Tag: magic

Nov 14
{Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Unbreakable by @KallieRoss @InkSlingerPR

{Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Unbreakable by @KallieRoss @InkSlingerPR

  She thought her story was over. Little did she realize, it had just begun. From Young Adult author Kallie Ross, comes the first full-length novel in The Cupid Chronicles… UNBREAKABLE!  Filled with action, romance, and an adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seat…What will the fate of the world be as it balances on the tip of one girl’s arrow? Get ready to fly and fall in love with UNBREAKABLE!     About UNBREAKABLE (The Cupids Chronicles #1):  Dying for the love of your life…  Evelyn Bowden thought her story was over. Little did she realize, it had just begun.  The heavens made her a Cupid– a supernatural with the rarest ability. One that allows her to pierce both mortals and immortals with arrows possessing everlasting love. But Evelyn soon discovers Cupids fight a battle in a long fought war.  A duty to protect the purest form of love…  As Evelyn embarks on her first mission, helping a Gargoyle find his true love, she is… Read more »

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Nov 04
{Review+Giveaway} Illusion by @MartinaABoone @simonteen @rivetedlit

{Review+Giveaway} Illusion by @MartinaABoone @simonteen @rivetedlit

Ahh, I can’t believe the Heirs of Watson Island Trilogy is done. I loved Illusion, it might be my favorite book out of all of them, and this was one heck of an ending. The hard part about this trilogy is that with each of the books it is getting harder and harder to write spoiler free reviews. Martina Boone has created such a detail rich world that is so woven is layers and layers of secrets and mysteries that it is almost impossible to say something about book 3 without giving something away. Needless to say, you need to read this series in order. So if you have not read Compulsion or Persuasion yet, stop reading this review right now and go start reading this series. You will love it! I can see this trilogy, appealing to so many different kinds of readers. It will appeal to fans of romance, mystery, as well as fans of creepy/dark books. It is labeled as a southern gothic. I can’t say that… Read more »

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Aug 30
{Review+Giveaway} Mind Mates by @MaryHughesBooks @Barclay_PR

{Review+Giveaway} Mind Mates by @MaryHughesBooks @Barclay_PR

Mind Mates is the second book in the Pull of The Moon series by Mary Huges. I had no idea that this wasn’t the first book in the series while I was reading it, but it does make sense because there are a lot of terms and things going on. But Mary does include a glossary of terms at the start of the book to help you keep foreign words in order, which I really appreciated. I enjoyed Mind Mates. It is a quick paranormal romance read dealing with wizards and shifters and a nice little action adventure mystery. Mind Mates alternates between Emma, a wolf shifter, and Gabriel’s, a wizard, point of view. I do wish the point of view shifts were a little better labeled, but overall it wasn’t too hard to keep track of who was speaking or thinking. I really liked Emma and Dr. Light. I loved that Dr. Light is a big ole techie. And Emma is pretty quirky and cute herself. They make a… Read more »

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Aug 02
{Review} Shadow Bloodlines by A. R. Cooper @AndreaRCooper

{Review} Shadow Bloodlines by A. R. Cooper @AndreaRCooper

Shadow Bloodlines is the first book in the young adult series by the same name by author Andrea R. Cooper. This is my first book by Andrea and I have to say, I am impressed with her ability to create an engaging world that felt fresh to me, even though I have read the concept dozens of times in young adult novels. I liked her take on shifters, and I loved that this book features a gargoyle. (I am not going to lie- that was at least 70% of the reason that I picked this book up. It is a creature that fascinates me and I don’t get to read a lot about.) Shadow Bloodlines is a series that I want to continue. The set up for Shadow Bloodlines in one that I am sure we have all read about before- teenage girl has a secret about her past and her families past concealed from her from birth, and once she finds out about it, she is set off on… Read more »

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May 20
{Review+Giveaway} The Moorigad: The Complete Age of the Hybrid series by @DebraKristi

{Review+Giveaway} The Moorigad: The Complete Age of the Hybrid series by @DebraKristi

The Age of the Hybrid series by Debra Kristi is a three book trilogy called The Moorigad. Now you can get the complete story with all three books-in-one, including additional chapters. I had never heard of the series before I saw the complete all in one collection, and honestly this is the way I would have preferred it. I am not sure I would have kept up with the series one book at a time, but being able to read them all in one, with the extra chapters was great. I really enjoyed this story. It was a cool fantasy with lots of interesting magical elements and creatures. The carnival setting was perfect for the story as well, and it led to some vivid scenes. The Moorigad series is classified as adult, but I think it is more new adult age group. Either way, I think fans of both age groups will enjoy this series. One of my favorite aspects of this series was the setting. All three of the… Read more »

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May 03
{ARC Review+Interview with Myself} #SquareRootofSummer by Harriet Hapgood @hapgoodness

{ARC Review+Interview with Myself} #SquareRootofSummer by Harriet Hapgood @hapgoodness

Today I have a very different interview for you guys. I have an interview with myself. I answered these questions back in February of 2016 and then I answered the same questions in April. I thought it was such a cool idea to see if/ or what changed, and how. This Is Who I Am Now What Brings You The Most Joy In Life? Feb/March 2016: Seeing my boyfriend and family on the weekends. May 2016: Vacation time! I am planning my summer vacation trip to the mountains in July and also a camping trip in November and even though they are far away, I love planning for trips because it gets me even more excited for them. not much has changed here. In feb/march I was really excited for my weekend plans. I was totally working for the weekends, and now I am excited for planning my longer vacations that are coming up. haha What Are You Reading? Feb/March 2016: Obsidian by Kimberly Loth May 2016: Love Charms and… Read more »

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Mar 31
{Review} Out of the Ashes by @kellyhashway @SizzlingPR

{Review} Out of the Ashes by @kellyhashway @SizzlingPR

Please Note: this review may contain spoilers for book 1. If you have not yet read Into the Fire, you can find out more information on that book HERE. Out of the Ashes is the second book in the young adult fantasy series, Into the Fire by Kally Hashway. I read and reviewed the first book in 2014, when the series was under one of Kelly’s pseudonyms. She has since moved the books under her main author name and has given the series a cover face lift. I love the new covers a lot more than the old ones, so I am happy with the change. If you recall my review of the first book, you will remember that I loved the idea of a book centering around the magical creature, the pheonix. I still do. A lot of the first book dealt with the “before” and worries of the main character, Cara’s rebirth. Cara was scared that she would forget her her first love Logan once she was reborn…. Read more »

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Mar 30
{Review+Giveaway} The Awakening of Ren Crown by @AnneZoelle

{Review+Giveaway} The Awakening of Ren Crown by @AnneZoelle

 Welcome to The Awakening of Ren Crown Tour! Today as part of the tour, I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you on the first book in the Ren Crown Series! Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win some great prizes including an Amazon Gift Card, Special Edition poster and coloring book and pens! The Awakening of Ren Crown is the first book in the young adult fantasy & magic series, Ren Crown, by Anne Zoelle. It was very fun and very magical.  I really enjoyed this book. And instead of doing a traditional review, I am going to give you reasons you should read this book, and this series. I love a magical boarding school setting. The Awakening of Ren Crown takes place at Excelsince University, and it is every bit as magical as you would hope. Full of secrets, eccentric teachers and secrets. I loved how unique their take on magic was too. I knew right away when Ren was developing artistically when she made paints, that… Read more »

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Mar 29
{Review} Slumber by Christy Sloat

{Review} Slumber by Christy Sloat

Slumber is the first book in the young adult Slumber Duology by Christy Sloat. I liked Slumber, but in the end it was just an ok read for me. Slumber is a fairy tale re-telling and I loved the twist that author Christy Sloat took on the tale. It is the story of sleeping beauty but it takes place in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane, where they have convinced the princess that she murdered her boyfriend. Interesting starting point, right? I thought so too, and the idea behind the story I still think is great. I think it would be better suited for younger, young adult readers as it is. It is a very quick, and enjoyable read, but it didn’t have the depth or development I was hoping it would. It does have one of the most gorgeous covers I have seen in a long time though. I still can’t stop staring at it. I liked the main character, Rory. I thought she was really interesting, and… Read more »

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Jan 13
{Mini Review+Top 10 Libraries+Giveaway} Thief of Lies by @BrendaDrake @EntangledTeen

{Mini Review+Top 10 Libraries+Giveaway} Thief of Lies by @BrendaDrake @EntangledTeen

Today I have a guest post from Brenda Drake, Author of Thief of Lies. She is going to talk about some of her favorite libraries from around the world! Does that make you as overly excited as it does me??! Lets jump right into it. 😉 Psst:  you can click on any of the pictures to learn more about that library. ————————— Brenda Drake: In my novel, THIEF OF LIES (Library Jumpers Book 1), Gia accidentally transports through a gateway book that links the great libraries of the world. I’m here today to introduce the amazing libraries that make an appearance in this first book of the series. So let’s take a tour … The Boston Athenæum  – Boston, Massachusetts.The story begins with Gia and her friends, Afton and Nick, visiting this library. Throughout the series, Gia keeps coming back to this library. It’s her tether to home. The library holds so many book and art treasures, and is full of history. The architecture is beautiful with its sweeping ceilings… Read more »

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