Review and Quotes for Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim (sort of blog tour)

 

I think most of you have heard about Fantastic Flying Book Club.  I had 7 or 8 tours scheduled with them, so I’m going to do my best to post as much as I can about each book.  Sadly, I don’t have a giveaway.

 

Unravel the Dusk (The Blood of Stars #2)

by Elizabeth Lim

Publisher: Knopf

Release Date: July 7th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Review of Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn (physical arc)

 

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Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn comes a tale of taking a chance on love and letting your inner voice soar.

Jacaranda Abbott has always tried to keep her mouth shut. As a foster kid, she’s learned the hard way that the less she talks about her mother and why she’s in jail, the better. But when a video of Jacaranda singing goes viral, a mysterious benefactor offers her a life-changing opportunity—a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school to study musical theater. Eager to start over somewhere new, Jacaranda leaps at the chance. She pours her heart out in emails to the benefactor she’s never met.

Suddenly she’s swept up in a world of privilege where the competition is fierce and the talent is next level. As Jacaranda—Jackie to her new friends—tries to find her place, a charming boy from this world of wealth catches her eye. She begins to fall for him, but can he accept her for who she really is?

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Review of Light It Up by Kekla Magoon (late ARC review)

 

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Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon’s Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength—as well as an incredible follow-up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down.

A girl walks home from school. She’s tall for her age. She’s wearing her winter coat. Her headphones are in. She’s hurrying.

She never makes it home.

In the aftermath, while law enforcement tries to justify the response, one fact remains: a police officer has shot and killed an unarmed thirteen-year-old girl. The community is thrown into upheaval, leading to unrest, a growing movement to protest the senseless taking of black lives, and the arrival of white supremacist counter demonstrators.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 7/1/20

 

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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.

I apologize if there are any repeats.

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Blog Tour for Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (review)

 

Today is my spot on the blog tour for Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust.  This tour is being hosted by Flatiron Books.   Thank you for stopping by!

 

“Every passage is a fine cut gem… A stunningly crafted fairytale.” –Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints 

“An enthralling tale of family, monsters, and the things we do for love.” –S.A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass

 

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Top Ten Tuesday 6/30/20

 

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.

This week’s topic is most anticipated releases for the second half of the year.

I went with books that I haven’t already read arcs of.  Also, I’m sure I’m forgetting something that I’m really looking forward to.  I just threw this list together quickly.  They are in no particular order.

A handful of these are sequels, so please be careful reading the book synopsis. 

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#5OnMyTBR 5 on my TBR 6/29/20

 

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#5OnMyTBR is a newer meme created by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook.  I thought this would be a fun one to try out.  Thank you Melanie for telling me about this.

This week’s topic is lgbtq+ authors.

Sometimes I have no idea on an author’s gender or sexuality.  So I’m changing this up a bit and just putting 5 books with lgbtqia+ characters.

These are in no particular order.

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Goodreads Monday 6/29/20

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.  Probably a lot.

 

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The Unfairfolk by Sara Wolf

A promise made is a promise kept, until the very end of all death.

Sixteen year old Lilith Pierce’s mom is getting remarried. Which, sucks. To one of the richest men in Europe. Which, honestly? Sucks a little less.

Lilith’s warily stoked – after Dad disappeared, it’s been all tears and police visits and sleeping pills for Mom. So, yeah. She’ll suck it up for seven months and get shipped off to the ultra-luxe, ultra-selective Institut Le Silvere – a prestigious boarding school in the Swiss Alps – while they honeymoon. How hard can it really be? It’s not like she’s got maybe-permanent hypervigilance, or anything.

It’s not like the woods around the school are maybe-alive.

It’s not like she’s being stalked by a man with glowing red eyes.

It’s not like the neighboring village whispers that all the students are cursed.

It’s not like resident model Ciel Lautrec is the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen, or anything. Too beautiful to be human. So beautiful the hypervigilance shuts right up. It’s not like she can’t handle Silvere’s self-appointed, self-conceited lawkeeper slash bully Alistair Strickland. Because she can. She can handle it all.

She’s always handled it all. Because she’s Lilith-fucking-Pierce.

And the forest knows that best of all.

 

Have you read this yet?  Is it on your TBR?

 

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Blog Tour for I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick (review)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.

 

I Killed Zoe Spanos
by Kit Frick
Publisher: McElderry Books
Release Date: June 2nd 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery

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Blog Tour for The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson (review and quotes)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.

 

The Crow Rider (The ​Storm Crow #2)

by Kalyn Josephson
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: July 7th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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