Category: Awesome Heriones

{ARC REVIEW} Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

{ARC REVIEW} Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! I enjoyed the diversity among the characters and a few of the friendship/family dynamics between some of them, but I guess I expected more from the book… of sorts. For it to be pushed as fantasy, I think I missed the incorporation of certain particulars I’ve grown accustomed to getting with that genre, namely strong world-building. I’d definitely label this title as more fantasy-lite. With that said, I did enjoy the book […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Between Two Skies by Joanne O’Sullivan

{ARC REVIEW} Between Two Skies by Joanne O’S..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3 stars, could possibly be bumped up to 3.5 stars later upon further reflection. Ms. O’Sullivan did a lot of things right in this book, like capturing the Louisiana setting and the voice of teen girl caught in the devastating aftermath of one of the most significant natural disasters on record, but my inability to be emotionally present for the moment proved to be my biggest hurdle with this book. Ultimately, that struggle is what […]

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{TOP SHELF MINI REVIEW} A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

{TOP SHELF MINI REVIEW} A Court of Wings and Ruin ..

  ♥ Review: I’m sure if you’re an avid reader or if you’ve been following my reviews for any period of time, then you know about Sarah J. Maas and her books, particularly this series. (If not, no worries, I just highly recommend you rectify that and then come back later to thank me.) Okay, so this book, it published ten days ago and it was an act of sheer will that I didn’t pounce on it […]

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{ARC Review} Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

{ARC Review} Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the author’s publicist but that did not in any way influence this review!   This was a fun contemporary romance that provided me with all the hilarity and sizzle I expect from Ms. Hunting.  The characters are easy to love and the storyline is just right if you’re looking for romance and sexy times with not too much angst.  Unlike many books I’ve read lately, […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

{ARC REVIEW} Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: Actual rating of 3.5 stars! With a sassy heroine and her two tried-and-true, Cuddle Huddle besties, the wrong guy, the right guy, and one last post-graduation celebratory hoorah at a theme park set for demolition, Kill All the Happies had me anticipating the worst but relishing in all the epicness of the best of times in this story that kept me laughing and turning the pages. I couldn’t have predicted how awesome […]

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{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} The Names They Gave Us by E..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4.5 stars! Lord comes out blazing in her usual amazing fashion with this heartbreaking, yet heart-lifting story of a girl struggling with her faith after her mother receives a cancer diagnosis for the second time. When circumstances land Lucy as a teen counselor in a camp for troubled youth, she finds her inner strength because she finds her tribe– a group of vibrant, wonderfully diverse teens that become more family than […]

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{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera

{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy ..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4.5 stars! Heart-stopping action, surprising swoons, and badass girls and guys made this book an epic ride from beginning to end.  Once I finally got to settle in, I didn’t stop until I was closing my kindle. I need the last installment as soon as humanly possible. ♥ Review: Ms. Tintera slays it every time. When I was first starting this sequel, I was worried because I felt a little lost […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

{ARC REVIEW} Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmere..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4.5 stars! Some times there are books that just speak directly to your heart, and this was one of those books for me. Emotionally engaging and heavy-hitting with the angst, Letters to the Lost kept me glued to its pages and rooting for its characters the entire time. ♥ Review: I couldn’t–nor did I even want–to set this book down. I neglected all my adult responsibilities yesterday and just curled up on the couch […]

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{ARC REVIEW} The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato

{ARC REVIEW} The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danie..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! Great characters and an intriguing plot made this book a quick, fun read. With the small incorporation of several genres, I feel like this novel has a bit of something for everyone. ♥ Review: The Hidden Memory of Objects was an entertaining read that can be easily broken down into bullet points to highlight its greatest assets: • 5-star-worthy characters bursting with personality and a heroine that I had little […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Hunted (Hunted #1) by Meagan Spooner

{ARC REVIEW} Hunted (Hunted #1) by Meagan Spooner

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3.5 stars! Enriched with Russian folklore and a girl that knew her way around a bow-and-arrow and came equipped with an ax, Spooner certainly took creative liberties in this darker retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Sprinkled throughout the storyline were lessons on life, love, and our wants for unfulfilled desires, and how sometimes what we want has been right in front of us all along. While I definitely enjoyed their strength of […]

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