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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Weekly Wrap-Up

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Friday, 20 July 2018

So Glad To Meet You by Lisa Super ~ Review



Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Waiting on Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa ~ Review

Shadow of the Fox

by Julie Kagawa


Released: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology
Pre-order Now: Dymocks | TBD


Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns...and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near...and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret.

Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shapeshifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has...and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.

A wish will be granted and a new age will dawn.



~ Paperback Princess Blurb ~


Welcome to Julie Kagawa's latest series; Shadow of the Fox. Atmospheric Japan, Japanese mythologies abound, unique set of characters, an arduous journey with magical elements, demons, Gods and beyond, wrapped up in this spectacular book cover.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Weekly Wrap-Up



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Thursday, 12 July 2018

The Undercurrent by Paula Weston ~ Review

The Undercurrent

by Paula Weston



Released: July 31, 2017
Publisher: Text Publishing 
Genre: Young Adult Thriller/Suspence
Buy It Now: Angus & Robertson | The Book Depository | QBD 


Eighteen-year-old Julianne De Marchi is different. As in: she has an electrical undercurrent beneath her skin that stings and surges like a live wire. She can use it—to spark a fire, maybe even end a life—but she doesn’t understand what it is. And she can barely control it, especially when she’s anxious.

Ryan Walsh was on track for a stellar football career when his knee blew out. Now he’s a soldier—part of an experimental privatised military unit that has identified Jules De Marchi as a threat. Is it because of the weird undercurrent she’s tried so hard to hide? Or because of her mother Angie’s history as an activist against bio-engineering and big business?

It’s no coincidence that Ryan and Jules are in the same place at the same time—he’s under orders to follow her, after all. But then an explosive attack on a city building by an unknown enemy throws them together in the most violent and unexpected way.


The Undercurrent by Paula Weston is set in Australia with greedy monopolised corporations, military goons with unknown intentions, uncontrollable protestors, and in the middle of all that, a teen, Julienne DeMarchi, who's electricity current inside of her is literally off the charts! 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Waiting on Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Jessica Spotswood ~ Author Interview

I would just like to welcome Jessica Spotswood to Paperback Princess; Welcome Jessica!!! I was extremely grateful and beyond excited that you had accepted my request for an interview.

For those that don't know Jessica, she's an amazing Author who writes Young Adult, and has edited and written 3 anthologies/short stories to date. Her works include The Cahill Witch Chronicles, A Tyranny of Petticoats and The Radical Element anthologies written with other equally amazing Authors such as Marie Lu, Erin Bowman and Marissa Meyer! Here's a full list of all her books out as well as soon to be released work.

Anyhow, without further ado...Jessica Shea Spotswood.

2018 Reading Challenges


The New Release Challenge is hosted by Lexxie from Un(Conventional) Reviews. You pick a level, I'm only doing 30 books, Level 1 (New Release Newbie) as I am starting in the 2nd Quarter of 2018. Then from here, you read, review and then link up to your review post. 

Monday, 9 July 2018

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood ~ Review





The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

by Jessica Spotswood


Released: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Buy It Now: Dymocks | TBD


One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other.

Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own?

Bea and her boyfriend are heading off to college together in the fall, just like they planned when they started dating. But Bea isn’t sure she wants the same things as when she was thirteen…

Vi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriend…so it’s not like her feelings could ever be reciprocated, right?

As the oldest, Des shoulders a lot of responsibility for her family and their independent bookstore. Except it’s hard to dream big when she’s so busy taking care of everyone else.


~ Paperback Princess Blurb ~


The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood is four stories interwoven into one. It's a story of four sisters navigating their own lives whilst trying to remain as one family unit, during their potentially, last summer all together. 

Friday, 6 July 2018

Weekly Wrap-Up



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Waiting on Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Save The Date by Morgan Matson ~ Tour {Review}


I am so honoured and excited to be participating in a Morgan Matson tour!!! Fan-girling aside, let's get to business...

Welcome to my tour stop for Save The Date by the lovely Morgan Matson who writes EPIC books...just saying. My stop will consist of my review of STD (read the book to get the insider joke...ok maybe not "insider" "insider" but more "you'll get it"). 

Don't forget to check out the other tour stops as there's a DAILY giveaway up for grabs. (Tour schedule can be found at the bottom of this post or by clicking on the tour button above). Thank you Simon & Schuster Australia for organising this tour.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga ~ Character Interview

Tour Schedule

Welcome to my tour stop for Lindsey Duga's Kiss of the Royal.  Today we are being joined by the Prince Zach himself for a Character Interview, get the full scoop on everything from wraiths to what he thinks of Ivy.

Please don't forget to check out the other tour stops, full tour schedule can be found by clicking on the button above. Don't forget that Kiss of the Royal is released for purchase TOMORROW and also read till the end to enter the tour giveaway.

About the Book



Kiss of the Royal

by Lindsey Duga


Release Date: July 3rd 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy
Buy It Now: Entangled Teen | Kobo | B&N




In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Weekly Wrap-up



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Between the Sea & Stars by Chantal Gadoury ~ Release Day Blitz



I am so excited to bring to you BETWEEN THE SEA AND STARS by Chantal Gadoury is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Chantal Gadoury, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a pre-order giveaway courtesy of Chantal. So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below.



About The Book:


Title: BETWEEN THE SEA AND STARS
Author: Chantal Gadoury
Pub. Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: The Parliament House
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: ?
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooks

A Legend, 
A Magical Shell 
A Girl Who Dreamed Of Something More... 

Lena, a Merrow girl, lives in the Skagerrak sea with her father, Carrick and her brother, Javelin who tells her of the legend of the Merrow Queen murdered by her human lover when greed takes over. But what’s worth spilling the queen’s blood? Gifted from Poseidon, himself, a magic shell gives any human the ability to control both land and sea. 

When Javelin is called to join a clan of Merrow soldiers bent on protecting their waters from human invasion, Lena resists Merrow law and ventures to the shore with no choice but to swim to land. 

With newfound legs, Lena is whisked away on a new adventure with new friends and new trouble. Everyone seems to want something from her as intrigue lurks around every corner. 

Trying her best to hide who she is and remain safe from the dangers of the human world, will Lena finally find where she belongs, or will she be swept into a strong and stormy current by lust, greed, and jealousy?



Excerpt:

“Tell me the legend of the Skagerrak queen.”

Javelin lifted a brow. “It’s hardly a legend, Lena,” he said. “It’s barely been a decade.” His voice was easy, unbothered by the possibility of being overheard. They were alone in this place. There was no need to whisper or scold or shush. Still, he groaned. “I’ve told that one a thousand times. You should know it by heart. Aren’t you tired of it yet?”

“Come on,” Lena urged him. “It’s my favorite. Tell me again.”

He rolled his eyes, but his mouth curved into a grin. “Fine.” His scooped a clam shell out of the sand and began sliding the sharp side of a rock against its grain. “The queen fell in love with a human man,” he began, his strong fingers holding the clam firmly in place. “Every full moon, she used her magic to travel ashore to see him.”

Lena settled onto her elbows, relishing the smooth sound of her brother’s voice as he recited the tale. 
A dreamy smile spread over her lips.

“I wonder how she met him,” she murmured softly, tilting her chin up and letting her lashes flutter shut.

“Likely the same way any merrow meets a human,” Javelin teased. “Shipwrecked during one of Poseidon’s storms. She should have drowned him immediately.”

“But she couldn’t!” Lena’s eyes pinged open. “For he was devilishly handsome, even soaking wet. The most handsome man she’d ever seen.”

“Devilish is right,” Javelin allowed. “Whether he was handsome or not, I’ll let your imagination decide.”

“Oh, he was.” Lena was smiling widely now. “He was, perhaps, the most beautiful human man in existence, and desperately enraptured by the queen. Each full moon, he waited for her, pacing the beach like a madman. And when she would emerge from the sea, he’d run hip-deep to meet her, unable to spend one more moment apart. He’d wrap his muscular arms around her—”

“For Poseidon’s sake, Lena.”

“And they’d dance together,” she pressed on, giggling, “as only humans can do. They’d dance and dance the hours away, bathed in starlight, humming songs into one another’s ears.”

“Until one night. . .” Javelin prompted smugly, and Lena rolled her eyes.

“Until one night,” she sighed, “something overcame the queen’s lover. Greed.”

“Human greed,” Javelin corrected. “Human nature. It was only a matter of time.”

She glared at him, but didn’t interrupt as he continued. This was the best and the worst part of the tale, and Javelin—damn him, was good at telling it. And he knew.

“That night, the queen swam toward the surface, impatient as ever she was. Ready to be rid of her tail. Ready to be human again. Her magic was a gift from Poseidon himself, contained in a delicate shell which she wore around her neck on a gold chain. It gave her the ability to explore the shore, and to control the storms and seas.”

Lena leaned in.

“As she swam, the queen began to change. Faint sobs faltered over her blue-scaled lips—cries of pain, lost to the rushing lull of the waves and the urgent beating of her fins. Swiftly, her tail separated into two perfectly shaped legs, and she rose out of the sea.”

“Don’t leave out the good parts,” Lena whispered. She knew her brother would skim over the romance just to annoy her.

Javelin gave her a pointed look. Then he grinned. “The moon was high that night,” he said, lowering his voice to a hush for effect. “The land was illuminated by an eerie, silver glow. Beneath its light, the queen’s new flesh was creamy and soft. Her hair became one with the wind, and her body shivered against a violent, uproarious breeze. Perhaps it was a warning from the gods, but the queen didn’t see it as such. The human lands were cold, suffering a new, frigid season, but her heart remained warm. She smiled, though her transition had been agony, when she heard the sound of water splashing and saw her beloved moving toward her through the shallows.

“She sang his name as he brushed chaste kisses against her neck, and relaxed fully against him, trusting him completely. She was blind to the wicked yearning which had wrapped around his heart. Which made his body tense, which crushed his lungs till he could hardly breathe. He wanted her shell, for he’d discovered what powers were locked inside that delicate charm. Powers gifted to whomsoever possessed it. His fingers dipped to her throat, caressing the shell which had allowed her to return to him, again and again. The queen eyed him strangely, and he dropped his hands to her waist, tugging her against him, kissing her deeply.”

Lena sighed, and Javelin smirked.

“She was a fool,” he said.

“She was in love,” Lena amended.

“She was both,” he conceded. “And that foolish love consumed her. Deceived her. Seduced her. Clouded her eyes, so love was all she could see. But that fateful eve, her beloved’s affection was not what it seemed. He’d seduced himself too, with all the prospects of what might be. His own love had been replaced by a lust for riches unknown. For control of the land and sea.”

Lena winced, for she knew what came next.

“He pressed his mouth against the queen’s skin, whispering sweet words, distracting her. She was smiling as he sent a knife into her back. Smiling, even as her eyes went wide with shock.”

Lena shuddered, picturing it. A joyful mouth, frozen in place. Bulging, horrified eyes going dim.

“The queen’s lover twisted his blade, releasing her cold merrow blood to the sand. He reached for the shell, yanking on its golden chain. But in the last throes of breath, the queen resisted him and threw the shell into the crashing waves, bidding Poseidon to wash it away.

“With a promised curse on his lips, her lover trailed back into the night, determined to one day possess the world between the sea and stars, and all who dwell beneath the earth, in the ocean’s depths. Our people.” He glanced sidelong at Lena, his meaning clear. “The merrows.”

“And the queen. . .” Lena murmured, though she already knew how the tale would end.

“He left her to dissolve into sea foam. She was washed away forever by the waves.”

Lena released a long breath and gazed at her hands, trying to imagine what it would be like to watch herself slowly disappear; what heartache and betrayal the queen must have felt in her last moments. She knew this was a gruesome tale, but a part of her thought the better parts, the magic and romance, were worth the gruesome bits.

“What do you think it would be like, to walk?” she wondered aloud. “Would it be like having two tails?”

“I don’t know,” Javelin chuckled. “I suppose it might be.”

“Where do you think the shell is now?”

Javelin shrugged. From a stony shelf above his head, he retrieved a slim, wooden railing he’d found in a ship a few days before and carefully tied his sharpened clamshell to its jagged end.
Lena smiled, realizing he’d made her a hunting spear.

“Poseidon is said to have hidden the shell before the human lover, or any human, could steal it. It could be anywhere.”

“If you could go to the surface, would you?”

Javelin pinched his lips together and didn’t speak. It was a silent reprimand. He knew how Lena longed to break through the waves, to see the human world with her own eyes, to know the uses of all the odd objects they’d collected over the years. But the laws of the sea were strict, and the king’s leniency had all but vanished in recent years.

Any merrow caught peeking at the shore was punished. Some were even struck down by Poseidon and reduced to sea foam, just like the queen.

“This is where we belong, Lena,” Javelin said softly, firmly.

“But how do you know?” She swirled upright and swam along the edge of the grotto, brushing her fingertips over cups and spoons and heaps of sodden fabric. Over small chests and tarnished, palm-sized figurines and other mysterious, unnamed things. “Haven’t you ever wondered what it would be like, to live on the land? To live among them? To be one of them?”

“Not as much as you have, I can see.”

She groaned, and sank to her brother’s side, resting her head on his shoulder. “It can’t be as bad as everyone believes. Humans can’t all be the same. We’re not all the same,” she reasoned quietly.

About The Author

Chantal Gadoury



Amazon Best Selling Author, Chantal Gadoury, is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Since graduation, she has published "The Songs in Our Hearts" with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Allerleirauh” with Parliament House Press, with future titles to follow. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues with that love of writing today. Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true! When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.


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Waiting on Wednesday


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The Lies They Tell by Gillian French ~ Review

The Lies They Tell

by Gillian French



Released: April 23, 2018
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Buy It Now: Dymocks | TBD


THE FIRE TOOK EVERYTHING. EXCEPT THE TRUTH.

Everyone in Tenney's Harbor knows about the Garrison tragedy. An unexplained fire. A family of five reduced to one. And no leads on who did it. Of course, all fingers point at Pearl Haskins's father, the caretaker of the property, but she just can't believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame 'the help'.

Then Pearl meets Tristan, the last surviving Garrison, and his group of affluent and arrogant friends. Though she's repulsed by most of them, Tristan's quiet sadness and sombre demeanour intrigue her. Befriending the boys could mean getting closer to the truth, clearing her father's name, and giving Tristan the closure he seems to be searching for. But it could also trap Pearl in a sinister web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that would leave no life unchanged ... if it doesn't take hers first.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Weekly Wrap-Up



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Weekly Wrap-up



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin ~ Tour & Review

Tour Schedule

Welcome to my tour stop for Adele Griffin's Tell Me No Lies. Please visit other tour stops by clicking on the tour schedule button above and don't forget about the giveaway! 

About The Book


Tell Me No Lies

by Adele Griffin


Publication Date: June 12, 2018
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary


A riveting novel about secrecy, complicated friendships, and heartbreak, set against the iconic backdrop of the late 1980s.

Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to become a social butterfly. She starts dating popular Matt Ashley, whom she’s been pining for since freshman year. She’s delighted when rebellious new girl Claire Reynolds introduces her to Center City Philadelphia—clubs, street life, and the eye-opening art scene. As Lizzy begins to question her own long-held dreams, the changes in her life mirror the upheaval of a decade marked by a drug epidemic and the AIDS crisis. She’s no longer sure of her Ivy League ambition. While she has a special connection with Matt, something’s missing. And Claire carries around a mysterious sadness and talks about a breakup so bad she changed schools—but she won’t tell the whole story. Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her own embarrassing secrets.

Before too long, the heady thrill of her new life starts to crumble under insecurities and deceptions. When the truth emerges from the wreckage, will it be too late for Lizzy, Claire, and Matt to save their love and friendships?


Review

Whatever happened, however it happened, was beside the point. The point was the experience. The point was change.

I really enjoyed Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin. It's set in the 80s, me being an 80s model I really loved the references to that era. Tell Me No Lies is an authentic, deep and raw story of two very different girls, and how their differences somehow brought them together and what they learnt from each other. This is a powerful book and really touches on some very serious topics.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Weekly Wrap-Up + LifeLik3 GIVEAWAY!



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 


Life Beyond Books 


Life Lik3 by Jay Kristoff Sydney Launch

This was an awesome experience. He was extremely TALL but very down to earth. Just a few fun facts that he mentioned at the event:-

Friday, 1 June 2018

The Archivist by Christy Sloat ~ Tour

Tour Schedule


Welcome to my tour stop for Christy Sloat's The Archivist, book 2 in The Librarian Chronicles. Please visit other tour stops by clicking on the tour schedule button above. Check out the book and author info and a special excerpt just to whet your bookish appetite or library obsession. Don't forget to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book


The Archivist

by Christy Sloat


Series: The Librarian Chronicles #2
Publication Date: May28, 2018
Publisher: CHBB Publishing


With the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and the romance of Outlander dive back into the next installment in the Librarian Chronicles.

Savannah Preston has a rare and precious gift: The ability to time travel through books. She, and others who share this unique ability, are faced with the insurmountable task of preserving history. They are known collectively as The Librarians.

While researching infamous Scottish outlaw Sir Malcolm Wash during the raging conflicts of the 14th Century, Savannah loses the only thing that tethers her to her own time. She must rely on her knowledge of both the present and the past to survive long enough to find a way home. Along the way, she enlists the help of a misfit named Eoin. With his guidance, she might just get home. It’s a risky and dangerous adventure, but then, so is Eoin…


Excerpt


I cracked open the book and sniffed it. Sniffing books was so satisfying and albeit weird, but if you were a book lover, you did it. Sitting back and getting comfortable I began reading the first page. It was hard not to travel through a book when I read it. It was entirely possible to travel through books that were fiction, once I started my duty as a Librarian. When I did, it felt like the book was now a movie playing live just for me. Everything was in front of me, close enough to touch, but you knew you shouldn't. I didn’t care for it that way, so I usually removed my bracelet and read, the old-fashioned way. But today, I kept it on to practice my skills at reading without moving through the book. That required more focus, but it was important to learn. 

A few minutes into the book I heard a sound that made me stop reading and listen. It sounded like music, but there was no music down here, and with the thick flooring above me it was impossible to hear anything from the library. 

There it was again, faint but still loud enough for me to pick up on. Listening carefully, I realized it was bagpipes. I put the book down and got up to investigate the sound. It wasn’t coming from outside, so I stopped and listened with my eyes closed. It was in the room somewhere. Not my cell phone, I had checked that. When I got close to where we hid the book I was currently traveling through, the sound got louder and louder. I pulled it free from its hiding spot and it was vibrating with the sound of Scottish bagpipes playing a melodious tune. 

Absentmindedly opening the book, I turned to the page I was last on, to see what the devil was going on. Before I knew it, I was being pulled into the book, even as I tried to hold onto the present time, I realized it was hopeless. I was going in whether I wanted to or not.


About The Author

Christy Sloat




I am Southern California native, now living in New Jersey! How did that happen? I am married and have two beautiful little girls who love to read just like Mommy. I have had a passion for books since I was a little girl and an imagination for just as long. I hope my books can inspire others to read and to write too.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs ~ Review

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan

by Gia Cribbs



Released: May 21, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult 


No one wants me to tell you about the disappearance of Sloane Sullivan.

Not the lawyers or the cops. Not her friends or family. Not even the boy who loved her more than anyone. And most certainly not the United States Marshals Service. You know, the people who run the witness protection program or, as it’s officially called, the Witness Security Program? Yeah, the WITSEC folks definitely don’t want me talking to you.

But I don’t care. I have to tell someone.

If I don’t, you’ll never know how completely wrong things can go. How a single decision can change everything. How, when it really comes down to it, you can’t trust anyone. Not even yourself. You have to understand, so it won’t happen to you next. Because you never know when the person sitting next to you isn’t who they claim to be...and because there are worse things than disappearing.


Sloane Sullivan witnessed a murder six years ago, six years she's been in WITSEC (Witness Protection Program) and soon she is exiting the program, all she has to do is blend in at school, don't draw attention to herself, and she will finally be free off WITSEC, free to live out her days as Sloane Sullivan, her 19th and last identity. 

So when Jason Thomas pops up at her new school, a childhood friend in her life before the incident, she breaks all the rules, and in breaking the rules, danger soon follows.

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan was a great book that readers will read with much anticipation, page-flipping and abated breaths. It's action-packed with twists and turns that will have you yelling loudly "WHAT!!!" It was definitely an emotional ride, and so authentically real...that was why I was so scared through this story, because it was so real! This stuff happens in real life people! 

The story is told in Sloane's point of view, both past and present. The flashbacks were such great reads. That was my favourite part of the narrating, it's so realistic, as if the Author is literally writing things as she goes along her "current" life and bam a flashback...because really, that's what we do in real life. As we do things we are triggered to think of past events, reminders etc. so I really like the authenticity of the narrating.

The characters were very relatable and believable. Seeing Sloane in the past to now, made me realise how much stronger she has become due to what she has endured, she was more badass, than her cowering self from her flashbacks.

Agent Mark was truly an amazing character! He was complex, passionate, and caring. Without spoilers, all I can say is stay tuned...don't judge till the last page has been turned. 

I have one my gripe with this book... 

So it starts off as a thriller filled with suspense, danger and heart pumping action to the normal high school angst and drama, the latter dragging on more than I had wished, but once that section of the book was finished, I once again enjoyed the roller-coaster ride that is this book. 

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan is a mystery, thriller, with heart-pumping action, danger at every turn and an emotional roller coaster ride. I enjoyed the great writing, the awesome and complex characters, I just didn't enjoy the middle teenage/high school angst...there's no time for this stuff when we are running from murdering criminals! I still very much enjoyed it, and do recommend it.



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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Ruthless Magic by Megan Crewe ~ Review

Ruthless Magic

by Megan Crewe



Released: May 30, 2018
Publisher: Another World Press
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal


In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die... or kill.

Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure to destroy their magical ability unless they prove themselves in the mysterious and brutal Mages' Exam.

Disadvantaged by her parents' low standing, Rocío Lopez has dedicated herself to expanding her considerable talent to earn a place in the Confederation. Their rejection leaves her reeling—and determined to fight to keep her magic.

Long ashamed of his mediocre abilities, Finn Lockwood knows the Confederation accepted him only because of his prominent family. Declaring for the Exam instead means a chance to confirm his true worth.

Thrown into the testing with little preparation, Rocío and Finn find themselves becoming unlikely allies—and possibly more. But the Exam holds secrets more horrifying than either could have imagined. What are the examiners really testing them for? And as the trials become increasingly vicious, how much are they willing to sacrifice to win?

The first in a new series by USA Today bestselling author Megan Crewe, Ruthless Magic combines the magic of Harry Potter with the ferocity of The Hunger Games alongside a poignant romance. Fans of Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, look no further for your next urban fantasy fix!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The Phoenix Cycle by Bob Collopy ~ Tour

Tour Schedule

Welcome to my tour stop for The Phoenix Cycle: The Best Shall Rise by Bob Collopy. Please read on for book info, a journal entry that will make you want more and a book trailer, cos who doesn't like those? Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the other stops in this tour, linked at the tour button above.

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