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Review: You by Caroline

Review: You by Caroline

You by Caroline Kepnes Series: You #1 Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books on September 30th 2014 Genres: Thriller, suspense Pages: 422 Format: ebook Source: library Buy on Amazon When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and sheÂ’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of BeckÂ’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into BeckÂ’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder. I try not to swear too much on this blog. You never know who might be reading this. However, thereÂ’s only one phrase I can think of that adequately describes this book. This book, is a total mind fuck. I mean that in the nicest way possible. I loved this book. It was surprising and chilling. IÂ’m still reeling from the reality […]

Posted May 10, 2016 by Emily in Review / 1 Comment
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Arc Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Arc Review: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi Published by St. Martin’s Griffin on April 26th 2016 Genres: Fantasy, paranormal, romance, Retelling Pages: 342 Format: ebook Source: Netgalley, Free for Review Buy on Amazon Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen? Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire… But Akaran has its own secrets — thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself. A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The […]

Posted May 9, 2016 by Emily in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas Published by Delacorte on April 19th 2016 Genres: mystery, Thriller, Young Adult Pages: 336 Format: ebook Source: Netgalley, Free for Review Buy on Amazon The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become. There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them. Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesnÂ’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day theyÂ’ll disappear for good. Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch. But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, CallieÂ’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth. Only the closer Tessa gets to […]

Posted April 18, 2016 by Emily in Review / 2 Comments
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Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson #9 Published by Ace on March 8th 2016 Genres: paranormal, Fiction, Fantasy Pages: 342 Format: ebook Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae. Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched? *Library Journal It’s very hard to review long running series. I know some people manage it and I’m always in awe of them. Fire touched is book 9 though. How can I tell you about it without spoiling things that happened in books 1-8. It’s impossible. This series has gotten complicated and intricate and that’s exactly how I like it. I loved that Fire Touched brought the fae back into the limelight. Patricia Briggs has a really interested take on Fairy and I love learning more about it. In her world there are Fae, Vampires, Witches, an entire Werewolf subculture and just a […]

Posted April 12, 2016 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments
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FFBC Review: Dreamology

FFBC Review: Dreamology

Dreamology by Lucy Keating Published by HarperTeen on April 12th 2016 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, romance, Fantasy Pages: 336 Format: ebook Buy on Amazon Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy KeatingÂ’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han. For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesnÂ’t exist. But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. HeÂ’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isnÂ’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isnÂ’t as perfect as Alice always hoped. Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough? I’ve always been an incredibly vivid dreamer. I dream every night and I usually remember what I’ve dreamt for hours. Sometimes I wish I kept a dream journal because I have dreamt some crazy intricate plotlines over the years. I’m also infamous […]

Posted April 7, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment
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IB Review: His Country Bride

IB Review: His Country Bride

His Country Bride by Debra Holt Published by Tulip Romance on April 11th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, romance Pages: 189 Format: ebook Source: Free for Review Buy on Amazon “Sheriff’s Department! Raise your hands above your head and don’t move.” SheÂ’s a runaway bride who left her two-timing fiance at the altar. HeÂ’s a county sheriff determined to keep the peace in his country and leave city girls alone after his own fiance left him for the bright lights of the city. Neither of them planned on running straight into each other…over a burning wedding dress. Ellie and Lucas planned on never trusting their hearts to love again. When danger follows her from the city, the sheriff must do his duty to protect her. However, it isnÂ’t long before he discovers the real danger may be to his heart. Ellie just might teach him that even a city girl can be a country girl at heart. I have a confession to make. I read a lot of genres. I’ve never met a genre I 100% dislike. I’ve read and enjoyed horror, sci fi, fantasy, mystery, thriller, romance, even erotica. There is one genre that I call my guilty pleasure. This genre I love and I read pretty much every book I’ve ever seen in this genre. I just don’t talk about it much because it’s a little silly. Cowboy Romances. […]

Posted April 5, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 2 Comments
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#SST Blog Tour Review: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend

#SST Blog Tour Review: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend

Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend on March 8th 2016 Pages: 272 Format: ebook Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon In this powerful and buoyant YA novel, a thirteen-year-old girl learns to navigate the shifting loyalities of friendships in middle school and deals with challenges at home. The beginning of the eighth grade is not what Anna thought it would be. Her lifelong best friend has ditched her for the cool kids, and her mom is in the hospital after a suicide attempt. Anna finds herself where she least expects to: living with her dad, his young new wife, and their baby, and starting a new year at school without a best friend. With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna learns that sometimes you find what you need to pull you through in the most unlikely places. This book! What a surprise! I don’t know what I expected. Maybe a book full of middle school drama and whiny teenage girls. It can be hard to like girls at this age. They can be very wrapped up in themselves and unable to see other’s points of view. I thought it would be very hard to write a likable character in this situation. Anna though, she’s every girl I’ve ever met. She’s smart and relateable. Her problems dealing with her former best friend? Everyone […]

Posted March 27, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment
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IB Review: Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

IB Review: Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | iBooks | The Book Depository This book is special and rare because the description was very accurate. I am a huge Joss Whedon fan, so when I saw that this book was billed as like Cabin in the Woods, I knew I needed to read it. For those of you unfamiliar with Cabin in the Woods, go watch it. Whatever you do, DON’T look up spoilers. This book is like that too. It’s going to be so hard to review because any little thing I might say gives away something important. However, I will say that I was not disappointed. This book had a similar feel to Cabin in the Woods and some really fun twists and turns. Drop of Night is a little bit of a slow start. It takes a little time to set everything up. The reasoning is sound and sensible but just not that exciting. Exciting came later. If you can stick with it, I promise the excitement comes. Once the book gets going, it’s nonstop action. It’s a real page turner and you won’t want to put it down. It’s hard to get that action movie feel in book form. Drop of night handles it really well. If you like plot twists, action, or intrigue, definitely give this book a shot! About the Author: Stefan […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments
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SST Arc Review: Beyond the Red by Ava Jae

SST Arc Review: Beyond the Red by Ava Jae

Beyond the Red by Ava Jae Series: Beyond the Red #1 Published by Sky Pony Press on March 1st 2016 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 352 Format: ebook Source: Free for Review, Edelweiss Buy on Amazon Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. SheÂ’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, sheÂ’s determined to protect her people from her brotherÂ’s would-be tyrannical rule. Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesnÂ’t stop him from defending his people, at least until KoraÂ’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. HeÂ’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him. When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing ErosÂ’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide. […]

Posted March 13, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 2 Comments
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Review: Malus Domestica by S.A. Hunt

Review: Malus Domestica by S.A. Hunt

Malus Domestica by S.A. Hunt Series: Malus Domestica #1 Published by Createspace on July 21st 2015 Genres: horror, Action & Adventure, paranormal Pages: 448 Format: ebook Source: owned Buy on Amazon Robin Martine has come a long way. She’s not your usual college-age girl. More often than not, Robin’s washing a load of gory clothes at the laundromat, or down at the lake throwing hatchets at pumpkins. She lives in an old van, collects swords, and dyes her mohawk blue. Also, she kills witches for a living on YouTube.You see, Robin’s life was turned upside down by those hideous banshees from Hell. She spent high-school in a psych ward, drugged out of her head for telling the cops her mother Annie was murdered with magic. Magic from a witch named Marilyn Cutty. After a 3-year warpath across America, she’s come home to end Cutty for good. But she’ll have to battle hog-monsters, a city full of raving maniacs, and a killer henchman called the “Serpent” if she wants to end the coven’s reign over the town of Blackfield once and for all. This novel is the most unique book I have read in years. Books are filled with familiar stories. There are some stories that come around so often, we have a name for them; tropes. When we read, we look for these tropes. We expect them. We have […]

Posted March 10, 2016 by Emily in Review / 3 Comments
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