Today, author Samantha Hastings is going to tell us a little bit about what inspired the strong bond between the two main characters – sisters Sophie and Mariah, in her novel The Invention of Sophie Carter. If you enjoy reading stories about siblings whose love for one another is strong enough for them to take on the world, then stick around; not only will I share with you the blurb to Samantha’s book, but she’ll give you some reading recommendations.
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 14, 2020
Themes and genres: Historical Romance, Young Adult, Victorian, sisters, twins
Identical twin sisters take turns swapping places over the course of a summer in order to pursue their secret ambitions in Samantha Hastings’ Victorian YA romance.
1851. Bounced from Continue reading
Authors: Jamie Webster & M. Dalto
Themes and genres: Fantasy, Young Adult/New Adult
Nineteen-year-old Tristaine lived a life of bitterness. When her mother abandoned her family, and her father began drinking, Tris discovered the only thing that truly brought her happiness: the sea Continue reading
Today I’m interviewing Justine Manzano, author of The Order of the Key. There’s also a giveaway so make sure you read till the end of the post!
Q1. Hello, Justine! Welcome to my blog! Why don’t we start with the basics? Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you started writing.
Hi! I’m a YA author and a freelance editor as well as the geekiest geek to have ever geeked. I’m a wife and mother from New York, and sometimes I moonlight as a legal assistant (I’m lying, that’s my full time job). I’ve loved stories since Continue reading
It’s one of those times I promised myself I wouldn’t take on more than a couple of books and ended up with… Four. Maybe.
There’s an audiobook that I might add to the To Review list later on, making it five, but I most likely won’t have time for it, so I’ll only mention the four e-books I’ll definitely be reviewing. Three are standalones and one is part of a series. In the order the reviews will pop up, they are…
A Body on the Hill – Mitch O’Reilly Mysteries, Book 2
Author: Brad Shreve
Themes and genres: LGBT Contemporary Mystery, detective, PI, crime
WARNING: Mature Content (non-detailed sex scenes and some depiction of light violence and murder)
PI Mitch O’Reilly is hired by big time Hollywood director T.J. Mooney to follow Continue reading
Today I’m going to introduce you to Forever Summer by Nicole Bea. There’s an excerpt and a giveaway, but first: a little bit about the book.
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: February 24, 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Morrigan Westhaver isn’t convinced anything could make her forget her abusive ex-boyfriend—not even if she travels all the way from her home in Michigan to her father’s ranch in Alabama Continue reading
If you’ve read my previous posts of this kind (2016, 2017, 2018), you already know how it goes:
- This is a list of books I read in 2019; not all of them came out that year (but most did);
- The books are listed in the order in which I’ve reviewed them, not by how much I loved them (I’ve also included their release dates according to Amazon);
- I’m sticking to one book per author, but I reserve the right to include in the HONORABLE MENTIONS another work by an author who is present in my FELL IN LOVE WITH section.
Without further ado, here are the seven books I FELL IN LOVE WITH in 2019, followed by five HONORABLE MENTIONS. We start off with Continue reading
On The Kalalau Trail – Trailblazer, Book 2
Release date: December 06, 2019
Themes and genres: YA LGBTQ Fiction, self-discovery
Self-discovery. Sounds simple, right? After all, you’re already there. You’re already you. So it can surprise us that it takes so much time, and so much effort. It surprises Nathan Bartlett Continue reading
Today I’m going to introduce you to Dorothy In the Land of Monsters – the first book in the Oz ReVamped series by Garten Gevedon. There’s an excerpt and a giveaway, but first: a little bit about the book.
Publication date: October 11, 2019
Themes and genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, retellings
Shifters, Zombies, and Vampires? Oh my!
My name is Dorothy Gale, and I think I might be dead Continue reading
Today I’m going to introduce you to Marrow Charm by Kristin Jacques. There’s a giveaway, an excerpt and a playlist, but first: a little bit about the book.
Publication date: October 1, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
‘In his pursuit of the occult, the Third Reich opened the Gate to a realm of magic and brought the world to ruin. The Gate was eventually closed, but They were already in our world and They were hungry.’
-The Lost History, Library of Avergard Continue reading
Today I’m going to introduce you to the first book in the Wonderland Academy series by Melanie Karsak. We have some goodies that you might expect – a giveaway and an excerpt – but also something a little more original – a recipe from the book! But before we get to those: here’s a little bit about the novel.
Themes and genres: YA Fantasy, retelling, fairytale, magic
Welcome to Wonderland Academy. Don’t lose your head Continue reading