Genre: Action & Adventure

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Oct 12
{Review} #Invictus by @ryangraudin @TheNovl

{Review} #Invictus by @ryangraudin @TheNovl

Invictus is a young adult time travel adventure story from author Ryan Graudin. This is the first novel I have read of Ryan’s and I absolutely loved it. It was such a fun fun read. I loved all the historical figures and time periods we got to visit. This book will be perfect for fans of the Passenger series, Dark Matter and Firefly. I love a book with a crew. It lends itself to awesome characters with lots of different personalities. And Invictus did not disappoint. I finished this book in record time and I am left pining for more. Far is the main character of Invictus and he was actually born outside of time. He was born on a time travel vehicle while it was on a mission, so he is a bit of an anomaly. This book just gripped me right at the start. I don’t want to get into too much of the details because watching everything unfold was half the fun for me. But Far finds… Read more »

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Oct 06
{Review+Giveaway} THE ADVENTURER’S GUILD by @ZackLoranClark & @NickEliopulos @DisneyHyperion

{Review+Giveaway} THE ADVENTURER’S GUILD by @ZackLoranClark & @NickEliopulos @DisneyHyperion

  THE ADVENTURER’S GUILD is a middle grade adventure story by authors and friends Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos. The Adventurer’s Guild was a ton of fun! I really enjoyed this book. And can I just go off on a tangent really quickly to mention how detailed and gorgeous this book is? From the absolutely stunning map end pages, to the wonderfully designed chapter pages, I really love all the detail that went into the hardcover version of this book. It gets an A+! I love a good middle grade novel. And I love a good adventure novel filled with magic. And The Adventurer’s Guild knocked both of those loves out of the ball park. This was a great book! The Adventurer’s Guild follows two friends, Zed and Brock. I loved their friendship. What I loved the most about it, is that the boys come from different class levels in the story. Brock is expected to join the merchants because of his wealthy family. And Zed wants to make… 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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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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Sep 15
{Review} Gone too Far by Natalie Richards @NatDRichards @SourcebooksFire

{Review} Gone too Far by Natalie Richards @NatDRichards @SourcebooksFire

Gone Too Far is a young adult standalone thriller/suspense mystery by Natalie Richards. I have not read any books by Natalie yet, but I have heard some really great things about her first book, Six Months Later. What I liked the most about Gone too Far was that it was a true high school mystery. Most of the book takes place actually inside the school, and the person solving the mystery is a high school senior. Gone Too Far is a good read. While I did figure some aspects of the plot out, others remained a mystery to me until they were revealed, which I enjoyed. I was a little undecided on the character of Piper. On one hand, I loved that she wants to be a photojournalist because I think it fit in perfectly with the kind of mystery going on in the story, and she does mature as a character throughout the book. But, on the other hand, she seemed  a little judge-y and a little immature at… Read more »

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Aug 23
{ARC Review+Giveaway of #TaherehMafi ‘s favorite things} #Furthermore by @Tahereh Mafi

{ARC Review+Giveaway of #TaherehMafi ‘s favorite things} #Furthermore by @Tahereh Mafi

I loved Furthermore, and you will see why in my review below, but today’s post is a little something different. Because Furthermore takes place in Ferenwood, a town where color kind of takes on a life of it’s own, I decided to share some of my more colorful #bookstagram pictures with you. My feed has been very colorful lately (which is a big change from my normal wardrobe…) So, check out some brightly colored book pretties, check out my review and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway below, which I partnered with Penguin Random House to offer. You can win a copy of Furthermore and some of Tahereh’s favorite things!   Day 13: Book Rainbow. Seeing rainbows always makes me happy and seeing a book rainbow with all the brightly colored books makes me extra happy. This is the perfect way to start a Saturday 🙂 #thebooksparrowaugustbookchallenge16 A photo posted by @bookbriefs on Aug 13, 2016 at 6:30am PDT A little late but this picture took some time… Read more »

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Aug 15
{ARC Review} Curioddity by Paul Jenkins

{ARC Review} Curioddity by Paul Jenkins

Curioddity is a fantasy novel by Paul Jenkins. I had a lot of fun with this book. Don’t get me wrong, this book is downright weird at times, but it was a lot of fun to read. The main character Will, is a detective that never really gets to do much detective work. He finds himself at the Curioddity Museum, and lands himself the job of trying to save the museum. The Curioddity museum reminded me a bit of warehouse 13 (sci-fi tv show, which is awesome), but the writing and the zany situations and characters reminded me much more of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I think fans of that book will really enjoy Curioddity. I would love to wander the halls of the Curioddity museum. There are a mixture of crazy contraptions (that make for some pretty hilarious scenes) some other world-y things, like Levity (the opposite of gravity) and some cool historic relics that have magical properties (this is what reminded me of warehouse 13- if you… Read more »

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Aug 07
{Interview+Giveaway} Clear to Lift by @Anne_A_Wilson @torbooks

{Interview+Giveaway} Clear to Lift by @Anne_A_Wilson @torbooks

Today, I am happy to have the author of Clear to Lift, Anne Wilson here to talk about her book and about her very exciting life! Welcome Anne 😉 Describe Clear to Lift in a tweet (140 characters or less) When a female search and rescue helicopter pilot is assigned to an anything-goes squadron, her rigid, rule-bound life takes a dramatic turn. What is something we would be surprised to learn about Alison and Will? Even though Alison flies dangerous search and rescue missions, she loves to do cross-stitching at night to wind down after a pressure-packed day. Will is always up for trying something new. When he’s not rescuing ice climbers on 13,000-foot peaks, he’s learning to play the trumpet.   Your character, Alison is a rule follower. Are you a rule follower as well? I used to be. I was always the teacher’s pet in elementary school. I did everything I was told and  obeyed the rules to a T. That continued for me into the military. But… Read more »

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May 06
{Review+Giveaway} Risk of Exposure by @EmmyCurtis19

{Review+Giveaway} Risk of Exposure by @EmmyCurtis19

Risk of Exposure is the sixth book in the adult military romance action/thriller series by Emmy Curtis. Each of the books can be read as a standalone, but they are all set in the same universe, so there is some character overlap. I have not read any of the previous books, in fact the first time I heard of the series was the pre-release events for Risk of Exposure. But, I will tell you one thing, if the other books are even half as good as this one, I need to read all of them. I loved Risk of Exposure. I loved the whole spy watching someone who he doesn’t know is also a spy thing. It felt very Mr. & Mrs. Smith to me. Risk of Exposure is told in dual narrative between Malone, or Mal, and Abby. Mal is assigned to watch his boss’ daughter- all the way over in the Ukraine. And unbeknownst to all of them, Abby is actually CIA. I loved how heated things got… Read more »

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Mar 10
{Exclusive Guest Post} Map of Fates by Maggie Hall @PenguinTeen @MaggieEHall

{Exclusive Guest Post} Map of Fates by Maggie Hall @PenguinTeen @MaggieEHall

If you guys love The Conspiracy Of Us series as much as I do, you already know that book 2- The Map of Fates came out earlier this week on March 8th. I loved The Conspiracy of Us, and I am currently reading The Map of Fates (and spoiler alert- totally loving it) If you are new to the series, you can check out my review of The Conspiracy of Us HERE ——————– One of the things that I really enjoyed while reading these books, was getting to know the 12 families that make up The secret Society (called The Circle) To celebrate the release of The Map of Fates, Maggie Hall has put together 12 exclusive guests posts so we can learn more about each of the 12 families. I am super excited to be a part of the blog tour, and to share some information about The Emir family with you! Emir Family Based in: Saudi Arabia Motto: To learn is to live Eligible heir: Malik Emir (Deceased)… Read more »

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