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Feb 15
{Review} The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon @say_shannon @bloomsburykids

{Review} The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon @say_shannon @bloomsburykids

The Bone Season is the first book in the young adult fantasy/sci fi dystopian series, by the same name, by Samantha Shannon. I have put off reading this book for a while, and I am not really sure why. It was always a book that interested me on my TBR list, but like a million other titles, I just never got around to it. This year I charged myself with the goal of reading more books that have been sitting on my TBR list for far too long and one of the series near the top of my list was The Bone Season series. Especially with the release of the very anticipated third book later this year. I wanted to be caught up for the next book. And I am so glad that I finally read The Bone Season. It is a fantastic read that I would recommend to fantasy lovers everywhere. I think it will appeal to both fans of young adult and adult fantasy because the world that… Read more »

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Feb 02
{Review+Giveaway} ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by @JILLSHALVIS @avonbooks

{Review+Giveaway} ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by @JILLSHALVIS @avonbooks

Accidentally on Purpose is the third book in the adult contemporary romance, Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. Each of the books can be read as standalones, but they do follow different couples in a group of friends. I have heard amazing things about the second book in the series, The Trouble with Mistletoe, and it is on my TBR for the next holiday season. I really loved Accidentally on Purpose. I think it might be my first 5 star contemporary romance of the year. Accidentally on Purpose is told in dual narrative between Archer and Elle. I freakin’ loved Archer and Elle. If someone came up to me and said Michelle, what would be a great combination for a romance. I would say, I love bantering, I love a couple who keeps one another on their toes, and I love a long play romance with some good guy jealousy. Archer and Elle had all of that in spades. Theirs is a story that I already want to revisit. Elle’s… Read more »

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Feb 01
{Review+Giveaway} Frostblood by @Elly_Blake @TheNovl

{Review+Giveaway} Frostblood by @Elly_Blake @TheNovl

Frostblood is the first book in the young adult fantasy Frostblood Saga series by Elly Blake. Frostblood is author Elly Blake’s debut novel, and I have to say, I was super impressed with it. I loved the lore and myths behind the Firebloods and the Frostbloods. I found it to be super interesting, and in a world where every idea feels like a derivation of another, I couldn’t find another book that was quite like this one. The take on fire and ice wielders felt fresh and interesting. I really loved Frostblood and I am super pumped for Fireblood. (and I crazy excited that the third book is called darkblood because after reading book one, that titles gives me all kinds of awesome ideas about what might be coming in the future of this series.) One thing is for sure, Elly Blake is an author to keep your eye on. She is going to have so many more awesome books for us in the future. I just know it. Ruby… Read more »

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Jan 30
{ARC Review} Caraval by Stephanie Garber @sgarbergirl @FierceReads @Flatironbooks

{ARC Review} Caraval by Stephanie Garber @sgarbergirl @FierceReads @Flatironbooks

Caraval is the first book in a new, young adult fantasy series of the same name by author Stephanie Garber. Caraval has gotten so much excellent hype that when I grabbed a copy at ALA last year, I could hardly contain myself. I am always a little weary of books that have so, so much hype surrounding them, but I am happy to say that Caraval certainly delivered. And then some. I loved this book and I cannot wait for book 2 when we get a chance to journey back to this magical world Stephanie Garber created. Caraval does have a romance in it, and it was a romance that I really enjoyed, but what I liked even more than the romance was that the main characters, and main focus, of this book were the two sisters. It was really refreshing to see such a great bond between them. And trust me, no matter what your initial impressions might be, there is a great bond between the two girls. Scarlet… Read more »

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Jan 18
{Review} Real Good Love by @Meghan_March

{Review} Real Good Love by @Meghan_March

Real Good Love is the conclusion of the Real Duet and should be read following Real Good Man. If you are new to the Real Series, you can check out my review of Real Good Man HERE Real Good Love is the second (and final) book in a new adult romance duet by author Meghan March. I am really loving this series set up style. I love having a duet to continue a couple’s story. Sometimes one book is just not enough, but you don’t need a full blown series. I am hoping to read more books set up in this fashion, and I am definitely hoping to read more books by Meghan March. I love her writing. She is quickly working her way up the ranks into favorite romance author territory. Real Good Love is told in dual narrative between Banner and Logan. Book one, Real Good Man, left off in one humdinger of a spot. And I wasn’t too sure how I was going to like the direction… Read more »

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Jan 17
{Review} Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas @SJMaas @bloomsburykids

{Review} Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas @SJMaas @bloomsburykids

I know I am super late to the party here, but holy cow! I now know why Throne of Glass got so much hype. And trust me, it lived up to all of the hype and then some. Throne of Glass is a young adult fantasy by Sarah J. Maas and I already know it is going to be one of my favorite YA fantasies EVER. I may be the last person to jump on the Throne of Glass bandwagon, but I am fully on board now. I loved this book, pretty much instantly. In fact, I was downright mean to anyone that interrupted me while reading. And my attention span was complete rubbish when I had to walk away from the book and function in the real world. It has been ages since I was unable to focus in school or at work because I was way too busy thinking about a book. But Throne of Glass completely grabbed me and did not let go. Even now, I am… Read more »

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Jan 05
{Review} Real Good Man by @Meghan_March

{Review} Real Good Man by @Meghan_March

Real Good Man is the first book in a new adult romance duet by author Meghan March. This is the second book that I have read by Meghan and I have confirmed that I flipping love her writing. Real Good Man is a great read and I am so happy that part two in this duet comes out so quickly because I want to get back to Logan and Banner’s story as soon as possible. I didn’t love the way this one ended, but I did love everything else about the story, so I would call that one a win. Real Good Man is told in dual narrative between Banner and Logan. I am not going to lie, when I first started reading the book in Banner’s point of view, I thought Banner was the guy in the story. And then when I met Logan, I was really confused. But Banner is a girl and her name is explained in the book, and it becomes a really cute inside joke… Read more »

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Jan 02
{Review} The Secret of a Heart Note by @StaceyLeeAuthor @KTegenBooks

{Review} The Secret of a Heart Note by @StaceyLeeAuthor @KTegenBooks

The Secret of a Heart Note is a young adult standalone, magical realism romance by author Stacey Lee. I LOVED this book. And when I say I loved it, I really, really loved it. This book was so much more than I was expecting it to be. And I mean that in the best way possible. Because I was expecting this book to be a cute contemporary romance, but I didn’t realize the depth that the aromateur part of the story would be. I fell in love with the idea of someone mixing elixirs and smelling out the subtle notes and scents that make up a person. I really loved the idea of that. And Stacey Lee did an excellent job of making the world of Mim and her mom, the world of aromateurs come to life. Mim is an awesome character. I loved her. She is kind of an outcast, but as sweet as can be. I loved her interactions with her classmates. So much, that I would love… Read more »

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Dec 15
{Mini Review+Excerpt} BEING BROOKE by Emma Hart @EmmaHartAuthor

{Mini Review+Excerpt} BEING BROOKE by Emma Hart @EmmaHartAuthor

Being Brooke is a hilarious New Adult romantic comedy by Emma Hart. I loved this book. It completely cracked me up, and put me in a great mood. Brooke is hilarious. She is quite the character, and she can certainly dish it out…to everyone, including her best friend Cain. Unfortunately she can’t follow her own Life Tip #1, “Don’t fall in love with your best friend.” Which is great for me, because I happen to love best friends romances. And Being Brooke is probably the best romantic comedy I have read all year. It was certainly one of the funniest books I have read all year. If you like Romantic comedies you have to check this one out. Brooke totally cracked me up from the first page to the last page. I couldn’t get enough of her. I loved listening to her inner dialogues and I really loved her interactions with Cain. They were both hilarious and sweet. I am such a sucker for a friends turned romance story. It… Read more »

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Nov 21
{Review} Heartless by @Marissa_Meyer @FierceReads

{Review} Heartless by @Marissa_Meyer @FierceReads

“Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.” I mean COME ON! How amazing does that sound? Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a standalone young adult fantasy. It is the story of the Queen of Hearts long before she was the Queen of Hearts. It acts a prequel to the Alice in Wonderland stories and it was one of my most anticipated reads of 2016. For a number of reasons. I absolutely love retellings, re-imaginings and stories about villainous characters. Not to mention Wonderland is one of my favorite story book lands of all time. So this one was a no brainer for me. And if you can believe it, this is my first Marissa Meyer book. (I know, I know! I have the Lunar Chronicles sitting on my shelf but I have yet to read them. Be sure to tell me how crazy I am in the comments below. :p) So with all of that perfect sounding hype,… Read more »

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