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Book Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

August 11, 2016

Original Title: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare Edition: Hardcover, 698 pages Published: March 8, 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books Characters: Emma Carstairs, Julian Blackthorn Rating: 5/5 Goodreads Description: In a kingdom by the sea… In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love. Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the…

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Cover Reveal: The Lethal Agent by RS McCoy

August 1, 2016

I’m super excited to help RS McCoy reveal the cover for her latest science fiction novel, The Lethal Agent! This is the 2nd installment of The Extraction Files, and I am really looking forward to jumping back into this world with these amazing characters! If you have not read The Killing Jar yet, I would highly recommend it. You can view my previous posts about The Killing Jar which include a regular book review and a bookish list aptly entitled 3 Reasons Why You Should Read The Killing Jar. Now, without further ado, here is the gorgeous cover of THE LETHAL AGENT! Author: RS McCoy Genre: Science Fiction Designer: Kit Foster Design Preorder: Amazon Release…

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Review: The Killing Jar

July 4, 2016

Original Title: The Killing Jar Author: RS McCoy Edition: Paperback, 400 pages Published: June 28th, 2016 by RS McCoy Characters: Mable Wilkinson, Silas Arrenstein Rating: 4/5 Synopsis from Goodreads: Earth is dying, circling the drain on life support. The future of the human race depends on space exploration, but they’re running out of time. Parasitic insects are systematically killing the best scientific minds but no one knows why. Mable Wilkinson is the last hope to figure it out, she just doesn’t know it yet. For years, her resourcefulness, intelligence, and penchant for problem-solving have put her at the top of a very short list of researchers, only she doesn’t want to be part of it.…

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Cover Reveal: The Killing Jar

May 23, 2016

Author: RS McCoy Genre: Science Fiction Romance Cover Designer: Kit Foster Design Pre-Order: http://amzn.to/1ZeTpyr Release Date: June 28, 2016 Blurb: Earth is dying, circling the drain on life support. The future of the human race depends on space exploration, but they’re running out of time. Parasitic insects are systematically killing the best scientific minds but no one knows why. Mable Wilkinson is the last hope to figure it out, she just doesn’t know it yet. For years, her resourcefulness, intelligence, and penchant for problem-solving have put her at the top of a very short list of researchers, only she doesn’t want to be part of it. Cast out at sixteen, Mable wrote off the problems of the…

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ARC Review: With Malice

May 19, 2016

Original Title: With Malice by Eileen Cook Edition: Kindle, 320 pages Published: June 7, 2016 by HMH Books For Young Readers Characters: Jill Charron, Simone McIvory Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description: Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron’s senior trip to Italy was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. And then the accident happened. Waking up in a hospital room, her leg in a cast, stitches in her face, and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be, Jill comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident in her travels abroad. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press…

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Blog Tour: Hippopotamister by John Patrick Green

May 10, 2016

Original Title: Hippopotamister by John Patrick Green Edition: Hardcover, 96 pages Published: May 10, 2016 by First Second Characters: Hippo, Red Panda Rating: 4/5 Goodreads, Macmillian Description:The zoo isn’t what it used to be. It’s run down, and Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make it in the human world, Hippo will have to become a Hippopotamister: he’ll have to act like a human, get a job, and wear a hat as a disguise. He’s a good employee, whether he’s a construction worker, a hair stylist, or a sous chef. But what he really needs is a job where he…

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Book Review: Edge of Wild by D.K. Stone

May 3, 2016

Original Title: Edge of Wild by D.K. Stone Edition: Paperback, 329 pages Published: May 1st, 2016 by Stonehouse Publishing Characters: Rich Evans, Louise Newman Rating: 4/5 Goodreads, Amazon Description: Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to the city as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile towards his efforts, or maybe even menacing, and was that a cougar on his door-step last night? As Rich begins to wonder whether his predecessor disappeared of his own accord, he finds himself strongly drawn to Louise Newman, the garage mechanic who is fixing his…

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Book Review: What Comes of Eating Doughnuts…

April 21, 2016

Original Title: What Comes of Eating Doughnuts         With a Boy Who Plays Guitar by Nicole Campbell Edition: Paperback, 220 pages Published: June 17th, 2015 by CreateSpace Characters: Courtney Ross, Ethan Fisher, Vanessa Roberts Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description: Courtney Ross has lived her whole life doing everything by the book. She’s a top student, the captain of the cheer squad at her Scottsdale high school, and a nervous wreck most of the time. For summer vacation before senior year, she finally has her chance just to relax. She will be spending it with her best friend, Vanessa, in her tiny hometown of Gem City, Ohio. Courtney’s hoping for a chance to breathe, and maybe even for…

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Excerpt + Giveaway: Summerlost by Ally Condie

March 29, 2016

Disclaimer: This is a promotional post. Promotion hosted by Word Spelunking and Penguin Kids. A free copy of Summerlost was provided in exchange for promotion and a review. Original Title: Summerlost Author: Ally Condie Edition: Hardcover, 272 pages. Release Date: March 29, 2016 Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers Links: Excerpt, Goodreads, Penguin Random House, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound Description: A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series. “Kids are awesome. And they are diverse. There are children with different abilities and backgrounds and experiences, and every one of them deserves to find themselves in children’s literature…

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Book Review: Kindred Spirits

March 13, 2016

Original Title: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell Edition: Mass Market Paperback, 96 pages Published: February 25, 2016 by Macmillians Kids UK Characters: Elena, Gabe, Troy Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description: If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she’s expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she’s not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the…

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