Book Review: Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong

*post may contain affiliate links  Title:  Watcher in the Woods Author:  Kelley Armstrong Release Date:  February 9, 2019 Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press Source:  NetGalley The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders.  Casey Duncan, the town’s only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several …

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Book Review: Buzz Books 2016 Fall/Winter

Title:  Buzz Books 2016 Fall/Winter Release Date:  May 2, 2016Publisher:  Publishers LunchSource:  NetGalley The ninth Buzz Books edition evokes all the excitement of BEA with substantial excerpts from 40 of the most highly-touted books to be published this fall/winter.  Our “digital convention” features such major authors as Amor Towles, Christina Baker Kline, T.C. Boyle, Ann Patchett, Maria Semple, Marisa Silver, and Andrew Gross. We showcase sparkling debuts from soon-to-become literary stars such as Emily Fridlund, …

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Unwanted by Jennifer Estep book review

Title:  Unwanted Author:  Jennifer Estep Release Date:  July 18, 2016 Publisher:  Pocket Star Source:  NetGalley The fallout from his disastrous “family reunion” in Bitter Bite has left Finn feeling hurt, angry, and depressed. He can barely stand to look at himself in the mirror, much less eat any of the delicious barbecue from Gin’s famed Pork Pit restaurant. But when the funeral for a slain security guard at his bank turns into a showdown with …

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Diary of Anna the Girl Witch by Max Candee #BookReview

Title:  Diary of Anna the Girl Witch Author:  Max CandeeRelease Date:  January 1, 2016Publisher:  Helvetic HouseSource:  Review copy provided via NetGalley Set in the Swiss countryside, “Diary of Anna the Girl Witch” blends ancient folklore with a classic coming of age tale about a young witch on the brink of womanhood. Anna Sophia has always known she was different. She just didn’t know how different until now. (Goodreads) My Review: Imagine knowing that you were …

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Buzz Books 2016 YA Fall/Winter

Title:  Buzz Books 2016 YA Fall/WinterRelease Date:  May 2, 2016 Publisher:  Publisher’s LunchSource:  NetGalley This fifth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult includes substantial pre-publication excerpts from 20 forthcoming young adult and middle grade books. Now everyone can share the same access to the newest YA voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the fall/winter season.You will find a full range of YA titles previewed here – fantasy, humor, romance, and dystopian – and you …

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Buzz Books 2016 Spring/Summer #BookReview

Title:  Buzz Books 2016 Spring/Summer Release Date:  January 14, 2016Publisher:  Publishers LunchSource:  NetGalley Our eighth Buzz Books edition evokes all the excitement of Winter Institute with substantial pre-publication excerpts from 40 adult titles. Enjoy access to the newest voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover breakout books from established authors, sparkling debuts from soon-to-become literary stars, and fascinating memoirs and inspirational nonfiction. (Goodreads) My Review: Buzz Books are one …

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Firstlife by Gena Showalter #BookReview

Title:  Firstlife Author:  Gena ShowalterRelease Date:  February 23, 2016Publisher:  Harlequin TeenSource:  review copy provided via NetGalley ONE CHOICE. TWO REALMS. NO SECOND CHANCE. Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live – after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come …

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Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Spring/Summer #BookReview

Title:  Buzz Books 2016: YA Spring/Summer Release Date:  January 14, 2016Publisher:  Publishers LunchSource:  netGalley This fourth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult provides substantial pre-publication excerpts from 20 forthcoming young adult books. Now everyone can share the same access to the newest YA voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the spring/summer season.(Goodreads) My Review: Buzz Books are one of my favorite ways to discover new-to-me books and authors!  While I may not read every …

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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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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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