Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep Book Review

*This post contains affiliate links; if you click on an item and purchase it, I may receive a small commission. There is no extra cost to you. Title:  Bitter Bite Author:  Jennifer Estep Release Date:  February 23, 2016 Publisher:  Pocket Books Source:  Review copy provided by publisher via Edelweiss Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far – my real …

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Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz #BookReview

Title:  Ashley Bell Author:  Dean KoontzRelease Date:  December 8, 2015Publisher:  BantamSource:  Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley At twenty-two, Bibi Blair’s doctors tell her that she’s dying. Two days later, she’s impossibly cured. Fierce, funny, dauntless, she becomes obsessed with the idea that she was spared because she is meant to save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. This proves to be a dangerous idea. Searching for Ashley Bell, ricocheting through a southern California …

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Krampus the Yule Lord Book Tour

Title:  Krampus the Yule Lord Author:  BromRelease Date:  October 27, 2015 (reissue)Publisher:  Harper VoyagerSource:  Review copy provided by Pump Up Your Book Santa Claus, my dear old friend, you are a thief, a traitor, a slanderer, a murder, a liar, but worst of all you are a mockery of everything for which I stood. You have sung your last ho, ho, ho, for I am coming to take your head. I am coming to take …

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness #BookReview

Title:  The Rest of Us Just Live Here Author:  Patrick NessRelease Date:  October 6, 2015Publisher:  HarperTeenSource:  Edelweiss A new YA novel from novelist Patrick Ness, author of the Carnegie Medal- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning A Monster Calls and the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a bold and irreverent novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable. What if you aren’t the Chosen …

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Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong #BookReview

Title:  Led Astray:  The Best of Kelley Armstrong Author:  Kelley ArmstrongRelease Date:  September 15, 2015Publisher:  Tachyon PublicationsSource:  NetGalley Two brand new tales anchor this wide-ranging collection from one of urban fantasy’s most successful authors. Here is the first time that best-selling fantasy, YA, and crime author Kelley Armstrong has had her stories collected from Otherworld and beyond. With her signature twists and turns, Armstrong gives a fresh spin on city-dwelling vampires, werewolves, and zombies, while also …

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Book Review: llluminae

Title:  IlluminaeAuthor:  Amie Kaufman Release Date:  October 20, 2015Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young ReadersSource:  ARCs provided by the publisher via NetGalley and BEA This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody …

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Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow #BookReview

Title:  Scorpion Rules Author:  Erin BowRelease Date:  October 6, 2015Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s PublishingSource:  NetGalley A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace – sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals – are raised together in small, isolated schools called Prefectures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be …

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Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle #BookReview

Title:  Sisters of Treason Author:  Elizabeth FremantleRelease Date:  June 30, 2015Publisher:  Simon & SchusterSource:  review copy provided by the publisher Early in Mary Tudor’s turbulent reign, Lady Katherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder seventeen-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable. Elizabeth Freemantle brings these young women to life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics. (Goodreads) My Review: Historical fiction …

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Book Review: A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate

Title:  A Hot Glue Gun Mess Author:  Mr. KateRelease Date:  June 16, 2015Publisher:  William Morrow PaperbacksSource:  review copy received from the publisher In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects – woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. My Review: While I’m not what you’d call a crafty person, I do …

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Another Day book review

Title:  Another Day Author:  David LevithanRelease Date:  August 25, 2015Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young ReadersSource:  NetGalley In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines …

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The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel #BookReview

Title:  The Forgotten Girls Author:  Sara BlaedelRelease Date:  February 3, 2015Publisher:  Grand Central PublishingSource:  ARC received via a Goodreads First Reads giveaway In a forest in Denmark, a ranger discovers the fresh corpse of an unidentified woman. A large scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing.  After four days, Louise Rick – the new commander of the Missing Persons Department – is still without …

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The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle #BookReview

Title:  Accident Season Author:  Moira Fowley-DoyleRelease Date:  August 18, 2015Publisher:  Kathy Dawson BooksSource:  Penguin Random House First Reads program It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, …

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