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[ARC Review] A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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05 October
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I am in so much like with this book I don’t even know where to begin. A Madness so Discreet disguises it’s story line almost like any other Sherlock re-retelling. An assistant with a past full of demons. A cocky man using science and deduction to solve murder cases. But, this book is so much more than murder cases and solving crimes. It is a book about finding a safe place in a crazy world. It is a book about justice. Most of all it is a book that really questions what it means to be insane.   A Madness… Read more »

[ARC Review] All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan

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26 July
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I read the first book in this series last year and I adored it. I don’t know what happened because I was sure I would love watching the Aurelia and Max fall in love because I loved their bickering in A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin. If love is a battlefield then All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue felt like it was ripe with land mines. One minute the couple is fighting, then next they are kissing, then they are fighting again, then next they not speaking to each other, then they are kissing again and on and on… Read more »

[ARC Review] Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister

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19 July
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I am big fan of Katie MacAlister’s world of dragons since I read You Slay Me. I knew I would like the world of Dragon Fall but I think the ending fell a little flat.  I am giving Dragon Fall three stars because I liked it well enough. Dragon Fall is the love story for Drake’s brother, the love interest in You Slay Me, Kostya. Kostya has was held hostage for many years, then fell in lust with a naiad, and she left him for another male. Now a curse has fallen over the dragon clans. Kostya wakes up naked in with… Read more »

[ARC Review] Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

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12 July
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Sometimes I am in the mood for some light and entertaining reading. Rebel Mechanics fulfilled my wishes in that regard. I started this book at work and had it read by the time I went to bed that night. I am giving Rebel Mechanics four stars because I really liked the world of magic and mechanics. It was a quick, fun and very entertaining read. Rebel Mechanics is set in the year 1888 in New York City. This is not the New York City one would know from the history books. America is still a colony of the British Empire,… Read more »

[ARC Review] A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery

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28 June
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I liked parts of this book but there were parts I didn’t like. It wasn’t the best book I have read or the worst. It was just okay. I think I was just looking for something a little bit more. I am giving A Million Miles Away three stars and it was just a meh and shrug kind of book.     I know I am going to say this and shocker when I say it but I wish there was a bit more angst. A bit more drama. The girl pretended to be her dead twin sister for almost… Read more »

[ARC Review] Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

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25 June
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I liked the other Chaos books. I freaking loved this book!!!  This review is going to be short and sweet because otherwise it will be nothing but a jumbled mess of my love for this book.  I am giving this book five stars because I want to sing its praises. Ride Steady became a favorite because it is so sweet and genuine. I loved the relationship between Carissa and Joker. He could have gone down a bad road growing up with a dad that abused him and it took a couple of years but he got his act together joined one of the good… Read more »

[ARC Review] Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

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18 June
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I loved Every Last Word! This book was one of those reads that put me through the feels ringer and I loved every minute of it. I cried, I smiled, and I cheered. I was just going to read a couple of chapters on Sunday but before I knew it was three p.m. and I had read the entire book. It was just that good that I could not put it down. Now I am about to explain why I liked this book and there might be spoilers. I don’t want to put any down but I can’t explain some… Read more »

[Arc Review] Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

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17 June
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“I’m not going to be raped. I’m not going to be murdered. I’m going to bring him to justice so this never happens to anyone else. I’m not going to think like a victim. I’m going to think like a winner. Because that’s what I am. I’m Ruthless, by God, and I need to act like it.” I read this book whimsically, not sure what I was going to get into. The premise seemed sound, but a young adult, dark, gritty thriller? I assumed that it would be lacking. It wasn’t. I sat down and read it straight through, but… Read more »

[ARC Review] Alive by Chandler Baker

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11 June
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I liked the beginning of this book but I thought the end fell flat and just fizzled out. I liked the beginning, a story about a girl that gets a heart transplant and falls for the new guy at school because he makes the pain in her chest go away. Then there the creepy visions, mind boggling pain that only came at certain times of day, and the feeling that she is being followed. I thought this book was to be romantic and creepy. The tag line says “Stella’s heart is poisoned.” I am expecting some major creepiness like with… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert

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04 June
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This book took a little while for me to get into the story. In the end, I ended up liking this book. I have come to realize after reading The Marriage Contract is that I am becoming a fan of Katee Robert. I like her style of gritty action, hot sexy fun times, and humor. While I may not have connected to Callie and Teague right away, I did like the side characters. The Marriage Contract is about two people tied to the mob underworld in Boston. Callie Sheridan thinks she is just going to the strip club to check… Read more »