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Jan 18
{Review} The Valiant by Lesley Livingston @LesLivingston @PenguinTeen

{Review} The Valiant by Lesley Livingston @LesLivingston @PenguinTeen

The Valiant is a young adult novel about a female gladiator. I was pretty much in from the very moment I saw the cover. And then I read the summary and I was really in! And then I saw the piles and piles of hype this book was getting and I was in even more. Sometimes hype makes me nervous, but I was already so convinced that I would love The Valiant that this hype just ratcheted my excitement up more. And guys, this is no ordinary hype. I am pretty sure The Valiant was the book I saw popping up on almost everyone’s top 10 books of 2017.  And I am beyond happy to report that The Valiant lived up to my very, very high expectations and even exceeded them! In The Valiant we meet Fallon, who has a vendetta against Julius Caeser for killing her sister. But before she can carry any of her plans out, she is captured and sold as a slave. She is sold to an elite training… Read more »

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Jan 16
{Review+Giveaway} Gathering Darkness by @MorganRhodesYA @PenguinTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Gathering Darkness by @MorganRhodesYA @PenguinTeen

Gathering Darkness is the third book in the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes. The Falling Kingdoms series has been a beloved fantasy series for years now, and with the sixth book coming out this year now is the perfect time to get caught up. I read the first book, Falling Kingdoms years ago when it first came out, but then I never continued on with the series. I own the first five books and I have been meaning to continue on for years, but I never did. Now that the sixth book is out, I have decided that a binge read was in order. So I re-read book one and then continued on to book two, three and I am currently reading book four. This is a series that must be read in order, which means that it is almost impossible to discuss plot points in Gathering Darkness without getting involved in tons of spoilers, so I will keep this review to some of the general things I am… Read more »

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Dec 30
{Top 10 of 2016} Most Anticipated Books of 2017!

{Top 10 of 2016} Most Anticipated Books of 2017!

This year the event is being hosted by  Jaime of Two Chicks on Books , Nancy of Tales of the Ravenous Reader,  Bridget of Dark Faerie Tales ,and Rachel of Fiktshun. Check out my other posts this week: Top 10 Covers of 2016 Top 10 New Adult Books Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2016 Today’s prompt is Most Anticipated Reads of 2017 WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2017? Let me know 🙂 To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win an ARC of The Diabolic (US only) Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Dec 13
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Black Moon by @RominaRussell  @RazorbillBooks

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Black Moon by @RominaRussell @RazorbillBooks

I love the Zodiac series so much, and I am super excited to celebrate the release of Black Moon. The Zodiac series takes place in a world where people are sorted into different houses of the Zodiac. I am going to share with you a pinterest board created and inspired by my house of the zodiac- the Libra. Here is what Romina had to say about the Libra House.   Libra The Knights of Libra go to battle in uniforms made of interlocking golden armor plating that’s flexible enough to adapt to their movements. In addition to their ceremonial dagger, Knights carry a Brell, a shield-like device that defuses a situation by disbursing Bind: A wispy white powder made from ground-up minerals found deep within Kythera’s core—as soon as targets inhale the fine white mist, it seeps quickly into their muscular system, putting the body into a deep sleep. To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a set… Read more »

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Mar 01
{Review+Giveaway} The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury @RazorbillBooks @jkbibliophile

{Review+Giveaway} The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury @RazorbillBooks @jkbibliophile

The Forbidden Wish is a young adult fantasy by Jessica Khoury, and it is a story about the Jinni. I have only read one other book about Jinni (review here) and I liked it, but I didn’t love it. But I am just so fascinated by the idea of the Jinni, that I wanted to give it another shot. And I am so, so glad that I did. The Forbidden Wish was exactly what I wanted in a Jinni story. There was magic and cool powers, wishes galore, suspense and intrigue, and really great characters. The Forbidden Wish was a hit with me. The Forbidden Wish is the story of Zahra, a Jinn whose bottle is discovered by Aladdin. Except now the world is different from when she was last out of her bottle- now magic is forbidden. I love that premise. The summary will tell you everything else setup-y about the story. Zahra is offered her freedom, but it would mean turning on Aladdin, and she is now falling… Read more »

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Jan 22
{Discussion+Giveaway} Book Lover Wish: Favorite Reading Environment

{Discussion+Giveaway} Book Lover Wish: Favorite Reading Environment

Discussion Post Today I have a fun discussion post dreamt up by The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Kourney. (Note: I  am not getting paid by penguin. I was just given the prompt in celebration for this upcoming release and I thought it would be fun to talk about. all thoughts and opinions are my own.)  I thought it would also be a great opportunity to shamelessly show you my home library. 😉 So what the heck am I going to talk about? I know, I know, I should just get to it already! I am going to talk about what my perfect bookish environment would be. In the Forbidden Wish we are transported to the world of jinni’s. So what kind of bookish wish would I make if I met one? If I could have a book lovers wish and poof into my favorite environment, it would be a combination of what I already have, but with a very magical upgrade! ———————————— I have been slowly working on my home… Read more »

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Dec 21
House Aquarius Weapon: Wandering Star by Romina Russell #ZodiacBooks

House Aquarius Weapon: Wandering Star by Romina Russell #ZodiacBooks

Hi Everyone and welcome to my stop on the Wandering Star blog tour! I am super excited to be representing House Aquarius today. (In real life I am a member of House Libra) Romina wanted to share each of the houses weapons with you, as a fin extra to enhance the reading of Zodiac and Wandering Star. I loved the idea so much that I created a pinterest board to represent House Aquarius. Check it out to see what kind of weapon the house members will kick butt with! Are you guys ready for the weapon of House Aquarius??! HOUSE AQUARIUS, philosophy The Elders of House Aquarius are always unassumingly armed with their Barer: a devastating multi-weapon made of a series of connected rings fitted perfectly to the wearer’s dominant hand, making it a very quick draw. When an Elder makes a fist, metals in the rings convert energy from the atmosphere, emitting brilliant aqua arcs of electricity. The wearer can then either use the Barer as a sword, or mold the… Read more »

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