Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

33152795Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Time Travel
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Goodreads Summary
Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

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Review: Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

35133826Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
Publication Date: 
January 30th, 2018 by Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
 Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society.

Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. Continue reading

Review: Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

34218879Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers, #1) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: 
May 2nd, 2017 by Rennie Road Books
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: 
Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sports – Ice Hockey.
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A great goalie always makes the save, even when he’s taken a shot to the heart…

Mike Beacon is a champion at guarding the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never gotten over Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers’ office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.
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Review: Hard-Hitter by Sarina Bowen

33191880Hard-Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers, #2) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date:
January 3rd, 2017 by Rennie Road Books
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
 Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sports – Ice Hockey
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He’s a scrapper in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score…

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O’Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of fighting, O’Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He hides his pain from the coaching staff, but when his chronic muscle strain becomes too obvious to ignore, he’s sent for treatment with the team’s massage therapist.

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Review: Seeker by Veronica Rossi

23430477Seeker (Riders, #2) by Veronica Rossi
Publication Date:
May 16th, 2017 by Tor Teen
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: 
Young Adult, Fantasy.
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When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth.

She wasn’t losing her mind; she was gaining the Sight—the ability to see the future. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.

Until Sebastian.

Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake.

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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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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

Review: All Played Out by Cora Carmack

22249707All Played Out (Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack
Publication Date: 
May 12th, 2015 by William Morrow Paperbacks 
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports – American Football
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Goodreads Summary

First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.

Straight A’s? CHECK.

On track to graduate early? CHECK.

Social life? …..yeah, about that…. Continue reading