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Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren

I want to start this off with Horror Hotel is SUCH a fun read! Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Book tours for having me on this tour! For all my spooky/mystery lovers out there this book is for you. The first thing that captivated me about this book was of course the cover, I mean just look at it! I absolutely loved all the little details in this that hinted at true crime, horror, and mystery all in one. I will admit I was a little worried about the characters all being seniors in high school I usually tend to stay away from books with those types of settings but I’m pleased to say that did not get in the way of this story at all! If anything it actually accented the setting and set the pace for lots of spooky factor more than an adult cast of characters would. Horror Hotel is delightfully spooky and just gruesome enough for all types of horror fans. I really enjoyed the writing in this all the depictions of the ghosts had me looking over my shoulder – also I 1000000% recommend the audio book it just really brings this story to life- and theres a full cast of narrators!

Over all I would rate Horror Hotel a 5 out of 5 stars. It checked all of my boxes: spooky, keeps the reader engaged within the setting, fast paced, a related cast of characters (I adored Emma!!) and a very satisfying turn of events! Make sure to grab your copies of Horror Hotel which is out now – Amazon , Barnes & Noble , Book Depository, Indigo & IndieBound. And make sure to add it to your GoodReads! And If you don’t believe me just check out my mood board! and make sure to read the synopsis below.

Horror Hotel

This addictive YA horror about a group of teen ghost hunters who spend the night in a haunted LA hotel is The Blair Witch Project for the TikTok generation.

When the YouTube-famous Ghost Gang—Chrissy, Chase, Emma, and Kiki—visit a haunted LA hotel notorious for tragedy to secretly film after dark, they expect it to be just like their previous paranormal huntings. Spooky enough to attract subscribers—and ultimately harmless.

But when they stumble upon something unexpected in the former room of a gruesome serial killer, they quickly realize that they’re in over their heads.

Sometimes, it’s the dead who need our help—and the living we should fear.

Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to read the way you want to read it.

Authors Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren

About the authors:

Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren are an award-winningcoauthor duo who write edgy rom-coms and frightening horror with plenty of smooching, friendship and movie references. Originally hailing from Ohio and Texas, respectively, they met in an online writing workshop where their friendship quickly blossomed into a partnership demanding they live in the same state. Now they both work and write in too-sunny Los Angeles, CA. Victoria lives with her fiancé and their two cat children and co-runs a PR agency with her other best friend in her spare time. Faith eats home baked goods made by her husband, raises a wolf-loving son, and wrangles two scruffy dogs, while also working as a book coach and developmental editor, and writing YA and women’s fiction under her real name Rebekah Faubion.

Author Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/victoriaxfaith

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victoriaxfaith/

Victoria’s Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21368841.Victoria_Fulton Faith’s Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21368842.Faith_McClaren

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan can be described in three words for me – magical, romantic and fierce. The story follows Xingyin in her path of self discovery and its just been so empowering seeing the trials she goes through and how in the end she is stronger and truer to herself. This post is for my tour stop for Turn the Pages Tours and I am so delighted to tell you all my favorite quote! I’ve been tabbing the book like you could not believe because Sue Lynn Tan’s writing is so beautiful and whimsical I just can’t get over it.

In this night filled with stars, I would chart my own path to blaze across the sky.

That quote is from chapter 14, page 171 and I immediately wanted to save it and create something for it. This book has become one of my favorite books EVER so far and it’s such a pleasure for me to be on this tour! Without giving away spoilers one of my favorite things about this book is how Xingyin refuses to follow a path that is not of her own choosing. She will not follow another or anything other than what she desires and the one thing she desires above all is seeing her mother free. The pacing of this book is also magnificent! Xingyin is one of the immortals and we get to see more than just a small fraction of her life span and because of this Daughter of the Moon Goddess feels different than any other YA novel.

My nails dug into my palm. I was more than this ill-fated love. I would not let this define me. I had a family to think of, my own dreams to fulfill…and a nine-headed serpent to slay on the morrow.

I could go on and on about Daughter of the moon Goddess and im on page 233, imagine once Im finished?! and besides it would be better if you read and it and went on this journal with Xingyin for yourself.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess is out now – released on January 11th – published by Harper Voyager and available at Barnes and noble, Amazon and other major book retailers. Make sure to add it to your TBR’s on goodreads and my new favorite Literal. Below I’ll include the synopsis and author info!

A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm.

Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.

Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.

To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. But when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess begins an enchanting, romantic duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic—where love vies with honor, dreams are fraught with betrayal, and hope emerges triumphant.

Author info

Sue Lynn Tan writes fantasy inspired by the myths and legends she fell in love with as a child. Born in Malaysia, she studied in London and France, before settling in Hong Kong with her family.

Her love for stories began with a gift from her father, her first compilation of fairytales from around the world. After devouring every fable she could find in the library, she discovered fantasy books – spending much of her childhood lost in magical worlds. When not writing or reading, she enjoys exploring the hills and reservoirs of Hong Kong, the temples, beaches and narrow winding streets here.

Her debut, Daughter of the Moon Goddess, will be published by Harper Voyager in early 2022, with a sequel to come. It is an enchanting fantasy of love and family, immortals and magic – inspired by the beloved Chinese legend of Chang’e flying to the moon upon taking the elixir of immortality.

Sue Lynn can be reached on Instagram @SuelynnTan, or on her website www.suelynntan.com.

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Storyteller By Savanna Roberts

First I want to start this by saying that Savanna Roberts has not only become one of my favorite authors in this season of my life but she’s also become one of my friends thanks to the bookstagram community, she’s over all such a sweet soul and everyone should read her books!

I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy of Storyteller which is the second book in Quelmirian Duology and I’m so so so happy with how this Duology ended.

If you’ve read my review of the first book (Villager) you know how much I liked this story to begin with, Savanna has a talent for making the story flow without making it feel too rushed or too slow.

The freaking Character Development UGH I love it so much. Viviana, Nex, Tyde, Tina, and Reeve all grow so much in this book I don’t know how Savanna managed it but wow I some how loved them all so much more. Without giving any spoilers, I want to say that the resolution to the problem in this story was definitely well thought out and the ending gives the world room to grow and you can just feel the happiness at the end of this.

Now, I will say – I cried. Ohhhh this book made me cry at one point (Savanna how dare you, you genius) I made the mistake of finishing it on my way home while on public transport and I had to try sooooo hard to hold it in so people wouldn’t think I was crazy haha this book also made me laugh, smile, and got to my heart.

The characters are all very likable and the villainous rival was well done – and mean as all hell.

This is a story about adventure, hope and even forgiveness.

I absolutely loved this duology and im very happy that it got such a beautiful ending.

Over all 4/5 stars and would definitely recommend!

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The Girl The Sea Gave Back

The Stones Don’t Lie

The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young has to be one of my favorite books of 2019. There are so many reasons to love this book and this wasn’t even a tough decision to make when trying to review it. – 5 out of 5 stars – I was fortunate enough to receive and ARC of Sea from Netgalley so before I get into it I want to thank Netgalley and Wednesday Books!

Now I do want to say one thing before I get into my review, I have heard a couple people aren’t happy with this book and in its defense I want to say – Stop comparing it to Sky In The Deep. Sea is also set in the same universe as Sky but in no way is it the same type of story. Sea is definitely more character centered than Sky so the events that play out in Sea are not as fast paced. Also both are very different characters and Tova is by no means a warrior and it’s pretty clear from the start.

NOW, that being said, I want to give you my reasons for loving this book SO much. This story was such a visually appealing story to me, Tova’s ability to read the stones and notice the omens was actually a really good build up of the story in my opinion. I also felt like the mysticism in this book was done so well I could basically see it all playing out in my head as I was reading it. As a reader I feel like the pace of the story was fine for the kind of story this was, again its not about the actually fighting this is story of a people who grew too big and too powerful and to say it plainly, got too chummy.

What lies in the future for the Svell?

In the future, there are no Svell.

I want to dive into the characters of course, to start off – Tova. She is a character that has grown up difficultly, hated and feared but has also grown up fearing for her own life. She IS strong but not in the way most people I think want her to be. Her ability is of course super cool and I loved her chapters because she is more of an inward character than she is an outward character because shes had to internalize everything. Even the man who practically raised her, Jorrund, wouldn’t truly defend her before his own people. The details in her chapters were also my favorite – The Spinners, the Nighthawk, her stones and their meaning – it was all very interesting and watching from her perspective how the people of the Svell fall into their own destiny trying to avoid it was , to be honest, very entertaining to me.

Halvard and the Nadhir- aka my faves – I was of course rooting for them the whole time during this story and what can I even say about Halvard as a character? His whole story and his internal turmoil about having to some day lead his clan and the problems ahead just made his character all the more admirable, if that makes sense? I just really loved Halvard (wait till you read the fight scenes holy crap) I love that regardless of the fact that he has to lead these people and pretty much doesn’t want to he steps up and not only fights a long side them but he’s also not a tyrant when he had all the opportunity to be one. There are of course other characters in the story like The Kyrr (who btw are terrifying? Yeah just wanted to add that in there. They aren’t messing around) Halvards family – who I love because of reasons. Adrienne Young has such a smooth way of bringing everything and everyone together by the end of it in my opinion, catch me reading her books forever.

Augua ór tivar. Ljá mir sýn.

Eye of the gods. Give me Sight.

The world building is without a doubt one of my favorites!! The whole Mythology of the gods and the spinners was done so well. From the language to the stories of the spinners, the omens and the nighthawk. Tova’s visions and even and did I mention the spinners? The. Fight. Scenes. oh my wOW. I’m a sucker for a good battle scene and this book did not disappoint me!! I want to quote one so bad but I won’t spoil it. Over all The Girl The Sea Gave Back impressed me thoroughly and Adrienne Young has me forever.

Just please please please remember that this book is not a continuation of the events in Sky this is simply in the same world and of course the events in Sky are mentioned and some characters are involved but don’t judge this one based off of that one. The Girl The Sea Gave Back gets 5 starts from me and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who loves fantasy and vikings!