when my heart was wicked

Feb 28, 2015

tricia sterling's when my heart was wicked signing was yesterday in el dorado hills at face in a book bookstore. despite this book being on my tbr for a while, it wasn't until meeting tricia that i learned she's a local author and the book is set in the city we reside in -- sacramento. this just made me even more excited to read it because i haven't read or heard of many books set here.

add when my heart was wicked to your tbr!

title: when my heart was wicked
author: tricia stirling
publication date: february 24, 2015
publisher: scholastic press
genre: young adult urban fantasy

february 2015 playlist

empty gold // halsey
talk is cheap // chet faker
hypnotic // zella day
vibration // sophia black
dreams (regulators remix) // cassiesteele
america // xylo
push pull // purity ring
glory days // betty who
i want you to know // zedd
earned it // the weeknd
love me like you do // ellie goulding

♥ who else is digging the fifty 
shades of grey soundtrack? ♥

{watch, read & listen} the ever after, the walls around us, halsey

Feb 16, 2015

♥ watch, read & listen a weekly feature where we share and recommend
our current movie, book and music obsessions to you every monday. ♥
aussie actress teresa palmer and her husband mark produced, directed and starred in an indie film they created together based on love and marriage, both the good and ugly side of it. 

stream or buy the movie on theeveraftermovie.com 

on the outside, there's violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement.
on the inside, within the walls of the aurora hills juvenile detention center, there's amber, locked up for so long she can't imagine freedom. 

tying their two worlds together is orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls' darkest mysteries… 

what really happened on the night orianna stepped between violet and her tormentors? what really happened on two strange nights at aurora hills? will amber and violet and orianna ever get the justice they deserve—in this life or in another one? 

in prose that sings from line to line, nova ren suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and of innocence, and of what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

the walls around us doesn't release until next month, but algonquin young readers kindly sent me an advanced review copy (thank you, algonquin!) and i was in awe. the writing and storytelling was organic, raw, imaginative and powerful. it definitely earned its starred review from kirkus and other review sites its received. it's impressive. make sure to get your copy next month!

listen to all the halsey songs on her room 93 ep. it's atmospheric and haunting.

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