🌟Arc Review 🌟 Jagged Little Pill by Eric Smith

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This is such an iconic album that for me now symbolizes the raw feelings of youth and this story hits all those sharp edges that are catalysts for teen angst.

This story based on the musical by the same name follows a small group of teens, separately and together, as they experience some of life’s more difficult issues. Even with such harsh realities it’s easy to see from a perspective of a reader how these problems at once create differences between the individuals but at the same time binds them together. That’s the main vibe I get from certain music, including this album, a connection to others who feel and understand it like I do.

I definitely want to see the show now, too!

Out on April 26th!

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Dark Circles by Caite Dolan-Leach

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This was a chilling read for me and it genuinely creeped me out.

A young actress goes to stay at a wellness center after a very public meltdown. And she then winds up creating a podcast about this center which seems to hold many secrets!

This story was addictive and pulled me along easily. It was a fun, quick read that left me with goosebumps. I love a twisty thriller and this filled that role perfectly for me!

Out April 26th!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 Dead Girls Cant Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso!

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Savannah’s little sister, Piper, is in a coma. However, Savannah does not believe the story of an accident. She becomes obsessed with finding out who did this to her sister. This leads the reader into a fast-paced, mysterious and quick read that is sometimes exhilarating.

I didn’t completely love this but I can see how others would. I really feel that the MC could have been a stronger a more level headed character. Really, some of the decisions were just obviously not the right choices and that’s something that gets on my nerves.

I would definitely say to give this a go and see what you think!

Out April 5th!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 Reputation by Lex Croucher!

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I had such a fun time with this book! I loved the main character and the love interest. Along with delightful conversations and banter, there is still a deep side to this story which only made me love it more!

Perfect for fans of Bridgerton!

Out on April 5th!

🌟 Arc Review 🌟 In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power!

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In a Garden Burning Gold is another amazing book by Rory Power. I loved every second of this. It does start out slow but I enjoyed that because the author used the space to really do some great world building and set the tone for this story.

This is told from the dual Pov’ of twins Rhea and Lexos. They are both trying to keep their father in power but they still have many differences although they have a similar goal and are twins. I loved the political intrigue that took part in this incredible world and the shocking betrayals. I will definitely be picking up book two!

I highly recommend this! Look for this on April 5th!

🌟Arc Review 🌟 The Candy House by Jennifer Egan!

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One of my favorite books has been A Visit from the Goon Squad for a long time. So when I saw that there was a new book that is related and by this ingenious author, I could not wait to read it. And I was not disappointed!

I love these short tales going from character to character, all somehow relative but in different times, and this complex weaving of these different stories creates a beautiful full picture by the end. And, if this impacts me like Goon Squad, I will be caught in moments years from now thinking of these characters and their lives, their thoughts and opinions

No, it is not straightforward. My suggestion to readers, as is always my suggestion with stories like this, is to just let go of preconceptions and just go with it. This book is incredibly insightful and delves deeply into some very important issues like authenticity and something I’ve asked myself a lot in the last few years… Are we losing touch?

Great read. Highly recommend A Visit from the Goon Squad. It’s a provocative style of story telling but I’m hoping people read this and see the big picture the author is painting.

Comes out April 5th!

🌟Arc Review 🌟 The Match by Harlan Coben!

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Harlan Coben is a masterful storyteller and this was another terrific read. The Match carries on the tale of Wilde. Wilde is a man with a mysterious past but in this sequel the threads of his history have begun to be pulled apart. I loved the revelations about this character and the connections he seems to be embracing more in this book.

Of course, this was also a complete thrill-ride full of suspence and action! I loved the fast pace of the book and I consumed it in one sitting. I definitely recommend this series and this author!

Look for this on March 15th!

🌟 The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake! (Thoughts and Review) 🌟

This book was amazing! The choosing of the players in what ultimately amounts to a game of wits between these six magical people who have been offered a chance to become members in a world changing secret society. Things may seem straightforward, however there are so many secrets kept and so many revealed that I know this will make for an excellent reread.

There are some characters I love. Some I thought I loved until I knew better. Some I thought I completely disliked until I learned more. And, of course, some I just do not care for and never will. It’s these little distinctions that make me so crazy about this book. Not only are the initiates trying to figure each other out, figure the game out, but I’m in the exact same position as a reader. Which is something I adore!

I definitely recommend this! Dark Acedemia with a magical twist!

Trigger warnings for manipulation bw characters, some unsettling scenes and violence.

🌟Arc Review 🌟 The Paradox Hotel by Rob Hart!

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I have not been so captivated by a story in a while. This is definitely going to stick with me.

January was working as a time cop far in the future when our world discovers the means to time travel. After January gets diagnosed as unstuck (think of it as being slightly unstuck from the straight line moving forward in time. She will sometimes drop into her past or possibly even her future.). This kind of makes January seem untrustworthy and less mentally stable to some. Some question her ability to work as head of security for The Paradox Hotel. But, really, January can stand up for herself and she does… even if she is missing out on the support from her friends and coworkers at The Paradox Hotel.

This story just goes right into an intense vibe. Even the first paragraph lets the reader know they are in for something wild and unexpected. Time begins to stutter. All these trips that the rich take to different eras start having an effect on everything and it’s simply a wild ride from start to finish.

If you love mind trippy books about time travel and alternate planes of time then I think you will enjoy this book. I had such a blast reading it. I went through every single emotion while not being able to put this book down for a second. Definitely recommend!

Look for this on February 22nd!!!

🌟Arc Review 🌟 Reclaim the Stars by Zoraida Cordova!

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Reclaim the Stars features 17 short stories all by different Latin American authors! These stories are scifi/fantasy focusing on the diaspora of the Latin people. I can honestly say that I loved every single story in this collection and I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried.

What is so spectacular about these stories are the connections found and forged. Whether family or finding a new community that accepts someone as family. Also, these tales are full of universal feelings that define us all… love, friendship and more than anything else, hope!

I cannot recommend this enough and it’s hard for me to see anyone disliking this gorgeous short story collection. Do yourself a favor and grab this book!

Comes out February 15th!