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Most Anticipated Releases of 2018 (So Far!)

11:17 PM

It's hard to believe we are nearly through with the second month of 2018.

There's something blurry about life. Sometimes, the older that you get, you can't help but to feel like time is passing way too quickly. Then, there's the days where time trickles by so slowly and you just want, want, want a specific date to come around. In the case of any literature lover, those days we're prone to counting down for are upcoming release dates for books we're itching to read.

2018 is shaping up to be yet another brilliant year of publications. My wallet is already glaring at me in distress. We all have our eyes on specific titles--these are my most anticipated release of 2018 so far. I'm going to narrow it down to the books that will be released up until the summer-time, just so I don't overdo it!

Enough chit-chat. Let's get to the book part. 

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Tour, Review + Giveaway: Devil's Gold by Amanda McKinney

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There's nothing better than to curl up with a mysterious, intriguing novella, in the winter months. In with the quick-on-their-feet stories, out with... well, real life. This is what appeals to me most about Amanda McKinney's novella Devil's Gold--it has all the makings of a good story and proves that size isn't always everything. 

Think: old fashioned mysteries, thrills and a whole lot packed into one tiny novella. I'm thrilled to be a part of presenting this delightful and enthralling novella to you all, and I'd like to take a moment to apologize for not meeting the tour date as I should have. Sorry to everyone!

Let's get down to business, shall we? To learn more about the story, its author and my thoughts after I finished Devil's Gold... follow the cut!

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Book Blitz: Curiouser and Curiouser by Melanie Karsak

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What better way to spend your Valentine's Day than in the company of a steampunk retelling of Alice in Wonderland?  I honestly can't think of another way that could compare! Grab a hot drink, have a few sweets and sit back and relax with Melanie Karsak's delightful spin-on Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser. You know you want to! 

(I know I do!) 

It's no secret that Steampunk is such a fun and creative way to put spin our favourite classics, so let's give a round of applause to Karsak for her new take on Alice! To learn more about Curiouser and Curiouser, and its author Melanie Karsak, follow the cut! And don't forget to, when you go down the rabbit hole, enter the amazing giveaway!

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Review: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson | Rating: ★★★★★ 

As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via Edelweiss by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

Where to begin, where to begin, about Truly Devious? I was not certain on what to expect with Maureen Johnson's latest offering. I truly enjoy her work, so it was definitely on my list from the time it was announced. Truly Devious has a premise that is intriguing, albeit a little generic, and naturally I was 100% here for it. What do you get when you mix a murder-mystery up a bit and sprinkle in the setting of boarding school? Jessica's idea of a good time, that's what.

There's a little something for every-one in terms of the mixing of the genres and honestly, the results are great! When I picked up Truly Devious, I had no idea that it was set to be the first installment of a new series but I can honestly say I am so relieved that it is because boy, did it hook me! Fans of Sherlock and of Brittany Cavallaro's Charlotte Holmes series will certainly find themselves compelled to read this book. There's something startlingly similar (yet entirely its own) about the atmosphere found in this book and I genuinely dig it.


Blog Tour + Giveaway: Romanov by Samaire Provost

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I'm so excited to be participating in the blog tour for the delightful and unique Romanov by Samaire Provost. The novel itself landed on January 24th, and I'm so excited to be here celebrating with you guys! I'd like to make a big apology to Samaire Provost and Xpresso Book Tours for the delay in my posting this--we had a lot of snow over the weekend and our power was patchy for the better part of three days.  

But enough chatter on my end--let's dive right in! As part of the promotional tour of Romanov, all of our readers have a wicked chance to try their luck at a giveaway. This book is can't miss for fans of NA books with a twist. 

Follow the cut to find out more.