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Desires of The Dead by Kimberly Derting Book Review

Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found. Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what s
he is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally, she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.

Stacking The Shelves #29

Hi everyone! Here are all the books I received these past few weeks:

Rush (The Game, #1)The Boyfriend AppPhoenix (Black City, #2)Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2)Sapphire Blue (The Ruby Red Trilogy, #2)TarnishSiege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

From Trade:

For Review:
The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns, #3)

Rush by Eve Silver- I loved this one so much and I wanted to  own a finished copy.

The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise- This one sounds so cute and I've heard some great things about it!

Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards- Black City was one of my favorite books I read last year, and I'm so glad the wait is over for the sequel.

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins- I've heard so many amazing things about this series, and now that I have both books, I'll definitely have to read it soon ;)

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier- My book club's pick this month was Ruby Red and after finishing that, I immediately bought and read a copy of Sapphire Blue. This series is so amazing!

Tarnish by Katherine Longshore- I own the first book in this series, and I'm hoping to read them back to back.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo- This is another one where I haven't yet read the first book, but I've heard so many amazing things about both books.

Invisible by Marni Bates- The first two books in this series were great, and I'm excited to continue on with it.

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson- I own all three books in this trilogy now, so I'll definitely have to get started on it soon.

What did you get this week?  I'd love to look at your Stacking The Shelves also, so if you leave me a link in the comments, I'll check it out! :)

Transparent by Natalie Whipple Book Review

TransparentPlenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.

Co-Bloggers Wanted! :)

Hi everyone! As you've probably noticed, I've mainly been the only blogger posting the last few months. I'm hoping to find other co-bloggers to blog with me here at The Book Belles.

I'm hoping to find 3-4 other individuals who can contribute to the blog with reviews, and if you'd like, with any other posts you may think of! :) I'm accepting applications, and more specifically, this is what I'm looking for any co-blogger to do:

General Requirements
  • Reviewer must love Young Adult Literature.
  • I would prefer the co-bloggers to be US/Canada based.
  • It's totally fine if you already have a blog, but I would like the co-blogger to be able to contribute 4 reviews and 1 WOW pick every month. 
Individual Positions
  • Contemporary Lover- The contemporary genre is my favorite, and I'm looking for someone else who loves them to blog here. 
  • Fantasy Fan- I very rarely like fantasy books, and I'd love someone who does love the genre to post various reviews for it.
  • Historical or Christian Fiction Reviewer- I know this will probably be the hardest to find, but I'd really love to have a reviewer who loves historical fiction, Christian fiction, or both. There's a few really great Christian fiction books out there and it's the same with historical :)
  • General Reviewer- This is for anyone who loves a genre I didn't include, or reads several different genres.

The Perks
  • I'll send the bloggers different amazing books pertaining to their genre every month. This can include ARC's, physical finished copies, and e-books (if you're able to accept them) :) However, I'm looking for someone who's passionate about reading, not just receiving free books. 
  • You'll be able to participate in various blog tours. 
  • You get to share your opinion with several amazing people.
  • You help support so many various publishers and authors.

Applications are Open Now! 

If you're interested in being a co-blogger, I'd love for you to submit your application to

In your email, please include your name, age, and which position you're applying for. I'd also like you to include links to your Goodreads, Twitter, or any other social media site you're a part of. I'd love to know your favorite genres and anything else you want to share about yourself.

If you blog at another blog, please include the link to it. It also would be helpful if you can include samples of reviews you've done in the past.

Thanks! :)

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin Book Review

Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them.
So what does Araby Worth have to live for?
Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to

 forget it all.
But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.
And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

Rush by Eve Silver Book Review

Rush (The Game, #1)So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully 
controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan Book Review

The Beautiful and the Cursed
After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.
In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.
And Grayson has gone missing.
No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.
Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried.

Stacking The Shelves #28

Hi everyone! Here are the books I've received this week:

LinkedThe Lucy Variations

Linked by Imogen Howson- I am so excited to read this! The cover is gorgeous and the premise sounds awesome :)

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr- I haven't read any books by her yet, but I've heard some amazing things about her books.

*I'm also hosting a June New Release Giveaway HERE
What did you get this week?  I'd love to look at your Stacking The Shelves also, so if you leave me a link in the comments, I'll check it out! :)

Reboot by Amy Tintera Book Review

Reboot (Reboot, #1)Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.
The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer Book Review and Giveaway

Spirit (Elemental, #3)With power comes enemies. Lots of them.Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The Infinite Moment of UsFor as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now . . . not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?
Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.
And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them . . .

I loved Lauren Myracle's middle grade series when I first read it. I'm so excited to see how her young adult novel is! I also love the stars in the background of this cover. What are you waiting on? :)

June TBR

Hi everyone! I don't make TBR's too often, because I tend to not ever stick to and read all the books on my list ;) I'm hoping to get through all the books I picked out for this month. I'll be crossing them off the list as I read them. The books are:

Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)The Beautiful and the CursedDisneylandersTwenty Boy SummerCurse of the Arctic Star (Nancy Drew Diaries, #1)What Happened to GoodbyeImpostor (Variants, #1)Five SummersDark Frost (Mythos Academy, #3)Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy, #2)

2.) The Beautiful and The Cursed by Page Morgan
5.) Nancy Drew: Curse of The Arctic Star by Carolyn Keene

Have you read any of those books? I'd love to know how they are :)

Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe Book Review

RiptideFor Grace Parker, surfing is all about the ride and the moment. Everything else disappears. She can forget that her best friend, Ford Watson, has a crush on her that she can’t reciprocate. She can forget how badly she wants to get a surf scholarship to UC San Diego. She can forget the pressure of her parents’ impossibly high expectations.When Ford enters Grace into a surf competition—the only way she can impress the UCSD surfing scouts—she has one summer to train and prepare. Will she gain everything she’s ever wanted or lose the only things that ever mattered?