Top Ten Books Read in 2017

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I have had the privilege of reading a a great number of books this year so narrowing it down to only ten favorites was incredibly difficult. But at last here we are. The year 2017 has come to a close and to reflect briefly on those months that have passed I’ve come up with a list of the top ten books I read in the year of 2017 along with some honorable mentions (because it really was too difficult to choose only ten!) all listed in alphabetical order. I say books I read as opposed to books released in 2017 because honestly then creating these yearly lists wouldn’t be as fun or hard. Let me know if you enjoyed any of these as well! What are some of your top books you read this year?  Continue reading

Cover Reveal! | Splendor and Spark

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I absolutely loved Mary Taranta’s debut novel Shimmer and Burn and I am so excited to share with you all the cover and synopsis for the sequel!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for an ARC because I’ve been dying to read it ever since I finished the ARC of this series’ opening!

Keep reading for the cover and synopsis of this epic sequel, a snippet from my review of book 1 (Shimmer and Burn), and more about the author!  Continue reading

Shimmer and Burn

Shimmer and Burn (Untitled #1) by Mary Taranta (2017)
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Shimmer and Burn

YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.  Continue reading