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Nov 30
{Review} The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas @SJMaas @bloomsburykids

{Review} The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas @SJMaas @bloomsburykids

Hey guys! It’s me, the girl that took forever to start the Throne of Glass Series. I wrote my super late to the party review of the first book, Throne of Glass HERE so you can check that out of if you are late to the party like I am. But I totally loved the first book, and I decided that the next book I would read would be The Assassin’s Blade, which is a bind up of all the prequel novellas. I should start off by saying I am kind of Leary of a book of novellas, but it was recommended to me to read them either first or near the start of the series, and boy am I glad that I did. I completely agree. I think The Assassin’s Blade would be best enjoyed if you read it either before or right after the first book. I loved The Assassin’s Blade. It helped me get to know Celaena so much better! Plus, we got to see and fall in… Read more »

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Sep 15
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix @mphaddix @SimonKIDS ‏

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix @mphaddix @SimonKIDS ‏

  Welcome to Day #5 of the Children of Refuge Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Children of Refuge (Children of Exile #2) (9/12/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win a both books so far in the series! ——————————— Ten Terrible Titles Years ago I heard the advice that an author struggling to come up with a title for a book should read back through the entire manuscript; magically, she will find that the exact right combination of words has been hiding there all along.More recently I heard of the Terrible Titles game, where an author can scroll blindly through a manuscript, stop at random, and find comically awful title possibilities beneath the blinking cursor. As with many other seemingly contradictory “rules” about writing, I can easily believe that these two concepts could both be true. (And, really, the difference between “brilliant” and “terrible” is often the difference between working hard at something and thinking deeply about it, or… Read more »

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Feb 10
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Rising by @HeatherGraham & @JonDLand @TorBooks

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Rising by @HeatherGraham & @JonDLand @TorBooks

Today, I am super excited to have the authors of The Rising, Heather Graham and Jon Land here at Book Briefs. Co-authored books always fascinate me because I love seeing how different collaborations affect the writing, and I love seeing a behind the scenes into how they shared the writing responsibilities for the book. So today, Heather and Jon have been kind enough to each share 5 things they learned while writing The Rising. And they have also been kind enough to offer up three finished hardcover copies of The Rising for a giveaway. So check out there guest post and enter the great giveaway at the bottom of the post. THE RISING , written by acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists  Heather Graham and Jon Land is the pulse-pounding adventure of a young man and woman racing to save our world from a terrible fate. An addictive read, this action-packed and mysterious novel tells the story of the endurance of young love, and how quickly two lives can be changed forever. THE RISING combines Graham’s talent for writing… Read more »

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Jan 17
{Review} Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas @SJMaas @bloomsburykids

{Review} Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas @SJMaas @bloomsburykids

I know I am super late to the party here, but holy cow! I now know why Throne of Glass got so much hype. And trust me, it lived up to all of the hype and then some. Throne of Glass is a young adult fantasy by Sarah J. Maas and I already know it is going to be one of my favorite YA fantasies EVER. I may be the last person to jump on the Throne of Glass bandwagon, but I am fully on board now. I loved this book, pretty much instantly. In fact, I was downright mean to anyone that interrupted me while reading. And my attention span was complete rubbish when I had to walk away from the book and function in the real world. It has been ages since I was unable to focus in school or at work because I was way too busy thinking about a book. But Throne of Glass completely grabbed me and did not let go. Even now, I am… 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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Mar 09
{Review+Survivial Guide+Giveaway} The Riddle of Prague by @LauraDeBruce

{Review+Survivial Guide+Giveaway} The Riddle of Prague by @LauraDeBruce

The Riddle of Prague is on sale for $0.99! The Riddle of Prague is the first book in the young adult  series called, The QuickSilver Legacy, by Laura DeBruce. The Riddle of Prague is a fast paced adventure story that will leave you bitten with the travel bug. At least, I know that’s what it did for me. I immediately want to jump on a plane and go to Prague. However, I am unsure if I would have quite as magical a time as Hana, but it would be pretty amazing none the less. Hana travels to Prague to gather some family items, and what she finds is a mystery way bigger than anything she could have imagined. I loved trying to puzzle together the pieces and clues that Lara DeBruce was dropping. It was all very well done. I don’t want to spoil anything, but if you would like to know a little more about the story you can check out the survival guide to immortality that Laura DeBruce… Read more »

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Jan 25
{Review} The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall @PenguinTeen @MaggieEHall

{Review} The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall @PenguinTeen @MaggieEHall

Have you ever picked up a book and by the time you were finished, you were convinced that the author crafted the book just for you? That was what happened to be with The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall. It was like the author poked around in my head, and pulled out a bunch of winning elements for me, mashed them all together and popped out a story that was sure to make me fall in love with it. Everyone is comparing The Conspiracy of Us to The DaVinci Code, and I get that comparison, but I feel like it was even more than that. It felt like The DaVinci Code mixed with Tomb Raider mixed with the biggest international secret society of all. Plus the focus was on Alexander the Great, who I think is a fascinating historical figure. (and yes, I do know that a ton of “facts” surrounding Alexander have been fictionalized and sensationalized throughout history, but that just makes him all the more interesting in… Read more »

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