#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.

 

 

Cover Reveal: Savage by Nicole Conway

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Savage (Dragonrider Legacy #1)

by Nicole Conway

Publication Date:  September 26, 2017

Publisher:  Month9Books

 

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Savage begins the Dragonrider Legacy series, a thrilling companion to the international bestselling Dragonrider Chronicles.

 

Never send a hero to do a monster’s job.

 

Forty years have passed since Jaevid Broadfeather brought peace to Maldobar and Luntharda. But that fragile truce will be tested as darkness gathers on the horizon. The vicious armies of the Tibran Empire have crossed the far seas and are threatening to destroy Maldobar completely. Not even the dragonriders can match the Tibran war machines. And after an attempt to awaken Jaevid from his divine sleep fails, the fate of Maldobar is looking grim.

 

Reigh has never known what it means to be a normal human. Raised amongst the gray elves in the wild jungle of Luntharda, he’s tried everything to fit in. But the dark power within him is bursting at the seams—refusing to be silenced. And while his adoptive father, Kiran, insists this power must be kept secret, Reigh knows he’s running out of time.

 

As Maldobar burns, the world is desperate for a new hero. Destiny has called, and one boy will rise to answer.

 

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35300138-savage  

 

Pre-order Link:

Amazon

 

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Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

 

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