The Spirit Breather by Bekah Harris – Review

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What I Loved:

The fantasy world that has been created in The Spirit Breather is intense and wonderful. I loved the Native American aspects that are so perfectly placed in the story. They complimented the overall plot and gave the world a base for the reader to understand the story through.

How I Felt:

This book was so much fun! I felt completely drawn into the story from page 1. The first moments are filled with action and character development, I felt immersed immediately!

The characters are built to make you want to connect with them. Joseph seems dark and broody, but you also want to get to know him. He can easily be a character you end up with a crush on. Emily is just this wonderful girl with a determination and fire that was intriguing and made me like her so much.

The bad guys were the Raven Mockers. They are these terrible shape-shifting creatures that get their energy and sustain life through human souls. From the first action scene in the book, the reader gets a terrifying view of how these creatures shift and what they are capable of. Hats off to Bekah Harris’ descriptive abilities here too. I could visualize every change in their body as they morphed from human to bird. I’m still shivering a bit as I write this. These powerful storytelling skills continue throughout the entire book!

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Wobbly Willie Bakes a Cake by Richard Quisenberry – Kids Book Review

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What I Loved:

Wobbly Willie Bakes a Cake shows children how important friends are. I loved that Willie wanted to make his friend’s birthday so special. It created a nice story for a child.

How I Felt:

The main character, Willie, has such a big heart. I like how he can be a role model for a child. He is caring, kind, and determined. When he realizes he can’t do something all by himself, he isn’t afraid to ask for help. I think children will connect with him and enjoy his personality.

The diversity throughout the other characters is wonderful to see in a children’s book. I find this happening more and more with new releases of children’s books, and I love that kids are finally getting a real view of what their social circles, and families, look like in books.

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Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque – Review and Interview

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What I Loved:

Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday had so many elements to the story that are great for children! There was family, doing the right thing, trying to help, and being honest. I loved how all of these topics were woven into the story!

How I Felt:

The characters center around a brother and sister, Bugsy and Aly. Bugsy believes that he is only able to play golf well with his special golf ball. He doesn’t have the confidence in himself to be able to play well without it. Aly has a good heart with well-intended actions. I liked that her emotions showed a real love for her brother. She wanted him to do well but also wanted him to see that he could believe in himself.

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Shakespeare Burning by Charisse Moritz – Review

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What I Loved:

This was a raw story. It is a YA genre, but I would definitely say it’s a mature young adult story. I loved that this felt like a real-life high school situation. This reminded a bit of how high school actually was.

How I Felt:

The characters are heartbreaking, yet heartwarming. Cleo comes from a home life that leaves her broken and bruised. She’s a kick-butt kind of girl that does what she needs to for survival. In a book about a house fire that destroyed so much, Cleo is a different spark of fire that Shake needs in his life. Shake is angry and lost. The deaths of his family have torn him apart and he doesn’t know where to go from here. Together, they made an odd, yet perfect pair.

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Legends of the Lost Causes Series by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester – Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the Legends of Lost Causes Series Blog Tour hosted by Rock Star Book Tours!

What I Loved About This Series:

The adventure and excitement in Legends of Lost Causes Series was perfect for middle-grade readers! I loved the mixture of old west location and fantasy creatures. It created an excellent story that a young reader would love!

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Legends of the Lost Causes by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester

How I Felt:

Legends of the Lost Causes features Keech and Sam, two orphans living in the wild west. The time frame and bad-guys for this book make it extremely unique. Set in the 1850s, it has that old feel, yet there are zombie-ish outlaws and magic. The two together created this amazing adventure that I’m sure little readers will love.

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Not According to Plan by A.M. Madden – Review and Giveaway

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What I Loved:

I love this twist on a romance storyline! A one-night-stand turned into a pregnancy and love story was adorable, and I loved it! One other thing I just adored about this book was the cover! I just think it’s utterly fabulous and I was drawn to the book from that alone!

How I Felt:

The characters were so lovable in this story. Jade, our female lead, has no interest in love. She is focused on her career. When life throws her curve-balls though, we find how adaptable to change she can be. I liked her strength and determination in all things life gave her. Max is also not looking for love, and yet love seems to find him. He’s a wonderful love interest, and I loved his strength of character. He was willing to commit to the situation and I appreciated that so much. Together, Jade and Max make a fabulous pair and they were so fun to read about.

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Quarantined? Here is a list of Free or $0.99 Books!

Feed Your Reader Informational Blog Tour is hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions!

With the entire country under an essential house arrest until further notice, I know that our house has been on the hunt for new things to do and read. I have been on the hunt for new books to fill up my e-reader without spending a ton of money. I was so excited to find out that there are a ton of options that are free to download or cost just $0.99! Here is a compiled list of where to find these great books!

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Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time by C. Michael Morrison – Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time blog tour
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What I Loved:

I love a good time travel book and that is exactly what I got with Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time! I enjoyed how they traveled through time and how the time travel worked. It was all lovely!

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Notes to My Son by Eric Lynn – Review and Giveaway

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What I Loved:

I loved the concept and execution of Notes to My Son. Written in the form of 25 letters to his son, Eric Lynn shares advice on life, being a dad, and so much more. I loved the way he put his feelings down as a tribute to his son.

How I Felt:

The letters, or notes, that Lynn has compiled for his son are broken up into 25 unique pieces. I have found that these really stayed with me after I finished. There is a lot of wonderful advice for people of all ages in this book.

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A Reason for Living by Julian Jingles – Review and Giveaway

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What I Loved:

I really enjoyed the location for A Reason for Living. Set in Kingston, Jamaica in the 1960s, there were Civil Rights movements happening, and I really liked reading a story that was surrounded by this time in history. It was a new subject for me, and I appreciated learning about the events of the time and how people reacted to them.

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Run Girl Run by Willow Rose – Review and Giveaway

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What I Loved:

I loved this book! Run Girl Run had such an interesting twist to the story! It felt like a mystery with some paranormal aspects added, and it made the story excellent!

How I Felt:

The Characters: Harry Hunter is back again! He continues to be such a great main character for this series! His devotion to his job, and his family, makes him so lovable. I like that his character seems to skirt the edges of the right and wrong line. He’s willing to do what needs to be done to get the job done. I also liked the additional storylines around his wife and his daughter in this book. It helped to fill out Harry as a person, and his daughter’s story was so interesting!

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One Woman Falling by Melanie Campbell – Book Review

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Welcome to the One Woman Falling book tour hosted by JustRead Tours!

What I Loved:

One Woman Falling was such an emotionally impactful book, it almost hurt to read. I am so impressed with Melanie Campbells’s ability to write about the topic of domestic violence with such beautiful words. I was so drawn into this book and it deeply touched me.

How I Felt:

The characters felt so real in this story. Melanie Campbell created Cassie Peterson, a woman living a life filled with domestic abuse and made her come to life on the pages. Her story takes the reader through the emotional impact domestic abuse has on a person. Cassie comes to realize that she is worthy of love and that this relationship is not a loving one. Her faith helps to guide her to understand her own strength and empower her to make a change.

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