Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Cover Reveal: Feather and Bone


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Feather and Bone (Frey Saga #6)
By Melissa Wright

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Melissa is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and KING OF ASH AND BONE. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be spotted collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com or follow her blog at authormelissawright.blogspot.com.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cover Reveal: Count the Rain

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Author: Kathryn Lee Martin
Series: Snow Spark Saga #4
Publisher: The Parliament House
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Steampunk
Release: August 27th, 2019

Sixteen-year-old professional outlaw, Rags, never wanted to help save the world. But with the death of Hyperion and the salvation of the Kingdom at hand, she finds her newfound freedom to be more than she’s prepared for. That is, until a mysterious assassin targets her and the new leader of the Kingdom, Henrick Oreson, uttering two words: “Praise Antiquity.”

A ghost from the Kingdom’s past, Antiquity, poses a new threat. It’s rumored to be more advanced and is determined to take over in Hyperion’s stead. Forced to leave her family behind once again, Rags flees to Zephyr to protect them and the upcoming Council meeting that could make or break the Kingdom’s future. But with Antiquity coming for them, there are only two choices: go to the front lines and fight, or let the fragile new Kingdom fall.

Together with Henrick, new second-in-command Colton Caelan Fieldson, and supporter leader Meridian, Rags must find a way to cripple Antiquity and prevent Zephyr from falling into the wrong hands. It won’t be easy when Antiquity has a weapon that could the end the Kingdom in a single night. She’ll have to call upon everything she knows and the alliances she’s made to answer the one question that could mean the downfall of everything she’s fought for. Are the needs of many worth those of the few? Her choice will determine if the new Kingdom rises from the ashes… or returns to them.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

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My Monday: 8/26/2019

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It’s been two weeks again, but here’s what I know so far…

I talked to my VR rep and while they weren’t really any more helpful than before, they did help relieve some of my apprehension over getting a job, and being worked that I’d be ‘locked-in’ for an extended period. I’ve always struggled to find jobs I can actually do, so it was good to know that they would work with me until I was able to find something that fits my skills and needs. The main problem, is that there are not really any jobs at all where I live right now, and all require a car. I live with my mom and step-dad as they are the only family I have here, other than my grandma, and I can’t really help where they live, and even with a car, in East Tennessee, and across a mountain from…anything, finding a job is never easy. I tried to live in the city since 2013 and each time I ended up back here due to health issues.

Still, I have hope that things will work out, and now that I know I have a little time to settle into a job before making a decision as to if it’s a good match, and that I won’t end up loosing said job right away, and being left without any help at all, I can start looking again with a bit more confidence.

Just Finished: Trial of Three & Adaptive
Thoughts: I absolutely loved these! Adaptive is an instant favorite, and since Immersive, the final book isn’t out…I read a past favorite Trial of Three to avoid a slump before I read some new titles on my list ❤

Current Read: Paradox & Kingdom Fall
Thoughts: These are booth sequels of series that I really enjoyed the first. I loved Chaos (Paradox 1) and Wicked Game wasn’t far behind on my list of books I could wait to read more of!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Cover Reveal: Dark Consort

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● Book Title: Dark Consort (Dark Dreamer Trilogy #2)

● Author: Amber Duell

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Nora has faced the horrors of the Nightmare Realm and put a stop to the Weaver. But the girl that went in isn’t the same one who has come out. Now, as the Lady of Nightmares, Nora’s next passage to the Night World will be permanent. Months in the Day World have already taken their toll on her new identity. Her body aches from the strain of magic and her mind is tormented by a powerful darkness. The only thing holding her together is the thought of returning to the place that beckons her as much as it terrifies her.

The Sandman knows Nora needs to return to her realm, but that doesn’t mean he has to like it. Especially when he sees firsthand what happened in the Nightmare Realm since she left. Not only have the nightmares become restless, but Rowan stole the Weaver’s Keep and is gathering an army strong enough to rip the magic from Nora so she can dominate the realm. If the Sandman can put off the inevitable for a few more days, he will.

When Nora finds her own way back to the Nightmare Realm, her relationship with the Sandman stretches thin, but there isn’t time to dwell on hurt feelings. Not when she’s delivered straight to Kail, the masked nightmare that got her into this mess. Unfortunately, her allies are too few and Kail’s desire for Rowan’s death seems to burn as brightly as her own. Nora must decide whom to trust if she wants to survive the Nightmare Realm. And, if she wants to reclaim what’s hers, she must embrace the darkness within.

 

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Wednesday’s Wishes: Treacherous Love (Pirate’s Bluff #3)

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Treacherous Love

(Pirate’s Bluff #3)

The fight for her heart will decide the battle.

The same power Captain Stede and the Siren Queen so desperately desire is the secret to Whitley and Bluff’s survival. But first, they must uncover how to use it without destroying them both. One slip, and Whitley will be back under the control of the Siren Queen for good. So first, they’ll have to track down the Witch that made the prophecy to start with and hope another betrayal isn’t right around the corner.

Expected publication: September 5th 2019

 

What Are You Reading Wednesday?: August 21, 2019

What Are You Reading Wednesday was created by RhiannaMarissa, and Kendall. The idea is to create a space for book lovers to share, discuss, and recommend the books they are currently reading and loving. All you have to do is answer the questions about your current read and then head over to one of the host’s sites to link up your post! Have fun and don’t forget to check out everyone’s posts as well!

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MY CURRENT READ

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Adaptive

(The Elite Trials #2)

A PERILOUS MISSION. AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE. ONE UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY.

Escaping Tatum City was all Lune wanted. Now that she’s out, freedom is beyond her reach more than ever. Her adoptive father knows her weaknesses. And if she fails to find Bren and complete her mission, he won’t hesitate to exploit each one.

To complicate matters further, Ryker, her wildly unpredictable companion, has a mission of his own. Lune quickly discovers that he’ll do whatever is necessary to see it through too.

As the dangers of the outside world threaten to undo her, Lune must adapt to survive every new challenge. Because everything she knows, everything she’s been fighting for, is about to change.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Shatter Me series, THE ELITE TRIALS trilogy is the gripping story of Lune “Tatum” Avery as she fights for freedom in a futuristic dystopian world plagued by danger, secrets, and betrayal. An emotional, action-packed journey of resilience, second chances, and fierce love.

 

 

1. Why did you decide to pick up this book–cover or content?

Content, I received an ARC of the first book, and loved it!

2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

Um…it was Bren, but now I’m much more excited to read the Ryker parts… XD

3. Will you finish this one?

Yes

4. This book reminds me of…

Whisper (Whisper, #1) by Lynette Noni * Irrelevant (Relevance #1) by Sarah Addison-Fox * Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth * Chaos (Tessa Avery #1) by Lucy Roy

5. What type of read is this one? (Slow but interesting, cannot put it down…)

I loved it to start, but it’s slow now that I’m in the middle, though I know it’s about to pick up again, so overall mostly cannot put it down/non-stop action!

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWW Wednesday: August 21, 2019

Every Wednesday, we participate in a blog post known as ‘WWW Wednesdays.’ This was originally hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm before moving to Taking on a World of Words. 

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You may be wondering what the three Ws stand for. The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


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Sunday, August 18, 2019

ARC Review: Bound by the Depths

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Bound by the Depths

(Pirate’s Bluff #2)

The sirens are coming

Both from the sea and from inside Whitley’s own mind. Her memories are fading. Her siren instincts are rising. And when she strikes, killing a pirate aboard The Freedom, she flees Bluff’s harsh reaction—into the sea.

Bluff follows her all the way back to New York, in a race to find her before the sirens and convince her to trust him again before she kills half of Manhattan. Which will be challenging, considering she doesn’t even know who he is.

Review: *I received an advance copy to read, this does not affect my review, and this review is voluntary*
I loved the first book, and likewise, loved reading this one, but for very different reasons. While both are packed full of action, pirate lore, and captivating writing and characters, the first deals more with Whitley and Bluff’s ‘budding romance’ and undeniable chemistry, while this one focuses more on the darker secrets Bluff holds, and those secrets are now controlling Whitley. This one focus on that struggle, and the lore of sirens as well as learning to stand up for those you love and determining who and what’s worth fighting for.

I really enjoyed the developments in this one, and also enjoyed seeing some old faces paired with some new characters that add to this dramatic setting and atmospheric story! I felt that while the main characters did grow in the first story, but the character growth and maturity is put to the test and really shines in this one.

Sunday’s Spotlight: Safe and Sound (Fields of Elysium 0.5) by A.B. Whelan

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Safe and Sound

(Fields of Elysium 0.5)

Safe and Sound introduces the harsh life of the Arkanians and follows Victor Sorren, the Byronic hero of the series, from birth till the moment he meets Molly.

In the world where freedom is no longer your right; where being in love and starting a family is not a blessing but a curse, a baby is born. To spare him from the harsh life the Arkanian slaves in Terraka City have to endure, his parents attempt the impossible.

They have to pay a high price for their courage.

Heartbroken and lonely, Victor Sorren spends his life waiting for his father’s return. But how much pain and suffering can be inflicted on an innocent young boy before hatred takes over his heart? Yet there is no darkness without light. And falling for a girl from Earth might provide just the right amount of light to bring hope back to Victor’s dark heart.

ARC Review: Once Upon A Goat

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Once Upon a Goat

A twisted fairy tale about a king and queen who wish for a child of their own…and end up with a baby goat. Perfect for readers of Children Make Terrible Pets and Wolfie the Bunny.

Once upon a time, a very prim and proper king and queen begged their fairy godmother for a child. They’d prefer a boy, with glowing skin, bright eyes, and two roses for lips…but any kid will do. When they find themselves gifted with a baby goat (also known as a kid) instead, they can’t imagine how he’ll fit into their lives. But of course, it isn’t long before he’s part of the royal family.

Readers will delight in this story’s hilarity, confusion, and celebration of families that come in every shape and size.

Review: *I received a copy from the publisher. This does not affect my review.*

I wasn’t sure what to think about this one when I started, but quickly found it endearing and a quick and enjoyable read. I liked the messages of adoption, acceptance, and what it means to be a family, and to be happy.

ARC Review: Ice and Fire

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Ice and Fire

(The Elements of Kamdaria)

Manipulating the elements is easy. Winning a competition that could change her life? Not so much.
Ice and Fire is a short story with 6,500 words (about 30 pages).
Talise is a talented Shaper who can manipulate elements with ease. An upcoming competition gives her the opportunity to move out of the city slums and into the palace where she would work for the emperor. Desperate to win, she chooses a demonstration that requires using fire and ice simultaneously, a skill most Shapers could only dream of.

With such an impressive skill, her only true competition comes in the form of Aaden. He’s another talented Shaper whose thirst for revenge might send her back to the slums she’s eager to escape.

Talise refuses to back down from the challenges Aaden creates. She’ll stop at nothing to show the emperor how much she can do.

Ice and Fire is a short story preview to the world of The Elements of Kamdaria. Don’t miss Ice Crown, which is Book 1 in The Elements of Kamdaria series.

Review: I was right! Not only did I love reading this, but I’d correctly guessed where the series was headed, but now I’m excited to see more, since anything is possible for these characters! I loved seeing more of Talise and Aaden’s shaping abilities, and really enjoyed seeing them talking, and learning a bit more about what drove Aaden to fight for the title of Master Shaper.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Blog tour: Altered

Altered
Vicki Stiefel
(The Made Ones Saga, #1)
Publication date: August 12th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

The Eleutians are dying out, one female at a time. To save their species, the powerful Alchemic Clan conscripts women from parallel worlds, altering them into the perfect breeding stock.

Kitlyn, a retired circus equestrian broken in both body and spirit, awakens on a strange world in her own much-younger body. She has been transformed into a Made One, but the gift of youth and the promise of a new life come at a terrible price.

Rafe, the Wolf Clan’s warrior champion, vows to find the cause of the species’ decline. He’s certain the Alchemics’ bid to save the Eleutians is but a thin veneer masking a dark purpose.

That vow becomes hard to keep with the threat of an inter-clan conflict and the arrival of the proud Made One named Kitlyn.

To save herself and those like her, Kit must carve a dangerous path in this new reality and make a choice that may cost her her freedom, her life, and the life of the Eleutian warrior she’s come to love.

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Review: Such a fun read! I really enjoyed how unique this story is, and loved reading Kit’s story. Well written and easy to read, I’m happy to have found this series, and look forward to reading more!

Author Bio:

Vicki’s fantasy romantic suspense series, The Afterworld Chronicles, launched with Chest of Bone, followed by Chest of Stone and Chest of Time. She is currently pounding the keys on her series’ fourth novel, Chest of Fire, and the first in a new series, The Made Ones Sags: Altered.

Her mystery/thrillers include Body Parts, The Dead Stone, The Bone Man, and The Grief Shop, a Daphne du Maurier prize winner. All feature homicide counselor Tally Whyte. All are available as ebooks.

She co-wrote (with Lisa Souza) and photographed the 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters. With her late husband, William G. Tapply, she ran The Writers Studio workshops in creative fiction.

Vicki taught fiction writing and modern media writing at Clark University.

She loves both a well-crafted sentence and unlocking the doors of a student’s imagination.

She grew up in professional theater and planned to become an actress, with a bent for song and dance. She didn’t. Instead, she’s been a professional photographer, a high-school teacher, a hamburger slinger, a scuba-shop manager, and an editor.

She’s Blake’s and Ben’s mom, her favorite role of all.

Her passions include scuba diving and fly fishing and knitting; photography and movies; vinho verde and bourbon (not together!); Maine lobster and chocolate (also not together!); and musical comedy scores, which she sing in the shower, unfortunately not an Equity venue; and a fascination with people in all walks of life. .

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Monday, August 12, 2019

My Monday: 8/12/2019

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I had forgotten why I hadn’t posted these….since April? Until now…oh, boy!

Okay, well it’s been good news and bad since then, but things are working out, so I’m praying that it’s all happening as it should.

Well, as many of you know, I have been trying to get everything in line to return to college, that didn’t happen. In fact, I should be moving in this weekend and going through orientation as a transfer, but I never got to apply, I still owe one payment on my loan from my last school, so until then I can’t get my transcripts. Also I wasn’t able to get a job, I tried, but keep getting kicked out of the system when I applied anywhere online (and EVERYONE around here required online application). I hate online applications, but never had this happen so much!?

Also, I mentioned moving in July? Well my parents very nearly ‘broke-up’ and I, well not surprised at my step-dad’s actions, was unsure what would happen with me and mom and my little brother and sister (both their kids, my half-siblings). We stayed at the apartment I still share with my grandma for a week, and prayed…A lot. We also did a lot of soul searching, and while things worked out, we were able to return home, and actually clean which we have been trying to for…a while, it’s still not smooth sailing, but things are looking up, for all of us.

I mentioned my grandma, well we’ve also been trying to find her a place. We did! She’s waiting on approval, and a move-in date, but she’s giddy (my grandma hasn’t be this excited…in years!) When mom took her to apply she realized they have bingo and even joked about the ‘old men’ something she also hasn’t done in years. She lost in husband in 2003, and soon after moved with me and my mom, while she’s visited family a few times, she struggles to make friends, and is excited to finally have that chance. I’m excited for her!

I’m going to try to get a job, at least a season one, but really hope I can find one I can stay with for a while. I do want to work toward going back to school, but it’s no longer as pressing, I’d much rather have things in order, and money to support myself, since I have no idea if I’ll be able to work a work-study job or save up over the summer to support myself each term.

Just Finished: Ice Crown & The Eureka Key
Thoughts: Okay, so I’ve finished a lot since April, but these two are the most recent, and I really enjoyed both!

Current Read: Bound by the Depths (Pirate’s Bluff #2)
Thoughts: I loved the first, and couldn’t wait to read this one! While I liked some things more about the first, this one is much faster, and now that we know some of Bluff’s secrets, it’s easier to read and understand what’s happening.

ARC Review: Ice Crown

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Ice Crown

(The Elements of Kamdaria #1)

The competition could save her life…
But only if she wins.

Talise can manipulate the elements with ease; water, air, earth, and fire all bend to her will. As a citizen of the Storm—a crime-laden land where death is the only constant—her only chance for a better life is to become Master Shaper.

A competition for the position takes place at the end of her training years. If she wins, she would live in the palace, work for the emperor, and escape her inevitable death in the Storm. But she’s not the only one with a chance to win.

Aaden is another talented student. As a citizen of the Crown, he was born with unlimited privilege and resources. When someone from the Crown wants to win, they do. End of story. And his shaping is unlike anything Talise has ever seen.

Complicating matters, Talise’s loved one in the Storm gives her reason to abandon the competition altogether, forcing her to make an impossible choice.

Torn between duty and freedom, she must learn that clinging to the past, might destroy her future.

For fans of Red Queen, the Grishaverse, and Avatar the Last Airbender, this desperate fantasy world has elemental magic and tension you could cut with a knife.

Review: *I received an advance copy from the author. This does not affect my review.*

I loved the first chapter of this, but since it’s so short, I was excited to see more of the ‘what happened after’ part of Talise’s childhood. Since we knew she would get into Academy, I was looking forward to seeing her abilities and fellow students more. I loved this story and the world-building was well done, and leaves room for plenty of character growth!

Review: The Eureka Key

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The Eureka Key

(Secrets of the Seven #1)

When middle school puzzle master Sam and history wiz Martina win a contest for a summer trip across the US, they discover they’ve been drafted into something vastly more extraordinary. Joining another kid on the trip, Theo, a descendant of George Washington himself, they must follow clues to find seven keys left behind by the Founding Fathers. Together the keys unlock Benjamin Franklin’s greatest invention–a secret weapon intended to defend the country. Each key is hidden in a unique location around the U.S., protected with puzzles, riddles, and traps. This has kept the weapon safe . . . until now! Gideon Arnold, a dangerous descendant of the infamous Benedict Arnold, is on the chase.

In competition with Arnold and his thugs to reach the artifacts first, Sam, Martina, Theo, and readers must use their wits to solve ingenious puzzles, escape death-by-booby-trap, and, by the end of the series, save our nation by uncovering many of its greatest secrets.
Review: I introduced my sister to this series after starting it a while back, as an ARC actually. I never finished it though, and since, she’s been begging me to read them, as she’s enjoyed all three, and I finally finished this one. About time! I really enjoyed this, and it has a National Treasure type feel with more of a 39 Clues type writing style and characters. I struggled, and the first half was still slow the second time around, but once the pieces started making sense, I couldn’t wait to see what happened!

I’m really upset that the series was cancelled after book three. From this one, it seems that there were seven books planned, each about a different ‘Founder’ famous leaders in America’s history that each held a key, and each book focused on a different Founder and their key. I’d have loved seeing more of this series, and really hope that it gets picked back up and finished in the near future!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday’s Spotlight: The Girl the Sea Gave Back

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back

(Sky in the Deep)

The new gut-wrenching epic from the New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep.

For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.

For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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WWW Wednesday: August 7, 2019

Every Wednesday, we participate in a blog post known as ‘WWW Wednesdays.’ This was originally hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm before moving to Taking on a World of Words. 

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You may be wondering what the three Ws stand for. The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

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What Are You Reading Wednesday?: August 7, 2019

What Are You Reading Wednesday was created by RhiannaMarissa, and Kendall. The idea is to create a space for book lovers to share, discuss, and recommend the books they are currently reading and loving. All you have to do is answer the questions about your current read and then head over to one of the host’s sites to link up your post! Have fun and don’t forget to check out everyone’s posts as well!

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MY CURRENT READ

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The Eagle’s Quill

(Secrets of the Seven #2)

This action-packed series for fans of the Treasure Hunters books continues with more historical mystery and interactive puzzles.

Middle school geniuses Sam, Martina, and Theo head to Glacier National Park to find the second of seven artifacts—keys that unlock a secret weapon left by the Founding Fathers. The clues here lead them toward Thomas Jefferson’s key, the Eagle’s Quill, at a Montana ranch. But dangerous Gideon Arnold is hot on their trail. He takes their chaperone and the ranch owners hostage until the kids deliver the key. Can Sam, Martina, and Theo, with the help of rancher girl Abby, find the quill before it’s too late? They enter the wilderness to solve riddles and escape traps that protect the quill… but if they find it, can they keep it away from Arnold?

In this fast-paced adventure full of interactive puzzles, the kids and readers must use their wits to save our nation by uncovering its greatest secrets.

 

 

1. Why did you decide to pick up this book–cover or content?

Content, I received an ARC of the first book, and then my sister started reading it and fell in love with this series. I recently enjoyed the first, so I’m excited to read this one.

2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

Theo, but I like Sam and Martina as a team.

3. Will you finish this one?

Yes, I think so.

4. This book reminds me of…

It’s a bit list The 39 Clues, but with American history, and artifacts like National Treasure, and puzzles that the team has to solve to find clues, like in Carmen Sandiego or Indiana Jones.

5. What type of read is this one? (Slow but interesting, cannot put it down…)

There were slow parts in the first, but it picked up at the end. Since we know more what’s happening (as the reader, and Sam and Martina have been clued in) this one seems to be starting much quicker, but I just started, so not sure yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday’s Wishes: The Queen of Nothing

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The Queen of Nothing

(The Folk of the Air #3)

He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.

And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.

Expected publication: November 19th 2019

Can I admit something…I’m not entirely sure I’ll read this. Yes, I liked The Cruel Prince, but haven’t read The Wicked King yet, and I wasn’t going to list this one for that reason, but I don’t have any others that I’m more excited for, so I went with it. I’ll have to look and add some more to my Goodreads shelf, but lately I’ve been reading more indie and often they aren’t listed until close to publication it seems.

Cover Reveal: Dorothy In the Land of Monsters

Dorothy In the Land of Monsters
Garten Gevedon
(Oz ReVamped, #1)
Publication date: October 11th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Shifters, Zombies, and Vampires? Oh my!

My name is Dorothy Gale, and I think I might be dead.

When my dog Toto and I got swept up in a twister, we landed in hell. A very colorful hell. Like a rainbow dripping in blood. Now it looks as though this dreadful underworld plagued with vampires, zombies, and shifters will be the site of my eternal damnation.

They say this terrifying land called Oz isn’t hell or purgatory and escape is possible, but first I must survive the journey down the blood-soaked yellow brick road to the only place in Oz where vampires dare not tread—The City of Emeralds.

With enchanted footwear and the help of my three new friends—a friendly zombie, a massive shifter lion, and a heartless axe murderer of evil night creatures (who also happens to be the hottest guy I’ve ever seen)—Toto and I have a chance to make it to the Vampire Free Zone. When we get there, I must convince the most powerful wizard in this magical land of monsters to send us out of this radiant nightmare and back to the world of the living. They say he’s just as frightening as this monstrous land, that he detests visitors, and even the most horrifying creatures cower in his presence. But I must seek him out. And when I find him, I’ll do whatever it takes to make him send me home.

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Author Bio:

Garten Gevedon lives in New York City with her family. She’s a sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal author who loves taking fairy tales and turning them inside out. You can visit her online at http://www.gartengevedon.com.

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LASR’s Wednesday Musings: Books I Loved but Never Wrote Reviews For…

Each Wednesday, Long and Short Reviews will be hosting a weekly “blog hop”. For more details on how to participate, please click here.

Today’s topic is: Books I Loved but Never Wrote Reviews For

I actually try to review everything I read, or at least everything I finish and some I done, but I’ve only been reviewing since 2016…Which means I have loads of books that I have enjoyed, or just read, but haven’t reviewed. Here’s a few of my favorites that I’d love to reread for review (and to enjoy again!)

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A Wizard of Earthsea  (Earthsea Cycle #1)  by Ursula K. Le Guin

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New Moon  (The Queen’s Quarter #1)  by Midori Snyder

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The Dirt Eaters   (The Longlight Legacy #1) by Dennis Foon

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Well of Darkness (Sovereign Stone #1) by  Margaret Weis

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The Chronicles of Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia by  C.S. Lewis

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