Blog Tour | Analiese Rising

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I’m happy to share with you today my post for the blog tour of ANALIESE RISING by Brenda Drake! This YA Paranormal Fantasy has an eye-catching cover and if you keep reading my post you’ll find more on the book, the author, read two excerpts, have the chance to enter a fantastic giveaway, and more!  Continue reading

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Wither

Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano (2011)

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YA Fiction | Dystopia
3 StarsBlurb:

“By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. Continue reading

Fiction vs Reality

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Fiction vs Reality: how to balance the real world with fantastical expectations

Reading from a young age can not only make you smarter, expand your vocabulary, enhance your ability to empathize, and widen your world-view, but it can also lead to smashed dreams. SIGH. What do I mean by this? Oh surely as a fellow book lover you know. What I mean is that since I was a wee little child I’ve read books filled with grand adventure and destiny. I’m not the most whimsical person but even I had a small part of myself that hoped I’d get into Hogwarts, hoped the back of the next wardrobe would take me into Narnia, hoped that when I turned the magical age of 16 I’d discover magical powers, meet my soulmate, and save the world, hope that…well, you get the idea haha. Suffice it to say that I’m in my mid-twenties and I’ve yet to have anything nearly as exciting happen in my real life. Continue reading

Top Ten Anticipated Books for 2019

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It’s a new year and what better way to welcome it into our hearts than by scouring the news for the fantastic book releases 2019 will bring! It took some effort to keep this list to an even 10 but I finally managed it! Not all the cover art has been released yet but the descriptions have me excited! (Note: this list does not include 2019 ARCs already reviewed on my blog)  Continue reading

Top Ten Books Read in 2018

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I’ve been lucky enough this year to read a great number of books so trying to choose only ten favorites was incredibly difficult. But at last here we are. The year 2018 has come to an end and to reflect briefly on those months that have passed I’ve come up with my traditional list of the top ten books I read & reviewed this year along with some honorable mentions (because it really was too difficult to choose only ten!) all listed in alphabetical order. I say books I read as opposed to books released in 2018 because honestly then creating these yearly lists wouldn’t be as fun or hard. Let me know if you enjoyed any of these as well! What are some of your top books you read this year?  Continue reading

2018 Indie Spotlight

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This year I’ve decided that in addition to my usual end-of-year/new-year’s posts of my Top Books Read and Top Anticipated Reads, that I’d like to do a post that highlights some of my favorite self-published/indie author books that I’ve read this year. My blog is open to all submissions and this leads to quite the variety of reads (which I love!) and so this post will be a moment to promote and praise some of my Top 2018 Reads that you won’t find being pushed and flaunted in major bookstores. Hopefully something will catch your eye!

(This year’s post will be particularly long because I’m including some books from years past but the more the merrier!)  Continue reading

The Ruin of Kings

The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jennifer Lyons (2019)
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Fiction | Fantasy
4 StarsBlurb:

There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.

Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew upon storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn’t what the storybooks promised. Continue reading