Review, Reviews, YA Fiction

Book Review || The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy


The Wolf Mirror
Caroline Healy
Publication date: February 14th 2017
Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult

Changing places doesn’t always help you see things differently.

Cassie throws the first punch in a brawl at Winchester Abbey Girl’s School. Her subsequent suspension is a glitch in Cassie’s master plan; Finish School/Get Job/Leave Home (and never come back). As punishment her mother banishes her to Ludlow Park, their creepy ancestral home. In the dark of a stormy night Cassie finds herself transported to 1714, the beginning of the Georgian period.

With the help of a lady’s maid and an obnoxious gentleman, Mr Charles Stafford, Cassie must unravel the mysterious illness afflicting Lord Miller. If Lord Miller kicks the bucket the house goes to Reginald Huxley, the brainless cousin from London.

Cassie’s task is to figure out who is poisoning the Lord of Ludlow without exposing herself to the ridicule of her peers, getting herself committed to the asylum or worse, married off to the first man who will have her.

Cassie must learn to hold her tongue, keep her pride in check and reign in her rebellious nature – because the fate of her entire family, for generations, rests on her shoulders.

Meanwhile, Lady Cassandra Miller frantically searches for her smelling salts or her trusted governess Miss. Blythe, whose soothing advice she would dearly love. Instead Cassandra finds some woman and a boy squatting in the Ludlow mansion; her father, her lady’s maid and all the servants have magically disappeared.

Tell-a-vision, the In-her-net, horseless carriages and women wearing pantaloons; Cassandra is afraid that she might have inhaled fowl air causing her to temporarily lose her senses.

Only when both girls can get over their pride, societal prejudices and self-importance will they be able to return to their rightful century. Until then, they are free to wreak maximum damage on their respective centuries.

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Review, Reviews, YA Fiction

Book Review| Xodus by K.J. McPike


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Title: Xodus

Series: Astralis

Author: K.J. McPike

Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Pages: 389

Format: Kindle

Published: September 19th 2015

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review. I want to thank the author for sending me this book. I also want to apologize for the late review.

Blurb

All Lali Yavari wanted for her sixteenth birthday was for her mom to come back. Instead, she starts flashing between realities and seeing people disappear before her very eyes. Then the unsettling Kai Awana shows up at school, and Lali soon discovers she has inherited the ability to astral project—with a surprising twist. When Kai offers to use his own unique ability to help Lali find her mother in exchange for her help on a misguided mission, she can’t refuse…even if she’s not quite sure she can trust him.

In her thrilling urban fantasy debut, award-winning author K.J. McPike takes us on a ride with “enough tantalizing twists and turns to captivate readers, transforming them into instant fans” (SPR). Don’t miss this whirlwind adventure, where what one girl learns about her mother’s past will make her question everything she thought was true—and just might put her family in even more danger.

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Blog, The Dragonian Series, YA Fiction

Book Review Request & Giveaway – Free Copy of Firebolt


Not sure if the title is very clear. I didn’t know how to name this post.

I am offering the first book of The Dragonian Series, Firebolt, in exchange for an honest review on your blog and/or Goodreads. In other words, if you want to read the first book, and review it, I will give you a free copy. The Dragonian Series is a young adult series; it is about friendship, lost, love, adventures, redemption.

Why am I doing this? I think Adrienne is a talented writer, with a lot of potential. She is also a nice lady. Therefore, I’m trying to do my best to help her, and spread the word about her books.

Here is a the synopses:

Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself.

You can also read the first chapter of Firebolt, by clicking here.

I did talk with the author, Adrienne Woods, and she gave me the permission. Here is a print screen of our e-mails (click for a better view):

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If you want a free copy of Firebolt, send me a message  with a link to your blog and/or a link to your Goodreads page, using the contact form, or send me an e-mail at lalabookreviews@gmail.com

Even if you don’t have a blog/Goodreads, but you still want to read it, let me know, and we’ll figure it out.

Thank you!
~Laura

Mtyhos Academy Series, Review, YA Fiction

Book Review: Mythos Academy (1) by Jennifer Estep


I stumbled upon Mythos Academy for a while now. I know it is not a new series, but I was not sure if I should read it. I’ve read good reviews, but also bad ones. To read, or not to read, that was my question. Last month I finally decided to give it a try. Here is my review, and my thoughts on Mythos Academy Series, by Jennifer Estep. Continue reading “Book Review: Mythos Academy (1) by Jennifer Estep”

Reviews, YA Fiction

Book Review: A Killing Among Friends, by Toni Morrow Wyatt


cover73486-mediumNumber of Pages: 282
Chapters: 34
Published: August 10th 2015
You can find this book here: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis: Sennie Lacefield has always felt safe at her family’s peaceful mountain lodge…

The only break in her tranquil life was the death of her boyfriend Patrick Devon, which left her heartbroken and unable to understand Patrick’s sullen, withdrawn brother Lonnie. But when her best friend Reatha Alcoker disappears, her sense of security is shattered. With the help of Reatha’s boyfriend Milo Durham, she launches a search for her friend.

Imdalind Series, Reviews, YA Fiction

Book Review: Eyes of Ember (The Imdalind Series, #2) by Rebecca Ehington


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Title: Eyes of Ember

Author: Rebecca Ethington

Store: Amazon

Series: Imdalind, book 2

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Imdalind Series, Reviews, YA Fiction

Book Review: Kiss of Fire (Imdalind #1), by Rebecca Ethington


kiss of fireTitle: Kiss of Fire

Author: Rebecca Thington

Series: Imdalind

Store: Amazon (free)

Synopsis:

Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

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