Review of The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins (digital arc)




The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins


Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters — and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea.

On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome of stone and the laws of the island. Outside, the Masters play their music. Inside, the turnaway girls silently make that music into gold. Making shimmer, Mother Nine calls it. But Delphernia can’t make shimmer. She would rather sing than stay silent. When a Master who doesn’t act like a Master comes to the skydoor, it’s a chance for Delphernia to leave the cloister. Outside the stone dome, the sea breathes like a wild beast, the sky watches with stars like eyes, and even the gardens have claws. Outside, secrets fall silent in halls without sound. And outside, Delphernia is caught — between the island’s sinister Custodian and its mysterious Childer-Queen. Between a poem-speaking prince and a girl who feels like freedom. And in a debut that glimmers with hope and beauty, freedom — to sing, to change, to live — is precisely what’s at stake.

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Blog Tour for The Truth About Us by Tia Souders (promo and giveaway)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Truth About Us by Tia Souders.  This tour is being hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours.   I will be sharing information about the book and there will be a giveaway.


The Truth About Us by Tia Souders

Publication Date: September 7, 2018



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Discussion: Book Formats


I thought I would post a discussion post today.  The topic is something I see pretty often and I always like to see what people prefer.


Which book format do you prefer?  And why?



I just started listening to audiobooks last year.  I usually use them as a reread or for nonfiction books.  I like that I can listen in the car with my husband, but also at home using my Amazon Echo.  We have audible.

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Review of Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (physical arc)




Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd


Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime.

Now, the world she always dreamed of is rife with danger. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away. If they fail, they will lose the only lives they’ve ever known…but if they succeed, they could be more powerful than anyone ever bargained for.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies is an epic and glittering YA fantasy. Prepare to be spellbound by the world of Grim Lovelies, where secrets have been long buried, friends can become enemies, and everything—especially humanity—comes at a price.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 9/12/18




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.




The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters

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Blog Tour for Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel (review and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel.

Blog Tour Organized By:

YA Bound Book Tours

Today I’ll be sharing some information about the book and author, my review, and a giveaway.


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Book Promo for Embolden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James (excerpt)


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I was contacted by Syrie recently to help promote a new book.  Today I will be sharing information about the book, the authors, and will have an excerpt.



by Syrie James and Ryan M. James



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