Friday, November 16, 2018

Review: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri


Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Empire of Sand
by Tasha Suri
November 13, 2018
496 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A nobleman’s daughter with magic in her blood. An empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods. Empire of Sand is Tasha Suri’s captivating, Mughal India-inspired debut fantasy.

The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inherited.

When Mehr’s power comes to the attention of the Emperor’s most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda.

Should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance…

Empire of Sand is a lush, dazzling fantasy novel perfect for readers of City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WoW #227: Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen


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Dark Shores by Danielle L. JensenDark Shores
by Danielle L. Jensen
May 7, 2019
368 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Piracy, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in Dark Shores, a thrilling first novel in a fast-paced new YA fantasy series by Danielle L. Jensen.

A PIRATE WITH A WILL OF IRON
Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense, a ship beholden to the Goddess of the Seas. Her people are born of the waves, and they alone know how to cross the impassable oceans between East and West.

A SOLDIER WITH A SECRET
Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his only family, and even they don't know the secret he's been hiding since childhood.

A DANGEROUS QUEST
When a power-hungry ruler captures Teriana's crew and threatens to reveal Marcus's secret unless they help him conquer the unknown West, the two are forced into an unlikely–and unwilling– alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice.

 
Danielle is an all-time favourite so I'm ecstatic to be getting a new story from her!! Andddd pirates and adventure!!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, November 12, 2018

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward


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Hi everyone, welcome to the Hate Notes Blog Tour! I'm really excited to be kicking things off! A huge thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for inviting me on this tour. Keep reading to see my thoughts on Hate Notes and don't miss your chance to win a copy!


Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Hate Notes
by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
November 6, 2018
304 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end . . .

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #214


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Even though I'm not caught up with the series I still had to get this beautiful special Indigo edition of Kingdom of Ash. The kitty wouldn't stay still and I captured this picture of him rubbing against the book. It looks like he's bowing which seems kind of apt? XD

Pickles with Kingdom of Ash.
 
Also, a copy Hate Notes came in the mail from Thomas Allen & Son, thank you! I'll be kicking off the blog tour next week so stay tuned! Even the kitty wants a piece ;)
 
Pickles and Hate Notes.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, November 9, 2018

Review: Wildcard (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu


*This review contains spoilers for the first book.
 
Wildcard by Marie LuWildcard
(Warcross #2)
by Marie Lu
September 18, 2018
341 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
All bets are off. This time the gamble is survival.

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone's put a bounty on Emika's head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn't all that he seems—and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Blog Tour - Q&A and Review: Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean


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Hi guys, it's been a little while since I last hosted a blog tour but I am back today with a stop for Empress of All Seasons! I got to ask the author Emiko Jean a question and also share my thoughts below. Thank you to Raincoast Books for organizing and inviting me on the tour~


Empress of All Seasons by Emiko JeanEmpress of All Seasons
by Emiko Jean
November 6, 2018
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
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.


BCP: From the story and the cover we can tell the naginata is significant. How did you decide on Mari's weapon of choice?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

WoW #226: Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills


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Famous in a Small Town by Emma MillsFamous in a Small Town
by Emma Mills
January 15, 2019
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her beloved marching band, the pride and joy of Acadia High (even if the football team disagrees); and her four best friends, loving and infuriating, wonderfully weird and all she could ever ask for.

Then August moves in next door. A quiet guy with a magnetic smile, August seems determined to keep everyone at arm's length. Sophie in particular.

Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.

 
It's Emma Mills! Give it to me now please!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #213


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 A surprise package from Scholastic Canada came this week, thank you!!

Pickles with Amber&Dusk, Snow in Love, Tell Me Everything and The Day Before.
 
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WoW #225: The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1) by Swati Teerdhala


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The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala The Tiger at Midnight
(The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy #1)
by Swati Teerdhala
April 23, 2019
356 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha.

Kunal has been a soldier since childhood, training morning and night to uphold the power of King Vardaan. His uncle, the general, has ensured that Kunal never strays from the path—even as a part of Kunal longs to join the outside world, which has been growing only more volatile.

Then Esha’s and Kunal’s paths cross—and an unimaginable chain of events unfolds. Both the Viper and the soldier think they’re calling the shots, but they’re not the only players moving the pieces. As the bonds that hold their land in order break down and the sins of the past meet the promise of a new future, both rebel and soldier must make unforgivable choices.

Drawing inspiration from ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology, the first book in Swati Teerdhala’s debut fantasy trilogy captivates with electric romance, stunning action, and the fierce bonds that hold people together—and that drive them apart.

 
Ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology!! I'm in!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Review: Sleight (AVRA-K #1) by Jennifer Sommersby


Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby
Sleight
(AVRA-K #1)
by Jennifer Sommersby
April 3, 2018
400 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Growing up in the Cinzio Traveling Players circus, Genevieve Flannery is accustomed to a life most teenagers could never imagine: daily workouts of extravagant acrobatics; an extended family of clowns; wild animals for pets; and her mother, Delia, whose mind has always been tortured by visions—but whose love Geni never questions. In a world of performers who mystify and amaze on a daily basis, Delia’s ghostly hallucinations never seemed all that strange . . . until the evening Geni and her mother are performing an aerial routine they’ve done hundreds of times, and Delia falls to her death.

That night, a dark curtain in Geni’s life opens. Everything has changed.

As they reel from the tragedy, the Cinzio Traveling Players are also grappling with the circus’s new owner: a generous, mysterious man whose connection to the circus—Geni suspects—has a dark history. And suddenly, Geni is stumbling into a new reality of her own, her life interrupted daily by the terrors only Delia used to see. As the visions around her grow stronger, Geni is not sure who she should trust or love. Worst of all, she’s starting to question whether she can trust her own mind.

A thrilling and mysterious novel that captures the magic of the big top itself, Sleight is a high-flying fantasy that will enchant readers.


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #212


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I attended Raincoast Book's TeensRead Preview event for Winter + Spring 2019 last weekend and got these amazing goodies. Some of my most anticipated reads! The biggest thank you to the Raincoast ladies <3 I'm running behind on writing up a recap but I will do one :)

TeensRead Winter + Spring 2019 Preview goodies
 
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

WoW #224: Bloodleaf (Bloodleaf #1) by Crystal Smith


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Bloodleaf by Crystal SmithBloodleaf
(Bloodleaf #1)
by Crystal Smith
March 5, 2019
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Aurelia is the first princess born to the Renaltan crown in two hundred years, destined to fulfill a treaty by journeying to marry the next prince of Achleva – Renalt’s greatest enemy. Surrounded by spirits and dogged by accusations of witchcraft, the only thing that eclipses Aurelia’s apprehension of her impending wedding is her fear of those who’d kill her to keep her from it.

When an assassination attempt forces Aurelia to use forbidden blood magic under the eyes of the court, she is driven from Renalt by the witch-hunting Tribunal and a mob out for blood. To escape with her life, she must cast off her name and crown and take refuge in the land she was once meant to rule: Achleva.

Alone and unknown for the first time, Aurelia throws herself into studying the magic that might one day help her reclaim her old life, even as she begins to imagine a new one with a man who could never rule beside her. But no matter how hard she wants to move forward and forget the past, her fate seems to be inextricably connected to the leader of the tyrannical Tribunal, the unquiet ghost of a forgotten queen, and the answer to an ancient mystery, hidden deep in a crumbling tower and a cage of poison vine called bloodleaf.

Aurelia is an unwitting pawn in a centuries-long game of love, power, and war— and if she can’t change the game before the Tribunal closes in, she may face losses far more devastating than her crown.

 
Love the cover and curious about the story!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 22, 2018

Review: After the Kiss (Sex, Love & Stiletto #1) by Lauren Layne


After the Kiss by Lauren LayneAfter the Kiss 
(Sex, Love & Stiletto #1)
by Lauren Layne
August 23, 2013
233 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Lauren Layne kicks off her Sex, Love & Stiletto series with a delightful short novel! In After the Kiss, the star columnist of Stiletto magazine will do anything for a story. Anything . . . except fall in love.
 
Julie Greene loves flings. Loves steamy first dates, sizzling first kisses, and every now and then, that first sexy romp between the sheets. Comfy pants, sleepy Sundays, movie nights on the couch? Shudder. But when Julie gets assigned the hardest story of her career—a first-person account of that magical shift between dating and “I do”—she’ll need a man brave enough to give a total commitment-phobe a chance at more.

Normally, Mitchell Forbes would be exactly that man. A devastatingly hot workaholic who tends to stay in relationships for far too long, he should be the perfect subject for Julie’s “research.” But what Julie doesn’t know is that Mitchell is looking to cut loose for once in his life. And the leggy journalist notorious for avoiding love is exactly the type of no-strings fling he’s looking for. In other words, Mitchell is the polar opposite of what Julie needs right now. And, at the same time, he’s exactly what she wants.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #211


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After almost two weeks of no bookmail these surprises showed up- thank you PRH Canada! I loved Give the Dark My Love and I'm so excited to read Wildcard!

Pickles with Wildcard and Give the Dark My Love.
 
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WoW #223: If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka


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If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-BrokaIf I'm Being Honest
by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
April 23, 2019
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Mean Girls meets The Taming of the Shrew in this romantic follow-up to Always Never Yours

High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good. In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labeled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.


I really enjoyed this duo's first book, Always Never Yours! Looking forward to seeing what new thing they bring.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi


A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
by Tahereh Mafi
October 16, 2018
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #210


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I haven't gotten any physical bookmail lately but I have gotten some eARCs/ebooks :)

My Favourite Half-Night Stand by Christina LaurenArrogant Devil by R.S. Grey
The Duchess Deal by Tessa DareThe Governess Game by Tessa Dare
War of the Wilted by Amber Mitchell Pestilence by Laura ThalassaTwisted Fate by Jessi Elliott
 
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Review: War of the Wilted (Garden of Thorns #2) by Amber Mitchell


*This review contains a spoiler for the first book.
 
War of the Wilted by Amber Mitchell
War of the Wilted
(Garden of Thorns #2)
by Amber Mitchell
October 1, 2018
395 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Like flowers denied water, people are wilting under the emperor's tyranny.

Rose will not rest until the Gardener is dead. But there are bigger battles to fight, and Rayce—leader of the rebellion and the only man Rose has ever loved—believes their best chance at winning the war is to join forces with her sworn enemy.

Saving innocent people is more important than her quest for revenge. But their new ally can’t be trusted—and he knows her darkest secret. One betrayal could leave the war and Rayce’s life hanging in the balance, and Rose will need to make the ultimate sacrifice to save them all.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

WoW #222: The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad


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The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza AzadThe Candle and the Flame
by Nafiza Azad
May 14, 2019
416 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population -- except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar.

But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Oud in hand, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield.

Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.

 
Nafiza is a local author/blogger and I'm so excited to see her book published! AHH!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 8, 2018

Review: It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2) by Jenny Holiday

 
It Takes Two by Jenny HolidayIt Takes Two
(Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2)
by Jenny Holiday
June 26, 2018
353 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In this hilarious romantic comedy, USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday proves that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas...

All’s fair in love and war
Wendy Liu should be delighted to be her best friend’s maid of honor. But after years spent avoiding the bride’s brother – a.k.a the boy who once broke her heart – she’s now trapped with him during an endless amount of wedding festivities. Luckily she’s had time to perfect her poker face, and engaging Noah Denning in a little friendly competition might just prove that she’s over him for good…

Noah Denning is determined to make his little sister’s wedding memorable. But it seems Wendy is trying to outdo him at every turn. Challenging each other was always something he and Wendy did right, so when she proposes they compete to see who can throw the best bachelor or bachelorette party in Sin City, Noah takes the bait – and ups the stakes. Because this time around, he wants Wendy for keeps. And when you’re fighting for love, all bets are off.


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #209


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A cute bookmail that came with yummy treats! Thank you so much PRH Canada :)

Pickles with The Travelling Cat Chronicles.
 
I also got gorgeous bookmail from HGBCanada, thank you!

Ripple with Muse of Nightmares and Three Little Words.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

WoW #221: Queen of Ruin (Grace and Fury #2) by Tracy Banghart


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Queen of Ruin by Tracy BanghartQueen of Ruin
(Grace and Fury #2)
by Tracy Banghart
July 2, 2019
 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A fierce sequel full of sisterhood, heart pounding action, betrayal, and intrigue in the royal court in a series that "breathes new life into the feminist story of oppression and resistance" (Publisher's Weekly).

Banished by Asa at the end of Grace and Fury, Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now that Asa sits on the throne, he will stop at nothing to make sure Malachi never sets foot in the palace again. Their only hope is to find Nomi's sister, Serina, on the prison island of Mount Ruin. But when Nomi and Malachi arrive, it is not the island of conquered, broken women that they expected. It is an island in the grip of revolution, and Serina--polite, submissive Serina--is its leader.

Betrayal, grief, and violence have changed both sisters, and the women of Mount Ruin have their sights set on revenge beyond the confines of their island prison. They plan to sweep across the entire kingdom, issuing in a new age of freedom for all. But first they'll have to get rid of Asa, and only Nomi knows how.

Separated once again, this time by choice, Nomi and Serina must forge their own paths as they aim to tear down the world they know, and build something better in its place.

The stakes are higher and the battles bolder in Tracy Banghart's unputdownable sequel to Grace and Fury.

 
Anyone who's read and loved Grace and Fury will be dying for this one like me!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway: The Devil's Thief (The Last Magician #2) by Lisa Maxwell


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The Devil's Thief by Lisa MaxwellThe Devil's Thief
(The Last Magician #2)
by Lisa Maxwell
October 9, 2018
704 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In this spellbinding sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Last Magician, Esta and Harte set off on a cross-country chase through time to steal back the elemental stones they need to save the future of magic.

Hunt the Stones.
Beware the Thief.
Avenge the Past.


Esta’s parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought the Book of Mysteries held the key to freeing the Mageus from the Order’s grasp, but the danger within its pages was greater than she ever imagined.

Now the Book’s furious power lives inside Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it.

To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows—and the Order isn’t alone in its mission to crush them.

In St. Louis, the extravagant World’s Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos.

As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history—even for a time-traveling thief.


Monday, October 1, 2018

Review: The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young


The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young
The Last Wish of Sasha Cade
by Cheyanne Young
October 2, 2018
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world, has died of cancer. Overwhelmed and brokenhearted, Raquel can't even imagine life without her.

And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from beyond the grave?

In fact, Sasha spent her final weeks planning an elaborate scavenger hunt for the friend she would have to leave behind. When Raquel follows the instructions to return to Sasha's grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. There's a secret attached to this boy that only Sasha --- and now Raquel --- knows.

This boy, Elijah, might be just who Raquel needs to help her move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friend's final wish?

Cheyanne Young's compulsively readable breakout novel offers abiding friendship and forbidden romance, along with an incisive look at how class differences shape who we are and who we grow to be.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #208


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I got Courting Darkness! The His Fair Assassin series is my all-time favourite historical fiction books so my excitement's off the charts at receiving this continuation. Thank you Raincoast Books <3

Pickles with Courting Darkness.
 
I received an amazing package for a bookstagram tour, thank you so much to Indiegram Book Tours!

Pickles with The Last of the Firedrakes and The Rise of the Dawnstar.
 
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