{Review+Giveaway} Blinding Night by Chantal Gadoury @cgadoury16 @parliamentbooks
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Devil’s Thief by @LisaMaxwellYA #devilsthief
{Mermaid Makeup+Giveaway} #PartofYourWorld by Liz Braswell #ATwistedTale
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd
{Giveaway} THE IRON FLOWER by Laurie Forest @laurieannforest
Oct 04
{Bookish Movie News+Quiz} #MortalEngines

{Bookish Movie News+Quiz} #MortalEngines

Outcast. Orphan. Badass. Meet Hester Shaw. #MortalEngines Watch and share the new Hester Shaw featurette, plus download the new poster. Be sure to stay tuned for a new character poster and featurette each day this week leading up to Friday’s trailer debut. Check out the newly launched LondonWelcomesYou.com to start your new life on London – the world’s greatest traction city! Take the assessment test to become an official citizen. The film adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic. MORTAL ENGINES – In Theaters December 14 Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | #MortalEngines Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path.  Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her… Read more »

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Oct 02
{Release Day Review} THE SPELLBOOK OF KATRINA VAN TASSEL by Alyssa Palombo @AlyssinWnderlnd @StMartinsPress

{Release Day Review} THE SPELLBOOK OF KATRINA VAN TASSEL by Alyssa Palombo @AlyssinWnderlnd @StMartinsPress

THE SPELLBOOK OF KATRINA VAN TASSEL: A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel is a retelling of the tale of Sleepy Hollow, but this time it is being told from the point of view of Ichabod Crane’s love interest, Katrina. I loved this switch in point of view because it offered a lot of great new insight and perspective into a story that I was already familiar with. Katrina breathed new life into the tale of the headless horseman. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel is a perfect read for Halloween. I loved the gothic atmosphere vibe, paired with all of the supernatural elements of the story. It was a great combination for a mysterious and spooky read, but don’t worry, it also has plenty of romance woven in, which I also loved. Katrina Van Tassel and Ichabod Crane meet when Mr. Cranes comes into town as a new teacher. Watching him and Katrina meet and eventually fall in love was my favorite part… Read more »

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Oct 01
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Devil’s Thief by @LisaMaxwellYA #devilsthief

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Devil’s Thief by @LisaMaxwellYA #devilsthief

*Note: this is the second book in a series that should be read in order. If you are new to this series,  check out my review on the first novel- The Last Magician HERE The Devil’s Thief is the second novel in the Last Magician series by Lisa Maxwell. I loved the first book in this series so much. I thought the Last Magician was utterly fantastic! And I have to say that the sequel, The Devil’s Thief completely lived up to my expectations after the first. I might have even liked more than the first book! In case you are new to the series, The Last Magician is a young adult fantasy novel by author Lisa Maxwell. It is the story of Esta, who is a Mageus with the ability to time travel. Esta uses this time traveling ability to steal magical artifacts. The Devil’s Thief gave me all of the characters that I loved from the first novel, and we get to meet some more as well. I really… Read more »

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Sep 26
{Review+Giveaway} The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

{Review+Giveaway} The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

The Lantern’s Ember is a standalone young adult novel by Colleen Houck. I don’t normally mention a book’s cover, but I have to talk for a moment about just how stunning the cover of The Lantern’s Ember is. I think it is the perfect cover for this story, and it helped to set the mood of the story for me. I really, really love it. And speaking of love, I thought this novel was the perfect read to get you into the Halloween spirit. I think this is a great read for young adult readers (even some on the younger end that are ok with a romance) . The characters are age appropriate and the novel has a wonderful magical atmosphere that will draw you in. The Lantern’s Ember gave me HalloweenTown vibes. In a strange way, because the setting is not really like Halloween Town but the concept of journeying into another magical world with a guide of sorts. Plus, while the atmosphere was totally spooky and had a… Read more »

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Sep 26
{Review+Giveaway} Apollo is Mine by Mila Young

{Review+Giveaway} Apollo is Mine by Mila Young

Apollo is Mine is the first book in the Harem of the Gods series by Mila Young. This is the first book I have read from Mila, but it certainly won’t be my last. I think you guys all know by now that I am a sucker for anything greek mythology related. And when you combine that with my love for a swoony romance, well, you pretty much have a Michelle approved hit on your hands. Which is exactly what I found reading Apollo is Mine. I loved this novel and I am already itching for the next book in the series. The set up of the series is super interesting to me. This book is set in modern times. Zeus has given Elyse Lowe and her whole family line some of the Gods abilities. They are given those abilities to help fight monsters and demons on earth. Elyse is the last remaining member of her family, so the task of fighting all of these monsters now falls on her shoulders. That… Read more »

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Sep 25
{Mermaid Makeup+Giveaway} #PartofYourWorld by Liz Braswell #ATwistedTale

{Mermaid Makeup+Giveaway} #PartofYourWorld by Liz Braswell #ATwistedTale

To celebrate the release of Part of Your World by Liz Braswell, I have created a pinterest board of some of my favorite mermaid inspired makeup ideas and fun mermaid makeup brushes and mermaid nails! I have partnered with Disney Books to bring you an awesome giveaway for this series as well! So check out my pinterest board below and be sure to enter to win the Twisted Tale Giveaway! If you are new to the twisted tale series, you need to check them out! Each book follows a beloved disney tale, but with a dark twist on it. For example, Part of Your World asks the question, What would happen if the little mermaid never defeated Ursula? Cool idea, right? ————————————     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by BookBriefs (@bookbriefs) on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:32pm PDT To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win A Twisted Tail! One (1) winner receives: a copy of Part of Your World, a mermaid tail blanket, and a… Read more »

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Sep 24
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Trial of Three by @AlexLidell

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Trial of Three by @AlexLidell

Please Note: This is the third book in the Power of Five series and this series needs to be read in order.  If you are new to the series, check out my review of Power of Five and my review of Mistake of Magic for more information Trial of Three is the third book in the new adult fantasy romance Power of Five series by Alex Lidell. You all know how much I LOVED Power of Five and its’ follow up Mistake of Magic. It sent me into a spiraling book hangover. I feel like this is the type of series that I can read over and over again and love it just the same every time.  The Power of Five series continues to be one of my favorite series of all time. In Trial of Three we get to see the Quint pushed to the limits of their abilities and we get to know all of the characters so much better. In case you are new to this series, Power… Read more »

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Sep 23
{Giveaway Alert} $100 Author Giveaway

{Giveaway Alert} $100 Author Giveaway

An amazing group of authors has joined together to bring you one great prize! Just think how many books you could buy with $100! Or maybe you need a new Kindle! Or maybe you want to try Kindle Unlimited! So many possibilities!! Please show these amazing authors some love! Visit their sites. Sign up for their newsletters. Download their books. Review their books. Follow them on Social Media. There are so many ways you can support them! Giveaway Sponsors Bree Livingston Crissy Sharp Debra Erfert Elana Johnson Evangeline Kelly Heather Gray Heidi Kimball Jenna Brandt Jennifer Griffith Jewel Allen Jo Noelle Joanna Barker Joyce DiPastena Kaylee Baldwin Kennedy Larsen Kristen Ethridge Laura D. Bastian Lorin Grace Marie Higgins Tiana Smith Now it’s time for the giveaway! One winner will be awarded $100 in Paypal Cash or a $100 Amazon Gift Code! Winning entry will be verified! Make sure you actually subscribe and confirm your entries so you don’t get disqualified. If you already subscribe to an author’s newsletter you can,… Read more »

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Sep 22
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd

To celebrate the release of The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd, I have an excerpt to share with you and I have partnered with Anna Todd to bring you this awesome giveaway! So check out the excerpt below and be sure to enter to win the Anna Todd Collection! P.S. did you know that Anna’s novel After is going to be made into a movie? I am so excited. I loved the book! To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win The Anna Todd Collection! Binge-read Anna Todd! One (1) winner receives: After and Before from the After series Nothing More and Nothing Less Plus standalones The Spring Girls and The Brightest Stars. Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Anna Todd. 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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Sep 21
{Giveaway} THE IRON FLOWER by Laurie Forest @laurieannforest

{Giveaway} THE IRON FLOWER by Laurie Forest @laurieannforest

Other Books in the Black Witch Chronicles Series:  (Click on the book cover for more information)    Praise for THE BLACK WITCH Chronicles  “Elloren learns to question authority and Gardnerian history, while developing real empathy for different races and species. Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice.” —Booklist, starred review “Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 1 of 5 copies of The Iron Flower (Open INT) 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… Read more »

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