Five Stars for Last Escape by Pauline Creeden

Last Escape by Pauline Creeden Publication: July 18th 2018 Category: YA Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy Source: ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Who’s afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Scarlet. Crystal City has a solution to its overpopulation problem. They have enacted “the purge.” No one quite understands what that means, but most residents don’t care—it doesn’t affect them. Unfortunately, the purge hits too close to home for Scarlet Roma. {Read More}

Five Stars for Water of Souls by Eli Constant!

Water of Souls by Eli Constant Publication: July 12th 2018 by Eli Constant Books Category: Adult Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: ARC My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Winter is supposed to be beautiful. Snowball fights. Hot chocolate by a fire. Brightly-packaged presents. It’s definitely not supposed to be about frozen bodies, serial killers, and boyfriends with secrets. Victoria and Kyle are in the midst of a still-blossoming relationship, but she hasn’t told him the truth about herself yet. She’s {Read More}

Five Stars! Confessions of an Organ Donor by Shannon McCrimmon

Confessions of an Organ Donor by Shannon McCrimmon Publication: June 21st 2018 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age Source: ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog The last time Trip Wentworth saw the inside of a public school he was six-years-old. Sadly, he’s spent the last twelve years with a private tutor, living the life of a recluse. He wants to fit in, but it’s not easy being the only {Read More}

Release Day Review! Garden of Lilies by Eli Constant

Garden of Lilies by Eli Constant Publication: June 14th 2018 by Eli Constant Books Category: Adult Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: ARC My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog ‘A lonely girl in a necromancy-hating world trying to avoid a good-old fashioned stake burning whilst also avoiding her sexy fae stalker? Just a walk in the park for funeral director and closet ghost magnet, Victoria Cage.’ Surviving the near-genocide of her kind, Victoria Cage is one of the world’s few remaining {Read More}

Release Day Review! One Thousand Tears by Pauline Creeden

One Thousand Tears by Pauline Creeden Publication: June 13th 2018 by Evershade Publishing Category: YA Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy Source: ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Among mermaids and humans, cruelty has many faces. One secret Adelaide has kept for as long as she can remember—her love for Jonas. She is the daughter of the clan’s elder; he is a bottom feeder. As Mer, they can never be together. But as {Read More}

Five Disturbed Stars for Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier Publication: June 12th 2018 by Minotaur Books Category: Adult Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller Source: NetGalley My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years . . . When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected {Read More}

Five Stars for One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus Publication: May 30th 2017 by Delacorte Press Category: YA Genre: Mystery, Thriller Source: Library My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday {Read More}

Five Star Review! Family Secrets by Shawn McGuire

Family Secrets by Shawn McGuire Series: Whispering Pines Mystery #1 Publication: June 15th 2017 by Brown Bag Books Category: Adult Genre: Mystery, Paranormal Source: Purchased My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Welcome to Whispering Pines, Wisconsin, a place for those who don’t belong. Sixteen years after a family feud drove her from the cozy Northwoods village of Whispering Pines, Wisconsin, former detective Jayne O’Shea returns to prepare her grandparents’ lake house for sale. Once there, not only does she {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! Forever Emeline by Katie M. John

Forever Emeline by Katie M. John Series: Havenwood Falls High Publication: April 6th 2018 by Ang’dora Productions Category: YA Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Source: Won in a giveaway My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with {Read More}

Five Star Review! Crazy House by James Patterson

Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet Publication: May 22nd 2017 by Hachette Book Group Category: YA Genre: Dystopian, Thriller Source: Library My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog No one gets out alive. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her home and thrown without reazon into a hellish prison known as the Crazy House. To avoid execution, she’s told to shut her mouth and keep her head down. Becca was never really good at either. Her only hope {Read More}

Review: 5 Stars for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Publication: February 28th 2017 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Coming-of-Age, Realistic Fiction Source: Public Library My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. {Read More}

Review: 5 Brilliant Stars for Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Publication: September 10th, 2013 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age, Romance Source: Public Library My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park. A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! Undead Ultra by Camille Picott

Undead Ultra by Camille Picott Publication: April 7th 2016 Category: Adult Genre: Post-apocalyptic, Zombies My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Undead: a reanimated corpse with a craving for human flesh. Ultramarathon: any footrace longer than a traditional marathon (26.2 miles). For ultrarunners Kate and Frederico, a typical Saturday morning is spent pounding out a twenty- to thirty-mile “fun run.” It’s during one of their runs that an insidious illness descends upon northern California, turning humans into flesh-shredding zombies. When {Read More}