Books With Magic and Romance: 5 Heart-Stopping Reasons To Read Grim Lovelies

 Book Review Of Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd Teen books with magic and romance make for a great Harry Potter-like fantasy series. Don’t get me wrong, nothing compares to HP in the bookish world, but I couldn’t help but think Megan Shepherd is onto something completely captivating with her newest magical witch series, Grim Lovelies. Although not as dark or grim as I was hoping for—no play on words intended—Grim Lovelies builds a thrilling magical world that tweens and younger teens will adore. Warning: tragic deaths and gruesome biting off of rats’ heads occur. Grim Lovelies focuses on good versus evil power, what it means to be human, and the innate power to love and grow within all of us. Reminiscent of a Cinderella story gone dark mixed with magical Harry Potter battles and a fantasy world with muggle-like Pretties, don’t miss Grim Lovelies as a top 2018 YA read.…

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New Sci Fi Book Series: Between Two Minds

Are You Looking for a New Adult Sci Fi Book Series? Imagine that you are born paralyzed and will never be able to walk. What if new technology could change all of that? Would you risk your life and your soul to have your mind migrated into a shiny new vessel? Say an attractive body with dark hair, green eyes, abs, and most importantly, mobility? This is exactly the scenario that Ryan Carter finds himself in, and he dreams about nothing more than being able to walk and live an easier and more independent life.  Unfortunately, technology is glitchy and getting trapped between two minds is a confusing and deadly bind that Ryan must overcome. Sound intriguing? If yes, check out Between Two Minds: Awakening, the first adventure thriller in this upcoming sci fi series by indie author, D C Wright-Hammer. Review below: A Book Review of Between Two Minds: Awakening…

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Brand New Zoo Picture Book With A Lovable Sloth

I just read a tweet where a book blogger joked about how, ‘No, the picture book stack that she carried around was not for small children.’ Sometimes I feel the same way at the library or bookstore when I dart childless into the teen and children’s room. Nope, I am not a creeper as the security guard who once followed me in probably thought. I just want to read all of the books. I am especially excitable when I see colored pencil and water colored animals. I am a sucker for cutesy critters with big eyes. What can I say? That is why when I found Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker—a new zoo picture book—I had to request the title on NetGalley. Sloth and I could seriously be besties as she loves to live the relaxed life full of sunset watching, friends, and of course, food. A Book…

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Mudererous New Witch Books For Adults: The Color of Fear

New Witch Books For Adults: The Perfect Recipe Take out cauldron. Toss in: Jan Karon’s small town characters plus occult, murder, and mystery Add a dash of: Romance with the boy next door, a spooky ass bookkeeper, an opinionated priest, and some waspy old ladies Sprinkle: A pinch of corrupt government officials and secret family histories Stir In: Strong, hell-bent women, affairs, suicides, murders, water phobias, and unplanned pregnancies Let simmer. Stir precariously as everything is in jeopardy of exploding. Ding. Your potion is done. Enjoy The Color of Fear by Wendy Wanner. With The Discovery of Witches hitting the big screen, I have a feeling witchy titles will be all the rage this fall. Thank GOSH Halloween is on its way. This is truly my favorite time of year, and The Color of Fear is one of many new witch books for adults that I hope you will pick up…

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Philosophical Science Fiction: When Mother Nature Fights Back

Sneak Peek Parasitic worms burrowing into eye sockets, oceans filled with man-eating, snake-like monsters, and fields of eyes are just small proof that Mother Nature is pretty pissed off at mankind. Caught in this murderous world is Mr. David S. Sparks, but he has no idea how he landed here. Who is he? Where he is? When is he? And how is he?  Shit, WHAT IS HE? In William Aicher’s latest philosophical science fiction thriller, The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks, David attempts to recollect and piece together snippets of his memory from a seemingly normal past.  At the same time, he must fight a system overload and shutdown of his present situation. David is the most important man in the world, after all. David can barely pledge allegiance to one side. The Progressives, drone-like businessmen, kill others for their own selfish gain but promise to restore his…

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Uncorking Bookish Secrets: The Entertainer Book Tag

What Is The Entertainer Book Tag? Book bloggers love sharing their favorite reads as well as weirdo titles in fun and unique ways.  The Entertainer Book Tag is an online blog book tag from bloggers passed on to other bloggers.  Questions are asked and answered, and then we spread the love with even more impossible to answer book dragon questions.  No, the tag is not quite like those annoying chain letters where half of your family will get eaten by a pack of raging unicorns if you fail to respond, but just in case, I had to share my book choices. Meet Fiction No Chaser Thank you to Jess and Teagan of Fiction No Chaser for tagging TUL in this book tag post. Their book blog perfectly aligns with The Uncorked Librarian as they match book reviews with a boozy chaser. Expect sugar, spice, and everything extra nice in their…

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