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The Librarian Book Blitz

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Welcome to the book blitz for The Librarian by Christy Sloat. I'm here to tell you about the book, share an excerpt, and of course there is a giveaway. Enjoy!

About the Book
The Librarian by Christy Sloat
Genre: YA Historical/Romance Published June 17th, 2017 Published by CHBB Publishing
He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that's just the start of their troubles. Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She'd come only to find a librarian for her Gram's library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she'd promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.
When the last page is read he&…

Netflix Book Tag

The Netflix Book Tag!
1. Recently Watched:The last book you finished reading. The last book I finished reading was Whiskey Words & a Shovel III by R.H. Sin and I loved it. His words have been there for me through my first real and difficult heartbreak and I am very thankful for that.
2. Top Picks: A book/books that have been recommended to you based on book you have previously read. Because I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, people are constantly telling me to read her Throne of Glass series. I don't know if I will or not, but if I do it won't be until the entire series is out in paperback.
3. Recently Added: The last book you bought. The last book I purchased was Whiskey Words & a Shovel III by R.H. Sin. Shocker there. However, it is not my most recently acquired book. Yesterday I was sent a copy of A Million Junes by Emily Henry.
4. Popular on Netflix: Books that everyone knows about (2 you’ve read and 2 you have not read or have no interest in reading). Le…

Blog Tour: The Beautiful Lost ARC Review

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Welcome to my stop on the Beautiful Lost blog tour! I seriously cannot wait to tell y'all my thoughts on this book so let's go!


About the Book The Beautiful Lost By Luanne Rice Point Ages 12 and Up June 27, 2017 In The Beautiful Lost, Luanne Rice deftly uses her experiences with depression to craft a lilting and surprising story about the vagaries of the human heart. Maia has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts ever since her mother left to follow her passion of studying ocean life in the Canadian Maritime provinces. Maia is convinced everything will be fine if she can only reconnect with her mother, meaning she won’t have to take her pills, she will never need to be institutionalized again. When Maia runs away from home in search of her mom, she gets unexpected help and companionship from Billy, her crush from school. On the roads through New England, Maia and Billy learn truths about each other that are equal parts enthralling and distressing. Goodreads:https://www.good…

Freeks ARC Review

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Freeks by Amanda Hocking 4 Stars
First off I want to thank Beatrice from Griffin Teen for reaching out to me and seeing if I would like a copy for review. I'm all for books that take place in carnivals, circuses, fairs, etc. So I was super excited for this one.
In Freeks we follow our main character, Mara, who lives with a traveling carnival full of people with supernatural abilities and some without. They make it to the town of Caudry where something strange is going on and no one can quite put their finger on it. I was intrigued from the beginning, I may have misplaced my copy for a while, but once I found it I breezed right on through. I needed to know what the hell was going on!
Freeks takes place in a little over a weeks time and while there is a romance, it does not overpower the story within. What I found it to be about was family and finding your place. Accepting who you are. Everyone really sticks together and it was nice to see an example of creating your own family and bein…

Blog Tour: Atlantis Reborn

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Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw Published by Entangled Teen Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: January 6th, 2015
Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22236535-atlantis-rising
Buy links for Atlantis Rising (Book #1):https://entangledpublishing.com/atlantis-rising.html You’ll never see me unless I want you to… I am different. I have always been different, but no one can know or my life will be in danger. So I hide in plain sight, wearing drab clothes and thick glasses and trying to be invisible. I’m so good at hiding, no one has ever noticed me. Until Ian…the mysterious and oh-so-cute boy I know I need to avoid. Now I have been seen. And more terrifying still, I am wanted—by those who would protect me and those who would destroy everything and everyone I love. But if they’re all terrified about who I am, wait until they see what I can do…    


Atlantis Quest (Atlantis Rising, #2) Author: Gloria Craw Release Date: Mar. 1, 2016 Genre: YA Fantasy Atlantis Rising is…

Armchair BEA 2017 Wrap-Up

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Armchair Book Expo is over for this year. I'm already ready for next year, although I am hoping to actually be at BEA for the first time ever. So we'll see how that goes. In a dream world I'd get to do both. Anyway, This is basically a post to say goodbye to all of my Armchair BEA friends until next year and wrap things up nicely. I've met so many great people this year! If you missed my previous posts we talked about diversity, good blogging habits, dining with authors and so much more. Feel free to go back and take a look, I love chatting with you. I'm still looking for more diverse recommendations so feel free to leave those in the comments. As always I am very grateful for this community and feel very lucky to have found it. Thank you for stopping by. Happy reading!
Xoxo,
Gabriella

Armchair BEA 2017 Day Four

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Welcome to my final Armchair BEA post for 2017! Today is all about recommendations! Giving them and receiving them so let's get to it!

My Recommendations! Every reader is different, but for those who enjoy contemporary and want to dive into the adult genre I tend to recommend The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley. This book made me cry and it was just so damn good. Not to mention the cover is gorgeous which is actually why I bought it. For a gritty non-fiction I recommend Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio. I used to watch this movie all the time when I was little and I never knew it was based on a true story. So naturally, I had to buy the book and it didn't let me down.
I guess I should recommend some young adult huh? Paula Stokes. Any book of hers. Seriously, but I really loved Girl Against the Universe. The mental health aspect was done very well in my opinion. If you're into vampires, Thirst by Christopher Pike is wonderful. It's a good sized series a…

Armchair BEA 2017 Day Three

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It's day three of Armchair BEA and things are getting good. I hope everyone has been having a good time reading and sharing posts and chatting with each other. I know I have. On to today's topics.
Delving Into Diversity I don't really have much to say regarding diversity because I don't read diversely enough. I'm trying to change that and would love any recommendations you throw my way so feel free to leave them in the comments. As for diversity in book format, I'm pretty into paperback novels. Hardcovers if I'm super excited about a book and cannot wait for the paperback to come out. I haven't tried an audiobook yet, although I own two of them. I just tend to zone out and would probably need a physical copy to follow along with. I also have read two graphic novels and am trying to buy/read more of them. I'm taking recommendations for these as well. And lastly, ebooks. I'm not the biggest fan because I don't like staring at a screen. However, …

Armchair BEA 2017 Day Two

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Welcome to day two of Armchair BEA, the from home version of Book Expo America which I hope to attend someday. Let's just get straight into today's topics, shall we?
What Do Readers Want? What I want as a reader is to be sucked in. I want a story to hold my attention and make me care. That is actually how I rate my books, based on how well they keep my attention. When it comes to events, I would like them to be spread out more. Maybe that's a weird way to say it. What I mean is, change the cities you visit. Don't always do the major ones, some of us can't make it to those. And if you insist on making them so far, can you make them at a reasonable time? Example: Most of the events are a two hour drive from me, but don't begin until 7 PM and on a week night. Let's say I only stay for an hour? I'm still not getting home until after 10 PM if I'm lucky. We all know well known authors might not get to everyone in a simple hour. This is why I rarely get to g…