Review of Scream All Night by Derek Milman (digital arc)

 

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Scream All Night by Derek Milman

 

Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features.

But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film—The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears his homecoming will be a one-time visit. A way for him to get closure on his past—and reunite with Hayley, his first love and costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a production fraught with real-life tragedy—and say good-bye for good. But the unthinkable happens—Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there.

With only months to rescue the sinking studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past—and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life?

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May 2018 Book Haul

 

May was a big release month for books, so I’m sure it’s no surprise that my haul is really big again.  I actually took a picture of all the physical books together this time.

 

But first we’ll start with digital books.

 

Netgalley:

 

 

My So-Called Bollywood Life

Nothing Happened (for a blog tour)

The Brightsiders

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Netgalley and Edelweiss Challenge Update for May 2018

 

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I joined the Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge hosted by Bookish Things and More.  This is my update for May.  I have a review or two that are scheduled, but not up yet.

 

Edelweiss:

 

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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 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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Edelweiss/Netgalley Update (books I still have to read)

 

I thought it was time to do an update on all the books I still have to read from Edelweiss and Netgalley (books not out yet).  I still have some pretty old books on netgalley and I’m not sure when I’ll get to those.  So these are just the ones coming out this year.   I did get a few late downloads, so there may be one or two that won’t get read before the release date (May).  There are too many books to share the descriptions on this time.

I generally try to read and review the books the month before they come out.  This schedule has been working pretty well for me so far.

 

Edelweiss:

 

 

Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak    Release date:  6/26

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings multiple authors  Release date:  6/26

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Review of Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova (digital arc)

 

 

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Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova

 

Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead.

Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister’s newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula’s bruja healing powers can’t fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life.

Then a bus crash turns Lula’s world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn’t the only one who’s been brought back…

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