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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Book Review! Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga

Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy)
Date Published: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything.

Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.

But now her grandmother needs a caretaker and Briony’s dad volunteers her to help. The moment she returns, her whole world shifts. She feels a magical connection to this valley, as if it’s literally part of her somehow.

And when she meets a hot guy who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past…and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley.

Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful nature spirits. Even if it means giving up her first love. 

Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga had a wonderful premise, full of wimsy. I really liked how the book started and where it seemed to be going. Somewhere along the way it started to lose my attention though. I don't really understand the behavior of a character or two. Their motives weren't clear. Also, what was the point behind Briony's memory loss? It seems as if it was done to her on purpose. Why?  I enjoyed Briony and Alder though. They were cute, and the friendship between Briony and Izzy was quirky and fun. I had high hopes for this story, but i feel like I missed something key somewhere. 

The ARC of Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga was kindly provided to me by the publisher for review. The opinions are my own.

Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction, and basically any genre that takes you away from the real world. She wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University.

Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show and practicing yoga.

To learn more about Lindsey Duga and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Release Day Review! Single Dad by Noelle Adams

Single Dad (Milford College #3)
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: September 18, 2019
Publisher: Self

The last thing I want is to partner on a library exhibit with Max, a hot new art professor at my college, but it's part of my job as librarian so I don't have a choice. My attraction to him is intense and immediate, but I'm taking a break from dating so I can focus on myself. I don't need a distraction like Max.

He's a single father, and that's the only thing he can focus on now. He's never going to take a relationship with me seriously, no matter how much I want him to.

Single Dad is the third book in the Milford College series, novellas about the faculty and staff of a small liberal arts college.

Single Dad is the third book in the Millford College series by Noelle Adams. I haven't read the previous books in this series yet, but this one stands alone just fine. It does make me want to go back and read those first two books though. I loved Max and Katrina's story so much! Okay, I'll be honest.. Katrina wasn't my favorite main character. She was a bit whiny, but she was okay all the same. I enjoyed their funny moments the most. These two were cute together. Max was completely likable. He had an awesome personality, and I like the way he toyed with Katrina a bit at times... especially in the beginning. He's a character that will make your belly flip when he turns on that smolder. This is a quick and entertaining little read. It'd make a great story to read while you're travelling. It provides that perfect escape to help make the time go by faster.

Single Dad by Noelle Adams was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

If you'd like to contact Noelle, please contact her at noelle.s.adams(at)gmail(dot)com. Or connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads through the link at the bottom of the page!

To learn more about Noelle Adams and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.