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Trick or Treat: Book Tag

At the beginning of the month, I was tagged by the lovely Bookish Pisces to do the Trick or Treat tag – an original tag as created by Bookish Pisces as part of Blogtober. If you’re not following her blog then you’re seriously missing out! So what is the Trick or Treat tag? You know those books that you’ve been so excited to read and were disappointed because they never lived up to the hype? Those are books that will be labelled as ‘Trick’. And those books  ...

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ARC, Book Reviews, Mystery, Suspense

And Then You Were Gone

Synopsis: After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she’s got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees – wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift… and Paolo is gone. A strong swimmer, there’s no way Paolo  ...

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About Me, Book Tag, Mental Health

50 Things That Make Me Happy

How many times in a day do we complain about the things we dislike? How many times a day do we do things that we hate? Our brains are hardwired for the negative, which is why we tend to focus more on all the unpleasant things in our lives rather than the positive. It’s why many of us with mental illnesses are able to recall all the times we’ve felt sad and alone and unhappy. It’s why whenever anyone asks us to think about something happy and positive, we end up drawing a  ...

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About Me, Anxiety, Mental Health

My College Journey

Last month I started college at the age of twenty-four. This may not seem like such a big deal for some people, but, for me, it’s a huge achievement. I never, ever thought the day would come where I would step foot back into an educational environment. It hasn’t been the easiest but it sure has been a ride.

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About Me, Blog Award

Blogger Recognition Award

The lovely Amanda over at Devouring Books nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I’m incredibly touched by this. I don’t post as often as I would like due to my hectic schedule, but to know that she thought I was deserving of this completely blows my mind. Thank you so, so much!

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, YA

Children of Blood and Bone

Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is  ...

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, YA

Scythe

Synopsis: In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice and as Citra and Rowan come up against a terrifyingly  ...

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ARC, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Suspense

House on Fire

Synopsis: Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. But five years in, she and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they grab some precious moments of alone time and leave Pete’s son Kip, a high school senior, in charge of Leigh’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Chrissy, at their home. Driving back on a rainy Friday night, their cell phones start ringing. After a  ...

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