Mini Reviews: Falling From the Sky & Shooting for the Stars by Sarina Bowen

24792088Falling From the Sky (Gravity #2) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: January 31st, 2015 by Rennie Road Books
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult, Adult, Sports – Snowboarding
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Goodreads Summary
She’s the woman he doesn’t remember. He’s the man she can’t forget.

Bad boy Hank “Hazardous” Lazarus used to have everything: a gorgeous girlfriend, a career as a freestyle snowboarder and a spot on the US Olympic team. Nine months ago, after a bad crash in the halfpipe, he woke up in the hospital, unable to move his legs. Now he’s landed there again, but gravity is not the culprit. With his family pressuring him to try a groundbreaking treatment, Hank self-medicates with too much tequila instead. Continue reading

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Review: Mister Hockey by Lia Riley

34992459Mister Hockey (Hellions Angels #1) by Lia Riley
Publication Date: 
July 11th, 2017 by Avon Impulse
Rating: 3 Stars
Genre:
Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports – Ice Hockey
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Her biggest fantasy is about to become a reality. . .

Jed West is Mr. Hockey. The captain of the NHL’s latest winning team, the Denver Hellions–and the hottest player on the ice—at least according to every magazine…and Breezy Angel. Breezy has been drooling over Jed at games for years, and he plays a starring role in her most toe-curling fantasies. But dirty dreams don’t come true, right?

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Review: Coming in From the Cold by Sarina Bowen

51jjqitllComing in From the Cold (Gravity #1) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: May 1st 2014 by Harlequin
Rating: 3 Stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports – Ski Racing
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He can’t have her. And he can’t tell anyone why.

Ski racer Dane “Danger” Hollister does not do relationships, though he keeps his reason a secret. The real-life curse he’s inherited from his mother will eventually cost him everything: his place on the Olympic ski team, his endorsement income, and his ability to fly downhill at top speed.

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Review: Belvedor and the Four Corners by Ashleigh Bello

24665453Belvedor and the Four Corners (The Belvedor Saga #1) by Ashleigh Bello
Publication Date: 
December 17th 2014
Rating: 3 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy
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Curiosity consumes a young slave as she uncovers the enchanted history of her dark world, jeopardizing her life’s goal of earning citizenship and leaving the treacherous City of the Four Corners behind. In this bewitching new fantasy series, join seventeen-year-old Arianna Belvedor in her fight for liberty and her quest to discover the meaning of magic.

Eventually, she’ll find that there are only two paths: WIN or DIE. Whichever her fate, freedom is certain.


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Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

8306761For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Publication Date: 
June 12th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
Rating: 3 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia, Sci-fi/Fantasy
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It’s been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth–an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go. Continue reading

Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

10194514Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry
Publication Date: July 31st 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
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“I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.” Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?” No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other…and yet so right.

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Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

25068467Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Published: May 19th 2015 by Del Rey
Rating: 3 Stars
Genre: Fantsay, Young Adult, Adult, Magic.
Source: Purchased from Book Depository
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Goodreads Summary
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
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