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Highly Recommended: Review of Red Winter by Annette Marie

Emi is a kamigakari, the human host of an immortal goddess called Amaterasu. Since the age of 8 she has had to carefully sacrifice to become the pure vessel Amaterasu needs to descend and walk the earth once more. A few months before Emi will become Amaterasu's receptacle she becomes aware of what she is giving up for this honor... and it is not okay! Then she meets Shiro, a yokai and enemy of the kami, who is tied to her since she saved his life. How will Shiro change Emi's future?

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Review of Fall in One Day by Craig Terlson

The time is 1973 and Nixon is in the middle of the scandal of his life, Watergate, just south of the border in the good old USA. A drug called LDS has become big with the younger segment of the population. 15 years old, Joe Beck has just lost his best friend, Brian, who was taken out of class and never seen from. He learns Brian is now on the run with his dad after his mom ended up in the hospital. Using a tape recorder and struggling with the lies adults tell he goes on the hunt to figure out what is going on with his friend and his dad.

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Blog Tour: Remember Me Forever Review

Enter the giveaway after you read the review... Isis Blake in the third book of the Lovely Vicious series is off to college. Jack Hunter has blown town and his goodbye...a plane ticket! Isis bravely leaves for Ohio State University and determines to be happy even if she has to lie to convince herself. When Nameless, her darkest secret shows up she is shaken to the core, only more so by the fact Jack Hunter appears right behind him. Can she keep it together and save her college life?

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Review of Subversion (One Bright Future, #2)

Enter the Giveaway while you are here... "I surrender my days, my efforts, myself to the OneEarth Bank . . ." So recites the kids enslaved for the crime of rebellion against the contract system. Rielle puts herself into the situation again after she learns Nathan, the boy she abandoned has been sold to a logging camp where contracts go to die in droves. Again she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted an reveals a major secret about the pandemic sweeping the globe... will she be able to get out a second time?

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Picture Book Review: The Fog

Icyland is a special place that people like to visit and the home of Warble, a small yellow bird who loves to human watch. When a deep fog rolls in and lingers the other birds don't seem to mind but Warble becomes concerned. It's not until a Red-hooded Spectacled Female (Juvenile) also notices the fog that Warble decides to do something about the spreading fog.

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Book Traveling Thursday: Favorite Contemporary

This week’s topic is to choose a book that is your favorite contemporary read. Actually another book by Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl, is my absolute favorite contemporary book but the same cover was used for every edition. So this category had to go to my runner up...

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Review of Enslavement (One Bright Future #1)

"One world. One currency. One bright future." Rielle is quite bitter due to her parent's rejection of the commerce chip that leads her to becoming a slave. Sold to a wealthy banker for the crimes of her parents she must work off an imaginary debt. When she meets two boys one a slave and the other a chipped master she must decide which side she's going to choose: rebellion or stay a good little girl?

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The Puzzle in Diadem of Death by B.R. Myers

Terry Hughes suddenly has the opportunity to join her father on a project for 6 months to finish her mother's work in Egypt. Her summer plans with her boyfriend are pushed to the side as she finds herself knee deep in the clues that could lead to Cleopatra’s lost tomb. With Maude and Fraser's help plus her first crush Awad's hieroglyphics skills will she be able to solve the puzzle?

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Book Traveling Thursday: Blue Cover Original

This week’s topic is to choose a book that was originally a blue cover. There were several books that had a blue background and it would have been fun hunting down the alternate covers but I wanted an authentically blue cover. This week I was chatting with a reader from my blog about loving historical books and this WWII story came up...

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Don’t Kiss the Messenger Blog Tour Review & Giveaway

When Emmett and Bryn start attending Edgelake High their senior year they re-enact their own modern Cyrano de Bergerac love story with CeCe smack in the middle. CeCe, while a leader on the volleyball court takes a back seat in love due to the large scar on her face. Emmett, the new football quarterback is blindsided by the gorgeous looks of fellow new student Bryn but falls in love with her emails and texts sent by her secret messenger CeCe. Will they sort out this love tangle?

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Top 5 Favorite “Non-Written” Manga

I've only listened to three books in audiobook format so far ever so I'll post about those later... Manga is one of my favorite book/story formats. Akin to a graphic novel but exclusively written by the Japanese there are as many genres as there is in YA fiction! Their covers aren't very pretty but please don't judge them by their outsides...

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Just A Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi

Teen Kai returns home on just a normal Tuesday to find a letter from her older sister, Jen. It says she's already gone but Kai rushes over to try to save her. Unable to deal with what she finds Kai spirals into hardcore drug and alcohol use which don't work well with the dark thoughts that start to invade her reality. Luckily her best friends have her back and report her descent to her parents who send her to a grief camp where she learns she is not alone in losing someone she loves. There she meets friends for life who help her to keep moving forward...

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Top 10 Tuesday: I need to read this because…

We all have overwhelmingly long "to be read" lists...mine is longer than the number of books I've read (which only goes back to 2012 but still...) There are just certain tropes or sub-genres that speak to us, either in the moment or that we have always been attracted to. I need to read these books because...

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Daughter of Ash… a Pyrokinetic Nightmare!

Kate is a killing machine though not as perfect as her creators intended... always switched on she burns everything she touches... clothes, food, furnishings, people. Escaping at the age of seven, Kate manages to pass the time killing for the man who showed her kindness, El Tío. With holographic clothing Kate strides in and takes care of anyone in the way. When she learns there is a way to cure her she heads into the Badlands the only way she can...on her own two feet.