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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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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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?

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #153


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Technically these came last week but I didn't have a chance to take pictures of them until now. I got super spoiled! Major thanks to Penguin/Random House Canada and HBG Canada!! 

Ripple's first PRHC haul!!
Pickle's mega HBGC haul!!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Review: The Dragons of Nova (The Loom Saga #2) by Elise Kova


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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WoW #157: Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster


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Last Star Burning by Caitlin SangsterLast Star Burning
by Caitlin Sangster
October 10, 2017
400 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Sev has been tattooed with the White stars of a criminal since she was eight. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.

Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half-sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev must do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.

When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.

But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.

 
Stunning cover and love the sound of the story!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Review: Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz


Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz
Mr. Right-Swipe
by Ricki Schultz
June 6, 2017
304 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the drawer to waste time on any man, unless it's Jason Segel.

But when her be-fris stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they've hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She's skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she's out to prove she hasn't been too picky with men.


However, when a familiar fella's profile pops up--the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work (Nick)--Rae swipes herself right into a new problem...


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #152

 
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These two books are obvious must buys even though I haven't started the series yet lol...
 
Pickles's must-buy haul!
 
Then I received a signed copy of Gilded Cage from winning a twitter giveaway by author Kristina Pérez. Thank you! Her book, Sweet Black Waves, comes out next year and sounds amazing!! More thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for the romance books!
 
Pickles's mixed haul.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: The Matchmaker's Replacement (Wingmen Inc. #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

 
The Matchmaker's Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken
The Matchmaker's Replacement
(Wingmen Inc. #2)
by Rachel Van Dyken
August 9, 2016
304 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.

Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.

But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.
Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WoW #156: Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush


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Devils & Thieves by Jennifer RushDevils & Thieves
by Jennifer Rush
October 3, 2017
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A thrilling new urban fantasy filled with magic and motorcycle gangs from Jennifer Rush, author of the Altered saga--perfect for fans of Beautiful Creatures.

Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael has grown up surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. It doesn't help that she was also recently snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf.

When the entire kindled community rolls into Hawthorne for an annual festival, a rumor begins spreading that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. With threats closing in from every side, no one can be trusted. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones, and the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic. For all her years of feeling useless, Jemmie may just be the most powerful kindled of all.

 
This one sounds and looks pretty cool! Plus forbidden magic!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Coming Up for Air (Hundred Oaks #8) by Miranda Kenneally

 
Coming Up for Air by Miranda KenneallyComing Up for Air
(Hundred Oaks #8)
by Miranda Kenneally
July 4, 2017
320 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.

All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the “typical” high school experience she’s missed by being in the pool.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to lose to win?

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #151

 
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Thank you to Raincoast Books, Thomas Allen & Sons and Scholastic Canada for these exciting titles <3 I'm particularly thrilled for Godsgrave! *heart eyes*

Ripple's "omg it's in our hands/paws" haul!Pickles's girl power haul!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson


The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla OlsonThe Sandcastle Empire
by Kayla Olson
June 6, 2017
464 pages


Goodreads Summary:
When all hope is gone, how do you survive? Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.

This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WoW #155: Ally (Nemesis #2) by Anna Banks


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Ally by Anna BanksAlly
(Nemesis #2)
by Anna Banks
October 3, 2017
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce between their kingdoms since the deadly plague began to rip through Theoria. Since their feelings for each other are entangled in politics and power, they must use their own trusted resources to find common ground.

But when traitors with powerful allies arise from unexpected places, Tarik and Sepora face challenges that will change both of their kingdoms forever. Will they learn whom to trust—including each other—in time to save their kingdoms, their relationship and even their lives?

 
I read Nemesis last year and have to know what's next for the characters! I'm a stickler for things matching so while this cover's pretty cool I'm still sad it doesn't quite match the first book lol...
 
(I've actually been lucky enough to have gotten an ARC of this book thanks to the lovely people at Raincoast Books <3 I schedule my WoW posts a few months in advance but I didn't want to replace this one since I'm still excited for Ally and want to share with readers :D)

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, June 26, 2017

Book Blast with Giveaway: This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes


Hi everyone! Today I'm here to share some fun stuff for author Paula Stokes's newest contemporary novel, THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED! It's a story that Kirkus Reviews called “a sobering exploration of absolution.” More about the book, including a sneak peek and a giveaway, below!


This is How it Happened by Paula StokesThis is How it Happened
by Paula Stokes
July 11, 2017
384 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Somehow I’ve become a liar. A coward. Here’s how it happened. When Genevieve Grace wakes up from a coma, she can’t remember the car crash that injured her and killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTube star who had just released his first album. Genevieve knows she was there, and that there was another driver, a man named Brad Freeman, who everyone assumes is guilty. But as she slowly pieces together the night of the accident, Genevieve is hit with a sickening sense of dread—that maybe she had something to do with what happened.

As the internet rages against Brad Freeman, condemning him in a brutal trial by social media, Genevieve escapes to her father’s house, where she can hide from reporters and spend the summer volunteering in beautiful Zion National Park. But she quickly realizes that she can’t run away from the accident, or the terrible aftermath of it all.

Incredibly thought-provoking and beautifully told, Paula Stokes’s story will compel readers to examine the consequences of making mistakes in a world where the internet is always watching…and judging.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #150

 
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I basically never use #booksfortrade but when I saw Kelly had an arc of Kasie West's older book, I had to try. We managed to work something out and I also got a signed copy of The Truth About Forever (my favourite Dessen book!) from her. Thanks so much Kelly <3
 
Ripple's #booksfortrade haul.

I actually got these books a while ago but forgot to include them so here they are! Thank you so much Raincoast Books! I loved Nemesis last year so I can't wait to find out how the story continues in Ally!

Pickles's surprise haul~

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: The Matchmaker's Playbook (Wingmen Inc. #1) by Rachel Van Dyken


The Matchmaker's Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken
The Matchmaker's Playbook
(Wingmen Inc. #1)
by Rachel Van Dyken
April 5, 2016
290 pages


Goodreads Summary:
After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.

From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule.…

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WoW #154: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) by Julie C. Dao


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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. DaoForest of a Thousand Lanterns
(Rise of the Empress #1)
by Julie C. Dao
October 10, 2017
384 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut.

 
No words but EXCITEMENT!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, June 19, 2017

DNF Review: Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis

 
Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis
Congress of Secrets
by Stephanie Burgis
November 1, 2016
340 pages

Goodreads Summary:
In 1814, the Congress of Vienna has just begun. Diplomats battle over a new map of Europe, actors vie for a chance at glory, and aristocrats and royals from across the continent come together to celebrate the downfall of Napoleon…among them Lady Caroline Wyndham, a wealthy English widow. But Caroline has a secret: she was born Karolina Vogl, daughter of a radical Viennese printer. When her father was arrested by the secret police, Caroline’s childhood was stolen from her by dark alchemy.

Under a new name and nationality, she returns to Vienna determined to save her father even if she has to resort to the same alchemy that nearly broke her before. But she isn’t expecting to meet her father’s old apprentice, Michael Steinhüller, now a charming con man in the middle of his riskiest scheme ever.

The sinister forces that shattered Caroline’s childhood still rule Vienna behind a glittering façade of balls and salons, Michael’s plan is fraught with danger, and both of their disguises are more fragile than they realize. What price will they pay to the darkness if either of them is to survive?


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #149

 
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I'm on a romance kick so thank you Thomas Allen & Son for sending me these. I think Ripple likes ;)
 
Ripple's pretty boys haul ;)
 
Some more awesome mail from Thomas Allen & Son, Simon & Schuster Canada and a #Loveathon win :D Thank you so much to the publishers and hosts for sending these to me!

Pickles's mixed haul.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: Dark Breaks the Dawn (Dark Breaks the Dawn #1) by Sara B. Larson


Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson
Dark Breaks the Dawn
(Dark Breaks the Dawn #1)
by Sara B. Larson
May 30, 2017
307 pages


Goodreads Summary:
After a thousand years of peace, the battle between Light and Dark has resumed.

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Éadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shape-shift, and rely on the alluring, but mysterious Lord Tanvir. Not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WoW #153: Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles #2) by Jay Kristoff


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Godsgrave by Jay KristoffGodsgrave
(The Nevernight Chronicle #2)
by Jay Kristoff
September 5, 2017
384 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.


Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere.

 
Nevernight was pretty epic and now I can't wait for Godsgrave!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Blog Tour - Guest Post & Excerpt: Internet Famous by Danika Stone

 
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Hi everyone! Today I'm thrilled to be supporting Canadian author Danika Stone, author of titles such as All the Feels and Edge of Wild. She's here with some tips to build up your social media presence and to share an excerpt of her upcoming release Internet Famous! Big thank you goes out to Raincoast Books for including me on this blog tour!
 
 
Internet Famous by Danika StoneInternet Famous
by Danika Stone
June 6, 2017
320 pages

Goodreads Summary:
High school senior and internet sensation Madison Nakama seems to have it all: a happy family, good grades, and a massive online following for her pop-culture blog. But when her mother suddenly abandons the family, Madi finds herself struggling to keep up with all of her commitments.

Fandom to the rescue! As her online fans band together to help, an online/offline flirtation sparks with Laurent, a French exchange student. Their internet romance—played out in the comments section of her MadLibs blog—attracts the attention of an internet troll who threatens the separation of Madi’s real and online personas. With her carefully constructed life unraveling, Madi must uncover the hacker’s identity before he can do any more damage, or risk losing the people she loves the most… Laurent included.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #148

 
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I have an incredible haul this week! All of the below came on the same day lol... I bought some and received some from publishers. Big thank you to Penguin Random House Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada, Raincoast Books and Thomas Allen & Son! Lots of love and thank you to Becky and Melissa for the giveaway win of The Names They Gave us <3

Pickles's incredible one day haul~
 
Thank you to Tor Teen for this pretty set! I'm currently running a giveaway for these books so check back a few posts and enter!!

Ripple's fierce haul!

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, June 9, 2017

Review: Just Once by Julianna Keyes


Just Once by Julianna KeyesJust Once
by Julianna Keyes
October 29, 2013
290 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Kate Burke is done making bad decisions. Thirty years old and belatedly determined to grow up, the successful travel writer and one-time party girl returns to work at the remote Ponderosa Pines Ranch to reassess her life.

Although her kitchen/cabin staff is lacking and the workload never relents, Kate’s main challenge is Shane Maddox, the ruggedly handsome and doggedly stubborn ranch foreman. Instantly at odds, they battle over everything from ceiling fans to bothersome bats—studiously ignoring the sparks they generate with each confrontation.

They can’t explain their explosive physical chemistry, but after a few frustrated weeks they can’t deny it either. Their solution? Just once. They’ll get past their inconvenient lust and move on.

Kate’s been trying to think with her head instead of her hormones, but is this just another bad decision in a lifetime of careless choices? Has she really changed at all?

Set in the striking and serene hills of southern Colorado, Julianna Keyes’ debut novel offers a sizzling and satisfying tale of unexpected chemistry and the power of second chances. Her characters will get under your skin and into your heart. Just once may not be enough for you either.

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Steeplejack Series by A.J. Hartley


Steeplejack by AJ Hartley
Steeplejack
(Steeplejack Series #1)
by A.J. Hartley
June 14, 2016
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga, makes a living repairing the chimneys, towers, and spires of Bar-Selehm. Dramatically different communities live and work alongside one another. The white Feldish command the nation’s higher echelons of society; the native Mahweni are divided between city life and the savannah. And then there’s Ang, part of the Lani community who immigrated there generations ago and now mostly live in poverty on Bar-Selehm’s edges.

When Ang is supposed to meet her new apprentice, Berrit, she finds him dead. That same night the Beacon, an invaluable historical icon, is stolen. The Beacon’s theft commands the headlines, yet no one seems to care about Berrit’s murder—except for Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician. When he offers Ang a job investigating the death, she plunges headlong into new and unexpected dangers.

Meanwhile, crowds gather in protests over the city’s mounting troubles. Rumors surrounding the Beacon’s theft grow. More suspicious deaths occur. With no one to help Ang except Josiah’s haughty younger sister, a savvy newspaper girl, and a kindhearted herder, Ang must rely on her intellect and strength to resolve the mysterious link between Berrit and the missing Beacon before the city descends into chaos.



Firebrand by AJ HartleyFirebrand
(Steeplejack Series #2)
by A.J. Hartley
June 6, 2017
336 pages


Goodreads Summary:
New York Times bestselling author A. J. Hartley returns to his intriguing, 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world in another adrenaline-pounding adventure

Once a steeplejack, Anglet Sutonga is used to scaling the heights of Bar-Selehm. Nowadays she assists politician Josiah Willinghouse behind the scenes of Parliament. The latest threat to the city-state: Government plans for a secret weapon are stolen and feared to be sold to the rival nation of Grappoli. The investigation leads right to the doorsteps of Elitus, one of the most exclusive social clubs in the city. In order to catch the thief, Ang must pretend to be a foreign princess and infiltrate Elitus. But Ang is far from royal material, so Willinghouse enlists help from the exacting Madam Nahreem.

Yet Ang has other things on her mind. Refugees are trickling into the city, fleeing Grappoli-fueled conflicts in the north. A demagogue in Parliament is proposing extreme measures to get rid of them, and she soon discovers that one theft could spark a conflagration of conspiracy that threatens the most vulnerable of Bar-Selehm. Unless she can stop it.

 
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