Brief Hiatus

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Hello everyone!

Just a heads up that I’ll be going radio-silent for almost three weeks. I will be serving on a mission trip in Korea (South, not North lol) to work with kids and will be unable to connect with you. So if you email me, tag me, or comment on a post, please don’t think I’m ignoring you! I will respond as soon as I can upon my return. But also, I admit that even if I did have internet access I would still be choosing to drop off the grid for those three weeks because if I’m distracted by the internet and work then I can’t be wholly focused on the present and the people around me.

I’m sorry to be dropping off the grid but this is important to me. I look forward to hearing from you all and (if you’re also a blogger) catching up on all your wonderful posts that I’ve missed.

Cheers,
Angela

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The Beautiful Ones

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2017)
-eARC Review-

the beautiful ones

Fiction | Historical Romance | Paranormal
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society in hopes of landing a suitable husband. But Antonina is telekinetic, and strange events in her past have made her the subject of malicious gossip and hardly a sought-after bride. Now, under the tutelage of her cousin’s wife, she is finally ready to shed the past and learn the proper ways of society.  Continue reading

The Bone Season

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon (2013)

the bone season_1

YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy/Paranormal | Dystopia
4 Stars

Blurb:

“The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. Continue reading

Lies Jane Austen Told Me

Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright (2017)
-eARC Review-

lies jane austen told me

NA Fiction | Contemporary | Romance
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she’s been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So naturally when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife.  Continue reading

Zero Repeat Forever

Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions #1) by Gabrielle Prendergast (2017)
-eARC Review-

zero repeat forever

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi
2.5 Stars
Blurb:

“He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…  Continue reading

Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton (2016)

rebel of the sands

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female.

Amani Al’Hiza is all three.  She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.  Continue reading

Shimmer and Burn

Shimmer and Burn (Untitled #1) by Mary Taranta (2017)
-eARC Review-

Shimmer and Burn

YA Fiction | Fantasy
5 stars
Blurb:

“To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.  Continue reading