Review: By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell (Spoiler Free)

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Title: By a Charm and a Curse

Author: Jaime Questell

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publication Date: February 6, 2018

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for.

Everything—including his life—could end with just one kiss.



Cover Reveal: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

Hey everyone!

I have something a little different for you today. I’ve teamed up with Sara Wolf and Entangled Teen to bring you the cover for Bring Me Their Hearts, an upcoming fantasy releasing on June 5th, 2018 that is sure to steal your heart. See what I did there? No? I’ll uh… see myself out.

ANYWAYS. Let’s get down to business.

Publishers Weekly has listed this book as “one of the most anticipated YA’s of 2018”, so I’m excited to share the cover for Bring Me Their Hearts with you! NYT bestselling author Sara Wolf delivers a fast-paced, gritty fantasy sure to thrill fans of Holly Black, Sabba Tahir, and Sarah J. Maas. Aaaaaaaaand here it is:


Review: Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Blood and Sand

Author: C.V. Wyk

Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Publication Date: January 16, 2018

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

Roma Victrix. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire―an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end―and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus…


Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Spoiler Free)

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Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publication Date: January 2, 2018

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


Currently Reading/Recently Finished

Hey everyone!
I’ve got a bit of life stuff going on during the end of October and early November, so I’m not too sure how much I’m going to be able to read. With that said, I figured I’d pop on and share what I’m currently reading, and what I just recently finished. Without further ado, here it is:



And that’s about it! For once, I’m not reading twenty books at once! Also, as a side note, I apologize if the formatting is weird on this post. I had to write it on my phone vs my laptop, and I either cannot figure this out, or there are seriously limited editing options. So, what are you reading currently? Have you recently finished anything good? Let me know in the comments!

Review: Dream Eater by K. Bird Lincoln (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Dream Eater

Author: K. Bird Lincoln

Genre: NA Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Koi Pierce dreams other peoples’ dreams.

Her whole life she’s avoided other people. Any skin-to-skin contact–a hug from her sister, the hand of a barista at Stumptown coffee–transfers flashes of that person’s most intense dreams. It’s enough to make anyone a hermit.

But Koi’s getting her act together. No matter what, this time she’s going to finish her degree at Portland Community College and get a real life. Of course it’s not going to be that easy. Her father, increasingly disturbed from Altzheimer’s disease, a dream fragment of a dead girl from the casual brush of a creepy PCC professor’s hand, and a mysterious stranger who speaks the same rare Northern Japanese dialect as Koi’s father will force Koi to learn to trust in the help of others, as well as face the truth about herself.


Review: Never Apart by Romily Bernard (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Never Apart

Author: Romily Bernard

Genre: YA Mystery

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through the publisher and NetGalley.

How many times would you die for love?

What if you had to relive the same five days over and over?

And what if at the end of it, your boyfriend is killed…

And you have to watch. Every time.

You don’t know why you’re stuck in this nightmare.

But you do know that these are the rules you now live by:

Wake Up.




Now, the only way to escape this loop is to attempt something crazy. Something dangerous. Something completely unexpected. This time…you’re not going to run.


Wolves and Roses Promo Tour – Get Fun Swag!

Hey everyone! I’ve teamed up with Monster House Books and Christina Bauer to help spread the word about the book tour for Christina’s upcoming book WOLVES AND ROSES! I’ll be sharing my review on this awesome new title later this month, but for now keep reading and find out what you can do to get your hands on some sweet swag!

WOLVES AND ROSES is the new young adult shifter fairy tale by best-selling author Christina Bauer which “blends magical fantasy, swooning romance, and a bucketful of teenage sass” (Booklist) and is “a fun romp for Twilight fans” (School Library Journal).

And now they’re having a bookstore tour where you can get your copy of WOLVES AND ROSES signed, meet characters from the novel, and even take home a swag bag full of goodies… including a themed t-shirt! Bottom line? You don’t want to miss the WOLVES AND ROSES book launch tour.

Be sure to RSVP today and arrive early to the event (links down below) — there’s only a limited amount of swag bags given out on a first-come, first served basis to folks who purchase a new copy of WOLVES AND ROSES.

Tour Dates


Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center, Boston MA
Wednesday, November 1st, 5:00 PM EST

Barnes & Noble, Framingham, MA
Thursday, November 2nd, 7:00 PM EST


Bluestockings, Manhattan
Friday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM EST


Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera, CA
Saturday, November 4th, 12:00 NOON PST



Barnes & Noble, Oakbrook IL
Wednesday, November 7th, 7:00 PM

The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 PM CST


Review: Nobody’s Goddess by Amy McNulty (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Nobody’s Goddess

Author: Amy McNulty

Genre: YA Fantasy

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

In a village of masked men, each man is compelled to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. A man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.

Seventeen-year-old Noll’s childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her. She is in fact the goddess of the mysterious lord of the village, a man who refuses to let Noll have her right as a woman to spurn him.

Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman and the magic of man. The stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither Noll nor the veiled lord is willing to lose.


Cover Reveal: The Portal to Kerberos by Michelle Madow

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Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals 4: The Portal to Kerberos, is the latest installment in Michelle Madow’s exciting Elementals series. Follow Nicole and her fellow Elementals as they journey to a new and dangerous world to save one of their own, battling monsters and trying to keep their sanity in a prison dimension designed to make them lose their minds.