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STEPPING STONES ARC/RELEASE DAY REVIEW

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Stepping Stones (The Stone Series, Book 1)Release Date –  August 25, 2015Publisher – Urban Fey PressPages – 332Genre – Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy 5 stars!!!Links:Goodreads * Amazon * Facebook * Blog * Twitter
Blog: http://kaceyvanderkarr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/kacimari
Blurb:Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan—and it isn’t hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna’s grief is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her cope.

Everett’s presence is comforting, though he knows things—Onna’s name just before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she doesn’t say aloud. She pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen, Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna’s br…

THE LAST EVER AFTER REVIEW

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TITLE: The School For Good And Evil : The Last Ever After
AUTHOR: Soman Chainani
SERIES: The School For Good And Evil Book 3 (Trilogy)
PUBLICATION DATE: July 21 2015
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
SOURCE: London Bookhaul
RATING:5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Summary

In the epic conclusion to Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their story.

As A World Without Princes closed, the end was written and former best friends Sophie and Agatha went their separate ways. Agatha was whisked back to Gavaldon with Tedros and Sophie stayed behind with the beautiful young School Master.

But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down.

Readers aroun…

PLAYING THE PLAYER TOUR + GIVEAWAY

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Release date:September 14th 2015Publisher: Entangled TeenPre-order: Amazon | B&N
Synopsis via Goodreads:The Good Girl Vs. The Player
Round one begins...
Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of "fixing" the bad habits of a certain high school player...
Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer...
Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it. 
But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret...
ABOUT THE AUTHORLisa Brown Roberts still hasn'…

ACOTAR REVIEW

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TITLE: A Court Of Thorns And Roses
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: ACOTAR Book 1
PUBLICATION DATE: May 5 2015
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Children's
SOURCE: Paris Bookhaul
RATING:4.5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Summary

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—f…

DEFECTS ARC REVIEW

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TITLE: Defects
AUTHOR: Sarah Noffke
SERIES: The Reverians Book 1
PUBLICATION DATE: August 15 2015
PUBLISHER: One-Twenty-Six Press
SOURCE: ARC from Author
RATING:  5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Summary

In the happy, clean community of Austin Valley, everything appears to be perfect. Seventeen-year-old Em Fuller, however, fears something is askew. Em is one of the new generation of Dream Travelers. For some reason, the gods have not seen fit to gift all of them with their expected special abilities. 
Em is a Defect—one of the unfortunate Dream Travelers not gifted with a psychic power. Desperate to do whatever it takes to earn her gift, she endures painful daily injections along with commands from her overbearing, loveless father. One of the few bright spots in her life is the return of a friend she had thought dead—but with his return comes the knowledge of a shocking, unforgivable truth. The society Em thought was protecting her has actually been betraying her, but she has no idea how to break away fro…

ROOK REVIEW

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TITLE: Rook
AUTHOR: Sharon Cameron
SERIES: Standalone
PUBLICATION DATE: April 28 2015
PUBLISHER: Scholastic Press
SOURCE: Paris Bookhaul
RATING:4 STARS!!!

Goodreads Summary

History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

MY REVIEW

The Red Rook is a savior. He frees all the prisoners who…

THE WRATH & THE DAWN REVIEW

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TITLE: The Wrath & The Dawn
AUTHOR: Renee Ahdieh
SERIES: The Saga Of Shahrzad And Khalid Book 1 
PUBLICATION DATE: May 12 2015
PUBLISHER: G. P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers
SOURCE: Paris Bookhaul
RATING:4.5 STARS!!!

Goodreads Summary

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and n…