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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Review: The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #2) by Michelle Hodkin

38191862Noah Shaw confesses all in this second novel of a chilling new companion series to Michelle Hodkin’s New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer trilogy!

Noah Shaw doesn’t think he needs his father’s inheritance.
He does.

Noah believes there’s something off about the suicides in his visions.
There is.

Noah is convinced that he still knows the real Mara Dyer.
He does not.

Everyone thought the nightmare had ended with Mara Dyer’s memoirs, but it was only the beginning. As old skeletons are laid bare, alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and no one will be left unscarred. (From: Goodreads)

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Read-to-Review: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton (+bonus mini playlist)

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Hey, guys! Happy February!

First of all, I’m so excited that I finally wrote a review since the last time I did so, which was probably over a month ago, and the best part is that I highly recommend this book. Another thing that makes me super thrilled is that this is my very first time joining the Penguin Random House International Bloggers Team so they generously provided me with en e-copy of the book to review. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful came out on December 4th, 2018, and even though I’ve read it back then, I spent the rest of the month(s) working on this review so I hope you’ll enjoy it. 🙂

This book gets me thinking so much about what it means to be a human, and what obstacles we may face in the uncertain future. It’s a wonderfully crafted sci-fi story and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do. Besides, I also share my mini playlist at the end of the review just so you won’t fall asleep while reading it. 😛

Anyways, great to see you all and please sit back, relax, and have a blast!

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Rerelease Blog Tour: Unbreakable by Emma Scott *excerpt & giveaway*

Happy 2019, everyone!!!

Long time no see! I know I’m pretty late to the new year celebration but here I am, kickstarting the first blog post in 2019 with one of my top favorite authors, Emma Scott’s, brand new re-release, a.k.a. Unbreakable! *smiling sheepishly*

There will be a yummilicious teaser, exclusive excerpt, and a chance to win $25 Amazon gift card in this post so I hope you’ll have a blast here! Besides, I’ve got more book reviews/life updates/music power-ups for you in the following weeks so please stay tuned!! Thanks for your patience and let’s get this party started! ❤

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Read-to-Review: Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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Hello, everyone!

How’s your holidays going?

I hope you are having a fantastic time because y’all deserve it! 😀

Today, I’m going to bring you my latest book review for an upcoming release from the author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, Rachel Lynn Solomon, which will be out on January 15th, 2019. She’s known for lots of Jewish references and voices of people with different cultural backgrounds, so this time, I’m excited to read Our Year of Maybe since the blurb looks intriguing.

Are you ready to join this journey with me?

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Read-to-Review | Circus Hearts 3: All Aces by Ellie Marney

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Hello!

How are y’all doing? I’m busy as usual but I do start to get the hang of everything in life so hopefully things are truly looking up this time. 😛 All right, let’s cut to the chase! In case you have no idea what this book I’m sharing my thoughts with you today is about, here’s its synopsis from Goodreads:

42324121A teenage contortionist and a young cardsharp risk danger to right a family legacy of injustice…

Nineteen-year-old contortionist Ren Putri is committed to circus, study and self-discipline – in that order. But after being rescued from a carnival fire by cardsharp Zep Deal, she’s overwhelmed by some highly disorderly thoughts. Zep has a history of trouble, and now he’s been suspected of sabotaging the circus that’s become his whole life. Ren is already coping with family, and keeping secrets of her own – but she can’t resist a mystery. Will Ren’s penchant for solving puzzles bring the case against Zep to rights, or will digging further into the bad blood between rival carnivals only put them both in danger?

Dark YA romance, with a criminal twist – Circus Hearts: Step. Right. Up.

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Cover Reveal | Una Bella Anima: A Beautiful Soul (Beautiful Hearts #2.5) by Emma Scott *won’t be published*

<Updated Dec. 16th, Sunday>

So Emma posted an announcement on her Facebook Page, where she confirmed that Una Bella Anima: A Beautiful Soul won’t be published after careful deliberation. Here’s a tiny part from her original post:

After much struggle and back-and-forth; after discussion with my dear friends and my amazing sisterhood of authors; after quiet contemplation about my own capabilities and mental health; I have come to the conclusion that Una Bella Anima, the novella that was to accompany the Beautiful Hearts duet, will not be published.

As sad as I was when learning such bad news, I could totally understand why Emma made such a hard decision considering all the heartbreaking things she endured this year after losing her beloved daughter, Isabel. Therefore, please send her some love in any way possible and go read the Beautiful Hearts duet. ❤

I’m sure Emma will appreciate all your support. Thank you. 🙂

<Original Content: Nov. 23rd, Friday>

Hey, guys! This will be a rather short post because I’m squeezing quality time during work and sleep just to spread some love for my favorite contemporary romance author, Emma Scott‘s, upcoming novella, Una Bella Anima: A Beautiful Soul!

Una Bella Anima is a novella featuring two secondary characters in the Beautiful Hearts duet, coming out in late August and mid-October, respectively. Even though this book shouldn’t be read without reading the duet first, I personally think the duet itself is worthy of giving a shot so hopefully you’ll end up reading all three of them. 😀

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

 

Photo credit: Audrey’s Blog

 

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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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Narcosis Room by Jennifer Bardsley

 

COVER REVEAL

Hey guys! Happy November!

How’s your week? If it weren’t an ordinary one, I hope it’s fabulous! 🙂 Mine was pretty typical as usual…until the cover drop for a book I’m highly anticipating came my way. ❤ Yep, you’ve got it right; it’s Jennifer Bardsley’s Narcosis Room indeed! It’s been FOREVER since I last participated in anything OWL HOLLOW PRESS related and for those who doesn’t know OHP, it’s a one-of-a-kind, created-by-the-most-amazing-people-in-the-world indie publisher, aiming to publish great books in genre fiction, contemporary, and non-fiction books.

Back to Narcosis Room, it’s a sci-fi novel which will be published in 2019 and let’s learn more about it…

P.S. There’ll be a giveaway by the end of the post so just keep reading on!

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Mini Halloween Book Tag!

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Knock, knock! Trick or treat?

It’s almost Halloween and it feels right to do a mini Halloween book tag, don’t you think so? I’m initially tagged by the lovely Dora @SwiftCoffee for a Halloween Creatures pick and believe me, I really want to answer all of those interesting questions but I’m preoccupied with work at the moment, I have no choice but to do a mini one. Still, please don’t forget to stop by Dora’s blog for many original posts & bookish thoughts!

Gladly, my dear friend, Audrey @audreywritesabroad created this Halloween Book Tag, allowing me to jump on the Halloween-themed bandwagon at the last minute! Y’all should check out her answers (and BLOG for sure) because she’s an outstanding writer. 😉

Without further ado, I hope you’ll enjoy reading this tag and having a wonderful time in the meanwhile! ❤

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