Wrap-Up || February 2016

Hello there, everyone! Before anything else, I want to take a moment to disregard proper capitalization and punctuation and to let you all know that LAST FEBRUARY 28th, THAT BOOKSHELF BITCH REACHED 400 BLOG FOLLOWERS OH EM OH MY SOMEONE PLEASE HOLD ME IN THEIR ARMS WHILE I SOB OUT OF SHEER UNADULTERATED HAPPINESS AND GRATITUDE AND DISBELIEF I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO EVEN. *calms down* Okay. Currently, I have 429 unbelievably fantastic people following me! That is insane. I genuinely did not think I’d ever reach such a milestone. Much less in just under three months of blogging. I am so eternally grateful for everyone’s support! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Anyway.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 5

Hi! This is my fifth batch of mini reviews. I honestly did not expect that I’d be doing these frequently as I prefer writing reviews that are more comprehensive and in depth. But I’m doing what I can.

This batch is sort of different from the rest. I’ll be reviewing the following books:

  • Gyre by Jessica Gunn
  • Angelborn by L. Penelope
  • Sapient Salvation: The Selection by Jayne Faith
  • Every Beat by Samantha Rey

Now, what makes this batch different? The answer: what makes these books different from what I’ve read so far. Okay, hold on, that sounded pretty vague.

What I mean is I’ve decided to add another element in my mini reviews. Specifically, from this point onward, I’ll be dedicating a portion of my review to discuss what makes the book different or what makes it stand out. This is to make up for the book review’s lack of detail. I’m hoping that doing this will not only produce better quality reviews but also push me to be more observant and more susceptible to noticing specifics when reading novels. All right, here we go!



Title: Angelborn
Author: L. Penelope
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Copy: Digital
Rating:

* More about the book.
* More about the author.
* Purchase via Amazon.

Official synopsis:

Maia

It’s hard to be normal when you see the dead everywhere. So I gave up. I just focus on staying out of their way. But the guy haunting my roommate is different. He’s impossible to ignore, and now other people can see him too.

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Review || Gifted Thief


Title: Gifted Thief
Author: Helen Harper
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Copy: Digital
Rating:

* More about the book.
* More about the author.
* Purchase via Amazon or The Book Depository.

Official synopsis:

Orphan. Runaway. Thief. Since the moment I was ripped from my mother’s womb, I’ve been an outcast amongst my own kind. The Sidhe might possess magical Gifts, unbelievable wealth and unfathomable power but I don’t want a thing to do with them. I ran away from their lands in the Highlands of Scotland when I was eleven years old and I’ve never looked back. I don’t need a Clan. I’ve got my own family of highly skilled thieves who mean more to me than any Sidhe ever could. Unfortunately for me, the playboy heir to the Moncrieffe Clan has something I desperately need. To get it back, I’m going to have to plunge myself back into that world, no matter what the consequences may be. I suppose it’s just as well I have sense of humour. I think I’m going to need it.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 4

The books for Batch 4 are as follows:

  • I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable
  • The Billionaire’s Deal by Crystal Kaswell
  • Resist by Missy Johnson


Title: I’ll See You in Paris
Author: Michelle Gable
Genre: Historical Fiction
Copy: Digital
Rating:

* More about the book.
* More about the author.
* Purchase via Amazon or The Book Depository.

Official synopsis:

After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they’ll go to Paris, where the city’s magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.

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Review || Gambit


Title: Gambit
Author: C.L. Denault
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Copy: Digital
Rating:

* More about the book.
* More about the author.
* Purchase via Amazon or The Book Depository.
* Read an interview about this book.

Before anything else, I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much!

In a society set in futuristic London exist two kinds of people: those with extraordinary, practically superhuman abilities and those without. The former are referred to as prodigies and are capable of rising to positions of fame, wealth and power, whereas the latter live in a state of extreme poverty.

For sixteen years, Willow Kent lived a normal, relatively peaceful life where her biggest problem was warding off the advances of drunken miners. However, shortly after hearing the terrible news of treachery in the Core, a powerful city where the elite and prodigies reside, she suddenly finds the military disrupting the peace in her small town in search of a traitor. While Reese, a genetically-enhanced military officer, and his colleagues are successful in identifying the culprit, they also find an unexpected and more significant discovery: her.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 3

The books for Batch 3 are as follows:

  • Mayan Blood by Theresa DeLayne
  • Homewrecker Incorporated by S. Simone Chavous
  • Can’t Lose You by J.R. Brown


Title: Mayan Blood
Author: Theresa DeLayne
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Copy: Digital
Rating:

* More about the book.
* More about the author.
* Purchase via Amazon or The Book Depository.

Official synopsis:

Their empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on…

Zanya Coreandero is a seventeen-year-old orphan with only a single friend and no hope for a normal life. Diagnosed with anxiety and night terrors, no one believes her cuts and bruises are a result of an evil entity, and not a brutal case of self-harm.

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