Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women #1) by Evie Dunmore


Bringing Down the Duke by Evie DunmoreBringing Down the Duke
(A League of Extraordinary Women #1)
by Evie Dunmore
September 3, 2019
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford Rebels, in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a powerful duke in a love story that threatens to upend the British social order.

England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.

Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring...or could he?

Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke....

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #254


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This surprise bookmail actually showed up a few weeks back but I didn't get a chance to snap a picture till now. Thank you S&S Canada! I really enjoyed Shea Ernshaw's debut so I'm excited to check this one out.

Pickles with Winterwood.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WoW #269: Nameless Queen by Rebecca Mclaughlin


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Nameless Queen by Rebecca MclaughlinNameless Queen
by Rebecca Mclaughlin
January 7, 2020
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
One girl must make a name for herself--or die trying --in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Perfect for fans of Furyborn, Red Queen, and Everless.

Everyone expected the king's daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.

It shouldn't even be possible. I'm Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don't even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.

But there's no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am to be queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don't?


I am intrigued by the synopsis and looks like it's a standalone!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 9, 2019

Review: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin


Serpent & Dove by Shelby MahurinSerpent & Dove
(Serpent & Dove #1)
by Shelby Mahurin
September 3, 2019
528 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou's, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou's most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #253


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Many thanks to Penguinteenca for these beauties! I can't wait to read both of these~

Pickles with Bid My Soul Farewell and Fireborne.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WoW #268: Igniting Darkness (Courting Darkness #2, His Fair Assassin #5) by Robin LaFevers


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Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFeversIgniting Darkness
(Courting Darkness #2, His Fair Assassin #5)
by Robin LaFevers
June 2, 2020
496 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
From New York Times best-selling author Robin LaFevers comes the follow up to “sharp and breathless” (Kirkus Reviews) historical fantasy Courting Darkness. Set in the world of the beloved His Fair Assassin series, this is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones.

When you count Death as a friend, who can stand as your enemy? 

Sybella, novitiate of the convent of Saint Mortain and Death’s vengeance on earth, is still reeling from her God’s own passing, and along with him a guiding hand in her bloody work. But with her sisters on the run from their evil brother and under the watchful eye of her one true friend (and love) at court, the soldier known as Beast, Sybella stands alone as the Duchess of Brittany’s protector. 

After months of seeking her out, Sybella has finally made contact with a fellow novitiate of the convent, Genevieve, a mole in the French court. But when Genevieve mistakenly draws the attention of the French king to the convent of Saint Mortain and its deadly arts, she may do her sisters (and herself) more harm than good. Sybella, having already drawn the ire of the French regent, may not be able to depend on her sister and ally as much as she hoped. Still, Death always finds a way, even if it’s not what one expects. 

No one can be trusted and the wolves are always waiting in this thrilling conclusion to the Courting Darkness duology, set in the world of Robin’s beloved His Fair Assassins trilogy.

I love love love this series!! This is my most anticipated sequel of 2020!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 2, 2019

Review: Well Met by Jen DeLuca


Well Met by Jen DeLucaWell Met
by Jen DeLuca
September 3, 2019
336 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
All's faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jen DeLuca.

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

The faire is Simon's family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn't have time for Emily's lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she's in her revealing wench's costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they're portraying?

This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can't seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #252


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A huge thanks to PRH Canada for sending me a copy of one of my most anticipated romance title this year! I've already read it and it's so fun ;)

Well Met with Pickles~

I also received some surprise mail from Kids Can Press~ Thank you so much for theses copies!

The Hive and Michigan vs. The Boys

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WoW #267: Diamond & Dawn (Amber & Dusk #2) by Lyra Selene


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Diamond & Dawn by Lyra SeleneDiamond & Dawn
(Amber & Dusk #2)
by Lyra Selene
December 3, 2019
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Lyra Selene returns to the incandescent magic of Amber & Dusk in a second installment about the corrosions of even the most dazzling dreams, and the strength of hope amidst darkness.

Mirage, triumphant in her coup of the Amber Empire, returns to the palais prepared to take her place as Empress. With the support of her friends, Luca and Lullaby, and a tentative, blossoming romance with Sunder, Mirage is on the cusp of taking hold of everything she has wanted.

However, her place in the sun is not as sure as she expected; nor is it quite as bright as she imagined.

When the Empress Severine's body is recovered from the battle, she is not dead after all -- in a coma, she still represents a threat to Mirage's newfound power. Worse, a distant cousin, Gavin d'Ars, Duc de Douane, appears in court to challenge both women with his blood claim, and to propose a series of trials to determine the most deserving heir. In Mirage's fight to defend her vision for the empire, she begins to splinter all of her networks. Will the battle for control leave anyone untainted?

 
I originally thought the first book was a standalone but I'm glad to see there's a sequel!

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Review: Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff

 
*Review contains spoilers from the previous book in the series.
 
Darkdawn by Jay KristoffDarkdawn
(The Nevernight Chronicle #3)
by Jay Kristoff
September 3, 2019
512 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic.

Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic.

But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time.

Can Mia survive in a world where even daylight must die?


Saturday, August 24, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #251


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I got this surprise in the mail, thank you so much Raincoast Books <3
 
Pickles with The Stars We Steal.
 
Indigo had a sale on graphic novels so I decided to get the first two of The Mortal Instruments~
 
TMI graphic novels!
 
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WoW #266: Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward


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Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope WardDirty Letters
by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
November 5, 2019 

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Goodreads Summary:
I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet.

Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.

Until one day it did.

Then, out of the blue, a new letter arrived. A scathing one—one with eight years of pent-up anger. I had no choice but to finally come clean as to why I stopped writing.

Griffin forgave me, and somehow we were able to rekindle our childhood connection. Only now we were adults, and that connection had grown to a spark. Our letters quickly went from fun to flirty to downright dirty, revealing our wildest fantasies. So it only made sense that we would take our relationship to the next level and see each other in person.

Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more—more Griff, in the flesh—so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.

But what I found could change everything.

 
I enjoyed this duo's previous book and will keep reading what they put out :D

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: The Last Word by Samantha Hastings


The Last Word by Samantha Hastings
The Last Word
by Samantha Hastings
July 9, 2019
288 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
1861. Miss Lucinda Leavitt is shocked when she learns the author of her favorite serialized novel has died before completing the story. Determined to learn how it ends, Lucinda reluctantly enlists the help of her father’s young business partner, Mr. David Randall, to track down the reclusive author’s former whereabouts.

David is a successful young businessman, but is overwhelmed by his workload. He wants to prove himself to his late father, as well as to himself. He doesn’t have the time, nor the interest, for this endeavor, but Lucinda is not the type to take no for an answer.

Their search for the elusive Mrs. Smith and the rightful ending to her novel leads Lucinda and David around the country, but the truths they discover about themselves—and each other—are anything but fictional.

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #250


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I was so excited for this bookmail I've already read and loved this book by the time this post goes up haha.
 
Bringing Down the Duke with Pickles.
 
Thank you S&S Canada for this review copy. Jenn Bennett is a must-read author <3
 
Pickles with The Lady Rogue.
 
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

WoW #265: Hearts, Heroes, and Heath Hall by Kasie West


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Hearts, Heroes, and Heath Hall by Kasie WestHearts, Heroes, and Heath Hall
by Kasie West
February 3, 2020
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
At sixteen, Hannah Moore knows exactly who she is—a swimmer who will earn a scholarship to college. Totally worth all the hard work, even if her aching shoulders don’t agree. So when a guy dressed as Hollywood’s latest action hero, Heath Hall, crashes her swim meet, she isn’t amused. Instead, she’s determined to make sure he doesn’t bother her again. Only she’s not sure exactly who he is.

The swim meet isn’t the first event the imposter has interrupted, but a little digging turns up a surprising number of people who could be Heath Hall, including Hannah’s ex-boyfriend and her best friend’s crush. She soon finds herself getting caught up in the mysterious world of the fake Heath Hall.

As Hannah gets closer to uncovering the masked boy’s identity she also discovers some uncomfortable truths about herself—like she might resent the long shadow her late brother has cast over her family, that she isn’t as happy as she pretends to be with her life choices… and that she is falling for the last guy she ever thought she would like.


KASIE WEST!!!!!!!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Review: How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

 
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin RockawayHow to Hack a Heartbreak
by Kristin Rockaway
July 30, 2019
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster.

By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed helpdesk tech at a startup incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers--"Hatchlings"--who can't even fix their own laptops, but are apparently the next wave of startup geniuses. And by night, she goes on bad dates with misbehaving dudes she's matched with on the ubiquitous dating app, Fluttr.

But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harrassers and abusers in online dating space. It's called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight.

Mel is suddenly in way over her head. Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez--the only non-douchey guy at Hatch--has no idea she's the brains behind the app. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships, or change her life forever.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #249


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HCCFrenzy sent me this gorgeous early copy along with the sweetest personalized postcard message. Thank you <33
 
Pickles and Serpent and Dove.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

WoW #264: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn


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Love Lettering by Kate ClaybornLove Lettering
by Kate Clayborn
January 28, 2020
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In this warm and witty romance from acclaimed author Kate Clayborn, one little word puts one woman’s business—and her heart—in jeopardy . . .

Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing beautiful custom journals for New York City’s elite. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Like the time she sat across from Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiancée, and knew their upcoming marriage was doomed to fail. Weaving a secret word into their wedding program was a little unprofessional, but she was sure no one else would spot it. She hadn’t counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid . . .

A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out—before he leaves New York for good—how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline, a fractured friendship, and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn’t have time for Reid’s questions—unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other about their lives, work, and regrets, both try to ignore the fact that their unlikely connection is growing deeper. But the signs are there—irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it’s too late . . .

 
I saw this one on Twitter and as a big romance fan, really love the sound of the story!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, August 5, 2019

Review: Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

 
Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
Say You Still Love Me
by K.A. Tucker
August 6, 2019
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway.

On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus, she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day.

Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group Industries, and coincidentally the first love of her life.

The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counsellors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name.

Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is not only alive but stronger than ever, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #248


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This week Danielle L. Jensen sent me a copy of her newest adult fantasy romance for review, thank you <3

Pickles with The Bridge Kingdom.

I also got these cool books~ Thank you Raincoast Books for always spoiling me!


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Friday, August 2, 2019

Review: Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn


Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn
Just My Luck
by Jennifer Honeybourn
July 16, 2019
256 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Marty has terrible luck and she knows exactly why. While working as a housekeeper at the ritzy Grand Palms hotel in Maui, Marty made it a habit to steal small items from the guests. What better way to stick it to the rich snobs they have to clean up after? Marty knows how to turn her luck around -- she just has to return all of the items she stole.

When Marty meets Will, a new guest who is staying for the summer, she does the one thing she always promised herself she'd never do -- fall for an out-of-towner. But Will's special, different from the other guests at the hotel. Maybe Marty's luck is finally turning around.

After a string of misunderstandings and accidents threaten Will and Marty's relationship, Marty has to find a way to fix her luck for good -- or say goodbye to Will forever.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WoW #263: Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender


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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen CallenderQueen of the Conquered
by Kacen Callender
November 12, 2019
480 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
An ambitious young woman with the power to control minds seeks vengeance against the royals who murdered her family, in a Caribbean-inspired fantasy world embattled by colonial oppression.

Sigourney Rose is the only surviving daughter of a noble lineage on the islands of Hans Lollik. When she was a child, her family was murdered by the islands’ colonizers, who have massacred and enslaved generations of her people—and now, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge.

When the childless king of the islands declares that he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney uses her ability to read and control minds to manipulate her way onto the royal island and into the ranks of the ruling colonizers. But when she arrives, prepared to fight for control of all the islands, Sigourney finds herself the target of a dangerous, unknown magic.

Someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. As the bodies pile up and all eyes regard her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and the murderer among her peers... lest she become the next victim.

Queen of the Conquered reckons with the many layers of power and privilege in a lush fantasy world—perfect for readers of V. E. Schwab, Kiersten White, and Marlon James.

 
I haven't heard a lot of buzz about this one but it sounds good! And it looks like it's a standalone fantasy novel which is always a plus for me ;)

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Review: Failed Future (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #3) by Elise Kova

 
Failed Future by Elise KovaFailed Future
(Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #3)
by Elise Kova
July 21, 2019
 
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Goodreads Summary:
When worlds collide, and things are rarely what they seem, there may be no one Vi can trust.

Having forsaken her crown for a chance to save her family, and the world, Vi Solaris washes up on the shores of Meru. She's wounded and barely alive. But Vi's fight for survival is only just beginning.

As a princess in a foreign land, everyone is after her.

The pirate queen Adela wants to sell her to the evil elfin'ra. The Twilight King wants to use her to settle an old score. And, perhaps most dangerous, is the scheming Lord of the Faithful who sees her as an opportunity to further consolidate his power.

The only path for Vi is forward. But she doesn't yet know if she's running toward salvation... or a brutal end to everything she loves.

Vi's journey continues with even more betrayal, romance, magic, and a twist you never saw coming that leaves readers begging for the next book.
 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #247


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I realize I never shared the ARCs and bookish goodies I received from the Raincoast Books Fall 2019 Preview event I attended last month so here they are XD
 
Raincoast Books TeensRead Preview Fall 2019 haul!
 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

WoW #262: Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters


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Would Like to Meet by Rachel WintersWould Like to Meet
by Rachel Winters
December 3, 2019
336 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
In this charming, feel-good debut novel, a cynical assistant at a screenwriting agency must reenact the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedy movies in order to help her #1 client get his scriptwriting mojo back--but can a real-life meet-cute be in store for someone who doesn't believe in happily ever after?

After seven years as an assistant, 29-year-old Evie Summers is ready to finally get the promotion she deserves. But now the TV and film agency she's been running behind the scenes is in trouble, and Evie will lose her job unless she can convince the agency's biggest and most arrogant client, Ezra Chester, to finish writing the script for a Hollywood romantic comedy.

The catch? Ezra is suffering from writer's block--and he'll only put pen to paper if singleton Evie can prove to him that you can fall in love like they do in the movies. With the future of the agency in jeopardy, Evie embarks on a mission to meet a man the way Sally met Harry or Hugh Grant met Julia Roberts.

But in the course of testing out the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedies IRL, not only will Evie encounter one humiliating situation after another, but she'll have to confront the romantic past that soured her on love. In a novel as hilarious as it is heartwarming, debut author Rachel Winters proves that sometimes real life is better than the movies--and that the best kind of meet-cutes happen when you least expect them.

 
I don't remember where I first saw this book but yess romcom!!

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

 
The Bride Test by Helen HoangThe Bride Test
by Helen Hoang
May 7, 2019
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
From the author of the deeply charming The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about a love that crosses international borders.

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny but not big, important emotions—not grief. And not love. Rather than believing he processes emotions differently as a result of being autistic, he concludes he’s defective and avoids romantic relationships to protect people from his emotional deficiency, driving his mother to take matters into her own hands and get him a mail order bride.

As a mixed-race girl born into the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity to be an American mail order brides arises, she leaps at it. Her groom is unwilling, but if she can change his mind, she’ll finally have a family that wants her. If she can’t, at least she will have known what it’s like to belong for one glorious summer.

Seducing Khai, however, is one horrible disaster after another. It’s not until Esme gives up that they start to make headway. Over the course of three weddings and a funeral, they fall for each other. But Khai insists it isn’t love, and Esme doesn’t believe in herself enough to see past his words to the truth. They both must learn to accept and value their differences because the fourth wedding of the summer could join them or break them apart forever.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #246


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I was totally spoiled by Raincoast Books with these beauties, thank you a million!!!!!!

The Girl the Sea Gave Back and Ninth House.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

WoW #261: The Queen's Assassin (Queen's Secret #1) by Melissa de la Cruz


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The Queen's Assassin by Melissa de la CruzThe Queen's Assassin
(Queen's Secret #1)
by Melissa de la Cruz
February 4, 2020
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy-romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

Caledon Holt is the Kingdom of Renovia's deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in brawn or brains, which is why he's the Guild's most dangerous member and the Queen's one and only assassin. He's also bound to the Queen by an impossible vow--to find the missing Deian Scrolls, the fount of all magical history and knowledge, stolen years ago by a nefarious sect called the Aphrasians.

Shadow has been training all her life to follow in the footsteps of her mother and aunts--to become skilled enough to join the ranks of the Guild. Though magic has been forbidden since the Aphrasian uprising, Shadow has been learning to control her powers in secret, hoping that one day she'll become an assassin as feared and revered as Caledon Holt.

When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they're forced to team up as assassin and apprentice to hunt down a new sinister threat to Renovia. But as Cal and Shadow grow closer, they'll uncover a shocking web of lies and secrets that may destroy everything they hold dear. With war on the horizon and true love at risk, they'll stop at nothing to protect each other and their kingdom in this stunning first novel in the Queen's Secret series.

 
I need this book in my life already!!!!!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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