Review || Windfall


Title: Windfall
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

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Review || The Other Side of Gravity


Title: The Other Side of Gravity
Author: Shelly Crane
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Copy: Digital
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Synopsis:

My name is Maxton and I’m a trader.

I live on a soulless planet where gravity, oxygen, and everything else are sold to the highest bidder on the black market. People are sold on the black market, too. You have to work really hard not to become one of those people. Pay your taxes, keep your friends and family close, and more than anything else—don’t get caught by the Militia. But all the rules changed for me the day I found her.

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Review || The Sun Is Also a Star (+ GIVEAWAY)


Title: The Sun Is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release: November 1, 2016 (Delacorte Press)
Copy: Paperback
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Before anything else, I received a physical Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC) of this book as part of my participation in this blog tour hosted by Book Freak Revelations – this, however, neither affects my opinion nor the content of my review in any way. Thank you very much, JM and the wonderful people from Penguin Random House for the opportunity!

At first glance, Natasha and Daniel appear to hail from opposite ends of an incredibly vast spectrum. Natasha is a cynical, skeptical African-American immigrant with a profound understanding of science and all things rational whereas Daniel is a Korean-American sweetheart whose passion lies in writing poetry. Somehow, a series of unforeseen circumstances and mishaps brings the two of them together on the same day Natasha, along with her family, is supposed to be deported back to Jamaica. From there, we are thrown into a wonderfully riveting whirlwind that is perfectly summarized by the novel’s synopsis:

Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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Review || Fear the Drowning Deep


Title: Fear the Drowning Deep
Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance, Paranormal
Copy: Digital
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Before anything else, I received a digital Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Sarah Marsh for her generosity!

Set in the year of 1913, Fear the Drowning Deep starts off with the tide bringing in a young, dead girl to the shores of the Isle of Man. This event, in turn, catalyzes sixteen-year-old Bridey Corkill’s suspicions about the evil lurking underneath the ocean – the same mysterious force that compelled her granddad to leap into the sea with a smile on his face, never to be seen above the water’s surface ever again.

Soon enough, villagers begin to vanish without reason (or so it seems) in the night. With the body count of missing people continually increasing, Bridey is forced to take matters into her own hands by confronting the very thing she’s spent years fearing the most: the sea. Otherwise, she might lose more of her loved ones to the treacherous waves.

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Tour stop || Hell School: Fresh Meat by Heidi Angell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heidi Angell is the author of The Hunters Series, The Clear Angel Chronicles, and The Hell School Series. Additionally, she also created Royal Prince Vince and Creative Exercises to Inspire. When she is not reading and writing, she can be found spending quality time with her lovely family camping, hiking, swimming, or watching movies. Don’t forget to check out her blog and to follow her on social media!

MORE ABOUT THE TOUR

The book tour for Hell School: Fresh Meat, the first installment in Angell’s Hell School series, runs from February 21, 2016 until March 28, 2016. (Segue: I’m one of the last tour stops. Oh em!) Aside from book reviews from different bloggers, the tour also features excerpts from the book, character spotlights, author interviews and even poetry! If you wish to check out the rest of the book tour stops, visit Heidi’s blog for more information.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 6

The books for Batch 6 are as follows:

  • Always Kiss Me Goodnight by Megan Gaudino
  • Ugly by Margaret McHeyzer
  • False Idols by Alexis Grove


Title: Always Kiss Me Goodnight
Author: Megan Gaudino
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Copy: Digital
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Official synopsis:

Sophia Destino is supposed to die.

All seventeen-year-old Sophia wants is to coast through her junior year. But with her parents obsessed with her Olympic-swimming-hopeful brother, a psychic best friend with a penchant for reading tarot cards, and prophetic dreams that predict her death—that won’t be easy. As her nightmares begin to come true, Sophia finds herself dodging death and longing for the time when getting over her ex-boyfriend was her biggest problem. Until she meets Leo Knight. The mysterious stranger seems determined to keep her alive—and steal her heart. But Leo has a secret that is about to change everything and Sophia is about to learn that sometimes…your number is up.

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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
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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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