Review & Excerpt Tour: The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young ~ with #Giveaway

From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young comes a story of friendship, identity, and acceptance that will break your heart—and make it whole again. Order your copy of THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US today!

The Impossible Vastness of Us 
by Samantha Young
Published by Harlequin Teen
Release Date: June 27, 2017

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Synopsis:

“I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.”

India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…

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Review & Excerpt Tour: Revenge (Lawless #3) by Lexi Blake

 

Revenge by Lexi Blake
(Lawless #3)
Published by Berkley Books
Release Date: June 20, 2017

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis:

Passion and danger collide in the latest contemporary romance featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

When Drew Lawless discovers a fatal flaw in his plan to avenge his parents’ deaths, he turns to the one woman he promised he wouldn’t touch. He offers her a deal, one that will bring her into his investigation, his life, and his bed.

Investigative reporter Shelby Gates never dreamed how twisted the case would become—or how fascinated she would be with Drew. Every day they spend together binds them. And every night brings her closer to realizing he might be the man for her.

As Drew’s feelings for Shelby grow, so does the danger. From the streets of Dallas to Austin’s high-tech business world, Drew and Shelby play a game begun twenty years before—a game they will win, or die trying.

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Review: JULIA DEFIANT (Witch’s Child #2) by Catharine Egan

Make sure to check out my review and then go to the link at the bottom to enter the giveaway from my Promo Post on the Rockstar Book Tour for Julia Defiant.

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Julia Defiant by Catharine Egan
(Witch’s Child #2)
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 13, 2017

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Synopsis:

Fans of The Rose Society, Graceling, and Six of Crows will thrill to the masterful world-building and fiercely flawed heroine in this heart-pounding follow-up to Julia Vanishes, book two in the Witch’s Child trilogy.

Adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16-year-old heroine that is both fierce and flawed at the same time. Hypable.com

Julia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars, and thieves have crossed the world searching for a witch. But for all the miles traveled, they are no closer to finding Ko Dan. No closer to undoing the terrible spell he cast that bound an ancient magic to the life of a small child. Casimir wants that magic will happily kill Theo to extract it and every moment they hunt for Ko Dan, Casimir’s assassins are hunting them.

Julia can deal with danger. The thing that truly scares her lies within. Her strange ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown: she can now disappear so completely that it’s like stepping into another world. It’s a fiery, hellish world, filled with creatures who seem to recognize her and count her as one of their own.

So . . . is Julia a girl with a monster lurking inside her? Or a monster wearing the disguise of a girl?

If she can use her monstrous power to save Theo, does it matter?

In this riveting second book in the Witch s Child trilogy, Catherine Egan goes deep within the heart of a fierce, defiant girl trying to discover not just who but what she truly is.

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Morgan’s Review

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an early copy of Julia Defiant for an honest review.

Julia Defiant has mystery, magic and an emotional journey of self discovery! With a new setting and new characters introduced, we get a whole lot more to love in this fantastic series. The world is expanded and the mystery is leading us to more questions. While a new journey ends, by the end of the book a new one is about to  begin.

Julia must find a way to forgive herself from past mistakes and find forgiveness from herself and others. Her and the rest of her crew are on the run from those who seek to capture Theo and her for what gifts and abilities they possess, while trying to find a way to free Theo from the power he has been tied to that could kill him and all mankind.

Julia is determined to find the man who tied the power or essence to Theo and make him remove it safely. Soon Julia realizes that there are new threats and not just to Theo.

Will Julia learn to forgive herself? Can she save Theo? Will Julia discover anything about her gift? You have to read this magical book to find out!

Julia Defiant gets better with each book, I love the world building and the mystery that keeps me wanting more. The touch of romance is an added bonus. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. I am giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Catherine_Egan_17-616f-200x300About Catherine:

My booksJULIA DEFIANT, JULIA VANISHESShade & SorceressThe UnmakingBone, Fog, Ash & Star

My superpowers: high-kicking, list-making, simultaneously holding two opposing opinions

My weaknesses: fear of flying, over-thinking and then making bad decisions, excessive list-making

My allies: my made-for-walking-in black boots, Mick, the English Language

My enemies: decaf, low blood sugar, the passage of time

My mission: the coexistence of ambivalence and joy.

photograph by Isabel Chenoweth www.icportraits.com

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Excerpt & Review Tour: Roar (Stormheart, #1) by Cora Carmack with #Giveaway

From New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack comes her debut young adult fantasy, ROAR! Releasing June 13, 2017, ROAR takes readers on an adventure filled with charismatic characters in an enthralling world sure to keep them turning the pages. Order your copy today!

New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack’s young adult debut: Roar.

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

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Release Week Blitz: Firebrand (Alternative Detective #2) by A.J. Hartley with #Giveaway

I can’t wait to read Steeplejack and Firebrand they look amazing! Thank you to Tor Teen for sending me Firebrand for this promo post! Make sure to go to the bottom of the post and enter to win your own copies of both!

31702798.jpgFirebrand by A.J. Hartley
(Alternative Detective #2)
Published by Tor Teen
Release Date: June 6, 2017

Synopsis:

Once a steeplejack, Anglet Sutonga is used to scaling the heights of Bar-Selehm. Nowadays she assists politician Josiah Willinghouse behind the scenes of Parliament. When government plans for a secret weapon are stolen, their investigation leads right to the doorsteps of the city’s superexclusive social club, Elitus. Ang has a chance to catch the thief, but only if she can pass for a foreign princess. Her best chance to learn the ways of royalty lies in the aloof Dahria Willinghouse and the intense Madame Nahreem, a woman possessing high standards and unusual pets.

Yet Ang has other things on her mind. Refugees from the north are trickling into the city, but an ambitious politician is proposing extreme measures to get rid of them. She soon discovers that one theft could spark a conflagration of conspiracy that threatens the most vulnerable of Bar-Selehm. Unless she can stop it.

Praise:

“What a world Hartley has created! A world of great danger… murder… suspense on just about every page. And enough twists and surprises to keep the pages turning long into the night.” —R.L. Stine, bestselling author of Goosebumps

​“Readers who come for the tightly plotted mystery will stay for the heroine who does all she can to resist.” —Kirkus, starred review

“Hartley has composed another electrifying fantasy that buzzes with intrigue and timely political and social issues, making this a must-have addition to any collection.”—Booklist, starred review

​ “A richly realized world, an intensely likable character, and a mystery to die for.” —Cory Doctorow, New York Times-bestselling author

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Review & Excerpt: Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh

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9781101987797_Silver Silence (1).jpgSilver Silence by Nalini Singh
(Psy-Changeling Trinity #1)
Published by Berkley Books
Release Date: June 13, 2017

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal…

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence–her mind clear of all emotion–Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed…

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Promo Post – Blog Tour: JULIA DEFIANT (Witch’s Child #2) by Catharine Egan & #Giveaway

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I loved the first book and am so excited to read the second one. I hope you enjoy my promo photo and make sure to go to the bottom of the post and enter to win both books in the series!

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About the Book:

Title: JULIA DEFIANT (Witch’s Child #2)
Author: Catharine Egan
Pub. Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 464
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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Synopsis:

Fans of The Rose Society, Graceling, and Six of Crows will thrill to the masterful world-building and fiercely flawed heroine in this heart-pounding follow-up to Julia Vanishes, book two in the Witch’s Child trilogy.

Adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16-year-old heroine that is both fierce and flawed at the same time. Hypable.com

Julia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars, and thieves have crossed the world searching for a witch. But for all the miles traveled, they are no closer to finding Ko Dan. No closer to undoing the terrible spell he cast that bound an ancient magic to the life of a small child. Casimir wants that magic will happily kill Theo to extract it and every moment they hunt for Ko Dan, Casimir’s assassins are hunting them.

Julia can deal with danger. The thing that truly scares her lies within. Her strange ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown: she can now disappear so completely that it’s like stepping into another world. It’s a fiery, hellish world, filled with creatures who seem to recognize her and count her as one of their own.

So . . . is Julia a girl with a monster lurking inside her? Or a monster wearing the disguise of a girl?

If she can use her monstrous power to save Theo, does it matter?

In this riveting second book in the Witch s Child trilogy, Catherine Egan goes deep within the heart of a fierce, defiant girl trying to discover not just who but what she truly is.

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