Tour Sign-Ups: This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

/ Oct 31, 2018

Hello FFBC team!!  We are announcing a new tour we're hosting for This Lie Will Kill You that is being released December 11, 2018.

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The tour will run from December 4th to 10th and there will be available the following types of posts:
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  • Q&A
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Remember that December 4th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick December 4h in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a physical copy of the book (finished copies).  So make sure you have a US mailing address before signing up.

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.

This Lie Will Kill You

by Chelsea Pitcher
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: December 11, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
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Tell the truth. Or face the consequences.

Clue meets Riverdale in this page-turning thriller that exposes the lies five teens tell about a deadly night one year ago. 

One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.

But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. They were each so desperate for the prize, they didn’t question the odd, rather exclusive invitation until it was too late.

Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.

Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all? 

Chelsea Pitcher is a karaoke-singing, ocean-worshipping Oregonian with a penchant for twisty mysteries. She is the author of THE S-WORD, THE LAST CHANGELING & THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN.

Watch for her new YA thriller, THIS LIE WILL KILL YOU, coming December 11, 2018 from S&S/McElderry!

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Welcome to the FFBC: YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING by Karen Rivers

/ Oct 23, 2018

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You Are The Everything

by Karen Rivers
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Can you want something—or someone—so badly that you change your destiny? Elyse Schmidt never would have believed it, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. It’s as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, or as perfect as it can be when you’ve literally fallen out of the sky and landed hard on the side of a mountain—until suddenly it isn’t. And when the pieces of Elyse’s life stop fitting together, what is left? 


Hi Karen!!  We are so excited to have you in our tours and to chat with you about YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING!!

Thank you for having me! 


Favorite Book?

This is an impossible question to answer!    There are so many books out there that give me life.    The book that inspired me most to write this book was YOU by Caroline Kepnes though.   She made second person work in a way I hadn’t seen done before and her work made me brave enough to try my own version of second person on the page.  

Favorite TV show?

Broadchurch.   I’m obsessed with British detective shows.   Obsessed!

Favorite movie?

The Princess Bride

Favorite Song?

Disturbed’s cover of The Sound of Silence.  If you haven’t heard it, dial it up right now and listen, with the volume up.   There is so much power in that song.   

Favorite Food?

Chana masala – as spicy as possible!  

Name 3 fictional places you would move to in a heartbeat.

Hogwarts/Hogsmeade.   Narnia.   Pandora.   

What were your favorite books while growing up?

A Wrinkle In Time;  The Chronicles of Narnia;   Light a Single Candle.

Favorite Quote?

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ― Mary Oliver

What do you find yourself “Fangirling” over?

Books, of course!    I just finished Severance, by Ling Ma, and it’s now my new favorite in the post-Apocalyptic genre, and while it isn’t YA, it’s going to have broad appeal.      I just started Monday’s Not Coming, by Tiffany Jackson, and it’s amazing.   Kate DiCamillo’s new middle grade, Louisiana’s Way Home is up next.  I will be a fangirl of Kate’s forever.   

What recent book would you recommend to our YA fans?

Elana K. Arnold’s Damsel.   There is so much raw power contained in this fiercely feminist fable.   


Could you tell our Book Addicts a little bit about YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING?

YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING is a survival story and a love story, unfolding in the wake of a plane crash that only two people survive.   Elyse has loved Josh Harris for as long as she can remember, and now their love story seems to be coming to life, but at what cost?

I wrote this book in the second person because the voice becomes a powerful tool, drawing the reader right into Elyse’s point-of-view, even closer than the first person,  You will become Elyse.   You will crash into the mountain.  You will fall in love with Josh Harris.   It will be you, all along.   The story will become a part of you.    I hope it becomes a piece of your heart, it definitely is a piece of mine.   <3 

What 3 hashtags would you most associate with your book? (Could be a word or phrase or anything that would instantly make you think of YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING.)

#heartbreak  #youaretheleaf   #lovealwayslives

This book sounds really emotional.  What 3 movies/TV shows destroyed you?

Truly, Madly, Deeply
Big Fish
The Iron Giant

Tell us your favorite quote from YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING.

“You are love and umbrellas and conundrums.”

Is there a specific scene that you had the most fun to write?  Or which part was the most difficult to get through?

I have a couple of favourite scenes, but the one where Elyse is in the feed store, involving the horsehead mask was fun.   I also liked the band concert in Paris.    

As far as difficult goes, I’m going to say the last chapters were definitely the hardest.  It’s hard to type when you’re crying!

If you had to pick one song to be the Theme Song for YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING– Which one would you pick?

Well, that would have to be R.E.M.’s You Are The Everything.

Are there any recommendations you could give your readers to be in the “perfect mood” to read YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING (specific music, snacks…)? 

Maybe some crusty French bread to start and then, later, donuts, of course.    (Eat something nutritious in between!)

What’s next for you? 

I have a middle grade coming out next year with Algonquin called NAKED MOLE RAT SAVES THE WORLD about finding the hero that lurks inside all of us; and about friendship, forgiveness, bravery, and showing up.  

After that, LETTUCE, a YA novel about the gulf between who we want people to be and who they really are when the chips are down; about love, disease, death, and all the things in-between.   And competitive sports.   

Thanks so much for chatting with us!!

It was my pleasure.   Thank you so much for hosting!   

Karen Rivers is the author of twenty-one novels for children, teens, and adults, including the highly praised The Girl in the Well Is Me, All That Was, Before We Go Extinct and A Possibility of Whales. She lives in British Columbia, Canada. Find her online at or on Twitter @karenrivers.

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Tour Schedule: Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene

/ Oct 22, 2018

Amber & Dusk

by Lyra Selene
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: November 27, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Sylvie has always known she deserves more. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie knows it gives her a place in Coeur d'Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn legacies. 

So Sylvie sets off toward the Amber City, a glittering jewel under a sun that never sets, to take what is hers.

But her hope for a better life is quickly dimmed. The empress invites her in only as part of a wicked wager among her powerful courtiers. Sylvie must assume a new name, Mirage, and begin to navigate secretive social circles and deadly games of intrigue in order to claim her spot. Soon it becomes apparent that nothing is as it appears and no one, including her cruel yet captivating sponsor, Sunder, will answer her questions. As Mirage strives to assume what should be her rightful place, she'll have to consider whether it is worth the price she must pay.

Lyra Selene was born under a full moon and has never quite managed to wipe the moonlight out of her eyes. When she isn’t dreaming up fantastical cities and brooding landscapes, Lyra enjoys hiking, rainstorms, autumn, and pretending she’s any good at painting. 

She lives in New England with her husband, in an antique farmhouse that’s probably not haunted. AMBER & DUSK is her debut novel.

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Tour Schedule: Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack

/ Oct 19, 2018

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Your Own Worst Enemy

by Gordon Jack
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Three candidates, three platforms, and a whirlwind of social media, gaffes, and protests makes for a ridiculous and hilarious political circus in Gordon Jack’s second highly satirical novel. Perfect for fans of Andrew Smith and Frank Portman.

They say that with great power comes great responsibility. Unless you’re student body president at Lincoln High School. Then you get all the responsibility but none of the power. And the three candidates running for president know all about that.

Stacey Wynn is the front-runner, but she didn’t count on Julia Romero entering this race. Julia is challenging Stacey for the title while also putting the moves on Stacey’s campaign adviser and only friend, Brian. And then there is Tony Guo, the way outsider. Tony is usually oblivious to the school’s political campaigning, as he’s oblivious to anything that isn’t about getting high and drinking all the Space Cow chocolate milk he can stomach. But when his favorite beverage is banned at school, a freshman political “mastermind” convinces Tony to become the voice of the little guy. But what kind of voice is that, really?

If this were an ordinary high school election, the winner would be whichever candidate was the most popular. But this year, each candidate may have to sink to a new low to win an election that could change the course of...very little.

Gordon Jack always wanted to be a writer. In third grade, he put that on his “What I want to be when I grow up” list, just behind astronaut and professional dog walker. While working towards this goal, he had jobs as an advertising copywriter, English teacher, librarian, and semi-professional dog walker. The Boomerang Effect was his first novel. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

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