• Trapeze

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    Book Review: Trapeze

    I’m embarrassingly behind on my tbr list as you all know. I got this book, Trapeze, by Leigh Ansell months and months ago but I just got to read it over the past week. Another Wattpad writer to support and get inspiration from! On a side note – funnily enough I got one of those notifications on Facebook yesterday of what I was doing however many years ago and it was a video of me at a trapeze class in New York City! Trapeze follows a 17-year old girl named Corey who has grown up in the circus. She has lived with her Aunt Shelby, touring the country and training to…

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    My New Book: It’s Me, Again

    Happy Friday! I can’t believe another week has gone by already. I hope you’ve all had a good week. I’m about halfway through writing my newest book, It’s Me, Again, on Wattpad so I wanted to talk about it a little bit on here and let you know what it’s about! It’s Me, Again is another YA love story like my first book, My Life Plan…Undone , but this one is told in 2 perspectives. Some chapters are told from the female protagonist, Kate’s, point of view and some are told in the male protagonist, Dylan’s, point of view. Kate and Dylan were childhood friends and high school sweethearts. They head off to college…

  • The Forgetting Flower

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    Book Review: The Forgetting Flower

    Last week I read the novel, The Forgetting Flower, by Karen Hugg. The premise is really interesting. Renia Baranezka and her twin sister have loved plants and flowers their whole life. Growing up in Krakow, they dream of one day living in Paris. Prior to the beginning of the book Renia’s sister, Estera’s, boss – an old rich guy – crossbred some flowers to create a one of a kind, but dangerous plant called Violet Smoke. The scent of the  flower has the ability to put people to sleep and cause temporary amnesia allowing for people in the know to erase memories and plant new ones in people. Estera gets involved…

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    Book Launch: The Summer I Drowned

    The Summer I Drowned by Taylor Hale is a new YA thriller that was just released yesterday and I’ve got an author q&a to share with you! Five years after almost drowning, Olivia Cathart returns home to Caldwell Beach determined to face her fears and take some risks—not just by swimming, but by opening her heart. Hoping to rekindle her friendships, she’s excited about a carefree summer with her best friends Keely and Miles. But life in the sleepy town has changed, and no one and nothing is as it seems. When a series of startling crimes threaten Olivia’s fragile state, she is plunged into a terrifying game of cat…

  • The Hadley Academy

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    Book Review: The Hadley Academy

    If you are fan of YA sci-fi/fantasy then The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted is worth a read. In the novel, Jack is a 13 year old boy from Jersey City, New Jersey who suddenly finds himself swept away onto a secret island through a portal. What’s on this island? It’s filled with kids his age and older teens who are all recruits to be operatives to fight reapers – evil creatures controlled by mega enemy, Wyeth. In the novel, everyone has the possibility of having powers, but most humans will never realize their potential and stay “dormant”. But some people realize their gifts and become improbables. They then go…

  • The Summer of '98

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    Book Review: The Summer of ’98

    If you’ve been following my newly embarked writing journey/adventure, you know that one of the writers who inspired me to start writing myself is Tay Marley. Months ago I wrote a book review for her first published book, The QB Bad Boy and Me. I absolutely loved the book. It was so fun to read and I couldn’t stop reading it. It was one of those instances where you can’t stop because you want to know what happens, but you don’t want it to end so you force yourself to stop to draw out the experience. Following the huge success of The QB Bad Boy and Me, Tay’s second published book is going to…

  • My Wild & Precious Life

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    Book Review: My Wild and Precious Life

    Today’s book review is of the book My Wild and Precious Life. It is Susanne Rheault’s memoir and I found it so interesting. Her writing is so good and her life is so interesting and full that I was captivated from start to finish. Rheault’s memoir starts with her childhood, moving to different countries with her family and Green Beret father. She writes about her parents and upbringing, her roots in New England, and her thrill seeking military father. Rheault gets olde, earns her Ph.D, starts a family and her life, which is already interesting by the way, takes a turn when she is widowed at 44. But, Rheault doesn’t stop there…

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    New Book: Kimber

    New book alert! KIMBER: Book One of the Elyrian Chronicles by J.K. Hingey gets released today! Below is a synopsis of the new sci-fi novel and a Q&A with the author! Twenty years ago, a solar storm ravaged the Earth’s ozone layer. Of the 11 billion people on the planet, only 200 managed to seek refuge from the radiation by disappearing underground. With the bonds of oxygen obliterated, the damage to the ozone is irreversible. Every living thing exposed wilts and dies, leading to global extinction. The year is now 2209, and what’s left of humanity is trying to rebuild in Inanna, a cave city that is harboring Mankind’s last hope. The…

  • The Middle Sister

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    Book Review: The Middle Sister

    I’m back with a book review and this time it’s a mystery/detective story. The Middle Sister by Jesse Miles is part of a series about private investigator Jack Salvo. This is the only one in the series that I’ve read so they don’t need to be read in order. In this installment of the Jack Salvo books, Salvo is hired by a wealthy family to find their daughter/sister, Lillie Manning. The mother hires him after her daughter has been missing for a week, but then we don’t really see or hear from her again. Her daughters Zara and Arden – Lillie’s older and younger sisters respectively – are Salvo’s points of contact.…

  • The View from Apartment Four

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    Book Review: The View from Apartment Four

    Happy Friday! This was one of those weeks where I’m not sure if it went by fast or slow. It was also one of those weeks that I couldn’t remember what day of the week it was. During my lunch breaks while working form home I’ve been getting a lot of my reading done. My most recent read has been on my tbr list for months, The View from Apartment Four: On Loving and Leaving New York by Skip Rozin. In this book, Skip Rozin tells of his life experiences, professional and personal, from the 1960s to the 2010s all while his apartment on the Upper West Side of New York…