Like Never and Always Release Day Blitz and Giveaway!

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I am so excited that LIKE NEVER AND ALWAYS by Ann Aguirre is available now! This was an anticipated read for me and I am ecstatic that I am on the Release Day Blitz tour for this book! Ann Aguirre is an amazing author! I have read her Razorland series and loved it! And y’all, guess what?! There is a giveaway for a Kindle AND signed Like Never and Always books!!! Link at the end of the post! 
About the Book:

Title: LIKE NEVER AND ALWAYS

Author: Ann Aguirre
Pub. Date: July 17, 2018
Publisher: Tor Teen
Formats: Hardcover, eBook,
audiobook
Pages: 336
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On a hot summer night, a screech of
brakes and shattering glass changes two lives forever.

 

Liv wakes in the hospital, confused when they call her Morgan. She assumes it’s
a case of mistaken identity, yet when the bandages come off, it’s not her face
in the mirror anymore. It’s her best friend Morgan’s.

 

Morgan always seemed to have the perfect life, yet Liv must navigate endlessly
disturbing secrets of the criminal and murderous variety—and a romance that
feels like a betrayal. Torn between the boy she loved as Liv and the boy she’s
grown to love as Morgan, Liv still has to survive Morgan’s last request.

Excerpt
“Just let this be the second secret you
keep for me,” I say then. “Thanks for not telling Nathan, by the way.”
Clay leans his arm along the door frame,
tilting his head slightly out the open window as if he needs the air. “You
couldn’t pay me to talk to that jackass lately.”
“You two fighting?”
“No. He’s just . . . Nathan.” He
hesitates. “I wasn’t going to tell you this . . .”
“What?” Anything that could divert me
from my precarious situation, even momentarily, seems like a welcome
distraction.
“He brought a girl home last night.”
From his tone he expects this to destroy me.
And sure, there’s a twinge because
before, I thought Nathan and I had a soul-deep connection. Fact is, he’s a
little immature, a lot selfish, and I just never noticed. They say love is
blind, but I’d say that infatuation is blind, and love is tolerant. When you
really love someone, it’s not that you can’t see the flaws; you’re just willing
to forgive them.
Belatedly I realize he’s expecting a
reply. “I’m not surprised. Nathan is used to getting what he wants just like
you’re using to giving things up. Oh, I was going to ask him to drop this off,
but since you’re here . . .” I fish in my backpack for his hoodie.
Yes, I’ve been carrying it for like four
days. First I hesitated to wash it, but I didn’t want to be a sad girl who’s
still smelling her ex’s clothes a month later. Then I didn’t return it because
that felt like final acceptance, —superstitious, I know. Over is over, and
random articles of clothing don’t change anything.
“You didn’t need to bother with that.
I’ve had it forever.”
“All the more reason for you to have it
back,” I say.
“Do you need to be this cool about
everything?” he bursts out. “I know you have to be scared and hurt—”
“Yeah, I am, all those things. And yes,
I have to be this way, or I can’t function. Why are you even here anyway?” The
pain and frustration cracks my voice, and I really wish I was anywhere else.
“Because I’m worried about you.”
“Then stop. I accepted your decision,
now respect mine. It’ll be easier if I don’t have to see you.”
His jaw clenches, showing the force he’s
exerting to bite back whatever he wants to say.
Finally he just takes his hoodie but he
pauses with his hand on the door. “You know you can call me, right? Even if
we’re not together, I’d never let anyone hurt you. One call and I’m there.”
My heart feels like it’ll crack in two,
but I’m resolute; I have to be. “I already deleted your number.”

About Ann:

 



Ann Aguirre is a New York Times &
USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she
began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a
savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow
house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her
husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action
movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.



Giveaway Details:
1 winner will win a Kindle Oasis, US
Only.
5 winners will win a finished copy of LIKE
NEVER AND ALWAYS, US Only.

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Mistborn: The Final Empire (Spoiler Free Review)

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Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: July 25, 2006

Buy or read synopsis HERE

My Rating: 5 Stars

Oh mama yes. That’s what I thought when I read this book. That and, but why?! Followed by tears. It was so satisfyingly perfect. Just an all around good, solid, book. This was my first Sanderson book and it did not disappoint. Sanderson just shot up to my top five favorite authors. I am officially obsessed. Let’s dig into it, shall we?

Character Progression. There was so much! Vin grew steadily as a character and it even ended with her knowing she had things to work on. I LOVED that. She wasn’t perfect and she wasn’t a “Mary Sue”. She is the best Mistborn, but she still is a teenager with a lot to learn about tactfulness and politics. I also liked how the romance was done. It was kind of in the background, so that way you can still have a solid plot even if you took the romance out. However, I don’t want it taken out, I liked it. It was very sweet.

Intrigue. Sanderson is like a good thief. He’s distracting you with his right hand when you don’t even know what his left hand is doing. Then, WHAP! He hits you right in the feels with crazy plot twists. You think you know where the book is going. But you don’t.

Side Characters. Really well rounded, well written side characters. To the point where I wouldn’t mind if Sanderson wrote a book about each one! They were all so interesting! I think Sazed was my favorite side character. He still has so much mystery surrounding him!

World Building. Sanderson did a phenomenal job with the world. He didn’t spend a lot of time on it, but he didn’t leave you wondering about too many things. Meaning, you as the reader, are on the same level as the characters. We don’t know why the earth is covered in ash and why trees and grass and things that grow are brown. Maybe something to do with magic?

Magic. This magic system was extremely unique. Some people get powers from different metals. And very few get powers from all 12 metals. But, there are consequences to using magic. It’s a very scientific magic system that even logic brained readers would love. For instance, if you “push” on a metal, you can go flying or the metal will go flying, depending on your weight and the weight of the metal. The same goes for “pulling” on a metal. Sanderson goes into a detailed description in the book.

Ending. I just have one thing to say to you Mr. Sanderson. WHY?! I DON’T UNDERSTAND! I HURT! YOU OWE ME A BOX OF TISSUES! HOW DARE.

Final Thoughts. I freaking loved this book. I literally have nothing bad to say. All you fools (I know, I used to be like you) who haven’t read Sanderson, drop what you are doing and pick up one of his books. 

Happy Adventuring

The Legacy of Beauregarde

Happy book birthday to The Legacy of Beauregarde! 

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Author: Rosa Fedele

Publisher: Moshpit Publishing

Publication Date: July 9, 2018

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Rosa Fedele is a phenomenal Australian Author, who also has amazing artist skills! She drew all of the illustrations in the book. They belong in an art museum. Seriously, they are so gorgeous! If you like dark, mysterious ghost stories, then this is for you! Plus it takes place in Australia. I would love to visit one day!

About the Author:

14235900‘For me, every painting and every book is a new adventure, started with a thrill of excitement and anticipation.’

Australian author and artist Rosa Fedele, known for her portrait and figurative work, was born in Sydney and studied at the prestigious Julian Ashton Art School. A member of Portrait Artists Australia, Australia’s largest industry association for professional portraitists, her work has been exhibited in NSW Parliament House and Parliament House Canberra, as well as numerous galleries and exhibitions in Australia and worldwide.

Rosa fell avidly in love with books at a very young age. Her favourites were those by C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, and later on Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey and Frank Herbert; in fact, anything with beautiful and spellbinding words and imagery that would allow her to escape into other worlds.

Her debut novel The Red Door was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, to interweave a story with pictures and draw the reader into her own bewitching, and slightly dark-edged, world. The next in her illustrated suspense series, THE LEGACY OF BEAUREGARDE, will be released 10 July 2018, stay tuned and follow the hashtag #australiannoir

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Happy Adventuring!

July TBR

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Hey bookish lovers! Once again I am hoping to read 4 books this month! And three of them are ARCs coming out in the next couple of months! So keep an eye out for those non-spoiler-y reviews!

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As you can see from my last post, I picked up Mistborn at the end of June. I am hoping to finish this first week of July! It’s so good y’all! I personally think it lives up to the hype! This is my first Sanderson book (Unless you count him finishing The Wheel of Time series) and like any person with no self control, I have already looked up fan-art and started reading about the Cosmere… Whoops. I just jumped in there.

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First of all, can we all gawk and drool over this cover? Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way…. The Forest Queen! I cannot wait to sink my bookish teeth into this one! It is a retelling of Robin Hood with a female! Heck to the yes! Betsy Cornwell is also the same author as Mechanica!

Releases from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on August 7, 2018.

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And let us also take a moment to ogle this cover as well. Grim Lovelies is probably one of my most anticiapated reads this year. With a lot of really cool Fantasy elements, I am hoping this will wow me! An animal enchanted into a human, Anouk dreams of living free in Paris! Seriously, this sounds so freaking awesome.

Releases from HMH Books for Young Readers on October 2, 2018.

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I am really hoping to get to this debut author, Alexandria Warwick, first novel, The Demon Race. It sounds like an amazing horse back riding adventure that anyone would want to go on… if your horse is actually a shadow demon seeping darkness into your soul. I honestly don’t think I have ever read something like this and I cannot wait to see what it has in store!

Releases from Wolf Publishing on September 18, 2018.

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This month looks like a very promising reading month! What are you reading this month?

Happy Adventuring!

June Wrap-Up

Hey everyone! I actually had a pretty decent reading month! I read 3 1/2 books which is pretty normal for me. Here is a look at what I’ve read. (Links are affiliate links to Amazon)

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I absolutely loved this book! It was set in Australia and a fantasy world. How cool is that? The thing I loved most is that Levy writes about anxiety and PTSD. The way she writes about it is almost as if she is a psychologist! Best adaptation of dealing with tough situations I have ever read.

My rating: 5 Stars

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My full review here.

 

ACOFAS

 

I read A Court of Frost and Starlight in a day. I really was that short. This was not my favorite ACOTAR book. It was, as my good friend put it, a fanfic Christmas story. It was cute. That was it. I am however excited for the promise of the next book! There was a sneak peek chapter in ACOFAS!

My rating: 3 Stars

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This was an interesting read for me. It was an illustrated suspense novel. The author is also an artist and quite good! I loved her writing style and the character progression. It was a little too dark and scary for me though!

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And this is my half book I read! I am absolutely loving this book so far! It has been a loooong time since I have read an epic fantasy series! And this is my first Sanderson book! Unless you count when he finished the Wheel of Time series, then this is my first of his alone. I can definitely see why he is so many reader’s favorite author!! He is amazing!

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Let me know what y’all read in June! Have you read any of the books pictured above?

Happy Adventuring!