Review | Dark & Twisted Cinderelly

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Kindle Price: Free!

Synopsis:

“And you thought the stepsisters were wicked….

I’m not who they think I am. A docile girl who meekly obeys her stepmother and stepsisters. Some kind of sick angel who cheerfully bears their mistreatment. That’s what I WANT them to think. Because then they won’t suspect what I’m really up to.

The ball, the prince – it’s all part of my plan to come out on top. Stepmother and her demented daughters will pay for every floor I have scoured, every sneer I have borne. They don’t know about the white magic, how I use it to enhance myself. They can’t see that my heart is black as midnight, rotten as a poisoned apple.

They’re about to find out.”

My Review:

This book was…wow. It didn’t guess the ending at all and it was a crazy journey.


Cinderella? Gracious heavens above. She was perfect. Her personality, her wit, her actions, her thoughts, everything. Anita Valle wrote her incredibly well and I honestly have no complaints about her. The Stepmother and Stepsisters are excellent as well. They are realistic and full of personality.

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Book Blast & Giveaway: The Carver by Jacob Devlin

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The Carver by Jacob Devlin
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
Publisher: Blaze Publishing

 

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THE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD has been looking for her mother for six months, searching from the depths of New York’s subways to the heights of its skyscrapers . . .

THE PRINCE looks like he’s from another time entirely, or maybe he’s just too good at his job at Ye Old Renaissance Faire . . .

THE ACTRESS is lighting up Hollywood Boulevard with her spellbinding and strikingly convincing portrayal of a famous fairy. Her name may be big, but her secrets barely fit in one world . . .

Fifteen-year-old Crescenzo never would have believed his father’s carvings were anything more than “stupid toys.” All he knows is a boring life in an ordinary Virginia suburb, from which his mother and his best friend have been missing for years. When his father disappears next, all Crescenzo has left is his goofy neighbor, Pietro, who believes he’s really Peter Pan and that Crescenzo is the son of Pinocchio. What’s more: Pietro insists that they can find their loved ones by looking to the strange collection of wooden figurines Crescenzo’s father left behind.

With Pietro’s help, Crescenzo sets off on an adventure to unite the real life counterparts to his figurines. It’s enough of a shock that they’re actually real, but the night he meets the Girl in the Red Hood, dark truths burst from the past. Suddenly, Crescenzo is tangled in a nightmare where magic mirrors and evil queens rule, and where everyone he loves is running out of time.

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What Readers are Saying: 

“an inspired vision that felt fresh and unique; and something that would be entertaining for all ages” – Silvia’s Reading

“The descriptions were vivid and I could easily see it in my head!” – Kindle and Me

“It brings you great laughs, tears and a special twist on all fairytales we know from our childhood.” – Goodreads Reviewer

Enter the Giveaway!

–> The Carver Giveaway <–
Hurry! It ends on the 30th of September!

Author Bio:

When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and make semi-autobiographical picture books about an adventurous python named Jake the Snake. Eventually, he traded his favorite blue crayon for a black pen, and he never put it down. When not reading or writing, Jacob loves practicing his Italian, watching stand-up comedy, going deaf at rock concerts, and geeking out at comic book conventions. He does most of these things in southern Arizona.

Author Links:

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Also Check Out:

Asleep by Krystal Wade
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Blaze Publishing

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Seventeen-year- old Rose suffers from terrifying, painful nightmares that leave her bruised, exhausted, and questioning her sanity. Desperate to hold on, she makes a choice: Trust her doctor who claims he can cure her, or listen to another patient who swears the asylum will kill them.

Buy Links:

Amazon | B&N The Book Depository | Chapters (!ndigo) | Books-A-Million

Because I Love You by Tori Rigby
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Blaze Publishing

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Goodreads Synopsis:

When Sixteen-year- old Andie Hamilton discovers she’s pregnant, she also learns the truth of her adoption. Overwhelmed, Andie must choose what’s best for the baby, but after hearing the heartbeat for the first time, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able let go.

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Amazon | B&N | Kobo | The Book Depository | iBooksChapters (!ndigo) | Books-A-Million

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Insanity by Cameron Jace (series)

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Kindle Price: $0.99

Official Rating: 4/5

Synopsis:

“After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts.
Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night.
The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamonds, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science.”

My Review:

Insanity is yet another book that I read without realizing that it was horror, but it didn’t come as much as a shock as Wink did. And I have to say, that I enjoyed Insanity a lot more because of the psychological aspects that mixed with mystery.

Everyone here is mad. Here being the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. Alice Wonder’s home for quite a while. And I love it. The actual insanity throughout the entire book was just delicious. It wasn’t making a mockery of actual asylum patients (in my limited opinion), but really delivered it well. I was genuinely captivated as I traveled through the looking glass.

Alice Wonder is, to say the absolute least, a fascinating character. She has doubts, hallucinations, inquiries, and is often confused with just trying to keep up with the changing events, but she has incredible wit. I enjoyed watching her pick up clues and solve riddles and puzzles. As the reader, I had just as many questions, if not more, than she did and it would have been simple mad to not continue the book until I received an answer for them all. Alice undergoes some character development, but for the sake of spoilers, I won’t say too much besides that it was realistically gradual, but also obvious. I never found myself saying Grow up, Alice! or Oh, come on! with her. I liked her as a character and Jace wrote her well.

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