Friday, April 23, 2021
Stealing Infinity by #1 NYT bestselling author Alyson Noël releases 2-1-2022
When a young girl with an usual gift is whisked away to an academy for time-travelling teens, she becomes the target for a sinister organization hell-bent on rewriting history in this clever and fast-paced YA that is guaranteed to become your next fantasy romance obsession.
Monday, February 8, 2021
Love Spells and Other Disasters left me with mixed emotions. It was a nice mix of contemporary and magic. Magical realism is one of my favorite types of stories. The story is mostly cute and fun in the beginning, but towards the end things did get a bit dark. I was expecting a light fluffy read and I am not really sure how to express more of my thoughts on the rest of the book without possible spoilers so be warned to stop now if you want to avoid those. Okay, so the twist with Luca I definitely saw coming, but didn't mind as I really liked him as a character and thought things still came out to my liking in the end. The things I did not like were the abuse that takes place as a result of the spells, but more than that was the fact that some of those people were still mad that the spells got cancelled out and wanted a new spell. Like what?!! You are no longer under a spell, but want to go back to being abused?!!! Also Ethan after the spell was removed was so annoying and just plain childish. Ugh, he really got on my bad side lol. There was also a scene were it subtly described two teens having sex which made me feel a bit awkward. I know it's a reality of life, but I didn't expect it in the story and would rather not read that. So although I enjoyed the story overall there were some things that made me cringe.
** I received an advanced digital copy for this book through Netgalley. **
Monday, January 11, 2021
What if with every person you met, after just one touch, you have a vision of the last time you’ll see each other? Ever. Normally, these visions are innocent—two friends just drifting apart, a random stranger that brushed past you then never crossed your path again.
But not today.
When I accidentally touch him, within only moments of our first meeting, I’m bombarded by visions of his death.
And from what I can see, I’m the reason he dies.
Now I just need to figure out why, and how to stop this from happening. Because not only am I to blame, but his very last words to me are...I love you
|To Whatever End is riveting and hard to put down! Although the twists were predictable the story was still very enjoyable. I really liked that Quinn's ability was unique to other books I've read and I absoltuely loved her and Griffin's chemistry. He's an easy character to like and Quinn seems to feel so comfortable with him right from the start. To Whatever End mixes contemporary, suspense, and magical realism into a very intriguing YA book that I highly recommend.|
** I received a digital review copy of this book through Netgalley. **
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Book description: Gossip Girl meets One of Us Is Lying in this slick, taut murder mystery set against the backdrop of an exclusive prep school on Long Island.
They Wish They Were Us is enthralling and captivating from the start and I just couldn't put it down. I love YA mystery thrillers like this and really wish there were more of them out there. I find it interesting that the crime has already taken place and that we are then presented with the idea that the person convicted of it may not have actually done it. So then you're wondering well who did. On top of that the whole Players thing is pretty intriguing and seems to really shine a spotlight on peer pressure and naive youth. It touches on a lot of issues including bullying, sexism, ethics, and more. I think the author did a good job at planting little seeds about a few characters and while some have said they knew right away who did it, I'll admit that I did not. I did realize it shortly before it was revealed, but I still had fun getting there and getting the satisfaction of being right when it finally was presented without a doubt. I think it was a great choice and I thoroughly enjoyed reading They Wish They Were Us.
I received this book through bookishfirst and this is my honest and voluntary review.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Rambling Star Ranch is a fun and captivating romance with just the right touch of magical realism. Tempest is a strong yet vulnerable woman and a wonderful mother. Exactly the type of character I love to read about! She has been hurt in her past and basically made a job out of protecting others from the same fate. She's built the walls around her heart so tall and strong she's even earned the nickname Tempest the Terminator. Don't let her fool you though. I knew right away when she met Dixon (a.k.a. accidentally groped his chest lol) that she was going to fall head over heels for the handsome cowboy. He's definitely a charmer and I loved how he cared for not only her, but also her son. Dixon is confident, handsome, a gentleman, and a cowboy... How could she possibly resist?!! Their chemistry is great and their easy banter kept a smile on my face. The entire setting of the story with the fair and the competition is just such fun and I was completely immersed in the story. The magical realism is always part of the wonderful charm from this author and I love that she included my favorite mystical character Granny Tinker. It just wouldn't be the same without her meddling! So if you're like me and handsome cowboys, witty banter, mischievous old ladies, and a bit of magic are your thing then this book is for you!
** I received a copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary review. **