Ballad of the Beanstalk by Amy McNulty

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Rating: 4/5 stars

Genres: Fantasy, fairy tale retelling

Expected publication: April 11th 2017 by Patchwork Press

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Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise

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Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Published February 15th 2017 by Inkitt


About this Book:
In my motorcycle club I’ve earned the name ‘Reaper’ and now I have my claim on Abby Harrison.
Reaper:
I didn’t know what love was, but I knew what want was, and I wanted Abby. When I walked out of the club and saw her I was stone cold sober. She was quietly beautiful and unlike any other woman I’d had before. But she was the daughter of the president of Satan’s Sons MC and completely out of my reach.
Abby:
Everyone knew The Reaper and how he got his name, so I never expected him to be my salvation when my sisters drunk boyfriend wanted to lay hands on me. I thought my innocence would be lost in that alley, until he showed up and saved me. I know being with Reaper will lead to trouble, but I don’t know if I have the strength to stay away.
Being together might be dangerous, but outlaws are meant to break the rules.

The Edge of everything by Jeff Giles

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Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary

Ratings: 4/5 stars

368 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion.


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For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose?

It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods—only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. Continue reading

ARC Review: Unfolding by Jonathan Friesen

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Ratings: 2.5/5 stars

288 pages
Expected publication: January 31st 2017 by Blink
Genre: Mystery, Thriller (Paranormal elements)
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.


About this book:

Jonah wishes he could get the girl, but he’s an outcast and she’s the most perfect girl he knows.
And their futures seemed destined to fork apart: Jonah’s physical condition is debilitating, and epileptic seizures fill his life with frustration. Whereas Stormi is seemingly carefree, and navigates life by sensing things before they happen. And her most recent premonition is urging her to leave town.
When Stormi begs Jonah for help, he finds himself swept into a dark mystery his small town has been keeping for years. And the answers Stormi needs about her own past could possibly destroy everything Jonah has ever known—including his growing relationship with Stormi herself. Continue reading

ARC Review- Rise: How a house built a family by Cara Brookins

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Ratings: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre : Non-Fiction, Memoir

320 pages
Expected publication: January 24th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
I received an ARC of the book in exchange for an Honest review. All quotes used in my review are from the ARC which may be changed later. 


About this Book:

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible.
Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children.
It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family.
This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project. Continue reading

ARC Review : Freeks by Amanda Hocking

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Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

Genre: YA Paranormal

400 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2017 by St. Martin’s Griffin

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. And honest it shall be!


About this Book:

Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…

Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.

When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe…and a normal life has never been more appealing.

But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodes are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of—one that could change her future forever.

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ARC Review: The Girl in the picture by Alexandra Monir

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My Rating : 2 out of 5 stars

Genre: YA Mystery

272 pages
Expected publication: November 15th 2016 by Delacorte Press/Random House

I received a complementary copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things — the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick to Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Prep.
The Girl in the Picture.
After high school heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police are in search of the girl whose picture with Chace is the only clue found amongst his personal belongings. A girl who no one knew was even close to Chace–and whose dormmate, Lana Rivera, was Chace’s girlfriend.
Nicole is that girl and now she’s the primary suspect in his murder.
But what really happened that night? Were Nicole and Chace dating behind Lana’s back; were he and Lana over? Could either of them have killed him?
Told in alternating points of view, that of our suspect, Nicole Morgan, and her former best friend and roommate, Lana Rivera, readers will piece together the story of a starcrossed love, a fractured friendship–and what really happened the night Chace was killed. Continue reading