Genre: Fantasy & Magic

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Apr 28
{Review+Giveaway} Harmful Rush by @DebraDoxer

{Review+Giveaway} Harmful Rush by @DebraDoxer

Harmful Rush is a young adult paranormal by author Debra Doxer. Harmful Rush is the third book in the Remedy series, but it can be read as a complete standalone. It follows a different group of characters and is in a college setting. I loved the first two books in the Remedy series, which followed a different couple, so I knew I had to continue on in this world where some people can heal with just a touch! Even though Harmful Rush can be read as a total standalone, I would really recommend starting with Keep you From Harm because I think it does a great job of setting up the ability and introducing you to some important characters. (we got to see them again near the end of Harmful Rush by the way and I was super excited! I love Raielle and Lucas!) In Harmful Rush we meet Sky, who has the same ability as Raielle. She can heal someone with just a touch. The ability is much more… Read more »

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Apr 19
{Quiz+Excerpt+Giveaway} Defy the Stars by @ClaudiaGray @TheNovl

{Quiz+Excerpt+Giveaway} Defy the Stars by @ClaudiaGray @TheNovl

Have you guys heard about Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. I am sure you have because this book sounds EPIC! I am so excited to partner with Little, Brown to share an awesome giveaway and all kinds of fun extras from the book with you. So, check out the first chapter from Defy the Stars, take a quiz to see “What your Place in the Future is”, and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway below.   A post shared by BookBriefs (@bookbriefs) on Apr 19, 2017 at 7:43am PDT   Read the first chapter of Defy the Stars on Entertainment Weekly! And take this fun quiz to determine “What your Place in the Future is”  Let me know your results in the comments below.  If the quiz does not work for you on my website, you can Take the quiz! here If you want to show your planet pride, you can download any of the planets as a cell phone background! Download your smartphone planet wallpapers here (zip file) To enter, fill… Read more »

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Apr 10
{Review+Giveaway} Cage of Darkness by Jennifer Anne Davis @AuthorJennifer

{Review+Giveaway} Cage of Darkness by Jennifer Anne Davis @AuthorJennifer

*Please note: This is a series that must be read in order. If you are new to this fantastic series, check out the first book, Cage of Deceit!* Cage of Darkness by Jennifer Anne Davis is the second in a young adult series called the Reign of Secrets series. It is a young adult fantasy series that totally rocked my world! The first book, Cage of Deceit was my favorite books of 2015. And it continues to be one of my favorite fantasy series I have ever read. It is seriously that good.  As soon as I finished the first book, I was dying and I do mean dying to get my hands on the second book. So as soon as I got an advanced copy of Cage of Darkness, I immediately went on a binge read fest. I re-read book 1, and I loved it just as much as the first time reading it. And then I dove directly into book two. I loved the disclaimer that she put on page… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Review+Giveaway} Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

{Review+Giveaway} Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong is a young adult magical fantasy by S. Jae-Jones. Wintersong is the story of the Goblin king. It is also a retelling of Labyrinth, but I know very little of that story so I can’t really speak on how good or bad of a retelling it was in that regard. But I can tell you that this was an enjoyable story with lots of music woven in. I liked the musical elements of the tale best. Overall, I found this story to be lacking…something…but I don’t really know exactly what it was. I’m not really sure it was that was holding me back from going from like to love with this one, but it was something. Overall though, Wintersong was a good read. I enjoyed it. Wintersong is the story of the Goblin King and Liesl. I loved the musical feel of the writing. Music plays a big part in the storyline of Wintersong but it also played a part in the flow of the story. Author S. Jae-Jones… Read more »

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Mar 31
{Review+Giveaway} Blood Rose Rebellion by @RosalynEves @KnopfBFYR ‏@TheNovl

{Review+Giveaway} Blood Rose Rebellion by @RosalynEves @KnopfBFYR ‏@TheNovl

Blood Rose Rebellion is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name. It is also author Rosalyn Eves debut novel, which really impressed me. Blood Rose Rebellion was an excellent read for me, and I can’t wait to journey back into this crazy world. I loved the fantasy elements a little more than the romance elements but I have a feeling book two will change my mind. I think this is a romance that is going to get better and better with each book, now that the foundation has been laid for the characters and the story. Blood Rose Rebellion tells the story of young Anna. Anna is a member of a high class Luminate family. Luminate meaning they are the wielders of magic in this world. Only Anna is barren, she can’t wield magic. But she does seem to mess up people’s spells when she is around. I loved this premise. I found it to be a breath of fresh air from the norm of magic… Read more »

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Mar 09
{Review} Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

{Review} Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

Garden of Thorns is a young adult fantasy by Amber Mitchell. I love the concept behind this book. The Garden is a captivity like setting where girls are taken and forced to join a burlesque type troop and perform. The main character Rose escapes and immediately tangled with a group of rebels. They take off on an adventure with differing end goals. I really liked the concept of Garden of Thorns, but the book ended up being just ok. Plus, I do have to point out how beautiful the cover is! I seriously love it! Rayce and Rose are the two main characters in this story, and while I liked them both well enough, something was missing for me. I’m not really sure what it is, and that is the frustrating part. I guess I was just wishing for more on all fronts. I wanted more description for sure. I was very unclear on a lot of aspects of the garden. Where did they get the girls from. Was it… Read more »

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Mar 01
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Beauty of the Beast  by @RachelLDemeter

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Beauty of the Beast by @RachelLDemeter

Beauty of the Beast  is the first book in the new adult Fairy Tale retellings series by Rachel  Demeter. I loved Beauty of the Beast. Totally and completely loved this book. I have been really into retellings lately, and this is a great one. The blurb claims it is “Perfect for fans of <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> and <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i>” and I can totally see that! This is a dark and gothic retelling, so it is not going to be light and fluffy, but it is so heartbreakingly romantic. I just loved seeing Isabelle and Adam. Isabelle is taking care of her sick father and Adam is a Prince and also the sole survivor of a raid on his castle when he was younger. He now lives in seculsion and when Isabelle and her father happen upon his castle she trades herself to save her father and that is really where our story starts. This story made me super emotional. Both happy and sad emotions. There are two… Read more »

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Feb 27
{Author Spotlight +Giveaway} Heather Hildenbrand @HeatherHildenbr

{Author Spotlight +Giveaway} Heather Hildenbrand @HeatherHildenbr

For my blogoversary this year, I am hosting several authors that I have discovered through my six year blogging journey. I will be sharing book spotlights, author interviews, guest posts and lots of other fun features to share with you some of my favorite authors! I am also hosting a HUGE giveaway. In fact, the giveaway is the biggest I have ever hosted on my blog, and each of the authors featured has a prize in the giveaway, so be sure to check that out! Today I have Heather Hildenbrand on the blog. She is going to be sharing one of my favorite series of hers! The Dirty Blood series! So be sure to check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway down below! You can win a SIGNED copy of the fifth book in the Dirty Blood series, Broken Blood! Other books in the Dirty Blood Series You can find more information about all of her books on Goodreads- HERE And if that is not exciting enough,… Read more »

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Feb 24
{Author Interview} Riven by Jane Alvey Harris

{Author Interview} Riven by Jane Alvey Harris

Today I am really excited to have Author Jane Alvey Harris here as part of my 6 year Blogoversary, for an interview. I will have a couple of interviews from authors today and tomorrow, and today there is going to be a HUGE giveaway with so many awesome prizes! (and one of the prizes will be a copy of this book! hinthintwinkwink! So be sure to come back in a bit and check it out!) What inspired you to create Riven and the My Myth Trilogy series? Honestly, when I began writing Riven, I was just looking for relief. I was struggling through a really dark time in my life and was doing therapy with an amazing counselor who encouraged me to write. I didn’t have a synopsis or even an outline; I was just writing scenes from my head and connecting them together. It took me a couple years to get the first draft out and even longer to realize what the story was really about. Somewhere in the… Read more »

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Feb 22
{Review+Giveaway} Weariland by @MaryEShotwell @MergePublishing

{Review+Giveaway} Weariland by @MaryEShotwell @MergePublishing

Weariland is a young adult fantasy retelling by Mary Shotwell. Weariland is perfect for fans new and old alike of alice in wonderland. Weariland is a modern day take on wonderland. I really enjoyed this story. You might know by now that Wonderland retellings are my favorite kind of retelling, because I feel like there is so much the author has to work with. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite classics. I love how magical it all is, there are so many cool characters to work with. Wonderland is a complete world, so there are just a million different directions a retelling can go. Weariland takes place a few generations after the story of Wonderland leaves off. Here we get to see Alice’s granddaughter, Lason. And Wonderland is not the same place we knew from the classic tale. It is now a place called weariland and the Queen of Souls rules over the land. I loved this broken and creepy concept. This felt like a dark tale. I… Read more »

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