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  • August 10, 2016

Nevernight is a new fantasy epic by Jay Kristoff, the first of a series. It’s one of those books that I heard about and immediately coveted with every fiber of my being. After acquiring an ARC through my ever-lovely publisher rep, I put it upwards in the priority pile. Last night I finished it and now I…

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  • July 17, 2016

Maestra is a book I only heard about thanks to work (thanks work!). My manager pointed it out to me back in April, saying it was poised to become this year’s The Girl on the Train. I was intrigued by the premise and thought it may be one for me. At the time, I downloaded…

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  • July 11, 2016

Hey folks. How’s everyone post-American holiday? Everybody blow things up in the name of liberty? Good? Good. Things have been going…well, just going for me. I’ll get to that in a moment. But first, books! As you can see, the incoming books really do never end, which on many levels is good and on others…

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  • July 8, 2016

Replica is a new book by Lauren Oliver, the first of a new Young Adult series. I was extremely excited for this book having loved Delirium and Pandemonium several years ago. After acquiring an ARC, it shot right to the top of the queue. It took a while to read thanks to some outside goings-on,…

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  • July 5, 2016

  The Girl on the Train is a debut novel by Paula Hawkins, a former journalist. It’s one of those books that exploded onto the book scene, smashing expectations and maintaining instant bestseller-hood for some time. I kept hearing about it and finally decided that I needed to read it at some point. Last week…

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  • June 10, 2016

AS OF JULY 4TH, THIS CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED TO ANY NEW ENTRANTS. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY ON THE BLOG. Hello everyone. I am hosting a very cool giveaway this week –Heartless by Marissa Meyer, of which I have one copy up for grabs. Excited for it to release? I am too (even though I…

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  • May 24, 2016

I feel as if I’ve fallen off the face of the planet. I assure you that I haven’t. I’m just in a pregnancy-induced haze these days. Everything is a little different and weird now. I’m not reading nearly at the strength and speed I once did. I’m trying, but the focus is off, hormones and…

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  • May 23, 2016

  ~ If I might have a personal moment to share a cool related story with you before getting into this review. Please allow me the momentary indulgence.~ Two years ago, I participated in an event with Marissa Meyer at my old stomping grounds, Schuler Books and Music in Lansing, MI. Marissa was touring for Cress…

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  • May 22, 2016

Ivory and Bone is the debut novel by Julie Eshbaugh. It’s the beginning of a new young adult trilogy set in an approximated paleolithic era . When I first heard about this, I grew immediately excited. It was initially pitched as the Wildlings from Game of Thrones meets Clan of the Cave Bears. Knowing this, I was…

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  • May 9, 2016

Everyone, I have some life-changing news to share in regards to my health. I will try to be brief, as the news itself is pretty grim.

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  • May 4, 2016

Roses and Rot is an upcoming debut novel by Kat Howard. It follows two sisters, Imogen and Marin, as they begin a prestigious artists’ fellowship in New Hampshire. The premise of this book, the hint of fantasy, and the good things I was hearing about put it to the top of my to-be-read queue. I finished it…

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  • May 3, 2016

City of Heavenly Fire is the sixth book and final book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. It came out in 2014. I bought it immediately but held off reading it until I felt the perfect mood surface. That mood finally hit me this spring. It took a while for me to read this for…

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  • April 1, 2016

I have lots of books to show you all, and with very little fanfare, here they are. – This Grimm’s Fairy Tales is something my co-worker gave me from 1903 – I have been absent for some time, this I am aware of. I hate to keep falling back on the “ill-health” excuse, but in…

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  • March 12, 2016

Hey everyone. How are your worlds treating you? I have the winner from the Lady Midnight contest to reveal and I am going to do it with very little fanfare or further feet-dragging. Without further adieu, the winner is:

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  • February 8, 2016

Clockwork Princess if the final book in The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. It released in 2013 and I bought it immediately, only to let it sit on my book shelf until I was ready for it. Fast forward to this month and I finally was in the mood to return to the books that…