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Apr 07
{Review+Giveaway} Understudy by Cheyanne Young

{Review+Giveaway} Understudy by Cheyanne Young

  Understudy is a young adult high school play story. It ended up being super cute. I can’t get enough of stories that center around plays, but Understudy had all of the aspects that I love about this sub-genre theme, and yet it still felt kind of different. Wren’s aunt is the theater theater at the school and she wrote the script to the play. Wren tried out for the lead role, and her aunt had the audacity to tell her not fat AT ALL NIECE that she didn’t get the part because she was too fat for it. It should come as no surprise that I didn’t like Wren’s Aunt. And then after a couple of lackluster practices, the aunt over dramatically packs up and leaves her job! I mean talk about immature. She was worse than her students! The play is left without a director, so Wren is kind of forced into that role. This book because just as much the opportunity for Wren to step up to… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Review+Giveaway} The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

{Review+Giveaway} The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

  The Shadow Prince is a whopper of a book. It comes in at over 500 pages long , and the only thing I was thinking when I was done with it was, “That wasn’t long enough. I want more!” I love mythology and I really enjoyed all of the attention to mythological details that Bree wove into the story. Mythology really was everywhere, throughout the street names in the town to the class lectures at school. It was an immersion into the stories of Persephone and Hades, which just so happens to be one of my very favorite myths. For example, One of Daphne’s teachers was teaching her class about some versions of the Persephone myth and she was describing a thesis paper she wrote in college and I thought even that sounded fascinating. I would totally read her paper. So I may be a bit of a mythology nerd, but this book is perfect for both mythology enthusiasts like me and newbies alike. I loved how strong willed… Read more »

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Mar 28
{Review+Giveaway} Road to Somewhere by Kelley Lynn & Jenny Morris

{Review+Giveaway} Road to Somewhere by Kelley Lynn & Jenny Morris

Welcome to my stop on the Road to Somewhere blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the stops on the tour Title: Road to Somewhere Authors: Kelley Lynn & Jenny Morris Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication: March 11th, 2014 by Bloomsbury Spark Source: eARC from Publisher (via NetGalley) Summary: New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood. A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. What could be better? For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn’t just a vacation, it’s life changing. While her parents think she’s helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn’t quite the summer of fun she imagined. Add in a detour to her grandparents’ ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated,… Read more »

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Mar 26
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Romeo Club by @RebekahLPurdy @swoonromance

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Romeo Club by @RebekahLPurdy @swoonromance

Welcome to my stop on the The Romeo Club blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the stops on the tour The Romeo Club by Rebekah L Purdy Expected Publication Date: April 8, 2014 Age Group: YA CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Source: eARC from Publisher Summary: THE ROMEO CLUB is Hitch meets The Secret of My Success. What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone’s surprise, he actually lands her? And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services? Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation. She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat… Read more »

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Mar 20
{Review} Blood Bond by Heather Hildenbrand

{Review} Blood Bond by Heather Hildenbrand

Blood Bond by Heather Hildenbrand ebook, 347 pages Published August 31st 2012 by Accendo Press Genres: Young Adult Paranormal Series: Dirty Blood #3  Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Hybrids. If I had to choose one word to sum up all of my problems, this would be it. Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to watch my best friend slowly becoming a monster. Without hybrids, I could let go of the mentality “hunt or be hunted.” CHAS wouldn’t be scouring the Earth, intent on slaughtering and using Alex to do it. Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to be on guard that losing my temper meant losing my shape. There would be no monster inside me, struggling to get out. Then again, without hybrids, I wouldn’t have Wesley St. John. Note: Blood Bond is the Third book in the Dirty Blood Series. You can find out more about the  series, Dirty Blood HERE Heather Hildenbrand continues to surprise me with the dirty blood series. This book took the storyline to a whole other… Read more »

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Mar 14
{Review+Giveaway} Savage Delight by Sara Wolf

{Review+Giveaway} Savage Delight by Sara Wolf

Welcome to my stop on the Savage Delight blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the tour! If you are new to this awesome and powerful series, check out my review of the first book, Lovely Vicious HERE Savage Delight by Sara Wolf 162 pages Published February 10th 2014 Age Group: Young Adult Series: Lovely Vicious #2 Source: ecopy from Author Light meets dark. Secrets meet truth. It’s been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it’ll stretch into infinity.After a run-in with her mom’s ex-boyfriend, she scrabbles to remember what she’s lost to amnesia. Her ex-nemesis Jack falls deeper into a pit of despair, and his girlfriend Sophia does all she can to keep him to herself. But as Isis’ memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his… Read more »

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Mar 12
{Review} The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis

{Review} The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis

The Iron Queen by Kaitlin Bevis Published May 17th 2013 by Musa Publishing Age Group: Young Adult Series: Daughters of Zeus #3 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld, and as the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough? Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being with the power to destroy all of creation shouldn’t place more value in one individual than the rest of the planet. But Hades…Hades would break the world for her. To save the world and stop both Hades and Zeus, Persephone must make a difficult choice. One that may cost her everything. I love the Daughters of Zeus series…. Read more »

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Mar 04
{Review} Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand

{Review} Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand

Check out my review of the first book in the series, Dirty Blood HERE Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand ebook, 366 pages Published November 22nd 2011 by Accendo Press Series: Dirty Blood #2 Age Group: Young Adult Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they’re kicking your butt in the process. At least I’ve got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De’Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he’s destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn’t going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point’s evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Review} Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

{Review} Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer

Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer Genre:Young Adult Paperback, 388 pages Published November 16th 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing Series: Lingering Echoes #1 Source: ecopy from Publisher Via NetGalley She’s broken with guilt. He harbors a chilling past. It’s safer if they keep their distance… But, the echoes that linger connect them. Returning to Hidden Pines is the last thing Allie Collins wants to do during her final summer before college. For her, the family cabin she spent her youthful summers in, now holds a dark memory that has haunted her every day for the last year. While struggling to forget her past, Allie runs into Damien, a local rebel with secrets of his own. He’s dark, dangerous and he keeps showing up when Allie least expects him to. She has every reason not to trust him. So why does she find herself opening up to him in a way she hasn’t been able to with anyone? As pieces of Damien’s identity emerge, answers to a rumored mystery begin to unfold…. Read more »

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Feb 14
{ARC Review} The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

{ARC Review} The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

The Secret Diamond Sister by Michelle Madow Genre:Young Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback, 382 pages Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen Series: The Diamond Sisters #1 Source: ARC from Author Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past. Wow! This book was so much fun. It made me feel like I was living it up on the Las Vegas Strip right along side with Peyton, Savannah, and Courtney. The three Diamond sisters are each… Read more »

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