• Snowflake Obsidian


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    Snowflake Obsidian

    Willow's your basic potty-mouth Mormon hippie with anger issues. Despite her parents fighting, her life is seemingly perfect. She has lots of friends, little responsibility and a stunning collection of sequined pillows. But everything changes when she and her best friend fall for the same guy. River is sexy, mysterious, and likes to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But there is something more behind his troubled jade eyes that draws Willow in. Relationships are tested and Willow ends up friendless and alone as she navigates the rough waters of a fiery first love. Soon, the illusions of her perfect world crumble and Willow must reexamine the beliefs that once built her rocky foundation. This quirky coming of age story follows Willow and River’s unlikely romance as they battle their own inner demons and struggle to find themselves and their place in the adult world.

    Snowflake Obsidian’s raw and honest storytelling is sure to capture the reader, eliciting laughter and tears. Willow’s intelligent and humorous voice bluntly shares her story of first love and self-discovery with the perfect blend of cynical optimism and nostalgia in this ridiculously funny memoir about life, love, and learning.

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    Snowflake Obsidian

    [Sage Steadman] writes in a sassy, colloquial voice [about] ‘the silent epidemic of the 21st century.’

    ABC News

    Snowflake Obsidian

    Touching and jarring…blunt and humorous…a story of healing and revelation that deserves to be told.

    Shameless Magazine

    Snowflake Obsidian

    A soul-baring book by a talented writer.

    SLUG Magazine

    Snowflake Obsidian

    [Snowflake Obsidian] grabs you and refuses to let go until you’ve turned the last page.

    Derek Donais
    Newsy Neighbour

    Snowflake Obsidian

    One of the most raw and real books I’ve read in a long time.

    The Book Shipper

    Snowflake Obsidian

    Flippant, witty and profound.

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  • The Waking Dream


    The summer after graduation three teens living together in a small town reevaluate their lives as they question their respective futures. Jen reconsiders leaving for college as she battles to break free from her abusive relationships and pines after her emotionally distant and brooding best friend, Gabe. Gabe reels from the loss of his twin sister, Ginger, and continues to write her letters as he struggles to keep the promises he made to her before she died. Noah looks for a new relationship as the secrets from his past begin tearing him apart at the seams. Paths cross and come to a head in this poignant drama about the struggles of breaking free. "The Waking Dream" will hook you from the first gut-wrenching letter to the last heartbreaking twist in this stunning novella's reflection on true valor and the burgeoning of the soul.

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  • Ann, Not Annie


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    Ann, Not Annie

    Ann, not Annie, is tired of her nominal existence and has vowed to turn things around by dating the hottest guy in school, Jacob Waters. Easier said than done since Jacob isn’t even aware she exists. The truth is, due to Ann’s lively temper she spends more time in detention with the rest of the school rejects than she does fantasizing about Jacob Waters wearing spandex.

    Her best friend and devout alien believer, Lisa, doesn’t like the changes she’s seeing in her BFF. Neither does Danny Feller, a fellow detention inmate and resident lost boy who has started keeping an extra watchful and unwanted eye on Ann.

    When a chance encounter in an empty hallway changes everything, Ann finds all her dreams coming true and she is well on her way to living the perfect life she’s always wanted. But appearances aren’t always what they seem and Ann is going to have to face not just cold hard facts, but also her past.

     

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    Ann, Not Annie

    A coming of age story with snark.

    Becky
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    Ann, Not Annie

    Wow. This is one of those books that after you finish it, you just sit there for a full minute, thinking about what you’ve just read. This book exceeded my expectation completely… This book is an art piece…taught me more on life than what I can from my parents in a year…
    Excellent…phenomenal… This book took me on a breathtaking journey, and I finished in a sitting… It deserve[s] every attention that it gets.
    No way, absolutely no way I’m giving it anything less than five stars. Absolutely. Amazing.

    Anne
    The Reading Life

    Ann, Not Annie

    I found the entire story very compelling…The narration for this is fantastic. Throughout the story the narrator tells you about everything that happens with Ann but never says who it is. I found this really intriguing. Plus, knowing that the narrator was speaking directly to the reader allows the narrator to add in a few things of their own feelings. Which at times, was hilarious.

    Christina
    Creating Serenity

    Ann, Not Annie

    The thing I love about the YA contemporary genre is it’s spunk. The stories that come from this set often embody a take no prisoner approach that tells you how it is not often found in other genres. Steadman’s new novel ‘Ann, Not Annie’ is the perfect model.

    Emily
    Reaching While Rooted

    Ann, Not Annie

    Friendship, family and grief are all strong themes and they blend together beautifully in this well crafted story…don’t let the romance tag fool you, this story is about a lot more than dating…I definitely would pick up a copy today.

    Tina
    Hopeless Bibliophile

    Ann, Not Annie

    This book was beyond my expectations it was like a tornado that came from nowhere it sucked me inside its vortex and did not let go of me until the very end…

    Lin
    Lin's Perspectives

    Ann, Not Annie

    It’s a moving new adult story with some strong messages…an emotive and captivating read.

    Brigette
    Mes Livres

    Ann, Not Annie

    A well-crafted and poignant account of a girl struggling to find herself and gain social acceptance as a teenager in the most difficult of circumstances. Through deft narration, the author develops both Ann’s complexity and simplicity in a way that instantly charmed me, and had me rooting for Ann to lift herself up and overcome her pain as she tries to navigate high school as a head of household…this is is certainly one I would want teenagers to read, for Ann’s vulnerability, self reflection, resilience and eventual strength are exquisitely portrayed in an understandable way as to be an inspiration for young readers.

    Tom
    Book Junkie

    Ann, Not Annie

    The anonymous narrator immediately piques our curiosity… I love Ann’s doodles, which are scattered throughout the book and depict her (bad) moods… The author’s knowledge of mental health issues is apparent in her writing. This is a helpful book for teens dealing with an alcoholic parent or the death of a loved one, but it also addresses issues such as self-esteem, popularity, friendship, and rape culture… An enjoyable, satisfying read.

    Lynda Dickson
    Books Direct