The Shadow Breaker | (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 Middle-Grade Paranormal Fantasy. It sounds pretty fun and maybe it’ll interest some of you or your kids. Here we go…  Continue reading

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One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (2017)

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YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery/Thriller
4 StarsBlurb:

“Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Continue reading

Quelling

Quelling (The Purification Era #2) by Angie Grigaliunas (2018)
-Review Request-

quelling

YA Fiction | Fantasy Dystopia
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Stay low, act loyal, and don’t drawn attention.

For years, Rabreah has longed to overthrow the power-abusing Hulcondans who control her city. Yet in the wake of an unauthorized rebel attack, Lord Masrekah takes over the hunt for the “terrorists” – and it’s only a matter of time until he figures out her secret. If he hasn’t already. And while Rabreah finds relief in Sorek’s return, his easy infiltration of the enemy ushers in questions of where exactly his loyalties lie.  Continue reading

Blog Tour | Star-Touched Stories

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I’m very happy to be a part of the blog tour for Roshani Chokshi’s latest work, a collection of short stories that take place within the world of her Star-Touched Queen books. I had the opportunity to meet her a few times before she was published and then attend the launch party for her very first book and she’s such a lovely, friendly, and funny person so I am very excited to help promote her latest! Keep reading to find out more about the short stories in this collection, read a Q&A with Roshani, and read an excerpt!  Continue reading

Vicious

Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab (2013)

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Fiction | Paranormal
5 starsBlurb:

“Victor and Eli started out as college roommates–brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.  Continue reading

Foundryside

Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett (2018)
-ARC-

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Fiction | Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle.

But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. Continue reading

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1)
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (2009)

beautiful creatures

YA Fiction | Paranormal
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Continue reading

Sowing

Sowing (The Purification Era #1) by Angie Grigaliunas (2016)
-Review Request-

sowing

YA Fiction | Fantasy | Dystopia
4.5 starsBlurb:

“They can take your house, your daughter, whatever they want.

For Ariliah, life under the militarized Hulcondans is one of order and safety. Despite the soldiers’ ruthless policies, she trusts their judgment. Beyond the city wall, enemies lurk – a vicious race bent on devouring humanity. And if anything ever happened to the protectors, nothing would keep them out.

For her older sister, Rabreah, every glance from a Hulcondan is a threat. Continue reading

Happiness is a Collage | (book roulette)

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I am happy to share that today I’ve got another Book Roulette post and this time I get to help promote an exciting collection of Short Stories from India. Gita V. Reddy’s compilation, HAPPINESS IS A COLLAGE is a beautiful gathering of stories that express tales both contemporary and historical of Indian culture. Support diverse authors and widen your cultural scope with Reddy’s lovely prose! Keep reading to find out more about this compilation, her past works, and even read from the first story!  Continue reading

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (2002)

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Fiction | Crime & Mystery
4 Stars Blurb:

The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder — a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist Alice Sebold takes this difficult material and delivers a compelling and accomplished exploration of a fractured family’s need for peace and closure.  Continue reading