Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Sep 21
{Review} I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions by Erin Lyon @forgereads ‏@WritingLyon ‏

{Review} I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions by Erin Lyon @forgereads ‏@WritingLyon ‏

I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions is the first book in the adult romantic comedy series called Contract Killers by Erin Lyon. I loved this book. As soon as I read the title, I knew I was going to love this book. (The title still cracks me up.) I love you,  Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions (hereinafter “I Love You”) (see, I can be lawyer funny too…) is set in a world where the concept of marriage has turned into a series of seven year contracts. At the end of your contract term, you and your partner can choose whether or not to re-sign for another term of years. How romantic, right? This book is marketed as, “27 Dresses meets Bridget Jones’s Diary for the millennial set”, which I think is spot on. I really really enjoyed every moment of this book. In fact, when I got to the last page, I kept trying to turn for more. I need more! I’m really hoping that the contract killers series is… Read more »

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Sep 20
{WoW} Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway @torteen @hathawayjojo

{WoW} Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway @torteen @hathawayjojo

This week I am waiting on…. Hardcover, 448 pages Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Tor Teen Genre: Young Adult Fantasy He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Cursein Joanna Hathaway’s Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut. Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children. Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s… Read more »

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Sep 19
#Bookstagram Account Directory

#Bookstagram Account Directory

I am OBSESSED with Bookstagram, which if you don’t know is the Book community on Instagram. There are so many AMAZING Book instagram accounts but I haven’t found good place to see a listing of all accounts. I have been searching high and low for one, when I finally decided that I would just start one. So here you have it…. my growing list of #Bookstagram Accounts. This list will be separated into two main sections. First I will list some of my favorite accounts at the top, and then I will have a main directory, organized alphabetically. Just click on the letter you want to jump to and start falling in love with all the pretty pictures of books! If you have a bookstagram account and you would like to be added to the directory, simply follow me on instagram and fill out the super easy form, or leave on comment on this post with the link to your instagram account, and I will add you 🙂 Jump to… Read more »

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Sep 19
{Top Ten Tuesday} My Fall TBR

{Top Ten Tuesday} My Fall TBR

TOP TEN TWELVE TUESDAY: BOOKS ON MY FALL TBR ——————————- Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For more details, and to participate, click the link above. ——————————- There are so many fall releases that I am dying to read, but for this top ten tuesday I am going to do a mixture of new books and books/series that have been sitting patiently on my TBR. Be sure to let me know what books are top of your fall TBR list! But because my TBR has gotten so out of control (thanks to Bookstagram and Bookoutlet) I could only narrow this down to my top 12 books. And you will notice a theme…I am so in love with fantasy at the moment! I am craving it! (Click on any of the books for more information or to buy a copy)             What books are on the top of your fall TBR?  Do you see any of your favorites up here? Let me know! 🙂  And while you… Read more »

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Sep 18
{Review} Mask of Shadows by @LinseyMiller @SourcebooksFire ‏

{Review} Mask of Shadows by @LinseyMiller @SourcebooksFire ‏

Mask of Shadows is the first book in an untitled series by debut author Linsey Miller. I have been loving fantasies lately, so when I saw this book, my interest was immediately piqued. I loved the idea behind the story. Basically, the queen has a different ring for every finger of her left hand- an opal, ruby, emerald. Each of the rings symbolize one of the Queen’s personal assassins. When the Queen’s Opal dies, there are auditions AKA a competition to fill the spot. Insert our main character Sal. The book was a little Three Dark Crowns and hunger games- esque because the competitors have to kill each other off to win the spot as the Queen’s Opal. There were some pretty graphic, and interesting, deaths in this novel. I also really enjoyed the twist of the competition- no one can be caught killing another competitor. If you are caught you are disqualified (and probably never to be heard from again, kind of disqualified.) I thought this rule made things extra interesting. Most… Read more »

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Sep 17
{Review} WILD FOR YOU by @Daisy_Prescott

{Review} WILD FOR YOU by @Daisy_Prescott

WILD FOR YOU  is the third book in the new adult contemporary romance, Love with Altitude series by Daisy Prescott. Each of the books in the series can be read as standalone contemporary romances. Wild For You is the first book in the series that I have read, but not the first Daisy Prescott book I have read. I really enjoyed Daisy’s Wingman series, so I knew that I was going to enjoy Wild For You. Daisy is a feel good contemporary author that never fails to put me in a better mood. Wild For You might be my favorite book I have read of hers yet. It was such a sweet romance. Lighter on the sexy than her other books, but really really sweet. I loved it. Wild For You is told in dual narrative between Zoe and Justin. I liked both Zoe and Justin a lot, but I did find myself wishing for more chapters from Justin’s point of view. It felt like there were more Zoe chapters,… Read more »

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Sep 15
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix @mphaddix @SimonKIDS ‏

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix @mphaddix @SimonKIDS ‏

  Welcome to Day #5 of the Children of Refuge Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Children of Refuge (Children of Exile #2) (9/12/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win a both books so far in the series! ——————————— Ten Terrible Titles Years ago I heard the advice that an author struggling to come up with a title for a book should read back through the entire manuscript; magically, she will find that the exact right combination of words has been hiding there all along.More recently I heard of the Terrible Titles game, where an author can scroll blindly through a manuscript, stop at random, and find comically awful title possibilities beneath the blinking cursor. As with many other seemingly contradictory “rules” about writing, I can easily believe that these two concepts could both be true. (And, really, the difference between “brilliant” and “terrible” is often the difference between working hard at something and thinking deeply about it, or… Read more »

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Sep 13
{WoW} The Rebels of Gold by @EliseKova @PriceWorldPub

{WoW} The Rebels of Gold by @EliseKova @PriceWorldPub

This week I am waiting on…. Hardcover, 500 pages Expected publication: December 5th 2017 by Keymaster Press Series: Book 3 in the Loom Saga A new rebellion rises from the still smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer. This final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova’s Loom Saga, The Rebels of Gold will reveal the fate of Loom’s brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants. Pre-order THE REBELS OF GOLD from: | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY | | BOOKS A MILLION | For those who preorder THE REBELS OF GOLD, they can get exclusive swag for submitting their preorder. More info here: http://elisekova.com/pre-order/ Why am I waiting on this book? I have seriously LOVED the first two… Read more »

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Sep 13

{Update} Another hurricane update

Hi everyone! I am fine. Thank you so much everyone for your kind thoughts and well wishes. 😀 The hurricane didn’t do any major damage to my immediate area but I am still without power, so I will be delayed in responding to messages and emails.   Posts will go up on my blog as time permits, once I regain power and internet. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Sep 09

Hurricane Irma Update

I wanted to give you a quick update. I am in Florida and with Irma headed our way, I have no idea if I will have access to the internet in the coming days/week. So If my blog is a little quiet for the next week or so that is why. I will try to preschedule as many posts as I can weather permitting, but I am not sure what I will be able to get done. Please be patient with me. And if you or your family/friends are in the path of Irma, please stay safe! And while you are here feel free to check out any of my current giveaways on the right sidebar my intagram giveaway by clicking on the picture below.   There will be 3 winners! The grand Prize is the August LitCube Box which was AMAZING!! Perfect for fans of alice and wonderland and retellings!   To enter just click on the picture below     ‼️🎉GIVEAWAY BELOW! !🎉‼️ . . . Happy weekend… Read more »

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