FRIDAY STARS – Your Weekly Must Knows 10/09/15

Happy Friday!  Below you will find:
Two giveaways!
What we just finished and loved and all of had at least one 5 Star book that we fell in love with!
What we are planning to read next.
Upcoming releases, in the next week, that we are extremely excited about!
And of course the latest sales and freebies, which we have either read or have on our to-read lists.
♥ Enjoy!

Giveaways

Fractured Suns Blitz BannerLAST DAY to enter to win one ebook copy of either Broken Skies (Broken Skies #1) OR Fractured Suns (Broken Skies #2) by Theresa Kay – winner’s choice → → Click Here

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irresistibly-yours-virtual-tour-1Enter to win a Loveswept Ebook Bundle→ Click Here

Just Finished and Loved

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler – 5 Stars! Oh dear sweet baby Jesus…this was just too good. The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.  Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: an ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.  Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.  When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them…  Chelsea’s Review

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Our Other Reviews:

4.5 Stars:
Irresistibly Yours (Oxford #1) by Lauren Layne → Jen’s Review

4 Stars:
Gone, Baby, Gone (Kenzie & Gennaro #4) by Dennis Lehane → Chelsea’s Review

3.5 Stars:
The Screaming Starcase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud → Anna’s Review

2 Stars:
The Carnelian Legacy (Carnelian #1) by Cheryl Koevoet → Jen’s Review

 

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Reading Next

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa – In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.  Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.  Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.  Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.  Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

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A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern – Emily has always been the kind of girl who tries to do the right thing—until one night when she does the worst thing possible. She sees Belinda, a classmate with developmental disabilities, being attacked. Inexplicably, she does nothing at all.  Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. Soon, Lucas and Emily begin to feel like maybe they’re starting to make a real difference. Like they would be able to do the right thing if they could do that night all over again. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

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The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud – The story continues….in the first book, The Screaming Staircase, A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren”t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see—and eradicate—these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall”s legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud”s internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

 

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Upcoming Releases

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sara Raasch – The story continues! In the first book, Snow Like Ashes, Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.  Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter’s future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again.  So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics—and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

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Check out our list of upcoming releases that we can’t wait for→ Click Here

 

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Sales

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5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

$1.99


New Sale 4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

New Sale 4 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

New Sale

New Sale

5 Stars!
Anna’s Review

5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review
Anna’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Laura’s Review

Chelsea’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

$2.99


New Sale 5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review
Laura’s Review

New Sale 4.5 Stars!
Cheslea’s Review

5 Stars!
Anna’s Review
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review
 
$3.99

 

 

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