Four dead queens (arc review)!!!

Four dead Queens  by Astrid Scholte


Published by   G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on February 26, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy

Pages: 432

Format: arc

Source: NYCC

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I would give this book 3.5  for a review.


Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead.

With no other choices and on the run from Keralie’s former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation’s four dead queens.

An enthralling fast-paced murder mystery where competing agendas collide with deadly consequences, Four Dead Queens heralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.

My Thoughts:

Overall this book was a super fast read and I really did enjoy it. I did enjoy the various POV that we got throughout the novel but some characters I failed to become emotionally invested in. I thought the world was cool but and overall was well done but some elements of the world felt predicable or not surprising. I really didn’t love the lead female in this book and think her POV was my favorite. I am really also enjoyed the non-linear or unique story telling path. It was def a fast pace mystery that kept me hooked.

Unclaimed Baggage (Non-Spoiler Review)

Unclaimed Baggage  by Jen Doll


Published by  Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on September 18, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages: 384

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

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I would give this book 3.5  for a review.


In Jen Doll’s young adult debut novel, Unclaimed Baggage, Doris―a lone liberal in a conservative small town―has mostly kept to herself since the terrible waterslide incident a few years ago. Nell had to leave behind her best friends, perfect life, and too-good-to-be-true boyfriend in Chicago to move to Alabama. Grant was the star quarterback and epitome of “Mr. Popular” whose drinking problem has all but destroyed his life. What do these three have in common? A summer job working in a store called Unclaimed Baggage cataloging and selling other people’s lost luggage. Together they find that through friendship, they can unpack some of their own emotional baggage and move on into the future.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the setting and the characters in this book. It was a super fast summer themed read. It was fast pace read that dealt with harder topics but was in such a easy to digest way. I thought this book tackled so many current issues in such a “slice of life” way that was so well done. I thought all the main characters brought such a fun POV to the novel and I really enjoyed them all! I would de read more by this author in the future. The setting and the store was charming framework for the story!


Bring me their Hearts: Tour review and Giveaway!!!

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf


Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: June 5th 2018

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Zera is a Heartless—the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera’s heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.



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About the Author
Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as Lovely Vicious. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.


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My Brief Thoughts!

*I gave this book four stars*

I really did enjoy this book. I really did like the lead character and also the world building was so fun to explore this world. I just thought the pacing could have been stronger at points and also some of the “court intrigue” stuff I felt was abandoned in the middle of the novel. I really did love the prince in this story and hope in future books we see the story though his eyes. I liked how a unexpected trio developed towards the end of the book and also the dynamics between all the characters was super fun. I def need book 2 after that ending.

Spies, Lies and Allies: Blog tour and Non-Spoiler Review and Giveaway!!

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Spies, Lies and Allies  by Lisa Brown Roberts

Published by Entangled: Teen on May 1, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 368

Format: Arc

Source: publisher

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I would give this book 5 for a review.


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Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.

My boss is running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlos, who is, well, very distracting––in a good way. But I can’t even think about him like that because fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved.

As if that’s not enough, an anonymous informant with insider intel is trying to sabotage my dad’s company on social media…and I’m afraid it’s working.

Much as I’d love to quit, I can’t. Kristoffs Never Quit is our family motto. I just hope there’s more than one survivor by the end of this summer.


About Lisa Brown Roberts:

Award-winning romance author Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage catastrophes of tweezing off both eyebrows, or that time she crashed her car into a tree while trying to impress a guy. It’s no wonder she loves to write romantic comedies.

Lisa’s books have earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and the School Library Journal. She lives in Colorado with her family, in which pets outnumber people. Connect with Lisa at

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My  Thoughts:

I really loved this book. I normally a sucker for books set around a internship or in a office and this book fit this bill. I also love books with crew of characters they you learn more about the course of the book. I really loved all the main characters in this story. I found Laurel to be a character after my own heart. I loved her and felt like I could “be” her and I really just loved following her. This book was such a fun read but also a more emotional read. I just was so impressed by it. I will def be checking our more stuff by this author. This book was also had a romance that made me swoon and this book just put a smile on my face!


May the odds be in your favor!!!

The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe Cover Reveal: Swoon Romance and giveaway!

The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe

This is a book that I am working with swoon romance for and revealing the cover of this awesome book! It comes out April 24 2018! Check out the summary, cover and also a giveaway from the publisher listed below!


High school senior Kenzie Harper-Shea has no time for dating, especially after the arrival of the basketball coach from hell. Now Kenzie has lost her confidence, is in a slump, and in danger of losing out on a scholarship to play college ball. The last thing she needs is her “vacation boyfriend,” Dylan McCoy, distracting her with warm smiles, inside jokes, and swoony kisses.

Dylan, however, is totally ready to date. He finally lives in the same town as Kenzie and is not about to lose the chance to let their relationship grow into something more. But for now, he’ll stay in the friend zone because he’s determined to find out what has her running scared. It can’t be just about basketball.

As Kenzie spends more time around Dylan, her feelings become a jumbled-up mess. It’s obvious they’re into each other. So, why does she panic whenever she thinks about dating him? Is it connected to basketball or to something deeper? She’s not sure. Does she have the courage to examine her heart, even if it means breaking Dylan’s?

About the Author

The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On the bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.

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Lies That Bind!!! Non-Spoiler Review: Blog Tour

Geekerella by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

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Published by  Entangled: Teen (March 6, 2018)

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Thriller

Pages: 322

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: Sequel in a series!

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I would give this book 4 for a review.



What do you do when you learn your entire childhood was a lie?

Reeling from the truths uncovered while searching for her sister in Italy, Anastasia Phoenix is ready to call it quits with spies. The only way to stop being a pawn in their game is to remove herself from the board. But before she can leave her parents’ crimes behind her, tragedy strikes. No one is safe, not while Department D still exists.

Now, with help from her friends, Anastasia embarks on a dangerous plan to bring down an entire criminal empire. From a fire-filled festival in England to a lavish wedding in Rio de Janeiro, Anastasia is determined to confront the enemies who want to destroy her family. But even Marcus, the handsome bad boy who’s been there for her at every step, is connected to the deadly spy network. And the more she learns about Department D, the more she realizes the true danger might be coming from someone closer than she expects…

My Thoughts:

I thought this was solid follow up to book one. I still really liked the wide cast of characters we have met. I would love eventually to get chapters from their point of view. I loved how complex the mystery has became and how the tension in this story has became some intense. I also really loved the various setting we were exposed to and all the various exotic locals we go to. I think the mystery is so well crafted and I will def be checking out the last book in this series!


Echoes Cover Reveal! Entangled teen!!!

Hi book friends,

I am here to today to share the cover of a awesome book out from entangled teen called Echoes by Alice Reeds.  It comes out August 7th 2018!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled Teen.

About Echoes:

“Fast-paced and thrilling. ECHOES is a heart-pounding and addictive love story.” —Mia Siegert, author of Jerkbait

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.
Something that won’t let them leave alive.

Echoes is a thrilling adventure about confronting the impossible, discovering love in the most unexpected places, and, above all, finding hope in the face of the unknown.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Echoes by Alice Reedstoday!

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About Alice Reeds:

Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let’s plays and figure skating videos.

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I don’t know about you but this books sounds so cool. I will def be checking it out come august! Let me know in the comments if you are adding it to your TBR 🙂

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By a Charm and A Curse: Blog Tour/ Review and Giveaway! USA ONLY!

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By a Charm and A Curse  by JAIME QUESTED

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Published by  Entangled: Teen (February 6, 2018)

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy

Pages: 306

Format: Arc

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: N/A

AMAZON  barnes and noble   goodreads

I would give this book 3.5 for a review.


A kiss is never just a kiss.

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who…

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