Book Review: Lizzie by Dawn Ius

** Update Sorry about how wonky my post was, I got a new phone and was trying to use it to post this and apparently it doesn’t like WordPress I am So sorry!!!!



Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes—a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle—Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.

Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&B’s staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spirit—even her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something that’s maybe more than friendship.

But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she can’t quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like she’s going mad…

My Review:

Everyone has heard of the the Nursery Ryme: “Lizzie Borden took a axe, gave her mother 40 wacks…” but did you know it was actually based on a true story? Well this book brings a story from the 1800’s into this century!

Dawns storytelling was a little different then what I am use to, using the word swipe alot kinda got annoying but I see why she did it!

I love how she did her research and but the details from Lizzie’s life and the trial! I really did feel like i was in the book seeing everything that was happening and ended up getting it and finishing it almost on the same day! I really did love it!

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The Awakened by Julian Cheek Blog Tour

Welcome back to my blog! Today will be my stop on The Awakened Blog Tour hosted by Faye Rogers. I am still in the process of reading this book however it is really good so far!


The Awakened by Julian Cheek

 The Awakened (1)


My name is Sam. I am nothing special but apparently if I don’t wake up, both this world and that other one will be destroyed. Nice One! All I wanted was to disappear into my own world and be left alone. But, No! Even THAT was taken away from me.

Well just wait. You want me to fight? I’ll show you “fight.”

You took the most important thing in my life away from me, and now I am coming for you.

Hidden away in your mountain stronghold, even the rocks around you will not stop me getting to you.

You started this war.

I am going to finish it!

Seventeen year old Sam just wants to be left alone!

He has enough to cope with in his invisible, suburban, existence without having some fantastic and, frankly, unasked-for, alternate reality drop into his life asserting that he has powers beyond his wildest dreams. And that unless he does something, both his world, and that of Muanga-Atua, will come to a horrible end. A terrifying episode one blustery night may be enough to start to erode the impregnable shell he thought he had built up around himself. A shell, not to keep others out, but to keep the rage in. Could he afford, as was the norm now, just to do nothing?

Information about the Book


Title: The Awakened (Ethereal #1)

Author: Julian Cheek

Release Date: 5th June 2018

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Format: Paperback

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Author Information:

Living  in  Petersfield,  Hampshire,  Julian  Cheek  has  worked  for  over  thirty  years  as  an  architect          working  on  several  major  projects  including  Mercedes  World,  a  competition  for  Battersea  Power  Station,  NikeTown  and  most  recently  a  high  rise,  Versace  branded  residential  building  in  London.  When  not  designing  he  is  embracing  his  other  creative  interests,  writing.  His  first  book,  You  should  not  wake  a  hibernating  Puff-Adder  (2011)  was  a  series  of  short  stories  inspired  by  his  childhood  growing  up  in  South  Africa.







Tour Schedule:

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Please do check out the other blogs in this tour:


Monday 4th June

Fiction Fascination

Tuesday 5th June

Cliste Bella

Wednesday 6th June

The Pewter Wolf

Thursday 7th June

An Awfully Big Adventure

Friday 8th June

Big Book Little Book

Saturday 9th June

YA Wonderlust Blog

Sunday 10th June

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Monday 11th June

JBronder Book Reviews

Tuesday 12th June

Charlotte Somewhere

Wednesday 13th June


Thursday 14th June

The September Issue

Friday 15th June


Sunday 17th June

Amy’s Bookish Life


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Award: The Unique Blogger Award!



Hello everyone!
I was nominated for another award! I can’t believe how amazing this blogging community is and I’ve made so many great friends. And one of the greatest bloggers I know, has nominated me for The Unique Blogger Award. beachbookworm is amazing and has awesome content on her blog and I ask that you please head over to her blog right now to see just how amazing she is! Thank you again!

The Rules:
1. Display the award!
2. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
3. Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
4. Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

My Questions:

1. When someone asks for just 1 book recommendation, what do you tell them?

Oh thats a hard one! I have enjoyed a lot of books, but If I had to choose just one it would be: Books, Boys and Revenge by Louise Cypress because I love how the main character is really relatable and deals with a lot of stuff that many people deal with in schools these day and it will show you how no matter what you can get through whatever it is your going through.

2. If you were to write about a different topic for your blog, what would it be?

If I would write about anything else rather than books, it would probably be about Movies. I am a big movie buff and watch a lot of different kinds of movies! actually that’s a real good idea for my next blog! lol

3. What new book release, this year, has been the biggest disappointment?

The biggest book I am disappointed about so far was The Empress by S.J. Kincaid I loved The Diabolic so much and even asked her to make another book because I wanted more but It kinda seemed a little rushed and way to much about politics! I might give it another chance but I might not!


I Nominate:

  1. Beth @Thebooksareeverwhere 
  2. Beach Bookworm
  3. Megan @Ginger Mom
  4. Novels and nonfiction
  5. thriftybibliophile
  6. Myths of the Mirror
  7. Darque Dreamer Reads
  8. Book Princess Reviews
  9. By Hook or By Book
  10. Plot Monster


My Questions for the bloggers:

  1. What is a book so amazing that you could talk about it forever and why?

  2. If you had the chance to write a book, what would it be about?

  3. If you could live anywhere in the real world, where would it be?


If you have already been nominated for this award and you don’t want to do it, that is completely fine. I promise my feelings won’t be hurt. I love all of your blogs and think that you deserve all the awards. Thanks so much for reading, cya!

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Blog Tour : Bite me by Louise Cypress Book Review

Title: BITE ME

Author: Louise Cypress

Pub. Date: May 14, 2018

Publisher: Louise Cypress

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 303

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

I fell in love with the slayer sent to destroy me. 
Morgan Taylor-Jackson can’t wait for high school to end. In six months she leaves for UCLA and says goodbye to La Jolla, California and her parents’ messy divorce. But when Morgan is bitten by a four-year-old boy, she becomes infected with a mysterious condition. Fever, insomnia, and a new bustline are only the beginning; Morgan morphs from nerd to bombshell.
As far as Van Xander is concerned, all vampires are evil, even the ones who reject human sacrifice and call themselves Puritans. When Helsing Incorporated sends Van to La Jolla to investigate the local coven, Morgan is his prime target. Pretending to be interested in her, Van asks Morgan out and puts her through a series of tests to determine her killer nature.
Morgan is thrilled to be dating a hot guy like Van and falls for him hard. As Van strings Morgan along, he grows increasingly guilty. Morgan is kind, compassionate, and a gooey romantic. Just as Van’s mind begins to change, evil forces threaten everything. When prom night arrives, there are only two ways out of the ballroom: death or immortality.

My review:

Louise Cypress Did it again! absolutely loved this book! I give this book 5 stars and would definitely would recommend to a friend! She is such an amazing Author and I have loved every book so far that I have read!

Sorry this post was posted so late, I am so sorry!

About Louise:

Louise Cypress believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. She has never met a vampire, but she has been to a Love Sucks concert on Valentine’s Day. Louise can often be found curled up with a romance novel on Saturday night, diet soda in hand, secretly wishing bustles were back in fashion. Louise lives in San Diego, California, where the beach is crowded and summer is immortal.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/21/2018- The Phantom Paragrapher– Review

5/21/2018- Mythical Books Excerpt


5/22/2018- Ya wonderlust– Review

5/22/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post


5/23/2018- The Young Girl Who Loved Books– Review

5/23/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Excerpt


5/24/2018- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

5/24/2018- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt


5/25/2018- K.L. Knovitzke – Author– Excerpt

5/25/2018- Parajunkee Interview


Week Two:

5/28/2018- To Be Read– Review

5/28/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview


5/29/2018- Two Points of Interest– Review

5/29/2018- The Howling Turtle– Guest Post


5/30/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Spotlight

5/30/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post


5/31/2018- Wonder Struck– Excerpt

5/31/2018- Jaime’s World– Spotlight


6/1/2018- The Book Girl– Interview

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Ya Indie Authors you should check out!

So today I wanted to try something different with my Blog and Give shout outs to the Indie Authors that are not so known by most of you! Most on this list I have Read and posted a review for their books!


Ya Authors:

Jennifer Bardsley:


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Shaila Patel:



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Dawn Husted: 



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Tobie Easton:



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Madeline Dyer:



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Cameron Jace:






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S.J. Kincaid:

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M.P. Kozlowsky:






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Kat Ross:







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Children’s Book Review: One Fish, Two Fish… By Dr. Seuss

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“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere” . . . So begins this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. Beginning with just five fish and continuing into flights of fancy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish celebrates how much fun imagination can be. From the can-opening Zans to the boxing Gox to the winking Yink who drinks pink ink, the silly rhymes and colorful cast of characters create an entertaining approach to reading that will have every child giggling from morning to night: “Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.


My Review:

I always wondered why I never bought my kids Dr. Seuss books, and tonight I finally realized why! Don’t get me wrong, these books are fun for the kids to learn how to rhyme and they have plenty of sight words in the books for kids to start reading, but they are complete and total nonsense!! Don’t get me wrong a lot of his books aren’t as bad but by the end of this one, your like WTF did I just read?

Tonight I just got done reading the one fish two fish red fish blue fish to my son, who by the way loves this book! By the end of the book I needed a drink to clear my head from all the nonsense this book had in it! (I even made a joke saying that I needed a drink that wasn’t pink and didn’t taste like ink) seriously?? Oh and by the way the only juice I have in the house happens to be pink! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 

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Book Review: Fighting Fate (Joining of Souls Book 2) by Shaila Patel



Empath Liam Whelan is determined to protect Laxshmi “Lucky” Kapadia, the girl he loves, at all costs–even if it means breaking her heart to keep her alive. Stopping the joining cold means Liam’s life is in danger from the Soul Seekers and the ruthless Minister Gagliardi who now has designs on Lucky. Liam has no choice but to find the strength to fight his desires, fight the joining, and fight fate.

After the unthinkable happened, Lucky’s “hallucinations” have been working double-time. Heartbroken and plagued by doubts, she meets a man who gives her a mind-blowing explanation for her predicament. Her apparent savior provides her with an escape from her hell: run away with him or return to her drab existence and watch Liam move on with her heart in his hands. All Lucky ever craved was to be in control of her own fate, but when her only choices fight against her heart, can she find the strength to battle for what she wants?


My Review:

I just want to say that I got this as an advanced reader copy, I received this book for an honest Review! I absolutely loved this book and wasn’t disappointed at all! I literally read this book in one day, I couldn’t put it down! This book is Book 2 of the joining souls series by Shaila Patel, the first book is called Soulmated! Which was also an amazing book!

However I am going to warn you It kinda ends with a cliffhanger and I wanted to throw my book (more like the tablet, since I have a Digital copy) I can’t wait for the next book in this series!



Check out my other links below for my Book review on book 1 in this series and a sneak peek into Fighting Fate!



Book Review: Soulmated (Joining Souls #1) By Shaila Patel (No Spoilers)

Book Spotlight February: Soulmated (Joining Souls #1) By Shaila Patel

Official Book Cover Reveal: Fighting Fate (Joining of Souls #2) by Shaila Patel

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