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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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Aug 09
{Review+Giveaway} How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo @KACozzo @SwoonReads

{Review+Giveaway} How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo @KACozzo @SwoonReads

How to Say I love You out Loud is one of those books that somehow manages to be a really cute romance and read, a tearjerker, as well as something really important and special. I just have so much love for this book. I think everyone needs to read it. It is about Jordyn and her brother Phillip. Phillip is autistic and for unforseen circumstances, he has to start going to Jordyn’s school. Make no mistake, this book is aout Jordyn and her personal journey but Phillip defines Jordyn. (at least she feels that way.) How to Say I love you Out Loud at first glance is a book about Jordyn and her crush Alex, but once you start reading, you realize it is so, so much more than that. It is a really beautiful story. Just recently, I have come to have a special relationship and better understanding of families with special needs kids. (my firm does a lot of special need trusts, and planning, so I have learned… Read more »

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Jun 16
{Review} Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius @kkaralius @SwoonReads

{Review} Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius @kkaralius @SwoonReads

I feel like it has been so, so long since I have had a 5 star book read. But I am super happy to add Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius to my list of favorite 5 star books. This book made my heart smile. It got a little hairy and crazy at the end and I almost took .5 stars off my review rating, and then I about slapped myself. (That is a case of one of those times when I am thinking through my reviewer hat and letting it over weigh my emotions about a book, and I didn’t want to do that here.) I just loved this book too much to give it anything less than 5 full stars. Love Fortunes and Other Disasters is set in the magical town of Grimbaud. I love the cover of the book because its whimsical feel helped me imagine Grimbaud with the same touch of whimsy. Does that make sense? The town also reminded me of the Kissing Town from… Read more »

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