Mar 072016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Just Listen

One of my reading goals for 2015 was to read more YA. Unfortunately, before I knew it, time got away from me and I hadn’t read as much of the genre as I wanted to. This year, I’m determined that I’m going to read more YA, and I’m going to keep myself on track by reading at least one a month. (More if I can manage to squeeze them in!) Sarah Dessen first popped up on my radar when her latest book, Saint Anything was released last year. It was all over my Goodreads timeline, and I was sucked right in by [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 262016
 
New Release Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Book #1 in The Witchlands Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 212016
 
Review Hodgepodge - The All Male Revue Edition (I)

Historical romance used to be my ‘comfort genre,’ but lately it seems all you have to do is take away cell phones and cars, throw a heroine in a frilly dress, give the hero a title, and BOOM! You have yourself an historical romance. Maybe this is why it’s been hard for me to find one that knocks my socks off. (Though it can be done, as I did finally find one!) Luckily, M/M has filled that void for me. It started out as me clinging to the contemporary romance genre in the only way that seemed to work for [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 052016
 
Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

I’ve been sitting on This Is Where It Ends for a long time.  I requested it months ago, but wanted to put my review out closer to it’s release date.  While I waited Violent Ends came out, and I thought it was interesting that the two were very similar.  Not only were both books about school shootings, both of them were also told from multiple perspectives, none of which are the shooter.  I wondered if these books would make for a perfect comparison review, and I was eager to put these two books in the ring and see who came out the winner. If you’ve [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 152015
 
New Release Review: Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

Misconduct by Penelope Douglas Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 ARC provided by NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing… Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 082015
 
Holiday Reads, courtesy of Riptide Publishing!

  Rebound Remedy by Christine d’Abo Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 9th, 2015 Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 112015
 
Review: The High King's Golden Tongue by Megan Derr

The High King’s Golden Tongue by Megan Derr Genre: M/M Fantasy Publication Date: July 13th, 2015 Publisher: Less Than Three Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: Prince Allen has trained his entire life to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, who has made their kingdom one of the wealthiest and most influential in the empire. For the past few years he has trained to become the new consort of the High King. The only thing no one prepared him for was the stubborn, arrogant High King himself, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court. High King Sarrica is ruling [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 11, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Harlot by Victoria Dahl

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Oct 232015
 
Early Review: Harlot by Victoria Dahl

Harlot by Victoria Dahl Genre: Historical Romance/Erotica Publication Date: October 26th, 2015 ARC provided by Victoria Dahl and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: HE CAME HOME TO MARRY AN ANGEL… After two years of work in the gold fields of California, Caleb Hightower has come home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Jessica Willoughby. But when he returns, Caleb learns his refined bride-to-be is now a whore. Enraged by her betrayal, he can’t reconcile this shameless woman with the sweet innocent he once deeply loved–but Caleb knows what to do with a harlot. He’s determined to get everything from her that she’s sold [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 23, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Making a Play by Victoria Denault

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Sep 222015
 
New Release Review: Making a Play by Victoria Denault

Making a Play by Victoria Denault Book #2 in Hometown Players Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: September 8th, 2015 ARC provided by Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: He’ll do whatever it takes to win—on and off the ice. Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL—and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight—and from women—and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It’s the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 22, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 152015
 
Review Hodgepodge - Trying to get caught up!

Sometimes I get so caught up in the joy of reading, I forget I’m also supposed to (hopefully) be helpful and informative to other people when they’re choosing books or if they just want to compare notes. Today, I have some books I’ve read, but been so gung-ho to start my next read that I’ve blown straight past reviewing. May these reviews be helpful and maybe spark some note comparing! One More Shot by Victoria Denault Book #1 in Hometown Players Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: They [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
Sep 042015
 
Review: Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima

Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima Book #1 in Celtic Wolves Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: September 24th, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Like father, like son… Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now her son, Joshua, is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He’s going to end up being just like his father—a man who can change into a wolf. Dylan Black has been hunting for Sophie since the night she ran from him—an obsession he cannot afford in the midst of an impending war. Dylan [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

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Aug 242015
 
Early Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare Book #3 in Castles Ever After Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: August 25th, 2015 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

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Feb 122015
 
New Release Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

Radiance by Grace Draven Series: Wraith Kings #1 Genre: Fantasy Romance Release Date: January 13, 2015 ~THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE~ Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined. ~THE NOBLEWOMAN OF [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 6:39 am

New Release Review: Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

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Dec 022014
 
New Release Review: Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

Captivated by You by Sylvia Day Book #4 in Crossfire Genre: Erotic Romance Publication Date: November 18, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 2, 2014 at 7:00 am
Sep 302014
 
New Release Review: What If by Rebecca Donovan

What If by Rebecca Donovan Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 16th 2014 ARC Provided by Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time? Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago. Except this girl isn’t Nicole. She looks exactly like Cal’s shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm
Sep 082014
 
New Release Review: The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter by Rod Duncan

New Release Review: The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan Book 1 of The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire Release date: August 26, 2014 Genre: Steampunk, Alternate History Book provided by NetGalley and Angry Robot Synopsis from Goodreads: Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life—as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 7:00 am

Genre Book Showdown: The Girl From the Well vs Servants of the Storm

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Aug 072014
 
Genre Book Showdown: The Girl From the Well vs Servants of the Storm

I’ve been looking for a spooky read lately and my perusal of Netgalley and Edelweiss turned up The Girl From the Well and Servants of the Storm.  While neither turned out to be the creeptastic read I was hoping for, I definitely preferred one book over the other.  Read on to see who won this installment of the Genre Book Showdown!   The Contenders: The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco Genre: Young Adult Horror Publication Date: August 5th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis from Goodreads: You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am
Jul 142014
 
New Release Review: Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica

New Release Review: Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica Release date: June 24, 2014 Genre: Fantasy Book 1 of a 3 book trilogy Book provided by NetGalley and MacMillan-Tor/Forge Synopsis from Goodreads: One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she finds herself flung into the warm and salty waters of an unfamiliar world. Glowing moths fall to the waves around her, and the sleek bodies of unseen fish glide against her submerged ankles. The world is Stormwrack, a series of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 7:00 am
May 052014
 
Second in a Series: MILA 2.0 Renegade by Debra Driza and Rebel by Amy Tintera

SECOND IN A SERIES Today I’m reviewing two books that are much anticipated second books in a series. MILA 2.0: Renegade by Debra Driza and Rebel by Amy Tintera. Both books are geared to young adults and have a kick ass heroine who struggles with her humanity. Early Release Review: MILA 2.0: Renegade by Debra Driza Book 2 in MILA 2.0 Release date: May 13, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction Book provided by Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books Synopsis from Goodreads: There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows. But Hunter [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 5, 2014 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Invisible City by Julia Dahl

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Apr 232014
 
Early Review: Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Early Release Review: Invisible City by Julia Dahl Release date: May 6, 2014 Genre: Mystery, Suspense Book provided by NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she’s also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 7:00 am