Review of Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco (digital book)

 

Spoilers from first three books.

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Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco

 

In this irresistibly-priced short story, catch a glimpse of the inner struggles and triumphs that drive Stalking Jack the Ripper’s endearing but troubled hero. 

Enigmatic, brooding, and darkly handsome, Thomas Cresswell has always been the one mystery Audrey Rose has never been able to fully solve. As brilliant partners in crime investigation, they understand each other perfectly…but as young lovers, their passionate natures have led to both euphoria and heartbreak throughout the Stalking Jack the Ripper series.

This novella features a collection of scenes that takes place during and after the pair’s horrifying Atlantic voyage in Escaping From Houdini. Experience new and familiar scenes from Thomas’s unique point of view, including an intensely personal look into his plea for Audrey Rose’s hand in marriage.

With a romance for the ages, Audrey Rose and Thomas reach the conclusion to their epic, irresistible partnership in their final adventure, Capturing the Devil.

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Review of Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson (physical arc)

 

 

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Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson

 

Newbery Honor author Renée Watson explores a family’s relationships and Harlem—its history, culture, arts, and people.

All Amara wants is to visit her father’s family in Harlem. Her wish comes true when her dad decides to bring her along on a business trip. She can’t wait to finally meet her extended family and stay in the brownstone where her dad grew up. Plus, she wants to visit every landmark from the Apollo to Langston Hughes’s home.

But her family, and even the city, is not quite what Amara thought. Her dad doesn’t speak to her grandpa, and the crowded streets can be suffocating as well as inspiring. But as she learns more and more about Harlem—and her father’s history—Amara realizes how, in some ways more than others, she can connect with this other home and family.

This is a powerful story about family, the places that make us who we are, and how we find ways to connect to our history across time and distance.

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Review of The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (digital arc)

 

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

 

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.

 

Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Wednesday Books

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 7/17/19

 

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

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Top Ten Tuesday 07/16/19

 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.

 

This week’s topic is top ten auto buy authors.  This one is tough for me because there have been so many good debuts lately.  So I’m only going to pick authors that I’ve read more than one book from.   Even with this, I had a hard time and wanted to pick so many more authors.  I auto buy from a lot.

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Top Five Tuesday 7/16/19

 

Top Five Tuesday was created by Bionic Book Worm.  You can find the topics on the blog I just linked.

 

This whole month is focused on the alphabet.  Each week we share one book per letter.  It should be a book you’ve read, but can be something from your TBR, too.  This week is K-L-M-N-O and I’ve read each of these books.   I just picked random books, so they might not be my favorite from that letter, but they’re all books I’ve liked a lot.

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Blog Tour for The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson (review, quotes, excerpt, giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club and I have a lot to share with you today.  There will be a book excerpt, my review, some of my favorite quotes, and a giveaway!

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