Posts Categorized: Book Review

Aug 30 2013
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Review: Peacemaker by Eva Gerald

Review: Peacemaker by Eva Gerald

Disclosure: I received an electronic copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. This did not influence my opinion in any way.

Peacemaker by Eva Gerald
YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release date: July 28, 2013.

Maya Voland doesn’t want to spend her senior year in the cold, isolated town of Shine, Vermont. Reeling from the death of her father and the discovery that her life is a carefully constructed set of lies, Maya wants to escape to a place where she can be invisible.

The residents of Shine can’t let Maya leave. She’s too important to their cause. A manipulator by nature, Maya was born with an extraordinary ability to influence the emotions and actions of others. Shiners will go to great …

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Aug 26 2013
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Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream

Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream

Disclosure: I received an e-book in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was received.

Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream
Blood Prince Series
Book One
Genre: Fantasy Romance/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing
Cover Artist: Elaina of For the Muse Designs

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Loupe always dreamed of getting married. She yearned for a caring husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence at home with her stepmother and two stepsisters, a man who would love her forever. Those dreams ended the day she was bitten by a werewolf. Now she’s a mindless beast on the night of the full moon—a condition that forever prevents her from sharing a marriage …

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Aug 21 2013
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Call Me Crazy by Quinn Loftis

Call Me Crazy by Quinn Loftis

Call Me Crazy by Quinn Loftis
YA Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 5/31/2013

“I’m looking out from inside the chaos. It must be a one-way mirror because no one seems to be able to see back inside to where I am. The looks on their faces, the judgment in their eyes, tells me everything I need to know. The most frustrating part about the whole messed up situation is that even though I’m the one that they stare at in shock, I am just as shocked as they are. I know no more than they do of why I lose control. What they don’t know is that I am more scared of myself than they could ever be.” ~ Tally Baker

After a devastating …

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Aug 16 2013
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Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad

Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad

Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad
Genre: MG Fantasy

Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy can no longer stand the toughness of her uncle and wants a better life. But one day she discovers not only the existence of magic, but also a villain hunting her down. The villain uses magic and magical technology to kidnap Alyssa to the Fiji Islands. As much as she wants to go home, she has to face some dangerous challenges first. Not only that, the villain himself must also be defeated. Can Alyssa succeed, even with the help of her mentors?

Excerpt

The sound of the rain banging against the window distracted Alyssa from washing her lunch dishes. She stared out the window …

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Aug 13 2013
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Getting Back to Normal by Marilyn Levinson

Getting Back to Normal by Marilyn Levinson

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Getting Back to Normal by Marilyn Levinson
Genre: YA/Grades 6-8
Published by: Untreed Reads Publishing
Release Date: May 29, 2013

Sixth-grader Vannie Taylor’s mom has just died. Her father’s completely lost without his wife and brings Vannie and her younger brother to live in a dismal cottage on the estate where he manages craft fairs, dinners, and other events.

A ghost named Archie befriends Vannie, and helps her prepare a wonderful supper for her brother. After Vannie discovers Archie’s secret, he asks Vannie to help him make amends …

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Aug 12 2013
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Ten Years Later by Hoda Kotb

Ten Years Later by Hoda Kotb

Disclosure: I received this audiobook courtesy of Simon & Schuster in exchange for my honest opinion. This did not influence my opinion in any way.

Ten Years Later
Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives
By Hoda Kotb
Read by: Hoda Kotb

New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-anchor tells the incredible stories of people who, when faced with impossibly challenging or tragic life situations, persevere—and even thrive—and asks, What if you, facing a game-changing event or decision right now, could see ten years into the future?

Through years of perseverance, purpose, and passion, Hoda Kotb landed a spot with Kathie Lee on the Today show, won numerous journalism awards, and gained valuable life lessons. Now, after captivating audiences in …

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Aug 12 2013
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{Reviews} First Frost and Glass Frost, by Liz DeJesus

{Reviews} First Frost and Glass Frost, by Liz DeJesus

Disclosure: I received eBook copies of First Frost and Glass Frost, by Liz DeJesus, in exchange for my honest opinion. This has not influenced my opinion in any way. This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog!

Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca …

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Aug 08 2013
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{Review + Excerpt} Royal Secrets by Kathleen Irene Paterka

{Review + Excerpt} Royal Secrets by Kathleen Irene Paterka

ROYAL SECRETS is the story of the Royal Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, and of Lily Lavender, whose family is distantly descended from the British royal family. Immersed in the regal world of weddings and romance, Lily grew up believing in brides, grooms and happily-ever-afters. It seemed her destiny and royal birthright to someday assume a position as wedding coordinator in their family-owned wedding chapel business. But when her mother Mimi’s third marriage eventually fails, Lily’s dreams of her own happily-ever-after quickly fade. She’s no longer interested in a life of assisting brides walk down the aisle into a life of disillusionment and possible divorce. Lily turns her back on The Royal Wedding Chapel and leaves Las Vegas to fashion …

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Aug 04 2013
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{Review} Green Kitty by Alexandra Faer Bryan

{Review} Green Kitty by Alexandra Faer Bryan

I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. This did not influence my opinion of the story.

Green Kitty by Alexandra Faer Bryan

Green Kitty was written for children ages 6 to 10 to help give an understanding of dementia. It is a story about a grandmother with memory problems being visited by her grandchild. Their bond grows stronger through the visits. The grandmother recalls old stories, mostly about family pets, after the child’s curiosity is piqued about a special animal. The child becomes anxious to hear grandmother tell about the “Green Kitty,” but her fragile mind is often sidetracked with other memories from her past. Green Kitty will capture the imagination of …

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