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Jul 29
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Nothing Left to Burn by @PattyBlount @SourcebooksFire

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Nothing Left to Burn by @PattyBlount @SourcebooksFire

This August critically acclaimed author Patty Blount releases her latest smoldering YA, Nothing Left to Burn. To celebrate her new release, Patty has agreed to sit down with us for a quick Q&A! If we looked under your bed right now, what would we find? You’d find the box holding my wedding gown buried under a layer of dust. What? It’s extra protection. (LOL). You’d find the fire box we keep important papers in like birth certificates and our wills and my sons’ hospital bracelets from when they were born. Right from the first page, you can tell that Nothing Left to Burn is going to be an emotionally raw and powerful story. It is told in dual narrative between Amanda and Reece. Nothing Left to Burn really got to me. I loved that the book starts out featuring the male protagonist, Reece. Reece really touched me. I felt for him so badly. If anyone needs a hug, it is Reece. Luckily, I was also able to tell right away… Read more »

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Jul 07
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Jesse’s Girl by @MirandaKennealy @SourcebooksFire

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Jesse’s Girl by @MirandaKennealy @SourcebooksFire

Jesse’s Girl is the 6th standalone book in the hundred oaks series. The hundred Oaks series are each young adult contemporary feel good romances. In Jesse’s Girl we meet Maya, who is the younger brother of Sam (from Catching Jordan.) Sam and Jordan show up throughout the book, which I am sure will be a fan favorite, but I haven’t read catching Jordan yet. Please don’t stone me. I have read Breathe, Annie, Breathe and I plan to read all of the rest of the books in the series. Someday. I liked Jesse’s Girl even more than I liked Breathe Annie Breathe. Miranda Kenneally does such a wonderful job with contemporary romances. Her books just make me feel good. Maya is a tough cookie, but also one of the sweetest people ever. She wants to be a musician, but she has a little issue with stage fright when she sings solo. I liked that she wasn’t this super talented, super amazing- no faults kind of girl. I really liked that… Read more »

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May 29
{ARC Review} Powerless by @TeraLynnChilds & Tracey Deebs @HeroAgenda @SourcebooksFire

{ARC Review} Powerless by @TeraLynnChilds & Tracey Deebs @HeroAgenda @SourcebooksFire

Holy Cow, did I love Powerless. The book just kept getting better and better. I love me some super powers books and this world was just plain cool. There are villains, super villains, heroes and superheroes. And then there are the ordinaries. I don’t know the breakdown of how many villains there are versus heroes and versus ordinaries. That was my only sticking point with Powerless. It felt like we were just kind of dropped into this world without any real explanation. Kenna, the main character just starts talking about heroes and vilians and all these organizations like it is totally normal, without really telling how the world got to be this way. Scientists and experiments played a role in creating the first wave of powers, but you don’t learn too much more than that. You do learn some more as you go along. And honestly, I was so quickly swept up in the thrill of the storyline that I didn’t care too much about being dumped into this world…. Read more »

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May 15
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Spelled by @BetsySchow @SourcebooksFire

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Spelled by @BetsySchow @SourcebooksFire

Spelled is one of those books where I fell in love the first time I saw the cover. I have always loved The Wizard of Oz, and I have been loving fairy tale re-tellings, so I knew this would be a match made somewhere over the rainbow for me. And I was so right. Spelled is so much fun that I want to pick it up and read it again right now. Betsy Schow has taken a classic tale that is already so fantastical and turned everything on its’ head. Who you know as good might turn bad and vice versa. And Betsy was not satisfied with just the land of Oz, so she took all kinds of fairy tale worlds and created a delightful mashup. Dot, or Dorothea is a the princess of the Emerald city, and because of a curse-gone-wrong on all the major fairy tale families long long ago, she isn’t allowed to leave the castle. Someone in her line of women is rumored to be more… Read more »

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