Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WoW #146: Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser


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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 


Song of the Current by Sarah TolcserSong of the Current
by Sarah Tolcser
June 6, 2017
384 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Caroline Oresteia has always been destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late.

So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport a dangerous cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.

But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. With much more than her father’s life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she never could have imagined.

This immersive fantasy debut set along the waterways of a magical world will entrance fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard. Sarah Tolcser weaves an epic story of danger and destiny with enchanting world-building and captivating characters.

 
If you read that synopsis you know why I want to read it ;)

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blog Tour - Q&A and Review: True North (True Born #2) by L.E. Sterling


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Hello everyone! I'm so happy today to share with you a little Q&A with author L.E. Sterling! She's the author of the True Born Trilogy which recently had its second book, True North, hit stores. Check out my review below and pick up a copy now! Thank you so much to Raincoast Books for the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour!


True North by L.E. SterlingTrue North
(True Born #2)
by L.E. Sterling
April 4, 2017
400 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard and maybe-something-more, the lethal yet beautiful Jared Price. In Russia, there's been whispered rumors of Plague Cure.

While Lucy fights her magnetic attraction to Jared, anxious that his loyalty to Storm will hurt her chances of finding her sister, they quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters' blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.??

As they say in Dominion, sometimes it’s not you…it’s your DNA.
 
 
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Q: Your interest in biomedical engineering shows through in your True Born series. Did you fictionalize any of your research for the world building in your books in order to make the stories work?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Spotlight - Excerpt & Giveaway: The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo


Hi everyone! I'm here today to share with you a short excerpt of Alyssa Palombo's newest book, The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence, which will be released tomorrow! Go read the excerpt and enter for a chance to win a copy :)

 
The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa PalomboThe Most Beautiful Woman in Florence
by Alyssa Palombo
April 25, 2017
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family’s favored circle.

Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici’s glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence—most notably the rakish Giuliano de’ Medici—become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus.

Alyssa Palombo’s The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence vividly captures the dangerous allure of the artist and muse bond with candor and unforgettable passion.

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #141

 
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.


So I had a super lucky week and won a bunch of books. First, thank you to Jess @ a GREAT read for Hunted! Thank you to author Katie Bayerl and Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for A Psalm for Lost Girls. And last but not least a huge thank you to Tina @ IndigoTeen for the stack of pretties!

Ripple's lucky haul~  Pickles's jackpot haul!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Review: Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray


Defy the Stars by Claudia GrayDefy the Stars
(Defy the Stars #1)
by Claudia Gray
April 4, 2017
512 pages


Goodreads Summary:
She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is a seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.
 
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