Monday, July 24, 2017

Blog Tour - Re-imagining Dragons & Giveaway: The Dragons of Nova (The Loom Saga #2) by Elise Kova

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Hello everyone! Today on the blog I have author Elise Kova here to talk about her inspiration behind writing about dragons! If you haven't picked up the first book The Alchemists of Loom, you really should; The Dragons of Nova is a brilliant sequel!

The Dragons of Nova by Elise KovaThe Dragons of Nova
(The Loom Saga #2)
by Elise Kova
July 11, 2017
488 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust -- hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything -- and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills -- and quick-shooting accuracy -- makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #154

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.

Thank you so much HBG Canada and S&S Canada for these! I can't wait to read both of them!

Pickles' precious haul.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

The Last Magician by Lisa MaxwellThe Last Magician
by Lisa Maxwell
July 18, 2017
512 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WoW #158: Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia LevensellerDaughter of the Siren Queen
(Daughter of the Pirate King #2)
by Tricia Levenseller
February 27, 2018
272 pages

Goodreads Summary:
The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic.

Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Tricia Levenseller brings together the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battle scenes, and a heart-pounding romance.

I devoured Daughter of the Pirate King last weekend and I'm in love! February 2018 is too far away but I'll try my best to be patient. I know the wait will be worth it. *draws hearts*
What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Blog Tour - Q&A and Review: Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

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Hi everyone! Today I'm so excited to spotlight a Canadian author who is also local to me- Ms. Jennifer Honeybourn's debut, Wesley James Ruined My Life is out in stores today! Big congrats! Thank you to Raincoast Books for organizing this blog tour and giving me the opportunity to participate. Below I've got a Q&A with Jennifer and then a review of her cute book ;) 

Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn
Wesley James Ruined My Life
by Jennifer Honeybourn
July 18, 2017
256 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend—until he ruined her life, that is.

So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score all at once—by getting him fired.

But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to just get over it.

BCP: Hi Jennifer! I was wondering, what was the process involved in coming up with the title for your debut? You don't see many books with the character name in the title, how do you feel about that? Was it something you/your publisher struggled with?

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