All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth #1) – Adalyn Grace

All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth #1) – Adalyn Grace

“The world doesn’t work with only your eyes, Princess. There’s truth in more than what you can see.” This was an impressive first book by this author and a start to what I think is a duology. Her writing was captivating, the magic system seemed a lot different than the typical run-of-the-mill stuff in YA, and the world building was phenomenal and I want more, more, more. In the blurb on Goodreads it mentions how this would be for fans…

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A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) – Brigid Kemmerer

A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) – Brigid Kemmerer

4.5 “Must you men make everything about violence?” I say. “Not every problem can be solved by the edge of a sword.” This was SO good. Even after reading my review from A Curse So Dark and Lonely, I can’t say that I remember a whole lot about the first book in this series. I remember liking it but not being completely in love. I also remember wanting to focus more on Rhen since he was the actual love interest/ part of the…

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.” Okayyyyy, folks. I’m sitting here trying to figure out how exactly I should approach this review. On one hand, as you can see, I gave it four stars. Obviously that means that I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters, it was SUCH a great new take on a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and the writing sucked me…

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Meet Me on Love Lane (Hopeless Romantics #2) – Nina Bocci

Meet Me on Love Lane (Hopeless Romantics #2) – Nina Bocci

I was crying happy tears as I finished this. What a perfect example of a childhood friends-to-lovers/ kinda second chance romance. Hands down, my heart hasn’t felt this full and melted in a while. — While I truly did enjoy the first book in this series, On the Corner of Love and Hate, that pales in comparison to this.  I was initially a tiny bit leery about the possibility of a love triangle and of the possibility that the person that I…

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Starsight (Skyward#2) – Brandon Sanderson

Starsight (Skyward#2) – Brandon Sanderson

“You know the worst part about being in charge, Spin?” “No, sir.” “Perspective. When you’re young, you can assume that everyone older than you has life figured out. Once you get command yourself, you realize we’re all just the same kids wearing older bodies.” I’m currently sitting here, drinking my coffee, trying to decide how I want this review to start. Even though this was a perfect second novel in a series to me, I just didn’t fall as hard…

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2019 Christy Awards Announced

2019 Christy Awards Announced

The Christy Awards are given each year to Christian fiction novels to honor “novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity.”  The award has been given since 1999, and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel, Christy.  This year’s finalists were announced on November 6, and they are: Book of the Year Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Available at CRDL in print and eBook     Contemporary Romance Falling for You by Becky Wade Available at CRDL in print and eBook.  …

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Skyward (Skyward #1) – Brandon Sanderson

Skyward (Skyward #1) – Brandon Sanderson

It turned out that strange little girls grow up to be strange young women. THIS IS MY FIRST SANDERSON BOOK AND WOWWOWWOW. Can you tell I was blown away? Um, because I am. So much so that I am willing to FINALLY write good review when I haven’t done one in AGES. I don’t really knew what finally had drawn me to this book (other than the gorgeous cover done by Charlie Bowater). I don’t read a TON of sci-fi so…

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Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

“Tomorrow will be better.” “But what if it’s not?” I asked. “Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.” I feel like I must preface this review by saying that I picked it up because this was my Young Adult book club for adults (lol) book choice for this month. I honestly was NOT excited to do a YA contemporary because lately I’ve been feeling old and jaded…

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Twice in a Blue Moon – Christina Lauren

Twice in a Blue Moon – Christina Lauren

The range of what these two can write about and make me love, somehow still surprises me every time I open up one of their new books. Their more erotic stuff (Wild Seasons and Beautiful series), their romantic comedies (Josh and Hazel, Half-Night Stand, etc.), and their more…poignant (?) novels (Love and Other Words and now this one) have all stuck out to me as being some of my favorite romances of all time for different reasons. While there were…

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We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

A perfect spooky read this October! From the author of the famous short story “The Lottery”, comes a complicated novel with similar tones of murder, mob mentality and public shunning. This book seems to defy a specific genre. We Have Always Lived in the Castle included multiple elements, making it seem a historic-classic-murder-mystery-horror-fairytale. The story follows the two Blackwell sisters; Mary Catherine Blackwell (18 years old) and Constance Blackwell (28 years old). These young women live with their dying uncle…

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