Blog Tour: A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair – Excerpt and Giveaway!

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.

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Nerd Girl’s Take on Book Riot’s 50 Must-Read Contemporary YA Novels of the 2010s!

Just about a week, Book Riot put out a list of their top fifty must read young adult contemporary novels of the 2010s. It is crazy to me that this kind of list is even a thing – because in just a couple months the decade is over! WHAT! And it makes sense that this is a huge topic because the 2010s were definitely the boom of YA literature. Twilight came out in 2005 and really helped to create what YA is now and I love that this past decade has been full of fantastic young adult literature.

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Fandom Foodie Friday {8} – Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Lux Series

Hello! Welcome to the Fandom Foodie Friday! If there’s one thing that always grabs my attention when I’m reading a new book or watching a TV show or movie, its the FOOD. Whether fictional or real, I often am left wanting to try ALL the foods. The only problem – I’m a terrible cook and an okay baker. So I’m taking recipes created by wonderfully creative people from all over the internet and figuring out if a newbie like me can figure them out!

Today, I made homemade cookies that Daemon Black from the Lux series manages to make incredibly sexy. *SWOON*

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Throwback Thursday Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Throwback Thursday review is where I take a book I recently reread and review it with new eyes. It could be a book I’m reading for the second, third, fourth or millionth time. Some books haven’t been read in years so its fun to throwback and see if my opinion has changed!

Just recently, the title for the Hunger Games prequel novel was announced – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. You can read yesterday’s Waiting on Wednesday for it here. But it got me excited and figured since I was a mini slump with reading, I would try some rereads and ended up rereading the entire trilogy in a matter of days.

Please keep in mind that Throwback Thursday reviews are based on reread books. They most likely will contain spoilers as the books have already been released for some time. This is your only warning if you want to avoid spoilers for these books. 

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