ECHO Campaign, from Taylor Brooke (Isolation #2)

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Hello, there! Welcome to my review for the second book in the Isolation series, from Taylor Brooke: ECHO Campaign! I’ve received my copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for na honest review. Thank you guys sooo much! The time is now ❤

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Brooklyn Harper’s worst nightmare has become her reality. She has been captured by Isolation…

Trapped in a white-walled labyrinth by Juneau Malloy, Brooklyn is faced with the horrors of Isolation’s finest training yet. The skills she learned as an Omen Operative in Camp Number Eleven are put to the test in the form of brutal assessments of her strength, skills, and fortitude. Confused and disheartened, Brooklyn and the group of renegade Omens prepare for whatever trials Isolation has in store for them.

Juneau has caged her once again, but Brooklyn is far from broken…

When Brooklyn finds out her best friend Gabriel is alive, she goes on a violent rampage in search of her, but instead earns herself a stint in solitary confinement. Juneau attempts to tame Brooklyn through grueling exercises before offering her one radical choice. Brooklyn must hand over her freedom in order to spare her friends. She’ll become a showpiece Juneau will auction off to the highest bidder for her skills in assassination, defense, and combat.

There must be a way out, and the renegade Omens have to find it…

Brooklyn has no intention of becoming Juneau’s latest achievement. During a mind-warping training simulation, Brooklyn uncovers Isolation’s greatest secret and their darkest mistake. Juneau Malloy has created something far more sinister than the Omens, and it’s ready to eat the world alive.

As the battle with Isolation intensifies, Brooklyn is faced with her most dangerous choice yet…

Save her friends—or save humanity.

Me after finishing the book:

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BOOK TOUR: Solstice, by Braxton A. Cosby (The Star-Crossed Saga #3)

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Hello, there! Welcome to the book tour of Solstice, the third book in The Star-Crossed Saga, by Braxton A. Cosby! =D

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Solstice

The Star-Crossed Saga #3

by Braxton A. Cosby

Genre: YA Scifi

Release Date: November 25th, 2016

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What You Believe, Can Destroy You!

William and Sydney have sacrificed everything to fortify their love, so much so that William dares to brave the depths of space to find a cure for their deadly Supernova bond, leaving both her and Earth vulnerable to Torrian Alliance attack. But with a full scale rebellion in play on Fabricius, the reality of Sydney’s execution from Torrian hands is diminished, only eclipsed by the certainty of a more threats – The Third Faction and The Dagmas Clan – lead by Dominic and his insurgent recruits.

With overwhelming odds mounting against them, William makes a desperate attempt to find the last of the endangered Star-children only to be captured by a new menace, where he is forced to compete in the dreaded Gauntlet of sport. Allies surge to free Fabricius, seeking alliances across the galaxy while Sydney tries to keep her identity hidden and trains to master the third phase of her Star-child evolution: Solstice.

With Sarah’s mysterious return home with clues to unlock the future, Noella’s training and Bill’s symbiotic development hope is restored, but will it be enough to unite the galaxy and destroy evil for once and for all?

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*read more for an excerpt of the book, book trailer, purchase links, praise for the book, links to the other books in the series and an awesome giveaway!*

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BLOG TOUR: Return to Autumn, by John Richards

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Good morning, daisies! Welcome to the blog tour for Return to Autumn, by John Richards =D Spoiler alert: I’m in love with this cover!

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Return to Autumn

by John Richards

Genre: Upper YA Contemporary Fiction/Coming of Age

Release Date: October 14th, 2016

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Adam Raynor and his best friends started the summer of 1992 with their usual antics. Each of them in their own way preparing for their last year of high school and the interruption of their friendship that college would bring. What they didn’t know was how getting a girlfriend, using drugs and experiencing the death of someone close would turn their worlds upside down.

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*read more for an excerpt, the source of inspiration for the book, purchase links and an awesome giveaway!*

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BOOK BLITZ: Lana’s Ex Prom Date, by Amy Sparling

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Good morning, beautiful people! Welcome to the book blitz for Lana’s Ex Prom Date, a lovely YA Romance =D

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Lana’s Ex Prom Date

by Amy Sparling

Genre: YA Romance

Release Date: Dec. 13th, 2016

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Lana Clarke just got asked out by one of the hottest guys in school. Toby Fitzgerald is undeniably gorgeous, but his charismatic personality makes Lana the envy of every girl at Fawkes High. Senior prom is right around the corner, and although Lana had planned on a stag outing with her friends, Ashlyn and Bennet, Toby asks her to be his date in the most romantic way ever. Her friends are bummed, but support her anyway. After all, Toby Fitzgerald is the boyfriend everyone wants.

Lana’s life is now perfect—until Toby breaks up with her three days before prom.

But he’s a nice guy, and he still wants to take her to prom as a friend. After all, they’d already rented a limo and picked out Lana’s dress together. Her friends think she shouldn’t ditch them for a guy who ditched her, but when she discovers Toby’s secret, she’ll have to choose between lying to her friends, or lying to the whole school.

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Lana’s Ex Prom Date is available at Amazon in both ebook and paperback formats =D

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She puts a warm hand on my shoulder and squeezes. “Don’t you worry. Your true love is out there, and you’ll find him. He’ll be the one who listens and who you can truly tell anything to. That’s important, you know.”

Even though I knew she was trying to give me advice from the start, I didn’t think it’d be as profound as it is. She makes a really good point about guys. Toby is just a guy under everything. Yeah, he’s super cute and popular and he’s nice to me. But he’s not true love material. There’s no way I’d tell him anything even remotely embarrassing. I wouldn’t tell him my deepest fears or hopes or dreams. I’d feel stupid.

I actually kissed him earlier and haven’t talked to him since. That’s not love. That’s not anything close to it.

Oddly, I feel better now. So what if I humiliated myself in front of Toby? He’s just a guy I’m going to date in high school. One day I’ll meet my version of an Uncle Mike, and he’ll be the guy I can tell stuff to. He’ll listen and he’ll be there for me no matter what.

My heart warms up at the very idea of this mysterious man. In a way, I already have someone like that in my life, a guy I can tell anything to.

“Thanks Aunt Shawna,” I say, giving her a genuine smile. “That really helps me feel better.”

“Anytime, sweetheart.” She gives me this knowing wink and then begins closing down the register.

I head over to the front door and turn the OPEN sign over, then I lock the front door since I leave out the back on each night. I’m feeling better now that I have a plan for my future. Toby might forgive me for this award day, but he probably won’t stick around forever. I need to find a guy I can trust and talk to. A guy like Bennet.

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Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addictioWebsiten to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

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Thanks so much for reading! I can’t wait to put my hands on this book *–*

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Mini Reviews: YA books #1

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Hello, dearies! We have here another powerful edition of the mini reviews post =D This time, however, the macro theme will be Young Adult books that I have read recently =)

Just remembering that the mini reviews deal is a combination of inspirations from Cait, of The Paper Fury, and from Lindsey, of @thepagemistress, and that I do those with books that were good, but weren’t unforgettable =)

In this post, you’ll find mini reviews for:

  • Elizabeth Rudnick – A Frozen Heart
  • Emily Rodda – The Key to Rondo (Rondo #1)
  • G. K. DeRosa – Wilder Destiny (The Guardian #2)
  • John Connolly – The Book of Lost Things
  • Kiera Cass – The Siren
  • Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)
  • Shannon Hale – The Unfairest of Them All (Ever After High: Storybook of Legends #2)

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Mini Reviews: M/M books #2

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Hii and welcome to another chunk of mini reviews! If you missed the first one, never fear – it’s here!

I was hoping I could deliver you all the reviews I own you, but oh well. The year ended on me. #what #pandalogic Soo, I’ll just make the mini reviews a deal for books I’ve read on my own and weren’t unforgettable =)

This idea is a combination of inspirations from Cait, of The Paper Fury, and from Lindsey, of @thepagemistress

As always, feedback is welcome and needed, but in this section especially, TELL ME WHAT AM I DOING, PLEASE?! I await your instructions on the comments section, haha!

In this post, you’ll find mini reviews for:

  • Amber Kell – Attracting Anthony (Moon Pack #1)
  • Cardeno C. – Jumping In (ALPHAS #6)
  • Liv Rider – Dragon Sun
  • Tavia Lark – Werewolf Happy Hour (The Raven Park Wolves #1)
  • Tavia Lark – A Game of Cat and Wolf (The Raven Park Wolves #2)
  • Tavia Lark – Never Been Bitten (Vampire Delivery Service #1)
  • Wolf Specter & Rosa Swann – The Baby Pact (The Baby Pact Trilogy #1)
  • Wolf Specter – Omega’s Touch (Anima Sanator #1)

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Mailbox news: weekly update about the bookish world #5

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(Edition from Dec. 22th to 28th)

HELLOOOOOO, GUYS! Welcome to another edition of Mailbox News! As I predicted, the end of the holidays meant a calm down on author’s news for now =) I’ll go back to once a week posts for now and you won’t die scrolling down anymore, haha!

In this issue you’ll find news about: C. J. Sears, Julia London, Lucy Lennox & Michelle Madow

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BOOK BLITZ: Light in My Dark, by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden

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Good evening, lovely people! It is I, the panda that almost couldn’t reach the keyboard to type thanks to the new size of my well fed belly, haha! Hope everyone had a lovely time on Christmas ❤ Today I’d like to present you all to a book with a WONDERFUL cover ❤ And I hear the story is nice as well. I’m talking about Light in My Dark, by Jean Gilbert and William Dresden =D

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Light in My Dark

by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: October 21st, 2016

Rogue House Publishing

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Two boys love her. Two worlds need her. Only she can save them both.

Sixteen-year-old Harper Deveraux has longed for an adventure ever since her mother died of cancer four years ago. Much to her dismay, she is stuck in Glen Eden, a small mountain town in upstate New York that does little to fuel her hopes and dreams.

Another year of high school has begun, and with the Moon Dance only a few weeks away, Harper suddenly finds herself torn between the affections of two boys: her best friend Jack, and a new boy from the City named Knes who might not be from this world.

Strange things begin to happen in Glen Eden when Harper uncovers a mystery that involved her mother and a realm shrouded in darkness that lies beyond the wall… A realm that Knes intends to take her to. Only Jack stands in his way.

Light In My Dark, is an action-packed modern YA fantasy, filled with dark forces, love, and self-discovery.

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Mailbox News: Holidays Edition #4

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(Edition from Dec. 17th to 21th)

Hello, there! Nice to see you here with me again ❤ Welcome to another Holidays Edition of the Mailbox News, the weekly place to talk about all new bookish things… I’ve seen on my e-mail, haha!

In this issue, you’ll find news about: Alicia Rades, B. A. Tortuga, Cameron Riley, Ilana Waters, Julia Talbot, Kristy Nicolle, Sara C. Roethle and Spencer Spears

*click on the book covers to be taken to their Goodreads page*

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BLOG TOUR: Heir of Thunder, by Karissa Laurel

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Good morning, bamboo lovers! Start the day talking about books is pretty much the best way to do it, so I bring to you a lovely book tour by YA Bound Book Tours for Heir of Thunder, by Karissa Laurel! =D

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Heir of Thunder

by Karissa Laurel

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: September 26th, 2016

Evolved Publishing

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The Lord of Thunder’s sudden death leaves his daughter, Evelyn Stormbourne, unprepared to rule Inselgrau in his place. Weeks before Evie’s ascension to the throne, revolutionaries attack and destroy her home. She conceals her identity and escapes under the protection of her father’s young horse master, Gideon Faust. Together they flee Inselgrau and set sail for the Continent, but they’re separated when a brutal storm washes Evie overboard.

In her efforts to reunite with her protector and reach allies on the Continent, Evie befriends a band of nomads who roam the world in airships fueled by lightning. She also confronts a cabal of dark Magicians plotting to use her powers to create a new divine being, and she clashes with an ancient family who insists her birthright belongs to them.

If she’s to prevail and defeat her enemies, Evie must claim her heritage, embrace her dominion over the sky, and define what it means to be Heir of Thunder.

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