Book Review: Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

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Rating:  4.5/5 Bookworms

Short and Sweet Summary: When Janey’s business partner, Beau, tells her that she’s out of a job until she loses thirty pounds, she’s willing to try anything and everything to lose it quickly.

Genre: Humor

My Review:

“I have friends who look at my Instagram and then say things to me like, ‘You have the most perfect life.’ I’m the first one to tell you that the way someone’s life looks on Insta is bullshit. Real life doesn’t come with filters.”

I was so excited when I saw that Book Sparks was doing a Pop-Up Blog Tour for FITNESS JUNKIE because I had been absolutely dying to read it! All of my friends had nothing but rave reviews for it and I couldn’t wait to dive in. I love that this book confronts all of the ridiculous health and fitness fads in a satirical way and you’ll find yourself laughing and nodding along to all of the craziness. This book is a conversation starter that will hopefully lead to change.
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Book Review: Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds

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Rating: 3.75 Bookworms

Short and Sweet Summary: When life begins to get too overwhelming Miles starts to think that maybe the superhero life isn’t for him. However, something is amiss in his school and he needs to figure out what it is before it’s too late.

Genre: YA Sci-Fi Superheroes

My Review:

 Miles rolled the mask over his forehead, over his eyes. For a split second, darkness. Then he lined up the holes so his vision cleared and continued stretching it over his nose, mouth, and chin. He looked at himself in the mirror. Spider-Man.

Wow, you guys! This was the first time I’ve picked up a middle grade book since well…. middle school! But how could I not?! It was freaking Spider-Man/Miles Morales and the iconic Jason Reynolds wrote it! Win, win, win!
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Book Review: Leona: The Die Is Cast by Jenny Rogneby

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Rating: 3.75  Bookworms

Short and Sweet Summary: After a seven-year-old girl robs a bank Detective Leona Lindberg is put on the case to solve the mystery.

Genre: Crime Thriller

My Review:

Should I simply tell it the way it was? That the Leona that most people knew was not me. That since I was little I had mechanically imitated other people to learn to fit in. Be accepted. That I couldn’t handle it anymore.

Leona is unlike any character that I’ve ever read before. I’m relatively new to the crime/thriller/suspense genre and it’s been a fascinating journey. Please take this review with a grain of salt because as a newbie I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. I’m still getting used to the main character having no redeemable qualities, such as Leona. I believe that people generally try to find the best in others but try as I might Leona is simply not a good person. One might say that her one good characteristic is her fondness for children but at the end of the day she’ll still put her own needs above the needs of others, including her own children.
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Cover Reveal: Amnesty by Cambria Hebert

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Release Date: August 18
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Synopsis:

There’s freedom in remembering.

My past is a double-edged sword.
Damned if I do remember, damned if I don’t.
Remembering beyond the horrors I already have will change me. Change us.
But, what if I’m living a lie? What if everything I thought was wrong, what if who I thought I was is wrong?
If not her, then…
Who am I?
Eddie says it doesn’t matter, but deep down I’m terrified it does.
I’m trapped. Held prisoner by a past I can’t remember and a future that might not belong to me.
There’s a light though, not at the end of the tunnel… But wavering in the distance, calling to me from Rumor Island.
That light, it scares me far more than darkness. Am I brave enough to confront it?
So many questions, so few answers.
I don’t have a choice; the truth always finds a way to the surface. Finally learning who I really am will be a permanent life sentence:
Total punishment or absolute amnesty.

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Order AMNESIA (the first book in the series) here.


Get to know Cambria Hebert:for bio

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.


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Book Review: Lucky In Love by Kasie West

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Rating: 4 Bookworms

Short and Sweet Summary: When Maddie wins the lottery, after buying a ticket on a whim, she thinks that all of her problems are gone but can money truly buy happiness?

Genre: YA Contemporary

My Review:

I sat on my bed and stared at my bank balance on my phone. Thirty-three million, five hundred fifty-six thousand, two hundred and six dollars and forty-two cents.

This is the perfect beach read for 2017. Light, fun, and charming this book had me hooked from the first page. It’s perfect tale of love, family, and how being a multimillionaire doesn’t always solve all of your problems–shocking, I know.
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