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Christmas Catch by Mary Shotwell

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Author Mary Shotwell Title Christmas Catch Published November 19th 2018 by Carina Press Genre romance Number of pages 244 Received from NetGalley Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Christmas Catch give me me all the worm cozy feelings and put in such a Christmas mood, no I just can't wait for December. :) Charlee has a Podcast with almost million followers. Every Christmas she pick an entry to make special Christmas episode and now she picked a town that stopped celebrating Christmas. She moves to town for few days to bring cheer and Christmas spirit.  Only she doesn't count on making friends and falling in love, especially with the town Grinch, who might not be so bad after all. As she slowly discovers the story behind it, she get closer to Jack and starts to understand him and maybe thaw his hearth. :) It's such a lovely story, full of feels. I read it in one sitting, just fling through the story. It took me a while to love Jack, but

Scythe by Christina Bauer

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Author Christina Bauer Title Scythe Series  Dimension Drift Worlds, #1 Published April 24th, 2018  by Monster House Books LLC Genre dystopia, fantasy, ya Number of pages 140 Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis “Fans of A Wrinkle in Time can’t miss Dimension Drift!” – Christina Trevaskis, The Book Matchmaker Truth time. I go to a Learning Squirrel High School. Don’t judge. On second thought, judge away. Learning Squirrel is one step above attending class in a junkyard. But what do you expect? Everything’s made out of garbage these days. At least, I have my freelance work to keep Mom and me housed, clothed, and fed. How? I’m your regular high school science geek for hire, except my work manipulates space-time. The good news is that these gigs pay really well; the bad news is that the government likes to kill people like me. Whatever. I’m not worried; hiding from their detection systems is easy for me.

Fountain Dead by Theresa Braun

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Author Theresa Braun Title Fountain Dead Published November 20th, 2018 by Unnerving Genre horror, paranormal Number of pages 187 Goodreads Amazon Received from Author Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Fountain Dead is my favorite kind of spooky story, it's not in your face scary, spookiness slowly crawls under your skin as you read (until you are too scared to move & jump at every odd noise in the night :)). We follow two timeline and two points of view. We follow Mark in the year 1988, as he is forced to move from everything he knows. His parents decide to live in an old Victorian house. House itself that is full of mysterious noises and weird things keep on happening, only parents are to busy to notice. Emma lives in 1800s. Her life is a hard one, plagued with the loss. Two timelines are masterfully written. I love jumping back and forth and follow each one. Mark and Emma are very strong characters. We can see characters developing with each chapter, though

Crimson Hollow by Andrea Pearson

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Author Andrea Pearson Title Crimson Hollow Series Koven Chronicles #4 Published August 5th, 2018 Genre fantasy, magic, romance Number of pages 159 Received from Author Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’› Usually, the first book in series is the strongest and it goes downhill from that. With this series is the other way around. Books get significantly better with each book in the series. The story picks up right after the third one. Lizzy is hurt and trying to recover, while Abel leaves and doesn’t know when he will return. Trouble doesn’t wait for her to be better though. She still has to work as fire impending and besides all the other new supernatural trouble brewing and her life is kind of falling apart. Without help from Abel, she partners up with unlikely people, with very unique powers. I especially love to see her character developing, she is getting stronger by the book and more likable with every story. Also the romance… it’s just so

Book Magic #2

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Sometimes you don't see what in front of you, until is almost punching you in the nose. I always lived with the stories in my head.  It started when I was little and had trouble falling asleep. I remember lying awake for hours on end. So one day, I started imagining stories. They started out simple, as the days when by, the stories became more complex. I don't remember I it actually helped me fall asleep any faster, but I definitely had a lot more fun in the evenings. :) Some of those stories I've forgotten over time and some are still with me. One this is for certain, ever since then I was never left without a story to tell. I haven't thought much about it, stories were just... part of me. The second year of college I had a really hard time. I was getting sicker with each day until I was eventually left bedridden. Being too ill to do anything, I turned to books. I started picking up books that sounded interesting, whether they were the kind you were supposed

Scala by Christina Bauer

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Author Christina Bauer Title Scala Series Angelbound #2 Published September 2016 by Monster House Books, LLC Genre fantasy, paranormal, angels, demons, romance Number of pages 249 Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› The second book in series can make it or break it. If I read one I don't like, there is almost zero chance of counting on with the series. Most often, there are disappointing, not living up to the brilliance of the first one. However, this is not the case. :) The story picks up almost immediately after the first one. Myla is full blown Scala, except she can't move souls into heaven because ghouls left magical object behind that forbids it. In the desperate rush to find the object before towers, where souls are kept fall off, she enlists the help of Walker and later even Lincoln. On top of that, my least favorite person from the first book is trying to undermine her authority as Scala and slowly stealing her powers. In the face of

The Heart of Shadows by Marco Cosimo d’Amico & Laura Iorio

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Authors Marco Cosimo d'Amico, Laura Iorio Art Roberto Ricci, Laura Iorio Published  2018 by Dargaud Benelux, Europe Comics Genre graphic novel Number of pages 104 Received from NetGalley Goodreads Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’› Luc is afraid of everything and everyone especially monsters hiding in the bedroom. One night one of those monsters takes him to land of shadows, where he has to go on the journey to overcome his fears if he ever wants to go back home again. The story has good potential but was at times to fragmented and made it hard to follow along. I still enjoyed reading it. The style of artwork wasn't my favorite. Happy reading, Anie   Follow @anie_1027     

Books I've loved in October

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October has been kind of a slow reading month. I've read a few books and re-read some of my favourites (I love to do that in the fall :)). These five books that made the biggest impression. First three are re-read of my favorites and last two are new favorites. :) Relentless Refuge Angelfall Only forever Vicious Do you like to re-read books? Happy reading, Anie Follow @anie_1027     

Ricochet by David A. Kennedy

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Author  David A. Kennedy  Title Ricochet Published November 6th, by Acorn Publishing Genre adult, thriller Number of pages 292 Received from Xpresso Book Tours Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis Brenda Roseberry’s youth was fractured with personal loss and sexual assault. In response, she’s trained her body through rock climbing and Isreali martial arts. Her genius at engineering tends toward the devious: she invents technology that allows her to see through walls, along with bulletproof clothing and specialized grenades. Brilliant, fearless, and eminently disturbed, Brenda is ultimately recruited by Special Crimes Response And Mitigation—SCRAM. And so begins her daring pursuit of white-collar crime, fringe terrorist conspiracies, and anyone deserving of her unique brand of draconian justice. Her only real friend is a notorious MS-13 gangster named Pucaso. He’s got a crush on her but that only makes Brenda deride him and loathe hersel

The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs

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Author Elizabeth Isaacs Title  The Scythian Trials Genre fantasy, romance Number of pages 372 Published October 23rd, 2018 by Vesuvian Books Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’› Receive from Xpresso Book Tours Synopsis Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge. Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is sure to earn a spot in the Trials, a time-honored mating ritual responsible for the evolution of her species. Abducted by their sworn enemy, the Drahzda, Nya is forever altered and spirals out of control. The Society sends in Jax Nickius. Infamous psychologist and one of the most brutal warriors of their kind, he discovers triggers planted in Nya’s mind. As Nya solidifies her spot in the Trials, Jax develops a plan to help her heal--wh