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Jaime Reviews ~ Nightfall by Jake Helpern, Peter Kujawinski

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Nightfall By Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski Published on September 22, 2015
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Source: Around the World ARC Tours
A story where edge-of-your-seat horror meets post-apocalyptic thriller, perfect for fans of Lois Lowry and The Mazerunner

Night is coming.

On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every twenty-four hours--it comes every twenty-eight years. Each sunset, the townspeople sail to the south, where they wait out the long Night. None of the adults will tell Marin, Kana, or their friend Line exactly what happens when they leave the island, but when the three are accidentally left behind in the gathering dusk, they learn the truth: at Night, their town belongs to others, and those others want them gone.

Fleeing through the now-alien landscape that used to be their home, the three confront shocking transformations and uncomfortable truths about themselves.  They are challenged to trust one another or perish. Marin, Kana, and Line must …

Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older ~ Tour Review & Giveaway by Jaime!

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Shadowshaper By Daniel Jose Older Published on June 30, 2015
Published by Arthur A Levine Books
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
Cassandra Clare meets Caribbean legend in SHADOWSHAPER, an action-packed urban fantasy from a bold new talent. 

Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra's near-comatose abuelo begins to say "No importa" over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep.... Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on.

Sierra soon discovers a supernatural order called the Shadowshapers, who connect with spirits via paintings, music, and stories. Her grandfather once shared the order's secrets with an anthropologist, Dr. Jonathan Wick, who turned the Caribbean magic to his own foul ends. Now Wick wants to become the ultimate Shadowshaper by killing all the others, one by o…

Cover Reveal ~ Love, Always by Sonya Loveday & Candace Knoebel ~ By Jaime!

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TITLE:Love Always, Authors: Sonya Loveday & Candace Knoebel COVER DESIGN: Najla Qamber Designs GENRE: Contemporary Romance RELEASE DATE: August 25th, 2015

I’ve met boys like him before. Rich. Bored. Always wearing a silver-spooned smile. But there is something different about him that piques my curiosity. The way he looks at me, like he is staring through the bars of a gilded cage he’s never left. Like he is one breath away from suffocating beneath a mound of responsibilities. He is different from the rest because he doesn’t wear his money… his money wears him. I just don’t think he knows it yet. She’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. She’s everything I’ve never been able to be. Carefree. Whimsical. A dreamer. Her laugh is infectious. She is irresistible. I can’t help but be drawn to her with an intensity that steals my breath and muddles my senses. I want to know her, need to know her, but how can I allow myself that liberty when I don’t have the freedom to make my own choices? Ph…

The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2)

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The Heart of Betrayal By Mary E. Pearson Published on July 7th 2015
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Source: Publisher
Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny.

Wow.  Wow wow wow.  So I read boo…

Jaime Reviews ~ Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

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Signs Point to Yesl By Sandy Hall Published on October 20, 2015
Published by Swoon Reads
Source: Around the World ARC Tours
The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever.

Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo. 

Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.

In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes. Add to Goodreads
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BLOG TOUR: Consumption

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Consumption By Heather Herrman [ Website | Facebook | Twitter ] Published on May 26th 2015
Published by Hydra
Source: Publisher/Blog Tour
For fans of Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Sarah Langan comes a thrilling new vision of American horror. In Heather Herrman’s heart-pounding debut novel, evil is ready to feed—and it’s got one hell of an appetite.

In the wake of tragedy, John and Erma Scott are heading west in search of a new life. So when car trouble strands them in sleepy Cavus, Montana, they decide to stay for a while, charmed by the friendly residents and the surrounding ambiance. Here, they hope, is the healing balm that their marriage needs.

Then John and Erma find themselves in a fight not just to save their marriage, but their very lives. For this is no ordinary town. Its quiet streets conceal a dark and bloody secret that has slumbered for centuries. Now, that secret is awake . . . and it’s hungry.

Like a slow infection, evil is spreading through Cavus. Soon John and Erma—alo…

An Absence of Light by Meradeth Houston ~ Tour Review & Giveaway ~ By Jaime!

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An Absence of Light By Meradeth Houston Published on October 31, 2014
Published by Evernight Teen
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Leah’s always seen the shadow creatures. She thought she was immune to their evil—until now.

She’s walked into a massacre, stolen a BMW, and is running from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. Nineteen-year-old Leah’s life just went from mildly abnormal to totally crazy at lightning speed. But no one will believe that the shadow creatures are framing her for the murder, because she’s the only one that can see them. At least that’s what she thought.

When Leah stumbled across a group who share her ability, she discovers they have something she doesn’t: a way to fight back. When the group offers to teach her how to kill the shadow creatures, Leah jumps at the chance. But something is brewing with the creatures. They’re tracking down the hunters like there’s no tomorrow. Leah suspects that maybe there won’t be, and it’s up to her to make sure tomorr…

Everlost by Candace Knoebel Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ By Jaime!

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Everlost (Night Watchmen #3) By Candace Knoebel Published on May 10, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Fiction
One truth will unravel them all.

Faye Middleton thought the worst had come to pass the night she and her friends barely escaped from Ethryeal City and the clutches of the evil Priestess Clara. Officially shunned from the Coven, Faye is forced to lay low in order to come up with a plan to bring Clara down.

At Jaxen's childhood manor, they were supposed to be safe from any outside issues, and they were… until his long-lost mother shows up. Determined to win back what she lost so long ago, Evangeline reveals a secret that could shatter their beliefs, or be their saving grace. 

Now, with two Covens searching for Faye, they must find a way to start over. With the help of the Rebellion, they begin the arduous task of forming their own army. However, the choices they are faced with leave them questioning everything they've ever known.
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The Violet Hour by Brynn Chapman ~ Tour Review & Giveaway ~ By Jaime!

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The Violet Hour By Brynn Chapman Published on April 11, 2015
Young Adult
Secrets. 

Allegra Teagarden, a musical prodigy, flees her father’s dominance and abuse while touring in pre-civil war Charleston, South Carolina. Plagued by depression over her mother’s suicide during their previous visit, she escapes in an effort to piece together the details behind her mother’s mysterious demise. 

Secrets. 

Down to her final coin, Allegra happens on Charleston’s Fancy, the first southern amusement park, which is searching for musicians for its orchestra. At first, the park seems her salvation; but she quickly realizes she has traded the dominance of her father, for the even more terrifying madness of the owner, Silas. 

And more secrets.

Allegra meets the dashing Brighton LeFroy, Fancy’s engineer and pyrotechnics master. His shabby clothing cannot conceal the brilliant mind beneath. The musician’s whisper he is a witch, is obsessed with storms, and is rumored...to fly. And d…

Dissipate by Kristin Mayer ~ Tour Review & Giveaway ~ By Jaime!

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Dissipate By Kristin Mayer Published on May 21, 2015

Kenzie Brooks needs to vanish. All she has ever known is a string of misconceptions, including her name. Upon her mother's passing, Kenzie is left with no other choice but to disappear without a trace from all she has ever known which is The Society.

She must vanish.

Will Kenzie be able to fool The Society into thinking she's dead? Or will they put the pieces together and discover she's learned the truth about where she came from?



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My Thoughts

   Kenzie Brooks was a fantastic MC. Just had to get that out there first. She was hesitant and quiet in the beginning, but she proved to be a brave, smart heroine that I easily loved. She absolutely made this book for me. She loses her mother, and finds out her entire world is a lie in one fell swoop. Instead of sitting around and moping, which she rightly could have, she decided to do something about it instead. Dissipate is about Kenzie setting ou…