December 11, 2018

#ReleaseDay: Two Feet Under (The Mortician’s Daughter, #2) by @CCHunterBooks #Giveaway

Title: Two Feet Under
Series: The Mortician’s Daughter, #2
Author: C.C. Hunter
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal 
Pages: Paperback325 pages
Pub Date: December 11th 2018
Publisher: EverAfter Romance 

Book Source: Author
My Rating: 5 Stars
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Synopsis:  Riley has accepted that her special gift is to help dead people with their unfinished business. But she never thought she’d be tasked with helping the spirit of a convicted criminal who died in prison. He may lead her on the scariest mission yet, but helping him could mean saving the life of a child. The convict’s daughter needs a liver transplant and the one person who could still be a match is his brother…who also happens to be a gang leader.

Hayden’s not happy that Riley’s discovered who he is and is seeing him sick and unconscious in his hospital bed. This feels like as good a time as ever to cross over and put all of them out of their misery….but Riley is in danger. She’s visiting some of the most dangerous spots and confronting some of the creepiest low-lifes in town. For her, he’ll need to regain his strength and fight to keep her safe.

But dealing with other people’s problems still can’t keep Riley from her own. Her dad’s drinking has gotten worse. And she’ll soon learn it’s because he’s been keeping a huge, horrible secret that will change everything she believes about her family and her mother’s death.

#FirstPage with @clairelegrand


From the New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn comes a breathtaking and spine-tingling novel about three teenage girls who face off against an insidious monster that preys upon young women. Perfect for fans of Victoria Schwab and Stranger Things.

“Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power.” —Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth
“An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength.” —Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species

#BookTour: The Circus Thief by @alaneadamsbooks @JeanBookNerd #Giveaway

Title: The Circus Thief
Author:  Alane Adams
Genres: Childrens, Picture Book
Pages: HardcoverFirst32 pages
Pub Date: November 6th 2018
Publisher: SparkPress

Book Source: Jean Book Nerd
My Rating: 5 Stars
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Synopsis: 
The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing Roxie, a trained horse who can do all sorts of tricks. When Georgie is invited to ride on her back, he discovers it’s her last show―Roxie is going to be sent to the work farm! When Roxie bolts with Georgie on her back, Papa must come to his rescue. 

The Circus Thief is a heartwarming tale of boyhood set in 1920s Pennsylvania for children ages 4–8.  

#Top10Tuesday 10 reasons why I read what I want! via @ArtsyReaderGirl

Welcome to this weeks Top 10 Tuesday! This week was a freebie so I chose to talk about why I read what I want and why I don't care what others think.  Let's set the scene for you!  You’re in the bookstore and you pick up a book that you’re thinking about buying.  You go to put it in your cart when another customer tells you that you should’t read it because there has been a lot of people saying bad things about it all over the bookish community. Of course you have already read the book jacket and to you it sounded amazing and something right up your alley! So the big question now is what do you do?  You have this person standing in the isle starting at you, and they are pretty much stalking you to make sure you put the book back. So they can walk away thinking their work here is done.  

December 10, 2018

#BookReview: One Foot in the Grave (The Mortician’s Daughter #1) by @CCHunterBooks #Giveaway

Title: One Foot in the Grave
Series: The Mortician’s Daughter #1
Author:  C.C. Hunter
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Pages: Paperback325 pages
Pub Date: November 16th 2017
Publisher: EverAfter Romance 

Book Source: Author
My Rating: 5 Stars
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Synopsis:  Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him. 

Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own. 

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go? 

#CoverReveal: Electric Skies by @BelleMalory @XpressTours


Electric Skies
Belle Malory
(Twelfth Keeper #5)
Publication date: February 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
The strange planet Kennedy has called home for the last year transformed her into something more powerful than she ever imagined.
But it’s not home.
It’s not Earth.
And most importantly, it doesn’t have Phoenix.
Faced with life-altering decisions, Kennedy is forced to abandon everything she’s built for an uncertain future. The journey won’t be easy, but she’s survived greater odds. If it means reclaiming the life she lost, she’ll do whatever it takes. Even if it means letting go of something she never expected to want.









#PressRelease: Destination (Catching Hell #2) by @writewatson

Title: Destination
Series: Catching Hell #2)
Author: Marc Watson
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy 
Pages: ebook258 pages
Pub Date: November 26th 2018
Publisher: Double Dragon Publications
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Synopsis: The second part of this epic duology! A critical blow has been dealt to the robotic Army of the Old, but at a great price. Broken and weary, best friends Johan and Aryu have been separated while chasing forces from the distant past that they both fear.

Aryu, the man with wings, pursues the enemy while he slowly slips into the enticing magic and mystery of the Power, led by the great phoenix Nixon Ash.

Johan stands on the steps of Bankoor, a futuristic city full of wonder and mistrust. Here he must make his stand to avenge his destroyed home and find his friend.

As the gap between the brave warriors closes, the worlds of technology and magic will clash!

#BookReview: Runebreaker (The Runebinder Chronicles #2) by Alex R. Kahler

Title: Runebreaker
Series: The Runebinder Chronicles #2
Author: 
Alex R. Kahler
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian, LGBT
Pages: Hardcover384 pages
Pub Date: November 27th 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Book Source: Publisher
My Rating: 2 Stars
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Synopsis: Magic is sin

Aidan desires only one thing: to rule. Arrogant, headstrong and driven by the element of Fire, he will stop at nothing to bring the evil Howls that destroyed Scotland to their knees. But Fire is a treacherous element, and the very magic that brought him to power could burn his world to ash.

Especially with the blood of his fellow Hunters on his hands.

Driven by a bloodlust he can’t control and dark whispers that may not be entirely in his head, he and his magic-eschewing friend Kianna will do whatever it takes to liberate their broken world. Even at the risk of confronting the Church. Even at the risk of losing his humanity.

But power isn’t the only thing on Aidan’s mind. He’s falling for the intoxicating Tomas, an Incubus who offers everything Aidan desires. For a price.

And if that price burns the world down, well… Aidan is used to playing with Fire.

#NerdBlast: Absolutely Everything! by @whatonearthbook @JeanBookNerd #Giveaway

Title:  Absolutely Everything!
Author: Christopher Lloyd 
Genres: 
Childrens, Nonfiction
Pages: Hardcover352 pages
Pub Date: October 1st 2018
Publisher: What on Earth Publishing

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Synopsis:  How was our universe made from a tiny speck of energy? Where did the first trees, plants, animals and humans come from? What happened to the dinosaurs? 

What was so miserable about medieval times? How were railroads and electricity invented? What are the perils of global warming? You might have many big questions about our planet, life and people. 

Embark on an entertaining journey across millennia and continents with this captivating book by Christopher Lloyd, author of the bestselling What on Earth Happened. Discover everything from the creation of planet earth and the rise of animals, to globalization, wars and global warming.

December 09, 2018

#BookReview: From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

Title: From Twinkle, with Love
Author: Sandhya Menon
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: Hardcover330 pages
Pub Date: May 22nd 2018
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Book Source: Publisher (ARC) & Purchased (Owlcrate)
My Rating: DNF
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Synopsis:  Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?

Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

#BookReview: Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles #1) by Alex R. Kahler

Title: Runebinder
Series: The Runebinder Chronicles #1
Author: Alex R. Kahler
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian, LGBT
Pages: Hardcover394 pages
Pub Date: November 14th 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Book Source: Purchased
My Rating: DNF
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Synopsis:  Magic is risen.

When magic returned to the world, it could have saved humanity, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind's downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have the power to fight back in the unending war, using the same magic that ended civilization in the first place.

But they are losing.

Tenn is a Hunter, resigned to fight even though hope is nearly lost. When he is singled out by a seductive Kin named Tomás and the enigmatic Hunter Jarrett, Tenn realizes he's become a pawn in a bigger game. One that could turn the tides of war. But if his mutinous magic and wayward heart get in the way, his power might not be used in favor of mankind.

If Tenn fails to play his part, it could cost him his friends, his life…and the entire world.

 
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