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Review | The War Inside (The Horizon Trilogy, #1) by M. Kircher

The War Inside (The Horizon Trilogy, #1) by M. Kircher

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform |  August 3, 2013 | 362 pages


Kindle edition from author M. Kircher.

My Grade

Plot: 4

Setting: 5

Writing: 4

Originality: 4

Characters: 4

Romance: 3

Overall: 24/30 = 80% B

Title/Cover Bonus: 4


A mysterious dystopian fantasy with hints of romance, action and supernatural. Heavily character and setting driven.

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Review | Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Why We Broke Up
Why We Broke Up [amazon_link id=”0316127264″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Why We Broke Up[/amazon_link] by Daniel Handler

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good book but I didn’t like the ending.

It’s pretty much like the title says: “Why We Broke Up”. You get no more and no less.
Very good writing style and I loved the clip art in the beginning of the chapters. Was very cool to see them in color on my Kindle app.

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Review | Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner

Louder Than Words
Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very good mystery.

I enjoyed Ben so, so, so much. Sasha was a great character and I enjoyed learning her story.
The supporting characters were also very important and very nice additions. Jules, Sasha’s Aunt and Uncle as well as Ben’s parents were great. The jocks were major A-holes.

I *sorta* felt like this was a Twilight fan fiction. I really couldn’t help it; especially in the beginning.

I do recommend this though. I enjoyed it very much.

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Review | Defy (#1) by Sara B. Larson

Defy by Sara B. Larson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Defy by Sara B. Larson was an amazing read!

All of the characters were amazing. Each one of them warmed my heart. Except for the bad guys, obviously. But those villains were some of the best out there.

Alex is the perfect strong female lead character. What she overcomes left me with feelings of warmth and strength to conquer my own fears. She is so strong and kicks some major booty.

Prince Damian has a few tricks up his sleeve. His story is similar to Alex’s and we grow to love him.

The story is beautifully told with lots of action and surprises. The scenes are full of detail and painted the picture perfect.

I look forward to the next book in this series. I highly recommend this to lovers of epic fantasy and female heroins.

Many reviews mention the “love triangle” but for me it didn’t feel like a negative love triangle. I almost didn’t read it because of the love triangle but I am SO glad that I did.


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Book Trailer & Giveaway | Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimée Carter

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Harlequin TEEN has just revealed the book trailer for PAWN (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimée Carter!


Harlequin TEEN is giving away a prize pack that includes: Copy of PAWN and THE GODDESS TEST boxed set



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My Thoughts

I have already read this book and it was amazing. If you didn’t request it via NetGalley yet I would highly suggest it! There is also a Goodreads giveaway that ends on Tuesday too.

I didn’t love this trailer though. This book has quite a few plot twists so I would imagine it to be difficult to create a trailer without spoiling the story for the reader. I felt Kitty’s voice was too soft spoken. If you didn’t love the trailer I still think the book will blow your mind. If you read The Selection series by Kiera Cass and enjoy movies/shows like The Bourne Identity, Alias or Covert Affairs you’ll love this book.

PAWN releases next Tuesday, November 26th.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway | Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimée Carter


Welcome to my stop on the PAWN Blog Tour!

Here’s a quick interview I had with Aimée.

Aimée I’d love to hear more about the advanced technology you developed for PAWN. Did you do some research? Did you maybe talk to some scientists, or did you just let your imagination flow?

Part of the fascination of Kitty’s society for me was the fact that they suffered economic collapse seventy-odd years earlier – and because of that, they’ve been focused on rebuilding instead of advancing technology that wasn’t necessary to sustaining life. There isn’t a whole lot of advanced technology in the series that doesn’t have root in something we have today, and that’s really because of what the society as a whole has gone through. In many ways, they’re still recovering.

Especially the motorized walkways and the “cloning” was very fascinating. How did you come up with these specific ideas?

The motorized walkways exist today in various places – for instance, airports – and the next logical step in my mind was having them in parts of cities that are populated by the rich. As far as Kitty being Masked goes, a lot of the inspiration from that comes from people even today who get thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of plastic surgery to try to look like famous people. Recently I read a story in the news about a man who spent a huge sum of money to look like Justin Bieber – and it’s following that same sort of possibility, but the scientists in Kitty’s world have had decades more time to perfect it.

What kind of technology that we will find in PAWN would you like to have for yourself?

The necklace Greyson gives Kitty. I don’t want to spoil too much, but having that kind of technology hanging around your neck would be amazing.

I agree! That necklace was pretty awesome!

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimée Carter

HarlequinTeen | November 26, 2013 | 352 pages

About PAWN


For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.

Connect with Aimée Carter

Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing at age eleven and later attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in screen arts and cultures. Currently she spends her time continuing with The Goddess Test series and working on new projects. You can tweet her at @aimee_carter or catch updates on her website.


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Tour Schedule

Monday, November 4th – The Irish Banana
Tuesday, November 5th – Harlequin Paranormal Blog
Wednesday, November 6th – Alice Marvels
Friday, November 8th – The Cozy Reader
Monday, November 11th – Magical Urban Fantasy
Wednesday, November 13th – Me, My Shelf and I
Friday, November 15th – Books Complete Me


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Blog Tour | Review | Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards

Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards

Sourcebooks Fire | October 1, 2013 | 326 pages


eARC via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 4

Overall: 29/30 A!!

Title/Cover Bonus: 3


An interesting mystery with thrilling events and compelling characters.

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Review | Ten Tiny Breaths (#1) by K.A. Tucker

Ten Tiny Breaths
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Kacey and how she took control of her and her sister’s lives. It’s not easy making that big decision and will very little equity to make it all happen on too.

If you’ve read the summary for this book then you get a pretty good picture of what happens plot wise.

Trent is amazing. His flaws are real and make him worthy. His past gets revealed quite nicely and the way everything sort of mashes together is amazing. K.A. did an amazing job of interweaving these character’s lives. Kacey’s neighbor and her daughter and even the landlord were incredible secondary characters.

My favorite scene was the shower scene. 😉 It was incredibly funny, sexy and maybe just a bit unrealistic but thoroughly entertaining.

The ending was great. I am looking forward to the follow-up book in their series and was pleasantly surprised to already see a forth book listed on Goodreads!

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Review | Alienated (#1) by Melissa Landers

Alienated by Melissa Landers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fun book.
The alien characters were fascinating.
The beginning was a bit cheesy to me but that quickly changed once things started moving.

The first time Cara meets Aelyx is unforgettable. One of my favorite scenes ever!

I kept expecting the book to end while reading. I was pleasantly surprised by how much information was revealed and how much time was covered. Melissa did an awesome job at keeping me enthralled and engaged.

The supporting characters were interesting but wholly annoying. Cara’s parents, however, were awesome, especially Cara’s dad.

I am looking forward to the second book. Since I read this one way before it was even released I have to wait so much longer for the second book!

Thank you Disney-Hyperion for allowing me to read and review this well written title.

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Blog Tour | Review | A Spark Unseen (The Dark Unwinding, #2) by Sharon Cameron

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A Spark Unseen (The Dark Unwinding, #2) by Sharon Cameron

Scholastic Press | September 24, 2013 | 352 Pages


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My Review

I am unable to post a full review as I have not finished reading the book.



The thrilling sequel to Sharon Cameron’s blockbuster gothic steampunk romance, THE DARK UNWINDING, will captivate readers anew with mystery and intrigue aplenty.

When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.

But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust–if anyone–to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.

Filled with deadly twists, whispering romance, and heart-stopping suspense, this sequel to THE DARK UNWINDING whisks readers off on another thrilling adventure.


First Line

I opened my eyes, the air in my bedchamber pulsing with the kind of silence that only comes in the wake of sound — a sound that never should have been there.

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Most Memorable Scene

Haven’t picked one yet.


Other than keeping Uncle Tully hidden and a few other things, the only major plot is finding Lane.


Paris is the new setting. The new house is very interesting.


The writing is as splendid as the first book.


So far the originality is just fine.


We meet a few new characters due to the move to Paris. Since I’m only a little over half way done I don’t feel comfortable giving my review of the new characters because there are a few questionable characters.


Don’t get me started! Where is Lane!? Again, only half way into this and I miss him terribly.

Title/Cover Bonus

Another gorgeous cover.


I am not done yet so: no comment.


The Dark Unwinding (Review)

Connect with Sharon Cameron

Sharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for her debut novel, [amazon_link id=”0545327865″ target=”_blank” ]The Dark Unwinding[/amazon_link]. When not writing Sharon can be found thumbing dusty tomes, shooting her longbow, or indulging in her lifelong search for secret passages.

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