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Jul 19
{Review+Giveaway} Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer @Honeybourn @SwoonReads @FierceReads

{Review+Giveaway} Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer @Honeybourn @SwoonReads @FierceReads

Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn is a young adult standalone contemporary romance. I loved this book. This is going to be a unique review because there were a few issues I had with the main character, but they really didn’t detract from my enjoyment one bit because while reading Wesley James Ruined My Life, I had a major case of perma-smile. I really really enjoyed myself while I was reading this story. It just had this adorable quality to it that I can’t pin point. Jennifer Honeybourn did a great job with the writing, because this book won me over big time. Wesley James Ruined My Life is the story of Quinn and her ex best friend turned bitter enemy Wesley. Wesley and Quinn used to be super close, then they had a huge falling out when they were younger and Wesley and his family moved away for five years. Quinn basically blames Wesley for every bad thing that is going on in her life. Now that Wesley… Read more »

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Apr 11
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Duels and Deception by @CindyAnstey @Swoonreads

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Duels and Deception by @CindyAnstey @Swoonreads

Cindy Anstey has done it again! Love, Lies and Spies was one of my favorite books of 2016. And now Duels and Deception is one of my favorite reads of 2017! I just love Cindy’s books. Duels and Deception is a companion novel, set in the same time period as Love Lies and Spies. So while you do not need to read Love Lies and Spies to understand Duels and Deception, both of these books are seriously so good that you need to read both. Trust me on that one! Duels and Deception is a young adult historical romance by Cindy Anstey. Young Adult historical is a genre that I don’t read too much of…not because I don’t enjoy it. When it is is well done, I love it. But I am super picky when it comes to the writing and world building in my historical books. And Cindy Anstey has the historical writing IT FACTOR in spades. I felt like I was reading a young adult Oscar Wilde. Cindy is… Read more »

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Mar 16
{Review+Giveaway} Traveler by @LE_DeLano @SwoonReads

{Review+Giveaway} Traveler by @LE_DeLano @SwoonReads

Traveler is the first book in the young adult science fiction/time travel series by the same name from author L. E. Delano. This is L. E. Delano’s first book. I really loved this story. I found it to be a really cool concept that I think will be even more fleshed out in the upcoming books. So you can imagine my surprise when I head over to goodreads and I start seeing some two star reviews. I was shocked in fact. But that just goes to show that different books will work out differently for different people. Traveler is the story of Jessa and Finn. And bear with me, because while this review is not necessarily spoilery, it does explain the concept of the book because I think the concept is so freakin’ cool!  Jessa is just this normal girl until the guy that she has been seeing in all of her dreams shows up in real life and tells her that she is in danger. And things are just… 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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Jun 01
{ARC Review+Giveaway} All the Feels by @Danika_Stone @SwoonReads

{ARC Review+Giveaway} All the Feels by @Danika_Stone @SwoonReads

All the Feels is a young adult standalone by Danika Stone. I think this is a book that fandom lovers, of any fandom, will love completely. All The Feels just made me squirmy with happiness. I really, really loved this one. If you like cons, if you like fanfiction- if you know what terms like AU and shipping and OTP are, this is the perfect book for you. It is a whole lot of fun. It is about a girl that completely loves Starveil, and in particular one character from it. And when they kill that character off in the movie, she takes it pretty hard. And yes, I do know that she takes it a little to the extreme, but if you are going to sit there and tell me that a death in your favorite series or movie or show didn’t make you unreasonably upset…ever. I am going to call you a liar. (you might want to check your pants, because I think they are on fire.) I… Read more »

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May 31
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by @JennP_Nguyen @SwoonReads

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by @JennP_Nguyen @SwoonReads

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is a young adult standalone contemporary romance by Jenn P. Nguyen. It is a swoon reads romance, so I knew that it was going to be a hit with me. And it was. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is a cute read that I thoroughly enjoyed. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is told in dual narrative between good girl, Taylor, and notorious bad boy, Evan. A rumor gets started about the two of them, and Taylor decides that instead of letting people think the worst about her, she would work the situation to her advantage. I love the title of this book, because that is what she tries to do. She tries to game the situation into something she would like. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is a fake relationship book. (I have said it before and I will say it again…2016 is the year of the fake relationship trope. I have read… Read more »

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May 13
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by @kkaralius @SwoonReads

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by @kkaralius @SwoonReads

Note: This is a series that must be read in order, and this review will contain spoilers for book 1. If you are new to the series, you can find more information abouttThe first book, Love Fortunes and Other Disasters HERE. Love Charms and Other Catastrophes is the second book in the magical young adult series, Grimbaud by Kimberly Karalius. The first book, Love Fortunes and Other Disasters  was one of my favorite books of 2015. It is the kind of book that puts a perma smile on your face, and Love Charms and Other Catastrophes is no different. You do need to read these books in order, so if you have not checked out the first book yet, you really do need to. The series is set in the magical town of Grimbaud. I love the cover of these books so much, because their whimsical feel helps me imagine Grimbaud with the same touch of whimsy. Does that make sense? The town also reminded me of the Kissing Town from the… Read more »

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Apr 27
{Review+Giveaway} Love, Lies and Spies by @CindyAnstey @Swoonreads

{Review+Giveaway} Love, Lies and Spies by @CindyAnstey @Swoonreads

Swoon Reads has done it again! Love, Lies and Spies is one of my favorite books of 2016. It is a young adult historical romance by Cindy Anstey, and I refuse to believe this is actually Cindy’s debut novel. Young Adult historical is a genre that I don’t read too much of…not because I don’t enjoy it. When it is is well done, I love it. But I am super picky when it comes to the writing and world building in my historical books. And Cindy Anstey has the historical writing IT FACTOR in spades. I felt like I was reading a young adult Oscar Wilde. Love Lies and Spies to me is the modern day Importance of Being Earnest…you know, with spies. If you haven’t read it already, you need to read this book. It is hands, down, one of the best young adult historical romances I have ever read. I loved the Regency wit and charm. Flirting in their flowery way just seems so much more fun to… Read more »

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Apr 11
{ARC Review+Giveaway} No Love Allowed by @KateEvangelista @SwoonReads

{ARC Review+Giveaway} No Love Allowed by @KateEvangelista @SwoonReads

No Love Allowed is the first in a young adult contemporary romance series by Kate Evangelista. I have read a few of Kate’s books in the past, and I now know that when I pick up one of her books, it will be a fun and light-hearted romance. No Love Allowed was no different. I liked this story. It was not my favorite of Kate’s books by any means, and I did have a few annoyances with it, but it was a fun and quick romance. I bet you can tell where this story is going to go. As the title implies, the two main characters Caleb and Didi embark on a summer fake -nomance, with Caleb’s big number one rule flashing over everything- You are not allowed to fall in love with him. I liked Caleb, but I loved Didi. While she is a bit of a scatterbrain and she might get on my nerves if I had to keep up with her in real life, in the pages… Read more »

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Oct 13
{ARC Review} Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall @SwoonReads @iamsandyhall

{ARC Review} Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall @SwoonReads @iamsandyhall

Signs Point to Yes is an adorable, or adorkable as the summary calls it, young adult contemporary romance. If it is starting to get cooler where you are, Signs Point to Yes is the perfect book to have you feeling like you are back in summer. Or, if you are like me, it is a great book for any time of the year. Jane is a high school girl just trying to figure out what she wants to do next with her life. Instead of going to work at a college, like her mom wants, Jane signs up to be a nanny for a neighbor and their little girls. I loved that Jane didn’t know what would come after high school for her. I think a lot of times in books we see characters that knew exactly what they wanted out of life and were laser focused on it. Which is great! I was like that. My mom said I knew I wanted to be a lawyer in middle school,… Read more »

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