BookMas!! Giveaway!!

So to kick off 2020 right!! I am giving away a set of arcs for my my blog and my youtube channel!! The video Bellow gives you all the details!!


Youtube Channel: Seven Deadly Shadows and The Mystwick School of Musicraft * America! International: 25 Dollar credit to Book Depository

Blog: Maya and the Rising Dark and I hope you get this Message *America* International: 25 Dollar credit to Book Depository

Blog Link May the Odds be in your favor!!

YouTube May the odds be in your favor!!

I hope that you are having a lovely holiday season and I hope you enjoy my bookish content starting tommrow!!

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Later booklovers!!

Giveaway!!! Thanks for the Support!! USA (See video for international!!)

So here are the giveaways I have been promising you all! It is basically for my making it through my first year of teaching and going to BEA and book con!!


Youtube: USA: The Beautiful arc or Out of the USA: 20 dollar credit book Dep.

Blog: USA: Wicked as you Wish arc: Out of the USA: 20 DOLLAR credit Book Dep.

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later book lovers!!

Giveaway: Booktube and Blog: USA AND outside of USA!!


So because I started my new teaching Job! I have not done a giveaway in a while! So I want to give all my subscribers a nice treat!! I explain all the details in the below video!!! But this is massive thanks for all the support you all have given me!!!



Blog Enter may the odds be in your favor:  25 dollar credit to amazon/BOOK DeP USA AND International!!

Youtube Channel:  Arc of Girls and paper and fire and Comics will beak your heart!! (one winner) USA only!!

Dare you to Lie: Blog Tour and giveaway!!!

Dare you to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch


Published by  Tor Teen on September 4, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Thriller

Pages: 352

Format: e-arc

Source: publisher

2018 challenge: NA

Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4  for a review.


When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.

All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.

Determined to expose the town’s hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.

My Thoughts:

I found this to such a engaging read. I liked how many mysteries were developed in this novel and how the story not had a rather shocking ending that I did not predict but also most of the stories tied together at the end.

I grew to enjoy the main character but I was a tad more invested in the side characters. I often struggle with unlikable narrators but I did enjoy her by the end.

I found this book to fast pace read that reminded me a lot of the show veronica mars. I really hope we get a book 2, because things were left open and I super curious to see what happens next.

If you like mysteries like Veronica mars and Pretty little liars, with more realistic mysteries, this is the book for you!

Giveaway!!! USA ONLY!!


About the Author

AMBER LYNN NATUSCH is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is still deeply attached to her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and practice Muay Thai―but spends most of her time running a chiropractic practice with her husband, raising two young children, and attempting to write when she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of peace. Dare You to Lie is her debut YA novel.

Seige and Storm (Non-Spoiler Review)!!!

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo


Published by  Henry Holt and Co. on June 4, 2013

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 448

Format: Paper back

Source: Personally Bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

Buy on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads

I would give this book 4 for a review.


Enter the Grishaverse with Book Two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner—hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can’t outrun their enemies for long.

The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina’s magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.

But as the truth of Alina’s destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling’s deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice—and only she can face the oncoming storm.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the new characters that we meet especially the prince. I found this to be a much more complex book but also just really enjoyed all the character dymanics. I found this book to still have predictable moments but I did enjoy this book better then book one! I still loved the world build in this book so much and it def remains the stand out in this novel. I really was so fascinated by Alina character and am really excited to see how this series ends!


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!




Prize: Grace and Fury arc!

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Youtube Giveaway!

Prize: Singed arc of Sea Witch!!

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The Cheerleaders: Blog tour and giveaway!!!

The Cheerleaders  by Kara Thomas


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.


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

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


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

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


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!


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

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf


Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: June 5th 2018

Entangled Teen


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.

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!

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