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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Interview: 1. What inspired SKY IN THE DEEP? How did the idea and Eelyn come to you? Do you have any favorite Viking stories? The sibling betrayal was definitely the first inspiration for this story. I was driving in the pouring rain on this country road and that first scene just hit me – Eelyn, seeing her brother on the battlefield after thinking that he was dead for five years. I pulled over on the side of the road and scribbled a million notes on an old envelope. I was immediately hooked to the idea and I wanted to know […]


Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi

Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi
Posted November 20, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi is a great little insight to The Star-Touched Queen. I have to say that I actually enjoyed Death and Night way more than The Star-Touched Queen. It was great getting to know Maya and Amar better. Their story is so sweet and interesting. Chokshi writes very beautifully in this novella. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging […]


At First Blush by Beth Ellyn Summer

At First Blush by Beth Ellyn Summer
Posted October 30, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

At First Blush by Beth Ellyn Summer is a very cute and summery read. This book takes you behind the scenes of makeup vlogging. I found this book kind of interesting because I watch makeup vlogs. We really need more contemporary novels that show online personas. As society continues on growing, people are becoming famous because of YouTube. I hope to see more books like this in the future. At First Blush is definitely cute and the characters make the story a fun read. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An […]


Teaser Tuesday: Rosemarked

Teaser Tuesday: Rosemarked
Posted October 17, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Teaser Tuesday / 0 Comments

My Teaser: The potion is the easy part. Perhaps that’s why I spend all my time on it, obsessively refining my mixtures, rather than face the last issue I must settle before I leave. I’ve not yet told my family. I don’t know what I’ll say, and I’m not prepared for their reactions, especaily since I cannot tell them the whole truth.. they’ll be safer if they don’t know the real reason for my quest. To them, I’ll simply be studying and serving in the rosemarked colony as a healer. Finally, with a few days left to spare, I gather […]


Waiting on Wednesday: Odd and True

Waiting on Wednesday: Odd and True
Posted August 9, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

Why I am Waiting? Cat Winters is a local author and I haven’t read any of her books yet. I have wanted to read something of hers but nothing has gained my interest until now. Odd and True by Cat Winters sounds amazing and I can’t wait to dive into this story. Have you seen this cover? Odd and True has such a beautiful cover. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her […]


Maud by Melanie Fishbane

Maud by Melanie Fishbane
Posted June 22, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane shows how much work Fishbane put into this novel. I don’t know much about Maud except that she wrote Anne of Green Gables. Which of course Anne of Green Gables. Which of course Anne of Green Gables is amazing. As I was reading Maud, I could tell that Fishbane put in a lot of research for this book. Maud is such a great character. I love the strength that Maud is able to pull from inside herself. Her strength is so inspiring. All Maud wanted to do was be a writer and she accomplished her […]


Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Posted March 19, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I’ve never seen the movie Labyrinth, so my dislike of this book is not because it didn’t compare to the movie. I was extremely excited to dive into this book. I soon found myself very disappointed with Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. The main character Elisabeth is extremely whiny and annoying. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get into this story. It is really hard to like a character that comes across pathetic and uninteresting. The Goblin didn’t help himself either. I found myself not wanting to finish this book at all. My determination made me finish especially […]


Teaser Tuesday: Wintersong

Teaser Tuesday: Wintersong
Posted January 24, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Teaser Tuesday / 0 Comments

My Teaser: I should have gone to my grandmother before. Gone the moment I returned from the woods, gone the moment I knew Kathe was stolen. Instead, I let my Constanze hover on the edges of my awareness like a ghost, unable or unwilling to face the ugly truth. Guilt crawled up my throat, leaking from my eyes. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has […]


The Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy Deebs

The Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy Deebs
Posted January 23, 2017 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

The Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy Deebs is about Dahlia Greene. Dahlia is going to court ot get emancipated from her controlling father. She is tired of being pushed around and forced to do things that she is uncomfortable doing. Dahlia has a secret identity, she is actually the pop star “Cherry”. All she wants is to start living a more normal life and go to public school. Then there is Keegan. Keegan has always had a crush on Dahlia. He believes that she is his dream girl. One day Dahlia over hears Keegan talking about his […]


Teaser Tuesday: Daughter of the Pirate King

Teaser Tuesday: Daughter of the Pirate King
Posted January 17, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Teaser Tuesday / 0 Comments

My Teaser: He’s still asleep, and I like that I’m allowed to stare at his face for as long as I want. Full lips, straight nose, a scar that recedes into his hairline on the left side of his face. That must have been quite the hit to the head. I wonder if his father did it. Riden never seems to want to talk about his father. Might be because of how his father treated him, or it might be because Riden killed him. Maybe both.     About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer […]