Blog Tour | Where Dreams Descend

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Janella’s spellbinding debut novel is an unforgettable combination of Moulin Rouge and Phantom of the Opera with a dash of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. A star showgirl must win a magician’s competition riddled with danger in order to secure her freedom, even as a handsome magician distracts her heart, in this lush, debut fantasy. Keep reading this post for an excerpt and review! Continue reading

Blog Tour | Walking Shadows

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I’m super excited today to be a part of the blog tour for ALARUM by Talis Jones!! ALARUM is the first book in Walking Shadows, a YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic series, and to my thrill the tour included an option to read SOLUS, the second book, too! You might’ve already seen my promo posts back in October for ALARUM but I couldn’t pass up the chance to promote here on my blog again! Keep reading for an awesome giveaway, my reviews of ALARUM and SOLUS, and a book summary of ALARUM that I assembled using song lyricsContinue reading

Happy Pub. Day! | Crooked Raven

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TODAY IS THE DAY!!! YA Fantasy CROOKED RAVEN, the first book in the Otherworld Trilogy by debut author Talis Jones, is OUT NOW! I was 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 ⚔️🔮 Keep reading for an exclusive excerpt, playlist, a fan trailer, and more!  Continue reading

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo (2017)

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Short Story Collection | Fantasy | Folktales
5 starsBlurb:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.  Continue reading

YALLfest 2016

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This year I was lucky enough to go to YALLfest in Charleston, SC with a couple friends! We’d never been before but I was super excited to hang out and meet my favorite authors. There was a huge turnout for the event and while that was exciting it also meant very long lines. There were so many authors I wanted to meet but I couldn’t carry all those books and I knew it’d be next to impossible to have the time to see them all anyway so I managed to get my list down to 7 or 8 top authors. Well, did I mention how long the lines were? Yeah. They were intense so unfortunately I only actually ended up meeting 3.5 authors.  Continue reading

BRN #7: YA Fiction | why i love it so

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Young Adult (or simply YA) fiction has grown into something beyond a mere age-regulated genre. It has always held gems of literature but over the past few years in particular we have most certainly witnessed an explosive growth within and of this genre. I doubt anyone can pinpoint any one reason why but the greater point remains that it has.

YA encompasses every genre under the sun including fantasy, sci-fi, fiction, non-fiction, romance, paranormal, crime, mystery, history, thriller, and yeah every other genre that blooms on this here planet. While the protagonists remain in the teenage/young adult age range (hence the category title “Young Adult”) the themes transcend age and the messages strike intrigue and conflict within all.  Continue reading