Review: After the Woods by Kim Savage

Review: After the Woods by Kim SavageTitle: After the Woods
Author: Kim Savage
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Genres: Thriller
Publication Date: February 26, 2016

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Summary (from Goodreads):

Would you risk your life to save your best friend?

Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods for a terrifying 48 hours that she remembers only in flashbacks. One year later, Liv seems bent on self-destruction, starving herself, doing drugs, and hooking up with a violent new boyfriend. A dead girl turns up in those same woods, and Julia’s memories resurface alongside clues unearthed by an ambitious reporter that link the girl to Julia’s abductor. As the devastating truth becomes clear, Julia realizes that after the woods was just the beginning.

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Review: After the Woods by Kim Savage

After the Woods by Kim Savage is an incredibly fast-paced book that really surprises and keeps the reader guessing. It is definitely not a horror novel, for those who are hesitant to give it a go. There is also a super heroic (literally) and brave main character that the reader will just fall in love with, making After the Woods an enjoyable and thrilling read. Continue reading

Truthwitch Read Along Discussion #3

 

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Today I am sharing my answers to the second set of discussion questions for our Truthwitch Read Along. This read along is for the entire month of February and we will feature discussion questions and giveaways every week, culminating in a Twitter chat to discuss the book and have some fun! Continue reading

Review: The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker

Review: The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. ParkerTitle: The Girl Who Fell
Author: Shannon M. Parker
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: March 1, 2016

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school.

His obsession.
Her fall.

Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.

Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and … terrifying?

But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker

The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker is a shockingly realistic story. It will have its readers putting themselves right into the shoes of the highly relatable main character. This is a beautifully written novel that many will enjoy and learn from. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Wink Poppy Midnight

 

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Wink Poppy Midnight

Wink Poppy MidnightTitle: Wink Poppy Midnight
Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: March 22, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

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Thoughts

Oh my goodness, I need this book in my life right now. This summary is so intriguing and makes the book seem like the perfect thriller. I love the magical realism and fantasy genre in this book as well! I can tell that this is just my kind of book, and I can’t wait to read it!

Teaser Tuesdays: Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

 

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday: Into the dim

Into the Dim Janet B. Taylor.Title: Into the DIm
Author: Janet B. Taylor
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 1, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing

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