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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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The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday: Review and Summary

The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday: Review and Summary

The Flame and the Arrow is the first novel in the Annika Brisby series by author Emigh Cannaday. The story follows Annika Brisby, an aspiring rock musician who is thrust into an alternate realm that is home to various magical beings- i.e. wood nymphs, elves, vampires,...

I Dare You by Shantel Tessier: Review

I Dare You by Shantel Tessier: Review

Review of I Dare You   I Dare You is a novel written by bestselling author Shantel Tessier. The story follows Austin Lowes, a high school senior who is shipped off to live with her absent, cold father. Austin’s childhood has been a tumultuous and dark experience as...

The Peer and the Puppet by B. B. Reid: Review

The Peer and the Puppet by B. B. Reid: Review

The Peer and the Puppet is the first novel in the When Rivals Play series by author B. B. Reid. The story follows Four, a high school student with a passion for racing (albeit illegally) who lives with her emotionally distant mother- whom she calls by her first name....

Top 10 Contemporary Romance Books You MUST Read

Top 10 Contemporary Romance Books You MUST Read

Top 10 Contemporary Romance Books You MUST Read Nothing gets my heart going than contemporary romances filled with a ton of heat, intense chemistry, male protagonists that literally make my toes curl, and a generous amount of laugh-out-loud moments. So, if...

A Review of Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Rourke

A Review of Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Rourke

Waking Olivia is a romance novel written by author Elizabeth O’Rourke. The story follows Olivia Finnegan, a college track star who transfers to a new school and joins a team led by a handsome, enigmatic coach- Will Langstrom. While Olivia struggles with past trauma,...

In the Assassin’s Arms by Katherine Hastings: A Review

In the Assassin’s Arms by Katherine Hastings: A Review

Review of In the Assassin's Arms   In the Assassin’s Arms is the first novel in the Dagger of Desire series by author Katherine Hastings. The story follows childhood friends, Charlotte Cornewall and John Douglas. The tragic death of Charlotte’s father sends her...

Author Interview with Katherine Hastings

Author Interview with Katherine Hastings

I had the opportunity to ask some questions with Katherine Hastings, the author of recently released novel In the Assassin's Arms. Enjoy!   Please tell us a little about your upcoming novel In the Assassin’s Arms: In the Assassin’s Arms is a historical romance novel...

The Right Fit Blog Tour – Review – Giveaway

The Right Fit Blog Tour – Review – Giveaway

Author Bio: Daphne Dubois writes contemporary romance and believes the right book at the right time can make all the difference. When she's not putting her characters in compromising positions (ahem), she works as a registered nurse. A member of the Writer's...

Cover Reveal – Paranormal Encounters by Deborah J. Hughes

Cover Reveal – Paranormal Encounters by Deborah J. Hughes

Pre-Order Link - Amazon - Paranormal Encounters (Tess Schafer-Medium Book 8)   About the Author Deborah J Hughes Since living several of her childhood years in a haunted house, Deborah has been interested in the paranormal. After all, she wanted to understand just...

Kiss of the Royal Blog Tour – Review – Giveaway

Kiss of the Royal Blog Tour – Review – Giveaway

Kiss of the Royal is a YA fiction novel by author Lindsey Duga. The story follows Ivy- a seventeen-year-old girl with unparalleled magic that can be bestowed upon others in the form of a kiss. In this richly imaginative world filled with dark forces such as goblins, dwarves, dragons, witches, and wraiths, a society of noble princes and princesses known as the Royals are sworn to protect the three kingdoms from evil.

Author Interview with Erin Watt about One Small Thing

Author Interview with Erin Watt about One Small Thing

Hello readers! Welcome to New York Times bestselling author-duo Erin Watt! I had the amazing opportunity to have a chat with Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick to talk about their newly released novel "One Small Thing".  I  am a huge fan of Erin Watt so I am totally...

One Small Thing by Erin Watt – Review

One Small Thing by Erin Watt – Review

One Small Thing is a standalone novel by New York Times bestselling author-duo Erin Watt. The story follows Beth, a high school student who-for the past three years-has been sheltered and monitored closely by her parents after the sudden, tragic death of her older sister. However, her desire to finally break free from their over-protectiveness leads her to a party where she runs into another high school student- Chase.

Recent Reviews

The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh CannadayI Dare You by Shantel TessierThe Peer and the Puppet by Fear Me by B.B. ReidWaking Olivia by Elizabeth O'RoarkIn the Assassin's Arms by Katherine HastingsKiss of the Royal by Lindsey DugaOne Small Thing by Erin Watt

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