Our Favorite Books/Series of 2015

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We read a lot of great books/series this year and today, we’re sharing our favorites of 2015.

If you haven’t read any of the books on our lists we hope you’ll give them a try!

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Book Beginnings on Fridays….

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 

This book is one that I’ve been waiting for, and it’s perfection…

 

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Katiebird’s Mid-Year Favorites

I can’t believe that we are more than six months into this year!! Where has the time gone? For me I’ve been way more particular about what I read. That means that if I finish a book and put it on my “books that own me” shelf that it didn’t get there easily.

As I reflected on what I have read so far this year, I decided to focus on my favorite thing about reading. Falling in love with the characters. Well, the male character that is…There is only one new book boyfriend on this list, but there are also recurring favorites.

 

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Katiebird reviews: Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

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Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger—and more dangerous—than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity…and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents’ clans. According to Alameedan prophecy, one house will rise to power and the other will be completely wiped out, and Kricket’s precognition is believed to be the weapon that will tip the scales.

A target of both the Rafe and the Alameeda houses, Kricket finds protection—and a home—in the arms of Trey, her Etharian bodyguard-turned-boyfriend. But her visions of what’s to come disturb her deeply, especially since she must discover whether the gift of foresight will allow her to rewrite the future, or if her fate is as immovable as the stars.

While I wait patiently ***rolling eyes*** for Amy to finish writing Iniquity, the last book in her fabulous Premonition series, I get spend some time with one of my favorite book boyfriends from 2013, Trey Allairis. I have yet to be disappointed with anything that Amy writes, Sea of Stars is no exception.

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Under Different Stars Amazing Giveaway and Excerpt

Earlier today I posted my review of Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol. Check it out here.  As part of the Blog Tour and book release, the publisher and author are giving away some amazing things…

BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY (OPEN INTERNATIONALLY):

  • 1st place: KINDLE FIRE + ebook of Under Different Stars
  • 2nd place: Kindle Cover + $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd place: $50 Amazon Gift Card

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Katiebird Reviews: Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

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Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Book Blurb:

All she wants is a home, but can she find one…UNDER DIFFERENT STARS

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket’s gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?

I shouldn’t be surprised by how amazing this new book is from Amy A. Bartol, because I am a huge fan of her other series, The Premonition. While I am bummed that she hasn’t yet completed Iniquity, the 5th and maybe the last book in that series, this year, I am happy that I got to read about the new characters that have been talking in her head.

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