Tour Schedule: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

/ May 18, 2018

Save the Date

by Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis:

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.










Morgan Matson was born in New York City and grew up there and in Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, but halfway through a theater degree, she started working in the children’s department of Vroman’s Bookstore and fell in love with YA literature.

Following college graduation (and the proud bearer of an incredibly useful theater/English degree) she received her M.F.A. in Writing for Children from The New school and worked as an editor for YA novels. She received a second M.F.A. (for reasons that made sense at the time) in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California.

Her novels have been translated into dozens of languages, and published all over the world.

Morgan’s first novel, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, was inspired by her love of road trips, snacks, and the quest for the perfect playlist. It was named an ALA Top Ten Best Book, a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start book, and was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book Prize.

Her second novel, Second Chance Summer, was inspired by her experiences spending summers in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. It was the winner of the California Book Award (YA category) and was named to the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults List, selected for the Oklahoma Sequoya List, and selected as a School Library Journal Best Book.

Her third novel, Since You’ve Been Gone, was published in 2014, and was a Publisher’s Weekly and international bestseller. It was named to the YALSA Teens Top Ten list, and the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award List.

Morgan’s fourth novel, The Unexpected Everything, was published May 3rd, 2016.

She currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Murphy.



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June 5th


Aimee, Always- Q&A and Creative Option
The Candid Cover- Review

June 6th


The Readers Den- Review
Girl in the Pages- Review

June 7th


Andi's ABCs- Creative Option
Latte Nights Reviews- Review & Favorite Quotes
JustAddAWord- Review & Book Aesthetics

June 8th


Fangirl Fury- Review
The Book Slayer- Review & Favorite Quotes
Here's to Happy Endings- Review

June 11th


Book Beach Bunny- Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger- Review

June 12th


The Left-Handed Book Lover - Review
Rocky Reads- Q&A

June 13th


That Artsy Reader Girl- Review
Never Too Many To Read - Creative Option

June 14th


My Thoughts Literally- Review & Favorite Quotes
Vicky Who Reads- Review

June 15th


JennReneeRead- Review
The Book Nut- Review & Playlist
A Perfection Called Books- Review


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Tour Schedule: Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Riss

Always Forever Maybe

by Anica Mrose Rissi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Synopsis:


When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us.

Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly there’s a long list of things she won’t tell her, things Jo wouldn’t understand. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.

She’s wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.








Writer, storyteller, editrix. Author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture book The Teacher's Pet, the forthcoming YA novel Always Forever Maybe, and more. Fan of dogs and ice cream.

Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, where she read a lot of books and loved a lot of pets. She now tells and collects stories, makes up songs on her violin, and eats a lot of cheese with her friends in Princeton, New Jersey. As a former book editor turned full-time writer and storyteller, Anica has spoken with kids and adults across the country about all pieces of the writing process. Her essays have been published by The Writer magazine and the New York Times. She tweets about bookish things and her dog, Arugula, at @anicarissi, which is also her handle on Instagram. Find out more at http://anicarissi.com.



May 29th


Pink Polka Dot Books- Welcome Post

May 30th


Never Too Many To Read- Creative Option
Rurouni Jenni Reads- Review & Favorite Quotes

May 31st


Velvet Spade Reads- Review & Favorite Quotes
The Book Slayer- Review
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf- Review

June 1st

June 4th


Book Lady's Reviews- Review
Portrait of a Book- Creative Option

June 5th


Bookablereads- Review
Vicky Who Reads- Creative Post

June 6th



June 7th


Life at 17- Review

June 8th


Actin' Up with Books- Review
The Book Dutchesses- Review



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Tour Schedule: Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin

/ May 17, 2018

Tell Me No Lies

by Adele Griffin
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Synopsis:

A riveting novel about secrecy, complicated friendships, and heartbreak, set against the iconic backdrop of the late 1980s.

Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to become a social butterfly. She starts dating popular Matt Ashley, whom she’s been pining for since freshman year. She’s delighted when rebellious new girl Claire Reynolds introduces her to Center City Philadelphia—clubs, street life, and the eye-opening art scene. As Lizzy begins to question her own long-held dreams, the changes in her life mirror the upheaval of a decade marked by a drug epidemic and the AIDS crisis. She’s no longer sure of her Ivy League ambition. While she has a special connection with Matt, something’s missing. And Claire carries around a mysterious sadness and talks about a breakup so bad she changed schools—but she won’t tell the whole story. Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her own embarrassing secrets.  

Before too long, the heady thrill of her new life starts to crumble under insecurities and deceptions.  When the truth emerges from the wreckage, will it be too late for Lizzy, Claire, and Matt to save their love and friendships?










Adele Griffin is the highly acclaimed author of almost thirty books for Young Adult and middle grade readers.

Her works include the National Book Award Finalists Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, as well as the popular Oodlethunks series for younger readers. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone was a YALSA Best Book of 2015, an Amazon Best YA Book of the Year, a Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, a Junior Library Guild selection, a Romantic Times Finalist for Book of the Year, and a School Library Journal Top Fiction pick. Her latest novel Tell Me No Lies is publishing in June 2018 with Algonquin Books.

Adele serves on the Board of Directors of the MacDowell Colony, and is on the advisory board of 826NYC. She lives with her husband, Erich, their two young children, and their dog, Edith, in Brooklyn, New York.


June 6th


Pink Polka Dot Books- Welcome Post

June 7th


Paperback Princess- Review & Favorite Quotes
The Mind of a Book Dragon- Review

June 8th


Vicky Who Reads- Creative Post

June 9th


hauntedbybooks- Review
Will Read Anything- Review
Confessions of a YA Reader- Guest Post

June 10th


June 11th


Novel Ink- Guest Post
The Book Rat- Creative Post
Flipping Through the Pages- Review & Favorite Quotes

June 12th


Velvet Spade Reads- Review & Favorite Quotes
A Backwards Story- Promo





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Tour Sign-Ups: Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi

/ May 16, 2018

Hello FFBC team!!  We are announcing a new tour we're hosting for Always Forever Maybe that is being released June 5, 2018.


The tour will run from May 29th to June 1st & June 4th to June 8th and there will be available the following types of posts:
  • Review (Limited spots)
  • Favorite Quotes (Blogger's Choice)
  • Creative Option (Blogger's Choice)
  • Promotional Post
Remember that May 29th is reserved for the Welcome Post, so do not pick May 29th in the sign-up form.

Reviewers will receive a digital copy of the book via Edelweiss.  So make sure you have an account on that site 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.






Always Forever Maybe

by Anica Mrose Rissi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Synopsis:


When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us.

Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly there’s a long list of things she won’t tell her, things Jo wouldn’t understand. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.

She’s wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.









Writer, storyteller, editrix. Author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture book The Teacher's Pet, the forthcoming YA novel Always Forever Maybe, and more. Fan of dogs and ice cream.

Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, where she read a lot of books and loved a lot of pets. She now tells and collects stories, makes up songs on her violin, and eats a lot of cheese with her friends in Princeton, New Jersey. As a former book editor turned full-time writer and storyteller, Anica has spoken with kids and adults across the country about all pieces of the writing process. Her essays have been published by The Writer magazine and the New York Times. She tweets about bookish things and her dog, Arugula, at @anicarissi, which is also her handle on Instagram. Find out more at http://anicarissi.com.





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