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May 26
{Review+Giveaway} Illusionarium by Heather Dixon @GreenwillowBook

{Review+Giveaway} Illusionarium by Heather Dixon @GreenwillowBook

Illusionarium is a young adult fantasy novel that is super vivid. The sky is the limit with Heather Dixon’s Illusionists, and the world(s) she created are both captivating and freaky-deaky. I blew through Illusionarium in one quick sitting. This book grabbed me right from the start and I couldn’t put it down. The concept was crazier than I initially thought it would be, and I enjoyed the twists and turns that Heather had in store for Johnathan and the readers. Set sometime in the future, London as we know it is no more. Instead people live on airships. A deadly disease called the venem is spreading so rapidly. It is only affecting women, but once infected with the disease, 100% of the victims die within a week. Scientists are working as quickly as possible to try and find a cure. The nations best scientist and Johnathan’s father (the second best scientist) are called in to try and find the cure. Lady Florel is the top scientist and she has discovered… Read more »

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May 11
{ARC Review+Giveaway} All Played Out by @CoraCarmack @InkSlingerPR

{ARC Review+Giveaway} All Played Out by @CoraCarmack @InkSlingerPR

Side Note: Ahh wordpress has been eating my posts lately. I write a post up and publish and it is there and then It reverts to a post that has almost nothing on it, and I have no way to get back the finished version of the post. I have had to re-write 4 reviews because of this and I have no idea why. And my re-writes are never as good as my originals. But here goes… So, I want to tell you guys a secret. Come closer. A little closer. And promise not to judge me too much. I have not read a book by Cora Carmack. I know. I know. And to make it even more shameful, I have the first Rusk University book sitting on my bookshelf. Judging me for not read it yet. And now that I have read All Played Out, I am kicking myself even more. Because Cora Carmack is a genius. An absolutely brilliant writer. I am not kidding, I think All Played… Read more »

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May 04
{Review+Giveaway} Finding Paris by @JoyPreble @BalzerandBray

{Review+Giveaway} Finding Paris by @JoyPreble @BalzerandBray

Finding Paris is a young adult contemporary/mystery. The set up is instantly intriguing. It is a story about two sisters in Las Vegas. Paris, the older sister demands a post break-up pie trip in the middle of the night and ends of disappearing in the middle of it. She leaves her sister a clue and tells her to come find her and that she needs help. What starts out as a kind of unconventional scavenger hunt, becomes more and more mysterious as the book progresses. I really liked Finding Paris. It is part scavenger hunt, part mystery, part romance, and more secrets than you can count. Hold on to your seat and get ready to go on a twisty, turn-y adventure with this one. I don’t know whether to be impressed with Paris or disturbed. Maybe a little bit of both, but I will say one thing for her. No matter what it seems like at any given time, she really loves her sister Leo. And the sibling relationship aspect… Read more »

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Jan 08
{Review+Giveaway} Make it Last by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

{Review+Giveaway} Make it Last by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

Make it Last is the third book in the Bowler University series by Megan Erickson. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I really enjoyed reading them together. This is a great group of friends, and it helps to read their stories in order. Cam was always kind of the quiet pensive one in the group. He was never too rambunctious, he was never a womanizer. And because of that he faded a little into the background of his louder, more in your face friends. To me, that made him all the more mysterious. I was really excited to get to see his story. I love this series so much, so I was sure that Megan Erickson would make me fall in love with Cam. And she completely did with Make it Last. Make it Last is a second chance love story for Cam and his high school sweetheart, Tate. Tate is new to the series, and her and Cam did not end on good terms at all…. Read more »

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Oct 29
{ #Giveaway } Catalyst by S.J. Kincaid @SJKincaidBooks

{ #Giveaway } Catalyst by S.J. Kincaid @SJKincaidBooks

  S.J. Kincaid was born in Alabama, grew up in California, and attended high school in New Hampshire, but it was while living beside a haunted graveyard in Scotland, that she realized that she wanted to be a writer. Her debut, Insignia, came out in July of 2012. The second book in the series, Vortex came out in July of 2013. The final book in the INSIGNIA trilogy will come out in Fall of 2014. WEBSITE: http://sjkincaid.com/ TWITTER: @SJKincaidBooks GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18054017-catalyst FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SJKincaidBooks To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to enter to win 1 of 3 copies of Catalyst Open internationally must be 13+ to enter void where prohibited by law Note: This giveaway is NOT sponsored by Book Briefs. All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below a Rafflecopter giveaway Have You Entered these Giveaways Yet? Click on the banners to enter                                 

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Sep 15
{Review+Giveaway} Make it Right by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

{Review+Giveaway} Make it Right by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

Make it Right is the second book in the Bowler University series by Megan Erickson. Each book can be read as a standalone. Max made some mistakes in the first book, so it might actually be better for once if you read this one out of order. If you start with Make it Right, you won’t be colored on your opinion of Max. But I really enjoyed reading these in order because Max’s transformation was pretty impressive. Make it Right is a new adult contemporary romance and it is told in dual narrative between Max and Lea. We met Lea near the end of the first book, and as soon as she was introduced, I knew that I was going to love her as a main character. And I so did. She is a tough cookie, but a complete control freak. Control over everything made her feel safe after her accident as a kid. I loved the author’s note at the start of the book, about giving Max a second… Read more »

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Sep 11
{Review} Make It Count by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

{Review} Make It Count by @MeganErickson_ @WmMorrowBks

Make it Count is a book that I have been meaning to read for a long time, but all of those review books fill up my time. But after seeing so many amazing reviews on this one, I was getting anxious to read it. And, when I saw a blog tour for the second book in the Bowler University Series, Make it Right- I had to sign up! So I got a copy of this book and put it on my blog calendar. And boy am I ever glad that I did! It deserves every single one of those glowing reviews! I LOVED Make it Count. It goes on not only my best books of 2014 list, but also on Best New Adult Contemporary Romances ever list. To start with, I loved the characters. Alec is one of the sweetest guys. I want him all to myself! I was a little nervous when the book started out with Kat dating Alec’s best friend and roommate Max. It made me nervous… Read more »

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Sep 05
{ARC Review} Illusions of Fate by @KierstenWhite @harperteen

{ARC Review} Illusions of Fate by @KierstenWhite @harperteen

I loved this one so much! The magic and the world were all great, but what really made this book come to life for me was Kiersten White’s writing. I found her writing to be witty, engaging and utterly charming. I read this book with a smile on my face. Plus, I don’t think I have enjoyed a secondary character as much I did with Eleanor in a long time. Illusions of fate is set in an alternate past, where countries were colonizing. It had a historical feel with the vocabulary and the scenery, but it was also drenched in magic and secrecy. I ate it up! The book starts out with Jessamin writing a letter to her mother. I know this sounds silly, but the letter was the reason that I knew I was going to love this book right off the bat. It showed the voice and personality of Jessa so well. In between each line of the letter she writes the real or honest letter in her… Read more »

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Sep 01
{ARC Review} The Jewel by Amy Ewing @amyewingbooks

{ARC Review} The Jewel by Amy Ewing @amyewingbooks

The Jewel is the first in the young adult Dystopian series called The Lone City. The set up is not a new one in the world of dystopian, but the story is still well done. I am interested in continuing this series. I like the set up of the surrogates and the augeries the most. I am very intrigued by the powers they possess, even if I still don’t know quite why they do have them and why other people in their world doesn’t. They are not your traditional “witches”, if you can even call them that. I have a lot of questions about the world still left unanswered, but I grew to really like the characters and premise of the story. Girls from the poorest circles are tested young, and all of the ones that show signs of having powers, called augeries, are sent away from their families to live in training centers to develop their powers. Once they are of age, they are sent to auctions where they… Read more »

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