May 2018 FairyLoot Unboxing

 

Time for my May FairyLoot unboxing.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to get another FL for awhile, but I wanted this book and the special sprayed edges.  Luckily I liked the box and they had some nice items.

 

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Do not read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled for the box.

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Review of A Thousand Beginnings and Ending edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman (digital arc)

 

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

 

Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renee Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.

 

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Review of Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner (digital arc)

 

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Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

 

Sixteen-year-old Brynn Harper’s life has one steadying force—Rachel Maddow. She watches her daily, and after writing to Rachel for a school project—and actually getting a response—Brynn starts drafting emails to Rachel but never sending them. It’s an outlet; Brynn tells Rachel about breaking up with Sarah, her first serious girlfriend, about her beloved brother Nick’s death, her passive mother and even worse stepfather, about how she’s stuck in remedial courses at school and is considering dropping out.

But then Brynn is confronted with a moral dilemma. She learns that one student representative will be allowed to have a voice among teachers and administrators in the selection of a new school superintendent. Sarah, along with Brynn’s arch-nemesis John, believe only honors students worthy of the selection committee seat. Brynn knows they are more interested in power and perks. Brynn feels all students deserve a voice. When she runs for the position the knives are out and her brother’s memory and her new crush Michaela are shamed. Brynn asks herself: What would Rachel Maddow do?

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Review of Doll Bones by Holly Black

 

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Doll Bones by Holly Black

 

Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice.

But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . .

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Blog Tour for Bite Me by Louise Cypress (excerpt and giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Bite Me by Louise Cypress, hosted by RockStar Book Tours.  Today I will have an excerpt and giveaway.

 

Title: BITE ME

Author: Louise Cypress

Pub. Date: May 14, 2018

Publisher: Louise Cypress

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 303

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 5/23/18

 

Can't Wait Wednesday

 

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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Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

 

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Blog Tour for LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (review and giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) by Jay Kristoff hosted by Rock Star Blog Tours!  I’m super excited to be a part of this one because I loved this book.  Today I will be sharing info about the book, my review, info about the author, Jay, and  giveaways.

 

Title: LIFEL1K3

Author: Jay Kristoff

Pub. Date: May 29, 2018

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 416

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD

 

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Review of Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak (digital arc)

 

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Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

 

There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.

Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.

Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.

After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.

But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined.

 

Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by HarperTeen

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