Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

May 16
{Release Day Review} Seeker by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

{Release Day Review} Seeker by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

This is the second book in a series that needs to be read in order. If you are new to the Riders series, check out my review of Book 1- Riders, HERE Seeker is the second book in the Riders series by Veronica Rossi, and it comes out TODAY! Yay! I totally loved this duology. (and I so badly want it to be a series, which I thought it was when I read the first book. I thought there were going to be four books, one for each of the four horsemen, or maybe five with the seeker thrown in). I binge read books one and two, and man oh man, I forgot how much fun it is to read books from a series back to back. It makes me want to binge read some of my longer series that I have sitting on my bookshelves staring at me, all sad because I haven’t read them yet. (Like the Grisha trilogy, and then Six of Crows, Vampire Academy series, The falling Kingdom… Read more »

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May 15
{Review} The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty @ErinBeatyWrites @ImprintReads

{Review} The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty @ErinBeatyWrites @ImprintReads

The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty is a young adult fantasy. It is the first book in the Traitor’s Trilogy, and it is one of my favorite reads of 2017! By far. I freakin’ loved this book. I wanted to re-read it immediately after I finished it. It actually took me 4 days to read because I kept forcing myself to stop because I didn’t want it to be over. I need the second book ASAP. (I have re-written this review twice now, because every time I look at it, it feels super gushy. But I’m not toning it down any further because I want to share my excitement for this book. I seriously loved it so much!) The Traitor’s Kiss is the story of Sage Fowler, a young lady who ends up as a matchmaker’s apprentice/secret spy when she doesn’t wish to be wed herself. The book is told in multiple perspectives, including Sage’s, and some of the soldiers they encounter. Sage accompanies the matchmaker for her country along… Read more »

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May 14
{Review} Riders by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

{Review} Riders by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

Riders is the first book in the Riders series by Veronica Rossi. Riders is the story of the new incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. I found riders to be a well planned out, and super interesting read. I blew through this book super fast and immediately reached for the second book in the series. (I think I read both books in 1.5 days.) I think what intriged me the most about this story was the format it was told in. It is mostly told in flashback style. The book starts out at the end of some big event, where our main character, Gideon is being interrogated. There is so much mystery surrounding Gideon, and his interrogators. I was instantly hooked. Who were they? What do they know on their own? What is going on with Gideon. As the story progresses we get to follow Gideon as he is introduced to his new life as “war”, and we join him on the journey to find the other horsemen,… Read more »

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May 11
{Review+Favs List+Giveaway} It Started with Goodbye by @ChristinaJuneYA @BlinkYABooks

{Review+Favs List+Giveaway} It Started with Goodbye by @ChristinaJuneYA @BlinkYABooks

It Started with Goodbye is a young adult contemporary by Christina June. I really enjoyed this read. It was a fast paced story that was reminiscent of a modern day Cinderella story. (with the whole mean step mother element.) I really enjoyed the writing, the characters and most of all the focus of the book. All in All It Started with Goodbye was a cute read that gave me lots of warm and fuzzies. It Started with Goodbye features our main character Tatum, who is in for a not so pleasant summer. She was accused of a crime and she sentenced to community service, and worst of all, being stuck in the house with her stepmother. I actually really liked the set up of the story. The writing is very character and relationship focused, and while there is a romance in It Started with Goodbye, the romance is no where near the main focus of the story. Which I found to be completely refreshing, and kind of perfect for this book…. Read more »

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May 09
{Review+Guest Post+Giveaway} Sweet Southern Trouble by @Michele_Summers

{Review+Guest Post+Giveaway} Sweet Southern Trouble by @Michele_Summers

Sweet Southern Trouble is an adult sports romance by author Michele Summers. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by Mrs. Summers, but it certainly will not be the last. I loved Sweet Southern Trouble. It was the kind of book that allowed me to totally escape from the real world. I was very absorbed in this book late into the night and even in the morning before I drove to work. I just had to finish it! And I certainly cannot say that about all books I read. It doesn’t look like Sweet Southern Trouble is going to be a series, but I really really wish it would be. I got to know Q and so many of the other football players well enough. I want them to have their own stories! Please, make that happen! Sweet Southern Trouble is a standalone romance novel told in dual narrative between Marabelle and Nick. Marabelle is like a force of nature. I loved watching her tenacity… Read more »

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May 08
{Review+Giveaway} Air and Ash by @AlexLidell ‏

{Review+Giveaway} Air and Ash by @AlexLidell ‏

Air and Ash is the first book in the Tides series by author Alex Lidell. The Tides series is an epic high fantasy adventure that takes place on the high seas! Umm, yes please!! I was already kicking myself for passing an early review of Daughter of the Pirate King and I have been kicking myself ever since. I was not going to miss out on all the swashbuckling fun in another highly anticipated pirate adventure. And Air and Ash did not disappoint. I absolutely loved this adventure. I loved everything about it! I loved the characters and I really really loved the world building that Alex Lidell created. Trust me, Air and Ash is a book you do not want to miss. I absolutely loved our heroine, Nile. Yes, she is a princess, but she is kick ass! Seriously, She does not turn away from hard work or unfavorable odds. I loved her determination. Nile does not have it easy, but she always faces what is thrown at her… Read more »

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May 06
{Giveaway} May I Suggest Giveaway Hop!

{Giveaway} May I Suggest Giveaway Hop!

THERE WILL BE 2 WINNERS!  For this giveaway I decided to put together a box of books filled with some of the top titles of 2016 and 2017 in it! These are books that I totally love and I am suggesting you read! And then I decided to put together a second box featuring released  and upcoming titles !! One winner (US only) will get a box filled with the following ARC books:           But if you want to change out of any of the books in the box, feel free. You can substitute books with any from this picture to customize your box! If the winner is international, they can pick an ebook of their choice!  And because I love you guys so much! I am adding in a second winner! This winner will get a box of all 2017 ARCs from Scholastic! I have 3 of their upcoming releases and 2 releases that have already come out this year that I will be giving to one winner and… Read more »

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May 04
{WoW} Waiting On…Dragons of Nova by @EliseKova & The Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson @MyWritesdntbite

{WoW} Waiting On…Dragons of Nova by @EliseKova & The Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson @MyWritesdntbite

This week I am waiting on… Two books! and I have an awesome giveaway for one of them! (And yes, I know I am one day late, but I am super excited about these books I didn’t want to wait until next week!) First up is Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova Other books in the Loom Saga: Book one is currently on sale for $0.99!! Click on the cover to grab your copy 🙂 Why am I waiting on it? The series has gotten so many rave reviews and it looks awesome! I just picked up my copy of book one while it is on sale and I can’t wait to read it! There is a giveaway below! so be sure to check it out, and I even have something fun going on at my instagram for the book! —————————— Next up is The Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson This is book 2 in the Opposites Attract series. Other books in the Opposites Attract Series: Why am I waiting on… Read more »

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May 04
{Review+Giveaway} Groupie by @susanmdaugherty

{Review+Giveaway} Groupie by @susanmdaugherty

Groupie is the first book in the series of the same name by Susan Daugherty. Groupie is a new adult/adult rock star romance. I enjoyed Groupie. I had a few character issues that kept me from falling head over heels in love with it, but I ended up liking the story quite a bit. Groupie is rock star romance between a country music artist and his PT. This is part one in this couple’s story, so it does end things a little unfinished. Overall, Groupie was a good read. Groupie is the story of Lexie and Jack. My main issue with this story was Lexie, I am sorry to say. She irked me. I didn’t totally hate her. I actually really liked most of her genuine interactions with Jack, but she is so judgey. Judgey to the point that it felt like overkill to me. But I suppose you can also say that she is honest with her opinions of people and of groupies. I really liked Jack. I thought he… Read more »

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May 03
{Review+Giveaway} Illuminae by @AmieKaufman & Jay Kristoff @misterkristoff

{Review+Giveaway} Illuminae by @AmieKaufman & Jay Kristoff @misterkristoff

Illuminae is the first book in the young adult series, The Illuminae Files #1 by author duo Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. I think I am one of the last people in the world to finally jump on board and read Illuminae. Now that the paperback version of the book is coming out, and book 3 in the series is coming out later this year, I knew it was finally time to read book one. I have heard nothing but amazing things about the book, and I have heard the series being called different enough times, that I had to see for myself. And now I can confidently say…I am a huge Illuminae fan! This book is so awesome. I know it has been said a lot, but the format of this series is like nothing else I have ever read. I absolutely loved it. It has to be super difficult to write and put together because I could tell how complicated and detailed the world is. I mean the… Read more »

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