Blog Tour for Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (review)


Today is my spot on the blog tour for Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust.  This tour is being hosted by Flatiron Books.   Thank you for stopping by!


“Every passage is a fine cut gem… A stunningly crafted fairytale.” –Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints 

“An enthralling tale of family, monsters, and the things we do for love.” –S.A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass


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Top Ten Tuesday 6/30/20




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 most anticipated releases for the second half of the year.

I went with books that I haven’t already read arcs of.  Also, I’m sure I’m forgetting something that I’m really looking forward to.  I just threw this list together quickly.  They are in no particular order.

A handful of these are sequels, so please be careful reading the book synopsis. 

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#5OnMyTBR 5 on my TBR 6/29/20




#5OnMyTBR is a newer meme created by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook.  I thought this would be a fun one to try out.  Thank you Melanie for telling me about this.

This week’s topic is lgbtq+ authors.

Sometimes I have no idea on an author’s gender or sexuality.  So I’m changing this up a bit and just putting 5 books with lgbtqia+ characters.

These are in no particular order.

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Goodreads Monday 6/29/20

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.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.  Probably a lot.



The Unfairfolk by Sara Wolf

A promise made is a promise kept, until the very end of all death.

Sixteen year old Lilith Pierce’s mom is getting remarried. Which, sucks. To one of the richest men in Europe. Which, honestly? Sucks a little less.

Lilith’s warily stoked – after Dad disappeared, it’s been all tears and police visits and sleeping pills for Mom. So, yeah. She’ll suck it up for seven months and get shipped off to the ultra-luxe, ultra-selective Institut Le Silvere – a prestigious boarding school in the Swiss Alps – while they honeymoon. How hard can it really be? It’s not like she’s got maybe-permanent hypervigilance, or anything.

It’s not like the woods around the school are maybe-alive.

It’s not like she’s being stalked by a man with glowing red eyes.

It’s not like the neighboring village whispers that all the students are cursed.

It’s not like resident model Ciel Lautrec is the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen, or anything. Too beautiful to be human. So beautiful the hypervigilance shuts right up. It’s not like she can’t handle Silvere’s self-appointed, self-conceited lawkeeper slash bully Alistair Strickland. Because she can. She can handle it all.

She’s always handled it all. Because she’s Lilith-fucking-Pierce.

And the forest knows that best of all.


Have you read this yet?  Is it on your TBR?





Blog Tour for I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick (review)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.


I Killed Zoe Spanos
by Kit Frick
Publisher: McElderry Books
Release Date: June 2nd 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery

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Down The TBR Hole #140


Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go

I am going to remove sequels for books when I haven’t read book one.  They may or may not get added back later.

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Blog Tour for The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson (review and quotes)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.


The Crow Rider (The ​Storm Crow #2)

by Kalyn Josephson
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: July 7th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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LGBTQIA+ Recommendations


First, I need to state that I have no idea if the rep is done right in any of these.  Reading them as a straight cis woman, I can only listen to what other own voice reviewers say.  But I wanted to recommend some books that I’ve read and loved.  This is no where near a full list.  These are in no particular order.  Some of my favorites may be missing.  I’m being a bit lazy and picking from covers I already have in my album (recently).



Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

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Friday Face Off 6/26/20


I saw this on Lynn’s Book Blog and thought it would be fun to do.  I may not do every week, but I’m going to try to do as many as I can.


The Friday Face Off meme was created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favorite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme, choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favorite.


This week’s topic is window.

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Blog Tour for Deadly Curious by Cindy Anstey (excerpt and giveaway)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Deadly Curious by Cindy Anstey.  This tour is being hosted by Xpresso Tours.


Deadly Curious
by Cindy Anstey
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 23rd 2020
Genres: Historical Romance, Young Adult

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