The Younglings: Fire & Magic

Title: Fire & Magic
Series: The Younglings
Author: Helena M. Craggs
Publishing Date: 06.06.2022

Protecting innocents in the mortal world is not a job to be taken lightly, and life for the Keepers is spiralling back to Crazyville. The Supernatural Council has their back, but it’s chaos out there.

Stranded spirits, rogue vampires and demons are bad enough, and now merciless witch hunters are stalking Millie.

Eve’s angelic blood is like a siren call—one a tenacious vampire tracker cannot ignore.

Are things for the Keepers about to turn messy?

It’s hard to know who’s the good guy and who’s the enemy.

Monsters don’t always have claws or fangs, and they’re not always in the shadows. Sometimes they hide in plain sight.

Can the Keepers protect their own?

I can’t believe I had the opportunity to read book 2 of The Younglings – Fire & Magic. I enjoyed the first book so I couldn’t wait to find out more about Quinn and Eve and which supernatural creatures will be in this book.

Quinn is a half-demon and Eve is half-angel and they wish that their lives were normal. But unfortunately they are far from what should be normal. In this book, they continue their love story, but now is more mature. Also they have a lots of adventures, evils to fight, people to save.

I am so glad I had the chance to read Fire & Magic. I love the author’s writing style, how she combines humour with suspense. Can’t wait to read the next book. Thank you @lovebookstours and @craggshm for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

Mara Turing: Rise of the Hackers & Evil Reborn

Mara Turing receives a mysterious message right before leaving for her summer vacations: “I need your help.” This cry for help comes from her uncle, a member of the famous group of hackers known as the “Dirtee Loopers”. He had disappeared without a trace five years ago, leaving a blank space in Mara’s life, which had a great impact on her childhood. Mara and her friends embark on an adventure to find her uncle, Arnold Turing, that leads them to learn how to program in a garage in Queens (New York), see the world through more critical eyes and face the evil duo: Hermes, an extremely advanced artificial intelligence, and Falko McKinnon, the most dangerous hacker in the world.

Oh wow! I never thought I would love a book for kids, especially about hacking, programming and artificial intelligence. I am not a fan of IT, but Mara Turing’s books are really interesting and I am so glad I chose to read them. And now I can’t wait for book 3!

In the first book, Rise of the hackers, Mara and her friends try to save her uncle who gone missing five years ago. The searching continues as well in the second book, Evil Reborn, but also the problems are getting bigger. There are a lots of dangerous adventures that keep your heart beating faster. Also you can learn so many informations about technology especially that the author helps with the explications.

I am so glad I had the opportunity to read these two books. Unfortunately my baby is too small to understand the stories, but I will definitely keep them for later. Thank you Javi Padilla for my books in exchange for an honest review.

Javi Padilla is a writer from Spain. You can read more about him and his motivations here:

https://www.prfire.co.uk/press_releases/mara-turing-arrives-in-the-uk-british-readers-set-to-be-thrilled-by-the-book-series-that-changed-the-minds-of-40-000-kids

The Last Great American Tragedy

As dictated in Plato’s Symposium, Zeus separated humans out of fear, damning them to a life of searching, leaving them with a glimmer of hope, a memory, a longing for their original other half.

Cordelia, an esteemed author, meets her other half under the most unusual circumstances. Grieving her mother’s death, she moves to the sleepy little city of Asheville to end her life. After a near successful drowning attempt, Doctor Locke saves her, thus starting a love affair that rivals the gods.



Both broken and troubled, the two hearts dance around each other in a shifting battle of willpower. But as Cordelia starts exhibiting the telltale signs of a body fading away, will the good doctor be able to keep her soul attached to this mortal coil, or will she force him to walk his life alone, never to be complete?

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The protector

Title: The protector
Series: Night Realms Series
Author: K. R. Bowman
Publishing Date: 01.02.2022

When Sloane finds herself in the normal world, she must find her way back to the Night Realm. The Nightlins destroyed Kingston, and their power continues to rise. Callum is left reeling from Sloane’s disappearance. His powers have evolved, except he sometimes catches his bed on fire.

The quest begins anew, when Sloane makes it back to the realm, to find her grandfather’s sword that hopefully vanquishes the creatures. Callum and Sloane find themselves in the Nightlin Mountain fighting for their lives with the darkness quickly closing in. Sloane might be the key to its demise if she can conquer her fears and hold onto the flickering light within.

Follow Sloane and Callum as they travel into the depths of the darkness to save their friends and end the Nightlin’s reign of terror.

I was so lucky to receive Book 2 of Night Realms that when I got it I already started reading it! I loved the first book and I couldn’t wait to find out more about Sloane and the Realm. Especially that the ending of book 1 killed me!

The book 2 was even better than first one. It has more actions, adventures, love, dark power, mysteries, friendship, but also screaming moments. (most of the screams were from me). Also I like that now Collum is one of the POVs because I really wanted to find out what he was thinking when he was quiet, calculating, making plans.

All in all, The protector is an amazing book that deserves to be read! Thank you @lovebookstours and @krbowmanauthor for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

Coming back

Title: Coming back
Author: Jessi Zabarsky
Publishing Date: 18.01.2022

Two will balance each other and hold each other up.

A beautiful graphic novel fantasy romance that follows two young women who have to go on their own separate adventures to discover the truth about themselves and about each other.

Preet is magic.

Valissa is not.

Everyone in their village has magic in their bones, and Preet is the strongest of them all. Without any power of her own, how can Valissa ever be worthy of Preet’s love? When their home is attacked, Valissa has a chance to prove herself, but that means leaving Preet behind. On her own for the first time Preet breaks the village’s most sacred laws, and is rejected from the only home she’s ever known and sent into a new world.

Divided by different paths, insecurities, and distance, will Valissa and Preet be able to find their way back to each other?

A beautiful story of two young women who are so focused on proving they’re meant to be together that they end up hurting each other in the process. This gorgeous graphic novel is an LGTBQ+ romance about young love and how it can grow into something strong no matter what obstacles get in the way.

You can find more about the book on: Goodreads|Amazon|B&N|Book Depository|Indigo|IndieBound.

I don’t think I ever read such a cute graphic story. It had everything: family, love, protection, courage, magic. Even the drawings and the colors have a flow that makes you fall in love with the story. They gave me a cozy vibe, so the book caught me really fast.

Also I loved the plot, the characters and their stories and how they say Go and come back to us (it made me more emotional because I was thinking about my boy and how I will say this to him). I think Coming back should be read by everybody!

Thank you TBR and Beyond and Jessi Zabarsky for the opportunity to read this amazing story.

Preet thinks I’m so capable. I can lift anything, move anything, fix anything. I convinced her I could do this so easily. But I’m just myself. Only she sees me as more than that.

Jessi Zabarsky lives in Chicago with her cat and forty three plants. She was raised in the woods and will one day return there. Her first graphic novel, Witchlight, was published by Random House Graphic in 2020. You can find her online at @jessizabarsky.

You can find more about the author on: Twitter|Instagram|Goodreads.

We’re strongest when we can learn from each other, as our ancestors did.

We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This

Title: We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This
Author: Donna Y. Ferris
Publishing Date: 01.01.2022

What if the path to inner peace leads to outright disaster? 

Donna has it all – a generous husband, two healthy kids, a Jersey shore home – but believes something is missing. When she signs up for yoga teacher training, her carefully cultivated life begins to crumble. Her husband is having an affair. Dangerous childhood secrets resurface. Her mother dies suddenly. And she doesn’t even like yoga . . . yet. 

As Donna reels and heals, she discovers love, rescues dogs, and confronts yet another crisis of faith

when her new fiancé falls ill. 

A devastating but funny, life-affirming love story, We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This is for anyone who has ever dared to fight for what matters – and believes it’s never too late to find love or enlightenment.

But not necessarily in that order.

Donna Y. Ferris lives in West Chester, PA with her husband and dogs – and spends as much time as possible with her two Musketeers in Pittsburgh (the home of her beloved Steelers). We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This – A Memoir of Missed Connections is her first book. Donna continues to work in corporate America and has contributed over thirty articles to Elephant Journal. She also teaches yoga weekly, workshops quarterly, and leads Spring / Fall retreats in Duck, NC. Donna can be reached via email (donnayferris@minichangeyoga.com) or on Facebook and Instagram (@downdogdiva) and Twitter (@minidva).

Here is the link if you wanna purchase the book.

To love and be loved

Title: To love and be loved
Author: Amanda Prowse
Publishing Date: 11.01.2022

In this life-affirming tale from bestselling author Amanda Prowse, one woman built a new life to escape her humiliation. Now, can she put the shame behind her and finally find happiness?

Young and desperately in love, Merrin had the whole world ahead of her. But just as her new life was about to start, the ground beneath her feet was cruelly swept away. Devastated by the humiliation, she ran far away from the beloved fishing village she had always called home to lick her wounds and escape her gossiping friends and neighbours.

It hasn’t been easy, but six years later Merrin has forged a new life for herself far from the sea, burying the impulsive girl she once was. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to return to the village she swore she’d never set foot in again.

Reluctantly back in the arms of her community, Merrin begins to realise what she’s been missing out on all these years. As she begins to remember the person she used to be, she is forced to make choices about her future, and to question the past. What does she want from her life? Who is important to her? Who is to blame for everything that went wrong? And can she forgive them, let old wounds heal and finally be her true self again?

Amanda Prowse is an international bestselling author of twenty-eight novels published in dozens of languages. Her chart-topping titles What Have I Done?, Perfect Daughter, My Husband’s Wife, The Coordinates of Loss, The Girl in the Corner and The Things I Know have sold millions of copies around the world. Other novels by Amanda Prowse include A Mother’s Story, which won the coveted Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year Award. Perfect Daughter was selected as a World Book Night title in 2016. She has been described by the Daily Mail as ‘the queen of family drama’. Amanda is the most prolific writer of bestselling contemporary fiction in the UK today. Her titles consistently score the highest online review approval ratings across several genres. A popular TV and radio personality, Amanda is a regular panellist on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show, as well as featuring on numerous daytime ITV programmes. She also makes countless guest appearances on national and independent radio stations, including LBC and talkRADIO, where she is well known for her insightful observations and infectious humour. Amanda’s ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning off the bedside lamp at night, that ensure you walk every step with her great characters, and tales that fill your head so you can’t possibly read another book until the memory fades…

Here is the link of the book if you wanna purchase it.

White Smoke

Title: White Smoke
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Publishing Date: 12.09.2021

 The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.

When I chose to read this book I didn’t know what to expect. The cover made me think it was more a fantasy book than a YA horror, but after reading the summary I was sure I would like it. I was right! After a few chapters I was so intrigued by the story that I couldn’t put it down.

I am a big fan of horror, more ghosts stories. So I was ready for a haunted house. The plot was interesting and creepy, the characters were well-drawn. The ending was a bit predictable, but spookier because I saw too many real situations like that one.

All in all, for a YA horror, White Smoke is a captivating book that I am glad I had the opportunity to read it. I received a copy of White Smoke for free in exchange for an honest review.

Knightfall

Title: Knightfall
Series: Tangled Crowns #1
Author: Ann Denton
Publishing Date: 07.01.2019

Want to kill my sister? You’ll have to go through me first.

I will stop you.

Even if it means I have to go back to the palace.

Even if it means I have to take back the crown I left behind.

Even if it means I have to face the four men I left at the altar.

I will take on them and their anger.

I will take on anything to save Avia.

Because the kingdom needs her.

The kingdom needs a good queen.

Not a cursed one. Not me.

If I can’t save her, then the kingdom will fall. Because I can’t rule.

I’m a walking death sentence for anyone who gets too close…

If you like romance, mystery, and laughter, this book will keep you up all night. Get it today!

Author’s note: This is a medium burn reverse harem story intended for audiences 18 years and older.

What did I just read? I am so confused right now because I don’t know if it was the best fantasy/erotic story or not. First of all, I haven’t read the author’s side note. So when I accepted to review this book I thought would be a cute fantasy story with magic and dragons. Nothing else! After a few chapters I realised it wasn’t an innocent story. So I went back to my first email to realise it has a note from the author. I am so blind sometimes.

After this, I was a bit sceptical about the story. I read a weird sci-fi/erotic book that I didn’t enjoy, so I didn’t know what to expect from Knightfall. To my surprise, it wasn’t that bad. The fantasy part of the book was pretty interesting. I liked the main character, how she didn’t care she was a princess, she talked freely about her thoughts.

It was my first fantasy/erotic book and I hope it’s not the last. It was an interesting adventure, so of course I will continue with the next book. Thank you Lovebookstours and Ann Denton for my copy of Knightfall in exchange for an honest review.

Have you seen me?

Title: Have you seen me?
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Publishing Date: 17.08.2021

Lindsey Gillett is missing.

And she’s not the first girl at Waverly High to vanish without a trace.

To help cope with the tragedy, new history teacher Aubrey LaRoux organizes a student investigation team. But when the project’s key members start turning up dead across campus, Aubrey suspects there’s more going on than anyone is willing to admit.

The murdered students all had something in common with Lindsey. They shared a secret. And what they uncovered could threaten the future of the historic school.

At Waverly High, someone wants to keep the past buried—and you don’t want to get in their way. 

Have you seen me? is my first book by Alexandrea Weis and I can tell you it will not be the last one. I am a fan of thrillers and I thought this one would be perfect for these months. The cover caught my attention first and I think it works perfect with the story.

I liked the author’s writing style and how she did a great job keeping me in suspense with the plot. In fact, I liked the story so much that I didn’t mind that the ending was predictable. I can’t wait to see what will be my next book by her.

Thank you Black Crow for my copy of Have you seen me? in exchange for an honest review.

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