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Feb 25
{ARC Review} Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

{ARC Review} Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Four Dead queens is a young adult fantasy novel by debut author Astrid scholte. Four Dead Queens is a stand-alone novel that I really enjoyed. It is told in such an interesting way. The Novel switches between several different perspectives, which include each of the four queens of Quadara, our main character Keralie, and a few other characters scattered throughout.  Quadara is an interesting world, made up of four very different quadrants, Toria, Ludia, Archia, and Eonia, each ruled by a queen. But don’t think of the quadrants as different kingdoms, because all of the four Queens rule from a single central castle, and they seem to make decisions as a single counsel. I thought this was an especially interesting political setup. But we don’t dwell on the political set up too much, because most of the story centers around Keralie, who sees a memory of murder, and sets out on a quest to solve the murder of the four queens.  I loved Keralie. She is from the Toria, which… Read more »

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May 15
{Review+Giveaway} Genesis by @BrendanReichs #ProjectNemesis #GenesisBlogTour @PenguinTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Genesis by @BrendanReichs #ProjectNemesis #GenesisBlogTour @PenguinTeen

Please Note: Genesis is the second book in a series that needs to be read in order. If you are new to the Project Nemesis series, you can check out my review of the first book HERE Genesis is the second book in the young adult science fiction series, called Project Nemesis by author Brendan Reichs. I am so in love with this series! I loved the first book Nemesis, and I think I loved Genesis even more!It is a great series for fans of science fiction, dystopians and mysteries. This is a series that needs to be read in order, so if you have not read Nemesis yet, you will want to grab a copy of that and dive in immediately. But if you read Nemesis when it first released and you are worried that you won’t remember everything that happened, don’t worry! Brendan Reichs does a fantastic job of providing enough information to bring the reader up to speed without just regurgitating the information from Nemesis. It felt… Read more »

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Feb 15
{Review} Nemesis by @BrendanReichs #ProjectNemesis #GenesisBlogTour @PenguinTeen

{Review} Nemesis by @BrendanReichs #ProjectNemesis #GenesisBlogTour @PenguinTeen

WOW, just wow! Nemesis is the first book in the young adult science fiction series, called Project Nemesis by author Brendan Reichs. I cannot stop thinking about this book! I loved so much about this novel, and even as I am typing this , I am itching to ditch my computer and grab my copy of the sequel so I can lock myself in a room and read read read. Nemesis is great for fans of science fiction, dystopians and mysteries. Let me break down what I enjoyed about Nemesis for you. One I loved the msyterious vibe that Brendan Reichs created. This is a book that doesn’t give you a lot of answers off the bat, and it even leaves you with some unanswered questions. Which made me all the more excited to start book two, Genesis. There is a lot going on in this novel. And I loved that there were really two parallel plot lines featured, which kept me constantly wondering if or when they were going… Read more »

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May 28
{ARC Review} At Any Cost by Mandy Baxter @MandyJBaxter

{ARC Review} At Any Cost by Mandy Baxter @MandyJBaxter

At Any Cost  is the fourth book in the adult romantic suspense/thriller series called the U.S. Marshals,by Mandy Baxter. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the first three books, but after reading At Any Cost I know that is something I must change immediately. I really enjoyed this book. And can I first start with something unconventional that I enjoyed? I really appreciate the fact that the guy on the front cover of this book has a shirt on. I know, I know…just hear me out. I love a shirtless guy as much as the next lady (or guy) but I am getting sick of seeing them all the  time on the cover of books. I think it sends the wrong message. Like the book doesn’t have much substance. And so many times, I think that is sad and just plain wrong. I might be in the minority on this one, but I much prefer a cover with the cover models clothed. Because the focus of… Read more »

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May 26
{Review} Completing The Pass by Jeanette Murray @KJMurrayBooks

{Review} Completing The Pass by Jeanette Murray @KJMurrayBooks

Completing the Pass is the fifth book in the Santa Fe Bobcats series. The Santa Fe Bobcats series is an adult sports romance series about a professional football team. I have not read the first three books in the series, but I did read the fourth book, Romancing the Running Back, and I really enjoyed it. In fact, I liked Josiah from that book so much that one of the only things I disliked about Completing The Pass was that I hardly got to see him at all in this one. It mostly features Trey, from book one, and because I have not (yet) read his story, I didn’t have as much of a connection with him. Although, I have to say he seems like a great guy and after seeing how crazy in love him and Cassie are, I can’t wait to read his story. After reading two of the books in the middle of the series, I can now confidently say three things. 1) These books really can be… Read more »

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Mar 21
{Review} Until Tomorrow by Annie Kelly @romancingannie @SignetEclipse

{Review} Until Tomorrow by Annie Kelly @romancingannie @SignetEclipse

Until Tomorrow is a new adult contemporary romance by Annie Kelly. It is the second book in the Flirting With Trouble series. each of the books can be read as standalones. Until Tomorrow is the first book that I have read by Annie Kelly, but it will not be the last. I loved how emotional and inspirational Until Tomorrow was. the characters were far from perfect, but their story was all about facing their fears, growing as a person and they all showed such strength that I had nothing but admiration for them. Until tomorrow is told entirely from Carson’s point of view. Carson and Wyatt first met each other when they were very different people. I really liked that the book started out with their initial meeting, and then it jumps ahead 6 months and shows their second meeting. Of course, by this meeting each of their lives has changed significantly. I really enjoyed watching the two of them grow and struggle with who they are, who they were… 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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Dec 26
{ARC Review} Romancing the Running Back by Jeanette Murray @KJMurrayBooks

{ARC Review} Romancing the Running Back by Jeanette Murray @KJMurrayBooks

  Romancing the Running Back is the fourth book in the Santa Fe Bobcats series. The Santa Fe Bobcats series is an adult sports romance series about a professional football team. I have not read the first three books in the series, but I thought this one was the perfect one for me to jump into the series with, because it was the wedding (planning) for the couple from the first book, Cassie and Trey. We get to see the couple from the first three stories, and it let me decide which ones I wanted to read, but the main focus was on Josiah and Anya, making it totally seamless for a new fan to the series to be able to jump right in and start with their story. I loved how opposite, at first glance, Josiah and Anya seemed. He is an eco friendly to the extreme conservationist, and she is a purely aesthetic (at least on the surface) person. There is a lot more to Anya, but we… Read more »

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Dec 02
{Review+Giveaway} The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey @RickYancey

{Review+Giveaway} The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey @RickYancey

How do you talk about a book that just shattered all of your expectations in the most unexpected ways? I feel like quoting big brother while reviewing The 5th Wave, saying “expect the unexpected”. This book felt totally new to me and, I think that was what I loved most about it. I decided to pick up this series because a lot of exciting things are happening surrounding it this year. The first book is being made into a movie, which releases in January and the final book, The Last Star, is coming out on May 24, 2016 so I thought now was the perfect time to finally read the trilogy. And I have to say, I can’t wait for the movie! The 5th Wave is the first book in a young adult dystopian trilogy by Rick Yancey. It tells the crazy story of 5 waves that hit the earth, each one more terrifying and different than the last. I’ll tell you snippets of each of the first four waves,… Read more »

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Jun 23
{ARC Review} Local Girls by @CarolineZancan @riverheadbooks

{ARC Review} Local Girls by @CarolineZancan @riverheadbooks

Local Girls is a standalone adult fiction novel that I think has great crossover appeal to the new adult age group. Local Girls is told mostly in the past tense and centers around a group of 3, used-to-be 4, friends. They live outside of Orlando, which was fun for me as I am getting to be pretty familiar with the area. They are 19 for most of the events in the story, but the narrative voice is older, looking back on that summer. Because of this age gap between the characters and their older selves, I think Local Girls had a really unique perspective- one that readers in their late teens, twenties and beyond will all appreciate. Caroline Zancan was very methodical in her writing. It was descriptive and precise. It read almost like a memoir to me. Within the first few pages, you could actually feel the all encompassing heat that is Florida in the Summer. (then again, maybe that is because I am currently living that very heat… Read more »

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