Anyone who follows me on Bookstagram knows how happy it makes me to support authors and small businesses. Tristen Willis happens to be both — a debut author, as well as the owner of Burning Pages Candles (a small bookish candle company). I was so thrilled when I received a message from her regarding reading and reviewing an e-ARC of her novel, The Genesi Code. So, I loved the synopsis of The Genesi Code! The cover is also really pretty. This is the first book in a duology, although, I think Willis could have easily lengthened this into a trilogy. I did like it, but I had issues with it, too.
The description and fierce cover art are what compelled me to read Mask of Shadows. I am drawn towards Young Adult, Fantasy far more often than not, so it was not a stretch to say that I would likely enjoy this book. This is a book that, for several reasons, though, I believe you need to read with an open mind.
Where do I begin?! I LOVED Roar by Cora Carmack. Based on the description, I felt like this read would be right up my alley, and boy, was I right!
I fell in love with Tahir’s writing and characters in An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night, the first two books in the Ember quartet. To say that I have been waiting anxiously for any Ember 3 news is a bit of an understatement! Today we get a look at the cover, title, and release date for Tahir’s new book, as well as a peek at the redesigned covers for the rest of her bestselling Ember series.
The Dream Keeper’s Daughter combined time travel, history, and romance for a moving and bittersweet fantasy story that sucked me in from the very beginning. Emily Colin, New York Times bestselling author of “The Memory Thief,” has a skill in formulating a compelling narrative.
The Crowns of Croswald is a whimsical tale (reminiscent of Cinderella, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson) of a young girl on the path to self-discovery in a magical kingdom. This is the debut novel from D.E. Night; the first book in a Middle Grade Fantasy series. I am 32 years old, so I seldom read Middle Grade literature, but the synopsis and beautiful cover of this book instantly caught my attention.
Let me start off by saying TGIW (thank goodness it’s WEDNESDAY)! I know, I know…who gets excited for Wednesday!?! The answer is me, but only because I really enjoy Midweek Me Time! I am currently reading The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night. Check out how my evening will go…
Between the synopsis and cover (hello, gorgeous!), as soon as I discovered Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman, I KNEW that I needed to read this book. I enjoyed this read, although I did have some issues with it. Kissing Max Holden releases 8/1/17.
It’s time for another Midweek Me Time! I have really begun to look forward to these evenings where I share a little book love then unplug for the night to read and relax. I am currently reading one of the book of the month options for my online book club, and I have some great bookish items to help me unwind!
I read the synopsis for Coming Up for Air and knew that I wanted…needed…to read it. This was my world, once upon a time, and I was very excited to dive into this read. Maggie was attempting to get her Olympic trials cut in swimming while trying to scrape up some shred of normalcy for her high school experience, but we get so much more than just her swimming journey. Friendships, crushes, awkward experiences, and more!