Katiebird’s Mid Year Favorites of 2017

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Can you believe it!?! We are halfway through 2017.  I wanted to share my favorite reads and would love to know what have been your favorites of 2017 so far…

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Katiebird’s Most Anticipated Books for 2017

 

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Wow! Is it really the end of 2016? So much reading to do. So little time…

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Katiebird’s Mid Year Favorite Book Boyfriends

Did I meet/fall in love with some great book boyfriends this year!! Seriously, it’s mid year and already I am wondering how did I fall for so many amazing men?!?! Also, will I have room in my heart for more??

Without further ado, I give you my Top 5 Favorite Book Boyfriends for 2014 so far…

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Katiebird reviews The Sweetest Dark series by Shana Abe

The Sweetest Dark series by Shana Abe

 

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Book Summary:

The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time.

“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.

 

It’s been awhile since I have reviewed a YA paranormal romance for BT. It’s the genre I enjoy reading the most. If you haven’t read a YA paranormal romance book in a long time, or maybe didn’t think it would be something you would enjoy, I truly believe that this series should be an exception. Shana Abe has such a beautiful, colorful, and detailed writing style that you can’t help falling in love with this story.

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