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

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Song of Blood and Stone

Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1) by L. Penelope (2018)
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NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | (TV-14)
4 StarsBlurb:

“Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.  Continue reading

Favorite Secondary Characters

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I love strong secondary characters in books. It’s one of the things that’ll make me love a book more or could even save it if I’m not that into it otherwise. So I thought I’d make a post and give my favorites a little shout-out! (Note: I haven’t finished reading all of these series so if one of these characters becomes ridiculous or unbearable then don’t tell me! Haha)  Continue reading

BRN #18: My Rainy Day Books

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I don’t know about you, but rainy days always makes me crave either a steady movie/TV binge or a luxuriously lazy book binge. For this post I thought I’d share some of my go-to rainy day books 🙂 Honestly some of these aren’t typically my favorite while others I think are the absolute best, but regardless they’re what call to me from my bookshelves whenever the day is long and the rain unrelenting. Strange what weather can do… Continue reading

The Narnia Tag

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Thanks Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional for tagging me! I’m a big fan of everything Narnia so I was really excited to get a chance to do this! If you haven’t checked out Nadwa’s blog then you definitely should wander over and give her a follow!

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The Disappearances

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (2017)

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YA Fiction | Mystery | Historical | Paranormal
4.5 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

Favorite Books & Series [2016 edition]

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It was so incredibly hard to choose but I’ve finally come up with this year’s updated list of my favorite book series and stand-alones (as of 2016). There are so many amazing books that I’ve read so it was incredibly hard to narrow some of the categories down to just one series or book. Some were easy long time faves, but others…it was a challenge to choose!
*Not including ARCs

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