Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Candace Reviews The Bridge From Me to You by Lisa Schroeder


The Bridge From Me to You by Lisa Schroeder
on July 29, 2014 
Pages: 336 
Format: ARC 


Lauren has a secret. Colby has a problem. But when they find each other, everything falls into place.

Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters, they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible--something to truly believe in.


This review was also posted at Candace's Book Blog.
The Bridge from Me to You is a quiet and beautiful story. It was a fast read that was told in half-verse (maybe a bit less than half) and had me enraptured immediately.

Characters~ Lauren is a wonderful character with this beautiful gentleness to her. She has a quiet but strong personality. Because we get alternating perspectives I felt like we get to know her even better. We see her in her head, but we also see her from Colby’s POV which gives us a different view. We see her strengths- believing and caring in people, in the way she interacts with her family and steps in when it comes to helping someone who she doesn’t know who’s been injured severely. She has had to deal with a lot with her mother and some stuff that happened in the past. When she connects with others she gives her all. Lauren’s POV is told in verse except for the few chapters where she’s talking to the counselor. You would think that in such few words we would feel like we didn’t know Lauren at all, but that’s not the case. We get the dept of her emotions and the things going through her head and there’s not all these fillers of her doing this and that, etc. It’s the meat of the story and it works perfectly.

Colby is the town football hero. Everyone knows him and he has a lot of pressure from his dad and the town to do good in football and to get a scholarship. But Colby wants more than football, he has other interests. He’s struggling to find a way to tell his dad and just let everyone know because he doesn’t want to disappoint them. Colby’s POV is not in verse and it works well, fleshing out his sweet and kind personality and showing us more of the interactions between him and Lauren. I felt like with this technique we really get the best of both worlds. We still get the emotion, but we get more of a few of the things happening in less sparse of text. Colby is struggling not only with his want of not wanting to play football, but with the accident his best friend was in and is recovering from. His ability to balance so much and efforts to make everyone happy were astounding, but it was sad to see how much pain he was going through.

Romance~ Initially it seemed that it would be a fast romance but the way it went, that wasn’t really the case. They have a strong immediate attraction but because of some certain predicaments they decide to be friends first. They struggle to keep the line there and not cross into more-than-friends territory, but the attraction between them was strong. I enjoyed watching it play out and kept my fingers crossed that they would both find their way.

Plot~ The book felt clear that it was sort of a love letter to Friday Night Lights. I don’t know if it’s because I know the author adores the show, or if it was that obvious. But it worked. It’s a small town that really loves football. I’m not a sports person, but it didn’t matter for this book. There wasn’t any deep discussions about football or even very many football scenes. We know it’s important and we see that, but there’s nothing lengthy or boring concerning that aspect.

The relationship between Colby and Lauren is a big part of the story, but we also see Lauren’s struggle concerning her family and Colby’s with his family and his situation of wanting to do something other than football. The book felt the perfect mix of issues and never came heavy, at the same time it wasn’t a happy-go-lucky book either. Lisa Schroeder always weaves a lot of strong emotions into her books and it’s very present in this one as well. There were times I teared up (though didn’t outright cry) and times I laughed out loud. It’s not an extremely emotional ride, but it definitely brings your heart into the equation.

Negatives~ Honestly, I’m not sure if I have any. I guess I would say that I wish that there’d maybe been a bit more conclusion regarding Lauren’s mother and her brother. I felt like she has some things to tell her aunt and uncle as well. However, these are minor issues.

This is a beautiful story that only takes a short while to get through. It’s definitely worth the time to pick it up and you’ll quickly get immersed in this small Oregon town full of amazing people!


About the Author:
Lisa Schroeder is a native Oregonian which means her childhood summers were spent camping, fishing, reading books, and playing in the sun, when it finally came out. These days, Lisa spends her summers, and every other part of the year, sharing all of the wonderful things Oregon has to offer with her husband and two sons. She is the author of numerous books for kids and teens, including I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME and THE DAY BEFORE (Simon Pulse) and IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES (Aladdin).


About the Reviewer:
Candace is a wife and mother to two. She’s blogged at Candace’s Book Blog since November 2008. She enjoys a variety of genres including anything and everything young adult, some adult urban fantasy, a little bit of adult paranormal romance, some historical fiction and reads lots of childrens books. You can find her on her blog at http://www.candacesbookblog.com, twitter @candacemom2two and on goodreads.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Candace Reviews The Body in the Woods by April Henry

The Body in the Woods (A Point Last Seen Mystery #1) by April Henry
Expected Publication: June 17, 2014 by Henry Holt

In this new series told from multiple perspectives, teen members of a search and rescue team discover a dead body in the woods.
Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom’s mental illness, Nick’s bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn’t understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear, and courage, the three team up to find the girl’s killer—before he can strike one of their own.
This first book in April Henry’s Point Last Seen YA mystery series is full of riveting suspense, putting readers in the middle of harrowing rescues and crime scene investigations.
This review is also posted at Candace's Book Blog.

I haven't read a ton of young adult mysteries. Any I have read the mystery was just more of an add-on rather than the focus. Once I started reading The Body in the Woods I wasn't immediately sure what I felt about the narration but as the story continued I discovered that I really liked it for this story as it all goes together perfectly. The book was fast paced and impossible to put down. And even though I figured out the killer a few chapters early, it was still a fun ride and I still spent most of the book trying to figure out who it was.

Characters~ The story is focused on three teens; Ruby, Alexis and Nick. They each have their own issues and distinct personalities. Alexis keeps people at arms length because of her home life; Ruby is quirky and has slightly overbearing parents (mostly they're concerned about her preoccupation with death) and Nick has ADHD and misses the dad he never knew. Each of their personalities comes through remarkably well for being told in third person. I didn't particularly like Nick, but he proves himself in the end and he added different elements that brought a lot to the story.

In addition we also get brief view points of the killer which gives us a few additional clues.

Setting~ The book takes place in Portland Oregon, which is where I live (well, I live near Portland) and so it was really cool for the setting to be so close to home. When they talked about Forest Park (Portland's version of Central Park) I could picture it all clearly. At the same time I think it was a bit creepy and I'm afraid I might be looking for dead bodies the next time I visit Forest Park. I'll be sure to stick to trails and places with other people. ;)

Plot~ It's a mystery, as I've already mentioned, and it goes at a perfect pace. The clues are revealed slowly, some true and some false leads. It was fun to try to uncover the killer. At the same time we're getting little bits and pieces of the characters lives and the things they are going through.

Negatives~ I don't really have anything big for negatives. The only thing I can say is that I kind of wish that the clue that gave it away wasn't so obvious and I would have liked to not figure it out quite yet. It's toward the end though and so it's not really such a big deal.

Overall this was a great read! It's the first in a series and I'm hoping the next book has the same characters.



Disclosure: I received this book for review purposes, all opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.



About the Author:
April Henry is that rarest of all creatures: a native Oregonian. She is also the New York Times-bestselling author of 13 mysteries for teens and adults.

When she was in grade school, she sent a short story to Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), who arranged to have it published. Her latest young adult thriller is The Night She Disappeared. Foreign rights have sold in England, Turkey, and Germany, and it has just been optioned for film.

April lives in Portland with her husband and daughter.

New York Times bestselling author. In 2012, look for The Night She Disappeared and Eyes of Justice

Find April on...
Her website
Her Blog
Goodreads
Twitter


Review by Candace:
Candace is a wife and mother to two. She’s blogged at Candace’s Book Blog since November 2008. She enjoys a variety of genres including anything and everything young adult, some adult urban fantasy, a little bit of adult paranormal romance, some historical fiction and reads lots of childrens books. You can find her on her blog athttp://www.candacesbookblog.com, twitter @candacemom2two and on goodreads.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Candace Reviews The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Published by Harper on May 20th, 2014 
Pages: 384 
Format: ARC 
Source: Gift


Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.
And that’s when the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, they're sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few "dates", it looks like her plan is going to work! But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game.
What's a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you're meant to be with, if you're still figuring out the person you're meant to be?
This review was first posted at Candace's Book Blog.


The Art of Lainey is a light summery read that still holds some depth within the characters and the situations they have to go through.

Characters~ Lainey is a character that I had to grow to like and I would say that’s probably pretty intentional. She has some growth to go through before she really gets to a place where we can really love her. She has to realize a lot of things and come to terms with how she’s changed. Fortunately she’s a good person and while maybe a bit blind to some things initially, she slowly opens up to different people and new situations. Even though she’s not the most likable person at the start, I never felt that strong feeling of dislike. I just saw that she was a bit naive and not totally seeing things very well. She never really drove me nuts, even when I knew her decisions were not the smartest. Fortunately she has a wonderful friend in Bianca who is there for her the entire way, always speaking up when Lainey is not thinking clearly, or clearly making the wrong choice about something.

Micah is Lainey’s co-worker and the perfect person to be her fake boyfriend since his girlfriend recently broke up with him. So they can trade the favor. Micah is really not Lainey’s type at all. She’s the sporty popular girl and he’s the guy with the mohawk and tattoos. But as they get to know each other they realize they have more in common than they thought. I really liked how Micah was not a bad guy and kind of shows that not every guy with a mohawk and tattoos is out breaking the law. Well, if they are it might just be over something kind of silly.

The secondary characters were done very well. Her parents weren’t real present but the descriptions of them and the little we saw of them made their personalities very bold and easy to remember.

Romance~ I think it’s pretty easy to figure out what is going to happen, but it was such a fun ride watching it unfold. There’s no insta-love as the two spend time together at work as well as on their ‘dates’. They seemed to be tied together even better by the common goal and in the end it benefited them. It was super sweet and I loved this romance!

Plot~ There’s not too much to add here since it’s a pretty simple one. But I liked that there were little issues added in. Lainey realizing that her ex and one of her friends was not all she thought they were. Coming to terms with the fact that she was a bit judgmental of others.

Negatives~ I wish we’d seen a bit more of Lainey’s parents. They were so well crafted, I just wanted to see more of them. I also felt like her friend Bianca was always there for her for everything she went through but somehow she was missing a lot of the time. I think I would have liked to see a bit more of her. All these are pretty small little issues though.

This was a super fast and fun read. The last half of the book was hard for me to put down. I was never bored and eager to find out what would happen next. This is a perfect summer read that is light and fun but adds a bit of depth as well.

Disclosure: I won this book and all opinions are my own.



Review by Candace:
Candace is a wife and mother to two. She’s blogged at Candace’s Book Blog since November 2008. She enjoys a variety of genres including anything and everything young adult, some adult urban fantasy, a little bit of adult paranormal romance, some historical fiction and reads lots of childrens books. You can find her on her blog athttp://www.candacesbookblog.com, twitter @candacemom2two and on goodreads.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Far Dawn by @kcemerson Review

The Far Dawn by Kevin Emerson
Published by Katherine Tegan Books on August 26, 2014
Review copy: e-ARC

If you want to read the reviews in order here are reviews for The Lost Code and The Dark Shore.

After reading first two books in the Atlanteans series I was thrilled to find 'The Far Dawn' on Edelweiss a few weeks back.  And so, with warnings directly from Kevin about how I would hate him afterward, I went to a local cafe and dedicated my entire day to reading it.  I live tweeted while I was reading it in a non spoilery way.  It was fun to hear Kevin's thoughts based on my tweets.

Kevin's books pack a lot of punch and I was left worried about how Lily and Owen would survive once they left Desenna in 'The Dark Shore' .  Opening the book with lyrical verse about three coffins couldn't have scared me any more if he had tried.  Who had died?  Who was thinking about this happening? What a prologue!

Not only is the beginning a surprise but in a shocking move a character we haven't seen since 'The Lost Code' rejoins the story in the part 1.  Yes, I was shocked.  In fact I wrote myself a note about it and tweeted about it as well!

By chapter 4 I began to understand why he thought I would not want to talk to him ever again.  I mean...GEEZ!  Fun trivia, Kevin waited 3 years to reveal the doozy that happened in chapter 7.  I am completely evil for making you read the ENTIRE book to find out what I mean.  When I tweeted updates I had questions and sometimes Kevin would answer.  (Find Kevin on twitter @kcemerson, he tweets about his music and books!)

Once I hit chapter 12, I was sure I had figured out what may happen next, boy was I wrong.  All this time, from pretty early on in 'The Lost Code' you will have a certain idea about Owen but turns out he is not who we all think he is.  Intrigued?  You should be...I can tell you that you will not expect the twists and turns that Owen faces.

When I happened upon chapter 19, I wondered why Owen made the very tough choice that he did.  In fact, I've had discussions with a co-worker about it and I'm still unresolved on it.  This part has stuck with me.  I still wonder about it and I wonder what others will think about it.  Mostly because it seemed strange to me that this plan was Owen's and I wondered how he came up with it.  I'm being secretive but it's important to the storyline so look out!  

Admittedly as I read closer and closer to the end I started wondering if there would be a book 4.  I had no idea how Owen's story would be resolved by the time I arrived at the last page.  In fact the last few pages I almost started yelling because I was so freaked out about what may or may not be happening.  All this is to say  you won't be able to put this book down.

Things that I still wonder about:
1. If Kevin drew up a map of where the Bio-Dome is and all the places that Owen and Lily travel to throughout the trilogy?
2. Because I've read the trilogy spread out a year between 'The Lost Code' and 'The Dark Shore' and then another 6 months until I read 'The Far Dawn', I wonder what the full time line is for the trilogy?


Want to Pre-Order?

About the author: Kevin is the author of the OLIVER NOCTURNE series and CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT. His new novel, EXILE, the first book in the Exile series, came out April 29th.

Kevin is also a musician. His current project is music for the Exile trilogy, where he wrote music that is included in the book and audiobook.  


Find Kevin at: Goodreads and Twitter and of course his website!

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Dark Shore by @kcemerson Review



The Dark Shore (Atlanteans #2) by Kevin Emerson
Published by Katherine Tegan Books on May 21, 2013.

A while back, I read and reviewed an amazing book called 'The Lost Code'.  
'The Lost Code' is book 1 in The Atlanteans series and I'm back today to catch everyone up with a review of 'The Dark Shore'.  Are you ready?

When it came time to read 'The Dark Shore', I was excited to finally see and experience life outside the Dome.  Plus I'm all about road trips, okay this is an aeronautical trip, but you get my drift.

This has got to be one of the best series I've found that uses dynamic prologues filled with verse and pieces from future portions of the book.  I find myself going back to re-read them as they relate so well at various points.  There have definitely been books out there where I have barely taken in the bits at the beginning or never understood their relevance.

As per usual, Kevin managed to trip me up with shocking reveals and revelations about characters I thought I had a pretty good handle on in 'The Lost Code'.  No I do not mean Paul is suddenly anyones best friend or savior.  Although that would definitely add to the drama if he did a complete 180 and was suddenly actually caring about someone other then himself and his desires.

For the Prophecy of Three, it was actually in this book that I decided if each of us could choose which we could be that I'd desire to be the Mariner.  Which would you be?  The funny thing is if we were basing this on actual abilities I would be the Aeronaut.  My friends would agree.  I'm always the driver for our outings.

I do admit I'm partial to love triangles IF they are well executed.  Kevin does not disappoint.  The triangle between Owen, Lilly and a new character felt like a perfect fit!  Plus I really enjoyed the tension it created for Owen.  The way he handled the situations felt true to a 15 year old.  When you read that part I dare you to stop and consider how YOU handled situations at that age with those you were attracted to.  It was not pretty.  I cringe just thinking about my high school experience in that area.  OH BOY!  Moving on...

The final scenes in 'The Dark Shore' were probably the most thrilling.  At the same time I was nearly sick over a few key moments.  *shakes head*  There are no words.  Read it and you will see.  I do warn you NOT to eat while you are finishing this book though.  HEED MY WARNING!

Stay tuned for my preview of 'The Far Dawn' which is the final book of the series due out this August!


About the author: Kevin is the author of the OLIVER NOCTURNE series and CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT. His new novel, EXILE, the first book in the Exile series, came out April 29th.

Kevin is also a musician. His current project is music for the Exile trilogy, where he wrote music that is included in the book and audiobook.  


Find Kevin at: Goodreads and Twitter and of course his website!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

So you may be wondering about the music that goes along with Kevin's NEW book "Exile" which I reviewed a few days ago. I am here to give you my thoughts from back when I FIRST heard these amazing songs.
Dangerheart Logo created by Eliza Lane





Since I was sworn to secrecy when I was granted acces to listen to the songs recorded for Exile I listened to them constantly but didn't talk to anyone about them. Otherwise I probably wouldn't have shut up about them. I think you will find yourself, like me, listening to the music by Dangerheart and singing along. There were definitely times I've killed my phone battery because I was listening to them on the bus, at work, at home, umm...did I miss a place?



Yeah I love these songs by Dangerheart that much. They go along with the story beautifully and you would be crazy not to listen to them.So without further ado here are the songs for you to hear along with my thoughts which were jotted down as I heard the songs for the first time. (I did edit out spoilers)



Buy the music:





On My Sleeve (studio version) - Dangerheart
When I was sent these songs, I have to say after listening to all the songs 4 or 5 times this became my favorite.
I lost my breath at one point. I didn't expect to.
I love all the instrumentation.
This is an easy song to sing along to...ad I do...sing to this song all the time even when not listening to the music.
I can totally picture the characters of Exile book singing this song. It's definitely a song I would have sang in high school, if you know, I were part of a band.

Catch Me (studio version) - Caleb with Dangerheart
Second favorite song
I picture myself in a club. Course now I want to GO to a club..RIGHT NOW
It's fun to hear Val's attitude
Raw
Loved the instrumental at the end

Exile, Summer Soho Version (Eli's band demo)
Emotional
Sad
Has a completely different feel to it then the first two songs which makes sense since its Eli's song. I can picture this scene from the book where Caleb sings this and imagine his facial expressions.




Have you pre-ordered the Audio Book of Exile? If so, you will have the amazing luck to listen to the following two songs. So...really you have no excuse now NOT to order the Audio Book because these songs are so special.

On My Sleeve (first Band Practice) - For the Audiobook
Wearing really good headphones keeps the bass and noise in the background really visible in the song so I can imagine being in the practice space the whole time.
I love the external extra bits that were included in this song which lands me smack dab in the practice space with Summer sitting there trying to form words.

Exile: Eli's bathroom demo
I feel bereft when Eli rubs his finger on the string at the end. Am I the only one who notices the rub of strings? It always stands out to me as something special.

Overall: I don't know what I expected the music to sound like but I was definitely surprised. I really enjoy all the songs. It's awesome that I feel as though I am at the locations for two of the songs. The songs are perfect for a high school band who is quite talented. The songs are perfect to accompaniment to Exile. Kevin Emerson really threw down the gauntlet with this entire selection of music to match his book and I can't wait to see what's next.



Check out Kevin Emerson online: Website, Twitter, Facebook, and find ALL of his amazing books on Goodreads!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Exile by @kcemerson Review

Published by Katherine Tegan Books on April 29, 2014
Originally posted on NovelNovice.com

After reading this author's first two 'The Atlanteans' series books, my anticipation and excitement was high for this upcoming contemporary, Exile by Kevin Emerson.


Catherine Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—she’s a student at the PopArts Academy at Mount Hope High, where rock legends Allegiance to North got their start. Summer knows that falling for the lead singer of her latest band is the least professional thing a manager can do. But Caleb Daniels isn’t an ordinary band boy—he’s a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. And he can do that thing. That thing when someone sings a song and it inhabits you, possesses you, and moves you like a marionette to its will.
Summer also finds herself at the center of a mystery she never saw coming. When Caleb reveals a secret about his long-lost father, one band’s past becomes another’s present, and Summer finds it harder and harder to be both band manager and girlfriend. She knows what the well-mannered Catherine side of her would do, but she also knows what her heart is telling her. Maybe it’s time to accept who she really is, even if it means becoming an exile herself. . . .

I admit I totally gave Kevin crap about not getting to read his new upcoming contemporary when I found out it had been read by another author and it had turned up on Edelweiss as an e-ARC. Happily I was able to wrangle a copy and read it four times. Yes...I am addicted to Exile. I have already shared the joy of this book with several friends who were all able to wrangle their own copies of this book pre-release. This is definitely one of those books you will not be able to shut up about. I know this from experience.

It’s hard to begin this review but I want to start by telling you that Exile TOTALLY BLEW MY MIND. In fact I feel you should go to your local Indie bookstores website and order it right now if you haven't already bought a copy. I’ll wait.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Okay did you order? Great. Don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads To-Reads list of course!

So here is the easy link for that:

Goodreads

When I started reading this book I was reading it in Pages (Mac’s version of Word) on my iPad and decided to do something I’ve never done before, namely leave comments to myself as I went. Pages allows you to tap on the place you’d like to add a comment and do so. Then the comment disappears and there is a small area of highlight that shows up for you to go back and tap on later to read the comment.

And so it went that I left comments here and there as I read. One of my favorite quotes from the book is this one, "When a song inhabits you, possesses you, and moves you like a marionette to its will?"

My other favorite quote is eye opening for those girls who like guys in bands…ready?


“…it’s no big secret what bands talk about when they are clustered together: thirty percent is have-you-heard-this-band, thirty percent concerns the deeply technical features of music gear, and the other forty percent is girls.”

Since this book is about a band, there are song lyrics and even chords included in the story.

[bandcamp width=400 height=241 album=157781771 size=large bgcol=333333 linkcol=fe7eaf artwork=small]

I am looking forward to seeing what music will be recorded for the next Exile book. Will we get to hear two of the songs that we are searching for? That mystery remains. I do hope so though. I am a huge fan of the music for Exile. In fact I have a post coming up that is ALL about the music!

Lately there has been a lot of talk of parental units in books being completely absent which is not the case in this book. In fact, Summer our main character lives at home with her parents, yes NOT DIVORCED PARENTS. Not only were they involved in her life, but she also has an Aunt who helps Summer out by being her alibi. Spoiler? I even made a note at one point about how happy I was that her parents were around and active in her life.

I admit normally when reading a book I do not always stop and take in the chapter headings. Am I the only one who skips them? However, in Exile I couldn’t skip them. I HAD to read them as they were part of the storyline. In fact, they were tweets of Summer who is the main character. The use of twitter chapter headings was well thought out throughout the entire book. See below for one of the tweets that grabbed my attention:


Formerly Orchid @catherinefornevr 1hr

Senior Year existential sandwich. Me=the tofurkey between slices of whole grain Optimism and Oblivion. Pass the baconnaise! #Iworkedhardforthatmetaphor #stilllame

I don’t know about you but by the time I finished this it took me a good ten minutes to decompress and come to a realization. This book is a Love Song. And that is the perfect way to think of it!

If you can't tell, I'm in love with this book and I look forward to the encore in book two!


About the author: Kevin is the author of the OLIVER NOCTURNE series and CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT. His trilogy, The Atlanteans, will be complete when 'The Far Dawn' releases on in August 26, 2014 with Katherine Tegen Books. His middle grade novel, THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION, came out in January 2013 with Walden Pond Press.

Kevin is also a musician and wrote the music for Exile.  Check out the music in an upcoming post with thoughts and links to the music!

Find Kevin at: Goodreads and Twitter and of course his website!