New Release – Feature Make-Up

The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

a New Release Feature – Make-Up

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About the title/Synopsis: 

A heart-expanding novel about four Latinx teens who make New Year’s resolutions for one another—and the whirlwind of a year that follows. Fans of Erika L. Sánchez and Emery Lord will fall for this story of friendship, identity, and the struggle of finding yourself when all you want is to start over.

From hiking trips to four-person birthday parties to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable. But now with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan.

Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year’s Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them to one another—dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, find your calling outside your mom’s Puerto Rican restaurant, finally learn Spanish, and say yes to everything.

But as the year unfolds, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora each test the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heartbreaks, and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems.

Even better this title is available today!! Yep thats right it is this Books’ Birthday!! Congratulations to Mia Garcia!! Cant wait to add another amazing contemporary novel to my list this year! Get reading guys and order this title now!! You wont regret it if you do!! 

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Happy Release Day!!☺

Happy Release Day! 

(or Book Birthday!!)   

Ok guys so yesterday I was absent in light of Election Day!!! So to make up…here is a list of Tuesday, November 6, 2018 New YA release titles!! 

1. Arch Enemies (No.2) by Marissa Meyer

2. The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

3. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

4. Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

5. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

6. This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Borrow

7. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

8. Frozen Reign by Katheryn Purdie

9. Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds

There you have it readers!! Your list of yesterdays new release titles!! Oh, and be sure to watch out for my review of Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds today!!! You wont want to miss it. Say hello to your next fave LGBTQ read!!! 

News, News, News!

News – New Updates and more…

Ok guys, so we have began our venture through November 2018!! Starting with the new November pages for shout outs’ and QOTD/ Topics for discussion. Friday, was the first set of updates so be sure to check out the Shout Outs’; and new question from then!! Today we have a new release title for Coming Soon – ur Sunday feature!! We also have the very first book review for November also!! So be sure to check those out, and don’t forget to check the menu daily for updates to the pages!!! Happy reading y’all!!! 

 

New Releases and Wrap Up

Octobar 2018 Wrap-Up and November 2018 Most Anticipated  

Well folks it is that time again… monthly wrap-up for October 2018!! I still can not believe how quickly October has came and went. However it was a great month for new releases and great spooky reads!! Lots of chills and thrills this month and we enjoyed every bit of it. So with out further a due here is what we read: 

  • Mirage 5/5
  • Two Dark Reigns 4/5
  • Pride 5/5
  • Sawkill Girls 5/5
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper 4/5
  • Evenfall(eGalley) 5/5
  • The Oddling Prince 4/5

Now we prepare to head into November 2018…the holidays are nearing quickly. Here is what we cant wait to release in November 2018 : 

  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  • Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao
  • This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Borrow
  • Archenemies (No.2) by Marissa Meyer
  • Girls Made of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  • Outrun The Wind by Elizabeth Tammi
  • The Resolutions by Mia Garcia
  • Wilder by Andrew Simonet
  • The Storyteller (No.3) by Traci Chee
  • This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson
  • Four,Three,Two,One by Courtney Stevens
  • Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
  • Frozen Reign by Kathryn Purdue
  • Pulp by Robin Talley
  • Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky
  • The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
  • Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack
  • Amber and Dusk by Lyra Selena
  • How She Died, How I Lived by Nancy Crockett
  • The Reckoning of Noah Shaw (Vol.2) by Michelle Hodkin

There you have readers!! If there is anything you dont see and think I should watch out for it/ reccommend it, please tell me below in the comments!! What have you most enjoyed reading this month?!?! Stay tuned for the Shout Outs and more on Todays Blog Updates!!! Most of all have a safe and Happy Halloween 🎃👻 

#Currently Reading

#Currently Reading

Well we are at the end of October, and a great time for new releases!! However here are my most current read(s) as of 10-27-18 …

Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa

Started reading: October 27, 2018

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Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds

Started Reading: October 28, 2018

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Now I am off to enjoy these amazing titles and hopefully you will be too!! (Your own CR of course) Have a great day book dragons!

Falling into Updates

Updates – Monday;

Oct. 29, 2018 

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Welcome guys, hope everybody had a good weekend! I myself had a great time. My son had his first dance at middle school, and I finally got a new phone with a great camera!! After spending some quality time together this weekend we are all heading back to our daily, work day, routines.

Which brings us here to you!! There have been updates made Sunday, as well as today. Let’s start with Sundays updates… First off lets talk about the reviews. That is right plural, there are two new reviews in the menu and will be archived Nov..

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand was the Bookish Boss Book Club read for October. It was a creepy, gorey, fantasticly rich tale. One girl has lived there all her life, one moved there a few years back, and last the new girl whos father passed there. However, the island of Sawkill Rock has different plans for the girls. Check it out now!! 

I also managed to finish The Oddling Prince recently!! I love love love the Scotland vibes, the folklore, the accents, and the plot itself!! Written wonderfully, single point of view, character narration. Full of magic, wit, danger, and a bond between brothers so strong, no matter the distance they feel one another. A king fallen ill, because of the magical ring on his finger. Until one day, a stranger on a beautiful, disappearing white steed, comes. He saves the king and tells his story. He is the Kings illegitimate child of an Elvin Queen who lured the king to her. In strife and anger she cursed the ring to him, but now this stranger arrives to save him. The prince is convinced enough of his tales, but what of the Kings actions as of late and his hatred for his son, his Elvin son? Check this title out now if you haven’t, I definitely should have done so sooner myself.

Last but not least for Sunday, was the Coming Soon feature title Girls Made of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan!! Set to hitthe shelves November 6, 2018, add to your TBR now!!  Now onward for today, we have already posted names for today’s Shout Outs’!! There 4 new feeds to love and follow!! We are nearing an end soon so check them out now. Also, have a new and Haunting QOTD posted, leave us your answer in the comments!! Now, that is all folks, happy reading!!! 

 

Coming Soon – November 2018

Coming Soon, November 2018 YA New Release

Girls made of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Release Date: November 6th, 2018

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel.

But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.

In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

TW: violence and sexual abuse.

Jack-O’-Lantern: An Origins Story

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Jack-O’-Lantern

An Origin Story…

As you already know, a jack-o’-lantern is a carved out pumpkin, with funny faces or scenes depicted, usually associated with the holiday Halloween. However, Jack-O’-Lanterns were also carved from Turnips, or gourds? Yep, geographically they werent always a pumpkin!! Also, it is named after the phenomenon of bursts of light flickering over peat bogs, also called will o’ the wisp. To create the lighting in the jack o’ lantern you need a source, such as candles!! 

Now lets look at some past facts!! Gourds, gourds were one of the first plants mankind domesticated, some 700 years ago the Maori used Gourds in place of pumpkins, to carve the lanterns. However, the custom of the Jack-O’-Lantern, on Halloween is said to have originated in Ireland. In the 19th century, more grotesque features and faces were carved and used at halloween. This occured in Ireland and parts of the Scottish Highlands. In these regions, Halloween was also the celebration of Samhain. Halloween was also seen as a time when supernatural beings, and souls of the deceased roamed earth, this could also be found in other parts of Europe. Those who had made them said they were to represent the spirits of those dead, or supernatural beings, and were used to ward off evil spirits (In some parts of the country, vampires specifically). They were sat out on windowsills to keep harmful spirits from entering the home as well. It was even suggested that the Jack-O’-Lanterns originally represented Christian souls that had been sent to Purgatory, as Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day- Nov. 1; All Souls Day- Nov. 2.  The story of the Jack-O’-Lantern can be found in many variants from across Western Europe, to North America, in Folklore and More incredible tales!! In fact for some spooky fun look up the Irish Folktale Stingy Jack…he said to have trapped satan, and used Jack-O’-Lanterns!! Come back and tell me thoughts after!! As for this feature story, that is all!! Have fun reading and tell me of any traditions your family has for the Harvest time of year, Halloween etc.!! It is Fall Y’all!! 

Bookish Beginning – Updates 10/22/18

A Bookish Beginning – Monday Updates 10/22/18

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Hey guys, we are getting back on track a bit since my phone broke last weekend. So lets see what was missed first…

Well one, some days have had Shout Out and QOTD/Topic updates. I havent been able to get to much else done, some book birthdays last week and Sundays Coming Soon – New Release. However thses will be getting revived this week, with a new phone!!! In fact we have posted todays Shout Outs’ already; as well as the QOTD – and we are keeping it creepy ’til halloween 🎃!!! 

There are also, not one but, TWO new reviews up already!!! I finished…

Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco first!!  5/5 ⭐, im usually not a big mystery, who dun it fan. However, this novel was anything but the typical!! It was smart, witty, and dark!! With a splash of romance as well to top off the amazing characters, and world building! Kerris’ writing was elegant, and sophisticated, but easy to understand and follow. I loved the first person narrative of course, but would have loved to hear from a point of others also. Simply put, amazing and I recommend it highly!!!

I also recieved my October 2018, Owlcrate this weekend!!! (Unboxing pics later!!) One of the months books, yea there were two books!!, was Pride by Ibi Zoboi!!Review 2 is Pride; I have been waiting for this masterpiece and it finally arrived. I could NOT put it down willingly…stayed up til 3am finishing it!! Ibis’ story and world and characters were so inspiring, and thoughfully written I cried!! Multiple times!!! I wasnt big into contemporary reads, but found myself stepping out this year and into different genres. This book broke the mold for not only retellings, but also for Contemporary masterpieces!!! Wow!! Zuri is cool and calculated, independent and strong, but also has built a wall around her. When new boys move in, the Darcy boys, her whole hood gets transformed to her. Immediately she hates the Darcys’. Darius Darcy most of all. But she will be forced to get on better terms when her sister Janae starts dating his brother!! Her ever growing fears not allowing her to step out. Everything is changing for Zuri, can she handle it? What of her hate for new boy Darius Darcy? You have to this amazing, artistic remix of classic tale…Pride and Prejudice!!! Another rec. from me!!

Today is also day 1 of the buddy read with…@bookishbossclub(IG)!! The October pick is Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand!!! Another hot, anticipated read for October, for 2018!! I can not wait, I have been anticipating this read and hope it will live to its hype!! (I have a feeling it will) Stay tuned as I will update on the progress daily throughout the read together here and on my personal social media pages!!! You can join us anytime on the Book Club pages on IG and Facebook: IG: @bookishbossclub  Facebook: @BookishBossBookClub !!! You also see discussions from everyone there, beware of spoilers though!!! 

 

Absence Update

Absence Update 10/18/2018

I wanted to give everyone a heads up on what is happening lately. As you know my phone is broken and being a brat to work with until I go get a new one. So my IG has not been updated due to lack of pics…as well as posts here. I will be trying to update as much as possible in the mean time. Thank you for your patience and your continued support. As this was originally just a Blog because I love reading and talking about the books I love. However in my home community therr are not alot of readers, especially my age. It is greatly appreciated and I hope one day I can find proper wording for your support!!

Book Birthdays 10/04/2018

Book Birthdays 

October 04, 2018: 

Ok guys so there arent any releases for YA today 😞 however there are lots more coming soon and that list from 10/02/18 was simply amazing!! I need all of them now!! So just keep an eye out daily for these posts. There is however a book birthday still… Adult, Romance – #1 Muse by T. Gephart. If you like steamy, sensual romance novels, this is your release!! See you guys for the next set of titles, until then Happy Reading muggles. 

It is HumpDay!!! Humpday Updates

Humpday Updates… October 03, 2018

Well we have made it here, so I wanted to see how everyone is faring with the new post schedule? I see however, that numbers have had a chance to go up allowing everyone more time to view the stories etc. So im going to say it is probably a good thing, im glad you are liking the content!! Speaking of content there are some updates for today! It being Wednesday meant it was time for another set of Shout Outs’!! So they have been posted, dont forget you can still go back to prior months as well. With the new schedule change it is also Chat Day!! So of course we kept things fun and easy with a Halloween themed QOTD. Have fun and post your answers!! There are no Book Birthdays at this time, but there were a lot of amazing titles released yesterday!! Check them out in the archive!! Happy reading nerds and dragons! Until we meet again haha…

Book Birthdays – 10/02/2018 Tuesday

Tuesday, 10/02/2018 Book Birthdays/ New Releases

Ok guys hold onto your chairs because there are some really amazing Book Birthdays today!! 🎂  I have been impatiently awaiting the release of many of the titles below, without further chit chat…here are todays Book Birthdays: 

  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
  • The Boneless Mercies by April Tucholke
  • Boken Things by Lauren Oliver
  • The Ladies Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
  • Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepard
  • Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa (there was some mix up on this release date but it should be good now)
  • Words We Don’t Say by K.J. Reilly
  • When We Caught Fire by Anna Godberson
  • Dry by Neal Shusterman

As I have said these are todays Book Birthdays, and my most anticpated releases!! I will be back as books release, don’t see a title you wish for? Let me know in the comments below what release I missed, that you have been anticipating!! Tune in later for the, September 2018 Books Read Wrap-Up!! As well as my full October 2018 TBR hopefuls!! Since I always seem to swap, or add, or take away LOL. Have a great day guys, remember to check out the wrap up, etc. That will be all for today!!

 

Last read of September 2018

Current Read Updates

So Grace and Fury was my most recent read other than Legendary. The reviews for Legendary and SelectFew have been posted earlier this week. The review for Grace and Fury is now available here on the Blog!! I made it just in time to knock another book out!! Ratger quickly also, I never wanted to put it down 📖!! So check them out now as we head into October here on the Blog. Remember the site will be under construction so at times you may not be able to see anything. However, if it is reviews for yearn for, head to my goodreads, link is below!! 

 

Almost October!! 🎃

Updates – September 29 th, 2018

Ok guys throughout the week I have been preparing to make things pretty different here so…Probably not until Monday, the Blog will be under construction to add the new pages and feature stories. So bare with me but stay tuned for them to be available. Also, we are changing up the features this month.. Rather than choosing one Author or one Shop were going to discuss Bookish Shops and their influence etc. On the community. For the Author feature I want to talk about some of the things their books do for all of us not just myself. So if you have a favorite of either/both please tell me your thoughts!! For now enjoy this past weeks updates, and even walk through the month September by checking older stuff!! Also be sure to check out the review for select few by Marit Weisenberg and Legendary by Stephanie Garber!!! 

However you decide…thank you, goodnight, and Happy Reading 📚 Book Dragons!!!! 

Tomorrow, Your Only A Day Away!!

Updates: September 28, 2018

Welcome back guys hope everyone had a great week and read some great stuff. There are shout outs and topics posted for this past week and thats it for September!! Were rolling right into October quickly… However, tune in tomorrow for the review of Select Few out in October 2018!! 

Coming In October 2018 – YA Books 📚

Coming In October 2018 in YA

Here it is already yall, my list for Most Anticipated October Releases!!! Be sure to check these titles out now, maybe even get some preorder swag!! 

  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand 10/02
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor 10/02
  • The Boneless Mercies by April G. Tucholke 10/02
  • Broken Thing by Lauren Oliver 10/02
  • The Ladys Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee 10/02
  • Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepard 10/02
  • Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa 10/02
  • The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout 10/30
  • Blanca and Roja by Anne-Marie Mclemore 10/09
  • An Assassins Guide to Love and Treason by Virgina Boecker 10/23
  • A Sorrow Fierce and Falling by Jessica Cluess 10/16
  • A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs 10/01
  • The Devils Thief by Lisa Maxwell 10/09
  • Beneath The Citadel by Destony Soria 10/09
  • The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth 10/23
  • The Confectioners Guild by Claire Luana 10/23
  • The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders, and Leslie Saunders 10/01
  • Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy 10/23
  • Song of The Dryad by Natalia Leigh 10/2018
  • Evenfall by Gaja J. Kos, and Borus Kos 10/30
  • Words We Dont Say by K.J. Reily 10/23
  • When We Caught Fire by Anna Godberson 10/02
  • Crown of Thunder by Tochi Onyebuchi 10/16
  • Dry by Neal Shusterman 10/02
  • Where She Fell by Kaitlin Ward 10/2018

There you have it muggles!! My most anticipated releases, coming in October 2018!!! Any on this list you want or have already read?! First would have to be The Rule Of One for me personally; as well as Sawkill Girls, but they all sound intriguing!!! Enjoy Book Dragons!! 

Book Birthdays Today!!

New Releases 9-25-18 – Book Birthdays


Welcome back Book Dragons!!! It has been a crazy month but the new YA release titles this month have been off the wall!!! Some really amazing and talented authors, some old favorites and others new favorites!! To cut it short here is a list of todays Book Birthdays!!! 

  • One In A Million by Lindsey Kelk
  • The Caregiver by Samuel Park
  • Trouble Brewing by Suzanne Batsar
  • The Caged Queen (bk. 2) by Kristen Ciccarelli
  • Times Convert by Deborah Harkness
  • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
  • For A Muse Of Fire by Heidi Heilig
  • Nightingale by Amy Lukavics

Wow, heck of a list today!! Some amazing talent and even better…some awesome adventures to be had within the pages!!! Well have fun bookworms, stick your self between the pages, the phrases, the words of a book! 

We Can Do Mondays!!

Monday Chatter – Sept. 24, 2018

Hope everyone had a good weekend!! The Daily Shout Outs have been posted of course!! But I wanted to talk about the Aumnal Equinox, October Releases, as well as some Book Birthdays!! Ready? Here we go… So there arent any Book Birthdays for today however there are tons for tomorrow and they are some of the Most Anticipated for September! You can find them here tomorrow on the home page!! If you haven’t already done so…check out the review for Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal that was posted over the weekend. I hope to finish Legendary before the end of September and looks to be that I may just do so!! Also, the first of October is around the corner so were keeping our eyes peeled for ideas on a new shop and Author pick for the October features!!! If you have any suggestions simply comment here or my IG, or Facebook pages. The Bookish Boss Book Club September read has ended!! I wasnt able to join this months read with everything going on but I have the book so I can catch up before Octobers read!! You can however see the thoughts of the other members on our IG and FB pages!! @bookishbossclub ; facebook.com/bookishbossbookclub. I think that is pretty much everything for today, so happy adventures readers!! May you live a thousand lives today and everyday!!

Updates!!

Weekly Updates: What happened this week!!

So I know I have been a bit absent lately but there is alot of family stuff happening!! My son got a wish granted from Make-A-Wish!! It was also his birthday yesterday!! Tomorrow is my fiances grams bday, and the 26th is my grams bday!! Not to mention a whole lot of personal tasks lol but I have been updating here and on my IG!! Through out the week we have had shout outs and Questions/Topics!! We had a buddy read with Bookish Boss Book Club of City of Ghosts which seemed to have went spectacular!!! Today there is a feature new release, as well as the review for Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal!! There is alot more to come and October is around the corner!! Stay tuned Book Dragons!! 

Coming Soon – A New Releases Feature

Coming Soon: Give The Dark My Love by Beth Revis 

Publication/Release Date:

September 25, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen. 

Until she meets Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the north, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague. 

Grey and Nedra grow close, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.

Were Baaaaack

Blog Updates – Tuesday

September 18,2018

Hey guys we are back after a very long but happy and exciting weekend!! However during that time my little also became sick so it became a little longer that I had to take an absence. The party went great and he had lots of fun a huge thank you to anyone who helped and recommended sources for the theme of his party!! Now onto our bookish news and chatter!! First up are some of todays Book Birthdays!! 

1. Wildcard by Marie Lu!! Book 2, in the amazing NY times best seller, series!!

2. Pride by Ibi Zoboi A perfect read for halloween 🎃 which is coming soon!! Of course the entire month of October is halloween to me!!

3. Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco Come take a wild ride full of murder, and mystery so twisted your head will spin!!

4. The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo Perhaps the next number one seller in September.

So check these out and many more to come your way. Next up, the weekend updates. Other than Sundays New release title, shout outs were still updated for the week and yesterday as well. Today, there is a new topic/question for our enjoyment!! We also started the buddy read/book club pick this past Monday!!! Our pick once again is City of Ghosts and hope everyone enjoys it!!! Our read continued today, and will cotinue through until Friday!! Saturday we will have a full discussion post featured on the IG page @bookishbossclub!!! At last, the final update, the book review for Twice Dead will be up either Wednesday or Thursday!!

Book Birthdays Today

September 11th, 2018 – New Release Book Birthdays’!!

First I want to take the moment to remember 9/11 and all the amazing people that were lost. The tragedy shook the US then and has for the past 17 years for even more. Thank you. 

Now we will move into todays Book Birthdays, or New Releases!!! It has been another awesome release month so far and there a few more this month I cant wait for!! However, here are some available today to add to your shelf now!! 

  • The Lanterns’ Ember by Colleen Houck
  • As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows
  • Light Years by Kass Morgan
  • Imposters by Scott Westerfield
  • The Lost Map of Chaos by Laura J. Burns and Melissa Metz
  • Rule by Ellen Goodlett

 

Updates Galore

Updates – Sept. 9, 2018

Well guys it has been a stormy and cold week here so it has perfect for reading and tea!! What is the weather like where you are?! I enjoy the fall though all the cozy vibes, and gorgeous colors!! Just knowing that change is happening makes me want to change things also!! 

Surely you have heard enough and want me to move on lol. So do I because bookish news is the best news!!! So on with it we go… Let me start with a bookish themed question: which villain could you embody the best?! For me it would be the Queen of Hearts. I can relate to her anger, and her want to now be everything her father had hated her for not being. So I think it could be easy to slip into her shoes plus, she wasnt the worst right?! Lol!! 

Next up we will be talking about an upcoming New YA Release!! So the post is up and ready for your viewing!! Be sure to start by pre ordering if you haven’t already!! I will do Book Birthdays again on Monday!! As well as some Bookish shout outs!! And incase you haven’t heard, a book pick has won for the Bookish Boss Book Club!! The September Book Club read will City of Ghosts by the ever so amazing V.E. Schwab!!! Ahhhh I cant wait!! All great choices but this won the majority vote!!! So stay tuned September 17th we start our read of City of Ghosts!! So check out the pages for updates on shout outs and discussions/questions, and order that new release now!! Oh and of course… Happy reading Book Dragons!!! Don’t forget to check out my IG for other updates and photos there as well!!! 

Coming Soon – A New Release Feature!!

Coming Soon: September 9, 2018

Dark Age: Book 5 of the Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown

 

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Dark Age by Pierce Brown

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold.

For a decade Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruction in his wake, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will another legend rise to take his place?

Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury.

But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance.

On Luna, Mustang, Sovereign of the Republic, campaigns to unite the Republic behind her husband. Beset by political and criminal enemies, can she outwit her opponents in time to save him?

Once a Red refugee, young Lyria now stands accused of treason, and her only hope is a desperate escape with unlikely new allies.

Abducted by a new threat to the Republic, Pax and Electra, the children of Darrow and Sevro, must trust in Ephraim, a thief, for their salvation—and Ephraim must look to them for his chance at redemption.

As alliances shift, break, and re-form—and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed—every player is at risk in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.

Hump Day Action

Hump Day Action – Sept. 5th Updates

Not that kind of action get your head out of the gutter!! This is even better(depending I guess haha) it is bookish action!!

First of all, there are all new IG Shout Outs’ posted!! You can also check out Mondays very first set while there!

There is also some action on IG today, like the Bookish Boss Book Clubs monthly book vote for this months book!! It is up and ready to vote, and what great options!! There options for September are…City Of Ghosts, Seafire, These Rebel Waves, and Rule!!!Whaaat!! Yea we are a pretty bad ass book club!!

Next up are the book birthdays for today!! And yes they are romance genre, ooooo!!!

1. All I Want Is You by Iris Norland

2. When We Kiss by Tia Louise

Also be sure to check out all the beautiful photos for the Owlcrate August photo challenge!!! Happening now on IG And Facebook!!! Head to their page for more on how to enter. Don’t miss the QOTD on my personal IG page as well!!! That’s all folks, now get out of here and read!!! 

First Update Post Sept. 2018

Updates – Tuesday; September 4, 2018

Wow, what a month already!! We kicked off this week with Labor Day, if your in the US. Not to mention a lot of releases happening in the book world this month also!! In fact I took the liberty of posting a list of titles that release today in the YA world!! I am most excited for Two Dark Reigns and DarkDawn!!! How about you, what are you most excited to have had released today?! There are more updates of course, like our very first Bookish Chat Topic/Question!! There is already a question awaiting response, my own response will be posted later also(in the comments section)!! So join me and chat about book nerd stuff!! I have also finally included the Full Review for both; Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan, and Rule by Ellen Goodlett!! Posted and ready to view, I’m excited for others to read it!! This title was so much better than I had anticipated!! Finally, I will updating on the Bookish Boss Book Club Vote for this month!! I always love this time of the month, chatting and reading with everyone has been the best part of the month now for the past five? months!! Everybody is truly heartfelt, and sweet, and funny!! I am blessed and pleased to have met the other administration, Ashley, Pam and Kaitlin have impacted and inspired me in so many ways. Simply being myself was hard around people, I have an anxiety attack before ever saying nice to meet you. That being said they have too given me self confidence I had not known I possessed deep down. Thank you ladies, and thank you all so much for everyday. You have given me a second purpose in life and a way to feel better about being me!!! 

Book Birthdays!!

Book Birthdays!!

Get ready for the best Happy B Day ever!! We have a handful of amazing Books Bdays today!! So let us get to them…

  • Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake Book three in the series!!
  • Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pin borough
  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillary
  • Sadie by Courtney Sumers
  • Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
  • When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
  • DarkDawn by Jay Kristoff Book Three in the Series!!
  • Tell Me Your Mine by Elizabeth Noreback
  • Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall

That’s a wrap for todays Book Birthdays!! Happy Reading Book Dragons!!!! 

Update – September 2nd Edition

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Update Edition!!

Ok y’all, there usually arent this many updates for a Sunday but hey it works!! So here we are, a new month, and falling into a new season also!! (Pun intended) With that of course gives us our first update(s). There is an all new Shop of  The Month, and Author Spotlight for September!! Craftedvan was our pick for the Shop this month, and Author Jodi Meadows has the Spotlight this month!! So check those out now as they are ready to view!! There was also a new edition of Coming Soon, a New Release feature!! Check the awesome title we chose to rec this week, due to hit shelves this month!! That will happen every Sunday until the end of the month!! Coming up soon are the reviews for Rule, which I have finished, and Reign of Shadows which I almost finished but dozed!! 

Coming Soon – September 2018 New Release feature

Coming Soon – 

For A Muse of Fire  by Heidi Heilig

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(This title is set to release: September 25, 2018.)

The first book in a NEW trolley by acclaimed author Heidi Heilig!! Blending Traditional storytelling with Ephemera for lush, and page turning tale of escape and rebellion!! Hmm interested yet?! Do you have your attention now?! Well here a premise on this amazing new novel, in a new trilogy!! 

A young woman with a dangerous power. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a Merciless Colonial Army, a Terrifying Tyrant, and a Feared Rebel Leader. Jettas’ family is famed as the most talented troops of Shadow Players in the land. With Jetta behind the Scrimmage, their puppets seem to move without string or sticks trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta could see the Souls of the departure, and bind them with her blood, to the puppets!!!! Her skill and fame is her Familys’ tickets abroad the royal ship to Aquitan. Where, it is rumored, the mad Emperor, has a spring that cures all his ills, and could heal all of Jettas’ as well. However, as the rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions she had never imagined, and safety would seem so far away!! 

Author Heidi Heilig, has created a vivid and rich world, inspired by Asian Culture and French Colonialism. Her characters are equally complex and nuanced, including the bi-polar heroine!! Told from Jettas’ first-person point-of-view, as well as in chapters written as play scripts and ephemera such as the telegrams and letters. A rapturing journey of magic, steaming romance, deep family bonds, and so much more weaved into one high stages adventure story!!! For A Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig is the book you should add to your shelf this month!! You won’t want to miss this title!!

Thursdays are Better Days

August 30th, 2018 – Updates

So regardless of feeling more than under the weather updates are here and it will be the last of them for August!! That is right, we are wrapping the month and moving on!! What an amazing Book month, such awesome New Releases!! Which has been your fave so far?! Mine is Sea Witch so far!! Of course with the start of a new month coming, that means it is time for an announcement!?!? Here are the Author and Shop that will be featured in September: our Shop is the amazing Craftedvan!! And our Author Spotlight will be with Jodi Meadows!!! You dont want to miss this guys!! Plus an all new TBR and Wrap-up coming very soon!!! Stay tuned y’all, for now you can check out the shout outs’, or the QOTD for today!!! As always happy reading!! 

August Reads – Wrap Up

August 2018 Reads – Wrap-up

It is that time again y’all, lets take a look back at what we read this month!! August was a pretty good month in books!! Her is what I read…

  • The New Dark by Lorraine Thompson Maybe the others will be better, however I did like the concept behind the storyline. We shall see!!

 

  • Sea Witch by Sarah Henning Can I just say that I need more of this!!

 

  • The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert OK not your mothers fairy tales from bedtime that is for sure!!

 

  • Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston OMG, totally out of my comfort, a kick arse sci-fi!! The diversity really set this one apart for me. Romance with a robot?! Yes please!!

 

  • Brave Enough by Kati Gardner This read was a contemporary, and filled with tear jerking moments, and an unlikely romance!!

Ok, so that was my month in books for August 2018. Currently I am reading Rules by Ellen Goodlett, that I received from NetGalley!! As well as, Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan!! What a way to end the month, and start the next!! Two amazing titles to bring us into September!! Happy reading muggles!! 

September Books!!! Coming Soon

Most Anticipated September YA Releases

Hey guys, so I have completed a list of new releases for September 2018, that I am most anticipating!! These are a reflection of my own opinion, and I am not forcing anyone to get or read these books. However, I sure will be!! You can find lists with all releases on GoodReads, Epic Reads, and/or Fierce Reads and many more!! Here we go!!

  • Wildcard (Bk. 2) by Marie Lu
  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  • For A Muse of Fire (Bk. 1) by Heidi Heilig
  • Escaping From Houdini (Bk.3) by Keri Maniscalco
  • Two Dark Reigns (Bk. 3) by Kendare Blake
  • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
  • Ignite The Stars by Maura Milan
  • As She Ascends (Bk.2) by Jodi Meadows
  • Rule by Ellen Goodlett
  • Give The Dark My Love by Beth Regis
  • The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli
  • Strange Grace by Tessa Grafton
  • The Lanterns Ember by Coleen Houck
  • The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo
  • Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

 

Tuesday, Tuesday….

Updates – August 28th, 2018

Wow, is it really almost the end of August already?! What a month, that just flew by!! The kiddos started school, and we have been busy bees for his Birthday coming up as well. However, I still had time to read, and post!! So let’s get into that shall we!! 

So, Sunday brought another New Title to the page, Rule by Ellen Goodlett stole the Sunday New Release feature!! With good reason of course, a 4/5 🌟  good reasons!! The title is set to release, September 11, 2018. I received a netgalley eArc, so I will be sharing soon what I think l, as I have of course started it!! So check it out and order now!! There were also some updates yesterday, like the Shout Outs’. Be sure to view them soon as we wrap up August, as a new page will be made for September Shout Outs’!! There are also 2 brand new review for you. One, an older title, The New Dark and of course the Bookish Boss Book Club read, Sea Witch!! I will also be doing an August Reads Wrap Up!! You will definitely want to see those!! There are a bunch of releases hitting shelves today, such as Sea fire!! So be sure to spread some love to the authors!! Also, there will be a list up shortly of the Upcoming Titles set to release September 2018, and trust me you will want to see this!! Don’t miss it, all posted and/or coming soon content!! 

 

New Release Sunday – Feature

New Release Sunday – August 26th, 2018

Rule by Ellen Goodlett –

Release Date: September 11, 2018!! 

 

About: The king is dying, his hair has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the East. However, The kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches, have one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos. Or rather, three options…

Zofi, has spent her life trekking through the outer reaches with her band of Travelers, she would do anything for the band, her family. But no one could ever find out how far she’d already gone! 

Akeylah, was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion, and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole Kingdom!!

Ren, grew up in Kolonya, serving as a ladies maid and schemeing her way out of the servants chambers. But one such plan would get her hung for treason, if anyone discovers what she’s done?! 

When the King summons the girls, they expect to be arrested or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must now become his new heir. However, someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny…to Rule!!! 

 

This has been rated between 4/5, on Goodreads and others!! I was fortunate enough to receive an eArc from NetGalley!! So this is my current reason right now!! 

TGIU – Updates

August 24th, 2018 – Blog Updates

Happy Friday everyone!! The weekend is here and it is time to celebrate lol!! We have had a lot happen in August but we are glad to have shared with all of you!! Now lets get to business…

There are Shout Out updates on the page listed above, in the menu!! Show your love on IG, and follow!! Also, we are moving into Day 3 of the Bookish Boss Book Club read!! Things are unraveling, and the bigger picture is starting to come together!! Join us on IG and Facebook for discussions and more with the members and administration!! Tomorrow we will be wrapping it up!! Coming later, I will have the full review for The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson!! 

Of course there are goodies coming for Sept. as well. Such as, this weekends first Sept new release feature!! Also, this means I’m on the hunt for a shop and author to feature!! If you have any ideas I would love to hear them, simply comment below!! Last, we will wrap up August with a read in August list, as well as September Releases list!! So you don’t want to miss these posts coming soon!! Watch out!! Have a great weekend everyone, and as always happy reading!!!! 

#TBT – Updates for 8/23/18

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hey guys!! Hope everyone had an awesome week and ready for a super weekend!! We have had plenty to keep us busy here which I am about to share a bit about. 

So we are moving into Day 3, of the Bookish Boss Clubs read together!! Sea witch is so far an amazing retelling of the classic, The Little Mermaid. This retelling is a little more dark of course, seeing as how we find out how a villain becomes just that. Twisted, and dark, full of magic, and romance, sea witch has been amazing so far!! No spoilers though, but I will say nothing is as Evie thinks it is.

“The sea is a fickle witch….” Sarah Henning Sea Witch

That’s not all though y’all. I have also posted a new QOTD for the discussion section, found in the menu above!! You can also join us on IG and Facebook!! You can find them on here!! You can also view my reviews on Good Reads!!! Last of all, review for The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson. So join us again tomorrow for that and more!! You can also now find the review for The Hazelwood in the menu above!!

Monday Again?! 😊

August 20th, 2018

Hey guys, welcome to another Monday edition. First of all, I want to go into my head for a bit with you… This week I had to mentally prepare myself to send my baby boy (age 11) to junior high!!! He is growing up quickly, and although he still needs me for things watching him have an interest of his own, a style of his, just coming into his own in general, made me ball like I never thought I could!!!! He is my one and only, I was NOT blessed with the great reproduction system some women are. So, when he is done and on to college, or his own family and dreams…what do I do? Where do I go, how do I live? Gahhhh, he is my everything and so that is why most of last week was a spontaneous leave!! We drove and stopped when we wanted, and had a blast!! Nothing can ever prepare you to say goodbye, or leave to their own. Thank you guys for letting me share that. Onto some bookish stuff ..

As for Bookish stuff, we always have that!! I have finished The Hazelwood, review will be up later!!! However I am struggling with The New Dark, I may have to try again later or DNF!!! This week also brings us to the Book Club read of Sea Witch, which will begin tomorrow!! There are also Shout Outs posted for today!! Make sure to check them out. Tomorrow is our Discussion day!! Join us here for that!! 

 

My Monday Book Updates

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Happy monday muggles, and happy reading as always!! Incase you missed it yesterday, there was a new release title discussion. This past Sunday we talked about upcoming novel, and part one of a series, The Raging Ones by Krista and Becca Ritchie!! You won’t want to miss it, especially since it releases tomorrow!!

Also, the Bookish Boss Book Club held their monthly vote for the book of the month, and it looks like Augusts’ book is going to be Sea Witch by Sarah Henning!!

As it is Monday, we also have brand new shout outs’ for you to follow on the page!! Make sure to show your love and support, and add some new bookish accounts!!

Tomorrow is our Question/Discussion of the day, don’t miss it!!

As always happy reading, my book dragons!!!

 

New Release Novel – Sundays!!

August 12th, 2018 – New Release Novel

Introduction:

Welcome to another edition of our fabulous Sunday special, New Release Novel!! This week we have another great title coming soon, or newly released!!

(Drumroll please!!) This weeks title is…The Raging Ones by Krista and Becca Ritchie!!! Releasing August 14th, 2018; this Tuesday!!! From NY Times best selling authors, Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes an edge of the seat, sci-fi romance, with twists galore that you won’t see coming. So lets take a look at this amazing spacey love story, full of action, and twist!! 

Synopsis: The Raging Ones

In a Freezing world, where knows the day they will die, three teens break all the odds. Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence. To see wealth she has never known. Like the entire world, she believes it is impossible to dodge a deathday. That is, until she does just that, and she isn’t alone!! 

On the other side of our story, Court Icecastle, knows wealth, he knows pain. Having spent five years in Vortker Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering. He dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall, fights for those he loves. The rough Hinterlander shares a frustrating bond with Court- which only grows to be more lawless and chaotic the more their sense and emotions connect with Franny!?!? Say what?!?! 

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. However, in order to do something, they all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highland sought after position in the newest mission. A mission to Space, against thousands of people far smarter, who will live much longer, and who don’t fear death the way they do. 

The Raging Ones by Krista and Becca Ritchie, has been 4 to 5 stars on good reads!! And you know there is praise of course!! ” A potentially addictive blend of romance, fantasy and sci-fi full of unexpected twists.” -Kirk us, Starred Review

You can also get a full excerpt before you buy, jus got to the link here!! 

The Raging Ones Excerpt

QOTD/Discussion Topic…

Banned Books Week/Banned Books

Ok, so I know this different from the usual discussion posts, but there is a big reason why. Banned Books is seriously so horrible!!!! Also, to tell you about Banned Books Week 2018!! Yep, it is a thing I promise. Banned Books Week will be held September 23, 2018 through September 29, 2018. Is there a theme you ask?! Why of course, this years theme is ” Banning Books silence stories. Because everyone of us have a story and what if we couldn’t tell that story?! So as a reminder, that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship. The ALAs’, Office for Intellectual Freedom, released their list of the top 10 most challenged books of 2017 during National Library Week. (If you do not what Challenging a Book means please look this up!!) Titles included on the list were:

1.The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas; A critically acclaimed, and timely YA novel. Also, a soon to be movie!!

2. Drama by Rain Telgemeier; best selling Middle Grade novel.

3. and Tango Makes Three by Pete Parnell, Justin Richardson, and Henry Cole. Among many other titles.

These titles and more have been silenced. Banned Books Week, is a call to action to speak up for the Right To Read!!! Students are increasingly defending challenged material. When T.H.U.G hit shelves in Katy, TX., 15 year old Ny’Shira Lundy started a petition; that petition garnered 4,000 signatures and helped to restore the Book!! Lindsey said, ” I feel like children should have the right to want to learn about what they want to learn.” , to the National Coalition Against Censorship.

Charles Brownstein said, ” Banned Books Week gives everyone a chance to celebrate their story and others.”,  Chair of the Banner Books Week Committee.

As the attacks on the right to read escape, a celebration is needed now more than ever. BBWC is here to support the community of readers including, students, teachers, libraries, and book sellers around the world!!

For more information on Banned Books Week, Materials, or simply what you can do please visit; banned books week.org and/or follow their Facebook page!! Remember to fight back this September, against censorship of Reading!! 

New Release!!

August 05, 2018 – Sunday New Title Release!!

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch releases Tuesday, August 7th, 2018!! A thrilling new fantasy series—full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a dangerous quest in a new world—from Sara Raasch, the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series.

Which made it the perfect time to talk about it!! Also, since it was picked for the epic reads first five, and the first five was amazing!!!!

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Agrid, a country ruled by religion.

But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he scavenges the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace!?

#thursdayupdates

August 02, 2018 – Blog Updates

We started things with a bang yesterday and today we keep the flow going!! In case you missed yesterday, There were new Shout Outs’, a new Author Spotlight, a list of the most anticipated YA releases this month, and my July Wrap Up!! Now for today, on the Blog we have a new QOTD/Topic, find it on the new QOTD page!! The review for Brave Enough has also been posted!! The first wrap up read for August!! I will be continuing the fun on my IG bookstagram page!! Check the stories on IG for a fun Bookish related, Fill in The Blank!! Now I’m off to finish Heart of Iron, and Start the New Dawn maybe?!?!

Happy reading all!!

July 2018 Readz🤓

July 2018 – Readz Wrap Up 

Ok guys we have officially stepped into August!! For me fall being around the corner is the best ever feeling!! However, we had some great readz!! Here is what we read in July 2018: 

  • Fawkes 4/5
  • The Plastic Magician 5/5
  • Nyxia Unleashed 5/5
  • From Twinkle, With Love 5/5
  • Undead Girl Gang 5/5
  • Onyx and Ivory 5/5

I have finished Brave Enough today so it is an August book, but started this on July 27th. It was hard to keep reading, as it was so sad at moments. Review will be up later and I’m finishing off Heart of Iron!! 

August 2018- YA Releases

Most Anticipated Ya New Release Titles!! 

OK guys here are some of the most anticipated novels releasing this month!!! These came from myself, friends, and of course you!!

  1. Cat Woman – Soul Stealer by Sarah J. Maas Releases: August 7th, 2018
  2. These Rebel Waves by Sarah Raasch Releases: August 7th, 2018
  3. Mirage by Somaiya Daud Releases: August 28th, 2018
  4. Sea fire by Natalie C. Parker Releases: August 28th, 2018
  5. Heretics Anonymous by Emily Henry Releases: August 7th, 2018
  6. Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson Releases: August 7th, 2018
  7. Night Blood (Frost Blood Saga) by Elly Blake Releases: August 21st, 2018
  8. The Towering Sky by Katherine McGee Releases: August 28th, 2018
  9. Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes Releases: August 28th, 2018
  10. #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil Releases: August 7th, 2018
  11. Darius the Great, Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram Releases: August 28th, 2018
  12. Neverwake by Amy Plum Releases: August 7th, 2018
  13. The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby Releases: August 7th, 2018
  14. The Raging Ones by Krista and Becca Ritchie Releases: August 14th, 2018
  15. Fierce Like a Firestorm by Lana Popovic Releases: August 21st, 2018
  16. The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele Releases: August 21st, 2018
  17. Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller Releases: August 28th, 2018
  18. To Be Honest.. By Maggie Ann Martin Releases: August 21st, 2018

Ugh Monday…

Monday, July 30th, 2018 – Updates

Hold my coffee, here is how Mondays are done!! We are at the end, of a great month that is!!

July had a lot of awesome books, fun challenges, and amazing giveaways!! However, we say good bye to July, with a bang of course, and hello to August!!

With August brings those cozy vibes, and chilly nights. Which makes reading the best activity!! I for one love the fall, but hate the winter weather. Although I like snow 🤔 weird huh?!

Any ways to wrap it up this month…today we have Shout Outs and the review for Onyx and Ivory has been posted.

I will be adding new pages for August and archiving the old. I will post the New Release List for August also, soon!!

Since finishing Onyx and Ivory, I am continuing Kati Gardners’ – Brave Enough. I have also added Heart of Iron to the list!! So far I’m really loving the space vibes from Ashley Postons’ – Heart of Iron. We shall see how it goes!!

Speaking of great titles, the New Release Title for yesterday was an August release, Mirage!! Be sure to check out the story for all the information on this upcoming epic novel!!

Now, the announcement everyone has waited for, the Shop and Author features!! Here we go….

For our August Author Spotlight, we have debut author of Sea Witch, Sarah Henning!!!!!!!! (Fangirling hard!!)

For the August Shop of The Month, I have my heart set on Bookish Stuff!! Awaiting response for the shop, but I am extremely hopeful it will arrive soon!!!

I can’t wait you guys, August is slam packed with awesome and fun stuff coming up!! 

New Title Sunday

New Release Sunday – Mirage by Somaiya Daud

July 29, 2018; New Title Sunday

Well, this will be the last new title feature in July. However we wont be talking about a July release, we are going to peek into August 2018!! To help us along, we are taking a peek at the title Mirage by Somaiya Daud, set to release August 28, 2018!! Here is a little about the New Release Title:

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection…because one wrong move could lead to her death.

Sounds pretty epic, and I forgot one will be awaiting its release!! I also entered the giveaway that was being held on Good Reads!! I’m excited and by what I know you should be too!! So hurry up and add this title to your TBRs, and Book Haul lists now!!

Hump Day Fun

Daily Updates – July 25th, 2018

It is Shout Out day, and they are up now!! Check them out and follow these amazing feeds!! It is also day 3 of the buddy read with Bookish Boss Book Club, of Onyx and Ivory. So far we are all totally in love with this book!! I also started one of my next NetGalley reads, Brave Enough by Kati Gardner, which releases next month!! Don’t forget to join in on the book themed Would You Rather in my IG stories!! Also, I am gathering names for a new shop and author feature next month, any ideas or wants let me know in the comments below!! Happy hump day reading, bookworms!! 

Tuesdays are Extra!!

July 24th, 2018 – Updates

Alright y’all, todays updates are all posted!! There is of course the QOTD, but also a new book review!! Nyxia Unleashed full review is up!! Thank you to NetGalley!! And amazeballs second book in a series!! Today was also day 2 of the Bookish Boss Book Club read of Onyx and Ivory!! Another 90-100 pages read today and even more details to fill in those void, and some aha moments!! Lol However I am adoring the book and the girls!! I will be continuing our game of Book themed Would You Rather on IG as well, check the stories!! Happy tuesday, and happy reading!!

Nautical New Release

New Release Update!!

For this weeks new title sunday we chose a dark retelling, with a real twist on some classic characters. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning!! I am so pumped for this book and can not wait for it to finally be in my hands!! OK so, Sea Witch is set to release July 31st this year, by HarperCollins Publishing Limited. Now let’s talk about the books premise. Sarah Henning is putting a new twist to the retelling of Hans Christian Andersons charcter – the Sea Witch. In this novel, we see things through her twelve year old eyes. Sort of an origin story for the Sea Witch. With that being said, this is not your typical fairytale!! 

Evie has been raced with guilt ever since her best friend, Anna, had drown. When a girl suddenly appears on the shore, with an uncanny resemblance to Anna, Evie befriends her in an effort to make amends. As the two girls catch the eyes – and hearts – of two charming Princes, Evie believes she might finally have a chance at Happily ever after. However, is Evies’ new friend who she says she is? 

 

TGIF – Updates 11-16-18

November 16th, 2018 – Bookish Updates

Ok guys we are in the middle of November and some great things have been happening. We have tons of updates and releases for this month. Not to mention it is the holidays and lots of good foods are had!! Of course that would be my favorite part hahaha! Now onto the Blog updates…recently I have had some absences but have sinve gotten back on track. First and foremost, you can now find the full review for White Stag here, and my goodreads page as well. That takes me up to 80 out of 100 for my book goal!! This year has been full of awesome reads. I’m almost half way through Burning Glass where it is starting to pick up a lot. Her world building is intense as well as the characters traits and stories. Aside from an amazing review there is another Thankful for posted as well. Today I talk science and medicine and thank those who are in these fields helping people everyday battle illnesses. There is a new QOTD for discussion up now and some all new pages to follow on IG/Bookstagram!! Check all of this out now before we head into the final part of the month!!! Dont miss the Buddy read with Bookish Boss Book Club starting this Sunday…Nov. 18, 2018!! Were reading Give the Dark My Love 💕 

Coming Soon – New YA Release

Coming Soon –

Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

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About the Book: (synopsis)

Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as Empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Even though Jade doesn’t want the crown, she knows she is the only one who can dethrone the Empress and set the world right. Ready to reclaim her place as rightful heir, Jade embarks on a quest to raise the Dragon Lords and defeat Xifeng and the Serpent God once and for all. But will the same darkness that took Xifeng take Jade, too? Or will she find the strength within to save herself, her friends, and her empire?Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with breathtaking pain and beauty, Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is filled with dazzling magic, powerful prose, and characters readers won’t soon forget. Fans will hungrily devour this page-turning read!! 

Dont miss your chance on November 06, 2018, when this beauty will hit shelves.