Kelly Approves: When It Comes to the Truth…

Kelly Approves is a new feature I’ll be doing every two weeks or so where I’ll either recommend a book I absolutely loved and convince you guys to read it or introduce you guys to a book I’m really looking forward to reading and explain why. There will be giveaways and even some author interviews to help get to know the authors behind their books included in this feature!

Today, I’m introducing a book I’m really looking forward to reading, THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE along with an interview with Jennifer Mathieu! Make sure to enter the giveaway for an ARC of THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE, courtesy of Macmillan!

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Author: Jennifer Mathieu
Series: None
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Goodreads | Amazon | TBD


Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it. Told from the perspectives of popular girl Elaine, football star Josh, former outcast Kelsie, and shy genius Kurt, we see how everyone has a motive to bring – and keep – Alice down.

Why I Approve:
It’s no secret that I am in love with books that deals with secrets and the truth. The synopsis of The Truth About Alice leaves me wondering why does everyone want to bring Alice down? Is she a horrible person or is there a darker, more sinister reason why? I can go on and on with all my questions, guessing about what’s going on like crazy.

Add a gorgeous cover into the mix and I am sold on the book.

Judge A Book By Its Signature: Something Strange & Deadly – Susan Dennard


I don’t know about you, but my signature is downright ugly. And lame. Let’s not forget lame. Every time I sign my name on something, whether it be a receipt or a new credit card, I wince inside. I don’t know how people come up with such awesome pretty signatures. I’m totally out of the loop with that.

One day, after getting multiple books signed, I thought what if instead of judging a book by its cover, you judge the book by the author’s signature? Will the author’s signature attract you to the book? Will you still buy the book then?

This week, I’m featuring Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard.

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Book Review: Ask Again Later – Liz Czukas

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Author: Liz Czukas
Series: None
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

Goodreads | Amazon | TBD


Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.
Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?
Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests – even if he wants to share all his feelings?
Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…

First Sentence: Before she left, my mom gave me three things: (I) her wedding ring, (2) a closet full of kick-ass vintage clothing, and (3) the worst name in the world.