Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

Series: Valkyrie Book 1
Publisher: Wednesday Books

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Wednesday Books for the ebook ARC of Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking in exchange for an honest review.

Valkyries only have one great responsibility. That is to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them.
As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. When Malin discovers that her mother has spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos.
Malin is now wondering if her mother is not who she thought she was. She also meets a gorgeous blue eyed guy named Asher, who needs her help slaying the immortal who destroyed his family.
The balance of the world is now at stake.

I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend reading it. It was well written and flowed very easily. I really liked the characters. As soon as I saw this book on NetGalley, I had to read it. I really like the cover of the book too, which also made me want to read it. I always find Amanda Hocking books a great read and I am never disappointed in any of them. She is one of my favourite authors. I can not wait to read Book 2 of the Valkyrie series.

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Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton

Publisher: Diversion Publishing

I have recently received an ebook ARC of Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton thanks to NetGalley and Diversion Publishing.

This book is about a girl named Ivy Erickson who is a 17-year-old high school student in Kennedy, Minnesota who has 1 month, 27 days, 9 minutes and 2 seconds to live.

She has a secret; she sees countdown clocks above everybody’s heads.

This book was hard to put down; it kept me wanting to read more. It had a great amount of mystery.

Would definitely recommend this book.

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Wanted by Betsy Schow

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

I have recently received an ebook ARC of Wanted by Betsy Schow thanks to Netgalley and the publisher Sourcebooks Fire.

This is the 2nd book in the series. First book was called Spelled.

The cover of the book is great, which was part of the reason why I had wanted to read the book.

This book is about a girl named Rexi Hood who is the daughter of Robin Hood.

The book had me confused quite a bit so I found it very hard for me to focus and understand what was going on.

This book just wasn’t for me.

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Lie To Me by Jess Ryder 

Publisher: Bookouture

I have recently received an ebook ARC of Lie To Me by Jess Ryder thanks to Netgalley and the publisher Bookouture.

This was British author, Jess Ryder’s first novel.  Meredith ends up watching a short home video of her schizophrenic mother, Becca, who she hasn’t seen in years. This video ends up changing her entire life.

This was a very good read, hard to put down.  It is an excellent thriller novel. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book Jess Ryder comes up with!

I would recommend this book!

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The Stranger Inside by Jennifer Jaynes 

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

I have recently received an ebook ARC of The Stranger Inside thanks to NetGalley and publisher Thomas & Mercer.

This book is about a mystery author Diane Christie. She is a widowed mother whom her husband has committed suicide.
Diane and her son, Josh move to a small town, Fog Harbor, Massachusetts.
Her daughter Alexa is attending college in the nearby town of New Cambridge. Alexa is depressed and Josh is beginning to act out.
Then a girl from Alexa’s college has been found murdered.
Diane also works at a crisis hotline, and then the murdered begins calling Diane and telling her she is the only one who can stop the murders…

This book was a quick and easy read, I found it very intriguing and it kept me wanting to read more. It was very suspenseful and the book had me guessing all the way to the end.
This is the first novel I have read by Jennifer Jayne’s, and I am definitely going to read more of her novels! I would recommend this book and I give it 5 stars.

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Lies by T M Logan 

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

I have recently received an ebook ARC off Lies by T M Logan thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bonnier Zaffre.

Joe Lynch loves his wife, Mel and their son William.
One day Joe is driving home with his son William when he spots his mothers car. Joe decides to follow Mel into and underground parking lot at a hotel where he finds Mel having a heated discussion with Ben, her best friend Beth’s husband.
Mel then gets in her car and races away before Joe has a chance to see her.
Then Joe confronts Ben about the heated discussion he was having with Mel and things get violent. Ben gets knocked out and is on the ground bleeding from his ear.
William begins to have an asthma attack and Joe has no puffer so they end up leaving the scene to get one at home.
Joe and William drive back to the underground parking lot to make sure Ben is okay, but when they arrive Ben and his car have disappeared.
Joe then starts reviewing threatening messages and his life begins to change…

This book was an excellent read; I had a hard time putting it down from the very beginning. I give it 5 stars. It is a psychological thriller with a twist.

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Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead 

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the ebook ARC of Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead.

“Sarah! “Stop! You’re going to klll her!” a familiar female voice shrieks. Sarah has her hands locking firmly on Gigi’s chin and forehead, as she is about to snap her neck.

Sarah Reyes, a 17-year-old girl who suffers from REM, which is a sleep behaviour disorder where she is physically acts out her vivid dreams while she is still asleep.

Sarah then agrees to a clinical trial-using drug called Dexidnipam. At the beginning, everything seems to being going well and she seems to be cured, until she starts getting side effects. And then a guy from her nightmare shows up at her school.

I give this book 3 stars and would definitely recommend it to a friend. It was a good read. It’s a suspense thriller. I would love for part 2 of Sleeper to be published.

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Don’t Stop Me Now by Colleen Coleman 

Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher, Bookouture for the ebook ARC of Don’t Stop Me Now by Colleen Coleman.

Poppy Bloom is 29 years old and has been in school all of her life. She has a PhD in psychology and was hoping to get a fellowship at Banbridge University. And then it all comes crashing down.

She loses her boyfriend, Gregory, and has to move back home to her vampire themed childhood bedroom. She is unemployed and has to sign on the job center.

Then things begin to look upwards, running into her old friend Leanne is the just the beginning. She ends up getting herself a job at a radio station, 105FM, joins a netball team, and then starts hanging out with Leanne’s handsome twin brother, Tom who she used to have a crush on back in the day.

This was a feel good, romantic comedy. I found this book very enjoyable. I am definitely looking forward to Colleen Coleman’s next book! I give this book 5 stars, and I highly recommend this book.

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Harvest Moon by Tonya Coffey

A New World Series Book 1
Publisher: Saguaro Books 

First off, I would like to thank Tonya Coffey for a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Jessa and her dad live in a remote area in the mountains of Kentucky close by a national forest.

The night Jessa’s mom gave birth to her, she died, leaving her father to take care of her.  Jessa will be turning 18 in a couple of days and her dad buys her an old trunk that she wants from a yard sale for her birthday. In it she finds an old leather bound book titled; Myths & Other Legends, and thats when things begin to happen.

She finds out that the Faeries need her to come home to White Lily and save them from the Trolls. Jessa is to be queen of the faeries, and to marry Roderick, the man who saved her from the Trolls. But she keeps having feelings and all she wants to do is run away with his best friend, Micha.

I was hooked on this book right from the beginning, it was a quick and easy read. It is a fantasy novel, about faeries, trolls and magic. I would highly recommend this book and I give it 5 stars! I can’t wait to start the next book in the series, Snow Moon.

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