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Review: DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige

April 3, 2014

Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die is a deliciously grim and exciting story that breathes new life into the Wizard of Oz. The fact that it’s a Full Fathom Five property is unsettling and may deter some from reading it, but Paige demonstrates skill as a storyteller, one who can – and will – undoubtedly succeed on her own. Drawing on both the iconic Judy Garland film and L.…


Waiting on Wednesday: PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay

March 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine  to showcase books readers can’t wait to read!   ***   Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne. Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and…


Exclusive Excerpt: The Adventures of Jillian Spectre by Nic Tatano

March 7, 2014

What happens when you mix Veronica Mars with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch? Well, you’ll probably get Nic Tatano’s exciting new book, The Adventures of Jillian Spectre. This YA paranormal romance from HarperImpulse has it all: paranormal powers, secrets, and a juicy romance. Today, I’m excited to share an exclusive excerpt from the book and be sure to check out the end of the post for more details on…

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Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

February 25, 2014

  White Hot Kiss is a sleek and deliciously sexy read that offers a refreshing mythology and plenty of non-stop action. With her signature style, Jennifer L. Armentrout continues to display her incredible talent for creating memorable characters, building extravagant worlds, and getting readers addicted by the end of page one. The book’s protagonist, Layla, is a witty, conflicted, and down to earth kind of girl who readers…


COVER REVEAL: Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

February 10, 2014

It’s no secret I love Brigid Kemmerer’s Elemental series. With hot guys, loads of action, and a unique paranormal twist, what’s not to love? Today, I’m so excited to help reveal the cover for the upcoming fifth installment, Sacrifice! Let’s first take a look at what the book is about: One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time. Michael Merrick is used to pressure. He’s…

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Review: RUN TO YOU by Clara Kensie

February 3, 2014

Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can’t even tell him her real name. But Tristan won’t be put off…

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Review: THE QUEEN’S CHOICE by Cayla Kluver

January 30, 2014

  The Queen’s Choiceis a rich and imaginative first entry in Cayla Kluver’s new Heirs of Chrior trilogy. Kluver writes with such detail and precision, and successfully manages to bring her world of faeries and humans to life. The political elements of the story are interesting and poignant, and they never feel too heavy or distracting. While the plot meanders and unfolds at a slow pace, the story…


Waiting on Wednesday: Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

January 29, 2014

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine  to showcase books readers can’t wait to read!   ***   When the picture tells the story…   Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.   As much…

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Bookish Chat: Finishing A Series..Or Not Finishing

January 28, 2014

There’s an unparalleled excitement and sense of accomplishment upon finishing a series. Still, with so many series lining the shelves, it can be rather hard to keep up with them all, especially with new ones popping up all over the place. I’m a bit ashamed to admit the number of series I need to finish. It’s not that I don’t want to – I do, I do! But something’s…


Waiting on Wednesday: Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

January 22, 2014

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine  to showcase books readers can’t wait to read!   *** from author’s blog When I found out about Kendall Kulper’s Salt & Storm, I pretty much spazzed. With witches, whales, and hot tattooed guys, it’s kind of hard not to be excited. The only bad thing is the book doesn’t come out until September. That’s too…

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Review: INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows

January 2, 2014

I’ve heard many, many wonderful things about Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate and I finally sat down to read it during my holiday break. Meadows has written a mesmerizing and magical story about reincarnation, curiosity, and longing. I can’t wait to break into the sequel! Meadows’s writing is fantastic and although the style feels uneven at times, her writing is clean, descriptive, and full of emotion and wonder. She has…