Feb 012016
 
Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: October 18th, 2011 Publisher: Scholastic   Synopsis from Goodreads: It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. [ 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 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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Oct 202015
 
Early Review: Found at the Library by Christi Snow

Found at the Library by Christi Snow Book #1 in Found Genre: LGBTQIA / Contemporary Romance Publication Date: October 23rd, 2015 ARC provided by Christi Snow and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: His entire life, Tommy Garrett has dealt with self-doubts. He thought he’d conquered the majority of them until a chance meeting with an author brought his illiteracy to the forefront…again. Growing up with un-diagnosed dyslexia has left Tommy barely able to read, but books are his Nirvana. Now he spends his life creating art dedicated to the love of those “untouchable” items. Robert McIntyre, Mac, is a best-selling, highly celebrated [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 20, 2015 at 7:00 am
Aug 262015
 
Early Review: Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Scheier

Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Scheier Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis from Goodreads: Everything about Jonah is unexpected. On the first day of school, he sits next to April, when he could have chosen to sit with the popular girl. He turns down an invitation to join the school team and declares he’d rather paint. He encourages April to develop her musical talent and shrugs off the bullies that torment them. April isn’t surprised to find herself falling for Jonah. The unexpected part is when he falls for her too. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 26, 2015 at 7:00 am
Aug 252015
 
Book Tour & Giveaway: The Dogs by Allan Stratton

The Dogs by Allan Stratton Genre: YA Mystery Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis: Constantly on the run from a dangerous father, Cameron’s used to pushing away the trauma of his past. But when his mother moves them to an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, he discovers that there are some things you can’t escape. His new schoolmates taunt him about the bloodthirsty dogs that supposedly haunt the farm, and Cameron soon stumbles upon a child’s drawings in the cellar that depict a violent history. The line between reality and nightmare begins to blur as the house’s horrifying [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 25, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Breaking Her Rules by Jennifer Snow

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Jul 172015
 
Early Review: Breaking Her Rules by Jennifer Snow

Breaking Her Rules by Jennifer Snow Book #1 in Beyond the Cage  Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 21st, 2015 Publisher: NAL/Intermix   Synopsis from Goodreads: MMA fighters go the distance in this all-new series from Jennifer Snow, author of the Brookhollow novels. Walker Adams was supposed to follow in his lawyer father’s footsteps, but instead he’s training to be an MMA fighter. And while he works for his chance to make it in the UFC, he’s bunking on his baby sister’s best friend’s couch. Gracie Andrews is all grown up—in all the right places. But she’s engaged to the fight match-maker who [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 17, 2015 at 7:04 am

Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

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Jun 112015
 
Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction/Romance Publication Date: January 1st, 2013 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Original title: Severed Heads, Broken Hearts Synopsis from Goodreads: Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life. No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 11, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 022015
 
Release Day Review: Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh Series: Psy-Changeling #14 Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: Jun 2, 2015 ARC Provided by Berkley/NAL Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders. And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 2, 2015 at 6:57 am

Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

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Jun 012015
 
Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh Book #1 in Psy-Changeling Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: September 5th, 2006 ARC provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind-and none of the heart. In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation” – the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was… Both human and animal, Lucas [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Fragile Bones by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

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May 252015
 
Review: Fragile Bones by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Fragile Bones by Lorna Schultz Nicholson Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: March 15, 2015 Publisher: Clockwise Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet Harrison and Anna. One is a fifteen-year-old boy with an uncanny ability to recite every bone in the skeletal system whenever he gets anxious ― and that happens a lot. The meaning of “appropriate behavior” mystifies him: he doesn’t understand most people and they certainly don’t understand him. The other is a graduating senior with the world at her feet. Joining the Best Buddies club at her school and pairing up with a boy with high-functioning autism is the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

Whittling Down the Freebie Pile: The Mistress of Trevelyan by Jennifer St. Giles

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May 222015
 
Whittling Down the Freebie Pile: The Mistress of Trevelyan by Jennifer St. Giles

The Mistress of Trevelyan Series: Trevelyan #1 Genre: Gothic, Historical Romance Release Date: July 27, 2004 The manor behind the mists….The man behind the mystery. In 1873 San Francisco, spirited Ann Lovell takes a position no one else dares — as governess to the motherless sons of the enigmatic Benedict Trevelyan. It has long been whispered that Trevelyan Manor hides dark secrets and sinister deeds — including the murder of Benedict’s wife. But Ann refuses to pay heed to spiteful rumor. As she grows to cherish her young charges, Ann also finds herself powerfully drawn to the handsome Benedict, whose [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 9:04 am

New Release Group Review: Sacrati by Kate Sherwood

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May 112015
 
New Release Group Review: Sacrati by Kate Sherwood

Sacrati by Kate Sherwood Genre: M/M, Fantasy Publication Date: May 2nd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid. Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn’t in his plans. Neither is his [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 11, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 072015
 
New Release Review: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction/Magical Realism Publication Date: April 21st, 2015 Publisher: HarperCollins   Synopsis from Goodreads: Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship’s artist in residence, to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

Mini Reviews: Midnight’s Kiss by Thea Harrison, Jaguar Pride by Terry Spear, and Taking Fire by Lindsay McKenna

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May 022015
 
Mini Reviews: Midnight's Kiss by Thea Harrison, Jaguar Pride by Terry Spear, and Taking Fire by Lindsay McKenna

New Release Review: Midnight’s Kiss by Thea Harrison Book 8 in Elder Races series Release date: May 5, 2015 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, two souls who have long buried their passions are about to be consumed… Ever since their scorching affair ended years ago, Julian, the Nightkind King, and Melisande, daughter of the Light Fae Queen, have tried to put the past behind them—and distance between them. But when a war breaks out between Julian and Justine, a powerful Vampyre of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 2, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

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Apr 172015
 
New Release Review: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

All the Rage by Courtney Summers Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: April 14, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin   Synopsis from Goodreads: The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

ReRelease Review: Whiskey & Charlie by Annabel Smith

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Apr 022015
 
ReRelease Review: Whiskey & Charlie by Annabel Smith

Whiskey & Charlie by Annabel Smith Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: April 1, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (First published as Whiskey Charlie Foxtrot on 11/1/12 with Fremantle Press) Synopsis from Goodreads: Whiskey & Charlie is a captivating debut novel of brothers who have drifted apart and the accident that will determine their future, by an unforgettable new voice exploring the struggles and strengths of the sibling bond. Some twins communicate in a secret language all their own. For Whiskey and Charlie Ferns, the two-way alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, delta) whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies is the best they can do. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 2, 2015 at 8:10 am
Nov 102014
 
New Release Review: UnDivided by Neal Shusterman

UnDivided by Neal Shusterman  Book #4 in the Unwind Dystology Genre: Science Fiction Dystopian Publication Date: October 14, 2014 Publisher: Simon & Schuster   Synopsis from Goodreads: Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 10, 2014 at 8:22 am

Review: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

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Nov 052014
 
Review: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey  Genre: Realistic Fiction/Mystery Publication Date: March 31, 2009 Publisher: Allen & Unwin   Synopsis from Goodreads: Late on a hot summer night in 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 5, 2014 at 11:22 am
Oct 272014
 
New Release Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater  Book #3 in The Raven Cycle Genre: YA YA Paranormal Fantasy Publication Date: October 21, 2014 Publisher: Scholastic Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up. Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 27, 2014 at 7:13 am