FRIDAY STARS – Your Weekly Must Knows 07/15/16

FRIDAY STARS – Your Weekly Must Knows 07/15/16

On Fridays, we take a look at what has happened around here in the last week, what’s coming up that we are excited about and anything else that we may have to share!
♥ Enjoy!

Giveaways:
Enter to win giveawayweawaken5 E-copies of WE AWAKEN  by Calista Lynne.  Enter → HERE.

 
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paper and fire giveaway Enter to win a A Paperback Copy of Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine for the release of Paper Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine. Enter → HERE.

 
 
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Just Finished and Loved:

the butterfly garden coverThe Butterfly Garden by Dot HutchisonAnna’s Review

5 Stars!  The Butterfly Garden is a disturbing, dark, unforgettable novel that you won’t be able to put down until the very end.

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.  In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.  When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.  As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…

 

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shadowland meg cabotShadowland (The Mediator #1) by Meg CabotChelsea’s Review

5 Stars!  Witty, light-hearted, fun, fast-paced, and humorous.

Suze is a mediator — a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won’t leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn’t seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.  But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it’s not that easy. There’s a ghost with revenge on her mind … and Suze happens to be in the way.

 

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wicked jennifer l armentroutWicked (A Wicked Trilogy #1) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutJen’s Review

5 Stars!  Wicked was seductive, insanely addicting and had moments that were oh so funny.

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.  Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.  Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.  But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

 

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4.5 Stars:
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West → Chelsea’s Review

4 Stars:
This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab → Anna’s Review

3 Stars:
Deceptions (Cainsville #3) by Kelley Armstrong → Anna’s Review

DNF:
How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler → Chelsea’s Review

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We also had a Top Ten Tuesday Post about A Little About Us. If you missed it, then you can check it out here.

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Reading Next:

To Have and To Hold Lauren Layne To Have and to Hold (The Wedding Belles #1) by Lauren Layne
Discovering her fiancé is an international con man just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Baldwin’s business—and breaks her heart. Now a pariah in Los Angeles, she seeks a fresh start in New York City and thinks she’s found it with her first bridal client, a sweet—if slightly spoiled—hotel heiress. Then she meets the uptight businessman who’s holding the purse strings.  Seth Tyler wishes he could write a blank check and be done with his sister Maya’s fancy-pants wedding. Unfortunately, micromanaging the event is his only chance at proving Maya’s fiancé is a liar. Standing directly in his way is the stunning blonde wedding planner whose practiced smiles and sassy comebacks both irritate and arouse him. He needs Brooke’s help. But can he persuade a wedding planner on a comeback mission to unplan a wedding? And more importantly, how will he convince her that the wedding she should be planning…is theirs?

 

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torn jennifer l armentrout wicked trilogyTorn (A Wicked Trilogy #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The story continues!  In the first book, Wicked, Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

 

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nevernight jay kristoff Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.  Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.  Now, a sixteen year old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic — the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church’s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.  Revenge.

 

 

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Upcoming Releases:

a world without you beth revisA World Without You by Beth Revis (Releases 7/19)
Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.”  At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age.  But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time — that he somehow left her in the past, and now it’s his job to save her.  

 

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torn jennifer l armentrout wicked trilogyTorn (A Wicked Trilogy #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Releases 7/19)
The story continues!  In the first book, Wicked, Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

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

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Sales:

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Jen’s Review

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Chelsea’s Review

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Jen’s Review
Chelsea’s Review

4 Stars!
Laura’s Review

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5 Stars!
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Chelsea’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Anna’s Review

Chelsea’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

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

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

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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

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4.5 Stars!
Chelsea’s Review

5 Stars!
Cheslea’s Review
Jen’s Review

4.5 Stars!
Anna’s Review

Anna’s Review
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2 Comments

  1. I snagged Wicked on sale and am looking forward to reading it! I love JLA!
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    • The banter is absolutely perfect and I loved Tink! I think he’s my favorite side character, well Deacon gets the 1st place but Tink comes in a very close 2nd. Enjoy! SO hot!

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