Genre: Action & Adventure

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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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Feb 05
{ARC Review} The Asset by Anna Del Mar

{ARC Review} The Asset by Anna Del Mar

The Asset is the first book in the adult thriller romance series, called the Wounded Warrior series by Anna del Mar. This is one of those books that is not my normal read. But there was something about the summary that was mysterious enough for me to really want to give it a try. The whole Lia hiding aspect intrigued me enough that made me want to see what was going to happen. And I am very pleased that I did. This book had so much more action in it than I was expecting. Yes it is a very nice love story as well, but this book would make a kick ass, high budget, let’s blow things up action thriller. Lia is living in a cabin in the middle of no where. Ash shows up to this cabin looking to be her roommate with a dog, and oh yea he is very very hurt and very very defensive about it. It was a very bizarre start to the story. I… Read more »

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Dec 08
{Mini Review} The Shakespeare Conspiracy by Jeffrey Hunter McQuain

{Mini Review} The Shakespeare Conspiracy by Jeffrey Hunter McQuain

The Shakespeare Conspiracy is an action thriller that is very much in the vein of The DaVinci Code. Except, for fans of the playwright, William Shakespeare. (obviously.) I loved that the author,  Jeffrey Hunter McQuain is an actual expert on William Shakespeare. I thought that was evident from the writing and plot. I loved the way he was able to weave in the smallest of accurate details. It worked really well and added some fun for the reader of the story. I have a passing knowledge of Shakespeare from college and my time studying at Oxford, but it only really scratches the surface on what there is to know about this man, and about his professional career. Jeffrey Hunter McQuain does an excellent job of making this book seem polished as well as loose and approachable. While the author may be an academic, The Shakespeare Conspiracy reads very easily. I got swept up in Christopher’s journey really quickly. I loved all the clues and hints in Shakespeare’s works. The anagrams… Read more »

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Jun 20
{Trailer Reveal+Giveaway} The Six by Mark Aplert @alpertmark @SourcebooksFire

{Trailer Reveal+Giveaway} The Six by Mark Aplert @alpertmark @SourcebooksFire

I meant to put this book as my waiting on Wednesday post, but I never get it up in time, so instead I am sharing this book with the book trailer and a cool giveaway for you guys! So I think this is better anyways. But I am always anxiously waiting for it to come out because it looks pretty freakin’ awesome! Book Trailer Reveal! Book Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJWK-K7RPis Shannon rears back in her seat as if she’s been slapped. “And where are you going to store the copies of our brains?” Her voice is furious. “In a supercomputer? A big electronic prison?” Dad doesn’t take offense. He answers her calmly. “The scanning process converts human intelligence to a digital form, allowing it to run on any neuromorphic computer that has enough memory and processing power. But in the initial stage right after the transfer, we believe it’s important to connect the intelligence to a machine that can move around and sense the outside world. A human intelligence is accustomed… Read more »

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Jun 09
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Secret of the Sevens by @LynnLindquist @Fluxbooks

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Secret of the Sevens by @LynnLindquist @Fluxbooks

Secret of the Sevens is an action packed young adult mystery adventure. I am a big fan of books that feature secret societies and I love puzzle solving and clues, so this was a great fit for me. I couldn’t put Secret of the Sevens down. With more twists, turns and reveals than you can count, a really cute developing crush romance, and a spooky boarding school setting, Secret of the Sevens has something for everyone. Ever since I saw the Life and Death Brigade on Gilmore Girls, I have become a little obsessed with the idea of secret societies. I wanted to be inducted into one so bad. I never was (or was I??), but I got to live out my secret society dreams through Secret of the Sevens. And their group, the Sevens even had a generation old murder to solve. Oh the intrigue! I am not going to spoil anything about this book, plot wise, because that would be no fun. But I will tell you this,… Read more »

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May 28
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Charlie Presumed Dead by @AnneHeltzel @RockstarBkTours @HMHKids

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Charlie Presumed Dead by @AnneHeltzel @RockstarBkTours @HMHKids

Charlie Presumed Dead is a young adult suspense thriller that will have you jet-setting all over the world just to find out if Charlie is really dead or not. The book starts out with Charlie’s funeral, where there are two girls who both think they are Charlie’s girlfriend. Serious girlfriend, at that. Neither one knew about the other, and as soon as they become aware of the other one, they find themselves confused by the other person’s Charlie. That was actually the aspect of Charlie that intrigued me the most. Sure he was a cheating jerk. That is obvious from the book summary, but Lena’s Charlie loved Olives and Aubrey’s Charlie Hated them with a passion. As soon as I read that, I knew this was going to be more than just a morbid scavenger hunt. There are so many layers to Charlie Presumed Dead. It is one hell of a ride. The book is told through the points of view of Lena and Aubrey mostly, with a couple of… Read more »

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May 21
{Review} Cold Burn of Magic by @Jennifer_Estep @KensingtonBooks

{Review} Cold Burn of Magic by @Jennifer_Estep @KensingtonBooks

Cold Burn of Magic is the first in a new young adult urban fantasy series. This was my first book by Jennifer Estep, and I absolutely loved it! (yes, I know that is pretty much an offense worthy of a stoning.) I need to read her Mythos Academy books ASAP. I love that Cold Burn of Magic’s series name is the Black Blade series, because the black blade described is pretty scary (and cool). In fact, that was one of the things I loved the most of the story. Jennifer Estep’s description of the magical items in the story. That and the fact that there are plenty of different monsters and creatures milling about. I am equal parts fascinated and terrified of the town. I don’t think I would ever be brave enough to visit. Maybe if I had Lila’s talents. And ok, I lied, the talents were my real favorite part of Cold Burn of Magic. I would have been exactly like Devon- trying to detect what a person’s… Read more »

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