Waiting on Wednesday 9/6/17

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating.

 

The book I’m picking this week doesn’t have a cover yet, but after meeting Leigh Bardugo last night, I’m really looking forward to this one.

 

Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo

 

The new series centers on Alex Stern, a 20-year-old California high school dropout with a criminal past who is mysteriously offered a second chance as a Yale University freshman. Ninth House, the first book, follows Stern’s freshman year, where she is charged with monitoring Yale’s secret societies, who engage in sinister occult activities.

 

There is no set release date yet, but hopefully it will be in 2018 and not 2019.  Leigh talked about it a little last night and it sounds awesome.

 

Add it to Goodreads.

 

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel: Release Week Plus Giveaway

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Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

Publication Date:  September 5, 2017

 

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Cinderella Necromancer Release Day Celebration & Giveaway

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Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan

Publication Date:  September 5, 2017

Publisher:  Month9Books

 

Giveaway Details:

 

  • One (1) winner will receive an  Echo Dot

 

Link for Rafflecopter Giveaway

 

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Goodreads Monday 9/4/17

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  You choose a random book from your TBR on Goodreads to share.

 

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The Darkest Part of the Forest  by Holly Black

 

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

 

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

#ARCstravaganza 9/4/17

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This meme was created by Krysti from YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader.  It is now hosted by Flavia the Bibliophile.    It is a way to show off an ARC.

 

I haven’t been lucky enough to get many physical copies of books, so I’m going to post about a digital ARC I have with a basic picture. I hope that’s ok.

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Standalone Sunday 9/3/17

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Standalone Sunday was created by Megan at bookslayerreads.com. It is a post to recommend a standalone book (not a series) that you enjoyed.

 

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We Are Still Tornados by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

 

It’s the summer of 1982, and for Scott and Cath, everything is about to change.

Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends for most of their lives. Now they’ve graduated high school, and Cath is off to college while Scott stays at home trying to get his band off the ground. Neither of them realized that their first year after high school would be so hard.

Fortunately, Scott and Cath still have each other, and it’s through their letters that they survive heartache, annoying roommates, family dramas, and the pressure of figuring out what to do with the rest of their lives. And through it all, they realize that the only person they’ve ever wanted to turn to is each other. But does that mean they should think about being more than friends? One thing is clear: Change is an inescapable part of growing up, and we share unbreakable bonds with the friends who help us navigate it.

 

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin

 

Review of An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (digital arc)

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Summary from Goodreads:

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There’s only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.

Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

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August 2017 Wrap Up

I participated in both the Make Me Read It Readathon and ARC August which definitely pushed me to read more than normal. Even with a bit of traveling, I managed to read 13 books in August.  I also made it through half of another.

Here is what I read.

 

 

The Hollow Girl by Hilary Monahan  4  1/2 stars  (arc)

Geekerella by Ashley Poston  5 stars

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera  5 stars

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller  4 stars (closer to  4 1/2)  (arc)

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Posted my August book haul too soon! A lot more books came in.

I guess I posted my Massive Book Haul too soon.  I ended up getting a lot more books sooner than I expected.

 

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I won these books from Entangled Teen on twitter.  Black Bird of the Gallows, Remember Yesterday, All The Stars Left Behind, Omega, and Enigma.

 

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These were ordered from Barnes & Noble online.  Akata Witch, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, Little & Lion, Dress Codes for Small Towns, and Monstress.

 

 

The Rattled Bones was the Page Habit book for August and Wicked Like A Wildfire was the Fairy Loot book.  I will be making a post for both of these boxes soon.

 

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Bernie Sanders Guide To Political Revolution was purchased at a book tour for Bernie.

 

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Not a book, but my pre-order gifts came in for Moxie.  #moxiegirlsfightback

 

I also got two digital books.  A Messy Beautiful Life from Entangled Teen and Feel Me Fall from the author.