Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Apr 27
{Review+Giveaway} Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman @CookieOwrites

{Review+Giveaway} Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman @CookieOwrites

Ninja Girl is a young adult contemporary romance by Cookie O’Gorman. Last year, I read Adorkable by Cookie and I absolutely loved it. It was so stinkin’ cute. Ninja Girl looked super cute, so I couldn’t pass this one up. I didn’t even realize that it was set in the same universe as Adorkable until I was about halfway through the book. It’s not a sequel or anything, so you don’t have to read adorkable first, but if you are looking for cute YA reads, you totally should. Both Adorkable and Ninja Girl were excellent! Ninja Girl is the story of Ash, a politician’s son and Snow, an awesome martial artist. I loved the scene in the movie theater where Ash and Snow “met”. Holy Cow! That scene was making me nervous. Snow has more guts in her little finger than I do in my whole body I think! I know that is what caught Ash’s eye in the first place. Watching him pursue Snow was beyond cute. I loved… Read more »

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Apr 26
{Review+Giveaway} The Makeup Test by @VanessaMKnight

{Review+Giveaway} The Makeup Test by @VanessaMKnight

The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight is the sixth book in the Ritter University series. The Ritter University series is a series of new adult standalone romances. The Makeup Test is the first book I have read in the series, and to be perfectly honest, I had never even heard of the series before I found this book. So I certainly had no problem following along with the story and the characters. It really did work as a standalone. Each of the books in the Ritter University series are more like novellas. They are super quick reads coming in at under 150 pages, and are great for a quick pick me up. I really enjoyed The Makeup Test. I loved the complexity to the main character, Parker. At first glance, she is a materialistic rich girl, but once you get to know her better you see she has many more layers than simply that one. However; she is materialistic at times and she certainly is a spoiled rich girl,… Read more »

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Apr 25
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Checkmate: This is Effortless by @KennedyFoxBooks

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Checkmate: This is Effortless by @KennedyFoxBooks

Checkmate: This is Reckless is the fourth book in the Checkmate series and the second book in the duet about drew & Courtney. The checkmate series is by the fantastic writing duo known as Kennedy Fox. No one seems to know the identity of this mysterious author duo, but I am offering a reward of endless cookies if someone can tell me who they are. I promise, I am very good at keeping a secret. 😉 😉 I read, and totally LOVED loved loved  Checkmate: This is War, book one in the series. Books 1 and 2 are Viola and Travis’ story, and books 3 and 4 are Drew and Courtney’s story. You can read either one of the duets first, but they are all so wonderful, you are going to want to read them all! So if you are new to the series, I recommend reading them all in order. But you must read book 3, This is Reckless before you read book 4. This is Effortless is the… Read more »

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Apr 25
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} It Happened on Love Street by @LiaRileyWrites @ForeverRomance

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} It Happened on Love Street by @LiaRileyWrites @ForeverRomance

It Happened on Love Street is first book in the adult series, called the Everland, Georgia series. I  really loved Lia Riley’s new adult romance, With Every Breath, so I was super excited to pick up this new series by her. It Happened on Love Street is an adult contemporary romance set in a small town. I could very easily see this appealing to both fans of new adult and adult. The main character, Pepper is a recent law school grad who relocates for a clerkship. So I think she bridges the gap between new adult and adult. (But maybe that is just wishful thinking on my part. Maybe she is firmly in the adult camp, and I am just wishing myself her to be younger. ) It Happened on Love Street has all the charm of a small town romance…all the busy bodies and quirks that I love. And it has really excellent characters. I love when the author takes some time developing a robust cast of secondary character when the book… Read more »

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Apr 25
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

Warning: This is third book in a series that should be read in order. If you are new to the series, check out my review of book one- Too Hot To Handle HERE and book two, Too Wild to Tame HERE Too Hard to Forget is the third book in the Romancing the Clarksons series by Tessa Bailey. I really loved book,  Too Hot to Handle. and I liked book two, Too Wild to Tame. This series is an adult contemporary romance series. Book one is still my favorite, but this second installment was good as well. I just love all of Tessa Bailey’s works. This book, Too Hard to Forget, might be my favorite book in the series yet! What I liked the most about this book and this series is the concept. I love a series of interconnected standalone novels, each focusing on a different character. There are tons of books which follow this pattern and it is a big winner for me. Even better if they are books that center around a… Read more »

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Apr 24
{Review} Checkmate: This is Reckless by @KennedyFoxBooks

{Review} Checkmate: This is Reckless by @KennedyFoxBooks

Checkmate: This is Reckless is the third book in the Checkmate series and the first book in the duet about drew & Courtney. The checkmate series is by the fantastic writing duo known as Kennedy Fox. No one seems to know the identity of this mysterious author duo, but I am offering a reward of endless cookies if someone can tell me who they are. I promise, I am very good at keeping a secret. 😉 😉 I read, and totally LOVED loved loved  Checkmate: This is War, book one in the series. Books 1 and 2 are Viola and Travis’ story, and books 3 and 4 are Drew and Courtney’s story. You can read either one of the duets first, but they are all so wonderful, you are going to want to read them all! Checkmate: This is Reckless is the start of Drew and Courtney’s story. If you read the first books, you have already met Drew and Courtney. Drew is Travis’ best friend and Viola’s brother. And… Read more »

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Apr 24
{Giveaway} DESIRE ME by Skye Malone

{Giveaway} DESIRE ME by Skye Malone

 Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! I just wanted to share a quick awesome giveaway with you all! DESIRE ME by Skye Malone is a New Adult, Paranormal Romance that looks awesome! So check out the book and enter to win a cool prize pack!  —————————————– DESIRE ME by Skye Malone New Adult, Paranormal Romance Publication: May 30th, 2017 Demons have changed my life forever, though mostly they’ve just torn it apart. In the space of a week, I’ve become the target of the most powerful forces in the demon world and nearly lost my best friend to a madness that would have consumed her mind and soul. Even my own magical abilities are barely in my control. But when a strange man from a secret society of demons finds me, everything becomes even more complicated. He claims my life is in danger. He says he can help. His group holds the key to my identity, my history, and my place in this supernatural world. But he… Read more »

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Apr 20
{Review+Giveaway} The Takedown by Corrie Wang @CorrieWangBooks

{Review+Giveaway} The Takedown by Corrie Wang @CorrieWangBooks

The Takedown is the debut novel of author Corrie Wang. The Takedown is a young adult contemporary novel that had kind of a Pretty Little Liars/mean girls vibe to it. I really enjoyed this book. I love that FreeForm now has a line of young adult titles. The books are a lot like their tv shows- fast paced, addictive, dramatic, and totally engaging. The Takedown feels like something that could happen in real life, as scary as that is. The book takes place in the not so distant future and it asks the question, “who would you rely on if your tech turned against you?” And honestly, I have no idea. The idea kind of terrifies me. Either way, I was totally hooked on this book. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t stop reading. The thing that I found the most fascinating about The Takedown was actually the characters. The characters in this book are not your typical characters. At least, they didn’t feel like that to me. Some… Read more »

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Apr 20
{Review+Excerpt} Mixed up by @EmmaHartAuthor

{Review+Excerpt} Mixed up by @EmmaHartAuthor

Mixed Up is a standalone contemporary romance by Emma Hart. I read, and really enjoyed Being Brooke, another one of Emma’s contemporary romances. I thought Being Brooke was hilarious and I was really looking forward to seeing if Mixed Up was as sassy and fun as Being Brooke. Sometimes for me, the true test of an author is to read two or three different standalones or series, and see if I enjoy all of them. If I do, the author beings part of my auto buy or auto interest. And I am very happy to say, that I really enjoyed Mixed Up. Even more than I enjoyed Being Brooke, in fact. Mixed Up is an enemies to more trope, and I loved it. I noticed something very interesting after reading Mixed Up. I think I have a new found thing for books featuring chefs. My last 5 star read was The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson, and that book was also an enemies to more read featuring two chefs…. Read more »

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Apr 19
{Quiz+Excerpt+Giveaway} Defy the Stars by @ClaudiaGray @TheNovl

{Quiz+Excerpt+Giveaway} Defy the Stars by @ClaudiaGray @TheNovl

Have you guys heard about Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. I am sure you have because this book sounds EPIC! I am so excited to partner with Little, Brown to share an awesome giveaway and all kinds of fun extras from the book with you. So, check out the first chapter from Defy the Stars, take a quiz to see “What your Place in the Future is”, and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway below.   A post shared by BookBriefs (@bookbriefs) on Apr 19, 2017 at 7:43am PDT   Read the first chapter of Defy the Stars on Entertainment Weekly! And take this fun quiz to determine “What your Place in the Future is”  Let me know your results in the comments below.  If the quiz does not work for you on my website, you can Take the quiz! here If you want to show your planet pride, you can download any of the planets as a cell phone background! Download your smartphone planet wallpapers here (zip file) To enter, fill… Read more »

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