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    BOOK REVIEW : DEAD TO HER BY SARAH PINBOROUGH

    Thank you, Netgalley and Harper Collins UK for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily. Dead To Her is my first experience with the author. I found the synopsis interesting and wanted to try some thrillers as I haven't been picking them up as of late. The story is a mystery, thriller and follows Marcie and Keisha. Marcie is the second wife of Jason Maddox. Her entry to the social circle was challenging and gaining acceptance from the other society wives was difficult. However, after some years, she has finally settled into the comfort of her position as Jason's wife. All sense of…

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    BOOK REVIEW : SKY PIRATES : ECHO QUICKTHORN AND THE GREAT BEYOND BY ALEX ENGLISH

    Sky Pirates tells us the story of Echo, an 11-year old girl who is taken as a ward by the King of Albion. The story follows her as she explores the castle, gets into trouble for not being the proper lady she is raised to be. Echo finds out some of the secrets kept by the King and decides to find out the truth behind it. During this process, she sets off on an adventure that will change her whole life and her understanding of the world. The story was fun, engaging, and a great time. The pacing was good. We have the plot moving very quickly forward and the…

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    RABT BOOK TOURS – BOOK REVIEW : NIGHTMASTERS (DOUBLES TALK #1) BY LORAN HOLT

    Nightmasters by Loran Holt is her debut fantasy. I was very much intrigued by the synopsis. The story follows a great cast of characters who are very much different in their backgrounds and experiences. Kelgan Defthand is our main protagonist and he has always been the top mage at the Magical Academy. He worked hard to get to the position of Senior Apprentice Mage in a short time outdoing older students. His progress made him overly confident and quite sure of himself. After some time dark voices torment him at night stripping him of his confidence and ability as a mage. His headmaster notices his deteriorating performances. He gets called…

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    BOOK REVIEW : ONE TO WATCH BY KATE STAYMAN-LONDON

    One To Watch is the debut work of Kate Stayman-London. The story follows Bea, a successful plus-size fashion blogger who has a massive following on her platform. She candidly criticizes and scrutinizes the lack of diversity in media and the very famous reality dating show called Main Squeeze. Main Squeeze is the fictional version of the most popular Bachelorette franchise. Because of her criticisms, the show is being called out by the public and they decide to cast her as the next lead on Main Squeeze. She goes on this adventurous journey filled with glamorous locations, swoon-worthy dates, and handsome suitors vying for her attention. The fantasy worthy journey is…

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    BOOK REVIEW : ALL THE STARS AND TEETH (ALL THE STARS AND TEETH #1) BY ADALYN GRACE

    All The Stars And Teeth is the first book in the series All The Stars And Teeth. This book is the debut fantasy novel from the author Adalyn Grace. The story is about a young Princess to the Island Kingdom Of Visidia. The Kingdom is divided into different islands with each island having its magical power. Amora has been practicing Soul magic her whole life in preparation for her ceremony to become the protector of their Kingdom and to be the next to the throne. On the day to perform and prove her control of magic she fails and disappoints her people. Awaiting a trial can be dangerous to her…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE BURIED WORLD (THE GRAVE KINGDOM #2) BY JEFF WHEELER

    The Buried World is the second book in The Grave Kingdom series. The series is Chinese inspired with a fantastical world and a great cast of characters carrying the story forward. I read The Killing Fog, the first book in this series last year, and thoroughly enjoyed it. This series picks up from where the story left off in the first book. We follow Bingmei as she and her ensign is fleeing from Echion and his army of mercenaries. Kingdoms have fallen; Echion is raging war against anyone who dares to defy him. He is forcing Iron Rules on his subjects. Things are rapidly changing in the entire world. Echion…

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    BOOK REVIEW : DJINN BY SANG KROMAH

    Djinn is a YA urban fantasy with Djinns as the fantastical creatures. The story is told from Bijou a young teenager's perspective. We follow her move to the new town filled with new beginnings. Bijou has been following her grandmother from place to place uprooting her life. The new town where they planned to settle hoping for a normal life gets turned upside down when supernatural events happen. Bijou finds herself finding truths about herself and her past making her question her whole life. The story started out being promising and then somewhere down the line went downhill for me. I was extremely intrigued by the concept of Djinns and…

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    BOOK REVIEW : WHERE THERE BE HUMANS BY REBEKAH L. PURDY

    Where There Be Humans is an interesting story about a half-goblin who struggles with her identity. In a world where being half-goblin is looked down upon she has to fight her way to be respected and accepted. This is a romantic fantasy that mainly focuses on Ivy's journey than world-building. The world was fascinating with different fantastical species and creatures. The magic system was minimal. There was lore that sounded intriguing but was not expanded upon in the story. The book is easy to get through and fast-paced. There were some aspects of the story that reminded me of Harry Potter, with certain characters and their interactions. While the story…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE SECRET NOTEBOOK BY D A D’AURELIO

    The Secret Notebook follows the young protagonist Riley Green. She loves science and makes a lie detector pen to elevate her status in the school where students whose influential parents study. Her lack of confidence and her insecurities about her life is evident in her thought process. Her plan is derailed when her teacher goes missing and leaves her with an important document to protect. The book was a fun ride, with adventure and sleuthing to figure out the culprit who is planning to steal the document. Riley and her friends plan to take out the person. As the story progresses we get to see the kids solve the problem…

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    FFBC BOOK TOUR – BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY : HALF LIFE BY LILLIAN CLARK

    Half Life by Lillian Clark is a YA Sci-Fi novel that tells the story of Lucille, an overachieving teenager who joins an experimental clone-development program to help resolve her problems. After a constant stream of failures and disappointments in her life, she decides to have one more of her will help remove the issues she has. She can be the perfect daughter, perfect student, and the perfect friend and still find time for some fun. Lucille is not the perfect heroine one would expect, she is flawed, self-absorbed, and has issues with communicating with people around her. She hides behind her snark and at times uses jokes to take attention…