BOOK TOUR: Subversion, by Melinda Friesen (One Bright Future #2)

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Good morning, dearies! Welcome to the book tour for Subversion, the second book in the One Bright Future series, by Melinda Friesen! In this post, you’ll find overall info about book and author, a playlist, my cover analysis and a giveaway!

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Subversion

by Melinda Friesen

One Bright Future #2

Genre: YA Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Release date: August 31st, 2016

Publisher: Rebelight Publishing

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I surrender my days, my efforts, myself to the OneEarth Bank…”

After fleeing slavery, Rielle James burns with the desire to topple OneEarth Bank and end its enslavement of young people as Contracts. When she learns that her friend Nathan has been sold to a logging company where Contracts die or vanish without a trace, she assumes a false identity and becomes a slave again to help him escape.

Her act of subversion uncovers the horrific truth behind the OneEarth Bank’s role in Contract disappearances and its link to a global pandemic.

Can Rielle and Nathan escape and expose the truth before it’s too late?

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Mini Reviews: Dystopian books #1

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Good afternoon, adored ones! I’m back with another edition of the mini reviews, but this time for Dystopian books! I received all of today’s titles in exchange for honest reviews, so A BIG THANK YOU! I have read them all last year, but a reason or another or several, I never got around to review them. NOT ANYMORE. I’m honestly tired of being so behind in reviews, so I’ll work harder to not get overflowed in read books anymore!

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: a) I really liked, but the book didn’t change my life; b) regardless of my feelings, were too short for a complete review; c) regardless of my feelings, weren’t unforgettable.

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

  • Amy McNulty – Fall Far From the Tree

  • Amy McNulty – Josie’s Coat

  • Holly Sparks – Enrule (The Enrule Series #1)

  • Jamie Morris – Melophobia

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Hatsune Miku: Mikubon, by Ontama

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Hii, guys! THIS REVIEW IS SO OMG SPECIAL FOR ME!! First, because it’s a manga review and I can’t even say when was the last time I wrote one of those. Second, because this manga was my first ever received book through Edelweiss! SO EXCITING!

I’m talking about Hatsune Miku: Mikubon, by Ontama! As you may have guessed, I received my copy from Dark Horse Manga through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review and here we go! THANK YOU, GUYS!! You rock!

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Hatsune Miku and her friends Rin, Len, and Luka are not only back in manga…they’re back to school, enrolling at the St. Diva Academy for Vocaloids! They’re going to give it their best at St. Diva, as a wonderland of friendship, determination, and even love unfolds! But can they stay out of trouble, especially when the mad professor of the Hachune Miku Research Lab is nearby…?

Me after finishing this manga:

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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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