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Finding Perdita by April Grey

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Author April Grey Title Finding Perdita  Genre urban fantasy, dark Number of pages 378 Published    December 24th, 2018 by Lafcadio Press Received from Silver Dagger Book Tours Follow the tour  HERE   Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis Fairy Tales can come true, it can happen to you...Run! Down on her luck and out-of-work, actress Cindy White's life changes for the worse when her roommate kicks her out. Landing in new digs in an old Chelsea tenement Cindy discovers a tunnel to the land of Perdita, a place she'd thought her father had made up in the fairy tales he'd once told her.  A dangerous, ruined place of fairies, demons, and captives, like her father who she thought, was dead. In this dark fantasy, a young woman discovers her true self and must align it with the old in leaving the world she knows behind in an effort to free her father. Review The story starts when Cindy breaks up with her longtime b

Depravity by M. J. Haag

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Author M. J. Haag Title Depravity Series The Beastly Tales Book 1 Genre fairytale retelling, fantasy, romance, adult Number of pages 176 Published   June 10th, 2015 Received from Silver Dagger Tours Follow the tour  HERE Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis Benella is concerned with two things--avoiding the two village boys who torment her and scrounging for food to help feed her family. Unfortunately, the best wild fruit and vegetables are near the walls of the estate, a dark misty place inhabited by an unforgiving beast. When her tormentors lock her behind the massive gates, Benella knows her fate is sealed. Yet, the fate isn’t one she expects. Her encounter with the beast starts a bizarre cycle of bargaining for her freedom, a freedom the beast seems determined to see her lose. A classic fairy tale with a seductively dark new twist, the Beauty and the Beast saga begins with Depravity. Intended for mature readers due

A Shifting of Stars by Kathy Kimbray

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Author Kathy Kimbray Title A Shifting of Stars Series A Shifting of Stars #1 Genre high fantasy, ya Number of pages 450 Published May 28th, 2019 Received from Author Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis A squandering emperor. A handsome stranger. A reluctant heroine. And the ancient magic that will capsize a kingdom. Seventeen-year-old Meadow Sircha watched her mother die from the wilting sickness. Tormented by the knowledge that the emperor failed to import the medicine that would have saved her, she speaks out at a gathering of villagers, inciting them to boycott his prized gladiator tournament. But doing so comes at a steep cost. Arrested as punishment for her impulsive tongue, Meadow finds herself caught up in the kind of danger she’s always tried to avoid. After a chance meeting with an enigmatic boy, she’s propelled on a perilous trek across the outer lands. But she soon unearths a staggering secret: one that will shift her world—and the

Counteract by Tracy Lawson

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Author Tracy Lawson Title Counteract Series Resistance Series Book #1 Genre ya, dystopia, adventure Number of pages 192 Published    August 25th, 2015 by DysCovered Publishing   Received from Sil v e r Dagger Tour Follow the tour   HERE   Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis Who do you trust when your world unravels and everything you believed is a lie? For the past fifteen years, The Office of Civilian Safety and Defense has guarded the public against the rampant threat of terrorism. Teenagers Tommy and Careen have never known life without Civilian Restrictions. For them, there's no social media. No one is allowed to gather in public places or attend concerts or sporting events. Only a small, select group of adults have driving privileges, but it's a small price to pay for safety. Now a new, more deadly, terrorist threat looms: airborne chemical weapons that can be activated without warning. The OCSD is ready with an

Jaxson by Alisa Woods

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Author Alisa Woods Title Jaxson Series Riverwise Private Security #1 Genre paranormal, romance, shapeshifters Number of pages 255 Published September 5th, 2015 by Sworn Secrets Publishing Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis Three brothers. Three Secrets. One hope to save the shifters of Seattle.   Former SEAL Jaxson River would give his life for his brothers and his pack, but if he doesn’t claim a mate soon, he’ll be forced to step down as their alpha. There’s only one problem: Jaxson’s dark secret would kill any mate he claimed. With someone kidnapping shifters off the street — and only Jaxson and his brothers, Jace and Jared, to stop them — now is not the time for his secret to come out.  Curvy Olivia Lilyfield is a half-witch orphan with a dark secret of her own. She wants to atone for it by doing good in the world, so when she finds a wolf being tortured in an alley, she doesn’t hesitate to help… even though wolves and witches mix like matches and TN

Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva || Excerpt

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Author Michael Barakiva Title Hold My Hand Genre romance, ya Number of pages 272 Published May 21st, 2019 by Straus and Giroux (BYR) Follow the Tour Goodreads Amazon Synopsis Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an average Armenian-American kid with a mess of curly dark hair, grades not nearly good enough for his parents, and no idea of who he was or what he wanted. After he got together with Ethan, Alek was a new man. Stylish. Confident. (And even if he wasn’t quite marching in LGBTQ parades), Gay and Out and Proud.  With their six-month anniversary coming up, Alek and Ethan want to do something special to celebrate. Like, really special. Like, the most special thing two people in love can do with one another. But Alek’s not sure he’s ready for that. And then he learns something about Ethan that may not just change their relationship, but end it.  Alek can’t bear the thought of finding out who h

Reading Diary #2

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MONDAY You know that feeling of overwhelm when everything piles on & you are pulled from gazillion different direction until you snap. Yeah that, it happened last week. I just got fed up with reading and writing and getting nowhere and life and ugh. So I stopped. Enter Monday. I woke very early, without alarm blaring (that never happens) and got the biggest urge to read. So I did. I started Alien Mind and sat in the bed until I was done. I was amazing, like the perfect way to reset and start a week. If only I could start every day like that... I loved the story and the book and it renewed my faith in reading.... :) It's weird how big effect books have on my mood. If it's good it's uplifting if it's bad it's angering, but the worst ones are the ones that are just ... OK... that kind of books pull me down like nobody's business... Do books have an effect on your mood too? TUESDAY I read Gathering of Shadows today. Not done yet, but I read a good chunk o

The Connelly Curse by Lily Velez

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Author Lily Velez Title The Connelly Curse Series Celtic Witches #2 Genre ya, magic, paranormal Published March 2019 Received from the Author Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis Every action has a reaction.  Scarlet Monroe is learning this hard truth firsthand. Though she and the Connellys stopped a Reaping and the rise of a Soul-Eater, it wasn't without consequences.  Now the spirits of the damned are loose in Rosalyn Bay, and what's worse: Scarlet's father has fallen under the manipulations of a dark, evil presence.  To free him from it, she'll have to venture into the depths of the Celtic Otherworld in order to retrieve a magical item called The Eternal Flame.  But the Otherworld is fraught with savage gods, wicked demons, and deadly trials at every turn. And braving them all may just cost Scarlet her very life. Review I have a thing with reading second books in the series I love (it's not the first one for one thing), so it

The Nibiru Effect by G. Sauve

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Author G. Sauve Title The Nibiru Effect Series Will Save #1 Genre ya, time travel, fantasy Number of pages 413 Published January 14th, 2019  Received from the Author Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis A cryptic dream. A strange symbol. A magical ring. Will’s life will never be the same. Lured away from his life at the orphanage by the promise of a family reunion, fifteen-year-old Will Save unwittingly embarks on an adventure through time and space. Catapulted into the distant past. Struggling to survive a dinosaur-infested land. Plagued by a mysterious shapeshifting ability. These are only some of the challenges Will faces as he battles mythical creatures in a desperate attempt to save a race of prehistoric humanoids from a deadly plague. Avalon is obsessed with altering the course of history. If she succeeds, Will’s entire life will come crumbling down around him. Desperate to protect those he loves and reunite with his long-lost mother, he must a

The Liberty Box by C. A. Gray

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Author C. A. Gray Title The Liberty Box Series The Liberty Box Trilogy Book 1 Genre na, dystopian Number of pages 334 Published  October 24th, 2015 by Wanderlust Publishing Received from Silver Dagger Book Tours Goodreads Amazon  (currently free) Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Follow the tour  HERE  for exclusive excerpts, guest posts, and a giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway Synopsis Kate Brandeis has it all: a famous reporter at the age of twenty-four, she’s the face of the Republic of the Americas. She has a loving fiancΓ© and all the success she could wish for. But when she learns of the death of a long-forgotten friend, her investigations unravel her perfect memories, forcing her to face the fact that she’s been living a lie. Jackson MacNamera, trained from a young age in the art of mind control, returns to the Republic for his mother’s funeral. Within a few hours of his arrival, authorities collect Jackson and take him by force to

The Cloud by Daniel Boshoff

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Author Daniel Boshoff Title The Cloud Genre sci-fi, dystopia, ya Number of pages 254 Published March 10th, 2019 Received from the Author Goodreads Amazon Rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š CoverπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Synopsis Teenager Evelyn has no reason to think she's anything but ordinary. She's programmed not to. So when she and seven other interns at a space company wake up confused and naked on a newly-discovered planet, Evelyn has no idea she's been sent there for a reason. Or what that reason could be. Compared to oxygen-depleted Earth the new planet is teeming with life, and not all of it is friendly... As Evelyn and the interns struggle to survive it begins to look like there's no going home. They're going to have to find a way to live on the planet. But something is hunting them... A digital entity calling itself 'the Mind' is bent on killing the interns, and on bringing Evelyn into its lair. It seems to know something about her no one else does – not even he