Blog Tour for Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich (digital arc review and giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich.  I was so thrilled to be chosen because this book was high on my anticipated list for 2019.  This tour is being hosted by Rock Star Book Tours.  I’ll be sharing my review and there will be a giveaway.

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May 2019 Book Haul

 

I did much better with buying this month, but I didn’t include the travel books and atlas I bought in this haul.  Most of what I purchased were pre-orders.  There are still a couple May releases I want to pick up.

 

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Purchased (B&N and Target):

 

 

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April 2019 Book Haul

 

April wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  I knew I had quite a few books pre-ordered, but I think a lot of them might be out in May.  So now I’m expecting that one to be bigger.

 

Physical Books

 

Sent From Publishers (arcs and finished copies)

 

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April 2019 Wrap Up

 

I knew my April would be a bit slower with vacation and I wasn’t wrong.  For the first time in as long as I can remember, I didn’t read a single page from a book for days.  I read nothing on vacation unless you count menus and tourist info.  Luckily I read a decent amount before we left and I squeezed in a bit after we got back.

 

 

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Review of Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout (digital arc)

 

 

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Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…

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Review of A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian (digital arc)

 

 

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A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian

 

A politically driven graffiti artist. A transgender Christian convert. A blind girl who loves to dance. A queer daughter of a hijabi union leader. These are some of the young women who live in a Bangalore slum known as Heaven, young women whom readers will come to love in the moving, atmospheric, and deeply inspiring debut, A People’s History of Heaven.

Welcome to Heaven, a thirty-year-old slum hidden between brand-new high-rise apartment buildings and technology incubators in contemporary Bangalore, one of India’s fastest-growing cities. In Heaven, you will come to know a community made up almost entirely of women, mothers and daughters who have been abandoned by their men when no male heir was produced. Living hand-to-mouth and constantly struggling against the city government who wants to bulldoze their homes and build yet more glass high-rises, these women, young and old, gladly support one another, sharing whatever they can.

A People’s History of Heaven centers on five best friends, girls who go to school together, a diverse group who love and accept one another unconditionally, pulling one another through crises and providing emotional, physical, and financial support. Together they wage war on the bulldozers that would bury their homes, and, ultimately, on the city that does not care what happens to them.

This is a story about geography, history, and strength, about love and friendship, about fighting for the people and places we love–even if no one else knows they exist. Elegant, poetic, bursting with color, Mathangi Subramanian’s novel is a moving and celebratory story of girls on the cusp of adulthood who find joy just in the basic act of living.

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Review of 8 Souls by Rachel Rust (digital arc) plus some history of Villisca

 

 

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8 Souls by Rachel Rust

 

All her life, seventeen-year-old Chessie has had recurring dreams about a little white farmhouse. Quaint? Not quite. The house is the site of the unsolved murders of Villisca, Iowa, where eight people were slaughtered in 1912. With her parents on the verge of divorce, Chessie is stuck spending the summer with her grandparents in Villisca—right across the street from the axe murder house.

She’s soon hearing voices calling out for help and begins unraveling a link between herself and the town’s bloody history. And when she falls for a cute boy harboring a big secret, the pieces fall into place as she at last discovers the truth of Villisca’s gruesome past…

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