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Nov 24
{Giveaway+Sale Alert} Black Friday Sales for Book Lovers!

{Giveaway+Sale Alert} Black Friday Sales for Book Lovers!

Hi Guys! Wondering what to get the book lover in your life? Or do you just want to buy some bookish goodies for yourself (no shame! I totally did this!) This weekend is the time to shop! Black friday. Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday is the perfect time to stock up on awesome bookish goodies. I have compiled some black friday sales that are going on this weekend, so whether you love bookish candles, book subscription boxes, or bookmarks, these shops have you covered! Plus, I have a thanksgiving giveaway going on on my instagram so you can enter that by clicking the picture below and then check out all the sales below that. You can win a book of your choice by clicking on the picture below.   A post shared by BookBriefs (@bookbriefs) on Nov 23, 2017 at 11:27am PST Bookish Gift Sales Book Subscription Boxes I love book subscription boxes. If you are new to them, they include a new release book, plus 4-7 bookish goodies… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Release Day Giveaway} #Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne @lkblackburne @DisneyHyperion

{Release Day Giveaway} #Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne @lkblackburne @DisneyHyperion

  Hi Everyone! This is Livia Blackburne, and I’m thrilled to share ROSEMARKED with you at long last. There are a lot of elements to this book, including a love story, a spy story, reflections on trauma and mortality, medical ethics, and political intrigue.  Perhaps because of this, my research for the book was equally eclectic, from archery and stick fighting lessons, to chats with memory researchers and soldiers, and lots and lots of reading, including books about leper colonies, hospice care, and PTSD. Hopefully, I wove it all into an entertaining and thought-provoking story! This story centers on Zivah, a talented healer with an incurable illness, and Dineas, a traumatized soldier. The two couldn’t be more different, and I had a lot of fun writing their unlikely love story.  In order to work together, they both have to let go of their own prejudices and preconceptions. It’s a painful process, with fights and misunderstandings, anger, laughter and tears, but in the end, they both come out as stronger people…. Read more »

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Oct 29
{Mini Review+Guest Post+Exclusive Extra} The Wicker King by @KaylaAncrum @FierceReads

{Mini Review+Guest Post+Exclusive Extra} The Wicker King by @KaylaAncrum @FierceReads

Hi Guys! I hope you are having an excellent weekend! Today I am super excited to be a part of The Wicker King blog tour! I really enjoyed the book, so you can check out my mini review. I also have a guest post from the author, K. Ancrum and an exclusive GIF extra from the cover shoot for the book cover. How awesome is that? Be sure to jump around to the other blogs on the tour to see more exclusive extras! Today we have author K. Ancrum here to tell us 10 things we didn’t know about her. Thank you so much for being here Kayla! blue is Book Briefs commentary Even though I write YA, I actually prefer MG for my recreational reading. My current favorite is The Mysterious Benedict Society. I used to have an expansive personal library, but recently donated all of my books so that I could participate more actively in our public library system. I’ve always only written novels and long-form fiction, and… Read more »

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Oct 28
{ARC Review+Halloween Costume Ideas} #Renegades by @Marissa_Meyer @FierceReads

{ARC Review+Halloween Costume Ideas} #Renegades by @Marissa_Meyer @FierceReads

Renegades is the first book in a new series of the same name by author powerhouse Marissa Meyer. Marissa’s Lunar Chronicles has been on my TBR for forever, but I recently read, and loved! Heartless. So I was super excited to pick up Renegades because I am obsessed with super heroes. Ever since I watched X-men, years and years ago, I was instantly hooked. And what was extra cool, was that Marissa Meyer said something really similar in her foreword note to Renegades. So extra yay for that! Renegades is set on the premise of a world like our own, where super powers have started to emerge. And with those powers a group of villains, called the Anarchists gained power and actually were in control for a number of years, so the world was a very different place, full of violence and chaos. Enter the Renegades, who swooped in to save the day. And right after these events, our story takes place. It was really cool to see a world where… Read more »

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Oct 04
{WoW} Everless by @Sara__Holland ‏@EpicReads

{WoW} Everless by @Sara__Holland ‏@EpicReads

This week I am waiting on….   Everless by Sara Holland Hardcover, 336 pages Expected publication: January 2nd 2018 by HarperTeen “Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. Everless gives new and terrifying meaning to the phrase running out of time.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart… Read more »

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Oct 01
{#Giveaway } Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway!

{#Giveaway } Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway!

Hello my lovelies! I have been loving new releases this year, so I have lots of new releases featured here, but you can you anything you want 🙂 . Big thanks to our host of this giveaway hop: Val @ Stuck in Books Today’s giveaway is super simple! Feel free to pick any book you want!  Paperback, Hardcover, ebook, New release, Old release…anything!!!   These are some books I am really looking forward to/ I have loved! (but you can pick anything)             ARE YOU A BOOKSTAGRAMMER? WANT TO FIND OTHER BOOKSTAGRAMMERS? ADD YOURSELF TO MY BOOKSTAGRAM DIRECTORY! CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO ADD YOURSELF.  Or click here To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win I’ll be selecting one (1) winner to receive one (1) new book of their choice worth up to $12. Open internationally so long as The Book Depository ships to you. Good Luck! ebooks will come from Amazon if that is chosen! Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of… Read more »

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Sep 29
#Bookstagram Account Directory

#Bookstagram Account Directory

I am OBSESSED with Bookstagram, which if you don’t know is the Book community on Instagram. There are so many AMAZING Book instagram accounts but I haven’t found good place to see a listing of all accounts. I have been searching high and low for one, when I finally decided that I would just start one. So here you have it…. my growing list of #Bookstagram Accounts. This list will be separated into two main sections. First I will list some of my favorite accounts at the top, and then I will have a main directory, organized alphabetically. Just click on the letter you want to jump to and start falling in love with all the pretty pictures of books! If you have a bookstagram account and you would like to be added to the directory, simply follow me on instagram and fill out the super easy form, or leave on comment on this post with the link to your instagram account, and I will add you 🙂 Jump to… Read more »

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Sep 20
{WoW} Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway @torteen @hathawayjojo

{WoW} Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway @torteen @hathawayjojo

This week I am waiting on…. Hardcover, 448 pages Expected publication: May 8th 2018 by Tor Teen Genre: Young Adult Fantasy He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Cursein Joanna Hathaway’s Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut. Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children. Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s… Read more »

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Sep 17
{Review} WILD FOR YOU by @Daisy_Prescott

{Review} WILD FOR YOU by @Daisy_Prescott

WILD FOR YOU  is the third book in the new adult contemporary romance, Love with Altitude series by Daisy Prescott. Each of the books in the series can be read as standalone contemporary romances. Wild For You is the first book in the series that I have read, but not the first Daisy Prescott book I have read. I really enjoyed Daisy’s Wingman series, so I knew that I was going to enjoy Wild For You. Daisy is a feel good contemporary author that never fails to put me in a better mood. Wild For You might be my favorite book I have read of hers yet. It was such a sweet romance. Lighter on the sexy than her other books, but really really sweet. I loved it. Wild For You is told in dual narrative between Zoe and Justin. I liked both Zoe and Justin a lot, but I did find myself wishing for more chapters from Justin’s point of view. It felt like there were more Zoe chapters,… Read more »

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Sep 13
{WoW} The Rebels of Gold by @EliseKova @PriceWorldPub

{WoW} The Rebels of Gold by @EliseKova @PriceWorldPub

This week I am waiting on…. Hardcover, 500 pages Expected publication: December 5th 2017 by Keymaster Press Series: Book 3 in the Loom Saga A new rebellion rises from the still smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer. This final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova’s Loom Saga, The Rebels of Gold will reveal the fate of Loom’s brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants. Pre-order THE REBELS OF GOLD from: | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY | | BOOKS A MILLION | For those who preorder THE REBELS OF GOLD, they can get exclusive swag for submitting their preorder. More info here: http://elisekova.com/pre-order/ Why am I waiting on this book? I have seriously LOVED the first two… Read more »

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