Knocked Up – Book Review

Title: Knocked Up

Author: Stacey Lynn

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to NetGalley for sending me an arc**

Synopsis: Braxton is a tattoo artist who is covered in his own tattoos, has been through a lot in his years. He has no family but has always wanted one. He has worked his butt off for what he wants.

Cara is finally living for herself. She gave up on her crazy parents and is still dealing with her twin brothers death. She is making money by being an artist, without the help or approval of her parents.

One night at a friends wedding they spend a passionate night together, Cara’s first one night stand. She leaves abruptly the next morning and leaves with an unknown gift at the time. How will Braxton take the news of finding out he’s going to be a dad? Will the two of them be able to be a couple and have a happy family?

Thoughts: I absolutely loved this! Braxton is such a sweet character that I fell in love with instantly.  I loved seeing him mature over the course of the novel. You can tell how much he had grown throughout the novel. Cara is just as sweet and brave. She stands up to her parents and tells them straight what she thinks. The two characters together are a dream team. I would love to read a continuation of their story. I flew through the story and I was so emersed in their lives I just couldn’t put it down.

Knocked Up by [Lynn, Stacey]

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Serpents and Saviors – Road to Publication

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Serpents and Saviors (Project Emergence #2)
by Jamie Zakian
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Publisher: Month9Books

Lord of the Flies meets the 100.

Joey got separated from her twin brother Jesse when their luxury spacecraft broke apart halfway to Mars. The terrorists are dead, but so are most of the passengers who escaped a dying Earth for a new life on a new planet.

The remaining survivors, the future of humanity, are scattered across the lush planet of Mars. Joey and Kami are in a mountainous forest, and they’re locked in a power struggle to guide the people. Jesse and Rai landed on the coast, and are desperate to reach their sisters.

This new world can be a fresh start, where everyone is equal and class sectors are finally made obsolete, if only Kami would give up her self-appointed position as Commander of Mars. Both Joey and Kami are willing to die for their beliefs, even sacrificing the lives of those who’ve chosen to follow them, unless clearer heads can prevail before it’s too late.


Jamie Zakian is a full-time writer who consumes the written word as equally as oxygen. Living in South Jersey with her husband and rowdy family, she enjoys farming, archery, and blazing new trails on her 4wd quad, when not writing of course. She aspires to one day write at least one novel in every genre of fiction.

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Road to Publication

The road to publication has many paths. I chose to walk along the small press path, which has worked well for me. I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with some amazing and talented editors, cover designers, and marketing pros who’ve helped bring my work to new levels. The family type approach a small press offers really provided a nurturing feel, which was something I personally needed when starting out in the industry. There is no single right or wrong way to becoming published. I always encourage aspiring authors to do extensive research on all avenues available to them, whether it be self-publishing, small/indie presses, or the agent/big five pub route.

Embracing Her Heart – Book Review

Title: Embracing Her Heart

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: Word Literary Press

Publication Date: April 17, 2018

Pages: 324

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to the author and publisher for sending me an arc**

Synopsis: Grace once left her hometown and Reed Cross behind several years ago. When she returns for a couple weeks. She’s made it big in New York and didn’t think she’d return, let alone see her secret high school boyfriend/lover/first love, again.

Reed has come back to Oak Falls to take over his uncle Roys Business. He was working on a porch for nonother than the Montgomery’s. Who happens to be the family of his first love, Grace.

They meet again and rekindle their past love, but will they both stay and live together or run away when things get rough?

Thoughts: These two characters really complement each other. They are so sweet to each other. I loved how they went after their dreams and a few years later they get a chance to be a real public couple. I loved Graces personality and her determination. She goes for what she wants and won’t let anyone get in her way. Reed is such a lovely character and I loved seeing him grow and take on his past. I would love to read a continuation and hopefully get to see a family down the line for these characters!


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About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Author: Donna Grant

Release Date: April 16, 2018

Genre: Historical paranormal romance

About the book

Re-enter the world of New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant’s spellbinding Kindred series.

To live in the light they hunt in the dark…

Strong-willed and cunning, Ravyn was taken in as a child by witch Hunters and raised her to be the best of the best. When she receives word that the witch who murdered her family and ripped apart her world is nearby, Ravyn begins her hunt. In her quest to locate the witch, she finds her pursuit impeded again and again by a gorgeous and powerful man. But she won’t be denied and intends to do whatever is necessary to complete her mission. But the Coven is more dangerous than ever, and Ravyn may not be enough to thwart their latest endeavor.

Carac has spent years building his army and winning wars to become known as one of the greatest knights of his time. But he holds a big secret. Everything he’s worked for comes into question when he’s faced with a threat he hadn’t known existed. He suddenly finds his mission changed after he’s approached by the most spirited and beautiful woman he’s ever seen. It’s soon apparent that priceless antiquities are only the beginning of what they’re fighting for—and what they stand to lose.



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About the author

Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

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My Freshman Year of Fabulous – Book Review

Title: My Freshman Year of Fabulous

Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni

Publisher: Swoon Romance

Publication Date: March 30, 2018

Pages: 353

Rating: 4 stars

****Thanks to the chapter by chapter tour for sending me a copy for review****

Synopsis: Avery Thronton is completely nervous and excited about her first day of high school. During the first day, a senior leads her astray and she ends up nowhere near her classroom. Instead of ending up where she’s supposed to be, she ends up in an equipment room. When she runs into the room she runs into Eli Fields, who is having just as bad a day she is. He just got benched from the football team. Eli isn’t allowed to quit because his two older brothers have received scholarships for playing football. Avery learns this in their short time together and tries to get him to be her dance partner. His response is he doesn’t dance. What happens when Avery spots him at a dancing game at the mall? Will she still be able to dance with her current partner when she would rather be dancing with Eli?

Thoughts: This is a super cute read. It’s great if you need something light but still with a good purpose. Eli is such a cute character that I’d love a whole story just dedicated to him! The connections between both characters are very realistic. I so love the relationship between Avery and her sister. You can tell how much they care for each other. They both support each other’s hobbies, Avery with dancing and her sister with soccer. This was a great read, that was really fun and entertaining.

The Novella included was just as cute and sweet. I really enjoyed getting to see a different perspective on a bake-off show. These are some great reads for the summer.


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At Woods Edge – Book Review

Title: At Woods Edge

Author: E.M. Fitch

Publisher: Month9Books

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Pages: 298

Rating: 4 stars

****Thanks to the Chapter by Chapter Tour for sending me a copy for review****

Synopsis: Cassie is trying to live a normal life. Her boyfriend, Ryan, adores her. She also has a great set of friends. One person, in particular, keeps taunting her with gifts, even though she hasn’t seen him. Ryan wants her to not worry about these things happening and her to take her life back in her hands. The woodland creatures have been quiet, other than Aiden. Cassie is trying her hardest to ignore him. Some unexplainable events start to happen, especially now that Laney, her best friend, are on opposite sides.

Thoughts: I really enjoyed this continuation of Of The Trees. I loved the romance between Cassie and Ryan. Ryan is such a sweet boyfriend, who’s very supportive. I also really love Aidan’s character and the gifts he gives Cassie are super cute and well thought out. This was still a creepy book but still not terribly scary.


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The Rules of Rebellion – Book Review

Title: The Rules of Rebellion

Author: Amity Hope

Publication Date: April 2, 2018

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Pages: 150

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: Kylie Jenkins has been told her whole life she is a boring book nerd. Mostly by her sisters. She’s finally had enough and decides to live a little. She makes herself a list of all of the things she wants to do before she graduates.

1. Skinny dip (her idea)
2. Stargaze (his idea)
3. Prank someone (her idea)
4. Go on a date (his idea)

Kylie took her list to school and ended up losing it but luckily it was found by Leo Zimmerman.

Leo has had a crush on Kylie since 5th grade and is more than happy to help Kylie get out of her comfort zone.

They both come from very different families and home lives but somehow manage to work.

Thoughts: These characters were very relatable and so cute together. I loved Leo and how sweet he is to Kylie and anything that has to do with her. It is a very Entangled Teen novel, its got the super cute and fun aspects that make you fall in love with the storyline and characters. I flew through the novel in no time and had such a fun time reading it. I would highly recommend this if you want a super fun and sweet story this spring.


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March Warp Up

Happy Easter Everyone!

I had a really good reading month! I ended up reading 6,009 pages! I finished two series that are updated until now. I read a few arcs and really enjoyed them. I also had a good Blog month too! I would love to know what you read during the month of March!20180331_140506.jpg

True Storm – Excerpt

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His hands still on my face. “I’m sorry,” I manage to say, trying to control a nervous need to giggle like a hyena. “Are we fighting? Maybe I didn’t notice because it’s all we ever seem to do.”

A wicked grin lights his features. “That’s not all we seem to do,” he whispers, seconds before he replaces his thumb with his lips.

It’s a soft kiss at first, tentative. Like someone asking your name. But it lights me up, sending fire shooting through my body, heat curling through my belly. I must sigh because Jared pulls back for just a moment, a question in his eyes and hunger written all over him. Then he claims my lips again, holding my face in his hands as the earth spins away from me.

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About True Storm:

Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her—but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself under pressure to choose her future: does it lie with her handsome new friend, Alastair; her guardian, the enigmatic True Born leader Nolan Storm; or the man who makes her heart trip, her savage True Born bodyguard Jared Price?

But while Lucy ponders her path, fate has other plans. Betrayal is a cruel lesson, and the Fox sisters can hardly believe who is behind the plot against them. To survive this deadly game of politics, Lucy is forced to agree to a marriage of convenience. But is the DNA of her will stronger than the forces opposing her? And can she turn the tide against the oncoming storm?

As they say in Dominion, rogue genes can never have a happy ending…

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of True Storm (True Born Trilogy, #3) by L.E. Sterling today!

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About L.E. Sterling:

L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature – where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate. Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt – inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Risen – Book Review

Title: Risen

Author: Cole Gibsen

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Pages: 300

Rating: 4 stars

*Thanks to the author and publisher for sending me an advanced copy for review.*

Synopsis: Charlie has been living with her aunt in the woods since her parents died in a car accident. She is always wanting to have something more in her life, than her dog and her aunt. Then her aunt gets taken by vampires, and it’s up to Charlie to save her. As soon as her aunt is taken she has a run with Sebastian, a vampire, that wants to kill her and save her. Both, embark on a journey to save Charlie’s aunt.

Thoughts: This was such a fun and fast paced read, that I read in no time. I was surprised at some of the plot twists that occur. I loved the interaction between Charlie and Sebastian, they have a love-hate relationship that I just adored. I was left on a cliff-hanger and I can’t wait to pick up the next book in the series!


You can get it on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble

The Big Bad Wolf – Book Review

Title: The Big Bad Wolf

Author:  Jus Accardo

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Publication Date: March 5, 2018

Pages: 184

Rating: 3 stars

Synopsis: Kensey Deaton comes from elites werewolves. She is to be married off to produce some of the strongest pups. Even though Kensey is completely against this idea of degradation of arranged mating and marriages. Kensey will do anything to keep this from happening even if it means to be “mated” to Slade McAlister to help them both out of situations neither want to be in.

Slade McAlister has his own problems. His Alpha father happens to be the most reviled wolf on the eastern seaboard, always expecting Slade to be his Second, never the Alpha.

Both aren’t only from opposite sides of the tracks, they’re from opposite sides of the war. If they can sell their ‘relationship’, they might just make it out of this with their freedom. This may just be the best thing that has happened to either of them.

Thoughts: Overall this wasn’t how I expected this to be. I was suprised at how it broke most of the rules of how most werewolve novels are. It was almost like religious families were marrying off thier daughters. It was a pretty quick and fun read. It held my attention.

You can get it on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.


February Wrap Up!

I feel pretty proud of myself for accomplishing a few books this month. I took part of Contemporary-a-thon and read three books for the duration of the read-a-thon.

Novel The Dating Debate Just One of the Boys Alex Approximately Jordan’s Return
Author Chris Cannon Leah and Kate Rooper Jenn Bennett Samantha Chase
Pages 242 241 391 279
Star Rating 4 5 3 5
One More Kiss Just to be With You Hard to Stay
The Big Bad Wolf
Samantha Chase Bella Andre S.Jones Jus Accardo Total:
330 384 342 184 2,393
4 3 3 ~3.9

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I hope next month is just as good! I hope that everyone who took a part of Contemporary-a-thon and had an overall

Jordan’s Return – Book Review

Title: Jordan’s Return

Author: Samantha Chase

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Publication Date: November 20, 2011

Pages: 278

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: Jordan Manning has been living a hard life these days. She has two kids, who would do anything for her, especially coming out of an abusive marriage and a horrible car accident, that her ex-husband had caused. After dealing with struggles physically and mentally, Jordan decides that she needs a break, and take her kids on a little vacation in Virginia. When they arrive, Jordan doesn’t expect to see her first love, Rob Tyler, walking up the street. As they start to rekindle what they once had, will it be too much for Jordan and her kids, and will she want her kids to be put through Rob possibly leaving in the future?

Thoughts: I ate this book so quickly, I would love to read it again and soon! Rob is such a swoon-worthy character, he made my heart melt every time he something sweet. I would start smiling at the two’s interactions with each other and felt like I was there a part of their relationship. The relationship between Rob and Jordan was just as sweet between Rob and Jordan’s kids. This was such a sweet and fun read, I can’t wait to indulge in some of Samantha’s novels!



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January Wrap Up!

I’m feeling pretty good so far with my reading! I have read some pretty great books this month and I hope it continues for the rest of the year.

Novel Any Boy But You Saving It Tell Me Something Real It’s Kind of A Funny Story Night Say You’ll Remeber Me
Author Julie Hammerle Monica Murphy Kristen Kehoe New Vizzini Elie Wiesel Katie McGarry
Pages 201 241 251 444 120 400
Star Rating 4 4 4 4 4 5


Gracling Three Sides of a Heart Paper Princess Broken Prince Twisted Palace
Kristin Cashore Natalie C. Parker Erin Watt Erin Watt Erin Watt  Total:
471 448 370 370 370 3686
2 3 5 5 5 ~4

The Ultimate Book Tag – Tag

I was scrolling through different tags and found this one done by Happy Indulgence.

1. Do you get sick while reading in a car?
I do! I can’t focus on anything for a long period of time when in a car, but a plane I’m fine.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I love Katie McGarry. She makes tough situations sound so not terrible.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Harry Potter, but they both have defined what YA literature is today.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?
If I’m going places and usually contains books, or if I don’t have a bag with me, I just use my kindle.

5. Do you smell your books?
Yes, especially when they are new.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?
Without, but sometimes it really makes a book unique.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and Twilight by Stephanie Meyers, but I still love them!

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
Not really?

9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?

Either The Great Gatsby or The Outsiders.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I read a lot better than I write. It’s like I can’t get the words out that I want.

12. When did you get into reading?
When I was really young, maybe in Preschool?

13. What is your favourite classic book?
Of Mice and Men counts, right?

14. In school what was your best subject?
Math, surprisingly!

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
I would return it or donate it to my school or local library.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

17. What is a bad habit you always do while blogging?
Listening to music or watching youtube then getting sucked into the world e=where you watch all the videos that pop up on the side.

18. What is your favorite word?
I don’t really have a favourite but, I like the use of sarcasm with that said word.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
I’m a massive nerd, I wouldn’t choose to be anything different.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires. But I really prefer Werewolves.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters, I really love to read those WattPad stories.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves, I just love the idea.

23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
Vampires, they were a part of my first series I ever completed.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
All of the Above!

25. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Romance. Romance. Romance.

Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

The Booktube Annivesary – Tag

I can’t believe I’ve had a book blog for 1 year now! I want to thank everyone who has followed, liked, and supported me. I thought I would celebrate my year as a book blogger! I found this tag done by Book Your Imagination. I have modified some of the questions to fit my personal style of blogging.

1) What anniversary are you celebrating?

My 1 Year on my blog, alotabooks13

2) What genre or genres does your channel generally focus on?

I do reviews and tags and anything relating to books!

3) What are you most proud of on your blog in the last year?

I am proud of the author contacts and the posts I’ve done with some of them!

4) Do you receive ARCs to review?

Yes, I do.

5) What types of posts do you most like to do on your blog?

I really enjoy doing tags and hauls!

6) What types of videos do you like to watch on other people’s channels/blogs?

I love to watch all things book related to Booktube and read others peoples blogs!

7) Was there anything you tried on your channel last year that didn’t work?

Sometimes when I did photography.

8) Is there anything that you’ve done on your channel last year that you won’t continue doing next year?

I won’t be doing TBR’s for the month. I realized I am terrible at sticking to it and I am more of mood reader.

9) Is there anything that you plan to do more of this year?

I plan to do more thorough reviews.

10) What are some of the challenges you face on your blog?

Finding a post that everyone will like.

11) What is your one, best piece of advice you can give to another booktuber/blogger?

Stay connected to your viewers and find ways to connect with them!

12) What is the best part of having a booktube channel/blog?

Being able to communicate and express your passion for reading and books!

Thanks for stopping by, Emily. If there’s anything you want to see or have me read and review let me know in the comments! Or if there are things you think I should change, I would really appreciate it!

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Say You’ll Remeber Me – Release date January 30, 2018

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From critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, comes SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME—a story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve!

SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME releases on January 30, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!

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“Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But the opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.






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Best books of 2017!

I read 121 books in 2017 and I thought I’d share my top 17 books of 2017!

17. The Inexplicable Logic of my Life – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

16. An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

15. The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

14. P.S. I Like You – Kasie West

13. Breaking the Ice – T. Torrest

12. Sad Perfect – Stephanie Elliot

11. Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella

10. Long Way Home – Katie McGarry

9. Whatever Life Throws at You – Julie Cross

8. Not After Everything – Michelle Levy

7. Sunsets at Seaside – Addison Cole

6. A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas

5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

4.  Moon Called – Patricia Briggs

3. Throne of Glass –  Sarah J. Maas (the whole series)

2. Tell me Three Things –  Julie Buxbaum

1.Eliza and her Monsters –  Francesca Zappia  

I hope you all had a great reading year! Share in the comments your favorite or least favorite reads.

Goodreads Challenge Wrap Up!

Earlier this year, I set a Goodreads goal of 100 books for me to read. As of right now with a few more days left of the year, but I don’t know how much more I will be able to read.

These are all the novels I read in 2017! I might finish 1 or 2 more books if I do I’ll post them on my Instagram!

October Wrap up and November TBR!

Another month came and gone! I can’t believe it’s November already, which means it’s almost Christmas!

October Wrap Up

I read a few books again this month, but not as much as I would have liked.

Tales of the Peculiar – Ransom Riggs – DNF

Blood Bound – Patricia Briggs – 5 Stars

Of Mice and Men (Class assignment) – John Steinbeck – 4 stars

Secrets at Seaside – Addison Cole – 5 Stars

I enjoyed MOST of the books I read, except for Tales of the Peculiar, you can find out my thoughts about it on a recent post of mine called The Book I DNF’d.

November TBR

November 9 – Colleen Hoover

Iron Kissed – Patricia Briggs

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

I don’t want to have too many books on my TBR for the month, with the holidays coming up and all. What you plan to read this month let me know in the comments?

Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

Notes of Magic by Jessica Butcher

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  • One winner will receive a signed copy of Notes of Magic by Jessica Bucher

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Notes of Magic (The Bohemians #1) by Jessica Bucher

Publication Date: February 24, 2018

Enchanted city. Old magic. New threat.

Taq, a young fiddler, comes to Prague with dreams of joining the Bohemians—a band of immortal, magic-wielding street performers. With a mission to right past wrongs, things don’t go as planned when he meets the beautiful performer, Katia. Now, he must decide if revealing his secret is worth losing her heart.

Katia has spent one hundred years chained to the city, broken-hearted and silent,

waiting for her chance to be free. But with an impending threat on Bohemia itself and a mysterious newcomer, peace is starting look farther than ever. Now she must decide if she should trust Taq or put her faith in the one who broke her heart—the tyrannical Magistrate of Bohemia.

Curses can be broken, but at what cost?


Jessica Bucher is a Young Adult author living in Texas with her husband and children. Her first book, The Hereafter, was published in 2016. When she’s not writing, editing, or chasing her kids, she can be found scrolling through Facebook or planning her next travel adventure.


Reyet Trap – Deleted Scenes

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Reyet Trap (Torch World #2) by Dee Garretson

Release Date: April 3, 2018

Publisher: Month9Books

No planet. No hope.

Quinn Neen and his friends have survived the uprising and the ruthless Fosaanian leader’s attempt to kill them, but the galaxy is still hurtling toward war. With just a few days before Quinn starts his mandatory military training, he plans to spend the time with Mira, the Fosaanian girl he’s in love with. When a mysterious message forces them on a journey to an isolated planet named Reyet, Quinn’s plans quickly change.

A coup on Reyet throws everything into chaos, leaving Quinn and Mira evading enemies they know, and some they don’t, including the planet itself. Now, time is running out for Earth, Fosaan, and Reyet, and there may be no place left in the galaxy that’s safe.

About the Author

Dee Garretson writes for many different age groups, from chapter books to middle grade to young adult to adult fiction. She lives in Ohio with her family, and in true writer fashion, has cat companions who oversee her daily word count. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, watch old movies, and attempt various kinds of drawing, painting and other artistic pursuits.

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Even though it was the middle of the night, people still wandered around the shops and food stands on the upper bridge. The heat had lessened a little, but the air still felt heavy and I tasted the dust with every breath I took. I felt an uneasiness in the crowd, as if everyone thought it was safer to stay awake and to keep moving.

I felt safer being out at night because we blended in better. Unless someone looked closely at us, they would just assume Mira and I were two more Far Edge trekkers who had come to Reyet for a little excitement, only to find ourselves trapped after the coup.

Mira grabbed my hand and pulled me over to a stand crowded with people. A fruity scent rose from the containers sitting on the counter. “Can we afford a couple of those?”

My stomach rumbled. If we ever got off Reyet, the first thing I planned to do was organize a feast for Mira and I.

“Yes, well, not really but we’re going to buy some anyway.”

The drink was heaven, smooth and cold made of something sweet that I couldn’t even describe. I sipped it slowly trying to make it last as we walked.

We passed an old man holding up circlets of tiny bells. “Charms for your sirls! Charms for your sirls! Soothe their spirits!” He had a sirl on the ground next to him with three or four of the circlets placed around the neck of the small statue. The statue didn’t look particularly soothed by the jewelry. Its two black circles meant to represent eyes stared out with a baleful expression.

Near him a bunch of Far Edge trekkers clustered around a woman seating on an upturned basket. A thin dust veil covered her entire face, so that her features were only smudges in the flickering firelight from the brazier next to her.

“There’s something that hides in the mists in the gorge,” she said in a low throaty voice. “It is what causes the burning inside the victims. It’s no disease at all.” The crowd murmured. She held up her hand to silence them. “The mists used to linger only down in the gorge, but they are rising bit by bit. Look for yourselves. You’ll see them.”

There was something about her voice that made me want to look so we moved with the group to the edge of the bridge. Even in the darkness down below I could see wisps of mist floating about, like they were being moved by a breeze we couldn’t feel.

“Are they ghosts?” someone asked, their voice shaking.

“No one knows what they are,” the woman said.

“Mira?” A man’s voice called.

I put my arm around her. “Let’s go,” I whispered, pulling her away from the voice. “Don’t react, because that will be a giveaway.”

“Mira? Wait.” The voice was louder.

I looked over at Mira. She nodded. We broke into a run.

Unforgivable – Cover Reveal

Title: Unforgivable

Author: Isabel Love

Genre: New Adult Romance

Cover Designer: Najla Qamber

Photographer: Lindee Robinson

Models: Travis Bendall and Haley Jordan

Release Date: April 26, 2018

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There are certain things that are unforgivable…
Falling for your brother’s best friend is one of them.

That isn’t the worst thing I’ve done, though.
Not even close.

Shame and guilt follow me everywhere.
Except when I’m with him.

With him, I can breathe again.
Smile again. Love again.

But he has no idea what I’ve done…

Of The Trees – Book Review

Title: Of The Trees

Author: E.M. Fitch

Publisher: Month9Books

Pages: 300

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: Cassie and Laney are best friends. Laney is an amateur ghost hunter. Cassie stays many nights at the cemetery waiting for a ghost to appear.Cassie swears that she hears whispering in the trees and she feels that someone is watching her. Cassie and her friends go the local carnival and some creepy things start to happen and Cassie’s life will never be the same. Lamey starts to hang around older guys and Cassie doesn’t trust or like them. They make Cassie feel afraid, and every time she sees them they change their appearances. While Laney is off with those men, Cassie seeks comfort from her other friend, Ryan. Things start to get even creepier when people Cassie knows start to die. With all this happening Laney is still hanging around those men, Cassie fears for Laney, will everything be okay?

Thoughts: This is a fantastically creepy story. I liked how I creeped out but not enough to keep me up at night. I liked how you knew something was wrong but you didn’t know what. I really loved Cassie’s character, she is such a sweet and caring friend. She only wants the best for her friends and she doesn’t want anything bad to happen to them.


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In the Eye of the Storm/Catering to the CEO – Book Review

Title: In the Eye of the Storm/Catering to the CEO

Author: Samanthat Chase

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

Pages: 416

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: (In the Eye of the Storm) Holly Abrams is an overworked assistant to Stephen Ballinger. She works more than most of Stephen employees and she does more than some other workers especially when Stephen calls her one Friday night at 2 a.m. He wants her to pick him up from the bar after we got into a fight with his two friends. So Holly goes and gets him and words are exchanged and emotions fly. Will Holly still be able to work for Stephen after declaring her feelings? Will they move on to be more than a boss/assistant relationship?

Thoughts: I really love to getting to learn new things from these characters! They were super enjoyable and I can’t believe that they work together for so long and nothing happened! I love the way they interacted with each other. I really loved Holly and Stephen’s characters together, they really complimented each other. Another amazing romance from Samantha Chase and I can’t wait to pick up more!

Synopsis:(Catering to the CEO) Millionaire Adam Lawrence a CEO, knows his way in a business and in pleasure. What happens when Cassie, his caterer comes in and shakes his whole world? Will Adam learn to give into love or lose her forever?

Thoughts: I had so much fun reading the story. I couldn’t put it down nor did I want to! I absolutely love these characters and their relationships. This was such a cute and family-oriented story. Cassie is such a sweet character that I’d love to see further into her life.

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Star Crossed – Cover Reveal

Let us know what you think of the cover for Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn, which releases October 2, 2018!

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About Star-Crossed

Only one can survive…

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About Pintip Dunn:

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. Pintip’s debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. In addition, it is a finalist for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, the Japanese Sakura Medal, and the MASL Truman Award. THE DARKEST LIE was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other books include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, the novella BEFORE TOMORROW, and GIRL ON THE VERGE. She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at

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The Trail Rules – Book Review

Title: The Trail Rules

Author: Melanie Hooyenga

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: March 9, 2018

Pages: 294

Rating: 4 stars

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Synopsis: Junior year is going to be Mike’s (Mikayla) year. Her new best friend isn’t controlling, her boyfriend adores her and she’s learning to bike with in the mountains without running into trees. She meets a group of rider’s and they welcomed her into their group and she finally feels like she belongs. One special person in particular, Mica, who she really likes and helps support her and gives her confidence but, they’re not dating. When things finally start to come together for Mike her family starts to pressure her into taking more time for school in her future than hanging out with her friends and doing what she wants to do. She also needs to decide if she wants to be a follower or if she wants to do what she wants to do.

Thoughts: This was a cute coming-of-age type of romance. I really loved Micah, he was super cute and you could tell that he really cared for Mike. They had a great connection with there being bikes and they really seem to understand each other. It also is a very relatable book because Mike has all these choices about what she needs to decide for her future her friendships and any and everything else. Mike also learns that she has to be true to herself and make decisions just for her nobody else. Overall this was a really enjoyable and fun read.

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Multi-award winning young adult author Melanie Hooyenga first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates
best to that age group. She has lived in Washington DC, Chicago, and Mexico, but has finally settled down in her home
state of Michigan. When not at her day job as a Communications Director at a nonprofit, you can find Melanie
attempting to wrangle her Miniature Schnauzer Owen and playing every sport imaginable with her husband Jeremy.

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Project Prometheus – Cover Reveal

Let us know what you think of the cover for Project Prometheus by Aden Polydoros, which releases August 7, 2018!

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About Project Prometheus:

The Academy stole everything from Hades, their perfect assassin. Angry and leaving bodies in his wake, he finds two other ex-assassins doing the exact same thing.

Tyler and Shannon once killed for The Academy. Now they’re tracking and hunting down its scientists. So why is The Academy only after Hades?

Shannon will do whatever it takes to protect Tyler, even if it means teaming up with a former rival. While she seeks answers to her past, Tyler wants to learn the truth about the mysterious white room, which no one has ever seen except him.

As for Hades? He simply wants revenge.

They all need answers, even if it means returning to the organization where it all started.

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About Aden Polydoros:

Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encouraged by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin PROJECT PANDORA. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.

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Yellow Locust – Cover Reveal

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Yellow Locust by Justin Joschko

Release Date: May 8, 2018

Publisher: Month9Books

Selena Flood is a fighter of preternatural talent. But not even her quick fists and nimble feet could save her parents from the forces of New Canaan, the most ruthless and powerful of the despotic kingdoms populating America-that-was.

Forced to flee the tyrannical state with her younger brother Simon in tow, Selena is now the last chance for peace in a continent on the verge of complete destruction.

In her pocket is a data stick, the contents of which cost her parents their lives. Selena must now ensure it reaches the Republic of California—a lone beacon of liberty shining across a vast and barren wasteland—before it’s too late.

Between New Canaan and California stretch the Middle Wastes: thousands of desolate miles home to murderers, thieves, and a virulent strain of grass called yellow locust that has made growing food all but impossible. So when Selena and Simon stagger into Fallowfield, an oasis of prosperity amidst the poisoned plains, everything seems too good to be true—including the warm welcome they receive from the town’s leader, a peculiar man known only as The Mayor.

As Selena delves deeper into the sinister secrets of this seemingly harmless refuge, she soon learns there is a much darker side to Fallowfield and the man who runs it. Before long, she must call upon the skills she honed in the fighting pits of New Canaan to ensure not only her own survival, but that of her brother, in whom the Mayor has taken far too keen an interest.

And she’d better act fast, for an all-out war inches ever closer, and New Canaan is never as far away as it seems.

About the Author

Justin Joschko is an author from Niagara Falls, Ontario. His writing has appeared in newspapers and literary journals across Canada. Yellow Locust is his first novel. He currently lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.

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The Dylan Dilemma – Cover Reveal

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The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe

Release Date: April 24, 2018

Publisher: Swoon Romance

High school senior Kenzie Harper-Shea has no time for dating, especially after the arrival of the basketball coach from hell. Now Kenzie has lost her confidence, is in a slump, and in danger of losing out on a scholarship to play college ball. The last thing she needs is her “vacation boyfriend,” Dylan McCoy, distracting her with warm smiles, inside jokes, and swoony kisses.

Dylan, however, is totally ready to date. He finally lives in the same town as Kenzie and is not about to lose the chance to let their relationship grow into something more. But for now, he’ll stay in the friend zone because he’s determined to find out what has her running scared. It can’t be just about basketball.

As Kenzie spends more time around Dylan, her feelings become a jumbled-up mess. It’s obvious they’re into each other. So, why does she panic whenever she thinks about dating him? Is it connected to basketball or to something deeper? She’s not sure. Does she have the courage to examine her heart, even if it means breaking Dylan’s?

About the Author

The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On the bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.

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Kiss of Royal – Cover Reveal

Let us know what you think of the cover for Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga, which releases July 3, 2018!

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About Kiss of the Royal:

In the war against the Forces of Darkness, the Royals are losing. Princess Ivy is determined to end this centuries-long conflict once and for all, so her new battle partner must succeed where the others failed. Prince Zach’s unparalleled skill with a sword, enhanced by Ivy’s magic Kiss, should make them an unstoppable pair—but try convincing Zach of that.

Prince Zach has spent his life preparing for battle, but he would rather be branded a heretic than use his lips as nothing more than a way to transfer magic. A kiss is a symbol of love, and love is the most powerful weapon they have—but try convincing Ivy of that.

With the fate of their world on the line, the battlefield has become a testing ground, and only one of them can be right. Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan—but try convincing their hearts of that.

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About Lindsey Duga:

Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.

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Book Unhaul #1

I recently donated a few of my books to my school library and I thought I’d share them with you. Some of them I read and just didn’t like or I knew I would never end up reading them.

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Gracling by Kristin Cashore

Fire by Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

I hope that some students at my school find something they will love. I also feel really good about donating these books because now I’ll have more room on my bookshelf and it helped to lower my TBR pile.



Girl Vs by X. Culletto

Why You’ll Love this book

I believe anyone who’s a fan of The Hunger Games or The Fifth Wave will love this book. The elements of a worldly threat, complex moral dilemmas, and of course a kick-ass heroine are all there. I’ve had several readers tell me they didn’t like Rhyan much at the beginning of the story, but by the end, absolutely loved her. Rhyan’s character arc is natural, and there will be much more development of it in the sequel.

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Girl Vs (Sinister Skies#1) by X. Culletto

Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan’s biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed. Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extent she’ll go to in order to survive.


Xela Culletto loves all genres, but especially loves to geek out to sci-fi and fantasy. She currently lives in Utah with her husband and three children.

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Cover Reveal: Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown

Let us know what you think of the cover for Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story by Lisa Brown Roberts, which releases May 1, 2018!

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About Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story:

Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.

There’s a crazy guy running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlos, who is, well, very distracting –– in a good way. But I can’t even think about him that way because Crazy Guy says any fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved.

As if that’s not enough, an anonymous weirdo with insider intel is trying to sabotage my dad’s company on social media…and I’m afraid it’s working.

Much as I’d love to quit, I can’t. Kristoffs Never Quit is our family motto. I just hope there’s more than one survivor by the end of this summer.

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Have You Seen the NEW Cover for The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts yet? Check it out now!

About The Replacement Crush:

True love can’t be strategized.

After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.

But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.

Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

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About Lisa Brown Roberts:

Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off her eyebrows and penciling them in for an entire school year. This and other painful memories inspire her to write books in which girls big on wit and heart earn happy endings with swoony guys…eventually. Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.

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