Review of the North Pole, Minnesota books by Julie Hammerle (3 books)

 

I thought I would do a combo review since I just finished the third book in Julie Hammerle’s series.   All my reviews are a bit short, but these books are cute reads.

 

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Blog Tour: The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace (promotional post & giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace!  Don’t forget to scroll down and enter the giveaway.

 

The Memory Trees

by Kali Wallace

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: October 10th 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Magical Realism, Fantasy, Paranormal

 

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Blog Tour: Release Blitz & Giveaway for Never Apart by Romily Bernard

 

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Happy Book Birthday to Romily Bernard’s Never Apart!

 

Never Apart by Romily Bernard

Publication Date:  October 3, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

 

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September Wrap Up

 

I’m a little late getting this up, but I managed to read 9 books in September.  I ended up really liking everything, but I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to read.  I have a feeling that October may be even worse.

 

 

An Enchantment of Ravens  (digital arc)  4  1/2 stars

Warcross  (digital arc)  5 stars

13 Minutes  (physical arc)   4  1/2 stars

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Blog Tour: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed (promotional post & giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed!

 

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Simon Pulse
Young Adult, Contemporary

 

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Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story.

Who are the Nowhere Girls?

They’re everygirl. But they start with just three:

Grace Salter is the new girl in town, whose family was run out of their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal after falling off a horse and bumping her head.

Rosina Suarez is the queer punk girl in a conservative Mexican immigrant family, who dreams of a life playing music instead of babysitting her gaggle of cousins and waitressing at her uncle’s restaurant.

Erin Delillo is obsessed with two things: marine biology and Star Trek: The Next Generation, but they aren’t enough to distract her from her suspicion that she may in fact be an android.

When Grace learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town for having accused the popular guys at school of gang rape, she’s incensed that Lucy never had justice. For their own personal reasons, Rosina and Erin feel equally deeply about Lucy’s tragedy, so they form an anonymous group of girls at Prescott High to resist the sexist culture at their school, which includes boycotting sex of any kind with the male students.

Told in alternating perspectives, this groundbreaking novel is an indictment of rape culture and explores with bold honesty the deepest questions about teen girls and sexuality.

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Review of Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

 

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Summary from Goodreads:

Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

 

Hardcover, 369 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers

 

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Blog Tour: A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan (excerpt, review & giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop for the A Messy, Beautiful Life Blog Tour!  I will be sharing my review and will also have a link for a giveaway below.

 

A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan

Publication Date: October 2, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Goodreads Monday 10/2/17

 

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

 

My pick this week is actually a series, but I’ll highlight book one.

 

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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

 

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.

Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….

 

Hardcover, 412 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Razorbill
Have you read this series?  If so, what were your thoughts?

 

 

 

Joining the Halloween Readathon #HalloweenWR

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The Halloween Readathon is hosted by Wonderless Reviews.  I decided to give it a try even though I’ll be reading a variety of books this month and not just horror/suspense.  I like this readathon because the challenges are pretty easy.

 

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Review of The Unbelievables Series by K.C. Tansley (two books)

 

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I was very lucky to be chosen by author K.C. Tansley to receive her two books in the Unbelievables series for review.  She sent me all kinds of great extras, too.

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