9 09, 2016

Review and Giveaway: LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida Córdova

By | Friday, September 9, 2016|8 Comments

Review and Giveaway: LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida CórdovaLabyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Series: Brooklyn Brujas #1
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on September 1st 2016
Pages: 336
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, LGBT, Paranormal, Supernatural, Young Adult Fiction
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Sourcebooks Fire

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"Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic." --Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die
Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.
The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...
Praise for Labyrinth Lost:
"Zoraida Córdova's prose enchants from start to finish. Labyrinth Lost is pure magic." --Melissa Grey, author of The Girl at Midnight
"Magical and empowering, Labyrinth Lost is an incredible heroine's journey filled with mythos come to life; but at its heart, honors the importance of love and family." --Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix
"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary."--Daniel Jose Older, author of Shadowshaper
"Labyrinth Lost is a magical story of love, family, and finding yourself. Enchanting from start to finish." --Amy Tintera, author of Ruined.

LABYRINTH LOST was such a fun story! First, I want to acknowledge a book with a bunch of diversity done right. There was a heroine not so sure of herself, a bad boy and a conflicting girl-crush all wrapped up in a fantastical adventure full of magic. This book had my attention right […]

8 01, 2016

Review: THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp

By | Friday, January 8, 2016|13 Comments

So this book took on some tough topics. Bullying, violence in schools, mass shootings, death of children, sibling rivalry, and child abuse, just to name a few. The story had 4 different POVs and the action started pretty early in the story. The story takes place over just 54 minutes of these people’s […]

20 08, 2015

THE DOGS by Allan Stratton- Excerpt and Giveaway

By | Thursday, August 20, 2015|1 Comment

THE DOGS by Allan Stratton- Excerpt and GiveawayThe Dogs by Allan Stratton
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on September 1st 2015
Pages: 240
Genres: Young Adult, Thrillers & Suspense
Also by this author: The Dogs

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Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that’s what Cameron’s been told.

When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren’t possible. Soon he’s questioning everything he thought he knew and even his sanity.

It’s about ghosts and terrifying danger and going mad all at once. I didn’t know what was real and what was imagined until the very last page. I loved it!’ Melvin Burgess

Brilliant, page-turning and eerie. Had me guessing to the very end’ Joseph Delaney

I really enjoyed this story about a boy named Cameron who is having a hard time fitting in a small town. His situation is made even worse by the fact that his Mother is terrified his Father will find out where they are. He is sure his mother is just crazy, but maybe […]

30 05, 2015

THE DOGS by Allan Stratton

By | Saturday, May 30, 2015|7 Comments

THE DOGS by Allan StrattonThe Dogs by Allan Stratton
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on September 1st, 2015
Pages: 204
Genres: Action & Adventure, Bullying, Horror & Ghost Stories, Social Issues, Suspense, Thrillers, Young Adult
eARC provided by Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley

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Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that’s what Cameron’s been told.

When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren’t possible. Soon he’s questioning everything he thought he knew and even his sanity.

It’s about ghosts and terrifying danger and going mad all at once. I didn’t know what was real and what was imagined until the very last page. I loved it!’ Melvin Burgess

Brilliant, page-turning and eerie. Had me guessing to the very end’ Joseph Delaney

I read The Dogs in one day, practically in one sitting. I literally could not put it down. Having said that, it is a middle grade paranormal mystery, so maybe I just needed some light paranormal mystery in my life. I was completely entertained by this book. The characters seemed honest and I […]

31 03, 2015

WHISKEY and CHARLIE by Annabel Smith- Author Interview & Giveaway

By | Tuesday, March 31, 2015|7 Comments

WHISKEY and CHARLIE by Annabel Smith- Author Interview & GiveawayWhiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on April 7th 2015
Pages: 336
Genres: Fiction, Literary
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Whiskey & Charlie is a captivating debut novel of brothers who have drifted apart and the accident that will determine their future, by an unforgettable new voice exploring the struggles and strengths of the sibling bond.

Some twins communicate in a secret language all their own. For Whiskey and Charlie Ferns, the two-way alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, delta) whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies is the best they can do. But as the brothers grow up, they grow apart. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not-bold, daring, carefree-and Charlie blames his brother for always stealing the limelight, always striving ahead while seeming to push Charlie back. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other.

When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident and has slipped into a coma, he is shocked...although perhaps not devastated. But as days and weeks slip by and the chances of Whiskey recovering grow ever more slim, Charlie is forced to look back on their lives and examine whether or not Whiskey's actions were truly as unforgivable as Charlie believed them to be.

Let me tell you why I love Whiskey and Charlie. This story had good feels, sibling rivalry, the awkwardness of adolescence, a romance or two, secrets and surprises. I am so excited to have been able to review this and even more excited to offer you a glimpse at the author Annabel Smith […]

12 01, 2015

Guest Post -Hilary Scharper

By | Monday, January 12, 2015|5 Comments

Guest Post -Hilary ScharperPerdita by Hilary Scharper
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on January 20th 2015
Pages: 448
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Paranormal, Romance
Also by this author: Perdita

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“Stunning… richly complex and unpredictable.” —Historical Novel Review

Marged Brice is 134 years old. She’d be ready to go, if it weren’t for Perdita . . .

The Georgian Bay lighthouse’s single eye keeps watch over storm and calm, and Marged grew up in its shadow, learning the language of the wind and the trees. There’s blustery beauty there, where sea and sky incite each other to mischief… or worse…

Garth Hellyer of the Longevity Project doesn’t believe Marged was a girl coming of age in the 1890s, but reading her diaries in the same wild and unpredictable location where she wrote them might be enough to cast doubt on his common sense.

Everyone knows about death. It’s life that’s much more mysterious…

This was a great historical fiction about a woman and a place. Check out my full review for Perdita here. Scroll down for the interview and giveaway! About the Author Hilary Scharper, who lives in Toronto, spent a decade as a lighthouse keeper on the Bruce Peninsula with her husband. She also is […]

3 01, 2015

PERDITA by Hilary Scharper -review

By | Saturday, January 3, 2015|2 Comments

PERDITA by Hilary Scharper -reviewPerdita by Hilary Scharper
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on January 20th 2015
Pages: 448
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Paranormal, Romance
eARC provided by Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley

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“Stunning… richly complex and unpredictable.” —<em>Historical Novel Review</em>

Marged Brice is 134 years old. She’d be ready to go, if it weren’t for Perdita . . .

The Georgian Bay lighthouse’s single eye keeps watch over storm and calm, and Marged grew up in its shadow, learning the language of the wind and the trees. There’s blustery beauty there, where sea and sky incite each other to mischief… or worse…

Garth Hellyer of the Longevity Project doesn’t believe Marged was a girl coming of age in the 1890s, but reading her diaries in the same wild and unpredictable location where she wrote them might be enough to cast doubt on his common sense.

Everyone knows about death. It’s life that’s much more mysterious…

This book had me engrossed by the end of the first page. Perdita is the story of a place, and a person. Marged Brice may be the oldest woman alive at 134 years old, or she may be a confused little old lady. As Garth Hellyer reads through her journals he learns that […]

29 12, 2014

PERDITA by Hilary Scharper -Book Blitz

By | Monday, December 29, 2014|20 Comments

PERDITA by Hilary Scharper -Book BlitzPerdita by Hilary Scharper
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on January 20th 2015
Pages: 448
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Paranormal, Romance
Also by this author: Perdita
eARC provided by Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley

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“Stunning… richly complex and unpredictable.” —Historical Novel Review

Marged Brice is 134 years old. She’d be ready to go, if it weren’t for Perdita . . .

The Georgian Bay lighthouse’s single eye keeps watch over storm and calm, and Marged grew up in its shadow, learning the language of the wind and the trees. There’s blustery beauty there, where sea and sky incite each other to mischief… or worse…

Garth Hellyer of the Longevity Project doesn’t believe Marged was a girl coming of age in the 1890s, but reading her diaries in the same wild and unpredictable location where she wrote them might be enough to cast doubt on his common sense.

Everyone knows about death. It’s life that’s much more mysterious…

I am really excited about this read by Hilary Scharper. My review for this is coming in two weeks. Please enjoy this excerpt and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of this book. Excerpt MARGED BRICE Cape Prius—1897 July 3 Seven hours passed, and the waves were—Mr. Thompson […]

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