Down the TBR Hole #3

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Another month, another batch of books up on the chopping block! In an effort to cut down my ever-growing TBR list I’ve selected another five hopefuls that I’m trying to decide whether I should keep them and read them, or scratch them off my list and wave them farewell.

As always I greatly appreciate your opinions and help!

(This post was inspired by Lia @ Lost in a Story. To read more about it and how this post series works check out my first post here Continue reading

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Savage Souls | spotlight post

The Book

Savage Souls (The Runes Universe) by S.M. Boyce (2017)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
100 Pages (eBook)
Publication Date: April 16, 2017

There are two things 18-year-old Cadence Murphy is proud of: she is an amazing Witch with the healing magic of nature, and she can run a five-minute mile. There’s just one tiny problem: an ancient darkness in her blood is messing with her healing abilities. When some very powerful, cruel men want to destroy her for it, she must tempt fate itself to stop them. Continue reading

The Disappearances

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (2017)

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YA Fiction | Mystery | Historical | Paranormal
5 stars
Blurb:

“What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?

Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home–and the place where Juliet grew up. Continue reading

BRN #17: Solar Eclipses & Magic Portals

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So everyone near the zone for the solar eclipse is getting pretty excited, myself included because I’ve never seen one in person (and I’ll be in a city that is in the path of “totality” plus I mean, come on, this is the first time it’s going to cross the continental U.S. from coast to coast in about 100 years!). I’m lucky enough to be front and center for it all and the whole ancient mystery around it has me intrigued. (Okay fine it’s just basic science but play along, will ya?)  Continue reading

The Midnight Dance | spotlight post

The Book

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The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz
YA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | Historical
320 Pages
Published by Swoon Reads
Publication Date: October 17, 2017

When the music stops, the dance begins.

Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, Continue reading

Daughter of the Burning City

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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YA Fiction | Fantasy | Mystery
3 Stars
Blurb:

A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Continue reading