FRIDAY STARS – Your Weekly Must Knows 11/13/15

Happy Friday!  Below you will find:
What we just finished and loved!
What we are planning to read next.
An upcoming release, 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!

Just Finished and Loved

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters 5 Stars!  What an original little gem : this brilliant tale, served by a beautiful writing and a haunting atmosphere, is like nothing I’ve read before.  In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to sTances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, sheÆs forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first loveùa boy who died in battleùreturns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time. Anna’s Review

 

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Our Other Reviews:

4.5 Stars:
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins → Jen’s Review

3.5 Stars:
The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens → Anna’s Review
3 Stars:
The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens → Chelsea’s Review
To Professor, with Love (Forbidden Men #2) by Linda Kage → Chelsea’s Review

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Reading Next

Prayers for Rain (Kenzie & Gennaro #5) by Dennis Lehane – When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman in love with life, her suicide is the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction.  What Kenzie discovers is a sadistic stalker who targeted the woman and methodically drove her to her death – a monster that the law can’t touch. But Kenzie can. He and his former partner, Angela Gennaro, will fight a mind-twisting battle against the psychopath, even as he turns tricks on them…

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Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1) by Tracy Banghart – The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality.  Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill her days. Even flying her wingjet–the thing she loves most, aside from Calix–feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she’s recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping she’ll be stationed near Calix. But there’s a catch: She must disguise herself as a man named Aristos. There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there never will be.  Aris gives up everything to find Calix: her home. Her family. Even her identity. But as the war rages on, Aris discovers she’s fighting for much more than her relationship. With each injured person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true soldier–and the best flyer in the Atalantan Military. She’s determined to save her Dominion . . . or die trying.

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Upcoming Releases

Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler (Releases 11/17) – Reagan Forrester wants out – out of her trailer park, out of reach of her freeloading mother, and out of the shadow of the relationship that made her the pariah of Charytan, Kansas.  Victoria Reyes wants in – in to a fashion design program and a sorority, in to the arms of a cute guy who doesn’t go to Charytan High, and in to a city where she won’t stand out for being Mexican.  One thing the polar-opposite best friends do agree on is that wherever they go, they’re going together. But when they set off on a series of college visits at the start of their senior year, they quickly see that the future doesn’t look quite like they expected. After two years of near-solitude following the betrayal of the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart, Reagan falls hard and fast for a Battlestar Galactica-loving, brilliant smile-sporting pre-med prospective… only to learn she’s set herself up for heartbreak all over again. Meanwhile, Victoria realizes everything she’s looking for might be in the very place they’ve sworn to leave.  As both Reagan and Victoria struggle to learn who they are and what they want in the present, they discover just how much they don’t know about each other’s pasts. And when each learns what the other’s been hiding, they’ll have to decide whether their friendship has a future.

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

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Sales

$0.99


New Sale   4.5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

$1.99


New Sale   4 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

5 Stars!
Anna’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review
Anna’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

$2.99


4 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

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

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review
$3.99+

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

 4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

Chelsea’s Review
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Freebies

5 Stars!
Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review
 

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