Laura’s Birthday Giveaway!!! USA ONLY!!

So in honor of my birthday I am holding two giveaways from my birthday! I normally get  so many bookish related gifts for my birthday and I wanted to share the love with my followers!

 

 

BLOG GIVEAWAY:

Prize: Grace and Fury arc!

may the odds be ever in your favor

 

Youtube Giveaway!

Prize: Singed arc of Sea Witch!!

may the odds be in your favor

 

Let me know if you entered bellow!

 

 

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The Cheerleaders: Blog tour and giveaway!!!

The Cheerleaders  by Kara Thomas

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Published by  Delacorte Press on July 31, 201

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, thriller

Pages: 384

Format: Hardback

Source: Publisher

2018 challenge: n/a

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4.75 for a review.

Summary!!!

There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident–two girls dead after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know his reasons. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they’d lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget.

Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow, Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

My Thoughts:

 

I was super invested in this story and the characters from page one. I found this mystery and the characters to be super engaging and it was hard to put down. I loved the various POV we got and how effective the past and present storyline was told as well as how and when we got this POV. I also thought the story was not only unpredictable but also so honest and realistic in the end. I just flew through this book and really loved the how this story occurred. I felt the ending was a tad rushed but i would def read more by this author in the future!

About Kara:

Kara Thomas is a true crime addict and the author of THE DARKEST CORNERS, LITTLE MONSTERS, and THE CHEERLEADERS, all published by Delacorte Press. You can find her on Twitter (@karatwrites), Instagram (@kara__thomas), or at http://www.kara-thomas.com.

Website| Twitter| Facebook| Instagram| Goodreads

Giveaway!!! (USA ONLY)

MAY THE ODDS EVER BE IN YOUR FAVOR!!

Grace and Fury: Non-Spoiler Review and Giveaway (Blog Tour)!!!

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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

Published by   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on July 31, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 320

Format: arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: N/A

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!!!

Serina Tessaro has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. It’s her chance to secure a better life for her family, and to keep her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, out of trouble. But when Nomi catches the Heir’s eye instead, Serina is the one who takes the fall for the dangerous secret her sister has been hiding.
Trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one option: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to save Serina. But this is easier said than done…. A traitor walks the halls of the palazzo, and deception lurks in every corner.
Meanwhile Serina is running out of time. Imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive, surrounded by women stronger than she is, one wrong move could cost her everything. There is no room for weakness on Mount Ruin, especially weaknesses of the heart.
Thrilling and captivating, Grace and Fury is a story of fierce sisterhood, and of survival in a world that’s determined to break you.

 

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book and found it def be a darker fantasy novel but I would call it more a historical fiction novel. I would be intrigued if some type of magic system becomes more obvious in future books. I was equally invested in both lead characters storyline and liked the duel POV of the story. I really flew through this book and I thought the world building and the various mysteries were engaging. I wish the ending was less predictable but I will def be checking out book 2!

Author:

Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, cat, and sweet pupper Scrabble. She wrote Grace and Fury while living in Hawaii.

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Giveaway:

may the odds be ever in your favor

 

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

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

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Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: June 5th 2018

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Summary:

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.

Literally.

 

Add to Goodreads  Get yourself a copy HERE!

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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Author Links:
Website: http://sarawolfbooks.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sara_Wolf1
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/authorsaraw/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsarawolf/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sara-Wolf-476490705731978/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6862831.Sara_Wolf
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sara-Wolf/e/B00BVOVP08/

 

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.

200 Youtube Subscribers Giveaway!!

Hey Book Lovers,

I reached a pretty big milestone on Youtube. I finally got to 200 followers on you tube! I am hosting a book giveaway for a book of your choice for either International or American for a credit:

America: Barnes and noble or amazon credit

International: Book desp.

Make sure you are following me on youtube and do all the other things to get the most chances to win!

It will be open for a week!

May the odds be ever in your favor

 

 

Blog and booktube Giveaway At Book expo and Book con!!! (Open)

Hi book lovers!

So I am heading to book expo and book con this week in NYC. I wanted to give you all a treat for being loyal followers and we did get a above 100 followers on the blog yay! Thank you for all your support!

Bellow is a video breaking down the various giveaway but here is simple breakdown of each one and who can enter and possible prizes, i will know for sure your prizes after the convention and where you live cause that may effect your prize!

Blog Giveaway

*International and USA*

If you win and your are International you will win credit to book dep. for 20.00 for a current book that is out or preorder of a BEA BOOK  your choice*

Usa winner prize

  1. An Arc of Black Witch book 2: Iron flower signed by the author!
  • this may have two winners if I do get stuff like if the first person I choose is international a American winner will get the arc!

You tube Giveaway!

*America only*

– 1. A arc of The dark deep by ally Condie and Brendan Reichs!

Bookmark Giveaway! Con attendee only!

I have started a small bookish ETSY Shop!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScrapbookGirl105?ref

I was able to make 30-40 bookmarks and will be giving them away at the con! Follow me on instgram and if you tell me the code word each day you will get a book mark!

May the odds be in your favor!

later book lovers!

Family of Spies blog tour review and giveaway!!!

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Family of Spies by  Jodi Carmichael

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Published by  Quirk Books on April 4, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary

Pages:300

Format: Arc

Source: publisher

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!!!

When cousins Ford, Ellie and Gavin, discover their great-grandfather was a rogue World War 2 spymaster, they must outrun MI6 and the CIA
through the streets of Paris, relying on their wits and Ford’s newfound clairvoyant skills to unlock Great-Granddad’s spy secrets buried in the past. Great-Granddad hid something important to the war effort and these agencies want it back!

AUTHOR Bio:

“Jodi Carmichael’s dreams of becoming an author began to come true when she attended her first SCBWI conference in Los Angeles in 2007 and was nominated for the Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award. A champion for the underdog and kids who think differently, she wrote SPAGHETTI IS NOT A FINGER FOOD AND OTHER LIFE LESSONS (2013) which won numerous awards including a Gold Mom’s Choice and a Silver Moonbeam in 2013. In 2016 her novel about relationship abuse, FOREVER JULIA (2016) won the Manitoba Book Award; The McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards – Older Category and received a Bronze Moonbeam Award for Young Adult Fiction – Mature Issues.
When not channeling characters from her books, she can be found strolling Manitoba beaches with her husband, two daughters, and exceedingly scruffy Border Terrier named Zoe.”

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved how this book addressed both spy related issues and also historical connections. I also really loved the dynamics between the three teen characters really made me fly through this book. I loved the hint of magic the created this novel. I really found this to be face pace novel and found it super fun read. I def enjoyed the male lead a lot and liked the various pictures that accented this novel. I wonder if we will get more book in this series in the future. If you like books like the conspiracy of us and proof of lies, you should check this one out!

Giveaway!!

may the odds be in your favor!!