Book Review: Marty’s Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day by Dakota Cassidy

Title:  Marty’s Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day Author:  Dakota Cassidy Release Date:  February 28, 2019 Source:  Review Copy received from the author For Roxanne McNally, being a grim reaper has never been easy. Now she hates her job more than usual, because she’s been charged with reaping the soul of a legend – werewolf Marty Andrews Flaherty.  Marty, together with her equally iconic friends Nina and Wanda, are Rocky’s idols. To say she’s an OOPs …

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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: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Title:  The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Author:  Stuart Turton Release Date:  September 18, 2018 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Landmark Source:  NetGalley Evelyn Hardcastle will die.  Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle.  But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others… The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery …

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Book Review: Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

Title:  Falling Into Place Author:  Amy Zhang Release Date:  September 9, 2014 Publisher:  Greenwillow Books Source:  ARC provided via Amazon Vine On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class.  Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. (Goodreads) Review: Liz is a high school student who deliberately crashes her car, hoping to die. The story tries to show …

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Book Review: After I’ve Gone by Linda Green

Title:  After I’ve Gone Author:  Linda Green Release Date:  July 27, 2017 Publisher:  Quercus Source:  Amazon Vine On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount receives the devastating news that she hasn’t got long left to live. She doesn’t hear it from a doctor, though. She discovers it when her Facebook timeline skips forward eighteen months and friends and family start posting tributes to her, following her death in a terrible and mysterious accident. At …

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Book Review: Buzz Books 2018 Spring/Summer

Title:  Buzz Books 2018 Spring/Summer Release Date:  January 8, 2018 Publisher:  Publisher’s Lunch Source:  netGalley Our biannual Buzz Books captures all the excitement of the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute and takes it much further. Start off a year of new reading discoveries with substantial excerpts from 40 talked about Buzz Books due to be published in the months ahead. (Goodreads) My Review: Buzz Books are one of my favorite ways to discover new books! …

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Book Review: The Accidental Mermaid

Title:  Accidental Mermaid Author:  Dakota Cassidy Release Date:  October 1, 2017 Source:  eARC provided by the author Esther Williams Sanchez is busy living her life the way she’s always done. Spending time with her pets, working as a divorce mediator, and enjoying her newly renovated cottage on the beach. Learn to swim with a bunch of babies and toddlers? Easy-squeezy, right? Er, no. As Esther leaves the pool after her very first lesson, she sprouts …

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Book Review: Buzz Books 2017 YA Fall/Winter

Title:  Buzz Books 2017 YA Fall/Winter Release Date:  May 16, 2017 Publisher:  Publishers Lunch Source:  netGalley Our seventh edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being at BookExpo. Buzz Books are just like a box of chocolates, you open it and you can smell the wonderful aroma and they all look so good that you don’t know which one to pick. My advice: pick them all. All the excerpts in …

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Book Review: Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull

Title:  Hawkweed Legacy Author:  Irena Brignull Release Date:  August 15, 2017 Publisher:  Weinstein Books Source:  review copy provided by Wunderkind PR Poppy is discovering a purpose for her powers in Africa, but she is haunted by a vision of her own death. Taken in by a boy and his great-grandmother, a healer, they vow to keep her safe-even if that ultimately means holding her captive. But Poppy never stops longing for Leo and, when she …

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Book Review: They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

Title:  They Both Die At The End Author:  Adam Silvera Release Date:  September 5, 2017 Publisher:  HarperTeen Source:  Edelweiss On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.  Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day.  The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s …

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Book Review: Dead on Arrival by Matt Richtel

Title:  Dead on Arrival Author:  Matt Richtel Release Date:  August 1, 2017 Publisher:  William Morrow Source:  Edelweiss A mysterious disorder threatens to destroy the world in this high-concept thriller from Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, which combines medical science, cutting-edge technology, and breathtaking suspense in the vein of Michael Crichton. Moving at a breakneck pace from the labs of the Centers for Disease Control to the secret campus of Google X to …

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Mini Review: Say Goodbye To Survival Mode

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine Synopsis Packed with straightforward solutions you’ll use today and inspirational stories you’ll remember for years, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is a must for any woman who’s ever longed for the freedom to enjoy life, not just survive it. (Goodreads) Quick Take Felt a little betrayed by this book as I wasn’t expecting such a large Christian message woven throughout. I don’t mind religious talk in a …

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