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Book Review: The Stars Never Rise (The Stars Never Rise #1), by Rachel Vincent

 HELLO DREAMY PREMISE!!! It gets my check marks for writing: ✓ Writing, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 4.4 stars About the Book The Stars Never Rise  (The Stars Never Rise #1), by Rachel Vincent Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that … Keep reading

Book Review: Fury’s Kiss (New England Furies #1), by Nicola R. White

Very Entertaining. Fun female character. Action driven. It gets my check marks for ✓ Writing, ✓characterization and ✓ Premise 3.8 stars [Thanks Strange Roads Press and BFF NetGalley for this Arc!] About the Book Tara Walker dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists, but as she learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers … Keep reading

Book Release and Review: The Demonists (Demonist #1), by Thomas E. Sniegoski

I’m so excited to promote the release of The Demonists today! DARK URBAN FANTASY AT ITS FINEST FABULOUSLY DARK AND CREEPY The Demonists gets all my check marks! ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 4.7 stars Wow factor: Seriously gory and creepy [Thanks BFF NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for this ARC] About the Book From the New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series and the Remy Chandler series, a new dark fantasy series filled with demons, exorcisms, … Keep reading

Book review: Awakening and Amidst the Shadows, by Laura Greenwood

Darkly and Steamy These two surprisingly dark retellings get my check marks for ✓ Writing and ✓ Plot 3.7 stars About the Books/Short Stories   Amidst the Shadows: Tales From Here, After And Beyond BETRAYED A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. All Cienna and Henry want is a child and Cienna can only see one way of getting what she wants; a deal with the notorious Xavier. But every deal requires payment and sometimes the cost is too steep. Awakening (The Alventia Series I) … Keep reading

Cover Reveal: Reliquary (Reliquary, #1), by Sarah Fine

As you may know already…   I’m a HUGE fan of Sarah Fine [click here to see her interview]!!! So today I am very excited to share the cover of RELIQUARY, the first in Sarah’s newest adult urban fantasy series. It comes out June 14th, and the sequel, SPLINTER, will come out only seven weeks later on August 2nd! About the Book Reliquary (Reliquary, #1), by Sarah Fine Mattie Carver’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But … Keep reading

What a Week [35] – Book Review: The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2), by Rick Yancey

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened this week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Reading Bookshelf Book Review:  The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2), by Rick Yancey   I didn’t think it was possible, but I liked this book more than the first one, The 5th Wave! The ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building all are 5 stars PLUS! About the … Keep reading

Book Review: Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers #1), by Rebecca Zanetti

When at the end of last year I fell into a really bad reading slump I knew it was time for desperate measures! Time to call the experts [shhhh don’t say anything but the “expert” is usually a romance writer 🙂 ]. I knew I could count on my girl Rebecca to get me reading again! 🙂 So despite the fact that THIS IN NOT a romance book blog [is not, is not, IS NOT!], I knew I owned Rebecca a public thank you … Keep reading

Book Review: The Dogs, by Allan Stratton

Sleeping with the enemy meets The Sixth Sense. This book is brilliant, so well written! It could be an awesome movie! My page-turner check marks go to✓writing, ✓premise, ✓characterization and ✓plot. 4.3 stars About the Book   The Dogs, by Allan Stratton Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that’s what Cameron’s been told. When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things … Keep reading

Book Review: The Witches of BlackBrook, by Tish Thawer

I enjoyed reading this book but I had many mixed feelings about it. My page-turner check marks go ✓writing and ✓premise. 3.3 stars About the Book   The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound. Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurtles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day. One the … Keep reading

Book Review: Half-Life, by Tina Ferraro

Half-Life is a fun and refreshing YA page turner! My page-turner check marks go to ✓writing and ✓premise. 3.8 stars About the Book   Half-Life, by Tina Ferraro Probably not a good idea to take advice from your dead twin sister. High school sophomore Trisha Traynor and friends have played the Halloween mirror game for years, the one that’s supposed to show a glimpse of the guy they’ll marry. But no one’s ever seen anything. Until tonight—when Trisha is gob smacked by … Keep reading

Book Review: Voices, by R.E. Rowe

A Beautiful Mind meets The Fault in our Stars! Voices is refreshing and charming. My page-turner check marks go to ✓writing and ✓characterization. 3.6 stars About the book Voices, by R.E. Rowe In a small town in Arkansas, two lives that seemingly have nothing in common will converge and change each other forever. A brilliant but tormented street artist and an ex-track star whose career was cut short by a heart condition. Aimee DeLuca had a promising athletic career before … Keep reading

Book Blog Tour: Descendants of the Rose, by Juliette Harper

Welcome to my stop in the Book Blog Tour for Descendants of the Rose, by Juliette Harper. I really liked this book! it is a surprising read, full of pleasant unexpected elements and twists! My page-turner checkmarks go to ✓writing, ✓ premise, ✓ characterization and ✓plot 4.4 stars About the Book Descendants of the Rose, by Juliette Harper Selby Jensen’s business card reads “Private Investigator,” but to say the least, that downplays her real occupation. Let’s hear it in her own words: “You want to … Keep reading

Book Review Tour: Sleepless (Narrowdale #1) , by Michael Omer

About the Book Sleepless, by Michael Omer  (Narrowdale #1) Publication date: January 10th 201 Genres: Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult Don’t fall asleep. Don’t dream. Don’t get caught. At the beginning of her freshman year of high school, Amy can think of nothing worse than moving to the boring, suburban town of Narrowdale. And that’s before she starts having the same nightmare over and over again, waking up every night to a creepy whistle outside her window and being haunted by a mysterious, menacing presence. … Keep reading

Book Review: Obscured, by C.M. Boers

Obscure has an interesting supernatural premise and is a well-written, sweet YA read, spiced with suspenseful elements like unexplained night terrors, a possible killer and a overprotective, stalking class mate.  My page-turner check marks go to ✓Writing and ✓Theme. 3.6 stars About the book Abby Martin was an ordinary girl about to start high school, or so she thought, until she became plagued with nightmares after learning that she would be moving to Arizona with her mother. Stressed doesn’t even cover … Keep reading