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

 

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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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September’s TBR and Beyond Puzzle Challenge

 

We have a new game starting today for TBR and Beyond on facebook.  Join the challenge here.  You can also find the group here.

 

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August 2018 OwlCrate Jr. Unboxing

 

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I decided to pick up the August OwlCrate Jr box.  I knew what book it was and I knew I wanted it, so I figured, why not.  The theme was Storyteller’s Toolkit.

 

Please stop reading now if you don’t want spoilers.  There will be pictures below.

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Blog Tour for Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya (review)

 

Marcus Vega Blog Tour

 

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya.  This tour is being hosted by Penguin Teen (Viking).

 

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

Publication:  August 21, 2018 by Viking

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 8/1/18

 

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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.

 

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Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

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Blog Tour for Stricken by C.K. Kelly Martin

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Stricken by C.K. Kelly Martin.  This tour is being hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours.   I will have a guest post and giveaway!

 

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Most Anticipated Middle Grade Books

 

I’ve been really impressed by the quality of the middle grade books I’ve read so far this year.  I even put a couple on my favorite reads of the first half of 2018 list (Amal Unbound and Aru Shah and the End of Time).  I recently looked up middle grade books to see what sounds good for the rest of the year.  These are the standouts for me.  One is an early 2019 release, but I had to include it.

 

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