Feb 042016
 
New Release Review: Kings Rising by C. S. Pacat

  Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat Book #3 in Captive Prince Genre: M/M, Fantasy Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016 ARC provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: “Damianos of Akielos has returned.” Damen’s identity has been revealed, and now he must face his master, Prince Laurent, as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. The struggle that ensues takes them deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of two kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, [ Read More of this Review ]

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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 282016
 
Review: Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews Book #2 in The Innkeeper Chronicles Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 13th 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina’s door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Unfortunately, for [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 252016
 
Review: Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan

Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan #3 in Minnesota Christmas Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2016 Publisher: Samhain Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Finding Mr. Right can be a snow lot of fun. Paul Jansen was the only one of his friends who wanted a relationship. Naturally, he’s the last single man standing. No gay man within a fifty-mile radius wants more than casual sex. No one, that is, except too-young, too-twinky Kyle Parks, who sends him suggestive texts and leaves X-rated snow sculptures on his front porch. Kyle is tired of being the town’s resident Peter Pan. He’s twenty-five, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 142016
 
New Release Review: The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and  Margaret K. McElderry Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule. But [ 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 232015
 
Review: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son by Pierce Brown #2 in Red Rising Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 Publisher: Del Rey   Synopsis from Goodreads: With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 202015
 
Review: The Hidden Masters of Marandur by Jack Campbell

The Hidden Masters of Marandur by Jack Campbell Series: The Pillars of Reality #2 Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Release Date: Feb 10, 2015 Audiobook Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews Someone wants to kill Mari, a young Steam Mechanic in the Guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization, and that Mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young Mage who has learned that Mechanics are not frauds as his Guild teaches, and that Mechanic Mari is the only person who [ 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 112015
 
Early Review: Twofer by Daisy Harris

Twofer by Daisy Harris Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 22nd, 2015 ARC provided by Samhain Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Bottoms up! If a college freshman can’t get laid in sun-drenched Miami, he’s doing something wrong. Frankie Perez is determined to help his roommate get some man action in any way possible. When Frankie’s arsenal of dating apps, fashion advice, and playing-hard-to-get lessons doesn’t work, he realizes Jeremy needs remedial help. Except tutoring Jeremy in the art of sex gets steamier than Frankie expected—and it scares the hell out of him. Jeremy’s not sure why he’s wasting his [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 092015
 
New Release Review: Status Update by Annabeth Albert

Status Update by Annabeth Albert Book #1 in #gaymers Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 7th, 2015 ARC provided by Carina Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He’s a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister’s wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he’s left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail. That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 202015
 
Early Review: Hold Me Close by Megan Hart

Hold Me Close by Megan Hart Genre: Dark/Erotic Romance Publication Date: November 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Mira Synopsis from Goodreads: Apart, they are broken, but together, they are whole. Effie and Heath are famous. Not for anything they did, but for what happened to them as teenagers. Abducted and abused by the same man, they turned to each other for comfort until they were finally able to make their escape. Now adults, their relationship is fraught with guilt and despair. Whether fighting or making love, their passion is strong enough to destroy them both — and Effie’s not [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 192015
 
New Release Group Review: The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan

The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan #3 in Game On Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance Publication Date: November 1st, 2015   Synopsis from Goodreads: A beard-related dare and one hot-as-hell kiss changes everything. NFL center Ethan Dexter’s focus has always been on playing football and little else. Except when it comes to one particular woman. The lovely Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friend. That ends now. Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 102015
 
Release Day Review: Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde Book #5 in Reapers MC Genre: Contemporary/MC Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: He never meant to hurt her. Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf. Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 032015
 
Release Day Review: A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Anna Bradley

A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Anna Bradley Book #1 in Sutherland Scandals Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: England, 1811. Delia Somerset despises the privileged ton, but her young sister, Lily, is desperate to escape their family’s scandalous past and join high society. Unwilling to upset her sister, Delia reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the Sutherland estate—and avoid the gossip at all costs. Alec Sutherland is known as a hot-headed scoundrel, but nothing gets a rise out of him as much as the news that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 212015
 
New Release Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Genre: YA Magical Realism Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen   Synopsis from Goodreads: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 21, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 152015
 
Review: Unbound by Cara McKenna

Unbound by Cara McKenna Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica Publication Date: October 15th, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: She set out to find herself, and discovered the darker side of desire. Merry’s lost a lot recently—first her mother, then close to a hundred pounds. Feeling adrift, she strikes out in search of perspective. A three-week hike through the Scottish Highlands was supposed to challenge her new body and refocus her priorities, but when disaster strikes, she’s forced to seek refuge in the remote home of a brooding, handsome stranger… Rob exiled himself to the Highlands years ago, desperate to escape his own self-destruction. Haunted [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 142015
 
New Release Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Genre: YA Fantasy M/M Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin   Synopsis from Goodreads: Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl. Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 14, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 132015
 
Early Review: Surviving Ice by K. A. Tucker

Early Release Review: Surviving Ice by K. A. Tucker Release date: October 27, 2015 Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Atria Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Burying Water—which Kirkus Reviews called “a sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner”—returns with a new novel packed with romance, plot twists, and psychological suspense. Ivy, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is finally looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have found it in San Francisco, but all [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 13, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 082015
 
Early Review: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman The Illuminae Files #1 Genre: YA Sci-Fi Dystopia Publication Date: October 20th, 2015 Publisher: Knopf Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 8, 2015 at 7:00 am