November 2020 Book Releases

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer | November 3 | Excerpt

In this contemporary romance with a bit of magic, chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, during a night out with her friends, she slips on a spilled drink and hits her head, only to wake up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to karaoke hecklers, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire — Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner and all-around mortal enemy. Over the course of a summer, Pru begins to uncover truths about Quint, her peers, and even herself that reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed… love and hate.
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[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

[Review] A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

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*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Title: A River of Royal Blood
Author: Amanda Joy
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication Date: October 29, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood–a dark and terrible magick that hasn’t been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina’s long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne–because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.
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[Review] Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 5, 2012

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Continue reading

[Review] All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

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*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Title: All the Stars and Teeth
Author: Adalyn Grace
Publisher: Imprint
Publication Date: February 4, 2020

She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.
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Indigo Teen Staff Pick: January 2020

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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: January 7, 2020

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope. 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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[Review] Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

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Title: Into the Crooked Place
Author: Alexandra Christo
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: Ocotber 8, 2019

The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive.

Tavia, a busker ready to pack up her dark-magic wares and turn her back on Creije for good. She’ll do anything to put her crimes behind her. Continue reading

[Review] Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

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Title: Serpent & Dove
Author: Shelby Mahurin
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Continue reading

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