Saturday Situation: Link up your bookish posts & giveaways

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! It’s time for a new Saturday Situation, hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog  and me. So, here’s the scoop: I’m going to set up two Linky’s. One for Giveaways that you want to promote and one for Posts that you want to promote. The posts can be reviews, discussions, rants, events you are planning, anything that you want people to read! I know there’s so many great posts out there that often go unread. Here’s your chance to tell the world! Feel free to link up to other bloggers posts as well! Let’s spread the love!

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Review: The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

Review: The Devil You Know by Trish DollerThe Devil You Know by Trish Doller
on June 2, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads
4 Stars

Eighteen-year-old Arcadia wants adventure. Living in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother, Cadie spends most of her time working, going to school, and taking care of her family. So when she meets two handsome cousins at a campfire party, she finally has a chance for fun. They invite her and friend to join them on a road trip, and it’s just the risk she’s been craving-the opportunity to escape. But what starts out as a fun, sexy journey quickly becomes dangerous when she discovers that one of them is not at all who he claims to be. One of them has deadly intentions.

A road trip fling turns terrifying in this contemporary story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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My mom still likes to remind me to be aware of my surroundings and The Devil You Know is a great example of why. When I was a teenager she always told me to never get in the car with strange boys. This is some advice Cadie could’ve used. But if she didn’t get in the car with those boys we wouldn’t have such a chilling and unputdownable book.

I’m a huge fan of Trish Doller. Everything she’s written has been gorgeous and addicting. The Devil You Know is no exception. Doller manages to throw so much tension in the story. You know something bad is going to happen you just don’t know when. There’s also some nice sexual tension but it’s so hard to tell if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I loved that!

Cadie definitely makes some really dumb decisions but she’s being reckless and rebellious after feeling stifled for so long. She just picked the wrong people to do those things with. She was a likable main character even with the horrible choices.

There’s a bit of a twist at the end that I saw coming for awhile but it was a thrill watching it all fall into place. The characters also made some really stupid decisions at the end and that made me knock my rating down to 4.5. I was so frustrated with them! But overall, I really adored the book. It’s gripping, creepy, and sexy.

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Ten Books in my Beach Bag

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer
I’m actually going to the beach twice this summer! I’m looking forward to reading on the beach so much.

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1. All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder

2. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

3. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

4. How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

5. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

6. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

7. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

8. Stand-Off by Andrew Smith

9. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

10. Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

Saturday Situation: Link up your bookish posts & giveaways

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! It’s time for a new Saturday Situation, hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog  and me. So, here’s the scoop: I’m going to set up two Linky’s. One for Giveaways that you want to promote and one for Posts that you want to promote. The posts can be reviews, discussions, rants, events you are planning, anything that you want people to read! I know there’s so many great posts out there that often go unread. Here’s your chance to tell the world! Feel free to link up to other bloggers posts as well! Let’s spread the love!

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Audiobook Review: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Audiobook Review: Bone Gap by Laura RubyBone Gap by Laura Ruby
on March 3, 2015
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
Goodreads
4 Stars

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

pireviewI started out thinking Bone Gap by Laura Ruby was one thing but it ended up being a completely different thing. Completely different. At first I wasn’t sure how I felt by the turn of events but by the end of the book I was so drawn into the odd story that I honestly forgot that this wasn’t the book I thought I was starting.

Bone Gap starts off as a chilling small town mystery with Finn O’Sullivan at the helm. Finn isn’t your typical teenage boy. He has nicknames like Mooney and Space Cadet because of his dreamy personality. Finn was an easily likable character. He had his own ideals and quirks that made him stand out. There were many character that demanded your attention. Roza, in her horrifying situation. Priscilla with her fierceness.  Sean with his disbelief and broken heart. This is one of those books you could read over and over and find new depth every single time.

I mentioned before that Bone Gap wasn’t really what I was expecting it to be. I was in no way expecting fantastical elements. When these started popping up I was a bit confused but I think the story has such a good flow that the out of the blue strangeness just works.

I listened to Bone Gap on audio. It’s narrated by Dan Bittner and he does an incredible job. He manages to capture everyone’s personality in their voice. With just a slight change he could turn the story to haunting and then back again. He is an amazing talent and I look forward to listening to more audiobooks featuring  him.

This book was a thrilling treat. I was permanently on the edge of my seat. It’s an odd book about a small town with secrets. If you’re in the mood for something different pick Bone Gap by Laura Ruby up right away.

Waiting on Wednesday: Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

September 29, 2015

When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries.

When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn’t right on the prairie. She’s heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can’t be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.

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This book sounds soooo creepy! I love creepy!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Saturday Situation: Link up your bookish posts & giveaways

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Yay for the weekend! It’s time for a new Saturday Situation, hosted by Candace at Candace’s Book Blog  and me. So, here’s the scoop: I’m going to set up two Linky’s. One for Giveaways that you want to promote and one for Posts that you want to promote. The posts can be reviews, discussions, rants, events you are planning, anything that you want people to read! I know there’s so many great posts out there that often go unread. Here’s your chance to tell the world! Feel free to link up to other bloggers posts as well! Let’s spread the love!

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