Welcome to the Witchlands - Why I Want to Become a Witchlander!

Happy Monday!


So today's blog post is going to be a little bit different. Different how? Different because, today I will be talking about one specific book, a specific street team, and a specific reason why I want to join the street team and to support this book. So, without further a due, grab some popcorn and prepare for a a fun ride!




Before I get into the reason why I am doing this, I want to talk about how I came across Susan's books. About two years before I started blogging, a friend recommend me Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard. At first, I was a little hesitant because I'm not a huge historical fiction fan, but... I ended up loving it! The cover design was gorgeous and the writing style and the characters were simply mind blowing. Basically, I loved it all! 

Now flash forward two years and a few months later, I created my own Twitter. That was when I found out about Truthwitch, a new series that is being written by Susan. I was so amazed by the cover and the summary of the book that I definitely couldn't pass up adding it to my TBR list and requesting an ARC copy! 



If you haven't heard already, Truthwitch is the most anticipated book of the year in the book community... but the bad news? It doesn't come out until February of next year!



Although it makes me sad that it will be awhile until it comes out, I have heard nothing but good things about this book and it makes me even more excited to pick it up! 

Not only did I come across the book, but I also found out that there is a Twitter account just for Truthwitch updates! I learned that every Tuesday (which we call #TruthwitchTuesday), Susan and the Truthwitch Updates account will post something about the book, whether it be a sneak peak, a playlist, a giveaway or something awesome! 



But last TruthwitchTuesday got everyone in a crazy frenzy. Instead of Susan and @Truthwitch sharing something with us, they wanted us to share why we wanted to join the Truthwitch street team! We are given the chance to share why we want to join, with a graphic design, a tweet, a tumblr post, etc... And this Tuesday, Susan and @Truthwitch will hand-select 15 entries their decisions will be based enthusiasm! 

And from those 15 entries, they will randomly choose a single winner! But what does that lucky winner get? They get to be the first member of the street team,  they will get to pick a page from Truthwitch which Susan will share next Tuesday, and they will get a never befor seen Truthwitch poster!

(Instead of this feeling like a contest, I'm pretty sure everyone felt like they were in the Hunger Games!)


Like I said before, I am such a huge fan of Susan, so I of course could not pass up the opportunity to show my love and excitement for her and her new book! So, below is my entry into this amazing contest! I hope you enjoy it and please do feel free to let me know what you guys think! 



I want to join the this street team because when I grow up and show Susan's books to my kids, I will be able to say that I was a Witchlander and that I helped support an amazing book!




Are you guys excited for Truthwitch? What do you think of the video? I'd love to know your thoughts in the comments below! :)



Happy reading!


Cover Reveal: FORSWORN: The Last Oracle Book II - Excerpt & Giveaway!

Happy Monday!


Oh my GOSH! My week has started off great! I've just found out I won a few giveaways and I've reached 255 followers today! Seriously loving how my Monday is turning out!

And to make my day even better, I get to show you guys the kick ass cover for Forsworn! Continue scrolling to see it and don't forget to read the excerpt and enter the giveaway. :)





Title: Forsworn: The Last Oracle Book II
Author: Emily Wibberley
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Adventure
Release Date: July 21st, 2015
Publisher:  Self-Published

BUY LINKS TO BOOK 1: | Amazon | B&N |

Clio can see the future, but what she doesn’t know about her past could destroy her.

It’s been a year since Clio made her sacrifice to the Deities and embraced her destiny as the Oracle to save her people.

The only family she has left is a brother who wants her dead.

The prince, her oldest friend, is a king with his own agenda.

And the man who once loved her, now hates her.

All she can do is try to forget about Riece, the enemy commander whose heart she broke to save his life, as she serves the Deities. Her days are filled with Visions and bloodshed in a never-ending war against the Untouched. To add to her problems, she must pose as King Derik’s mistress to conceal her forbidden powers from the Emperor’s spies.
When Riece unexpectedly returns to Sheehan with a new and beautiful ally, Clio knows she must put him out of her mind once and for all, but first, they are thrust together into battle against a mysterious Untouched warrior with otherworldly power. To reclaim her city, she must team up with the man she hurt, the man she still loves but can never be with, and finally confront the questions about her origin—questions with answers that Clio may not be prepared to face.

The highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning novel Sacrificed (The Last Oracle, Book 1) heralded as a “Must-Read Romantic Fantasy” by USAToday.com

The hallways had never felt so small before, never so stifling. Clio could hardly catch her breath as she sped down the corridors toward Riece’s old chambers.

She needed to find out what the symbol meant. She had no choice but to go to Riece. She would just have to keep her feelings out of it.

Before she could argue herself out of her thin conclusions, she found herself standing at Riece’s door. She knocked once, quietly, almost hoping Riece wouldn’t hear, wouldn’t invite her in.

“Come in,” he said almost distractedly from within.
She stepped inside and found him seated on a small bench, sharpening the edge of a small dagger. 

His cloak lay folded at his side, and his chest was left bare except for the smudged lines of his warrior ink. Happily, there was no sign that the princess was around. Perhaps Clio had imagined everything between them.

“Of course. It’s you,” Riece said without glancing at her. “You changed your hair.” He put aside his dagger and looked up at her. “Black. It seems like every time I see you, it’s a different color. Fitting, I suppose. Goes with your capricious nature.”

“Capricious? That’s a pretty big word for you, Commander. You sure you know what it means?” He laughed bitterly, and for some reason Clio felt the familiar itch in her skin that could only ever be soothed with a fight. He was suddenly serious. “It means ever-changing. Isn’t that why you haven’t wed the king? Has he, too, grown tired of your fickle heart?” His eyes mirrored the hate in his tone.

He had never looked at her with such antipathy before, and Clio’s blood flooded her cheeks. “Of course not,” she snapped.

“No?” He rose and advanced toward her. “Then you’ve some other reason?” He was far too close, and Clio was having trouble thinking straight.

“We’ve been at war, hardly the time for nuptials. And—” she stammered. This close, she could tell that Riece was much larger than he had been a year ago. The muscles in his shoulders shifted and bulged with the slightest movement of his neck.

“And?” he prompted.

“And someone had to defend this city after you took your army, to what? Rescue some princess?” She spat the words at him.

Riece’s eyes sparkled with silent laughter. “So that’s the reason for this delightful visit. You’re jealous. Well, you have no right to be.”

“I’m not jealous,” Clio protested.

“No? Because my remembering of this,” he gestured to the two of them, “was that you used me so you could get back to your beloved king. You made your true feelings perfectly clear.” His look had darkened, and his jaw tightened with restrained fury.

She would have preferred a slap to the way he was looking at her. “You’re right,” she admitted. Riece’s gaze bored into her, but what he looked to find, she couldn’t say.

“Why are you really here, Clio?” he finally sighed, exasperated.

To tell you that I’ve dreamt about you every night for a year, she wanted to scream. “I need you to look at something.”

“Ordering me around so soon?” His lips quirked up in a grin that didn’t travel to his eyes.






Emily Wibberley grew up in the South Bay where she spent her formative years battling zombies on her Xbox, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and voraciously reading everything from The Hunger Games to Jane Austen, where her love for feisty young heroines was born. After graduating from Princeton University Magna Cum Laude in 2014, she began writing. 

Her debut novel, Sacrificed, was named a finalist in the Young Adult category of the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards, in the Young Author category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and in the 2015 International Book Awards. Since its release, Sacrificed has spent more than four months as a Kindle Top Ten Teen and Young Adult Bestseller. When she isn't reading the latest YA book, she enjoys watching kick-butt action movies with her two rescue German Shepherds, Hudson and Bishop, named after characters from James Cameron's Aliens.


Connect with Emily Wibberley!





Happy reading!



Cover Reveal Sign Up: Forsworn: The Last Oracle Book II by Emily Wibberley

Happy Tuesday!

I have some awesome news guys... I'm pulling together a cover reveal for the second book in the Last Oracle series by Emily Wibberley!

If you don't already know this, (which I'm sure you do because I talk about it nonstop!), I am a huge fan of Sacrificed and I ended up loving it! It was such an amazing read and I highly recommend you check it out after reading this post! ;) 

I thought what better way to spread the love than to host a cover reveal for the second book, FORSWORN?  Below you will find all the details and even a little surprise from the author!




Join us on June 2nd in celebrating the cover reveal of FORSWORN: The Last Oracle Book II! This promotional reveal welcomes all who sign on, and all the info you will need to create your post will be e-mailed to you no later than June 20th. Everyone that signs up will receive a signed bookmark and bookplate from the author as a way of thank you!


Also, don't forget to check out the official The Last Oracle street team! You can become a member on goodreads and win awesome prizes just by completing tasks! You can become a member HERE!







Clio can see the future, but what she doesn’t know about her past could destroy her.

It’s been a year since Clio made her sacrifice to the Deities and embraced her destiny as the Oracle to save her people.

The only family she has left is a brother who wants her dead.

The prince, her oldest friend, is a king with his own agenda.

And the man who once loved her, now hates her.

All she can do is try to forget about Riece, the enemy commander whose heart she broke to save his life, as she serves the Deities. Her days are filled with Visions and bloodshed in a never-ending war against the Untouched. To add to her problems, she must pose as King Derik’s mistress to conceal her forbidden powers from the Emperor’s spies.

When Riece unexpectedly returns to Sheehan with a new and beautiful ally, Clio knows she must put him out of her mind once and for all, but first, they are thrust together into battle against a mysterious Untouched warrior with otherworldly power. To reclaim her city, she must team up with the man she hurt, the man she still loves but can never be with, and finally confront the questions about her origin—questions with answers that Clio may not be prepared to face.

The highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning novel Sacrificed (The Last Oracle, Book 1) heralded as a “Must-Read Romantic Fantasy” by USAToday.com

PRAISE FOR SACRIFICED: THE LAST ORACLE


"A subtle but deep moral theme tracks Clio’s growth through the novel, ensuring this YA fantasy, which is the first book in The Last Oracle series, will earn a following eager for the next book in the series.” ~ USA Today Happily Ever After Books

"This debut novel will captivate you from the very beginning and make you beg for more at the end! Full of mystery, adventure and a steamy romance, this book will definitely get you out of your reading slump!" ~ Talina at Sassy & Dangerous


"From expansive character development to breathtaking settings, Sacrificed: The Last Oracle leaves readers craving book two!"  - Colette Grubman @ya_reader_


Emily Wibberley grew up in the South Bay where she spent her formative years battling zombies on her Xbox, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and voraciously reading everything from The Hunger Games to Jane Austen, where her love for feisty young heroines was born. 

 After graduating from Princeton University Magna Cum Laude in 2014, she began writing. Her debut novel, Sacrificed, was named a finalist in the Young Adult category of the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards, in the Young Author category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and in the 2015 International Book Awards. Since its release, Sacrificed has spent more than four months as a Kindle Top Ten Teen and Young Adult Bestseller. When she isn't reading the latest YA book, she enjoys watching kick-butt action movies with her two rescue German Shepherds, Hudson and Bishop, named after characters from James Cameron's Aliens.



Connect with Emily Wibberley!

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Happy reading!



| ARC Review | Grace and the Guiltless by Erin Johnson

Happy Sunday!


This weekend surely has been great! I've received some awesome book mail (you can check out my Instagram account to see what I got!), I won two AMAZING giveaways, and I completed my goal of reading 50 books this year! Awesome, right? Now all I need to do is write up three more reviews and I'll finally be caught up!

But, today I am reviewing Grace and the Guiltless by Erin Johnson, and I must say...if you have not read this book yet, what are you waiting for? This book is a definite must read and I highly recommend it!

If  you'd like to see pictures of this book, check out my Instagram page, which is on right sidebar! :) Continue scrolling to read my review!

*A huge thank you to the author and her assistant for sending me a review copy. This in no way affected my review for the book.*


Title: Grace and the Guiltless
Author: Erin Johnson
Genre: Young Adult, Western, Adventure
Release Date: August 1st, 2014
Publisher:  Switch Press

BUY LINKS: | Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository |

MY RATING: 5 GOLDEN BULLETS!
Grace Milton's peaceful life with her family on a horse ranch outside Tombstone, Arizona is shattered in one devastating night. Her family is brutally murdered by the notorious Guiltless Gang, leaving Grace the only survivor. Trekking into the wilderness on her stallion, Grace falls ill from the elements.

A young man name Joe saves her life by taking her to an Apache camp where she learns about their way of life and begins to fall for Joe. When Grace encounters one of the Guiltless Gang, her strength will be tested. Can she survive as a bounty hunter, or will she fall into darkness again? This Western revenge epic will captivate teen readers with its ruthless spirit of suspense and adventure and a powerful central romance.


(This will literally be me when I get the second book in my hands!)


"Grace and the Guiltless is a mind-blowing read that will leave you wondering what happens next!"


The minute I received this book in the mail, I just knew I had to drop everything that I was doing and read it...and that is exactly what I did! 

Diving into the story, we see that Grace Milton's family has just been murdered right in front of her eyes, by the Guiltless Gang. Grace has sworn to avenge her family's death and soon sets out on her mission, with nothing but her father's colt revolver and her stallion, Bullet. 

Things take a turn for worse as Grace and her horse were attacked and she ends up meeting Joe; a handsome young man that lives with the Ndeh tribe, also known as the Apache's. During her stay, things start to develop between Grace and Joe, but she is hell-bent on avenging her family's death and nothing will stand in her way in taking down the Guiltless Gang, not even love...

For me, I'm usually not interested in historical or western YA romances, but I really wanted to give this one a shot, and I'm glad I did! 

"She would need to know everything she could in order to take on Elijah Hale and his pack of murderers." 

Johnson wonderfully combined heartache, adventure, romance and sorrow all into one amazing book. She had a way of writing that left me anxious and excited as I turned the page. One of the things that I loved about this book was how simple yet detailed the writing was. I've come across books that have paragraphs of big, fancy words, and half the time it doesn't even work. With this book, however, I was hooked from the very first page to the last and I applaud the author for that! 

Another aspect that I loved was the chemistry between Grace and Joe. I'm not going to call it a romance because I didn't see it that way just yet. I did, however; see a great chemistry between the two characters. This book is all about how Grace is seeking to avenge her family's death, and I'm glad that romance wasn't such a huge deal in this book. 

"She blushed and shook the thought from her head. Focus, she told her herself." 

With our main protagonist, I definitely connected with her like I had hoped. Before I started reading, I was hoping that she wouldn't be one of those characters that just did nothing but cry and moan about her life, and I'm glad she wasn't. But, I'm also glad that she showed a great deal of emotion due to her family's deaths. (I've read books that the main character doesn't even cry when she realizes someone she loved has died, so you can see why I'm glad Grace actually cared!) She was a feisty, smart, kick ass heroine and I loved everything about her and I'm so excited to see how she develops in the second book!

With our love interest, I really liked his character. You could definitely describe him as tall, dark, and handsome. He also had that sort of mysterious vibe about him and I was itching to know more. I can't even describe the feeling of love I have for this character. He was sweet, caring, mysterious and all in all, a perfect book boyfriend! I'm also very excited to see him in the second book and how his relationship with Grace develops! 

Overall, Grace and the Guiltless is a great YA western read and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a book with adventure, action, and revenge! Just be warned...this book will leave you in a major book hangover! 




What do you guys think of Western YA novels? Have you read this book before? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below! 


Happy reading! 


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