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Hey everyone!! I started this little blog to start reviewing the books I read and what I think of them- with an honest review! You can also find my passion of books through pictures on my Instagram (Bookstagram) at: 

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The Missing Piece

I’m not going to be biased because the author is a close friend of mine, but this was an amazing book. It had all the feels at all the right times and was completely unexpected for me. You’ll have to read it and check it out to know what I mean!!😘💕 it’s available to buy now….so whatcha waiting for? Go get it!!!

The Girlfriend 🌹

I received this book from @kensingtonbooks in exchange for an honest review. I have to seriously give this book a 5⭐ review! Wow I could not for the life of me put this down…I totally had to finish it to see how it played out. Most psychological thrillers are in the predictable catagory for me (this one no exception) BUT…..it had the right twists and turns at the right moments to keep me intrigued!

Here’s the synopsis if you’re interested in buying it when its released Feb 2018: 

A relentlessly paced domestic noir examining the mother-son-daughter-in-law relationship in a chilling new light.

A girl. A boy. His mother. And the lie she’ll wish she’d never told.

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances is a gripping and chilling debut psychological thriller, based on the fall-out following an unforgivable lie. It looks at the potentially charged relationship between girlfriend, boyfriend and his mother, and locates it in an extreme but believable setting.

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but she hasn’t had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura’s life.

Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she’s not all that she seems.

When tragedy strikes, an unforgivable lie is told. It is an act of desperation, but the fall-out will change their lives forever.

Giveaway!!

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Hello my loves!💕 Here is the exciting giveaway post I promised!! It will be held from now until Jan 25th- where I will be picking a winner over that weekend. This giveaway I will be collaborating with @tyndalehouse publishing. The winner will receive a hardcover copy new release of The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers when released in Feb!! (How awesome is that?!?!) Mailed to you by the publisher.

💥Here are the simple rules:

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🎉1. Must be following myself (@xlittlebookwormx) & @tyndalehouse) (on Instagram)

🎉2. Like this photo

🎉3. Tag 4 people in the comments below of friends who would also be interested in winning this amazing book!

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And that’s it! This is a U.S. only giveaway and is not affiliated with Instagram. (Sorry my international friends!!!) I wish everyone luck and I’ll post reminders. 🍀🍀💕💖 (P.S.- I’ll also have this giveaway linked in my bio on my blog for more of what the story is about.)

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Book blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist—an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.



Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship—and both their lives—forever.

The Girl in the Glass Box

ABSOLUTELY amazing retelling of Snow White! If you like retellings of fairytales…I recommend this one. Kept me interested from page 1!


The Girl in the Glass Box 
by Andi Adams 
Publication date: June 5th 2016
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Young Adult

Blurb: 

A witch. An apple. A mirror. That’s all most people think of when they recall the story of Snow White. But the truth is rarely so simple. What if the Queen wasn’t born evil and the princess wasn’t always so pure of heart? Is it possible these two women could have ended up in one another’s place?

The Girl in the Glass Box tells the story of Agrippine and Genevieve, two women who are not all that different, but who quickly learn through a series of choices, encounters, and devastating losses that the course of their fates can change in an instant. Through the influences of the people they love and lose, both are redefined as their stories head for a different sort of happily-ever-after.

The Witcher Chime

Not quite what I expected in the horror department. Very different and unique, but very strange and not such a friendly book with some topics that were touched. I’m afraid I wasn’t really into this one like I thought I would be.

The Witcher Chime by Amity Green 

Publication date: July 31st 2016
Genres: Adult, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller

Blurb:

A deadly, possessive entity imprints on members of Savannah Caleman’s family, making her the latest object of obsession in this chilling, historical tale of haunted legacy and terror.

Savannah Caleman’s family has been coming apart since the early 1920’s. Now in the late 1980’s the evil plaguing her family dons a suit and tie and introduces himself, giving Savannah an ultimatum—endure endless terror or grant his freedom. She must decide between her sister’s safety and aiding a monster that can’t be identified as an angel or a demon. Either way, Savannah is torn, and takes to single-handedly running the family affairs with precision as she takes care of her sister. Terrifying events play out as the Witcher Place is transformed to a rich estate using old family resources. Releasing a monster to roam at will isn’t a stellar option, no matter the promises he makes. And he’s more than a monster. He knows her innermost thoughts. He’s in her head, becoming the ideal man for her, manipulating her thoughts. But the stains of murder and torment cannot be erased. He has fallen, been shackled in the mine beneath the Colorado mountains, and now has plans to rise once more using Savannah as the key to regain grace. Horror abounds and Savannah turns to distant relatives for answers, fearing her family’s stigma of insanity is real and has spread, caused by an evil as ancient as Genesis.

Giselle Cormier
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Sparked

This book really didn’t do it for me…it took forever to read and I lost interest in it a little halfway through.

Link to Goodreads:

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Sparked by Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Geek & Sundry

Fifteen-year-old Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from their Airstream trailer in the Oregon redwoods. A recurring nightmare convinces her that Ivy was abducted, but no one takes her dream seriously, including her mom. Laurel, a loner, has to learn to ask for help, and Jasper Blake, a mysterious new kid who shares her love of old books, quickly becomes her ally. Together they find their quiet town holds a deep secret and is the epicenter of a dark prophecy.

Laurel soon learns that her worst enemies, mean girls Peyton Andersen and Mei Rosen, are developing powers that she needs to find and save Ivy. With time running out, Laurel realizes that power doesn’t always take the form that you expect. And once she learns to look beyond her snap judgments, she develops an unexpected gift of her own.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Hello! We are both novelists, but if you’ve ever tried to write anything, you know that writing can be a lonely, angst-filled business. So one night over a cocktail or two, we came up with a solution: write our next book together. Malena already had an idea: a girl’s sister is kidnapped and she has to rely on mean girls with superpowers to get her sister back. We couldn’t resist seeing where that story would take us – a wild ride that includes a loner girl who wants to be a writer and a gorgeous boy who can shoot fire from his eyes but also loves to talk about books. And an ancient Zoroastrian prophecy. And pie shakes. (OK, so maybe we got a little carried away.)

We’ve both published solo novels (check them out here and here) and had no idea how co-writing would work out, but we pounded out the first draft in a white-hot frenzy of inspiration we called “the Vortex.” One of us would write a scene and send it to the other with a note: “My apartment is a pigsty and I haven’t eaten all day. #inthevortex.” We wrote the book we wanted to read as teenagers: a supernatural thriller with healthy doses of horror and humor. Oh, and of course there’s romance. You have to wait a long time for the only kiss in the book, but isn’t that the case with all the best kisses in books?

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Ultimate Sacrifice 💀👻

Wow! Not giving anything away…amazing book! My head is still buzzing trying to wrap around what I just read. I LOVE books like these. 5stars & a round of applause- WELL DONE!💖💖💖

Synopsis: 

Vickie has always lived a quiet, ordinary life in an equally quiet and ordinary small town. Yet one fateful night a child turns up dead in the woods behind her house in a ritualistic slaughter. Vickie and her family are suddenly thrown into a national spotlight. But as the investigation unfolds, she begins to realize her family isn’t so ordinary after all. Evil is inching closer to those she holds dear and Vickie isn’t sure who she can ultimately trust.



A Messy Beautiful Life💙💜

A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE BY SARA JADE ALAN BLOG TOUR 



This book gave me all the feels. I couldn’t put it down, it was beautifully written. I read it in 2 days and I adored everything about it! Recommended!!!



Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36103768-a-messy-beautiful-life  

Purchase Links:

Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Entangled

Giveaway Details:

  • A Messy, Beautiful Life Prize Pack, which includes A Messy, Beautiful Life tote bag, DVD of the anime rom-com Ranma 1/2, Disco ball keychain, Bag of Marshmallow Mateys cereal

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A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan

Publication Date: October 2, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Life is funny sometimes.

And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer.

I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom.

And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die.

So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sara Jade Alan wrote her first comedy sketch during second grade recess, then cast it, directed it, and made costumes out of garbage bags. Since then, she has performed in over a thousand improvised and scripted shows all over the country. When she lived in New York City with her college improv group, she worked as an assistant to a best-selling author of young adult novels featuring strong female heroes and was completely inspired by her books and the awesomeness of her teen fans. Spending a year on crutches, Sara turned to writing her own young adult stories and was hooked. Currently, she is one-half of the comedy duo, The Novelistas, who perform about writing and teach performance to writers. Hailing from a suburb of Chicago, Sara now lives in Colorado with her husband—who she met in that college improv group—and daughter, who they waited a bunch of years to make. She is a member of and guest instructor at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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Submerge🐚🐠🐚

I am absolutely in LOVE with this series and the characters Tobie Easton has created!💞 It had me on the edge of my seat for a bit, but wrapped up nicely enough to hold you over for the next installment. Not one of those cliffhangers that just kill you! But big round of applause for this one…by far one of the best YA retelling series out there! 😘💕💕

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33299927-submerge

Purchase Links:

Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks

Giveaway Details:

  • One (1) winner will receive a Kindle Fire 

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Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2)

by Tobie Easton

Publication Date:  September 12, 2017

Publisher:  Month9Books

Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they move below the waves, to the sparkling new capital city? Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year. But at Melusine and her father’s trial, new revelations threaten what Lia holds most dear.

The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders who to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for Mermaids—Mermaids who may hold the secret to ancient magic Lia can use to either get back all she’s lost or to embark on a thrilling and dangerous journey.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books on www.TobieEaston.com.

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