The Wrath & The Dawn

The Wrath & The Dawn (The Wrath & The Dawn #1) by Renée Ahdieh (2015)

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YA Fiction | Romance | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.  Continue reading

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BRN #24: Book Food

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They say reading feeds your brain (and soul) but I’ve been thinking about it lately and this really is a funnily accurate statement. Books are truly like food for the brain! Yes I mean that in the sense that you absorb information from them, you learn from them, you widen your world view via them, etc. But in an almost comical way they can also reflect our eating habits…sorta. 😜  Continue reading

The Paper Swan

The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar (2015)

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Fiction | Contemporary | Romance | Thriller/Suspense | (TV-MA)
5 starsBlurb:

“They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.”
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The Wicked Deep

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (2018)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.  Continue reading

Kingdom of Ash and Soot

Kingdom of Ash and Soot (The Order of the Crystal Daggers #1) by C.S. Johnson (2018)
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YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 StarsBlurb:

“PRAGUE, 1870.

For the last ten years, nineteen-year-old Eleanora Svobodová has worked as a servant in her stepmother’s household. Along with her older brother, she dreams of the day they will be free to live life on their own terms.  Continue reading

Cover Reveal! | Crooked Raven

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I am excited to share with you all the official cover for the new YA Fantasy CROOKED RAVEN! The first book in the Otherworld Trilogy by debut author Talis Jones comes out June 26, 2018! I’ve been lucky enough to read an eARC and as a total fantasy lover I gotta say I’m very excited to see where this story goes next. It’s a bit Peter Pan meets Game of Thrones in Narnia, which obviously had me sold right from the start ⚔️ Be sure to join the Facebook group Talismonium to receive exclusive teasers and excerpts leading up to the release! (Also if you just enjoy a fun book-obsessed community 😉)  Continue reading

The Reckoning Trilogy | (book roulette)

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I am happy to share that today I’ve got another Book Roulette post and this time I get to help promote an exciting Urban Fantasy/Apocalyptic series. Candace Wondrak’s novel, A MARK UNWILLING, kicks off The Reckoning Trilogy with a sassy heroine who started her day as a college student and ends it facing down the horsemen of the Apocalypse. She was marked at birth, her soul sold to an unknown master. Today she finds out who, and with any luck why. Keep reading to find out more about this series including a few exclusive excerpts!  Continue reading