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review 2017-04-26 13:00
Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.
Ninja Girl - Cookie O'Gorman
Blog Tour Schedule:
http://yaboundbooktours.blogspot.com/2017/03/
*** Ninja Girl by Cookie O'Gorman Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Release Date: March 30th 3017
Summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass--literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow's never even been kissed. But when Girls Night rolls around, Snow decides to prove to her friends (and herself) that she's not just some boring tomboy. Impulsively, she kisses a hot stranger and even manages to escape his two security guards.One stolen kiss…Ash Stryker's senior year sucks. His politician father pulled him out of Chariot High, separating him from his championship-winning soccer team. Now he's stuck at a prissy private school with no friends, no team and no chance of being scouted. On top of that, thanks to the death threats his dad's received, Ash has a security tail aka professional babysitters. When the mystery girl from the movies shows up at his school, rappelling from the rafters, Ash knows one thing: he won't let her get away again.One interesting job proposition…After a seemingly random attack, Ash's mother surprises everyone. She hires Snow to be Ash's personal bodyguard until after the election. But can Snow's kick-ass skills hold up against the rising threats to Ash's family? More importantly, can Ash convince his ninja girl to screw ethics and kiss him again?Opposites attract in this YA romance where a smooth talker meets his match in the tough girl who (literally) sweeps him off his feet. Moral of the story:Sometimes even bad boys need a bodyguard.
 
My Review
I really loved this book it was so freaking fun to read. I am so in love with Snow and Ash's relationship first as friends and then more. I love how kick ass Snow is and how she doesn't need a guy to save her. And I loved Ash so much because he wasn't the type that let the fact that Snow was so kick ass bother him. A lot of guys would be so put out by such a fact, and wouldn't want a relationship with someone like Snow. I did figure out before it was revealed who was behind everything, but that didn't bother me at all. Because I loved but Snow and Ash, as well as their friends. I would definitely read this book again that's for sure. I voluntarily agreed to read this book on my own, and to give my honest opinion on how I felt about it. I did this as part of a book tour, and I really had a lot of fun being a part of the book tour.
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Cookie O'Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her debut novel ADORKABLE is out now!
 
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review 2017-04-15 02:18
Where Practicality is Overrated, Hopeless Romantic Rejoice!
The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon

I can be a hopeless romantic in the things I never thought I would believe in. At times, life can take me to some places I never expect to be, meet incredible and wonderful people through time and in the end, when I believe practicality is reality, it became overrated.

 

The Sun is Also a Star is by far truthful to that. I know, not everyone do experience that in their lives but I do believe in our choices, the universe plays a role. That one small decision can lead to big things. That significant sign will lead to an inevitable life-changing moment. And when we fall in love, it is instant without reason that only comes later. This book has it all. Reality and the inconceivable. Hope and lost. Science and dreams. I experience through all that... and this book writes it like its true.

 

Unlike Everything, Everything, this book is written in two main perspectives of two main characters and it all happened in a single day. I like how Nicola Yoon inserts other people's lives that gets affected by the main characters and a few small notable facts that she included makes it a grand read. Simple and yet beautiful, the flow of this story is more believable to me than Everything, Everything, which I had a harder time to accept. The romance is just what I felt a better execution and towards the end, it is what it is - that even hope may come true. The beauty of it is how one moment can connect the people we meet. I do believe this is true because it had happened to me before. And the debate of if we do believe that the universe plays an important role in our lives, for me I do feel its more truer because I always make small choices that changes every thing and if I do not make any choices at all, we will always be where we will be.

 

To read The Sun is Also a Star is to have an open heart and mind. Skeptics might get turn off by this book but I do feel this needs to be given a chance. Its a 4 & 1/2 out of 5 star rating for me. That missing 1/2 star would be added if not that I felt the exchange of dialogue between the two main characters weren't strong enough. I do recommend that this is a must read in one single sitting (I took too long and should have read it in a day or two but due to work, it takes longer than that).

 

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text 2017-04-12 13:00
SpotLight for Book Tour I am Involved in.
Black Dawn - Mallory McCartney
  Black Dawnby Mallory McCartneyGenre: YA/A FantasyRelease Date: February 14th 2017
Clean Reads Publishing
Summary from Goodreads:
The end of an Empire, The rise of a QueenEmory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne. With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.Some things are better left in the shadows.
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Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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Blog Tour Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours
 
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Nyx murmured, “Except there is no one left. The monarchy was built on the Fae’s name, but who is left of that line? Emory is gone. There is no one to oppose him other than us.”
Nei, Roque…Emory. The Academy had been created by the Fae’s to allow a place where humans who had powerful abilities could train and form a government based on equality and prosperity. They were Kiero’s guardians and maintained the balance. That was until Adair had set the world on fire and tipped the scales forever.
Brokk locked eyes with his Commander and knew he was definitely going to be sick. Slightly gasping, “Excuse me,” he scrambled out of the room into the hallway, gulping the damp air. Black spots danced in his vision, threatening to take over. Brokk heard a shuffle of feet and the clicking of the door, then Memphis was standing over him, arms crossed and whispering with venom in his voice, “Pull yourself together Brokk. It’s too obvious that something is wrong.”
Brokk stood up with force, making the world tilt. “We have to tell them. It’s been too long and nothing is getting better. It’s time to make a difference. She could be our difference.”
Brokk knew it was a low blow as Memphis retorted, “You don’t think I realize that as well? But how is everyone going to react when their leaders have kept this a secret for six years? There will be an uprising.”
“The Rebellion will see reason. We start with the team and then go from there. We start with our friends. We owe them that much.”
Memphis ran a hand through his hair, dark circles burning under his eyes. Loosening a breath, he looked to Brokk. “We do this together.”
Brokk stepped closer to his friend, softly saying, “Always.”
Keeping a firm hold on his churning breakfast, he reentered Command knowing that when he came out, everything will have changed.

 

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review 2017-03-24 13:15
Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.
The Perfect Tear - Connie Lansberg
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Summary from Goodreads:
Eleanor, a timid orphan, is a Singer. Her songs keep nature in balance, but when they are stolen from her the grey mist descends, and her world fails to thrive. This timid orphan is forced into a course of action she never asked for, nor envisioned.Eleanor grapples with crippling self-doubt and fear until she learns these are far more perilous than the physical dangers she faces moment to moment on her terrifying, puzzling and often funny search for The Perfect Tear, a crystal which contains the Third Vibration and able to heal the land. She is horrified to discover that she must defeat an inter-dimensional being or become his accomplice in the destruction of she loves.But Eleanor is no savior, just a simple girl with strong instincts and she must learn to trust them. Just like the notes of a song must form connections to create a melody, Eleanor must discover the connections needed to create the harmony required to truly save her world.
My Review
I really loved the character of Eleanor she was a very interesting character. I loved that we got to know her at a very young age, and into part of her teenage years. I also really liked her best friend Audrey. Other characters I really liked were Edward whom is Eleanor's love interest and is a prince. I liked John who likes Audrey, and his also Edwards best friend. Then there are other people such as Lerion, who is I guess you can say is the bad guy in this book. Another character I should really mention is Tsera who Lerion is trying to take over her roll or job, I guess you can say. She also hid the object that Lerion is trying to find. Of course my favorite character has to be most definitely Bella, she's an animal but I am not going to tell you what type of animal that it is. So you'll have to read it to find out. The story was a lot of fun to read, and I really enjoyed it. I thought the ending tied up things pretty well, but leaves more stuff to explore in other books as well.
 
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Eleanor, a timid orphan with an extraordinary musical gift has just turned sixteen. She has no clue to her real purpose, but she refuses to become a subservient old maid, like the miserable nuns she grew up with. Eleanor knows Mother Superior has no intention of letting her leave–her songs are the only thing keeping the grey mist at bay. Her best friend Audrey begs her to run away with her but where would they go? The world outside the Abbey is barren and dangerous. Eleanor finally decides to take her chances and in the act of running away, meets her destiny. The girls find themselves in a strange land full of unknown dangers where they are met by an ethereal creature, Tsera, who gives Eleanor a choice. Go home to Edward, the boy she loves, never to sing again and wait until her world dies or, risk everything to find The Perfect Tear, a crystal that contains the Third Vibration and the only thing that will stop the destruction of her world.
 
 
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Book Trailer: About the Author Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter and now author based in Melbourne Australia. She's had her original songs placed in some of Australia's best loved TV shows that play around the world and The Connie Lansberg Quartet is a fixture in the Melbourne jazz scene. Her most recent original musical project is Tsera’s Gift, written especially for The Perfect Tear and she performs these songs throughout Melbourne. This is Connie's first novel and the movie is coming. The record will be out soon.Connie has received several grants from the Victoria Council of the Arts for the development of mobile phone games that she created.Connie joined the Melbourne Writers Group in 2010 to work on ideas and scripts and during this time the idea for The Perfect Tear began to develop and take shape. She continued her education by taking scriptwriting classes at the Australian Film and Television School in Melbourne. She has two more stories to complete The Perfect Tear Trilogy and is hoping to have the second book finished in 2017"The first thing anybody tells you about this business is to say what makes you unique and different, but I couldn't and the very idea of it never sat well with me and after much deliberation, I finally realized why.Because, I'm not unique or different-I'm exactly like you and I love that. We each have a unique filter through which we interpret the world, and with this filter in place, I write stories and songs and you might find them surprising or intriguing or confronting, you may relate or you may not. They may make you laugh and sometimes, even cry.You may or may not understand what I'm trying to say and you may not understand me, however, rest assured, once we get past the filters, at our core, we are wonderfully and beautifully, exactly the same." Author Links: Website│Goodreads│Twitter│Facebook│Youtube│Instagram GIVEAWAY: a Rafflecopter giveaway Blog Tour Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours

 

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review 2017-03-17 13:30
Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.
Birthright: The Legacy Series: Book One - Jessica Ruddick
  Blog Tour Schedule: http://yaboundbooktours.blogspot.com/2017/01/blog-tour-sign-up-birthright-by-jessica.html Birthrightby Jessica RuddickGenre: YA SupernaturalRelease Date: March 20th 2017 Summary from Goodreads: How do you live with yourself when you decide who dies?Ava Parks would have killed for an iPod for her sixteenth birthday. Anything would have been better than coming into her birthright of being a seeker for the Grim Reaper, an arrangement made by her fallen angel ancestor in exchange for his re-admittance to heaven. And she isn’t just any seeker—she finds souls that have the potential for becoming angels and sentences them to death. A year and two souls into her role as a seeker with her conscience overflowing with guilt, Ava comes up with a plan to thwart the system. When it goes awry, she is forced to submit the name of a classmate, Cole Fowler, an ornery, rough around the edges guy who always seems to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not. Her feelings for Cole prompt her to intervene, and she saves him from death, upsetting the Grim Reaper’s agenda. While Ava schemes to find a way to save Cole, she learns he has some secrets of his own. She lets him believe he is protecting her, and not the other way around, until a final showdown with the Grim Reaper forces Ava to make choices Cole may never forgive.
My Review
This book was just an okay book for me, I liked parts of the story and other parts not so much. I loved Cole but Ava was just okay to me, I didn't hate her but she wasn't my favorite heroine from books I have read before. I really wish she had more of a backbone throughout this story. I did feel bad for her in regards to the birthright that she doesn't want any part of. I didn't like that towards the end of the book she did something that Cole doesn't know about, I understand why she did what she did but Cole should know what she did, so he isn't so blindsided. I think the reason I didn't love the book that much is because I had trouble getting into the book until past the half way through mark. Plus I really didn't care for the characters besides Cole all that much, his the only one that makes me what to continue to read the next book to see what happens to him next. So I would definitely continue this series due to Cole. I am happy I volunteered to be part of the blog tour for this book. And my opinion is my very own and no one else's.
 
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Jessica lives in Virginia with her college-sweetheart husband, two rambunctious sons, and two rowdy but lovable rescue dogs. Since her house is overflowing with testosterone, it’s a good thing she has a healthy appreciation for Marvel movies, Nerf guns, and football.
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Blog Tour Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours

 

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