Category: Young Adult

Nov 13
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Amber & Dusk by @LyraSelene

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Amber & Dusk by @LyraSelene

Amber & Dusk is a young adult fantasy romance by author Lyra Selene. Amber & Dusk is a novel that features awesome secrets and intrigue, a really cool world setup, and characters that pull you in. Honestly, I loved pretty much everything about this novel. I really hope there is going to be a sequel. I wasn’t sure by the ending of Amber & Dusk if there would be one or not. I think there is certainly room for one. We had a few things that can be expanded on, and that were not completely wrapped up, so I am holding out for for another book. I need more! Lyra Selene did such a fantastic job with her characters and world building. This was a book that I just kept getting more and more excited about, the more I read it. It is a fantasy that I will be recommending to everyone as soon as it is released at the end of this month! You need to read Amber &… Read more »

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Nov 06
{Review+Excerpt} The Dragon Tamer by Ava Richardson

{Review+Excerpt} The Dragon Tamer by Ava Richardson

The Dragon Tamer  is the first book in the Alveria Dragon Academy series by Ava Richardson. The Dragon Tamer is a young adult fantasy, and was a great start to what seems to be a very promising series. I have really been into dragons lately, so I was really excited to find a new young adult series centered around them. The Dragon Tamer is set in the world of Alveria, where in the past Humans and Dragons coexisted, but in present day Alveria, the dragon population has dwindled significantly. Because of this, tensions between the remaining dragons and humans are very frayed, and the climate between the two species is pretty hostile. This is the world that our main character has be brought up in. I always find it fascinating when we get to learn the history of a new world because it really helps to set the stage for what kind of series this is going to be. In the Dragon Tamer, we meet Kaelan, who becomes an outsider because of… Read more »

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Nov 04
{Review+Giveaway} Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey

{Review+Giveaway} Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey

Carols and Chaos is a standalone young adult historical fiction by Cindy Anstey. Even though Carols and Chaos can be read as a standalone, it is set in the same time period and world as Cindy’s previous novel, Suitors and Sabotage. This is the fourth book I have read by Ms. Anstey and I just adore them all! I know they are all going to be fabulous written and pure fun from start to finish. And Carols and Chaos was no exception. I will be honest, this was not my favorite of Cindy’s books. That honor still goes to Love, Lies and Spies. It was my absolute favorite by Cindy but Carols and Chaos was a great read. I love all of Cindy’s books so much. In Carols and Chaos we meet Kate and Matt. This is not the first time we have met Kate or Matt. We met both of them as background characters in Suitors and Sabotage. It was really nice to see them get their own story. I… Read more »

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Nov 03
{Review+Giveaway} GONE HUNTING by Cecy Robson

{Review+Giveaway} GONE HUNTING by Cecy Robson

Gone Hunting is prequel novel to Cecy Robson’s weird girls series. I have heard great things about this series from so many people, but I have yet to read the books. The main series takes place with all adult characters, so when I saw this prequel novel was coming out featuring some of the characters are teens, I knew this was going to be the perfect place for me to start. I really enjoyed Gone Hunting and it wet my appetite for more of these characters and of this world. I think it is going to be really interesting for me to have read this book first, before having read the main books in the series. I know most people are already very familiar with Aric and Celia. They have already formed opinions on them, but since I was meeting them for the first time, I feel like I get a unique perspective to meet them as teens. I loved this book. I especially loved reading from Aric’s point of view…. Read more »

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Nov 01
{Review+Giveaway} An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker

{Review+Giveaway} An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker

An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason is a young adult historical fiction by Virginia Boecker. I loved this book. Honestly, it reminded me of all the reasons why I love a well crafted young adult historical fiction. This book was giving me major Cindy Antsy vibes, which is a huge compliment in my opinion, but with more adventure dashed in. I also really loved that this book is a standalone novel. An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason is a fun read full of shakespearean drama, spies, secrets and great characters. An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason is told in multiple perspectives, which was a bit hard to follow at first, because there are so many characters, but once I met allt eh players so to speak, it was easier for me to keep track of everyone and of their points of view. I am not going to lie, one of the big immediate selling points for me is the fact that it takes place in Shakespeare’s London, which is… Read more »

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Oct 26
{Guest Post+Giveaway} DEATH BY THE RIVER by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

{Guest Post+Giveaway} DEATH BY THE RIVER by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

10 things you didn’t know about Beau, Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor  BEAU: Beau had a happy childhood. He dislikes the smell of horses. His first friend in grade school was a girl named Leslie. He has an Aunt Lydia who prefers to stay away from him. He remembers his grandfather and how he badly he treated Gage Devereaux. Beau has broken into his father’s office at the brewery to go through his desk for cash. His favorite music is rock. He killed his mother’s dog when he was nine. He tried to seduce one of his father’s girlfriends. Beau wrecked his first car, a red BMW, when he wrapped it around a tree on their property. LUCAS ASTOR: He trained with the Green Berets. He survived two car wrecks, two motorcycle crashes, and two wars all by the age of twenty-four. He went to air assault school, was in the 101st Airborne, and has a combat infantry badge. He could see “The Love Boat” pass by from where he lived… Read more »

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Oct 17
{Interview+Giveaway} Rheia by Cassandra Page

{Interview+Giveaway} Rheia by Cassandra Page

Interview with Cassandra Page, author of Rheia I noticed that Rheia is listed as a fantasy rather than a historical fantasy – is it actually set in Ancient Greece? Not exactly, no. The kingdom of Oreareus in which Rheia is set is inspired by the world of Ancient Greece – from the culture and the aesthetic to the Minotaur, the Minoans and the island of Crete. But I’m no historian, and I took a fair amount of creative license: the steampunk elements of my world, as minor as they are, are the most obvious markers of that. That being said, there was a long time there where my favourite web searches all started with the words “Ancient Greek” and finished with everything from clothes to meals to plant life. Rheia is the first novel I’ve written that isn’t an urban fantasy set in modern day Australia, and I wanted to get the world-building as right as I possibly could. What made you decide to switch genres from urban fantasy? My… Read more »

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Oct 09
{Release Day Sneak Peek+Giveaway} THE HALVES OF US by Sydney Paige Richardson

{Release Day Sneak Peek+Giveaway} THE HALVES OF US by Sydney Paige Richardson

I am so excited that THE HALVES OF US by Sydney Paige Richardson is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Sydney Paige Richardson, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of The Parliament House and Rockstar Book Tours. 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 a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of The Parliament House and Rockstar Book Tours 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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