FRIDAY STARS – Your Weekly Must Knows 01/01/16

Happy New Year! *throws confetti*  Here’s hoping your 2016 is filled with lots of wonderful books!
And Happy Friday!  Below you will find:
giveaway!
What we just finished and loved!
What we are planning to read next.
And of course the latest sales and freebies, which we have either read or have on our to-read lists.
♥ Enjoy!

Giveaway:

Enter to win a $15 Amazon Giftcard for the cover reveal of The Uprising by T.H. Hernandez → here

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Just Finished and Loved

Kiss the Sky (Calloway Sisters #1) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie – 5 Stars!  INSTANT. BOOK. BOYFRIEND. INSTANT. FAVORITE. ‘Nuff said.  Virgin. Sex addict. Daredevil. Alcoholic. Smartass … Jackass. Her five friends are about to be filmed. Reality TV, be prepared.  Rose Calloway thought she had everything under control. At twenty-three, she’s a Princeton graduate, an Academic Bowl champion, a fashion designer and the daughter of a Fortune 500 mogul. But with a sex addict as a sister and roommate, nothing comes easy.  After accepting help from a producer, Rose agrees to have her life filmed for a reality television show. The Hollywood exec is her last chance to revive her struggling fashion line, and boundaries begin to blur as she’s forced to make nice with a man who always has his way.  Twenty-four-year-old Connor Cobalt is a guy who bulldozes weak men. He’s confident, smart-as-hell and lives with his equally ambitious girlfriend, Rose Calloway. Connor has to find a way to protect Rose without ruining the show. Or else the producer will get what Connor has always wanted–Rose’s virginity.  Chelsea’s Review

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Our Other Reviews:

4 Stars:
On the Island (On the Island #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves  Jen’s Review
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller  Anna’s Review

3.5 Stars:
Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer  Jen’s Review

3 Stars:
On the Island (On the Island #1)by Tracey Garvis-Graves  Chelsea’s Review

We also talked about our Top Ten Books That We Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under Our Tree This Year & our Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016.

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Reading Next

 

Shutter by Courtney Alameda – Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat — a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She’s aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera’s technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.  When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn’t exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she’s faced before . . . or die trying.  Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.

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Upcoming Releases

Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken (Releases 01/05) – Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn’t even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time.  Etta wakes, confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies–the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have ensnared her in their web.  Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them, and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the mysterious traveler. But as they draw closer to each other and the end of their search, the true nature of the object, and the dangerous game the Ironwoods are playing, comes to light–threatening to separate her not only from Nicholas, but her path home… forever.

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Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard (Releases 01/05) – On a continent ruled by three empires, everyone is born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries long war is about to end, the balance of power-and the failing health of all magic-will fall on the shoulders of a mythical pair called the Cahr Awen.  The biggest thing on Safi and Iseult’s minds is saving money for their planned future in the Hundred Isles. Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the emotional Threads binding the world. Safi, on the other hand, is a Truthwitch-she always knows when a person is telling a lie. A powerful magic like that is something people would kill to have on their side-or to keep off their enemy’s side-and so Safi cannot even admit what she truly is.  With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and a ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must rise above their doubts and fight to learn who they are and what they are made of, if they are going to stay alive and preserve the balance of their world.

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

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Sales

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