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THE WITCH HUNTER ARC REVIEW

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TITLE: The Witch Hunter
AUTHOR: Virginia Boecker
SERIES: The Witch Hunter Book 1
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2 2015
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books
SOURCE: Netgalley ARC
RATING:5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Summary

The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. When she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to die at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can track down the person who laid a deadly curse on him.

As she's thrust into the world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and all-too-handsome healers, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

MY REVIEW

Elizabeth and her be…

HEXED REVIEW

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TITLE: Hexed
AUTHOR: Michelle Krys
SERIES: The Witch Hunter book 1
PUBLICATION DATE: June 10 2014
PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
SOURCE: Bought
RATING:3.5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Summary

If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Ind…

cover reveal Discovering April

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BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson
Publication date: April 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.
Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.
But he has one secret.…

SUCH A SECRET PLACE REVIEW

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TITLE: Such A Secret Place
AUTHOR: Cortney Pearson
SERIES: Stolen Tears Book 1
PUBLICATION DATE: April 1 2015
SOURCE: Netgalley ARC
RATING: 5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Synopsis

Raids splatter across the news--Arcaian soldiers are stealing magic left and right, using it against the people they steal it from.

When sixteen-year-old Ambry Csille's brother gets taken in one of these raids, her utter fear and panic should be enough to invoke tears in any normal world. But for Ambry, tears are a thing of the past.

Because of a spell, people can no longer feel emotion; not enough to cry, and definitely not enough to defend themselves against the tyrannical soldiers stealing her people’s magic. A rare vial of enchanted tears chooses Ambry to reverse the spell, and soon she finds herself the target not only of the Arcaians, but of battle-scarred Talon Haraway, who wants the tears for his own reasons.

All Ambry wants is to rescue her brother, but when her tears get stolen, Ambry determines to work with Talon…

TRAFFIC JAM REVIEW

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TITLE: Traffic Jam
AUTHOR: Melissa Groeling
SERIES: Standalone
PUBLICATION DATE: May 6 2012
PUBLISHER: Black Opal Books
SOURCE: free copy from author in exchange for honest review
RATING: 5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Summary

When you’re caught in traffic, you’ve got nowhere to go…

Val Delton’s life is spiraling and there’s nothing she can do to stop it. Her dad lost his job, her mom works fourteen hour days to pay the bills and yet somehow there are high-end shopping bags and an iPod in her older sister’s room. Naturally, Val becomes suspicious but her sister’s lips are sealed. Then by accident, she uncovers a dark, dangerous secret hidden behind her sister’s bright smiles and cool indifference. Val has no idea how far and how deep the repercussions of her sister’s secret will reach but she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her family safe. Will she succeed before her sister’s secret destroys everyone she loves?

MY REVIEW

This book has a very serious subject of human trafficking. I didn't really expec…

ALORA REVIEW

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TITLE:Alora
AUTHOR: Megan Linski
SERIES: Standalone
PUBLICATION DATE:November 1 2014
PUBLISHER:Gryfyn Publishing
SOURCE: free copy from publisher in exchange for honest review
RATING:5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Synopsis

For hundreds of years, Alora has been queen. Ruling over the most remote regions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she spends her summers riding upon a wild stallion, her winters as a winged wolf, never aging, forever at an eternal sixteen. 

This is what it means to be an Anmortal. 

Centuries pass until the arrival of something new in the woods, a small boy named August. Alora watches through the years as the child grows into a young man. Slowly she finds herself falling for him, unable to tame her wild heart. Madly in love, she ignores the fact that humans and Anmortals can never be together...a mortal cannot love a creature that lives forever. 

Distracted by romance, Alora doesn’t notice that there is a monster lurking in the shadows, a hunter who is determined to make Alora his prize. W…

ONYX MOON REVIEW

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TITLE: Onyx Moon
AUTHOR: Constance Roberts
SERIES: Onyx Moon trilogy Book 1 
PUBLICATION DATE: December 2 2014
PUBLISHER: Diff Jones Press
SOURCE: Free copy from author in exchange for honest review
RATING: 5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Synopsis

What if you were forced to live a double life while you sleep, and pursued by Demons while you were awake? City girl Ora Gondry has spent all of her nights in a dreamless sleep, until one night she finds herself awake in a foreign realm. Through the help of long forgotten heroes: a legendary swordsman and a former witch, Ora learns her soul teleports to a separate twin body while she slumbers. In Alethia, a land plagued by demonic legions, she must awaken her true power before the world falls to dark forces. While in the city, she struggles to pass exams and keep her best friend from joining a wannabe vampire cult. Oblivious to just how connected these two worlds are, Ora must wager which new friends are true allies, and which are Demons in disguise. But after…

OMEGA REVIEW

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TITLE: Omega
AUTHOR: SM Reine
SERIES: War Of The Alphas Book 1
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2 2015
PUBLISHER: Red Iris Books
SOURCE: ARC Netgalley
RATING: 4 STARS!!!

Goodreads Synopsis

Ten years ago, Deirdre Tombs died. When she was reborn the next day, Deirdre had become a shapeshifter who can't shift shapes. Nobody knows what animal she's supposed to be. She's definitely not a werewolf. The Alpha, Rylie Gresham, can't force her to transform like other members of her pack.

Now Deirdre is considered an omega, the weakest shapeshifter in the pack--a vulnerable position when Everton Stark demands tribute from Rylie. He wants to be the dominant Alpha. The only Alpha. And he plans to make her pack submit whether they want to or not. Stark can make every shapeshifter obey him by force of will alone.

Every shapeshifter except Deirdre.

The shifter who can't shift is the only hope for Rylie to win the war against Stark. It will take everything Deirdre has to survive undercover in his den.…

NEXIS COVER REVEAL

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Nexisby A.L. DavroeRelease Date: 12/01/15Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then...the crash. Devastated by her father's death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.
Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship...and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world, and makes her feel whole again.
But Nexis isn't quite the game everyone thinks it is.

And it's been waiting for Ella.

About the AuthorI write both YA and adult speculative fiction. I…

THE THORN & THE SINKING STONE BLITZ

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Hello! So today i'm doing a promo post for THE THORN AND THE SINKING STONE!! I absolutely loved this book and i received a free ARC from Netgalley. You can find my review here and enjoy the promo post!

The Thorn and the Sinking Stone 
by C.J. Dushinski 
Release Date: March 2015 
Entangled Teen 
313 pages 

Summary from Goodreads: ADD TO GOODREADS

Warring families. Forbidden love. And danger they can’t escape… Daggers. Roses. Cowboys. Boat Men. Survivors of Earth's Last War, four “families” vie to rule the dreary streets of Rain City through violence and blood. Valencia Hara, Princess of the wealthy Black Roses, is raised in warrior ways with sharpened steel. But she is no ordinary Rose. She is Cursed—tainted with the ability to see seconds into the future… To avenge his father's death, Sebastian Leold, of the rival gang Two Daggers, must face off against the Black Princess, he with his dagger, she with her katana sword. Yet a secret from a shared past leaves him unable to kill bea…

RED BOOK TOUR + GIVEAWAY

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Red by Alyxandra Harvey Release Date: March 2015 Entangled Teen 
Summary from Goodreads:
 Bad girls burn hot… Red is the color of Kia Alcott's hair. It's her temper, which blazes hot and always gets Kia into way too much trouble. And it's the color of fire. Fires that Kia can start…just by thinking about them. When her latest “episode” gets her kicked out of school, Kia is shipped off to her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods. It's an estate shrouded in secrets, surrounded by rules, and presided over by a family that is far from normal…including the gorgeous and insolent Ethan Blackwood. Ethan knows far more about the dangers of the forest surrounding the estate than Kia can ever imagine. For this forest has teeth, and Ethan is charged with protecting the outside world from its vicious mysteries. But inside, even the most vibrant shade of red doesn't stand a chance against the dark secrets of the Blackwood family… 
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