Stepbrother: The Game He Plays By Lucy Ivey [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  November 1, 2016
AUTHOR: Lucy Ivey
GENRE:   New- Adult, Thriller, Mystery, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Spark

SUMMARY: Hot?
Yes.
F*ed up?
Definitely.
Two of kind?
Probably.

After arriving at her estranged mother’s new home, Karley’s not only taken back by the luxurious lifestyle her mother now lives in but also by her stepfather’s two sons, Justin and Joe. The Osborne boys have a reputation around town for being wealthy, beautiful, and getting any girl they choose.

It’s a surprise to all, including Karley, when Justin turns his charm on her. He says he feels drawn to her and showers her with attention and adoration. They begin dating long distance, and every trip home draws her deeper into their torrid relationship. But not everyone is happy about this decision—especially Justin’s older brother, Joe.

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Love, Lies and Spies By Cindy Anstey [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  April 19, 2016
AUTHOR: Cindy Anstey
GENRE: Young-Adult, Historical, Mystery, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Swoon Reads

SUMMARY: Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish her research.

Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana’s traveling companions . . . and Juliana herself. Continue reading

These Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks #1) By Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  February 9, 2016
AUTHOR: Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
GENRE:Young-Adult, Historical, Mystery, Fantasy,  Romance.
PUBLISHER: Swoon Reads

SUMMARY: England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes. she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared. Continue reading

Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2015
AUTHOR: Carolyn Lee Adams
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary,Thriller.
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse
SUMMARY: Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It’s no wonder people call her Ruthless.

When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup truck, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can’t afford to lose.

At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth’s blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before. Continue reading

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

RELEASE DATE: April 15th 2014
AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Armentrout
GENRE: Young-Adult, Thriller, Mystery,  Romance.
PUBLISHER:Disney Hyperion
SUMMARY: Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all—popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her—even if the old Sam treated him like trash. Continue reading

The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout

RELEASE DATE: April 15th 2015
AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Armentrout
GENRE:Young-Adult,Mystery,  Thriller,   Horror, Romance.
ABOUT:
From Jennifer L. Armentrout’s blog posted on April 15, 2015:

“The Dead List is a full standalone novel, coming in at roughly 93,000 words. It’s a Young Adult Romantic Suspense Yes. Lots of Romance. Sort of like Don’t Look Back, but a throwback to movies like Scream and the sort of campy fun ones. Think I Know What You Did Last Summer meets Scream. But with more romance.

That’s all I’m going to say about the book. I think a blind read is something different. A little fun. Continue reading

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

RELEASE DATE: May 26th 2015
AUTHOR: Carrie Ryan
GENRE:Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery, Thriller.
PUBLISHER: Dutton Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY: 
I’m the daughter of murdered parents.
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.
 
In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear.  Continue reading 

Rook by Sharon Cameron

RELEASE DATE: April 28th 2015
AUTHOR: Sharon Cameron
GENRE: Young-Adult,Dystopia,Fiction, Fantasy,Romance.
SUMMARY: History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she. Continue reading

Citadel Of The Sky By Chrysoula Tzavelas(ARC)

RELEASE DATE: May 15th 2015
AUTHOR: Chrysoula Tzavelas
GENRE: Young-Adult,Fantasy,
Mystery.
SUMMARY: Her (not very) Serene Highness Princess Tiana tries her best not to think about the dark lords ravaging her country or how the magic in her bloodline makes her family go mad. The descendant of a legendary hero, she prefers bringing the myths of old to life on the theater stage, not on the battlefield.

Then a rash of suspicious deaths strikes the Regents —trusted advisors, friends, and guides to her troubled royal family —and the Noble’s Council tries to cover it all up. Tiana is determined to get to the bottom of the murders and the conspiracy, even if that means making a dangerous pact with a telepathic demon trapped in a magical sword. But he may just be the edge she needs to save the people she loves. Continue reading

All The Rage By Courtney Summers

RELEASE DATE: April 14th 2015
AUTHOR: Courtney Summers
GENRE: Young-Adult,Thriller,
Mystery,Contemporary
SUMMARY:The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous.But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. Continue reading