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Waiting On Wednesday - Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
Publication Date: April 8th 2016 Publisher: Bergren Creative Group, Inc.
About the book... BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT.

Zara Ruiz is a normal California girl on the verge of graduating high school and thinking about her dawning future. But when dusk brings a shattering loss—and she discovers a priceless object in the shallows of a tide pool—she is thrust a hundred-and-eighty years into the past. There she meets handsome ranchero Javier de la Ventura—who has big dreams and bigger secrets—along with his enchanting family, in a land that is at once familiar, and yet utterly foreign.

Between cattle rustlers, pirates and a growing call for statehood, it is not a peaceful time to be…

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

TopTen Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
Hi Everyone! I know I haven't posted a TTT in a LONG time! I just love these post, they are a blast. Honestly I'm not sure why I stopped...  This week I'm super excited because I get to talk about my 5 star reads! 
10 of my most recent 5 star reads!

Feel free to click on the cover for a link to my review!

What are some of your most recent 5 star reads?

All About That Cover: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions.  U.S vs UK cover
Which cover to you like? I like the colors in the UK edition but the U.S. edition is much more striking and magical looking. The U.S. edition makes me believe there is something magical going on, the UK edition reminds me of a pretty day in Greece. I love the sand with the town in the background, not to mention to sky. Look at that moon!

Review: Secrets in Phoenix by Gabriella Lepore

Secrets in Phoenix
Author: Gabriella Lepore
Source: Purchased in the Amazon Kindle store
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Format: kindle ebook
Pages: 240
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Rating: 5 Stars
Release: October 13th 2015
Author's Website
Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Paperback)

When Sophie Ballester and her twin brothers Sam and Todd are uprooted from their home and sent to a remote boarding school run by their Great Aunt Ness, they stumble upon a hidden room that holds a secret—a secret that will change everything.

The people of Phoenix Holt are not what they seem.

In fact, nothing is.
My review of Secrets in Phoenix... Secrets In Phoenix, perfect for those seeking a story full of mystery, magic and romance! I have fallen absolutely in love with this story! With the feel of Harry Potter and the epic romance of Twilight, I never wanted this story to end! 
I was excited to learn that this book takes place in the UK, in a sleepy, mysterious little town called Phoenix Holt. Within the town of Phoenix Holt l…

Book Spotlight: Furious by T.R. Ragan + Giveaway

Title: Furious
Author: Faith McMann Release Date: March 22nd 2016 Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Formats: Paperback, Audiobook (CD) & ebook Amazon|Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | The Book Depository 
“Searing...Readers with strong stomachs will eagerly await the next installment.” —Publishers Weekly


“Faith McMann, heroine of this gripping novel, is a Sacramento schoolteacher, wife, and mother who comes home just in time to witness her husband’s throat getting cut and her two children hauled away. The attempt on her life is botched—the killers were in a hurry—and as she recovers, she’s convinced the police are brushing her off. So she whacks a detective with his computer keyboard and gets sentenced to anger management sessions. If this were a cookie-cutter thriller, the male hero would be tracking the killers with an automatic weapon and maybe a major babe beside him. But our hero is smarter than that, and her revenge is a product of relationships, not bullets. In classes, she meets oth…

Waiting On Wednesday - Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
Publication Date: March 29th 2016 Publisher: Avon
About the book...
Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places...

This is not one of those times.

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday.

Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should...

Or not.

There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly …

♥Cover Reveal♥ Beautiful by Ella Bordeaux

Debut author Ella Bordeaux brings you a very heartwarming and emotional first book in her new YA series.
Beautiful
Author: Ella Bordeaux
Genre: YA
Release: June 14th 2016
Publisher: K. Elliott Enterprises, INC
Series: Standalone

Skylar Woods unknowingly drew Wyatt Smith toward her. He wanted … needed to learn everything about her. Though he sensed her beauty was more than just skin deep, Wyatt struggled to understand the sadness she attempted to mask with an amazing smile.
When Skylar’s eyes met Wyatt’s for the first time, her breath caught and she couldn’t look away from the new guy standing in the school office smiling at her. The connection only grew when Wyatt sat next to her in English class, allowing Skylar to dare to believe he might actually be interested in getting to know her.
For the first time in months, she felt alive.
The moment Wyatt expressed an interest, the notes started again … the ones that reminded her of a past she could never move beyond—the event that changed h…

Review: Troll by Ashley C. Harris

Troll
Author: Ashley C. Harris
Source: Purchased in the Amazon Kindle store
Publisher: Createspace
Format: kindle ebook
Pages: 299
Genre: YA fantasy 
Rating: 3.7 Stars
Release: October 6th 2015
Author's Website
At the age of sixteen, Abby is undergoing major household changes. Her mom is getting ready to remarry and her new step-brother is driving her insane. She is just trying to keep herself busy with school and her part-time job when a most deliciously handsome stranger moves to her little seaside town and won't leave her alone.
New arrival Wilhelm is unlike any other student at Abby’s school. His emerald eyes and tattooed body don’t truly reveal what he really is: a creature emerged from thousands of miles underground, seeking revenge, treasure, and a key that once belonged to an old enemy – a key Abby wears suspended from a chain around her neck. Why she has it is a mystery that Wilhelm will need to solve, and fast, in order to defeat a powerful mortal adversary.
As an attraction …

Waiting On Wednesday - Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
Publication Date: September 1st 2016 Publisher: Holiday House, Inc. 
About the book... Bristal, a sixteen-year-old kitchen maid, lands in a fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she has elicromancer magic in her blood. Elicromancers are an ancient breed of immortal people, but only two remain in Nissera after a bloody civil war. Bristal joins the ranks of Brack and Tamarice without knowing that one of them has a dark secret . . . Tamarice is plotting a quest to overthrow the realm’s nobility and take charge herself. Together, Bristal and Brack must guard the three kingdoms of Nissera against Tamarice’s black elicromancy. There are cursed princesses to protect, royal alliances to forge and fierce monsters to …

Happy Release Day to The Rise of Genesis by M.R. Merrick!

A new fantasy series from the  Young Adult Author M.R. Merrick!
In a world where being Supernatural means you’re in danger, Ash Lawson is front and center. After years of helping others escape ATOM—a government entity known for abusing Supernaturals—he’s captured, and saving himself will prove to be the most difficult task he’s undertaken.

Tryst Rivera is a Succubus and veteran at the Academy, a facility tasked with converting underage Supernaturals into cooperative ATOM soldiers. She’s endured her time mostly unscathed, but when Ash arrives and their lives are tethered to one another, she’s placed in immediate danger.

With escape at the forefront of his mind, Ash struggles with the idea of life under ATOM’s thumb. He’ll die before he converts, but his life isn’t the only one he’s responsible for, and he already has more blood on his hands than he can bear. When a chance for freedom arises, Ash needs to decide how much—and who—he’s willing to risk for a second chance.

Add to Goodreads
Amazo…

All About That Cover {Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice}

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 


U.S vs UK cover
I'm not sure about you all but I like both covers! If you'd like to check out the book just click on either cover to be directed to the Goodreads page!

Mini Review: Drown by Esther Dalseno

Source: Purchased in the Amazon Kindle store
Publisher: 3 Little Birds Books
Format: kindle ebook
Pages: 230
Genre: YA fantasy (retelling)
Rating: 4 Stars
Release: October 31st 2015
Author's Website
Seven emotionless princesses. Three ghostly sirens. A beautiful, malicious witch haunted by memories. A handsome, self-mutilating prince.

Belonging to a race that is mostly animal with little humanity, a world obsessed with beauty where morality holds no sway, a little mermaid escapes to the ocean’s surface. Discovering music, a magnificent palace of glass and limestone, and a troubled human prince, she is driven by love to consult the elusive sea-witch who secretly dominates the entire species of merfolk. Upon paying an enormous price for her humanity, the little mermaid begins a new life, uncovering secrets of sexuality and the Immortal Soul. As a deadly virus threatens to contaminate the bloodstreams of the whole merfolk race, the little mermaid must choose between the lives of her people,…

The Prophecy of Shadows Dreamcast

Hi everyone! Some of you may know, I am a member of the Michelle Madow Street Team. I just love her writing and absolutely fell head over heels in love with her Elementals series when I read the first book The Prophecy of Shadows last month! You can check out my review for the book HERE.

This is my first real dream cast post and let me just say it was a blast coming up with the characters I had envisioned in my head! I am so excited to show y'all my dream cast, so without further ado here you go! 


What do you all think? Let me know in the comments and if you've read or plan on reading The Prophecy of Shadows! Oh and I have good news for everyone, the next book The Blood of the Hydra comes out in April!

Waiting on Wednesday - United by Melissa Landers

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Check them out for links to more blogs! :)


This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is...
Publication Date: August 2nd 2016 Publisher: EverAfter
About the book... Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be―days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.

But the vacation is short-lived.

The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order a separation of the races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin.

With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemb…

All About That Cover {Tithe by Holly Black}

"All About That Cover" is a weekly event hosted here that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 
U.S vs UK vs Italian Editions
(also includes alternate U.S edition & UK 1st Edition)
So what's your favorite cover? I'm pretty much in love with the first edition UK cover!

Review: Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Series: Into the Dim #1
Source: Netgalley
Format: ebook
Pages: 432
Genre: YA fantasy + time-travel
Rating: 4 Stars
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release: March 1st 2016
Author's Website |Goodreads
Sixteen year-old Hope Walton travels back in time to rescue her mother who is trapped in twelfth century England in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Along the way, she becomes entangled with a secret society of time travelers and a mysterious boy who could be vital to setting her mother free... or the key to Hope's undoing. Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, "Into the Dim" is an "Outlander "for teens.
My Review for Into the Dim...

Want a time-travel book that will knock your socks off? Look no further, Into the Dim is your book! (Take it from me, I’m always in search of a sock-knocker-offer-time-travel book!)
Not only am I a sucker for time-travel books but did you know this book takes place in Scotland and England! Gah, I love love love reading …