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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Trapped In Silver By Emily Sowden!

Trapped In Silver By Emily Sowden

Courage comes from a shadowed place in our hearts; a blurred line that straddles love and sheer stupidity.
To seventeen-year-old Ava, wild woodcats, hungry stragglers, and simple-minded townsfolk are the evils she’s grown accustomed to. But when Ethan, an unusual man with eyes of smoke and fire opal, enters her world she quickly understands that there are worse things out there than drunken men and carnivorous forest creatures. She’s a specialised liar and a hell of a fighter, but against a group of animalistic men called Berserkers she struggles to survive the encounter as the desperate swing of a dagger is all it takes to change her life for good.
Half-dead and hunted by the Berserker’s leader when he forms a monstrous obsession with her, Ava escapes his pursuit in an unfamiliar land full of impossible creatures, unlikely allies, and the man she doesn’t know whether to kiss or kill. 
But after dreadful news of her missing brother surfaces, Ava becomes more involved in the centuries-long war and begins to unravel the reasons behind her relentless nightmares, discovering truths long-buried in a violent history of love, loss and betrayal.


Audience: 13+


Review:

I NEED more!!! Please tell me there's more coming?!?!?! I can't have it end like this!

I'm so glad I was able to partake in the Oftomes Publishing month read-along! It was tons of fun getting submerged in this story! Once it grabs ahold of you, it doesn't let you go! It demands to be heard and devoured.

I really hope there's going to be a second and maybe more after that? I could see this as a big series, so many things to discover! I'm hopeful<3
It is an amazing story! 

I was waiting and guessing for the big reveal, and I love how it was brought to light! Such a great fantasy story with amazing world building and character development! Go read it!!


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Happy reading, lovelies!! If you read it, what are your thoughts??
Kelsey<3

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bright Side by Kim Holden!!!!

Bright Side by Kim Holden

Secrets. 
Everyone has one. 
Some are bigger than others. 
And when secrets are revealed, 
Some will heal you ... 
And some will end you. 

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. 

They both feel it. 
But they each have a reason to fight it. 
They each have a secret. 

And when secrets are revealed, 
Some will heal you … 
And some will end you.

Review: 

First of all!
This quote is everything!
"Honestly, I try not to think about the future too much. I'm a huge fan of the present. [...] I'm not saying you shouldn't pursue dreams and goals. Just don't forsake the present for the unknowns of the future. A lot of happiness is bypassed, overlooked, postponed to a time years from now that may never come. Don't bide your time and miss out on this moment for a tomorrow with no guarantee."

I finished this book doing what I knew I would going in. Crying. Happy or sad you'll have to read and find out. I got this book from a list somewhere from books that will break you or make you cry or whatever. I like to torture myself apparently, it's fine. No. This book was beautiful and full of life lessons. I nodded along with statements, I cheered for my favorites, I wrapped myself in sweat pants and a sweatshirt (I live in Texas, it's 90 something degrees) But there was snow in the book, and I felt it. I love these characters more than you can imagine ;) As I write this I'm listening to a song mentioned at the end by Passenger (don't try to figure it out until you've read it, you'll just ruin it for yourself). That being said I knew certain things as I was reading, she doesn't try to hide it from you that much. The secret isn't really what kills you. I mean yeah it does, but it's the connections with the characters. It's the experiences these characters go through and what they survived. It's the raw emotion bleeding through the pages begging you to feel, to listen, and to take notice. This book. Oh man. This book. I'll smile at it every time I look at it. I will read more by this author. Probably all of them if we're being honest. Because <3.

Do epic.
You Are Brave. 

Thank you Kim Holden for this beautiful book <3


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Happy reading, Lovelies,
Kelsey<3

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze!!!

The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze

A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remember how to hope-and love-once more. Now she must risk everything to ensure that she does not become... The Last Princess.



Audience: 13+


Review:

This book was amazing and just what I needed. 

This family is fighting against all odds to survive while the world around them is crumbling. Seeing the bravery and courage that protecting a loved one brings out in people is always inspiring. But as the story continues with separation and seeking revenge you never know what could peak around the corner. It definitely felt like a quick read, but it had a good ending.

I'll be ordering the second one soon! I can't wait to see what happens next to all of these characters!! 


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Enjoy the rest of your summer and read as much as possible!!
Kelsey <3

Friday, July 28, 2017

180 Seconds By Jessica Park!!!

180 Seconds By Jessica Park

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.

When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
 





Review:

Oh my goodness did I resonate with this character. Not with her past, but with her being. I loved the intense friendship from the very beginning. I love the entire getting to know the character because it's real. 180 seconds is intense. There were many times I was laughing out loud, but there were also raw moments that left you feeling exposed. It shows the amazing side to social media and the dark side which more people than we would like to think experience. 

Moments that had me crying or just emotional. (I won't go into details, so it hopefully won't spoil anything. Hopefully it doesn't make sense unless you read it. Which you should :))

The dog shelter<3 - it's sooooo important to adopt or even volunteer. Give those babies some love<3

The rusty red pickup truck<3

The sisters<3

The business man <3

The whole cabin <3

The bachelorette <3

The bikers <3

Heartbreak and love at the same time <3

180 Seconds <3


MMMMUUUUUSSSSTTTTTTT READ! I got this book in one of the boxes from my Bookworm box subscription, and I'm really glad <3 I'll link The BookWorm Box in case anyone wants to check it out! 100% of proceeds go to charity and you get amazing signed books and cool swag :)


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Happy reading, lovelies <3
Kelsey