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Cover Reveal: Ocean of the Stars (Twelfth Keeper 3) by Belle Malory

Ocean by the Stars (Twelfth Keeper 3) by Belle Malory
Publication date: January 7th 2017
Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
One keeper down. Eleven to go.

Kennedy Mitchell has just survived an alien attack, but at what cost? The world still isn’t safe. The keepers still aren’t strong enough to defend it. The people still have no idea how much is at stake.

The Department of Extraterrestrials is planning an important mission, one that means seeking the help of another planet in order to save theirs. Kennedy is reluctant to leave at such a critical time, but her role in the mission is essential to its success. With everyone she loves still at risk, she’s willing to do anything to find the key to survival.
Even if that means crossing the universe.

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I don't consider myself a writer. I'm a storyteller.

My two great loves are books and coffee. If it weren't for books, my heart wouldn't feel as full. And if it weren't for coffee, I wouldn't know what mornings are. That being said, the guy at Starbucks knows me well. He sings to me sometimes.

I live in Orlando, Florida with my family and two rescue mutts. Their personalities are like night and day. One is gold. The other is black. The gold one doesn't like to sleep in. Before I've had my coffee, we are enemies.

You can visit me at http://www.bellemalory.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!


10 New-To-Me Authors I Read For the First Time in 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Missed last week's Top Ten Tuesday, but I'm back! School has been hectic lately. :( Anyways this week's topic is books by authors I read for the first time this year. There are actually so many more; I'm surprised by how many!

1. Laini Taylor
Taylor definitely made an impression on me. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone and am excited to see what will happen further into the series!

2. Katie McGarry
McGarry is best known for her teen romances featuring seriously hunky dudes. Nowhere But Here is my first read from her, and she did not disappoint! Will definitely be checking out her many other books.

3. Gayle Forman

If I Stay was a decent read, but nothing special strikes me when I think of Forman's writing. I wouldn't not read another book by her, but I won't be actively seeking it.

First Lines Fridays [2]

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
The young man's reflection glared back at me out of the shop window, suspicion etched into his roundish face. He probably thought I was doubting whether he looked manly enough, and to be honest, I was.

10 Bookish Feelings For Which I'm Thankful

The Top Ten Tuesday weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's Top Ten Tuesday post is a Thanksgiving freebie! I decided to list some of the best feelings I've experienced as a bookworm. Hopefully you all can relate!

1. Reading on a cold day.
Cosy-ing up on a rainy or snowy day, with a warm cup of tea or coffee, and getting lost in a book.

2. Making friends with someone who loves the same book(s) as you.
"YOU LOVE [insert favourite book] TOO?!"

3. Receiving/buying book merch.
Posters! Fan art! Mugs! T-shirts! Tote bags! Lanyards (don't use them but still want them)! Anything that alludes to my favourite books!

10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

The Top Ten Tuesday weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic is a movie freebie, so I chose to list ten of my most anticipated movies of 2017. I've linked each title to their respective IMdB pages so you can check them out. :)

1. Hidden Figures
To be released: January 6th

To be released: February 10th

To be released: March 3rd

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Published by Tantor Media on October 2nd 2014
Genre(s): Teen Romance, Contemporary
Length: 6 hours and 42 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.
Having not read any of Kasie West's books before, I did not know what to expect. From the description, I knew this wasn't going to be a heavy read of any sort, but I have to admit that I am disappointed.

First Lines Fridays [1]

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
Hello guys, I hope you are all having a fantastic Friday. In my attempt to post more often, I've decided to try and get back on weekly features. I thought this one would be fun, so here we are!

Also, please don't mind the different post headers. I'm still testing to get everything how I want it to look. (It kills me to look at them too.)
There were five thousand souls stuffed into the train cars--thick and deep like cattle. The train groaned and bent under their weight, weary from all of its many trips. (Five thousand times five thousand. Again and again. So many, so many.)