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Review: The Tower by Nicole Campbell

August 13, 2017

Original Title: The Tower by Nicole Campbell Edition: ARC, 342 pages Published: June 21st, 2017 by Nicole Campbell Books Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Kobo Rating: 4 out of 5 Summary: On our sixteenth birthdays, our kind is gifted with awesome powers. Except no, not really, because this isn’t Narnia, or Hogwarts, or whatever other mythical realm where witches supposed live. This is Elizabethtown, Illinois, and much to the chagrin of the local chapter of Susie-Homemakers, we live here. All witches understand that the universe is a scary sort of powerful on a good day. On a bad day? Well, that’s when The Tower card shows its face during a…

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Book Tour: Review + Giveaway of Flashfall by Jenny Moyer

November 17, 2016

I am a whole day late with this review. My deepest apologies to Jenny Moyer and the lovely tour hosts! No excuses other than not planning and scheduling this post on time, then being swept away by life so I couldn’t do it the day of. Without further ado, I present my tour stop on the Flashfall Book Tour. Check out the absolutely amazing trailer first! TRAILER:

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Blog Tour: Omari and the People

October 13, 2016

Original Tittle: Omari and the People by Stephen Whitfield Narrator: Curt Simmons Length: 11h 17m Publisher: June 20th, 2016 by Shirley Castle Press Links: Goodreads, Audible, Amazon Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based in part on the African Sahara’s Empty Quarter) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home afire to start anew and to cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief tells the displaced people a lie about a better place which only he can lead them to, across the desert. With the help of an aged, mysterious woman who knows a…

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Blog Tour: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

October 7, 2016

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Iron Cast from the publisher via Netgalley in association with The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review. Original Title: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Edition: e-ARC, 384 pages Published: October 11th, 2016 by Amulet Books Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iTunes |Book Depository | Kobo Key Characters: Ada Navarro, Corrine Wells Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they…

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Blog Tour: Going Geek Review + Giveaway

September 17, 2016

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Going Geek from the publisher in association with The Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review. Original Title: Going Geek by Charlotte Huang Edition: Advance Reader’s Copy, 292 pages Published: September 13, 2016 by Delacorte Press Characters: Skylar Hoffman Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Synopsis: A girl forced out of her comfort zone finds that being true to herself is the best way to live her life, in this second novel from the author of For the Record. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect: amazing boyfriend the coolest friends…

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Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

September 2, 2016

Original Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han Edition: Paperback, 420 pages Published: August 7, 2014 by Scholastic Characters: Lara Jean Song, Katherine “Kitty” Song, Margot Song, Peter Kavinsky, Josh Sanderson Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she’s ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control…

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Book Review: The Art of Being Normal

August 29, 2016

Original Title: The Art of Being Normal: A Novel by Lisa Williamson Edition: Kindle ARC, 353 pages Published: May 31, 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Characters: David Piper, Leo Denton Rating: 4/5 stars Synopsis: David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely…

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Book Review: Crushed

August 27, 2016

Original Title: Crushed by Laura and Tom McNeal Edition: Paperback, 336 pgs. Published: June 10, 2014 by Ember Characters: Audrey Reed, Wickham Hill, Clyde Mumsford Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: Audrey and her two best friends have just transferred to Jemison High from their tiny private school. They’re a nerdy little trio, so everyone is shocked when the handsome new guy, Wickham Hill, asks Audrey out. Audrey is so smitten that she doesn’t pay much attention to The Yellow Paper, a vicious underground school newspaper…until it threatens to tell a tale that could change everything.

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

August 22, 2016

Original Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Edition: Paperback, 416 Pages Published: May 5, 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s Characters: Feyre, Tamlin, Lucien, Rhysand Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Feyre is a huntress. She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price… Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – but his piercing stare draws her ever…

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Book Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

August 21, 2016

Original Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Edition: Paperback, 303 pages Published: April 7th, 2015 by Penguin Characters: Simon Spier, “Blue”, Martin Addinson Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends,…

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