Review of Ignite The Shadows by Ingrid Seymour (plus a giveaway!)

Today we’re featuring Ignite The Shadows (Ignite the Shadows #1) by author Ingrid Seymour. I’m not a super fan of YA but I was curious about this book. The blurb made me think of crazy sci fi stuff so I just had to read it.

Read more about the book and check out my review! And of course, you have to enter the blog tour giveaway, too, at the end of this post! Enjoy!

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Spotlight and Giveaway: The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

What are Firedrakes? Well, fire-breathing dragons, of course! And any book about dragons always interests me. That’s why I’m happy to feature one such book today: The Last of the Firedrakes, Book 1 of The Avalonia Chronicles by author Farah Oomerbhoy.

Find out more about the book and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $10 gift card!

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Review: Faith and Moonlight by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Today we have another book from author duo Gelineau and King! This time it’s a young adult novella called Faith and Moonlight, the fourth book in their Echoes of the Ascended series. I really am a big fan of their work and I am so stoked to feature this book on the blog on its release day!

Read on to know more about the book and check out my review. ;)

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Shadow of Deception (The Kazumi Chronicles #1) by Sophia L. Johnson

Shadow of Deception

Yay it’s my stop for the blog tour of this intriguing young adult dystopian science fiction book, Shadow of Deception (The Kazumi Chronicles, Book One). I’m supposed to post a review, but silly me got confused about the dates so my review will have to follow.

Read more about the book and check out the excerpt below. Don’t forget to also check out the giveaway for this blog tour!

(Update: I’ve posted my review of the book here. Checkitout!)

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Blog Tour: The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer

Here’s another blog tour and giveaway for you guys! Today we’re featuring The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Amazon bestselling author Laxmi Hariharan. I’ve had Laxmi’s book The Destiny of Shaitan on my to-read list since forever so I really wanted to help spread the word about her latest book.

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer is a character-driven YA thriller with an awesome female protagonist who’s set to take Bombay by storm, even if it means putting her life in the balance.

Read more about the book and check out the blog tour giveaway for a chance to win ebooks, signed paperbacks and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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Book Birthday: Freebies and Prizes from author David Estes

Today, Fire Country by David Estes turns one year old. In the first year since Fire Country was born, so much has happened. David signed with an agent, sold more than 10,000 books, wrote five more books and published a further three. He knew he just had to celebrate and he’d love for you to be a part of it! David owes so much of his support to the blogger community, and he wants everyone to have the chance to be a part of the Fire Country Birthday Bash.

Review: A Cast of Stones by Patrick Carr

About the Book

In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone’s search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom’s dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.

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You know me, I like me some fantasy and this book? Me likey.

I saw this book on a blog tour invite months ago and as much as I wanted to join the tour and get the chance to review the book, I just couldn’t add another book to my massive review pile. Weeks later I saw that it was free on Amazon Kindle so I grabbed it without hesitation. I didn’t get to read it until days later and that was only because my sister read it and said it was really good. I trust in sister dear’s good taste so I veered away from my review pile for a moment and read the book. I’m glad I gave in to curiosity because this was such an enjoyable read.

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Review of Fury by Shirley Marr

This review is a long time coming. I won a paperback copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway last year and I’ve only gotten around to reading it this month! Ack. I know. At least I’m making a tiny bit of progress with my review pile, right? Gah.

About Fury

Let me tell you my story.
Not just the facts I know you want to hear.
If I’m going to tell you my story,
I’m telling it my way.

Strap yourself in…

Eliza Boans has everything.
A big house.
A great education.
A bright future.

So why is she sitting in a police station confessing to murder?

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My thoughts on the book

Before I tell you about the book, let me first say that it’s a hit or miss with me when it comes to young adult fiction. Most, if not all, the YA novels I’ve enjoyed have been sci-fi, fantasy or dystopian, and for some reason I’m a little impatient when it comes to teenagers in novels. I call it my “old fart syndrome.” Hah. However, I’m always open to YA and with Fury, it was the whole “confessing to murder” thing that got me interested.

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