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MONDAY REVIEWS - AFTER THE WOODS BY KIM SAVAGE

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week I am reviewing After the Woods by Kim Savage! Thanks to Raincoast Books for sending me an eARC to review. All opinions are my own.




I don't know how I feel about this book.

On one hand, it was different and I enjoyed it. On the other hand, it wasn't at all what I was expecting and not really a psychological thriller.
I liked the concept, but I think that it wasn't really well executed. I thought we were going to get Olivia's POV but we got Julia's. And I felt like the synopsis was making it out to be Liv's story, not Julia's.

I also felt like there wasn't any mystery. The assaulter was caught and dies in jail. End of story. There wasn't anything to worry about. If we didn't know what happened to him, if he was still on the loose, then I think the story would have been more suspenseful.

Overall this story was just okay. I don't even know what happens at the end of book, with Oliv…

TBR Tuesday - On a Thursday! - February 23

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So because of my blog tour post for The Winner's Kiss, I had to bump my TBR Tuesday post to today! I didn't want to leave it out of this week because there are a ton of great books out this week!

After the Woods by Kim Savage

I was able to read an eARC of this book back in November, and my full review will be posted next Monday, but I will say that I didn't love this book. I didn't hate it either though. I just felt confused at the end, and I felt like because we learn fairly early on that the alleged predator dies in his jail cell, there wasn't much suspense in this book. It was mainly the psychological dynamic of being attacked, which, while interesting, wasn't what I was expecting. Overall, good but not great.

Firstlife by Gena Showalter

While this book has some very mixed reviews on Goodreads, the premise seems interesting. I haven't even read it and already having existential questions popping into my head about whether or not this "…

Top 5 Wednesday - Worst Love Interests

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I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it. 

This week's topic is top 5 worst love interests. I had a bit of a struggle coming up with this list, because, for the most part, I go along with the main love interest that the author choses. For the sake of getting 5 choices, I'm going to include love triangles/side romances that I didn't like and also didn't pan out.
Aspen from The Selection by Kiera CassI think part of me always had a sneaking suspicion that it wasn't going to work out for Aspen and America. She went to the Selection and if she did come back, she just didn't seem too thrilled with being with Aspen, even though they had such a connection. In my mind, she would never go back to him, so I didn't even think of him as a possible love interest for her after a while.


Lara Jean from To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanI have ranted on and on ab…

The Winner's Kiss Blog Tour - Favourite Literary Kiss

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I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for The Winner's Kiss! It is my very first one, and I had a blast coming up with this post! To help promote the finale to this wonderful series, I was asked to share my favourite literary kiss. I don't know about you, but picking one is no small feat!




This may be a weird choice, but my favourite literary kiss is from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I know, of all the books I've read, I chose this one. This was one of the first books that revived my love of reading, after drifting away for a few years.


Peeta and Katniss obviously! #EverLark



This is my favourite literary kiss because it was the first kiss that I had read than made me feel something physically. At this point in the book, Peeta is recovering from an injury, they are in the thick of the Games, emotions are running high. I distinctly remember reading this kiss for the first time, swooning. It isn't until later that we learn of Peeta's fee…

Monday Reviews - A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an eARC of this book for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


I do have to say, that this was even better than the first book!

The characters developed even more, Kell weighed done by his guilt, and Lila being mischievous as ever!
This book is centred around a tournament of sorts, called the Element Games. This tournament is filled with kick-butt magic fighting, and brings together the cast of characters from the first book. 
And there's a twist that I definitely did not see coming, I don't want to say anything because I think it is definitely better to not know anything

Ahh I don't want to say too much because of spoilers and the fact that this is a second book, but you definitely need to read this series. And I definitely need the next book BECAUSE THAT ENDING!!
So yeah, overall, read this series!!

TBR Tuesday - February 16

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I am back with another TBR Tuesday, this week with 6 great titles that you definitely need to check out!

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

I am so pumped for this book! I loved her Defiance trilogy, and I cannot wait for this Snow White and the Huntsman retelling!!

Riders by Veronica Rossi

I was lucky enough to get a 3-chapter sampler of this book from Raincoast Books and while it was only 14 pages long I really enjoyed it, as well as her debut trilogy Under the Never Sky. Plus, who isn't fascinated by the Four Horsemen? Supernatural anyone?

The Widow by Fiona Barton

I was also received an ARC of this book and, for the most part, enjoyed it! I think it focused more on the suspense aspect than the thriller aspect, but I still liked it! You can read my full review here.

Take The Fall by Emily Hainsworth

This book sounds really interesting! There's some mixed reviews but I think its an interesting take on the ever popular thriller, teaming up with the number one suspec…

Monday Reviews - City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! Thanks so much to Penguin Random House for sending me a copy of City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong for review, all opinions are my own.


Well, despite the fact that it took 2 weeks for me to finish this book, I did quite enjoy it!

The premise was very interesting, running away to a place where no one knows, disappearing from society. Plus, when that place begins to show signs of a serial killer?

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It is set in my home country, Canada, so that was a fun bonus! I don't know if I've read too many books set in Canada.

For the most part, I enjoyed the characters, they were deep, all very clearly troubled by their pasts. Some of the villagers were escaping abusive relationships, others crimes such as murder.

This was a thriller, and the main focus was finding out who the serial killer was. At first, I thought I knew, but as the story progressed, I became less and less sure. By the time it was halfway th…

Monday Reviews - The Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week I am reviewing The Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow, which comes out tomorrow! Thanks to Raincoast Books for providing me with an e-ARC of this book for review. All opinions are my own!



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Ugh.

So I didn't know what to expect from the synopsis of this book. Actually, that's a lie. I thought I was getting a gripping thriller about a girl who saves her kidnapped friend.

WRONG!

This book was about doomsday preppers.

Now, this is not the sort of book I would have picked up normally. And I know why.

Aside from the ridiculous idea of the 'Madagascar Plague' this book had an annoying main character and none of the supporting characters were remotely interesting, except maybe Peter.

I just felt like some of the scenes were written sloppily and could have be changed to make more sense. I really wanted to love this book. I thought it was going to be a mystery of a girl saving the …