Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Jun 08
{Review+Giveaway} One Of Us is Lying by Karen McManus @writerkmc @DelacortePress

{Review+Giveaway} One Of Us is Lying by Karen McManus @writerkmc @DelacortePress

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus is a young adult thriller. It is blurbed as being a mixture of “Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars”, and let’s be honest- that was more than enough to sell me on this book. Seriously, that was all it took for me to be super super excited to read this one. And I have to say, I really loved One of us is Lying! It was a whirlwind ride that kept me on the edge of my seat basically from the first page. One of Us is Lying is a very breakfast club set up. Five teenagers start out in detention, but here is where the pretty little liars comes in because only four of the five teens walk out of detention alive. There was also a gossip girl type element, with the whole secret gossip app, that discussed the latest school gossip. And that was just extra icing on the cake for me. One of Us is Lying is a book that… Read more »

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Jun 07
{WoW} Cage of Destiny by Jennifer Anne Davis @AuthorJennifer

{WoW} Cage of Destiny by Jennifer Anne Davis @AuthorJennifer

This week I am waiting on…. Cage of Destiny by Jennifer Anne Davis  Add Cage of Destiny to your Goodreads TBR list! Pre-order Cage of Destiny on Amazon Expected Publication: August 21, 2017!!! Destined from birth to be the next empress of Emperion, Allyssa grew up at court weighed down by the expectations of the crown. Kingdom and duty always came first. Until now. Having survived the brutal kingdom of Russek, she is given the choice to walk away and live a peaceful, quiet life. But it also means giving up everything she knows and everyone she loves. Before she decides, word reaches her about an assassination attempt. Donning her secret persona–that of a vigilante–she sets out to eliminate her enemy once and for all. As Allyssa fights the demons of her past to save her future, she realizes she never had a choice. She can either embrace her destiny or be caged by it. Why am I waiting on it? I think by now most of you know that the Reign of Secrets… Read more »

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Jun 07
{Review} Train Wreck by Elise Faber @faberelise

{Review} Train Wreck by Elise Faber @faberelise

Train Wreck is a standalone romantic comedy by Elise Faber. It is also the first standalone novel in the Life Sucks series. I’m not sure if the series is all going to be set in the same town or not. We might get to see totally new couples in each book that are not connected. Either way, I can’t wait for the next book in the series to find out, because Train Wreck was a lot of fun. Train Wreck follow Pepper O’Brien, who life is a total train wreck. She is basically the running joke for her family. I felt kind of bad for her. On one hand, she comes from a big Hollywood family and grew up very privileged, but on the other hand, she just faced one back thing after another. I kept saying to myself, “when is this girl going to catch a break.” Sure, some of the situations were a bit over the top, but in my opinion that just added to the hilarity and… Read more »

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Jun 06
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Tempting Levi by @jules_barnard @givemebooksblog

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Tempting Levi by @jules_barnard @givemebooksblog

Happy Release day to Tempting Levi, the first book in a new series by Author Jules Barnard. Tempting Levi is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance, Cade Brothers series by author Jules Barnard. I have read, and really enjoyed, the first couple of books in Jules’ series, which used to be called the Blue series, and is now called the Men of Lake Tahoe series. I really enjoyed the books I read from the series, and I have been meaning to finish it. Now that I have read, and enjoyed Tempting Levi as well, maybe that will be the motivation I need to pick up the next book in the Men of Lake Tahoe series. Tempting Levi is told in dual narrative between our main character Levi, and Emily. Before I dive into what I liked about the characters, let me set up the series for you, because I really love the setup. Levi and his brothers have inherited their father’s luxury resort. His father left Levi in… Read more »

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Jun 05
{Review+Giveaway} One S’more Summer by Beth Merlin @BethMerlin80 @InkyTheMonster

{Review+Giveaway} One S’more Summer by Beth Merlin @BethMerlin80 @InkyTheMonster

One S’more Summer by Beth Merlin is a young adult contemporary romance, and is the first book in the Campfire Series. I am a sucker for summer camp stories. I think they are the perfect summer pool/beach reads, and One S’more Summer is a great one. I loved the story and I am super excited for the second book in the series, which comes out at the end of this year. One S’more Summer is the story of Gigi, who is going through a rough patch at the start of our story. I really liked Gigi, and I certainly felt for her, though things always tend to happen for a reason. I thought that was particularly true in her case, and by the end of the book I was pleasantly satisfied that things turned out much better for her than I initially thought they would. After a string of bad luck, Gigi decides to get away for the summer, and she goes to her favorite childhood sleep away camp. Only this… Read more »

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Jun 02
{Giveaway} Beach Reads #Giveaway Hop! #BeachReads

{Giveaway} Beach Reads #Giveaway Hop! #BeachReads

This hop is hosted by Valerie @ StuckInBooks You can find out more information about the giveaway HERE ——————– A few days ago I was pulling books from my shelves to giveaway for this giveaway and I was gravitating towards all the light and fluffy romances that are my go-to beach reads. When I told my boyfriend about the giveaway, he told me that he prefers fantasy books for the beach and some more dense books because he finds the ocean so relaxing that he can really dive in an concentrate on the story. Which got me thinking… What kind of beach read do you prefer? Do you enjoy light and fluffy romances? Or do you prefer something darker, or more dense? Does water and sand scream dystopian to you? I want to know! I also changed up my giveaway a bit to make sure that I wasn’t excluding any fantasy loving pool goers from the fun. —————————- THERE WILL BE 2 WINNERS! The first winner will get a book of their… Read more »

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Jun 02
{Review+Giveaway} Forbidden Promises by @katee_robert @Barclay_PR

{Review+Giveaway} Forbidden Promises by @katee_robert @Barclay_PR

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O’Malleys family series, hailed as “The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet.” FORBIDDEN PROMISES features Sloan O’Malley and her mysterious new next-door neighbor, Jude MacNamara. Forbidden Promises is the fourth book in the contemporary romance series, called The O’Malleys by author Katee Robert. I have read several of Katee’s books in the past and really enjoyed the steamy romance, including book one in The O’Malleys.The Marriage Contract,  so I couldn’t wait to continue this series. I enjoyed getting to know some of the O’Malleys, and this is a series that I really want to go back and read books 2 and 3, which I missed. This series follows the three powerful Boston families- the O’Malleys, the Hallorans, and the Sheridans. Forbidden Promises follows Sloan and Jude. Sloan is an O’Malley, and Jude is out for Sheridan blood. If I thought The Marriage Pact was intense, the stakes were notched up even higher in this book. While, I was… Read more »

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Jun 01
Book Briefs Book Sale is LIVE!!

Book Briefs Book Sale is LIVE!!

Welcome to my Book Sale! If you notice any issues with anything or something is unclear, please send me an email 😉 Thank you! TIP: If you are looking for a specific book, use CONTROL + F to search the post for title or author I have a TON of very new hardcovers, paperbacks and mass paperbacks . I also have some older books(including some very large series that have been beloved from my childhood like Sabrina the teenage witch, full house, nancy drew, etc.) There are over 700 books listed. I have done my best to group them together but sometimes books by the same author or series will not be in the same picture. the control F feature is your best best to find something specific. Most of the books are young adult, but some of them are adult, middle grade, and romance. I have a huge range of genres. Books will be first come first serve. I will be taking email orders in the order I receive them. Books… Read more »

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Jun 01
{Review} Only With Me by Kelly Elliott

{Review} Only With Me by Kelly Elliott

Only with Me is the second book in the adult contemporary romance, With Me series by Kelly Elliott. Each of the books in the With Me series can be read as standalones, and to be honest, I didn’t even realize this was the second book in the series until I pulled up the goodreads page to start compiling my post information. It really did read like a standalone. I loved the family dynamics in Only with Me. In fact, the geek mama was my very favorite part of the book. I found her to be hilariously awesome. The romance was also good, and overall this one was a decent read for me. I enjoyed it (the first half a little more than the second half) but it isn’t going to be a very memorable read in years to come. Still a fun sexy romance that will have you smiling. Only with Me is told in dual narrative between our main couple, Gabi and Nic. Gabi is an awesome cook and… Read more »

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May 31
Armchair BEA: Best Practices & Time Saving Tips for Bloggers #ArmchairBookExpo

Armchair BEA: Best Practices & Time Saving Tips for Bloggers #ArmchairBookExpo

Hi Guys! I had really, really hoped to go to BEA this year, but I wasn’t able to coordinate my work schedule with the other attorneys in the office to make it happen. So I will be sitting at my work desk this week, checking in on all the awesome BEA posts and pictures and living vicariously through the bloggers/authors and everyone else that gets to go! I can’t wait to see what awesomeness the event has in store for everyone! But because I can’t make it to the main event, I decided this year would be an excellent year to participate in Armchair BEA! You can find out more information about Armchair BEA HERE You can see my Introduction post HERE. If you are new to my blog, be sure to say hi and link me to your blog so I can check it out! Today’s Prompt is blogging Best Practices. (Tips & Tricks)  I have been blogging for almost 6 1/2 years now (which is crazy to believe) and… Read more »

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