The Finisher

The Finisher (Vega Jane #1) by David Baldacci (2014)

the finisher

Middle Grade/Teen Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.

Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining.

But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.”
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Children of Daedala

Children of Daedala (Children of Icarus #2) by Caighlan Smith (2018)
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Children of Daedala

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy/Mythology
5 stars
Blurb:

“Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old ‘friend’ and going against everything she’s been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You’ve learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is tantalizingly close. Are you ready to take the risk?”
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Expected Publication Date: April 1, 2018
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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

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)

the disappearances

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