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In The Light Of Madness by Hemmie Martin

A murdered boy in a Cambridgeshire graveyard sets in motion an investigation into the local church and school, with suspicions of a cult murmured throughout the community. With their first case, DI Eva Wednesday and DS Jacob Lennox explore the various levels of desperation and malice that can stem from an unhappy or dissatisfied life, where no one takes responsibility for their actions. They quickly find that everyone harbors a secret which, left uncontrolled, can bring forth devastating self-destruction.-Goodreads
Average Rating: 4 Stars
My Rating: 4 Stars
Pages: 306

*I received a copy from in exchange for a honest review**

Hemmie Martin has a way of making the complex relationships her characters have come to life. She is also really talented at leaving the reader completely dumbfounded when the killer is revealed. 

I first read Rightful Owner, the second book in the DI Wednesday series, back in 2014 for a AuthorAmp review. Then I fell in love with Hemmie's writi…

Release Day Blitz: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon (Going Down in Flames #2)

Bridges Burned
By Chris Cannon
Release Date: January 19th 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 312
Average Rating: 4.22 stars

Don't just fight the system…burn it.

Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…

But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn't a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.

Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status…

Will Poole's Island by Tim Weed

New England, 1643. A meeting in the forest between a rebellious young Englishman and a visionary Wampanoag leads to a dangerous collision of societies, an epic sea journey, and the making of an unforgettable friendship.
Average Rating: 4.33 Stars
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars, Goodreads= 4/5
Pages: 184

**I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review**

Will Poole's Island by Tim Weed is a descriptive adventurous tale of growth, friendship, and freedom. A fellow Goodreads user named Troy said "What starts out as a classic coming of age tale unfolds into a meditation on culture clashes, spirituality, freedom, and trust." I completely agree and I could not have said it better myself. The reader gets to go on an adventure with a 17 year old Will and his mentor/friend Squamiset, a Native American. The reader get completely immersed into the vividly described story. This happens to be why I liked this novel so much. I love when a story is so vividly described that you …

January TBR!

Hi! I hope everyone had a good Holiday! My last week of 2014 flew by! I sadly did not complete my Goodreads goal of 50 books, but only by three I believe. So my Goodreads goal for this year is also 50 books! Maybe I can surpass that! You never know. Any way onto my TBR pile for January!

Since the start of January I have read two books, which are  Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink and Going Down in Flames by Chris Cannon! Both books were really good and I enjoyed them! In both books, there were characters I did not like. I gave them both a 4 stars out of 5. Ironically, both books are also the first book in a series!

I am currently reading three books, which are The Shinning by Stephen King, City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, and Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon. Bridges Burned is a ebook ARC, which I got for sent to me for review and the review will be up on the 27th, the release date. It is also the second book in the Going Down in Flames series. I am not far in either of the …

December Wrap Up and New Look!

December went by incredibility fast! I read a total of 13 books. I find that insane as I usually do not read as much! I didn't notice how much I read until I was gathering all the information I needed to write this post. But before I go into detail about the books I have read, I wanted to inform you all that I am in the process of trying to change the look of this blog. I do not know when I will finish as I started an internship and I am trying to read as much as possible. So if at any point my blog looks a little weird, I am sorry if it confuses anyone or looks strange. Any way, now on to the wrap up part of this wrap up post.

I started off December by finishing Stardust by Neil Gaiman, which was good and I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars. For this novel, I read a total of 119 pages. I think Gaiman is insanely good at world building and he did not disappoint with Stardust.

"Hopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane Victorian-English village on a q…

Top 14 Books of 2014!

**These are in no particular order**