Swipe Right For Murder, by Derek Milman ~ 5.0 Stars

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Release Date: August 6th, 2019

336 Pages

Synopsis:

On the run from the FBI.

Targeted by a murderous cult.

Labeled a cyber-terrorist by the media.

Irritated by texts from his best friend.

Eye contact with a nice-looking guy on the train.

Aidan has a lot to deal with and he’s not quite sure which takes top priority.

Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do—-he tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads him to waking up next to a dead guy, which sparks an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run from everyone—-faceless federal agents, his eccentric family, and, naturally, a cyber-terrorist group who will stop at nothing to find him. 

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The Record Keeper; Review & Blog Tour

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🌟🌟🌟🌟 / 5

The Record Keeper by Agnes Gomillion

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Synopsis (from Goodreads)

After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law–in every way–or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race.

Although Arika Cobane is a member of the race whose backbreaking labor provides food for the remnants of humanity, she is destined to become a member of the Kongo elite. After ten gruelling years of training, she is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege far from the fields. But everything changes when a new student arrives. Hosea Khan spews dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it?

As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realizes that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her…

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Romanov – BLOG TOUR// ft. me actually posting for once and a GIVEAWAY!!

The Everlasting Library

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Haaaaappy Sunday!!

Guess who’s been MIA in the blogging world and been having serious FOMO?? MAGIOP* Don’t worry though, me and my commitment issues are back again and I will start following my non-existent posting schedule from next week! Or in two weeks because I still need to write some posts (oops) I’ve been missing because I had my exams recently and revision lowkey took over my life.

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Everything was all over the place and let’s face it, my life was a mess! I’ll write a wrap up of what I’ve been doing because you all must totally care about my life. But today, I’m going to be posting as part of the Romanov blog tour! Get ready to be super hyped about this brilliant book! Can I just say how much I love the cover?…

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Darktown is a Must Read. Especially Now.

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0373210426.01._SX142_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpgResponding from pressure on high, the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers in 1948. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers and their authority is limited: They can’t arrest white suspects; they can’t drive a squad car; they can’t even use the police headquarters and must instead operate out of the basement of a gym. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up fatally beaten, no one seems to care except for Boggs and Smith, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds. Pressured from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the trust the community has put in them, and even their own safety to investigate her death. Their efforts bring them up against an old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood like his own, and Dunlow’s…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Cover Trends This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten.

I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired by this week’s prompt so I kinda redid an old post of mine. Book Cover Tropes was one of my favorite TTT posts to do, because it was fun and I got to joke about covers.

Big Ass Typography

It’s a classic – put interesting typography and some designs alongside it.

The Stars We StealA Curse So Dark and LonelyReverieInto the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1)Fan the FameThe Black Veins (Dead Magic #1)

Looming on the horizon

A  mystery/thriller staple, I find these covers to be innocuously scary.

The Last WitnessThe Last to DieNow Entering Addamsville

Semi-realistic paintings galore

This is a growing trend, which was earlier usually seen only in high fantasy covers, but is now getting to urban fantasy and SFF. I love this trend, because some of the artists used are the same ones who drew our favorite…

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Rebel Of The Sands Was Magical! (Mini Review)

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Title: Rebel of the Sands (Book 1)

Author: Alwyn Hamilton

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Available at:  Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Book Depository / AbeBooks / BAM

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Rebel of the Sands was a book that I said every month I would read, but then another book would come around that I end up reading instead. During my break I finally got around to reading it and let me tell you I was blown away.

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This book reminded me where I came up for the name of this blog and why I love to read. I literally was drawn into this mystical world of lore, magical, and purpose.
Alwyn Hamilton weaved a magical story and I become enchanted by it.

My ThoughtsRebel of the Sands follows Amani a young girl who is an amazing sharpshooter who wants to leave her one-pony town…

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