Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free eARC novel from the author and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

This was such a great group of stories! Of course, my only 5 star rating was Jennifer L. Armentrouts - the only reason I HAD to get this anthology - but I did enjoy a few 4 star ratings as well! I may need to re-visit this later when I want another feel good book.

Here are my reviews and thoughts of the 14 novels in this anthology, breaking it down for my thoughts right after I read the stories :)

SIEGE ETIQUETTE by Katie Cotugno
4 stars
Hailey is at a high school house party when the cops show up. Everyone hides, knowing they will leave when no one gives them a reason to enter the house, and Hailey ends up hiding upstairs in the bathroom with Wolf, a fellow senior who always misses the first part of school because he works at his family’s farm. And Hailey, as the most popular girl in their class, you couldn’t have put too different people together in the same room. But after the incident in Hailey’s life, she decides to try to get to know Wolf and not be the jerk that she used to be. But will that change everything in school?

There are so many questions I have and no answers!! Ahhh!! So short, so sweet, so bitter ending, and I just need to know more!! I wonder if the author is going to write a full length novel of this?? One thing, the second person point of view threw me for a little bit, but just when I was getting used to it, it ended! Oh, the agony!


PRINT SHOP by Nina LaCour
3 stars
Evelyn is at her first day at Print Shop, the local, 30 year business where they make flyers/posters/banners – anything that needs to be printed. Evie doesn’t like being in the spotlight since she is queer and knows that not a lot of people are comfortable around her, so working at the Print Shop is great since they don’t have a website. But part of her job is to start mainstreaming the business to get more customers. When one customer, Lauren, makes a lot of bad noise about them because of a typo, Evie needs to figure out how to control the situation before it gets out of control. And she needs to figure out why she is getting flutters in her stomache when she thinks of Lauren.

This was a cute story. It was full of anticipation and mystery, seeing as how we didn’t find out Evie’s name until well past halfway through the novel! And there was just as much mystery and suspense at the end of the novel, since the reader doesn’t really find out too much about the characters or their decisions.


HOURGLASS by Ibi Zoboi
2 stars
Cherish has always been the odd person out in her town as one of the few black families in a white town, and it doesn’t help that she’s 6’ 5” tall. When her best friend – Stacy’s – ex-boyfriend made a terrible meme of Cherish, she knew she had to leave this small town and go somewhere she will fit it, so going to college far away is her dream goal. Then Cherish finds out that Stacy has been lying to her for months, and it is even more ammunition for her to leave. It’s only when she meets Mamadou, a black guy she can look up at and finds out that he’s going to school in this small white town that Cherish starts to think about what is best for her future.

This was a good novel. There was a lot of drama about prom, which I was never into as a high schooler so I couldn’t really relate to, and I couldn’t relate to the problems Cherish was going through either. I would like to think that things started to work out for her and that she had a happy ending, though!


CLICK by Katharine McGee
3 stars
In the year 2020, a new app came out called Click, where they use althograms to match you with the perfect person. Alexa and Raden decided to try this app, for two completely different reasons. Just when Alexa met Raden, she realizes that she left her phone in the taxi. Losing a phone is not a big deal, but Alexa created her own data app that can “bring a person back to life” using their online data and it is on a chip that is connected to her phone. Alexa needs this chip so she and Raden go on an adventure to find it. And they may be going on another adventure all together.

Very cute story. I loved how different Alexa and Raden are, and I love how easy going Raden was about jumping around town after a taxi to find her phone. And even though this is a short story, I loved the background stories we got for both characters.


THE INTERN by Sara Shepard
2 stars
Clara is working as an intern at her father’s music production company, but she’s not really working. They are just giving her magazines to read and everyone is walking on glass around her. Since her mom passed away, Clara has been treated differently and has been a shell of herself. So when she was given the task to pick up Phineas, an up-and-coming musician, she was happy for a task. And the way Phineas got Clara to open up about herself and her mother was something no one has done yet, so the connection between them might have been the thing Clara needed.

The connection between Phineas and Clara was a bit strained for me, but overall it was a good short story. The problem with short stories is the reader can’t get all of the details of the characters, which in this case made it a little harder for me to connect with the characters.


SOMEWHERE THAT’S GREEN by Meredith Russo
2 stars
Nia has been trying to get her school to allow her, a transgender, to use the girls bathroom for a year since she changed genders. And things were looking up for her, until Lexie gave a speech about how scared she felt about the thought of letting her, and then other boys who claimed they were transgender, into her bathroom. But Lexie has her own deep secret, and she doesn’t necessarily feel this way – it was just what she was told to say about her parents. Neither Lexie nor Nia have talked to one another, but one night at a party changes all of that.

I can honestly say that this might be the first transgender story I’ve read. I don’t have anything against these kind of stories, just that I can’t really relate to them that well. And I didn’t connect with this story as I would have with different characters, but I learned a lot about the feelings and thoughts that they go through every day, which makes me sad. I enjoyed this book and am glad that this was my first story about this topic.


THE WAY WE LOVE HERE by Dhonielle Clayton
4 stars
Viola is asking the gods to show her who her true love is, when she saves a boy, Sebastian, from drowning in the ocean behind her parents inn. They both have the same number of lines on their fingers – a sign that they might be each other’s soul mate. Vio is tired of waiting to see what will happen, so they ensnare with each other to see their futures. But there are too many variables, and when it is all said and done, they have no idea what their future holds. One thing is for certain, though: Vio and Sebastian have intruded each other’s lives from that moment on.

This was a very interesting story! There was a hint of magic and superstition, but also a feel of an islander’s life where they are living in the archaic times. I couldn’t quite tell if this was a historic story or a futuristic story. Though I kept imagining Vio looked like Moana from the movie, haha! I really liked how different this was from anything I’ve read, and I wish I had more to read!


OOMPH by Emery Lord
4 stars
Cassidy is at the airport at JFK flying back home after visiting the college that she may or may not want to go to next year, when she met a cute girl in the waiting room. Since Cassidy wants to be an actress, they started calling each other Peggy (Cass’s new name) and Natasha (the pretty redhead) after Marvel characters. Cass can’t tell if “Natasha” is gay or not, but she is crushing hard core on her. When their planes start to board, Cass has to decide if she wants to take the plunge, or think it wasn’t meant to be.

This was adorable. I loved the “cos-play” they were doing at the airport and how they really got into their roles at the beginning, and then how serious and real they became when they were getting to know each other. You do get to find out “Natasha’s” name in the end, and it was a definitely a feel-good story for any reader, I think 


THE DICTIONARY OF YOU AND ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout
5 stars
Moss goes to work at the public library 3 days of the week, and almost always during 1 of those days, she calls Mr. H. Smith to remind him that the dictionary he checked out is over 4 months overdue. The conversations they have start with the dictionary, but little bits of information come through about both of them, so it feels like Moss knows H. Smith, even though they have never met. And she thinks he may sound her age, but you can never tell with someone’s voice. He is definitely a mystery, and then one day he shows up with the missing dictionary, and Moss’s life may change forever.

O. M. G.!!! A JLA book about library related things??? This seriously is the best thing in my life right now!! Though – one thing – you can’t really go to undergraduate college to get a degree in library science – that doesn’t happen until you get a graduate degree. But other than that? PERFECT!! I loved the banter on the phone with the mystery man, and then when he came in they were still bantering and flirting and it was just wonderful. I think JLA needs to make this a whole novel, maybe a series, and relate it to libraries and I will die happily! Gah, so glad I got this short story and I may have to re-read this one over and over again :D


THE UNLIKELY LIKELIHOOD OF FALLING IN LOVE by Jocelyn Davies
4 stars
Samara, Sam, is a mathematician and taking AP Statistics, so when she gets a month long project worth 50% of her grade, she decides to do it on the percentage on how often she will see the guy she fell in love with by locking eyes with him in the subway trains. Not that likely, right? But Sam is putting in every effort to get all of the data and statistics she needs to ace this project. Or is she doing it because she really thinks she fell in love with him, and wants to see him again?

This was a cute story. Very mathy, which I’m okay with, though statistics is a bit much for my brain at this stage in my life, but I enjoyed it none the less! And Sam is such a nerd – she will go far in life! The ending was adorable!


259 MILLION MILES by Kass Morgan
4 stars
Philip is one of the last few contestants to possibly take a one-way trip to Mars and help start a new civilization there. And he needs to go, after his viral embarrassing event he just had at school. He needs to go far away so no one will remember the one mistake he made in his life. The last part of the trials he has to do is spend 24 hours in a shuttle to see how he does in closed spaces, and how he will react. He is also bunking with Blythe, a girl full of life and emotion and curiosity. Spending 24 hours alone with a person is difficult, but it can also change you as a person. Philip is about to experience that with Blythe.

I enjoyed this! It kind of reminded me of the movie The Space Between Us and I adore that movie. Philip is still in the stages of high school bullying, so he has some growing to do as a person, and Blythe is just fun and amazing and so free-spirited. I loved the context of this story and wouldn’t mind a follow-up to see what happens to them!


SOMETHING REAL by Julie Murphy
3 stars
June is a huge fan of teen musician Dylan, and she gets a rare chance of a life-time to compete for a date with him – in a mini tv show of course. And she has one other competitor: Martha. June created a huge mass internet fan-site for Dylan and Martha is doing this for her older sister who died listening to his song. But the more that June and Martha see and listen to Dylan, the more they realize they were in this competition for the wrong reasons. And the more they realize that they could be friends rather than enemies.

This was a good story. It was the stereotypical story of a popular boy who doesn’t think about anyone but himself and had a lot of controversial issues that were brought up throughout the story. I didn’t really connect with the characters that well, but I think other readers will enjoy this one.


SAY EVERYTHING by Huntley Fitzpatrick
3 stars
Everytime Sean comes into the diner, Emma can’t seem to keep her eyes off of him. There’s nothing special about him and he always orders an iced tea – nothing else. When he asks her out on a date – awkwardly – she awkwardly says yes and they agree to meet the next day. But Sean’s surprise turns out to be a nightmare, because the worst thing that happened to her involves Sean as well. But she can’t deny the attraction she always felt for him before finding his out secrets, so Emma is going to need to figure out what to do.

This was a little bit different than where I thought the book was going, and I actually found myself skimming part of the story, which in my mind is not that good since it’s a short story. But I did like the overall message. I think, again, it’s because of the second person point of view and having the word “you” used like it was supposed to be me as Emma. I’m figuring out real quick that second point of view is not my thing.


THE DEPARTMENT OF DEAD LOVE by Nicola Yoon
3 stars
When Samantha broke up with Thomas, he wanted to know why. He’s known her since they were 6 years old, and they should be happy and still together, but they are not. He goes to the Department of Dead Love and the HeartWorker, Gabrielle, decides to do a scan on him and Samantha to find the cause of death for their love. When Thomas gets a choice to start again and see if they can make it last, he is unsure if he wants to have his memories of Gabrielle wiped clean.

This was a different kind of novel. Something that I haven’t found yet in YA literature, so it was very refreshing for me. It was a bit weird keeping up with it at first, but it got easier the further along in the story I got. It was sort of futuristic but today’s times as well. Glad I read it!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: The Smoking Lamp

The Smoking Lamp The Smoking Lamp by Kimberly Loth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this free eARC novel from the author and Red Coat Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

Liv has just come back from Egypt, where her older brother was there to take photos for his work, when she found her best friend and her boyfriend in bed together. That's not a great welcome back for her at all. And now she has to go to school after a great spring break trip, to know that everyone in the school will be watching how she reacts when Nora and Kole are together.

But Liv will suck it up and deal with it. And it doesn't hurt that there is a new boy in school: Gabe. Though she is too embarassed to look at him since he saw her in her underwear. How he got in her bedroom, she doesn't know, but now she can't look at the smoking hot guy whenever he is around.

And Gabe is constantly around because he needs to hear the wishes that Liv is making. Because when Liv was in Egypt, she found his vessel and opened it, releasing Gabe from 3,000 years trapped in their not able to do his genie or Jinn duties. So he has a lot of time to make up. And he is bidding his time on making the death wish because, as much as he wants Liv's life source to fill him up, he is liking the time he has been spending with her. But Gabe realizes that he may be liking LIV more than her life source, which is what all jinn live for.

Liv is liking the way that Gabe makes Kole jealous, so she's warming up to the idea of playing games with Gabe. But the more she is around him, the more she realizes that she might be falling for him, which is way too soon for her broken heart after what Nora and Kole did to her.

But when Liv brought Gabe to the states after her trip in Egypt, she didn't realize that she brought back 10 more jinns! And those guys don't care if the kill an innocent girl, as long as they get their life source fix.

Now girls in a small town of Michigan are dying for no apparent reason, and Liv is the next in line to die in order to hurt Gabe and make him suffer for something he did 3,000 years ago.

This was such a great book! Wow! I don't know if I have read a genie/jinn book, but if I had, it definitely isn't that memorable like this book is! I flew through this book so fast - I got it today and started reading it at 2pm during lunch, and I had to work until 6pm, so you know a book is good when it only took about 3-4 hours to read!

I love the details that Kimberly Loth gave us for the background story, but left just enough secrets to reveal at the right time. The only thing that was lacking was at the very end when the big stuff was happening. It seemed like she was rushing and glossed over a few things that would have been nice to have had to explain things further. But other than that - no complaints here!

Liv is an interesting girl. She says she is shy but she doesn't like to be alone because of what happened to her parents. And speaking of her parents, I could never in a million years know what Liv went through during that terrible nightmare. To wake up like that? No, it's just awful. So I get her sense of never wanting to be alone, but Liv is not shy. I get that she doesn't like to be embarrassed, because who does, but Liv has her moments where she is very outspoken and draws attention to herself.

And the thing with Nora and Kole is just stupid - to have people like that in your life who you trusted without a doubt and have that happen? I would have gotten revenge if I was Liv... Just saying...

Gabe is so yummy. I just can't even with him. And the way he was always trying to get Liv's attention? I don't know how that girl ignored him for so long, because I would have been like "heck yeah! let's do this!" But Liv is a much stronger girl than me, and I give her props for that.

I loved the backstory of the jinn world, and I am now debating if I need to go find more genie/jinn books in my life :) Nah, I have other books that are backed up, but I know what to look for in the future!

I am so glad I got this as an advanced reader copy, and I cannot wait for the second book in this series because I HAVE GOT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!

This is why I usually wait to read the books until all novels in the series are released...just saying.

I am definitely going to be recommending this book to YA readers because it was a great book!

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Review: Touch of Ice

Touch of Ice Touch of Ice by Aleah Raynes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Ayla and her three sisters witnessed their parents murdered by their terrible, jealous uncle, and then they were captured and sent to a prison camp. Their uncle wants to be king and he took the most direct way to do it, but he is destroying the kingdom with his evilness.

Since Ayla and her sisters powers and wings were bound, they are powerless to do any magic, but they are going to fight their way to the palace and find a way to get their kingdom back.

Dain, his brother Vander, and their two friends got themselves stuck in the prison camp so that they can break out the sisters and get them back to the kingdom. It was a tough start because Ayla isn't allowing Dain to talk to her at all, but after many failed attempts, he finally gets through to her and they devise a plan to get them out.

Little did any of them know that there is a mission for the sisters. They are giving ancient artifacts that they have to get to their proper location before it is too late. A seer predicted this war, and she also predicted all of the things that would need to be fixed in order for the kingdom to be saved.

But as much as the seer knew, she didn't let on HOW they were to use the artifacts and now all 8 of the teenagers are going to have to figure out how to use them in order to save their kingdom and their people.

I love books about magic and dragons and romance, and this book had it all. And for the most part, I enjoyed this book, but it was just so...simple. There wasn't enough meat about the history of the sisters. Not that I needed it because it was easy to figure out, but because of the lack of information that was given about any of the characters, I was left not really attached to anyone in this book. There wasn't enough emotion for me to care about any of the teens and the details were lacking in some parts.

The pairing of the sisters and their guards were obvious and so cliche I think I actually rolled my eyes when it happened. The instant connection between Ayla and Dain was just too much and then seeing the sisters react to their attraction was annoying because they were almost judging, yet they were doing the exact same thing.

This is a very short book that a reader will fly through it in a day or less, if there are no other commitments. I think this could have had a lot more potential if it were longer with more information and details, and also a little bit more spark between the two love birds. Plus the suddenness of some events drove me crazy, and the characters were like "oh, okay".

Overall it was a nice story, and if I stumble upon the next 3 (at least) books I may read them, but it's not something that I will mark on my calendars on release day.

I think readers who enjoy magic and romance and mystery will enjoy this book!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review: Netherworld

Netherworld Netherworld by Amy Miles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this free eARC novel from the authors and from Red Coat Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

Taryn is a banshee. No, not the one that you are thinking of where they scream and suck people's souls out of their bodies. That is just the typical lie that humans are told. No, Taryn retrieves humans souls when they die and help them onto the boat to get to heaven. She lives in a world where humans can't see or reach, but she is constantly in their world helping the humans move on into their next life. Only women are banshees, and guys are reapers - soldiers who are trained to fight the Lorcan - the monsters who are out to steal the souls before they can be at rest.

Taryn hates that she can't be a fighter, because her world is pretty sexist and splits the two jobs between gender instead of talent or their own wishes. But she doesn't let that stop her. In fact, with the help from her cousin, she has been training on how to fight in secret with him for a few years now. Just in case she would ever need to defend herself.

When Taryn is in the human realm, she realizes that there was a "mistake" on her job and she is actually faced with a Lorcan. And just because she has trained, she really doesn't know what it means to fight and kill a Lorcan.

Thankfully she makes it out of there alive - with a lot of nasty looking scars - but one interesting thing happened: a human guy saw her. Humans can't see banshees, but Devlin definitely saw Taryn when she was covered in blood and so many wounds.

With a war abrewing in the Netherworld, Taryn is determined to make her people see that her king is corrupt and possibly even aiding the Lorcan to reach their town. With the help of the Crown Prince Aed, Taryn may be able to do something to stop the destruction of her people.

Even though Taryn is tied up with the state of her people, she is always drawn to Devlin. First it was because she had to transport his twin sister over after she passes away, but also because Devlin is not like anyone that she knows.

Now Taryn is in this terrible triangle between herself, Devlin, and Aed of all people and things are getting a little out of control, which is not good since Taryn really loves to be in control of all things.

One thing is for sure, though. Nothing is going to be the same after Taryn figures out what to do, and she better figure it out quick, because she's pretty sure that the King wants her dead, and fast before she starts a revolt.

This was a great novel! I wasn't sure what to expect when I first started reading it, but I was immediately sucked into the story and flew threw the whole thing like I needed air to breathe!

Taryn is such a badass and I love her oh so much. She doesn't give two shits what happens to her because she is all about revealing the secrets of the king and getting to the bottom of the Lorcan issue that her town is having with them. She doesn't let the law stop her from training to be a mediocre reaper, because she wants to be able to defend herself and have a fighting chance.

Devlin is an okay guy. He doesn't do it for me like he does for Taryn, but that's okay because I got Prince Aed :) But I do feel for Devlin because he lost his twin sister and it ate him up inside so much. I can't imagine being that close to a person and then to lose them so quickly. And to have that person be the other half of you? It would be devastating. I think in the next book we might bet a mire intense version of Devlin since he did a lot of grieving during this book, and he will have a different mission to focus on now that he needs to find Taryn.

And Prince Aed... I gotta admit, I am totally Team Aed. I don't know, a crown prince, a soldier, a sensitive guy. One who is trying to solve all problems around him. I definitely fell for him during the first chapter we had his point of view, and I never stopped falling after that. Plus I think that Aed and Taryn would be great together because they could do so much good overall. And the push each other so much. Granted, I bet that she will end up with Devlin, since he is the one the authors focus on during the synopsis, but I am hoping for my kind of ending! ;)

I am so glad that I got this an an ARC and now I just have to wait a year to see what happens to all of these characters - bummer. But I loved the comedy, the seriousness, the different world and overall everything about this book! I definitely recommend it to everyone! :)

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Review: Broken Skies

Broken Skies Broken Skies by Theresa Kay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this free eARC novel from the author and Red Coat Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

Jax and Jace are twins who have just moved into the town closest to their cabin. They were living just fine on their own until a couple of guys broke into the house and traumatized Jax. Then Jace decided that they weren't that safe there, and moved them to the strict rules of the town, which Jax hates. Sure Jace can do whatever he wants because he's a boy, but as a girl Jax is supposed to act a certain way and be prepared and happy to be matched off with a mate when she turns 18.

That's not her cup of tea.

When she escapes from the guarded wall to go find Jace, who is out hunting, Jax never thought that she would witness a spaceship land from the city. Or that Jace would be taken with the aliens, and an alien would be left behind.

Now Jax has no alternative but to work with the alien, Lir, in order to get her brother back. He is the only family she has, and he has been her rock through all of these years. Even though she doesn't trust Lir, she has to trust that he wants them same thing as she does: to get back to the city. And he doesn't seem to know very much about wilderness stuff, so Jax has some leverage over him so he can't really leave her alone to try to break into the city.

The longer they spend time together, though, the more Jax thinks that maybe she can trust Lir. That maybe there is more between them then there should be. Because she tends to think about him a lot, and not in the hatred kind of way she did when she first met him.

They both get into so many jams along the way through their journey, such as a bear rummaging through their camping supplies, a rattle snake bite and poisoning, townsmen trying to capture them for their own gain, and Jax getting matched with the most unlikely person.

But Jax is determined to find Jace. She just hopes that she will get their in time before it's too late.

I love alien novels, so I was super excited to get this as an eARC. But something was off for me. I don't know if it was Jax and Lir's friendship/relationship or how stiff the writing was, but I felt like something was off for me. Jax was always, ALWAYS repeating the same stuff over and over again that it was driving me nuts. And the background information for how the aliens came to Earth wasn't fully explained, so it left the reader wondering about a lot of details.

And poor Jax and Lir. They did not have the best of times when they were traveling to the city. In fact, they never caught it break. It was like they weren't meant to go there, and everything in it's power was trying to stop both of them. At some point I might have given up myself, to be honest.

Lir kept way too many secrets from Jax, and that hurt them in the end. If only he would have opened up more and told her things, Jax would have understood and could have played along to get better results, but instead he messed everything up. And Lir is way too trusting of everyone in his life, which might be a good thing in a different world, but the world that he lives in? No. Just no.

And Jax was not trusting enough and didn't give someone the benefit of the doubt when they needed it, which made everything take 3 times longer to get through because she wouldn't just trust them a little and had to make them prove it.

These two together was a bit of a nightmare to be honest. And the whole love interest between them? Felt a bit too forced for my liking. And there was so many mood swings between the two of them that I would have rather they traveled separately so I wasn't whipped around so much.

Overall, it was an okay novel for me. I don't think I'll attempt to read the other books in the series because I might get more frustrated, but it was a good novel to keep me entertained and in a different world. I think fans of supernatural/science fiction will enjoy this novel by Theresa Kay!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TOUR: Wolves and Roses (by Christina Bauer) TOUR!!

I got a great opportunity to read Wolves and Roses by Christina Bauer as an advance reader in September (here is my review: http://jeracalea.blogspot.com/2017/09/review-wolves-and-roses.html), and now they are going to have a TOUR where you get FREE STUFF!!!

I loved this book, so if you are interested in this tour, here is the information:



RSVP for the WOLVES & ROSES Tour now… Get a T-Shirt Later

WOLVES AND ROSES is the new young adult shifter fairy tale by best-selling author Christina Bauer which “blends magical fantasy, swooning romance, and a bucketful of teenage sass” (Booklist) and is “a fun romp for Twilight fans” (School Library Journal).

And now they’re having a bookstore tour where you can get your copy of WOLVES AND ROSES signed, meet characters from the novel, and even take home a swag bag full of goodies… including a themed t-shirt! Bottom line? You don’t want to miss the WOLVES AND ROSES book launch tour.

Be sure to RSVP today and arrive early to the event (links down below) — there’s only a limited amount of swag bags given out on a first-come, first served basis to folks who purchase a new copy of WOLVES AND ROSES.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Review: Morrighan

Morrighan Morrighan by Mary E. Pearson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Morrighan was 8 years old when she met Jafir for the first time. And she was terrified. Just a boy, but he was a scavenger and they take everything that is worth value away from tribes like hers. But instead of giving away her location, and possibly saving her life, Jafir saves her and leaves her be.

Throughout the years, Morrighan and Jafir meet one another. The first few meetings are really tense and unsure, but when both of their tribes are settled for a short period of time, they start to meet every day. And the more they meet, the stronger their friendship grows.

Morrighan teaches Jafir how to read, and how to find edible plants to eat. Jafir teaches Morrighan how to hunt and his language of different words.

But their happy life is about to change when Jafir's tribe finds out about Morrighan. Because Morrighan's history has a dark secret that is about to be revealed, and she is going to be tested severely in order for her to survive.

I am so glad that my library had this eBook that I could read quickly through! It explains so much and definitely completes the entire Remnant Chronicles series for me. I was always a bit confused about the Venda, Morrighan story, so this definitely clears a lot up for me!

I love Morrighan and Jafir's story, even though it's very hard and so, so heartbreaking at some points. It was so great to be able to see how it all started - from the VERY beginning - and how it progressed throughout the years. And to see the inner struggle that both characters were going through during their morality struggle was so bitter sweet.

This was such a great novella and I am definitely recommending that anyone who enjoyed the series, NEEDS to read this great story to fully get the whole story of this amazing series.

This was a great way to end the series as a whole, and I am so glad I got around to reading this. I will definitely be recommending it to YA lovers! :)

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