Book Blitz with Giveaway: Beauty and Beastly by Melanie Karsak


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Title: Beauty and Beastly: Steampunk Beauty and the Beast
Author: Melanie Karsak
Date: December 6th 2017
Publisher: /
Genres: Adult, Fairy Tales, Steampunk

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Synopsis

In this tale as old as time, Isabelle Hawking must tinker a solution to a heartbreaking mystery.

When Isabelle Hawking and her papa set out from London on a sea voyage, Isabelle is thrilled. Visiting foreign courts, learning from master tinkers, and studying mechanicals is her dream. And it doesn’t hurt that the trip also offers Isabelle an escape from her overbearing and unwanted suitor, Gerard LeBoeuf.

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Review (#DiverseDecember): Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Date: April 7th 2015
Pages: 320
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli is a Young Adult LGBTQ+ book that will be soon released as a movie, main reason why I read this book, besides the good reviews it has. The protagonist is Simon, a junior who is threatened by his classmate, Martin, because he has screenshots of some of the e-mails Simon has sent to a certain Blue, another gay boy in his school with whom he exchanges e-mails, even though they don’t know each other’s true identity.

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Review (#DiverseDecember): All You Need Is Love by Russell J. Sanders

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Title: All You Need Is Love
Author: Russell J. Sanders
Date: March 21st 2017
Pages: 220
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

All You Need Is Love by Russell J. Sanders is the LGBTQ+ coming-of-age story of  Dewey Snodgress, his school’s theater lead actor. Set in 1969, one day, he’s approached by Jeep Brickthorn, the hippie of the school, asking Dewey to give him a ride to school because he lost the bus. Our protagonist accepts and the two quickly become friends, and while young soldiers are fighting in Vietnam, Dewey is fighting his own heart.

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Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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Title: Daughter of the Burning City
Author: Amanda Foody
Date: July 25th 2017
Pages: 384
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Daughter of the Burning City is Amanda Foody’s debut novel. The story centers Sorina, a sixteen-year-old girl without eyes, but who can see,  and daughter of the proprietor of Gomorrah, a carnival city said to burn forever because of a curse that had befallen on it.

Sorina is the only illusion worker born in a long time and her illusions are her family. However, they’re only illusion, they won’t age or die. Until one of them is killed and she has to find the murderer in order to protect her family.

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Book Blitz with Giveaway: Run Away With Me by Mila Gray

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Title: Run Away With Me (Come Back to Me #3)
Author: Mila Gray
Date: November 28th 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis

Emerson Lowe and popular ice-hockey player Jake McCallister have been best friends since third grade but just as their friendship starts to morph into something more, a terrible event occurs that heralds the end of innocence for both of them. Within a week, Jake’s living on the other side of the country and Emerson is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life in a small town determined to paint her as a liar.

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Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

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Title: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
Author: F.C. Yee
Date: August 8th 2017
Pages: 336
Publisher: Amulet Books

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee is a Young Adult fantasy book about Genie, a Chinese girl living in the Bay Area, who is hoping to get into an Ivy League University and leave her small city. However, one day, there’s a new transfer student, Quentin, whom she had met an hour before, while trying to save him from being beaten to death.

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