The theme for February’s OwlCrate was Hidden Worlds. Please stop looking here if you don’t want to see what is in the box. Everything will be spoiled for you. Once again, this box was packed with a lot of great items and a special signed edition of a book with an exclusive cover.
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My husband and I took a short vacation to San Diego for our anniversary this year. I had to look and see what book events were going on and found a great one that wasn’t happening here in Illinois. Mysterious Galaxy had Susan Dennard and Holly Black on Friday February 16th, so we made sure to attend.
Since we were on vacation, I didn’t think to write things down when we got back to the hotel. So I don’t have a lot of details about the discussion to share. I will mostly be sharing photos.
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There are so many beautiful covers out there, so I thought I would pick my top 13 for Feb-April. This was pretty tough, but these are the ones that stood out to me. I haven’t seen them in person yet.
These are in no particular order.
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People Like Us by Dana Mele
Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.
The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.
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There are quite a few pre-order specials out there right now, so I thought I would share some more with all of you.
Anything with a * means I already ordered it.
Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
Exclusive Map Poster (releases 1/30)
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I can’t believe that it’s almost February already. There are quite a few YA books coming out next month. These are the ones I’m most anticipating.
American Panda by Gloria Chao (I read this one already and loved it.)
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross (reading this now and loving it so far)
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The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.
Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.
Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.
With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?
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It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, but I wanted to share some more pre-order specials with you.
*marks the ones that I’ve already purchased and sent in
Meet Cute. Super cute pins. info here
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I know everyone is talking about Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo. I’m super excited for that one and just got my tickets for her book signing.
But I’m also really excited for Marie Lu’s Batman.
Summary from Goodreads:
One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.
Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.
In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.
Release date is January 2nd 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers.