SST Review: Signs of You by Emily France

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22716447Title: Signs of You
Author: Emily France
Publisher: Soho Teen
Publication date: July 19, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

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Since sixteen-year-old Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her saving grace has been her quirky little family in the grief support group she joined as a freshman. Jay, Kate, and Noah understand her pain; each lost a loved one, and they’ve stuck together in spite of their differences, united by tragedies only they understand.

When Riley thinks she spots her mother shopping in a grocery store, she fears she is suffering some sort of post-traumatic stress. Then Jay and Kate report similar experiences. Only Noah hasn’t had some kind of vision, which is perhaps why he’s become so skeptical and distant.

When Noah disappears, Riley fears she’s lost another loved one. As they frantically search for him, she, Kate, and Jay are drawn into the mystery surrounding a relic that belonged to Jay’s dead father and contains clues about the afterlife. Riley finds herself wrestling with her feelings for both Noah and Jay—which have become clear only in Noah’s absence. If Riley is to help those she loves, and herself, she must set things right with the one she’s lost.

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Sunday Street Team: Genius by Leopoldo Gout (Review + A GIVEAWAY)

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22716447Title: Genius
Author: Leopoldo Gout
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: May 3, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Thriller
Source: eARC from NetGalley

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Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together.

 

The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary.

 

The Players:

Rex– One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother.

Tunde-This 14-year-old self-taught engineering genius has drawn the attention of a ruthless military warlord by single-handedly bringing electricity and internet to his small Nigerian village.

Painted Wolf-One of China’s most respected activist bloggers, this mysterious 16-year-old is being pulled into the spotlight by her father’s new deal with a corrupt Chinese official.
The Stakes: Are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run.

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Sunday Street Team: Unicorn Tracks by Julie Ember (Excerpt + GIVEAWAY)

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Unicorns! Lesbians! Adventure!

I’ve been excited about Unicorn Tracks since the first time I came across it on Goodreads months ago. When I saw that it would be featured this month as part of the Sunday Street Team, I jumped at the chance to participate.  Keep reading to check out an excerpt from the book and a chance to win an ARC and swag box of Unicorn Tracks.

 

22716447Title: Unicorn Tracks
Author: Julia Ember
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Publication date: April 21, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, LGBT (Lesbian)

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After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.

Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.

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