31 August, 2017

Swoon Thursday {36} Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman


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This week I'm featuring Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman!


30 August, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {41} Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson


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29 August, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {41} Hidden Gems from the Genres I Read


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28 August, 2017

{ARC Review} An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson


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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Standalone Novel
Publishes September 26, 2017 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There's only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.

Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

27 August, 2017

{ARC Review} The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones


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The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Standalone Novel
Published August 8, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

26 August, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {36} HOO BOY Y'ALL


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{ARC Review} Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel


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Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
Standalone Novel
Publishes September 5, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.


What's more, she knows something most don't. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.

24 August, 2017

Swoon Thursday {35} Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner


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This week I'm featuring Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner!


23 August, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {40} The Night Realm by Annette Marie


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22 August, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {40} Back to School Freebie


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17 August, 2017

Swoon Thursday {34} The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones


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This week I'm featuring The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones!


16 August, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {39} The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty


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{Excerpt Tour} Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel + Giveaway!


Hello and welcome to the excerpt tour for Meg Kassel's upcoming debut, Black Bird of the Gallows, published by Entangled Teen on September 5th, and enter for your chance to win a finished hardcover copy!

15 August, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {39} Recs for YA Fantasy Fans!


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14 August, 2017

{DNF ARC Review} Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller



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Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
Untitled Series, book 1
Publishes August 29, 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
I Needed to Win.

They Needed to Die.


Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.


When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

13 August, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {35}


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11 August, 2017

{ARC Review} Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta


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Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
Shimmer and Burn, book 1
Published August 8, 2017 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
e-ARC provided by Edelweiss
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.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince tWith the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.o alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

10 August, 2017

{ARC Review} Dare by Natalia Jaster


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Dare by Natalia Jaster
Foolish Kingdoms, book 2
Published July 28, 2017
e-ARC provided by the author
A Hotheaded Prisoner

They say she's mad—made of madness, made of fire. In a cage by the sea, Flare dreams of escape. She yearns for the day when she'll flee to a place only she knows, a hidden world of mystical waters and gilded sands.

The island is calling to her. And she she won't let anyone keep her from it.

Especially not him.

A Coldhearted Prince

They say he's cruel—crowned of cruelty, as cold as ice. A prince whose gaze cuts like the incisions he administers within his lab. Jeryn has sailed beyond his kingdom for the Trade, to bargain for those wild, imprisoned fools that make his skin crawl.

By law, they're subjects meant for experimentation. And easy to despise.

One in particular. A girl seething at him from behind bars, with burning eyes and ready fists.

A Mythical Shipwreck

But on the cusp of transport, the tide rages. That uncharted island awaits, a dark tangle of foliage where creatures slither in the mist and poisons lurk in the flora.

Stranded, the prince and prisoner must fight to survive. In this mysterious rainforest, they must band together . . . if they don't slay one another first. Or become something more to each other.

Something just as dangerous.

Swoon Thursday {33} Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta


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book we're currently reading or recently finished.

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This week I'm featuring Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta!


09 August, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {38} Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk


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08 August, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {38} Books I keep Holding Off Reading


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05 August, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {34}


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03 August, 2017

Swoon Thursday {32} Dare by Natalia Jaster


Swoon Thursday is a weekly feature hosted by #YABound
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book we're currently reading or recently finished.

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This week I'm featuring Dare by Natalia Jaster!


02 August, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {37} Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman


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01 August, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {37} Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends!


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{Recap} I'm So Glad July's Over


Hi friends! It's a brand new month so that means another episode of Monthly Recaps! Yay, joy, and all that other jazz. 

Look. July just was not my month.