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The Vagaries of Us is a book blog offering book reviews, book recommendations, bookish memes and discussion posts, focusing on the Romance and Young Adult genres. Anything book related is fair game here!

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Cover Reveal – Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel

Cover Reveal – Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel

Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel Genre: YA Paranormal Release Date: September 4th 2018 Entangled Teen Summary: “Beauty and the beast like you’ve never imagined!” —New York Times bestselling author Pintip Dunn KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two teens who are both...

Review : Smart Tass by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Review : Smart Tass by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Smart Tass is the first novel in the OHellNo series by New York Times bestselling author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. The story follows Tass, a young college student who throws herself into her academics, and Hunter Johnson, a football player with a long history of driving Tass nuts.

Review: Until Midnight by Erin Bedford

Review: Until Midnight by Erin Bedford

Until Midnight is the first novel in The Crimson Fold series by USA Today bestselling author Erin Bedford. This novel is a whimsical, dark retelling of a dystopian Cinderella. The story follows Clarabelle, a seventeen-year old girl whose father has recently married a widow with two daughters.

Q & A with Hannah Lynn: Author of Amendments

Q & A with Hannah Lynn: Author of Amendments

  Hello readers! Welcome to author Hannah Lynn! I had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about herself and about her re-released novel Amendments. I thought her answers were wonderful and I know you will think the same!   Q & A Do you plan your books or let...

Along With You Book Blitz Tour and Giveaway

Along With You Book Blitz Tour and Giveaway

  Along with You Michelle Areaux Publication date: April 6th 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult A wonderfully raw new novel by author Michelle Areaux that takes you on an emotional journey as you laugh, cry, and fall in love with the difficult side of...

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Review: A Little Mermaid Retelling

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Review: A Little Mermaid Retelling

To Kill a Kingdom is a YA fantasy novel by author Alexandra Christo. The story follows Lira- a seventeen-year old siren who is infamously known as the Prince’s bane due to her morbid task of ripping the hearts out of prince’s every time she ages a year- and Prince Elian, a young man who have notoriously earned a reputation as a siren killer.

A Review of Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

A Review of Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

Pestilence is the first novel in the Four Horsemen series by Laura Thalassa. The story follows Sara Burn, a young woman who literally draws the “short straw” and must stay behind when her town evacuates due to the impending arrival of the horseman known as Pestilence.

Book Blitz – Love Me Only – Excerpt

Book Blitz – Love Me Only – Excerpt

A haunting past. A specific set of rules. One man determined to break them.

Chase Anniston has a haunting past full of drug abuse and heartbreak, and now as a recovered heroin addict, she’s focused on keeping her life and career on track. The way she does it? She’s formed a set of rules to keep her safe from the two things she deems trouble – men and drugs:

Review: Racer by Katy Evans

Review: Racer by Katy Evans

Racer is a contemporary standalone novel by New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans. The story follows Lana, a twenty-two-year-old woman who is trying to keep the family business of racing professionally afloat. Unfortunately, without finding a driver for their team, the HW Racing Team may not see another season.

10 Children’s Books to Add to Your Library

10 Children’s Books to Add to Your Library

One of my favorite parts about being a parent is having the perfect excuse to visit the children’s section of a bookstore. While stepping down the romance and YA section makes me light up with joy, stepping into the children’s section tugs at that part of me that still believes in magic and adventure.

Cover Reveal: In The Assassin’s Arms by Katherine Hastings

In the Assassin's Arms by Katherine Hastings Series: Dagger of Desire Historical Romance Fiery Seas Everlasting July 10, 2018   John Douglas may be a well-trained political assassin, but he has met his match in the woman he once called a friend. When his childhood...

A Review of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

A Review of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is the first novel in the Red Queen series by New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard. The story follows seventeen-year-old Mare Barrows, a red blood and thief who is on the brink of being forced to join a war she doesn’t believe in. Mare lives with her impoverished family in a desolate, poor town known as The Stilts (appropriately named due to homes being suspended above the ground on stilts- thus only being accessed by ladders).

A Book Review: Lifeblood by Gena Showalter

A Book Review: Lifeblood by Gena Showalter

Lifeblood is the second book in the Everlife series by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter. Tenly “Ten” Lockwood, a seventeen-year-old who has just pledged her allegiance to one of the realms must now learn how to navigate this new world. As Ten struggles with the separation from her love interest, Killian- an infamous Myriadian- and the loss of a dear friend and the betrayal of another, she tries to find ways to end the war between the two realms in the after-life, all while growing stronger with her powers.

Review of Manwhore by Katy Evans

Review of Manwhore by Katy Evans

Manwhore is the first book in the Manwhore series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans. The story follows Rachel, a journalist working for a struggling magazine called Edge. To save the magazine, Rachel’s boss asks her to get close to one of Chicago’s popular playboy billionaires- Malcolm Saint- and write an expose on him.

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Smart Tass by Mimi Jean PamfiloffUntil Midnight by Erin BedfordTo Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra ChristoPestilence by Laura ThalassaRacer by Katy EvansRed Queen by Victoria AveyardLifeblood by Gena ShowalterManwhore by Katy Evans

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