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The Beachside Christmas by Karen Clarke

Series: Beachside Bay Book #3
Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of The Beachside Christmas by author, Karen Clarke.

Lily Ambrose needs a fresh start and she remembers her happy childhood holidays in the seaside town of Shipley. Its the perfect place for the perfect seaside Christmas hideaway.
Anxious to make new friends, Lily promises to find a celebrity to turn on the Christmas lights. But when reality star Ollie shows up with his cameraman, Craig, with plans to make a TV show out of his stay, plans quickly go off course.
Ollie is gorgeous but rowdy, soon decides that staging a romance with a normal girl, like Lily is exactly what he needs to save his reputation.
With new neighbours to impress can Lily bring the Christmas cheer back to Shipley and find herself under a real kiss under the mistletoe?

I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I recommend reading it. It was a good book and kept me wanting to find out what happens. I have not read any of the other books in the series, but I found that it was a stand alone book as well. It was a feel good Christmas book with some hilarious moments.

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The Tribulations of August Barton by Jennifer LeBlanc

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Series: August Barton Book #1

Thanks to the author, Jennifer LeBlanc for sending me a copy of The Tribulations of August Barton in exchange for an honest review.

August Barton is beginning his freshman year of college. His anxiety has increased and his parents are also getting a divorce. Augie’s new roommate, thinks that he is the biggest nerd. Gertie, a retired prostitute, who is Augie’s grandma is taken to running away from her nursing home.

Augie just wants to hide away in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectibles and textbooks but, Gertie is not about to let that happen.

Will Augie defeat his anxiety and be able to get the girl?

I give this book a rating of 5 stars. It was a heart warming story of love, friendship and family. It was a fun and quick read. I really liked the story and all of the characters. I highly recommend reading this book. I can’t wait to read Book #2 in the series, The Revelations of August Barton.

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Whisper by Lynette Noni

Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: May 2018

Thanks to Edelweiss Plus & NetGalley and publisher Kids Can Press for the ebook ARC of Whisper by Lynette Noni in exchange for an honest review.

I was told that “Lengard is a secret government facility for extraordinary people.” My mistake was believing them.
I am different, there is not anyone else in the world like me. I am a monster. For 2 years, 6 months, 14 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes, Subject Six-Eight-Four or ‘Jane Doe’ has been locked away and experimented on without saying a single word.
As Jane starts to crack under the influence of her new and unexpectedly kind evaluator, Ward , she uncovers the truth about Lengard and discovers her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot.
One wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.

Wow! This book had me hooked from the very beginning. The last bit of the book, I could not put down! I really like the style of the author’s writing. I really enjoyed all of the characters, they all just seemed to come to life. I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend reading it!


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.