Blind Kiss by Renee Carlino *Review+Giveaway*

Thank you to both Atria Books who sent me a copy to review as well as TLC Book Tours who also sent me a copy to feature!  I love Renee Carlino so I was so so excited to get my hands on her newest book, unfortunately this one was not for me and it really bummed me out.  I ended up giving this 2 stars.

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik *Review*

Huge thank you to Random House for sending me a copy of Uprooted in exchange for an honest review.  This has been on my TBR for years and I am so glad I finally got to it, I loved it!  This book is whimsical and beautiful, breathing new life into an old classic.  It felt entirely like its own story while having small traces of being a retelling.   Uprooted read like a fairytale mixing in action, adventure, romance, and danger, all flowing perfectly to create a master piece.  I give this 4.5 stars!!

“There was a song in this forest, too, but it was a savage song, whispering of madness and tearing and rage.”

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What Blooms From Dust by James Markert *Review+Book Tour*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours for sending me copy of this book and for having me on this book tour!

From the second I started reading this book I had a southern twang voice in my head narrating as I read.  I loved that this book sucked me in to the Dust Bowl era and Midwestern vibe.  Slow moving but filled with hope and forgiveness I gave this book 3.5 stars.

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All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover *Review*

Thank you so much Atria Books for sending me a copy of Colleen Hoover’s newest book, All Your Perfects in exchange for an honest review!  I won’t lie when I say I squealed so loud when I opened this bit of mail.  I love Colleen Hoover and was so excited to see her newest book, which just came out July 17th, waiting for me to read.  I wasted no time and cracked this baby open and dove in and as per usual I fell in love.  I give this 4.5 stars and hot dang I will be swooning over Graham for awhile.

“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”

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The Garden of Blue Roses by Michael Barsa *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour!  An odd story with bits of dark humor thrown in, a mystery and an eccentric unreliable narrator built up this unique gothic fiction.  As a debut novel this was really well done and I’m excited to see what is next for Michael.  I gave this 3.5 stars!

“I didn’t trust his death.  Father was an author. He was words.  You can’t kill words.”

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Us Against You by Fredrik Backman *Review+Book Tour*

I cannot thank Atria Books enough for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour!  I won’t lie when I say I was scared to start this book.  It is one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and I LOVED Beartown.  So like any true sequel I worried it wouldn’t be as good as the first.  I also was scared of all the emotions Backman was about to put me through.  But I did it, I just dove in and I fell in love all over again, with his writing, these characters, and this story.  From chapter one I was already tearing up, Backman’s writing is by far some of the best writing I’ve ever read and Us Against You is no different, it is Backman at his best.  I give this 5 whole stars.

“We are the bears! We are the Bears! We are the Bears! The bears from Beartown!”

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