Review of The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees (digital arc)




The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees


Pan’s Labyrinth meets The Hazel Wood in this novel about a girl with terrifying visions and a wish-granting witch whose lives collide in the most unexpected of ways.

The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She’s desperate to know more–until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game.

To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns.

The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea’s and the Witch’s paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?

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Down the TBR Hole #68


Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go


I’m going to start doing these a little differently to save picture space/time.  I’ll still list all 15-20 books, but I’m only going to add a few pictures.  It will likely be the books I’m keeping unless there are none for the week.  Then I’ll add a few random ones so it’s not super boring.

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Blog Tour for Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry (Q&A and giveaway)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Between Before & After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.  I’ll be sharing a Q&A with the author today and there will be a giveaway.


Between Before and After

by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Publisher: BLINK

Release date: February 5, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Mystery



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10 ARCs I would probably sell my soul to get!


I’ll be honest.  There are a ton of arcs that I would love to have.  My eyes are getting worse, so I really need to take breaks from reading on my kindle and picking up a physical book helps.  I also read them quicker and I love being able to take pictures and hold a book in my hands.  There is nothing better.


I decided to narrow my list down to my top ten.  I didn’t include any books coming out soon, nor did I include any from next fall/winter.  I believe all of these are spring/summer books.  There are a couple that I think are early September.



Swipe Right For Murder by Derek Milman

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Release Week Blitz for We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott (giveaway)




We Told Six Lies released this week!  This release week blitz is being hosted by Chapter By Chapter Blog Tours.


We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen


We Told Six Lies

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Review of Heroine by Mindy McGinnis (digital arc)




Heroine by Mindy McGinnis


A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope. 

When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she’s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there.

The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good.

With a new circle of friends—fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill—Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue.

But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.

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Blog Tour for Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway (giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.


Dark of the West (Glass Alliance #1)

by Joanna Hathaway

Publisher: Tor Teen

Release Date: February 5th 2019

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult


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Can’t Wait Wednesday 2/6/19




Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.



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January 2019 Challenge Updates


I joined a lot of reading challenges for 2019, so I want to try to update every month with what I’ve done towards the goals.


2019 Asian Challenge:  2 of 11

Goodreads Challenge:  12 of 100

Audiobook Challenge:  0 of 5

2019 New Release Challenge:  10 of 50 (these were all arcs of books being published in 2019)

TBR and Beyond Yearly Challenge:  5

Pages Read Challenge:  4,224 of 36,000

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