Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Feb 06
{Review+Giveaway} Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

{Review+Giveaway} Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

Gold Rush is a standalone young adult ice skating romance set in the same world as Jennifer’s Edge series and Ice series. I have read, and the loved the entire Ice series, which is Josh and Courtney’s story. I still have not read the edge series, which is the story of Liza’s dad, but I am so going to. I loved the Ice series to pieces, and Gold Rush gave me all the same great feels. I love the feel good romance that Jennifer Comeaux is so excellent at delivering. This was a great book for new and old fans of Jennifer’s work. Gold Rush is Liza’s story, a two time world champion ice skater. Liza has been so focused on skating her whole life that she has missed out on all the boy, and dating, aspects of growing up. In fact, she has never even been on a date at 19, much less anything else with a guy. And then along comes Braden. I loved Liza and Braden from… Read more »

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Feb 05
{Giveaway} The 100 by Kass Morgan

{Giveaway} The 100 by Kass Morgan

  I am so excited that THE 100 returns to TV tonight! And to help celebrate the show’s return Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Rockstar Book Tours are giving away 5 Boxed Sets of the Complete series! So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.   About The Book:   Title: THE 100 Box Set (Books 1-4) Author: Kass Morgan Pub. Date: January 3, 2016 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 1360 Formats: Paperback Find it: Amazon, Goodreads All four thrilling novels in The 100 series, now available in a paperback boxed set!  Ever since nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity has been living on city-like spaceships hovering above the toxic surface. As far as anyone knows, no one has stepped foot on Earth in centuries–that is, until one hundred juvenile delinquents are sentenced to return and recolonize the hostile land. The future of the human race rests in their hands, but nothing can prepare the 100 for what they find on this strange and… Read more »

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Feb 03
{Giveaway} For the Love of Books Giveaway Hop!

{Giveaway} For the Love of Books Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the For the Love of Books giveaway hop! This giveaway is open Internationally  For this giveaway I decided to put together a box of books filled with some of the top titles of 2016 in it! One winner (US only) will get a box filled with the following books: (TimeKeeper is SIGNED)     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! To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win an ebook of your choice (if INT only- up to $5) or box of books (US only) Physical books are US only, ebooks are international and will be purchased through Amazon. 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… Read more »

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Feb 03
{Review+Giveaway} Frost by Kaitlyn Davis @DavisKaitlyn

{Review+Giveaway} Frost by Kaitlyn Davis @DavisKaitlyn

Frost is the first book in the young adult paranormal series, Midnight Ice series by author Kaitlyn Davis. The Midnight Ice series is a spin off series from her very popular, Midnight Fire series. I never read Midnight fire, but it has gotten tons and tons of rave reviews over the past few years. The series can each be read separately, but the books in each of the series do need to be read in order. They are all set in the same world and they do have some character crossover. Frost is a story about Pandora, who is a titan turned vampire. But not a titan like you are probably thinking. What intrigued me most about Frost was how mysterious the whole set up of the story was. It has been ages since I have read a vampire story, but this one felt different right from the start. There are all sorts of protectors- people who protect humans from vampires. But they are not the tradiaonal hunters. There are… Read more »

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Feb 02
{Review+Giveaway} ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by @JILLSHALVIS @avonbooks

{Review+Giveaway} ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by @JILLSHALVIS @avonbooks

Accidentally on Purpose is the third book in the adult contemporary romance, Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. Each of the books can be read as standalones, but they do follow different couples in a group of friends. I have heard amazing things about the second book in the series, The Trouble with Mistletoe, and it is on my TBR for the next holiday season. I really loved Accidentally on Purpose. I think it might be my first 5 star contemporary romance of the year. Accidentally on Purpose is told in dual narrative between Archer and Elle. I freakin’ loved Archer and Elle. If someone came up to me and said Michelle, what would be a great combination for a romance. I would say, I love bantering, I love a couple who keeps one another on their toes, and I love a long play romance with some good guy jealousy. Archer and Elle had all of that in spades. Theirs is a story that I already want to revisit. Elle’s… Read more »

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Feb 01
{Review+Giveaway} Frostblood by @Elly_Blake @TheNovl

{Review+Giveaway} Frostblood by @Elly_Blake @TheNovl

Frostblood is the first book in the young adult fantasy Frostblood Saga series by Elly Blake. Frostblood is author Elly Blake’s debut novel, and I have to say, I was super impressed with it. I loved the lore and myths behind the Firebloods and the Frostbloods. I found it to be super interesting, and in a world where every idea feels like a derivation of another, I couldn’t find another book that was quite like this one. The take on fire and ice wielders felt fresh and interesting. I really loved Frostblood and I am super pumped for Fireblood. (and I crazy excited that the third book is called darkblood because after reading book one, that titles gives me all kinds of awesome ideas about what might be coming in the future of this series.) One thing is for sure, Elly Blake is an author to keep your eye on. She is going to have so many more awesome books for us in the future. I just know it. Ruby… Read more »

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Jan 31
{Review+Giveaway} TOO WILD TO TAME by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

{Review+Giveaway} TOO WILD TO TAME by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

Warning: This is second 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 Too Wild to Tame is the second book in the Romancing the Clarksons series by Tessa Bailey. I really loved book,  Too Hot to Handle. 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. 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 family or group of siblings. I think that is very interesting and adds another layer of complexity and familiarity between the novels. This series centers around the… Read more »

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Jan 31
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bachelor Auction is the first book in Bachelors of Arizona series by Rachel Van Dyken. The Bachelors of Arizona series is an adult contemporary romance series, but I feel like it will have crossover appeal to the new adult audience as well. I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, fun and cute read, so a quick little mini review will do for this one. The Bachelor Auction is a a take on a Cinderella story, and I loved the main woman- Jane. She stole the show for me. I found her to be charming and delightful really. I also like Brock but I didn’t fully love him. I think Brock is the reason why out of all Rachel’s books I have read, this one is not my number one pick. It does have Rachel’s signature witty and fun writing style. I really love her writing, by the way. And because she is such a strong writer, her romances are always really enjoyable to read, but Brock was a… Read more »

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Jan 30
{ARC Review} Caraval by Stephanie Garber @sgarbergirl @FierceReads @Flatironbooks

{ARC Review} Caraval by Stephanie Garber @sgarbergirl @FierceReads @Flatironbooks

Caraval is the first book in a new, young adult fantasy series of the same name by author Stephanie Garber. Caraval has gotten so much excellent hype that when I grabbed a copy at ALA last year, I could hardly contain myself. I am always a little weary of books that have so, so much hype surrounding them, but I am happy to say that Caraval certainly delivered. And then some. I loved this book and I cannot wait for book 2 when we get a chance to journey back to this magical world Stephanie Garber created. Caraval does have a romance in it, and it was a romance that I really enjoyed, but what I liked even more than the romance was that the main characters, and main focus, of this book were the two sisters. It was really refreshing to see such a great bond between them. And trust me, no matter what your initial impressions might be, there is a great bond between the two girls. Scarlet… Read more »

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Jan 26
{Giveaway} Day of Ice: A Crusoe Adventure by Andrew Lane

{Giveaway} Day of Ice: A Crusoe Adventure by Andrew Lane

Today I am sharing with you the first two books in the Crusoe Adventure series, which are an exciting YA re-imagining of the characters from the original Robinson Crusoe! I loved the story of Robinson Crusoe, so these re-imaginings are right up my alley. So check out both of the books and then enter to win a finished copy of book two, DAY OF ICE which releases on February 21st!     To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win a copy of Day of Ice: A Crusoe Adventure Open 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   Andrew Lane has written some thirty-odd books, ranging from fiction to non-fiction and from science fiction novels based on popular TV series to adult crime novels. He has also written nearly 30  short stories which have been published in various… Read more »

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