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Book Review: All the Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church~DNF

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I would like to thank NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity and all views expressed are my own.

 

 

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I vow to finish every book that I receive because when a publishing company or an author sends me an advanced copy they are giving me a golden opportunity. I am given the opportunity to read a book that would have costs me a good bit of money for free and they could have given the opportunity to another blogger. I have never reviewed a book as a DNF and stand by my standards to do everything in my power to not have to do this again. I also wanted to let the readers know ahead of time that I did not get past the first 2 chapters so I can’t give you the best of knowledge of this story. I only did not finish because of triggers. The writing and word building was great but I could not get past the triggers. I feel I need to post my review not only to share my honest opinion but to give some a warning because the triggers for me caused panic. I also want to genuinely apologize to the publisher and author for not finishing this story. It had nothing to do with your writing or this book. My review is simply because of my own personal triggers.

About the Book

Title: All The Beautiful Girls

Author: Elizabeth J. Church

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My RatingDNF0

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SynopsisA powerful novel about a gutsy showgirl who tries to conquer her past amongst the glamour of 1960s Las Vegas–and finds unexpected fortune, friendship, and love.

It was unimaginable. When she was eight years old, Lily Decker somehow survived the auto accident that killed her parents and sister, but neither her emotionally distant aunt nor her all-too-attentive uncle could ease her grief. Dancing proves to be Lily’s only solace, and eventually, she receives a “scholarship” to a local dance academy–courtesy of a mysterious benefactor.

Grown and ready to leave home for good, Lily changes her name to Ruby Wilde and heads to Las Vegas to be a troupe dancer, but her sensual beauty and voluptuous figure land her work instead as a showgirl performing everywhere from Les Folies Bergere at the Tropicana to the Stardust’s Lido de Paris. Wearing costumes dripping with feathers and rhinestones, five-inch heels, and sky-high headdresses, Ruby may have all the looks of a Sin City success story, but she still must learn to navigate the world of men–and figure out what real love looks like.

With her uncanny knack for understanding the hidden lives of women, Elizabeth J. Church captures both the iconic extravagance of an era and the bravery of a young woman who dances through her sadness to find connection, freedom, and, most important, herself.

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Book ReviewI am sorry but I had to DNF this book not because it was bad but because there were some really big triggers for me. Honestly, I can’t sleep tonight because the scenes keep running through my head. I usually can handle talk about these triggers but it went to a detail that caused me to hyperventilate. This is totally just a me thing. I know that many others love this book and it’s highly recommended. The triggers were just way too intense for me to sit through. There are triggers of an animal death and intense childhood abuse scenes. I’m sure this book was great and many others have enjoyed it, I just can’t finish it because of some recent trauma that I have experienced. I don’t know how to rate this story because I couldn’t get past the first chapters without a panic attack but it was well written and think many will enjoy so my lack of stars is not personally against the book it is because I don’t feel I can rate something properly that I didn’t read. I’m sorry that I haven’t been active today or last night. I just didn’t realize the possible effects that a book could have on you this extent. If you’re not triggered by these events than I would suggest you checking it out for yourself.
I want to thank the publishers and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity and all views expressed are my own.

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*~R&R Blog Tours Blitz: The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount~*

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The Shadow Girl by Misty Mount

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Genre: YA/ Fantasy/ Coming of Age

Publication Date: December 28, 2017

Synopsis:

Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. Most teenagers feel unnoticed and unseen, but for Zylia, it’s something much worse. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. At times, she’s not sure she wants to. Until she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between” forever.

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“I have always known that I am invisible—I had no idea that eventually I would fade away completely.”

 “Blackness. Nothingness. It was in the shape of a giant, hazy shadow, enveloping me, swallowing me, and digesting me into the unknown. It was my biggest fear and my ultimate fate.”

 “As the freezing rain hit me, I could feel the stares…smoldering on my skin. I longed for invisibility. At times like this, the very curse that plagued me was also my protection.”

 “…in school I felt more undetectable than ever. I walked through the crowded hallways like a human pinball, careening off one person and bouncing into another.”


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Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. By day she’s a caregiver, wife and mother to a young son but during the quiet hours of night she becomes a novelist. She resides in Wichita, Kansas!

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Book Review: Divinity Bureau by Tessa Clare

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Title: The Divinity Bureau

Author: Tessa Clare

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The Hunger Games meets Romeo and Juliet in a stunning debut about a forbidden romance between a young activist and a government employee working for a corrupt bureau that controls the population by deciding who lives and who dies.

Roman Irvine is a disgruntled IT Technician for the Divinity Bureau, a government agency that uses random selection to decide who lives and who dies. In a world where overpopulation has led to pollution, a crippled economy, and a world in crisis, he has accepted the bureau’s activities as a necessity. That is until he meets April McIntyre.

April has every reason to be suspicious of Roman. He works for the Divinity Bureau, which sent her father to an early grave. However, he is also sweet and loyal, and unbeknownst to her, he saved her life. As Roman and April fall deeper in love, the deeper they are thrust into the politics of deciding who lives and who dies. Someone wants April dead. And the bureau’s process of random selection may not be so random after all.

I give The Divinity Bureau by Tessa Clare 5 out 5 of Romantic Dystopian Stars! Wow, what a book! I haven’t read a dystopian novel in a while and after reading this story I will be sure to pick up more for sure. Even though this was a bit of a slow read in the beginning, I was captivated from Chapter One!😄 I fell in love with the characters and loved seeing April and Roman’s romance unfold.

I highly enjoyed how this story was told from a dual perspective and how the plot was nice and solid. The intensity, danger, betrayal and romance made this a YA masterpiece that I won’t soon forget!

This story was action packed and think it would make an excellent film!

I was up late turning pages and was just stunned at how quickly I devoured this novel. My only problem Ms. Clare is that I have to wait for more!

Tessa Clare is the author of The Divinity Bureau. When she’s not writing, she’s an entrepreneur, an activist, a speaker, and the Managing Director of Asset Creative House.

Born in 1992, she began her early career as a concession stand attendant, a busgirl, a barista, a player’s club representative for a casino, and an administrative assistant. She also spent years working as a manager for Vacasa, whose business model and revolutionary marketing strategies would later inspire the groundwork for Asset Creative House.

The Divinity Bureau is Tessa’s debut novel about a forbidden love between a young activist and a government employee working for a corrupt bureau, set in a dystopian world. It was released in 2017.

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*🎂Awesome Bookish Cakes💖📚*

Good morning fellow book nerdigans! I wanted to share with you these fantastic book inspired CAKES! These make me hungry but also fall in love! A book lovers dream wedding cake or birthday cake! I hope you enjoy and have a fantatic day! Happy Reading!📚💖🎂

*~New Book from Author E. Michael Helms📚~*

I’m so happy that E. Michael Helms provided me with a copy of Deadly Spirits! I can’t wait to dig into to this whodunit mystery! This is the perfect time of the year for a great mysterious suspense!

E. Michael Helms has a blog on WordPress! You can find him @ emichaelhelms.wordpress.com 📚😁 He is such a kind and supportive blogger! He is highly reviewed on Goodreads and other platforms I suggests you guys check his series and blog out!

Thank you so much Mr. Helms for this opportunity! I can’t wait to dig into this whodunit😁📚

Hope everyone has a fantastic day!!!😎📚😊 Happy Reading!📚📝

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Becca Fox is a blogger and just got her young adult romance novel published! Her novel is being released October 25th! She is a very kind and efficient blogger!📚😍 Check out this awesome lady and author on her WordPress blog! Link below for her blog post regarding a publishing update! Show her some love guys!

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*~Review: The Quiche and the Dead by: Kirsten Weiss~5 Stars~*

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I want to give a huge thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Val Harris owns her own pie shop called Pie Town that is cozy and has a vintage setup. Pie Town is a small business that attracts locals and tourists. One day after losing a bet with a regular customer she gives the customer(Joe) a quiche as the reward for losing the bet. After Joe takes a bite of the quiche, he suddenly dies. Local police suspect foul play and Val’s business is the one to pay for the crime. Pie crust maker Charlene makes a wager with Val and they decide to investigate the suspicious death. Charlene is in her 70’s, a conspiracy theorist, wears a supposed narcoleptic and deaf cat around her neck and has the mindset of a teenager. Val is still battling from her new breakup with her ex fiance and has devoted all of her time in Pie Town. Together Val and Charlene start investigating Joe’s murder and so much adventure awaits. Will these ladies solve Joe’s murder? Can they save Pie Town? Read The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss to find out!

Review: I give The Quiche and the Dead 5 out of 5 awesome stars! This was the perfect cozy for me. This book was full of adventure, humor, mystery and friendship. I loved both of the main heroines in this story. I really enjoyed Charlene’s character, she was a hoot! Charlene is what I want to be when I grow old! She reminded me of Grandma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum series but she had her own special wildness to her. This book made me laugh, smile and was just what the doctor ordered to lighten my mood. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good cozy mystery, you won’t be disappointed!

**Review:Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft~4.5 Stars**

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I want to give a huge thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Synopsis: Mia thinks that after five years she is over the tragic death of her husband Zach. She has finally made peace, has a healthy daughter and a loving partner. Working as a counselor she has a new patient come in and is surprised when the woman says “your husband didn’t kill himself.” After all this time she is thrown through a whirlwind and she wonders what is on this woman’s agenda. Was her husband guilty of having an affair with a student and then killing himself and his student? How did her husband die? Read this suspenseful and twisty psychological thriller to find out!

Review: This book receives 4.5 stars out of 5! This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I didn’t know which way to think or what was going to happen next. This book was split between two point of views and usually I don’t enjoy that much but definitely did with this book! I didn’t see the ending coming at all. I was in complete shock! I read this book in less than a day. The only reason I am not giving this book 5 stars is because I felt a little left hanging in the end but that could’ve just been my preference of wanting more! I will definitely be checking out the author’s previous work! I am so glad that I read Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft. Highly Recommended!

*~What Are You Currently Reading?🌈📚~*

Happy Sunday Fun Day lovelies! I wanted to check in and see what my fellow bilbliophiles are currently reading! So if you don’t mind I would love for you to share!

I’m currently reading Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft. It is an intense psychological thriller and has me on the edge of my seat! This book has me guessing like crazy!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day and would love to hear what you guys are reading as well! Happy Reading!📚📱🌈😍

**Bookish Humor**

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*Review: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe adapted by: Stacy King by: Edgar Allan Poe (Manga Classics)~5 stars*

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 First off, I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: October 27, 2017

Adaptation: Stacy King~Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Art Work: Virginia-Nitouhei, Chagen, pikomaro, Uka Nagao, and Linus Liu

Page Count: 308

Synopsis: This book is based off the classic stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The book is a manga modernized version of the stories. The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe includes; The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher. This graphic novel is targeted for young adult and teenage readers. It has different artwork by different artist for each story.

Review: I absolutely loved this manga! I know I usually post fiction reviews but I have to admit I like my manga too. My inner nerd was screaming out to me when it saw manga and Poe in one book. I felt like this book was the perfect modernized creation of Poe possible. The artwork was beautiful and the stories had me on the edge of my seat turning pages. Who knew Poe could be so much fun? I think this book is great for students, so they can learn the work of Poe without all that out of date language. Students and other young people will be able to get the same great feel and thrill that Poe gives us, it would just be delivered in an more modernized and artistic fashion. 

Thanks dudes and dudettes for checking out my blog! Hope you guys have a great weekend! 

*Review: Our Husband by Stephanie Bond~ 5 stars*

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Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today I am going to review Our Husband by Stephanie Bond. I was interested in this book because of the description really intrigued me. I was looking for something that would give me a good laugh and warm my heart so I was glad that I picked up this book.

Title: Our Husband

Author: Stephanie Bond

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Published: November 15, 2000

Page Count: 384 Pages

Synopsis: Three women receive a worrisome phone call that there husband was in an accident. Three completely different women; Beatrix (the socialite), Natalie (the doctor) and Ruby (the stripper) arrive at the hospital to be there for their husband. Suddenly their worlds come crashing down because they realize that they all share the same husband, Raymond Carmichael! The women are extremely upset and then suddenly Raymond dies. The police suspect one of the wives have committed murder. Our Husband takes you on adventure and makes you laugh so hard you cry. Did someone kill bigamist Carmichael?  Do you think any of these ladies are possible to commit the crime and whodunnit?

Review: Our Husband receives 5 out of 5 hilarious stars! This book made me laugh until I peed my pants(thanks motherhood), it warmed my heart, and had me guessing. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good laugh. I read this book when I was going through a hard time and just loved it. This book constantly put a smile on my face. I loved all the different characters and the way the author portrays them. I’m really glad I read this book! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and is able to put their nose in a good book!

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