BOOK REVIEW: Everless by Sara Holland

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Title: Everless
Author: Sara Holland
Publication: January 2nd 2018
Pages: 336
Synopsis:

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

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MY RATING: 4.5/5

Everless by Sara Holland has got to be one of my first fantasy reads of the year. I know, fellow readers, it’s hard to imagine but one glance at my blog and you’ll see that I rarely step out of my comfort zone of YA contemporary and adult romance. I long given up the world of make-believe and ventured into more realistic plots featuring women who fall in love with their billionaire bosses.

Okay, so maybe not so realistic.

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BOOK REVIEW: Zero Repeat Forever by G.S Prendergast

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Title: Zero Repeat Forever 
Author: G.S Predergast
Publication: August 29th 2017
Pages: 496
Synopsis:

He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival depends on trusting each other…

MY RATING: 3.5/5

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Zero Repeat Forever is not something I normally would pick up. In fact, if Simon Schuster Canada didn’t generously provide me a copy, I would have never even batted an eyelash at it. But this is the wonders of publishers and them giving you books so you can at least try it out and see if it’ll change your first impression and it absolutely did.

In a way.

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BOOK REVIEW: Most of All You by Mia Sheridan

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Title: Most of All You
Author: Mia Sheridan
Publication: October 17th 2017
Pages: 352
Synopsis:

A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior, and carries within her a deep mistrust of men who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness about him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world that had stolen everything from them would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.

MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I was told from a good friend from the publisher that this book would be an emotional one and she was completely right. We have two people, Crystal and Gabriel, who grew up from dark pasts. Crystal’s mother passed away, leaving her in the care of a dead beat father who eventually stopped trying to raise her as a child. And Gabriel was kidnapped, molested, and escaped only to find out that his parents had passed away due to a car crash during the two years he was held in captivity.

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BOOK REVIEW: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

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Title: Scrappy Little Nobody
Author: Anna Kendrick
Publication: November 15th 2016
Pages: 275
Synopsis:

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch PerfectUp in the AirTwilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”

At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.

With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”

Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).

MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I’m a big fan of Anna Kendrick. Well, I’m not in one of her groupies but I definitely enjoy any movie she’s part in. She’s quirky and fun to watch on screen and when she appears on late night televison shows like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, I’ll stop flipping the channels to watch.

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Things to Do On a Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sundays are the best days to ever happen to you. After a hectic week of busting your butt to work or to school, you deserve a rest day where you roll out of bed, brush your teeth, eat something, and crawl back into bed.

Let’s face it. The really important emails you need to reply to can wait one more minute. You don’t really have to wash your hair today. Do it tomorrow. And groceries? Yeah, you can figure that out on Monday. Because you truly deserve a this  Lazy Sunday in the comfort of your own room.

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BOOK PROMO: Wicked Torture by J. Kenner

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Wicked Torture, an all-new sexy standalone from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is LIVE!

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Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.

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BOOK PROMO: Love on the edge of time by Julie. A Richman

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Love on the Edge of Time, an all-new stand-alone story about a love too great to be bound by time, from Julie A. Richman is available NOW!

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Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman

Publishing Date: November 13th, 2017

He likes whiskey and wild women

She likes Ben & Jerry’s

He’s about to get kicked out of his own band

She ate her way off the Miss America pageant circuit

What could these two possibly have in common?

A psychiatrist

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BOOK PROMO: Rock Solid by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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Rock Solid, an all-new sexy and romantic standalone by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde is available NOW!!

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Rock Solid
by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Connor Prescott doesn’t do one night stands (yes, ladies, he’s an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He’s pretty sure he’ll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . . You’re a daddy.

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BOOK PROMO: On the way to you by Kandi Steiner

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On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 16th, 2017

What makes you happy?

That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.

And then, I got in his car.

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BOOK PROMO: Bad at Love by Karina Halle

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Bad at Love by Karina Halle
Release Date: November 16th

 

Bad at Love, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!

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She’s bad at love, but he’s even worse…

Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She’s hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn’t a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.

Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be his girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.

They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.

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