Review: Dearest by Alethea Kontis


Title: Dearest (Woodcutter Sisters #3)
Author: Alethea Kontis
Release Date/Publisher: February 3rd 2015 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Finished: March 19th 2015
Pages: 320-hardcover-Library
1. Enchanted
2. Hero
3. Dearest

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In her third book about the delightful Woodcutter sisters, Alethea Kontis masterfully weaves “The Wild Swans,” “The Goose Girl,” and a few other fine-feathered fairy tales into a magical, romantic companion novel to Enchanted and Hero.

Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?

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The Sunday Post #9

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!

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Meowbox Subscription Box Review

I keep seeing all these subscription boxes over the internet, and I haven’t really found a book one I wanted to try since I’m so picky. I loved the idea of the Barkbox, but I don’t own a dog and I reached out online asking for a cat one. Little did I know one existed, Meowbox! I talked with them and they even gave me a 10% coupon to use! So of course I went for it. Continue reading

Review: Forever Grace by Linda Poitevin

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Title: Forever Grace (Ever After #2)
Author: Linda Poitevin
Release Date/Publisher: April 24th 2015 by Michem Publishing
Finished: May 4th 2015
Pages: 228-ARC eBook-given for review
1. Gwynneth Ever After
2. Forever Grace

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When injured police officer Sean McKittrick heads to his cottage, he’s planning on some much needed rest and recuperation. But the idyllic peace he expected to find is shattered by…children?

It’s not that Sean dislikes kids, he just isn’t interested in having any of his own. Or in settling down, for that matter. Ever. Unfortunately, the woman in charge of his young neighbors has an unsettling way of making him forget why.

Grace Daniels is attractive, single, and despite her brave face, overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for three nieces and a nephew. When she helps Sean out of a jam, he feels obliged to return the favor, but he soon realizes there’s more to this cobbled-together little family than meets the eye. Grace is hiding something, a secret that piques Sean’s cop suspicions—and stirs his protective instincts.

As Sean digs for the truth, however, the line between professional curiosity and personal interest becomes increasingly blurred. A family might not be quite what he had in mind for his future, but he’s beginning to wonder if he can live without this one…or if he wants to.

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Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen


Title: Beastkeeper
AuthorCat Hellisen
Release Date/Publisher: February 3rd 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Finished: March 8th 2015
Pages: 208-Hardcover-Library

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She’s grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn’t know that it’s magic her parents are running from.

When Sarah’s mother walks out on their family, all the strange old magic they have tried to hide from comes rising into their mundane world. Her father begins to change into something wild and beastly, but before his transformation is complete, he takes Sarah to her grandparents—people she has never met, didn’t even know were still alive.

Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family bloodlines, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast . . . unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever.

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