Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

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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Jan 05
{Review} Real Good Man by @Meghan_March

{Review} Real Good Man by @Meghan_March

Real Good Man is the first book in a new adult romance duet by author Meghan March. This is the second book that I have read by Meghan and I have confirmed that I flipping love her writing. Real Good Man is a great read and I am so happy that part two in this duet comes out so quickly because I want to get back to Logan and Banner’s story as soon as possible. I didn’t love the way this one ended, but I did love everything else about the story, so I would call that one a win. Real Good Man is told in dual narrative between Banner and Logan. I am not going to lie, when I first started reading the book in Banner’s point of view, I thought Banner was the guy in the story. And then when I met Logan, I was really confused. But Banner is a girl and her name is explained in the book, and it becomes a really cute inside joke… Read more »

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Jan 03
{Review} The Romantics by @LeahKonen @abramskids

{Review} The Romantics by @LeahKonen @abramskids

The Romantics is a young adult romantic comedy about love. told from the perspective of love. I totally, well, loved this concept, and I hope we see more in this world. At the end of the book, there was a little hint that we might see another story told by love, featuring a different couple. (and how I hope that is true!) The Romantics was a very cute read. I loved the chapter titles and variety of writing styles. Leah Konen did an excellent job switching from omniscient narrator, to list style for some chapters to text messages between the characters. All of it worked really well with the flow of the story. And they were hilarious. What I loved the most about The Romantics is that the main character (other than love) is a guy. Yes, this is a guys love story and I find that so refreshing. Gael is a hopeless romantic and he is just totally adorable. I loved reading all of Love’s antics to try and… Read more »

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Jan 02
{Review} The Secret of a Heart Note by @StaceyLeeAuthor @KTegenBooks

{Review} The Secret of a Heart Note by @StaceyLeeAuthor @KTegenBooks

The Secret of a Heart Note is a young adult standalone, magical realism romance by author Stacey Lee. I LOVED this book. And when I say I loved it, I really, really loved it. This book was so much more than I was expecting it to be. And I mean that in the best way possible. Because I was expecting this book to be a cute contemporary romance, but I didn’t realize the depth that the aromateur part of the story would be. I fell in love with the idea of someone mixing elixirs and smelling out the subtle notes and scents that make up a person. I really loved the idea of that. And Stacey Lee did an excellent job of making the world of Mim and her mom, the world of aromateurs come to life. Mim is an awesome character. I loved her. She is kind of an outcast, but as sweet as can be. I loved her interactions with her classmates. So much, that I would love… Read more »

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Dec 30
{Top 10 of 2016} Most Anticipated Books of 2017!

{Top 10 of 2016} Most Anticipated Books of 2017!

This year the event is being hosted by  Jaime of Two Chicks on Books , Nancy of Tales of the Ravenous Reader,  Bridget of Dark Faerie Tales ,and Rachel of Fiktshun. Check out my other posts this week: Top 10 Covers of 2016 Top 10 New Adult Books Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2016 Today’s prompt is Most Anticipated Reads of 2017 WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2017? Let me know 🙂 To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win an ARC of The Diabolic (US only) 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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Dec 29
{Top 10 of 2016} Best Book Boyfriends!

{Top 10 of 2016} Best Book Boyfriends!

This year the event is being hosted by  Jaime of Two Chicks on Books , Nancy of Tales of the Ravenous Reader,  Bridget of Dark Faerie Tales ,and Rachel of Fiktshun. Check out my other posts this week: Top 10 Covers of 2016 Top 10 New Adult Books Today’s prompt is Best Book Boyfriends Of 2016 The title links to my review and the book cover links to amazon My number 1 is my favorite romance of the year, but all of the rest are not in any particular order. But seriously, if you have not met Bodi yet from Stroked Long…you need to! NOW! Bodi from Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn     2. Finn from The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons 3. Dallas from The Replacement Crush by Lisa Roberts Brown   4. Cletus from Beard Science by Penny Reid 5. Callum from Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle 6. Brian from Four Letter Word by J. Daniels 7. Jesse from Remembrance by Meg Cabot 8. Spencer from Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey   9. Tyrus from The… Read more »

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Dec 28
{Top 10 of 2016} Best New Adult Books!

{Top 10 of 2016} Best New Adult Books!

This year the event is being hosted by  Jaime of Two Chicks on Books , Nancy of Tales of the Ravenous Reader,  Bridget of Dark Faerie Tales ,and Rachel of Fiktshun. Check out my other posts this week: Top 10 Covers of 2016 Today’s prompt is Best ________ Of 2016 (Bloggers choice. Please fill in the blank with ONE or more of these topics – Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POV’s, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts. I chose BEST NEW ADULT BOOKS OF 2016 The title links to my review and the book cover links to amazon My number 1 is my favorite romance of the year, but all of the rest are not in any particular order. But seriously, if you have not met Bodi yet from Stroked Long…you need to! NOW! Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn 2. Hitched Trilogy by Kendall Ryan 3. The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons 4. The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid 5. Beard Science by Penny Reid 6…. Read more »

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Dec 27
{Top 10 of 2016} Best Book Covers

{Top 10 of 2016} Best Book Covers

I love this event. Years that I am really on top of my game, I plan this event out in advance. But this year work has been crazy busy and the holidays just snuck up on me. (Seriously I feel like time started flying by and oct/nov/dec are all a blur.) So I missed the first day of this event, but I just had to join in. I love all of the ladies hosting, so be sure to check each of them out This year the event is being hosted by  Jaime of Two Chicks on Books , Nancy of Tales of the Ravenous Reader,  Bridget of Dark Faerie Tales ,and Rachel of Fiktshun. Today’s prompt is favorite covers. There were so many amazing covers of 2016 that I had a really hard time with this one, but here are some of my top covers of 2016. (most of these books are books I have read, but a couple extras slipped in that are still on my TBR list) The title links to my review and… Read more »

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Dec 23
{Review} Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

{Review} Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

Moon Chosen is the first book in the young adult paranormal series, called Tales of a New World by author P.C. Cast. I lhave read and really enjoyed the first 6 books in her house of night series, so I was excited to give this new series a try! I really enjoyed the concept behind the book, but overall the story fell a little flat for me. I so badly wanted to love this one because the summary and the cover totally called to me. But in reality, I found the pacing kind of slow and awkward, and frankly the story was more than a little boring for most of the novel. It did pick up by the end, and I was vaguely interested in seeing where the story was going, but getting through this story took me entirely too long. I kept putting down the book and going back to it, but it never could hold my interest for more than 20 minutes at a time. (which is very… Read more »

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Dec 22
{Excerpt+Mini Review+Giveaway} WRECKING BALL by P. Dangelico

{Excerpt+Mini Review+Giveaway} WRECKING BALL by P. Dangelico

Today is the release day of WRECKING BALL by P. Dangelico! Check out this fantastic new romance, and grab it before the price goes up!! check out the exclusive excerpt, read my review and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! WRECKING BALL by P. Dangelico Adult contemporary romance Published January 19th 2017 About Wrecking Ball: Cam DeSantis’ life is a hot, steaming pile. How else would you describe losing your husband, your job, and your money all at once? Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when salvation comes in the form of one intolerable a-hole, who just happens to be the starting quarterback for the vaunted NY Titans, she has no choice but to accept his offer as a live-in nanny slash teacher for his eight year old nephew. Now all she has to do is find a safe place in her mind to hide whenever she feels the need to throat punch him into tomorrow…which is often.   Calvin Shaw has zero… Read more »

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