Blog Tour | Mayhem by Estelle Laure

Blog Tour | Mayhem by Estelle Laure

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Title: Mayhem

By: Estelle Laure

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Pages: 304

Publication: July 14th, 2020

By: Wednesday Books

Genre: YA | Fantasy | Magic

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Synopsis


A YA feminist mash up inspired by The Lost Boys and The Craft.

It’s 1987 and unfortunately it’s not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, Roxy. Maybe it has to do with Roxy’s constant physical pain, or maybe with Mayhem’s own irresistible pull to water. Either way, she knows they aren’t like everyone else. But when May’s stepfather finally goes too far, Roxy and Mayhem flee to Santa Maria, California, the coastal beach town that holds the answers to all of Mayhem’s questions about who her mother is, her estranged family, and the mysteries of her own self. There she meets the kids who live with her aunt, and it opens the door to the magic that runs through the female lineage in her family, the very magic Mayhem is next in line to inherit and which will change her life for good. But when she gets wrapped up in the search for the man who has been kidnapping girls from the beach, her life takes another dangerous turn and she is forced to face the price of vigilante justice and to ask herself whether revenge is worth the cost.

From the acclaimed author of This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back, Estelle Laure offers a riveting and complex story with magical elements about a a family of women contending with what appears to be an irreversible destiny, taking control and saying when enough is enough.

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Book Review | Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Book Review | Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

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Title: Black Girl Unlimited

By: Echo Brown

Series: NO

Pages: 304

Published: January 14th, 2020

By: Henry Holt & Company

Genre: YA | Contemporary | Magical-Realism

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Synopsis


Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for.

Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age.

A powerful memoir for fans of Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson and American Street by Ibi Zoboi. 

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Reading Popular YA Series #3 | The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 🌿

Reading Popular YA Series #3 | The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 🌿

🌿 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of good readings.❤️ Today I bring you a super exciting post for me … as you already know because I’ve commented on several posts this year, one of my challenges for 2020 is finally reading some of the most popular series, trilogies & duologies that many people have already read and loved. Many of them have been in my TBR for years, so I think this challenge will allow me to finally read them and hopefully find some new favorite, but above all, I’m really excited to create this experience where not only YOU will be the one who chooses the series that I’ll be reading, but I’ll also be making this type of post where I’ll share with you ALL my thoughts about each book with small reviews & a final conclusion! and we can all discuss this in the comments, I’m very excited to know what you think. 🥰 
I take the moment to invite you to follow me on Twitter if you still don’t since it will be there where I’ll be creating polls for you to vote for my next YA series to read.
I hope this is something that you find interesting and entertaining, I think it’s a fun way to read old popular books that I feel everyone has read but me, so this is the year where I get up to date. So I hope it’s something you enjoy, that you like to read & especially that you leave me your thoughts because you know that my goal is always to be able to interact with each one of you and that we can exchange opinions. 😍
I love you, thanks for the eternal support you give me with each post, I’m forever grateful! 💞 … Now without further ado, let’s start with my third series read this year: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins! 🌿

Here I’ll leave you my Popular Reading YA Series #1 all about Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard& my Popular Reading YA Series #2 all about Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu in case you want to check it out. Continue reading “Reading Popular YA Series #3 | The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 🌿”

Blog Tour | Promises Forged (Venators #2) by Devri Walls

Blog Tour | Promises Forged (Venators #2) by Devri Walls

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Title: Promises Forged

By: Devri Walls

Series: Venators #2

Pages: 428

Published: April 30th, 2019

By:  Brown Books Publishing Group

Genre: YA | Urban Fantasy 

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Synopsis


It has been mere days in the world of Eon, where Rune Jenkins, her twin brother Ryker, and their friend Grey have been trapped, fighting for their lives. After discovering the truth of their ancestry, the three are far from home, and far from anything resembling their mundane lives of the past.
While Ryker is still held captive by the eerily beautiful Zio and her goblins, Grey falls into the clutches of Feena, the Fae queen. She begins to drain his soul bit by bit to feed her dark underground garden, and Grey has no hope of escaping on his own.

It is now up to Rune to save Grey, as his precious time slips away inexorably. But the Council has denied her permission to embark on a rescue mission, until she can harness her Venator gifts and prove herself capable of venturing into the Fae queen’s territory. As Rune discovers that promises in Eon are forged with life-or-death consequences, she realizes that she must act quickly, or else be swallowed and Grey along with her by the dangers of Eon.

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ARC Review | Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

ARC Review | Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

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Title: Each of Us a Desert

By: Mark Oshiro

Series: NO

Pages: 432

Publication: September 15th, 2020 

By: Tor Teen

Genre: YA | Fantasy | LGBT+ Characters

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Synopsis


From the award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life.

Xochital is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village’s stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enimagic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes.

Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit.

One night, Xo’s wish is granted—in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town’s murderous mayor. But when the two set out on a magical journey across the desert, they find their hearts could be a match… if only they can survive the nightmare-like terrors that arise when the sun goes down.

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Book Review | Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa

Book Review | Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) by Julie Kagawa

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Title: Soul of the Sword

By: Julie Kagawa

Series: Shadow of the Fox #2

Pages: 304

Published: June 18th, 2019

By: Inkyard Press

Genre: YA | Fantasy

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Synopsis


One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.

Now he has broken free.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, who for centuries was trapped in a cursed sword, has escaped and possessed the boy she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan.

Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos. 

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Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down

Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down

 🌿 Hi guys, I hope you’re having the most incredible day full of good readings! ❤️ Today I have a new post for you with a double book review and I’m SUPER excited to share it with you. In general, I like taking time with each book to give it its protagonism, but I thought that since I didn’t get to talk about Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky last month when I read it, and Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire is super short, it was a good idea to put both books together and bring you my thoughts on them. 🥰  One of them is a unique adventure with a lot of suspense and unexpected twists & the other one is a familiar world that I missed SO MUCH, extraordinary and whimsical. I hope you enjoy and can find new readings to enjoy. LOVE YOU! 🌿  Continue reading “Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down”

Book Review | Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa

Book Review | Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa

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Title: Shadow of the Fox

By: Julie Kagawa

Series: Shadow of the Fox #1

Pages: 409 

Published: October 2nd, 2018

By: Harlequin Teen

Genre: YA | Fantasy

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Synopsis


One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

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Book Review | The Deep by Alma Katsu

Book Review | The Deep by Alma Katsu

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Title: The Deep

By: Alma Katsu

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Pages: 432

Published: March 10th, 2020

By: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Genre: Adult | Horror | Historical-Fiction | Mystery

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Synopsis


From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the world’s most renowned tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic and the ill-fated sail of its sister ship, the Britannic.

Someone, or something, is haunting the ship. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the Titanic from the moment they set sail. The Titanic’s passengers expected to enjoy an experience befitting the much-heralded ship’s maiden voyage, but instead, amid mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, find themselves in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone. While some of the guests and crew shrug off strange occurrences, several–including maid Annie Hebbley, guest Mark Fletcher, and millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim–are convinced there’s something more sinister going on. And then disaster strikes.

Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, has attempted to put her life back together by going to work as a nurse on the sixth sailing of the Britannic, newly refitted as a hospital ship to support British forces fighting World War I. When she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier, she is at first thrilled and relieved to learn that he too survived the tragic night four years earlier. But soon his presence awakens deep-buried feelings and secrets, forcing her to reckon with the demons of her past–as they both discover that the terror may not yet be over.

Featuring an ensemble cast of characters and effortlessly combining the supernatural with the height of historical disaster, The Deep is an exploration of love and destiny, desire and innocence, and, above all, a quest to understand how our choices can lead us inexorably toward our doom.

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Double Book Review | Wicked Saints & Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Double Book Review | Wicked Saints & Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

 🌿 Hi, guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day!❤️ Today I bring you a double review of both books: Wicked Saints and Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan, and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to read an ARC of the sequel. I wanted to do this little introduction to tell you that my reviews may contain quite negative thoughts in case it’s not something you feel comfortable reading or maybe you love these books and you’re very sensitive about them, I would never want to hurt your feelings. And of course, as I always clarify, these are just my personal thoughts about books, and nothing else, I always try to express myself with a lot of respect, and I’m very glad that you’ve enjoyed these books if you’ve read them, as well as I totally understand, that otherwise, you haven’t enjoyed of them. So without further ado, I hope you enjoy the reviews and we can chat about these books in the comments! I LOVE YOU 🥰  & thanks for the support, always. 🌿  Continue reading “Double Book Review | Wicked Saints & Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan”