The theme for November’s Flick the Wick box was Shadowhunters. I am terrible because I still need to read the books, but I do love the TV show. So I had to get this box.
Please stop reading here if you don’t want to see spoilers. There will be photos of all the items.
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My numbers were finally up a bit for November! Still not great, but definitely better. I also made it to 50,000 hits on my blog! Thank you so much!
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I joined the Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge hosted by Bookish Things and More. This is my update for September.
It looks like the Bookish Things & More blog isn’t there anymore. Does anyone know if someone else took over this challenge? I haven’t been able to add my links. But I’m still going to keep posting these.
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How is it already December? In a way, I’m glad November went by so quickly because 2018 hasn’t been the best year. But also, why do the months go by so quickly now?
I did ok with my reading for November, especially since I was really sick for part of the month. I’m really hoping I can get through this many in December, too. I have a somewhat busier month planned.
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TBR and Beyond (facebook group) had a fun challenge for November. I was able to finish one rope and a few other random books. If you haven’t joined TBR and Beyond yet, I hope you do soon. We have challenges every month along with group reads and live author chats. We also have readathons every so often.
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It’s time to share our new challenge for November on TBR and Beyond. This is a fun one and shouldn’t be too hard for anyone to participate.
Join the challenge here.
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Outrun The Wind by Elizabeth Tammi
The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess, and never fall in love. After being rescued from a harrowing life as an Oracle of Delphi, Kahina is glad to be a part of the Hunt; living among a group of female warriors gives her a chance to reclaim her strength, even while her prophetic powers linger. But when a routine mission goes awry, Kahina breaks the first rule in order to save the legendary huntress Atalanta.
To earn back Artemis’s favor, Kahina must complete a dangerous task in the kingdom of Arkadia— where the king’s daughter is revealed to be none other than Atalanta. Still reeling from her disastrous quest and her father’s insistence on marriage, Atalanta isn’t sure what to make of Kahina. As her connection to Atalanta deepens, Kahina finds herself in danger of breaking Artemis’ second rule.
She helps Atalanta devise a dangerous game to avoid marriage, and word spreads throughout Greece, attracting suitors willing to tempt fate to go up against Atalanta in a race for her hand. But when the men responsible for both the girls’ dark pasts arrive, the game turns deadly.
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The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston
Owen Foster has never wanted for anything. Then his mother shows up at his elite New Orleans boarding school cradling a bombshell: his privileged life has been funded by stolen money. After using the family business, the single largest employer in his small Louisiana town, to embezzle millions and drain the employees’ retirement accounts, Owen’s father vanished without a trace, leaving Owen and his mother to deal with the fallout.
Owen returns to Lake Cane to finish his senior year, where people he can barely remember despise him for his father’s crimes. It’s bad enough dealing with muttered insults and glares, but when Owen and his mother receive increasingly frightening threats from someone out for revenge, he knows he must get to the bottom of what really happened at Louisiana Frac–and the cryptic note his father sent him at his boarding school days before disappearing.
Owen’s only refuge is the sprawling, isolated pecan orchard he works at after school, owned by a man named Gus who has his own secrets–and in some ways seems to know Owen better than he knows himself. As Owen uncovers a terrible injustice that looms over the same Preacher Woods he’s claimed as his own, he must face a shocking truth about his own past–and write a better future.
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Luckily it looks like November slows down a bit for releases. After October, I think we all need it. I’m sure I’m missing some, but these are some of the more anticipated releases for November.
^arc I still need to read
Early November has the most releases and things really slow down towards the end of the month.
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Empress Of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems.
Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy.
Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast.
Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat YA fantasy.
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