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Dreamology by Lucy Keating

“I MADE HIM up. At least that’s what I always told myself. The combination of all my childhood adoration’s, combined into one perfect guy. The trouble is, I was wrong.”

Alice is a new student at Bennet Academy, having moved from New York. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to focus lately because of what she has been dreaming of at night. A completely made up boy named Max. Made up? Nope. That’s not the case when on the first day of school, she walks into Psych 201 and the boy of her dreams coincidentally named “Max” is sitting there in the classroom. Not only that but more of her dreams begin to seep into her reality.

I was really pleasantly surprised how the author flawlessly crafted many different characters and their perspectives, breaking apart high school cliques and stereotypes. I can’t stand when authors have to make every other character a bully toward the protagonist. We are lucky enough to not have that in this book! Celeste, who would normally end up being our main characters arch enemy, ended up being one of my favorite characters! Who woulda thunk?

Honestly, I loved these characters and the dynamic between them. I think Alice and Max are all the more powerful because it feels so real and honest. The only thing I didn’t understand was there whole reason for not being able to be together. They apparently missed too much of each others lives?

“Max experienced a whole life without me”

They’re only 16. Trust me kids, you haven’t missed a thing. Other than that, the people in this book feel both unique and universal at the same time.

Alice is a very quirky character full of metaphors about life that make you laugh. She’s super cool and you can’t help but relate to her. Especially the part about her bedroom being eggshell white with twinkling lights.. My bedroom. Also the part where they go to the alpaca farm.. My favorite animal is a llama. ❤

I’m really excited for any future releases by Lucy Keating. I’ll be keeping an eye out!

4 out of 5 stars

Release date: April 12th 2016

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Fool Moon by C.K. Brooke

Synopsis:

Where blessings and curses collide, even the moon holds secrets of its own…

Seventeen-year-old Lorileen Masters is cursed. To undo the damage, she must travel all the way to the vindictive witch Rhiannyn’s lair and bargain for a reversal, even as demon shades stalk her. That is, until she’s rescued by a highwayman hunter on a golden horse. Archer Cross seems to possess a remarkable…if not mysterious…shielding effect against Lori’s shades, so much that she insists he chaperone her to the witch’s woods.

Neither expected the love of a lifetime; yet, that is exactly what Lori and Archer find in each other. But if Lori succeeds in reversing her curse, then she’ll retain no memory since its casting – including every moment with Archer. Will she abandon her quest to vanquish the darkness that haunts her, or can the heart’s true love prevail even apart from the mind’s memory?

My Review:

What I think I loved most about this book was how vivid the world was that C.K. Brooke created. With the actual descriptions of the world, and the likable characters. The author has an amazing way of writing that makes you feel like you are apart of the story.

The plot is very simple. A young girl with a curse travels to faraway lands with a male companion to confront the witch so she can negotiate with her to get her normal life back. The characters had a lot of personality and really wished the book was longer so we could learn more about them.

Overall it was an interesting page turner! A great simple story, sometimes a little creepy.

4 out of 5 stars

Thank you C.K. Brooke for sending me a copy to review.

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The Reset by Daniel Powell

SYNOPSIS:

A young man with a terrible secret buried deep in his chest staggers through what remains of the American South. The destruction is total—the landscape scrubbed bare by the fires of the Reset. The sun rarely penetrates the daily ash storms, and the last of the Earth’s plants and animals are slowly dying out.

And yet, there are survivors. Benjamin Stone is one of them, and he’s searching for the only person who can share his pain, another who was biologically altered at birth to become a weapon capable of bringing the world to its knees. Outside of the few supplies that sustain him in his search for a new life, he has nothing.

Nothing but a will to survive and the desire to find someplace safe—someplace better.

The Reset is a story of perseverance. It examines a future in which fragmentation and devolution have decimated society, and in which terrorism represents the final desperate attempt at shuffling the deck. With thematic elements similar to Stephen King’s The Stand and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, it’s a post-apocalyptic story about the survivors of humanity’s cruelest intentions, and their essential impulse to rebuild.

MY REVIEW:

Overall a VERY good, realistic, and well detailed post apocalyptic story set about 30-40 years into the future. This is a great read with fully developed characters, quick pace, nice action and a hook to keep you looking forward to the next chapter. I loved the description of the dystopian cities and the mental strength of the main characters in there journey to survive and their inner thoughts are brought out and you end up caring about them.

The story line is believable and draws you in from the start and keeps your attention all the way through. The flow is smooth and easy to follow but there are parts in the book that I skim read when it would go into detail about the “science experiments” (No spoilers) and how the Reset occurred in the first place. I couldn’t get into those parts unfortunately. It seemed to go on and on a bit too long.

If you are looking for a good post apocalyptic book, that gives a new version of the end of the world, you have found it! I would recommend this to anyone who loves these types of books! Very well-written and a quick, easy read.

5 out of 5 stars.

Thank you Daniel for sending me a copy to review.

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The Wrecking Faerie by Elizabeth Watasin

The Wrecking Faerie was short but sweet. (Finished it in 1 day)

The world within the pages was the most interesting part of the whole book. I envied it so much that I wished I lived there. All the monsters and species that populated Little Salem kept the book fresh and spellbinding. Witches, zombies, talking frogs, transforming cats, mermaids, vampires, skeleton cops.. The list is endless. It kind of reminded me of the Disney movie Halloween Town. That comparison should automatically make you want to read this book.

The only bad part about all these characters was that it was hard to keep track of all of them at some points but I’m very much looking forward to the next installment.

#teamfairerthan
She was far more interesting lol

4 out of 5 stars

Thank you Elizabeth for sending me a copy to review.

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Legacy of Kings Autographed Copy!

One of my favorite books that I own. An advanced uncorrected proof copy of Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman. It’s personally signed by her as well. ❤️

  

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