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Lifeblood by Gena Showalter

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Lifeblood by Gena Showalter
Goodreads Blurb: My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.

With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?

But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another cho…

Bethany's Favorites at Bookcon 2017

This is my first time at Bookcon and I am beyond excited. I was unable to get any tickets for the authors I would have liked to see, but even if I see them from afar...I'll be happy.

 What I am looking forward to:
* Epic Reads meet ups on Saturday and Sunday. I'm sure we'll be only going to one of the days, but    I'm looking forward to talking and meeting other avid readers. 
* One word, Swag. Who doesn't love free things, especially when it's books? 
* Chad Michael Murray and Heather Graham will be signing American Drifter posters for the first 100 people on line. He's still a babe <3
* Sarah Dessen, one of my favorite authors, is having an in-book signing. Literally so excited for this because I was unable to get a ticket for the Autographing section. I'm hoping the book we need to buy for her to autograph is her new book, Once and For All. 

I would have liked to meet/have autograph from:
* Bill Nye, obviously he's the science guy. I would hav…

bookcon 2017- Leah's favorites

This post will be a little different than what i would normally post. For all of you diehard reads out there know what this weekend coming up is Bookcon. For all of you non-reads out there Bookcon is where authors, readers, bloggers, and industry people get together. there will be panels, signings, swag and meetups. This year it is being held in NYC and it is two days long.I really love this event. I will be attending both days. I will do a write up of everything that happened at bookcon on monday so look for that post. below i will tell you everything that i am excited for during the event. Oh and Happy Memorial Day.
Saterday this day is usually the busiest.  the signings- 2 of my favorite authors signingsStephanie Garber- CarvelMarie Lu- legend seriesswaggthey had out the best swag. i am talking about Arc copies of books,posters, bags you name itMeeting other readersPannelsi am not a big fan of panels but there is one about YA and Na books that i wan to go to Sunday Sunday is a little …

BookCon 2017- My Favorites

The people and meet ups I am excited to for


Stephanie Garber- author of Caraval
I have been waiting months and months to buy this book but I’ve been waiting to see if we needed to buy it at BookCon for her and we do. This book has become my newest obsession and it seems like all I do it stalk her twitter and Instagram for detail on her next book.
Chad Michael Murray- actor One Tree Hill and author
I have been a fan of Chad’s since his Lucas Scott days on One Tree Hill. To meet Chad you have to be one of the first 100 people to get in line to receive the poster he and his co-author is signing. My best friend and I will be fangirling in the line waiting to see him.
Kerri Maniscalco, author Stalking Jack the Ripper
I can’t explain why I find the topic of Jack the Ripper so interesting but when I saw the cover and read the title I just had to read this book. This book had many twisting and turns and kept the mystery going to the very end. I was worried that there wasn’t going to be a sequel bu…

Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Six high school students visit an abandoned mental institution before its demolition. Each of them have their own underlying purpose for visiting, but what brought them together is the chance to be in a film contest. When a game of truth or dare spirals out of control-they begin to really sees what lies within the walls of Danvers State Hospital.
This book is seriously creepy. The characters are the stereotypical assortment- the jock, popular kids, goth, and so on. When the true plot of the story is revealed-everything changes. I’ve read it twice and both times in one day. The ghost story and scare factor could have been improved but it was enough for me to stay entertained and spooked. I’ve passed it on to several other people to read.
If you enjoyed the Asylum series, then you would enjoy this book.

Crossroads (Wind Dragons 6) by Chantal Fernando

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sorry for posting so late day.
Blurb: From New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes the latest in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series featuring a red-hot romance and plenty of mystery!

Ranger is at a crossroads: he has a chance to leave the motorcycle club and do something else with his life—but he keeps getting dragged back. When the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club asks for his help, Ranger agrees, not only because it is hard to say no to them, but also because he has a vested interest.

A woman is missing.

And Ranger knows her.

The Wind Dragons aren’t the only ones hoping this girl can be found—on the hunt is Johanna Chase, a stubborn detective who won’t give up until the missing woman is found safe. She needs Ranger to navigate the underground world of motorcycle clubs, and immediately, sparks fly. Ranger fights the attraction. He has no plans on going there, no matter how beautiful and badass she is. A biker and a cop? Ridiculous.

But the two of them soon realize that th…

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Goodreads blurb;
“West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who in 1908, was found in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother and younger sister, Fawn. Her mother always insisted that they live off the grid, and that’s a risky decision when Ruthie wakes up to find her mother missing. Searching for clues, she finds a copy of Sara Harrison Shea’s diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother’s bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara’s fate, she discovers that she’s not the only person who’s desperately looking for someone they’ve lost...”

The Winter People is a page turning ghost story that I could not put down. I absolutely enjoyed reading it and getting sucked into the lives of the characters. The only issue I had was the open endin…

Miranda (Miranda #3) by Grace Livingston Hill

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Axle's Brand (death chasers 3) by C.M.Owens

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Blurb: Fate is just a made-up word used to give us hope or absolution. We find hope when we believe bad things happen to us for a reason. We find absolution when we feel as though the wrongs of our past were just fate’s twisted design to bring us to our present, and all of it was out of our hands.
Of course, I sort of change my mind after meeting Axle. The man with scars and haunted, cold eyes. The man who only warms when he is around me. The first man I believe won’t cost me my life. The first man I’ve ever believed to actually be honorable, despite the fact he’s a ruthless criminal.
Only the craziest of fates could have put us in the paths of each other. More of a collision course, really.
Life gets complicated. Shit happens. And I sort of fall harder than I thought possible.
The first time we met, I was in my pajamas and cowering on the floorboard of his SUV, hiding from my very insane brother. Lovely first impression, I assure you.
The second time we met, I was literally skating around …

Phoebe Dean (Miranda #2) by Grace Livingston Hill

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Phoebe Dean is the second novel in the Miranda trilogy. It introduces new characters such as Phoebe Dean, but also has beloved ones from the first novel- Miranda and Marcia and David Spafford.

Goodreads blurb;

“Day after day Phoebe is subjected to living a servants life in her brother’s home, picked on by her hateful sister-in-law, and forced to endure matchmaking schemes influenced by greed. Could a chance encounter in the woods change the direction of her life?”

*Warning- Spoilers*

Grace Livingston-Hill is not only a Victorian styled writer but many of her stories have a Christian or religious base. If you have read any of her novels, there are several mentions of God and other religious or biblical references. Out of all three novels in the Miranda series, Phoebe Dean is the most religious. That was not an issue and it did not deter my interest in the novel, but it was a main focus. So if you are not one who enjoys religious books or ideas, maybe skip or skim those parts of the novel…

Marcia Schuyler (Miranda #1) by Grace Livingston-Hill

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Marcia Schuyler is the first novel in the Miranda Trilogy by Grace Livingston Hill. It definitely sets the tone for one of the most beloved series written by Livingston Hill. It starts the series and backstory for characters that occur throughout the trilogy.

Goodreads blurb;

“Two sisters are as different as night and day--and inexplicably linked by the man they both desire. Kate Schuyler lives only for what pleases her in the moment, while Marcia Schuyler sacrifices her youth to marry her older sister’s jilted fiance. Can Marcia endure living in borrowed clothes and a borrowed home with a borrowed husband?”

Reading Grace Livingston-Hill is new for me but certainly not new for my family. My grandparents, who live in California, sent over two boxes of her novels and works. If you’re a fan of Livingston-Hill you’ll understand how very many books that is. On Goodreads alone, it says she had 220 distinct works. Luckily, I’ve just received around 60 or 70 of her works-so get ready for a lot…

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers

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this post is going to be a little different than what i normally do. this book was originally published on wattpad and it was called The Cell Phone Swap.so this post will also be a comparison piece as well as a review.

Blurb: Summer is nearly over and Keeley is about to start her senior year when disaster strikes: she picks up the wrong cell phone by mistake. 😞 Just her luck that it belongs to Talon, a totally arrogant jock 🏈 who’s just left for football camp—with her phone. Keeley doesn’t know him, but they’ll need to rely on each other to forward their messages for an entire week.

Talon is so full of himself, but Keeley quickly discovers he’s funny, too—at least his texts are. 😅 And he listens to Keeley—which is more than anyone else does. Texting Talon, she can be more than just the quiet twin sister of a popular boy. Texting Talon, she can be the outgoing person she’s always wanted to be. Soon the two are falling for each other, hard.
But when true identities are revealed and secr…

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The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess The prequels to the popular Mortal Instruments Series
I have been going back and forth on whether I was going to read the Mortal Instruments for years. I watched the movie to see if I would like the premise of the story or not.  It’s a big taboo of mine to not read the book first but I went for it anyway. I didn’t mind the movie but some of my friends who are part of the Shadowhunter fandom weren’t fans of the movie. When the TV show came out I thought about reading the series but at that part there were some many books tied to the Shadow World I didn’t know where to start so I went with what I thought would be best based on the timeline. I read a Clockwork Angel in a day. I found everything about Shadowhunters and their world to be fascinating and a rush. There are so many twist and turns in the three stories, always keeping on edge to the very end. I just finished the third and fina…

Half-Truths by Randileigh Kennedy

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Hi everyone sorry for such a late post today but i wanted to get one up anyway.  Blurb: On the surface, Whitley Rose appears relatively put together. People are in awe of her songwriting career, her Nashville apartment has a one-of-a-kind view, and her rock star boyfriend – well, he’s a dirt bag, and truth-be-told her tiny apartment actually sucks. Meanwhile, on the chance her crumbling dreams aren’t devastating enough, she’s called back home to face the reality that her father is seriously ill.

Sawyer Grant is dangerously handsome for a guy in jogging pants, and far too focused for a spontaneous girl like Whitley. However, having experienced the loss of his own family, he knows what it’s like to face the hard truth of losing someone. Despite the heaviness of their circumstances, they still find themselves smiling and laughing together under the summer sun.

Perhaps an open sky, laughter, and love are the only truths they really need. My Thoughts: this book was given to me in advance and t…

Happy Mother's Day

I just want to say Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there. You ladies are AMAZING and I hope y'all have a wonderful day! 😚

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Goodreads Blurb: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd n…

Daughter of the Pirate King

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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Goodreads Blurb: There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
My thoughts: I read this book in a day. I am a big fan of pirates and when some reviews compared the main character, Alosa to Jack Sparrow I had to read it.From start to finish it let you guessing on what will happen next and what Alosa’s end game is. I can’t wait for the sequel!!!

Xander: the Beginning (rockstar 9) by Anne Mercier P.s. Spoiler Alert!!!!!

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Sorry for not posting on thursday but i had a crazy week. i will try to make it up to guys.Also, with this review if you have not read any books in this series don't read this review. here is the review of the book.


Blurb: We met at the age of eight. That day on the playground was a turning point in my life. She stole my heart with just a glance as she sang off key. 

But nothing’s perfect. 

I figured out pretty quickly she was too good for me, so I let her go. 

I thought I was doing the right thing--until I realized I wasn’t. 
She was my everything and without her I was nothing. 

When we reunited, my heart became whole. My life had meaning. We loved fiercely and completely. Life was perfect. 

The more success I gain with Falling Down, the further away I’m pulled from Tera. But she gains success of her own, and the distance grows immeasurably. 

She wants me to live my dreams and I want the same for her. We both know our love is strong enough to survive time and distance. 
Then the unthink…

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2)

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Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray
Goodreads Blurb: Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.

Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.

My thoughts: I liked this book more than the first one. The ending left me jaw-dropped. The majority of the story is Marguerite and Theo popping in and ou…

Stars (Wendy Darling #1) by Colleen Oakes

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Stars (Wendy Darling #1) by Colleen Oakes
Goodreads Blurb: Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London, as well as a budding romance with Booth, the neighborhood bookseller’s son. But while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan comes to the Darling children’s nursery and—dazzled by this flying boy with god-like powers—they follow him out of the window and straight on to morning, to Neverland, an intoxicating island of feral freedom.

As time passes in Neverland, Wendy realizes that this Lost Boys’ paradise of turquoise seas, mermaids, and pirates holds terrible secrets rooted in blood and greed. As Peter’s grasp on her heart tightens, she struggles to remember where she came from—and begins to suspect that this island of dreams, and the boy who desires her, have the potential to transform into an everlasting nightmare.
My thoughts: I am a big fan of stories that relate back to Disney. I knew if wasn’t going to be …

Book coming out in May

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This post is about all of the book that i think will be good that are coming out in May:

May 2 Blurb: Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
Blurb: After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he…