Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage (ARC Review)

29102879Title: Beautiful Broken Girls
Author: Kim Savage
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Macmillan
Date published: February 21, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 336
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Remember the places you touched me.

The parts of Mira Cillo that Ben touched are etched on his soul.

Palm. Hair. Chest. Cheek. Lips. Throat. Heart.

It was the last one that broke her. After her death, Mira sends Ben on a quest for notes she left in the seven places where they touched—notes that explain why she and her sister, Francesca, drowned themselves in the quarry. How Ben interprets those notes has everything to do with the way he was touched by a bad coach years before. But the truth behind the girls’ suicides is far more complicated, involving a dangerous infatuation, a deadly miracle, and a crushing lie.

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Top Ten Tuesday (#18)

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Soooo I’ve been sick for about 2 weeks now (although it feels like much longer), and I’ve therefore not had much time for meme posts. It also seems as if our host has been dealing with a lot of real life things too, because Top Ten Tuesday will sadly be on hiatus until March 7th! Nooooo. But real life things obviously have priority, and well all understand our host’s need to take it easy.

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The Diviners by Libba Bray (Mini Review)

7728889Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Date published: September 18, 2012
Format: Digital
Page Count: 578
Source: Personal purchase.

Summary: Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

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Musing Mondays (#17)

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Another Monday, another Musing Monday post! I don’t know about you, but I’m really jealous of the southern hemisphere right now. I’m sick of Winter and would like for it to be Summer now! Haha. How is the weather where you are?

ezgif-1545491241For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome Ambrosia every Monday. This is a book blog meme where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!

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The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova [ARC Review]

31549513Title: The Alchemists of Loom
Author: Elise Kova
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Adventure, Steampunk
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Date published: January 10, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 380
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gifts for clockwork machinery – and unscrupulous morals – to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors. Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins. When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go. He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

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Beat the Backlist 2017 TBR

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Those of you who have scrolled through my Home page lately, may have noticed that I have added a reading challenge section at the bottom. I participated in the Goodreads reading challenge last year and did really well (75 out of 60! whut?!), so I decided to participate in a few more this year, and see how I do! One of these reading challenges is Beat the Backlist which is being hosted by the lovely Novel Knight!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#13)

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Happy New Year! And welcome to my very first Top Ten Tuesday post of the year! I am very excited about this week’s prompt, as I have been meaning to do some more research regarding 2017 upcoming books! Making this list has helped me discover some upcoming books which I had not yet known about, and I am very happy about that. I hope that you enjoy my list as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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Musing Monday (#13)

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Hello and Happy New Year! I am sad that I had to miss last week’s Musing Monday post due to taking a long road trip to Northern Ontario to visit my in-laws for Christmas! I should have pre-written and scheduled a post, but I’m not usually on the ball, or organized enough, to schedule posts haha. I was also very very busy the week before due to the Holidays and all which that entailed! Today was also a busy day, but I decided to write a Musing Monday post for you all, even though Monday will be over in less than 2 hours here, ah!

ezgif-1545491241For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome Ambrosia every Monday. This is a book blog meme where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!

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The Undelightened by Bentz Deyo [Review, Cover Reveal & Giveaway] [CLOSED]

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Author: Bentz Deyo
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Action & Adventure, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Third Floor Publishing, LLC
Date published: February 1, 2014
Format: E-book
Page Count: 390
Source: Author

A digital copy of the book was kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Leam Holt’s eighteenth birthday tomorrow caps the most depressing year of his life, marking the anniversary of his failed delightenment—the soul-darkening, magic-bestowing rite of passage that should’ve launched him into the fight between Darkness and Light. Making things worse, Leam’s insufferable brother, Zach, the pride of the family, is set to delighten in a few short hours. When Gideon, the evil leader of Darkness, arrives to preside over Zach’s ceremony, the course of Leam’s life takes a drastic turn. Rather than fading farther into the background, Leam is ordered to undergo a series of brutal trials. Vast magical power is suddenly within Leam’s grasp if he triumphs, but Leam can’t seem to stay away from a beautiful girl of Light, and his testing is yielding disturbing results. As Leam begins to uncover secrets on both sides of the war, he realizes the fate of humanity is at stake, and he may have the most to lose in the fight.

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