Monthly Archives: March 2018

Book Title:
By a Charm & A Curse
Book Author:
Jaime Questell
Page Count:
300
Publishing Date:
February 6th, 2018
Publisher:
Entangled Teen
Date Read:
March 15th, 2018
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for.

Everything—including his life—could end with just one kiss.

My Review

By A Charm & A Curse by Jaime Questell was one of those super highly anticipated books that I pretty much threw down everything and started to read the second it arrived in the mail.  I was looking forward to … Continue reading

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Ignited Author: A.M. Deese Series: Dance of the Elements, #1 Publication Date: March 27th, 2018 Publisher: RadiantTeen Pages: 354 Formats: Paperback, Ebook Synopsis: A NOBLE DAUGHTER. A FORMER SLAVE. SCORCHED EARTH AND DANGEROUS GAMES. “Jura imagined it sounded like rain.” … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Peach
Book Author:
Emma Glass
Page Count:
112
Publishing Date:
January 23rd, 2018
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Date Read:
March 16th, 2018
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

Introducing a dazzling new literary voice--a wholly original novel as groundbreaking as the works of Eimear McBride and Max Porter.

Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can't seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter.

The next morning, Peach tries to return to the routines of her ordinary life, going to classes, spending time with her boyfriend, Green, trying to find comfort in the thought of her upcoming departure for college. And yet, as Peach struggles through the next few days, she is stalked by the memories of her unacknowledged trauma. Sleeping is hard when she is haunted by the glimpses of that stranger's gaping mouth. Working is hard when her assailant's rancid smell still fills her nostrils. Eating is impossible when her stomach is swollen tight as a drum. Though she tries to close her eyes to what has happened, Peach at last begins to understand the drastic, gruesome action she must take.

In this astonishing debut, Emma Glass articulates the unspeakable with breathtaking verve. Intensely physical, with rhythmic, visceral prose, Peach marks the arrival of a visionary new voice.

My Review

Peach is one of those books that I honestly don’t even know where to start in terms of writing a review.  It wasn’t a young adult book – and I’ve never been more thankful for that – and while it … Continue reading

1 stars
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Electric Gardens Author: M. Black Pub. Date: March 15, 2018 Publisher: CREATIVIA Pages: 332 Formats: Paperback, eBook Find it: Goodreads Synopsis: In our future, robots known as Tins keep us protected from the floods, fires and diseases of the outside in what are called Compounds. But when … Continue reading

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Finding Felicity Author: Stacey Kade Publication Date: March 20th, 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Synopsis: Caroline Sands has never been particularly good at making friends. And her parents’ divorce and the move to Arizona three years … Continue reading

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Tiger’s Dream Author: Colleen Houck Series: The Tiger Saga, #5 Publication Date: March 20th, 2018 Synopsis: A tiger left behind. A goddess in need of an ally. Stranded in a time and place he never wished for, Kishan Rajaram must … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Shilo Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #2) Author: Mary Weber Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: March 6, 2018 Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopia Synopsis: Trapped on the ice-planet of Delon, gamer girl Sofi and Ambassador Miguel have discovered … Continue reading

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Genesis Author: Brendan Reichs Series: Project Nemesis, #2 Publication Date: March 6th, 2018 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Synopsis: Noah Livingston knows he is destined to survive. The 64 members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class are trapped … Continue reading

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The Final Six Author: Alexandra Monir Publication Date: March 6th, 2018 Publisher: HarperTeen Synopsis: When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Wicked Charm
Book Author:
Amber Hart
Page Count:
304
Publishing Date:
January 30th, 2018
Publisher:
Entangled Teen
Date Read:
February 7th, 2018
Source:
eARC from publisher via NetGalley - Thank you!

Synopsis

Nothing good comes from living in the Devil’s swamp.

Willow Bell doesn’t think moving to the Okefenokee is half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog—or for the boy next door, who might just be the trouble people speak of.

Beneath his wicked, depthless eyes and the allure that draws girls to him, Beau Cadwell is mystery to his core. Where Beau goes, chaos follows. His lips are full of twisted grins and lies, the girls say. He’s evil in disguise, warns Gran.

It isn’t until girls wind up dead in the swamp that Willow wonders if maybe Beau is more intense than she can handle. His riddles tell her that he’s someone to be wary of, but his touch tells her that she can trust him. Problem is, which is true? It’s hard to tell with a boy like him…?

My Review

Okay, first off, look at that pretty cover!  It’s beautiful!  I love the purple color mixed with the white to create this really original looking cover that totally stands out.  I think it was one of my favorite things about … Continue reading

3 stars
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