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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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Apr 19
{Review} Saving Maverick by @Debra_Elise #BloomsburySpark

{Review} Saving Maverick by @Debra_Elise #BloomsburySpark

Saving Maverick is the first book in the new adult Outlaws of baseball series by Debra Elise. I love the bloomsbury spark line, but for some reason I was under the impression that it was for more young adult line of books, but this was most certainly a new adult romance. I am really excited that the spark line is branching out into (or maybe has always done) new adult romances as well. Saving Maverick is a really yummy first book in the Outlaws of baseball series. It is a fluffy romances with depth. And I can’t wait to read some more of the players stories. I already have a feeling as to another pairing, and if I am right, it is going to be a great one! Saving Maverick is told in dual narrative between Maverick and Kelsey. I really liked both Kelsey and Mav. I love a guy that knows exactly what he wants and goes after it relentlessly. I admired the heck out of Mav for just… Read more »

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Mar 31
{ARC #Review } The Start of Me and You by @EmeryLord @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

{ARC #Review } The Start of Me and You by @EmeryLord @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

I loved Open Road Summer by Emery Lord so much. (but then again, who didn’t? Seriously, that book got such positive feedback it was awesome.) And I am beyond happy to say that she has done it again! All of the reviews that I have been reading for The Start of Me and You have been raving. I loved this book. I just want to hug it and have it with me at all times. Even now that I am done reading it. Emery Lord writes some of the best friendships I have ever read in young adult. I know that is a bold statement, but these are friendships that teens (and everyone) should look up to, and idolize. Paige, Tessa, Morgan, and Kayleigh are so there for one another. They would drop anything in a hot second if they thought one of their friends needed them. And they did. Over and over again. They never got sick of hearing someone complain about the same issue on repeat. They were… Read more »

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Mar 28
{Review} Soulprint by Megan Miranda @MeganLMiranda @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

{Review} Soulprint by Megan Miranda @MeganLMiranda @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

Soulprint is one crazy ride. The idea pulled me in right from the beginning. The idea that souls can live on in multiple live is nothing new. Reincarnation has been around for a long while, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this book is something overdone. Megan Miranda took this idea and ran so far with it that you will hardly recognize it. I love the blend of suspense, action/chase, science, and the layers of corruption that she wove into the story of Soulprint. It is one excellent ride! The biggest mystery to me is why it took me so long to read and finish Soulprint. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish but for whatever reason it took me way longer to read than most books. That is still a mystery to me because I didn’t put the book down because I was bored. This book had me thinking and pondering the whole time, which was more than enough to keep me engaged and interested… Read more »

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Oct 13
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Whisper of The Dead by Alyxandra Harvey @AlyxandraH

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Whisper of The Dead by Alyxandra Harvey @AlyxandraH

Top 5 Historical Fantasy Novels by Alyxandra Harvey I love both historical fiction and historical fantasy, which is why I used 1816 London as the setting for the Lovegrove Legacy. Strolls through Hyde Park, Napoleon being short and cranky across the Channel, dancing until dawn, and garden follies built to look like ancient ruins—what’s not to love? Add magic and mystery and spells that go awry, and I am a happy woman indeed. But historical fantasy is a strange little genre… it lurks around corners and hides behind the shrubbery. So here are a few of my favourite novels to get you started if you haven’t ventured into this particular magical neighbourhood. And if you have, perhaps this is a list of old favourites…I’d love to hear your additions! In no particular order: Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer I think this is the historical fantasy I ever read and I was hooked. Written in letter format, it’s a blend of mystery… Read more »

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Oct 02
{Review+Giveaway} The Edge of You by @TheresaDaLayne

{Review+Giveaway} The Edge of You by @TheresaDaLayne

The Edge of You is a clean new adult contemporary romance. There is some new adult content but it is mostly just alluded to, and I think would be appropriate for upper young adult readers. It is also a standalone book, which is refreshing. The Edge of You is a story that is equally about two people finding each other as it is a story about each of their journeys and dealing with loss/sickness. Maya and Jake are each dealing with a ton of stuff. Holy cow, you really feel for these two young adults. Their issues are at the same time very different, yet the same. Jake is dealing with a sick mother and paying her hospital and medication bills, while trying to go to school. Maya is dealing with the death of her sister and her mother’s alcoholism. They seem like very different situations on their face, right? But when you look a little closer at the two of them you see that they are both dealing with… Read more »

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Aug 13
{Review} My Soon-To-Be Sex Life by @JudithTewes

{Review} My Soon-To-Be Sex Life by @JudithTewes

My Soon-To-Be Sex life was flippin’ hilarious! I was totally digging Judith’s writing style. It is not always easy to make writing funny look so natural. And that is how this book felt- naturally fun and funny. I would recommend this book to all lovers of young adult. I know I recently reviewed a book called Virgin and it too was focused on losing virginity, but this book was completely different. This one is appropriate for older teens, and the character is very age appropriate. There are also many, many other things going on in the story line than just her soon-to-be sex life. Charlie wants to be a screenwriter, so peppered throughout the book are outtakes from her past experiences with guys. It was beyond funny and adorable. I loved how Judith Tewes incorporated those into the story. But there is also so much heart in Charlie. And depth in this story. Through the story line with Charlie’s mom and especially with her grandfather. A few times the scenes… Read more »

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Jul 15
{ARC Review} Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore @kellyannfiore

{ARC Review} Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore @kellyannfiore

I am a huge fan of romantic comedies, so as soon as I saw Just like the Movies I knew that I needed to read this book. Just Like the Movies follows two high school seniors- Marijke and Lily. Complete opposites in terms of high school cliques, but they both love romcom movies and they hatch a plan to use them to get what they each want. What a cute concept, right? Marijke wants her boyfriend to drop the “L” bomb on her and Lily wants her crush to notice her. What I liked the most about Just Like the Movies surprisingly was not the romance, but rather the friendship that formed between Marijke and Lily. The guys in this story, but high school aged and adult, are much like guys in real life- not perfect! They each had their butthead moments, that is for sure. Another cool thing that Kelly Fiore did was give us a glimpse into different kinds of relationships. There is the single settling dater, the… Read more »

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Jun 06
{Excerpt+Author Introduction} Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

{Excerpt+Author Introduction} Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

Chapter 1 Rain fell lazily from charcoal-coloured clouds as Catherine Hunter sprinted through darkening streets, her long hair tied in a tight braid and tucked beneath a black knitted cap. Her thick woollen coat and black work trousers disguised her gender quite nicely. She was practically unrecognisable; only the people who knew her well would have been able to tell who she was. A faint smile tugged at her lips as she reached the familiar tree beside the high stone wall that surrounded the area in which she lived. It took barely any effort to swing herself up into its branches, the knots worn into footholds by constant use. With practised ease, she scrambled up as high as she could manage, edging on to an outstretched branch that just brushed the wall’s peak. From there it was just a short jump over the wall, her thud upon landing muffled by the grass. Taking no longer than a second to regain her balance, she resumed running, diving into a gap at… Read more »

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Jun 03
{Excerpt+Giveaway} My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

{Excerpt+Giveaway} My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

  Dad pulls up to the curb outside the international terminal. When he looks at me, his eyes aren’t so wild anymore. They almost look sad. “You ready?” “what’s going on, Dad?” I ask. It hits me that he somehow snuck me out of the house and now he’s ready to push me onto an airplane to some distant island, but he still hasn’t said anything real. He shrugs. “Mom’s not always right,” he says. But she is. His eyes fall to his lap. “Neither am I,” he says. “Call your mother. Say good-bye.” My hands shake as I finally turn on my phone. She answers before the first ring. “Don’t get on that airplane, Colette,” she says, “Know that I don’t approve of this.” “You know?” I ask. “Your father left a note. Colette…” She trials off. “You heard me tell you not to go, right?” “Yes,” I say. “Well if you go anyway, be safe. Protect your body and your soul. I changed your phone plan so you… Read more »

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