Review: Influential Magic (Crescent City Fae) – Deanna Chase

Review: Influential Magic (Crescent City Fae) – Deanna Chase

*I received a free ARC of Influential Magic from Bayou Moon Press via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Influential Magic is a very refreshing paranormal urban fantasy story! There are both fairies and vampires, but they are not exactly the same as they are in other stories. Willow has some strange powers, she can transform the essence of plants, which is one of the reasons her bakery is so successful. She also can tell if a vampire is near, and more importantly, when a vampire is near, it sucks out her energy. That is one part of her power she is trying to keep secret – just as she tried to keep one of her new cakes a […]

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Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) – Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) – Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me is a complicated story about Juliette who can kill just by touching someone. Everybody is afraid of her, so afraid that she has been put in an asylum, completely isolated from other people, the world, fresh air and sanity. To survive, Juliette writes in her little notebook every day. She counts the cracks in the wall. She counts the seconds she is awake – sitting very still in a corner while holding on to herself. She misses human interaction, wonders if she still knows how to form words. Juliette can’t understand why she is being kept alive – she is sure death would be much better than her non-life at this point. Until one day, another bed is […]

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Review: What the Duke Desires (The Duke’s Men #1) – Sabrina Jeffries

Review: What the Duke Desires (The Duke’s Men #1) – Sabrina Jeffries

*I received a free ARC of What the Duke Desires from Pocket Book via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review* What the Duke Desires has everything I look for in a historical romance! A strong female lead, a handsome and slightly rogue Duke. A mystery. Hot romance. Steamy bedroom-scenes. Yes, all the boxes are checked to my immense reading pleasure. The writing is really good as well, I feel like I actually got to know Lisette and Maximillian, Dom and Tristan. And the plot was well done, and made the mystery just too mysterious for me to figure it out! I love reading historical romances, the way the characters act and speak is so different from today, and What […]

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Top Ten Tuesday #18 – Most Intimidating Books

Top Ten Tuesday #18 – Most Intimidating Books

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Most Intimidating Books This week on Top Ten Tuesday we are discussing the books that intimidate us the most. It can be a book that is intimidating because it has a lot of pages, or because most people we know loved it, and we’re not so sure we will, or it can be in a genre we don’t usually read, but would kind of like to anyway. Top Ten Tuesdays is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we share our excitement for books, and I really like how this meme makes me think about the books I read, why I read them, and who to recommend my favorite reads […]

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Review: Home to Whiskey Creek (Whiskey Creek #4) – Brenda Novak

Review: Home to Whiskey Creek (Whiskey Creek #4) – Brenda Novak

*I received a free ARC of Home to Whiskey Creek from Harelquin MIRA via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Home to Whiskey Creek deals with a heavier subject matter than the prior books in the series, and they weren’t all light and fluffy either! Adelaide can’t forget the graduation party that destroyed her faith in guys, and changed her life forever. Even by staying away from Whiskey Creek for thirteen years, she is weary being back – with good reason. Noah is out mountain biking when he hears a shout for help from the old mine. If there’s one place he wants to stay far away from, it’s the mine, where his brother died thirteen years ago in […]

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It’s Monday – What are you reading? #13

It’s Monday – What are you reading? #13

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? This is a meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey; and I think it is great to start the week with what I’m reading right this minute, and what I’ll be reading (or planning on reading, anyway) for the rest of the week. Please visit Sheila’s blog to sign up on her linky, or you can do so below,and just know that every week, a lucky winner is drawn from the bloggers or posters (no need to even have a blog) who comment on at least ten posts in the It’s Monday meme. The winner gets a $5 Amazon gift card. How awesome is that? Last […]

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Review: Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) – Colleen Hoover

Review: Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) – Colleen Hoover

*I received a free ARC of Losing Hope from Atria Books via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Holder has been losing hope ever since that fatal day when he watched his little neighbor walk towards a car and leave with a stranger. After a news cast dubbed him ‘the boy who lost Hope’ his family stopped watching the news all together. Colleen Hoover has another masterpiece with Losing Hope. All the while showing the readers Holder’s inner thoughts and sharing some of the same moments that we know from Hopeless, there are things happening both before and after the narrative of Hopeless, and there are things Holder did that Sky never knew about, so there was a lot […]

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Sidekick Saturday #10 – Cocky

Sidekick Saturday #10 – Cocky

Sidekick Saturday #10 – Cocky Sidekick Saturday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jaclyn at JC’s Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn’t have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in this week’s type • Share a picture (if possible) and information about the character • Give the title and author of a book the character can be […]

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Review: Untethered – Katie Hayoz

Review: Untethered – Katie Hayoz

Untethered is a novel that surprised me on many levels! The story, while having some ingredients that are invariably part of a young adult novel is so original. The paranormal that happens has nothing to do with werewolves or vampires, there are no witches or magic. But astral-projection is a big part of the story, and it is both a blessing and a curse to Sylvie as she tries to figure out how to deal with her parents’ impending divorce, feeling like a pariah and seeing her best friend having become the most beautiful girl ever just over summer. I hadn’t even really planned on reading Untethered, but a week ago, I met with Katie for coffee, and we had […]

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Feature and Follow #50 – Preferred Reading Format

Feature and Follow #50 – Preferred Reading Format

Feature and Follow #50 -Preferred Reading Format YAY it’s Friday! Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature and Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.The Feature and Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Rachel of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to meet more new bloggers! What sets this Hop apart from others, is that our hosts feature two blogs. Every […]

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