BRN #26: If I Taught a Fantasy Class: Reading List

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The idea for this post actually came from Heather (The Sassy Book Geek) and I thought it was such a fun idea that I wanted to create my own class reading list. So, if I taught a class on Contemporary Fantasy/Sci-Fi literature these are the 10 books that would be on my syllabus:  Continue reading

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The Wren Hunt

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson (2018)
-eARC Review-

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YA Fiction | Paranormal/Mythology
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family’s enemies—the Judges—and there’s nothing that she can do to stop it. Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good. Continue reading

The Darkest Star

The Darkest Star (Origins #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (2018)
-eARC Review-

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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Romance
4 StarsBlurb:

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…  Continue reading

BRN #25: Reading Indie Books

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Indie Books: hidden gems or not worth the time?

I’ve always been open to reading books from any publisher, from the Big Five to the self-pub. In fact when I first began this blog over three years ago and was first contacted by self-published authors to read/review their book I didn’t think about them being self-published at all (it was still a relatively new thing back then anyways so I wasn’t aware they’d be different from traditional books) I simply was bowled over that someone wanted my opinion and asked for it directly. Continue reading

Grace and Fury

Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury #1) by Tracy Banghart (2018)

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YA Fiction | Fantasy
2.5 StarsBlurb:

In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.

Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace – someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding. Continue reading

Addict | (book roulette)

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I am an avid reader and a dedicated book blogger but sometimes I get requests from authors to review their books and unfortunately I just don’t have the time in my busy schedule and/or perhaps it’s just not quite my thing. So every once in a while instead of reading/reviewing their book, I’ll agree to put together a little post to help pass along the word in case any of you readers out there will find it interesting. This time it seems the book roulette has landed on a Sci-Fi Mystery. I think if you’re into crime noir or stories with Private I.’s then this might be something you should check out. Here we go…  Continue reading

Black: The Birth of Evil

Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle #1) by Ted Dekker (2003)

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Fiction | Paranormal/Sci-Fi Thriller
0 Stars DNFDNF
Blurb:

“Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide.

Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head…and his world goes black.

From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world-a world where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman. Then he remembers the dream of the chase as he reaches to touch the blood on his head.  Continue reading

Reactive

Reactive (The Elite Trials #1) by Becky Moynihan (2018)
-eARC Review-

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YA Fiction | Dystopia
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“AN INESCAPABLE CITY. THREE DEADLY TRIALS. ONE WAY OUT.

For eleven years, Lune Tatum, adopted daughter
of the Supreme Elite, does as she’s told.
She doesn’t ask questions.
She trains for the Trials. She follows the rules.

And she wants out.  Continue reading

Cover Reveal | Alarum

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I am excited to share with you all the official cover for the new YA Post-Apocalyptic Western ALARUM! The first book in the Walking Shadows Saga (a series of standalone novels linked by the altered world they’re set in) by author Talis Jones comes out October 30, 2018! I’ve been lucky enough to read an eARC and I’ll admit that this isn’t really my go-to genre but I was surprised by how quickly I read it! Definitely a surprise read for me this year! It’s a bit Book of Eli meets Godless meets The Knife of Never Letting Go. Be sure to join the Facebook group Talismonium to receive exclusive teasers and excerpts leading up to the release!  Continue reading