Bookish Unboxing | Once Upon a Book Club April Young Adult box: The Case of a Reclusive Writer

 

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Hello, bookish peeps!!!

I hope you’re doing fantastic because I am! This is an unboxing I’ve been dying to share with all of you because everything is too perfect to be true. In case you’re wondering, Once Upon a Book Club Box is a monthly subscription book box featuring both Adult and Young Adult boxes so you can choose between the two based on their hints, or you can simply order both for double pleasure. 😛

Long story short, since I’ve been eyeing this box forever, when I saw their April YA hint, I was ten thousand percent sure their book-of-the-month would be the one on the very top of my 2019 most-anticipating read, so of course I placed my first ever order right away. 😀

Now I’m beyond excited to show you all the bookish goodies in this box and how amazingly the wonderful ladies working behind this lovely business have curated for this one. ❤

Are you ready?

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Blog Tour: All Our Broken Pieces by L. D. Crichton (Review + Giveaway)

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Hello, lovely peeps!

How’s your week going so far? Mine’s a whirlwind of busy stuff and tight schedules so I hope yours are much better than mine. LOL Nevertheless, I still have to squeeze some time during work to share this super exciting blog tour for a book I LOVE so much with all of you! I’m blessed to be able to partake in my second Rockstar Book Tour, featuring one of the best reads I have this year, ALL OUR BROKEN PIECES by L. D. Crichton. ❤

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Review: Into the Hollow by Lynn Vroman

36056036The hollow was the perfect place to hide.

Or so Free’s dad thought. His plan: flee California with Free’s five-year-old brother illegally in tow, hide out in the mountains of West Virginia, make fast cash during ginseng season, then escape to a nicer place where the law can’t find them. Free isn’t thrilled about living in a holler alongside drug dealers and thieves, but she’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep her family safe. Unfortunately, with their father disappearing into the woods with increasing frequency, Free and her brother exist largely alone. Until their neighbor Cole appears with lots of questions.

Cole’s spent his entire life in the holler—and his entire life working out a way to leave his druggie mother and incarcerated brother. As the editor of the school newspaper, he’s an expert at getting to the bottom of a story, and he’s determined to crack Free—who seems un-crack-able.

When the family she was desperate to protect is ripped apart, Free turns to Cole for help, the only person willing. But while her plan escalates, Free can’t deny the pull she feels toward the boy with too many questions—and who holds just as many secrets. As they become closer, she finds that Cole might need her help as much as she needs his.  (From: Goodreads)

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Blog Tour: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott (Review, Playlist & Giveaway)

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Hello, hello, hello!!!

Today I’m beyond thrilled to share this post with all of you because there’ll be some awesome stuff such as a highly-anticipated movie trailer for the upcoming novel, Five Feet Apart, written by Rachael Lippincott and published by the incredible Simon & Schuster BFYR, a playlist going along with my book review, and a giveaway for a hardcover copy of the book as a cherry on top!

Now you tell me, isn’t all of this EXCITING?

All right, without further ado, let’s get started!

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Short Review: Dean & Lily Season 1 & 2 by Audrey Francis-Plante

 

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Hello, everyone!

It’s me again. Today I’m sharing two wonderfully written stories by my lovely blogger friend, Audrey @audreywritesabroad, titled Dean & Lily. There will be a couple of seasons in Dean & Lily’s story, and as far as I know, the second season will be available on November 6th, which is just two more days to go! What’s more, you could always find sneak peeks, fun facts, and delicious teasers for her upcoming stories/books at her exquisitely designed writing nook so stop hesitating and check it out now!

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Read-to-Review: Because You’re Mine by Claire Contreras

39809987When you grow up in the most feared mafia family, it’s easy to identify the kind of men that are bad news.

They’re the ones with experience.
The ones with secrets.
The ones that exude sex just by saying your name.

From the minute I laid eyes on Lorenzo, I knew he wasn’t just bad news.
He was the headline.

My opinion didn’t change on our second meeting.

Or our third.

But my head and my heart are at war.

He’s too mysterious, too gorgeous, too wild, and now, he wants me.
I should run far away.
So why am I racing toward him?
I’m totally going to get burned.
I know it.
A man like Lorenzo won’t leave me unscathed.
He’ll make ashes of me. (From: Goodreads)

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Read-to-Reviews: “Invitation to Poetry” & “Alignment of Thoughts” by Mihai Brinas

Happy Friday!

How are you? I’ve fallen in love with poetry these days and it all started with Mihai Brinas’ poetry collections! So I’m super thrilled to share my thoughts on his two books, Invitation to Poetry and Alignment of Thoughts, with you today.

By the way, since I have never really reviewed poetry before, these reviews are rather short. I hope you don’t mind!

Here we go!

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Read-to-Review: Destiny’s Gambit (The Voyages of Jake Flynn #1) by R.J. Wood

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A resourceful boy takes a glowing sailboat across the stars to search for his long-missing parents and becomes the target of pirates and an evil cabal with a sinister agenda.

Twelve-year-old Jake Flynn’s parents disappeared when he was a baby. On his twelfth birthday, the mystery of why his parent’s disappeared begins to unravel for he discovers a glowing talisman with a message from his father.

Jake is directed to a derelict sailboat, and he watches in awe as the talisman magically knits ropes and sails for it out of golden energy. Awash in light, the boat sails up into space, and the voyages of Jake Flynn begin.

During his quest to find his parents, Jake will encounter space pirates in tall sailing ships, channelers that can wield energy like magic, and evil cabalists led by a sinister snake-woman. Assisted by a young healer and her aged protector, a spirited cabin girl and salty space captain, Jake learns that he can too channel, and that he is central to stopping the cabalists from resurrecting a long-dead evil.
Puzzles, a pirate asteroid, walking the plank, fantastic magic, trapped treasure caves, multiple planets, and great ship battles – Jake must experience them all on this epic adventure. By the end, he will discover the truth of his destiny, understand that family transcends blood lines, and find that his own needs are sometimes less important than those of others.

Like other popular fantasy series, The Voyages of Jake Flynn: Destiny’s Gambit can appeal to the young and old alike. (From: Goodreads)

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Read-to-Review: Anna Undreaming (The Metiks Fade #1) by Thomas Welsh

 

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Anna is a student surviving the city, and she lives by a simple credo, “Never play their game; their game is always rigged.” For every man she has ever known, it’s a saying that has served her well.

That all changes on the night of “The Big Storm,” when Anna is slipped a date rape drug. Though she saves herself and her best friend, Anna is lost to the dark heart of the city and finds herself hunted by The Night Collectors. Unsure if these monsters are real or hallucinations, Anna nonetheless fights them as best she can. The battle attracts a stranger—Teej—who saves her using powers she cannot understand. He explains that she is an Undreamer and possesses the same powers, and in the future, he will not be the one to save her. She will save him.

But Anna is not yet ready to join Teej and stand against The Dreamers. She has difficult decisions of her own to make. Decisions she has always run from. She still has her partner’s suicide letter. It remains unopened. She still wears his ring, though she can’t seem to remember his face.

Anna learns of The Dreamers – artists so preeminent in their respective fields that they can paint, dance, sew or sing new realities – and as she travels through their creations, she learns that there’s as much beauty in the world as there is horror. With a complex conspiracy at work within the community of Dreamers that threatens to undermine reality itself, Anna will have to look deep within herself, and eventually have to face the horrors of her own past, to save her old world as well as her new one.

Anna Undreaming is a dark urban fantasy, and the first book in the The Metiks Fade trilogy.

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Rafferty Lincoln Loves…Blog Tour: Interview with (the lovely) Emily Williams

Hey guys!!! 

Welcome to my stop for the blog tour of Rafferty Lincoln Loves… by the one and only Emily Williams, my top favorite author of all time! Believe me or not, I’ve been dying to share more info about this lovely human being and her wonderful books with all of you. ❤

For those who aren’t familiar with Emily, she’s the author of an Adult Contemporary novel, Letters to Eloise, and a Young Adult Coming-of-Age/Horse-related book, Rafferty Lincoln Loves… Both stories feature unforgettable characters and heart-wrenching plot twists that’ll certainly leave you wanting more…or simply wondering all the what-ifs.

Anyway, just sit back, relax and let’s get started! 🙂

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