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    JUNE,  WRAP-UP

    JUNE WRAP-UP

    June was a productive month. I was able to read 10 books, and I enjoyed most of them. I have a few favorites as well. I loved The Buried World by Jeff Wheeler, and have already gotten the next book in the series. I binge-read entire Shades Of Magic series and it was fantastic. Half Life was really good and unique YA Sci-Fi. The Secret Notebook was great with interesting historical elements added to it. Other books I read had a lot of potential but didn't hit the mark for me. How was your reading in June? Let me know in the comment section down below, your favorite books of…

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    ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  YA

    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 REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  YA

    BOOK REVIEW : A CONJURING OF LIGHT (SHADES OF MAGIC #3) BY V. E. SCHWAB

    A Conjuring Of Light is the third and final book in the Shades Of Magic series. VE Schwab has yet again done a fantastic job of creating a story that will captivate and fascinate you throughout the book. I was in the mood for binge-reading the series and was able to fly through it effortlessly. I have to say I am a confirmed fan of VE Schwab, and she will be an automatic author buy for me. The finale not only lived up to my expectations, but it also is a favorite of mine. I loved every moment of reading this series and in particular this book. The new developments…

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    ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  YA

    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 REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  YA

    BOOK REVIEW : A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC (SHADES OF MAGIC #1) BY V. E. SCHWAB

    I bought the box set for Shades Of Magic series after finishing Vengeful. I am binge reading this series at the moment. I haven't been able to stop reading the series. As of right now, I am reading the third book in the series and I cannot put it down. A Darker Shade Of Magic is a splendid fantasy that will take you through different Londons nested inside one another. The setting is atmospheric with the most vivid descriptions of the different Londons. I loved how the author managed to make each of these Londons characters themselves with unique characteristics and personality attached to it. The magic and the world…

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    ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CHILDREN'S,  FICTION,  MIDDLE GRADE,  MYSTERY,  NETGALLEY,  SUSPENSE

    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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    ARCS,  AUTHOR / PUBLISHER,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  BOOK TOUR,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  SCIENCE FICTION,  YA

    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…

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    BOOK BLITZ,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TOUR,  FICTION,  THRILLER,  YA

    YA BOUND BOOK TOURS – BOOK PROMO & GIVEAWAY : FRACTURES (ECHOES #2) BY ALICE REEDS

    They survived a plane crash. They survived life on a deserted island. They survived being hunted. Now they must survive the truth—they are not who they think they are. One minute they’re in Poland, subjected to gruesome tests they keep failing. No friends to support them. No family to claim them. No hope of ever living a normal life again. Then suddenly, they’re trapped on an abandoned freighter in the middle of the ocean and forced to fight for survival. No food. No drinkable water. No way to get home. And strange memories of another life they don’t understand. But how can they be living two separate lives, trapped in…

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    ARCS,  AUTHOR / PUBLISHER,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  BOOK TOUR,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  YA

    FFBC BOOK TOUR – BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY : THE COURT OF MIRACLES (COURT OF MIRACLES #1) BY KESTER GRANT

    I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the The Court of Miracles By Kester Grant by Blog Tour hosted by FFBC Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! TITLE : The Court Of Miracles (The Court Of Miracles #1) AUTHOR : Kester Grant GENRE : YA Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Retellings FR RATING : ⭐⭐⭐ 3.75 Stars FR REVIEW DISCLAIMER : Thank you, Netgalley and Knopf Children’s Publishing for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily. The Court Of Miracles is the first book in The Court Of Miracles series. It is a Les Misérables retelling set…

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    ARCS,  AUTHOR / PUBLISHER,  BOOK EXCERPT,  BOOK PROMOTIONS,  BOOK TOUR,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  ROMANCE,  YA

    YA BOUND BOOK TOURS – BOOK PROMO & GIVEAWAY : WHERE THERE BE HUMANS BY REBEKAH L. PURDY

    Sixteen-year-old Ivy Archer is arguably the best warrior-in-training Gob Hollow has ever seen. Yet everyone—except her best friend she suddenly has other feelings for—looks down on her because she's only half goblin, with no idea what the other half is. She’s always suspected it might be human.