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Title: Collide

AuthorMichelle Madow

Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Release Date: February 9th 2017

I should have died when I was shot at the Halloween dance.

Instead I woke up—one week earlier, in a parallel universe where my mom’s fatal car accident six months ago never happened.

A world with my mom still in it was all I ever wanted. But in this timeline, everything is different—my grades, my friends, and even my boyfriend. I’m a stranger in my own body, and I don’t like who I’ve become.

But one thing is the same—that shooting will still happen at the end of the week.

I’m the only one who knows. Which means I’m the only one who can stop it.

But first I need to convince someone—anyone—that I’m telling the truth… and then get them to help me.

I received an eARC for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4 stars

I was so excited that I was chosen to be a part of the ARC team for this book. Thank you so much for the chance.

If you know me then you will know that I’m love anything TIME-TRAVEL. The synopsis of this book caught my attention. We follow our main character, Anna and the incidents leading up to the Halloween Dance where she is shot. She wakes up in a parallel universe to the start of the week before the Halloween dance but everything has changed. Her mom who died in the present life is ALIVE in the parallel universe. Well you can guess the rest, as her mom is alive in this universe, a new set of events has taken place. Anna is confused as to what actually happened and seeing her mom alive was the biggest shocker for her. She decides to take control and prevent the shooting from happening at the Halloween dance in the parallel universe.

Anna does a great job handling things like a PRO in the parallel Universe(PU). She is determined to prevent the shooting and is scared that after she does that, she might be transported back and will lose her mother. Anna has two love interests in this book. Jake in the Present Life(PL) who was her boyfriend but he is not in the PU. She is literally heartbroken when she sees Jake with someone else. For Anna, Jake is the love of her life and she will fight for him.

Zac, a jock who hasn’t spoken to Anna at all in the PL is actually her boyfriend in the PU. Honestly, I loved Zac more than Jake:p  He doesn’t give up on Anna and plays a major role in helping Anna at the end.

Claire, Anna’s ex-bestfriend in the PL is Anna’s best friend in the PU. I really loved the friendship that these two shared in this book. Claire is the ultimate best friend.

The minus for me was that there wasn’t a major twist or turn in this book and I was able to guess who the shooter was.

This book is a perfect standalone but it does end on a CLIFFHANGER and I was like- is there another book or is it like a book where they just leave you on a cliffhanger for you to imagine what will happen next. As you can tell, I had to know the answer so I asked Michelle on twitter and she said there is going to be a COMPANION to this book where the cliffhanger will be resolved, so stay tuned!!!

A light and fast paced read with time-travel/ universe travel, mystery, romance, friendship, and CLIFFHANGER. Go read this book!!!

 

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Title: Solstice Book 3 The Star-Crossed Saga

Author: Braxton A. Cosby

Genre: YA Sci-fi, Romance

Publisher: Cosby Media Productions

Date of Publication: 11/25/2016

BOOK DESCRIPTION

What You Believe, Can Destroy You!

William and Sydney have sacrificed everything to fortify their love, so much so that William dares to brave the depths of space to find a cure for their deadly Supernova bond, leaving both her and Earth vulnerable to Torrian Alliance attack.

But with a full scale rebellion in play on Fabricius, the reality of Sydney’s execution from Torrian hands is diminished, only eclipsed by the certainty of a more threats – The Third Faction and The Dagmas Clan – lead by Dominic and his insurgent recruits. With overwhelming odds mounting against them, William makes a desperate attempt to find the last of the endangered Star-children only to be captured by a new menace, where he is forced to compete in the dreaded Gauntlet of sport. Allies surge to free Fabricius, seeking alliances across the galaxy while Sydney tries to keep her identity hidden and trains to master the third phase of her Star-child evolution: Solstice.

With Sarah’s mysterious return home with clues to unlock the future, Noella’s training and Bill’s symbiotic development hope is restored, but will it be enough to unite the galaxy and destroy evil for once and for all?

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Title: Forever There For You

Author: ChiomaNnani

Genre: Romance

SUMMARY

When NADINE is confronted with the reality of her failing marriage, her first instinct is to work it out. She has had it drummed into her that marriage is ‘for better, for worse’. Walking out is just not an option – her faith would condemn her and her culture would make her a pariah.

The combination of Nadine’s background, education, social standing, friendships, faith, experiences and past relationships is meant to equip her to become a success. Failure is alien to her and love means forgiving at all cost.

As she tries to survive and make the most of the curves that life has thrown her, she discovers that ’success’ is a subjective term, and ‘happily ever after’ is something that you have to discover and define for yourself …

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25790952Title: A Murder in Time

AuthorJulie McElwain

Publisher: Pegasus Books

Release Date: April 11th 2016

SUMMARY

Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates.

While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place – Aldrich Castle – but in a different time: 1815, to be exact.

Mistaken for a lady’s maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there’s some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.

MY TAKE ON THIS BOOK

4 stars

I have to say- GORGEOUS COVER!!! The smoke/cloud swirling around her as she is caught between two time periods<3<3. Well you guys know I’m a sucker for anything time travel so I didn’t hesitate to pick this book for my reading list and the blurb sounded so intriguing .

Now for the book, It starts out with our main character Kendra Donovan, FBI agent working on a case to uncover the biggest mobster of the 21st century. The whole FBI concept based main character was new for me and I wanted to know more about the character’s journey throughout the book. During a raid to catch the mobster, the whole thing goes downhill as a mole is discovered. This leads to half her team getting killed off and she is severely wounded. She decides to avenge their deaths by travelling to England to kill the main assassin.

There in England, she goes rogue and during her plan to kill the assassin something unexpected happens ( you need to read the book for that) and she escapes through a secret tunnel but instead of coming out of the tunnel in her own time period, she comes out of the tunnel but 200 years back in time. She then has to act like a maid to adapt to that time period.  One day, the body of a dead girl shows up on the beach. Based on how the girl was murdered( Jack the Ripper style), Kendra realizes that there is a serial killer on loose.

Kendra is a brilliant FBI agent and would do anything for her team. She is a genius with computers and wants to prove to her superiors that she is worthy of being in the field. I really liked how she wasn’t like other women who travel back in time and immediately fall in love with a guy. She does her best to catch the killer when new bodies are discovered. As for the romance, Kendra has feelings for the main guy and I wanted to see the actual romance development between the two characters. It was like reading only selected romantic moments. I wanted more of their scenes in this book.

I actually expected more get your hands dirty/ physical work from Kendra but she took charge of all the clue deduction work. I was kinda disappointed with that. I felt the story was kinda slow in the first half but not boring. The killings were graphic and the author has done a great job in describing the killings in detail. The story was very intense and there are some dark moments so don’t expect happy-happy story line cause you’re not gonna get that.

OVERALL

On the whole, I did enjoy this book, it was a new kind of time travel book for me and fans of Jack the Ripper will definitely enjoy this book!! Can’t wait to read the sequel:)

December is finally coming to an end and I realized that I haven’t done a wrap-up post on my blog before so I’ve decided to start doing warp-up posts from now-onward so LETS GET STARTED!!!

In spite of being in a mini reading slump I managed to read 10 books.

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23491605Title: Possession

Author: Annie Oldham

Release Date: October 31st 2014

SUMMARY

Constance Jerome wants nothing more than to make it through her senior year of high school without being noticed. But when her mother drops the world’s biggest bombshell, flying under the radar just isn’t in the cards. It turns out Constance is a necromancer-one of the few who can travel the realms of the dead. Apparently it runs in the family. And now there’s a threat coming: another necromancer with plans to disturb the living and the dead, and Constance and her mother are the only ones who can stop him. If only they knew who he was. Or what exactly he was up to. A quiet senior year isn’t an option, and Constance must race to stop a high school apocalypse before the balance between the living and the dead is overturned.

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Hey guys!! December is coming to an end and in another 2 weeks a whole new year is gonna start. Honestly, I’m both nervous and excited for 2017. January is going to wreck me ( in terms of book releases) cause I have almost 15 books (you read it right, 15!!!) on my list that I’m looking forward to.

 

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