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Book Recommendation

Yay! You've reached the page with some of my favorite books! Below are books I absolutely love and that I will always recommend to friends. Included are links to Amazon were you can purchase the books.

Brian McBride

Mammoth Series

WELCOME TO MAMMOTH…Where best friends are the only family they have left… where secrets are the very foundation in which their hometown has been built… where the rich and elite always seem to win… where misfits and rabble-rousers can find a place to belong… where fossils are considered cool and prized… where a dead explorer leaves behind a lost mystery… where the world keeps getting bigger and adventure comes at a cost.

Action Adventure, Found Family, Mystery

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Tara Grayce

The Elven Alliance Series

From Book 1: Essie would do anything for her kingdom…even marry an elf prince she just met that morning.When a diplomatic meeting goes horribly wrong, Essie, a human princess, finds herself married to the elf prince and warrior Laesornysh.

 

Fitting in to the serene, quiet elf culture might be a little difficult for this talkative princess, but she’s determined to make it work. With impending war and tenuous alliances, it will be up to Essie to unite her two peoples. And maybe get her hands on elven conditioner while she’s at it.

Elves, Steampunk, Fantasy, Arranged Marriage, "Enemies" to Lovers

Megan McCullough

We Could Be Villains

Avoid spoilers. Don’t get fired. Defeat a not-so-fictional supervillain?

Perfect for fans of pop culture and comics, WE COULD BE VILLAINS packs an entire cinematic universe into a book. Join Rosemary and the not-so-fictional heroes (and villains!) of the VIGIL & ANTE films in this imaginative science fiction where superhero battles equal publicity stunts, fictional characters become family, and the villain just might steal your heart.

Action/Adventure, Marvel-esque vibes, Enemies-to-???

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Ashley Schaller

REM

Gwendolyn Gonzales would do anything for her best friend. Even allow herself to be dragged through Macy's dreams by a British coffeeholic who claims to be Macy's Dream Guardian. The rules of the Dream are simple: blend in and don't die. When Macy's dreams take a turn for the worst, following the rules may be harder than it seems. And may end in deadly consequences.

YA Thriller, Dreamscape, Mystery

Dana LeCheminant

The Wonder Boy Series

When your little sister calls you and your three best friends the Wonder Boys, you don't argue.

Follow Oliver, Ben, Cam and Kit as they each get themselves into troublesome fake relationships that leave them wondering if the fake part was ever real.

Fake Dating, Best Friend Group, RomCom 

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C.M. Banschbach

Greywolf's Heart

A man born for war. A bastard raised in contempt. Only together can they defend their tribe from slaughter.

Fierce-hearted Comran is the chief’s son and the favored choice to be the next leader. Then his father chooses Comran’s half-brother Etran for the role, straining the loyalties of the tribe and reinforcing the distance between the two men. When Comran is offered the role of battlewolf, he is ready to do his duty—but expects no friendship in return.

Steady Etran has long been shunned as the chief’s bastard. Becoming the chief brings even more hostility, so he offers Comran the title of battlewolf to maintain tribal unity. But can he trust this reckless warrior as his general when Comran has never stood by his side?

As tensions mount within the tribe, a traitorous act leads to war. Comran and Etran must overcome their inner demons and fight for their brotherhood before the Greywolves fall to their worst enemies.

 

Brother story, healing from past, enemies to friends, platonic love 

Jill Cox

The Bridge

Meredith Sullivan has three goals: Win the Beckett Scholarship to study abroad, move to Paris for a year, leave boy-next-door Drew Sutton (and her ridiculous heart) behind.

 

There’s only one problem: Pete Russell. Yes, he speaks French like a native, but he’s boorish and snarky with a penchant for unflattering nicknames. So when Pete shows up on her flight to Paris, Meredith starts to wonder if that scholarship covers a year in Antarctica instead. But as the autumn leaves begin to fall in the City of Light, Meredith learns a thousand things about Pete she never knew. And to her surprise, she’s suddenly torn between the future she’d always imagined with Drew and a new path with the kindred spirit she never saw coming. Because sometimes, what you don’t know about a person has already changed your life.

The Bridge is a sweet contemporary romance, perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins' Anna and the French Kiss, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, or L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables.

Enemies-to-Friends-to-Lovers, Studying Abroad, Slow Burn

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Kortney Keisel

The Forgotten Queen

She's trying to remember. He's trying to pretend.

Sydria Hasler is a blank slate. After a tragic accident, her images of the past have vanished. All she wants is to get her memory back and return home—wherever home is. But the more she rebuilds her past, the more she wants to fight for a future with King Marx. Too bad it's all a sham.

King Marx McKane has never cared about anyone or anything, especially being king. When his father forces him to marry a mysterious woman, he starts taking things seriously. The only way out of his arranged marriage is to pretend that he's falling in love with his wife. This charade might end up being the most reckless thing Marx has ever done. Is he willing to sacrifice his life and his kingdom to set Sydria free?

Can their fake relationship lead Sydria and Marx to their genuine selves, or will deception cost them their freedom?

Perfect for fans of the Selection by Kiera Cass. This is the fourth book in the Desolation series and should be read AFTER The Stolen Princess.

Dystopian Romance, Arranged Marriage, Swoony without the Steam

Sara Ella

The Wonderland Trials

Solve the clues. Face your fears. Survive the Trials.
All Alice Liddell wants is to escape her Normal life in Oxford and find the parents who abandoned her ten years ago. But she gets more than she bargained for when her older sister Charlotte is arrested for having the infamous Wonder Gene—the key to unlocking the curious Wonderland Reality.

Soon, Alice receives a rather cryptic invitation to play for Team Heart in this year’s annual—and often deadly—Wonderland Trials. Now she has less than twenty-four hours to find her way into Wonderland where nothing is impossible . . . or what it seems.

The stakes are raised when she discovers players go missing during the Trials each year. Will she and her team solve the clues and find the missing players? Or will betrayal and distrust win, leaving Alice alone in a world of her own? Follow the White Rabbit into this topsy-turvy fantasy where players become prey, a sip of the wrong tea might as well be poison, and a queen’s ways do not always lead one where they ought to go.

Dystopian, Spin on Alice in Wonderland, Enemies to Lovers 

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K.M. Shea

The Hall of Blood and Mercy Series

The Hall of Blood and Mercy trilogy takes place in the Magiford Supernatural City universe and features vampires, wizards, fae, and werewolves! This trilogy is packed with humor, adventure, and a sweet, slow burn romance between a vertically challenged wizard and the most lethal vampire in town.

Urban Fantasy, Humorous, Supernatural Heros

V. Romas Burton

Fortified

Devora's perfect future shatters. Instead of attending Vlacklear Academy, she is sent to the Fortress-a prison holding murderers and thieves that make up the soldiers in His Majesty's Army. She fears it is the end of her.

Suppressing her forbidden Seeing abilities, Devora is thrust into the role of soldier, and must learn to defend herself while avoiding Warden Hazor and his ruthless right-hand man, Captain Blake.

When Devora's Seeing abilities are exposed, she's thrown into a tournament to win her right to live. She must turn to Captain Blake for help or be slaughtered like all the other Seers before her.

Pride and Prejudice vibes, Strong Females, Awesome World Building

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Amber Kirkpatrick

Until the Rising

More than a millennia into the future, the world has been thrust back to a medieval age where men live and die by the sword. The kingdom of Aquila is considered by many to be the epicenter of beauty, culture, and grace. However, between wars and its own tribal politics, she is under the perpetual threat of destruction.

Growing up in the Shadowlands and believing most of his family to be dead, young Tristan is in search of his last known relative whom he hopes to find alive. All he has ever wanted is a quiet home and a family to love-but as Tristan grows into manhood, he discovers the price of a peaceful life may prove to be too steep.

In this coming-of-age kingdom fantasy, destiny may be calling Tristan to something bigger, if only he has the courage to meet it.

Adult Fantasy, Coming-of-Age, Brother Bond

Lisa T. Bergren

The River of Time Series

Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one.
Remaining means giving up all she's known and loved . . . and leaving means forfeiting what she's come to know--and love itself.


Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archeological site . . . until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.


And thus she comes to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father's castle--a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

Portal fantasy, sisters, forbidden love

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