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Book Review: Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 306 pages
Published on September 29th 2009 by St. Martin’s Griffin (first published May 1st 2007)
P.C Cast: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Kristin Cast: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)

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Book Review: Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell


Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell 
Series: Simon Snow, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on September 24th 2019 by Wednesday Books
Rainbow Rowell: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

The story is supposed to be over.

Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after…

So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch?

What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light…

That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West.

They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place…

With Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. It’s another helping of sour cherry scones with an absolutely decadent amount of butter.
Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun.

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Love Potion Gone Wrong

Love Potion Gone Wrong

This has been rough couple of years for my ships, so for my last day for hosting I wanted to talk about ships I consider as star-crossed lovers. And because I’m going to explain why I consider the ships I picked star-crossed lovers this post contains some major spoilers.

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Audio Book Review: The Football Pants Chronicles by Tessa Bailey


The Football Pants Chronicles by Tessa Bailey 
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Audiobook
Published on September 23rd 2019 by Read Me Romance
Tessa Bailey: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Might contain spoilers.

When Lizzy snuck into the players-only area of the stadium, all she wanted was an autograph from all star football player, AJ Lott. She never expected them to have an instant connection. Or for him to track her down, despite her attempts to stay out of the limelight…

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Book Review: Clipped Wings by Betty Shreffler


Clipped Wings by Betty Shreffler 
Series: Kings MC, #2
Genre: Romance
Warnings: Rape
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 378 pages
Published on April 25th 2018
Betty Shreffler: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

They call me the Devil’s assassin. It’s true. I have blood on my hands.
As the VP of the Serpents, my life is driven by loyalty, honor, brotherhood.
Until I see her.
Too young, too innocent. Mine to claim.

What I am, what I do, can never reach her. My dark secrets are scars I bear alone.
I’m torn between my duties and the woman I’ll die to protect.
Until…they try to take what’s mine.

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Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 
Series: Simon Snow, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 522 pages
Published on October 6th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Rainbow Rowell: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story—but far, far more monsters.

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Heart by Ruby Dixon


Barbarian’s Heart by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #9
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 242 pages.
Published on October 16th 2016 by Createspace
Ruby Dixon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

I’ve never spent a day without my mate since arriving on the ice planet. I’m happy and in love, and we have a beautiful child together. All that changed when the world shook. My mate nearly died. He wakes up from his coma…and he can’t remember me. Or our son. Every memory of the past two years is gone. And that changes everything between us. How can I love someone that doesn’t remember me? How can I not, when I know he’s still my mate underneath it all?

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