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RiseoftheReader

RiseoftheReader

Joined June 2016

Book Blogger @CrossroadReviews
🏫 Librarian Science, Media & Literature
☀️ Florida Mom Pagan Ravenclaw
My links: https://linktr.ee/crossroadreview
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Nocturna by Maya Motayne
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Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy
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Outlander: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon
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Regretting You | Colleen Hoover
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This was such an amazing story about finding love after having your world shattered in the worse possible way.

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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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This was such an amazing ending!!!

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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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This book was so amazing both the first time and second time I‘ve read it!!

InsomniacGhuleh Easily one of my all time favorites. This series is amazing. 7d
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The Lady Rogue | Jenn Bennett
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This was such a great blend of contemporary, historical, and a dash of paranormal! I loved every second of it!!

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The Lady Rogue | Jenn Bennett
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I‘ve been flaking and dealing with metal health issues. But this week I‘m back!!

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The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to love this book! Vampires and New Orleans are two of my favorite things! But this historical novel with modern ideals just didn‘t work for me. It was to long and way to descriptive.

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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This was one kick but title! It‘s got humor, a hint of romance, a lot of horror and one kick butt girl to save the day! And well it also has a side character called 🐐 goat and man she stole the show!

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This book was spot made for Hallmark. With a Cinderella (whose a single mom) makes a millionaire fall for her troupe. It was one that I couldn‘t put down. If your looking for a story to put you into the holiday season check this one out. I can‘t wait for the movie on Oct. .26th!!

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Furyborn (Empirium, #1) | Claire Legrand
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So I tired for TWO DAYS to love this book but I‘m A. Confused out of my ever living mind and B. Bored as all get out. I thought this was going to be one amazing fantasy but unfortunately it just didn‘t happen. You have two storylines 1000 years apart switching every chapter. So your never in one persons POV enough to start caring.

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Just Friends | Tiffany Pitcock
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Bailedbailed

This one was a very debut debut. It marked all the checks for your average young adult novel and didn‘t bring anything new to the table. I found my self being very bored with this story.

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Servants of the Storm | Delilah S. Dawson
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Bailedbailed

This one was kind of odd. You have a girl that all of a sudden can see demons but she couldn‘t see them before. There‘s no rhyme or reason for the change. And although this is fiction I think it should still be plausible.

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The Serpent King | Jeff Zentner
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This one just didn‘t work out for me at all. I found it very slow, boring, and sometimes confusing.

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The Serpent King | Jeff Zentner
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This one just didn‘t work out for me at all. I found it very slow, boring, and sometimes confusing.

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The Speed of Falling Objects | Nancy Richardson Fischer
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This was one interesting read. 4 ⭐️ for this spider filled story about a girl with one eye and the will power to not be helpless in the Amazon. It was one adventure that I won‘t forget anytime soon. Like really nightmares!! I do not do bugs! If your looking for a new girl finds her voice story with a little romance and a little mystery and a whole lot of jungle then check this one out!

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Good Luck Girls | Charlotte Nicole Davis
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I loved the fresh idea of the Favors and how the world was like the Wild West. The mythology in this the story worked to create a wonderful world that felt like an old western, dystopian, fantasy novel and go figure it worked out as one of the best titles that I have read this year.

Overall, this story was beautifully written with a creepy scary world and amazing strong women as characters. The fight for freedom has never been tougher.

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A Dress for the Wicked | Autumn Krause
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This was a gorgeous story about a girl that just wanted to design clothing for people to fall in love with. And it really reminded me of how the world of fashion might have been happening until the world of the runway happened. I really loved how all the elements of this historical contemporary came together. Emmy was such a fabulous character and I loved her so much!! I need MORE!!

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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What are you reading this coming week?

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The Library of Lost Things | Laura Taylor Namey
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Just totally finished The Library of Lost Things by @laura_namey and man was it perfection! This contemporary was one of a kind with heart and all the feels!! The budding romance was spot on and I could use a book two like now! 5 📚 Book Stacks for this one!!

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The Library of Lost Things | Laura Taylor Namey
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This week I‘m reading mainly blue books! I‘ll also be chatting with Laura Namey on the 27th at 5pm est. I‘m so excited to be reading some of these. #TBR Pick this week is Messenger of Fear | #YearOfEpicReads Pick A Dress for the Wicked | Then catching up on my reviews with The Good Luck Girls and The Memory Thief!

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OMG This book was just adorable. I have been a fan of telenovelas for a while now and this one based on K Dramas was just as good if not better. This reminded me of the TV show Jane the Virgin and I would love this to hit the tv screens as a movie or short series. If you are looking for a great read to enjoy at the pool side or beach look no further than this one right here.

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American Panda | Gloria Chao
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This was such a cute little book. I loved it so much but did have a few issues with it. I have to say that it was a little off putting to read about a set of parents that didn't get their daughter the glasses she needed. Many times during the story Mei talked about how she couldn't see something because of her bad eyes. If this is the real way this culture is for those families that are I fear for these children.

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Ask Me Anything | Molly E. Lee
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First off this is totally a book for those who love hacking. It brought back memories of that old movie Hackers that I fell so in love with I think it was in the 90's. It also is a great story about sex education and how important it is. I think this one would be an amazing story for teens of high school to read. It is just so important especially in our day and age for this story to be told.

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OMG this was such a great book. I really loved how the story unfolded and all the snark that is in this one. It was about witches and warlocks and it was so full of snarkyness that I just fell so in love. Snider brings to life a new world and amazing characters. I really loved Tum and Chester and would love a story about them on their own. Maybe they team up to grab spoils.

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The Haunted | Danielle Vega
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The Haunted by @vegarollins 👻 In this gripping story about a girl recovering from an abusive boyfriend finds herself living in a haunted house. This was one spooky story with ghosts, young love, recovery, and friendship.

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This was a great little beginner book on drawling dragons. I would say that you will find yourself taking your time drawling these dragons to really get into giving them detail. I know my oldest could most likely pop these out like nothing but she has been non stop drawing for sometime now. I did love how each one gave you 6 steps to draw each dragon which really helps get to the most detailed dragon you can get.

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Bloodleaf | Crystal Smith
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This one was SO GOOD!! It did take me a few to get through it because we were dealing with a family emergency. But man was it worth it!! Make sure to check out this can‘t put down debut title! Bloodleaf by @crysrensmith. I totally need book two!! .

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Over the Wall | Peter Wartman
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This was such an adorable story. A girl goes into a demon city to try and save her brother and finds a new friend. I really enjoyed this story, it was quick, cute, and an easy read. I think this one would be great for ages in middle school to high school. The artwork was great and I loved every second of it. I hope that we learn more about their world and culture in the next book. I think this would make a very cute cartoon.

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Warrior of the Wild | Tricia Levenseller
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This book blew me away! I loved the characters and how although it was fully wrapped up as a stand alone I could see the author coming back and doing more stories set in this world. @tricialevenseller did such a fabulous job with this story!! .

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This book was FABULOUS! So many thanks to @delacortepress for allowing us to cover this title for @crossroadreview it is officially on my bookish wish list and I can‘t wait to have a finished copy!! If you want mystery, murder, magic, and love check this one out! I can‘t tell you how good this book is!! Like if you haven‘t preordered it you need to get on that like right now! It‘s House of Salt and Sorrows by @penchant4words

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I just finished the most amazing title. This is the second book I‘ve read that was about people from the sea. And I have to say this one was the best!! Crown of Coral and Pearl by @mararutherfordwrites not only has this beautiful cover but the story about first loves, sisters, courage , and what you would do to save your world was one I won‘t soon be forgetting! Make sure to add it to your preorder list!

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I just finished the most amazing title. This is the second book I‘ve read that was about people from the sea. And I have to say this one was the best!! Crown of Coral and Pearl by @mararutherfordwrites not only has this beautiful cover but the story about first loves, sisters, courage , and what you would do to save your world was one I won‘t soon be forgetting! Make sure to add it to your preorder list!

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The Midnight Sea by @katross2014 was SO GOOD!! I am so glad that I got the chance to read it! Lovers of fantasy and romance will fall in love with the main characters the world they live in!

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OMG it felt like this took me forever to get through! This migraine that‘s lasted for almost a week seems to be gone. But man was I slow with this one! 4 stars for Blood of the Prophet by @katross2014 (Instagram)

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Queen of Chaos | Kat Ross
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4 Stars for Queen of Chaos by @katross2014 (Instagram) man this book was good! I am a little sad that a certain troupe was used. But I‘m hoping it all works out in the end. I could not put this down and read it in one day!

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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My goodness!! You guys know that I‘m pretty hit or miss on contemporary stories. But this alternative US history was one I won‘t soon forget! I need book two NOW! The different POVs shine for each character and I LOVED every second of it.

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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"After all, it's just a flower. And I'm only a girl."

This story was a blend of The Hunger Games, Crucible, and The Handmaids's Tale. I really wasn't sure what I was going to be reading in this one. I knew it was some kind of dystopian story where girls had no say in anything. What I found was this beautiful story about a girl who was so much stronger than she thought she was.

"We may be without powers, but we are not powerless."

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Dream Keeper | Amber R Duell
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This book was so amazing!! I spoke with the author today. (You can check it out on my stories http://www.instagram.com/crossroadreview ) I can‘t wait for book two!!

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Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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I tried so hard to get into this one. But I have to say this should have aged down. The writing wasn‘t the worse that I‘ve read. But making the POV this girl who is 20 and then 26 was crazy. This was more new adult than teen. But the writing itself made her sound more like she was 15 or 16. The writing was very juvenile. And you could tell how not very fleshed out the story was.

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Grace and Fury | Tracy Banghart
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This book was shallow, almost no world building, the characters were very bland and the world was just this ugh place where women had no rights at all.

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Bailedbailed

I have tried this one twice and I‘m just done the start of the book focus way to much about this girls life when she‘s trying to find her brother in a blizzard. Slow and boring.

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All the Little Lights | Jamie McGuire
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Nope this one was so freaking boring. The dual POV just didn‘t work at all and a few chapters in I just didn‘t care.

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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I loved her other two books but this one was a DNF it was just silly, choppy, and just blah.

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Song of the Current | Sarah Tolcser
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Bailedbailed

Nope nope nope to many words that are not easily know. Ie sailor terms and just weird writing. Not invested in the story at all.

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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This was a great historical fiction novel! I will say that this war that was going on was a little childish but it worked. The only thing I really kind of didn‘t like was the final battle that just kind of ended which stopped the flow. Other than that this was a great title and I can‘t wait for another one. Sit seems this might be a series. But it works as a stand alone!

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The Ghost Hunter's Daughter | Caroline Flarity
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The Ghost Hunter‘s Daughter by Caroline Flarity
It‘s Supernatural meets Mean Girls in this riveting coming-of-age paranormal debut! When the Family Business is getting rid of nasty demons, teenager Anna steps up to the plate to rid her town of the evil that might be closer to home than she ever imagined. ~CrossroadReviews https://amzn.to/2VG64CU

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The Ghost Hunter's Daughter | Caroline Flarity
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The Ghost Hunter‘s Daughter by Caroline Flarity
It‘s Supernatural meets Mean Girls in this riveting coming-of-age paranormal debut! When the Family Business is getting rid of nasty demons, teenager Anna steps up to the plate to rid her town of the evil that might be closer to home than she ever imagined. ~CrossroadReviews https://amzn.to/2VG64CU

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The Virtue of Sin | Shannon Schuren
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This book was OVERLY religious and the story was very lack luster. The book could have been 200 pages less and the ending should have been an epilogue set a minimum of 6 months past the events. So this one was meh. Beautiful cover but blah book.

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To Best the Boys | Mary Weber
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Lacked the spark to make this a good book. The main storyline waited for more than 50% of the story to get started.

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The Diminished | Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
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Bailedbailed

Dialogue heavy and more telling versus showing.