A girl walks into a bar… then onto a stage, and up to the mic.
Sixteen-year-old Izzy is used to keeping her thoughts to herself—in school, where her boyfriend does the talking for her, and at home, where it’s impossible to compete with her older siblings and high-powered parents—but when she accidentally walks into a stand-up comedy club and performs, the experience is surprisingly cathartic. After the show, she meets Mo, an aspiring comic who’s everything Izzy’s not: bold, confident, comfortable in her skin. Mo invites Izzy to join her group of friends and introduces her to the Chicago open mic scene.
A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis (2023)
YA Fiction | Mystery
Lydia Chass doesn’t mind living in a small town; she just doesn’t want to die in one. A lifetime of hard work has put her on track to attend a prestigious journalism program and leave Henley behind—until a school error leaves her a credit short of graduating. Undeterred, Lydia has a plan to earn that credit: transform her listener-friendly local history podcast into a truth-telling exposé. She’ll investigate the Long Stretch of Bad Days: a week when Henley was hit by a tornado and a flash flood as well as its first—and only—murder, which remains unsolved.
A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life.
In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.
She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
Beyond the Wand: The Magic & Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton (2022)
Non-Fiction | Memoir
They called for a break, and Gambon magicked up a cigarette from out of his beard. He and I were often to be found outside the stage door, having ‘a breath of fresh air’, as we referred to it. There would be painters and plasterers and chippies and sparks, and among them all would be me and Dumbledore having a crafty cigarette.
From Borrower to wizard, Tom Felton’s adolescence was anything but ordinary. His early rise to fame saw him catapulted into the limelight aged just twelve when he landed the iconic role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.
Crowbones (The World of the Others #3; The Others #8) by Anne Bishop (2022)
Fiction | Urban Fantasy | Murder Mystery
In this engrossing and gripping fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, an inn owner and her friends must find a killer-before it’s too late….
Crowbones will gitcha if you don’t watch out!
Deep in the territory controlled by the Others-shape-shifters, vampires, and even deadlier paranormal beings-Vicki DeVine has made a new life for herself running The Jumble, a rustic resort. When she decides to host a gathering of friends and guests for Trickster Night, at first everything is going well between the humans and the Others.
Today I am excited to help celebrate the final book in the Fifth Sun series with this series post! The cover reveal for book 5 is today and that also means that it’s available for pre-order! Surrender de la Llama (Surrender of the Flame) releases on July 16, 2022 and if you haven’t started this urban fantasy series yet then now is the time to get started so you can binge straight through! Keep reading this post for more info on the series (no spoilers!) and the author!
You probably already saw my Book Blitz post back in September for this book, but I’m back now with my official review and as part of the Blog Tour! Annette Marie’s latest addition to the utterly epic Guild Codex series, THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID, kicks off a brand new sub-series in the Guild Codex world and I was so happy to receive a copy to review! The Guild Codex books so far are a series I don’t mind posting more than once about if only to help get the word out to new readers. Keep reading to find out more about the book, read my review (how does this new series compare to the others??), find links to the rest of the Guild Codex world, enter a giveaway, and more!
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I am VERY excited to participate in this book blitz for Talis Jones’ latest release, REVENGE DE LOS MUERTOS! Kicking off an all-new urban fantasy series, it promises a twist on the beloved trope of vampires, werewolves, witches, and the like. The cover is epic, the concept is intriguing, and I am 100% on board. Even better, she promises that this series will have an HEA so I don’t have to sweat as much while binging it haha! Keep reading this post to find out more about the book, the author, read an exclusive excerpt, watch the book trailer I made, check out my review, and enter a giveaway!