First Lines Fridays 🌱3

img_4120Hello, Beautifuls.

Today’s book is something I haven’t read yet bu I’m planning on it. I didn’t know much about it beside that it’s by a marginalized author and that the cover is gorgeous! Whatcha waiting for, come on! Read its first lines.

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.

There’s something moving inside the walls of my body. It’s tiptoeing across the high arches of my feet, break-dancing on my kneecaps, running figure eights around my hips as if they’re orange cones at recess, skipping up my sides, and climbing up to my shoulders’ peaks before swinging across my chest, back and forth, to a steady beat.

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eARC REVIEW: Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

ttlTitle: Take the Lead (Dance Off #1)

Author: Alexis Daria

Release Date: October 3, 2017

Rating: ★★★★★ / 5 Stars

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, M/F

The first book in a sizzling duology about dancers who find love from #OwnVoice’s Alexis Daria.

Gina Morales wants to win. It’s her fifth season on The Dance Off, a top-rated network TV celebrity dance competition, and she’s never even made it to the finals. When she meets her latest partner, she sees her chance. He’s handsome, rippling with muscles, and he stars on the popular Alaskan wilderness reality show Living Wild. With his sexy physique and name recognition, she thinks he’s her ticket to the finals—until she realizes they’re being set up.

Stone Nielson hates Los Angeles, he hates reality TV, and he hates that fact that he had to join the cast of the The Dance Off because of family obligations. He can’t wait to get back to Alaska, but he also can’t deny his growing attraction to his bubbly Puerto Rican dance partner. Neither of them are looking for romantic entanglements, and Stone can’t risk revealing his secrets, but as they heat up the dance floor, it’s only a matter of time until he feels an overwhelming urge to take the lead.

When the tabloids catch on to their developing romance, the spotlight threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their careers and their shot at the trophy. Gina and Stone will have to decide if their priorities lie with fame, fortune, or the chance at a future together.

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eARC REVIEW: Munro vs. the Coyote by Darren Groth

munro vs. the coyoteTitle: Munro vs. the Coyote

Author: Darren Groth

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Rating: ★★★★★ / 5 Stars

Genres: Contemporary, YA

Since the sudden death of his younger sister, Evie, sixteen-year-old Munro Maddux has been having flashbacks and anger-management issues. He has a constant ache in his right hand. And there’s a taunting, barking, biting voice he calls “The Coyote.” Munro knows a six-month student exchange will not be the stuff of teenage dreams, but in Brisbane he intends to move beyond his troubled past. It is there, at an assisted living residence called Fair Go Community Village, that Munro discovers the Coyote can be silenced.

Munro volunteers as a “Living Partner” and gets to know the team of residents he is assigned to. The burden he carries, however, is not so easily cast aside. When one of the team makes the decision to leave, the Coyote gets a new life. When a second resident is taken away, the specter of trauma and death looms larger than ever.

Will Munro learn how to silence the voice? Or will the Coyote ultimately triumph?

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eARC REVIEW: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

28526192Title: 27 Hours (The Nightside Saga #1)

Author: Tristina Wright

Release Date: October 3, 2017

Rating: ★★★★☆ / 4 Stars

Genres: Science Fiction, YA, f/f romance, m/m romance

Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon’s darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.

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First Lines Fridays 🌱2


Hello, Beautifuls.

Another week and more first lines! This one is a book I started on Tuesday because I was looking for something light but also not focused on romance. I heard a lot of good things about this one and my curiosity was piqued immediately.

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.

My chin was perched in the palm of my hand. My eyelids were heavy. Gran’s arm darted out, her liver-spotted hand whacking the inside of my elbow to knock it off the table. It pulled me out of my stupor, but almost cost me my teeth.

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