Pinnacle – Review & Giveaway!

PINNACLE

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About The Book:

Pinnacle500x750Title: PINNACLE (The Core Series Book #1)

Author: Lynn Veevers

Pub. Date: February 6, 2018

Publisher: Clean Reads

Pages: 298

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N,

 

Identifying her parents was the hardest thing ever, until Kaya learned she was the killer’s next target. Moving had thrown the ancient predator off her trail temporarily but with magical abilities manifesting, Kaya’s scent grows stronger and the attempts on her life become constant. Narrowly surviving each encounter, Kaya is desperate to stop her potential assassin, but it’s hard to kill a creature that changes its appearance and disappears without a trace. Kaya finds the support she needs to succeed in her small group of friends and her boyfriend Kenneth. Like so many things, they’re more than what they seem and with the killer having unsettling similarities to Kenneth and his family…Kaya can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection.

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Review:

First and foremost: WHOA. I knew this story was about magic, survival, and some killing but I was not prepared for what I read. This was far more intense than I was ready for. It is a quick read, no doubt about that. It is also a story full of mixed culture and diversity. I really enjoyed that aspect of the story. (I’m trying to write a review without giving anything away!)

This did have a bit of a Twilight feel at times but it did not constantly remind me of that series. There were characters that reminded me of Edward and Jacob (vampire and werewolf) but I was able to always remember that these characters were not those characters and pull myself back from the constant comparison. This was so much more than a vampire and werewolf story. It was also about family. That is what I keep thinking of after I finished this story. It felt like a good book that made me want to read it. Can I say “good old fashion reading time” and it make sense? Like I wanted to sit and read and actually enjoy reading. That may not happen a lot with books but this one was just like that.

While this is an intense story that throws a lot of punches, it was a really good story. If you have read, let me know! If not, please add to your TBR and give it a chance.

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About Lynn:

LynnHello from Oklahoma, but I am originally from the Great Northwest, Washington State. I have been writing since I was in late elementary, early middle school. I have always had a passion for the fantasy genre and as a result I most certainly do write what I like to read. I am a traditionally published YA Author with Clean Reads. My first book Pinnacle is coming out February 6th 2018 and it’s sequel Eximius will be out next summer. I also have various other novels and series in construction or being looked at by agents. My hope for this blog is to help other Authors who are aspiring to be published with advise and knowledge about the industry as well as to supply my readers with exclusive pre- published excerpts you will only find here!

Happy reading and remember…

Don’t just read, insert yourself into the story and experience the journey as if you were written into it!

-Lynn Veevers

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

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Giveaway Details: International

1 winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to the book retailer of their choice, International.

Ends on February 13th at Midnight EST!

Rafflecopter Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2685/?

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/29/2018- Books at Dawn– Deleted Scene

1/29/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

 

1/30/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

1/30/2018- Am Kinda Busy Reading– Review

 

1/31/2018- Lattes & Paperbacks– Review

1/31/2018- Book Sniffers Anonymous– Deleted Scene

 

2/1/2018- Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories– Review

2/1/2018- Wishful Endings– Excerpt

 

2/2/2018- Twinning for Books– Review

2/2/2018- Wonder Struck– Review

 

Week Two:

2/5/2018- Captivated Reading– Excerpt

2/5/2018- Flyleaf Chronicles– Review

 

2/6/2018- The Book Recluse Review– Excerpt

2/6/2018- Arkham Reviews– Review

 

2/7/2018- The Desert Bibliophie– Review

2/7/2018- The Cover Contessa– Deleted Scene

 

2/8/2018- Jrsbookreviews– Review

2/8/2018- Daily Waffle– Deleted Scene

 

2/9/2018- CINDY’S LOVE OF BOOKS– Review

2/9/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

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Your One & Only – Review and Giveaway

YOUR ONE AND ONLY

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About The Book:

Your One & Only CoverTitle: YOUR ONE AND ONLY

Author: Adrianne Finlay

Pub. Date: January 9, 2018

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Pages: 320

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack?
While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. Her fascination with Jack doesn’t help. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

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Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book… but it took me a while to really get into it. I don’t know what it was other than the start was very slow. Once it finally started moving, HOLY CROW it was amazing!

While this is a story about one human left alive, I still found parts to be a little confusing. When things like clone origins were first introduced, they were not explained right now. That left me puzzled as to what was going on or if I missed the explanation. I’m here to say that everything was explained in due time and it all clicked.

This is Finlay’s debut and yet she writes as if she is a very seasoned writer. It was masterfully done. The only thing that kept me from giving a full five stars was the ending. While Finlay has a firm grasp of story telling, the ending did not really answer anything. WHAT HAPPENS?! It was certainly left open for a sequel but no story should be left that open ended. It almost felt as if there was no ending… that the story just stopped. Even an epilogue would have been nice but that didn’t happen.

Do I recommend? YES, absolutely. What I will stress is that you give the story a chance. It does have a slow start but it does pick up and it does get damn good. Please add to your TBR if you not have done so already. Give this one a chance.

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About Adrianne:

AdrianneI received my PhD in literature and creative writing from Binghamton University. Originally from Ithaca, New York, I now live in Cedar Falls, Iowa with my husband, the poet J. D. Schraffenberger, and our two young daughters. I’m an associate professor of English at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa and the Program Director of Creative Writing. I teach creative writing, composition, and literature classes. One of the really fun classes I teach is Adolescent Lit, where we read some of my favorite authors: Lois Lowry, S.E. Hinton, Robert Cormier, Laurie Halse Anderson, Walter Dean Myers. I change this list up a lot by adding new releases and various titles just to keep things interesting. Because I don’t have enough to do (ha ha), I also make soap, lotion, and lip balm with my partner Rachel under the name Semisweet Soaps. We sell our products locally, raising money for Type 1 diabetes research.

​Editor: Lily Kessinger, HMH

Represented by: Adam Schear, Defiore & Co.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

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Giveaway Details: International

3 winners will receive a finished copy of YOUR ONE AND ONLY, US Only.

Ends on February 13th at Midnight EST!

Rafflecopter Link:

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/29/2018- YA Books Central– Interview

1/30/2018- Angelic Book Reviews– Review

1/31/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

2/1/2018- LILbooKlovers– Review

2/2/2018- Savings in Seconds– Review

Week Two:

2/5/2018- Books and Ladders– Guest Post

2/6/2018- Read. Eat. Love.– Review

2/7/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

2/8/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

2/9/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

Sunday Street Team Book Tour and Giveaway: Blood and Sand

Blood And Sand

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Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30975382-blood-and-sand?ac=1&from_search=true

About the Author:

C.V. Wyk is the author of BLOOD AND SAND, debuting from Tor Teen January 16, 2018. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Wyk has lived in five states in the continental US (and hopes to add a few international locales to that list). Prone to wanderlust and getting lost, Wyk likes to explore local hiking trails, mountain ranges, dark caves where nefarious mythical creatures undoubtedly reside, and libraries. She currently lives in Maryland with a precocious mini poodle and a demanding guinea pig. In her not-so-spare time, she enjoys playing MMORPGs, kayaking, coding, staring listlessly at blank walls, and nursing a totally healthy coffee addiction.

Preorder Links:

Amazon- US:   https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Sand-C-V-Wyk/dp/0765380099

Target: https://www.target.com/p/blood-and-sand-hardcover-c-v-wyk/-/A-53009528

Author Social Media:

Website: https://www.cvwyk.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/icvwyk

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15262213.C_V_Wyk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icvwyk/

Tumblr: https://cvwyk.tumblr.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cvwykbooks/

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Synopsis (GR):

The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic–and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus….

Roma Victor. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to build an empire–an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end–and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus….

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Review:

I am going to give another down and dirty review and really try not to give anything away. Here is the biggest thing you need to know about this book:

YOU NEED THIS BOOK.

This story is going to be hard for me to review because it was beyond words amazing. I loved everything about this story – the historical retelling, the characters, the heartbreak, the slow burn romance… all of it.

Wyk started the action rolling in the first chapter and it never stopped. I truly took my time reading this because I just did not want it to end. I wanted to stay in this world with Attia and Xanthus forever. Attia was the perfect amount of baddass, hardcore, and fragile (she had just lost her freedom after all). To read her character arc and watch her remember just who she was and what she would fight for was brilliant. Xanthus was just as spectacular. He was one of the most complex characters I have read in a while. I wanted to know everything about him. Let’s not forget Xanthus’ fellow fighters/gladiators! Those guys were a HOOT! They had me rolling with laughter the entire time! I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to be friends with them in real life.

This entire story, from start to finish, had me captivated. This was the perfect story I didn’t know I needed to read. I will never stop pushing this on people so be prepared for me to always recommend this. Also, the ending made me cry like a hungry angry baby. TEARS! I already talk to Wyk about it and thanked her for writing such a powerful story. I screamed when it was over because I wanted more. I need book 2 NOW! Please add this to your TBR if you haven’t already!

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Rafflecopter Giveaway:

THE PRIZE: 1 Hardback of Blood and Sand by C.V.Wyk (US & Canada) and Swag (1 Themed Candle, 1 Handmade Bookmark, 1 Window Cling & Stickers!)

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Tour Schedule:

1/7 Tour Stops

Review – Dani Reviews Things

Review  – Flyleaf Chronicles

Interview – Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews

 

1/14  Tour Stops

Interview –Library Of A Book Witch

Review – Novel Cravings

Review – Inkdin Book Blog

 

1/21  Tour Stops

Review – Boundless Bookaholic

Review – OMG Books And More

 

1/28 Tour Stops

Review – One Way Or Another

Excerpt- Literary Legionnaire

Review  – A Gingerly Review

Guest Post – Emily Reads Everything

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Sunday Street Team: Nice Try, Jane Sinner – Review


Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33413915-nice-try-jane-sinner?ac=1&from_search=true

Preorder Links:

Amazon- US:  https://www.amazon.com/Nice-Jane-Sinner-Lianne-Oelke/dp/0544867858/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513508930&sr=8-1&keywords=nice+try%2C+jane+sinner

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Nice-Try–Jane-Sinner/9780544867857

Synopsis (GR):

It’s Kind of a Funny Story meets Daria in the darkly hilarious tale of a teen’s attempt to remake her public image and restore inner peace through reality TV. The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.

Jane tackles her housing problem by signing up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. Living away from home, the chance to win a car (used, but whatever), and a campus full of people who don’t know what she did in high school… what more could she want? Okay, maybe a family that understands why she’d rather turn to Freud than Jesus to make sense of her life, but she’ll settle for fifteen minutes in the proverbial spotlight.

As House of Orange grows from a low-budget web series to a local TV show with fans and shoddy T-shirts, Jane finally has the chance to let her cynical, competitive nature thrive. She’ll use her growing fan base, and whatever Intro to Psychology can teach her, to prove to the world—or at least viewers of substandard TV—that she has what it takes to win.



About the Author:

Lianne Oelke holds a degree in philosophy and works in the film industry. She resides in Vancouver, and Nice Try, Jane Sinner is her first book. Visit her online at lianneoelke.com and on Twitter @lianneoelke.


Author Social Media:

Website: http://www.lianneoelke.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lianneoelke

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14951568.Lianne_Oelke


Review:

This story was so much fun to read! I will do my best to give a review that is spoiler free. 


This story is told from the Jane’s journal / diary entries. Jane dropped out of school due to “an event” and has to deal with the backlash from her overly religious parents. They want nothing but the best for their daughter so they expect her to become something big… Someone that will make a difference in the world. Jane feels that pressure and is not handling it well. Fate steps in and she stumbles upon an ad for a new YouTube reality show called “House of Orange”.  Given the opportunity to reinvent herself, Jane is tested in ways she didn’t know could happen. She is pushed in all areas of her life, which is just what she needed. Her eyes finally open to everything going on around her. 

This was such a fantastic read! Jane’s tone and POV were entertaining and even had me laughing at times. She was snarky, had a sarcastic sense of humor that added another depth, and just felt real. I really enjoyed her character arc, it seemed believable to me. I do have to point out there are some serious topics touched on in this story: depression, attempted suicide, and heavy guilt. There were parts that were not easy to read, but the author handled those with grace. 


Please give this book a chance if it isn’t already on your TBR. This was a quick but enjoyable read. I highly recommend to everyone. 



Tour Schedule:

1/7 Tour Stops


Review – Books And Ladders

Creative Post  – Bayy In Wonderland

Interview – The Regal Critiques


1/14  Tour Stops


Interview –Book Stack Amber

Creative Post – The Ultimate Fangirl

Guest Post – Haunted By Books 13


1/21  Tour Stops


Review – A Gingerly Review

Review – Emily Reads Everything

Interview – Dani Reviews Things


1/28 Tour Stops


Interview – Curly Hair Bibliophile

Guest Post- The Hermit Librarian

Review  – Here’s To Happy Endings

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Hinder Book Tour: Review and Giveaway

HINDER

 

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About the Book:

HinderCoverConceptTitle: HINDER

Author: Kristin Ping

Pub. Date: May 15, 2018

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing

Pages: 443

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksKoboGoogle Play Books

 

Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals, Ethan is what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability, bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one of two things: His Wielder is either dead, or hiding out somewhere.
Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother—a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.

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Review:

This will be a down and dirty review as I am going to keep spoilers removed. Just know that no matter what, this was a fun read.

I liked this more than I thought I would. I felt it was geared towards older YA readers and some NA readers, but it was still good. I’m always open to new and unique stories and this one fit the bill. The idea of magic wielders and benders sounded like so much fun! All of the characters felt very well rounded, developed, and wonderfully complex. I connected with them right away and that made me enjoy the story so much more. The plot was action packed and moved quickly. It felt like a non-stop ride! This was such a visual story that it held my attention the entire time. The ending did set up perfect for book 2 so I’m anxious to see how everything plays out and develops.

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About Kristin:

Kristin

 

Kristin resides in South Africa with her husband, two beautiful girls and two bulldogs that tries to eat her house. She has been writing for the past eight years and her first debut novel, Hinder: A Bender’s novel will be published 2018 by Fire Quill Publishing. When she isn’t writing, she is spending her time with her family, or trying to teach her two bulldogs to not eat her house.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Giveaway Details:

 

Want to win a Mac. Every two to three months, Kristin Ping is giving away a mac, all you have to do is subscribe to her newsletter, confirm to the confirmation email that will either be in your inbox or spam, and open the letter. Find the secret facebook group, join and enter the giveaway. It’s as easy as that. We even give you extra entries by inviting your friends to subscribe too. We already gave away the first laptop.

There are two ways to do this.

 

  1. Follow by filling in this doc. https://goo.gl/forms/ENPbGUh8IiawMoVy1
  2. Go to http://www.authorkristinping.com and wait for the pop up to subscribe.

 

Pre Order Giveaway:

 

PRE ORDER HINDER FOR 99c. Yes, you’ve heard right. The pre order special is 99c only. The price will go up to 2.99 in it’s first month, think of it as a release day blitz, and from the second month it will go up to it’s normal price of 4.99c. So it’s a major deal of getting the pre-order for just 99c. GRAB YOUR COPY NOW AND CLAIM YOUR GIFT: CROWS OF WINTER.

 

Crows of Winter Pre Order Prize

CROWS OF WINTER is a bundle of three stories. Two of them were exclusively written for Hinder Pre-Orde drive. They will not be up for purchasing.

Lucian’s Ascension written by Adrienne Woods, Venom, a Novelette also by Adrienne Woods and introduction short story of Guardian of Monsters written by Kristin Ping.

 

You will need to fill in this form in order to claim your free gift.

http://www.subscribepage.com/u4n4w1

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

1/1/2018- Book-o-Craze – Review

1/2/2018- Darque Dreamer Reads– Review

1/3/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

1/4/2018- Jen Brown Writes– Review

1/5/2018- Book Huntress’ World– Review

 

Week Two:

1/8/2018- Books and Ladders– Review

1/9/2018- Fire and Ice– Review

1/10/2018- Jrsbookreviews– Review

1/11/2018- The Inked In Book Blog– Review

1/12/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

Week Three:

1/15/2018- Hooked To Books– Excerpt

1/16/2018- Pervy Ladies Books Review

1/17/2018- books are love– Review

1/18/2018- Literary Musings– Excerpt

1/19/2018- Hauntedbybooks13– Review

 

Week Four:

1/22/2018- A Reader’s Life– Review

1/23/2018- Wishful Endings– Excerpt

1/24/2018- SimplyAllyTea– Review

1/25/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review

1/26/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

 

Week Five:

1/29/2018- Blushing Bibliophile– Review

1/30/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

1/31/2018- Abooktropolis– Review

 

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Batman: Nightwalker Tour – Review and Giveaway!

BATMAN

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About the Book:

https_blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.comuploadscardimage536788388e5437-27b0-46a0-a2c7-760161a7b92dTitle: BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER (DC Icons #2)

Author: Marie Lu

Pub. Date: January 2, 2018

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Pages: 272

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD

 

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

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Review:

Hot on the heels of the amazing Wonder Woman: Warbringer is the latest, and probably the hottest, superhero: Batman. Well… more like the origin of Batman, aka Bruce Wayne.

I loved reading the backstory of Bruce Wayne. We all know the history of Bruce’s parents, the fortune, Wayne Enterprises, and the like because it has been redone in Hollywood more times than I can count. But this…. this my lovelies, is something more. Bruce is a billionaire teenager that is doing billionaire teenager things. Bruce gets into trouble, is sentenced for his “crime”, and finds himself mixed up with some bad people. Well… in true Batman style, he pursues the bad guys. What more can a Marie Lu and Batman lover want?

A lot of other reviews will criticize the lack of character development but given that this is such a short book, I cannot figure out what they are getting at. Bruce is already a developed character and developed teenager. He is confident in a way few people will ever achieve. He is heavily trained and smart as a whip. The character of Bruce/Batman will forever be naive when it comes to a pretty face. That does happen in this story so I don’t fault Lu or anyone for that. That is simply a known fault of the character.

What this story does have is a ton of action and a non-stop roller coaster of emotion. My number one complaint is that the book is too short. I mean, really short — 272 pages to be exact. I felt like I was missing part of the book but alas, it really is less than 300 pages. Le sigh

Regardless, this story was the total package for me. I loved it and would happily read it again, after I scream from the rooftops that everyone needs to read it.

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About Marie:

Marie

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young Elites trilogy. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.

Website | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |Pinterest | Goodreads

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER, US Only.

  

Rafflecopter link:

 http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2679/?

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/1/2018- Pen and Parchment– Review

1/2/2018- Margie’s Must Reads– Review

1/3/2018- YA Book Nerd– Review

1/4/2018- Mary Had a Little Book Blog– Review

1/5/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

Week Two:

1/8/2018- YA Bibliophile– Review

1/9/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

1/10/2018- The Young Folks– Review

1/11/2018- The Book Nut– Review

1/12/2018- The Wanderlust Reader– Review

 

Week Three:

1/15/2018- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Excerpt

1/16/2018- a GREAT read– Review

1/17/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

1/18/2018- Icey Books– Review

1/19/2018- Ex Libris– Review

 

Week Four:

1/22/2018- Brittany’s Book Rambles– Excerpt

1/23/2018- Seeing Double In Neverland– Review

1/24/2018- Brooke- Reports– Review

1/25/2018- Nerdophiles- Review

1/26/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt

 

Week Five:

1/29/2018- YA Books Central– Review

1/30/2018- Bookish In Bed– Review

1/31/2018- Book Briefs– Review

 

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MAD MAGIC Blog Tour – Review and Giveaway!

MAD MAGIC

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About the Book:

IMG_6193Title: MAD MAGIC

Author: Nicole Conway

Pub. Date: November 14, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Pages: 300

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

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Mad Magic is a beautifully dark and rich Young Adult fantasy from Nicole Conway, bestselling author of the Dragonrider Chronicles.

Josie Barton is a high school student living in terror. Invisible creatures torment her everywhere she goes, constantly getting her into trouble at school, and even haunting her apartment. But just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse… she meets the guy from across the hall.

Zeph Clemmont is a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a curse that threatens to end his life. Survival means he will have to swallow his pride and trust Josie with all his darkest secrets.

With the help of a gun-slinging shaman and the enigmatic Prince of Nightmares, Zeph and Josie are only a heartbeat away from defeating one of the most diabolical faerie villains their world has ever known.

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Review:

This book pleasantly surprised me! This story was packed full of romance, danger, evil villains, magic (so much magic…), and attractive fae. I’m quickly finding my place in the fantasy-reading population and therefore found myself enjoying this more than I thought I would.

I really liked the characters and felt they were very well developed and complex. Josie, the protagonist, was living a life where she was constantly getting in trouble for things that either were not her fault or out of her control. She lived in a world where she was being tormented by invisible creatures. Things went sideways when she met Zeph, the handsome bad boy across the hall from her haunted apartment. Zeph is the typical swagger filled handsome dreamboat dripping with “I’m nothing but trouble” from every inch of him. Did that stop Josie? NOPE. These two were so much fun to read! Josie tried to ignore her feelings for Zeph but when his secret was revealed, everything just got more complicated. Things get more complicated when Eldrick is introduced into the story. Eldrick was your standard swoon-worthy tall drink of water with just enough mystery to make a girl forget who she is. The adventure that lies ahead of these three is one you just have to read for yourself. With the help of Zeph and Eldrick, Josie discovered who she was supposed to be and her place in her crazy life.

There was not a moment of this story where I was bored or skimming just to finish. This held my attention and left me wanting more from this author. There is a huge battle at the end that let my head spinning, but know it was in a good way.

I’m trying so hard not to give anything away! Keeping spoilers out of this review is tough, let me tell you. Please add this to your TBR if it isn’t already there. Great characters, engaging plot, and twists & turns everywhere. It really is a must read for fantasy lovers.

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About Nicole:

NicoleConwayPhoto-300x204My name is Ashley “Nicole” Conway. I’m originally from North Alabama and attended Auburn University where I earned a BA in English with a concentration in Classics & Mythology. I’m happily married and have one son, Ethan.  I also have a cat, Mr. Darcy, and a dog named Phoebe.

Writing has been a passion of mine since childhood, and to be able to do it as a full-time career is something I take as a great blessing and honor. My heart is in children’s literature, specifically middle-grade and young adult fantasy. I’m best known for my MG/YA fantasy series THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, which is published by Month9Books. The second series, THE DRAGONRIDER LEGACY, just launched this fall!

My other works in include MAD MAGIC (2017), THE DISTANCE BETWEEN STARS (2017), SCALES (tbd), and SHATTERBEAST (tbd).

I am represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel.

Look for my books on Amazon.com and at your local Barnes & Noble Bookstores!

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Giveaway Details:

 

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, US Only.

1 winner will win a finished copy of MAD MAGIC, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

1/1/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

1/1/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

 

1/2/2018- Wandering Bark Books– Excerpt

1/2/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

1/3/2018- Lost in Ever After– Interview

1/3/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

 

1/4/2018- Book Briefs– Review

1/4/2018- Ikram Reads A Lot– Review

 

1/5/2018-  Books and Ladders Review

1/5/2018- Rambling Reviews– Review

 

1/6/2018- Just Commonly– Review

 

Week Two:

1/8/2018- Once Upon a Twilight– Excerpt

1/8/2018- Step Into A Book World– Review

 

1/9/2018- Blushing Bibliophile– Review

1/9/2018- Book-Keeping Review

 

1/10/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post

1/10/2018- Pervy Ladies Books– Review

 

1/11/2018- My Crea Bookish Kingdom– Review

1/11/2018- The Book Recluse Review– Review

 

1/12/2018- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

1/12/2018- Abooktropolis– Review

 

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