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Misadventures Of A City Girl by Meredith Wilde and Chelle Bliss Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 

I've read my sixth book for the booktubathon! It was Misadventures Of A City Girl by Meredith Wilde and Chelle Bliss and it was so good! 
NOTE: If you don't like highly sexual books then I'd stay away from this one. Also, some might class it as kind of instalovey but I didn't think it was. There's a PTSD thread running throughout it as well. 
Misadventures Of A City Girl tells the story of Madison or Maddy, who after she's broken up with her husband goes to a mountainside retreat for a little while. What she doesn't know before she gets there, however is Luke, a rugged caveman type of man lives up on the mountain in a shack. Maddy and Luke have some adventures together both in and out of bed. 
Spoilers Below...
Madison is a new divorcee at the beginning of Misadventures Of A City Girl . She wants to go away to Avalon, a mountain retreat for some time to herself.
"I don't want to be converted. I just need some quiet time, maybe a few m…

Dream Me by Kathryn Berla Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 

I read  "Dream Me" by Kathryn Berla for the "read a book with a person on the cover" part of the booktubathon last week, and I loved it!
Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me access to "Dream Me". It was a really cute story with an unexpected twist.
Teen drinking as well as drunk/abusive parents play a role in "Dream Me" so if you're sensitive to that I'd suggest maybe not reading it. The abuse is never shown, just alluded to. 
"Dream Me" is a contemporary read with a slight sci-fi twist that tells the story of Babe, a teenage girl who experiences dreams of a boy, Zat. She doesn't understand these dreams until part way through the novel. 
"Dream Me" is written in both first and third person. I like reading books told in first person cause I feel I can connect to the character and what's happening more. Also we see articles from Babe's blog. These are significant to the story because it help…

The Second Sister by Claire Kendle Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 

I've just finished The Second Sister by Claire Kendal and it was a gripping read. It tells the story of Elle (Melanie), who lost her sister, Miranda mysteriously. The whole novel focuses on her finding the answers of what happened to Miranda and working out who X is.
The term "X" isn't ever used in the book itself. I'm just using it cause I don't want to spoil anything about the culprit.
Thank you to NetGalley for granting me access to The Second Sister. It was a good read with several twists and turns.
NOTE: This book is an adult read, I think or at least a 16+ read. Also there's talk of crime, corruption and abuse as well as a supposed murder in The Second Sister so if you're sensitive to any of that, maybe stay away from this novel. 
I read this book for the "Read a book about a totally different character than you" part of the Booktubathon. Ella isn't anything like me in the fact that she's lost her sister as I don…

Godblind (Godblind Book 1) by Anna Stephens Review

Hi ForeverBookers,
I've read a great, epic, and dramatic book as my first book of the booktubathon last week! 
Godblind is a grimdark fantasy novel, which means that it has a much darker and more brutal tone than regular fantasy novels. I'd say it was more for adults because of this and the sex scenes. Many of the characters are morally grey, and do very ruthless, savage, and inhumane things. This shocked me when I started reading but I still highly enjoyed it. 
4 Stars! 
I requested this from NetGalley and they were gracious enough to send me a review e-copy so thanks to them! 
I read Godblind for the cover choice of the booktubathon. I love the reds and black on the cover. I think it looks really dramatic, which is what the book is.  
Godblind is a fantasy tale set in different parts of Gilgoras. It tells the story of war between the Mireces and the Wolves. The storyline of this book is set in the world of Gilgoras, where the people either worship the Dancer, the Goddesses of Ligh…

The Night Child by Anna Quinn Review

Hey ForeverBookers, 
I've just finished a good book. I requested The Night Child from NetGalley so thank you to NetGalley for granting me access to it.
The Night Child tells the story of Nora, in third person and how she thinks she's going crazy cause of a vision and a voice in her head. We see Nora visit her councillor a lot to try and sort out these wild imaginings. We also see her in hospital for a large proportion of the book. 
2.5 Stars (3 on Goodreads). 
If you're in any way sensitive to mental illness, physical abuse, or suicide then I don't think this would be the story for you. I'd say The Night Child is an adult read or at least a 16+ read. 
Spoilers Below... 
When we first see Nora, she's at work. She's a high school teacher in the USA. That's when she gets her first vision. 
"Am I so tired that I'm hallucinating?"
The use of italics here, show Nora is shocked and doesn't know what to think. The vision is of this girl with &…

How To Make A Wish by Ashley Herring Blake Review

Hey ForeverBookers,
I've just read this great contemporary, character driven story about a girl who falls for another girl. There's people of differing colours too as well as elements of child neglect so if you're at all sensitive either of these subjects, this book probably isn't for you. I'd say this book is for aged 14+ because of the slightly more adult subjects brought up. There's also a love scene, it's not described in great depth, but it's there. 
I read this for the LGBTQIA+ read of the Summer Reads challenge on Facebook as well as for NetGalley, who sent me an e-arc copy to read and review here so thanks to them for that! 
5 Stars! 
Grace is the main character of How To Make A Wish. We follow her POV. I enjoyed reading the book from her perspective, as I've never read an LGBTQIA+ book from first person POV before. It was good to read from the point of view of someone who was actually the lesbian/gay or bisexual in this case.  

Spoilers Below...

Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index by Julie Israel Review.

Hey ForeverBookers,
I've just read a great contemporary book! 
4 Stars! 
Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index follows Juniper Lemon as she deals with the grief of losing her sister, Camilla in a car accident that she was a part off too, as well as trying to follow the clues that lead to Camie's secret.  
The Happiness Index becomes like a way to live on after Camilla. It's like Juniper is reporting to her in some way. 
Spoilers below...
We join Juniper when she's going back to school, for a new year without Camilla. This is strange for her. 
"My throat is tight with all the changes I carry"
shows just how different life has become without her sister. She is trying not let it affect her but without any friends and her being on her own she's struggling with doing that.
"I can't escape the holes. My life is braided through with my sister, and now that she's gone, everything is coming apart" 
details how Juniper is struggling without Camilla. As this i…