Blog Tour for Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi (promo)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.

 

Rebel Spy

by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 23rd 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 6/24/20

 

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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.

I apologize if there are any repeats.

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Blog Tour for Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee (excerpt and giveaway)

 

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FOREST OF SOULS by Lori M. Lee Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Title: FOREST OF SOULS (Shamanborn #1)

Authors: Lori M. Lee

Pub. Date: June 23, 2020

Publisher: Page Street Kids

Formats:  Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 400

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org 

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Review of All Eyes On Her by L.E. Flynn (physical arc)

 

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All Eyes On Her by L.E. Flynn

You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow running shoes. The girl found her way out, but the boy never did….

Everyone thinks they know what happened. Some say Tabby pushed him off that cliff— she didn’t even like hiking. She was jealous. She had more than her share of demons. Others think he fell accidentally—she loved Mark. She would never hurt him…even if he hurt her.

But what’s the real story? All Eyes On Her is told from everyone but Tabby herself as the people in her life string together the events that led Tabby to that cliff. Her best friend. Her sister. Her enemy. Her ex-boyfriend. Because everybody thinks they know a girl better than she knows herself.

What do you think is the truth?

Expected publication: August 18th 2020 by Imprint

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Books By Black Authors That I Recommend

 

I’m still trying to find ways to boost up books by black authors.  Today I thought I would share some that I’ve read and that I think you should read them, too.  This isn’t a full list of everything I’ve read over the years.  Just 20 for now.  I hope you continue to support black authors and #blacklivesmatter.

This is a really good article that talks about the pay difference for black authors.  https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/black-writers-knew-they-were-being-paid-less-this-hashtag-revealed-how-large-the-gap-really-is?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour&utm_content=1591970650&fbclid=IwAR3YRVNwn-yY7y-7gfyGijf9yWHCxVqviZQ5u3xDgQfdlMlIkyAnGT65zN8

Here is a page with black owned book stores you can support.  https://www.epicreads.com/blog/black-owned-bookstores/?fbclid=IwAR2L_dDQvxRrvCkxdt6Jn8EPfOl2sDk1JQSH_MlSgE0-5ZotvzKSobiv4Kc

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Goodreads Monday 6/22/20

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.

 

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Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena

Gul has spent her life running. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years. Gul’s mark is what caused her parents’ murder at the hand of King Lohar’s ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her own life. So when a group of rebel women called the Sisters of the Golden Lotus rescue her, take her in, and train her in warrior magic, Gul wants only one thing: revenge.

Cavas lives in the tenements, and he’s just about ready to sign his life over to the king’s army. His father is terminally ill, and Cavas will do anything to save him. But sparks fly when he meets a mysterious girl–Gul–in the capital’s bazaar, and as the chemistry between them undeniably grows, he becomes entangled in a mission of vengeance–and discovers a magic he never expected to find.

Dangerous circumstances have brought Gul and Cavas together at the king’s domain in Ambar Fort . . . a world with secrets deadlier than their own. Exploring identity, class struggles, and high-stakes romance, Hunted by the Sky is a gripping adventure set in a world inspired by medieval India.

 

Have you read this?  Is it on your TBR?

 

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Blog Tour For Sisters of Sword & Song by Rebecca Ross (review and quotes)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sisters of Sword & Song by Rebecca Ross.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.

 

Sisters of Sword and Song

by Rebecca Ross

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: June 23rd 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Down The TBR Hole #139

 

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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Anticipated July 2020 Young Adult Releases

 

Please make sure to double check the dates as some have changed lately.  These are the Goodreads dates from a couple weeks ago.  There are quite a few books coming out in July that sound great.  And quite a few are sequels.  This is obviously not everything coming out, but it’s the majority of what I found online.

 

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2020 Pride TBR

 

Another post I’m running late on getting up.  I won’t be reading all of these in June, but I thought I would share some of the lgbtqia+ books I’m really excited for on my TBR.  There are obviously more and these are in no particular order.  I’ve already read at least 6 books for pride in June.

 

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The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.

When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn’t want to lose her relationship with her family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life.

Flávia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flávia is appropriating Nishat’s culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush on Flávia, and realizes there might be more to her than she realized.

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