January 2021 Book Releases

Lore by Alexandra Bracken | January 5 | Excerpt

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love and redemption.

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought of revenge against the man–now a god–responsible for their deaths.

Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods. Continue reading

[Review] The Villain by L.J. Shen


Title: The Villain (Boston Belles #2)
Author: L.J. Shen
Publication Date: December 16, 2020

From #1 Amazon and USA Today Bestseller L.J. Shen comes an arranged marriage romance novel with teeth and claws.

Cruel. Coldblooded. Hades in a Brioni suit.
Cillian Fitzpatrick has been dubbed every wicked thing on planet earth.
To the media, he is The Villain.
To me, he is the man who (reluctantly) saved my life.
Now I need him to do me another, small solid.
Bail me out of the mess my husband got me into.
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October 2020 Book Releases

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The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab | October 6 | Excerpt

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France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. Continue reading

[Blog Tour + Review]: Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles


Title: Where Dreams Descend
Author: Janella Angeles
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: August 25, 2020

SYNOPSIS

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner
of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes. Continue reading

September 2020 Book Releases

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Fable by Adrienne Young | September 1 | Excerpt

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive. Continue reading

[Blog Tour + Review]: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

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Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: January 21, 2020

SYNOPSIS

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming — mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. 

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.  Continue reading

November Wrap Up & Book Haul

untitleddesign287729For some reason I just can’t seem to finish a TBR. I actually haven’t completed one since August, which is crazy! I partially blame it on my reading mood lately because I’ve been craving romance so much and so many amazing ones have released this fall. Basically, I just need to make them smaller so I can actually complete them and I also need to find my reading rhythm again.
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October Wrap Up & Book Haul

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Remember that time when I decided setting a monthly TBR was the best way to get me to stay on track? Well, for the first time since last December I didn’t set one and I barely read at all. I’m officially dubbing October a slump month because I read two total books. Just…yikes. Continue reading

TeensRead Winter & Spring 2020 Preview Recap

AfterlightImageOn the weekend I attended the TeensRead Winter & Spring 2020 Preview hosted by Raincoast Books! This was my third time attending and I had a blast once again. I went with Hollis (@bookhollhaul & A Take from Two Cities) and we got there pretty early so we had time to grab snacks (the usual delicious doughnuts AND pumpkin spice popcorn!). Continue reading

November 2019 Book Releases

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | November 5 | Excerpt

43575115. sy475 From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.
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