Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Jan 18
{Review+Giveaway} Worth the Wait by @AJ_Pine @EntangledSelect

{Review+Giveaway} Worth the Wait by @AJ_Pine @EntangledSelect

Worth the Wait is the fourth book in the Kingston Ale House series by A.J. Pine. I have not read the first book in the series, but I did really enjoy book two- Six Month Rule, and book three,Three Simple Words . You can easily start off at any book you would like. They are very easy to follow and each book follows a different couple. I have read several books by this author, so I feel like I pretty much know what to expect going in. I know it is going to be a good romance, I know there are going to be flawed, complex characters that make for an interesting read, and I know that there is probably going to be drama thrown in. And I was right on all of the above for Worth the Wait, and for the whole series. Worth the Wait is Jeremy and Grace’s story.I really enjoyed Grace and Jeremy’s backstories, and I think because of these two characters, Worth the Wait is… Read more »

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Jan 18
{Review} Real Good Love by @Meghan_March

{Review} Real Good Love by @Meghan_March

Real Good Love is the conclusion of the Real Duet and should be read following Real Good Man. If you are new to the Real Series, you can check out my review of Real Good Man HERE Real Good Love is the second (and final) book in a new adult romance duet by author Meghan March. I am really loving this series set up style. I love having a duet to continue a couple’s story. Sometimes one book is just not enough, but you don’t need a full blown series. I am hoping to read more books set up in this fashion, and I am definitely hoping to read more books by Meghan March. I love her writing. She is quickly working her way up the ranks into favorite romance author territory. Real Good Love is told in dual narrative between Banner and Logan. Book one, Real Good Man, left off in one humdinger of a spot. And I wasn’t too sure how I was going to like the direction… Read more »

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Jan 17
{Review} Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas @SJMaas @bloomsburykids

{Review} Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas @SJMaas @bloomsburykids

I know I am super late to the party here, but holy cow! I now know why Throne of Glass got so much hype. And trust me, it lived up to all of the hype and then some. Throne of Glass is a young adult fantasy by Sarah J. Maas and I already know it is going to be one of my favorite YA fantasies EVER. I may be the last person to jump on the Throne of Glass bandwagon, but I am fully on board now. I loved this book, pretty much instantly. In fact, I was downright mean to anyone that interrupted me while reading. And my attention span was complete rubbish when I had to walk away from the book and function in the real world. It has been ages since I was unable to focus in school or at work because I was way too busy thinking about a book. But Throne of Glass completely grabbed me and did not let go. Even now, I am… Read more »

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Jan 13
{Review+Giveaway} DEEP DOWN by Mia Hopkins @miahopkinsxoxo @WildRosePress

{Review+Giveaway} DEEP DOWN by Mia Hopkins @miahopkinsxoxo @WildRosePress

Deep Down is the first book in the new adult romance series, the Kings of California by Mia Hopkins. I have never read a book by Mia before, and Deep Down was a very pleasant surprise. I really, really liked this story. It is told in alternating third persona narrative between Eve and Sam. I was really gripped into their story, more than I expected to be. And I didn’t expect it to be as spicy as it was. This book is certainly new adult. Eve and Sam have both had it rough in their own way, but I really admired how both of them were super hard workers. They are not afraid of having to dig in and really get the job done. I think I felt for Eve a little more than I did Sam. (which might be weird because Sam is the one that actually has bad guys after him) Eve was completely shunned by her very traditional father. When he kicked her out and fired her… Read more »

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Jan 12
{Trailer+Giveaway} #Roseblood by A.G. Howard @AGHowardWrites @abramskids @ACBYA

{Trailer+Giveaway} #Roseblood by A.G. Howard @AGHowardWrites @abramskids @ACBYA

I am so excited that ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard released on Tuesday of this week and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author A.G. Howard, be sure to check out all the details below. I’m also super excited to offer a giveaway for a signed ROSEBLOOD poster and a mask courtesy of A.G. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.   To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 1 winner will receive a signed ROSEBLOOD poster and a Mask. US Only. Ends on January 17th at Midnight EST! Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Jan 12
{Mini Review+Excerpt} TOO TEMPTING by Bethany Lopez

{Mini Review+Excerpt} TOO TEMPTING by Bethany Lopez

Too Tempting is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, called the Lewis Cousin’s series, by Bethany Lopez. I liked this book, but it didn’t rock my world or anything crazy like that. It was a quick contemporary romance read. To be honest the plot of this one just didn’t click for me, and ultimately that was why I couldn’t enjoy this story more. I would be interested to see Gabe’s cousin’s story, but the premise of Gabe’s story didn’t really grab me. Overall, it was a decent read, but I didn’t love it. Too Tempting follows Gabe and Zoey, who meet at a summer camp and start a relationship. But almost immediately a big secret from Zoey’s sister’s past links all of them together in a way that I just wasn’t digging. From that point on, my opinion was a little tainted. It just seemed too far fetched, and the story moved a little too quickly for me to completely fall in love. But I did… Read more »

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Jan 11
{Giveaway} #ADogsPurpose Movie Trailer!

{Giveaway} #ADogsPurpose Movie Trailer!

 Today I partnered with Universal Pictures to share the movie trailer for A Dog’s Purpose and to offer a cool prize pack. I think this film looks great. I am a huge dog lover, so I can’t wait to see A Dog’s Purpose. Be sure to check out the trailer and enter to win this awesome prize pack from Universal Pictures! A DOG’S PURPOSE –The ones we rescue, rescue us- IN THEATERS JANUARY 27 Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.  The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.   A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone… Read more »

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Jan 10
{Review} Love and First Sight by @JoshSundquist @TheNovl

{Review} Love and First Sight by @JoshSundquist @TheNovl

Love and First Sight is a young adult standalone romance by Josh Sundquist. This is the first novel I have read by Mr. Sundquist and I was so delighted by it. I immediately fell in love with the main character Will. I found him to be hilarious, bright and so personable. And his story was fresh, engaging and totally heartfelt. Love and First Sight made me think. What would I do in Will’s position? I honestly have no idea, but I loved that Josh Sundquist completely made me step into Will’s shoes and give that question some thought. Will was born completely blind, and our story starts in high school when he is first attempting to mainstream into a normal high school. I loved watching his interactions with everyone on his first day. He cracked me up right from the first page. I really enjoyed Cecily and all of Will’s other friends as well, but Will was the star of this show for me. I was totally enamored with him… Read more »

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Jan 09
{Review+Giveaway} Freeks by Amanda Hocking

{Review+Giveaway} Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Freeks is a young adult paranormal by Amanda Hocking. I have read a few books in the past by Amanda and I have really enjoyed them so when I saw a book about a traveling circus and weird occurrences they face in one of the towns they stop in, I was super excited. While I don’t think I enjoyed this book as much as I did some of Amanda’s other works, I did enjoy the story in Freeks. It is a book, that even though it clocks in at 400 pages, I easily read in just a few hours. It is a very easy and quick read. While Freeks was a good read, and one that I did enjoy, it didn’t make me fall head over heels in love. Freeks follows Mara who is the daughter of a prominent psychic (yes, I know she is really a necromancer, but the circus features her as a fortune teller.) Mara has grown up in the troupe of people that make up the… Read more »

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Jan 06
{Review} Ever the Hunted by @ErinSummerill @HMHKids

{Review} Ever the Hunted by @ErinSummerill @HMHKids

Ever the Hunted is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Clash of Kingdoms by Erin Summerill. Ever the Hunted is Erin’s debut young adult novel, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I found the story to be very engaging and I love a good magic infused fantasy, so this was right up my alley. It kind of reminded me of Maria V. Snyder’s Healer series. The world that Erin created was very interesting and I can’t wait to read the next novel in the series. There are lots of interesting aspects to touch on in Ever the Hunted- there is magic, romance, political intrigue and action and suspense. Plenty for any fan of fantasy. Ever the Hunted is the story of Britta, who is an outcast in her land. This was interesting because her father was so closely respected by the king. But because Britta’s mom was from a neighboring country, who they were on the verge of war with, Britta has basically been… Read more »

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