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REVIEW! - YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

After last week’s Teen Romance Reviews, I kind of got sucked into the Young Adult genre — and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!

So this week I have some more teen stories, and while not all of them are classified as “romances,” they all do have a little bit of teenage love in the air, on the field, and under the water. 😉

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REVIEWS! - MYSTERY THRILLERS

Mystery & Thriller Reviews

This week’s review is all about the chase, the questions, and the anticipation of what will happen next with Mystery and Thrillers!

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REVIEW! - Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

This week’s book reviews is a smattering of different genres, everything from a historical mystery to a musical memoir and a women’s fiction satire!

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REVIEW!

Kiss Me in Paris 

By Catherine Rider

Serena has just flown all the way to Paris for a special pre-Christmas weekend with her sister, Lara. They plan to retrace the steps of their parents' long-ago honeymoon in Paris, and create a scrapbook for their bereaved mother to remember it by. 

It's supposed to be serious sister bonding...until Lara takes off with her boyfriend instead…

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REVIEW!

Up All Night’s
Forbidden Fruit: The Soul Seeker

By Sean Allen Poe

This is a murder mystery that is set in the hills of California. A detective named Andrew is investigating the murder of a fortune 500 mogul named Thomas Rover. The case takes a twist when a young and beautiful woman named Dominance comes into play, she is the main suspect in the murder. She turns out to be more than a suspect, she is a Soul Seeker. Follow Andrew as he tries not to fall into a web of lies, deceit and death.

*** Click here to read more & for my review of Forbidden Fruit! ***

REVIEW!

Avoidance 

By Kristen Granata

Avoidance is the continuation of Merritt's story from Collision. Topics include family, love, romance, loss, death, tragedy, depression, anxiety, suicide, alcoholism, fighting, tattoos, and overcoming struggle.

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REVIEW!

[Dis]Connected:
Poems and Stories of Connection and Otherwise

By Multiple Authors

Humanity exists in a hyper connected world, where our closest friends, loves and enemies lie but a keyboard stroke away. Few know this better than the poets who have risen to the top of their trade by sharing their emotion, opinion and art with millions of fans…

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ARC REVIEW!

All of Me
(All of Me #1)

By Vi Carter

 So much could change in a moment; a lot can change in five years. 

“Five years. That’s how long it’s been since I’ve seen Jared. Five years to the day since I was dragged from his arms kicking and screaming. Now, after years of putting my life back together, I must face my abusers. But having a chance to see Jared again makes it all worthwhile.” 

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NEW RELEASE REVIEW!

After the Fire 

By Will Hill

The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.

Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything—and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.

But there are lies behind Father John's words. Outside, there are different truths.

Then came the fire.

*** Click here to read my review of After the Fire! ***

REVIEW!

Collision 

By Kristen Granata

Merritt Adams was used to taking care of herself. With her mother's selfish abandonment, and her father's shocking suicide, she is convinced that nobody will ever stick around for long…

Everyone is talking about the charismatic Chase Brooks' return home after spending two years in California aspiring to become a rock star. What people don't know is the real reason why he had to leave his dreams behind…

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ARC REVIEW!

Claiming Amber
(A Broken Heart #2)
 

By Vi Carter

When Amber Green gets arrested, it’s Emmett Harrington who comes to her rescue. He’s a far cry from a prince in shining armor. He’s more like the prince of the criminal underworld.

His armor - A 9mm pistol.

If you like Mafia Style Romances then Claiming Amber will feed your addiction for a romance with lots of drama…

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REVIEW!

A Pilgrimage to Death
(Reverend Cici Gurule Mysteries #1)

By Alexa Padgett

They murdered her sister. They threatened her church. But their day of reckoning will cost her everything…

Fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and Stacy Claflin will love Alexa’s Padgett’s new edge-of-your-seat novel!

*** Click here to continue reading, to read an excerpt & to read my review of A Pilgrimage to Death! ***

NEW RELEASE REVIEW!

Fragments of Ash
(A Modern Fairytale #7)
 

By Katy Regnery

From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella!

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NEW RELEASE REVIEW!

Otherwood

By Pete Hautman

What happened in the woods that day? Pete Hautman’s riveting middle-grade novel touches on secrets and mysteries — and the power of connections with family and friends.

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REVIEW!

Run and Hide
(Eva Driscoll #1)

By Alan McDermott

There’s only so long you can run for your life.

Eva Driscoll is used to chasing down bad guys, but now the bad guys are chasing her. She knows they won’t stop until she’s dead.

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NEW RELEASE - REVIEW!

Sisters and Brothers

By Fiona Palmer

The new novel of heartbreak, adoption, family and a father's love by the Top Ten bestselling author of Secrets Between Friends, Fiona Palmer.

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NEW RELEASE REVIEW!

Bunt
(Minnesota Moose #1)
 

By JC Thompson

Zoe Parks learned the hard way that nothing sticks the first time. Everybody is always looking for the next best thing. That's how Zoe knew minutes before she was supposed to be married that the first engagement was all wrong. If the first engagement isn't right, how can the first marriage, especially if it happens when you're on what was supposed to be your honeymoon?

Alex Pedroza knows that being the new guy on the team means putting up with whatever the guys dish out. That's why Alex can't go home without the wife he thought he was going to have when he returns from the offseason. Can he convince the woman he married while trying to forget the one he didn't to come home and play the part just until the divorce is final, of course?

*** Click here to read my review of JC Thompson’s Bunt! ***