disappearance is ruled a suicide, but Fiona starts to believe that Trixie isn’t really dead. Piecing together the trail of a girl who doesn't want to be found leads her to Jasper, Trixie’s former friend with benefits, and Beau—the boy who turned Fiona down, who loved someone else, who might be happy Trixie is gone.

The closer Fiona gets to finding out what happened, and the closer she gets to Jasper and Beau, the more she realizes that the girl she knew better than anyone may have been a carefully constructed lie—and she might have been waiting to disappear the entire time.

Told in alternating chapters between the past and the present, Last Girl Lied To is a gripping emotional thriller.









Laurie Elizabeth (L.E.) Flynn is the author of Firsts and the upcoming psychological thriller Last Girl Lied To, along with an untitled thriller to follow in 2020. She is also the author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All. Her other short fiction has been named a finalist for the John Kenneth Gailbraith Literary Award.

Flynn is a former model who worked in Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She now lives in London, Ontario, with her husband, daughter, and the world’s most spoiled Chihuahua. When she’s not writing about unlikable girls, you can likely find her hiking in the woods with her family, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or binging reality TV.
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Tour Schedule: Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

/ Mar 1, 2019



Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
March 19, 2019 from Swoon Reads
Genres: Young Adult Fiction -- Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis:

Rule #1 - Never fall for a summer boy. 

Fresh out of high school, Babe Vogel should be thrilled to have the whole summer at her fingertips. She loves living in her lighthouse home in the sleepy Maine beach town of Oar’s Rest and being a barista at the Busy Bean, but she’s totally freaking out about how her life will change when her two best friends go to college in the fall. And when a reckless kiss causes all three of them to break up, she may lose them a lot sooner. On top of that, her ex-girlfriend is back in town, bringing with her a slew of memories, both good and bad.

And then there’s Levi Keller, the cute artist who’s spending all his free time at the coffee shop where she works. Levi’s from out of town, and even though Babe knows better than to fall for a tourist who will leave when summer ends, she can’t stop herself from wanting to know him. Can Babe keep her distance, or will she break the one rule she’s always had - to never fall for a summer boy?


Lillie Vale

Lillie Vale, upon discovering she could not be one of Santa’s elves or attend Hogwarts, decided to become a writer to create a little magic of her own. Enjoying the romantic and eerie in equal measure, she’s probably always writing a book where the main characters kiss or kill. Born in Mumbai, she has lived in many U.S. states, and now resides in an Indiana college town where the corn whispers and no one has a clue that she is actually the long-lost caps lock queen. She can be reached on Twitter @LillieLabyrinth and Instagram @labyrinthspine. Small Town Hearts is her debut novel. 




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That Artsy Reader Girl - Welcome Interview

March 26


Magical Reads - Book Review + Hand-lettered Favorite Quotes
The Bent Bookworm - Book Review
The Inked In Book Blog - Book Review

March 27


Wishful Endings - Author Guest Post
The Lovely Books - Book Review
The YA Obsessed - Book Review

March 28


We Live and Breathe Books - Book Review
Moonlight Rendezvous - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
The Book Thief Without Words - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
Book Rambler - Creative Bookstagram Post and Mini Review

March 29


Utopia State of Mind - Author Q&A
Metamorphoreader - Creative Post
Bookish_Kali - Book Review + Favorite Quotes

March 30


Blossoms and Bullet Journals - Creative Post
Novel Ink - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
Novelishly - Book Review

March 31


The Reading Faery - Author Q&A
The Bibliophile Confessions - Creative Post
Star Is All Booked Up - Book Review
The Phantom Paragrapher - Book Review

April 1


The Layaway Dragon - Book Review + Favorite Quotes
Maddie.TV - Author Guest Post
The Clever Reader - Book Review + Favorite Quotes

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